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'Beheading plot' suspects in court
Three terrorism suspects were involved in a plot to behead a member of the British public "imminently" when they were arrested, a court hears.
Wigan's Whelan in anti-Semitism row
Wigan owner Dave Whelan is accused of anti-Semitism over comments to a national newspaper in defence of new boss Malky Mackay.
UK drops EU bankers' pay challenge
In a surprise move, the UK government has withdrawn its legal challenge to EU legislation that caps the level of bankers' bonuses.
Abuse killers sue over hurt feelings
Two paedophiles serving life sentences for murdering a woman launch a human rights bid to see each other in prison.
Graduate director Mike Nichols dies
Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for directing the 1967 film The Graduate, has died aged 83.
Breastfeeding voucher trial results
Initial results of a controversial scheme offering shopping vouchers to persuade mothers to breastfeed have shown promise, researchers say.
Russian site lists breached webcams
Data privacy watchdogs are warning about a Russian website that provides links to breached baby monitors, webcams and CCTV feeds.
Swedish court upholds Assange order
A Swedish appeals court upholds an arrest warrant against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, wanted for questioning in a sexual assault case.
Energy giant unveils shale gas plan
Chemicals giant Ineos announces plans to invest up to 640m in shale gas exploration in the UK, in a bid to become the country's leading fracking firm.
Two cleared in landmark FGM case
The doctor and father of a 13-year-old who died after allegedly undergoing female genital mutilation are cleared in a landmark trial in Egypt.
Councillor 'potential risk' to pupils
A council writes to all schools in the ward area of one of its councillors, warning them he poses a "potential risk".
'Historic' snowstorm hits US north
Another metre of snow is expected in parts of north-eastern US, after a massive snowstorm killed at least seven people in New York state.
Big protests due over Mexico missing
Mass protests are expected across Mexico for 43 missing students, whom the authorities say were murdered by a drugs gang.
VIDEO: Blanketed Buffalo from above
Filmmaker James Grimaldi captured footage of his neighbourhood in Buffalo, New York, which has been blanketed by several feet of snow.
VIDEO: Exclusive look at 'Other Mary' opera
John Adams and Peter Sellars are two of the leading lights of the opera world, but their works aren't without controversy. Newsnight's Katie Razzall was given exclusive access to the rehearsal room ahead of the world premiere at London's ENO.
VIDEO: The Bristol bus powered by poo
Britain's first Bio-Bus, nicknamed "the number two," powered by human and food waste has taken to the roads in Bristol.
VIDEO: Stunt biker's loop on Thames barge
Bicycle stunt rider Danny MacAskill's latest challenge took place on the River Thames, as he performed a rarely seen loop-the-loop in front of the London Eye.
VIDEO: Jagger on Brown and losing L'Wren
Sir Mick Jagger has told the BBC about his new biopic on music legend James Brown, and how going on tour helped the Rolling Stones singer get over the loss of his partner L'Wren Scott.
AUDIO: David Hockney: 'Bohemia has gone'
Artist David Hockney, 77, has told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that he is working harder than ever from his home in Los Angeles.
VIDEO: Near miss in lorry and car crash
A pedestrian had a lucky escape when he was crossing the road in Zhejiang Province, according to China's state television.
VIDEO: Panda frolics on snowy slope
Toronto Zoo cameras catch a giant panda sliding down a hill and playing in the snow.
Are Holyrood's ding dong days over?
Consensus goes only so far when it comes to Scottish politics
East-West conflict set to run and run
The current dispute between Russia and the EU is not likely to be resolved any time soon, says Mark Mardell.
RBS struggles against never-ending fines
Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Ross McEwan knows he has more bad stuff to clear out before he has any chance of hitting clear blue water
How much is everything in the UK worth?
The Office for National Statistics has announced the market value of the UK.
VIDEO: How the webcams were hijacked
Costas Tsivicos, UK distributor of Foscam's webcams, explains how a Russian site came to show feeds from his firm's kit, and tells consumers how to protect themselves.
How are organs chosen for transplant?
In the light of the deaths of two men after transplants, what checks are in place to ensure organs are suitable?
Solar tree to replace real city tree
A 4m (13ft) tall "solar tree" is set to be installed in the centre of Bristol.
