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Is this art? Selling other people's online pics

What would you do if somebody took your picture from social media, and sold it in a gallery as a work of art - keeping the profits for themselves?<p>Famous US "appropriation" artist Richard Prince has caused controversy after he sold works of art that used Instagram pictures from people's feeds …

All About That Bass writer says he got $5,679 from 178m streams

By Amelia Butterly <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>Kevin Kadish, who wrote All About That Bass, says he made just $5,679 (£3,700) from 178 million streams of the song.</b><p>"I've never heard a songwriter complain about radio royalties as much as streaming royalties," Mr Kadish said.<p>"That was the real issue for us, like …

Assisted dying: Ex-Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey backs bill

<b>Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey says he will support legislation that would make it legal for terminally ill people in England and Wales to receive help to end their lives.</b><p>Lord Carey writes in the Daily Mail that he has dropped his opposition to the Assisted Dying Bill "in the face of …

Burberry shareholders vote against remuneration report

<b>Investors have delivered a blow to fashion house Burberry, by voting against the boss's pay package at the annual general meeting in London.</b><p>52% of shareholders voted not to support the remuneration report, in a rare stand against large salaries.<p>Christopher Bailey, who took over as chief executive …

Bank of England keeps UK interest rates at 0.5%

<b>The Bank of England has held UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.</b><p>The size of the Bank's economic stimulus programme, known as quantitative easing, was also kept unchanged at £375bn.<p>Last month, Bank governor Mark Carney hinted that rates could increase later this year as the …

Public sector strikes hit schools and services around the UK

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Five reporters in Myanmar sentenced to 10 years in jail

<b>A Myanmar court has sentenced five journalists to jail with hard labour for 10 years for writing that the military was making chemical weapons.</b><p>Their lawyer Wah Win Maung was quoted as saying they plan to appeal.<p>Yangon-based Unity Weekly News had published stories in January alleging the military …

9 Brands You Can Boycott to Hold Israel Accountable for Its Violation of International Law

Boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) are big news in 2014. If Scarlett Johansson's Sodastream fiasco didn't grab your attention, perhaps the …

Study maps fracking methane risk to drinking water

<b>A major study into the potential of fracking to contaminate drinking water with methane has been published.</b><p>The British Geological Survey and the Environment Agency have mapped where key aquifers in England and Wales coincide with locations of shale.<p>The research reveals this occurs under nearly half …

Workers' wages peak in their late 30s, says ONS

<b>Workers' wages peak in their late 30s, official data shows, unlike the mid-1970s when people were paid the most when they were aged in their late 20s.</b><p>In 2013, those aged 38 had the highest average earnings, at £13.93 an hour, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.<p>But it 1975, it was …

Germany approves first-ever national minimum wage

<b>The German parliament has approved the country's first minimum wage, in a vote in the Bundestag on Thursday.</b><p>The wage will be set at 8.50 euros (£6.80) per hour, which is higher than the equivalent in the US and UK.<p>Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats approved the new policy as part of a …

Amazon accused of 'bullying' smaller UK publishers

<b>Amazon is facing a battle with UK publishers as it seeks to secure more advantageous terms in its latest round of contract negotiations.</b><p>The web giant wants the right to print books itself if publishers fail to provide adequate stock, and wants publishers to match any pricing deals it offers to …

Hobby Lobby case: Court curbs contraception mandate

<b>The US Supreme Court has ruled a Christian-owned company can claim a religious exemption to a law requiring employers to pay for their workers' contraception.</b><p>The owners of craft chain Hobby Lobby and others argued the mandate in President Barack Obama's healthcare law violated their religious …

Nestle agrees to pay living wage to all contractors

<b>Nestle, the world's largest food company, has become the first major manufacturer to say it will pay the living wage to all its staff.</b><p>The firm already pays the living wage to its 8,000 employees but Nestle says it will now extend this to its 800 contractors by the end of 2017.<p>"We know that this is …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

GlaxoSmithKline to be investigated by UK fraud body

<b>Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline is to have its "commercial practices" investigated by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).</b><p>The British company, which is already facing allegations of bribery in several countries, said it would "co-operate fully" with the SFO.<p>Earlier this month, Chinese authorities accused …

Plas Newydd: Heat from the sea to warm historic house

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1078000/1078689_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524677364_00d64b69e1537e5cddf4e67e7a2a7f40<p><b>One of the finest old mansions in Wales is making history with a new technology that sucks heat from sea water.</b><p>Plas Newydd, with …

Carbon loss from tropical forests 'underestimated'

<b>The amount of carbon lost from tropical forests is being significantly underestimated, a new study reports.</b><p>In addition to loss of trees, the degradation of tropical forests by selective logging and fires causes large amounts of "hidden" emissions.<p>The slow moving process has remained almost …

UK looks to boost fracking with new land access rules

<b>The UK government has proposed new rules regarding rights to access land in a bid to speed up the introduction of fracking.</b><p>It proposes that shale oil and gas companies are granted access to land below 300m from the surface.<p>It also suggests firms pay £20,000 per well to those living above the …

Pfizer failed in its takeover bid for AstraZeneca because of overconfidence

AstraZeneca's directors played their hand well, while Pfizer's bid was largely driven by cost savings and tax minimisation<p>Beyond the political huffing and puffing, the debate about what Pfizer would have to pay to bag AstraZeneca always seemed straightforward: a bid of £60 a share or thereabouts …

The House Paint That Can Prevent Diseases

Chemist Pilar Mateo has come up with a paint that slowly releases insecticides, making homes inhospitable to parasite-spreading bugs.<p>Across Latin American, large beetles known as vinchucas spread Chagas disease. The disease can lie dormant for years, but when it emerges, it can damage the digestive …

EU court backs 'right to be forgotten' in Google case

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Survivors of Rana Plaza collapse wait for compensation

<b>Lily Akhter Najma lost her husband in the Rana Plaza collapse and suffered minor injuries herself.</b><p>But, like thousands of other survivors of the disaster, she is still waiting patiently for the compensation to which she is entitled.<p>One year on, she has not received any compensation from her former …

Agreement reached on deep sea mining

<b>Plans to open the world's first mine in the deep ocean have moved significantly closer to becoming reality.</b><p>A Canadian mining company has finalised an agreement with Papua New Guinea to start digging up an area of seabed.<p>The controversial project aims to extract ores of copper, gold and other …

Rana Plaza factory collapse survivors struggle one year on

<b>When the Rana Plaza factory building collapsed in the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, last year, more than 1,130 garment workers were killed, crushed under eight stories of concrete.</b><b>More than 2,500 people were rescued from the building alive, but some suffered terrible injuries. Here are some of their</b> …

Business Live: Thursday 24 April 2014

Should we pay a monthly membership fee to the NHS?

<b>There are many views about what the NHS should do to cope in the current financial climate.</b><b>In this Scrubbing Up, former Labour health minister Lord Norman Warner and Jack O'Sullivan, head of a social policy consultancy, who have written a paper for the think tank Reform, set out their thoughts -</b> …

'Cinderella' emotional cruelty law considered

<b>The government is considering whether to introduce a new offence of emotional cruelty to children, it has been confirmed.</b><p>The proposed change to neglect laws in England and Wales would see parents who deny their children affection face prosecution for the first time.<p>It follows a campaign for a …