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Britons' expectations for an interest rate hike over the next year are on the rise even as their inflation forecasts have fallen, a quarterly poll commissioned by the Bank of England showed on Friday. The BoE's inflation attitudes survey showed that 40 percent of Britons expect a rate rise over the next 12 months, up from 34 percent in November and its highest since May 2012. However, inflation expectations over the next year fell to 2.8 percent from 3.6 percent and hit its lowest in four years. Inflation expectations over the next two and five years also fell to their lowest levels since August 2012.
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's 2012 acquittal for sodomy was overturned Friday, in a new threat to the career of a charismatic politician who helped turn around the country's once-hapless opposition.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A neighbor of Oscar Pistorius testifying in his murder trial said Friday that the bangs he heard after a woman's screams on the night of Reeva Steenkamp's shooting were likely too quick to be the sounds of a cricket bat on a door, as the star athlete's defense team claims.