Antibiotics 'ticking time-bomb' warning

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Britain's most senior health official has warned that the world faces a "ticking time-bomb" as bugs in humans and animals become more resistant to antibiotics. We ask what incentives the pharmaceutical industry need to invest in research. Book publishers protest Amazon's plans to register top-level domain names like .book and .read - we speak to the head of internet body ICANN Fadi Chehade. We hear more about the case against fugitive German hedge fund manager Florian Homm, arrested on fraud charges after investors lost at least $200m. And Lucy Kellaway on why standing up at work could be good for us.

(Image: Pharmacist taking out drugs, Getty)

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Mon 11 Mar 2013 17:32 GMT

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