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Actor Rupert Everett is to play a corrupt governor of 17th Century Paris in the third series of The Musketeers.
The day Astha Arora became India's billionth citizen
David Cameron is to set out new powers aimed at tackling radicalisation, saying the UK has been a "passively tolerant society" for too long.
One year on from the worst industrial disaster in Turkey's history, the mining town of Soma is still scarred by the tragedy, as Mark Lowen reports.
Budget changes to Australia's working holiday rules are not as bad as they seem but risk scaring away backpackers, say experts.
A high level group of scientists is to be recruited to provide independent advice to the European Commission, replacing the former role of the chief scientific advisor.
Petr Cech in talks with Besiktas, Cristiano Ronaldo's Real future in doubt, Southampton target QPR's Austin plus more.
Japanese car giants Toyota and Nissan are recalling a total of 6.5 million cars around the world to replace potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata.
The Sunshine Ruby has become the world's most expensive coloured gemstone, selling for $30m (£19.1m) at auction, with costs.
Former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier says Steven Gerrard will make a "great manager" when he retires from playing.
A passenger train has derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least five people and injuring dozens of others, officials in the US city say.
Doctors' leaders launch a major campaign to stop "under pressure" medics "over-treating" patients with unnecessary tests and treatments.
Russia's United Company Rusal, the world's biggest aluminium producer, swings to a net profit in the first quarter of this year after posting a loss a year ago.