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High street chain Carphone Warehouse apologises to customers over stolen details in sophisticated cyber-attack
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The data watchdog is "making enquiries" after mobile firm Carphone Warehouse said details of up to 2.4 million customers may have been accessed.
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Australia's government suggests some communities should restrict the sale of the popular Vegemite spread because it is used to make alcohol.
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The data scrambling systems used by millions of web servers could be much weaker than they ought to be, say researchers.
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Scotland is to ban the growing of genetically modified crops, the country's rural affairs secretary announces.
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Personal details of up to 2.4m Carphone Warehouse customers may have been accessed in a cyber-attack, the retailer says.
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Delayed airline passengers are potentially missing out on millions of pounds of compensation, according to an investigation by consumer group Which?.
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The Panama Canal says it will temporarily cut the size of ships allowed through because drought caused by El Nino has lowered water levels.
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Frances Oldham Kelsey, the Canadian doctor who played a central role in preventing thalidomide being distributed in the US, dies at 101.
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How tempting are student bank account freebies?
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Inflation in Brazil hits a 12-year high of 9.56%, largely because of rising electricity prices, official figures show.
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Physicists unveil a raft of new findings about neutrinos bombarding the Earth from above, below - and within.
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Tata Motors sees quarterly profits almost halve due to weak sales of Jaguar Land Rover in China.
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In Africa an unlikely industry is becoming more popular - skiing. The BBC's Roderick Macleod went to Tiffindell Ski Resort in South Africa to see for himself.
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Archaeologists want the public's help as they attempt to tackle what they describe as the "final frontier" - England's coastline.
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The US economy added 215,000 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate held at a seven-year-low of 5.3%, official figures show.
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The milk price paid to farmer suppliers is to be reduced by dairy company Muller UK and Ireland.
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There's a big push to diversify the Malawian economy, where 70% of exports come from tobacco, because the rate of smoking is falling worldwide.
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The BBC has been to meet one entrepreneur in Mumbai who turned her back on a career in IT to try to tackle the problem of childcare in India head on.
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Australian flights to and from the holiday island of Bali are halted due to a persistent volcanic ash cloud.
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PayTM is one of the country' s biggest mobile money businesses. Pratiksha Ghildial asked chief executive Vijay Shekhar Sharma if the technology was going to catch on.
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GVC Holdings is refusing to give up on its attempt to buy online gaming firm Bwin.party, having confirmed a proposal worth more than £1bn.
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Conspicuous consumption is back in fashion. But would someone really pay $100 for a doughnut?
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There is now Pyongyang Time to add to Greenwich Mean Time, Eastern Standard Time and Lord Howe Standard Time. Time zones are as much about politics, diplomacy and rebellion as they are about... the time.
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The UK trade deficit in goods and services almost doubled in June to £1.6bn, from £885m the previous month, the Office for National Statistics says.
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