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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption What would you do with £10,000? The government should give £10,000 to every citizen under 55, a report suggests. The Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) said it could pave the way to everyone getting a basic state…

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Image copyright Reuters Uber is to report crimes directly to the police and will set up a phone line as part of measures to improve safety. Last year, a Metropolitan Police officer said in a letter that passengers were being put at risk because of delays in the reporting of…

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Wikileaks was founded by Julian Assange Wikileaks, the whistle-blowing site founded by Julian Assange, wanted a Republican to become US president, according to a leaked conversation. Files obtained by The Intercept show the Wikileaks Twitter account revealing its preference to a group of supporters, via…

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Chrome is available for desktop computers and a wide range of mobile devices Google has launched an ad-blocker for its Chrome web browser that is designed to prevent “annoying” and “intrusive” ads being shown to users. Google announced the move to curtail full-page and auto-playing…

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Image copyright Getty Images Divorcing couples are being warned to disclose all their assets amid fears that some may use digital currencies such as Bitcoin to hide their wealth. Lawyers suggest that the anonymous nature of these digital currencies could prove tempting to those involved in an acrimonious split. One…

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Image copyright Airbus Airbus has written off another €1.3bn (£1.2bn) on its troubled A400M military transport plane, bringing total losses on the project to more than €8bn. The A400M has had setbacks over the years, most seriously a crash during a test flight in Spain in 2015 which led to…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Toyota held the top spot in global vehicle sales for four years in a row, until 2016, when it was pipped at the post by the Volkswagen Group The biggest carmakers on the planet are posting their sales numbers for 2017 – so who…

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Image copyright EPA The European Union economy grew at its fastest pace in a decade last year, figures from the EU statistics office Eurostat have confirmed. The 28-strong EU expanded by 2.5% in 2017, its strongest performance since 2007, when it grew by 2.7%. In the final three months both…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Amazon Echo Dot TV commercial was cleared by the UK’s advertising regulator A television ad for Amazon’s Echo Dot smart speaker that caused a viewer’s device to try to order cat food has been cleared by a UK regulator. The advert, which aired…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption If there is intelligent life out there, it might be broadcasting signals across the universe Scientists listening out for broadcasts by extra-terrestrials are struggling to get the computer hardware they need, thanks to the crypto-currency mining craze, a radio-astronomer has said. Seti (Search for…

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