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Bears vs lions
23 May 2011 8:44:11
Evidence reveals titanic struggles between Europe's ancient beasts
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Mexico's central bank head Agustin Carstens is named as the first definite rival to Christine Lagarde for the IMF top job.
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Hearts are in talks with Edinburgh City Council over the possibility of moving from Tynecastle to a new stadium.
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Mark Stephens: "It is really rather sad that people who could appreciate it, who have a love of gardens, are excluded by the power brokers."
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The first global survey suggests the number and diversity of seagrasses is falling.
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A volcanic ash cloud from Iceland is expected to reach parts of the UK by the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Met Office says.
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Robert Peston: "What the government will say to the banks is they must try harder in order to achieve the £76bn" they agreed to lend.
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Scotland's First Minister says "independence, nationality and self-determination are about more than economics"
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Nick Hurd: "We are trying to unleash innovation, call for the best ideas... making it easier and more compelling to do it."
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Prof Roderick Smith: "We're in the hands of the weather."
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Ryanair shrugged off disruptions from volcanic ash and striking air traffic controllers to post a 26% rise in profits last year. Europe's biggest low cost airline enjoyed good growth as it flew more passengers in Italy and Spain.
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Irish budget airline Ryanair reports a £348m annual profit, a 26% increase, but warns of the impact of higher fuel prices.
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MPs say they still have "significant concerns" about Kraft's takeover of Cadbury, saying Kraft's attitude bordered on "contempt".
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Tree topping
23 May 2011 5:49:10
Team tracking UK tree-killing disease takes to the air
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Designer Bunny Guinness explains the concept of her M&G Garden and talks about how it reached the Chelsea Flower Show.
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The Australian Climate Commission warns sea levels could rise by one metre by the end of the century, much more than previously thought.
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Thailand's economy grew 3% in the period of January to March, compared to a year earlier, largely in line with market expectations
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The leaders of Japan, China and South Korea agree at summit to speed up discussions on a possible free-trade deal.
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An online training course is launched to help police officers and fire and ambulance personnel prepare for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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The BBC's Nick Bryant explains why Royal Dutch Shell's floating gas plant in Australia will cost up to $15bn.
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Artist Aaron Koblin takes vast amounts of data -- and at times vast numbers of people -- and weaves them into stunning visualizations. From elegant lines tracing airline flights to landscapes of cell phone data, from a Johnny Cash video assembled from crowd-sourced drawings to the "Wilderness Downtown" video that customizes for the user, his works brilliantly explore how modern technology can make us more human.
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The latest official figures on how much UK banks are lending to businesses are expected to miss targets when released later.
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British motorists have a month to make sure their car is insured before a new law comes into force.
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A pioneering technique beats its own record for data rates, registering 26 terabits per second and using comparatively little power.
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The bacteria behind stomach ulcers may be linked to Parkinson's disease, researchers say.
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