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Banksy's Dismaland has been a shot in the arm for Weston-super-Mare, attracting thousands of people to the town.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have spoken to the BBC's James Robbins about their hopes for beating poverty and malnutrition and improving childhood health.
China's economy is stumbling, but by how much?
Designer and entrepreneur Vidhi Mehta has developed a biology kit that helps children become ''citizen scientists'', hunting new antibiotics.
Switzerland temporarily bans the sale of some Volkswagen diesel-engine models in the wake of the emissions-rigging scandal in the US.
Pensions Minister Baroness Altmann has told the BBC she considered helping women who have had their state pension deferred twice but could not find a way to do so.
Tanzanian crystals 1,000 times rarer than diamonds
US President Barack Obama and the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, have said they will take new steps to address cybercrime.
Ford's Bridgend plant will build the company's new generation of petrol engines in a deal worth £181m.
Matthias Mueller is announced as the new CEO of Volkswagen, following the diesel engine emission tests scandal that has engulfed the company.
Matthias Mueller has been named Volkswagen chief executive in the wake of the scandal of rigged emissions tests in diesel cars.
UK shares jump by more than 2%, as commodity prices recover and markets respond well to comments from US Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen.
Not everyone is excited abut the Indian prime minister's visit to the US tech hub.
BBC economics editor Robert Peston tries to explain why China's slowdown matters in three, six and 30 seconds.
Workers at the Redcar steel works will be paid their last month's wages, the plant's owner confirms.
The US economy grew faster than previously estimated in the second quarter of the year, official figures show, helped by strong consumer spending.
A pink diamond the size of a pound coin is being put up for auction by Christie's International and could sell for $28m (£18.3m).
Comedian Colm O'Regan asks if there can be any lessons learnt from rugby on how to fix the nation's economic situation.
The growing buy-to-let property market in the UK could post a threat to wider financial stability, a Bank of England committee has said.
Visitors to Zanzibar grew by 14% in 2014 but locals know they must do more than simply trade on its natural beauty.