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May, 2016

  • 7 May

    Five Islands Disappear As Sea Levels Rise

    The people of the Solomon Islands have already had to adapt the changing conditions, with villages being moved due to rising seas. Rising sea levels and coastal erosion have seen the disappearance of five islands in the Pacific, say researchers. The islands, which were part of the Solomon Islands, were all vegetated reefs and up to five hectares in size. …

  • 7 May

    Canadian wildfire disrupts evacuation convoy

    The only land convoy evacuating the Canadian city of Fort McMurray has been disrupted due to 200ft (60m) flames flanking the road, officials say. Parts of the city in the province of Alberta have been destroyed after a huge wildfire struck earlier this week. Officials say the fire will double in size in the coming 24 hours. Residents have been …

  • 6 May

    Labour’s Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London after bitter campaign

    Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver, became London’s first Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver, became London’s first Muslim mayor on Friday, seeing off a Conservative challenger who attempted to link him to extremism and securing a much-needed victory for his opposition Labour Party. As New York mayor Bill de Blasio sent his congratulations, …

  • 4 May

    Sri Sri Ravishankar mocks Malala, gets trolled on Twitter

    “Malala didn’t deserve the Nobel Prize,” spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said in a press conference. Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar got himself in a soup on Twitter when he reportedly stated that he rejected the Nobel Prize as he “only believes in working”. According to the Deccan Chronicle, he went on to criticise Nobel Peace Prize …

April, 2016

  • 21 April

    Facebook considers letting users add a tip jar to make money from posts

    New hints from a survey Facebook is exploring new ways for individual users to profit from their posts on the network, The Verge has learned. A user survey distributed this week hints at a broad range of ways that users could make money or promote a cause, including a tip jar, branded content, and taking a cut of the ad …

  • 13 April

    US health experts confirm that Zika causes birth defects

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that the Zika virus causes severe birth defects, including microcephaly. Thousands of babies were born in Brazil last year with microcephaly, a syndrome where children are born with unusually small heads. The defects coincided with a spike in Zika infections, leading experts to suspect the mosquito-borne virus. Growing research …

  • 11 April

    Most wanted woman in world arrested !!!

    THE only woman on the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list – who had a $100,000 bounty on her head – has been caught. Brenda Delgado, 33 – who was wanted of hiring a hitman to kill her ex-boyfriend’s new partner – has been arrested in Mexico. She is accused of murder after dentist Kendra Hatcher was gunned down as she parked …

  • 3 April

    Muslim family kicked off United Airlines flight for ‘how they looked’

    Muslim family kicked off United Airlines flight for ‘how they looked’ Muslim family kicked off United Airlines flight for ‘how they looked’ United Airlines pilot asked a Muslim family of five to leave a plane before it took off, citing "safety" issues. Eaman-Amy Saad Shebley, her husband and three young children were about to take off on a flight bound …

January, 2016

  • 15 January

    The Fujifilm X70 is a smaller, wider, and cheaper X100

    Fujifilm’s rangefinder-style X100 range is now three models deep, each of which have been among the best possible options for great image quality in a compact, fun-to-use package since the original came out in 2011 — they make particularly excellent travel cameras. Today, Fujifilm is releasing a new camera that emphasizes and reinforces those aspects of the X100’s appeal: this …

  • 14 January

    Lights, Camera, Capture! Sony and Nikon Reveal New Action Cameras

    People who are into action cams rejoice. While for the most part, camera manufacturers failed to excite much at the CES, fans of action cameras got two interesting and varying efforts courtesy of Sony and Nikon, the two already-established players for ground-breaking camera tech. Sony HDR-AS50 The new HDR-AS50 is a pocket-sized wonder which comes with a 11 megapixel 1/2.3-inch …