People should be able to register to vote on an election day itself to help address the growing deficit in democratic engagement, MPs say.
The educational background of the House of Commons is unlikely to change much after the general election, according to a charity's study.
The destruction of the railway line in Dawlish one year ago could have cost the UK economy up to £1.2bn, a report claims.
US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks in Ukraine, as Washington mulls whether to send weapons to help Kiev fight pro-Russian rebels.
Anti-Semitic incidents reached a record level of more than 1,100 last year, the Community Security Trust says.
MPs call for the UK to do more in the battle against Islamic State, voicing "surprise and deep concern" at its level of involvement so far.
Rescue teams in Taiwan are continuing to search for 12 people who remain unaccounted for after a plane crashed in a river, killing 31.
Nato draws up new strategy as Ukraine crisis looms
Disposable income is rising towards pre-crisis levels.
The BBC's Mexico correspondent Katy Watson asks why the relatives of 43 students who disappeared in the south-west of the country in September refuse to give up their search.
Is it becoming more difficult for people from working-class backgrounds to make an impact in the arts, asks Samira Ahmed?
How powerful is Islamic State in Libya?
Talking about mental health is half the battle
How passport photos have evolved over 100 years
Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, who was freed on Sunday after more than a year in an Egyptian prison, tells reporters how he and his colleagues, who remain in jail, coped with life behind bars.
Shear delight as Shaun The Sheep hits the big screen
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro calls for a relationship with the US based on diplomacy, after the US imposed sanctions on Venezuelan officials.
Debate over a Down’s Syndrome teenager’s singing ability
The European Central Bank (ECB) toughens its stance with Greece, by restricting financing to the country's banks.
Yum Brands, the owner of KFC and Taco Bell, swings to a loss after sales in China fail to recover from food safety scandals.