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The etiquette of reclining seats on flights

Tue, 2014-08-26 19:11
When is it acceptable to lean back at 30,000ft, asks Jon Kelly.

Tunisia's first video games boss

Tue, 2014-08-26 19:01
A profile of Walid Sultan Midani, the founder of Tunisia's first video game development company, and his plans for global success.

Celebrating the joy of craftsmanship

Tue, 2014-08-26 19:01
The Italian city that as been making violins for centuries

Anti-independence firms make case

Tue, 2014-08-26 17:17
A letter signed by 130 firms says the business case for independence “has not been made”.

Wall Street market report

Tue, 2014-08-26 16:34
US stocks closed higher on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 index closing above 2,000 for the first time.

Burger King and Tim Hortons to merge

Tue, 2014-08-26 16:30
Burger King confirms that it plans to merge with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.

South Africa economy avoids recession

Tue, 2014-08-26 11:22
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 probes executives at VW unit

Tue, 2014-08-26 10:53
China's corruption watchdog is investigating one former and one current executive at one of Volkswagen's joint ventures for "seriously violating the law".

US house price growth slows in June

Tue, 2014-08-26 10:24
The annual pace of US house price growth slowed in June, a survey indicates, continuing a long-term decrease in the rate of growth.

France and the shadow of the euro

Tue, 2014-08-26 10:09
Recovery fears at heart of French government crisis

Investments in Zimbabwe 'plunging'

Tue, 2014-08-26 07:26
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.

Galileo: We know where you are

Tue, 2014-08-26 07:10
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.

From mountaineer to tour operator

Tue, 2014-08-26 06:19
Hassan Sadpara is a mountaineering hero but has found it difficult to turn his climbing success into a successful business.

Mozilla launches $33 smartphone

Tue, 2014-08-26 04:17
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).

Strong pound 'ravages' WPP results

Tue, 2014-08-26 04:05
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.

UK service sector growth 'slows'

Tue, 2014-08-26 03:02
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 and Tim Hortons in talks

Tue, 2014-08-26 01:53
Burger King says it is in takeover talks with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.

Australian airlines grant phone use

Mon, 2014-08-25 21:13
Travellers on Qantas and Virgin Australia will be able to use their mobile phones and other electronic devices during flights from Tuesday.

Could your clothing save your life?

Mon, 2014-08-25 19:03
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?

Cleaning up Mali's rubbish

Mon, 2014-08-25 19:02
Entrepreneurs are trying to find ways to collect rubbish in Mali's capital city Bamako but they have nowhere to process it.