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Barclays bank to replace pin numbers with finger readers

Barclays bank to replace pin numbers with finger readers

Barclays bank is introducing finger vein technology for its business customers, which the bank announced will soon replace the humble pin number. The new technology will allow customers to access their online bank account and authorise [read more]

Royal Baby on the way with William and Kate expecting their second

Royal Baby on the way with William and Kate expecting their second

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have announced they are expecting their second child. Kensington Palace made the declaration on Monday, with the duchess reportedly being less than 12 weeks into her pregnancy and announced that [read more]

Rich children have “substantial advantage” from tuition, finds research

Rich children have “substantial advantage” from tuition, finds research

Children from families with a higher income are more likely to receive an educational advantage from private tuition, research suggests. The Sutton Trust education charity claims that extra classes give students an “edge” and have [read more]

Weight-loss secret is to “stick to one diet” as all can yield same results

Weight-loss secret is to “stick to one diet” as all can yield same results

All diets can have same results provided people stick to the one chosen and follow it religiously, according to a new study. The analysis, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is based on data collected from 7,286 [read more]

Amnesty criticises IS of ethnic cleansing in Iraq

Amnesty criticises IS of ethnic cleansing in Iraq

Amnesty International has accused the Islamic State (IS) of acts of ethnic cleansing “on a historic scale” in parts of northern Iraq, according to a report produced today. The report is based on field investigations conducted by the [read more]

Eat less meat to protect the environment warn experts

Eat less meat to protect the environment warn experts

Burger bars, steak houses and BBQ restaurants have been popping up all over the place in recent years, taking on a new glamorous image which is far away from the healthy food of the past. This new culinary trend mirrors the Western [read more]

British Jews and Muslims call for Gaza truce

British Jews and Muslims call for Gaza truce

Muslim and Jewish groups in the UK have issued calls for an end to the conflict in Gaza and wipe out racism. A joint statement was released on Thursday morning by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) and the Board of Deputies of British [read more]

Photo sharing service Instagram launches new time-lapse app Hyperlapse

Photo sharing service Instagram launches new time-lapse app Hyperlapse

The US social media firm Instagram has introduced a new time-lapse app called Hyperlapse. The app has in-built stabilization technology which allows users to obtain smooth videos and photos when they are on the move. To obtain this type of [read more]

Ukraine celebrates independence day with army parade while fighting continues in the east

Ukraine celebrates independence day with army parade while fighting continues in the east

Ukraine celebrated its 23rd year of independence from the Soviet Union today, while the future of east Ukraine remains in dispute. The celebrations saw a military parade in Kiev before thousands of Ukrainians dressed in the colours yellow [read more]

Tripoli airport seized by Libyan Islamist militants

Tripoli airport seized by Libyan Islamist militants

An armed alliance of militants has taken control of Libya’s Tripoli airport. The group, known as the Libyan Central Shield (LCS), seized control of the airport from opposing militia after nearly a month of destructive battle that saw [read more]

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