UK & World News

  • 4 September 2014, 5:12

Thursday's National Newspaper Front Pages

THE PAPERS' TOP STORIES

:: The Guardian

Barack Obama and David Cameron have vowed to put together a coalition at the Nato summit to destroy Islamic State in Iraq.

:: The Times

The two leaders are seeking to ready the public for wider military action against IS.

:: The Sun

The paper names the British hostage who is threatened with death by IS and says drones and the SAS should be deployed to rescue him.

:: The Daily Mail

Desperate efforts were under way to save the life of the hostage.

:: The i

The UK will not pay a ransom for the Briton.

:: The Independent

It asks if US President Barack Obama can rise to the challenge as he faces crises in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine.

:: The Daily Star

The paper has an image of a baby holding a rifle posted by a woman who left Britain to join IS fighters.

:: The Daily Telegraph

Britain would be plunged into a "currency crisis" if Scotland votes for independence.

:: Daily Mirror

Ashya King, the five-year-old boy who has a brain tumour, has been reunited with his parents who said he had "lost his spirit for life".

:: Financial Times

The FTSE 100 share index hit a 14-year high despite geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East.

:: Daily Express

High-wattage kettles, toasters and lawnmowers could be targeted by new EU rules.

:: Watch the Press Preview on Sky News every evening at 10.30pm and 11.30pm. Thursday night's reviewers will be LBC presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer andBarnie Choudhury, director of communications at the University of East London.

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