Liberian President George Weah was forced to work from home on Thursday after his office was invaded by snakes. Two black snakes were found slithering from a hole in the reception area of the building hosting the presidential office. George Weah: From football star to Liberian president A rising star in football Outside Liberia, George Weah is best-known as a football player. In his heyday, he was considered to be one of the best strikers in the world. Football helped Weah escape a life of hardship. The son of a mechanic, he grew up in a slum in the Liberian capital. The family sank deeper into poverty after his father's early death. Fortunately, Weah was discovered by a Liberian football team. George Weah: From football star to Liberian president From Cameroon to France George Weah was Liberia's top scorer in 1987 and played for Invincible Eleven, the country's leading team at the time. When his club played against the Cameroonian side Tonnerre Yaounde, officials … [Read more...] about Liberian president works from home due to snakes
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A new spot the difference puzzle sweeping the web has left even the most eagle-eyed of Brits baffled. The graphic, created by Canine Cottages, challenges the public to spot the adorable dog lost in a crowd of cheery white polar bears. With hundreds of creatures in the polar bear pack, the challenge may prove trickier than it first seems. And with the current record currently standing at 2 minutes and 49 seconds, can you beat the record? Scroll down for reveal The latest brainteaser, created by Canine Cottages, challenges the nation to spot the adorable pooch hidden among the pack of polar bears Adorable little Frenchie Pierre has joined his humans on a trip to the North Pole to visit Santa Paws, but got distracted by the hundreds of polar bears having a Christmas party in the Arctic. After deciding to join in with the fun and make some new furry friends, he’s got lost in the crowd - and it’s up to you to find him. RELATED … [Read more...] about Santa paws! Festive brainteaser challenges puzzlers to spot the dog among the polar bears – but can YOU solve it in under three minutes?
The darknet (or dark web) is one of the most fascinating vestiges of humanity we’ve ever seen. It’s an aggregated swamp of all the darkest aspects of internet activity – child abuse images, drug markets, gun shops, gore smut, stolen merchandise, anarchist guides, terrorist chats, identity theft, hacking services … I’m going to focus on the most potent of these tiers – hacking services. I spent three weeks studying and translating FreeHacks, one of the largest hacking forums on the internet. It’s a Russian community which aims to collectively gather its resources in order to maximize efficiency and knowledge dispersement. It works the same as any typical forum, you open up TOR (a specialized browser for browsing the dark web), paste in the URL, and land on a home page with various sub-forums split into different categories. The categories are varied and well-divided: Hacker world news Humor Hacking and security Carding (stealing credit cards … [Read more...] about My terrifying deep dive into one of Russia’s largest hacking forums
Britain has started to vote in the most important election for a generation with Boris Johnson expected to be among the first to the UK's 50,000 polling stations this morning. Jeremy Corbyn is also expected to vote in his Islington North constituency with the result in the first December general election since 1923 said to be on a knife edge. Millions of voters face inclement weather with torrential rain and ice predicted across vast swathes of the country before the polls close at 10pm. An exit poll will give the first indication of the results and votes will then be counted overnight with the first results expected by 11pm and a clearer picture of who will be the next Prime Minister between 2am and 4am tomorrow. Boris Johnson made a final, impassioned appeal to voters last night as he warned the most important General Election in a generation was teetering on a ‘knife-edge’. A major YouGov poll on Tuesday predicted a 28-seat Tory majority – the largest … [Read more...] about And we’re off! Early-bird voters brave the cold and rain to cast their ballots as Britain heads to the polls in the most crucial election in a generation
A barrister has told how his leg ‘burst open’ after he was bitten by a deadly spider during a flight. Jonathon Hogg’s leg ballooned minutes after he felt a sharp pain on the plane to South Africa. By the time he reached hospital it had turned black and to save the limb surgeons had to cut away a large part of his leg where the venom had eaten the flesh. He was left with a gaping hole on the front of his shin. ‘The pain was like nothing I’ve been through in my life,’ said Mr Hogg, 40, who is now taking legal action against the airline. ‘By the time I got to hospital my leg was bursting open, there was pus, it was black. It was a right mess. They told me if I had been any later I would have lost my leg or even died. It was terrifying.’ 'Like something from a horror film': Jonathon Hogg's leg, which is too graphic to show in full, ballooned and 'burst open' after being bitten by a potentially deadly spider which he believes … [Read more...] about I almost lost my leg after flesh eating spider bite on a plane: British barrister explains how shin burst open during flight from Qatar to South Africa