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By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday he feared increased violence and incitement in Burundi's crisis could turn ethnic in nature, but the government rebuffed his comments. U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein also told a meeting in Geneva while giving a report on Burundi that he was concerned about suspensions and arrests of students for defacing portraits of President Pierre Nkurunziza's earlier this month. Burundi has been mired in a year-long crisis in which more than 450 people have been killed since Nkurunziza pursued and won a third term.
Britain's banking sector is "well placed" to deal with the fallout after the country's shock vote to leave the European Union, the minister overseeing the financial sector said Wednesday. Harriett Baldwin, addressing a retail banking conference in central London, told delegates that the industry -- ravaged by the global financial crisis -- had adequate capital and liquidity to weather Brexit. World stock markets tumbled in the immediate aftermath of the June 23 referendum but have rebounded strongly over the past two sessions on bargain-hunting that some analysts argue will not last.