» 12 Nov 2013
Apple and Samsung are returning to court in one of the most high-profile patent battles of recent times.
» 17 Oct 2013
US shares surged after the Senate announced a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a debt default.
» 03 Oct 2013
Goldman Sachs' boss Lloyd Blankfein has warned that a failure to raise the nation's borrowing limit would be 'extremely adverse'.
» 02 Oct 2013
Hyundai Motor will defer payments due from US federal employees impacted by the partial government shutdown.
» 01 Oct 2013
Wells Fargo, the largest US mortgage lender, has agreed a settlement with Freddie Mac to resolve claims over faulty loans it sold to the firm.
» 30 Sep 2013
Top Kenyan security officials are to be questioned by MPs about alleged intelligence failings over the deadly Westgate shopping centre attack.
» 26 Sep 2013
Kenya's investigation into a bloody siege by Islamist militants in Nairobi has been joined by experts from the US, UK, Germany, Canada and Interpol.
» 25 Sep 2013
Kenya has begun three days of national mourning following the end of the four-day siege by Islamist militants on Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre.
» 24 Sep 2013
Political unrest and bitter commercial rivalries almost derailed Turkey's newest art fair. Georgina Adam looks at the problems of selling art in developing markets.
» 23 Sep 2013
It's the middle of the night and I am lying on the floor of a van in the sweltering back streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
» 20 Sep 2013
US bank JP Morgan Chase has agreed to pay four regulators $920m (£572m) relating to a $6.2bn loss incurred as a result of the "London Whale" trades.
» 19 Sep 2013
Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani has said that his country would never build nuclear weapons.
» 18 Sep 2013
Eyes across the US and the globe will be trained on Washington on Wednesday as the Federal Reserve concludes its two-day meeting.
» 17 Sep 2013
Bangladesh's highest court has sentenced to death a leader of the main Islamist party convicted of crimes against humanity during the war for independence from Pakistan in 1971.
» 16 Sep 2013
French President Francois Hollande has described the US-Russia deal on Syria's chemical weapons as an "important step" towards the much bigger goal of a political solution to the civil war.
» 13 Sep 2013
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» 12 Sep 2013
The European Commission is proposing to scrap mobile phone roaming charges across Europe as part of a raft of measures to reform the telecoms market.
» 11 Sep 2013
North and South Korea have agreed to re-start operations at the shuttered Kaesong industrial zone, Seoul says.
» 09 Sep 2013
Kremlin-backed candidate Sergei Sobyanin has won the election for mayor of Moscow by a narrow margin, results released by Russian election officials indicate.
» 05 Sep 2013
Europe's towns and cities are particularly vulnerable to the threat posed by invasive species, say experts.
» 04 Sep 2013
A new timeline for the origin of ancient Egypt has been established by scientists.
» 03 Sep 2013
Current methods of measuring the full material cost of imported goods are highly inaccurate say researchers.
» 02 Sep 2013
China's manufacturing activity picked up speed in August, hitting a 16-month high, allaying some fears of a sharp slowdown in its economy.
» 30 Aug 2013
Rwanda has accused government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo of deliberately shelling its territory, killing a woman and wounding her baby.
» 29 Aug 2013
Brokerage giant Merrill Lynch has settled a racial discrimination lawsuit for $160m (£103.1m), which could affect as many as 1,200 employees in the US.
» 28 Aug 2013
The US is to send a senior official to North Korea to request the release of a US man jailed in the communist state.
» 27 Aug 2013
The US government will reach its debt limit by mid-October unless Congress acts quickly, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has warned.
» 26 Aug 2013
AsiaZ's biggest oil refiner, China Petrochemical Corporation also known as Sinopec, has posted a 24% jump in profit in the January to June period.
» 23 Aug 2013
The Nasdaq exchange has resumed trading, after an earlier suspension for a "technical issue".
» 22 Aug 2013
China's manufacturing activity rebounded in August, a preliminary survey by HSBC has indicated, easing fears of a slowdown in its economy.
