Syed Hassan Ahmed

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BSkyB in £5bn deal to create Sky Europe

<b>BSkyB is paying £4.9bn to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy.</b><p>The move was announced along with the company's annual results, which show pre-tax profits fell slightly to £1.2bn from last year's £1.26bn.<p>BSkyB also reported revenues rose by 7%, with strong demand "across …

Pay-TV

Large supermarkets should be taxed to pay for town centre improvements, councils say

Derby city council has called for a tax worth up to £400 million a year to ensure supermarket spending 'recirculates' in local communities<p>Large supermarkets should be taxed to pay for improvements to local shopping areas, a group of councils has said, as they formally ask the government for a new …

United Kingdom

BuzzFeed sacks editor Benny Johnson over plagiarism

The news and entertainment website BuzzFeed has fired one of its most prominent writers for plagarism after finding he had copied sentences and phrases "word for word" from other sites.<p>BuzzFeed's editor-in-chief, Ben Smith, issued a statement announcing that Benny Johnson, the viral politics …

U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuates personnel

The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said.<p>About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines, were evacuated early Saturday and were driven across the border into Tunisia, U.S. officials …