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Standard Chartered takes $900m charge for UK and US fines

Standard Chartered has set aside $900m (£690m) to cover the cost of US and UK fines over misconduct going back more than a decade.
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Scientists discover why zebras have stripes

Scientists have discovered that zebras have stripes in order to ward off blood-sucking flies, who get dazzled by their colours and have trouble landing.
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Corbyn: Labour defectors must stand for re-election

Jeremy Corbyn has said the eight Labour MPs who quit his party over antisemitism and his Brexit stance should resign and fight by-elections.
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Gas hobs and boilers face ban in new homes

Gas hobs or boilers that harm the environment should be banned from being installed in new homes within six years, say government advisers. ...
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I will not leave Shamima Begum 'stateless' - Javid

IS bride Shamima Begum will not be left "stateless", the home secretary has said. ...
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16-year-old boy stabbed to death in Birmingham

A 16-year-old boy has died after being stabbed in the Small Heath area of Birmingham. ...
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Man charged over 'no blacks' graffiti on door

A man has been charged with racially aggravated criminal damage after "no blacks" was painted onto a front door. ...
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Barclays sets aside £150m to cover UK 'uncertainty'

Barclays said it has set aside £150m to cover the impact of "anticipated economic uncertainty in the UK". ...
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Council spending on child asylum seekers almost doubles

The amount councils are spending on unaccompanied child asylum seekers has almost doubled in four years, the Local Government Association (LGA) said. ...
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Corbyn to give EU his vision of a no-deal Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn is heading to Brussels to discuss Brexit with EU leaders, claiming he will work with other political parties to prevent no deal. ...
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