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Two UK teachers are among the finalists in a $1m international competition to find the world's most outstanding teacher.
The BBC's Lyse Doucet visits Kabul to see how the lives of Afghan girls and women have changed since the fall of the Taliban 13 years ago.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in New York at the start of a tour of the east coast of the United States.
Scientists set out the detailed scientific goals of a proposed UK-led mission to the Moon.
Young teenage runaways are being left with few emergency shelters to seek refuge, research by a children's charity suggests.
Japan's economy shrank more than initially forecasted in the third quarter, according to revised gross domestic product (GDP) figures released on Monday.
Extra training to improve maths and science teaching and a college for digital skills is set to be announced by Prime Minister David Cameron.
Complaints about health and social care should be taken more seriously, says the Care Quality Commission regulator.
Diet, exercise and faith bring old age joy to California community
New schools, care homes and hospitals should be built far away from major roads because of the dangers of air pollution, a report by MPs says.
Australian banks need to hold more capital to survive any future financial crises, a report by former bank chief David Murray says.
Six prisoners who spent 12 years at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre arrive in Uruguay after being released by the United States.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in New York at the start of a three-day visit to the United States.
The last 14 years are among the 15 hottest on record - can the latest UN talks on climate change reach anagreement to halt that trend? In 60 seconds.
Doel, a graffiti artist's paradise, was once a picture perfect Belgian seaside village. Now it faces demolition.
The man who found 100 bombs in Afghanistan
Time seems like a luxury for Japan's leaders, yet it's the very thing that they need, to turn around an economy that's been struggling for two decades.
Scotland's economy will continue to grow next year but at a slower rate than before, according to a leading economic forecaster.
An income squeeze, benefit delays and high utility bills are blamed by a cross-party committee of MPs for a rise in hunger in the UK.
The prospects of a mortgage rate rise - and the consequences for families - trouble some papers, while the Sun says it's caught an MP playing Candy Crush in Parliament.