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Venezuela: All you need to know about the crisis in seven charts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Inflation has spiked in Venezuela, making it difficult for people to afford basic essentials Growing discontent in Venezuela, fuelled by hyperinflation, power cuts and food and medicine shortages, has led to a political crisis.Opposition leader Juan Guaidó has declared himself interim president following large protests, galvanising opponents of current…
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UK's 'highest taxpayers' revealed in first-ever Sunday Times list

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stephen Rubin, Denise Coates and Sir James Dyson Stephen Rubin - who owns a majority stake in JD Sports - and his family have been named the UK's top taxpayers, according to the Sunday Times.The newspaper is known for its Rich List of the UK's wealthiest people - but…
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Is the secret to happiness at the top of this mountain?

Image caption Katie Hope made the long journey to the Rinerhorn Base Camp to "discover happiness" "Everyone assumes that everyone else feels really awesome, but it's generally not true," says Laurie Santos, a psychology professor at Yale University. Prof Santos has more insight than most into how happy people are. At the beginning of last…
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US shutdown: Flight delays blamed on staff shortages

Image copyright AFP Image caption Air staff unions have issued warnings about the shutdown's impact Staff shortages linked to the federal government shutdown caused significant flight delays at north-eastern US airports on Friday.The shutdown has meant some federal staff, like air traffic controllers, have been working without pay.Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives,…
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US shutdown: Four reasons why Trump blinked

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The seriousness of the shutdown was starting to show. President Donald Trump's decision to endorse a deal to reopen the federal government for three weeks on Friday came amid mounting pressure to end the impasse.Here are four reasons from the business world why the White House blinked.1. The travel industry…
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'Millions' of fake cigarettes seized in UK

Image copyright Durham County Council Image caption These illegally cigarettes were seized in Durham Millions of fake cigarettes are entering the UK and undermining efforts to cut smoking, councils have warned.Herefordshire, Lincolnshire and Durham county councils in 2018 found illegal stashes of cigarettes behind shop walls, in sweet boxes and toilets.Fake or "bootlegged" tobacco products…