At least five people have been killed in an explosion at a chemical factory in central Japan, according to news reports.
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Monday 16 September 2013
The US dollar slid while bonds and shares rallied on Monday after the withdrawal of Lawrence Summers from the race to head the Federal Reserve suggested a more gradual approach to tightening monetary policy.
Friday 12 July 2013
Teenager Demi Campbell becomes the seventeenth UK victim of PMA tablets
Wednesday 10 July 2013
A teenager has died after taking fake ecstasy tablets – the seventh reported death linked to the pills.
Tuesday 02 April 2013
Stephen Donald, the outside-half from New Zealand who kicked the All Blacks to a first world title in almost a quarter of a century before flying halfway round the planet for a lucrative stint in Premiership rugby with Bath, has had enough of life in these parts. He is about to leave the Recreation Ground with a season still left on his very expensive contract and take up employment in Japan, where the weekly demands on mind and body are somewhat less severe.
Thursday 24 January 2013
A Wiltshire aristocrat has been acquitted of assaulting one of his family estate's trustees.
Friday 24 August 2012
Anglo American has agreed to sell a stake in its coveted south central Chile properties to Chilean rival Codelco for $1.7bn (£1.1bn), a discount to the $2.8bn market price, ending a bruising 10-month battle between the mining titans.
Monday 30 April 2012
Organisers have cancelled this year's Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials after they accepted there was "no chance" of the ground drying out in time.
Friday 17 February 2012
A mother described today how she was "traumatised" when thieves stole her performance car with her five-year-old son still inside.
Wednesday 17 August 2011
The Australian airline Qantas is to cut up to 1,000 jobs as part of a major shake-up of its international business that will include the launch of a new Asia-based airline.
Tuesday 09 August 2011
Rio Tinto and Mitsubishi have offered to buy out the smaller shareholders in Australia's Coal & Allied Industries for A$1.5bn (£948m) in the latest sign of consolidation in the international mining sector.
Friday 15 April 2011
Friday 11 March 2011
A Europe-wide survey conducted by the consulting firm Deloitte points to widespread interest in electric vehicles (EVs), but also suggests that only a minority think that they may be in the first wave of customers for the technology themselves.
Wednesday 23 February 2011
Sunday 21 November 2010
I'm glad Lord Young has gone, but not for his "never had it so good" gaffe.
Sunday 26 September 2010
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
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