article 31 August 2015 UK, Scotland
Osborne: Corbyn and SNP would 'throw away' Trident
George Osborne at Faslane (Reuters)

George Osborne announces a £500m investment in the Faslane submarine base, while warning that Labour left-wingers and Scottish nationalists want to scrap Britain's nuclear deterrent.

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article 31 August 2015 World, Ukraine
Clashes outside parliament in Kiev (Reuters)
National guardsman dies in Ukraine parliament clashes

A Ukrainian national guardsman dies and scores more are injured as grenades are thrown at a demonstration against concessions to pro-Russian separatists.

article 31 August 2015 Hungary
News
Migrant crisis: overcrowding stops Austria-bound train

Austrian Railways stop a train carrying hundreds of migrants on the Hungarian-Austrian border because of overcrowding.

article 31 August 2015 Culture
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US horror film director Wes Craven dies

Hollywood film director Wes Craven, best known for his horror films A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Last House on the Left, and the Scream movies, dies aged 76.

article 31 August 2015 Politics
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EU ministers to hold extraordinary meeting on migrant crisis

The European Union has called for an emergency meeting to tackle the escalating migrant crisis.

article 30 August 2015 UK
Theresa May targets broken European migration system
Theresa May targets 'broken European migration system'

The Home Secretary Theresa May says the system of free movement in Europe needs changing, and migrants should only cross borders into a new country if they have a job waiting for them there.

article 30 August 2015 World
News
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies aged 82

The eminent writer and neurologist has died of cancer at his home in New York. He was 82.

article 29 August 2015 World, Egypt
News
Al Jazeera journalists sentenced to three years in prison

Three Al Jazeera journalists are sentenced to three years in prison by an Egyptian court for broadcasting false news.

article 29 August 2015 World, Israel
News
Video: Israeli soldier's attempted arrest of Palestinian boy

Footage has emerged of a confrontation between Palestinian activists and an Israeli soldier attempting to detain a 12-year-old boy.

article 29 August 2015 UK
News
Police hunt for missing mother and children bound for Syria

Scotland Yard are hunting for a mother and her four children who are believed to be travelling to Syria.

post 28 August 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Glasgow bin lorry inquiry: 'remarkable lack of compassion'

Tonight in Glasgow and beyond  all the signs are that this painful and tragic accident will remain painful and unresolved in the minds of many, forever. Perhaps this is because although the fatal a

article 28 August 2015 UK
Government extends controversial badger cull into Dorset
Government extends controversial badger cull into Dorset

The government says "strong action" is required but opponents call the plans "chaotic". The heated debate over the effectiveness of badger culls wears on as the cull is extended into Dorset.

article 28 August 2015 World, United States
News
Katrina 10 years on: New Orleans still in recovery

A decade after Hurricane Katrina wiped out swathes of New Orleans, the recovery is yet to reach residents in some parts of the city.

article 28 August 2015 World
News
'Africa's North Korea': Why do people flee Eritrea?

More Eritreans filed for asylum in the UK in the year to June than any other nation. They face "systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations" at home, says the UN.

article 28 August 2015 UK
News
HSBC IT glitch leads to payday moans

Some 275,000 payments, including salaries, are delayed before the bank holiday weekend because of a glitch in HSBC's IT systems.

article 28 August 2015 UK
News
Meningitis vaccine 'will cause fever'

Babies who are about to be given the new meningitis vaccine are likely to suffer a fever that can last several days, Public Health England is warning parents.

post 28 August 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog New peers: time for a constitutional commission

Bloated and undemocratic, the current House of Lords is a nonsense. It's time for a re-think.

article 28 August 2015 World, Austria
Austria bodies from lorry of refugees
Four arrested over Austria lorry refugee deaths

Four children including a baby girl were among 71 refugees found dead in the back of a lorry left abandoned at the side of a motorway in Austria, police say.

article 28 August 2015 World, Italy
News
Hundreds feared dead in migrant boat tragedy

The unrelenting tragedy of people trying to reach a better life is laid bare once again, as hundreds of people are feared to have died when two boats capsized off the coast of Libya.

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