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China says it is holding a Canadian man on suspicion of stealing state secrets but releases his wife on bail, six months after they were detained.
The Venezuelan authorities have arrested two more top executives under legislation aimed at controlling skyrocketing inflation.
Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt has been criticised for remarks he made about the teaching of nuns, on the BBC's Question Time programme.
Jordan says its air strikes on Islamic State targets are "the beginning of our retaliation" for the killing of a captured army pilot.
Huge changes to the way the NHS in England works have been "disastrous" and distracted from patient care, a damning report by a think tank says.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is to have a private audience with the Pope in Rome.
Home-based enterprises account for half of all Scots businesses and sustain 17% of private sector jobs in Scotland, research suggests.
Churches say law developed in Sweden to criminalise the purchase of sex has significantly reduced human trafficking.
From use of bail to dawn raids, there are concerns that the police sometimes overstep their powers, says Danny Shaw.
The lowdown on the contenders for the foreign-language Oscar
Atrocity in the Middle East dominates this week's headlines, but Labour's spat with business has also fallen under the spotlight, says Jawad Iqbal.
Mary Beard explains why modern politicians must learn to persuade voters through rhetoric, rather than simply make assertions and promises.
Mark Urban describes the complexities of the US-led coalition's approach to tackling Islamic State militants, six months on from when it first launched operations.
Russian military tests new systems in Ukraine
One man's trip across the United States with his camera
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
An admission that this year's winter flu jab is "barely able to protect people" makes some front pages, while others focus on Gary Glitter's latest convictions.
Pope Francis is due to become the first pontiff in history to make an address before the US Congress, lawmakers in Washington announce.
Mexican authorities free a group of workers from a South Korean-run textile factory in Jalisco state, who were being "physically abused".
Accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been accused of promoting tax avoidance "on an industrial scale" by MPs on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).