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Prince Philip taken to hospital as a ‘precautionary measure’

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prince Philip attended the wedding of Princess Eugenie in October last year The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to hospital as a “precautionary measure”, Buckingham Palace has said. Prince Philip travelled from the Sandringham estate to the King Edward VII Hospital in London for......
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South Africa initiation schools suspended after circumcision deaths

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The rituals associated with the passage into manhood are highly secretive The South African authorities have suspended several initiation schools where boys have died in recent weeks taking part in circumcision ceremonies. The country’s religious and cultural commission said the schools in different areas......
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Mikel Arteta to Arsenal is a move 20 years in the making – Guillem Balague column

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Guillem Balague will be writing a regular column throughout the season and also appearing every Thursday on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Football Daily podcast, when the focus will be on European football. You can download the latest Football Daily podcast here. Mikel Arteta has been appointed Arsenal’s new manager and,......
BBC - Politics

Scottish independence: Boris Johnson to ‘carefully consider’ indyref2 request

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Boris Johnson has not yet formally responded to Ms Sturgeon’s request but has previously indicated the answer will be “no” The prime minister will give “careful consideration” to Nicola Sturgeon’s request to be handed the powers to hold a second independence referendum, the Scottish......
BBC - Business

HSBC customers hit by two IT glitches within hours

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50867228 Image copyright Getty Images Frustrated customers of HSBC have faced difficulty accessing online and mobile services owing to two separate IT glitches. The first occurred just after 20:00 GMT on Thursday, and was fixed about three hours later. The bank’s Twitter staff joked that “the elves had just got......
BBC Entertainment

MasterChef winner Stu Deeley made in Birmingham

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Image caption Stu Deeley described the competition as “life-changing” Stu Deeley was named winner of the 2019 series of MasterChef: The Professionals and joked it would take “footballers’ wages” to make him leave Birmingham. He described the competition as “life-changing” and praised the support he received from family and mentors.......
BBC USA

Facial recognition fails on race, suggests government study

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facial recognition tools are increasingly being used by police forces A US government study suggests facial recognition algorithms are far less accurate at identifying African-American and Asian faces compared to Caucasian faces. African-American females were even more likely to be misidentified, it indicated. It......

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