Italy quake: ‘Our town no longer exists’

Officials admit it is impossible to know how many are trapped under rubble

Social media accused of terror failings

British MPs urge Facebook and Twitter to curb on extremist content

Vice chief predicts old-media ‘bloodbath’

Smith says revolution will see groups ‘snapping bits off each other’

Automatic citizenship urged for EU medics

Think-tank warns on risk of key personnel leaving NHS

Earth finds neighbour just 4 light years away

Discovery of nearest planet to ours with potential for life

Turkey pushes into Syria to contain Kurds

Backing its Nato ally’s offensive was necessary for Washington

Suits join the hoodies with blockchain push

Cost savings and low returns drive lenders into working with system underpinning bitcoin

Breast cancer test raises hope of avoiding chemo

Genetic check may help early-stage patients avoid toxic follow-up

Oil data raise Scots independence doubts

Collapse in North Sea revenues increases deficit to 9.5% of GDP

Finding work proves harder for world youth

Number of unemployed to rise as emerging nations suffer recession

Offshore wind farms hit by subsidy delay

Auction will not happen until early next year

Comment & Analysis

Daniel Pudles
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Gawker too libertarian for Silicon Valley

Technology entrepreneurs’ enthusiasm for rule-breaking runs out at exactly the point when they suffer

Accountancy’s Big Four need competition

The PwC case shows the auditing oligopoly requires an overhaul

Pessimists hold the key to Europe’s future

Most in the Visegrad states are positive about the EU but worry about its survival, writes Ivan Krastev

Conversation starters: Comments from our readers

"The question for me is what competencies people require as they start work. We have a knowledge-based economy and a key part of that knowledge is being able to innovate and challenge the way things are done, University is supposed to foster that. Perhaps one problem is employers recruiting someone to a first job want conformity (perhaps rightly) not challenge."
Steve2020 on Are universities worth it?

"The economic opportunity, as explored by Patrick Minford and others, is for free trade to reduce food prices. The longer term reallocation of UK resources would expand the economy. But there is a price to pay. The consequential shrinkage of farming would materially alter our rural landscape with profound social and environmental consequences, particularly in uplands."
David Campbell on The fate of British farming lies with the Treasury

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