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News • British Broadcasting Corporation
Fishermen in the Plura region of Peru have rescued an exhausted whale calf that had become trapped in a net.
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The prospect of using cloning to treat humans has been boosted by new evidence suggests that it can be used safely in animals.
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Apple reports a second consecutive quarter of falling iPhone sales, but the 15% drop was not as bad as analysts had feared.
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Twitter has reported its slowest quarterly sales growth in three years, as the company fends off competition from a growing number of social media sites.
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The German luxury carmaker Porsche is creating 1,400 new jobs for its electric car project but says finding the right staff is tough.
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The president of the Royal Society has called for the UK government to underwrite the research of all UK-based researchers who apply for EU funding now.
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The journalist Sarfraz Manzoor mourns the end of the VHS video recorder.
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Verizon Communication reports a drop in its second-quarter earnings, one day after announcing plans to buy struggling internet giant Yahoo.
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Dolly the sheep's "siblings" are generally healthy, a study has shown, providing hope that cloning can yield animals free from degenerative illness.
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Brewing giant AB InBev has raised its offer for rival SABMiller after the fall in the value of the pound made its original offer less attractive.
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Profits made from credit card customers who only make minimum monthly repayments means firms are doing little to address persistent debts, the City regulator says.
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Postal workers at Crown offices are to balloted on whether to take strike action over job cuts, pension changes and post office closures, the Communication Workers Union says.
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Hundreds of North Sea workers go on strike for 24 hours over plans to cut their pay and allowances.
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Shares in BT Group top the FTSE 100's leaders' board after the regulator says its Openreach business should not be split off.
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Second-quarter profits at oil giant BP almost halve from a year earlier as the company suffers from lower oil prices and weak refining margins.
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The Royal Mint announces a big rise in profits to £13.1m for 2015/16.
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Bookmakers Ladbrokes and Gala Coral must sell about 350-400 shops in order for their merger to be cleared, the competition regulator says.
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BT's Openreach division, which runs the UK's broadband infrastructure, should become a distinct company, but not split off from the BT group, according to regulator Ofcom.
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Indian online shopping giant Flipkart buys rival fashion shopping site Jabong in an e-commerce sector marked by increasing competition.
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A rare white humpback whale has been spotted off Australia's east coast travelling at a leisurely pace not far from the famous holiday town Byron Bay.
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On World Mangrove Day, Sri Lanka's prime minister says mangroves' ability to swiftly absorb carbon make them vital in the fight to curb climate change.
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The first round-the-world solar powered flight has been completed.
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General Motors puts on hold a planned $1bn (£800m) investment in India, as it reassesses its strategy in the country.
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Shares in Japanese games company Nintendo have fallen for a second day, adding to Monday's record loss, after the firm said that Pokemon Go's success would have a limited impact on its profits.
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The Solar Impulse becomes the first aircraft to circle the globe powered by the sun after landing in Abu Dhabi on the last leg of its journey.
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