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A look at Germany's "Reinheitsgebot" or beer purity law, introduced in 1516 by the Duke of Bavaria and still in place today.
Entrepreneurs in Kenya are harnessing solar energy to provide ordinary Kenyans with power for their homes.
A young engineer shows the BBC the medical app he has developed for pregnant women.
The London market remained on a losing streak on Friday, with miners the four biggest fallers in the FTSE 100.
House prices in cities such as Liverpool, Cardiff and Southampton rose sharply in the first three months of the year, a survey suggests.
Uber has agreed to pay out $100m for its drivers to drop their case claiming employee rights.
The emissions scandal surrounding Mitsubishi Motors widens as the company says further models may be involved and US regulators reportedly ask for information.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak believes that Apple made the right decision by refusing to hand over information to the FBI which would have helped them unlock an iPhone.
Four couriers are taking their companies to a tribunal in a bid to get employed workers' rights, in what could be a landmark case affecting thousands of self-employed people.
Shares of Mitsubishi Motors sink to new lows after the automaker admitted to falsifying fuel economy data earlier in the week.
Microsoft's quarterly profit has missed analysts' estimates as a continued slump in personal computer sales hurts the company's core Windows business.
Quarterly revenue at Google's parent company Alphabet rises 17% after strong mobile advertising sales.
German carmaker Daimler begins an internal investigation of its diesel exhaust emissions certification process in the US.
Small firms enter the cloud
The sports ticket schemes that fund stadium building
All companies, including Apple, should pay a 50% tax rate, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says.
US solar energy firm SunEdison files for bankruptcy protection after years of rapid-fire acquisitions.
Starbucks shares fall more than 5% in after hours trading after the company missed analysts' sales expectations.
Tycoon Asil Nadir, who was jailed in the UK for stealing millions of pounds from his Polly Peck empire, is transferred to a prison in Turkey.
Volkswagen to offer "substantial compensation" and car buy-back deals in the US as part of a settlement of the diesel emissions scandal.