News : British Broadcasting Corporation

News • British Broadcasting Corporation
Despite a bumper harvest, Zambia's maize farmers are unhappy about subsidies, prices and profit.
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The chief executive of Volkswagen, Martin Winterkorn, wins the backing of the company's board, following a clash with the chairman.
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Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever satellite-observed winter extent - that was not the case for its volume, new data reveals.
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Government officials have been forced to postpone a debt issue, after a computer failure at the City information firm Bloomberg.
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Rolls-Royce receives its largest order to date, worth $9.2bn, to supply engines for Emirates airline A380 planes.
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Around a third of all shoes made in the UK end up in Japan.
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UK unemployment fell 76,000 to 1.84 million in the three months to February, official figures show.
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Scientists are developing smartphone-connected waders that fly-fishing enthusiasts could wear to help them find their catch, but also to collect key data about water properties.
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The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, endorses the UK coalition government's economic strategy, during a meeting in Washington.
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Prime Minister of Antigua Gaston Browne tells BBC Sport's Joe Wilson the first Test Match between West Indies and England is of ''significant'' benefit to Antigua's economy.
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London's leading shares are marginally higher in early Friday trading, despite continued concerns over a possible Greek default.
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Tonnes of dead fish are being removed from a lake in the centre of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, which is due to host rowing and canoeing events at the 2016 Olympic Games.
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Ed Miliband will promise to put an end to long-term unpaid internships if he wins the election, by banning placements that last for more than four weeks.
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Two Russian polar bears make their debut at Sao Paulo's Aquarium, as the only members of their species in the country.
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Few art lovers can afford big name art works - but Asia is increasingly discovering the world of the affordable art fair as a way to find that special piece.
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The head of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, says he will work with China's new Asian Infrastructure Bank to help fight poverty.
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Struggling US toymaker, Mattel, saw its sales drop for a sixth consecutive quarter as the appeal of its iconic Barbie doll continues to wane.
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Why are some borrowers being paid for it?
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Asian shares were ending the week down after a lacklustre lead from Wall Street on disappointing economic data.
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How close is Greece to leaving the euro?
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Will Moore's Law last another 50 years?
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Could the moringa help eradicate malnutrition in Zambia?
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The start-ups that want your electronic junk
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The AA has accused fuel retailers of "plundering drivers' pockets" by putting up the price of petrol and diesel disproportionately.
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The disabled boy struggling to find a role with the people of the sea
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