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Funding has been confirmed for a £97m supercomputer to improve the Met Office's weather forecasting and climate modelling.
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Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, misses profit estimates after it sets aside $1.9bn in legal provisions over alleged currency-rigging.
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BP's quarterly profits fall 21% to $3bn as the falling value of the rouble and lower oil prices take their toll.
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Conservationists are warning that some of Britain's endangered plants are being put under even greater threat, because thieves are stealing them to order.
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Australia's Academy of Science says a government draft plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef will not prevent its decline.
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Standard Chartered posts a 16% fall in operating profit because of a restructuring in its South Korean business and an increase in bad loans.
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Japan's Takata is being sued in the US following the recall of millions of cars over concerns its airbags are potentially dangerous.
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Asian stocks are mostly falling ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting where policymakers are expected to make a decision on its stimulus program.
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Madison Square Garden, owners of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, may separate its businesses into two publicly-traded companies.
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Plans are unveiled for a £97m supercomputer which will boost the Met Office's computing capacity by 13 times, improving weather forecasting and climate modelling.
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The high-stakes world of botanical crime
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A charity in Delhi runs a programme for visually challenged people - they collect flowers from outside temples, which are turned into paint and then sold for a profit.
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Men earn more prize money than women in 30% of sports, a BBC Sport study reveals.
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Could a simple app banish your stress and anxiety forever?
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A fragment of ancient Australia is found under Vanuatu in the South Pacific, raising new questions about how continents are formed.
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Twitter has reported a doubling in sales and a 23% increase in the number of active users of its micro-blogging site for the third quarter.
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BBC News explains why oil prices are so low - and what it would take to stop the drop - in 60 seconds.
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Staff at Monarch airlines agree to 700 redundancies and pay cuts of up to 30% as part of a deal to save the Luton-based company.
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Attempts to restrict population growth will not solve global sustainability issues in the short term, new research says.
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Turning flowers into paint to tackle poverty in India
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More could be done to punish traders who try to manipulate financial markets, the deputy governor of the Bank of England has said.
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France's finance minister says the country plans to cut its budget deficit by €3.6-3.7bn next year in a bid to meet European Union rules.
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Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish says he is open to a change of ownership, but denies a takeover is imminent.
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Every human deserves protection under their country’s laws — even when that law is forgotten or ignored. Sharing three cases from her international legal practice, Kimberley Motley, an American litigator practicing in Afghanistan and elsewhere, shows how a country’s own laws can bring both justice and “justness”: using the law for its intended purpose, to protect.
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The UK's smallest and rarest swan suffers an "alarming crash in numbers", the Gloucestershire-based Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust says.
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