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Turbulent times
09 May 2011 3:03:42
Middle Eastern carriers feel the pain of political protests
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Good weather in April led to an increased number of viewings from potential house buyers, according to surveyors.
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Retail sales jumped 5.2% in April thanks to the warm weather and the back-to-back long weekends, a survey suggests.
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A group of landowners call on the new Scottish government to allow them to kill some birds of prey to protect game birds.
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Cable theft on the railways rose 52% and caused over 6,000 hours of train delays last year, says Network Rail.
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Crude oil prices recover following last Thursday's commodity market rout, but remain well below recent highs.
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Up to four million people could be in line for compensation after the banking industry gave up its legal fight over the mis-selling of payment protection insurance, a move that could cost the banks more than £6 billion.
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A technique that unlocks natural gas from underground rocks increases the risk of nearby drinking water becoming contaminated, a study suggests.
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Science correspondent David Shukman visited SpaceX's rocket factory in California for a look inside the prototype capsule.
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While many farmers in the UK are concerned over the unusually dry season, strawberry farmers in Hampshire are counting their blessings.
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The recipient of America's first full face transplant says his newly regained sense of smell is among the top benefits of the surgery.
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Fifa has pledged to spening £17.5m working with Interpol to clamp down on match fixing and illegal betting.
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The scale of just how dry the start of 2011 has been is evident in some fascinating new data from one of Europe's latest Earth observation satellites.
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Boom-time cuts?
09 May 2011 6:02:24
Australia is set to cut spending despite its soaring economy
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Funding for rugby union is reduced by more than £1m by Sport England because of a drop in player numbers.
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Olympic organisers postpone taking money from successful ticket applicants' accounts while they carry out ballots for oversubscribed events.
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Renewable technologies could supply 80% of the world's energy needs by mid-century, says the world's expert body on climate science.
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The US government redistributes $2bn (£1.2bn) for high-speed rail in critical corridors after Florida's Republican governor declines the funds.
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US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner calls on China to boost domestic spending at the opening of a trade summit in Washington.
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Diving under the Antarctic ice to get waaaaaay too close to the much-feared leopard seal, photographer Paul Nicklen found an extraordinary new friend. Share his hilarious, passionate stories of the polar wonderlands, illustrated by glorious images of the animals who live on and under the ice.
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Apple has overtaken Google as the world's most valuable brand.
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Banks give up their fight over mis-selling of payment protection insurance meaning millions of customers could now claim compensation.
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Export success
09 May 2011 4:21:00
What is behind Germany's record export figures?
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A report by the Committee on Climate Change is calling for around 14 new nuclear plants to be built by the end of the next decade.
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The Director General of the CBI tells Radio 5 live why the government must stick to its austerity plan.
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