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‘Staggering’ trade in fake degrees revealed

Image copyright Google Image caption A BBC reporter was offered a degree from the fake Nixon University for $3,600 (£2,600) Thousands of UK nationals have bought fake degrees from a multi-million pound “diploma mill” in Pakistan, a BBC Radio 4’s File on Four programme investigation has found. Buyers include NHS ...

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Letter from Africa: Inside the gated communities of WhatsApp

Image copyright AFP In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu peeps into WhatsApp groups to find out who the group administrators really are. I’ve just been promoted to become the administrator of a WhatsApp group aimed at mobilising support for development projects for my home village in ...

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N.Y. pols want pharma companies to toss unused prescription drugs

ALBANY — Pharmaceutical companies would have to collect unused prescription drugs and dispose of them under a bill proposed by two state lawmakers. The “Drug Take Back Act” would also require chain and mail-order pharmacies to provide consumers with on-site collection points, prepaid mail-back envelopes and other ...

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Firms buy insurance ‘in mad panic’ as cyber-attacks soar

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many firms are panicking as cyber-attacks and regulatory fines threaten profits With cyber-attacks increasing in frequency and severity, many companies are turning to insurance to cover their mounting losses. But can insurers quantify the risk accurately and could insurance lead to corporate complacency? Many ...

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Apple’s MacBook Air turns 10

Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs triumphantly held up a manilla interoffice mail envelope to a round of applause at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. It was a silly gimmick, but it got the point across. A year after introducing the Macworld crowd to the iPhone, the company ...

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Bordesley Independent School boss banned from teaching

Image caption Bordesley Independent School was inspected three times The owner of an unregistered school that had “no running water” and leaflets titled “Islam and terrorism?” has been banned from teaching. Naveed Hussain, 39, the owner of Bordesley Independent School, was handed a prohibition order preventing him from working as ...

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