Bill and Melinda Gates use letter to quash ‘three myths’ about world poverty
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Friday 16 November 2012
Officials in the Gulf of Mexico are investigating an explosion and a fire that broke out aboard an offshore oil platform near Grand Isle, Louisiana.
Friday 09 November 2012
The new Archbishop of Canterbury will continue to apply the expertise he has acquired from his two careers to the overhaul of banking standards, it was confirmed today.
Sunday 21 October 2012
Websites offering cheap group buying, cashback and other offers should not be taken at face value
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Business schools in Germany are climbing up the international rankings fast
Thursday 11 October 2012
The German government proved the insurmountable obstacle to the mega-merger. EADS advisers said yesterday that every time a concession was made to the Germans, such as agreeing for them to hold parity with any stake France held in the combined business, there would suddenly be a new demand.
Tuesday 14 August 2012
A leading business publisher is to become the first FTSE 100 company to award its own degrees.
Saturday 04 August 2012
You may think Usain Bolt is the best thing to come out of Jamaica since rum and reggae, but there are many in his homeland who say its most revered athlete remains Dr Arthur Wint MBE.
Saturday 28 July 2012
Record sales of Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James have inflicted spectacular pain at rival book publisher Penguin.
Monday 16 July 2012
The Ofsted chief inspector is against radical reforms that would see less able pupils sit simpler qualifications or take papers later on, it was reported today.
Monday 16 July 2012
The 13th most-popular story on Reddit on Friday lunchtime concerned the sale of its rival "social-news" site, Digg, for a reported $500,000 (£324,000), to the tech-development firm Betaworks.
Thursday 12 July 2012
Someone Like You star Adele has made it into another exclusive chart - a top 10 of the highest-paid celebrities under the age of 30.
Wednesday 11 July 2012
The cosy world of the natural resources industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo was hinted at yesterday as it emerged that a spin doctor for Dan Gertler, a major investor in the industry, had a hand in delivering a communication about an apparent U-turn by the government that benefited his client.
Thursday 05 July 2012
His marriage is over, his 50th birthday party cancelled, but there's still some good news for Tom
Monday 28 May 2012
Few who have worked for The Economist can match the 28 years that Peter David gave so outstandingly to that magazine – and fewer still could match the range of his interests or the breadth of what he wrote about.
Last night's viewing - The Fall of Singapore: the Great Betrayal, BBC2; Gok Cooks Chinese, Channel 4; Great British Menu, BBC2
Tuesday 22 May 2012
You are a thriller writer, working on a tense scene in which an ex-Etonian toff, hugely knowledgeable about naval airpower and suspected of sharing his knowledge with a foreign power, is being questioned by intelligence officials. Present at the meeting is the Director of Public Prosecutions, presumably on hand to put the fear of God into the suspect. So, what do you name this important figure?
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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