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Sir Bruce Forsyth says criticism over his age was a factor in his decision to step down from Strictly Come Dancing.
MP Nigel Evans, cleared last week of rape and sexual assault charges, calls for an investigation into when prosecutors can pursue historical cases.
Tony award-winning actress Phyllis Frelich dies at the age of 70 at her home in California.
Manny Pacquiao is hoping to secure a long-awaited bout with Floyd Mayweather after winning the WBO welterweight title.
A quake hits the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, raising fears that a fault line beneath the capital may have been reactivated.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire takes the prize for best film at the MTV Movie Awards, as well as female performance and best male for Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson.
Captain Steven Gerrard says Premier League leaders Liverpool face "four cup finals" as they eye a first English title in 24 years.
French police investigating a rape collect DNA from more than 500 male students and staff at a school in La Rochelle, in an unprecedented step.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier stays top of the US box office, holding off competition from new release, Rio 2.
Police in China seize tens of thousands of illegal guns and knives, in what state media say is the largest-ever haul of its kind.
A 42-year-old man who collapsed after finishing the London Marathon has died in hospital, organisers say.
Israel has said an increasing number of Jewish people are migrating to the country from France because of a rise in anti-Semitism.
The trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical cleric extradited from the UK to the US in 2012, is due to start at a federal court in New York on Monday.
South Korea's state health insurer sues three tobacco firms, including the local unit of Philip Morris, to offset treatment costs for diseases linked to smoking.
Russia urges Kiev to avoid force in eastern Ukraine, as a deadline for pro-Russian militants to leave occupied government buildings passes.
Teams searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are to deploy the Bluefin-21 robotic submarine for the first time.
New opening hours for GP surgeries in England will benefit seven million patients, far more than originally planned, the government says.
A judge in Ohio has ordered a man to appear in public, holding a sign that reads: "I am a bully" after being convicted of harassment.
At least three people have been shot dead in attacks at a Jewish community site and a retirement home in Kansas City in the US Midwest.
At least three people are shot dead at a Jewish community campus and a retirement home in Kansas City in the US Midwest.