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National Australia Bank sells nearly $2bn of bad loans in the UK as part of a strategy to exit an unprofitable business.
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Scientists have built the biggest battery in Europe, to see if it can store power locally, rather than rely on the national grid. It could cut consumer's energy bills.
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Tiny microbes uncovered by the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition are analysed by scientists to see how they can survive under the seabed.
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Trinidad's music pirates are still at large
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The tech thwarting shopping's "returnaholics"
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Retail guru Mary Portas accuses the government of making "token gestures" in response to her 2011 review into how to rejuvenate struggling High Streets.
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The telecoms giant BT looks to buy EE - Britain's largest mobile network group - for £12.5bn
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The Russian central bank announces a huge rise in its key interest rate - to 17% from 10.5% - to try to stem the rouble's fall.
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Government plans to make firefighters in England work until they are 60 and to increase their pension contributions are backed by MPs.
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With more and more people turning to the internet to do their Christmas shopping, there is huge pressure on retailers to ensure gifts are delivered in time.
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Greek's economy faces "irreparable" damage from the ongoing political crisis, the boss of its central bank has warned.
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Satellite data reveals that the most dense stores of carbon in Amazonia is not above ground in trees but below ground in peatlands.
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Denmark makes a claim to the UN, arguing the area around the North Pole is linked to the continental shelf of Greenland, its autonomous territory.
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Telecoms giant BT is in exclusive talks to buy EE - Britain's largest mobile network group - for £12.5bn.
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Rangers and shareholder Mike Ashley are accused of breaching SFA rules over dual ownership.
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Up to 10,000 passengers at Heathrow alone were affected by an air traffic control computer failure, the transport secretary confirms.
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Northern Ireland's environment minister acted unlawfully in approving a new GAA stadium in west Belfast, a High Court judge rules.
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Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly — as we've seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York. Diversity advocate Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. In a funny, impassioned, important talk, she shows us how.
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A male northern white rhinoceros named Angalifu has died at the San Diego Zoo in California, leaving only five of the species in the entire world.
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The Russian rouble drops to a new low against the US dollar, as falling oil prices and Western sanctions continue to weigh on the country.
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A social supermarket is selling food that would have been junked to those struggling to afford to feed their families.
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Nigeria's two main oil workers' unions begin a nationwide strike, threatening to hurt the output of Africa's largest oil producer.
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The former chief executive of JJB Sports is jailed for four years for taking £1m of backhanders in a "very greedy fraud".
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A three-day strike begins at Amazon distribution depots in Germany in a dispute over pay and conditions.
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UK households with the lowest income faced the fastest cost of living rise in the past 11 years, official figures show.
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