BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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German investor confidence rose for the third month in a row in January, hitting its highest level since February 2014, a survey suggests.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay loses a High Court battle over being held personally liable for the rent on a London pub he bought.
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 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 hails a "huge success" in tiger conservation as the latest census shows a population increase of 30% since 2011.
Two people, including a 67-year-old French woman working for a Catholic charity, are kidnapped by militiamen in the Central African Republic.
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 Ali Salman will go on trial next week on charges of "promoting political change using illegal forceful means and threats".
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.
The International Monetary Fund lowers its forecast for global economic growth for this year and next.
Asian shares mostly rose on Tuesday after China's economic growth rate for 2014 came in above market expectations.
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's government drops a controversial plan to get prisoners to work on fishing boats, after rights groups condemned the project.
Steven Finn and James Anderson lead England to a morale-boosting nine-wicket tri-series win over India in Brisbane.
The price of life-saving vaccines has skyrocketed leaving some countries struggling to fully immunise children, Medecins Sans Frontieres warns.
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.
Consumer goods giant Unilever reports lower-than-expected full-year sales after demand for its products in emerging markets continues to slow.
Malaysia cuts its 2015 growth forecast after a sharp fall in oil prices causes the government to revise down its budget.
Top seed Novak Djokovic and defending champion Stan Wawrinka both breeze through their Australian Open first-round matches.
A worker at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant dies after falling into a tank, becoming the second worker to die in repair efforts.