Somalia disbands UAE programme to pay and train soldiers

Al Jazeera

Somalia has disbanded a United Arab Emirates programme to train some of its troops in a new sign of rising tensions in bilateral relations. The Somali government announced on Wednesday that it will take over paying and training the soldiers in the programme, Defence Minister Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman told Somalia's state news agency Sonna. "Somalia will fully take over [its troops] trained by the UAE... Those forces will be added to the various battalions of the Somalia National Army," Abdirahman said, adding the soldiers would be integrated into other units on Thursday. The UAE has trained hundreds of troops since 2014 as part of an effort boosted by an African Union military mission to defeat an al-Shabab insurgency and secure the country for the government, which is backed by Western nations, Turkey and the United Nations.

Programme - MyData 2018


The MyData 2018 conference programme is made up of main stage sessions and 10 community curated tracks, and Open Space. There will also be content provided by our partners in clearly marked partner sessions. We also invite and support like-minded communities and organisations to host their own independent one-day meetings as extended events either on the day before the conference or in parallel with one of the main conference days. The conference programme is curated by a team of 35 international experts and final programme is expected to include more than 100 presenters from a variety of fields ranging from business leaders, legal professionals, technology innovators, digital rights advocates, and other data thinkers and doers.

Tiger Woods completes 'intensive programme'

BBC News

Former world number one Tiger Woods says he has completed an "intensive" programme to help him manage his medication for pain and sleep loss. The 41-year-old, who has won 14 major titles, is recovering from a fourth back operation since April 2014. He was breathalysed in Florida in May after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. "I am so very thankful for all of the support I've received," said Woods in a statement published on social media. "I will continue to tackle this going forward with my doctors, family and friends."

Brazil boosts social programmes' funding for Venezuelan influx

Al Jazeera

Brazil has announced $60m in emergency funding for social programmes after hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans arrived the country, fleeing unrest at home. It is estimated as many as 1,000 Venezuelans a day enter Brazil.

BBC is putting hundreds of classic TV programmes on iPlayer


Over the years, the BBC has amassed an astonishing trove of classic TV and radio programming. Accessing it all can be tricky, however, because iPlayer has always been positioned as more of a catchup service. Some series are available permanently, but most, especially older shows, are not. You have to buy them digitally, on DVD or Blu-ray, or hope they're accessible somewhere on the BBC website. The BBC is launching a section on iPlayer called'From the Archive,' which, as you probably guessed, will be a home for BBC classics.