Now cloisters of Cambridge echo to sound of battle over Israel and Zionism

Undergraduates campaign to break ties with the NUS over its new leader Malia Bouattias controversial stance

Are you feeling the urge for another referendum? Students at Cambridge University are. Some undergraduates are leading a campaign to break ties with the National Union of Students and on Monday the Cambridge students union is expected to approve plans to hold a referendum following the election of NUS president Malia Bouattia. If Labour has a problem with allegations of antisemitism, so does the nations youngest union leadership.

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May 1, 2016

New streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu in May

(CNN)There are tons of streaming options to entertain you in May.

From the eagerly anticipated new Chelsea Handler show on Netflix to past seasons of some of your favorite reality shows, there is so much streaming you will forget all about the beaming sunshine and warming temps.
And that’s before you get to the great movies, docs and stand-up specials also on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, iTunes and Acorn TV. Flip through the gallery above for just some of what May has to offer.

    Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/29/entertainment/netflix-amazon-hulu-streaming-may/index.html

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    April 30, 2016

    10 big airfare bargains

    (CNN)With any luck, temperatures in Chicago are on their way up.

    Fortunately for travelers, airfares are already down.
    The Windy City tops Cheapflights.com’s list of 10 destinations that have seen airfare drops of more than 25%, yielding the lowest airfares of the past five years.
      In Chicago, fares are down by 41% compared to last year.
      Florida is another hot destination for low fares, with dips of more than 30% at Orlando International, Southwest Florida International and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International airports.
      Fares to Miami are down by 25%.
      London, Sydney and Costa Rica fares round out the top five best bargains, with price drops close to 30%.
      Consumers can thank lower fuel prices, a strong dollar and competition from low-cost airlines for the dip in fares, Cheapflights says.
      The travel deal site compiled the list by looking at the average decrease in airfares searched from U.S. departure points for its 50 most-searched destinations.
      Average prices between January and April were compared with fares to the same destinations over the past five years.
      For the full top 10 list, check out the gallery above.

      Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/28/aviation/airfare-bargains-cheapflights/index.html

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      April 29, 2016

      Facebook’s net income triples in first quarter of 2016

      Stocks soar in after-hours trading on news that net income was $1.51bn for the first three months of the year, up from $512m in first quarter of 2015

      Facebooks net income nearly tripled year-over-year, according to first-quarter results filed on Wednesday, sending the companys stock soaring more than 8% in after-hours trading, and bucking the trend of disappointing results in the tech sector.

      The companys net income was $1.51bn for the first three months of the year, up from $512m in the same period last year. Margins improved from 26% in 2015 to 37% in 2016.

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      April 28, 2016

      How Uber conquered London | Sam Knight

      The long read: To understand how the $60bn company is taking over the world, you need to stop thinking about cars

      Every week in London, 30,000 people download Uber to their phones and order a car for the first time. The technology company, which is worth $60bn, calls this moment conversion. Uber has deployed its ride-hailing platform in 400 cities around the world since its launch in San Francisco on 31 May 2010, which means that it enters a new market every five days and eight hours. It sets great store on the first time you use its service, in the same way that Apple pays attention to your first encounter with one of their devices. With Uber, the feeling should be of plenty, and of assurance: there will always be a driver when you need one.

      When you open the app, Ubers logo flaps briefly before disappearing to reveal the city streets around you, and the grey, yet promising shapes of vehicles nurdling nearby. The sense of abundance that this invokes can make you think that Uber has always been here, that its presence in your neighbourhood is somehow natural and ordained. But that is not the case. To take over a city, Uber flies in a small team, known as launchers and hires its first local employee, whose job it is to find drivers and recruit riders. In London, that was a young Scottish banker named Richard Howard.

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      April 27, 2016

      Three suspended after fatal fight at Delaware high school

      (CNN)Delaware school officials say three students have been indefinitely suspended following the death of 16-year-old girl in a bathroom fight last Thursday.

