Bank of England appoints Deloitte to review payments outage
LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England said on Monday it had appointed accountancy firm Deloitte to conduct a review into an outage of its Real Time Gross Settlements system, which disrupted large payments throughout the country's banking system on Oct. 20.

8 stars who stole AMA show
British and Australian talent shine at the AMAs but who is accused of stealing the show?

Federal Judge Overturns Arkansas' Marriage Ban
Federal judge strikes down Arkansas' gay marriage ban, but puts it on hold for higher court

FBI investigation into Puerto Rico's PRASA focuses on one case: PRASA head
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - An FBI investigation into Puerto Rico's Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) focuses on one specific case and not on the whole agency, said PRASA's head Alberto Lazaro after FBI agents raided PRASA's headquarter in San Juan on Tuesday.

Am I the jerk on your airplane?
When people file past me during the boarding process, I try not to look up.

China's 55 ethnic minorities
For a year, journalist and author David Eimer traveled the edges of China exploring a side of the country that obliterates expectations.

US Congress skeptical of Iran nuclear talks extension

A traffic light shows red in front of the US Capitol on October 3, 2013 in WashingtonUS House and Senate members reacted coolly Monday to an extension of international negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, with skeptical lawmakers demanding Congress "tighten the economic vice on Tehran" through new sanctions. No sooner had the extension been announced in Vienna and US Secretary of State John Kerry implored US lawmakers not to "walk away" from the negotiations by slapping punitive sanctions on Iran, that several lawmakers advocated just that, setting up a potential White House clash with Congress. "Now more than ever, it's critical that Congress enacts sanctions that give Iran's mullahs no choice but to dismantle their illicit nuclear program," Republican Senator Mark Kirk, who supports new sanctions, said in a statement.