US fast-food workers in strikeFast-food workers in several cities across the US stage a 24-hour strike in protest against low wages.
Russian diplomats in US fraud caseDozens of Russian diplomats spent a fortune on luxury goods and holidays in a $1.5m benefits fraud spanning almost a decade, US prosecutors say.
Ford denies bid to buy crack videoThe embattled mayor of Canada's largest city Toronto, Rob Ford, denies trying to buy a video which apparently showed him smoking crack cocaine.
British film culture test to changeThe cultural test which determines whether a film can qualify as a British production is set to be changed to encourage more investment in the UK film industry.
Globe season to mark WW1 anniversaryShakespeare Globe's 2014 season will mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth and the centenary of WW1 with four new plays.
Rattle returns for London residencyConductor Sir Simon Rattle will be returning to London with the Berlin Philharmonic for a major residency in 2015.
NSA 'tracking' millions of mobilesThe movements of hundreds of millions of mobile users are being tracked by the NSA every day, reveals the Washington Post.
UK paves way for driverless carsThe UK government wants to make Britain a world leader in developing autonomous vehicles.
Bitcoin trade ban for Chinese banksChinese financial regulators have banned the nation's banks from handling transactions involving the Bitcoin virtual currency.
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