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The US president welcomes a decision by Sony to screen a comedy about North Korea - which had been pulled following a cyber-attack and threats - in some US cinemas.
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Meet the insects that made Christmas
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Asian shares opened higher on Wednesday, taking the lead from Wall Street where shares closed at a record level overnight.
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The business of cathedrals
24 Dec 2014 0:09:45
How the places of worship mix prayer with finance
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The year in business: 2014
24 Dec 2014 0:09:27
Falling oil prices and questions over the euro
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Ten million householders who use pre-payment energy meters should be able to postpone their debt, says the charity Citizens Advice.
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New figures show that the UK's economy grew more slowly over the past year than previously thought.
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North Korea satire The Interview will screen in some US cinemas at Christmas, Sony says, days after it pulled the film following a major cyber attack.
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In the midst of Russia's current currency crisis, a government senator has been advising the country's women to use beetroot instead of imported lipstick.
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The Russian government has instructed five firms to limit foreign currency reserves as part of efforts to stabilise the economy.
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Meet the “motion microscope,” a video-processing tool that plays up tiny changes in motion and color impossible to see with the naked eye. Video researcher Michael Rubinstein plays us clip after jaw-dropping clip showing how this tech can track an individual’s pulse and heartbeat simply from a piece of footage. Watch him recreate a conversation by amplifying the movements from sound waves bouncing off a bag of chips. The wow-inspiring and sinister applications of this tech you have to see to believe.
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According to the Royal Mail Disney toys have overtaken Lego as the most wanted for Christmas this year.
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The RBS banking group has withheld bonuses from 18 of the staff it is investigating for their possible role in rigging the foreign exchange market.
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The Dow Jones rose above 18,000 for the first time in early trade, after figures show the US economy growing at its fastest pace for 11 years.
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The US economy grows at an annual rate of 5% in the third quarter, its fastest pace for 11 years, official figures suggest.
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Nasa's "X-ray eye", designed to study distant galaxies and black holes, has turned its attention to our own star and snapped a remarkable portrait.
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The number of homes being sold in the UK fell below 100,000 a month in November for the first time in a year, according to HM Revenue and Customs.
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The UK economy has grown more slowly in the past year than previously thought, at 2.6% rather than 3%, official figures indicate.
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Extremely cold temperatures have frozen parts of the Hukou waterfall on the Yellow River in north-west China.
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FTSE 100 rally continues
23 Dec 2014 9:24:49
The FTSE 100 continues its pre-Christmas rally, but outside the main index shares in chocolate maker Thorntons plunge by a quarter after it issues a profit warning.
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Saudi Arabia's oil minister, Ali al-Naimi, says the Opec cartel will not cut oil production even if the price falls to $20 a barrel.
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Chocolate firm Thorntons warns that annual profits will fall this year because of poor sales in some supermarkets, partly due to supply problems.
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Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok is sentenced to five years in jail and fined $64,440 (£41,327) for corruption.
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Almost 60% of small UK firms do not have plans in place for extreme weather - despite the fact 66% have been affected by it in the last three years - a study says.
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What do Christmas trees and French fries have in common? Both have been in short supply across Asia because of a three month backlog at US ports on the west coast.
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