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News stories from around the web.

Vodafone and Verizon set to approve $130bn deal (FT)

Vodafone is set to announce on Monday plans to sell its US wireless joint venture stake to partner Verizon after the British telecoms company’s board met on Sunday to approve the $130bn deal.

Health apps run into privacy snags (FT)

Before Celeste Steenburger takes off on her morning run, she taps the orange button on the MapMyRun app on her iPhone to track the exercise.

Agency workers not being paid equally, TUC says (BBC)

The UK is failing to implement European rules designed to give equal pay to agency workers, according to the trade union umbrella body, the TUC.

Agency workers who have been with a company for more than 12 weeks should be entitled to the same pay as permanent staff.

India considers night-time fuel pump shutdown (BBC)

India is considering a proposal to shut fuel pumps at night as it looks at ways to cut its oil import bill, its oil minister Veerappa Moily has said.

Mr Moily said the idea was one of many options the government was considering.

Portas dismisses Grimsey attack on high street report (Telegraph)

The Queen of Shops has dismissed Bill Grimsey’s attack on her as “absolute rubbish” and has called for the former boss of Wickes and Iceland to “stop playing politics” and work to help save the high street.