» 21 Aug 2013
India's central bank has said that it will inject 80bn rupees ($1.3bn; £806m) into the country's banking system by buying long-term government bonds.
» 20 Aug 2013
Pakistani ex-President Pervez Musharraf has been indicted on three charges over the 2007 assassination of opposition leader and former PM Benazir Bhutto.
» 19 Aug 2013
Brazil says the detention under British terror laws of one of its citizens at London's Heathrow airport caused "grave concern" and was "unjustified".
» 16 Aug 2013
The US National Security Agency (NSA) broke privacy rules and overstepped its legal authority thousands of times in the past two years, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
» 15 Aug 2013
Network equipment giant Cisco Systems has announced plans to cut 4,000 jobs, about 5% of its workforce.
» 14 Aug 2013
At least 18 sailors are feared to be trapped on board an Indian submarine that caught fire after an explosion in a Mumbai dockyard, officials say.
» 13 Aug 2013
Two men have been sentenced to death and three more jailed over a clash in China's far-west Xinjiang region that left 21 people dead.
» 12 Aug 2013
Reports from Egypt say the interim authorities are planning to start breaking up two sit-ins by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
» 08 Aug 2013
The Kremlin says it is "disappointed" the US cancelled bilateral talks in September, after Russia granted asylum to intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.
» 07 Aug 2013
The US government filed two lawsuits against Bank of America relating to fraud on $850m (£553m) of mortgage-backed securities.
» 06 Aug 2013
Australia's central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate to a new record low, in an attempt to spur a fresh wave of economic growth.
» 05 Aug 2013
China's services sector expanded slightly in July, an HSBC survey showed, indicating that growth in the sector had steadied.
» 01 Aug 2013
The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 1.7% in the second quarter of the year, the Commerce Department has said.
» 31 Jul 2013
Julian Assange, founder of the anti-secrecy organisation Wikileaks, has said the conviction of US Army Private Bradley Manning on spying charges is a "dangerous precedent".
» 26 Jul 2013
King Juan Carlos has said all Spanish people feel the pain of the families of the 80 people killed in a high-speed train crash in north-western Spain.
» 24 Jul 2013
China's manufacturing activity fell to an 11-month low in July, hurt by a decline in new orders, according to a preliminary survey by HSBC.
» 22 Jul 2013
A powerful earthquake has struck China's north-west Gansu province, killing at least 22 people and injuring more than 200, officials say
» 19 Jul 2013
Detroit has become the largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy, with debts of at least $15bn (£10bn).
» 18 Jul 2013
A Pakistani Taliban leader has sent a letter to schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, 16, expressing shock that she was shot by Taliban gunmen last year.
» 17 Jul 2013
Annual US consumer price inflation hit 1.8% in June as clothing, petrol and services costs all increased.
» 16 Jul 2013
US retail sales grew in June, but at a slower rate than was expected by many analysts.
» 09 Jul 2013
Egypt's interim leader has outlined his timetable for new elections, amid continuing unrest in the country.
» 08 Jul 2013
The Boeing 777 that crash-landed at San Francisco airport was "significantly below" its target speed near the runway and the pilot tried to abort the landing, US investigators say.
» 05 Jul 2013
China and Russia are beginning joint naval drills which Beijing has described as the country's largest with a foreign partner.
» 03 Jul 2013
Fighting in Afghanistan could be stopped "in weeks" if Pakistan told the Taliban to end the insurgency, the head of the Afghan army has told the BBC.
» 02 Jul 2013
A deadly wildfire raging in Arizona remains uncontained, as the 19 elite firefighters killed by the blaze were identified and mourned
» 01 Jul 2013
Huge protests across Egypt calling for the resignation of President Mohammed Morsi have taken place through the night, with some outbreaks of violence.
» 27 Jun 2013
European Union (EU) finance ministers have agreed an outline plan on how to rescue troubled banks - without leaving taxpayers to face the bill.
