News : British Broadcasting Corporation

News • British Broadcasting Corporation
One of Nigeria's largest banks is shortening opening hours because of the fuel scarcity that threatens the economy ahead of the presidential inauguration.
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In what will be its greatest challenge yet, the zero-fuel aeroplane Solar Impulse will try to fly non-stop from China to Hawaii - a journey of more than 8,000km across the Pacific Ocean.
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China will cut import taxes on consumer goods by an average of more than 50%, in a bid to kick-start its economy.
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The BBC's Steph McGovern reports on whether there is still a need for banks to have a high street presence, as people can access their account and perform most of their transactions online or over the phone.
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Three famous ocean liners are meeting in Liverpool on Monday, for a majestic display to mark the 175th anniversary of the shipping line Cunard.
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The governing People's Party in Spain has suffered heavy losses in regional and local elections.
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A rare bird may become extinct in Syria because of the capture of Palmyra by Islamic State, experts say.
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The first round-the-world solar-powered flight, known as the Solar Impulse Two, is hoping to make the next and most difficult leg of its journey.
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Is infidelity a billion-dollar business?
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Japan's shares head higher after data showed the country's trade account fell into a deficit in April, but it beat expectations.
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The boss of InterContinental Hotel Group, Richard Solomons, talks about the company's 'made-for-China' hotels.
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Scottish councils have made a record profit from parking charges and fines, figures from the RAC Foundation show.
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The impact of economic crises on everyday lives
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BBC News visited some tea stalls around Mumbai and asked ordinary Indians to rate Narendra Modi's first year in office.
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The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder examines the economic record of the last year in India.
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What makes Indian farmers kill themselves?
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Renowned mathematician John Nash, subject of film A Beautiful Mind, dies in a New Jersey taxi crash with his wife, US media reports say.
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Business Secretary Sajid Javid says he hopes to save firms more than £10bn by cutting red tape - but rejects a fresh move to make it easier to sack employees.
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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says if Greece left the euro, it would spell the end of Europe's common currency.
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Greece will not be able to make a debt repayment to the IMF due in early June as it does not have the money, the interior minister says.
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Business Secretary Sajid Javid says he will not be going back to the Beecroft proposals for no fault dismissals but hopes to cut over £10bn more red tape costs.
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Government ministers will face a further five years of frozen pay, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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A look inside the lab where the Mars Rover will be assembled
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The apprenticeship system in Britain is "failing" and needs reform to address youth unemployment, a new report commissioned by the Local Government Association says.
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Can California learn to live with drought?
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