Mitchel Tolsma

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Opera buys a Netflix-style smartphone app service

You may associate Opera with data-saving web browsers and handy compression tools, but the company is determined to make more of a name for itself in smartphone apps, too. Opera just bought Bemobi, a mobile app discovery service that thrives on a Netflix-like app subscription service -- pay a …

Get more sleep, government tells middle aged

The government is to launch a new campaign asking middle aged people to make seven lifestyle changes including getting more sleep<p>Middle-aged people will be encouraged to get more sleep as part of a government campaign to help them live more healthy lifestyles and reduce the risk of serious …

UN criticises Israel's force-feeding policy

The United Nations has expressed concern over the Israeli law that allows authorities to force-feed prisoners on hunger strike.<p>In a letter sent to journalists on Saturday, UN officials in the West Bank said hunger strike is "a non-violent form of protest used by individuals who have exhausted other …