US talk show queen Oprah Winfrey says she feels the time is finally right for audiences to embrace films that tackle slavery and civil rights.
The external affairs secretary announces £600,000 to the Philippines Typhoon appeal.
Labour peer Lord Berkeley calls for cut to royal travel budget - and for wealth generated by Prince Charles's private estate to be handed to the people of Cornwall.
Thailand has seen a second week of protests against a proposed controversial amnesty bill. The BBC's Jonathan Head examines the politics behind the bill.
The head of the German parliament's intelligence committee calls for inquiries into alleged spying by the British embassy in Berlin.
A Virginia state senator is in hospital after being attacked in his home, where another person was found dead, police say.
Moderate Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wins a landslide re-election, as Democrats seize New York city hall and the Virginia governorship.
US Senator Lamar Alexander speaks out against a Democrat-led motion to rewrite Senate rules, limiting Republicans' ability to block White House nominations.
Republican Chris Christie has been re-elected governor of New Jersey according to US media.
BBC journalist Peter Watson's recollections of the week he reported on the death of JFK (text version).