Image copyright AFP A Republican push to overhaul US banking rules put in place after the 2008 financial crisis may be gaining momentum. The US House of Representatives approved a bill on Thursday that would scrap federal bailout powers, ease requirements on banks and weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau….

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Image copyright Reuters The pound has fallen sharply as traders react to the results of the general election. The currency markets had been expecting a clear victory for Theresa May’s Conservatives, but the party does not appear set to win a Commons majority. Sterling fell as low as $1.27, down…

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Image copyright Instagram Image caption Comments on the photo-sharing site were crafted to help control the malware The comments section of Britney Spears’ Instagram account has been used by cyber-thieves to co-ordinate attacks. Security firm Eset found the gang controlled its malware, called Turla, by posting comments about images in…

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The Utah Jazz will host a mini-camp on June 9 and 10 at Zions Bank Basketball Center, with 25 free-agent invitees scheduled to participate. Over the past four summers, the Jazz have invited 108 free-agents, with 16 players appearing on an NBA roster. The Jazz will hold both morning and…

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Researchers at Leicester University have shown that it might be possible to develop an alternative to antibiotics for treating diseases in pigs. They have identified a range of viruses, called bacteriophages, that can be used to kill common pig infections. The aim is to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistant…

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Image copyright Getty Images Nations responsible for much of the world’s ocean plastic pollution have promised to start cleaning up their act. At a UN oceans summit, delegates from China, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines said they would work to keep plastics out of the seas. Some of the promises…

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George Washington had to have been the American President most hated by the British, but Donald Trump may giving the first president a run for his continentals (“continentals” being a term for dollars in Washington’s young country). According to a poll by The Guardian around the time of Trump’s inauguration,…

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