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Bombardier to partner Airbus on C-Series jets

Bombardier to partner Airbus on C-Series jets

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Parts of Bombardier’s C-Series planes are made in Belfast European aerospace firm Airbus is to take a majority stake in Bombardier’s C-Series jet project. Bombardier has faced a series of problems over the plane, most recently a trade dispute in the US that imposed a 300% import tariff. Bombardier’s Northern […]

House prices: Have they actually gone up in your neighbourhood?

House prices: Have they actually gone up in your neighbourhood?

House prices in more than half of neighbourhoods in England and Wales are still lower in real terms than a decade ago, BBC analysis has revealed. In 58% of wards, residential properties are selling for less now, after accounting for inflation, than they were in 2007. The findings, drawn from official data, expose a stark […]

Vanguard boss warns on stock market highs

Vanguard boss warns on stock market highs

Image copyright Getty Images The boss of Vanguard, one of the world’s biggest investment funds, has expressed concerns about the record highs in stock markets. Bill McNabb, chairman of the US company, told the BBC the markets could be on course for a “decent-sized correction at some point”. US stocks closed at fresh highs on […]

Ikea: why we have a love-hate relationship with the Swedish retailer

Ikea: why we have a love-hate relationship with the Swedish retailer

Image copyright Ikea Image caption Ikea’s first UK store opened in Warrington in 1987 Mention the word Ikea to anyone and you’re guaranteed either a sigh of despair or an enthusiastic grin, but seldom something in between. The Swedish giant is the Marmite of retail outlets: you either love it or you hate it. But […]

EasyJet and Lufthansa make offers for parts of Alitalia

EasyJet and Lufthansa make offers for parts of Alitalia

Media captionItalian airline Alitalia went into administration in May German airline Lufthansa and the UK’s EasyJet have both submitted offers to buy parts of Italy’s Alitalia airline. Lufthansa said it hoped to establish a “new Alitalia”, but was only interested in parts of the existing business. EasyJet said it had submitted an expression of interest […]

Philippines military ‘kills Islamist Isnilon Hapilon’

Philippines military ‘kills Islamist Isnilon Hapilon’

Media captionThe army previously set a target of October 15 to end the siege in Marawi Troops in the southern Philippines say they have killed Isnilon Hapilon, the Abu Sayyaf militant seen as Islamic State group’s leader in southeast Asia. Hapilon, who is on the US list of “most wanted terrorists”, was killed in Marawi […]

Australia risks ‘chipping away’ at gun laws, ex-deputy PM says

Australia risks ‘chipping away’ at gun laws, ex-deputy PM says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australia’s gun laws must be maintained, Tim Fischer says One of the architects of Australia’s strict gun control laws has warned the nation against loosening them. The Australian government brought in sweeping gun ownership reforms following the deaths of 35 people in a mass shooting in Tasmania in 1996. […]

China congress: Why Beijing has banned hot air balloons

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US soldier pleads guilty to desertion

US soldier pleads guilty to desertion

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bergdahl arrives at the courthouse on Monday Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier held as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan for five years, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy. The 31-year-old Army sergeant entered his plea on Monday before a military judge at Fort Bragg, North […]

Philippines strike: Filipinos rally around iconic jeepney drivers

Philippines strike: Filipinos rally around iconic jeepney drivers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Once hailed as Kings of the Road, colourful traditional Filipino jeepneys may soon vanish A public transport strike has sparked fierce debate in the Philippines, as Filipinos rally around the iconic mini-buses, called jeepneys. Earlier this year, authorities launched a controversial programme to modernise the public transport system, including […]