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The world's toughest place to study?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Even in the wreckage of Eastern Ghouta, there are students who refuse to stop studying In the rubble of Syria’s long war, there are all kinds of images of destruction and despair. But despite all the odds, in the depths of the siege of ...

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Time Out signs lease to open food shop in New York

Image copyright Time Out Image caption Time Out Market Lisbon opened in 2014 Time Out is branching out from print and digital with plans to open a food hall in Brooklyn’s trendy Dumbo neighbourhood. Time Out Market New York will be set over two floors, with 20 different food offerings, ...

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DFS profit plunges by more than half

Image copyright DFS Sofa and living room furniture specialist DFS has reported a fall in both sales and pre-tax profits for the six months to 27 January amid “challenging market conditions”. The firm said revenue before acquisitions was down by 3.5% to £366.5m, on profits 58.1% lower at £7m. But ...

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Drinks bottles and can deposit return scheme proposed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shoppers will be charged a refundable extra fee when buying single-use drinks People in England will soon have to pay a deposit when they buy drinks bottles and cans in a bid to boost recycling and cut waste. The deposit will increase prices – ...

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WTO: US-China trade war would have 'severe' economic impact

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Any potential damage done to the global economy would depend on what the trade war was limited to, says WTO head Roberto Azevedo A fully-fledged trade war between China and the US would have “a severe impact on the global economy”, the World Trade ...

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How the British drink

Image copyright Getty Images Across the UK, people are spending more money on gin and craft beer, and there are more breweries open today than there were in the 1930s. But 18 pubs across the country closed every week in the second half of 2017, according to The Campaign for ...

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Megabus ads promising £1 seats are banned

Image copyright ASA Megabus ads promising fares from £1 have been banned after the company admitted as few as one seat per coach was available at that price. A website and Facebook post for a new Aberystwyth to Birmingham Megabus route featured the text “From £1”. The Advertising Standards Authority ...

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Pea pushers

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Popeye encouraged children to eat spinach in the 1930s. Should something equally creative be tried today? Advertisers are the experts at persuading us to eat burgers, crisps and fizzy drinks. But what if they tried to sell us something healthier? Popeye may be half the ...

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Tesla and Nvidia shares fall amid driverless car doubts

Image copyright Getty Images Shares in Tesla and California chipmaker Nvidia dove on Tuesday amid fresh worries about the promise of self-driving car technology. The concerns added to a wider technology sell-off that saw US markets reverse gains notched on Monday as fears of a global trade war receded. The ...

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Great Ormond Street Hospital charity to keep Presidents Club cash

Image copyright John Stillwell/PA The Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity has said it will keep £530,000 in donations from the organiser of a scandal-hit dinner. The London hospital’s fundraising arm said it had reversed a decision to return the money collected from the Presidents Club Charitable Trust. It follows ...

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