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Harley-Davidson is paying US authorities $12m (£9m) to settle allegations its motorcycles polluted the air at higher levels than allowed.
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Asian share markets rally after oil prices rose above $50 a barrel on speculation major producers are going to reduce output.
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India's traditional taxis are fighting back against a host of ride-hailing start-ups.
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A $100m settlement between the taxi-hailing app Uber and some of its drivers is rejected by a US judge.
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Farming dreams
18 Aug 2016 3:36:16
The ambitious new plan to overhaul Sierra Leone's agriculture sector.
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The ambitious new plan to overhaul Sierra Leone's agriculture sector, by growing and milling rice.
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Can't wait, won't wait!
18 Aug 2016 3:32:16
Online shoppers want fast websites and apps that are also visually rich and personalised, but how technically difficult is this to achieve?
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The sunken wreck of a fishing trawler that swept for mines during World War One is given special protection by Historic England.
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The first Night Tubes will roll on to London Underground platforms past midnight on Friday - almost three years since the plan was first announced.
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Researchers have combined satellite imagery with AI to predict areas of poverty across the world.
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Media company Gawker says it will close its main site next week, days after it was bought by Univision in a bankruptcy auction.
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888 Holdings and Rank withdraw a proposed tie-up with William Hill which would have created the UK's largest gambling group.
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Tourists flock to Hawaii's Kilauea volcano after lava reached the sea for the first time in three years. Aerials - Lava Ocean Tours.
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A global audience joins Prof Michael Sandel to discuss the world's response to climate change.
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Snail 'Swat teams'
18 Aug 2016 5:06:10
Australian researchers are investigating if the scent of giant sea snails could help repel millions of coral-eating starfish from the Great Barrier Reef.
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Summer, 2016: amid populist revolts, clashing resentments and fear, writer Anand Giridharadas doesn't give a talk but reads a letter. It's from those who have won in this era of change, to those who have, or feel, lost. It confesses to ignoring pain until it became anger. It chides an idealistic yet remote elite for its behind-closed-doors world-saving and airy, self-serving futurism -- for at times worrying more about sending people to Mars than helping them on Earth. And it rejects the exclusionary dogmas to which we cling, calling us instead to "dare to commit to the dream of each other."
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Toddler toy firm VTech could face an in-depth competition probe after merging with close competitor Leapfrog, UK regulators say.
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A new analysis shows that Oetzi the Iceman's clothes came from at least five species of animal, including a hat of brown bear fur.
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Retailer Amazon says it is to create more than 1,500 new jobs by opening a new packing centre.
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Ride-sharing firm Uber will begin allowing users to hail a self-driving car in a US city later this month, according to a report.
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Asda reports a drop in sales of 7.5% in the past three months, its worst quarterly performance on record.
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Chinese firms have been provisionally blocked from bidding for Australia's largest electricity network - but they have until Thursday to change Canberra's mind. What's behind the decision?
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Banker Peter Cruddas said he will pay £100m in taxes this year and says living in Monaco was a false economy - costing more than it saved.
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Tencent, the owner of popular messaging app WeChat, overtakes rival Alibaba as China's biggest technology firm by market value.
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Warmer weather helped boost retail sales in July, according to official data, and a weaker pound may also have played a part.
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