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article 23 September 2014 World, United States
Will Britain join the air strikes campaign against IS?
US President Barack Obama speaks on the White House lawn (Getty Images)

As US and Arab warplanes strike Islamic State forces inside Syria, will the UK recall parliament to vote on the issue of British involvement, one year after Labour scuppered action against Assad?

article 23 September 2014 Politics
Miliband puts NHS centre stage in election campaign
News

Labour leader Ed Miliband outlines plans to increase NHS spending, with fees for tobacco companies, a "mansion tax" for owners of 2m plus homes and a crackdown on tax avoidance.

video 23 September 2014 UK, United States
PM: Queen 'purred down line' on referendum - video

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David Cameron is overheard saying the Queen "purred down the line" when he gave the result of the Scottish referendum. "I've never heard someone so happy," he said.

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article 23 September 2014 UK
Protestors
Protests after immigration centre death - video

A demonstration is held outside the Home Office by friends of Rubel Ahmed, who died at Morton Hall immigration centre in Lincolnshire two weeks ago.

video 23 September 2014 UK, Syria

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Would PM have support for British air strikes? - video

Political Correspondent Michael Crick has been finding out the views of Labour MPs and the public to see if the prime minister has their backing for air strikes against IS.

video 23 September 2014 UK

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Tesco not out of trouble yet - video

Tesco's shares keep on falling, and the company continues to lose grocery sales to its supermarket rivals.

video 23 September 2014 World, Syria

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Syrian refugees continue to cross into Turkey - video

The United Nations Refugee Agency says almost 140,000 people - mainly Kurds - have crossed the border from Syria into Turkey since Friday.

post 23 September 2014
Read more on Michael's blog Could Ukip win a by-election from Labour too?

With possible by-election gains off Labour as well as the Conservatives in October, I am starting to think Ukip could end up with a vote above 10 per cent in the general election.

post 23 September 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Taxing wealth is the way things are going in the 21st century

Taxation in the next 50 years could move from income and towards wealth - and that means Labour's mansion tax proposals could look like pinpricks to our grandchildren.

post 23 September 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog Time to start talking about the NHS?

The NHS is not always a big election issue. But - fuelled by winter A&E crises - it look set to be high up there with the economy in next year's general election.

article 23 September 2014 UK, Qatar
News
US air strikes in Syria - Q&A

In the early hours of the morning, US air strikes targeted Islamic State and other Islamist groups in Syria for the first time. Channel 4 News asks whether it is legal, and where it might end.

post 23 September 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Ed Miliband: 'We will do it together'

The idea behind Ed Miliband's speech was to make the forthcoming election a battle of the plans, and its central message was solidarity - or "the spirit of together".

article 23 September 2014
News
Exclusive interview with Ed Miliband's 'Gareth'

Ed Miliband referred twice to a man called Gareth, a software developer, in Labour conference speech. Gareth speaks exclusively to Channel 4 News and says he is still deciding whether to vote Labour.

article 23 September 2014
Ed Miliband at the Labour conference (Getty Images)
Miliband's 'ordinary people' from Hampsted Heath

Channel 4 News understands that Ed Miliband met at least four (half) of the "ordinary people" referenced in his speech on Hampsted Heath in London.

video 23 September 2014 UK

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Miliband pledges NHS 'with time to care' - video

Labour leader Ed Miliband tells conference NHS improvements will be funded by clamping down on tax avoidance, using proceeds from a mansion tax, and raising extra resources from tobacco companies.

article 23 September 2014 UK
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Dave Lee Travis guilty of indecent assault

The former BBC DJ is convicted on one count of indecent assault by a jury at Southwark crown court. He is found not guilty on another count of indecent assault and on a count of sexual assault.

post 23 September 2014
Read more on Liam's blog Four stunning optical phenomena and how they form

We've all looked up at the sky at some point and seen weather-related spectacles overhead. The chances are that they were caused by the interaction of light and matter - known as optical phenomena.

article 23 September 2014 UK, Scotland
News
Lower voting age to 16, says Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond says the referendum proved 16- and 17-year-olds can be trusted to vote, and tells Scottish politicians they need to hold Westminister's "feet to the fire" over devolution promises.

post 23 September 2014
Read more from Tom Clarke on his blog What difference does a day make to climate change?

Today in New York the UN will sit down to talk about climate change. Again. But can one extra day of talking possibly make any difference to change the pace of action on global warming?

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The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has urged Islamic State to release him after she received an audio message from her husband pleading for his life.

In a statement issued by the Foreign Office, she said: “I have seen Muslims across the globe question Islamic State over Alan’s fate.

"He was working with Muslims to help the most vulnerable within Syria. Nothing has changed. He went to Syria to help his Muslim friends deliver much needed aid.

"Please release Alan."

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Mee-ow! David Cameron confides to former NY mayor Michael Bloomberg that the Queen “purred down the line” when told the Scottish referendum result.

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"We need an agreement that reflects economic realities in the next decade and beyond."

US President Barack Obama, addressing the UN climate change summit.

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"It is not possible to know the duration of these deployments and operations."

US President Barack Obama on the US-led air strikes against Islamic State, which began last night.

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