16th October - "Easier"
New research shows that nicer people are likely to be poorer than people who are not so nice.
14th October - "Harder"
The Malaysian government has stated it intends to abolish the death penalty in a move that has been welcomed by human rights campaigners.
12th October - "Easier"
France's government has asked Google to blur all images of French prisons on the Internet.
10th October - "Harder"
There is public outcry in Australia over controversial plans to use the Sydney Opera House as a "billboard" to advertise a horse race.
8th October - "Easier"
Tokyo's world-famous Tsukiji fish market has closed after 83 years of trading. It shut permanently at noon on Saturday.
6th October - "Harder"
A university in the UK has voted to replace hand clapping with 'jazz-hand waving'.
4th October - "Easier"
Restaurants in the UK will soon have to give all tips to their staff.
2nd October - "Harder"
The University of Baghdad has made it onto the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
28th September - "Easier"
A poor potato harvest in Europe this summer could mean French fries are up to three centimeters shorter than usual.