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The world’s safest airlines

Despite some recent tragedies, air travel is still one of the safest forms of transportation around. In fact, according to Australian consumer-aviation website AirlineRatings.com, 2016 was the second safest year in the history of commercial aviation, after 2013. AirlineRatings.com recently released a list of the 20 safest airlines selected from a pool of …

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MTN Ghana to roll out 4G data service in June

From June this year, MTN subscribers will be able to get high-speed 4G data service on any of their mobile devices. The telecom giant will soon be rolling out its 4G data service, after carrying out some test runs in some regional capitals across the country. MTN in December last year won a $68 …

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Breast cancer: Scientists hail ‘milestone’ genetic find

Image copyright SPL Scientists say they now have a near-perfect picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer. The study, published in Nature, has been described as a “milestone” moment that could help unlock new ways of treating and preventing the disease. The largest study of its kind unpicked …

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Solar plane continues journey around world after taking off from California

Solar Impulse 2 crew members work on the aircraft at Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., on Sunday, April 24, 2016, after crossing the Pacific Ocean on Saturday. The solar-powered airplane landed in California on Saturday, completing a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of its journey …

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ENi Ghana to generate 1,000 megawatts of power daily

President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday said the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) integrated oil and gas project in Sanzule in the Ellembelle District would generate 1,000 megawatts of electricity daily. The project, being undertaken by ENi Ghana, an Italian International Company, would also produce a non-associated gas of 180 …

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Anonymous ‘hacks Kenya’s foreign ministry’

A cyber security website is reporting that the hacking collective Anonymous has carried out a cyber-attack on Kenya’s foreign ministry servers and stolen a large cache of data. The attack was conducted under the banner of OpAfrica, an operation launched last year against child abuse, child labour and corruption in …

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Viber Spreads Good Vibes in Africa & the Middle East with the Introduction of Public Chats

LONDON, United Kingdom, January 19, 2016/APO (African Press Organization)/ — Viber(http://www.Viber.com), one of the leading messaging and calling apps with more than 664 million unique users worldwide, announced today that it has opened its latest social channel ‘Public Chats’ to partners in Africa and the Middle East. Brands, organizations, celebrities, …

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Thousands flagged for closer examination by new air passenger screening system

OTTAWA — Canada’s new security system for scrutinizing people who arrive by airplane singled out more than 2,300 passengers for closer examination during a recent three-month period, the federal border agency says. The Canada Border Services Agency says the travellers — flagged for possible links to terrorism or serious crime …

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Kumasi gets power after plant explosion

  Power has been restored to a chunk of the Kumasi Metropolis after the entire city was plunged into darkness Wednesday night following an explosion of some transformers. The explosion affected some substations of state power distributor Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in the region. The blackout came a few …

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Today’s wearable technology can zap your brain, perhaps even safely

Advances in programming and electronics have led wearable technology from the realm of science fiction to becoming an entire industry in a relatively short time. There are wearables that tell the user how much to eat, sleep and exercise. There are even wearables for pets. Now, a new segment of wearables …

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WhatsApp back online in Brazil after judge temporarily blocked service

WhatsApp is back online in Brazil. For many at least. A Brazilian judge has struck down a lower court ruling that temporarily blocked the popular messaging service. The service has about some 100 million users in Brazil and its 12-hour-long ban snarled communications for many people. A court ordered it …

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US state accuses tech support firm of scamming users

  One of the world’s largest independent tech support firms has been accused of routinely pressuring customers into buying software they do not need. In a Washington State lawsuit, Indian firm iYogi is accused of using scare tactics to mislead consumers. It is also accused of falsely claiming affiliation to …

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