The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Tongue-in-cheek 2014 calendar hits home
Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys will end her collaboration with smartphone maker Blackberry after one year as global creative director.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter wants to combat diving with a time penalty for players who leave the field without serious injury.
Next reports strong Christmas sales growth, raises its annual profit forecast and announces a special dividend.
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said allegations of corruption in his government are a "dark plot" by destructive forces outside Turkey.
Police in China confiscate three tonnes of the drug methamphetamine and arrest 182 people during raids at a village in southern Guangdong, officials say.