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Italy quake death toll nears 250 as rescuers search demolished towns


AMATRICE, Italy The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Italy rose to at least 247 people early on Thursday after rescue teams worked through the night to try to find survivors under the rubble of flattened towns. | Video

UK retailers see best sales in six months as Brexit slump fades - CBI 11:06am BST

LONDON British retailers reported their strongest sales in six months in August, recovering much of an initial slump after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, industry figures showed on Thursday.

Nigel Farage addresses Trump rally, bashes Clinton 10:06am BST

JACKSON, Miss. Nigel Farage, a key figure in the successful campaign to get Britain out of the European Union, lent his support to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying Trump represented the same type of anti-establishment movement that he masterminded in his own country. | Video

More Turkish tanks enter Syria in push against Islamic State, Kurdish militia 11:29am BST

KARKAMIS, Turkey At least nine more Turkish tanks entered northern Syria on Thursday as part of an operation aimed at driving Islamic State out of the border area around Jarablus and stopping Kurdish militia fighters from seizing territory, Reuters witnesses said.

Uber to let Londoners book journeys weeks in advance 12:06pm BST

LONDON Ride service Uber [UBER.UL], which enables users to instantly hail a taxi ride using their smartphone, will allow customers to book trips days or weeks in advance in London, the first European city to get the option.

Net migration to Britain fell slightly before EU vote 10:56am BST

LONDON Net migration to Britain fell slightly in the year to March but remained close to record levels, official data showed on Thursday, the first to be released since the June 23 vote to leave the European Union.

Transparency, accountability, needed on Saudi air strikes in Yemen - U.N. 12:11pm BST

GENEVA The United Nations human rights office called on Thursday for more light to be shed on the Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemen and for violations including attacks on protected sites like hospitals to be punished.

Britain's ITV withdraws offer for Peppa Pig-owner eOne 11:24am BST

LONDON British broadcaster ITV said on Thursday it would not bid for Entertainment One after failing to persuade the owner of the children's TV character Peppa Pig to enter into a formal process.

Clinton to accuse Trump of embracing nativist political movement 11:13am BST

PALO ALTO, California Democrat Hillary Clinton will accuse Donald Trump of embracing a brand of U.S. political conservatism associated with white nationalism and nativism when she makes a Nevada campaign stop on Thursday.

Gun, bomb attack on American University in Kabul kills 12 - police 11:50am BST

KABUL Twelve people, including seven students, were killed in an attack on the American University in Kabul that sent hundreds of students fleeing in panic, police said early on Thursday, before the assault ended when two gunmen were shot dead. | Video