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Jude Law's performance as Shakespeare's Henry V is crowned as a success by West End critics.
French General Paul Aussaresses, who defended the use of torture during Algeria's war of independence, dies aged 95.
A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) praises Japan for making progress in stabilising the Fukushima nuclear plant.
British TV cook and author Nigella Lawson says drug allegations against her heard in court are "false"
Novelist Manil Suri has won the 2013 Bad Sex in Fiction prize for his description of an erotic involving three characters.
The European Commission fines eight banks a total of 1.7bn euros for forming illegal cartels to rig benchmark interest rates.
South Africa's ailing first black President Nelson Mandela, 95, is putting up a courageous fight from his "deathbed", his daughter says.
Ukraine's PM Mykola Azarov has called for an end to the "escalation of political tensions" and warned protesters against violating laws.
French President Francois Hollande reveals he had treatment for a benign enlargement of the prostate, just over a year before he was elected.
The eurozone "lost some momentum" in November, a closely-watched survey says, with private sector activity slowing slightly.
Production on Fast & Furious 7 is on hold following the death of its star Paul Walker, with DVD proceeds from the latest film in the franchise set to go to his charity.
This year's Turner Prize-winning artwork will go on show in the Cumbrian village where it was conceived and created following its award victory.
A truck carrying "dangerous" radioactive material used for treating cancer has been stolen near Mexico City, the UN's nuclear watchdog says.
Olympic champion Jade Jones admits to "falling out of love" with taekwondo but hopes her new approach to the sport will succeed.
A Kenyan court denies bail to four men accused of aiding the gunmen who carried out the Westgate shopping centre attack, in which 67 people died.
Chengdu was the final stop of the British Prime Minister David Cameron's visit to China, a city famed for its tongue-burning cuisine.
Police are trying to trace a 37-year-old man after a female police officer was shot in Leeds.
British film-maker Steve McQueen is named best director for 12 Years of a Slave by the New York Critics Circle, while American Hustle wins best film.
England captain Alastair Cook urges both sides to improve their conduct in Adelaide after it went "over the top" in the Ashes opener.
Hopes of sealing a global trade deal fade at a World Trade Organization summit in Indonesia after India refuses to budge on food subsidies.