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Westpac bank 'breached anti-money laundering laws'

Australia's financial crime watchdog has accused Westpac bank of 23 million breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws.The Australian Trans...

Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Images from inside as siege nears end

A four-day siege of Hong Kong's Polytechnic University (PolyU) is nearing an end, although dozens of protesters remain inside.Around 800 to 900 protesters have already...

General election 2019: Income tax rise will boost NHS budget - Lib Dems

Putting a penny on income tax will allow the Liberal Democrats to spend more on the NHS if they get into power, the party says.The party said the tax hike will allow i...

Should workers be allowed to nap at work?

The US government says sleeping in the office is a no-no. But experts say it's time they reconsider, writes Jonathan Berr.The US government has decided to get tough on...

Election 2019, Your Questions Answered: Education and tuition fees

There are just over three weeks to go before the general election. What will the main parties offer voters on education?Here are our answers to a selection of readers'...

Grace Millane murder trial: Backpacker died 'accidentally during sex'

A British backpacker died when consensual sexual activity "went wrong", a court has heard.Grace Millane died on 1 December, the night before her 22nd birthday, while t...

Essex lorry deaths: Vietnam offers grieving families loans to return bod...

Grieving families in Vietnam have been offered loans to cover the costs of repatriating their loved ones' bodies in the wake of the Essex lorry incident, the BBC has l...

Australia fires: Sydney blanketed by smoke from NSW bushfires

People in Sydney woke up to a city shrouded in smoke on Tuesday, as scores of bushfires rage across the region.Strong winds overnight brought smoke from fires inland, ...

How China plans to lead the computer chip industry

On a university campus on the outskirts of Hong Kong a group of engineers are designing computer chips they hope will be used in the next generation of Chinese made sm...

Scientists create slippery toilet coating that stops poo sticking

Researchers in the US say they have created an ultra-slippery toilet coating that could help save vast quantities of water around the world.Scientists at Penn State Un...

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