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Ceta: EU 'not capable' of signing deal says Canadian minister (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:07:09 GMT)
A planned trade deal between the EU and Canada is on the brink of collapse after talks between Canada and a Belgian region broke down on Friday.

Time Warner shares jump on AT&T bid rumour (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:57:36 GMT)
Shares in Time Warner, the company behind Game of Thrones-maker HBO, CNN and Warner Bros, jump for a second day on fresh reports of a $73bn-plus tie-up with AT&T.

Bombardier to cut 7,500 more jobs across its global operations (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:15:36 GMT)
Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier announces significant job cuts for the second time this year, shedding another 7,500 posts.

Online gambling companies probed by CMA over winnings (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:10:50 GMT)
Online gambling firms may be breaking the law by making it very difficult for players to collect their winnings, the competition regulator says.

Massive web attacks briefly knock out top sites (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:57:57 GMT)
Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, Soundcloud and several other sites have been affected by two web attacks.

British American Tobacco plans $47bn Reynolds merger (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:42:40 GMT)
British American Tobacco makes an offer to merge with its US partner Reynolds to combine brands including Rothmans and Camel.

Nissan to make Sunderland Qashqai decision 'next month' (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:14:20 GMT)
Nissan's chief executive says the company will make a decision next month on whether to produce the next Qashqai SUV at its Sunderland plant.

McDonald's beats sales forecasts on breakfast rush (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:35:28 GMT)
McDonald's has reported better-than-expected sales during the third quarter, lifted by the UK and an improved all day breakfast menu.

Government borrowing rises to £10.6bn in September (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:52:56 GMT)
Government borrowing rose to a higher-than-expected £10.6bn in September, according to official figures.

‘Hundreds’ of jobseekers victims of 'recruitment scam' (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:53:42 GMT)
Hundreds of vulnerable jobseekers may have been conned out of money as part of a recruitment scam, a BBC investigation finds.

Millions of Indian debit cards 'compromised' in security breach (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:39:57 GMT)
A number of Indian banks are taking safety measures amid fears that the security of millions of debit cards may have been compromised.

Samsung 'blocks' exploding Note 7 parody videos (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:17:20 GMT)
Samsung appears to file copyright claims against YouTube videos mocking its recalled Galaxy Note 7 handset.

Microsoft shares at new high as cloud focus pays off (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:31:13 GMT)
Microsoft's focus on cloud computing has helped it deliver better-than-expected quarterly profits and sent its shares to an all-time high.

Brazil charges BHP and Vale staff over mine collapse (Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:44:38 GMT)
Employees of Vale and BHP Billiton are among 21 people being charged with homicide over a 2015 Brazilian iron ore mine disaster.

FTSE 100 dips as tobacco shares mixed (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:08:07 GMT)
News of British American Tobacco's planned merger with US cigarette company Reynolds has a mixed effect on the sector.

24 hours beneath the Heathrow Airport flight path (Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:17:37 GMT)
Reporter Divya Talwar spends 24 hours with a family living beneath the Heathrow flight path, for the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme.

Petrobras boss says oil firm can find its 'best days' again (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:20:28 GMT)
Pedro Parente, chief executive of Petrobras, says the Brazilian oil giant will return to its best days in five years' time - once he implements new governance and business measures.

Does Ireland remain committed to the EU? (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:03:00 GMT)
Colm O'Regan looks at the challenges ahead for Ireland after the UK voted to leave the EU in June 2016.

Can Visa grab some of Kenya's mobile money? (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:21:38 GMT)
The world’s leading payment network Visa is launching its own mobile money platform in Kenya to compete with the successful M-Pesa service.

The trainers featuring a mini screen and other tech news (Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:39:32 GMT)
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

Tackling Taiwan's start-up struggles (Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:44:23 GMT)
Billions of dollars are raised worldwide every year through crowdfunding. In Asia, where the concept is relatively new, some $1bn has been raised in the last two years.

Brexit: The pros and cons for Australian trade (Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:19:34 GMT)
What could a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain mean for Australia?

The return of Brazil's 'gig economy' (Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:29:52 GMT)
During Brazil's boom times, the 'gig economy' contracted as people took formal and long-term jobs. But with the return of recession, the numbers doing temporary and informal work is increasing.

'I return half of what I buy' (Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:38:15 GMT)
Shops are "struggling to cope" with the amount of items customers return, with a quarter of it unfit for resale, new figures suggest.

Hotel Chocolat is selling more 'hedonistic' treats (Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:21:19 GMT)
Hotel Chocolat is selling more of its premium treats by encouraging more people to order indulgent gifts online.

Robot rage (Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:49:10 GMT)
Will human drivers take advantage of driverless cars' safety-first caution and simply ignore them?

E-state agent (Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:46:35 GMT)
Their flat fees are less than those charged by traditional High Street agents, attracting customers and investors alike, but do online agents offer good value?

'I wanted to believe' (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:37:13 GMT)
Your stories of being tricked out of money by con artists posing as romantic partners.

Itchy business (Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:14:58 GMT)
A growing number of head lice removal firms have set up in recent years as a response to the fact that the insects are increasingly resistant to over-the-counter chemical treatments.

