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Rock band Kiss pull out of their performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in a long-running dispute over their line-up.
Art critic Brian Sewell reveals he duped the Tate into buying what it believed to be a William Hogarth painting, which was actually the work of a more obscure artist.
Fifty years since Muhammad Ali beat Sonny Liston, it emerges the FBI investigated the bout for match-fixing.
The top law enforcement official in the US says state attorneys general are not obligated to defend discriminatory laws banning same-sex marriage.
A man accused of four murders in an IRA bombing will not be prosecuted because he received a previous guarantee he would not be taken to court.
A suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan kills nine people, officials say.
As a South African judge rules that the trial of athlete Oscar Pistorius can be partially televised, the BBC's Andrew Harding reports from the courtroom in Pretoria which will relay the proceedings.
China is considering two new national holidays to mark the war against Japan in the 1930s and 40s, amid rising anti-Japanese sentiment.
Warsaw's crucial role in the fall of Viktor Yanukovych
A Zambian court acquits a human rights activist on charges of promoting homosexuality, in a ruling hailed as a boost for gay rights in Africa.
The creator of a Twitter account purportedly based on comments overheard in the lifts at Goldman Sachs is unmasked.
A Ugandan tabloid names the country's "200 top homosexuals", a day after President Yoweri Museveni signs into law a bill toughening penalties for gay people.
Jose Mourinho says it is a "disgrace" a private conversation in which he appeared to criticise his strikers was broadcast.
Louis Picamoles is dropped from France's squad for next week's match against Scotland for mocking a referee.
The European Commission says economic recovery is "gaining ground" in the EU as it revises up its growth forecasts for 2014 and 2015.
The leader of the al-Qaeda-affiliated rebel group in Syria has given rival jihadists five days to accept arbitration in their dispute or be expelled.
Users of Apple's OS X operating system are being warned to take care online as they wait for a security update that could stop hackers accessing sensitive data
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Egypt's president asks outgoing housing minister Ibrahim Mahlab to form a new government, reports say, a day after the interim cabinet resigned.
Political implications of China's smog problem