A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says further progress in UK living standards depends on higher productivity.
Winger George North returns as Wales make four changes to the side that beat Scotland for Saturday's Six Nations game in France.
Figures show that the NHS in Scotland has missed a target to treat 90% of patients within 18 weeks.
A police officer is formally disciplined for "alarming failures" in his investigation of an assault, and for misleading senior police officers and Police Ombudsman investigators.
The BBC's Celia Hatton looks at why Chinese internet users are deserting the Weibo microblogging platform - and the pressures driving the exodus.
A speedboat has crashed into a waterfront restaurant on a beach in Florida.
Payday lender Wonga says it expects to cut 325 jobs - more than a third of its workforce - as it meets new regulations.
The suspended chief of Panama's supreme court pleads guilty to charges of illicit enrichment and is sentenced to five years in detention.
Islamic State (IS) militants have abducted at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in north-eastern Syria, monitoring groups say.
Former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind is to step down as chairman of Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee following criticism over "cash-for-access" claims.
More than a dozen manatees which got stuck in a drainage pipe in Satellite Beach, Florida, have been rescued by police and firefighters.
Masked gunmen in southern Afghanistan abduct 30 ethnic Hazara men who were travelling by bus from neighbouring Iran.
The owner of a Dorset farm where a worker died after being overcome by toxic hydrogen sulphide gas is fined for serious safety failings.
Scientists say that black rats may not have been to blame for outbreaks of the bubonic plague across medieval Europe.
Schoolchildren across the UK are getting an opportunity to make their own documentary films about World War Two to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day.
The number of teenage pregnancies in England and Wales has continued to drop, data shows.
David Tennant and Olivia Colman will return for a third series of hit ITV drama Broadchurch, ITV confirms.
A teenage girl has spoken of the change in her life after being given a bionic hand - the technology for which is being developed by scientists on Tyneside.
Green leader Natalie Bennett calls for a "citizen's income" as she launches her party's key themes for the general election campaign.
A new study shows that eating peanut products early in life can prevent young children from becoming allergic to them, the BBC's Jane Dreaper reports.