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'Three Amigos' summit presents a united front

The leaders of Mexico Canada and the United States have mounted a fierce defence of free trade, closer economic ties and agreed on ambitious Clean energy goals.

The leaders of Mexico Canada and the United States have mounted a fierce defence of free trade, closer economic ties and agreed on ambitious Clean energy goals.

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Perseid meteor shower: how to watch the stellar show

The Perseid meteor shower will peak on Wednesday (August 12) and Thursday (August 13) evening. It runs from late July to late of August as the

The Perseid meteor shower will peak on Wednesday (August 12) and Thursday (August 13) evening. It runs from late July to late of August as the

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China's Dongfeng quits leg five of Volvo Ocean Race

China’s Dongfeng Race Team has been forced to abandon stage five of the Volvo Ocean Race. The team’s vessel suffered a broken mast as it approached

China’s Dongfeng Race Team has been forced to abandon stage five of the Volvo Ocean Race. The team’s vessel suffered a broken mast as it approached

Business

Global wealth increases along with inequality

Time to check who has got what. The latest Global Wealth Report shows the richest one percent of the world’s population are piling up more cash

Time to check who has got what. The latest Global Wealth Report shows the richest one percent of the world’s population are piling up more cash

Business

Unilever not so saucy now

Unilever is selling its North American pasta sauces business to Japan’s Mizkan Group. The sale is part of a refocus by the British-Dutch company

Unilever is selling its North American pasta sauces business to Japan’s Mizkan Group. The sale is part of a refocus by the British-Dutch company

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Millions in Americas and Australasia gaze at full lunar eclipse

The earth’s shadow falls across the moon, changing its colour – and prompting millions of people in the Americas to gaze at the night sky. The

The earth’s shadow falls across the moon, changing its colour – and prompting millions of people in the Americas to gaze at the night sky. The

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Watch April 15 total lunar eclipse live online

On April 15, a total lunar eclipse will take place, the first in two and a half years. This rare celestial show will be visible on Tuesday as Earth’s

On April 15, a total lunar eclipse will take place, the first in two and a half years. This rare celestial show will be visible on Tuesday as Earth’s

Business

Shell cuts spending, to sell some shale assets

Royal Dutch Shell is cutting spending in its North American exploration and production business by a fifth and could sell more of its shale oil and

Royal Dutch Shell is cutting spending in its North American exploration and production business by a fifth and could sell more of its shale oil and

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Hybrid software defect causes Toyota Prius recall

Toyota is recalling 1.9 million of its Prius cars worldwide. That is being done to fix a programming problem in the hybrid systems, which could

Toyota is recalling 1.9 million of its Prius cars worldwide. That is being done to fix a programming problem in the hybrid systems, which could

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Americans go lukewarm over the big freeze

Temperature records have tumbled as the extreme cold continues to envelop Canada and much of the United States. In New York minus 16 Celsius was a

Temperature records have tumbled as the extreme cold continues to envelop Canada and much of the United States. In New York minus 16 Celsius was a

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Polar blast grips the US as bitterly cold temperatures spread south

After snow covered much of the United States on Monday, many Americans braced themselves for the coldest night in over two decades. The arctic

After snow covered much of the United States on Monday, many Americans braced themselves for the coldest night in over two decades. The arctic

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Canada and North America shudder in polar temperatures

The US is shivering in an arctic blast the like of which it has not seen in the last twenty years. Bitterly cold temperatures and deep snow have

The US is shivering in an arctic blast the like of which it has not seen in the last twenty years. Bitterly cold temperatures and deep snow have

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Rare solar eclipse sweeps across US, Europe and Africa

A rare solar eclipse has made its way over North America, Europe and Africa. From Florida where the eclipse began, to Somalia where it ended, the

A rare solar eclipse has made its way over North America, Europe and Africa. From Florida where the eclipse began, to Somalia where it ended, the

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Earth Hour sparks a worldwide switch-off

Environment charity WWF launched the Paris end of their annual climate change awareness campaign by standing in front of a darkened Eiffel Tower. The

Environment charity WWF launched the Paris end of their annual climate change awareness campaign by standing in front of a darkened Eiffel Tower. The

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Cuba calls exclusion from summit 'unacceptable'

Cuba says it is “unacceptable” that it won’t be invited to an upcoming regional summit, amid US objections. The communist island has accused

Cuba says it is “unacceptable” that it won’t be invited to an upcoming regional summit, amid US objections. The communist island has accused