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Japan wage growth surges in July

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:14
Japanese wages unexpectedly log their strongest increase since 1997, which may provide a boost to consumer confidence and spending.

Falcao caps record summer spending

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:22
Radamel Falcao's loan move to Manchester United was the major deadline day signing as summer spending hits a record £835m.

British activist in Thailand trial

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:10
A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is set to go on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.

Premier League clubs' spending spree

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 21:48
Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £835m, as the end of the transfer window passes.

Anti-euro party shakes up German politics

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 21:07
Anti-euro but pro-EU party shakes up German politics

Iraq forces push against jihadists

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 20:31
Iraqi Shia and Kurdish forces capture an Islamic State stronghold, as a BBC team enters Amerli the day after a two-month siege ends.

Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 20:04
Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway

China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 19:59
China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute

Pakistan MPs hold emergency session

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 19:52
A joint session of parliament is to be held in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support against protesters calling for his resignation.

Ukraine in 'great war' with Russia

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 19:31
Russia has launched a 'great war' that could claim tens of thousands of lives, Ukraine's defence ministry warns amid rebel offensive.

Payday loan hardship cases 'up 42%'

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 19:30
The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the debt charity StepChange.

The students behind Nigeria's online jobs giant

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 19:11
The student entrepreneurs behind Nigeria's online jobs giant

Spain returns Colombian treasure

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 19:08
Spain returns to Colombia 691 smuggled indigenous artefacts, seized from drug gangs in a police operation in 2003.

Saving America’s honeybees

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 19:06
Can America's honeybees be saved?

VIDEO: Indonesia wary of growing IS support

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 19:01
The Indonesian government has banned the jihadist group Islamic State, but support for the organisation is still evident in meetings and demonstrations across the nation.

Nigeria militants 'suffer losses'

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:59
The Nigerian army claims to have repelled an attack by Islamist militants Boko Haram on the town of Bama in the country's north-east.

VIDEO: Iraq grannies 'take on IS in Amerli’

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:52
Residents and fighters in Amerli are celebrating the end of a two-month siege and the withdrawal of IS militants from around the town.

VIDEO: ‘I smuggled jihadists into Syria’

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:31
The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from Turkey's border with Syria where he met a man who helped smuggle foreign fighters cross the border.

Obama renews minimum wage push

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:28
President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.

Murray beats Tsonga, into last eight

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:24
Britain's Andy Murray beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-5 6-4 to book a US Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic.