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The UK's inflation rate, as measured by Consumer Prices Index, rose to 0.6% in July, official figures show.
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Professor Brian Cox has verbally sparred with a newly elected Australian politician who believes climate change is a global conspiracy.
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Scientists carrying out international nuclear fusion work are concerned dust from a planned quarry could affect their experiments.
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Mining giant BHP Billiton reports a record loss for the past year following a mining disaster in Brazil and a slump in commodity prices.
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The UK's benchmark share index falls in early trade, while the pound remains weak ahead of a big week for economic statistics.
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Two female victims of human trafficking tell the BBC's Divya Arya how they rebuilt their lives and re-integrated into society by becoming businesswomen.
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Indonesian airlines are cleared by regulators to fly to the US, after a nine-year ban.
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Rail fares have risen at double the speed of wages over the last six years, research by trade unions suggests.
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British particle physicist Brian Cox verbally spars with a newly elected Australian politician who believes climate change is a global conspiracy.
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Madagascar's conservationists work in secrecy to protect one of the world's most beautiful tortoises from poachers, writes journalist Martin Vogl.
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'TV, where's that beach?'
16 Aug 2016 1:00:39
Airlines and travel companies are trying to extend their reach into interactive entertainment.
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BBC's Zoe Kleinman puts the new Tuffphone to the test and compares it to rival handsets.
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British phone retailer Tuffphones has unveiled a new range of hard-wearing handsets aimed at construction workers and outdoors enthusiasts - so the BBC tried them out.
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Viruses are more dangerous when they infect their victims in the morning, a University of Cambridge study suggests.
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The combined pension funds deficit for companies in the FTSE 100 has seen huge increases in the past year, according to pensions expert LCP.
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Child prodigy
15 Aug 2016 2:11:03
Twelve-year-old entrepreneur Henry Patterson tells the BBC how running a successful business has changed his life.
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Pump action
15 Aug 2016 2:05:15
Lonnie Johnson had an illustrious career as a nuclear engineer working on the Galileo space programme and the stealth bomber - but he is best known for creating a water pistol
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The race is on to produce less-polluting electric vehicles (EVs), but could sustainably sourced ethanol prove to be the breakthrough fuel to take EVs mainstream?
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The chief executive of Energy UK seeks to reassure customers after it emerged that thousands of households have been paying nearly three times too much for their gas.
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How do we build a society without fossil fuels? Using her native Costa Rica as an example of positive action on environmental protection and renewables, climate advocate Monica Araya outlines a bold vision for a world committed to clean energy in all sectors.
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Mixed up measures
15 Aug 2016 4:44:06
Energy firm E.On's measurement error over some of its customers' gas payments is just the latest costly metric-imperial mix-up.
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Elderly Germans may have to keep working until the age of 69 if a Bundesbank proposal to tackle an ageing population is adopted.
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Workers at Sports Direct's Derbyshire base will receive back-pay of about £1m for non-payment of the minimum wage, according to the Unite union.
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Millions of customers with Santander bank accounts are to receive a cut of 1.5% in the credit interest they are currently paid.
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Used-car dealers may have broken the law by continuing to sell Vauxhall Zafiras which pose a possible fire risk.
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