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France criticises Hungary's fence to stop migrants

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 12:53 PM

Hungary has been building a fence on its border with Serbia aimed at stopping the flow of migrants into the European Union, drawing criticism from the French Foreign Minister.

Technology»

German scientists' high hopes for 'budget' moon rover

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 12:53 PM

German scientists hope to see their home-made, low-cost, robot examining the moon in the near future while they work on ways to lower risks of malfunctioning.

Politics & Economics»

ISIL announces new gold currency

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 12:52 PM

A heavily produced propaganda video from ISIL purports to show a newly minted form of coin currency for use within territory ISIL militants have claimed.

Arts»

Latest Star Wars Episode VII teaser trailor released

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 11:25 AM

Part of the new movie was filmed in the desert in Abu Dhabi in the summer of 2014

Arts»

20th Air Guitar World Championship

Monday, 31 August 2015 12:17 PM

For the first time in its 20 year history, a Russian takes top honours at the Air Guitar World Championships.

Politics & Economics»

Hungary’s new asylum laws criticised by rights groups

Monday, 31 August 2015 12:17 PM

Human rights organisations say changes to asylum laws planned by Hungary’s government will encourage more people smuggling.

Style»

Senegal art village hopes to attract world designers

Sunday, 30 August 2015 12:16 PM

Deep in the remote Senegalese countryside is an arts centre built by one of New York’s top architects. It’s called 'The Thread' - its ambition is to push modern art away from its usual London, New York or Berlin crowd and closer to people who have different perspectives in the developing world.

Politics & Economics»

Europe to boost rail security after Paris train attack

Sunday, 30 August 2015 12:16 PM

European ministers meeting in Paris vow to intensify railway security following last week's foiled train attack in northern France.

Markets»

A Hong Kong broker's advice on markets turmoil

Sunday, 30 August 2015 12:16 PM

Recent volatility in China's stock markets have upset many investors and many have lost money in shares. One industry veteran has been giving advice on how to weather the turmoil.

Healthcare»

Cancer sniffing dogs to aid British doctors

Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:55 PM

Dogs that can sniff out prostate cancer from urine samples have been approved for trial by Britain's National Health Service.

Culture & Society»

Afghan graffiti artist strives to beautify Kabul

Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:55 PM

Afghan artist Kabir Mokamel and a group of his supporters have started a project aimed at making Kabul the graffiti capital of the world.

Politics & Economics»

Russia to increase wheat supplies to Egypt, says Putin

Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:55 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country is to increase wheat supplies to Egypt. The announcement was made during a visit to Moscow by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah.

Markets»

Chinese investors nervous as stocks plummet

Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:55 PM

Chinese stocks continue to fall as investors fear interest rate cuts will not be able to stabilise its slowing economy.

Healthcare»

Dental device promises pain-free tooth repair

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:37 PM

Scientists develop a dental treatment that could vastly reduce the need for unpleasant trips to the dentists, with teeth painlessly repaired using electrical pulses to re-grow natural tooth enamel.

Markets»

Markets' rebound fizzles; Dow falls 200 points

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:37 PM

US equities lose their grip on strong gains, leading to yet another big sell-off in the markets.


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