Isis claims killing of US journalist

Beheading of Steven Sotloff follows that of James Foley

US-EU urge Israel to return West Bank land

Fears that seizing 1,000 acres will hurt prospects for peace talks

Netflix calls on Batman for global push

Streaming company lands exclusive rights to Gotham series

Japan equities extend rally to 7-month high

Bourses buoyed by weakened yen and China services rebound

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow at the Speakers House in Westminster speaking to the FT amid arguments over the appointment of the Clerk of the House of Commons. Credit: David Parry/ FT
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Bercow hits back in Commons clerk row

Commons’ Speaker says attempt to split clerk role not ‘power grab’

X-ray of a purse filled with UK coins
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Banks want to keep your digital ID in their vaults

Next move for UK lenders could be ‘identity assurance’

Fears grow over possible Home Depot breach

Security analyst says suspected attack could be bigger than Target’s

Scots polls tighten and markets get nervous

Yes camp advance triggers share falls and currency volatility

UK to widen corporate criminal liability

Companies face action if they do not prevent fraud

Uber drives in to European tech backlash

Taxi app has so far ignored attempts to curb expansion

Halliburton agrees $1.1bn Gulf spill deal

Settlement will resolve ‘substantial majority’ of legal action

Comment and Analysis

UK seeks emergency electricity supplies

National Grid responds to threat of shortages

Instinct and analysis inform wise choices

We have an army of modellers turning evidence-based policy into policy-based evidence

'Venus at the Forge of Vulcan', artist and date unknown, is on display at Abingdon Town Hall, Oxfordshire

Whodunnit? Canvass the art experts

Art history becomes a spectator sport on a new attribution website

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