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Are deaths from lightning increasing?
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Research links faulty airbags in two of the six models recalled by GM to 303 deaths, but the carmaker calls the report's findings "speculation".
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BBC chief economics correspondent Hugh Pym looks at what might feature in the impending Budget.
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Politicians need to act now in order to improve life for older people in the future, a charity has claimed.
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Think you know a thing or two about sex? Think again. In this fascinating talk, biologist Carin Bondar lays out the surprising science behind how animals get it on.
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New pricing rules that are supposed to make it easier to find a cheaper energy supplier are still confusing, according to the consumer group, Which?
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BT is being investigated by the UK's data authority following whistleblower claims the company "exposed user credentials en masse".
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Lord Myner's review of the Co-operative Group has found it spent too much time on takeover deals that proved "breathtakingly value-destructive."
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The company says staff data, including bank account details, have been published on the internet
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The residents of Kenya's north-western Turkana region are hoping the discovery of oil and gas will bring prosperity to the area.
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Traders at Swiss bank UBS made around 100 attempts to rig Hong Kong's interbank lending market, financial regulators have said.
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Consumers are being warned about a series of bank card scams, after fraud from stolen cards rose to its highest level in eight years, says the UK Cards Association
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A Japanese investigation into a supposedly groundbreaking stem cell study has discovered "inappropriate handling" of the data.
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The body representing energy companies has claimed that switching is "dead easy" following criticism that new simplified energy tariffs are still too confusing.
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Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness is to resign in the wake of his conviction for tax evasion, which he will not appeal against.
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JD Wetherspoon, one of the UK's largest pub chains, has said its pre-tax profits rose 3% in the first half of its financial year to £36m.
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Shares in China's CITIC were suspended after 7% decline on reports that the Chinese central bank is clamping down on mobile phone payment systems.
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The European Space Agency asks people to choose a name for British astronaut Major Tim Peake's next mission.
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Former Conservative Chancellors Lord Lawson and Lord Lamont warn too many people are paying the 40p tax rate and urge George Osborne to act.
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Former Conservative Chancellor Lord Lamont says the threshold at which tax is paid at 40% needs to be raised or it will eventually become the basic rate of tax.
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As Japanese electronics firm Panasonic offers staff moving to China a payment to help cope with the country's notorious smog, Theo Leggett examines if more firms will follow.
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There should be more UK field trials and fewer EU restrictions on genetically modified (GM) crops, a report commissioned by the prime minister says.
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New simplified energy bills brought in by the regulator Ofgem are still too confusing, says the consumer group Which?
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With national elections in India just weeks away, economic issues are moving centre stage and the latest inflation data will be closely-watched.
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The chairwoman of the Public Accounts Committee Margaret Hodge calls on the government to "urgently get its house in order" after outsourcing scandals.
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