Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

World's fishing fleets mapped from orbit

It's another demonstration of the power of Big Data - of mining a huge batch of statistics to see patterns of behaviour that were simply not apparent before. Computers have crunched 22 billion identification messages transmitted by sea-going vessels to map fishing activity around the globe.

Mohamed Salah believes he is a completely different player to the one who struggled to make an impact during his short-lived Chelsea career. The Egypt international was signed by Jose Mourinho in January 2014 but was hardly given an opportunity to impress at Stamford Bridge.

Salah subsequently resurrected his career in Serie A with both Fiorentina and Roma before returning to the Premier League last summer following a £35million move to Liverpool. The 25-year-old has been in sensational form, scoring 30 goals in all competitions, spearheading a Liverpool forward that has earned a reputation as one of Europe’s most potent attacks. Explaining his development, Salah told the BBC: ‘It’s easy to play with this kind of quality.

‘If you look at me now and five years ago, everything has changed both mentally and physically. ‘I’m trying to improve myself every day. I always like to put myself under pressure to improve more. ‘I give all my life to football, I only think about football.

This is what is on my mind all the time.’ Liverpool are currently 18 points adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City but Salah insists it is his goal to win the Premier League with Liverpool at some point in his career. He added: ‘I can tell the fans we work 100% to try and win something for the club.. ‘It’s a long time since the club won the league. It’s my dream to win the Premier League – but I want to win it with this club.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been charged by the Football Association for 'wearing a political message, specifically a yellow ribbon'. The FA said that the yellow ribbon worn by the former Barcelona boss on his jacket in support of imprisoned Catalan politicians was in breach of its kit and advertising regulations.

The Hunger Project Ghana, in line with its social transformation and leverage principle to improve the living conditions of vulnerable people in rural communities, is investing a total of 285,000 Euros in maternal and child health.

Arsene Wenger has responded to Roy Keane’s brutal criticism of Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere. Speaking to ITV following Arsenal’s home defeat to Östersunds FK in the Europa League, Keane labelled Wilshere the ‘most overrated player on the planet’.

The latest report on human rights abuses in South Sudan's five-year civil war, released by a United Nations commission, says it has identified more than 40 senior military officials "who may bear individual responsibility for war crimes."

The witness accounts remain appalling. One South Sudanese man returned home after hiding from government soldiers to find they had blinded his mother, gouging out her eyes with spears.

Some of the schoolgirls missing after a militant attack on a boarding school in northern Nigeria have been rescued by the military, officials say.

About 100 children were believed to be missing after pupils and teachers fled into bush outside the town of Dapchi during the attack.

Mr Taylor's lawyer says the suspension of his account is a form of censorship, accusing Twitter of discrimination. Twitter declined to comment on the case but has previously said that its tools are "apolitical".

Government has assured, it will continue to provide the necessary logistics to enable the military to discharge their duty of ensuring law and order and protecting the nation’s borders.

Hundreds of Syrians have held a demonstration in Afrin to celebrate the arrival of pro-government fighters in the northwestern city that has been the target of Turkish attacks. The gathering took place at Afrin's main square on Thursday, with the participants waving the Syrian national flag and posters of President Bashar al-Assad.