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Google acquires the engineering company that developed Cheetah, the world's fastest-running robot and other animalistic mobile research machines.
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Councils will be allowed to expand beyond their current boundaries to provide new housing if Labour are elected in 2015, Ed Miliband is to say.
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Power from the new Hinkley C nuclear generator will be too expensive, the boss of one of the UK's biggest energy consumers says.
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Thailand's Nok Air and Singapore's Scoot plan to set up a new budget carrier in Bangkok amid growing demand for low-cost travel in the region.
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Three sequels to the movie Avatar are to be made in New Zealand, director James Cameron and the New Zealand government announce.
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A giant step for Europe?
16 Dec 2013 1:31:17
Preparing for the uncharted waters of banking union
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Japanese business confidence jumps to its highest level in six years, according to the Bank of Japan's latest Tankan survey.
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Why cycling shows what we're like at work
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The call centre creating jobs in the Palestinian city
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Profits at KPMG in the UK jump 27% to £455m, boosting the bonus pot and partners' pay at the accountancy and advice firm.
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A court in Brazil halts construction work at the World Cup stadium in the city of Manaus, where a builder fell to his death from a roof.
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The Irish Republic's prime minister marks the end of the country's three-year bailout programme with a televised speech to the nation.
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The Irish Republic's exit from its bailout rescue has restored the country's good name and credibility, Taoiseach Enda Kenny says in speech to the nation.
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The first robot to land on the Moon in nearly 40 years, China's Jade Rabbit rover, begins sending back photos with shots of its lunar lander.
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North Korean officials insist the execution of senior figure Chang Song-thaek will not alter the nation's economic goals, including a drive to attract foreign investment.
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The government has not ruled out any options on airport expansion in south-east England, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says.
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The latest tranche of money gathered from UK banks in Libor fines has been allocated to 24 military charities.
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Three years ago, in the midst of the eurozone debt crisis, Ireland had to resort to a 85bn euro ($117bn; £71bn) rescue package. Now the economy shows signs of revival.
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Ireland before and after the bailout
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The latest tranche of money gathered from UK banks in Libor fines has been allocated to 24 military charities, bringing the total distributed to £35m.
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The BBC has obtained exclusive figures from the financial ombudsman showing that there have been nearly 100 complaints about 'vishing' and courier fraud in the past three months.
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China's Jade Rabbit robot rover drives off its landing module and on to the Moon's surface.
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Iran says it has successfully sent a monkey into space for the second time this year as part of a programme aimed at manned space flight.
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The bar-tailed godwit, the bird world's long-distance champion, is probably smart enough to cope with any ill winds blown up by climate change, researchers believe.
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Farmers' leaders urge the government not to implement plans to cut agricultural subsidies by 15% and transfer the cash to wildlife protection in England and Wales.
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