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Westpac to withdraw support for thermal coalmining after 2030

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Is the UK about to have liftoff in the global space industry?

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Public holidays in the USA on 3rd July 2020

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‘A conversation across time and space’: the power of birdsong

I'm sitting by a pond with musician Cosmo Sheldrake, wearing a pair of headphones that are attached to a large, fluffy microphone a few feet away. An obstacle course of wires surrounds us and there are two more microphones hidden in...

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Extra bonuses from InstaForex? Sure!

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The race to zero: can America reach net-zero emissions by 2050?

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The knacker: the toughest job in British farming

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World faces worst food crisis for at least 50 years, UN warns

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