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Cuba

Cuba President Urges Lifting Trade Embargo Following Talks Announcement

Cuban President Raul Castro has urged the US to consider ending the trade embargo placed on the country after formal talks on restoring diplomatic relations were announced.  He said that the five-decade long embargo had caused enormous economic and human damage to the island country. Only the US Congress has the power to lift the embargo and many experts say that there are a … [Read More...]

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Ebola

Ebola Outbreak Still Ahead of Efforts Says WHO

Efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has killed thousands, are still running behind the virus, according to the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO).  Director General Margaret Chan said that while the situation had improved in some parts of the region, complacency was something to be wary of. She added […]

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Netflix

Netflix speeds increase 51%

Your Friday night alone just got a little better.   That’s because Netflix announced their speeds have increased by 51% since last year.   According to Netflix, 51% means better-picture, quicker starts, and less interruptions.   Between November 2013 and November 2014 the average Netflix stream rose from 2 Megabits per second to 3.1 Mbps. […]

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Airports

Computer Glitch Brings UK Airports to a Standstill

Tweet Airports across the UK are today recovering from a computer fault that saw widespread disruption around the country yesterday.  Around 40 flights from Heathrow Airport have been cancelled following a failure in the computers of the National Air Traffic Services (NATS) control centre. NATS stated that a technical fault in the flight data system […]

Mcdonalds

McDonald’s trimming menu

Tweet “A number 6 with a large Coke, please.”   “Uh, sorry. We don’t have that anymore.”   Those are words one might hear at their local McDonald’s starting in January.   However, it’s uncertain if the number 6 (Whatever the hell that may be) is going anywhere, because McDonald’s hasn’t announced which items they […]

California Storms

California To Be Hit by Heavy Storms

Tweet California is normally in the news for being hit by drought but this week it is seeing the other extreme of its climate.  In the state where famously it never rains, it is doing exactly the opposite.  With around half an inch of rain per hour falling in the north of the state yesterday, […]