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2011-01-25

World

Discontent simmers in Egypt

Discontent has been simmering for months in Egypt, but only a few dare show it – like the people who took to the streets of Cairo last August. They

Sci-tech

Bomb-proof textiles take off

Aviation safety is a worldwide concern. European researchers want to prevent further catastrophes with the help of textiles tested in explosive ways

Business

Food crisis warning from FAO

The UN’s food agency is calling for rules to curb speculation in surging commodity prices. The Food and Agriculture Organisation is warning that

World

Shi'ite pilgrims mark Arba'een

Hundreds of thousands of Shi’ite pilgrims are gathering in the Iraqi city of Karbala for the religious rite of Arba’een. The event marks 40 days