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Metro Manila, a crime caper set in the Philippines, is named best film and picks up two other honours at the British Independent Film Awards.
England captain Alastair Cook insists his side can fight back despite going 2-0 down after another emphatic Ashes defeat.
Matteo Renzi vows to shake up left and win power
Three people are injured in a brawl at a football match in southern Brazil in a violent end to Brazil's football league season.
Japan revises down its growth data for the July-to-September period after private investment slowed more than expected.
China's exports rise more than expected in November adding to the evidence of a rebound in the world's second-largest economy.
Australia bowl England out for 312 to win the second Test by 218 runs and secure a 2-0 lead in the Ashes series.
A football match in southern Brazil is suspended for an hour after a violent brawl breaks out between rival fans.
Police in Singapore have made 27 arrests after hundreds of people took part in a riot sparked by the death of an Indian national.
Pictures of shortlisted entries for top architecture competition
Learning to wear nine yards of colourful swishing silk
Could everything from kids' toys to Aston Martins be pirated?
The US veteran and his flip-flop factory for Afghanistan
What economic legacy did he leave for South Africa?
Are French authors too intellectual for English-speaking readers?
Neil Robertson beats Mark Selby 10-7 in the UK Championship final to become the eighth man to win snooker's 'Triple Crown'.
A war crimes court in Bangladesh orders prison authorities to hang Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, months after he was sentenced to death.
Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions take each other on in chaotic conditions as a snow storm hits during their NFL match in Philadelphia on Sunday.
Protesters in the Ukrainian capital Kiev topple a statue of Lenin as they call for closer EU ties and oppose a Russian-led customs union.
Six people are in police custody after ex-Portsmouth player Sam Sodje told an undercover reporter he had been involved in fixing games.