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Sony and Microsoft reveal mid-range smartphones with features previously reserved for their top handsets at Mobile World Congress.
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The BBC's Roger Harrabin has been to the site of one of six tidal lagoons planned in the UK to see how it would work.
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Thorntons reports a fall in both sales and profits for the half year in what it described as a "disappointing" overall performance.
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Google flew one of its Street View cameras down a zip wire in the Amazon rainforest to capture new images of the forest canopies.
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Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria.
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Samsung unveils a new flagship smartphone, with a screen that curves at both sides, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
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Shares in China were higher on Monday after the mainland's central bank unexpectedly cut interest rates at the weekend for the second time since November.
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Has globalisation fundamentally slowed?
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The Svalbard "Doomsday" seed vault, which protects the world's food crops, accepts its first consignment of seeds from forest tree species.
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Some 200,000 "starter homes" will be made available to first-time buyers in England by 2020 if the Tories win May's general election, David Cameron is to promise.
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The hybrid animal causing havoc in the Grand Canyon
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Can cargo drones help plug Africa's transport gap?
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The Argentine who made a fortune and opened his own museum
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Eduardo Costantini has built large swathes of Buenos Aires, but it is his art collection that is his passion.
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Are humans getting cleverer?
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Are people getting more intelligent?
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Public anger over the size of top executives' salaries is damaging the reputation of UK firms, according to a survey of business leaders.
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The UK government says it will block the sale of 12 North Sea oil and gas fields to Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman.
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Lib Dem Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander is calling for an extra £1bn tax on Britain's banks to help pay off the deficit.
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UK government budgets for offshore wind are unlikely to support Scotland's future ambitions to develop the industry, the first minister says.
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Two American astronauts have ventured out on a spacewalk for the third time in a week, to install cables on the International Space Station.
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HTC reveals it is to sell a virtual reality headset featuring tracking technology developed by video games firm Valve.
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Three countries are to trial a new method of tracking planes, which could help avoid incidents like the disappearance of flight MH370.
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LG unveils a smartwatch that can make calls without being paired to a phone, while Huawei unveils its first Android Wear watch.
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The Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has promised his country will make repaying its debts to the International Monetary Fund its main priority.
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Services on the East Coast rail route between London and Scotland return to private hands after more than five years in the public sector.
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