BBC - World's largest captive crocodile Lolong dies in Philippines - The world's largest saltwater crocodile in captivity has died in the Philippines, 17 months after the suspected man-eater was hunted down and put on display for tourists..
Switzerland guns: Living with firearms the Swiss way - Switzerland has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world, but little gun-related street crime - so some opponents of gun control hail it as a place where firearms play a positive role in society. However, Swiss gun culture is unique, and guns are more tightly regulated than many assume.
The Guardian - China tightens concert rules after Elton John's 'disrespectful' Beijing show - Officials considered ban on foreign artists without university degrees, after star dedicated gig to Ai Weiwei, say sources
The Daily Mail - Jamie Foxx riles conservatives after declaring 'black people are the most talented people in the world' - Actor Jamie Foxx is again facing a backlash for making a controversial, racially charged remark, this time for making a statement about black superiority during an NAACP awards ceremony.
The Daily Telegraph - Skyfall gives Bond his first major Bafta for 50 years - The film, directed by Sam Mendes, beat stiff competition from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Anna Karenina and Seven Psychopaths. Though Casino Royale won a Bafta for Best Sound in 2007, this was the first major award for the 007 franchise since 1963, when it received a nod for cinematography for Ted Moore’s From Russia With Love.
UK 'needs to be more like Germany’ in business, say major UK growth companies - The Government risks damaging Britain’s economic recovery unless it lifts immigration restrictions, ditches plans to tighten capital rules and adopts a more Germanic approach to business, some of the UK’s major growth companies say.
Xinhua Net - Tobacco kills 15,000 Nepalis every year: report - As many as 15,000 people are estimated to die due to tobacco consumption in Nepal every year, according to a report issued here by Nepal Cancer Relief Society (NCRS) on Wednesday.
Russia Today - Russia introduces lie-detector tests for police applicants - Following a string of scandals, the interior minister has ordered that anyone who wants to join the police in Russia should undergo a polygraph test for illegal drug use.
Russia will never involve itself in 'another Afghanistan' - Lavrov - The head of the Foreign Ministry said Russia has no intention of deploying its military to the Middle East or North Africa, where social and political crisis is rampant, opting instead to work diplomatically with legitimate governments.
Public Service - Horsemeat scandal spreads across Europe - As many as 16 countries have been drawn into the scandal surrounding horsemeat being found in food products labelled as beef as the European Union's complex supply chains come under intense scrutiny.