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Facebook's WhatsApp $19bn acquisition cleared by EU authorities

Antitrust watchdog rules consumers will continue to have "wide range" of messaging options  after takeover is completed

GoPro shares plummet after charity donation

Turns out Wall Street doesn't like unexpected charity work.

Pepsi Cola launches new stevia-based soft drink 'Pepsi True'

Pepsi True has 30% less calories than normal Pepsi and follows the release of Coca-Cola Life, also made using stevia

Bill Gates beats Warren Buffett to retain position on top of Forbes 400 list of richest Americans

The combined wealth of Forbes 400 list rose 13% to $2.29 trillion

Argentina declared in contempt of court in debt dispute

Judge Griesa says Buenos Aires taking deliberate steps to evade his ruling

An Apple iPhone 6 stands on display at the Apple Store

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to go on sale in China in October after regulators give green light

Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will hit store shelves on 17 October

Apple tax investigation: Brussels to unveil details of illicit state aid probe

Technology giant facing fine from Brussels watchdog

Protesters clash with riot police in Hong Kong on 27 September 2014

Hong Kong protests: Banks closed as protesters defy authorities in pro-democracy march

Total of 29 branches temporarily closed in tense stand-off between police and pro-democracy protesters

Bill Gross, the head of PIMCO and known as the 'king of bonds'

Bill Gross leaves PIMCO to join rival Janus Capital

Bill Gross, the legendary manager and co-founder of PIMCO, has announced he is leaving the fund to join rival Janus Capital.

Apple iPhone and iPad no longer welcome at LA Clippers, says Steve Ballmer

Former Microsoft chief executive still hates Apple

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Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album
Hugh Bonneville & Peter James: 'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'

How We Met: Hugh Bonneville & Peter James

'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's heavenly crab dishes don't need hours of preparation

Bill Granger's heavenly crab recipes

Scared off by the strain of shelling a crab? Let a fishmonger do the hard work so you can focus on getting the flavours right
Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

After a remarkable conversion from reckless defender to prolific striker, Monaco's ace says he wants to make his loan deal at Old Trafford permanent
Terry Venables: Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England

Terry Venables column

Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England
The Inside Word: Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past

Michael Calvin's Inside Word

Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past