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Video: Largest board game played by Cat

Thursday, 17 April 2014 7:12 PM

Watch as five Cat machines, including excavators and telehandlers, battle against a mountain of massive wood blocks as they take part in a massive game of Jenga.

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Christians and Muslims work together in Bangui

Thursday, 17 April 2014 12:09 PM

Religious conflict in the Central African Republic has been well documented in recent months, but in the capital city Bangui, a project is underway to create reconciliation between Christians and Muslims. The International Organisation for Migration is forming ‘clean-up’ crews, which are gathering popularity across the city.


Clowning industry under threat

Thursday, 17 April 2014 12:08 PM

A constant presence at circuses and birthday parties, clowns have been around for centuries. But there is a crisis in the profession. Clowning is an industry on the decline, and in the UK alone only 100 clowns remain.


IPL returns with added twist

Thursday, 17 April 2014 12:08 PM

Cricket’s Indian Premier League launched its seventh season in the UAE this week, drawing huge crowds and many of the world’s best players. But there’s an added twist, as the season stars in tandem with the resumption of a Supreme Court investigation into corruption within the league.


Oil prices rise due to Ukraine tension

Thursday, 17 April 2014 12:08 PM

Mounting tension in Ukraine has pushed up oil prices. The benchmark Brent crude rose over $110 per barrel at one stage, with UK light crude also up. Traders ignored the slower economic growth in China, which could reduce demand.

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Scores rescued from sinking South Korean ship

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:39 PM

Dozens of rescue ships have rescued scores of passengers from a ferry after it sank off the coast of South Korea. More than 100 people remain missing as the search continues in the area, and at least one person has been confirmed dead.

Politics & Economics»

Saudi Arabia replaces intelligence chief

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:38 PM

Saudi Arabia has replaced influential intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan “at his own request”. Replaced by his deputy Yousef Al Idrissi, Prince Bandar was the Kingdom’s pointman on the Syrian conflict, and was a former ambassador to the USA.


Google acquires solar-powered drone maker

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:38 PM

Technology giant Google has acquired solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace as part of its strategy to deliver wireless internet access to remote parts of the world.

Politics & Economics»

Stargazers observe a 'blood moon'

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:37 PM

People from across the world have ventured out in the middle of the night to watch the first lunar eclipse of the year, also known as a ‘blood moon’.

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Rebel videos show first US-made rockets in Syria

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:31 PM

The move is not seen as enough to change course of war for now

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VIDEO: Footage from atop the Burj Khalifa

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:56 AM

At 829.8m (2,722ft), the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world.

Politics & Economics»

Scores killed in Nigeria bombing

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 12:19 PM

More than 70 people have been killed after a massive bomb attack at a crowded bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. The country’s president has blamed Boko Haram for the attack which also injured hundreds waiting to board buses during the morning rush hour.

Politics & Economics»

US, Ukraine sign $1bn aid deal

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 12:19 PM

US treasury secretary Jack Lew, and Ukrainian finance minister Oleksandr Shlapak have signed a $1bn loan guarantee at the Treasury Department. The deal shows America’s “unwavering commitment” to seeing Ukraine move its democracy forward, said Lew.


Amazing aerobatics at Red Bull Air Race

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 12:18 PM

Austrian pilot Hannes Arch has claimed his first win of the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship as he flew to victory in Rovinj, Croatia. The Rovinj race was the second of the season, following the opener in Abu Dhabi. Arch currently leads the standings along with Briton Paul Bonhomme, both on 21 points.

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Environmental activist deaths on rise

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 12:18 PM

There has been a sharp increase in the number of environmental activists being killed during the last decade, according to environmental group Global Witness. More than 900 people were killed while campaigning against land grabs, industrial logging and other causes in 35 countries, with only ten people convicted in related cases.

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