Ex-BP worker fined over shares trade

A BP employee who oversaw the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon in 2010 agrees to settle a charge of insider trading.

Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy

What in the World: A new report finds that an elite few dominate policy, the human error behind South Korea’s ferry tragedy, and Algeria’s uneasy status quo election.

Indian bike messenger firm takes off

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Should drug firms make payments to doctors?

Does it matter that drug firms give doctors and gifts?

Welcome (back) to Beijing

The BBC’s new editor on what’s changed since she last lived there

Mulberry warns of lower profits

Luxury goods retailer Mulberry issues its second since Christmas and says it will look to introduce new “more affordable” products.

Australia navy captains disciplined

An Australian navy captain is removed from his command and another disciplined for violating ‘s waters on asylum patrol duties.

Harrowing text messages as ferry sank

As ferry sank, students sent parents harrowing text messages

BP Portrait Award shortlist unveiled

Three artists are shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2014, for work featuring a homeless man, a reluctant and a mature fashionista.

Co-op Group reports £2.5bn loss

The Co-operative Group reports of £2.5bn, the worst results in its 150-year history, after what its chief executive calls a “disastrous” year.

Iran has 'cut uranium stock' – IAEA

Iran has neutralised half of its higher-enriched uranium stockpile, in keeping with a deal agreed earlier this year, the world’s nuclear says.

Mini-sub performs full MH370 search

A mini-sub searching for the missing Malaysian completes a full mission at its third attempt, after technical issues cut the first two short.

Palace loss should not stand – Cardiff

Cardiff City claim got hold of important team information in advance of a key Premier League match.

Leigh and Loach selected for Cannes

Veteran British directors Mike Leigh and Ken Loach see their new films selected for competition at this year’s Cannes .