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Economics 'driving language loss'

Tue, 2014-09-02 19:58
A thriving economy can lead to the extinction of some languages, scientists believe.

Corruption 'costs millions of lives'

Tue, 2014-09-02 19:58
About $1tn a year is being taken out of poor countries and millions of lives are lost because of corruption, the One campaign group says.

Austria's only snail farmer

Tue, 2014-09-02 19:12
How a former IT worker became Austria's only full-time snail farmer, further diversifying his business into snail caviar and liver.

UK moves up global economic ranking

Tue, 2014-09-02 19:01
The UK edges up the World Economic Forum's worldwide rankings, but the group warns that the health of the global economy is at risk.

Gary Barlow 'settling tax affairs'

Tue, 2014-09-02 18:36
Singer Gary Barlow has said he is working with new accountants following controversy over his tax dealings.

Wall Street market report

Tue, 2014-09-02 16:38
Shares in Home Depot lead the Dow Jones index lower after a report claiming a data breach.

Celebrity leaks 'no breach' - Apple

Tue, 2014-09-02 15:49
The leaking of intimate photos of celebrities from iCloud accounts was due to a theft of log-in information, not a security breach, says Apple.

UK seeks extra power for winter

Tue, 2014-09-02 14:00
National Grid is seeking additional electricity supplies for winter after unexpected plant shutdowns have raised fears of potential shortages.

Detroit's bankruptcy battle begins

Tue, 2014-09-02 12:28
A hearing to convince a judge to approve Detroit's plan to restructure the city's debts has begun.

Halliburton agrees oil spill deal

Tue, 2014-09-02 10:42
US oilfield firm Halliburton says it has agreed a $1.1bn settlement to meet the majority of claims against it for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Lesser sports need funding - Heap

Tue, 2014-09-02 08:01
Two-time Commonwealth gold medallist Craig Heap calls for funding to go to Britain's less successful sports.

Dollar General raises bid for rival

Tue, 2014-09-02 07:27
Dollar General, the lead discount retailer in the United States, raises its bid for rival store Family Dollar to almost $9.1bn (£5.51bn).

Aston Martin appoints new chief

Tue, 2014-09-02 06:59
UK luxury carmaker Aston Martin hires senior Nissan executive Andy Palmer as its new chief executive.

Uber 'banned' across Germany by court

Tue, 2014-09-02 06:57
A court says the UberPop service must stop transporting passengers in Germany, but the American company refuses to suspend work.

UK activist's Thailand trial begins

Tue, 2014-09-02 06:48
A UK activist who campaigns for better labour conditions goes on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.

UK construction growth surges

Tue, 2014-09-02 06:36
The construction sector expanded at its fastest pace for seven months in August, despite supply shortages holding back growth, a survey suggests.

Swiss economy stalls as EU slows

Tue, 2014-09-02 06:35
Switzerland's economy failed to grow in the second quarter of the year, official figures show, with trade affected by stagnation in the rest of Europe.

Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'

Tue, 2014-09-02 04:20
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.

The growing threat to our recovery

Tue, 2014-09-02 04:17
The threat to our recovery

China’s property conundrum

Tue, 2014-09-02 03:10
China’s property conundrum