10Feb/15

Battery-powered train brings low-carbon commuting to UK

ESSEX, ENGLAND, UK (REUTERS) – The tagline says it all.

This Independently Powered Electric Multiple Unit is being tested out over five weeks on a ten-mile track just outside London.

The train draws power from overhead lines.

It then lowers its pantograph and can run on its batteries instead.
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10Feb/15

Somalian lifeline cut off by suspension of remittance services

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China Central Television (CCTV)

Most of the major U.S. banks have ended remittance services to Somalis after new regulations were passed to stop money from getting into the hands of terrorists such as Somalia’s Al Shabaab. However, funds sent back home to Somalia are crucial for many families and businesses in a country that lacks a proper financial system from years of fighting.
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10Feb/15

Police seize lost ‘Da Vinci’ painting in Switzerland

Italian and Swiss Police have seized a lost painting attributed to Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci from a bank vault in Switzerland.
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10Feb/15

EU solution to Italy migrant deaths needed – UNHCR

A spokewoman for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says a recent incident that resulted in the deaths of 29 African migrants trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean demonstrated once again that the European Union needed a “proper” solution to save more lives.

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10Feb/15

Malaysia’s Anwar jailed for 5 years after losing appeal in sodomy trial

(NVO) – Convicted of sodomy — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim arrives at prison Tuesday — where he is sentenced to serve five years.
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10Feb/15

Soccer players from team aboard plane that crashed 53 years ago reflect on rediscovery

Former team members of Green Cross soccer club react to discovery of doomed flight that killed eight of their players over 50 years ago.

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10Feb/15

Dr Dre, Ice Cube intro trailer for “Straight Outta Compton”

The trailer for the N.W.A biopic, “Straight Outta Compton” debuts with an introduction featuring Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.
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10Feb/15

Massachusetts struggles to remove snow after massive storm

Large snow storm in Massachusetts shuts down Boston transit and schools.
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