Bionic fingers

Developers in Scotland have created the world’s first set of bionic fingers for partial hand patients. The device is called ProDigits – and it gives


VW plants to boost growth

Europe’s biggest motor manufacturer Volkswagen is hoping to take advantage of massive growth in car sales in China by building two new plants


Oil spill risk to US coast

Oil is leaking at the rate of 1,000 barrels a day after a rig exploded and sank off the coast of Louisiana last week. The drilling rig, run by


24th anniversary of Chernobyl

24 years to the day since it exploded, reactor Number Four at Chernobyl in Ukraine is still leaking radiation. Time, rain and stagnant water have

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Italy Liberation Day demo

The president of the Italian region of Lazio, Renata Polverini, was booed and pelted with fruit today as she attended an Italian Liberation Day rally

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Mississippi tornado

Tornadoes ripped through the southeast of the United States on Saturday, killing 10 people, including three children, in Mississippi and injuring