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Apple supplier Foxconn replaces 60,000 factory workers with robots, according to Chinese media reports.
Royal Dutch Shell is to cut at least another 2,200 jobs, in addition to 10,000 announced earlier this year.
A section of the embankment of the River Arno in central Florence collapses, sending part of the road and at least 20 cars into a newly formed ditch.
Borussia Monchengladbach and Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka joins Arsenal for a reported £35m on a long-term contract.
On-demand video streaming services face a call that at least 20% of the catalogues they offer to EU subscribers should be made locally.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies says leaving the EU could lead to more austerity - but Vote Leave calls the think tank "a propaganda arm" of Brussels.
Dame Helen Mirren lends her voice to a recording of a new story by celebrated children's author Beatrix Potter, rediscovered after 100 years.
The Afghan Taliban name Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada as their new leader following the death of Mullah Mansour in a drone strike.
Parked cars have fallen into a 200m-long hole which opened up on the Arno river bank in Florence.
Microsoft has created an extra notification to allow customers to cancel Windows 10 upgrade after being accused of "nasty tricks".
A study finds that bizarre, tentacled worms which live attached to crayfish are at risk of extinction, alongside the crayfish themselves.
US President Barack Obama briefly beatboxed before an impromptu performance by Vietnamese rapper Suboi as he took part in a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City.
Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil are becoming increasingly concerned the virus may cause eye damage in babies.
A news crew has been filming tornados outside Dodge City in Kansas. At least two people were injured in severe storms.
Authors Paul Murray and Hannah Rothschild have jointly won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction.
Many people will be turned away from polling stations because they mistakenly think they are on the electoral register, campaigners warn.
Jose Mourinho would deliver "entertaining" football if appointed Manchester United manager, says club legend Paul Scholes.
Music and theatre tickets are being sold unlawfully on the UK's biggest secondary websites - including Viagogo, Stubhub and Seatwave - says Which?
Greece agrees a deal to get further funds from its international creditors as eurozone finance ministers hail a "breakthrough".