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More than 4,500 jobs are to be created as the final venue to be permanently based in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has its future secured.
Inflation in both the 17-strong eurozone bloc and the US falls to its lowest level in years.
The world's biggest retailer Wal-Mart, which owns the UK chain Asda, says profits in the three months to April nudged higher.
Japanese car manufacturer Honda will return to Formula 1 in 2015 as engine suppliers to the McLaren team.
How Estonia was converted into E-stonia
Retirement has a detrimental impact on mental and physical health, says a new study by the Institute of Economic Affairs, a think tank.
A treasure trove of literary first editions collected by an English teacher from Stirling has sold at auction for a total of £226,000.
Lonmin mineworkers in South Africa are returning to work after their two-day strike in protest at the shooting of a senior union official at the weekend.
The EU warns it may investigate claims that Chinese telecom firms have been paid subsidies, allowing them to flood markets with cheap equipment.
Part of a shoe factory collapses in Cambodia, leaving at least two people dead and more feared trapped, officials say.
Amazon's UK unit paid £2.4m in corporation tax last year, despite making sales of £4.3bn, the online retailer's accounts show.
BP appeals to Prime Minister David Cameron to intervene over the escalating compensation costs of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
UK entrepreneurs eye up Bulgaria
Fans of the new Pontiff are being offered the chance to learn more about his childhood with organised Pope-themed bus tours of his home town in Buenos Aires.
Japan's economy, the third largest in the world, expands at its quickest pace in a year, showing signs of an economic recovery.
Oil company worried by spiralling costs from Gulf of Mexico
A flawless diamond has set a world auction record, selling for $26.7m (£17.5m).
President Barack Obama announces the head of the US tax agency has quit, after it emerged his staff singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
Turkish firms see trade with eurozone slump
A change to the patent system in the US has led to claims that it will be much more difficult for small firms to protect their inventions, as the BBC's Jane O'Brien reports.