US drugs giant AbbVie has raised its takeover offer for UK rival Shire to £30.1bn in its latest attempt to persuade the firm to agree to a deal.
Egypt's Antiquities Ministry challenges the sale of a 4,000-year-old statue by Northampton Borough Council.
Typhoon Neoguri is approaching Japan's Okinawa island chain, packing strong winds and torrential rain.
Australia says it will not return a group of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka without giving 72 hours' notice, at an emergency high court hearing.
Mourners pay tribute to Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano as his coffin goes on public display at the Bernabeu.
The Vatican bank has seen its 2013 profit almost wiped out largely due to a clean-up process which has seen it end relationships with 3,000 customers.
Fears linger in Ukrainian city after rebels flee
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Nicaragua unveils the route of the inter-oceanic canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific it is planning to start building later this year.
The film Half of a Yellow Sun, about the Biafran war, is to be shown in cinemas in Nigeria from August after film censors gave it approval.
Engineering firm Rolls-Royce sees a record 33% rise in luxury car sales in the half year to June compared with last year.
Low-skilled workers from the UK and abroad are at risk of exploitation because labour regulations are being flouted or not properly enforced, a report warns.
Israel carries out more air strikes on the Gaza Strip, following a volley of rockets fired on Israel by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas.
Rare footage showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un limping as he attends commemorations marking the 20th anniversary of his grandfather's death have aired on state TV.
A typical full-time writer earns £11,000 a year, according to research by an authors' society.
Some witnesses refused to testify at the televised trial of Oscar Pistorius because of the publicity, his lawyer says, as his defence closes.
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Rosdeep Adekoya, mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, appears in court in Edinburgh charged with his murder.
It is perhaps not everyone's idea of team bonding or your company away day, but the founder of Tough Mudder is banking annual revenues of more than $100m (£58m).
Former Coronation Street actress actress Julie Hesmondhalgh is nominated for best soap actress at the TV Choice Awards.