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News • British Broadcasting Corporation
Greenpeace will co-operate with an investigation by a Peruvian court to determine responsibility for damage caused by activists at the Nazca Lines, the group's chief executive says.
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Labour law reforms giving small firms more freedom to hire and fire have prompted protests among union members in India.
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The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.
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For 2014, there is evidence to suggest more people than ever have shopped online, especially in rural areas where 9 out of 10 people shop online.
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Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
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Nigeria's central bank brings in further measures to support its currency, the naira, which fell to record lows this week.
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Speaking from his shop and studio in Paris, Indian fashion designer Manish Arora talks about his success.
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While much of the profits made from wildlife tourism in Botswana go to foreign-owned tourist operators, the biggest concern for some locals are poachers.
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London's benchmark index remains higher in midday trading, building on Thursday's sharp rise.
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A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.
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The company that makes Hellmann's mayonnaise, Unilever, is dropping its planned court case against an American company that makes an eggless variety.
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A bank fine of £1.1bn for manipulating currency markets has helped government borrowing figures in November, official figures show.
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Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench, from instructions sent up in an email.
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Anti-trade deal protesters vent their anger in Brussels but EU leaders have already gone home.
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Payday lender Wonga will refund the fees and interest charged to a customer whose outstanding loan has already been written off.
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Power generation firms are to receive close to £1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.
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An amateur fossil hunter has unearthed a 7ft skeleton of a carnivorous marine reptile on a beach in south Wales.
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A leading figure in the UK's oil industry, Sir Ian Wood, tells the BBC warnings the industry is close to collapse are overstating the problem.
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Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and a former government official have been found guilty in the city's biggest-ever corruption case.
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Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, a group of MPs say.
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Markets in Asia rise in the wake of US markets' overnight records - inspired by Wednesday's apparent hardening of the US's stance on interest rates.
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China revises up the size of its economy in 2013 by 3.4%, which works out to about the size of Malaysia's economic output.
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The world's largest canned tuna producer Thai Union Frozen Products is buying US rival Bumble Bee Foods for $1.5bn (£96m).
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Kochi in India is hosting its second art biennale despite criticism the city can't afford to lavish so much money on the arts.
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Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".
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