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Smart foam gives robotic hand ability to self-repair

Singapore researchers have developed a smart foam material that allows robots to sense nearby objects, and repairs itself when damaged, just like human skin.

Israel aims for ‘chaos’

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani yesterday accused arch-foe Israel of acting as a “mercenary” for the US and seeking to create chaos, blaming it for the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear...

Heatwave renews worries

Australia was bracing for a heatwave to sweep across the country’s fire-ravaged southeast in the coming days, with the forecast stoking fears the soaring temperatures could inflame bushfires.

70 killed in Pakistan hospital blast

A bomb blast has killed 70 people at a hospital in the city of Quetta in south-west Pakistan, officials say. Dozens of people are injured in the attack, which happened at the entrance to the...

US health researchers test Zika vaccine as funds run low

US government researchers say they have begun their first clinical trial of a Zika vaccine while the Obama administration told lawmakers funds to fight the virus would run out in the coming weeks...

Clinton must become president: Sanders

Bernie Sanders urges Democrats to put Hillary Clinton in the White House, in a speech to the party convention.

July 7, 2021
July 7, 2021

Smart foam gives robotic hand ability to self-repair

Singapore researchers have developed a smart foam material that allows robots to sense nearby objects, and repairs itself when damaged, just like human skin.

November 29, 2020
November 29, 2020

Israel aims for ‘chaos’

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani yesterday accused arch-foe Israel of acting as a “mercenary” for the US and seeking to create chaos, blaming it for the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear...

January 31, 2020
January 31, 2020

Heatwave renews worries

Australia was bracing for a heatwave to sweep across the country’s fire-ravaged southeast in the coming days, with the forecast stoking fears the soaring temperatures could inflame bushfires.

October 27, 2019
October 27, 2019

Many’ dead as Myanmar military sinks boats carrying kidnapped troops

Myanmar’s army sunk several boats carrying dozens of soldiers and police officers taken hostage by rebels in the restive western Rakhine state, the Arakan Army says, adding that many had died.

December 1, 2018
December 1, 2018

Lost idol: New wave of Myanmar youth activists look beyond Suu Kyi

Myanmar youth activist and television host Thinzar Shun Lei Yi would once have called herself one of Aung San Suu Kyi’s greatest fans. Now, she is one of her most vocal critics.

November 6, 2018
November 6, 2018

US voters give verdict on Trump

After a divisive campaign marked by fierce clashes over race, immigration and other cultural issues, Americans vote to determine the balance of power in the US Congress and shape the future of...

May 30, 2018
May 30, 2018

Russian journalist turns up alive after reported murder

A Russian dissident journalist who was reported murdered in Kiev dramatically reappears alive and well today in the middle of a briefing about the killing by the Ukrainian state security service.

May 11, 2018
May 11, 2018

US increases sanctions pressure on Iran

The United States imposed sanctions against six individuals and three companies it says were funneling millions of dollars to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard's elite Quds Force, just...

November 5, 2016
November 5, 2016
USA

Farashuddin elected member of UN civil service body

Former governor of Bangladesh Bank Dr Mohammed Farashuddin has been elected as the member of the International Civil Service Commission (ISCS) for a four-year term starting from January 1, 2017.

October 26, 2016
October 26, 2016

Autism study shows lasting benefits of early interaction

A year-long training programme to help parents communicate with their very young autistic children reduced symptoms of the disorder up to six years later, according to a follow-up analysis.