Britain raises terror threat level to ‘severe’

Government says groups in Syria and Iraq are planning attacks

Apple fans on hold for wearable device

Fitness-tracking gadget will not go on sale until early 2015

Brazil’s economy slips into recession

GDP contraction deals blow to Rousseff’s re-election bid

Tesco slashes dividend on profit warning

Supermarket’s shares fall to lowest since September 2003

Eurozone slips a step closer to deflation

Pressure mounts on ECB to ease policy next week

Obama gaffe reflects divisions on Isis

President provides fodder for critics who see him as indecisive.

BALASORE, INDIA - APRIL 11: Gujarat chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate for Lok Sabha election Narendra Modi during a Bharat Bijay Samabesha rally, on April 11, 2014 in Balasore, India. Modi said, I will transform Odisha like I have changed Gujarat. (Photo by Arabinda Mahapatra/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

India grows at fastest rate in two years

Better than expected figures boost Modi

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Rovio replaces chief amid falling profits

Rantala to take over from Hed at maker of Angry Birds game

Iraq’s minorities squeezed from homeland

Sunni and Shia struggle could make exile permanent

Support for independent Scotland rebounds

Yes vote climbs to 47% after Salmond win in second TV debate

US craft beer thirst boosts UK hop growers

Microbreweries boon spurs demand

Comment and Analysis

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America - the best place to be British

The three great omissions of American life – the BBC, football and healthcare – are now increasingly on tap

Should we call time on teenage drinking?

Alcohol consumption among youth has actually declined almost everywhere in the western world

Stocks at records yet recovery is elusive

Record asset prices belie many startling economic inconsistencies

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