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Asian shares edge up; investors anxious over earnings, Brexit - 23 Oct 2019 at 8:58pm - Asian shares pulled ahead on Thursday with corporate earnings buffeting trading as investors remained anxious about the business impact of the Sino-U.S. trade war while Brexit uncertainties kept overall sentiment in check.

Republican lawmakers storm hearing room, disrupt Trump impeachment inquiry - 23 Oct 2019 at 8:56pm - A U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry devolved into chaos on Wednesday as Republican lawmakers, encouraged by President Donald Trump to get tougher in fighting Democratic efforts to impeach him over dealings with Ukraine, stormed into a high-security hearing room and delayed testimony by a witness.

Rick Astley: Inside the home studio where he masterminded his comeback - 23 Oct 2019 at 8:39pm - The star invites into the cosy room where he's made two top 10 albums.

How many migrants die entering the UK? - 23 Oct 2019 at 8:35pm - A number of people have been found dead in lorries or containers in the UK.

Love will help Harry and Meghan avoid fate of Charles and Di, ex-butler says - 23 Oct 2019 at 8:26pm - Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle are well placed to ride out the media storm around them and avoid the pitfalls that tore apart his parents, Charles and Diana, for the simplest of reasons, Diana's former butler said: They love each other.

Zoe Ball's Radio 2 show loses 364,000 listeners - 23 Oct 2019 at 8:19pm - The Radio 2 breakfast show host sees audience drop for a third consecutive quarter.

The Lost Boys: How two towns cope with the impact of suicide - 23 Oct 2019 at 8:15pm - The families of young men who took their lives talk about the impact - and the ways they are trying to help others.

NHS in Scotland could face 1.8bn 'shortfall' without reform, says watchdog - 23 Oct 2019 at 8:11pm - Audit Scotland's report said the NHS was "seriously struggling to become financially sustainable".

Justice powers for Wales urged by commission - 23 Oct 2019 at 7:57pm - Wales should run police, its courts and have laws distinct from England, an independent commission urges.

Long-term prisoners 'should be allowed student loans' - 23 Oct 2019 at 7:52pm - Allowing more inmates to borrow for degrees would cut reoffending rates, a report says.

People 'more likely to feel pain on humid days' - 23 Oct 2019 at 7:49pm - Researchers hope the study will steer work into why those with long-term health issues are affected.

UK employers plan to rein in pay rises in 2020 - XpertHR - 23 Oct 2019 at 7:27pm - British employers plan to scale back their pay rises for staff next year, an industry survey showed on Thursday, suggesting overall earnings growth is likely to slow from its current 11-year high.

SoftBank clinches WeWork takeover deal, bailing out co-founder - 23 Oct 2019 at 7:22pm - SoftBank Group agreed to spend more than $10 billion (7.76 billion) to take over WeWork on Tuesday, doubling down on an ill-fated investment and giving a near $1.7 billion payoff to the U.S. office-space sharing startup's co-founder Adam Neumann to relinquish control.

Trump says Turkey's ceasefire in northern Syria now permanent, sanctions lifted - 23 Oct 2019 at 7:16pm - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday a ceasefire in northern Syria is now permanent and lifted sanctions on Turkey as a result, rejecting criticism of his decision to pull out U.S. troops that allowed Kurdish allies to come under attack.

Russian police deploy in Syria's Kobani, Trump calls ceasefire 'permanent' - 23 Oct 2019 at 7:16pm - Russian military police started to deploy on Syria's northeast border on Wednesday under a deal with Turkey to drive out Kurdish fighters, marking Moscow's deepening influence in the region two weeks after the United States pulled out forces.

High Street woes mount as '85,000 jobs lost' - 23 Oct 2019 at 7:04pm - The British Retail Consortium calls for political action as it estimates the scale of job cuts.

'I came to the UK hiding inside a lorry' - 23 Oct 2019 at 7:03pm - Ahmad al-Rashid travelled from Syria to the UK in 2015, during which he hid in "freezing cold" lorries.

Coldplay 'reveal' new album tracks in local paper - 23 Oct 2019 at 6:56pm - Band member Jonny Buckland wrote on Twitter he once had a holiday job on the Daily Post.

UK's Javid sees BoE governor appointment this autumn - ITV - 23 Oct 2019 at 6:36pm - The appointment process for the next governor of the Bank of England is on track and an appointment will be made this autumn, finance minister Sajid Javid said on Wednesday.

Newspaper headlines: 'Tomb of steel' and 'why were warnings ignored?' - 23 Oct 2019 at 6:31pm - The discovery of 39 bodies in a refrigerated lorry trailer in Essex dominates Thursday's papers.

