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Four rail firms start legal proceedings after the government cancelled the Great Western rail franchise contest and then refused to pay compensation.
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Australian Malcolm Davies discusses his experiences opening a hostel and bar for backpackers in Singapore.
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The United Nations Security Council imposes further sanctions on North Korea, after Pyongyang carries out its third nuclear test.
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US banks have enough capital to withstand a severe economic downturn, the Federal Reserve says, as 17 out of 18 banks pass its annual stress tests.
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Russian scientists say they have found a new type of bacterial life form in water from a buried Antarctic lake.
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Facebook redesigns its site to offer a less cluttered news feed that increases the size of adverts and other posts.
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A project will assess whether playing games can help increase people's interest in environmental issues, such as climate change.
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A Canadian scientist has discovered bone fragments which confirm that the ancestors of modern camels once roamed the country's Arctic region.
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Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls urges David Cameron to reconsider his approach to the economy after the Prime Minister warned changing course would plunge the UK "back into the abyss".
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Kakenya Ntaiya made a deal with her father: She would undergo the traditional Maasai rite of passage of female circumcision if he would let her go to high school. Ntaiya tells the fearless story of continuing on to college, and of working with her village elders to build a school for girls in her community. It’s the educational journey of one that altered the destiny of 125 young women. (Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)
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How Tanzania's first lifestyle magazine took off
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The gap between the value of US imports and exports widened in January, while the number of initial claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, official figures show.
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Prime Minister David Cameron has said there are signs that the government's economic policies are beginning to work.
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Canadian Arctic Archipelago glaciers could lose up to 20% of their volume if warming projections hold true, according to a new study.
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Lord Alan Sugar has condemned what he called a "claim culture", as he accused a winner of his TV show The Apprentice of taking him to a tribunal "to extract money".
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South Korean phone-maker Samsung loses another patent fight against rival Apple, in the UK High Court.
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Queens Park Rangers says its wage bill and debts jumped during the club's first year back in the Premier League.
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The European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to keep eurozone interest rates unchanged at 0.75% for the eighth month in a row.
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The Bank of England's rate-setting committee has kept interest rates at 0.5% and rejected calls to inject more stimulus into the economy.
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What is driving the global stock market rally?
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New figures suggest Britain's deer population is getting out of control. Most scientists and environmentalists agree a cull is necessary if habitats are to be sustained in a manageable way.
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Female graduates are still likely to earn thousands of pounds less than men, according to a new report.
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A proposal by the US to ban cross-border trade in polar bears and their parts was defeated on Thursday at an international meeting.
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A Dundee shoe chain puts its Scottish branches up for sale after falling victim to the economic hardships of the high street.
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Department store group John Lewis has unveiled a 17% bonus for staff after reporting a rise in profits.
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