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Chinese pilots told to ditch accents

Bid to put an end to cockpit misunderstandings

Rosneft to acquire stake in Norway’s NADL

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Europe stocks slip as Russian aid convoy enters Ukraine

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Yellen sees Jackson Hole return to roots

Wall Street economists excluded from this year’s conference

US signals escalation in Isis fight

Militant group ‘beyond anything we’ve seen’, says defence secretary

Kerala decides to ban the demon drink

Prohibition could hit tourism in India’s biggest-boozing state

Fast food faces indigestion in China

Safety scandals add to litany of problems

RSA eyes £130m HK and Singapore sale

Proposed deal with Allied World Assurance to complete next year

Spectre of ‘lost decade’ haunting Europe

Pressure grows on ECB to start quantitative easing

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