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Amazon posts modest holiday profits

Thu, 2015-01-29 13:17
The online retail giant Amazon reports weaker profits for the busy Christmas period, but a 15% rise in sales cheers investors.

US Congress passes Keystone approval

Thu, 2015-01-29 12:46
The US Senate passes a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, sending it to President Barack Obama's desk for a likely veto.

Portugal gives Jews 'return rights'

Thu, 2015-01-29 12:41
The Portuguese government grants citizenship rights to descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled from the country five centuries ago.

Sleeping driver caused fatal crash

Thu, 2015-01-29 12:36
A man admits falling asleep at the wheel seconds before his car crashed into another, killing the driver.

Google profits up nearly 30%

Thu, 2015-01-29 12:31
Internet giant Google reports fourth-quarter profits of $4.76bn, up nearly 30% from the same period a year before, but revenue misses Wall Street expectations.

VIDEO: Gunman arrested at Dutch TV station

Thu, 2015-01-29 12:30
A gunman has been arrested in a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS after disrupting the main evening news, reportedly demanding airtime.

Arrests in £50m laundering probe

Thu, 2015-01-29 11:49
Eleven men are arrested on suspicion of laundering the proceeds of a multimillion-pound alcohol and VAT fraud.

Fraudster will serve time 'at home'

Thu, 2015-01-29 10:53
A woman who admitted conspiring to commit wire fraud after being extradited to America is ordered to spend 18 days in home confinement.

Armed man disrupts Dutch broadcast

Thu, 2015-01-29 10:34
Armed man disrupts Dutch national TV news broadcast, before being arrested, reports say.

Man missed lottery jackpot by seven seconds

Thu, 2015-01-29 10:32
Canada's Supreme Court says it will not hear the appeal of a Quebec man who missed a C$27m (£18m) lottery jackpot by seven seconds.

VIDEO: Concern over Ebola virus mutation

Thu, 2015-01-29 10:30
Scientist in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak have said they believe the virus could be mutating.

Cars stuck in snow amid ice warning

Thu, 2015-01-29 10:24
Several cars are left stuck in snow on the A470 in north Wales as snow closes roads amid hazardous driving conditions.

Hamilton drives new Mercedes F1 car

Thu, 2015-01-29 10:10
Mercedes' new W06 hybrid was given a brief 'shakedown' test at Silverstone by Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

Denmark, Deutschland and deflation

Thu, 2015-01-29 10:06
Our economics correspondent Andrew Walker explains how developments in Germany and Denmark are hallmarks of strange times in the eurozone.

Chicks place low numbers on the left

Thu, 2015-01-29 10:03
Scientists in Italy find that baby chickens associate low and high numbers with left and right, respectively - suggesting they may count using a "mental number line" like humans do.

Sudan blocking aid work, says MSF

Thu, 2015-01-29 09:46
The Brussels-based branch of the medical charity MSF ends its operations in Sudan, saying its work had been made impossible by the authorities.

'Lost' Constable work fetches £3.4m

Thu, 2015-01-29 09:43
A painting bought for £3,500 just 18 months ago sells at auction in New York for £3.4m after John Constable was confirmed as its creator.

Bill Gates insists AI is a threat

Thu, 2015-01-29 09:05
Microsoft's founder says we should worry that AI escape our control, despite claims to the contrary by a Microsoft Research chief.

The information the government won't free

Thu, 2015-01-29 09:02
The reaction when 13 departments were sent the same FOI request

Lonely micro-pig gets a new home

Thu, 2015-01-29 08:56
An abandoned micro-pig, thought to be an unwanted Christmas present, has a new home after an RSPCA appeal.