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February 4, 2016 2:28 PM UPDATE 4: Investigation into Italian student Giulio Regeni tortured and killed in Egypt

Egypt summoned the Italian ambassador on Thursday to express condolences and discuss latest developments, the ambassador arrived at the morgue later on in the afternoon According to the Italian foreign ministry and his friends, Giulio Regeni, 28, disappeared on Jan. 25, the five-year anniversary of the 2011 revolution, after leaving his home in a Dokki 12

February 4, 2016 12:14 PM ‘Partially burnt’ body of missing Cambridge student found in Cairo

The body of a Cambridge University student missing in Egypt has been discovered two weeks after he disappeared from downtown Cairo on the anniversary of the 2011 revolution. Giulio Regeni, 28, an Italian PhD student at Girton College, vanished on January 25 as the country marked five years since the uprising amid heightened security and tension 14

February 4, 2016 10:07 AM Burned Body Of Missing Cambridge Student Found

The remains of the 28-year-old dumped at the side of the road in the Egyptian capital showed signs of torture, say officials. The body of a missing Italian student from Cambridge University has been found partially burned on the outskirts of Cairo. The remains of Giulio Regeni, 28, had been dumped at the side of the road in the Egyptian capital. He had disappeared 16

February 4, 2016 9:30 AM Britain, Norway pledge extra $2.9 billion for Syria before donor conference

LONDON Britain and Norway pledged on Thursday to spend an additional $2.9 billion in aid for Syrians by 2020, seeking to build momentum for a donor conference that the United Nations hopes will raise more than $7 billion for this year alone. With Syria's five-year-old civil war raging and U.N.-mediated peace talks in Geneva halted after just a few days amid acrimony 13

February 4, 2016 9:20 AM Who, What, Why: How unhealthy is three-and-a-half years indoors?

Julian Assange has been in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since June 2012. There's long been speculation about the state of his health, so how unhealthy is a prolonged period indoors? The Wikileaks founder took refuge in the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning over alleged sex assaults. He faces arrest if he leaves the building 13

February 4, 2016 12:10 AM Britain pledges extra £1.2 billion for Syria before donor conference

LONDON Britain pledged on Thursday to spend an additional 1.2 billion pounds ($1.75 billion) on aid for Syrians by 2020, seeking to build momentum for a donor conference that the United Nations hopes will raise more than $7 billion for this year alone. With Syria's five-year-old civil war raging and U.N.-mediated peace talks in Geneva halted after just a few days amid acrimony 14

February 3, 2016 12:18 PM Microsoft buys UK AI keyboard app SwiftKey for £174m

MICROSOFT HAS snaffled up intelligent mobile keyboard app SwiftKey as the firm continues to bolster its portfolio of Android and iOS apps. Rumours of the deal began to circulate last night before official confirmation this morning that SwiftKey, founded by two Cambridge graduates, is indeed joining the Redmond stable for a reported £174m. The app 'learns' 13

February 3, 2016 10:11 AM Microsoft Swoops For UK Tech Firm Swiftkey

The predictive keyboard company's founders are in line for a multi-million pound windfall after it was snapped up by the US giant. Two Cambridge graduates are set to become multi-millionaires after the tech company they set up eight years ago was snapped up by Microsoft. The US giant is buying Swiftkey, set up in 2008 by Jon Reynolds and Ben Medlock 16

February 3, 2016 9:22 AM Microsoft buys AI firm SwiftKey for $250 million: Predictive technology could help make its Cortana assistant more lifelike

Microsoft has officially acquired the makers of predictive keyboard mobile app SwiftKey. The London-based start-up behind the app has been brought into the Microsoft fold in a deal worth an estimated $250 million (£174m). Microsoft is believed to have a keen interest in the firm's artificial intelligence research, including its recently launched Neural 16

February 3, 2016 9:17 AM £174m windfall for SwiftKey pair after Microsoft deal

Two Cambridge graduates who quit their day jobs to develop a predictive keyboard powered by artificial intelligence are set to become multi-millionaires after their firm was bought by tech giant Microsoft in deal reportedly worth £174 million. SwiftKey was set up in 2008 by Jon Reynolds and Dr Ben Medlock and their app is now used on 300 million devices 18