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The Safest Used Cars For Teen Drivers

Teenagers are more likely than other drivers to have the least safe types of cars, often ending up behind the wheel of vehicles that are old, small and without good crash protection.<p>Those are the findings of new research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a nonprofit financed …

How To Answer The Question 'What Was Your Last Salary?'

You have to be prepared to talk about salary on a job interview, even before you talk to people in person. There’s a good chance they’ll ask you about your salary history in the very first piece of correspondence you receive once you’ve submitted a resume in response to a job posting.<p>A lot of job …

Grammars to give poor pupils admissions priority

<b>More than half of grammar schools in England are planning to change their admissions procedures to give priority to poorer children.</b><p>The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed that it has given permission for 30 schools to change their admission procedures.<p>Some 58 more are considering a …

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling banned for life

<b>The owner of the Los Angeles Clippers professional basketball team has been banned from the National Basketball Association for life after a recording emerged of him making racist remarks.</b><p>NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Donald Sterling would be forced to sell his interest in the team.<p>And the …

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Syria: Scores dead and injured in attacks in Damascus and Homs

More than 50 people have been killed with scores injured in a series of attacks in Syria.<p>In Damascus at least 14 people lost their lives with 80 wounded in a mortar attack on a technical institute in the centre of the capital.<p>Four shells were fired during the raid on the institute, which is an …

Rwanda: Measuring up the price of the political progress

It is 20 years since the genocide in Rwanda in which 800,000 died.<p>Ever since, international aid has been pouring in to help Rwandans get back on their feet.<p>The money has helped to improve life in Rwanda. For example, primary school attendance is now at 97 per cent.<p>But as the economy surges forward, …

Obama signs executive orders targeting gender wage gap

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1067000/1067580_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534488840_0f3cc26c4ce429ba58b1f243261bae9e<p><b>US President Barack Obama has issued two executive orders aimed at erasing gender disparities in pay among the government workforce.</b><p>One directive …

'EXPOSED!' Ugandan Tabloid Publishes List of 'Top' Homosexuals

World<p>A tabloid in Uganda printed a front-page story Tuesday of the nation's "200 top" homosexuals, one day after the president there signed a strict anti-gay bill into law.<p>Under the headline "EXPOSED!", the Red Pepper newspaper published names and some pictures of people who are allegedly gay, …

Ugandan paper accused of witch-hunt as it publishes list of '200 top homosexuals'

Outing of some Ugandans follows signing of harsh anti-gay bill by President Yoweri Museveni<p>A national newspaper in Uganda on Tuesday published a list of more than 60 people it said were homosexuals, raising fears of a witch-hunt the day after the country’s president signed into law a draconian new …

Nigeria school raid in Yobe state leaves 29 dead

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1056000/1056316_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534488842_c7c3c7575654e070c89d83e7bc0ad22a<p><b>At least 29 students have been killed after suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a boarding school in north-east Nigeria.</b><p>The BBC's Will Ross in …

How To Prevent Becoming The Next Target

Welcome to another installment in my cybersecurity for business owners series. Black Hat held a good webinar today on securing POS (Point of Sale) Systems. I published an article on this topic (with input from one of our security engineers, Scott “Shagghie” Scheferman) a couple of weeks ago but …

South Africa illegal mining: Bodies found in Benoni mine

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1054000/1054041_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534488839_67eef81d2b96dec3dceb6c5af6a5fde1<p><b>The bodies of two illegal miners have been discovered at a disused mine east of Johannesburg in South Africa.</b><p>The abandoned mine is in the same area …

Egypt taking 'ultimatum against tourists' seriously

<b>Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi has said Islamist militants in the Sinai peninsula are becoming a threat to foreign tourists, state TV reports.</b><p>Officials say they are taking seriously a reported ultimatum by Islamist militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis for tourists to leave the country.<p>The …

UN protest at Liberia-Ivory Coast 'forced extraditions'

<b>The head of the UN refugee agency in Liberia has expressed concern over the alleged "forced extradition" of 14 Ivorian refugees.</b><p>Khassim Diagne told the BBC there were among a group of 23 accused by Ivory Coast of being mercenaries.<p>The Liberian security forces are alleged to have handed them over to …

South Sudan conflict: New peace talks begin

<b>Fresh talks to resolve the crisis in South Sudan have opened in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, more than two weeks after a ceasefire was signed.</b><p>Rebels agreed to continue the dialogue despite the government's refusal to release four high-profile detainees.<p>Both sides have accused each other of …

Egypt court orders retrial over football riot deaths

<b>Egypt's Court of Cassation has ordered a retrial of the 21 people sentenced to death in connection with an infamous football riot in Port Said in 2012.</b><p>Seventy-four people, most of them fans of the Cairo club Al Ahly, were killed when clashes broke out during a match against the local club, Al Masry.<p>…

Tanzania denies huge MP pay-off

<b>Tanzania's government has denied that MPs will be paid $98,000 (£60,000) each at the end of their parliamentary term.</b><p>The deputy speaker has also denied that MPs will get the new benefits, which represent a 274% increase since 2010.<p>Local media said that the money was approved by the treasury last …

Syria conflict: 'Deal reached' on Homs civilian evacuations

<b>The Syrian government says a deal has been reached to allow what it terms "innocent civilians" to leave besieged areas of the city of Homs.</b><p>Women, children, the elderly and the wounded will be allowed to leave, according to an agreement between the city's governor and the UN, the foreign ministry …

Ghana limits dollar transactions to protect cedi

<b>Ghana has defended its decision to limit foreign exchange withdrawals in a bid to halt the slide in its currency the cedi.</b><p>Foreign currency account holders have been limited to withdrawals of $10,000 (£6,000), which must be supported by evidence of an overseas trip.<p>The cedi has fallen to a record …

Egypt Denies Sisi Run for Prez

Libya 'destroys all chemical weapons'

<b>Libya has destroyed all its chemical arsenal, the country's foreign minister has announced.</b><p>Mohamed Abdelaziz said that this included bombs and artillery shells filled with mustard gas.<p>In 2004, Libya said it had 25 tonnes of sulphur mustard and several thousand unfilled aerial bombs for use with …

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South Sudan rivals sign ceasefire agreement

<b>South Sudan's government and rebels have signed a ceasefire agreement after talks in Ethiopia.</b><p>Under the deal, signed in a hotel in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, the fighting is due to come to an end within 24 hours.<p>In the past week, government forces have recaptured the two main cities under …

7 Reasons You Won't Ever Be Successful

Dear Business Owner,<p>I’m sorry I have to be the one to tell you.<p>It would have been better coming from one of your close friends, but since they didn’t do it, I guess it falls on me.<p>You see, you have a number of nasty habits that are keeping you from being the successful business owner you always …

Man Behind Oregon's Famous Exploding Whale Dies

Oregon highway engineer George Thornton, who in 1970 led an operation to blow up a dead beached whale with half a ton of dynamite, died this week at age 84. Thornton's decision resulted in a foul shower of whale blubber; video of the event has resurfaced periodically, often leading viewers to …

Police: We have the Toronto mayor drugs video

<b>Toronto police say they have recovered a mobile-phone video appearing to show Mayor Rob Ford smoking from a crack pipe.</b><p>The saga has captivated the city since reports surfaced in May of the existence of the video.<p>The video, first brought to light by journalists who reported seeing it, has never been …