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Britain's payments regulator on Tuesday fined five payments companies including Mastercard a total of 33 million pounds ($45.01 million) for cartel behaviour involving prepaid cards issued to vulnerable people on welfare benefits. Mastercard received the largest fine of 31.56 million pounds ($43.04 million). The other companies fined were allpay, Advanced Payment Solution, Prepaid Financial Services and Sulion.
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Several Chinese cities went on high COVID-19 alert as the Lunar New Year holiday travel season started on Monday, requiring travellers to report their trips days before their arrival, as the Omicron variant reached more areas including Beijing. Authorities have warned the highly contagious Omicron adds to the increased risk of COVID-19 transmission as hundreds of millions of people travel around China for the Lunar New Year on Feb. 1.Cities such as Luoyang in central China and Jieyang in the sou
Up to 80,000 people are thought to be affected but communication has been cut off with the Pacific nation
Sandijs Dreimanis, 18, pointed the imitation firearm at a member of staff and pulled the trigger during dramatic scenes at Crawley College
Princess Diana’s former personal protection officer has criticised Prince Harry’s legal bid for Scotland Yard to provide him with armed bodyguards when in the UK. The Duke of Sussex is seeking a judicial review of Home Secretary Priti Patel’s decision to strip him of his police protection team, claiming it is too dangerous to visit the UK without Scotland Yard bodyguards.
The addition has been made to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.
Winchester College did not use ‘basic safeguards’ during the 1970s and 1980s in allowing John Smyth QC to infiltrate the school, a review has found.
Birju Maharaj, a legend of classical Indian dance and among the country’s most well-known performing artists, has died
A professor accused of treating a pair of PhD students like slaves by asking them to do her gardening, redecorate her home and go underwear shopping has won a £15,000 payout after a tribunal ruled she was wrongly sacked.
‘Gwynt Glas’ project will be 20 times larger than the biggest floating facility built to date
Whether you prefer the falsies effect or a more natural finish, it’s time to put your best flutter forward
Dominic Cummings will be interviewed as part of an investigation into parties and gatherings at Downing Street during coronavirus restrictions. Boris Johnson's former chief adviser confirmed to Sky News that he will be involved in the probe, which is looking at events in Number 10 and other government departments.
Nearly 10 million students are gradually returning to school in Colombia, despite the spread of Omicron variant infections in the country. Students will not be required to show proof of vaccination. Colombia recorded a record number of Covid-19 infections in almost two years with more than 35,000 cases reported in one day.
Nicola Sturgeon said she is “cautiously optimistic” about Scotland’s coronavirus situation ahead of a statement announcing possible changes to restrictions. The First Minister said the country is “in a better position than I feared we would be before Christmas”, but would not comment on whether she plans to follow Wales with a mass easing of Covid rules. Her comments came as the Scottish Tories called for the scrapping of most coronavirus restrictions, with the exception of face coverings.
Teams of daring young men grappled in the dirt with furious bucking bulls at an often-lethal Indian festival that has been a proverbial red rag to animal rights activists.
A man whose home was flipped upside down by a tornado was reunited with his missing dog in Florida, on January 16.
Home Secretary Priti Patel has warned that the threat of foreign interference in UK politics is growing, after a Chinese spy was discovered to be working at the heart of Westminster.
The man was among several others travelling in a vehicle which fell into a river on a farm in Lancashire.
A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to revisit part of its decision not to protect Yellowstone National Park’s bison as an endangered species