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Greece

Greek PM Urges No Vote in Bailout Referendum

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged the Greek people to reject the demands of the country’s creditors ahead of a snap referendum on Sunday concerning the financial crisis it is facing.  Mr Tsipras said that a clear vote against the austerity measures would assist Greece in getting a better settlement from its creditors. The PM added that without it, he would not be … [Read More...]

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Drug Combination Shrinks 60% of Melanomas

A new trial has suggested that using a pair of cancer drugs can shrink the tumours of people with advanced melanoma by around 60%.  The international trial used 945 patients and found that treatment with ipilimumab and nivolumab stopped the cancer advancing for a twelve month period in 58% of those involved. Melanoma is the […]

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Apple

Apple Unveils New Music Streaming Service

Apple has announced that it is venturing into the music streaming world with the release of a new app that combines a music video library, internet radio station and song streaming service.  The service will use a recommendation system based on both computer algorithms and human curators to suggest songs to users and will be […]

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New Study Shows Earth Entering New Extinction Phase




Tweet According to a study conducted by three US universities, the Earth has entered a new period of extinction and human beings could be top on the casualty list. The report said that vertebrates were vanishing 114 times the normal rate and was conducted primarily by the universities of Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley, while the […]




Charleston

Nine Killed in Historic Charleston Church Shooting




Tweet Nine people have been killed in a shooting in an historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, local officials have confirmed.  Chief of police for the city Gregory Mullen said that eight of the victims were inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church when they were killed on Wednesday evening while another person died […]




Chocolate

New Study Shows Chocolate Can Be Good For You

Tweet Good news for a change from a health study, the details of which have been released today.  According to a study conducted by Aberdeen University, eating a modern amount of chocolate every day can lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. The study looked at the eating habits of some 20,000 middle aged […]