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ABN Amro executives renounce bonus 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:25:51 GMT 
    Executives at the Dutch bank ABN Amro have renounced a €100,000 allowance after a public outcry over the extra pay.


Prada profit takes a hit from China 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:42:08 GMT 
    Italian luxury goods retailer Prada sees its net profit fall 28% last year as sales slumped in major markets of China and Europe.


Best Buy closes Canada's Future Shop 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:54:41 GMT 
    US consumer electronics chain Best Buy is closing its Canadian subsidiary, Future Shop, and converting 65 of its 131 stores into Best Buy outlets.


Europol chief warns on encryption 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:38:11 GMT 
    A European police chief says encrypted online communications are the biggest problem faced by security agencies tackling terrorism.


'Threats' against BBC boss investigated 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:03:54 GMT 
    Police investigate alleged death threats against BBC director general Tony Hall, reportedly made after Jeremy Clarkson was dropped from Top Gear.


Show goes on for One Direction 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:48:41 GMT 
    1D performed for the first time since Zayn Malik announced he was leaving the group, at a gig in South Africa.


Duo begin year-long space trip 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:53:36 GMT 
    US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.


Graphene light bulb set for shops 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:46:01 GMT 
    A light bulb made with graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.


Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency' 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:00:41 GMT 
    Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation.


Office workers 'too sedentary' 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:54:21 GMT 
    Office workers need to get up and move around more, according to a new campaign.


Woods drops out of world's top 100 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:25:31 GMT 
    Former world number one Tiger Woods drops out of the top 100 in the rankings for the first time since 1996.


Mercedes pair's Ferrari wake-up call 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:30:54 GMT 
    Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg say Ferrari are genuine rivals after Sebastian Vettel's shock win in Malaysia.


The beast of the Danube 
  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:46:19 GMT 
    The Danube salmon's last hunting grounds in Europe can be found in the Balkans - but a rash of dam-building poses a risk to its habitat.


The men who uncovered Assyria 
  Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:41:43 GMT 
    Islamic State is destroying ancient cities excavated by three remarkable men in the middle of the 19th Century - among them the first Iraqi archaeologist.


Dickens' desk saved for public view 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:37:21 GMT 
    The desk where Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations is finally on public display thanks to a £780,000 grant.
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