WORLD NEWS

Calais migrant camp to be 'definitively dismantled', says Hollande

France - 

French President Francois Hollande said on a visit to the port of Calais Monday that the sprawling "Jungle" migrant camp would be "definitively dismantled" under a plan to relocate the migrants to centres around the country.

Researchers restore first ever computer music recording

Researchers restore first ever computer music recording
Wellington - 

New Zealand researchers said Monday they have restored the first recording of computer-generated music, created in 1951 on a gigantic contraption built by British genius Alan Turing.

Melting Greenland ice threatens to expose Cold War waste

Copenhagen - 

A snow-covered former US army base in Greenland -- dubbed "a city under ice" -- could leak pollutants into the environment as the climate changes, raising difficult questions over who is responsible for a clean-up.

Rosetta's 7-billion-kilometre space mission

Rosetta's 7-billion-kilometre space mission
Paris - 

European spacecraft Rosetta will end its mission on September 30 after travelling almost seven billion kilometres (4.4 billion miles) to probe the secrets of comets, with help from a high-tech robot named Philae.

Fuel tanker fire extinguished in Gulf of Mexico

Mexico City - 

A massive fire that burned for more than 24 hours aboard a fuel tanker ship loaded with thousands of barrels of oil on board was put out Sunday without having caused spills, a Mexican state-owned oil company said.

Uganda takes on the 'world's most dangerous road'

Uganda takes on the 'world's most dangerous road'

MPIGI, UGANDA - 

Wearing pristine white with her woollen socks pulled high, Ugandan traffic police officer Edith Nanteza exudes natural authority at the roadblock, barely lifting a hand as she waves motorists over.

World's largest radio telescope starts operating in China

World's largest radio telescope starts operating in China

Beijing - 

The world's largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life.

Homemade bomb attack on Hungary police 'attempted execution'

Homemade bomb attack on Hungary police 'attempted execution'

Budapest  - 

Hungarian police said Sunday that an explosion in downtown Budapest that seriously injured two of its officers was caused by a homemade, shrapnel-laden device intended to kill the pair.



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