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31 Breathtaking Natural Swimming Pools Around the World

Most of the earth’s natural watering holes are inhospitable and aren’t safe to explore, but there are some spectacular pools that many photographers …

Costa Rica

Jeremy Hunt's 'Weekend Effect' On NHS Deaths Claim Is Flawed Says Oxford University

Wrongly inputted stroke data undermines Government claim, says study<p>Jeremy Hunt's claim more people die in hospitals at the weekend has been declared …

Jeremy Hunt Says He's 'Not An Academic' But Academics Are Wrong About NHS 'Weekend Effect'

Health Secretary accused of not knowing why he's "spending billions" on a seven-day NHS<p>Jeremy Hunt has dismissed top academics pouring doubt on his …

Author of NHS 'weekend effect' study 'not in the Government's pocket'

The author of the study often cited by Jeremy Hunt when calling for a seven-day NHS has denied being ‘in the Government’s pocket’ as his research comes under fresh attack.<p>Professor Nick Freemantle was yesterday accused of ignoring systemic clerical errors in the coding of hospital admissions when …

Physiology

The Guardian view on statistics and NHS reforms: Jeremy Hunt’s number games

The health secretary says his plans for a ‘seven-day NHS’ could save 11,000 lives annually. But the more the experts examine that number, the shakier it looks<p>People who went into hospital over this last weekend were a good deal more likely to die than people who didn’t. That isn’t, of course, …

Radiation Therapy

RIBA International Prize: Nominees unveiled - CNN Style

Cookies

There's now an official Panama Papers searchable database

German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung made history last month when it revealed that it had received 11.5 million documents pertaining to shell companies around the world that originated from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.<p>The leak incriminated numerous companies and prominent individuals in …

Panama Papers

iPhones could soon be designed in California, built in India

It’s been rumored for some time now, but according to a new report Apple’s main manufacturer Foxconn is on the verge of bringing iPhone production to India, thanks to a new manufacturing plant likely to be based in Maharashtra.<p>Foxconn is reportedly planning to buy a 1,200-acre stretch of land in …

India

Is the Tesla 3 the electric car that will change everything?

It’s being marketed as the model that will finally make electric cars mainstream. To get one you will need a £1,000 deposit, and then have to wait for at least two years before it is delivered. But that hasn’t deterred enthusiastic motorists. So far 400,000 people worldwide have pre-ordered the …

Electric Vehicles

Ten Good Reasons To Quit Your Job

It is important for every working person to remember that human beings have a tendency to develop inertia. Once we have a job, we make excuses to keep the job. We don’t want to go through the hassle of changing jobs, but the funny thing is that going through that hassle is what grows your …

Employment

Senior Republicans seek third-party candidate to stop Donald Trump

Senior Republicans are searching for a third-party candidate to run in November's general election as part of a final desperate effort to prevent either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton becoming president.<p>Both figures are anathema to a swath of conservative officials who say Mitt Romney, their 2012 …

Galaxy S8 concept dreams big for Samsung’s 2017 flagship phone

The Galaxy S7 is an awesome new smartphone, but it’s also a relatively minor upgrade from last year’s Galaxy S6. It’s still way too soon to know …

Phones

Passwords and emails don't match up in cache of 272 million logins

Three email providers say their customers aren't at risk after the discovery of a hoard of login credentials.<p>Remember the quarter billion email addresses and passwords that were found on a hacking forum earlier this week? Don't worry about them, three email providers say.<p>Yahoo, Google and Mail.Ru …

Identity Theft

Saudi Arabia just fired its oil minister

Saudi Arabia has fired long-serving oil minister Ali al-Naimi as it seeks to limit damage from crashing oil prices, effectively ending the career of one of the industry's major power brokers.<p>Al-Naimi, 80, was named oil minister in 1995, and has long been the public face of Saudi Arabia's energy …

Oil

Sadiq Khan: London mayor snubbed by Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader fails to appear at swearing-in ceremony

• Labour's Sadiq Khan is London's new mayor<br>• Khan will stand down as Tooting MP<br>• Jeremy Corbyn did not attend swearing-in ceremony<br>• No10 won't 'back down' on criticism of Muslim mayor<br>• Zac Goldsmith's sister attacks his election campaign

