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Actor Robert Hardy pulls out of a West End play in which he was to have played Winston Churchill opposite Dame Helen Mirren's The Queen.
Vivendi profits fall as its SFR mobile unit struggles, but it still beats forecasts helped by its Activision Blizzard video games business.
The BBC Katya Adler reports from Rome, after Italian elections ended in stalemate, leading to the possibility of a hung parliament.
India wrap up an eight-wicket win over Australia on the final day in Chennai, the first of the four-Test series.
Peter Capaldi from The Hour and The Thick of It has been signed up for a new BBC One drama version of The Musketeers, due to air in 2014.