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Picture special: Florida after Irma

After tearing through the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma made a hard right turn and set its destructive sights on Florida. The storm made landfall in the Keys on...

Go go gadget: the kid's watch that can phone home

It was witnessing a frantic mum searching for her son two years ago that first gave Colleen Wong the idea of creating a wearable mobile phone for kids. “It just made me think,...

Badge, gun, holster, skateboard … meet Canada's first skateboarding cop

When Thierry Hinse-Fillion arrived at a skatepark on the outskirts of Montreal for his first day in his new position, he was greeted with stares. Some – taking note of his uniform and...

Markets await Bank of England rate decision, as John Lewis profits halve – business...

The Bank of England in London. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. It’s Bank of England Day! Britain’s...

At least 8 dead after Irma leaves Florida nursing home with no A/C

The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills said the residents, ages 71 to 99, died "following a prolonged outage of our air conditioning system due to Hurricane Irma." The center did not lose power...

Dyson wants UK to make 'clean break' from EU

Britain should make a "clean break" from the European Union instead of pursuing any kind of interim deal, according to one of the country's best-known businessmen. ...

Treasury chief Steven Mnuchin asked for a government jet for his honeymoon

Steven Mnuchin, the US treasury secretary, requested the use of a government jet for his European honeymoon, it was reported on Wednesday. The treasury department’s inspector general is investigating Mnuchin’s request for a US...

Drax plans to turn more coal power into gas

One of the UK's largest energy producers wants to convert two of its remaining coal-fired power units to gas. ...

A week after Irma, Caribbean devastation is laid bare

The Category 5 storm, which ravaged the islands with near-record, sustained 185mph winds, battered an estimated 1.2 million people. Irma cut a devastating path, leaving at least 44 people dead in its wake;...

BoE deputy: Banks could still fail – but safely

Banks are taking risks and could still fail but, a decade after Northern Rock's fall, the Bank of England says banks are now subject to much greater scrutiny. ...

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AggregateIQ: the obscure Canadian tech firm and the Brexit data riddle

‘Find Christopher Wylie.” That instruction – 13 months ago – came from the very first ex-Cambridge Analytica employee I met. He was unequivocal....