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Keep interest rates low, says Bank

October 17, 2014 - 4:58pm
Interest rates should remain low to avoid long-term economic stagnation, says the chief economist at the Bank of England.
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Shares rally in Europe and the US

October 17, 2014 - 4:32pm
Global stock markets stage a partial recovery after a week of precipitous falls and volatility.
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Obama's credit card 'declined'

October 17, 2014 - 3:22pm
President Barack Obama's credit card was declined at a restaurant in New York City last month, he said.
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Yellen warns on growing inequality

October 17, 2014 - 3:04pm
US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen warns about rising inequality in the US, saying she was 'greatly concerned' about the trend.
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Rescue teams reach Himalayan pass

October 17, 2014 - 2:58pm
Search teams in Nepal say they have rescued 60 more trekkers from the Annapurna Circuit, after a deadly storm hit the popular Himalayan route.
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ECB's rows over help for Cyprus Bank

October 17, 2014 - 2:57pm
The BBC's Andrew Walker unpicks some striking disclosures about divisions within European Central Bank over rescuing Cyprus's bank sector.
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Islamic State 'is training pilots'

October 17, 2014 - 2:16pm
Iraqi pilots who joined Islamic State are training its members in Syria to fly three captured fighter jets, a UK-based activist group says.
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Rolls-Royce warns of falling revenue

October 17, 2014 - 2:09pm
Shares in engineering firm Rolls-Royce fall 11.5% after the company warns of falling revenues as trade sanctions against Russia begin to bite.
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'No breakthrough' in Ukraine talks

October 17, 2014 - 1:49pm
The presidents of Russia and Ukraine hold talks with EU leaders, with no apparent breakthrough on how to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.
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Swansea set to begin Bony talks

October 17, 2014 - 1:21pm
Swansea City manager Garry Monk is keen to open contract talks and secure the future of record signing Wilfried Bony.
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VIDEO: 'We live with the threat of IS'

October 17, 2014 - 1:20pm
Baghdad residents speak about their determination to carry on with life as normal despite the on-going threat from Islamic State militants.
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Ebola action 'fails to make impact'

October 17, 2014 - 1:11pm
International pledges of help to Africa's Ebola-hit regions have not yet had any impact on the epidemic, a leading medical charity says.
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Nepal blizzards: Survival guide

October 17, 2014 - 12:47pm
How to cope with disaster on the mountains
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McDowell out of World Match Play

October 17, 2014 - 12:29pm
Reigning champion Graeme McDowell is knocked out of the World Match Play Championship after a two-hole defeat by Joost Luiten.
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Trafficking harms 30,000 in EU

October 17, 2014 - 12:21pm
The EU says 30,146 human trafficking victims were detected in Europe over three years - most of them exploited for sex.
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Poland arrests two 'Russian spies'

October 17, 2014 - 12:19pm
The authorities in Poland arrest a Polish army officer and a lawyer on suspicion that they spied for Russia.
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Life sentence in 'loud music' murder

October 17, 2014 - 12:16pm
The Florida man who shot and killed a teenager in an argument over his loud music is sentenced to life in prison without eligibility for parole.
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Sterling treatment 'grossly unfair'

October 17, 2014 - 12:08pm
Brendan Rodgers says the way Raheem Sterling has been treated over claims he asked to miss England's win in Estonia is grossly unfair.
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Many dead at South Korea concert

October 17, 2014 - 11:59am
At least 16 people die and 11 are injured in an accident at a concert by the pop band 4Minute in Seongnam, South Korea, local media say.
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Oscar Pistorius 'has no money'

October 17, 2014 - 11:17am
Oscar Pistorius has no money left after his seven-month trial for killing his girlfriend, his lawyer says as legal arguments end.
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