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A top EU official tells MEPs to speak slower and in their mother tongue to help struggling interpreters.
Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc says he "can’t believe the response" to news he will co-host the new series of Top Gear, when the BBC show returns in May.
Authorities say the silent events are not necessarily silent.
Five police officers are suspended in Bangladesh after the death of a tea vendor during a suspected extortion attempt.
New Zealand's economic development minister Steven Joyce is hit by a flying sex toy at a Waitangi Day event in a protest over the TPP trade deal.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster in most rural parts of the country severely hit by a drought.
Polish police are given greater surveillance powers under the latest controversial law to be passed in the country.
An Italian actor left in a coma, after a hanging scene went wrong in a live theatrical production, is declared brain dead.