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BBC News: IS militants 'biggest threat' to US
Friday 22nd August 2014
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BBC news for West Yorkshire

Fresh police appeal in murder case

The family of a Bradford man stabbed to death two years ago make a fresh appeal for information to find his killers.

Protest over Grayson Perry gallery

Disabled artists in Leeds go up against Grayson Perry by staging their own exhibition in protest against the inaccessible venue for his new show.

'No state funds' for threatened mine

The business secretary says giving government funds to keep a coal mine near Knottingley open "wouldn't be good value for money".

New co-operative colliery planned

A co-operative plans to open a £13m new coal mine in West Yorkshire that could employ about 60 miners.

Weed-munching weevils for canal

More than 4,000 weevils are put into a West Yorkshire canal to tackle a quick-growing weed.

Galloway's Israel remarks condemned

Bradford's community leaders unite in condemning George Galloway's remarks on making the city an "Israel-free zone".

Industrial heritage route unveiled

An industrial heritage trail linking five sites across South and West Yorkshire is unveiled.

Live BBC World News

IS militants 'biggest threat' to US

Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq are the most dangerous threat the US has faced in recent years, senior American officials warn.

Russia aid convoy moves into Ukraine

Lorries from a Russian aid convoy stream into Ukraine without permission after Russia accuses Ukraine of "intolerable" obstructions.

Malaysia observes silence for MH17

Malaysians observe a moment of silence following the arrival of the bodies of 20 victims of Flight MH17 which crashed in Ukraine in July.

Syria death toll 'more than 191,000'

More than 191,000 people have been killed in the Syria conflict up to April, UN says.

Rain hampers Japan landslide rescue

Heavy rain hampers rescue operations in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture where a deadly landslide killed at least 39 people, with 51 still missing.

Tour buses collide near Egypt resort

Two tourist buses collide near Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, leaving 33 people dead and 41 injured, officials say.

India's Kerala to ban alcohol sales

Authorities in the southern Indian state of Kerala outline plans to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the state's drink problem.

BBC Sports News

LMA apologises for Mackay statement

The League Managers' Association apologises for the wording of its statement defending Malky Mackay over offensive texts.

VIDEO: England women seal World Cup place

England have qualified for the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada after beating Wales 4-0 in Cardiff.

'Nico and I will be racing flat out'

In his latest BBC column, Lewis Hamilton talks about the title race, and says he is glad he did not rush into an F1 drive when he was too young.

Balotelli too late to face Man City

Mario Balotelli's Liverpool move will not happen in time for the striker to face former club Manchester City on Monday.

Fresh police appeal in murder case

The family of a Bradford man stabbed to death two years ago make a fresh appeal for information to find his killers.

Protest over Grayson Perry gallery

Disabled artists in Leeds go up against Grayson Perry by staging their own exhibition in protest against the inaccessible venue for his new show.

'No state funds' for threatened mine

The business secretary says giving government funds to keep a coal mine near Knottingley open "wouldn't be good value for money".

New co-operative colliery planned

A co-operative plans to open a £13m new coal mine in West Yorkshire that could employ about 60 miners.

Weed-munching weevils for canal

More than 4,000 weevils are put into a West Yorkshire canal to tackle a quick-growing weed.

Galloway's Israel remarks condemned

Bradford's community leaders unite in condemning George Galloway's remarks on making the city an "Israel-free zone".

Industrial heritage route unveiled

An industrial heritage trail linking five sites across South and West Yorkshire is unveiled.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. Out of 162 nations 151 are currently involved in some form of conflict. Although the UK has managed to stay relatively free from internal conflict, the country only ranks 47th in this year's Global Peace Index. Iceland came top as the most peaceful nation for the third year in a row. The five least peaceful countries were, in order: Somalia, Iraq, South Sudan, Afghanistan and, in last place, Syria. Daily Express

2. The Premier League began on Saturday following a record summer of transfer spending in England's top league. The 20 top-flight clubs have invested an estimated £647m - £17m more than in the whole of last summer - with experts believing the figure could reach £1bn. Sky Sports News

3. British consumers spend an average of £142 shopping online while drunk. Lobster pots and diving equipment among the bizarre items people have ordered during their merry sprees. Most drunken spending sessions (53%) take place on Amazon, according to a survey by a comparison website. Daily Telegraph

4. Parents typically face spending £180 on sending their children back to school, figures show. A small number – nine per cent – will fork out as much as £900 on uniforms, books, excursions and stationery, the government-backed Money Advice Service found. About 20 per cent of parents said they will need to dip into savings, 16 per cent expect to use a credit card and eight per cent will rely on an overdraft. Metro

5. Pubs are now closing at a rate of 31 per week, according to the real ale group Camra. Campaigners are calling for urgent legislation to make it harder for pubs to be demolished or transformed into retail outlets. With 3% of pubs in the suburbs closing in the past six months, there are now 54,490 boozers left in Britain. The Observer

6. A huge asteroid has a one-in-300 chance of wiping out life on Earth – but not until 2800. Researchers at the University of Tennessee are studying Asteroid 1950 DA, which could strike earth on 16 March, 2880. It has a diameter of one kilometre and is travelling at nine miles a second relative to the Earth. It would hit at 38,000 miles per hour. The Times

7. The UK is the self-employment capital of western Europe, says the IPPR think-tank. Policymakers are concerned that the trend is a sign of labour market weakness, raising fears over the strength of the economic recovery. Around two-fifths of all new jobs since 2010 have been among the self-employed, a trend that has helped shape Labour's cost-of-living agenda. The Times

8. New research from the American Chemical Society shows wine kept in a cupboard at home ages four times as quickly as that stored in a professional cellar. After two years, those stored in domestic conditions had consistently aged more quickly and had fewer antioxidants, less red pigmentation and weaker flavour than the cellar versions. The Times

9. Half of all people eligible for a state pension are still working, a study suggests. One in three pensioners is fully retired while half are working at least part time to make ends meet, it adds. One in four of those toiling in their 60s, 70s and 80s is running their own business. Evening Standard

10. German vehicle-maker Daimler has an innovative approach to holiday email, which many people about to return from holiday may well wish their company would copy. Emails sent to employees while they are on holiday are automatically deleted. Email these people and you will get a message like this: I am on vacation. I cannot read your email. Your email is being deleted. Please contact Hans or Monika if it's really important, or resend the email after I'm back in the office. Danke Schoen. BBC

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VIDEO: The UK's battle against jihadists

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