UK retail sales fall in October

UK retail sales volumes fell 0.7% in October, with mild weather affecting sales of winter clothing, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) says.

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Democrats give White House officials an earful on Obamacare

A private meeting on Capitol Hill with House Democrats and White House officials on Wednesday became heated when rank-and-file members expressed frustration about continued Obamacare problems, according to multiple sources in the room.

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Shias flood Iraq shrine as bombs kill 17 worshippers

Shia Muslims from around the world thronged an Iraqi shrine city on Thursday amid heavy security after attacks killed 17 worshippers during annual commemoration rituals often targeted by Sunni militants. The Ashura ceremonies, which mark the death of a venerated figure in Shia Islam, come amid a months-long surge in violence nationwide that has forced Baghdad to appeal for help ...

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Hakimullah’s death plunges TTP into dangerous disarray

ISLAMABAD: The killing of one of the most wanted militants in a US drone strike has exposed centuries-old rivalries within the group he led, Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP), making the insurgency ever more unpredictable and probably more violent. Hakimullah Mehsud’s death this month has set off a power struggle within the outfit’s ranks, which could further unnerve a region already on tenterhooks with ...

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Egypt’s Morsy says he’s still president

Mohamed Morsy considers himself still to be Egypt’s leader, despite his ouster more than four months ago in a military coup, he said in a statement read by an attorney Wednesday.

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UK economy ‘long way’ from normality

The economy is “a long way” from normality, the Bank of England’s Paul Fisher warns, a day after the Bank raised its economic growth forecast.

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Morsy: I’m still legitimate president

Mohamed Morsy considers himself still to be Egypt’s leader, despite his ouster more than four months ago in a military coup, he said in a statement read by an attorney Wednesday.

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Security forces foil suicide attack on Islamabad Imambargah

ISLAMABAD: A suicide bombing attempt was foiled in Islamabad and the alleged suicide bomber and mastermind were arrested, Express News reported on Thursday. According to initial reports, they were planning to attack the Imambargah in Sector G-6, Islamabad on Muharram 9, but security forces foiled the attack by arresting them the night before. Police also seized suicide jackets and other equipment ...

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Npower owner RWE to cut 6,750 jobs

German power giant RWE, which owns Npower, will cut 6,750 jobs across Europe and reduce costs by another 1bn euros between 2014 and 2016.

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