BBC World Service
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F1 champion Michael Schumacher has shown "moments of consciousness" after months in a coma, his agent says.
Gladiator director Ridley Scott is joining forces with actor Tom Hardy for a BBC One period drama about the East India Company.
Manchester City defender Steph Houghton is named as the new England women's captain to replace Casey Stoney.
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Midfielder Aaron Ramsey returns to the Arsenal squad for Sunday's match against Everton after three months out injured.
Veteran US late-night TV host David Letterman surprises his audience by announcing that he is to retire in 2015 after 33 years as a talk show host.
The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticises a ruling by the constitutional court which lifted a controversial ban on Twitter.
Guinea-Bissau's former President Kumba Yala, who was ousted in a coup in 2003 after three years in office, dies at the age of 61.
Sunday night headliners Kasabian, Jack White, Elbow, Rudimental and De La Soul are among 87 new acts announced to play Glastonbury Festival.
French President Francois Hollande chairs the first meeting of his new cabinet, led by ex-interior minister Manuel Valls and including the president's ex-partner.
Ukraine bans 'Sith lord' from entering presidential election