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China posts better than expected growth data after the government increased stimulus spending and eased property restrictions.
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Australia's former foreign minister Bob Carr says it is important they remain neutral over a territorial dispute between China and Japan.
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David Attenborough's new series on the journey through life
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Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total, has died in a Moscow air crash, a Vnukovo airport official confirms.
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Tiny species found a decade ago in Indonesia caused big rethink
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to connect the world to his social network through Internet.org - and he now has India in his sights.
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US firm AbbVie announces it has abandoned its talks with UK drugmaker Shire after a new US rule discouraging mergers that would lower a US firm's tax rate.
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Apple reports third-quarter earnings of $8.47bn (£5.24bn), beating analysts' expectations, helped by sales of its new iPhone
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House movers, including Aidan Myles from Chorlton, faced delays after the Bank of England stopped an automated system that transfers billions of pounds between banks for much of the day.
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How the Tan family runs a charitable foundation out of its 1930s Singapore mansion, while Singapore struggles to think charitably.
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Singapore's philanthropic dynasty
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Scientists believe they have traced the origin of copulation to fish found in a Scottish lake 385 million years ago.
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More than a billion Indians don't use the internet - and addressing that was the focus of a summit in Delhi where Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was the star attraction.
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Ed Balls says owners of properties worth between £2m and £3m will pay an extra £250 a month in "mansion tax" under a future Labour government - with higher rates for higher value homes.
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Banks may have to cut pay to reflect lower industry returns since the financial crisis, a senior Bank of England executive has warned.
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A public awareness campaign is being launched to highlight the carrier-bag charge which has come into force in Scotland.
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Pension funds unaccounted for
Yesterday » 2:30:02
Investors' concern over missing millions following move to "unlock" frozen pensions
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IBM is paying $1.5bn to offload its loss-making chip manufacturing division to Abu Dhabi's GlobalFoundries as it announces a 17% profits fall.
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Payment system problem at Bank
Yesterday » 2:01:56
The Bank of England has stopped the automated system of transfers of large amounts of money between banks owing to a technical problem.
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IPCC expert says EU's plan consigns future leaders to “extraordinary and unprecedented” CO2 cuts.
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Prof Brian Cox muses on whether life here on Earth is unique within the Milky Way and what this might mean.
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The housing market is "sitting on a plateau", a lenders' group has said, despite renewed competition between providers on mortgage rates.
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Alan Milburn, the government's anti-poverty tsar, says the three largest Westminster parties all need to do more to tackle social mobility.
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A recently discovered comet has flown past Mars, giving scientists a unique chance to study an object from the farthest reaches of the Solar System.
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All Civil Service employees will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce.
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