• Sacked Corrie star Marc Anwar apologises for 'unacceptable' tweets

    A Coronation Street star sacked from the soap for "racially offensive" tweets has apologised for using "unacceptable" language about Indian people. Marc Anwar, who plays Sharif Nazir in the show, was dismissed by ITV after the Sunday Mirror published screenshots from his account where he allegedly referred to Indian people as "b*******" and "p***-drinking c****". In a video apology, the Pakistan-born actor said he had not intended to cause offence in his tweets about the disputed Kashmir region.

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  • Suspect gives himself up after France supermarket shooting

    A gunman opened fire near a supermarket west of Paris, injuring two people. Police surrounded a building, believed to be the suspect's home, after he fled the scene of the attack outside the Super U store in Port-Marly, about 20km west of Paris. A police official said the man quickly handed himself in following the incident, which took place at around midday.

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  • Canada tour: William and Kate praised as 'strong advocates'

    Canada's Prime Minister has praised the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as "strong advocates" for young people on day two of their official visit. Justin Trudeau said Prince William and Kate understood "how important young people are to our shared success". The Royal pair touched down in Vancouver on Sunday where they are due to meet Syrian refugees who have only recently resettled in Canada.

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  • EU may refuse to sign up to new banking rules - sources

    By Andreas Kröner, Jonathan Gould and Huw Jones FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union may opt out of new global rules aimed at preventing another financial crash because officials are worried they put European banks at a disadvantage at a time when they are losing market share to U.S. rivals. European regulatory and banking sources said the rules, nicknamed "Basel IV" by bankers because they are an addition to "Basel III" capital rules that are already in place, unfairly penalise Europe's banks. U.S. regulators, and other supporters of the proposals, say they are needed to make sure banks have enough spare capital to match the amount of risk they have taken.

    Reuters
  • May's team hits back at Cameron's 'lily-livered' claim

    Theresa May's supporters have responded to claims that she was described as "lily-livered" by then Prime Minister David Cameron. Earlier this year, Mr Cameron had wanted an "emergency brake" to convince voters that he could reduce immigration from Europe if Britain stayed in the EU. The book quotes Mr Cameron as saying: "Theresa said very, very little and simply said that we just couldn't go against (German Chancellor Angela) Merkel".

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  • Palmer accorded statesman-like status as tributes flow

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - Very few figures from the sports world have been mourned as great statesmen or global leaders but iconic golfer Arnold Palmer was accorded that status with U.S. President Barack Obama leading the tributes on Monday. Obama described Palmer as "the American Dream come to life", following the death on Sunday of the seven-times major champion at the age 87 due to heart complications. Palmer is widely regarded as the man most responsible for popularising golf worldwide as television was coming of age in the early 1960s and every leading player in the modern era acknowledges the huge debt they owe the man known as 'The King'.

    Reuters
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  • UK mortgage approvals hit 19-month low, more weakness seen

    Britain's housing market showed signs of slowing in August with the number of mortgages approved by banks falling to its lowest level since January 2015 and analysts said they expected further weakness ahead as Brexit uncertainty dampens demand next year. British banks approved 36,997 mortgages for house purchases last month, down from 37,672 in July and 21 percent lower than in August 2015, the British Bankers' Association said on Monday. The figures extended a slowdown which began at the start of this year ahead of the introduction of a new tax on homes bought by landlords in April and Britain's referendum decision to leave the European Union in June.

    Reuters
  • Matt LeBlanc signs £2m Top Gear deal amid panic offer to keep Paul Hollywood at BBC

    It has been reported Matt LeBlanc has signed a new deal to host Top Gear for a whopping £2million after Paul Hollywood turned down an offer to co-host the motoring show. It’s understood negotiations to keep the former Friends star at Top Gear are complete and he’s put pen to paper on an eye-watering deal – overseen by BBC TV Controller Charlotte Moore – to take the motoring show forward on his own. The news comes after the BBC lost a bidding war with Channel 4 to broadcast the Great British Bake Off after the rival channel brought a huge £75million three-year deal to the table.

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  • Adele Clears Up Joke About Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie Divorce, Does Not Give A "F***ing Sh*t"

    Oh Adele, always bringing us down to Earth with her wisdom and straight up tell it like it is attitude. The singer proudly corrected herself after fans thought she was heartbroken by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce news. Turns out, she couldn’t give a flying flip.

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  • Hollande confirms Calais migrant camp shutdown, urges UK help

    By Elizabeth Pineau CALAIS, France (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande said on Monday that France will completely shut down "the Jungle" migrant camp in Calais by year-end and called on London to help deal with the plight of thousands of people whose dream is ultimately to get to Britain. "The situation is unacceptable and everyone here knows it," Hollande said on a visit to the northern port city where as many as 10,000 migrants from war-torn countries such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan live in squalor. France plans to relocate the migrants in small groups around the country but right-wing opponents of the Socialist leader are raising the heat ahead of the election in April, accusing him of mismanaging a problem that is ultimately a British one.

    Reuters
  • FTSE Moves: Bank and housing stocks send the London market into sharp decline

    Top flight shares fell sharply in afternoon trading triggered by declines in bank and housing stocks.

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  • Ejector seat firm to be prosecuted over Red Arrows pilot death

    An ejector seat manufacturer is to be prosecuted over the death of Red Arrows pilot Sean Cunningham, the Health and Safety Executive said. Flight Lieutenant Cunningham, 35, died after his ejector seat initiated during pre-flight checks of his Hawk XX177 jet at RAF Scampton in November 2011. Martin Baker Aircraft Ltd will be prosecuted over an alleged breach of health and safety law.

