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UK plans new powers to fine firms exploiting loyalty

The British government said on Tuesday it planned to give the competition watchdog new powers to fine companies selling products such as mortgages, insurance and mobile phones which exploited the loyalty of their customers.

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Notable deaths in 2019

Notable deaths in 2019

Newsmakers and celebrities who have died this year.

Ousted ex-Egyptian president Mursi dies

Ousted ex-Egyptian president Mursi dies

Ousted former Egyptian Islamist president Mohamed Mursi died after he collapsed in a Cairo court while on trial on espionage charges, authorities said.

Second weekend of mass protests in Hong Kong

Second weekend of mass protests in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's political crisis enters its second week as uncertainty grows over the fate of government leader Carrie Lam and the extradition bill she postponed at the weekend, as protest organizers said almost 2 million people turned out on Sunday to demand that Lam step down.