Germans are known to gripe about many things: taxes, politics, OktoberfestWhile we’re sometimes justified in moaning about pay packet deductions, drab elections and the annual invasion of beer monsters, trains are a different matter. German Rail,...

Facebook Data Row Reaches Top Euro Court

The future of how Europeans’ data is shared with US companies such as Facebook and Google is set to be considered by the EU’s highest court.Lawyer and activist Max Schrems said revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden showed agreed privacy practices were being ignored by Facebook and others. He called for the current Safe Harbour deal, which allows the transfer of data to US firms,...

Apple’s Tim Cook Offered Liver To Dying Boss Steve Jobs

Apple chief executive Tim Cook offered a part of his liver to a dying Steve Jobs, according to a new book due to be released this month.The book, Becoming Steve Jobs, excerpts of which have been published online, throws light on life inside Apple as it grew into one of the world’s most powerful...

Tim Cook Offered Steve Jobs His Liver, New Bio Reveals

From Apple Watch talk to the company’s hunt for a trillion-dollar valuation, high-flying Apple (AAPL) and its CEO Tim Cook may be burning up the limelight but co-founder Steve Jobs continues to cast a long shadow even in death. Excerpts from a new book on Jobs,...

Apple’s Smartwatch To Go On Sale Next Month

Apple CEO Tim Cook has claimed the company’s new smartwatch is the “most advanced timepiece ever created”, as he revealed more details about the technology giant’s latest device. It will go on sale in the US, Britain and China on 24 April, with...

UK Health And Safety Executive Shuts Down Construction Sites

Safety Executive Shuts Down Construction Sites

The UK’s Health and Safety Executive has shut down several construction sites. They found them flouting basic health and safety practices during a month-long inspection drive. Twenty-nine sites in the...

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Sierra Leone Braced For Increase In Ebola Cases

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Sierra Leone, caught in the grip of the Ebola crisis, is bracing itself for a sharp increase in cases of the killer disease over the Christmas period.The Government is so worried about the situation it has outlawed any seasonal public celebrations and will be putting soldiers on the street to make sure no one disobeys the directive. The outbreak of the...

Bird Flu: New EU measures After Dutch And UK Cases

The European Commission has adopted protective measures to try to contain a bird flu outbreak after new cases were reported in the UK and the Netherlands. The measures include killing animals in infected areas and banning sales of poultry...

US Healthcare Enrolment Goal Lowered

The White House expects 9.1 million people to be signed up for health insurance from government websites by March.That goal is much lower than a prior estimate of 13 million by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. Last year’s...

UN Chief Defends Returning Ebola Aid Workers

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said discrimination against aid workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is “unacceptable”.Strict quarantine rules are hampering aid efforts when more health workers are needed in order...

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

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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

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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...

Sri Lanka v England: Kumar Sangakkara Leads Hosts To Series Win

A Kumar Sangakkara century led Sri Lanka to victory over England in the sixth one-day international, a win that sealed the series 4-2 on a miserable day for Alastair Cook. Cook dropped a simple catch...

Lewis Hamilton: Second F1 Title Win ‘Start Of Something Special’

Lewis Hamilton says winning his second world title is the start of “something special” for himself and Mercedes.He joined Mercedes in 2013 after non-executive chairman Niki Lauda promised they would...

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

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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

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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...

Google To Lease Former Nasa Airfield For Space Research

Google latest “moonshot” is an apt one – it is investing in a Nasa-owned airfield to expand research into space exploration and robotics.Planetary Ventures, an offshoot of Google, will take over...

Will SpaceX Launch Brownsville, Texas’s Aerospace Industry

Brownsville, Texas is preparing for lift off, thanks to Elon Musk’s SpaceX.This week, the rocket and spacecraft company announced it will build a commercial launch facility outside of Brownsville, bringing...