Obama taps General John Allen to lead effort against Islamic State
President Barack Obama meets with retired Marine General John Allen in the Oval Office after choosing him to coordinate the international coalition against Islamic State. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
Deliveries are taking a tip from sci-fi films - with postmen starting to use an electric unicycle to distribute post to customers. The modern eco-friendly AirWheel has a top speed of 12mph and an inbuilt stabiliser that allows riders to travel wherever pedestrians go – including sand and dirt tracks. Employees of whistl – formerly TNT Post – have begun to trial the gadget in London, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham. The gadget – which has a range of 28 miles and recharges when it goes downhill – was met with astonished reactions from onlookers on Monday (September 15).
Detectives investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence have said a new forensic examination of her house has uncovered the fingerprints of people who still have not come forward five years after the university chef disappeared.
Banking regulators and an international law firm did not raise concerns over a deal to undo 2.4 billion euro (£1.99 billion) of secret trades in Anglo Irish Bank shares by Ireland's one-time richest man.