The German teenager who landed on Red Square :: In 1987 a West German teenager penetrated Soviet air defences to land a Cessna aeroplane in Red Square. Twenty-five years later, he has no regrets.
The tax choices faced by companies :: The tax choices faced by companies
University statements 'flawed' :: The university application process "further disadvantages" low and middle income pupils, a report by an educational charity says.
Day in pictures: 7 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 7 December
£2m boost for military in schools :: Projects which put former servicemen and women in England's schools have been given a £2m government boost.
In pictures: Ghana votes :: Long queues of voters in Ghana
Week in pictures: 1-7 December 2012 :: News photos from around the world
Legs used to repair girl's spine :: A five-year old girl has had life-saving surgery to repair her spine with bones taken from her amputated legs.
Lung patients 'left behind' :: Hundreds of doctors, nurses and other professionals involved in the care of people with lung disease have signed a letter expressing "grave concern" about the future of NHS care for their patients.
Which comes first - trust or trustworthiness? :: Why do we trust some people more than others?
In pictures: Khaled Meshaal visits Gaza :: First visit of Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal to Gaza
Natural gas future for truckers? :: At the Flying J truck stop in rural Virginia, truck drivers can taste the coffee, smell the diesel and see the future.
'Coldest journey' :: A six-month trek across the world's last great wilderness, fighting through harsh winter conditions, near permanent darkness and temperatures as low as -90 degrees Celsius.
Rover could be on Martian clays :: Scientists say Nasa's Opportunity rover is trundling over what they believe to be clay-bearing rocks, which should provide fresh insight into Mars' water past.
Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Study: Apes suffer midlife crisis :: CNN's Phil Han discovers that chimps experience a midlife crisis, just like humans.
Reach globally to teach about AIDS :: Alex Newell says on World AIDS Day young people should reach out across the globe on social media to educate one another about HIV and AIDS prevention
Why aren't robots doing my dishes? :: The build-up has been years in the making. From the cartoons that many of us watched as children, we envisioned a world where machines and robots would penetrate every aspect of our lives, where each household would have a Rosie the Robot to cook, clean, and put the kids to bed.
App unlocks crowd-funding success :: For a few days, Lockitron looked like the little app that would, and should, but then couldn't.
Is mind-reading future tech scary? :: As "faster than real time" technology capable of predicting our every move is discussed at LeWeb in London this week, it seems prudent to ask whether such developments will actually improve our lives.
James Arthur wins X Factor final :: James Arthur wins the X Factor final, beating Jahmene Douglas to win a recording contract.
BBC Sound of 2013 list revealed :: Fifteen new acts are named on the BBC Sound of 2013 list, which aims to highlight the most promising musicians to look out for in the year ahead.
Nigerian minister's mother seized :: Officials in Nigeria say the mother of the Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been kidnapped from her home in Delta State.
Same-sex couples in WA start taking wedding vows :: SEATTLE (AP) -- Scores of same-sex couples crowded Seattle City Hall for a day of wedding ceremonies on Sunday, the first day they could marry after the state's voter-approved gay marriage law took effect....
Private college presidents pay was up slightly :: Compensation for private college presidents has continued to drift upward, while the number crossing the $1 million barrier - a signal of prestige, and a magnet for criticism - held steady at 36, according to a new survey....
North Korean rocket launch window opens :: SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A near two-week launch window for a North Korean long-range rocket began Monday, a day after Pyongyang said it may delay liftoff. North Korea has faced mounting international pressure to abandon what critics call a cover for a banned missile test....
Man dies after attack outside pub :: A man dies in hospital after he was injured in an attack outside a pub in south-west London.
US soldier dies in Afghan rescue :: A US commando was killed during a mission to rescue an American doctor kidnapped by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, the White House has said.
Opposition calls for massive rally :: Opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy's constitutional referendum this week marshal protesters to again march on the presidential palace.
VIDEO: 'Drone killed my grandmother' :: The BBC's Panorama programme investigates how the use of drones in Pakistan's tribal areas impacts on daily life