Monthly Archives:December 2016

Mexicans furious over fuel price hike

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Mexicans are bracing to kickstart the New Year on a sour note, with protests planned against the government’s huge hike in gasoline prices. President Enrique Pena Nieto has promised that fuel prices will fall thanks to his landmark 2014 energy reform, which ended a seven-decade-old monopoly held by the state-run firm Pemex. The government plans
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Bournemouth add to managerless Swansea’s misery with 3-0 win

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Bournemouth thrashed Swansea 3-0 with first-half strikes from Benik Afobe and Ryan Fraser followed by a late one from Joshua King on Saturday, leaving the Swans nailed to the bottom of the Premier League table. Eddie Howe’s Cherries took the lead in the 25th minute with Afobe scoring from close range on the rebound after
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Robson-Kanu hits winner in first West Brom start

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Hal Robson-Kanu marked his first start for West Bromwich Albion by smashing in a spectacular goal to secure a 2-1 comeback Premier League win at Southampton on Saturday. Shane Long had headed his first of the season after 41 minutes to give Southampton a deserved lead but Matt Phillips curled in an equaliser two minutes
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Leicester ease relegation fears with 1-0 win over Hammers

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Striker Islam Slimani scored the only goal as champions Leicester City beat West Ham United 1-0 on Saturday to climb six points clear of the Premier League relegation zone. Slimani, who had earlier hit the post, met Marc Albrighton’s cross with an emphatic header past keeper Darren Randolph after 20 minutes. Leicester’s fifth victory in
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George Michael makes posthumous UK charts comeback

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Troubled late pop icon George Michael has made a return to Britain’s record charts following his death on Christmas Day at the age of 53, the Official Charts Company said on Friday. “Last Christmas”, one of his best-selling singles from his time in the pop duo Wham!, has climbed to number seven in the charts
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Californians to say ‘cheers’ at hair salons in 2017

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Come Sunday, Californians will legally be able to raise a glass of alcohol while getting a haircut or beard trim at beauty salons and barbershops. Although the practice of offering complementary wine and beer at such establishments has been going on quietly for years, the new legislation, which goes into effect in 2017, will make
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Kat Von D unveils new eyeshadow palette and lipstick shades

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The tattoo artist, TV personality and entrepreneur has added a new “Pastel Goth” palette and 25 new lipstick shades to her makeup line. Having teased the packaging several weeks ago, on December 29 Kat Von D used Instagram to finally reveal the colors in the brand’s new Pastel Goth eyeshadow palette: a selection of eight-highly
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Marshall Islands in Internet blackout

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The Marshall Islands have been plunged into an Internet blackout, angering businessmen as repairs are made to the country’s submarine fibre-optic cable. The National Telecommunications Authority in Majuro has shifted all phone and Internet communications from the cable to satellites, reducing the available bandwith by 97 percent. Since the repair work began on Wednesday, Internet
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Twitter asks for feedback: users request edit option for tweets

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey asked users on December 29, 2016, what improvements the service could implement for 2017, and many responded by requesting the ability to edit tweets once posted. At the time of writing, over 6000 Twitter users had replied to Dorsey’s request for feedback regarding possible improvements and changes to the social networking
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