News Headlines - 23 May 2013

FTSE 100 suffers heaviest drop for a year - Telegraph

Worries the US was closer to bringing its economic stimulus measures to an end and concern over the state of the Chinese economy triggered a huge global sell-off today, with the FTSE 100 falling from its highest level in thirteen years.

Woolwich attack: MI5 knew of men suspected of killing Lee Rigby | The Guardian

The two suspects in the butchering to death of a British soldier had been known to the domestic security service MI5 and the police over an eight-year period, but had been assessed as peripheral figures and thus not subjected to a full-scale investigation, it has emerged .

BBC News - Stockholm restaurant torched as riots spread

A fourth night of unprecedented riots in Stockholm has seen unrest spread, with a restaurant and up to 40 cars burnt, police told the BBC.

Net migration to UK lowest in decade after fall in overseas students - FT.com

Net migration has fallen to its lowest level for a decade, driven by a decline in the number of overseas students which campaigners warn could cost the UK economy £725m in lost income. The Conservative party welcomed the slide in net migration to 153,000 in 2012, from a peak of 255,000 in 2010, which increases the probability that it will meet its “tens of thousands” target reduction by the next election.

BBC News - Japanese 80-year-old claims Everest record

An 80-year old Japanese mountaineer has reached the summit of Mount Everest, making him the oldest man to scale the world's highest peak.








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