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China's Amazon railway plan advances

Sat, 23/05/2015 - 15:32
A Chinese scheme to build a railway across South America, crossing the Amazon rain forest, moves a step closer as Peru agrees to study the plan.
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Train firm 'sorry' for death message

Sat, 23/05/2015 - 12:22
A train company apologises after passengers were told a track delay was because someone "couldn't be bothered to live any more".
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Email error reveals bank's EU project

Sat, 23/05/2015 - 09:00
The Bank of England confirms it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of the project to the Guardian newspaper.
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VIDEO: Is this the new face of the £20 note?

Sat, 23/05/2015 - 00:57
Whose face should grace the new note?
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The UK town that loves solar power

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 21:00
Where is the solar 'capital' of the UK?
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Yellen: US rates may rise this year

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 17:39
The chair of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, says she expects the central bank to begin raising interest rates "at some point this year".
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Vodafone leads FTSE 100 higher

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 16:02
Vodafone was the star performer on the FTSE 100 in Friday trading, adding 4.64%, as the benchmark index made modest gains.
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VIDEO: Madagascar's organic riches

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 14:38
With some surprising fertiliser ingredients, Madagascar is well-placed to export organic products.
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VIDEO: Telecoms firm Telecel's fate unclear

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 14:28
As Telecel's operating licence is cancelled, concern mounts for its employees and the possible impact on Zimbabwe's economy.
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Supermarket lights send 'GPS' data

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 13:58
A first-of-its-kind lighting system has been installed at a supermarket that tells an app where shoppers are standing and which way they are facing.
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Pickpockets close Eiffel Tower

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 13:46
Famous Parisian landmark the Eiffel Tower is closed to tourists after staff walked out complaining about the growing number of pickpockets.
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VIDEO: 'Make In India': Is it working?

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 12:49
The BBC's Sameer Hashmi looks for signs of progress in the plan to transform India into a global manufacturing hub.
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Tobacco firms challenge packaging law

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 12:47
British American Tobacco and Philip Morris file legal challenges against the UK government over plain packaging for cigarettes.
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South Korea 'nut rage' woman freed

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 12:31
Former Korean Air executive Heather Cho, who was jailed for an outburst over macadamia nuts, has been freed after winning a court appeal.
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VIDEO: A tour of London's 3D Print Show

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 11:28
As the London 3D Print Show rolls into town, the BBC's Theo Leggett offers a whistle-stop tour to assess the industry.
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VIDEO: The Narendra Modi village coach trip

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 10:36
Fans of India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, can now enjoy an excursion to his hometown of Vadnagar.
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UK job quality stalls for first time

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 10:13
A measure of the quality of jobs done by workers in the UK has fallen slightly for the first time.
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Government borrowing falls to £6.8bn

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 09:26
UK government borrowing fell to £6.8bn in April, down from £9.3bn a year earlier, official figures show.
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Tesco to cut sugar in soft drinks

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 08:50
Campaign group Action on Sugar welcomes Tesco's commitment to reduce added sugars by 5% per year in all their own-label soft drinks.
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Watchdog investigates lubricant deal

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 08:16
Reckitt Benckiser's possible acquisition of the K-Y brand "could lead to higher prices for personal lubricants", says the UK's competition watchdog.
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