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Australia-UK: First non-stop flight arrives in London from Perth

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner has a longer range than its predecessors The first scheduled non-stop flight between Australia and the UK has touched down in London’s Heathrow Airport. Qantas Flight QF9 completed its 14,498km (9,009-mile) journey from Perth in just over 17 hours. The airline …

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Death watch

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDeath watches draw inspiration from history When design student Fiona Krüger first knocked on the door of Swiss watchmakers six years ago, few were willing to give her the time of day. After all, the Scot didn’t tick the right boxes in …

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Better renting?

Image caption An interior at the show flat of Argo Apartments, Canning Town Most people in the UK rent from small private landlords, often amateurs, with mixed results. Big investors are now building thousands of properties especially for rent, but will they be a better option? Moving into his new …

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Baselworld: Tag Heuer chief takes swipe and his industry

Image copyright AFP One on the most powerful men in luxury retailing has said it is time to stop seeing smartwatch makers Apple and Google as threats. Jean-Claude Biver, who runs watchmakers Tag Heuer, Hublot, and Zenith, said the smartwatch will boost his industry. Mr Biver, head of watches at …

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Lifestyle guru Meghan?

Image copyright Getty Images There’s a common misconception that most little girls dream about one day becoming a princess, with a prince who can sweep in to save the day and lead her into a life of luxury. For most of us, this is a mere fantasy, but occasionally for …

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The week Facebook's value plunged $58bn

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mark Zuckerberg-founded Facebook shares fell on news of a historic data issue Facebook ended the week $58bn lower in value after its handling of a historic data breach. Its founder Mark Zuckerberg apologised for data breaches that affected 50 million users. The apology did …

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Elon Musk pulls brands from Facebook

Image copyright AFP Entrepreneur Elon Musk has had the official Facebook pages for his Tesla and SpaceX companies deleted. The #deletefacebook movement has grown after data firm Cambridge Analytica was accused of obtaining the personal information of about 50 million users. Mr Musk had poked fun at speaker brand Sonos …

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Former Blockbuster owner Wayne Huizenga dies at 80

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wayne Huizenga in 2009 Wayne Huizenga, the former owner of Blockbuster Entertainment and three Florida sports teams, has died at the age of 80. The college dropout made his fortune in waste disposal, founding Waste Management, now a publicly traded company worth more than …

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Cambridge Analytica search warrant granted

The UK information commissioner has been granted a warrant to search the London offices of data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica. A spokesperson said the organisation was “pleased” and plans “to execute the warrant shortly”. Cambridge Analytica is facing claims it amassed the data of millions of people without their consent, …

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Trump threatens to veto $1.3tn spending bill passed by Congress

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The budget increases funding for the National Parks system US President Donald Trump has said he may veto a sweeping $1.3tn (£921bn) package to fund the government until September. He cited a lack of immigration measures, including protections for young immigrants brought illegally to the …

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