UK's first 'poo bus' starts running
The UK's first bus powered entirely by human and food waste goes into service between Bristol and Bath.
I'm feeling no pressure - Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton insists he is feeling no pressure ahead of the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend.
Man Utd's Blind not out for six months
A knee injury will sideline Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind for several weeks but not six months.
Vettel joins Ferrari as Alonso exits
Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel joins Ferrari on a three-year deal as Fernando Alonso leaves the Italian team.
Striker Falcao suffers new injury
Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao dismisses questions over his fitness after suffering a new injury.
Premiership trio in Samoa side
Premiership trio Johnny Leota, Ken Pisi and Jack Lam are included as part of six changes to the Samoa side to play England.
US Senate grills banks on commodities
Executives from three US banks are being questioned by senators over accusations the banks engaged in unfair trading practices relating to several commodities.
VIDEO: Turkmenistan to meet China gas needs
China is investing in Turkmenistan's energy sector to boost the supply of gas to its fast growing economy.
Sturgeon in 'open' offer to rivals
Scotland's new first minister says she will consider any suggestions from political rivals to help her government do a better job.
VIDEO: Getting a political resignation right
Politicians are often asked if they will stand down, and when they do it is important they get the statement and its timing right.
Watchdog ranks mental health trusts
Health watchdog the Care Quality Commission ranks mental health NHS trusts in England in terms of risk of providing poor care.
AUDIO: Surgeon's records made public
Performance data for thousands of NHS surgeons is being published on Wednesday. Critics fear the figures will mislead the public.
Church school fails on Islamic group
A Church of England school in east London is expected to be put into special measures, following concerns about a sixth-form Islamic Society.
VIDEO: 'I was bullied in my own home'
A committee of MPs has said schools in England are not doing enough to tackle cyberbullying and online abuse.
'Poorest of poor' test talking tech
A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana's poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM.
VIDEO: Can Candy Crush strike lucky twice?
The creators of the wildly successful mobile game Candy Crush release its follow-up: Candy Crush Soda Saga.
Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge
Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change.
VIDEO: Fines plan over Japanese Knotweed
Failing to control the spread of Japanese Knotweed could result in an anti-social behaviour order and a fine of up to 2500.
Taylor Swift scores US chart first
Taylor Swift becomes the first female singer to succeed herself at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 song chart.
VIDEO: Exclusive look at 'Other Mary' opera
John Adams and Peter Sellars are two of the leading lights of the opera world, but their works aren't without controversy. Newsnight's Katie Razzall was given exclusive access to the rehearsal room ahead of the world premiere at London's ENO.
Caption Challenge: Surfing Santa
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
Happier days in the Karimov family album
In old photos from his family album, Uzbek president Islam Karimov looks more cuddly than those who regard him as a brutal tyrant could ever imagine.
'Pick-up artist' and I'm a Celebrity... in papers
The Home Office decision to ban controversial "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc from the UK makes headlines, as does the latest from ITV's jungle reality show.
School worker cleared of sex with boy
A 35-year-old teaching assistant is cleared of having sex with a 16-year-old pupil, but receives a suspended prison sentence after admitting kissing him.
Man warned over kidnap truck sticker
A man is warned by police after driving around Leeds with a pick-up tailboard sticker depicting a bound and hooded woman.
University investigates rape threats
Edinburgh University launches an investigation into threats of rape made by members of an American-style "fraternity" organisation.
Second arrest warrant for Whyte
An arrest warrant is issued for former Rangers owner Craig Whyte after he failed to appear for a court hearing.
Consensus grows for smaller assembly
There is growing consensus amongst political parties that the assembly and its executive departments should be reduced, the Northern Ireland Office says.
Five arrested in murder inquiry
Police arrest five people in east Belfast over the death of a mother of five, which is being treated as murder.
Police charged with 30,000 theft
Two serving officers and a former colleague appear in court accused of stealing a total of 30,000 following a police raid.
Man 'burnt to death' in factory oven
A factory worker died from severe burns when he was accidentally trapped inside an industrial oven, a court hears.
Kenya 'ghost worker' scam unveiled
The Kenyan government orders an investigation after more than 12,000 false names were found on its workers' payroll.
