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Image copyright Getty Images Two Budgets in one year means the prospect of significant upheaval for your finances – adding to changes we already know about. Chancellor Philip Hammond will probably want his sequel to be less dramatic in political terms than his March Budget. Previous Budgets and government policy…

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Image copyright SPL Image caption The US Fish and Wildlife Service argues hunting “will enhance the survival of the African elephant” President Donald Trump has suspended the import of elephant hunting trophies, only a day after a ban was relaxed by his administration. Imports of trophies from elephants legally hunted…

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Image copyright Malcolm Senior Image caption This climate conference, presided over by Fiji, has achieved progress on technical issues UN climate talks in Bonn have concluded with progress on technical issues, but with bigger questions about cutting carbon unresolved. Delegates say they are pleased that the rulebook for the Paris…

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Image copyright Matt Crypto Image caption Bletchley Park is host to a centre developing cyber-based lessons for school pupils A £20m initiative to get schoolchildren interested in cyber-security has been launched by the UK government. The Cyber Discovery programme is aimed at 15 to 18-year-olds and involves online and offline…

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Image copyright HS2 Image caption Carillion is a member of consortium that is building parts of the HS2 rail link Shares in Carillion, the UK’s second-biggest construction firm, fell 48% on Friday after it issued its third profit warning since July and said it expected to breach its loan conditions….

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rupert Murdoch with sons Lachlan (l) and James (r) Shares in 21st Century Fox have jumped amid reports that several major companies have come forward as suitors for parts of its business. The US firm’s shares gained more than 4% on Friday, after several…

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Image copyright NASA Image caption Artwork: Despite forming around another star, the object looks familiar in many respects The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has been given a name. Scientists who have studied its speed and trajectory believe it originated in a planetary system…

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Image copyright Chris Smart Image caption An indigenous child fisher in Indonesia collecting urchins and porcupine fish in seagrass The importance of seagrasses is further emphasised in a new report that looks at how they underpin fishing worldwide. These flowering plants, which grow in near-shore waters, are under intense pressure…

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Image copyright EA Games Games publisher EA has suspended in-game purchases in its latest Star Wars title Battlefront II, following criticism from players. Gamers had complained that unlocking popular characters such as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader took too long unless they paid for in-game credits. EA said in-game purchases…

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