Islamist groups seize Syrian city of Idlib

Hardline insurgents gain control of second province

Australia latest to support China-led bank

Canberra plans to join AIIB despite US opposition

Ellen Pao loses Kleiner gender bias case

Jury finds in favour of Silicon Valley firm on all counts

Yellen says rates likely to rise gradually

Fed chair presents arguments for central bank’s caution

India’s diamond polishers lose their sparkle

Growth stalling and profits dwindling for country’s diamantaires

Lubitz: mystery at centre of Alps tragedy

Prosecutors believe co-pilot kept illness a secret

Yemen’s ousted president vetoes ceasefire

Saudi-led coalition bombs Houthi fighters advancing on Aden

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Intel in talks to acquire Altera

Would be largest Silicon Valley deal since Facebook’s WhatsApp bid

Brazil’s economy ekes out 0.3% growth

Economists predict the deepest recession in decades this year

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Greece to pay pensions . . . for this month

No assurances about €450m payment to IMF due on April 9

Dr Google assists in robotic surgery

Collaboration with J&J on operating table systems

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Westminster women: the gender gap

Elizabeth Rigby asks leading female politicians why the UK parliament remains a men’s club

Singapore: Life after Lee

The death of its founding father has triggered questions over the future of the tightly controlled city-state

Destiny the video game by Activision

Video gaming has come of age

National Videogame Arcade is recognition of the creativity of games, writes Helen Lewis

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