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Diageo bids to control India drinks firm

April 15, 2014 - 3:37am
Global drinks giant Diageo announces it will launch a $1.9bn tender offer to acquire a majority stake in India's United Spirits Ltd.

Australia: Napoleon artefacts stolen

April 15, 2014 - 3:34am
Rare artefacts connected to Napoleon Bonaparte, including a lock of his hair, are stolen from a museum in Australia, local police say.

First sub search for plane cut short

April 15, 2014 - 3:18am
A robotic submarine sent to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has had its first mission cut short, as it exceeds its operating depth.

Afghan deputy minister kidnapped

April 15, 2014 - 3:10am
Afghanistan's deputy minister of public works Ahmad Shah Wahid is kidnapped by armed men in Kabul, officials say.

Ultimate Warrior cause of death confirmed

April 15, 2014 - 3:09am
The wrestler died at his Arizona hotel on 8 April, days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Scots independence 'would harm navy'

April 15, 2014 - 3:06am
Scottish independence would leave the Royal Navy less efficient and weaken defence, First Sea Lord Admiral Sir George Zambellas claims.

China gold demand 'on the rise'

April 15, 2014 - 2:42am
China's demand for gold is expected to rise by about 20% by 2017, as the country's population becomes increasingly wealthy, the World Gold Council says.

Australia: Second airport for Sydney

April 15, 2014 - 1:33am
Australia approves construction of a second international airport in Sydney, nearly 70 years after the idea was first debated.

VIDEO: Mladic genocide charges decision due

April 15, 2014 - 1:25am
Lawyers for the former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic have asked for the most serious genocide charges against him to be dropped.

India PM aide memoir 'mischievous'

April 15, 2014 - 1:22am
The daughter of Indian PM Manmohan Singh says a controversial new memoir written by a former aide is a "huge betrayal of trust".

VIDEO: DNA tests at French school over rape

April 15, 2014 - 12:58am
French police investigating a rape collect DNA from more than 500 male students and staff at a school in La Rochelle.

S Korea spy agency in forgery row

April 15, 2014 - 12:19am
South Korea promises to overhaul its intelligence agency after three officials are charged with fabricating evidence in a North Korea spying case.

Chile promises to rebuild Valparaiso

April 14, 2014 - 9:35pm
President Michelle Bachelet of Chile promises her government will rebuild the areas destroyed by a forest fire that has killed at least 15 people in the port city of Valparaiso.

Canada halts funding over Sri Lanka

April 14, 2014 - 8:45pm
Canada cites human rights concerns in its decision to suspend funding to the Commonwealth while the chair of the secretariat is occupied by Sri Lanka.

West eyes more Russia sanctions

April 14, 2014 - 8:12pm
The EU and the US say they will impose "further costs" on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, as unrest continues in the east of the country.

Bombing couple still Boston strong

April 14, 2014 - 8:00pm
Boston marathon bombing survivors cope with aftermath

Climate fears over Colombia drought

April 14, 2014 - 7:43pm
Colombia's Casanare region ill-prepared for drought

Asia pollution drives Pacific storms

April 14, 2014 - 7:24pm
Air pollution in China and other Asian countries is having far-reaching impacts on weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere, a study suggests.

Asia pollution drives Pacific storms

April 14, 2014 - 7:24pm
Air pollution in China and other Asian countries is having far-reaching impacts on weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere, a study suggests.

VIDEO: Pro-Russian mob targets journalists

April 14, 2014 - 6:57pm
The confrontation in eastern Ukraine worsened on Monday with more official buildings seized by pro-Russian forces.