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Ennis-Hill to miss indoor season

Fri, 2016-02-05 04:36
Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will miss the indoor athletics season with an Achilles injury.

Zimbabwe declares drought disaster

Fri, 2016-02-05 04:29
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster in most rural parts of the country severely hit by a drought.

BG Group profit up ahead of takeover

Fri, 2016-02-05 03:26
Oil and gas firm BG Group, whose takeover by Royal Dutch Shell is almost complete, reports a rise in its in final full-year earnings.

ArcelorMittal slumps to $8bn loss

Fri, 2016-02-05 03:23
ArcelorMittal slumps to an annual loss of almost $8bn (£5.4bn) as the world's biggest steelmaker is hit by plunging commodity prices.

Gut microbes 'help bears hibernate'

Fri, 2016-02-05 03:05
A Swedish study suggests that changes in the gut flora of brown bears help them to cope with the weird metabolic demands of hibernation.

Democratic debate: Five key battles

Fri, 2016-02-05 03:00
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton fight over where the heart and head of the Democratic Party should be in their only one-on-one debate so far.

Toyota profit up 5% on US demand

Fri, 2016-02-05 02:21
The world's biggest carmaker, Toyota, reports a 4.7% year-on-year rise in net income for the December quarter, due in part to stronger sales in the US.

Thai campaign targets condom stigma

Fri, 2016-02-05 00:41
Thai authorities launch a pre-Valentine's Day campaign urging teenagers not to be ashamed to buy and carry condoms.

Plans put forward to cap US gas leak

Fri, 2016-02-05 00:26
Plans have been put forward to cap a huge gas leak near Los Angeles by the end of next week, a Californian official says.

Indonesia's growth slows for fifth year

Thu, 2016-02-04 21:40
Growth in South East Asia's largest economy, Indonesia, has come in at 4.76% for 2015 - the fifth consecutive yearly decline.

Spread of bee disease 'largely manmade'

Thu, 2016-02-04 21:16
The global honeybee trade is driving a pandemic that threatens hives and wild bees, according to a study.

PM in Poland and Denmark for EU talks

Thu, 2016-02-04 20:33
David Cameron is travelling to Poland and Denmark as he tries to win support for his package of reforms aimed at keeping Britain in the EU.

VIDEO: Rare Ferrari to go under the hammer

Thu, 2016-02-04 20:22
A 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti is expected to fetch up to 32m euros ($34m) at auction in Paris.

VIDEO: Elderly bridge club raided by Thai police

Thu, 2016-02-04 20:19
A promise by Thailand's military rulers to rid the country of corrupt practices nets some unusual suspects - a group of elderly foreign card players.

Iraq divisions undermine IS fight

Thu, 2016-02-04 20:10
Long-standing divisions between Iraq's religious and ethnic communities are undermining the battle against self-styled Islamic State, says Jim Muir.

Ukraine teeters a few steps from chaos

Thu, 2016-02-04 20:02
The surprise resignation of Ukraine's economy minister is a blunt reminder that the country very much remains just a few steps away from chaos and instability.

VIDEO: The largest annual human migration

Thu, 2016-02-04 19:58
Chinese New Year sees the largest annual human migration in the world. What are the numbers?

Greeks 'necktie revolt' over pensions

Thu, 2016-02-04 19:57
Greeks fight back to defend their pensions

India's 'dead' car auctions: Where you can get a Porsche for $7,000

Thu, 2016-02-04 19:54
Where you can get a Porsche for $7,000

Does Ethiopia need aid to cope with drought?

Thu, 2016-02-04 19:52
Drought stalks fast-growing Ethiopia