Tear gas fired in Nigeria parliament
Security forces fire tear gas inside Nigeria's parliament in an apparent attempt to stop a senior politician from taking part in a debate over militant group Boko Haram.
Woman becomes symbol of Afghan dead
A young Afghan woman killed in a Kabul suicide attack becomes the focus of a campaign to create student scholarships in her name.
Myanmar army 'mistakenly hit' rebels
The Myanmar army denies it deliberately targeted a Kachin rebel camp in a mortar attack that killed 23 people.
Almost 1,000 dead since Ukraine truce
An average of 13 people a day have been killed in eastern Ukraine since a ceasefire began in September, the UN human rights office says.
German leftists agree historic deal
Germany's three left-leaning parties agree a historic deal which will see the first far-left state president since the fall of Communism.
Colombia general 'released soon'
Colombia's Farc rebels reach an agreement with the government over the conditions necessary for releasing an army general and four others.
Men held over beauty queen killing
Police in Honduras arrest two men over the killing of beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister who vanished on a night out last week.
'No extension' on Iran nuclear deal
The US secretary of state says talks in Vienna will focus on "driving towards" a nuclear deal with Iran as diplomats brace for tough negotiation.
Iran frees 'Blogfather' Derakhshan
Iran's Supreme Leader has pardoned the pioneering Iranian-Canadian blogger Hossein Derakhshan after six years in prison, Iranian media report.
Obama to unveil immigration overhaul
Major changes to the immigration system that could help millions of people living illegally in the US are to be unveiled in a presidential primetime address on Thursday.
Kim Kardashian India trip cancelled
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian's trip to India, where she was to appear on India's version of Big Brother, is cancelled, apparently over visa issues.
In pictures: Mike Nichols films
A glimpse at the work of film director Mike Nichols
Day in pictures: 20 November 2014
24 hours of news images: 20 November
In pictures: Scarcity and Waste
Finalists of Syngenta Photography Award
Your pictures: Movement
Readers' photos on the theme of "movement"
Children's art in Iraqi Kurdistan
Expressions of hope through art by refugee children in Iraq
Day in pictures: 19 November 2014
24 hours of news images: 19 November
In pictures: Faith Through a Lens
Faith Through a Lens competition
Vaccinating a remote community
Vaccinating a remote community
VIDEO: Liaison Committee
MPs question Prime Minister David Cameron.
VIDEO: Cosby's 'no comment' on assault claims
US comedian Bill Cosby has once again refused to comment when asked about sexual assault allegations that have been made against him.
VIDEO: $1m bill for baby's early arrival
A Canadian family is facing a bill of almost $1m (638,000) from an American hospital, because their daughter was born prematurely while they were on holiday in Hawaii.
VIDEO: Director Mike Nichols dies at 83
Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for directing the 1967 film The Graduate, has died aged 83.
VIDEO: Sturgeon sworn in as first minister
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is formally sworn in as Scotland's first minister in front of senior judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.
VIDEO: Green Climate Fund cash pledge
Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change.
VIDEO: Defeat looms over bank bonus cap
The Advocate General of the EU Court of Justice has rejected the UK's challenge to its cap on bankers' bonuses.
VIDEO: Ineos to invest 640m in shale gas
The chemicals giant Ineos is expected to announce plans to invest more than 6m in UK shale gas production.
VIDEO: Israel demolishes attacker's home
Israeli troops have destroyed the home of a Palestinian man who killed a woman and a baby by ramming a car into a Jerusalem tram stop last month.
Does free food make for a happier office?
Does free food make for a happier workplace?
Mike Nichols: Obituary of a Hollywood great
A look back at the life of Oscar-winning director Mike Nicholls
Is it OK to leave objects on the Moon?
Is it OK to leave objects on the Moon?
'Nico accepted second, Lewis cried'
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were friends, then rivals
What type of king will Charles be?
What sort of king will Charles be?
Why do so many people die shovelling snow?
Why do so many Americans die each year shovelling snow?
Feminist Hacker Barbie
Internet users edit 'sexist' book
Is Beaujolais Nouveau making a comeback?
Which strange 1980s ritual lives on in Swansea?
Toddler rape case shocks Afghans
The three-year-old Afghan girl raped and left for dead
Islamic State video draws attention to Syrian victims
What do we know about the Syrians beheaded in IS video?

