Qatar’s capital city has a scenic crescent bay at the entrance of the city that has a skyline full of towering skyscrapers. The quaint Gulf emirate of Qatar, which early on was just a place that travelers did not give a second glance is now fast emerging...

Cyberstalking ‘Linked To Internet Addiction’

Cyberstalkers are often internet addicts who have lost touch with the real world, according to a new study.The National Centre for Cyberstalking Research has found that people who spend a lot of time online may struggle to form healthy real-world relationships, and this can lead to a fixation on people with whom they have only a virtual relationship. Psychologist Dr Short, one of the co-authors...

Japan’s Maglev Train Breaks World Speed Record

A magnetic levitation (maglev) train in Japan has broken the world speed record by hitting 366mph.The Central Japan Railway Company said the seven-car train completed a test run on an experimental track in Yamanashi on Thursday. It beat the previous record of 361mph set in 2003 – but the...

Google Could Face Formal EU Charges And Fines

Google could face formal charges in the EU’s antitrust inquiry into the search and email giant.Investigators have been looking at whether Google has abused its large search market share by pushing its own products. Rivals such as Microsoft want more competition...

Samsung Attacks Galaxy S6 Edge Bend-And-Break Tests

Samsung is playing down a report that its new flagship phone – the Galaxy S6 Edge – is “just as bendable” as Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus and breaks completely at a lower pressure point. The allegations have been made by a company that sells...

WHO: Ebola Survivors At Risk Of Eye And Joint Problems

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Many Ebola survivors are likely to face further health issues including eye and joint problems, the World Health Organization has warned.And a recent case may have caught Ebola through sexual contact with...

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Guinea Declares Ebola ‘Health Emergency’ In Five Regions

Ebola 'health emergency' in five regions

Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day “health emergency” in five regions in the west and south-west of the country over Ebola. The restrictions include the quarantining of hospitals and clinics where new cases are detected, new rules on burials and possible lockdowns. The Ebola outbreak began in Guinea in December 2013. In January,...

Ebola Outbreak: Sierra Leone in lockdown

The authorities in Sierra Leone are enforcing a three-day lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, with the entire population ordered to stay at home. There is a two-hour exemption on Friday to allow Muslim prayers and a five-hour window...

UK Health And Safety Executive Shuts Down Construction Sites

The UK’s Health and Safety Executive has shut down several construction sites. They found them flouting basic health and safety practices during a month-long inspection drive. Twenty-nine sites in the North West of England alone were...

Sierra Leone Braced For Increase In Ebola Cases

Sierra Leone, caught in the grip of the Ebola crisis, is bracing itself for a sharp increase in cases of the killer disease over the Christmas period.The Government is so worried about the situation it has outlawed any seasonal public...

Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia Crush New Zealand In Final

World Cup 2015

Australia overwhelmed New Zealand to win the World Cup for a fifth time at an ecstatic Melbourne Cricket Ground.New Zealand lost influential captain Brendon McCullum to the fifth ball of the match and...

Rafa is Back: Closes in On Long-Standing Record With Buenos Aires Title Romp

Rafa is Buenos Aires Title Romp

Rafael Nadal lifted his first trophy since last year’s French Open and closed in on a long-standing ATP Tour record Sunday by claiming the Argentina Open crown. Argentina legend Guillermo Vilas...

Lewis Hamilton Wins Sports Personality Award

Lewis Hamilton has won the Sports Personality of the Year award, with golfer Rory McIlroy in second and athlete Jo Pavey in third place.Hamilton secured his second Formula One world championship last month...

Sri Lanka v England: Kumar Sangakkara Leads Hosts To Series Win

A Kumar Sangakkara century led Sri Lanka to victory over England in the sixth one-day international, a win that sealed the series 4-2 on a miserable day for Alastair Cook. Cook dropped a simple catch...

Environment Agency: 7,000 Properties To Be Lost To Sea

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An estimated 7,000 properties around England and Wales will be sacrificed to rising seas over the next century, according to the Environment Agency.Analysis by the Agency, based on current funding levels,...

Reborn Kepler Spacecraft Discovers Another Planet

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The NASA spacecraft, which is designed to seek out other worlds but hit a snag when parts failed last year, found another planet thanks to some nifty repurposing by the space agency and its partners, NASA...

Google To Lease Former Nasa Airfield For Space Research

Google latest “moonshot” is an apt one – it is investing in a Nasa-owned airfield to expand research into space exploration and robotics.Planetary Ventures, an offshoot of Google, will take over...

Will SpaceX Launch Brownsville, Texas’s Aerospace Industry

Brownsville, Texas is preparing for lift off, thanks to Elon Musk’s SpaceX.This week, the rocket and spacecraft company announced it will build a commercial launch facility outside of Brownsville, bringing...