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Call for tech giants to face taxes over extremist content

Internet companies should face a tax punishment for failing to deal with the threat of terrorism in the UK, security minister Ben Wallace has...

North Korea: South seizes second ship in oil supply row

South Korean authorities have seized a second ship suspected of supplying oil to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, officials say.The Panama-flagged tanker,...

Hits and misses

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi faced his toughest year on the economic front in 2017. The BBC's Sameer Hashmi looks back at the year's...

What to watch

Global stock markets are closing out a blockbuster year.In the US, the S&P 500 topped 2,670, rising more than 400 points or about 19%...

Millennials to secure 'inheritance boom'

Millennials will benefit from the biggest "inheritance boom" of any post-war generation, but it will be too late to solve housing struggles and wealth...

Holiday promotions can be misleading, says Which?

Holiday firms which advertise time-limited offers may be misleading consumers, according to the consumer group, Which?Many tour operators promote money-off deals, providing travellers book...

Zombie thrills

A zombie walks into a shopping centre.That may sound like the start of a creepy joke, but for horror fans an encounter with the...

Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager freed by kidnappers

Kidnapped Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager Pavel Lerner was freed by his abductors in Ukraine on Friday. Exmo confirmed that their employee is safe and...

UK stock markets close at a record high

UK stock markets climbed to new highs on the final day of trading for 2017.Both the FTSE 100 index of leading blue chip companies...

Planning Africa's smart cities

A group of developers in South Africa are looking at how technology can improve cities. Their vision is that artificial intelligence will be used...

Goldman Sachs will lose billions short term on Trump tax reform

Goldman Sachs is warning President Trump's tax legislation changes will knock billions from its earnings. In a filing to US regulators, the investment giant...

'Shout it from the rooftops, promote your idea'

Over the past six years, Gerry Cottle Jr has built up a $6m (£4.4m) a year business, showing films on the city rooftops. He...

Citizens Advice: Think carefully about gym membership

Citizens Advice received an average of six complaints each day about gyms and fitness clubs during 2017, the charity has revealed.It is advising consumers...

The year in business

The year 2017 saw a burst of optimism among American investors and consumers, despite the turmoil sparked by President Trump's first year in office....

Why gin and tonic has become more expensive

Drinkers are becoming more adventurous and it seems they're willing to pay for new tastes and flavours. Source: BBC News

Apple apologises for slowing older iPhones down

Apple has apologised after facing criticism for admitting it deliberately slows down some ageing iPhone models.The company now says it will replace batteries for...