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UK firms use scams to avoid paying minimum wage

Some firms have developed scams to avoid paying the national minimum wage, including charging for uniforms, clocking off cafe workers when there are no customers, and mis-using interns, according to a new report.<p>A study by the TUC found that apprentices were most likely to be underpaid, with …

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10 decapitated bodies found in troubled Mexican state of Guerrero

Mexican police have found 10 decapitated corpses and 11 heads in a south-western state that has become a major problem for President Enrique Pena Nieto since the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers there in September.<p>Several of the headless corpses found in graves about 31 miles east of the …

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

Boris Johnson: it’s a disaster that some UK citizens don’t speak English

Britain’s “multi-culty Balkanisation” of society, in which primary school children have been taught in their parents’ language, has led to a disaster in which many UK citizens cannot speak English, Boris Johnson has said.<p>The London mayor, who was speaking on his LBC phone-in, expressed some …

Family fears reprisals just days after sisters are hailed heroes for fighting off abusers

They are unlikely heroines, sitting in the barely furnished front room of their modest house down a narrow alley in a village in northern India. Slim-shouldered, almost frail, but outspoken and unafraid, even if they now say they fear for their lives.<p>Aarti and Pooja Kumar, 22 and 19 years old, …