The 71st Venice Film Festival opened on Wednesday with the world premiere of Birdman starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton.
South Korean tech firms LG and Samsung have announced more smartwatches, ahead of a widely anticipated entry to the sector from Apple.
Watch the full statement as Tory MP Douglas Carswell defects to the UK Independence Party. He will stand down as MP for Clacton to seek re-election in a by-election.
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X Factor supremo Simon Cowell says he felt "upset" after reading a recent interview published in the Radio Times.
School uniform will never be cool, and it is not meant to be, says Mr Drew from TV's Educating Essex
The US online retailer Amazon and French publisher Hachette are arguing over the cost of ebooks to those buying the products for their tablets and machines.
The Jewish Board of Deputies and Muslim Council of Britain issue an unprecedented joint statement calling for peace and condemning prejudice.
Germany demands an explanation from Russia's Vladimir Putin amid reports that Russian troops launched an incursion into south-east Ukraine.
The UK is still a "deeply elitist" country, according to a new report from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.
The birth of a pair of rare bongo antelopes in captivity is "fantastic news" for the "critically endangered" species, say conservationists.
Prof Philip Lamey, a former professor of dentistry, has lost his case for unfair dismissal brought against Queen's University, Belfast.
He's best known for his portrayal as the cool and commanding Don Draper in Mad Men - but actor Jon Hamm is keen to shake off his bad boy image.
The prime minister is to tell business leaders that the UK is "an economy of opportunity" which supports one million Scottish jobs.
An open letter signed by more than 200 business figures says the case for independence “has been made”.
US police say Equatorial Guinea's ambassador is suspected of beating a girl with a chair leg but won't be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity.
Indian PM Narendra Modi is due to launch a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor.
Repercussions of a report on organised child sex abuse in Rotherham continue to make headlines, while some papers focus on conflict in Iraq and Syria.
Australia's national flag carrier Qantas reports a net loss of A$2.8bn for the year ending in June - a record annual loss for the airline.