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Canada's Quebec province unveils a plan to open up its northern region for the exploration of minerals and energy projects.
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The length of a person's fingers could reveal their risk of motor neurone disease, according to a study.
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Half-year losses at budget airline Easyjet almost double due to increased fuel prices and the tough economic environment.
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Microsoft is in talks to buy internet phone service Skype, the Wall Street Journal reports.
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China's trade surplus is nearly four times bigger than expected, as US officials press for faster appreciation of the yuan.
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European stock markets have fallen on continuing concerns that Greece may require a new financial bail-out deal.
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Japan's Tokyo Electric says it will seek government help in compensating victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
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The top US Republican in Congress vows to oppose raising the government's ability to borrow unless the White House agrees to deep spending cuts.
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Aiming high
09 May 2011 3:11:17
The California firm hoping to revolutionise space tavel
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Cleaning up
09 May 2011 3:04:00
Asia's companies embrace green technologies
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'Moving forward'
09 May 2011 3:03:51
Tackling Africa's economic problems
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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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