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Only one of the two giant 1,500-year-old Bamiyan Buddhas blown up by the Taliban in Afghanistan last year is to be rebuilt, says the Kabul Times.

5 Belgrave Square in London is up for sale for £25 million, making it the most expensive terraced house in the world. Its architects included Robert Smirke and George Basevi and the property, built in 1847, has a Turkish bath, gym, two kitchens and detached mews house at the rear.

The property market is in danger of collapsing, with prices rising 18 per cent a year.

Hometrack, which monitors 4,000 estate agents, says there are fewer properties for sale than at any time in the past 23 years. Mortgage lending jumped a record £4.2 billion in April, says the British Bankers Association.

Some 87 per cent of UK firms now use e-business technologies to improve efficiency, says a report from the CBI and KPMG.

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