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E.On, one of the UK's "big six" energy suppliers, has reported a fall in profits for the second quarter as the financial crisis in Europe hit demand for power.
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The Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky, as the annual display reaches its high point.
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A team in Brazil reports that a mathematical formula can help predict how many murders will occur as the population increases.
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Plans for a transport system which would carry people between cities at nearly the speed of sound have been proposed by an American inventor and entrepreneur.
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Wages across Asia have almost doubled between 2000 and 2011, according to the International Labour Organization, with the growth led mainly by China.
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Singapore imports more than 90% of its food, but the government wants to change that by getting farmers to convert their plots into vertical farms.
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Union members at South Korean carmaker Hyundai are preparing to vote on whether they should go on strike in a dispute over wages and other benefits.
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Sina Corp, which runs China's biggest micro-blogging site, posts a surprise loss in the second quarter as it looks to increase its mobile offering.
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The public are being asked to help in the fight against ash dieback by playing a computer game that analyses genetic data on the disease.
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Health authorities are trying to find out what poisoned at least 20 condors in the Andes mountain range between Chile and Argentina.
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Scientists plant flower meadows in four UK cities as part of a study, the largest of its kind, to assess the impact of urbanisation on insect pollinators.
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A surge of electrical activity in the dying brain could be responsible for the experiences reported by near-death survivors, scientists report.
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The inventor who has changed a million lives and not made a penny
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Texas tries to take advantage of commercial space travel
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How to keep your staff from walking out
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Scotland's top football clubs are becoming more confident about their financial future, a leading financial consultant claims.
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Millions of commuters will find out how much regulated rail fares will increase next year when the latest inflation figures are published.
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Activity amongst home buyers is increasing fastest in parts of the country where prices have been depressed, an industry survey says.
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A third of owners surveyed at Championship and League One clubs are considering selling because of new financial regulations, research suggests.
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US-based entrepreneur Elon Musk reveals details of his proposed supersonic "Hyperloop" transport system that would link Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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Five employees working in China for foreign drugs firms have spoken to the BBC about corruption.
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Sky gazers are preparing for the high point of the annual Perseid meteors, as the Earth's orbit takes it through a stream of dusty comet debris.
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Steinway Music Instruments receives a new takeover offer valuing the company at $477m, beating a previous offer from Kohlberg & Co.
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The former chief executive of Diageo, Paul Walsh, earned £14.8m in his final year at the drinks giant, according to the firm's annual report.
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Apple is refused permission to take aerial photos over the city of Oslo to create 3D imagery for its map app.
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