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By Kirstin Ridley LONDON (Reuters) - Around two million Britons who may have been mis-sold insurance to cover events such as credit card fraud will be asked to vote for a scheme that could cost top banks hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation. The scheme, which affects security products on credit and debit cards over an eight-year period, comes after banks have already set aside more than 24 billion pounds to compensate customers mis-sold loan and mortgage insurance. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Tuesday 11 lenders and card issuers had voluntarily agreed to compensate customers after "collaborative discussions". The total amount of compensation will depend on how many eligible customers pursue a claim after buying or renewing products such as Sentinel, Safe and Secure Plus and Card Protection between Jan. 14, 2005 and August 2013.
Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!
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Lawyer urges Bali Nine execution appeal
THE lawyer for Bali Nine ringleaders Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan is determined to make a last-ditch appeal of their death sentences.
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PM’s knightmare: He’s Tone alone
CABINET ministers are cutting Prime Minister Tony Abbott loose, refusing to endorse his “captain’s pick’’ to award Prince Philip a knighthood.
All the fashion from the Allan Border Medal
STEVE Smith was the big winner at cricket’s night of nights, but the WAGs stole the show at the Allan Border Medal.
Newman’s $1.3b stash to fund promises
CAMPBELL Newman has insisted only the LNP has a plan to govern for growth after pulling a $1.3 billion rabbit out of his hat to fund the LNP’s election commitments.
‘Clock ticking’ on Abbott after bad knight
ANGRY backbenchers are warning Tony Abbott’s Australia Day knighthood gaffe could be the start of a ticking clock on his leadership if he doesn’t turn things around.
League in shock over deaths of young stars
RUGBY league has been dealt a dual tragedy on the eve of a new season with the death of two rising stars of the game in Queensland.
Insults hurled as Ashgrove tensions rise
THE vibe on the streets of Ashgrove, the key battleground in Saturday’s election, has turned sour - and it’s not the candidates who are fighting.
Sex, drugs doctor cops a ban
A COSMETIC therapist with a history of drug abuse, botched procedures, Medicare fraud and an affair with a patient has been banned from injecting patients unsupervised.
Suburban threat: A dingo’s got my mango
A PACK of hybrid dingoes has invaded an area of Brisbane, terrorising pets and killing wildlife.
Chemical scare for fish favourites
SCIENTISTS have discovered pesticide pollution in Queensland’s two most high profile fish species - and dinner table favourites.
What keeps Bali Nine Aussies going
AS Indonesia declared there would be no “compromise” for drug traffickers on death row, the Bali Nine Australians are finding ways to keep going.
Why SuperCoach 2015 is better than ever
NISSAN NRL SuperCoach is back bigger and better than ever before! Here are 10 reasons why this year’s version is better than ever.
Early strikes propel Roos into decider
SO close they can almost touch it, the Socceroos are on the verge of conquering Asia. Ange Postecoglou’s side is in the final of the Asian Cup.
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The Adult Snow Day Is Dying, And That’s Sad
If you live in the snow-pummeled Northeast and still have power and Internet access, do a quick poll of your friends: Among those whose offices are closed, how many of them have a bona-fide day without work? And how many of them will be working from home?
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Obama seeks close, candid ties to Saudi king: aide
RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama sought to cement ties with Saudi Arabia as he came to pay his respects on Tuesday after the death of King Abdullah, a trip that underscores the importance of a U.S.-Saudi alliance that extends beyond oil interests to regional security.
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Find your inner beast.
Couple Married for 68 Years Die Just a Few Hours Apart
The high school sweethearts were both 88
Jack technically passed away from cardiac arrest, but his family believes something else was at work.
“We believe it was a broken heart,” Jack II said. “I know that’s old-fashioned to say, that it doesn’t hold up medically. But she had been gone from his life, and we believe he was grieving for her.”