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The planned introduction of 30 Marine Protected Areas off Scotland has sparked a "passionate debate", says the environment secretary.
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UK jury clears five City brokers who were accused of helping to rig the Libor lending rate used between banks.
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Royal Dutch Shell shareholders approve the company's $49bn (£34bn) takeover of BG Group.
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Are human genes patentable? Back in 2005, when Tania Simoncelli first contemplated this complex question, US patent law said they were -- which meant patent holders had the right to stop anyone from sequencing, testing or even looking at a patented gene. Troubled by the way this law both harmed patients and created a barrier to biomedical innovation, Simoncelli and her colleagues at the ACLU challenged it. In this riveting talk, hear the story of how they took a case everybody told them they would lose all the way to the Supreme Court.
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The Devils Hole pupfish, one of the rarest species in world, may not have existed as a distinct population for as long as once thought.
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The US planemaker Boeing's forecast for 2016 sales misses analysts' forecasts, causing shares to fall 7% in early trading.
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The EU proposes wide ranging new rules to ensure car emission tests are carried out by independent testers not linked to the motor industry.
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App-based taxi service Uber is ordered by a French court to compensate a rival taxi group for infringing customer collection rules, reports say.
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Users of Apple's Safari browser are complaining that the program has begun crashing when they try and carry out a search.
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Astronomers have discovered the largest known solar system, consisting of a large planet that takes a million years to orbit its star.
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Mitsubishi Electric and Hitachi have been fined €137.8m (£105m) by European Union regulators for price fixing.
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Facebook says its is "getting close" to having artificial intelligence software capable of beating the top players of the board game Go.
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European MPs add to calls for Chancellor George Osborne to explain what they call the "very bad deal" that UK tax authorities have struck with Google over back tax.
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BBC News talks to "rebel" economist Professor Steve Keen about his theories on global economics.
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The BBC's Simon Jack looks at the proposed 'mega-deal' between Shell and BG Group, which Shell shareholders vote on today.
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New dates are announced for the first UK displays of the fighter jet due to be used on Britain's new aircraft carriers.
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Each year, an estimated 7,000 newly-bereaved partners receive nothing in bereavement benefits when their partner dies, as they are not married.
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Falling shares in RBS and mining companies push the FTSE 100 into early losses.
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Nationwide reports a 0.3% rise in house prices in January, and warns that a lag in construction activity will raise house prices further.
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RBS announces a "clean-up" plan in which it puts aside more money for the PPI mis-selling scandal and for bad debts.
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Toyota remains the world's top-selling carmaker for the fourth straight year.
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Remote communities are not receiving the compensation they are entitled to from schemes designed to conserve tropical forests, a study suggests.
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Britain's first new nuclear power plant in decades could be delayed amid reports an EDF board meeting to decide whether to invest in Hinkley Power Station has been postponed.
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Will reformist Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung secure the top post in Vietnam's Communist party?
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Asian shares follow US and European markets higher as a rise in the price of oil boosts investor sentiment.
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