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Italian oil firm ENI may cut Alitalia's fuel supply on Saturday unless the airline secures ongoing financing.
Samsung Electronics, the world's best-selling smartphone maker, launches a handset with a curved display screen.
Risking death underground in South Africa for gold dust
The woman with a cool head set to lead the Federal Reserve
The Council of Europe, the continent's main human rights watchdog, warns Spain that its austerity programme could have a devastating impact on children.
Lithuanian dairy products are the latest foods to be added to the list of items that have at some point been banned in Russia.
UK industrial production fell unexpectedly in August, showing its biggest decline for nearly a year, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Disney-owned animation studio Pixar is to close its studio in Vancouver, Canada, resulting in 100 job losses.
Would Janet Yellen be the Federal Reserve's fall gal?
Governments forced to rescue the world's banking system are being warned by the OECD that there will be no bailout if there is a climate crisis.
Dyson is mounting a legal challenge against the EU's labelling policy for vacuum cleaners, saying it gives a misleading impression of the firm's products.
Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, agrees to dissolve its joint venture with one of India's leading business groups, Bharti Enterprises.
US President Obama says he is willing to hold budget talks with Republicans, but not if they "demand a ransom in exchange for doing their jobs".
Yum Brands, the owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, posts a 68% drop in quarterly profits after food scares in China hit sales.
The BBC's Cindy Sui talks to Yen Tseng about his student exchange programme bringing Chinese travellers and students to experience his take on Taiwan.
The BBC's Cindy Sui talks to Yen Tseng about his student exchange programme bringing Chinese travellers and students to experience his local take on Taiwan.
The NFL will stage three regular-season games at Wembley next year as it continues its push for a London franchise.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has trimmed its forecast for global economic growth at the same time as lifting its UK growth projection.
Some older Samsung gadgets look set to be banned from being imported to the US thanks to a patent row with Apple.
Serbia's government outlines a wide-ranging package of austerity measures including wage cuts of up to 25%, in an effort to avoid bankruptcy, the finance minister says.