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Apple hits back at 'corrosive' claim by US government. Image copyright Getty Images Apple has accused the US government of trying to "smear" it with "desperate" and "unsubstantiated" claims.

Apple hits back at 'corrosive' claim by US government

It comes as the US Department of Justice (DOJ) renewed its demand for access to data on the iPhone owned by San Bernardino gunman Rizwan Farook. Apple is appealing against a court order that it unlock the iPhone, calling it "unprecedented". But in its latest court filing, the DOJ claims Apple helped China's government to access more than 4,000 iPhones.

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU. Image copyright Getty Images This article is designed to be an easy-to-understand guide on what happens now that the UK has voted to leave the European Union.

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

What does Brexit mean? It is a word that has become used as a shorthand way of saying the UK leaving the EU - merging the words Britain and exit to get Brexit, in a same way as a possible Greek exit from the euro was dubbed Grexit in the past. UK Edition - Latest News, Breaking Stories, Top Headlines From United Kingdom - Rochester: Farage looks to more UKIP gains after success. World Bank Group.

UK jobless rate at 10-year low but wage growth slows. Image copyright Getty Images The UK unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest rate in more than a decade but wage growth has slowed.

UK jobless rate at 10-year low but wage growth slows

The rate hit 5.1% in the three months to November - its lowest rate since the three months to October 2005, according to the Office for National Statistics. The number of people out of work fell by 99,000 to 1.68 million in the three-month period. Average weekly earnings, including bonuses, were up 2%, the slowest increase since February. Economics. Evidence on persistent poverty in the UK. Labour to double paid paternity leave to four weeks.

9 February 2015Last updated at 05:53 ET Labour says the plan will give children "the best start in life" A future Labour government would double the amount of paid paternity leave available to new fathers from two to four weeks, Ed Miliband has announced.

Labour to double paid paternity leave to four weeks

The Labour leader has also pledged to increase statutory paternity pay by more than £120 a week to £260 a week, paid for by savings in tax credits. Some business leaders have said the £150m move amounts to a business "tax". How much Inequality is Too Much? Why won’t oil producers cut supply to boost the price? Why is China economic growth slowing? Agency warns of teacher recruitment crisis. Tesco may have breached groceries code in two areas, says adjudicator - video. Ebola: $5m vaccine deal announced. Image copyright Getty Images The Vaccine Alliance, Gavi, has signed a $5m (£3.5m) deal for an Ebola vaccine, to protect against future outbreaks of the deadly disease.

Ebola: $5m vaccine deal announced

The deal commits pharmaceutical company Merck to keeping 300,000 vaccines ready for emergency use or further clinical trials. It will also submit an application to license the vaccine by the end of 2017, which would the next step towards enabling Gavi to prepare a global stockpile. More than 11,000 people have died in the latest outbreak in West Africa. Oxfam report on increasing wealth inequality - some flaws in the data?