US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen pours cold water on the prospect of a second rise in interest rates any time soon.
Japanese brewer Asahi says it has agreed to buy the Peroni and Grolsch beer brands, which are being sold to allow AB InBev to take over SABMiller.
Chad's President Idriss Deby promises that if he is elected again he will reinstate term limits which would have stopped him running for office.
An international effort to detect ripples in space-time, called gravitational waves, has scheduled an announcement on Thursday.
Did a meteorite kill a man in India last week? It's highly unlikely, writes Soutik Biswas.
Scientists are planning to recreate the ocean journey that brought first settlers to Japan.
Turkey's president lashed out at the US over its support for Syrian Kurdish groups, accusing it of creating a "sea of blood" in the region.
Greek Twitter gloating over Deutsche Bank's struggles
Twitter announces it is starting to place video ads at the top of its users' timeline feeds.
Traditional leaders in South Africa express their "disquiet" over chief Mandla Mandela's conversion to Islam.
Three mine workers are still trapped under rubble after their container above ground fell into the South African mine on Friday.
Russian opposition politician Mikhail Kasyanov says a group of men burst into the restaurant where he was eating, threw cake and shouted threats.
Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson pleads guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and denies two other charges.
Olympic bronze medallist Beth Tweddle takes her first assisted steps since neck surgery following her fall on The Jump.
Pascal Wehrlein, who was the reserve driver for Mercedes last season, takes the first of two vacant Manor seats for 2016.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, seen as the architect of the country's interventions against militants, says he is standing down.
An Israeli court extends former PM Ehud Olmert's 18-month jail sentence for bribery by a month, after rejecting a plea bargain over another charge.
Google banishes banner ads built in Adobe Flash from its advertising networks, the company has announced.
Chinese netizens are worried about "freakish" monkey mascot Kang Kang, after he failed to appear in the new year extravaganza on state TV.
Last Samurai star Ken Watanabe says he is suffering from stomach cancer and delays his return to Broadway while he has treatment.