Shares in Bayer were down 6.8 per cent in early trade on Tuesday after a jury awarded more than $2 billion to a California couple in the largest US jury verdict against the company over allegations its Roundup weed killer causes cancer.  Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Shares in Bayer were down 6.8 per cent in early trade on Tuesday after a jury awarded more than $2 billion to a California couple in the largest US ju(...)

Serena Williams cartoon: Mark Knight’s depiction of the tennis player has been condemned as racist and sexist. Photograph: Herald Sun/AFP/Getty

Look at this cartoon. What do you see: a clever bit of satire, poking fun at a tennis legend’s petulant behaviour; or an image with dark resonances of(...)

After a hearty laugh, it has been estimated our muscles stay relaxed for up to 45 minutes. Photograph: iStock

“The best doctors in the world are Dr Diet, Dr Quiet and Dr Merryman.” – Jonathan Swift I have a soft spot for medical aphorisms. Some are true: the (...)

A police officer outside the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company in  London, England, on Tuesday after a burglary at the premises over the Easter weekend. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Detectives investigating a major heist on a well-known safety deposit company in London believe up to 70 boxes were opened during the burglary.The rai(...)

Denis O’Brien: committed to take up his rights issue entitlement in full

Denis O’Brien will increase his stake in Australasian group APN News and Media to 12.2 per cent following the company’s propos(...)

APN has implemented a cost cutting plan across its publishing business that has already yielded $25 million in savings.

Media group APN increased profit and reduced its debt in the first six months of the year, the company said, but warned ough decisions would have to b(...)