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Outperforming Adele in the Top 10 best-seller list are HDMI-to-HDMI gold-plated connectors

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Its swift-delivery service has shipped millions of Harry Potter novels and Adele CDs since its launch 15 years ago. But it is actually the 8GB memory card and HDMI connector cables which have made Amazon a $120bn business, the online retailer has revealed.

George Osborne and Boris Johnson at Peking University. It is hoped their joint visit to China might stimulate interest in UK business

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Products in the Harry Potter franchise have been big sellers on Amazon

Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Twilight and Call of Duty make Amazon's all-time bestsellers list

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'Come to England and date Harry Potter': Boris Johnson pitches London to Chinese students

"No limit" to the number of Chinese allowed to study in the UK, George Osborne announces in same speech

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JK Rowling's Quidditch Through the Ages earmarked as next Harry Potter spin-off film

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Daniel Radcliffe at the 'Kill Your Darling's premiere at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival

Daniel Radcliffe quashes Freddie Mercury biopic rumours

The actor said there is 'no truth' to rumours he will play the Queen singer

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Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe stripped off for roles in stage play Equus and films Horns, The F Word and Kill Your Darlings

After getting naked for three films, Daniel Radcliffe says 'No thanks' to more nudity

The Harry Potter actor is worried people will think he's an exhibitionist after stripping off for Horns, The F Word and Kill Your Darlings

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