Essex lorry deaths: Work starts to identify 39 bodies - 23 Oct 2019 at 6:25pm - The refrigerated unit is moved to a "secure location" as police continue to question a lorry driver.

ECB's Draghi denied grand finale as economy weakens and dissent grows - 23 Oct 2019 at 6:22pm - Mario Draghi may be the man who saved the euro but his last press conference as President of the European Central Bank on Thursday is unlikely to be the grand finale he was hoping for.

U.S. says supports Lebanese people's call for action for economic reform - 23 Oct 2019 at 6:20pm - Lebanese people are "rightfully angered" with their government over its refusal to tackle corruption and Washington supports their right to demonstrate peacefully, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Wednesday.

Facing protests, Lebanese leaders mull reshuffle - sources - 23 Oct 2019 at 6:20pm - Lebanese leaders are discussing a possible government reshuffle, sources said on Wednesday, to defuse unprecedented protests against the political elite that have paralysed the country for a week.

Trump promotes pulling U.S. from Paris climate accord in speech touting 'Amer... - 23 Oct 2019 at 6:18pm - President Donald Trump on Wednesday affirmed plans to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, less than two weeks before his administration can formally start the process.

Boeing sees 737 MAX U.S. approval before year-end, shares rise - 23 Oct 2019 at 5:56pm - Boeing Co said on Wednesday it still expects U.S. regulatory approval for its grounded 737 MAX in the fourth quarter, sending its shares higher despite a slump in quarterly profit.

U.S. senators want quick visa for Kurdish general, amid Syria crisis - 23 Oct 2019 at 5:46pm - Republican and Democratic U.S. senators asked the State Department on Wednesday to quickly provide a visa so that the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces could visit the United states to discuss the situation in the country.

Google unveils quantum computer breakthrough; critics say wait a qubit - 23 Oct 2019 at 5:24pm - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it had achieved a breakthrough in computing research by using a quantum computer to solve in minutes a complex problem that would take today's most powerful supercomputer thousands of years to crack.

Facebook's Zuckerberg grilled in U.S. Congress on digital currency, privacy, ... - 23 Oct 2019 at 5:08pm - Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg conceded on Wednesday that the company's planned digital currency Libra was a "risky project," but sought to reassure skeptical U.S. lawmakers that it could lower the cost of electronic payments and open up the global financial system to more people.

Chastened Trudeau to reach out to opponents after Canada election blow, rules... - 23 Oct 2019 at 5:07pm - A chastened Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose grip on power was weakened after an election this week, said on Wednesday he would reach out to his opponents but ruled out any kind of coalition government.

Global stocks rise despite lackluster results; sterling creeps up as EU delay... - 23 Oct 2019 at 4:53pm - World stock indexes climbed on Wednesday as investors brushed aside some earnings disappointments, while the British pound inched up as European Union leaders delayed a decision on whether to grant Britain a three-month Brexit extension.

Democrats set December impeachment target, but obstacles abound - 23 Oct 2019 at 4:51pm - By Susan Cornwell, David Morgan, Mark Hosenball and Jonathan Landay

EU keeps UK waiting on Brexit delay, Johnson gears for an election - 23 Oct 2019 at 4:43pm - EU member states on Wednesday delayed a decision on whether to grant Britain a three-month Brexit extension, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson said if the deadline is deferred to the end of January he would call an election by Christmas.

Scientist gets 2m decades after he invented diabetes test - 23 Oct 2019 at 3:31pm - Prof Ian Shanks used his daughter's toy microscope to build a prototype for the device in the 1980s.

Policeman 'swore' as Hillsborough dad shouted for help - 23 Oct 2019 at 3:27pm - Trevor Hicks, whose two daughters died, says he was told to shut up as he raised concerns.

Johnson accused of avoiding scrutiny after postponing committee appearance - 23 Oct 2019 at 3:02pm - Boris Johnson says he needs to "focus" on Brexit - but committee chair accuses him of avoiding scrutiny.

Brexit: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn meet after timetable rejected - 23 Oct 2019 at 1:40pm - They fail to agree a new timetable to get the PM's deal into law, as the EU considers delaying Brexit.

Dennis Nilsen: Serial killer died in 'excruciating pain' - 23 Oct 2019 at 1:04pm - The former civil servant admitted killing at least 15 boys and men in the 1970s and 1980s.

Alexander McCartney: 'Thousands of new victims' found in child abuse case - 23 Oct 2019 at 12:40pm - Court hears US is seeking to extradite NI student in UK's biggest ever "catfish" investigation.

Sturgeon and Drakeford back general election if no-deal risk removed - 23 Oct 2019 at 12:19pm - But Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford say the risk of no-deal must first be removed before they agree to an early poll.