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Debit card spending by internet shoppers overtook the use of credit cards online for the first time last year, industry figures show.
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What tech will tomorrow's cops equip themselves with?
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Why China's financial jitters matter
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Kenya's fast-growing technology sector
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From war correspondent to teaching tolerance
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A former FBI director investigates alleged misconduct over payments to settle claims for the BP Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
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New York City is the first US city to get approval for its own .nyc domain name, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces.
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As Google closes its popular Reader service, some users who have switched to alternative RSS feed services are facing problems.
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Economics editor Stephanie Flanders and business editor Robert Peston debate the latest raft of business figures and whether they point to a real recovery.
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France's President Francois Hollande sacks his Environment Minister Delphine Batho after she criticised cuts to her department.
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The Ulster Bank, which is owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), has announced it is to shed hundreds of jobs with the closure of 39 rural branches across Ireland.
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Tesco withdraws from sale on its website a colouring book depicting gory scenes from horror films.
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The International Astronomical Union names the two most recently discovered moons of Pluto: Kerberos and Styx - but misses out the popular vote of Vulcan.
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HM Revenue and Customs is urged to show "more urgency" in how it deals with VAT fraud and tax losses from online trading.
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US car manufacturers report their strongest monthly sales growth in June since the recession.
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Scientists have analysed how an extinct sabretooth animal with huge canines killed its prey, finding that a strong neck was vital for securing a kill.
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Collecting global health data was an imperfect science: Workers tramped through villages to knock on doors and ask questions, wrote the answers on paper forms, then input the data -- and from this gappy information, countries would make huge decisions. Data geek Joel Selanikio talks through the sea change in collecting health data in the past decade -- starting with the Palm Pilot and Hotmail, and now moving into the cloud. (Filmed at TEDxAustin.)
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Japan's biggest lender Mitsubishi UFJ agrees to buy a controlling stake in Thailand's Bank of Ayudhya for $5.6bn.
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The Bank of England has admitted it had doubts over the Co-operative Bank's plan to purchase 632 Lloyds bank branches from as early as 2011.
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Annuity rates are starting to rise, experts say, offering some respite for older people who have saved for years for their retirement.
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Microsoft creates a touchscreen which allows users to feel and manipulate 3D graphics.
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A payday lender who charges 296% on loans said the APR figure came from a "complicated formula" and "never kicks in" as customers repay their loans within days.
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The number of registered job seekers in Spain fell again in June as more firms hired people on a temporary basis ahead of the peak summer season.
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Researchers have created contact lenses that, when paired with special spectacles, bestow telescopic vision on their wearers.
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Apple stores and distributors have been raided by French authorities amid accusations that Apple store rivals have been treated unfairly.
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