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German investor confidence rises

January 20, 2015 - 6:33am
German investor confidence rose for the third month in a row in January, hitting its highest level since February 2014, a survey suggests.

Gordon Ramsay loses court battle

January 20, 2015 - 6:30am
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay loses a High Court battle over being held personally liable for the rent on a London pub he bought.

Argentine death sparks protests

January 20, 2015 - 6:24am
Thousands of Argentines take to the streets of Buenos Aires to demand a probe into Sunday's death of federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman.

Scottish Power to cut gas prices

January 20, 2015 - 6:19am
Scottish Power becomes the third major gas supplier to announce a price cut, with the news it is to reduce prices by 4.8% from 20 February.

India's tiger population up 30%

January 20, 2015 - 6:16am
India hails a "huge success" in tiger conservation as the latest census shows a population increase of 30% since 2011.

French aid worker abducted in CAR

January 20, 2015 - 5:55am
Two people, including a 67-year-old French woman working for a Catholic charity, are kidnapped by militiamen in the Central African Republic.

Aldi heirs win art dealer damages

January 20, 2015 - 5:54am
The heirs to the Aldi supermarket empire in Germany win €19m in damages in a civil case over an art dealer's purchase of paintings and cars.

Bahraini opposition leader charged

January 20, 2015 - 5:35am
Bahraini opposition leader Ali Salman will go on trial next week on charges of "promoting political change using illegal forceful means and threats".

Tributes to Corrie's Anne Kirkbride

January 20, 2015 - 5:24am
The cast of Coronation Street lead tributes to actress Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow in the ITV soap, after her death at the age of 60.

IMF cuts global growth forecast

January 20, 2015 - 5:04am
The International Monetary Fund lowers its forecast for global economic growth for this year and next.

Asian shares up on China growth data

January 20, 2015 - 5:00am
Asian shares mostly rose on Tuesday after China's economic growth rate for 2014 came in above market expectations.

Coen brothers to head Cannes jury

January 20, 2015 - 4:58am
Joel and Ethan Coen, the award-winning directors of No Country for Old Men and Fargo, will jointly head the 2015 Cannes Film Festival jury, organisers say.

Thailand scraps prisoner boat plan

January 20, 2015 - 4:28am
Thailand's government drops a controversial plan to get prisoners to work on fishing boats, after rights groups condemned the project.

Impressive England thrash India

January 20, 2015 - 4:18am
Steven Finn and James Anderson lead England to a morale-boosting nine-wicket tri-series win over India in Brisbane.

Rocketing vaccine cost warning

January 20, 2015 - 4:08am
The price of life-saving vaccines has skyrocketed leaving some countries struggling to fully immunise children, Medecins Sans Frontieres warns.

VIDEO: BP to learn oil spill fine fate

January 20, 2015 - 3:14am
The third and final leg of the civil trial over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill gets under way on Tuesday and will determine how much BP must pay in penalties under the US Clean Water Act.

Unilever sales hit by slowing demand

January 20, 2015 - 3:08am
Consumer goods giant Unilever reports lower-than-expected full-year sales after demand for its products in emerging markets continues to slow.

Malaysia cuts 2015 growth forecast

January 20, 2015 - 2:38am
Malaysia cuts its 2015 growth forecast after a sharp fall in oil prices causes the government to revise down its budget.

Djokovic Wawrinka win in Melbourne

January 20, 2015 - 2:31am
Top seed Novak Djokovic and defending champion Stan Wawrinka both breeze through their Australian Open first-round matches.

Fukushima worker dies in accident

January 20, 2015 - 2:16am
A worker at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant dies after falling into a tank, becoming the second worker to die in repair efforts.