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Lightening lights up the Florida sky the evening before the Endeavour shuttle is launched for the last time.
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Russia raises interest rates for the second time in 2011 as it battles to control inflation.
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Unemployment in Spain, already the highest in the EU, rises to a 14-year high, with 4.9 million people out of work.
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Dutch carmaker Spyker Cars, troubled owner of Saab, announces a net loss of 72m euros ($106m; £64m) for the first quarter.
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German luxury car maker Daimler has unveiled a first-quarter net profit of 1.18bn euros, boosted by strong sales in China.
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Doors thrown open
29 Apr 2011 7:25:10
Germany expects surge of Poles into job market
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Shareholders of Australian drinks maker Foster's agree to split company into separate beer and wine businesses.
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The world's first Chinese-currency shares to trade on a stock exchange outside mainland China fall in their debut in Hong Kong.
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Nasa is about to launch its Endeavour shuttle one last time - to deliver a $2bn (£1.2bn) particle physics experiment to the International Space Station.
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About one million people each year in China die of smoking-related illnesses. Now Beijing is set to act.
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The crew on board the International Space Station have sent a video message to Prince William and Kate Middleton ahead of their wedding on Friday.
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Samsung Electronics says profits for the first three months of the year have fallen by 30%.
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South Korea's industrial production rebounded in March after a surprise dip the previous month, latest data shows.
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Money game
28 Apr 2011 3:12:10
Bangladesh football vies with cricket for sponsorship
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Research in Motion cuts its profits forecast for the current quarter for the second time, sending its shares lower
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New approach
28 Apr 2011 3:08:43
Will Russia ever reduce dependence on oil and gas?
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Media revolution
28 Apr 2011 3:06:46
Tunisia's journalists enjoy new-found freedom
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Cashless under the sun
28 Apr 2011 3:01:14
A journey through Japan armed only with a mobile phone
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Technology giant Microsoft reports a sharp jump in quarterly profits, thanks in part to strong sales of its Office applications.
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India shortlists two European fighter jets and rules out two US rivals for a key $11bn contract, a move the US ambassador calls deeply disappointing.
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An experiment in a US lake shows that major ecosystem changes could be predicted, with the right monitoring.
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Sony says that credit card details held on its hacked PlayStation Network were stored in securely encrypted files.
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A Russian businessman is given the go-ahead by Swedish authorities to plough 30m euros into troubled carmaker Saab's parent.
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The Home Office's chief scientific adviser was not consulted over the closure of the UK Forensic Science Service (FSS) it has emerged.
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Not in public
28 Apr 2011 6:24:43
Can China save millions of lives by banning smoking?
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