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German airline Lufthansa says it will cancel 3,800 flights this week because of a strike by pilots.
The latest round in a bitter tit-for-tat legal row between Apple and Samsung will begin again on Monday in California.
The government has agreed that pubs can stay open for England matches that have a late kick-off.
Inflation in the 18-nation eurozone fell to 0.5% in March, marking its lowest rate since November 2009.
A profile of serial entrepreneur Shaa Wasmund, who continues to enjoy a varied business career that has covered areas such as the internet and boxing.
The operator of Britain's train tracks and stations, Network Rail, announces a five-year plan to invest £38bn in rail infrastructure.
The Disney musical recently reached $1.072 billion (£644.5m) at the worldwide box office, overtaking Toy Story 3.
Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei says strong demand from China helped it to increase annual profits by 34%.
Chinese internet giant Alibaba invests $692m in Intime, a Chinese mall operator, as the firm continues its investment spree ahead of its public stock offering.
Factory output in Japan declined by 2.3% in February, official figures show, ahead of a planned tax increase on 1 April.
Brazilian security forces move into a slum near Rio airport, as part of efforts to drive out drugs gangs before this year's football World Cup.
Ambitious, clever and cheap - Berlin's tech challengers
Marrakech's thriving arts scene draws on the old and new
Italian police arrest two men who were allegedly trying to deposit trillions of euros in fake bonds in the Vatican bank.
Cuba's charm offensive to draw in foreign investors
Taiwanese opponents of a controversial trade deal with China hold a mass rally in Taipei, saying it will leave Taiwan too dependent on Beijing.
Sierra Leone is named for its hills but known worldwide for its diamonds - but to find more of the precious stone miners are having to dig deeper and use more sophisticated techniques.
As many women across the Gulf struggle to balance their career with family commitment, some are bucking the trend and setting up their own business.
GM adds 824,000 more cars to an ongoing recall over defective ignition switches that have caused some to shut off while the car was on the road.
Smartphone maker Blackberry reports a loss of $5.9bn for its latest financial year, but says it is on "a path to returning to growth and profitability".