Pedestrians walk past the Bank of England in the City of London May 15, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

BoE minutes add to signs rate hike on back burner

Most Bank of England policymakers are firmly against raising interest rates, seeing little evidence of inflation pressures while the slowing euro zone poses growing risks.  Full Article 

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FTSE edges lower, British American Tobacco down on sales drop 11:58am BST

LONDON - Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index edged lower by midday on Wednesday, with British American Tobacco knocking the most points off the benchmark after its trading update.

Professor Adrian Hill, Director of the Jenner Institute, and Chief Investigator of the trials, holds a phial containing the Ebola vaccine at the Oxford Vaccine Group Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine (CCVTM) in Oxford, southern England September 17, 2014. REUTERS/Steve Parsons/Pool

Drugmakers join forces on Ebola vaccine

Leading drugmakers plan to work together to accelerate development of an Ebola vaccine and produce millions of doses of the most effective experimental product for use next year.  Full Article 

Iraqi women walk past a poster depicting images of Shi'ite Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at al-Firdous Square in Baghdad February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Iran blames West for Islamic State rise

DUBAI - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blames Western powers for the rise of Islamic State insurgents in Iraq and Syria and says they have no business tampering with the region's geopolitics.  Full Article 

An iPhone 6 phone is seen on display at the Fifth Avenue Apple store on the first day of sales in Manhattan, New York September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Apple seen riding higher on iPhone 6 demand

Strong global demand for Apple's iPhone 6 will drive revenue growth through 2015, while updated models should help reverse three straight quarters of declining iPad sales, analysts say.  Full Article 

Taliban fighters ride on motorbikes in an undisclosed location in Afghanistan in this July 14, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

In Afghan north, Taliban gains ground

KUNDUZ CITY, Afghanistan - Sardar, a 23-year-old working in his brother's barber shop in Kunduz, says local officials asked for bribes to resolve a long-running family dispute over land. When the backhanders failed, he turned to the Taliban.  Full Article 

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Robots to fly planes where humans can't

Researchers in South Korea are developing a robotic pilot that could potentially replace humans in the cockpit of planes and helicopters on dangerous missions.  Video 

Chelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring Chelsea's sixth goal during their Champions League Group G football match against Maribor at Stamford Bridge in London October 21, 2014.   REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Champions League sets goal-scoring record

The goal machines of Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Shakhtar Donetsk crank into top gear as the Champions League captivates its audience with a record 40 goals in one eight-game night.  Full Article