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Paper review: MI5 boss warns web giants

The Guardian leads with a warning from the head of MI5 that Britain is facing its most severe terror threat ever. The paper says that Andrew Parker believes more attacks are inevitable.The Daily Mail, which also has the story...

Kenya 'unable' to hold credible run-off election

Kenya is unable to hold credible elections next week, a senior member of the country's electoral commission (IEBC) has told the BBC.Roselyn Akombe said the IEBC was under political "siege", unable to reach consensus or take any decisions.Now in...

Rio Tinto charged with fraud by US authorities

British-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto and two of its former executives have been charged with fraud in the US, accused of hiding losses by inflating the value of African coal assets. It bought the Mozambique assets in 2011 for...

Six fishermen missing in capsize off Australian coast

Six fishermen are missing after their trawler capsized and sank off the east coast of Australia.A seventh man managed to survive being stranded for about 12 hours in waters near the Queensland town of Seventeen Seventy, according to authorities.He...

War and peace

A 26-year civil war in Sri Lanka left at least 100,000 people dead on both sides of the conflict. In 1987, India sent a peacekeeping force, but it ended up getting drawn into the fighting. Thirty years on, BBC...

Hotel hell

Spain's tourism sector is heading for another bumper year, with last year's figure of 76 million foreign visitors looking set to be a short-lived record.But within the industry, some people think their essential work is being seriously underappreciated -...

China Communist Party congress set to start in Beijing

Media playback is unsupported on your device China's biggest political event, the Communist Party...

French aviators credited with transatlantic flight

Two French aviators have been officially honoured with Paris street signs saying they did complete a flight across the Atlantic from east to west.They made their attempt just before American airman Charles Lindbergh, who made the first solo flight...

French magazine accused of glorifying rock-star murderer

A leading French music magazine has responded to criticism for making a rock star who killed his girlfriend its cover star. Les Inrockuptibles placed Bertrand Cantat, who beat actress Marie Trintignant to death in 2003, on its front...

Woolly situation

In Australia, the name "ugg" is a generic term for sheepskin boots, often worn locally as slippers. In the US, it is a brand - and big business for one company. This has set off an intriguing legal battle,...

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'No fire risk' with new lithium batteries

Lithium-ion batteries that are resistant to exploding or igniting have been developed by scientists in the US.The devices produced sufficient energy for use in...

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