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Pope Francis drew large crowds on Thursday after slipping out of the Vatican to visit an optician.
A US judge has ordered a Kentucky official jailed for contempt of court after she has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples.
The possible revamping of religious education in Welsh schools is sparking hopes among those who want to see major changes to RE in schools across the UK.
Key approaches to tackling those with radicalised views
What made more money for Bono than U2?
Strictly stars reveal hopes, fears and leotard struggles
Chilli prices have tripled in Indonesia this year, causing real problems for consumers.
An extra hour of television, internet or computer game time in Year 10 is linked with poorer grades at GCSE, Cambridge University research suggests.
Adults who were psychologically controlled as children by their parents are more likely to have poor mental health, research suggests.
A unit of Chinese aviation and shipping conglomerate HNA Group is buying Irish aircraft leasing firm Avolon for about $2.5bn (£1.6bn).
Adults who lack basic science and maths skills risk being "bamboozled" and making bad decisions, according to a leading scientist.
Palliative care experts say more investment is needed to improve the care of dying patients.
Aspirin may be able to boost the effectiveness of cutting-edge cancer medicines that bolster the immune system, scientists say.
Weight loss surgery cures half of patients with type-2 diabetes, for at least five years, a study suggests.
Singer and guitarist Steven Wilson is crowned the current king of prog rock after winning three prizes at the Progressive Music Awards in London.
The US and Russia are at odds over ownership of highly strategic territory in the Arctic, says Shaun Ley.
When there's (literally) only one thing on TV
The front pages contain some moving images of the two boys who died in the migrant drowning tragedy, plus calls for the UK to take in more refugees.
The Scottish first minister writes to Prime Minister David Cameron calling for the UK to accept its "proportionate share" of refugees fleeing conflict and persecution.
10 of the most moving photos of Europe's migrant crisis