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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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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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Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies aged 46

Image copyright Getty Images The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan has died in London at the age of 46, her publicist has confirmed. The Irish musician, originally from Limerick, led the band to international success in the 90s with singles including Linger and Zombie. A statement from her publicist said: ...

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RAF intercepts Russian bombers near UK ‘area of interest’

Image copyright MOD Image caption The RAF has previously intercepted Russian bombers flying over the North Sea, including this operation from 2015 Two Russian Blackjack bombers were intercepted by the RAF over the North Sea as they were approaching a UK “area of interest”, the RAF has confirmed. Two RAF ...

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Schools urged to help tackle Islamophobia

Image caption Azeem and Shutha from Cathays High School have contributed to the videos Young Muslims in Wales say they have been frequently stared at in public, called “terrorists” at school and been told by strangers to take off headscarves. It comes as schools have been urged to raise awareness ...

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