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Ramon Jimenez, the Philippines' tourism secretary, says a drop in numbers from China is not a major concern because of growing visits from other countries.
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How former Remploy workers struggle to find work
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Asian shares were trading higher on Friday after positive economic data from the US showed strength in the world's largest economy.
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A skin-eating fungus threatens salamanders and newts across Europe, and probably arrived on pet amphibians imported from Asia.
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Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.
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The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is closing 30 stores in Japan to improve profitability, the company says.
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A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.
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Weighing up oil and gas development in Colorado
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The metal detectorists saving marriages
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Lord Browne, author of The Glass Closet and former Chief Executive of BP, has hailed Apple CEO Tim Cook as "an important role model", after Mr Cook publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he was "proud to be gay".
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Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
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Starbucks' shares fall as investors express disappointment at the company's latest quarterly sales figures.
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Will Chinese films be the next big blockbusters?
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Animals took so long to evolve and thrive on Earth because of incredibly low levels of oxygen during a period more than a billion years ago, scientists say.
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Scratching an itch releases serotonin, which paradoxically makes you more itchy, research suggests.
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BBC News has obtained evidence suggesting the changes to the government's Access to Work programme is denying disabled people the chance to work rather than helping them into employment.
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Want to invest in gold, but think you cannot afford it? The Royal Mint has announced that a series of new, smaller, gold coins is now on sale.
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Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.
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Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality.
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The US economy grows at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, down from the previous quarter's growth of 4.6%.
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Lenovo completes a $2.9bn takeover of Google's Motorola handset division, which it says makes it the third biggest smartphone maker.
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Keys are 4,000 years old but are their days numbered?
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Decline in German unemployment
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Unemployment in Germany fell this month, confounding predictions of a slight rise.
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Filling up at a motorway service station can cost the average motorist an extra £8 a tank compared with elsewhere, the RAC says.
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Lufthansa has lowered its profit guidance for 2015 due to concerns about a global economic slowdown and competition over fares.
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