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Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim has topped Forbes magazine's list of the world's richest billionaires for a fourth year
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“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it's happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.
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Announced alongside next year's budget was GDP figures for October to December which showed India's economy had grown by 4.5%
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Plans for a £5.5bn redevelopment of Liverpool's docklands are given the final go-ahead by the government.
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Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim again comes top of Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest billionaires, while Warren Buffett slips back.
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Up to 15 miners in Australia have been fired after performing a version of the Harlem Shake underground and posting a video of it online.
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Premiership football club Liverpool continued to make losses in the 2011-12 financial year, but the lack of European competition failed to dent revenue, it says.
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Volunteers are sought to save amorous toads from being killed on a road in Hampshire as they cross to spawn in nearby lakes.
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Alan MacDougall, Managing Director of PIRC, says "there's large scale public anger about the problem of pay".
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Eurozone finance ministers will meet in Brussels later to discuss how to fund a potential 17bn-euro ($22bn) bailout for Cyprus.
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Analysis: A cure for HIV?
04 Mar 2013 2:35:59
Is the 30-year battle nearly over?
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The fall in lending by UK banks is "exceptionally disappointing" Labour's shadow treasury minister has said.
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Allister Heath, editor of City AM, says HSBC's profits "are actually not that high".
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Output in the UK construction sector fell again in February, a survey indicates, as the sector suffered its worst month since October 2009.
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Latvia formally applies to join the euro in 2014, in a move which could see it become the 18th member of the bloc.
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The number of loans being offered by banks has continued to fall, in spite of the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS).
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Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover is put into "safe mode" after a computer glitch caused by corrupted files.
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Government plans to clamp down on "benefit tourism" could see both Britons and immigrants affected by changes to the rules on entitlement.
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David Shukman reports from Bangkok as governments meet to discuss ways of halting the illegal trade in wildlife.
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The Conservative MP Tim Yeo says the government is guilty of a "decade of neglect of nuclear policy".
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Bank of Ireland records a loss of 1.8bn euros for 2012, as the Irish lender saw little respite in the pace at which it had to write off bad loans.
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HSBC reports higher underlying profits in 2012, despite a $1.9bn fine from regulators for money laundering.
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A walrus which turned up on a small Scottish island - in what has been described as a "once-in-a-lifetime" event - returns to the sea.
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Haruhiko Kuroda, nominated to be the next head of Japan's central bank, promises to do "whatever we can do" to raise inflation to 2%, sending Japanese shares higher.
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HSBC's profits have been hit by a $1.9bn (£1.2bn) dollar fine imposed on the bank by US authorities for allowing the laundering of money from Mexico and Iran.
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