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Investor confidence in Saudi Arabia remains strong, according to the governor of a body which attracts investment to the kingdom, in spite of the price of oil halving.
The Sony World Photography Awards reveals the winners of its first mobile phone category, alongside winners of 2015's open and youth competitions.
Philips is to sell 80% of its holding in its lighting components business for $2.8bn (£1.89bn) to US-based technology fund Go Scale Capital.
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says he has asked for permission to end martial law, replacing it with new curbs.
Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield is to join Championship rugby union side Yorkshire Carnegie at the end of the current rugby league season.
Joan Kagezi, the top Ugandan state prosecutor in the trial of 13 men suspected of a deadly al-Shabab bomb attack, is shot dead in Kampala.
There have been calls in Europe for protection for investors in crowdfunding investment schemes.
The UK's economy grew at a faster pace than initially estimated last year, revised official figures show.
A Malaysian court finds a local man guilty of murdering two British medical students in Borneo.
France's Senate rejects a planned 2013 law penalising people who pay for sex and decides to maintain the offence of soliciting.
Deflation in the eurozone eased during March while the rate of unemployment dipped slightly in February, figures show.
Peruvian Prime Minister Ana Jara is sacked by Congress over allegations that the country's spy agency gathered information on thousands of Peruvians.
The wife and adult children of late actor and comedian Robin Williams agree to meet outside court to try and resolve their dispute over his belongings.
NFL side Atlanta Falcons lose their draft pick for 2016 and are fined $350,000 for using fake crowd noise at home games.
A British tourist killed in a terror attack at a museum in Tunisia died from gunshot wounds, a coroner hears.
Myanmar's President Thein Sein witnesses the signing of a draft ceasefire deal between the government and 16 rebel groups, which the UN says is "historic".
Italian online fashion retailer Yoox agrees an all-share merger deal London-based rival Net-a-Porter.
Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman denies he is quitting the show after a leaked email from him thanking staff and marking the end of an era.
The chairman of South Africa's power utility resigns following calls for him to be sacked over allegations of interfering with operations.
Police are continuing to investigate the deaths of British couple Peter and Jean Tarsey, both 77, who were found dead with bullet wounds in a village near Benidorm.