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Facebook Now Used By Half Of World’s Online Users

Half of the world’s estimated online population now check in to the social networking giant Facebook at least once a month.Facebook said the number of people who use it at least monthly grew 13% to 1.49 billion in the three months to the end of June. The number is equal to half of the estimated three billion people who use the internet worldwide. Of those users, it said well over half,...

Windows 10 Launch Is A ‘New Era’, Says Microsoft Boss

Windows 10 marks a “new era” for personal computing, Microsoft’s chief executive has said.The software, launched globally on Wednesday, is the company’s attempt to reverse its fortunes in the mobile industry. Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade to most existing...

Autonomous Trucks: Daimler Seeks Licence For Road Tests

Car manufacturer Daimler is hoping to test self-driving trucks on German motorways this year, according to a company executive.Speaking to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Wolfgang Bernhard said he was “positive” the firm would get certification...

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Cars After Jeep Hack

Fiat Chrysler has issued a safety recall affecting 1.4m vehicles in the US, after security researchers showed that one of its cars could be hacked. On Tuesday, tech magazine Wired reported that hackers had taken control of a Jeep Cherokee via its internet-connected...

Chocolate May Be Good For Your Heart, Study Suggests

Chocolates

New research has added to tentative evidence that eating chocolate in modest quantities may be good for the heart, scientists said on Tuesday.   Scientists in Britain looked at data from nearly 21,000...

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Sixth Person Dies Of MERS Virus In South Korea

Sixth Person Dies Of MERS Virus

Officials in South Korea say another person has died of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the total number of deaths to six. At least 23 new cases of people becoming infected with the deadly virus have been reported in the past 24 hours – the largest single-day figure since the outbreak began in South Korea on 20 May. Nearly 1,900...

Obesity ‘Could Become Main Cause Of Cancer’

One in five cancer deaths is caused by obesity, which could eventually replace smoking as the leading cause of the disease, leading doctors have reportedly claimed. The warning was made at the world’s biggest conference on cancer,...

WHO: Ebola Survivors At Risk Of Eye And Joint Problems

Many Ebola survivors are likely to face further health issues including eye and joint problems, the World Health Organization has warned.And a recent case may have caught Ebola through sexual contact with someone who had recovered, experts...

Guinea Declares Ebola ‘Health Emergency’ In Five Regions

Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day “health emergency” in five regions in the west and south-west of the country over Ebola. The restrictions include the quarantining of hospitals and clinics where new cases...

Mayweather Triumphs Over Pacquiao In Vegas

Mayweather Triumphs

Floyd Mayweather Jr has won his much-anticipated clash with Manny Pacquiao after 12 rounds of a fight watched by millions around the world.The American now stands undefeated in 48 matches after beating...

Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia Crush New Zealand In Final

World Cup 2015

Australia overwhelmed New Zealand to win the World Cup for a fifth time at an ecstatic Melbourne Cricket Ground.New Zealand lost influential captain Brendon McCullum to the fifth ball of the match and...

Rafa is Back: Closes in On Long-Standing Record With Buenos Aires Title Romp

Rafael Nadal lifted his first trophy since last year’s French Open and closed in on a long-standing ATP Tour record Sunday by claiming the Argentina Open crown. Argentina legend Guillermo Vilas...

Lewis Hamilton Wins Sports Personality Award

Lewis Hamilton has won the Sports Personality of the Year award, with golfer Rory McIlroy in second and athlete Jo Pavey in third place.Hamilton secured his second Formula One world championship last month...

Up Close: NASA Spacecraft Zeroes In On Pluto

NASA Spacecraft Zeroes In On Pluto

Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft is set to make history next week when it becomes the first probe to reach Pluto.The spacecraft left earth nine and a half years ago and will have travelled more than...

Researchers Find Sweet Source ForAviation Biofuel

Sweet Source For Aviation Biofuel

Researchers have identified a new way to produce aviation fuel from sugarcane biomass that could deliver substantial cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. The source crops could be grown on marginal land,...

Environment Agency: 7,000 Properties To Be Lost To Sea

An estimated 7,000 properties around England and Wales will be sacrificed to rising seas over the next century, according to the Environment Agency.Analysis by the Agency, based on current funding levels,...

Reborn Kepler Spacecraft Discovers Another Planet

The NASA spacecraft, which is designed to seek out other worlds but hit a snag when parts failed last year, found another planet thanks to some nifty repurposing by the space agency and its partners, NASA...