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The cultural test which determines whether a film can qualify as a British production is set to be changed to encourage more investment in the UK film industry.
A major storm hits northern Europe, leaving at least four people dead or missing, causing transport disruption and threatening the biggest tidal surge in decades.
Reigning world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan is beaten 6-4 by Stuart Bingham in the UK Championship quarter-finals.
Gunmen raid a jewellers in an affluent district of the French capital, making off with luxury watches worth 800,000 euros (£670,000), reports say.
The United Nation's cultural organisation Unesco has added traditional Japanese food to the Intangible Cultural Heritage list.
At least 60 people have been killed in the latest communal violence in the Central African Republic, reports say.
Civilian suffering getting worse in besieged Syrian towns
Uganda's parliament gives iPads to all MPs at a cost of $370,000 - a move which is criticised by many people.
The Chancellor George Osborne announces annual funding of £90m over five years for the UK to collaborate with emerging nations.
Readers' photos on the theme of pairs
Firefighters in England and Wales announce another round of strike action in their dispute with the government over pensions.
The flight instructor who was the inspiration for the female love interest in the film Top Gun has become acting deputy head of the Pentagon.
Fast-food workers in nearly 100 cities across the US are planning to hold a 24-hour strike in protest at low wages on Thursday, organisers say.
The US economy grew at an annual pace of 3.6% in the third quarter of the year, revised figures show.
A teacher, believed to be an American national, is shot dead in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, local officials say.
The men accused of murdering Fusilier Lee Rigby in south-east London chose him because he was "the soldier that was spotted first", the Old Bailey hears.
Fears grow over plight of Pearl the pig
Pope Francis is to set up a Vatican committee to fight sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church and offer help to victims.
High winds and flooding in parts of country
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