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Tim Muffett looks at why more people do not car share with their colleagues to get to and from work.
An annual international comparison from the OECD shows long classroom hours for UK teachers and high fees for students.
Lord Ashdown accuses the government of failing to put pressure on Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states which he said were funding jihadism.
Turkish warplanes reportedly shoot down a Russian military aircraft on the border with Syria.
Yogita Limaye reports from Anand, the town in Gujarat unofficially dubbed India's surrogacy hub.
Engineering group Rolls-Royce is to give details of a "major restructuring" of the business, after having announced five profit warnings in less than two years.
Three new acts are tipped for success in 2016 after being shortlisted for the Brits Critics' Choice Award.
Easyjet cancels all flights between the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh and the UK until 6 January, in the wake of the Sinai plane crash last month.
Jaguar Land Rover is set to hire hundreds of new workers as the car manufacturer announces plans to double the size of its factory in Wolverhampton.
Five people are set to go on trial in the Vatican over the leaking and publication of secret documents revealing mismanagement in the Holy See.
Welsh grassroots and semi-professional rugby players make up third of all banned British athletes, a BBC probe finds.
A team of detectives from police forces outside Northern Ireland are expected to investigate the activities of the army's most high ranking agent within the IRA.
French police examine what appears to be a suicide bomb belt dumped on a Paris street, 10 days after the attacks that killed 130 people.
Photographer Alex Boyd's exploration of the forest surrounding the site of the concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen in Germany.
The Paris attacks have focused attention on the preparedness of British police to deal with similar threats. What has been happening to policing numbers?
The Spending Review will involve some tough choices which will impact on British society and politics for years to come
The government's Strategic Defence and Security Review foresees a defence posture designed for sudden emergencies rather than enduring commitments, writes Mark Urban.
Laura Wellesley from Chatham House explains how reducing meat consumption can affect climate change.
The difficulties of taming childrens' computer habits
Music and sports fans have lost £1.2 million to ticket fraud in the last six months, police figures reveal.