Voices 19 November 2013: A man walks down steps from a tanker that was washed ashore in a particularly badly damaged part of Tacloban during Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte, Philippines

They appear to have become infected with malaise that infects the City; to get bright, talented people to do important jobs they need to be paid ridiculous salaries

City official calls for 'living wills' for Britain's insurers

Industry-wide plans should be made in case of a company's collapse. Julian Knight reports

Quarter 'could not live without overdraft'

A quarter of people say they could not live without their overdraft and one in five admits to being constantly in the red, a survey suggested today.

Immigration officers' strike to hit travellers

Passengers arriving in the UK next week will face travel disruption as the immigration officers' union holds its first strike in almost 30 years.

Two injured in plane crash

Two men were seriously injured when a small plane crashed today.

Unexploded bombs found around Thai capital

Police discovered three unexploded bombs in Bangkok and a neighbouring province, authorities said today, the latest in a series of mysterious incidents stoking fears of civil unrest in Thailand.

New landslip buries 100 rescue workers in Guatemala

A massive landslide buried up to 100 people who were trying to dig out a bus caught in deep mud, killing at least 22 people with dozens more feared dead, as torrential rains battered Guatemala.

BA passengers told in error of imminent crash

Passengers on a British Airways flight were told they were about to crash into the sea after an emergency message was played in error.

Roux held over death of officer

The Bulls prop Bees Roux has been arrested on suspicion of beating a police officer to death, a South African police spokeswoman said yesterday.

This 747 is going to ditch... er, cancel that!

British Airways passengers prepared for a possible crash into the sea after an emergency message was played in error on their flight, it was revealed today.

How to keep 33 trapped miners alive and well until Christmas

Elaborate efforts are being made to maintain their physical and mental welfare

Neva Khan: Things appear hard now – but it will be much more difficult once the world's attention wavers

Whether Pakistan can get back on its feet in three years depends on many things. It's about how well the international community mobilises to address the long-term needs of the country once the first wave of the disaster is over; it's about persuading people to be involved in reshaping their own futures. It's about how well governments and civil society work together towards a shared objective. And if all that's not done, it could take a lot longer.

Non-emergency telephone number 111 being trialled

A new non-emergency phone number for people needing medical care is being trialled.

Double-dip is a possibility, says Budget office chief

The outgoing head of the Government's tax and spending watchdog warned he was "not confident" the UK would escape a double-dip recession.

JetBlue attendant wants his job back

The fed-up flight attendant who set a new standard for quitting when he abandoned his job via an emergency chute isn't as much of a quitter as everyone thought.

New storm alert after 1,000 people die in mudslides

Thunderstorms brought new misery to a remote area of north-western China yesterday as the death toll from weekend flooding and massive landslides rose to 1,117.

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Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

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Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
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BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

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Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

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Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

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Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

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Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
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Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform