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Water bills for England and Wales will fall by an average of 5% - not including inflation - by 2020, the regulator Ofwat rules.
Sean Abbott takes a career-best 6-14 in his first match since his bouncer led to the death of Phillip Hughes.
BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.
The executive at the heart of the Korean Air "nut rage" furore and her father, the airline chairman, issue public apologies, amid a simmering backlash.
Singer Nicole Scherzinger has made her West End debut as Grizabella in Cats - watched by Elaine Paige, who created the role more than 30 years ago.
Australia's biggest native title claim - covering 14.6m ha (36m acres) of land and waters - is filed in a court in Brisbane, Queensland.
A memorial to the World War One Christmas Day truce, when soldiers stopped fighting and played football, is to be dedicated later by Prince William.
The University of Sydney has created the Acropolis from 120,000 Lego blocks and given it, of course, to the Acropolis museum in Athens.
The Jakarta Post defends the publication of a cartoon criticising Islamic State (IS) militants, after its editor was named in a defamation case.
Britain's biggest Islamic charity says an audit of its activities in Palestinian Territories shows no evidence it funded terrorism.
The US House of Representatives has passed a $1.1tn budget hours before government was due to shut down at midnight on Thursday.
Portuguese police investigating the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann are expected to conclude their questioning of witnesses later.
The government's electronic monitoring agency GCHQ hopes to target future cyber sleuths as it launches its first app for computer tablets.
Police in Brazil have arrested a man who confessed to killing 42 people over the past decade in Rio de Janeiro, as Ben Bland reports.
How Bulgaria sees the scuppered Russian gas deal
Italian push for flexible labour market triggers backlash
Pop star Ed Sheeran bucks the trend for criticising Spotify, saying his popularity on the site has allowed him to play three nights at Wembley Stadium.
Charges are dropped against a US woman who was on death row for over 20 years after being convicted of arranging the murder of her son.
Could the new defence secretary help to transform the global public image of the Obama administration, asks John Simpson?
Why it's so rare to hear an apology for torture