Angela Merkel said bank have already slashed billions from Greece's debt

Merkel says no debt reduction for Athens

16.25 German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there should be no debt relief for Greece adding to tensions between the new anti-austerity government and its international creditors.

Demonstrators gather at Plaza de Sol during the 'March for Change'

Thousands march in Madrid anti-austerity rally

17.19 Tens of thousands marched in Madrid in the biggest show of support yet for anti-austerity party Podemos, whose surging popularity and policies have drawn comparisons with Greece's new Syriza rulers.

The healthcare worker is being monitored at the Royal Free Hospital in London

UK health worker monitored for Ebola

12.23 A British military healthcare worker has been brought back to England for Ebola monitoring after suffering a needle-stick injury while treating a person in Sierra Leone.

Politicians applaud the result in the Chamber of Deputies

Italy elects senior judge as president

15.02 Italian politicians elected Sergio Mattarella, a constitutional court judge and veteran politician, as president, handing a welcome political victory to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

A tank drives in the centre of the eastern city of Donetsk.

Peace talks on Ukraine begin in Minsk

14.24 Negotiators from Ukraine, Russia and Europe have begun peace talks in Minsk aimed at establishing a ceasefire between pro-Russian separatists and Kiev as fighting spreads along the frontline.

Colleen McCullough died yesterday at the age of 77

Anger as obituary labels author plain, overweight

30 Jan There has been widespread criticism of The Australian newspaper, after it printed an obituary for internationally acclaimed author Colleen McCullough that described her as "plain of feature" and "overweight".