Portal:Current events/2010 November 17

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Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
Business and economy
Disasters
  • Floods and gale-force winds cause widespread disruption and damage across the United Kingdom county of Cornwall. (BBC)
International relations
Law and crime
Politics and elections
Science and technology
  • Facebook inadvertently disabled some users' accounts when a system designed to detect fake accounts malfunctioned. The problem has since been resolved. (CNN Money)
  • A study published by The Lancet medical journal describes how short blasts of radio waves to the kidney may help regulate blood pressure. (BBC News)
  • CERN has managed to trap antihydrogen atoms for the first time. (BBC ) (Al Jazeera)