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The founder of a $200m hedge fund, Thomas Gilbert Sr, is shot dead in his flat in New York's Manhattan district, police say.
Images from a German soldier's camera
China's Xiaomi said it more than doubled its revenue in 2014, just a week after it was named the world's most valuable tech start-up.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott reaffirms Australia's commitment to the military campaign against Islamic State (IS) during a surprise visit to Iraq.
Parents are being encouraged to cut back on the amount of sugar they feed children as part of a new public health campaign.
The new year has prompted a new round of political fighting over the future of the NHS. This could be just the start of an intense focus on the health service in the run up to the election.
Firefighters in South Australia say they are racing to get a major bushfire under control before weather conditions worsen later in the week.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is beginning a tour to China and oil producing countries as he tries to stem the impact of falling oil prices.
Japan's main share index was lower in early trading on Monday, as Asia's markets reopened for the first full week in 2015.
All school children from primary one to three are now entitled to a free school meal, the Scottish government says.
The NHS can only offer a "sticking plaster" for a health gap between rich and poor by itself, it has been claimed.
New restrictions on Syrians entering Lebanon come into force, further tightening the flow of asylum seekers trying to escape the war.
Alternative Limb Project's designs stretch the imagination
How beer firm Brewdog was able to become so popular
The striking results of testing old US rape kits
How will the value of your home change in 2015?
Online purchases drove sales growth at retail chain John Lewis over the Christmas period.
Newborn babies across England will be screened for more rare, debilitating genetic diseases from today.
Premier League pair want Real Madrid star, Steven Gerrard rejects Qatar move, Tottenham to sell Hugo Lloris, plus more.
The cardboard box that allowed anyone to take snapshots