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Oil price plunges as Opec keeps 30m barrel production target

Financial Times - ‎6 minutes ago‎
The price of oil plunged by more than 8 per cent to four year lows on Thursday after Opec decided not to lower its output target in spite of months of falling prices that have battered the budgets of many of the cartel's members.

David Cameron pushes for 'English votes for English laws'

Financial Times - ‎16 minutes ago‎
David Cameron has called for more constitutional change that could bar Scottish MPs from voting on key English legislation as part of his response to a cross-party report into further devolution for Scotland.

Phillip Hughes reaction and tributes

BBC Sport - ‎32 minutes ago‎
'We Love You' is the headline on the front page of Friday's Sydney Morning Herald, accompanied by a picture of Phillip Hughes holding aloft his bat to Australian fans.

PD James, queen of crime fiction, dies aged 94

The Guardian - ‎50 minutes ago‎
The writer PD James, who charted the transformations of British life through bestselling crime fiction starring the detective Adam Dalgliesh, has died aged 94.

Taliban kill 5 in Kabul in attacks on British embassy car, foreign compound

Reuters UK - ‎10 minutes ago‎
1 of 4. The wreckage of a British embassy vehicle after a suicide attack in Kabul, November 27, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Omar Sobhani.

John Allen trial: Children's homes boss found guilty on seven more counts of ...

The Independent - ‎56 minutes ago‎
A former children's homes boss could die in prison after he has been found guilty of a further seven charges of sexually abusing youngsters in north Wales over a period of four decades.

Net migration to UK surges in blow to Cameron before election

Reuters UK - ‎1 hour ago‎
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech to business leaders at a UK Investment Summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, south Wales November 21, 2014.

Sir Chris Hohn's wife awarded £337 million in divorce cash fight - ‎21 minutes ago‎
The American wife of financier Sir Chris Hohn, awarded £337 million in what could be the biggest divorce payout ever awarded by a judge in England making her richer than the Queen, is considering an appeal because it is not enough.

Farage trailing in Thanet and Clegg vulnerable, Ashcroft polling finds

The Guardian - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Nigel Farage in Thanet, where Ukip is on 29%, trailing behind the Tories on 34%, with Labour on 26% and Liberal Democrats on 7%. Photograph: Mary Turner/Getty.

Jon Cruddas: UK in need of radical government reform

BBC News - ‎36 minutes ago‎
The British state is "no longer fit for purpose" and people are "disenchanted" by party politics, Labour's policy review chief Jon Cruddas has claimed.

Governor rejects fresh probe into Ferguson killing despite civil unrest

euronews - ‎58 minutes ago‎
The Missouri governor has rejected calls for the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson to be re-examined.

The rise of North Korea's Kim Yo-jong: Younger sister of leader Kim Jong-un ...

National Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - North Korea has revealed that leader Kim Jong-un's younger sister is a senior official in the ruling Workers' Party, strengthening analysts' views that she is an increasingly important part of the family dynasty that runs the country.

U.K. Oil Stocks Fall Most in Three Years as Crude Slumps on OPEC

Bloomberg - ‎56 minutes ago‎
U.K. oil shares suffered their worst day in three years as crude prices tumbled after OPEC decided against curbing output to rein in a supply glut.

How much will the chancellor give the NHS?

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Will be £1.5bn or could it be £2bn? That's the debate around the higher echelons of the NHS in England as they await Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement next week.

Pele doing 'fine' after move to special care unit

Daily Mail - ‎3 minutes ago‎
SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazilian great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary tract infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesman said Thursday.

Wolfsburg 0-0 Everton LIVE Europa League: Romelu Lukaku and Samuel Eto'o ...

Daily Mail - ‎32 minutes ago‎
It's a half chance in all honesty, but Eto'o cuts inside and stabs a shot towards goal from the left-hand side of the pitch.

Forget top four - Manchester United stars are going for the TITLE, insists Ashley ... - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ashley Young claims Manchester United have not ruled out winning the title this season - despite being 13 points behind leaders Chelsea.

Dave Whelan charged by Football Association

The Times (subscription) - ‎1 hour ago‎
Dave Whelan has been charged by the FA following the apparently antisemitic and racist remarks he made in an interview last week. Whelan, the Wigan Athletic chairman, had threatened to step down from his role at the Championship club if found guilty by ...

The National, O2 Arena, review: 'epic drive' - ‎1 hour ago‎
How did the National go international? I suspect they are as baffled as me by their success. Five soberly attired, physically unprepossessing, middle-aged Americans playing shuddering, juddering, sombre art rock mantras with obscure, poetic lyrics, in an ...

Vinyl thriving in Leeds despite digital music revolution

Yorkshire Evening Post - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Internet advances, digital downloads and music streaming could have signalled the end for the tactile romance of the vinyl record.

Warning over contaminated chickens in supermarkets

Daily Mail - ‎3 minutes ago‎
The number of fresh shop-bought chickens contaminated with the lethal campylobacter food poisoning bug has risen to 70 per cent, as experts warn retailers are failing to keep the bug at bay.

Why is the NHS so resistant to change?

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Sir Stephen Bubb's report prompted by the Winterbourne View scandal exemplifies the way the NHS often seems impervious to reform.

European lawmakers back Google break-up

The Express Tribune - ‎39 minutes ago‎
The symbolic vote casts another blow in the four-year standoff between Brussels and the US Internet giant. By AFP. Published: November 27, 2014.

Syrian Electronic Army posts hacking message on several news sites

PCWorld - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Lucian Constantin writes about information security, privacy, and data protection for the IDG News Service. More by Lucian Constantin.

Twitter to start tracking users' mobile apps

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK Nov 27 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc will begin tracking what third-party apps are installed on users' mobile devices so the social media company can deliver more tailored content, including ads, the company said late on Wednesday.

Yemen raid: Rescuers missed Western hostages

BBC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Just as with James Foley and other Western hostages held by Islamic State in Syria this summer, it seems that the Yemeni kidnappers moved their British, American and South African hostages just days before the raid went in. The kidnappers, thought ...