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The latest business confidence monitor suggests optimism among Scots firms is rising as the economy grows.
What driverless cars could feel like for passengers
Why Germany avoids confronting Russia over Ukraine
England wing Jack Nowell describes the emotion Wales feel towards them as "hate" ahead of Sunday's Six Nations clash.
A relative of an IRA murder victim speaks about the controversy over the letters of assurance given to republican On the Runs.
A new scheme in the US aims to reduce income inequality by teaching parents to talk to their babies more. The BBC's Laura Trevelyan reports on efforts to close the 'word gap'.
A teacher in Somerset is suspended following claims that tape was put over the mouths of several pupils.
A BBC investigation has found many of the people trafficked into the UK have already spent many months or years travelling before they arrive here.
Oil, mining and shipping companies are debating the Arctic's business and geopolitical future at a two-day summit in London.
President Barack Obama calls for expanded tax credits for poor Americans and for a reduction in breaks for the rich, in his proposed annual budget.
England boss Roy Hodgson says left-back Leighton Baines will not feature in Wednesday's friendly against Denmark.
England boss Roy Hodgson criticises an online petition calling for Tom Cleverley to be banned from World Cup selection.
The Italian government will unblock 2m euros (£1.6m) in emergency funding to save the ancient city of Pompeii, after rain caused walls to collapse.
The ordeal of those locked in lorries and trafficked to the UK
A public meeting is held in Luton to discuss allegations that a man with severe autism was beaten by two Bedfordshire Police officers.
European carmakers Volkswagen and Renault warn of a slowdown in demand for cars in emerging markets.
Newcastle Falcons prop Kieran Brookes get a six-week ban for pushing referee Greg Garner in their game against Leicester.
The mother of Reeva Steenkamp says she attended the first day of the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius because it was important that he saw her in court, adding that she "has to forgive".
A Jewish girls' school in Hackney has been redacting questions on evolution on science exam papers because they do not fit in with their beliefs.
A farmer who was impaled on an 18in metal tractor spike is back on his farm less than three weeks after the accident.