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What's the difference between a hard or soft Brexit?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:55:07 GMT

The BBC's Kamal Ahmed explains the difference between a hard or soft Brexit for the UK.

The first cash machine came into use 50 years ago today

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:12:26 GMT

It is 50 years to the day that the first cash machine came into use. How has it changed over the years?

£100m from West to clean up Russian nuclear base

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:13:13 GMT

Western nations are giving Russia nearly £100m to clear up nuclear waste at Andreyeva Bay, a contaminated Cold War submarine base.

'The government's approach to Brexit will not change'

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:20:15 GMT

The government’s approach to Brexit will not change, says the cabinet minister for international trade.

CEO Secrets: Bumble founder says don't take yourself too seriously

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:15:08 GMT

Bumble dating app CEO Whitney Wolfe says don't take yourself too seriously.

How I stayed in business during Asian Financial Crisis

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:19:31 GMT

Thai businessman Wasan Benz Thonglor nearly lost everything in the 1997 Asia Financial Crisis.

Brexit: Tory MP Leadsom says broadcasters should be patriotic

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:55:31 GMT

Coverage of Brexit could be more "helpful", Tory MP Andrea Leadsom tells Newsnight's Emily Maitlis.

The start-ups plugging the hole in Zimbabwe's economy

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:56:32 GMT

Against all the odds, some entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe are running successful small businesses.

How safe is your internet router?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:50:30 GMT

Virgin Media is warning its customers to change the password on their internet routers. A Which? investigation found its Super Hub 2 router is vulnerable to hackers.

London's temporary African-inspired architecture

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:00:55 GMT

Diebedo Francis Kere is the 17th architect to design a temporary pavilion in the grounds of London's Hyde Park.

How the Velcro fastener became a million dollar idea

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:35:04 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst tells how the Velcro fastener was invented after a walk in a wood.

Premier Inn urgently reviews cladding

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:02:57 GMT

The chain says three hotels are affected - but the cladding is 'less flammable' than Grenfell Tower.

Togo's 'voodoo vacations'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:12:12 GMT

Traditional voodoo ceremonies are attracting tourists to the small West African nation of Togo.

Shark attacks threaten Reunion Island tourist trade

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:47:40 GMT

Shark attacks on surfers and swimmers around Reunion island have seriously affected local businesses.

Geylang Ramadan bazaar: Singapore's new hipster haunt

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:57:08 GMT

But are the cool new snacks on sale at the traditional Geylang bazaar in the spirit of the season?

'The weirdest city in the world?'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:15:31 GMT

The BBC's Karishma Vaswani goes to check out Astana in Kazakhstan.