The Berlin Film Festival has this year given centre stage to a part of the film business that the mainstream looks down on -- the porn industry.
The European Union will provide an additional $39-million in humanitarian aid for people displaced by the violence in Syria.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been an "inspiration" to US President Barack Obama, the White House has said.
Computer manufacturer Acer Inc has confirmed that it would offer a new mini-tablet for as little as $99 in several emerging markets.
Sectarian riots in central Burma have claimed 43 lives, 86 injured and have left 11 376 homeless, state media has reported.
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg has defended the graphic sex scenes in "Blue is the Warmest Colour", which won the Cannes Film Festival's top prize.
Britain has held emergency talks to discuss the discovery of horse meat in processed food in a scandal that has spread to other European countries.
Luis Suárez has apologised to Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanović for biting him, as Liverpool sought to limit damage to their image.
The Zimbabwe government has seized the farm of late former white minority leader Ian Smith, listing it "for compulsory acquisition for resettlement."
Germany's top club Bayern Munich have announced they won the race to sign former Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola.