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Kids under 16 could be 'banned from the internet' by EU lawmakers

Parents could soon be made to approve their teenagers’ use of social media and chat apps if a last-minute change to data protection laws makes the cut in final discussions starting in the EU tomorrow.<p>The law would make it illegal for companies to handle data from anyone aged 15 or under without …

Social Media

Nigeria is betting on solar power to reach a million homes without access to the grid

In the last few years, the rise of Nigeria’s economy to become the largest in Africa has often been heralded for overcoming numerous systemic obstacles but there remains one obstacle which many believe holds the country back: a chronic shortage of power supply.<p>With about 90 million Nigerians living …

Renewable Energy

Thousands of London flats to come back on to the market, estate agent says

Overseas buyers are cutting their losses and reselling yet-to-be built flats in London as strong pound and oil price plunge takes its toll, warns Cluttons<p>Thousands of unbuilt flats and apartments could come back on to the London property market over the next two years as foreign investors seek to …

Housing

Greece: EU gives $88 million for housing stranded migrants

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Union pledged Monday to spend 80 million euros ($88 million) to house migrants in Greece even as it seeks tougher …

Northern Europe

Nigerian Shiites say soldiers have killed hundreds

KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Soldiers killed hundreds of Shiite Muslims this weekend after their group opened fire on the convoy of Nigeria’s army chief, …

Boko Haram

Nigerian troops clash with militant cleric who leads pro-Iranian sect

Up to 20 feared dead after confrontation with followers of Ibrahim Zakzaky, self-styled follower of Iran's late Ayatollah Khomenei<p>Nigerian troops have killed up to 20 followers of a militant Shia cleric who wants the country to have its own Iranian-style Islamic revolution.<p>The bloodshed came during …

Boko Haram

Fake Dutch ambulances smuggle up to £1.6 billion of cocaine and heroin

Prosecutor Robert Davies described it as a 'top-level, audacious, and - up to the point of interception and the arrests - successful and lucrative criminal conspiracy'<p>A fleet of specially adapted fake Dutch ambulances smuggled up to £1.6 billion of top-quality cocaine and heroin concealed in secret …

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

The Brain

North Korea Says 'No Americans Will Be Left Alive' if the US Invades

Kim Jong-un ramped up the saber rattling on the 62nd anniversary of the end of the Korean War.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>'I Realized I'd Been Brainwashed': The North Korean Defector Living in London</b><p>Yesterday marked the 62nd anniversary of the end of the Korean War—or, as it's known in North Korea, The Day of Victory in …

North Korea

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

Military

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

We’ve adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.<p>Thanks to technology, we’re reading more than ever—our brains process thousands of words via text messages, email, games, social media, and web stories. According to one report, the amount people that read tripled from 1980 to the …

Nobel Prize-winning scientist says Obama is ‘dead wrong’ on global warming

In 2008, Dr. Ivar Giaever joined over 70 Nobel Science Laureates in endorsing Barack Obama for president, but seven years later the Nobel Prize winner now stands against the president on global warming.<p>“I would say that basically global warming is a non-problem,” Giaever, who won the Nobel for …

The future of the euro rests with unfortunate Greeks

It is time to declare, unequivocally, that the euro is more trouble than it’s worth and should be entirely broken up<p>"Launching the single currency marks a turning point for Europe and is crucial to stability, high growth and employment,” declared Tony Blair, then Prime Minister, in March 1998.<p>“The …

U.S. evangelicals draw battle lines against same-sex marriage

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to rule by the end of the month on whether same-sex marriage is legal, many Christian evangelicals say they would refuse to obey a decision allowing gay unions.<p>Vin Testa of Washington, DC, waves a gay rights flag in front of the Supreme …

Three different Nigerians hold the 100m sprint records for Africa, Asia and Europe

Three different Nigerian-born track champions are the fastest men for Africa, Asia and Europe.<p>That’s right—one country on one continent has three different athletes representing three different continents. How to explain this? You can blame a badly-run sports administration and a scarcity of …

Africa