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Satoru Anzaki: Dying Japanese man throws 'end of life' party

Image copyright NHK Image caption Mr Anzaki said he wanted to to maximise his quality of life A Japanese businessman diagnosed with terminal cancer has thrown a huge party to say thank you and goodbye. Satoru Anzaki invited about 1,000 guests including friends, former school mates, business partners and employees …

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Google to open artificial intelligence centre in China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new facility joins other Google AI research centres in London and New York Google is deepening its push into artificial intelligence (AI) by opening a research centre in China, even though its search services remain blocked in the country. Google said the facility …

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'I was saved from a £10,000 car scam'

Image copyright Getty Images Seventy-two-year-old Barry Fox is one of hundreds of people saved from scams after bank staff stopped him spending £10,000 on a fictitious Rolls Royce. The retired lorry driver went into his Barclays branch intending to withdraw the cash to pay for the luxury car he saw …

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Lottery good causes income down 15% as players shun draws

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Good causes income goes to a range of projects, including Olympic and Paralympic athletes The National Lottery has raised less money for good causes as players turned from draw-based games to scratchcards, the public spending watchdog says. The National Audit Office said lottery owner …

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Fashion contender

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Hiut Denim Company sells its jeans around the world With a look of concentration on her face, a worker guides the sheet of denim through the sewing machine, and a pair of jeans starts to take shape. As the needle goes …

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Disney set to seal $60bn 21st Century Fox takeover

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rupert Murdoch with his third wife, Jerry Hall Walt Disney is close to confirming a deal to buy 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets for about $60bn, reports say. The sale would include the 20th Century Fox film studio and the Sky and Star satellite …

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Toshiba settles legal disputes with Western Digital

Image copyright Reuters Toshiba has settled a legal dispute with partner Western Digital that could have prevented the $18bn (£13.3bn) sale of its prized memory chip unit. Both firms agreed to withdraw all claims against each other which ensures “all parties are aligned” on the sale to a consortium led …

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Testing values

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Pisa tests are going to compare countries on how well young people can work together International education rankings are going to test a very different type of skill next year. The Pisa tests, which compare teenagers’ ability in reading, maths and science, for …

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Toni Mascolo, co-founder of salon chain Toni & Guy, dies

Image caption Toni & Guy opened their first salon in Clapham during the 1960s The co-founder of the hairdresser chain Toni & Guy – Giuseppe “Toni” Mascolo – has died at the age of 75. Mr Mascolo and his brother, Gaetano ‘Guy’ Mascolo, opened their first salon in south London …

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MoneyTaker hackers reportedly steal £7.5m from ATMs

Image copyright Reuters Russian-speaking hackers are suspected of stealing nearly $10m (£7.5m) from 20 companies in Russia, the UK and US. The MoneyTaker group removed overdraft limits on debit cards and took money from cash machines, according to a report by cybersecurity firm Group-IB. It also stole documentation for technology …

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