EPIC EFFORT: A general view of the Game Developers Conference is seen in San Francisco, California, where thousands of game makers share insights in a ceaseless quest to get better at their craft. (Josh Edelson, AFP)
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The head of the Federal Communications Commission is taking the defence of new internet regulations on the road.
A young crop of Chinese students are flocking to France's largest wine-growing area, to train for careers in the wine trade, a burgeoning industry in China.
Greece is set to receive its first investments from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Oil prices have been mixed ahead of the release of a key US supply report and as dealers eyed escalating violence in crude producer Libya.
India's central bank has lowered its policy repo rate by 25 basis points, its second inter-meeting cut this year on the back of easing inflation.
Rent will gobble up nearly 60% of New Yorkers' income in 2015 with the median cost of an apartment to rise to $2 700 a month, according to a real-estate website.
South Africa has signed a memorandum of understanding with Canada on co-operation in mining development, with a particular focus on the junior to mid-tier mining sector.
Asia markets have mostly tracked a retreat on Wall Street, with Tokyo hit by a firmer yen and Sydney dipping on disappointing economic growth data.