Google bans crypto-mining browser extensions

Google have added more salt to the cryptocurrency wounds as the US tech giant moved to ban cryptocurrency mining browser extensions from its Chrome store. The decision, made in early April, will mean that as of July, it will begin to remove existing browser extensions that facilitate mining. Other blockchain-related...

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Winnie-the-Pooh banned under Chinese censorship law

Winnie-the-Pooh banned under Chinese censorship law

Winnie-the-Pooh is one of Britain’s most beloved exports, but the cuddly teddy bear is now banned under new Chinese censorship laws. Following the Communist Party of China’s proposal to remove a clause in the constitution which limits presidencies to two five-year terms, government censors are enacting a series of bans...

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Ramaphosa holding direct talks with President Zuma on transition of power

Ramaphosa holding direct talks with President Zuma on transition of power

Talks began on Tuesday night between South Africa’s ruling-party leader Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma relating the latter’s “position as president,” said Ramaphosa. In an emailed statement on Wednesday, Ramaphosa added: “the discussions were constructive and lay the basis for a speedy resolution of the matter in the interests of...

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The Capital of Israel: Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?

The Capital of Israel: Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?

US President Donald Trump campaigned on his ability to make a deal. Peace in the Middle East was the “ultimate deal.” He has asserted with hubristic overconfidence that he will broker a peace deal between Palestine and Israel. Recently he announced that the US embassy would be relocated from Tel...

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A Traveller’s Guide to Colombia

A Traveller’s Guide to Colombia

Colombia, or the República de Colombia as it is officially known, is one of the most diverse and remarkable countries in the western hemisphere. It has become a popular tourist destination over the past decade, and for good reason. Below, a list has been compiled for a few things to...

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Senate do not vote on Obamacare repeal

Senate do not vote on Obamacare repeal

Republican leaders yesterday (Tuesday 26th September) revealed that they would not vote on the bill to repeal Obamacare. The resulting delay is a big defeat for President Trump and the GOP, whose promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act stretches back seven years, and was a key aspect of Trump’s...

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President Trump denies DACA deal with Democrats

President Trump denies DACA deal with Democrats

President Donald Trump tweeted today that no deal has been reached with the Democrats over DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). This announcement comes as a direct contradiction to the joint statement made by Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) who announced that...

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Israel to speed up construction of Gaza ‘tunnel barrier’

Israel to speed up construction of Gaza ‘tunnel barrier’

Israel is to accelerate the building of a huge barrier along its boundary with Gaza aimed at preventing militants from tunnelling under the border. The 64km (40-mile) long construction will reach a depth of 40m (131ft) below and 6m above ground, at a cost of 3bn shekels ($833m). An Israeli...

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30 killed by airstrike in Yemen hotel

30 killed by airstrike in Yemen hotel

30 people are reported dead in an airstrike on a hotel in Yemen’s capital, Sana. The bombing was part of an air campaign being carried out by the Saudi-led coalition since March 2015. They aim to restore the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. The conflict has killed 10,000 people,...

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US prepares for solar eclipse

US prepares for solar eclipse

Across the US today, 21st August, Americans will huddle together in excitement looking up at the skies to watch as the moon entirely eclipses the sun. At about 5pm British time a shadow will begin to travel at 5,400 kilometres an hour across 14 American states. The journey from Oregon...

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