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 World News
Almost 1,000 dead since Ukraine truce
An average of 13 people a day have been killed in eastern Ukraine since a ceasefire began in September, the UN human rights office says.
Swedish court upholds Assange order
A Swedish appeals court upholds an arrest warrant against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, wanted for questioning in a sexual assault case.
Graduate director Mike Nichols dies
Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for directing the 1967 film The Graduate, has died aged 83.
'No extension' on Iran nuclear deal
The US secretary of state says talks in Vienna will focus on "driving towards" a nuclear deal with Iran as diplomats brace for tough negotiation.
'Historic' snowstorm hits US north
Another metre of snow is expected in parts of north-eastern US, after a massive snowstorm killed at least seven people in New York state.
Two cleared in landmark FGM case
The doctor and father of a 13-year-old who died after allegedly undergoing female genital mutilation are cleared in a landmark trial in Egypt.
German leftists agree historic deal
Germany's three left-leaning parties agree a historic deal which will see the first far-left state president since the fall of Communism.
Egypt 'considers Al-Jazeera pardons'
Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi says the possibility of granting pardons to two of the three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists is being considered.
Kenya 'ghost worker' scam unveiled
The Kenyan government orders an investigation after more than 12,000 false names were found on its workers' payroll.
Spain's richest duchess dies aged 88
The Duchess of Alba, Spain's richest woman and one of its most flamboyant figures, has died in Seville aged 88.
Big protests due over Mexico missing
Mass protests are expected across Mexico for 43 missing students, whom the authorities say were murdered by a drugs gang.
Tear gas fired in Nigeria parliament
Security forces fire tear gas inside Nigeria's parliament in an apparent attempt to stop a senior politician from taking part in a debate over militant group Boko Haram.
VIDEO: $1m bill for baby's early arrival
A Canadian family is facing a bill of almost $1m (638,000) from an American hospital, because their daughter was born prematurely while they were on holiday in Hawaii.
Kim Kardashian India trip cancelled
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian's trip to India, where she was to appear on India's version of Big Brother, is cancelled, apparently over visa issues.
Obama to unveil immigration overhaul
Major changes to the immigration system that could help millions of people living illegally in the US are to be unveiled in a presidential primetime address on Thursday.
New Cosby TV show scrapped by NBC
US TV network NBC scraps a proposed Bill Cosby project after accusations that he sexually assaulted women resurfaced in recent weeks.
Colombia general 'released soon'
Colombia's Farc rebels reach an agreement with the government over the conditions necessary for releasing an army general and four others.
Men held over beauty queen killing
Police in Honduras arrest two men over the killing of beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister who vanished on a night out last week.
'Poorest of poor' test talking tech
A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana's poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM.
Ivory Coast could face sanctions
Ivory Coast could face sanctions over a pitch invasion that followed their qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations finals.
Woman becomes symbol of Afghan dead
A young Afghan woman killed in a Kabul suicide attack becomes the focus of a campaign to create student scholarships in her name.
Myanmar army 'mistakenly hit' rebels
The Myanmar army denies it deliberately targeted a Kachin rebel camp in a mortar attack that killed 23 people.
UK drops EU bankers' pay challenge
In a surprise move, the UK government has withdrawn its legal challenge to EU legislation that caps the level of bankers' bonuses.
Vettel joins Ferrari as Alonso exits
Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel joins Ferrari on a three-year deal as Fernando Alonso leaves the Italian team.
Iran frees 'Blogfather' Derakhshan
Iran's Supreme Leader has pardoned the pioneering Iranian-Canadian blogger Hossein Derakhshan after six years in prison, Iranian media report.
Fifa whistleblower in safety fear
Phaedra Al-Majid says she has experienced "fear and threats" since making corruption allegations against Fifa.
'Beheading plot' suspects in court
Three terrorism suspects were involved in a plot to behead a member of the British public "imminently" when they were arrested, a court hears.
Wigan's Whelan in anti-Semitism row
Wigan owner Dave Whelan is accused of anti-Semitism over comments to a national newspaper in defence of boss Malky Mackay.
US Senate grills banks on commodities
Executives from three US banks are being questioned by senators over accusations the banks engaged in unfair trading practices relating to several commodities.
