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Authorities in the US are investigating investment house JP Morgan over claims it hired children of influential Chinese officials to gain business.
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European forests are nearing a saturation point as carbon sinks because of declining tree volume, deforestation and natural disturbances, a study suggests.
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Stelios Stavridis, the chairman of Greece's privatisation agency, is dismissed after four months in the post for "ethical reasons".
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India is pushing ahead of Japan, becoming the world's third largest smartphone market.
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More than half of India's 1.2 billion population do not have access to electricity, despite its recent economic boom.
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The HS2 high-speed rail project could cost taxpayers more than £80bn, almost double the current estimated cost, says a free-market think tank.
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Linking wildlife to our own well-being
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The secretary general of the Commonwealth tells BBC Scotland that Glasgow is more than ready to host the 2014 Games.
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Some BT Sport customers complain of problems with the new broadcaster's mobile device app, as it airs its first live Premier League match.
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An anonymous donation to the country made 85 years ago and now worth £350m is stuck in legal limbo because of a stipulation made by the donor.
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A new crackdown against loan sharks in Wales is being launched over concerns victims are being charged exorbitant interest rates.
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Dubai's cash-rich government is encouraging people to lose weight by paying them in gold for every kilogram they shed. Jonathan Frewin reports.
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Youth unemployment schemes run by the UK government are not helping people find work, the group representing English local councils says.
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Mortgages are at their most affordable for 14 years after lenders slashed their rates, a report by the Halifax finds.
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Bird charity the RSPB bird formally objects to plans to extract shale gas by fracking, saying wildlife sites may be at risk, and calls for further studies.
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Why NHS patients pay for GP letters
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Youth unemployment schemes run by the UK government are not helping people find work, the group representing English local councils says.
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Rosalia Mera, the co-founder of the Spanish fashion giant that owns Zara, and Spain's richest woman, has died.
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Post Office workers will stage a 48-hour strike over the August bank holiday weekend in an escalating row over pay and jobs.
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Energy supplier SSE says it has ended the practice of making unsolicited telephone calls to potential customers.
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One of the bidders for more than 300 branches put up for sale by Royal Bank of Scotland will list on the stock market next week, the BBC learns.
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The rate of new US home-building rises in July, spurred on by a rise in the construction of new apartments.
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In Lebanon there is one gunshot a year that isn’t part of a scene of routine violence: The opening sound of the Beirut International Marathon. In a moving talk, marathon founder May El-Khalil explains why she believed a 26.2-mile running event could bring together a country divided for decades by politics and religion, even if for one day a year.
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Facebook is piloting a web payment scheme that lets users make purchases using their log-in. But will it realistically rival PayPal?
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The company which owns South Africa's Marikana mine, where 34 striking workers were shot dead by police, apologises for the first time.
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