National / International News

Barclays hit by record £38m fine

BBC - 27 min 40 sec ago
Barclays Bank has been fined a record £38m by UK regulators for failing to keep its clients' money separate from its own.

Salmond to make voting age call

BBC - 29 min 7 sec ago
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is expected to call for the voting age to be lowered to 16 in future elections.

Tiger kills schoolboy at Delhi zoo

BBC - 33 min 58 sec ago
A white tiger has killed an Indian schoolboy at Delhi zoo, officials and witnesses say.

Appetite for loans 'picks up again'

BBC - 38 min 42 sec ago
The amount of new borrowing through personal loans has outstripped repayments every month this year, figures from UK banks indicate.

Israel murder suspects shot dead

BBC - 38 min 58 sec ago
Two Palestinians suspected of the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June have been killed by Israeli forces, Israel's military says.

Light aircraft collide in mid-air

BBC - 40 min 4 sec ago
Two single-seater light aircraft collide in mid-air over Bedfordshire and one crashes to the ground.

Olympic champion Grainger returns

BBC - 42 min 21 sec ago
British Olympic champion Katherine Grainger is back in training and considering a bid to compete at the Rio 2016 Games.

Man arrested over 'Iraq explosives'

BBC - 44 min 15 sec ago
A man is arrested in north-west London on suspicion of involvement in production of improvised explosive devices in Iraq.

China jails Uighur academic for life

BBC - 44 min 29 sec ago
A Chinese court jails Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti for life for separatism, his lawyer says, in a verdict a rights group calls "deplorable".

Miliband: Give me decade to fix UK

BBC - 45 min 5 sec ago
Labour leader Ed Miliband will set out a 10-year plan to make Britain a "world class country" in his final conference speech before the general election.

Tesco fast-tracks new finance chief

BBC - 54 min 33 sec ago
Troubled supermarket giant Tesco says its new chief financial officer, Alan Stewart, is joining the company immediately, more than two months earlier than originally planned.

US strikes Islamic State in Syria

BBC - 54 min 53 sec ago
The US and five Arab nations launch a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the Pentagon says.

Second video of UK hostage released

BBC - 59 min 26 sec ago
A second video has been released showing British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) militants.

Rights watchdog to probe Met Police

BBC - 1 hour 13 min ago
A human rights watchdog is to investigate the Met Police after it emerged references to discrimination were deleted from internal reports.

Philips plans to split business

BBC - 1 hour 18 min ago
Dutch electronics giant Philips says it is planning to split the company in two, separating its lighting business from its healthcare division.

Ebola's Toll: Farmers Aren't Farming, Traders Aren't Trading

NPR News - 1 hour 22 min ago

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were just starting to see economic progress after years of conflict. The blow of Ebola, says the World Bank, could be "catastrophic."

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Algeria militants seize Frenchman

BBC - 1 hour 23 min ago
Militants linked to Islamic State have seized a French tourist in Algeria and demanded an end to French air strikes in Iraq, France confirms.

Cameron to hold talks with Iran

BBC - 1 hour 31 min ago
David Cameron is to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani - the first time a UK prime minister has met an Iranian president since the Iran's revolution in 1979.

Public borrowing at £11.6bn in August

BBC - 1 hour 43 min ago
Government borrowing remained high in August, denting the chancellor's efforts to reduce the public deficit, official figures show.

Theatres makes gender equality pledge

BBC - 1 hour 44 min ago
Leading English theatres commit to making changes in their programming and working practices to address gender inequality in the theatre industry.
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