A global school league table from the OECD puts Asian countries at the top, the UK in 20th and the US trailing in 28th place, behind countries including Vietnam.
As the British government says it will opt out of European plans for a quota system for migrants, Damian Grammaticas meets one Syrian who has reached Germany.
How the Kevin Pietersen drama unfolded, from a triple century to being again told he will not be selected for England.
Another earthquake has hit Nepal, only two weeks after more than 7,000 people died in a earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8.
Russia delays for about a month the return of three astronauts on the International Space Station after the recent failure of its supply spaceship.
Barcelona reach their first Champions League final since 2011, despite a return-leg defeat by Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich.
A Wisconsin prosecutor decides not to charge a white police officer in the death of a mixed race man in Madison.
A four-year-old boy has been reunited with a Lego toy he accidentally dropped into a ballot box during the election.
A woman froze to death after climbing into a school at night after drinking and taking drugs and not being able to get out, an inquest hears.
A gang of teenage moped-riding armed robbers are jailed for a spate of smash and grab raids at some of London's most exclusive businesses.
President Francois Hollande makes the first official visit to Haiti by a French head of state since the former colony won independence.
Kevin Pietersen says he is "angry and hurt" at being told he will not be considered for selection by England.
A US Marine helicopter involved in disaster relief efforts in Nepal has been declared missing by the Army.
Nigel Farage is back to work as UKIP leader, three days after resigning.
A "detailed analysis" of the authorities' contact with teenager Becky Watts prior to her death is to be launched, it is announced.
A 51-year-old man is reunited with the rubber sucker off a toy dart that he played with as a child - after he sneezes it out.
Parliament's expenses watchdog was "complicit" in a bill of thousands of pounds owed by ex-MP Eric Joyce, a report says.
The impact of the Glazers on Manchester United
Tickets for Steven Gerrard's final home game for Liverpool this weekend are on sale for more than £1,300.
Three men are arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body is found in a suitcase dumped in a London canal.