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Senior Barclays executive denies knowledge of Libor rate rigging

Michael Bagguley, a prosecution witness in the trial of five former Barclays traders, denied any involvment in or knowledge of rate rigging Senior Barclays executive Michael Bagguley told a London court that he had never sought to influence Libor benchmark interest rates, instructed others to do so, or seen any evidence of manipulation between 2005 […]

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Eating too much red meat can age the body, researchers claim

Scientists an increase in levels of serum phosphate in the body caused by red meat consumption increases your miles on the clock, or biological age Eating too much red meat and not enough fruit and vegetables could increase the bodys biological age and contribute to health problems, according to researchers. Scientists found that a moderate […]

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How Uber conquered London | Sam Knight

The long read: To understand how the $60bn company is taking over the world, you need to stop thinking about cars Every week in Uber flies in a small team, known as launchers and hires its first local employee, whose job it is to find drivers and recruit riders. In London, that was a young […]

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Snapshots of British eccentricity in pictures

David Levensons photographs capture the UK at leisure, from royal pageantry and party tricks to sudden rain showers and the odd spot of civil disobedience Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/apr/27/david-levenson-photographer-slightly-unusual-in-pictures

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Strong sign of North Korean nuclear test as regime calls 6 May party congress

Further banned detonation expected to mark first such summit in 36 years with Kim Jong-uns bid for nuclear weapons to become a formal national goal North Korea has announced its ruling Workers party congress will take place on 6 May a landmark event that analysts suggest will be pushed ahead with ballistic missile development in […]

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German spy chief Gerhard Schindler sacked in surprise move

The dismissal of the foreign intelligence boss comes as fears grow about an Isis attack in Germany The head of Germanys BND foreign intelligence agency is being pushed out of his job, government sources have said, in a surprise move that comes at a time when Germany faces a growing threat from Islamic militants. It […]

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Tories vote against accepting 3,000 child refugees

The amendment to the immigration bill would have allowed thousands of unaccompanied Syrian minors to enter the UK A high-profile campaign for the UK to accept 3,000 child refugees stranded in Europe has failed after the government narrowly won a vote in the House of Commons rejecting the plan. MPs voted against the proposals by […]

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Sheepdog Pero travels 240 miles to former home near Aberystwyth

A dog sold to a farm in Cumbria surprises previous owners by making two week long journey back to his original home near Aberystwyth A sheepdog has made a 240-mile trek to be reunited with his original owners in Wales after apparently deciding that he didnt want to settle on a farm in Cumbria, where […]

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California considers fining jurors who Google or tweet about cases

Proposal would mean fines of up to $1,500, but critics say judges should instead vet potential jurors social media activity before they are selected California lawmakers are considering fines of as much of $1,500 for jurors who tweet about trials or research a case on Google, after court officials argued that misbehaving citizens have caused […]

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My family came to the US as refugees, says George Clooney

We must do more for victims of war and persecution, says film star, who reveals his own ancestors flight from famine-ravaged Ireland Refugees are people, just like you and me, George Clooney has said in a speech urging humanity to do more to help those escaping war and persecution. The Oscar-winning actor opened up over […]

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