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Global investment in renewables fell during 2013, but the percentage of the world’s electricity generated by renewable sources continued to increase, a report shows.
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A new EU study shows that far more honeybees are dying in the UK and other parts of northern Europe than in the Mediterranean.
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Staff at cereal firm Weetabix are being consulted over possible cuts to pay and working hours, the BBC is told.
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If signals consistent with the missing Malaysia Airlines plane are confirmed a challenging recovery operation will follow.
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As more people choose to watch content online, Marc Cieslak finds out what is the future might hold for TV advertising.
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Australia's air safety body is looking into reports that a triathlete has been injured by a drone falling on her.
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Where do the main parties stand on the big economic issues?
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Spiders crawling into the fuel tanks of Mazda cars have forced the company to issue a voluntary recall notice to apply a software fix.
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Supermarket giant Asda will create up to 12,000 UK shop posts over the next five years, Asda owner Wal-Mart says.
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Business Secretary Vince Cable is recalled by the Business Select Committee to give further evidence over the privatisation of Royal Mail.
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Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC reports a worse-than-expected loss for the first quarter of the year after losing ground to its rivals.
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Customers could be misled as three-quarters of financial advisers fail to give required information about the cost of advice, a regulator finds.
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The BBC's Tanya Beckett reports from Gdansk, Poland, gaining the local perspective on Britain's attitude towards Europe and benefit tourism.
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Complaint levels about energy companies more than trebled in the first quarter of 2014 from a year earlier, as the sector remained in the political firing line.
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French conglomerate Bouygues' shares fall 6% in Paris after cable operator Numericable beats it in a bid for Vivendi's mobile phone provider SFR.
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MIT's 3D projections simulate a metropolis
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Swiss cement firm Holcim says it will merge with French rival Lafarge in a deal that will create the world's largest cement maker.
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Japanese carmaker Nissan signs up to become a sponsor of the Uefa Champions League, Europe's top club football competition.
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India's main opposition BJP promises to improve the economy and infrastructure and curb corruption in its manifesto if it wins in the general elections.
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The World Bank trims its growth forecast for China citing a "bumpy start to the year", but says reforms should help it achieve more sustainable growth.
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The chief executive of Spanish fashion retailer Desigual says he sees a "big future" for his company in Asia.
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Environmental campaigners are calling for immediate action to protect coral found off the coast near Plymouth.
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India's Sun Pharmaceutical agrees to acquire rival Ranbaxy - majority owned by Japan's Daiichi Sankyo - in an all-stock deal worth $4bn (£2.4bn).
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Was mysterious manuscript forged by bookseller?
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The first IBM mainframe was unveiled 50 years ago and the machines continue to play a key role in business today.
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