Aberdeen takes on India over tax demands

Asset manager escalates dispute between global investors and New Delhi

Gunmen killed at Mohammed art show in Texas

Suspects shot at exhibition organised by free-speech group

Prosecutors in Brazil investigate Lula

Popular former leader questioned over overseas contracts

Europe stocks firm as US futures gain

China equities shrug off weak manufacturing survey

China-Taiwan ties eyed as Xi meets Chu

Ruling party chairmen seek cordial veneer to tense relationship

Buffett defends relationship with 3G

Berkshire chief’s reputation as benign acquirer under fire

Ford car seat that can detect heart attacks
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Ford scraps ‘heart attack’ car seat plan

Carmaker blames cheaper and more accurate wearable technology

Unarmed Trident II (D5) ballistic missile being fired from HMS Vigilant during a test launch in the Atlantic Ocean on Oct 29 2012 ©PA

Icahn calls Apple a rare 50-year success

Activist investor still wants iPhone maker to do more buybacks

Palmer wins latest round of Citic battle

Court dismisses claims magnate’s company misused A$12m for election fund

UK party leaders set for knife-edge election

Opinion polls put Cameron and Miliband neck-and-neck for Thursday’s vote

Republicans push Obama on TPP vote

Trans-Pacific Partnership would be biggest trade deal in decades

Comment and Analysis

Qoros stakes turnround on China auto market

New CEO of lossmaking Chinese carmaker drops focus on Europe at it aims for profit by 2018

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Rewalk Robotics takes its first steps

Market for wearable robotic exoskeletons begins to take off

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Dead law walking — US capital punishment

In America, evidence of racial bias in sentencing is beyond doubt

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