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When is it acceptable to lean back at 30,000ft, asks Jon Kelly.
A profile of Walid Sultan Midani, the founder of Tunisia's first video game development company, and his plans for global success.
The Italian city that as been making violins for centuries
A letter signed by 130 firms says the business case for independence “has not been made”.
US stocks closed higher on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 index closing above 2,000 for the first time.
Burger King confirms that it plans to merge with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.
South Africa avoids falling into recession after second-quarter GDP figures show the economy grew by 0.6% during the April-to-June period.
China's corruption watchdog is investigating one former and one current executive at one of Volkswagen's joint ventures for "seriously violating the law".
The annual pace of US house price growth slowed in June, a survey indicates, continuing a long-term decrease in the rate of growth.
Recovery fears at heart of French government crisis
Investment in Zimbabwe more than halved in the first six months of 2014, the country's central bank chief announces as President Mugabe visits China.
With the planned launch of two spacecraft aboard a Soyuz rocket from French Guiana, Europe is pushing ahead with its Galileo network of navigation satellites.
Hassan Sadpara is a mountaineering hero but has found it difficult to turn his climbing success into a successful business.
Mozilla, a company best known for its Firefox browser, launches its first low-cost smartphone in India, retailing for 1,999 rupees ($33; £19.90).
Global advertising giant WPP sees profits rise in the first half of this year, but says it has been hit by the "ravages" of a strong sterling.
Service sector business growth slowed in the three months to August, a CBI survey indicates, although it says firms are planning "robust" investment.
Burger King says it is in takeover talks with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.
Travellers on Qantas and Virgin Australia will be able to use their mobile phones and other electronic devices during flights from Tuesday.
Clothing embedded with high-tech sensors that can detect epilepsy, breast cancer, a heart attack and monitor your general health and well-being - could your wardrobe save your life?
Entrepreneurs are trying to find ways to collect rubbish in Mali's capital city Bamako but they have nowhere to process it.