An accountancy book from 1494 is being auctioned. What's its significance? Plus, we ask if the US and China are any closer to a trade deal? (Photo: Christie's.)
Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell
Airbus is to stop making the A380 – is this the end of the superjumbo era?
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Chimpanzee gestures closely copies the way humans communicate, according to new research. Raphaela Heesen lead the team from the University of Roehampton which studied videos of wild chimps living in Uganda's Budongo Forest Reserve.
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Does it matter where donations come from?
The Sackler family name is very well known all around Britain. Institutions like museums, hospitals and colleges have all benefited from their generous donations. But does it matter where that money came from? Eight of the famous family have been named in a civil lawsuit unveiled this month by the Attorney General of Massachusetts over how the firm they controlled allegedly pushed doctors to prescribe OxyContin. It's an opioid and a painkiller that made some members of the family billions of dollars. But in Massachusetts the drug's been linked to the deaths of people as young as 18 and as old as 87. BBC correspondent Chris Buckler reports from Boston on the impact of OxyContin.
We approached both 'The Dr. Mortimer' and 'Theresa Sackler Foundation' and 'The Sackler Trust' for interview but no-one was available. A spokesperson for 'The Sackler Trust' said: “We support a range of educational, medical, scientific, cultural and community organisations. It is a privilege to be able to support such vital work and we continue to do so.”
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Brexit: May's deal or no deal?
Brexit Secretary, Stephen Barclay, tells Today that "it's not in anyone's interest" to extend Brexit negotiations "without clarity", and that any delay wouldn't be a unilateral decision by the UK. But his Labour counterpart, Sir Keir Starmer, says Parliament would make a "concerted effort" to force Theresa May to seek an extension.
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