Cannot connect to network server

Im running on a mac and ive just updated my WoW version from 3.3 to because Ive been offered a 7 day memership on my old account so i thought id try it out. Now when i try to run the game (I imagine I still have more patches to come The launcher pops up with the message "Cannot connect to the news server, please check the network and try again later" Ive tried disabling my firewall but it doesnt change anything.. I cannot get past that point and its not downloading anything else...

any ideas?

scrap it! the repair thingy repaired it for me im now starting the 11GB download!

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