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world Lloyds profits hit by PPI charges

Profit at Lloyds Banking Group falls after it is hit by PPI mis-selling charges and a Libor rate-rigging settlement.

14 minutes ago // The Independent

world UK officials 'not prepared' to deal with Ebola arriving at border, union leader warns

UK border officials feel they are unprepared to deal with the threat of the Ebola virus arriving in Britain, a union leader has

17 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Shazam expands to Mac computers

On its quest to get its technology on as many of your devices as possible, Shazam has released a new version of its audio-identification service built for Apple computers.

20 minutes ago // New York Times

world Sinosphere Blog: Separating the Flies From the Tigers in Beijing Zoo Corruption Case

The corruption case against a former deputy director of the notoriously grim Beijing Zoo has raised the most unlikely questions.

24 minutes ago // BBC

world New Ofsted chair to be announced

Businessman David Hoare is set to be announced by the government as the new chairman of schools regulator Ofsted, the BBC understands.

24 minutes ago // CBS

world George W. Bush writes book about his father

Relationship between the two presidents has long fascinated scholars, political insiders and the general public

26 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Gaza crisis: Israel calls up reservists as it maintains offensive - live coverage

Killing of sleeping children at school is a disgrace - UNIDF calls up 16,000 more reservistsMilitary says it struck 110 terror sites in past 24 hoursUS confirms it has restocked Israels ammunitionMore than 140 rockets fired from Gaza in past 24 hours - IDF Continue reading...

27 minutes ago // Fox News

world Rescuers: 19 swimmers drown in strong current off Pakistan beaches

Rescuers say at least 19 people have drowned off southern Pakistan beaches because of heavy waves and strong currents.

28 minutes ago // BBC

world School infants 'obese' warnings

Over a quarter of Welsh children starting primary school are overweight - with more than one-in-ten classed as obese, say public health officials.

28 minutes ago // BBC

world School infants 'obese' warnings

Over a quarter of Welsh children starting primary school are overweight - with more than one-in-10 classed as obese, say public health officials.

29 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Military Might: Israel Calls Up 16,000 Reserves

Thursday's move gives the military the ability to substantially widen its 23-day-old Gaza offensive.

36 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Is your big tummy a diabetes warning ?

Health officials in England are urging people to measure and monitor their waistlines, to help avoid type 2 diabetes.

36 minutes ago // BBC

world Race to find India landslide missing

Rescue workers in western India race to locate survivors of a landslide that has claimed at least 23 lives and buried up to 200 people.

40 minutes ago // Sky News

world Israeli Army Mobilises 16,000 Extra Troops

Israel says it is days from destroying a network of attack tunnels as it boosts the number of reservists called up to 86,000.

43 minutes ago // BBC

world Bathers drown off Karachi coast

At least 19 bathers celebrating the Muslim Eid festival drown in rough seas off the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say.

45 minutes ago // BBC

world Israel calls up 16,000 reservists

Israel calls up 16,000 extra reserve soldiers as conflict in Gaza continues, amid criticism over a strike that killed 16 at a UN-run school.

45 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Bus shelters go missing in Nanjing

Commuters in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing woke up to a surprise: their bus shelters had been stolen

49 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Mysterious miracle? Crop circle draws crowds

A giant crop circle which apparently appeared out of nowhere, has drawn crowds of people to a farmer's field in Bavaria, southern Germany.

50 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Gaza conflict: Israel calls up 16,000 more reservists as US supplies army with ammunition

Israeli call-up comes in face of intense international pressure to curtail operations in Gaza, where more than 100 Palestinians died on Wednesday - but US agrees to provide Israel with new ammunition supplies

52 minutes ago // BBC

world Cadbury manor blaze was arson attack

The former home of the Cadbury family in Birmingham has been destroyed in an arson attack.

55 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Tony Abbott calls for Gaza ceasefire and two-state solution video

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called for a ceasefire to be respected 'on both sides' in the conflict between Israel and Hamas. Responding to reports of a UN shelter being shelled in Gaza, Abbott told 3AW radio Israel is 'capable of making mistakes like everyone else is'. He reiterated his support for a two-state solution but said it must go 'hand in hand with the recognition of Israel's right to exist behind secure borders'

56 minutes ago // ABC

world China Allows Foreign Reporters at News Conference

China's military allows foreign reporters to attend monthly news conference for 1st time

56 minutes ago // Fox News

world China's military allows foreign reporters to attend monthly news conference for 1st time

Foreign reporters are being allowed to attend China's Defense Ministry briefings for the first time, marking a small milestone in the increasingly confident Chinese military's efforts to project a more transparent image.

57 minutes ago // The Guardian

world 'The world stands disgraced' - Israeli shelling of school kills at least 15

UN condemns IDF attack on sleeping children as violation of international law Strike on crowded market in Shujai'iya during ceasefire kills 17 Death toll now more than 1,300 after three weeks of fighting Continue reading...

58 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Tony Abbott says airlines should tell passengers about routes over war zones

However, the prime minister says he would not force Qantas to bypass Iraq Continue reading...

58 minutes ago // CBS

world Pennsylvania town applauds plan to shelter migrant children

A few voice concerns, but most residents show support for housing Central American kids at local children's home

59 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world India landslide death toll rises

At least 25 people killed and more than 150 feared trapped after landslide buried houses in Maharashtra state.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Warm weather hits British Gas profit

British Gas and owner Centrica report a sharp drop in profits for the first half of the year due to warmer weather.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Estate agency to be sold for 16.5m

Wales' biggest building society, the Principality, is selling its estate agency business, Peter Alan, for almost 16.5 million.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world BHP ordered to make record $2.2m asbestos compensation payment

The latest Dust Diseases Tribunal decision marks the largest payout in its 25-year history Continue reading...

1 hour ago // ABC

world Swiss Central Bank Reports $17.7BN Half-Year Gain

Swiss central bank reports $17.7 billion half-year gain boosted by currency, gold

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Swiss central bank reports $17.7 billion half-year gain boosted by currency, gold

Switzerland's central bank is reporting a profit of 16.1 billion Swiss francs $17.7 billion for the first half of the year, a big turnaround from its loss of 9 billion francs for 2013.

1 hour ago // BBC

world British Gas profits down 26%

British Gas profits for residential supply fell 26% to 265m for first half of 2014, owner Centrica says

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Gaza families 'can't outrun this war'

The BBC's Martin Patience reports from Gaza, where Palestinians continue to seek shelter in a UN-run school despite a shelling which killed 16 people.

1 hour ago // Sky News

world 'Vultures Force' Argentina To Second Default

The collapse of talks between the South American country and hedge funds means it fails to meet a deadline to pay creditors.

1 hour ago // BBC

world New Ofsted chair to be announced

The government is to announce its choice for the new chairman of schools regulator Ofsted, the BBC understands.