News Headlines - 18 September 2013

Bullish of England Bank sends pound skywards after growth upgrade - The Independent

Bank of England rate-setters sent the pound surging today as they struck a bullish note on the recovery and hiked growth forecasts. Sterling moved close to $1.60 against the dollar as minutes of the latest monetary policy committee meeting revealed the Bank’s economists predict a 0.7% advance in the current quarter following a run of strong data — up from 0.5% just a month ago.

BBC News - Amanda Hutton denies starving four-year-old son to death

The mummified body of a four-year-old boy was found in a cot in his mother's bedroom almost two years after he starved to death, a jury has heard.

Facebook deletes dating website advertisements featuring Rehtaeh Parsons | canada.com

A mysterious European dating service drew attention to itself on Tuesday with Facebook advertisements using images of the late Rehtaeh Parsons to entice new clients. The ads apparently began appearing in Facebook feeds for Canadians in the late afternoon. But the social network apologized by evening and made it known that the advertiser had been banned within two hours of the first reports on the inappropriate photos — although no direct contact was ever made in the process of booking and cancelling the campaign that was arranged through a self-service tool.

iOS 7: Apple's new operating system goes live today - Telegraph

Apple customers will today be able to download the company's new operating system in what is being billed as a major step forward for iPhones and iPads.

Japan Warned U.S. of Blackouts in Appeal for LNG Supply - Bloomberg

The U.S. Department of Energy was informed by Japanese officials that the world’s third-largest economy risked a catastrophic power failure as it prepared to close its last operating atomic reactor last year.








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