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Six reasons why world stock markets are falling

European markets extended losses on Thursday in yet another rocky trading session. The FTSE 100 fell 15.73 to 6,195.91,taking losses since the index’s 14-year high on 4 September to £179bn. Across the Channel, all major European indexes including France, Italy and Spain ended in negative territory.

Customer anger after Sainsbury's halves Nectar points to one per pound

Supermarket insists Nectar card offers good value for money

Google's Eric Schmidt snubs Yahoo: 'Amazon is our biggest search rival'

Sorry Yahoo, you're no longer on Google's radar.

Virgin America ends partnership with SeaWorld

SeaWorld is under intense scrutiny from animal rights groups following the release of "Blackfish"

Michael Schumacher skiing in Madonna di Campiglio, Northern Italy, in 2004

GoPro shares fall after journalist links camera to Michael Schumacher's accident

F1 journalist claims camera was part of the 'problem' in Schumacher's accident which left him serious head injuries

Bank of England's Mark Carney tells bankers 'take responsibility or get out'

Governor slams bankers who emerged unscathed from financial crisis and now spend their days "playing golf"

Scottish referendum: This is what Bank of England would have done had Scotland voted Yes to independence

The Bank of England has revealed details of the emergency plan it would have put in place had Scotland voted 'Yes' for independence in last month's referendum.

Tesla's new 'D' model car is unveiled in Los Angeles

Tesla's Elon Musk unveils ' The D'- but it's not a self-driving car

Turns out 'D' stands for dual motor- not self driving as some fans were hoping for

Carlos Slim Helu, Mexican telecoms mogul

Billionaire Carlos Slim calls for three-day working week

Employees should work three days a week, for 11 hours until they reach their 70s

Carl Icahn letter to Apple: 'Stock trading at half price'

Activist investor argues stock is 'dramatically undervalued'

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Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

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The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
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Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

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A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
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Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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