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Volkswagen is to stop making the Kombi and a motoring era is coming to an end.
Zach Johnson beats world number one and tournament host Tiger Woods in a play-off to win the World Challenge in California.
A commuter train has collided with a truck carrying gas canisters in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta.
Pro-EU protesters have camped out in Ukraine's capital overnight, seeking the resignation of the country's government.
The mystery of one of the strangest landscape features on the planet - Mima mounds - is solved, scientists say.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she will dissolve parliament and call an election after sustained protests in Bangkok.
China takes another step loosening its grip on interest rates as it allows banks to trade deposits with each other at market-determined rates.
Artist Kadir Nelson on how he approached a painting challenge
MPs and peers are to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela during the opening of business at the Houses of Parliament.
Australia captain Michael Clarke says his side's 2-0 lead in the Ashes is not "a fluke" and the result of "hard work".
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