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Bank of England governor Mark Carney is to be quizzed by MPs over claims some of the bank's officials knew about alleged foreign exchange rate fixing.
Virtu, founded by former New York Mercantile Exchange chair Vincent Viola, becomes the first high-frequency trading firm to file for a public share sale.
New Zealand is to hold a referendum on whether to change the 'post-colonial' national flag, Prime Minister John Key announces.
Shipping in the Canadian city of Vancouver is disrupted as container lorry drivers go on strike.
The US state of Colorado says it collected more than $2m in the first round of tax payments from newly legalised marijuana businesses.
Postal voting is marred by "real fraud" and should be drastically scaled back, a Conservative MP says.
Former Heinz boss William Johnson receives a $110m payday as layoffs continue at the food firm, now owned by Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital.
The rise of Genghis Khan and the huge Mongol Empire in the early 13th century may have been helped by good weather, scientists suggest.
Mt Gox, the troubled Japanese bitcoin exchange, wins bankruptcy protection to temporarily halt US legal action alleging fraud.
Why do massive dam projects so often go wrong?
Forgotten victims of Bolivia's military rule demand recognition
Naples is introducing forensic DNA testing to track down the owners of dogs that foul on the streets of Naples
Meet the New York model who dreams in code
Elephants are able to work out ethnicity, gender and age from the sound of a human voice, according to a study.
Intensive search efforts are under way to try and find flight MH370, which vanished from radar en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur almost three days ago, with 239 people on board.
E-commerce giant eBay cuts the total compensation of its chief executive, John Donahoe, by more than half.
Electoral authorities in El Salvador order a recount of all votes in the unexpectedly close presidential election as both candidates claim victory.
Oldest MP fires parting shot at India's unruly parliament
Libyan officials say they have taken control of a North Korean-flagged tanker that loaded crude oil at a port occupied by rebel forces.
China urges Malaysia to "step up its efforts" in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared on Saturday.