News Headlines - 22 October 2013

US employers add 148K jobs; rate falls to 7.2 pct. - Boston.com

U.S. employers added just 148,000 jobs in September, suggesting the job market was weakening before a 16-day partial government shutdown. Still, the September gain was enough to lower the unemployment rate, which comes from a separate survey. The Labor Department says the rate fell to 7.2 percent, from 7.3 percent in August and a five-year low.

Bank of England hints at update to interest rate guidance - FT.com

The Bank of England has hinted it will bolster its “forward guidance”, to provide investors with more clarity about what will happen to the bank’s main interest rate if the UK recovery gathers speed.

BBC News - Blonde girl, 7, removed from Dublin Roma family

Police in the Republic of Ireland have removed a seven-year-old blonde girl from a Roma family in Dublin. The girl was taken into care after officers called to a house in Tallaght on Monday afternoon. They saw a number of children, including the seven-year-old girl who has blonde hair and blue eyes. The parents told police the child was their daughter, but officers were not satisfied with the explanation nor with the documents that were produced.

EU to open new area of membership talks with Turkey on November 5 | Reuters

European Union governments agreed on Tuesday to hold a new round of accession talks with Turkey on November 5 after Germany dropped its opposition voiced after Ankara's crackdown on anti-government protests earlier this year.

Nokia Unveils Its First Tablet

The new products were the cornerstones of an event for telecom operators, suppliers and other constituents in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Nokia also launched three models priced under $100 to its more basic Asha line of mobile phones.








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