Stocks around the world have fallen for a fifth day amid growing concern about the coronavirus outbreak.
In London, the FTSE 100 index fell 1.1% in early trading, mirroring similar falls on other European
The new chancellor must raise taxes in his first Budget or break the government's rules on borrowing, a leading economic think tank has warned.
Rishi Sunak is under pressure to increase spending on the NHS, social care and schools.
At least 20 civilians, including nine children, were killed in Syrian army strikes in the Idlib region on Tuesday, a Syrian human rights monitor said.
The Mexican government says it regrets a ruling by the US Supreme Court that bars the family of a Mexican boy who was killed in 2010 from suing the US border patrol agent who shot him.
Health officials in the US have warned Americans to brace for the "inevitable" spread of the coronavirus disease that is sweeping the world.
Two US students accused of murdering a police officer have appeared in court in Italy at the start of their trial. Mario Cerciello Rega, 35, was stabbed to death
A five-year-old law banning professionally assisted suicide has been rejected as unconstitutional by Germany's top court.
The Democratic presidential candidate debate in Charleston, South Carolina, reprised a piece of political theatre similar to a performance six days earlier in Las Vegas.
Delhi remains on edge after a third consecutive night of rioting, with reports of Muslim homes and shops being targeted by violent mobs.
Several European countries have announced their first coronavirus cases, all apparently linked to the growing outbreak in Italy.
Accusers of Harvey Weinstein have welcomed the guilty verdicts in the rape and sexual assault case against the former Hollywood mogul. Actress Rose McGowan told
The widow of US basketball legend Kobe Bryant is suing the owner of the helicopter that crashed last month, killing her husband and 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. Bryant, Gianna and seven others died
Plácido Domingo has apologised for "causing hurt" to several women who have accused him of sexual harassment.
The opera star resigned as general manager of the Los Angeles Opera after several allegations were made.
India and the US have signed defence, energy and telecoms deals but failed to reach a much-talked about trade accord. President Donald Trump hailed a "very productive visit" but said he would keep working with Indian PM Narendra Modi for
The race is on to find out how the deadly coronavirus jumped from animals to humans. Helen Briggs looks at how scientists are trying to trace the source of the outbreak.
Somewhere in China, a bat flits across the sky, leaving a trace of coronavirus in its droppings, which fall to the forest floor. A wild animal, possibly a pangolin snuffling for insects among the leaves,
Manchester United's revenue fell by nearly 12% in the six months to December, largely because of the club's absence from the Champions League.
Broadcasting revenue fell by 33.4% over the period, although commercial revenue rose by 6.5% and matchday revenue remained largely the same.
Ministers from the EU have approved their mandate for post-Brexit trade talks with the UK.
The document - approved by the EU General Affairs Council on Tuesday - will be the basis for the negotiations, to be carried out by Michel Barnier.
In an era of online ordering and borderless travel, Tino has had to revert to hand-delivering items across a checkpoint - within his own country. He parks beside the police cars blocking a road to Codogno,
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