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Equifax data hack affected 694,000 UK customers

The beleaguered credit reference agency Equifax has now admitted that 694,000 customers in the UK had their data stolen between May and July this year.The firm’s original estimate of its UK cyber-theft victims, made last month, was fewer, at nearly 400,000.Equifax now says that it will contact its affected …

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UN bans 4 ships from global ports for violating N Korea sanctions

The United Nations has banned four ships from visiting any global port, after they were found violating sanctions imposed on North Korea. Hugh Griffiths, co-ordinator of a UN panel on North Korean sanctions, described the move as unprecedented. The ships were reportedly the Petrel 8, Hao Fan 6, Tong …

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Baby Lifesaver

Media playback is unsupported on your device “It was my first night as an intern and three children died before my eyes. I felt so helpless that I cried.” In 1996, Dr Mohammod Jobayer Chisti was working in the paediatric department of the Sylhet Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh. …

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World Bank chief sounds alarm over job automation

The world is on a “crash course” as people’s hopes collide with a future in which millions of jobs are automated, the World Bank chief has said.Jim Yong Kim said policymakers should take action by investing in education and health.The World Bank president was speaking in New York ahead …

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Car insurance price fall short-lived, says comparison website

Car insurance premiums have dipped for the first time in more than three years, but the respite for drivers will be short-lived, analysis suggests.Prices fell by 1%, or £9, in the third quarter of the year compared with the previous three months, according to price comparison website Confused.com.It said …

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Higher food and clothing prices drives retail sales growth

Higher prices for food and clothing prices driven up by the weak pound fuelled retail sales growth last month.British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG figures showed that like-for-like retail sales rose 1.9% in SeptemberThat was far higher than the 0.4% increase for the same month last year. Total sales …

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Google 'uncovers Russian ad campaign linked to US election'

Google has found evidence that Russian agents spent tens of thousands of dollars on adverts in a bid to sway the 2016 US election, media reports say.Sources quoted by the Washington Post say the adverts aimed to spread disinformation across Google’s products including YouTube and Gmail.They say the adverts …

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