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Swiss museum to accept 'Nazi art'

Switzerland's Bern Art Museum says it will accept hundreds of works of art bequeathed by German Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt.

Argentina protests over Top Gear

Argentina has expressed discontent to the BBC over its "inadequate" handling of complaints about a Top Gear special filmed in the country.

Band Aid single storms to number one

Band Aid 30's Do They Know It's Christmas? debuts at number one in the UK singles chart after selling more than 312,000 copies last week.

Katy Perry to play Super Bowl show

Singer Katy Perry is to headline the NFL Super Bowl half-time show next February.

Miller drama set for world premiere

An unseen Arthur Miller drama about corruption in New York's docks in the 1950s will have its world premiere in Northampton next year.

Sting to join Broadway musical

Sting is to join the cast of his Broadway musical The Last Ship next month in a bid to help boost ticket sales.

Hunger Games scores biggest debut

The third instalment of The Hunger Games, Mockingjay - Part 1, scores the biggest debut of the year at both the UK and US box office.

Higson's Jekyll and Hyde set for TV

ITV commissions Jekyll and Hyde, a 10-part action adventure drama, adapted for the screen by Charlie Higson.

CBeebies star is youngest Bafta winner

Nine-year-old actress Cherry Campbell, the star of CBeebies show Katie Morag, becomes the youngest-ever winner at the Bafta Children's awards.

One Direction big winners at AMAs

One Direction lead the prize winners at the American Music Awards, collecting three prizes.

Blind Massage in Golden Horse sweep

Chinese-French film Blind Massage picks up six awards at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse awards.

Novel portrays Burns as witch hunter

Robert Burns is portrayed as a flintlock-wielding witch hunter in a new graphic novel that is to be unveiled in the Bard's place of birth.

Monty Python tune tops funeral songs

Monty Python's Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life has become the most popular tune to play a UK funeral.

'Hitler' painting fetches $161,000

A watercolour thought to be painted by Adolf Hitler sells at an auction in Nuremberg, Germany, for 130,000 euros (£103,000; $161,000).

O'Keeffe work sets female art record

A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.

Ladybird drops 'boys and girls' books

One of the leading children's publishers, famed for its classic Peter and Jane reading scheme, is to drop gender branding from its books.

Cruz to star in Zoolander sequel

Oscar winner Penelope Cruz is set to star in the sequel to Ben Stiller's cult comedy about a hapless male supermodel.

Graduate director Mike Nichols dies

Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for directing the 1967 film The Graduate, has died aged 83.

Taylor Swift scores US chart first

Taylor Swift becomes the first female singer to succeed herself at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 song chart.

Emeli Sande: New Band Aid song needed

Despite saying her own lyrics were turned down, the singer says the project is "from a place of respectful intent".

Bassey rues Goldfinger 'wrong notes'

Dame Shirley Bassey re-records her hit Goldfinger after 50 years, admitting there were "two wrong notes" in the original James Bond theme.

Idris Elba planning Luther album

The 42-year-old Luther star is planning to release an album of music inspired by his BBC detective character.

Cosby defends rape claims silence

US entertainer Bill Cosby defends his silence over allegations of sexual assault, describing accusations he drugged and raped women as "innuendo".

Breaking Bad spin-off to air in February

The show will debut in the US with Netflix streaming it across Europe shortly after.

Green Cross Code Man back on screen

Darth Vader actor David Prowse is reviving his role as the Green Cross Code Man 40 years after he first declared: "Stop, look and listen".

VIDEO: Kajaki: 'We wanted authenticity'

A new film, Kajaki, tells the true story of how a small unit of British soldiers escaped a minefield in Afghanistan

VIDEO: 1D top American Music Awards

One Direction are celebrating three prizes and topping the winners list at the American Music Awards

VIDEO: Samoan singers find their voice

New Zealand musical trio Sol3 Mio talk to BBC Breakfast about their forthcoming tour and new album.

VIDEO: Can live events save TV ratings?

For programme makers it is becoming increasingly difficult to generate big ratings on TV but the solution may lie in live television, especially in America, as Tom Brook reports

VIDEO: Bonneville: Bears, Obamas and the BBC

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