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  • Monarch Airlines: Social media frenzy amid concerns over airline going bust

    Hundreds of people have taken to social media in speculation over the future of budget airline Monarch since rumours surfaced over the weekend that they were going bust. Despite the fact that Monarch Airlines have now denied the rumours and confirmed that flights are operating as normal, hundreds of people have continued to take to Twitter to raise concerns over whether they will be able to travel with the airline on tickets already bought for the holiday season. A spokesperson for Monarch said they did not know where the rumours came from, however, confirmed that they were "not true".

    International Business Times
  • Ben Needham: Police begin excavation of new search area in Kos

    Police have begun detailed excavation work in the hope of finally solving the 25-year-old mystery surrounding the disappearance of Ben Needham. A team from South Yorkshire Police, supported by colleagues from Greece, are digging on farmland on the Greek island of Kos near where Ben was last seen on 24 July, 1991. Detective Inspector Jon Cousins said his officers would work with an archaeological team from the island to focus efforts on a particular patch of land.

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  • Coronation Street Spoilers: The Week Ahead In Weatherfield

    Blackmail, corruption and a death - standard week on The Street then!

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  • Mum bakes student daughter a ‘sorry we thought you did meth’ cake after school drugs test blunder

    A red-faced mum was so mortified about believing her daughter was a drug addict that she baked her a very special cake to apologise.

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  • Japan scrambles fighter jets in South China Sea

    Japan scrambled fighter jets on Sunday after 40 Chinese military aircraft strayed near its airspace. The jets were launched after the aircraft, including surveillance planes, a Su-30 fighter and an H-6K bomber, flew along the Miyako Strait between Japan's Miyako and Okinawa islands. China conducted a "routine drill on the high seas" aimed at "testing far-sea combat capabilities," Shen Jinke, the country's spokesperson for the People's Liberation Army Air Force said in a statement.

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  • Hague court to arbitrate in East Timor-Australia maritime border dispute

    The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague will oversee a compulsory arbitration between East Timor and Australia on their maritime boundary, it said on Monday, rejecting Australian objections. East Timor asked for the process which could decide on which side of the border lies a large oil and gas field over which the two countries have a revenue-sharing agreement. Australia has resisted negotiating a permanent border until 2056 at the earliest.

    Reuters
  • HSBC top lawyer calls for new global anti-financial crime measures

    Governments worldwide should pass new laws to facilitate the sharing of information between themselves and the private sector in order to better combat financial crime, HSBC's top lawyer told a banking conference in Geneva on Monday. "Put simply, the way we do financial crime compliance is outdated," Stuart Levey, chief legal officer at HSBC told the annual Sibos financial conference. Levey, who was under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at the U.S. treasury department from 2004 to 2011, called on the inter-governmental Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to set far-reaching global standards to help banks share information with governments and vice-versa.

    Reuters
  • Saudi Aramco to consider London Stock Exchange for 2018 listing, says CEO

    Saudi Aramco will be looking to list a part of the state-owned company in 2018 on overseas exchanges, with the London Stock Exchange among the front runners, according to chief executive officer Amin Nasser. Speaking at a conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Monday (26 September), Nasser said the move "would happen in 2018" with London, New York and Hong Kong among the exchanges the company was considering. Aramco, estimated to be worth about $2.5trn (£1.94trn, €2.9bn), is expected to list around 5% of its equity.

    International Business Times
  • Optimism in Britain's finance industry hits financial crisis low

    By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Optimism about the outlook for Britain's financial services sector is at its lowest point since the financial crisis, a survey of finance firms showed on Monday. The latest survey of 115 financial services firms by business lobby CBI and consultancy PwC found that optimism fell during the three months to September, the third quarter in a row that it has dropped, marking the longest decline since the depths of the financial crisis in 2009. Over half of all financial firms surveyed said the general impact of Britain's Brexit vote was negative, with only one in ten firms seeing any upside.

    Reuters
  • 'Great white shark' attack leaves teen surfer with severe injuries

    A 17-year-old surfer has "severe lacerations" after being attacked by a shark while surfing with friends in Ballina, Australia. Cooper Allen was on the first day of the spring holiday when the attack happened at the New South Wales beach. "Apparently the prime attack was on the board, so it took the brunt," Craig Nolan, president of Ballina Lighthouse and Lismore Surf Lifesaving, told ABC.

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  • God Save The King! First-ever computer music recording restored

    Two researchers from New Zealand have successfully restored the first recording of computer-generated music, which was created on a giant machine built by Alan Turing. The huge computer, which filled most of the floor at a laboratory in Manchester, is said to have paved the way for modern electronica and synthesisers. The University of Canterbury's Jack Copeland and composer Jason Long took on the task of restoring the recording because the audio on the 12-inch acetate disc was badly distorted.

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  • No sign of oil freeze at home as Russia meets OPEC

    By Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW (Reuters) - As Russian energy minister Alexander Novak flies to Algeria this week for talks with OPEC on output cuts, developments at home indicate non-OPEC Russia is not preparing for any coordinated production action. Five leading Russian oil companies, responsible for three quarters of output in the world's largest producer, all say they will be boosting output next year after reaching record levels in recent months. No doubt, all these companies would obey if President Vladimir Putin ordered them to curtail production.

    Reuters

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