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Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said that British agencies are "urgently investigating" a video that appears to show a British jihadist killing a US journalist.
He said the first step is to authenticate the video and then to establish the identity of the "murderer".
Two members of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee voted for an interest rate rise earlier this month in the first split vote on rates since July 2011, it was disclosed today.
M15 and M16 are working urgently with US intelligence to verify footage of the apparent beheading of James Foley, before identifying the "murderer" who spoke with a British accent, Philip Hammond has told ITV News' Chris Ship.
Foreign Sec: MI5 & MI6 working urgently with US to verify video of execution and then identify the apparently British "murderer"
Police in Ferguson, Missouri made 47 arrests overnight as protests continued more than a week after the police shooting of unarmed black teenager Mike Brown.
USA Today Reporter Yamiche Alcindor, who is at the scene, reported protesters threw glass, plastic bottles and urine at officers.
Johnson: There were 47 arrests tonight including "an out of state agitator" who has been arrested 3 times. #Ferguson
Johnson: Protesters threw glass and plastic bottles and urine at police officers. #Ferguson
The case is expected to take on a new turn later today when state prosecutors begin presenting evidence over the shooting to a grand jury.
France's President Francois Hollande has said he will soon propose holding an international conference on Iraq and how to deal with the Islamic State insurgency.
An Islamic State fighter who speaks with a British accent warns the US it is now fighting an "Islamic army" before apparently beheading US journalist James Foley.
The militant accuses the US of being at the "forefront of aggression towards the Islamic State".
He warns President Obama any attempts to "deny Muslims their rights of living in safety under the Islamic caliphate will result in the bloodshed of your people.”
"You're no longer fighting an insurgency. We are an Islamic army," he says.
An 111-year-old retired teacher from Japan has been officially named the world's oldest living man.
Sakari Momoi, who was born on February 5, 1903, received a certificate from Guinness World Records today.
He succeeds Alexander Imich, of New York, who died in April at the age of 111 years, 164 days.
The world's oldest living person is also Japanese: Misao Okawa, a 116-year-old woman from Osaka.
Father-of-five Mr Momoi used to work as a high school principal near Tokyo. He now lives in a nursing home.
Iraq's foreign minister has urged the world to back the country against the "savage" Islamic State after a video appearing to show the beheading of a US journalist was posted on YouTube.
Hoshiyar Zebari told the Reuters news agency that Islamic State was a threat to the world, not just to Iraq's minority ethnic groups whose members it has killed in its latest sweep through the north.