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Hong Kong shares join the regional downward trend, falling nearly 4%, as trading resumes after the Lunar New Year break.
Rio Tinto reports a slump in net profits and keeps its dividend flat, hit by the fall in commodity prices.
The Hollywood studio behind the US film Dallas Buyers Club is no longer pursuing its piracy case against Australians accused of illegally downloading the movie.
The armed occupiers of a US wildlife reserve in the state of Oregon are preparing to surrender, a member of the group says on a live internet feed.
Police should change their approach to sex abuse allegations and pursue claims with an "open mind" rather than presuming they are true.
How Clement Attlee's decision in the 1940s to arm Britain with nuclear weapons looms over the party's debate on renewing Trident.
Why does treatment for pets cost so much?
Why do crew shortages cause one in 10 train delays?
A 94-year former Nazi SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp in Poland is to go on trial in Germany over the murder of at least 170,000 people.
Labour's local government spokesman acknowledges he "made a slip" when he suggested Tunbridge Wells was in Surrey rather than Kent.
Foodies are turning to this new type of pepper
Fighting in Syria's Aleppo province has displaced about 50,000 people and the humanitarian situation is deteriorating rapidly, the Red Cross says.
Russia is succeeding in Syria where the West has failed, by setting an achievable goal and committing enough force to reach it, as Jonathan Marcus reports.
The Met Police is increasingly concerned that so-called Islamic State’s foothold in Libya could become a springboard for terrorist attacks on the UK, as Frank Gardner reports.
Issues of mutual concern are propelling the leaders of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches towards dialogue, as Caroline Wyatt reports.
The BBC's director general Tony Hall is "effectively accountable to no-one", says a new report by a group of MPs.
London-based Glaswegian photographer Dougie Wallace spent four years documenting the black-and-yellow Premier Padmini taxis that have been a feature of Mumbai, India's financial capital, since the 1960s.
More students from white working class backgrounds are to be targeted in a university recruitment drive
Iran debates sexual harassment after newsreader puts recording online
Sesame Street's Elmo explains why his neighbourhood seems to have gone upmarket.