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George Osborne welcomes an agreement for Google to pay £130m in UK back taxes, and dismisses complaints from Labour politicians about it.
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US entrepreneur Jeff Bezos reflies the New Shepard rocket and capsule system he launched and recovered last November.
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An agreement for US firm Google to pay £130m in UK back taxes is criticised as "derisory" and labelled a "sweetheart deal" by critics.
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BT should be forced to sell the country's leading broadband provider because of poor performance, a report backed by 121 cross-party MPs says.
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A BBC News crew is in Antarctica following a team of British researchers who are monitoring penguins.
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Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli has asked US Congress for immunity in order to testify before a hearing next Tuesday.
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Storks feeding on rubbish dumps instead of migrating are more likely to survive the winter, research shows.
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Partying for ancient Palmyra
22 Jan 2016 2:07:44
Yale University's Peter Salovey, argues that Davos's obsession with the present is short-sighted and we need to focus more on our cultural heritage.
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As red kites prepare to mate and breed, volunteers in County Down are out identifying potential nest sites so they can check for chicks later in the season.
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Google has agreed to pay £130m in back taxes after an "open audit" of its accounts by the UK tax authorities.
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Walmart must offer to give jobs back to 16 workers it fired for missing work to take part in a strike, a judge has said.
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Unilever, the multinational firm behind brands including Magnum and Cornetto, is to make all its ice creams aimed at adults smaller.
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Migration, markets and a new deal with the EU? Kamal Ahmed questions George Osborne in Davos.
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The Sistine Chapel is one of the most iconic buildings on earth -- but there's a lot you probably don't know about it. In this tour-de-force talk, art historian Elizabeth Lev guides us across the famous building's ceiling and Michelangelo's vital depiction of traditional stories, showing how the painter reached beyond the religious iconography of the time to chart new artistic waters. Five hundred years after the artist painted it, says Lev, the Sistine Chapel forces us to look around as if it were a mirror and ask, "Who am I, and what role do I play in this great theater of life?"
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The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is widely acknowledged to be the largest charitable foundation in the world, but how do they choose which country or cause to back?
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Talking to the BBC's Kamal Ahmed, US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says that the world is not facing a stock market crisis, as it did in 2008.
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Why does Bill Gates think we should be happy in 2016? We caught up with the Microsoft founder at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and asked him why he's optimistic for the future.
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New York-based auction house Sotheby's is to bring overseas earnings back to the US to help fund a share buyback programme.
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The world's biggest plane maker Boeing says it will cut production of its 747-8 jumbo jet in half and take a charge of $569m (£397m).
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A US government body says Amazon will offer full refunds to customers who bought hoverboards after safety concerns over the devices.
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The BBC meets chef Jarno van Doremalen as he prepares a dinner, hosted by the World Food Programme, for Davos dignitaries including the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.
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Scientists say the Venus flytrap controls its digestion process by gauging the number of times a struggling insect touches its trigger hairs.
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A Jurassic sea beast found in a Cambridgeshire quarry could prove to be a new species of plesiosaur, scientists say.
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The BBC's Yogita Limaye visits some of the firms giving India's favourite drink a makeover.
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How Ivory Coast is looking to add value to their cocoa, from pod to packaging.
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