Economic growth in the UK was driven by consumer spending in the third quarter of the year, official figures show, and business investment also rose.
Royal Mail reports a big jump in half-year profits in its first results since its flotation, as Business Secretary Vince Cable defends the sale before MPs.
WikiLeaks drama The Fifth Estate, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, is the biggest film flop of 2013 according to business magazine Forbes.
Australia's Mitchell Johnson says England should expect more sledging during the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.
Anti-government protesters force the evacuation of Thailand's top crime-fighting agency, on the fourth day of street demonstrations.
Egyptian prosecutors order the arrest of two prominent activists for inciting a protest on Tuesday against a new law that restricts demonstrations.
Israeli singer Arik Einstein, regarded as a "cultural giant" in his homeland, dies at the age of 74.
A tiny book of psalms is sold at auction in New York for more than $14m, making it the world's most expensive printed book.
Historical drama 12 Years a Slave leads the field at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards, landing nominations in seven categories.
The former Malcolm in the Middle actor has another 'mini stroke', almost a year after his first attack.
China says it monitored the flight of two US B-52 bombers that flew across its newly-declared "air defence identification zone" amid regional tensions.
Six people die in an explosion near a nuclear power plant in India's Tamil Nadu state, police say.
The BBC's Steve Rosenberg compares western and eastern Ukraine as the country faces a potential EU-trade deal.
England bowler Stuart Broad says Jonathan Trott's early Ashes exit is "heartbreaking" for the players.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says reaching the Champions League last 16 was the only positive after losing to Basel.
US ex-sports star OJ Simpson faces at least four more years in jail as a judge rejects his bid for a retrial over his armed robbery conviction.
Three Palestinian militants, who planned to attack Israeli and Palestinian targets, have been killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank, Israel says.
Sony files a patent application for "SmartWig", which it says can help navigate roads and collect information such as blood pressure.
A debate on the Scottish government's independence White Paper is to be held at Holyrood, with MSPs given the chance to examine the document in more detail.
Contrasting faces of Ukraine in Donetsk and Lviv