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Tesco in crisis but Twitter doesn't care: the most gleeful responses

From 'every fiddle helps' to delight in their demise, we've rounded up the best reaction from #tescogate

Alibaba's Jack Ma says he won't change after monster IPO – and Forrest Gump is his hero

Ma cited Forrest Gump as his personal hero as Alibaba is crowned biggest initial public offering in history

A pedestrian walks past advertising in Hong Kong.

What is Alibaba and when is the IPO?

The countdown for Alibaba's New York float has begun and the stage is set for what could be the biggest initial public offering of all-time.

Peter Thiel blames 'pot-smoking' for Twitter troubles

Paypal co-founder says Twitter has a "lot of potential" but it's "horribly mismanaged"

Alibaba IPO boosts Masayoshi Son as he's crowned Japan's 'richest man'

Son's Softbank made a $20 million investment in little known Alibaba 14 years ago- and the Japanese businessman is now reaping the benefits

VKontakte (here is its English version) is Russia's leading social media website

Oligarch Alisher Usmanov buys Russian Facebook VKontakte for $1.5bn

Usmanov buying remaining stake in Russia's most popular social network and settles legal dispute with founder

NFL running back Ray Rice was filmed striking his fiancée

Budweiser blasts NFL following Ray Rice scandal- but stops short of pulling money

Top sponsor hits out at league's management after scandals overshadow start of NFL season

An Olive Garden restaurant in Danvers, Massachusetts

Olive Garden defends unlimited breadstick policy after Starboard Value blasts management

Hedge funds claims restaurant chain is wasting food, staff lacking discipline and often fails to add salt to boiling water before adding pasta

Floyd Mayweather and Warren Buffett: Billionaire investor joins 'Money Team' in Vegas

Buffett appeared to be having the time of his life at the re-match fight between Mayweather and Maidana in Las Vegas

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus 'delivery delayed on record demand'

Customers may have to wait up to four weeks to receive iPhone 6 Plus

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth