Amazon posts fourth quarter of record profit

Image copyright Getty Images Amazon has posted a fourth successive quarter of record profit. The online retailer and cloud computing provider said net profit more than doubled to $3.56bn (£2.76bn),

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How the US military’s opium war in Afghanistan was lost

Image copyright Alamy The US has spent $1.5m (£1.15m) a day since 2001 fighting the opium war in Afghanistan. So why is business still booming? It’s November 2017. The night

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Huawei row: Inquiry ‘being held’ into National Security Council leak

Image copyright Alamy A formal inquiry has begun into the leaking of discussions about Huawei at the National Security Council, the BBC has learned. This follows the Daily Telegraph publishing

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Sri Lanka travel: what should you do?

Image copyright Getty Images The UK is advising against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka. The advice from the Foreign Office comes after the Easter Sunday bombings in which

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James Bond 25: Rami Malek joins cast and Phoebe Waller-Bridge to co-write

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe actor says the makers of the 25th Bond film will reflect changing attitudes. Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek is to play a

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Microsoft hits $1 trillion market valuation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Microsoft boss Satya Nadella Microsoft has seen its stock market value top $1 trillion (£774bn) after reporting better-than-expected sales and profits. The US software

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Betting giants pledge sports ad bans

Image copyright PA Two UK betting giants have said they will change how they advertise as part of a move to fight problem gambling. GVC, which owns the Ladbrokes, Coral

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Failed Zozosuit hits company profits

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: How well does Zozosuit measure up? Japanese fashion retailer Zozo has reported a drop in profits following its failed experiment with

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Tenerife cave: Son leads police to bodies of mother and brother

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mountains rise up behind Adeje, a coastal resort Spanish police have found the bodies of a German woman and her 10-year-old son in a

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RBS chief executive Ross McEwan resigns

Image copyright Getty Images The chief executive of RBS, Ross McEwan, has resigned after five and a half years in the post. Mr McEwan said that he had “delivered the

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