Commerzbank to charge big depositors
Germany's Commerzbank is to charge its biggest corporate clients for leaving 'substantial' deposits at the bank.
Google, Rockstar settle patent suit
Google and patent consortium Rockstar - which includes Apple as an investor - agree to settle a patent litigation suit.
Man Utd's Blind not out for six months
A knee injury will sideline Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind for several weeks but not six months.
Toure could feature in Nations Cup
Yaya Toure is among the Premier League players who may miss club games in the new year to compete in the Africa Cup of Nations.
I'm feeling no pressure - Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton insists he is feeling no pressure ahead of the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend.
Taylor Swift scores US chart first
Taylor Swift becomes the first female singer to succeed herself at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 song chart.
Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies
Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown performer who scored his biggest hit with 1966's What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, dies in Las Vegas at the age of 78.
Joel's songwriting career honoured
Musician Billy Joel receives the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at a gala in Washington DC, honouring his life's work in songwriting.
VIDEO: Two killed in China pile-up
At least two people were killed and many more injured when at least 70 vehicles we involved in a mass pile-up on a Chinese expressway.
VIDEO: Jagger on Brown and losing L'Wren
Sir Mick Jagger has told the BBC about his new biopic on music legend James Brown, and how going on tour helped the Rolling Stones singer get over the loss of his partner L'Wren Scott.
VIDEO: Tensions rise after Myanmar shelling
Officials in Myanmar have said that a mortar shell that killed more than 20 ethnic rebel soldiers on Tuesday was meant as a warning shot.
VIDEO: Police raid Japan widow's home
Police in Japan have raided the homes of a 67-year-old Japanese woman arrested on suspicion of poisoning her husband, as details of six former partners' deaths emerge in local media.
VIDEO: Catholics 'de-baptise' to hit Vatican
Relations between the Church and State have always been a thorny issue in Italian politics - and they have not got any easier during the economic slowdown.
VIDEO: Panda frolics on snowy slope
Toronto Zoo cameras catch a giant panda sliding down a hill and playing in the snow.
VIDEO: A safe haven for street children
The number of sexually abused children in Pakistan has risen in the past year according to a report released this week, and local charities are calling from more efforts to protect vulnerable children .
VIDEO: Egyptian street art movement
In the wake of uprisings in the Arab region since 2011, the street art movement has been gaining momentum employed as a means to address not only political issues, but also social problems in the society.
City at war - where a police officer is killed every day
The city where a police officer is killed every day
Children's art in Iraqi Kurdistan
Expressions of hope through art by refugee children in Iraq
Islamic State video draws attention to Syrian victims
What do we know about the Syrians beheaded in IS video?
In pictures: Snow chaos in north-eastern US
North-east US hit by massive snowstorm
Travels on Mexico's protest caravan
Around Mexico with families of missing students
How McDonald's conquered India
How McDonald's changed its menu to succeed in India
FBI threats to MLK prompt snooping warnings
FBI letter to MLK prompts snooping warnings
Erdogan's 'New Turkey' drifts towards isolation
Why Turkey is looking increasingly alone in the world

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 Entertainment News
Graduate director Mike Nichols dies
Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for directing the 1967 film The Graduate, has died aged 83.
Taylor Swift scores US chart first
Taylor Swift becomes the first female singer to succeed herself at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 song chart.
Detective Luther to make comeback
Detective drama Luther is making a comeback for two episodes, as part of a raft of new drama commissions on the BBC.
Odeon cinemas charging an extra 1
Some of the most popular films will now cost you more at the cinema chain.
Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies
Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown performer who scored his biggest hit with 1966's What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, dies in Las Vegas at the age of 78.
BBC presenter caught speeding on bike
BBC presenter Jeremy Vine receives a ticking off from police for speeding on his bicycle in Hyde Park.
Craig quits jungle after brother's death
I'm A Celebrity's Craig Charles quits the jungle after being told of his brother's death.
Greengrass to direct Orwell's 1984
British director Paul Greengrass, best known for action sequel The Bourne Ultimatum, is to bring George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four to the big screen.
New Cosby TV show scrapped by NBC
US TV network NBC scraps a proposed Bill Cosby project after accusations that he sexually assaulted women resurfaced in recent weeks.
