The owner of B&Q has sold a controlling stake in its loss-making China operation for £140m.
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Bonuses for senior City workers are tipped to rise by 21% in 2015, despite the latest regulatory crackdown in the wake of the financial crisis.
A burglary suspect has died after being shot by a Taser in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
The United Nations Security Council is to hold its first ever meeting to discuss "unspeakable atrocities" and "grave human rights violations" allegedly being carried out in North Korea.
A young man has been shot dead and another injured as they sat in a car in Sheffield city centre.
The era of OPEC domination over the global energy market is over, the former head of the oil cartel has told Sky News.
The gunman who shot dead two New York City police officers told passers-by to "watch what I'm going to do", moments before the attack.
Billie Whitelaw, famous for roles in films such as The Omen, has died aged 82, her son has confirmed.
A man heard shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest") has been arrested in France after ploughing his car into crowds of people.
The diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases and cancer could be transformed by an ambitious project that will see 100,000 complete sets of people's genes decoded.
Politicians in Northern Ireland are running out of time to reach agreement on issues threatening the future of devolved government.
From the outside America may seem to be a land of endless optimism and confidence. But could it be in danger of falling apart?
A London-listed exhibitions firm will this week announce a £20m takeover that will reduce its reliance on Russia amid the country's currency crisis and the ongoing impact of international san
Boko Haram militants have released a video apparently showing civilians being shot as they lie face down in a hall as the group's leader boasted the floor was "crimsoned" with blood.
A police officer has been shot to death in Florida, authorities say, hours after two cops were killed in Brooklyn.
President Barack Obama says he does not consider the Sony hack an act of war but an act of "cyber-vandalism".
Survivors have welcomed reports, in a letter seen by Sky News, that Theresa May is planning to scrap the panel set up to investigate allegations of historical child sex abuse.
The long-range weather forecast now goes as far as Christmas Day - and reveals where it is most likely to snow.
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been taken to hospital suffering from pneumonia.
A father and his two young sons have been found in the Australian Outback after spending days stuck in a bog.
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