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AirAsia X flight forced to land after 'shaking like washing machine'
BBC News - World 25-06-2017 10:42
AirAsia pilot changes course from Perth after an engine problem causes passenger plane to vibrate.
Pakistan oil tanker inferno kills at least 140
BBC News - World 25-06-2017 10:38
People were killed as they gathered to collect fuel from the overturned tanker, officials say.
China landslide: More than 100 missing as search continues
BBC News - World 25-06-2017 08:55
Thousands of rescuers are digging through rocks for a second day in the hope of finding survivors.
Texas mother held after two toddlers die in hot car
BBC News - World 25-06-2017 06:55
The Texas woman admitted she shut the car door to teach her girl and boy "a lesson", police say.
Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claim
BBC News - World 25-06-2017 01:15
The president says his predecessor "did nothing" despite knowing of meddling claims before the poll.
Italy acid attack model Gessica Notaro returns to work
BBC News - World 24-06-2017 21:32
The former Miss Italy finalist said she was doing so to encourage other women to defy bullies.


Free trade deals for 'poorest countries' to be maintained post-Brexit
BBC News - Business 25-06-2017 01:03
The government commits to maintaining duty-free imports for 48 developing countries.
Building society's account deadline axed
BBC News - Business 23-06-2017 22:01
Current accounts at the Norwich and Peterborough had been earmarked to close by the end of August.
Tesco is raising store staff pay by 10.5% over two years
BBC News - Business 23-06-2017 21:29
Hourly pay rates will rise to £8.42 an hour by November 2018 but Sunday pay will be reduced.
Troubled Toshiba flags deeper losses
BBC News - Business 23-06-2017 15:44
The troubled Japanese electronics giant delays its final earnings report again as its losses worsen.
Watchdog clamps down on online gambling
BBC News - Business 23-06-2017 11:28
The competition regulator is to take action against betting sites which it says are breaking consumer law.
Hinkley Point deal 'risky and expensive'
BBC News - Business 23-06-2017 07:43
Costs and risks for energy users 'not sufficiently considered' warns the National Audit Office.
TORONTO -- Signs that the U.S. economy is continuing to head towards a full recovery helped boost North American markets to a higher close Wednesday.The S&P/TSX composite rose 52.68 points to 12,826.55 while the TSX Venture Exchange slid 0.54 points to 1,105.97.The Canadian dollar was up 0.15 of a cent at 97.52 cents US.The U.S. Federal Reserve said that although…
Fed Statement Sends Commodities Lower Follow Comments Following Comments Unfollow Comments Concern that the Federal Reserve will refrain from addition monetary stimulus is sending commodity prices and related stocks lower on Wednesday. The Federal Reserve will intervene only if economic expansion slows, or prices rise at a slower rate than its two percent target. Steel, aluminum, copper, and nickel prices…
U.S. Treasury debt pared prices losses on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve reiterated it will continue its current program of asset purchases until the labor market improves "substantially." Benchmark 10-year Treasury notes were trading 1/32 lower in price with the yield little changed from late Tuesday at 2.001 percent. Benchmark notes had been trading 8/32 lower in price just prior…
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Fed released its latest policy statement on Wednesday ahead of Chairman Ben Bernanke’s widely anticipated and expected press conference, scheduled for 2:15 PM eastern time. In its statement, FOMC members blamed Japan and high commodities for the current slowdown in the economic recovery, telling people those effects would prove to be transitory.…