Cook to be replaced

Alastair Cook is set to be dismissed as captain of England’s ODI team ahead of the World Cup. Updated Dec 20, 2014 11:02am

Normalisation of ties

Cuba’s parliament on Friday unanimously ratified a deal reached between Havana and Washington. Updated Dec 20, 2014 10:40am

Palm oil ends higher

Malaysian palm oil futures ended higher on Friday on concerns over monsoon rains hurting output Updated Dec 20, 2014 10:04am

Gold below $1,200/oz

Gold edged lower on Friday, struggling with the $1,200 an ounce mark as the dollar firmed. Updated Dec 20, 2014 10:03am

A turning point?

Apologists for extremism should be held to account. Mr. Aziz even refused to condemn the massacre of students. Updated Dec 20, 2014 09:20am