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Poll predicts Labour seats crash
Jim Murphy MP is running for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party

Poll predicts Labour seats crash

Labour would be left with just four seats in Scotland if a general election was held tomorrow, according to a poll.

World news

Kurdish fighters arriving in Kobani

Kurdish fighters arriving in Kobani

Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters have entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey, the first from a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said.

Sport news

Murray clinches London place

Murray clinches London place

Andy Murray secured his place at next month's season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London with a highly impressive victory over Grigor Dimitrov in the third round of the BNP Paribas Masters.

Business news

Barclays reserves £500m for forex

Barclays reserves £500m for forex

Barclays has put aside £500 million to settle foreign exchange rigging allegations as it finalises talks with global regulators investigating the scandal.

Technology news

Festive boost for wearable tech

Festive boost for wearable tech

This year is a watershed moment for the wearable technology industry, with more money expected to be spent this Christmas on devices like smartwatches and fitness trackers than ever before.

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