China military budget 'to rise 10%'

China's military budget will rise by about 10% in 2015, an official says, in another double-digit increase.

Posted by on 4 March 2015 | 12:49 am

Politicians targeted over Petrobras

Brazil's chief prosecutor seeks to investigate 54 people, including politicians, for alleged involvement in a kickback scheme at state oil firm Petrobras.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 11:33 pm

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Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 11:18 pm

India surprises with second rate cut

The Reserve Bank of India cuts its key interest rate, in a surprise move for the second time this year.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 11:07 pm

Australian pair moved for execution

Two Australian drug-smugglers are transferred from Bali to another Indonesian island where they are due to be executed by firing squad.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 10:54 pm

Obama dismisses Netanyahu speech

US President Barack Obama reacts scathingly to a speech by Israel's prime minister, saying it offers no viable alternative to his Iran policy.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 10:04 pm

Clegg in drug law election pledge

The Lib Dem election manifesto will include a pledge to hand drugs policy from the Home Office to the Department of Health, Nick Clegg is to say.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 9:13 pm

Royal hoax station committed crime

A radio station broke the law by broadcasting a hoax call with a nurse caring for the Duchess of Cambridge, Australia's high court rules.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 8:11 pm

Farage 'rejects immigration targets'

The UK Independence Party will not adopt "arbitrary" immigration targets, its leader pledges, having said net annual migration should be capped at 50,000.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 7:59 pm

Brazil judge suspended over Porsche

A judge in Brazil is suspended from an insider trading case against tycoon Eike Batista, after he is seen driving the billionaire's Porsche.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 7:54 pm

Target to cut several thousand jobs

US retail giant Target plans to cut several thousand jobs as it tries to slash $2bn (£1.3bn) in costs over the next two years.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 7:45 pm

Is Turkey increasingly misogynistic?

After the murder of a young Turkish woman generates massive protests, four expert witnesses discuss whether life is getting worse for women under President Erdogan.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 7:28 pm

The lessons from Russia's latest killing

The killing of Boris Nemtsov adds to the growing sense of unease about dark undercurrents in Russian politics, says Bridget Kendall.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 7:28 pm

Militants 'seize Libyan oil fields'

Islamist militants have seized two oil fields in central Libya, officials say, as rival factions reportedly carry out air strikes.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 7:25 pm

Australia economy grows 2.5% on year

Australia's economy grew 2.5% in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, marking its slowest pace of annual growth last year.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 7:24 pm

Viewpoint: Why I loved Nemtsov

A murder in an atmosphere of hatred and intolerance

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 7:23 pm

Striking gold with a hoard of lost property

The lost property shop stuffed with diamonds, bikes... and a leg

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 7:23 pm

Workers' pay 'below pre-crisis level'

Incomes for those of working age are still below pre-crisis levels, according to research by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS).

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 7:22 pm

Colombia holds Chinese arms ship

The Colombian authorities arrest the captain of a China-flagged ship on its way to Cuba with military material on board and no legal papers.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 6:45 pm

Sony VR helmet set for 2016 launch

Sony unveils an upgraded version of its PlayStation virtual reality helmet, which it says will go on sale in the first half of 2016.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 6:44 pm

Kew cuts 'a recipe for failure'

The government's financial management of Kew Gardens is a "recipe for failure", a Select Committee report warns.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 6:43 pm

Adults get flu 'every five years'

Adults catch real flu about once every five years, while children get it every other year, scientists calculate, based on a field study in China.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 6:42 pm

VIDEO: The man who invented impressionism

Will Gompertz takes a look at the Inventing Impressionism exhibition at The National Gallery.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 6:34 pm

VIDEO: Black girl 'forced out of Alabama school'

As the BBC's Aleem Maqbool retraces one of the great civil rights journeys, the march 50 years ago from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama, he finds segregation still happening in a different form.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 6:32 pm

Stegosaurus gives up body weight

Scientists work out the body mass of the superb Stegosaurus specimen recently put on display at London's Natural History Museum.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 6:17 pm