      The three students from Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, Delaware, were questioned by police after the fight and “have not been back in school since the incident,” New Castle School District spokeswoman Kathy Demarest told CNN.
        Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings was part of a Town Hall of parents and teachers Monday night, and said investigators are looking at three individuals. Authorities are continuing their investigation and so far have not filed any charges.
        The New Castle School District identified the dead girl as Amy Inita Joyner-Francis.
        An autopsy was scheduled to determine the cause of death.
        The high school held an abbreviated session Friday to allow students to meet with grief counselors, according to local media reports.
        The fight broke out around 8:15 a.m. Thursday as classes started, in a bathroom on the main floor of the school, Principal Stanley Spoor said at a news conference.
        “There was an altercation that initially started between two people, and my understanding is that additional individuals joined in against the one person,” said Gary Fullman, chief of staff to the Wilmington mayor.
        The student was badly injured and transported by helicopter to A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, where she died, Fullman said.


        Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/26/us/delaware-high-school-death/index.html

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        April 27, 2016

        Apple reports slowdown in iPhone sales and first revenue decline in 13 years

        Much of the falloff is attributable to the stuggling Chinese economy, still the second-largest market in the world for Apple products behind the US

        Apple shares dropped on Tuesday afternoon after the company reported a nearly 13% fall in quarterly sales, the first time revenue at the worlds most valuable publicly traded company has declined in 13 years.

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        April 27, 2016

        Ted Cruz ‘narrowing’ vice-presidential shortlist — and it includes Carly Fiorina

        Washington (CNN)Ted Cruz’s campaign is vetting a list of potential vice-presidential choices including Carly Fiorina, an indication that the campaign could choose a running mate while he continues to battle for the GOP nomination.

        The Texas senator is considering naming Fiorina, a prominent Cruz surrogate and a former GOP White House rival, as his running mate, a Cruz campaign adviser confirmed Monday. Presumptive nominees typically vet many possible vice presidents, asking them for extensive financial documents and thoroughly investigating their backgrounds.
          “He is vetting a number of solid candidates, and certainly Ms. Fiorina is absolutely one of them,” Chad Sweet, Cruz’s campaign chairperson, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “The Lead.” “She’s one of the most talented business leaders of modern times.”
          Fiorina aide Sarah Isgur Flores also confirmed that the former Hewlett-Packard CEO was being vetted for a possible pick on a Cruz ticket.
          Cruz and top Cruz aides Monday sought to end a day of news reports about Cruz’s veepstakes, downplaying any vetting as a normal part a fall campaign plan. Cruz himself preached prudence.
          “Any responsible candidate — just a couple of months out from the convention — would begin that process, examining a both a long list and now a shorter list,” Cruz told reporters in Greenwood, Indiana. “And that naturally includes a vetting process.”
          But Cruz aides were coy about timing or a decision, with Cruz himself saluting an question from a reporter about the size of the list as a “nice try.” Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe tweeted earlier on Monday that they had “narrowed” the list.
          Cruz trails Donald Trump in the delegate race, but it is possible that no GOP nominee would reach the convention with the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination on the first ballot. Delegates there will also choose the vice presidential nominee on a separate ballot.

          Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/25/politics/ted-cruz-vice-president-carly-fiorina/index.html

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          April 26, 2016

          Why are we so bored?

          We live in a world of constant entertainment but is too much stimulation boring?

          It amazes me when people proclaim that they are bored. Actually, it amazes me that I am ever bored, or that any of us are. With so much to occupy us these days, boredom should be a relic of a bygone age an age devoid of the internet, social media, multi-channel TV, 24-hour shopping, multiplex cinemas, game consoles, texting and whatever other myriad possibilities are available these days to entertain us.

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          April 25, 2016

          FA Cup: Late Anthony Martial goal puts Manchester United in final

          (CNN)Anthony Martial scored an injury time goal to give Manchester United a dramatic 2-1 victory over Everton Saturday and with it a place in the FA Cup final for the first time in nine years.

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          April 24, 2016