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WestJet flight catches fire on the tarmac at Toronto's Pearson airport

Video footage posted on social media of the incident showed flames coming from the Sunwing plane as passengers were heard screaming and crying inside the WestJet aircraft. "We can confirm guests are safely in the terminal and they are in the process of clearing customs", it said, without specifying whether or not there were injuries.


Internet Association to join expected net neutrality lawsuit

Internet Association to join expected net neutrality lawsuit

California joins similar efforts in NY and Washington state to write their own set of rules guaranteeing equal access to the Internet following the FCC's 3-2 vote on December 14 to overturn Obama-era net neutrality regulations. The FCC posted the final text version of its action earlier this week, and it is expected to enter the Federal Register in the coming weeks. When asked by Business Insider whether the decision to cancel was due to concerns about a potential backlash to net ...


AG Barr defends reduced sugar Irn Bru recipe after thousands sign petition

AG Barr defends reduced sugar Irn Bru recipe after thousands sign petition

AG Barr said bottles and cans featuring both the old and new recipes may appear on shelves together "for a time", urging fans of the drink to do not forget to check the label. "We know that our loyal drinkers love Irn-Bru for its unique great taste and we've worked hard to deliver this. We ran lots of taste tests that showed most people can't tell the difference - 9 out of 10 regular IRN-BRU drinkers told us we had a good or excellent taste match".


Spotify slapped with copyright lawsuit claiming $1.6 billion in damages

Spotify slapped with copyright lawsuit claiming $1.6 billion in damages

Earlier this year, Spotify settled a class-action lawsuit for $43.4 million and a separate lawsuit with the National Music Publishers Association for $30 million. What's interesting about this is that Spotify is choosing to go public right away rather than start out with a float in which shares are created and sold in large quantities to the likes of banks and investment funds before the general public can start buying and selling.


Time to lose weight? Experts rate diets

Time to lose weight? Experts rate diets

To create the annual rankings, U.S. News editors and reporters spend months winnowing potential additions to the diet roster and then mine medical journals, government reports and other resources to create in-depth profiles. Looking for a new diet to start the new year? Even when dressed up as a pledge to eat more healthily, it can be tinged with self-loathing. "Our experts say the diet can be especially unsafe to people with severe diabetes, kidney disease and heart disease".


Factory activity quickens in Dec.: PMI

Factory activity quickens in Dec.: PMI

The headline PMI for eurozone services rose to 56.6 in December, up from 56.2 in November and beating the earlier flash estimate of 56.5. Even as overall business activity showed an uptick, it was still muted as the sector continued to suffer from disruptions.