2011.01.31

News Headlines - 31 January 2011

▽Record number apply for university places to beat tuition fee rise - Daily Mail
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1352173/Tuition-fee-rise-1-3-miss-university-surge-applications.html
Record numbers of would-be students have applied to start university this autumn  ahead of the tuition fee rise, as new figures fuel fears that tens of thousands will be left disappointed.
Some 583,500 people have submitted applications, an extra 28,000 compared to the same point last year - a rise of 5.1 per cent,  according to statistics published by admissions service Ucas.

▽Intel recalls Sandy Bridge processor - The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jan/31/intel-recalls-sandy-bridge-chipThe chipmaker Intel has halted shipments of its new "Sandy Bridge" processors and says it will have to spend a total of $1bn fixing a fault, delaying hundreds of new PC models for up to three months and potentially stifling growth in the personal computer market.

▽BlackBerry maker risks Indian ban - The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jan/31/blackberry-maker-rim-india
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) could be kicked out of India, one of the world's fastest-growing mobile markets, after the government refused to accept 11th-hour security concessions on access to users' emails and messages.

▽Egypt's big internet disconnect - The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jan/31/egypt-internet-uncensored-cutoff-disconnect
But last Thursday, the Mubarak regime shattered a decade's worth of accomplishment by issuing the order to shut down the mobile networks and internet links. Since the internet age dawned in the early 90s, no widely connected country had disconnected itself entirely. The starkness and suddenness of Egypt's reversal – from unrestricted to unreachable – marks one of the many tragedies of the Mubarak regime's brutal and hamfisted response to last week's emergence of citizen protests.

▽WikiLeaks: weird world of doing business with Gaddafi - Telegraph.co.uk
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/wikileaks/8294231/WikiLeaks-weird-world-of-doing-business-with-Gaddafi.html
Britain is keen to offer Libya “whatever it can absorb” to help secure its burgeoning relationship with Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, according to Britain’s most senior official in the country.


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