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A Chinese scheme to build a railway across South America, crossing the Amazon rain forest, moves a step closer as Peru agrees to study the plan.
A train company apologises after passengers were told a track delay was because someone "couldn't be bothered to live any more".
The Bank of England confirms it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of the project to the Guardian newspaper.
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The chair of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, says she expects the central bank to begin raising interest rates "at some point this year".
Vodafone was the star performer on the FTSE 100 in Friday trading, adding 4.64%, as the benchmark index made modest gains.
With some surprising fertiliser ingredients, Madagascar is well-placed to export organic products.
As Telecel's operating licence is cancelled, concern mounts for its employees and the possible impact on Zimbabwe's economy.
A first-of-its-kind lighting system has been installed at a supermarket that tells an app where shoppers are standing and which way they are facing.
Famous Parisian landmark the Eiffel Tower is closed to tourists after staff walked out complaining about the growing number of pickpockets.
The BBC's Sameer Hashmi looks for signs of progress in the plan to transform India into a global manufacturing hub.
British American Tobacco and Philip Morris file legal challenges against the UK government over plain packaging for cigarettes.
Former Korean Air executive Heather Cho, who was jailed for an outburst over macadamia nuts, has been freed after winning a court appeal.
As the London 3D Print Show rolls into town, the BBC's Theo Leggett offers a whistle-stop tour to assess the industry.
Fans of India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, can now enjoy an excursion to his hometown of Vadnagar.
A measure of the quality of jobs done by workers in the UK has fallen slightly for the first time.
UK government borrowing fell to £6.8bn in April, down from £9.3bn a year earlier, official figures show.
Campaign group Action on Sugar welcomes Tesco's commitment to reduce added sugars by 5% per year in all their own-label soft drinks.
Reckitt Benckiser's possible acquisition of the K-Y brand "could lead to higher prices for personal lubricants", says the UK's competition watchdog.