» 26 Jun 2013
Japan's SoftBank will become one of the world's largest mobile operators after shareholders in Sprint Nextel backed its revised bid for a 78% stake in the business.
» 25 Jun 2013
Chinese stocks have fallen further amid continued concern over the impact of a credit tightening on its economy.
» 24 Jun 2013
Nelson Mandela has become critically ill in hospital, the South African presidency has announced.
» 21 Jun 2013
Pollution levels reached a new record high for a third day in a row in Singapore, as smoky haze from fires in Indonesia shrouded the city state.
» 20 Jun 2013
Brazilian authorities have failed to halt nationwide protests, despite reversing the public-transport fare increases that sparked the unrest.
» 19 Jun 2013
The UN says 7.6 million people became refugees in 2012, with the total number now higher than at any time since 1994.
» 18 Jun 2013
A suicide attacker is believed to have targeted a prominent Afghan politician just as Nato formally hands over command of security responsibilities to Afghan forces.
» 17 Jun 2013
The Chinese government has ordered firms in heavy-polluting industries to cut emissions by 30% by 2017.
» 14 Jun 2013
Heavily populated Syrian cities such as Aleppo, shown on 6 June, have seen brutal street fighting between Assad's forces and the opposition rebels
» 13 Jun 2013
The deputy chairman of Turkey's ruling AK party says it is open to the idea of a referendum on controversial plans to redevelop Istanbul's Gezi Park.
» 12 Jun 2013
Istanbul (CNN) -- A central square and park in Istanbul erupted Tuesday and into Wednesday in an unsettling, chaotic chorus, with tear gas canisters and water cannons from police met by fireworks, metal banging and defiant chanting from protesters.
The drama followed an ebb and flow of demonstrators all day from the Turkish city's Taksim Square and the abutting Gezi Park, where they've camped out for days, in response to the actions of riot police.
It is all a continuation of demonstrations that first focused on the environment -- opposition to a plan to build a mall at the park -- but has evolved into a crusade against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's allegedly authoritarian ways.
On Tuesday, just before planned talks between Erdogan and protest organizers, there was no obvious resolution in sight. Certainly, neither side backed down in the latest round of clashes.
» 11 Jun 2013
Afghan police arrive at the site of an attack in Kabul on Monday, June 10. Taliban fighters, armed with guns and explosives, clashed with security forces after taking over a building near Kabul International Airport on Monday. The fighting ended with all seven attackers dead, Afghan officials said.
» 10 Jun 2013
A former CIA technical worker has been identified by the UK's Guardian newspaper as the source of leaks about US
» 06 Jun 2013
The US has condemned the Syrian military's attack on Qusair, a strategic town over which it gained control after a bloody siege
» 05 Jun 2013
Police in the Turkish city of Istanbul have used tear gas and water cannon against protesters in a fifth night of anti-government demonstrations.
» 04 Jun 2013
River levels in the Czech Republic have risen sharply overnight after the authorities were forced to open several dams in the south of the country.
» 31 May 2013
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has warned Israel that it will respond in kind to any future air strikes.
» 30 May 2013
The military chief of the main umbrella group of Syrian rebels, the Free Syrian Army, has accused Hezbollah fighters of "invading" Syria in a BBC interview.
» 29 May 2013
An emergency debate on Syria is due to be held at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday.
» 28 May 2013
European Union foreign ministers have agreed not to renew the union's arms embargo on the Syrian opposition, due to expire on Saturday.
» 27 May 2013
There have been allegations that officials at Cairo's Zeinhom mortuary have been doctoring autopsy reports to cover up suspicious deaths, despite claims from the country's police force that it no longer shoots protesters.
» 24 May 2013
President Barack Obama has defended the use of drones in a "just war" of self-defence against deadly militants and a campaign that had made America safer.
» 23 May 2013
A man killed in a suspected terrorist attack in south-east London was a member of the armed forces, senior Whitehall sources have confirmed.
