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Amazon to deliver parcels using Royal Mail branches

Deal comes after Royal Mail warned Amazon's delivery service was eating into its parcel business

Twitter CFO Anthony Noto fuels speculation about new acquisition after tweeting plans to 'buy them' by mistake

DM failure sparks speculation about Twitter's acquisition plans

Black Friday: Upmarket stores 'too posh' for shopping event shun discounts

Brace yourself: Black Friday is here and a week of shopping hell is about to be unleashed. There will be pushing, grabbing and shoving as bargain hunters battle for a cheap telly. But not in posh retailers.

Aereo files for bankruptcy after Supreme Court ruling

Aereo, the online streaming service backed by media mogul Barry Diller, has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Ham crisis as pigs are 'too fat' for dinner table ahead of Thanksgiving and Christmas

A deadly diarrhoea virus and fat pigs has led to a ham shortage in the US, just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Pepsi True back on Amazon after product disappeared from catalogue amid pressure from environmentalist groups

Pepsi True is sold exclusively through Amazon.com

Kim Han-sik (C), the chief executive of Chonghaejin Marine, the maritime company that owns the South Korean ferry Sewol

Sewol trial: Ferry boss sentenced to 10 years in prison

Ferry was overloaded and illegal redesigns to boost capacity had made it unstable

It's Happy Meal time as McDonald's flagship restaurant reopens in Moscow

Russian watchdog said American fast food giant had violated hygiene rules

Dave & Buster's apologises for 'racist' Taco Tuesday tweet

Yet another social media campaign gone wrong as restaurant is forced to apologise following Twitter backlash over 'racist' tweet

Bob Marley smoking a joint backstage before a gig in Rotterdam

Bob Marley’s family to put his name to cannabis products

The products will honour Bob Marley’s legacy in an ‘authentic way’, says his daughter Cedella

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
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US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there