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The RSPCA says it is looking after so many abandoned horses, donkeys and ponies that it cannot take in any more.
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US makes climate pledge to UN
Yesterday » 4:27:37
The US has pledged to tackle climate change by cutting its carbon emissions 26-28% by 2025.
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An additional $300m is being put aside to deal with possible costs arising from the Germanwings plane crash, Lufthansa officials say.
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The UK state is "relatively large compared to the overall size of the economy" says the Economic Intelligence Unit.
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New renewable generating capacity broke the 100GW barrier in 2014, equivalent to the entire fleet of nuclear power plants in the US, a UN report shows.
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Models with a BMI of less than 18 could be fined or sent to prison, under legislation being considered by France.
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Philips is to sell 80% of its holding in its lighting components business for $2.8bn (£1.89bn) to US-based technology fund Go Scale Capital.
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There have been calls in Europe for protection for investors in crowdfunding investment schemes.
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Deflation in the eurozone eased during March while the rate of unemployment dipped slightly in February, figures show.
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The financial well-being of UK households improved last year, but overall it is not much better than it was five years ago, according to official figures.
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Yoox agrees Net-a-Porter deal
Yesterday » 8:55:05
Italian online fashion retailer Yoox agrees an all-share merger deal London-based rival Net-a-Porter.
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The UK's economy grew at a faster pace than initially estimated last year, revised official figures show.
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Car maker Honda announces it is to invest £200m in its UK plant - a year after it cut hundreds of jobs due to falling sales.
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Shares in Kingfisher lead the FTSE 100 higher after it announces plans to close about 60 B&Q stores over the next two years.
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A study finds that ants on board the International Space Station still use teamwork to search new areas, despite falling off the walls of their containers for up to eight seconds.
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Rangers interim chairman Paul Murray describes the six-monthly accounts to December 2014 as "disappointing".
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Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies says profits jumped a third last year, boosted by strong performances in all its businesses.
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Kingfisher, the owner of DIY chains B&Q and Screwfix, is to close about 60 B&Q stores in UK and Ireland over the next two years.
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Australia's Macquarie Group is reportedly planning to cut nearly half of its investment banking jobs in Asia following a slump in deals.
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Despite the volatility in its Asian business, the world's largest spirits maker, Diageo, says 50% of its products' sales growth will come from the region.
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Fossils from the ocean floor are yielding clues to the Indian monsoon millions of years ago.
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The boss of the world's biggest distiller Diageo, Ivan Menezes, says he's optimistic about China, despite the country's anti- extravagance campaign.
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Asian shares open higher on Tuesday following a rally on Wall Street and measures by China to boost its economy.
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New clues to how whales communicate
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Pledges on the economy, businesses and mental health are expected from Westminster's party leaders as general election campaigning continues.
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