» 22 May 2013
Emergency crews' search in the ruins left by the gigantic tornado that killed two dozen people in Oklahoma on Monday is almost over, say officials.
» 21 May 2013
At least 51 people, including 20 children, have been left dead after a huge tornado tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, officials in the US state say.
» 20 May 2013
Fighting has raged in Syria's town of Qusair after government troops launched a major operation to seize the strategic rebel stronghold.
» 16 May 2013
The BBC has been shown evidence claiming to corroborate reports of a chemical attack in Syria last month.
» 15 May 2013
Taiwan is suspending hiring Filipino workers and recalling its envoy amid a row over the killing of a fisherman.
» 14 May 2013
Many Bangladeshi textile factories near the capital, Dhaka, have shut because of unrest sparked by the collapse of a
factory building last month, the country's textile association has said.
» 10 May 2013
The death toll from Bangladesh's worst industrial accident has passed 1,000 as recovery teams continue to find more bodies in the wreckage.
» 08 May 2013
When friends and neighbours held a vigil last month to mark the ninth year of Gina DeJesus' disappearance, Ariel Castro was there, comforting her mother.
» 07 May 2013
Three young women who vanished about a decade ago in the US state of Ohio have been found and are in hospital in a fair condition, officials have said.
» 03 May 2013
The special prosecutor in former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's murder case has been shot dead, police say.
» 30 Apr 2013
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is to abdicate in favour of her son Prince Willem-Alexander - an event which is being celebrated across the nation.
» 29 Apr 2013
Rescue work on a collapsed building in Bangladesh has entered a sixth day, but officials say they no longer expect to find any survivors.
» 23 Apr 2013
No mention has been made of any possible motive for the Boston Marathon bombing in the charges filed against surviving suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
» 22 Apr 2013
US federal prosecutors are preparing charges against the surviving Boston Marathon bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as more details emerge of his capture.
» 19 Apr 2013
The FBI has released photos of two suspects it wants to identify as part of the investigation into Monday's Boston Marathon bombings.
» 18 Apr 2013
President Barack Obama has lashed out at senators who blocked a bipartisan plan to support expanded background checks on firearms.
» 17 Apr 2013
FBI images show a backpack and apparent fragments of a pressure cooker as it probes the attack on the Boston Marathon that left three dead.
» 28 Aug 2012
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has confirmed his government is holding exploratory talks with the country's largest rebel group, the Farc.
» 28 Aug 2012
President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana, as Tropical Storm Isaac threatens to hit the US as a category two hurricane.
» 28 Aug 2012
The Arctic has lost more sea ice this year than at any time since satellite records began in 1979, Nasa says.
» 28 Aug 2012
Google has said that it does not want the ruling in the Apple-Samsung patent lawsuit to "limit" consumers' access to Android devices.
» 27 Aug 2012
US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon, has died aged 82.
» 27 Aug 2012
Tropical Storm Isaac swirled into the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, threatening to disrupt U.S. offshore oil and gas supplies and strengthen into a powerful hurricane that could make landfall near Louisiana almost seven years to the day after Katrina struck.
» 27 Aug 2012
Shares of Samsung Electronics have suffered their biggest fall in a single day, in almost four years, after a US jury found the technology giant copied designs from Apple.
» 27 Aug 2012
Profits at China's industrial firms have dipped for the fourth successive month, adding to fears about a sharp slowdown in China's economy.
» 24 Aug 2012
A Norwegian court is due to deliver its verdict in the trial of mass killer Anders Behring Breivik.
» 24 Aug 2012
Police in Peru have seized more than 16,000 dried seahorses which were to be exported illegally to Asian countries.
» 24 Aug 2012
David Cameron held a low-key meeting in Downing Street with the King of Bahrain on Thursday, prompting concerns among human rights groups.
» 24 Aug 2012
US cycling star Lance Armstrong has announced he will no longer fight drug charges from the US anti-doping agency, ahead of a Friday deadline.
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