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In national news, there's a warning today for the Islamic State that the kidnap and threatened murder of Alan Henning is against Sharia law.

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Moody's backs UK rating after vote

Scottish people voted against breaking away from England, Northern Ireland and Wales to become an independent country (AP)

Moody's Investors Services maintained its rating on United Kingdom government-backed bonds yesterday, after voters in Scotland decided against national independence.

Wall Street watches Alibaba debut

Investors watched Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange (AP)

With Wall Street focused on the debut of Alibaba Group, the stock market drifted into the weekend and major indexes ended little changed.

Warning over account restrictions

Four in 10 of the 285 instant-access and cash Isa savings accounts currently available come with strings of some kind attached, it has been found

Four in every 10 savings accounts which are described as being instant-access come with "frustrating" restrictions that can prevent people getting their hands on their money or even being eligible for the deal in the first place, according to research by Which?.

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Letter: Beware this treaty as election looms

Business Secretary Vince Cable

Do I detect a General Election looming? Mr Cameron visits The Royal Welsh Show boosting support for the Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Mid and West Wales.

Letter: Controlled by tyrants

With much of the Middle East tearing itself apart and threatening to spread the conflict to Britain, we can blame Blair and Bush for toppling Saddam Hussein who, albeit brutally, kept the warring factions and religious fanatics in order in a country then at peace.


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