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Director Roman Polanski promises to cooperate with Polish prosecutors, who have been asked to extradite him to the US where he is wanted in a 1977 sex case.
Quantitative easing in the eurozone will do no more than buy its members time to fix their fundamental economic weakness.
The main body of the AirAsia plane that disappeared in December has been located and photographed in the Java Sea, say officials.
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano announces his retirement in a resignation letter, with uncertainty as to who will be his replacement.
Concert promoter Ticketmaster is offering refunds for comedian Bill Cosby's upcoming shows in Denver, though organisers say they have a "moral obligation" for the performances to go ahead.
Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony has completed his £28m move to Manchester City, says the Ivory Coast Football Federation.
A top EU lawyer has said that the European Central Bank's bond buying programme is legal.
The Labour, Lib Dem and UKIP leaders warn David Cameron they want to press ahead with general election TV debates even if he refuses to take part.
Transformers: Age of Extinction leads the Razzies awards, given to the worst films of 2014, with seven nominations including worst picture, screenplay and director.
Hong Kong's leader CY Leung says economic growth outweighs calls for greater democracy, in a speech to the legislature delayed by protests.
British Muslims are urged to react with restraint to the publication by Charlie Hebdo magazine of a new cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
Rebel LRA commander Dominic Ongwen, wanted for war crimes, has been handed over to Ugandan troops in the Central African Republic, the US says.
Hull's Truck theatre is given an emergency grant of £250,000 by Arts Council England as it attempts to get out of financial trouble.
The EU has approved new rules on GM crops, designed to break the stalemate between pro- and anti-GM nations. What are the implications?
The New Zealand navy is engaged in a stand-off with two boats thought to be illegally fishing for toothfish in the Southern Ocean.
Three-time finalist Andy Murray is seeded sixth for the Australian Open, with Novak Djokovic top of the draw.
Hong Kong's embattled Chief Executive CY Leung has used his annual address to the legislative council to insist that the democratic reforms on offer are the best the territory can hope for.
India's Supreme Court allows Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre who is accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 to extend his stay in Italy by three more months on health grounds.
First treatment centre specialising in care for pregnant women opens
Scores of bodies are recovered in the river Ganges in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, prompting the authorities to order a probe.