Hack exposes millions of Gmail, Microsoft and Yahoo logins

The usernames and passwords for over 270 million hacked email accounts are being traded on Russia’s black market.<p>One security expert warns that while most of them are Mail.ru accounts for Russia’s most popular email service, tens of millions of them belong to Gmail, Microsoft, and Yahoo Mail …

Cyber-attacks

Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX wireless earbuds leak out

The next version of Samsung's Gear Fit is right around the corner.<p>The unannounced wearable, tentatively dubbed the Gear Fit 2, made an accidental …

Samsung Topples Apple As Galaxy S7 Defeats iPhone

In the all important US market, Samsung has reclaimed the top spot that it lost to Apple eleven months ago. The continued assault on the iPhone by the new Galaxy S7 family has notched up another small victory.<p>The numbers come from Counterpoint Research, and suggest that March saw Samsung on 28.8 …

Mobile

Hacker collects 272m email addresses and passwords, some from Gmail

The internet on Wednesday gave you another reminder that everyone has been hacked.<p>Hold Security, a Wisconsin-based security firm famous for obtaining hoards of stolen data from the hacking underworld, announced that it had persuaded a fraudster to give them a database of 272m unique email addresses …

Fraud

A hedge fund manager who called the oil crash thinks Saudi Arabia's economy is 'unsustainable'

"Saudi Arabia is economically unsustainable," Schreiber said at the Sohn Investment Conference Wednesday.<p>The bet is at least partially tied to the oil price. Saudi Arabia's economy is heavily dependent on the price of oil, which is currently trading at around $44, down from above $100 a few years …

How to get your best ever body

Five diet and fitness experts on body-weight training, eating organically and 23 other tips to help you reach and maintain a healthy body<p><i>One thing that gets me going on days when I don’t feel like working out or eating clean is following people who inspire me on social media</i>"<p><b>Hollie Grant is a</b> …

Fitness

Hackers behind Qatar National Bank set to leak data from 'another big bank'

The hackers behind the Qatar National Bank (QNB) data breach, which involved the leak of 1.4 GB of sensitive information, have reportedly threatened …

Qatar testing turf able to survive desert sun for 2022 World Cup | Reuters

DOHA (Reuters) - Critics say Qatar will be too hot to host the 2022 World Cup but it is determined to prove the grass is no greener elsewhere.<p>Indian workers mow grass being grown at a research and development centre in Murakh, Doha, for Qatar's 2022 World Cup April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Tom Finn<p>Beyond …

Swimming Pools

How I finally won my weight war at 50

Who says you have to give in to middle-age spread? Not Lowri Turner - who after a lifetime of yo-yo dieting - says she's never been fitter<p>It’s the small moments that remind me of how different I am now. Like the time recently when I was in a changing room with my eight-year-old daughter and she …

Fitness

Threats force five-year-old Messi fan out of Afghanistan

The family of a 5-year-old Afghan boy who received an autographed shirt from his soccer hero Lionel Messi was forced to leave Afghanistan amid constant telephone threats, the boy's father said Tuesday.<p>Mohammad Arif Ahmadi — whose son grabbed headlines when he was photographed wearing a homemade …

How To Track Your Net Worth And Why It Matters

Abby Ryan has painted a new painting every day for the past eight years. I learned about Abby from Seth Godin, who has published a blog post every day for the past 6,000 days. Allow me to add my story to their amazing examples of dedication and perseverance–I’ve tracked our net worth since 2003.<p>It …

Personal Finance

Tor and VPN users will be target of government hacks under new spying rule

An update to the innocuous-sounding Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure could soon grant powers to judges across the US to issue search warrants for law enforcement to remotely access devices that are using privacy tools.<p>The Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure sets the rules for …

Privacy

Exclusive: Qatar fund uses more external managers, cuts focus on Europe | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund is reducing its focus on investments in Europe and placing more of its money with external managers following an internal review, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.<p>Qatar Investment Authority, estimated by industry tracker Sovereign Wealth …

Human Rights

We tested out the app that allows you to make free international calls without an Internet connection

While apps like WhatsApp, Viber, and Skype have given us the ability to message and call for free or at a reduced rate, they still require you to use a Wi-Fi connection or mobile data.<p>International calling app Rebtel recently released a new feature that allows users to make calls abroad for free, …