England, Wales water bills set to fall

Ofwat’s draft estimates point to 5% fall between 2015-20

UK house prices rise 0.8% in August

Improved figure is the 16th month-on-month rise

Obama damps speculation of Syria strikes

US military to prepare ‘range of options’ against Isis

‘1,000’ Russia troops in Ukraine, says Nato

Putin applauds rebels for ‘intercepting Kiev’s military operation’

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Google tests drone deliveries in Australia

Group races Amazon to use self-flying vehicles commercially

Apple eyes pay-by-touch for next iPhone

Latest bid for the smartphone to replace the wallet

Ukip defection exposes Tory faultlines

Party scrambles to see if other eurosceptics plan to follow

Wanda, Baidu and Tencent in $814m tie-up

Venture aims to loosen Alibaba’s hold on China’s ecommerce market

Japanese economy flounders after VAT hike

Slew of data suggests Abenomics is failing to gain traction

New framework for sovereign defaults

Effort to prevent re-run of Argentine and Greek wrangles

Cameron braves Scottish visit to defend union

Yes campaigners outside CBI denounce ‘Tory scum’

Comment and Analysis

Russia’s new art of war

Nato has struggled to counter Moscow’s tactics in conflict where traditional might is only a part

Gaza fishermen view meagre catch

Israel allows doubling of three-mile fishing limit in ceasefire

Q&A: The battle over EU fiscal rules

Intense debate expected on eurozone’s tough budget rules

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