Hockney 'working harder than ever'
Artist David Hockney says that he "works all the time" and is "still discovering things" at the age of 77.
Joel's songwriting career honoured
Musician Billy Joel receives the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at a gala in Washington DC, honouring his life's work in songwriting.
Feltz inducted into Hall of Fame
BBC London 94.9's Vanessa Feltz is to be inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame.
Jolie's 'ay up me duck' greeting
Angelina Jolie baffles Hollywood audiences with an East Midlands greeting, while presenting an award to Derby actor Jack O'Connell.
Brian Cox creates pioneering 3D show
TV physicist Brian Cox and the visual effects team behind Gravity are to create a new 3D live show using a cutting-edge augmented reality system.
Jobs saved at Rome's opera house
Rome's troubled Opera house announces nearly 200 jobs have been saved after it signed a deal with trade unions.
Brain surgery book up for Costa prize
A memoir about brain surgery is among 20 books shortlisted for this year's Costa Book Awards.
Cinemas 'should vary ticket prices'
Cinemas should offer a greater range of ticket prices, according to one of the leading figures in the UK film industry.
Emma Thompson to receive film honour
Emma Thompson is to be honoured at the British Independent Film Awards next month for her outstanding contribution to British film by an actor.
Animators face 4K film 'challenge'
The advent of 4K technology will cause a big problem for animators who use computer-based techniques to make movies, says technical head of Minions movie maker Illumination.
Bono bike accident details revealed
U2 frontman Bono broke his humerus and fractured his eye socket and left shoulder blade in his recent bicycle accident, the New York hospital that treated him reveals.
Swift denies Google music deal
Taylor Swift denies claims of talks with Google about making her music available on the company's new YouTube Music Key streaming service.
Bob Marley cannabis brand launched
The family of the late Jamaican reggae artist Bob Marley launch what they describe as the world's first global cannabis brand.
Band Aid 30 sells 200,000 copies
Band Aid 30's Do They Know It's Christmas? has already sold more than 200,000 copies.
BBC host apologises for rape remarks
A BBC local radio presenter apologises after suggesting live on air that some women were "partially responsible" for being raped.
O'Grady agrees hacking settlement
Television personality Paul O'Grady settles a phone hacking claim against the publishers of News of the World, London's High Court hears.
Cilla Black to receive Legends award
Singer and TV personality Cilla Black is to receive the inaugural Royal Television Society's Legends Award.
VIDEO: Exclusive look at 'Other Mary' opera
John Adams and Peter Sellars are two of the leading lights of the opera world, but their works aren't without controversy. Newsnight's Katie Razzall was given exclusive access to the rehearsal room ahead of the world premiere at London's ENO.
VIDEO: Patricia Cornwell on Kay Scarpetta
Author Patricia Cornwell speaks to the BBC about her approach to writing, and a planned film featuring her most famous character, Kay Scarpetta.
VIDEO: Jagger on Brown and losing L'Wren
Sir Mick Jagger has told the BBC about his new biopic on music legend James Brown, and how going on tour helped the Rolling Stones singer get over the loss of his partner L'Wren Scott.
VIDEO: West Africa's own Ebola anthem
West Africa's most famous musicians have joined forces in a hit song responding to the Ebola crisis.
VIDEO: Cosby's 'no comment' on assault claims
US comedian Bill Cosby has once again refused to comment when asked about sexual assault allegations that have been made against him.
AUDIO: David Hockney: 'Bohemia has gone'
Artist David Hockney, 77, has told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that he is working harder than ever from his home in Los Angeles.
VIDEO: Katherine Jenkins' amazing year
Katherine Jenkins reflects on a new album and a year in which she has got married and received an OBE.
VIDEO: The man who coined the term genocide
Talking Movies looks at Watchers of the Sky, a new documentary on the festival circuit that has been inspired by the man who coined the word genocide.
In pictures: Mike Nichols films
The filmmaker behind Working Girl
James Brown biopic sings true
Get On Up shows James Brown 'warts and all'
VIDEO: The writing class nurturing tomorrow's 'literary greats'
Inside the writing class nurturing tomorrow's 'literary greats'
TV On The Radio: Back and tuned in
TV On The Radio back after tragedy
Band Aid 30 line-up: A who's who
Use our clickable guide to find out who's who

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