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Story behind Chris Whitty, the Oxford graduate who is leading Britain’s fight against coronavirus

He’s only been in the job for five months, but now he has been thrust into the limelight as he leads Britain’s fight against the killer coronavirus. Professor Chris Whitty, who was born in a quiet Surrey village but...

Christian pastor is beheaded by Islamists in Nigeria after appealing for help in Boko Haram video

A Christian pastor has been beheaded by Islamists in Nigeria, days after appealing for help in a Boko Haram video. A human rights activist also said other extremists attacked his hometown on the same day. Reverend Lawan Andimi was abducted...

Payment startup Chipper Cash raises $6M for Southern Africa expansion

African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has raised a $6 million seed-round led by Deciens Capital. The San Francisco-based company offers mobile-based, no fee, P2P payment services in six countries: Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya. Chipper Cash will use...

Miss World viewers commend Miss Nigeria’s reaction to losing the pageant

Viewers celebrated when Miss Jamaica took the crown for the Miss World pageant on Saturday, but the reaction that caused the biggest stir online was that of runner-up Miss Nigeria.  Nyekachi Douglas of Nigeria was standing on stage with...

Sharm El-Sheikh offers superb diving – and with direct flights from next week it is back in business

Great fish and chips!’ said Tina and Stewart from Bromsgrove. Anna, Andrea and Alan from Sunderland also loved the ‘beautiful’ fish and chips, but also had a ‘fab’ holiday. ‘First time to Egypt!’ It’s a novel kind of guestbook....

The 40 seats most at risk for the Conservatives

The final YouGov constituency-by-constituency poll published on Tuesday showed a dramatic fall in the projected Conservative majority, from 68 to 28 seats.  It suggests the election is much closer than was thought. Part of the reason is tactical voting, with...

Remains show a ‘missing link’ from foot to tail-powered whales

Fossilised whale remains discovered in the Egyptian desert could be the 'missing-link' between foot-powered and tail-powered swimmers, say scientists. The newly discovered species of whale was found as a 'near intact' skeleton in the Wadi Al Hitan World Heritage...

Klopp heaps praise on Salah’s mental toughness in Salzburg win

Jurgen Klopp hailed Mohamed Salah's mental resilience after his superb goal sent Liverpool surging into the Champions League's last 16. The Egypt international had a number of opportunities to give his side breathing space in an absorbing opening 45...

Never-before-seen pictures rescued from a tip show true hell of 1915 Gallipoli campaign

Never-before-seen photos of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign have come to light over a century later after being salvaged from a tip. The fascinating snaps were taken by a Sub Lieutenant Gilbert Speight who served in the Royal Naval Air...

Employer invites candidates to a 7am interview but doesn’t show up himself until 6pm

An employer hoping to test the patience of prospective staff has been slammed, for making candidates wait almost 12 hours. Jerry Doubles, from Nigeria, took to Twitter to reveal a tale he'd heard about six job seekers being asked to attend...

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Coronavirus UK Lockdown: Only ‘immediate family’ at funerals

The reality of Boris Johnson's coronavirus lockdown started to become clear today as boyfriends and girlfriends who do...

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney blasts push to relax stay-at-home measures but doesn’t name Trump

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney is pushing back at President Donald Trump's move away from social distancing measures being used to slow the spread...

Gov. Cuomo warns other Americans ‘you will all be New York in weeks’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo lambasted President Trump on Tuesday for sending only 400 ventilators to New York from the federal stockpile of 20,000...

Coronavirus: Greta Thunberg has symptoms and is self-isolating

Greta Thunberg says she may have contracted coronavirus and has self-isolated at home with her father. The teenage climate activist said she appeared to have been...

Speech recognition systems from five tech companies are bias towards people of color, study reveals 

Speech recognition systems are deep-rooted with bias towards people of color, a new study reveals. Stanford researches found these technologies from Amazon, Apple, Google,...