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Study discovers sharks with positive buoyancy

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:45 PM

A joint study between the University of Hawaii - Manoa and the University of Tokyo reveals that two species of sharks have positive buoyancy.

Politics & Economics»

Aid flotilla approaches Gaza

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:45 PM

A small flotilla of four boats which set sail two days ago carrying humanitarian aid is expected to enter the waters near the Gaza strip sometime today.

Transport»

The end of the road for Uber? Executives detained by French police

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:45 PM

French police have detained the manager of Uber France Thibaud Simphal and the company's general manager for western Europe Pierre-Dmitri Gore-Coty. The investigation is focused on UberPOP, one of Uber's transport options allowing customers to book rides with non-professional drivers via a mobile phone app.

Politics & Economics»

Tsipras says if Greeks approve the EU's aid plan, Syriza will resign rather than see it through

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:45 PM

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has told the Greek people that if they vote to accept the terms of continued EU financial aid in Sunday's referendum he would get the deal through parliament, then resign.

Transport»

Solar plane re-starts record bid

Monday, 29 June 2015 12:38 PM

A solar powered airplane attempting a round-the-world flight leaves Japan for Hawaii after long delays due to bad weather.

Technology»

Music handpan opens limitless musical possibilities, say creators

Monday, 29 June 2015 12:38 PM

A small handpan that offers a wide range of musical possibilities to users has been devised by Barcelona-based performers.

Politics & Economics»

Indian businesses prepare for Iran sanctions lift

Monday, 29 June 2015 12:38 PM

If the US and Iranian diplomats reach an agreement over Iran's nuclear programme, it could mean the lifting of international sanctions allowing more countries to resume trade with Iran, but for some Indian businesses easing restrictions is the last thing they want.

Politics & Economics»

Brussels puts its foot down: financial aid for Greece to expire on June 30

Sunday, 28 June 2015 12:46 PM

President of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem has announced financial aid for Greece will stop, full stop, on Tuesday night (June 30).

Politics & Economics»

Key differences remain in Iran nuclear talks

Sunday, 28 June 2015 12:46 PM

Disputes linger as US and European negotiators work with Iran to solidify an accord to curb Iran's nuclear programme.

Politics & Economics»

Tourists flee Tunisia after resort attack

Sunday, 28 June 2015 12:46 PM

The resort in Tunisian town of Sousse that was targeted faces a precarious future, as tourists flocked out of the north African country. But the owner says he is determined to keep the hotel running to honour the memory of those killed.

Politics & Economics»

Eurogroup meeting ends without Greece reforms agreement

Thursday, 25 June 2015 12:31 PM

The latest Eurogroup meeting wrapped up in Brussels on Wednesday evening without a formal agreement between Greece and its creditors.

Culture & Society»

Heat wave death toll climbs past 700 in Pakistan

Thursday, 25 June 2015 12:31 PM

More than 700 people have now died from an intense heat wave in Pakistan.

Politics & Economics»

Kerry: US, China committed to cyber code of conduct

Thursday, 25 June 2015 12:31 PM

The United States and China commit to developing a code of conduct for cyber activities at the end of a high profile three-day meeting in Washington.

Politics & Economics»

ISIL destroys two historic sites in Palmyra

Thursday, 25 June 2015 12:31 PM

ISIL fighters have destroyed two Islamic shrines close to the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra or Tadmur.

Politics & Economics»

Greek solution "by the end of the week"

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 12:35 PM

After months of deadlock, a solution to the Greek debt crisis is near, says Guntram Wolff of the Brussels based think-tank, Bruegel.


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