Three (and a half) news stories for you this Wednesday evening!

Besides awfully strong winds in Manchester (and Leeds at the moment), Microsoft recently denied allegations from a Chinese rights group that the company censors politically sensitive material on its search engine BIng such as the Dalai Lama. Also, North and South Korea held ‘high-level’ talks, the first in seven years, about worrying military exercises with the U.S and the reunion of family members torn apart during the Korean War. Finally, the Ringgit extends its gains against major currencies such as the Pound, Yen, Singaporean Dollar and Euro.