The ruling French Socialist party narrowly beats the far-right National Front at a by-election seen as a test of President Hollande's popularity.
The number of traffic police in England and Wales falls 23% in four years, according to government figures.
Why did the Army have special units for men under 5ft 3in?
Could flying waiter drones by the answer to a shortage of restaurant staff in food-crazy Singapore?
The newborn that split a country and sparked a row over racism
The mathematical formula for a happy love life
Scotland's private sector output contracted last month for the first time in more than two years, according to a report.
Winners and losers at this year's Bafta Film Awards
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure describes winning the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast as "unbelievable".
Consumer confidence in India is rising, but is there anything more to it than sentiment?
Some 160,000 UK care workers are being paid less than the national minimum wage of £6.50 an hour, a study suggests.
Tony Abbott is not the first prime minister to face a leadership challenge in Australia, a country with a rich history of top-level ousting.
What passenger planes will look like in the future
Social media users who spread racial hatred could be banned from Twitter and Facebook, MPs suggest in a report on anti-Semitism in the UK.
Lionel Messi inspires Barcelona as they move within a point of leaders Real Madrid following a thrilling win at Athletic Bilbao.
Labour would double paid paternity leave for new fathers to four weeks and increase rates to £260 a week, Ed Miliband says.
More than twenty football supporters have died in rioting outside a stadium in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
Former England fast bowler Steve Harmison is appointed manager of non-league football team Ashington.
Documents suggesting Britain's biggest bank helped cheat the Treasury out of millions of pounds of tax have been obtained by the BBC.
Bafta successes for Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore and the film Boyhood at star-studded night in London's west end