Japan revises down its growth data for the July-to-September period after private investment slowed more than expected.
Half of the mixed state-funded schools in England reinforce gender imbalances in terms of subjects students study at A-level, research shows.
Australia bowl England out for 312 to win the second Test by 218 runs and secure a 2-0 lead in the Ashes series.
A survey suggests the average UK teenager owns six digital devices.
A campaign urging people with a persistent cough to get checked by their doctor has led to a "dramatic rise" in lung cancer diagnoses, campaigner say.
People in their 40s have the highest rates of hospital admission for drug and alcohol abuse in England, a review says.
French soldiers are to start taking weapons from fighters in the Central African Republic from Monday, by force if necessary, the defence minister says.
Pictures of shortlisted entries for top architecture competition
Europe's first artificial surf reef is set to be reopened in April after a council receives two insurance payouts to fund repairs.
Leaning to wear nine yards of colourful swishing silk
Could everything from kids' toys to Aston Martins be pirated?
The US veteran who wants to open a flip-flop factory in Afghanistan
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A science teacher and her female students discuss how to break down the “gender bias” that seems to prevent many girls from studying science at A-level.
Alcohol is still killing the equivalent of 20 people a week in Scotland despite a fall in booze-related deaths, it has been warned.
Are French authors too intellectual for English-speaking readers?
Some patients taken by ambulance to NHS hospitals in England, Scotland and Wales face waiting in them outside A&E departments far longer than the recommended 15 minutes, figures show.
A survey of recruitment firms shows sharp growth in the demand for staff in November and the sharpest rise in salaries in six years.
The OECD says Labour's plan to freeze energy bills if it wins the 2015 election could put investors in energy firms in financial danger.