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Cinema screenings of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary episode make it the third biggest draw at the UK box office.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter criticises Real Betis fans after they appear to make racist gestures towards their own player.
Irish comedian Chris O'Dowd is to make his Broadway debut next year alongside James Franco in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
Protesters demanding the resignation of Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra surround several more government ministries in Bangkok.
Microsoft suspends some Xbox One user accounts after excessive swearing in uploaded clips
A group of at least seven polio workers kidnapped last week in Pakistan while carrying out a children's vaccination campaign have been freed, officials say.
Chancellor George Osborne asks the Bank of England to review whether it needs more powers to control banks' balance sheets.
A 77 square mile wind farm off the north Devon coast will not now go ahead, it has emerged.
Digital diplomacy at work as Facebook recognises Kosovo
Residents of the Bosnian village of Sanica have been left shocked after a sinkhole swallowed up their village pond overnight.
A foreign military adviser - reported to be Belarusian - has been shot dead in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, local officials say.
The Central African Republic (CAR) is descending into "complete chaos", the UN deputy secretary general warns, calling for urgent action.
Chinese officials say they intend to land the country's first unmanned probe, named Jade Rabbit, on the Moon next month.
Stars including Beyonce and Bob Dylan are among those to donate tracks to an album that will raise money for the Philippines Red Cross.
Spirits group Remy Cointreau says profits will be hit by the slowdown in China, while fashion house Hugo Boss says China's economy is a "concern".
Britain's Sean Bean is named best actor at the International Emmy Awards for his role as a transvestite teacher in BBC drama Accused.
Energy regulator Ofgem launches a scathing attack on the record and profits of the big gas and electricity suppliers.
World champion water-skier Sarah Teelow dies following a fall during a high-speed race on Australia's Hawkesbury River.
Everton left-back Leighton Baines is ruled out for up to six weeks after fracturing a toe in the 3-3 draw with Liverpool.
Ashes umpires are told to "stiffen up their act" after mounting tensions in the first Test between England and Australia.