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Trader kept Libor ‘artificially high’

The trader at the centre of the Libor rate-rigging trial tried to influence other banks to manipulate the key benchmark rate to suit his own trading positions, a jury at Southwark Crown Court has heard. Tom Hayes allegedly told one … Continue reading

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Triple murder deaths ‘unimaginable’

Janet Jordon and her daughter Derrin were found dead at their home in Vicarage Road, Didcot The family of the victims in a suspected triple murder have described it as an “unimaginable” tragedy. A manhunt was launched for Jed Allen, … Continue reading

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Boy, eight, dies playing in cemetery

Ciaran James Williamson died following a “tragic accident” at Craigton Cemetery on Tuesday An eight-year-old boy has died and two 10-year-olds have been injured in a “tragic accident” involving a falling headstone at a cemetery in Glasgow. Ciaran James Williamson … Continue reading

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Queen’s Speech for ‘working people’

An EU referendum by the end of 2017 is among a packed programme of new laws in the first Conservative Queen’s Speech in nearly two decades. It also includes more free childcare, an income tax freeze and the right-to-buy for … Continue reading

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EU officials dismiss Greek statement on aid agreement being drafted

ATHENS Greece’s government on Wednesday said it is starting to draft an agreement with creditors that would pave the way for aid, but European officials quickly dismissed that as wishful thinking. Greece and its European and International Monetary Fund lenders … Continue reading

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Heavy rains hit Texas as death toll rises to 13 from storms

AUSTIN, Texas Storms dumped rain on parts of Texas on Wednesday, bringing more runoff to swollen waterways that spilled their banks this week in places such as Houston, where floods have killed six people and caused chaos in the fourth … Continue reading

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Islamic State sympathizers may have made airline threats: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON Islamic State sympathizers may have been behind more than a dozen threats in the last two days to international flights using U.S. airports or flying over American airspace, U.S. law enforcement and security sources said on Wednesday. The sources, … Continue reading

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World soccer rocked as top officials held in U.S., Swiss graft cases

ZURICH Seven of the most powerful figures in global soccer faced extradition to the United States on corruption charges after their arrest on Wednesday in Switzerland, where authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two … Continue reading

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Counting crowds by phones and tweets

Could mobile phone data help authorities get a quick fix on crowd numbers? It may be possible to estimate the size of a large crowd based on geographical data from mobile phones and Twitter, according to a new study. Warwick … Continue reading

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NI welfare reform bill fails to pass

Northern Ireland’s controversial Welfare Reform Bill has failed to pass at Stormont. The nationalist Sinn Féin and SDLP made a petition of concern, a blocking mechanism that meant it did not get the required cross-community support. Alliance Party leader David … Continue reading

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