Mind games (Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:17:53 GMT)
Sports psychiatrist Prof Steve Peters is offering his Olympic-winning expertise to firms who want to work more efficiently.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Mazher Mahmood: 'Fake Sheikh' jailed over Tulisa case (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:55:02 GMT)
Undercover journalist Mazher Mahmood, known as the "Fake Sheikh", is jailed for 15 months for tampering with evidence in a case involving singer Tulisa Contostavlos.

Little Mix's Shout Out To My Ex tops UK singles chart (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:41:35 GMT)
X Factor winners Little Mix have scored the fourth number one single of their career, with Shout Out To My Ex.

Prince rarities set for release on two new albums (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:07:59 GMT)
A new greatest hits album and a deluxe edition of Purple Rain will feature unreleased songs from Prince's "vault", Warner Bros Records says.

Shakespeare's Globe boss Emma Rice says her 'blood boils' over sexism (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:24:20 GMT)
The artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe, Emma Rice, says language used since she took over has made her "blood boil".

Sophie Thompson withdraws from Peter Pan after breaking wrist (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:52:59 GMT)
Sophie Thompson has withdrawn from the cast of Peter Pan, the National Theatre's Christmas show, after breaking her wrist.

Ex-Coronation St star elected as an MP (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:28:59 GMT)
The newly-elected MP for Batley and Spen says her win is a victory for "hope and unity".

Pierce Brosnan demands removal of his image from India ad (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:23:52 GMT)
Former Bond star Pierce Brosnan demands his image is dropped from an advert after accusing an Indian mouth freshener company of duping him into endorsement.

Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes to be adapted for BBC One (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:12:54 GMT)
Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes will be adapted for television for a Christmas special on BBC One.

US election: 71.6m watch final Trump and Clinton debate on TV in the US (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:06:59 GMT)
The third presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump draws an estimated TV audience of 71.6 million in the US.

Justin Bieber asks Manchester crowd to 'stay quiet' during ballads and cuts chat short (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:46:30 GMT)
Justin Bieber asks fans to keep quiet and stop screaming while singing two songs at Thursday night's gig in Manchester.

Helen Skelton to stand in for ITV's Lorraine Kelly (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:25:14 GMT)
Former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton is to host Lorraine Kelly's ITV chat show when Kelly goes on holiday next week.

Irvine Welsh up for Saltire book prize (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:34:56 GMT)
Irvine Welsh and James Kelman are among the authors shortlisted in this year's Saltire Literary Awards.

Lady Gaga as you've never seen her before? (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:54:57 GMT)
Lady Gaga talks about the inspiration behind her new album, and what she makes of the US presidential elections.

Why Wonder Woman is still relevant (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:19:15 GMT)
Wonder Woman is never going to “fade away”, the president of DC Entertainment Diane Nelson says.

Celebrities behind ITV's The Voice gather on the red carpet (Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:28:57 GMT)
We hear from celebrity judges Will I Am and Tom Jones and many more in the lead up to The Voice.

Why is Brazilian box office hit not up for an Oscar? (Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:42:01 GMT)
Aquarius is the critically-acclaimed box office hit which Brazilian authorities have decided not to enter for an Oscar.

Inside the Bronte rock musical (Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:52:28 GMT)
The Bronte family has become the subject of a rock musical at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

Composer David Teie releases album for cats (Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:34:41 GMT)
Composer David Teie has released an album just for cats. It has already reached number 1 in the charts.

Bowie performed in Irish at tribute gig (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:02:16 GMT)
David Bowie, who died earlier this year, will be remembered in a very unique way in Dún Laoghaire on Friday evening.

Jean Alexander: Calls for statue to honour Coronation Street legend (Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:57:09 GMT)
A statue of Jean Alexander - who played Coronation Street legend Hilda Ogden for many years - should be built, another former star of the soap says.

Baring all (Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:32:31 GMT)
Elena Palumbo-Mosca talks about why she was happy to cover her body in paint to create artworks for the French artist Yves Klein in 1960.

Public backlash (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:57:32 GMT)
Black Mirror writer Charlie Brooker says his own experience of a public backlash influenced one of the latest episodes of the acclaimed series which deals with hatred on social media.

'All or nothing' (Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:48:34 GMT)
Melanie C says a Spice Girls reunion is "not the same" without all five former members of the band.

Birth stories (Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:32:39 GMT)
In a major theatre project, female playwrights from seven countries have given voice to women who face practical obstacles and cultural pressures when it comes to having children - from questions around abortions to inadequate access to healthcare.

Sculptures by the sea (Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:45:47 GMT)
The Sydney coastline has been enlivened by the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition, this year featuring a gigantic flip flop and an upside down rhino.

From bliss to break-up (Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:11:27 GMT)
Actress Samantha Barks reflects on her latest stage role about marriage break-up and her success since appearing in TV talent show I'd Do Anything.

Wonder Gal (Tue, 18 Oct 2016 02:38:48 GMT)
Gal Gadot, the new Wonder Woman, talks about providing strong and positive female characters to inspire today's young women.

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