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February 24, 2018 5:05 PM Sarah Church to be keynote speaker at International Women's Day Swindon event

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, an event called AMPLIFY Your Voice will take place on Thursday, March 8 at 6.30pm at Swindon’s Central Library. The global event will see six women take part in the Swindon event talking about current local issues facing women. They will share their personal experience of pushing for change and how they #PressforProgress 8

February 24, 2018 8:45 AM Brexiteer says UK MUST leave this key EU institution or Brexit could go DISASTROUSLY wrong

BRITAIN must leave the customs union or Brexit could go “disastrously wrong”, warned Leave supporter Tom Harwood amid fears of a cross-party plot to keep the UK tied to the EU institution. Vote Leave campaigner Tom Harwood said leaving the EU’s customs union will make goods such as clothing and food cheaper in Britain. Speaking on BBC’s Any Questions 9

February 22, 2018 5:00 PM 'My heart is breaking': Facebook and Instagram outage spreads from Europe to the US causing a global meltdown with users unable to log on

Facebook and Instagram have crashed causing a global Twitter meltdown as users complain they have to talk to their loved ones in person. Thousands of users of the two Facebook-owned services have reported a huge outage that has left some unable to access their profiles for several hours. The problem first appeared this morning in mainland Europe and parts 6

February 22, 2018 9:53 AM Boko Haram attack: Nigerian military 'rescue 76 schoolgirls and recover two bodies'

THE Nigerian military rescued 76 schoolgirls and recovered the bodies of two others on Wednesday, after the students went missing during a Boko Haram attack on a village, according to reports. Police and state officials said on Wednesday that there was no evidence that the girls had been abducted, though the Yobe government later said in a statement 12

February 22, 2018 5:03 AM Human rights group slams Turnbull's record

Australia's human rights record has been slammed on the eve of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's White House meeting with US President Donald Trump. Amnesty International, in its annual global assessment of human rights, accused Australia of "dog-whistling and hate-filled narratives" that encouraged bigotry and discrimination against marginalised groups 1

February 20, 2018 5:55 PM Laundry listLatvia’s top banking official has been accused of taking a bribe

Claims of money laundering and corruption stain Latvia’s banking system ILMARS RIMSEVICS, governor of Latvia’s central bank for the past 17 years, had been due to retire next year. Instead, he is facing calls to resign. On February 17th he was detained by Latvia’s anti-corruption authority on suspicion of taking a bribe of at least €100,000 ($123,000). The prime 15

February 20, 2018 2:16 PM Japanese Company To Build Sustainable Skyscraper Made Out Of Wood

Japan will soon be home to something pretty remarkable, a 70-storey skyscraper made almost entirely out of wood. Designed by Sumitomo Forestry and the architecture firm Nikken Sekkei, the W350 tower will be a flagship of sustainability thanks to its unique construction that use some 185,000 square meters of wood. If that wasn’t enough, the skyscraper 17

February 18, 2018 9:38 AM Scotland third in the world for female political empowerment

Scotland ranks third in the world for political empowerment for women, according to new analysis. Research by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) found Scotland follows Iceland and Nicaragua in terms of female political empowerment while the UK is ranked 13th. Analysts from SPICe studied the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 9

February 16, 2018 6:55 PM Send money with WhatsApp: Facebook-owned messaging service is rolling out person-to-person payments for its 200 million users in India

WhatsApp is set to launch a person-to-person money transfer service for users in India, according to National Payments Corp of India. The firm revealed its plan to roll out a 'full feature' inter-bank money transfer service across India, its biggest market, after a test involving a million users. Friday's statement marks the de facto official launch 12

February 15, 2018 3:48 PM Only the beer gets drunkGoing out need no longer be a headache for teetotallers

Innovation in non-alcoholic and low-alcohol drinks fits with health-conscious trends BARS and pubs have not usually been the non-drinker’s friend. Knocking back pint after pint of juice or fizzy drink quickly gets boring. But beverage manufacturers are now showing more sympathy for their plight. Many companies regard non-alcoholic drinks as the “biggest 9