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National Grid is seeking additional electricity supplies for winter after unexpected plant shutdowns have raised fears of potential shortages.
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The Rosetta probe is about to begin the manoeuvres that will take it properly into orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
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A hearing to convince a judge to approve Detroit's plan to restructure the city's debts has begun.
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A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.
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Why is there something instead of nothing? In other words: Why does the universe exist (and why are we in it)? Philosopher and writer Jim Holt follows this question toward three possible answers. Or four. Or none.
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US oilfield firm Halliburton says it has agreed a $1.1bn settlement to meet the majority of claims against it for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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A scheme to vaccinate badgers against bovine tuberculosis in a bid to tackle the disease in cattle is launched by the government.
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African farmers face 'failed seasons' risk as a result of being overwhelmed by climate change, warns a status report on the continent's agriculture.
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Two-time Commonwealth gold medallist Craig Heap calls for funding to go to Britain's less successful sports.
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George Osborne is to deliver the Autumn Statement, an annual update on the state of the economy, on 3 December.
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Dollar General, the lead discount retailer in the United States, raises its bid for rival store Family Dollar to almost $9.1bn (£5.51bn).
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UK luxury carmaker Aston Martin hires senior Nissan executive Andy Palmer as its new chief executive.
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Bronek Masojada, chief executive of the insurance company Hiscox, analyses the effect of recent conflicts on the insurance market
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David Cameron may have made himself a hostage to fortune when pledging to lead the greenest government ever in 2010.
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A court says the UberPop service must stop transporting passengers in Germany, but the American company refuses to suspend work.
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The construction sector expanded at its fastest pace for seven months in August, despite supply shortages holding back growth, a survey suggests.
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Switzerland's economy failed to grow in the second quarter of the year, official figures show, with trade affected by stagnation in the rest of Europe.
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Would banning high-power appliances actually save energy?
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More than 48,000 homeowners have used the government's Help to Buy scheme since it started, figures show.
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First report from Europe's new quake-watcher
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London Market Report
02 Sep 2014 8:58:23
The pound falls after a poll for the Sun and the Times indicates a rise in support for the pro-Scottish independence "Yes" campaign.
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Five gecko lizards sent into orbit on a Russian space satellite as part of a sex experiment have all died, the Russian space agency says.
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Complaints about payment protection insurance (PPI) have fallen after last year's record, but remain at historically high levels, according to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).
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Australia repeals a controversial mining tax after the government strikes a deal with business tycoon Clive Palmer's political party.
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Water shortages could hinder fracking for shale oil and gas in many parts of the world, the World Resources Institute says.
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