Daily Archives: July 29, 2010

Dozens die in Pakistan flooding

Widespread flooding has killed at least 28 people in Pakistan after some rivers burst their banks during monsoon rains. Streets were washed away in the northwest of the country and a newly constructed part of a dam in the Charsadda district … Continue reading

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Dengue cases spike in Thailand

Dengue has reached a five-year high in Thailand, with 41,136 cases and 38 deaths to 20 July, against 22,969 infections and 19 deaths in the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Public Health. http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/8707d8257baae27b5e566e566c38a12c.htm

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Snapshot of global internet speeds revealed

A report based on analysis of huge amounts of net traffic has revealed the state of the internet around the globe. The data, from network giant Akamai reveals the average global net speed is only 1.7Mbps (megabits per second) although some countries … Continue reading

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The New Arms Race

Hobbled by opposition from the carbon incumbents and their short-sighted allies on Capitol Hill the Obama administration acknowledged this week that it would not return from Copenhagen with any groundbreaking commitment to control green house gases. Meanwhile, Congress is backsliding … Continue reading

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