China has suffered what has been called its first corporate bond default, as the government tries to make its financial system more market-orientated.
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A letter bomb intercepted at a postal sorting office in Northern Ireland was addressed to a prison, Sky News sources understand.
The mother of toddler James Bulger has been subjected to vile abuse about her son's murder on Twitter.
Struggling Japanese electronic giant Sony has sold the site where its headquarters were located for six decades.
David Cameron's commitment to an in/out referendum on Europe is bad for British business, Vince Cable will warn as he renews his attack on the Conservatives.
Scientists in Australia plan to track tiny pieces of debris in space and blast them with Earth-based lasers to prevent potential collisions.
The court martial of an Army general accused of sexually assaulting a captain under his command is getting under way.
A backpacker has survived being trapped by floodwaters in the Australian outback by eating flies.
A businessman who lost $500,000 (£298,000) in 17 hours of gambling at a Las Vegas casino is trying to get his money back by claiming he was too drunk to play.
A man tracked down to a modest suburban home in California has denied being the founder of Bitcoin, following a media report naming him.
An ex-girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius broke down in court today as she described how the athlete cheated on her with Reeva Steenkamp.
The owner of Birmingham City football club, Carson Yeung, has been sentenced to six years in jail for money laundering.
Russia now has more than 30,000 troops in Ukraine's disputed Crimea peninsular, according to reports.
Russia is using the same tactics to take control of Crimea as it used in efforts to annex other territories in the region, Georgia's former leader has said.
The presenter at Moscow-backed TV station Russia Today who quit her job live on air has told Sky News she was not willing to be "Putin's mouthpiece" in the US.
The winter storms that battered the UK have resulted in the greatest loss of trees in a generation in some areas, according to the National Trust.
Coastal communities affected by flooding will be able to bid for a share of a £64m fund.
Military historians and archaeologists are exploring a newly rediscovered First World War trench complex in Hampshire, built to train British soldiers before they went to fight on the Western Front
The boss of Network Rail has apologised for failing the families of those killed on level crossings after a report by a committee of MPs criticised the firm for putting lives at risk.
Inside the crowded courtroom at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius there are two sets of relatives enduring the distressing evidence as they sit awkwardly together on the same wooden bench.
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