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The stratosphere is the new battleground for firms whose ambition it is to bring increased internet connectivity to the developing world

Google’s Project Loon explained

The stratosphere is the new battleground for firms whose ambition it is to bring increased internet connectivity to the developing world

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The Australian government has been busy challenging and reversing much of the environmental protection legislation put in place by previous administrations
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Australia digs while the world burns

The Australian government has been busy challenging and reversing much of the environmental protection legislation put in place by previous administrations

Business The US is deploying 3,000 troops to countries hit by the Ebola outbreak and the Pentagon has requested a further $500m from Congress in the continued fight against the disease

US begins its crusade against Ebola

The US is deploying 3,000 troops to countries hit by the Ebola outbreak and the Pentagon has requested a further $500m from Congress in the continued fight against the disease

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Energy The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate has released a 300-page report, laying out a number of measures to boost economic growth and mitigate climate change

Tackling climate change will not hurt the economy, says GC report

The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate has released a 300-page report, laying out a number of measures to boost economic growth and mitigate climate change

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Technology For the first time ever, driverless cars will legally be allowed to go on the road, but the most advanced cars are still not ready to safely navigate the US streets

Google’s driverless cars hit roads tomorrow, despite flaws

For the first time ever, driverless cars will legally be allowed to go on the road, but the most advanced cars are still not ready to safely navigate the US streets

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Technology Netflix is looking to expand its already impressive European user base, although early indications suggest there might be some hostility to contend with

French rules provide obstacle for Netflix as it takes on Europe

Netflix is looking to expand its already impressive European user base, although early indications suggest there might be some hostility to contend with

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Technology Apple’s product launch was short on surprises but still packed a punch with a range of new releases

Apple product launch highlights

Apple’s product launch was short on surprises but still packed a punch with a range of new releases

Business New details of Alibaba’s upcoming IPO indicate an impressive valuation for China’s e-commerce behemoth, as investor appetite continues to fluctuate

Alibaba reveals $155bn IPO estimate

New details of Alibaba’s upcoming IPO indicate an impressive valuation for China’s e-commerce behemoth, as investor appetite continues to fluctuate

Energy Tokyo utility company is accused of failing to adequately compensate workers for the hazards associated with its Fukushima clean-up operation

Fukushima workers take Tepco to courts for more compensation

Tokyo utility company is accused of failing to adequately compensate workers for the hazards associated with its Fukushima clean-up operation

Business President Obama kicked off his mid-term election campaign tour by emphasising his pledge to raise minimum wage

‘America deserves a raise’: Obama pushes for minimum wage hike

President Obama kicked off his mid-term election campaign tour by emphasising his pledge to raise minimum wage

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Business Photo-sharing platform joins the $10bn-plus club alongside Uber and Airbnb as it prepares to display in-app ads

Snapchat’s valuation of $10bn ‘not absurd’, says Twitter CEO

Photo-sharing platform joins the $10bn-plus club alongside Uber and Airbnb as it prepares to display in-app ads

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Technology Ballmer’s decision to step down as director has brought an end to the former CEO’s 34-year association with the company

Ballmer quits Microsoft’s board after 34 years at the top

Ballmer’s decision to step down as director has brought an end to the former CEO’s 34-year association with the company

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Business Germany has been spearheading developments in the automotive industry. One of the reasons for its success has been its investment into electric mobility and networking

Electric mobility and networking: drivers of the automotive industry

Germany has been spearheading developments in the automotive industry. One of the reasons for its success has been its investment into electric mobility and networking

Business Health authority experts fear the welfare of developing countries is overshadowed by a desire for profit among pharmaceutical companies

Pharmaceutical industry’s response to Ebola concerns experts

Health authority experts fear the welfare of developing countries is overshadowed by a desire for profit among pharmaceutical companies

Technology Profits of tech giant fall by seven percent, but the company remains optimistic about its long-term strategy

Microsoft profits slump, but CEO remains optimistic about future

Profits of tech giant fall by seven percent, but the company remains optimistic about its long-term strategy

Business Vilnius is one of the most populous and satisfied cities in the Baltic region. Its advancements in lighting, engagement and transport have also made it one of The New Economy’s top smart cities

Vilnius becomes one of Europe’s smartest cities

Vilnius is one of the most populous and satisfied cities in the Baltic region. Its advancements in lighting, engagement and transport have also made it one of The New Economy’s top smart cities

Business Dr Alfredo Hoyos has pioneered high-definition liposculpture, giving patients athletic-looking bodies with minimal scarring. His team explain what his procedures can achieve

Dr Alfredo Hoyos’ liposuction gives dramatic and desirable results

Dr Alfredo Hoyos has pioneered high-definition liposculpture, giving patients athletic-looking bodies with minimal scarring. His team explain what his procedures can achieve

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Energy Policymakers have voted to abolish Australia’s tax on carbon emissions, to the delight of some and the dismay of others

Australia repeals carbon-pricing policy; environmentalists concerned

Policymakers have voted to abolish Australia’s tax on carbon emissions, to the delight of some and the dismay of others

Energy The Kashagan oil field in the Caspian Sea once represented a promising investment. Now, eight years behind schedule and $30m over budget, the project is a problem for all concerned

Kashagan oil field dangerously close to becoming its own oil disaster

The Kashagan oil field in the Caspian Sea once represented a promising investment. Now, eight years behind schedule and $30m over budget, the project is a problem for all concerned