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It’s not a good time for Airbnb hosts or renters in Japan right now: The private residence renting service was recently forced to cancel thousands of …

Southampton University supercomputer goes live

<b>A £3.2m supercomputer, one of the most powerful in the UK, has been installed at the University of Southampton.</b><p>The Iridis4 has state of the art coprocessors which can each perform a trillion calculations per second - a measurement known as a "teraflop".<p>The university said the new machine would …

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Afghanistan aircraft crash kills six US soldiers - Isaf

<b>Six American soldiers have died in a crash involving an aircraft in southern Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) says.</b><p>The cause of the crash in Zabul is unknown and an investigation is under way, Isaf said.<p>Initial reports indicated there was "no enemy activity in the …

Afghanistan

Japan and Asean nations seek 'freedom of overflight'

<b>Japan and SE Asian leaders have pledged to work together to ensure "freedom of overflight" in the region, in a move seen as a mild rebuke to China.</b><p>The announcement came at a summit in Tokyo, weeks after China's declaration of a new air defence zone overlapping areas claimed by Japan and South Korea.<p>…

China

Jupiter's icy moon Europa 'spouts water'

<b>Water may be spouting from Jupiter's icy moon Europa - considered one of the best places to find alien life in the Solar System.</b><p>Images by the Hubble Space Telescope show surpluses of hydrogen and oxygen in the moon's southern hemisphere, say astronomers writing in Science journal.<p>If confirmed as …

Astronomy

Titan moon's colossal methane seas

Ligeia Mare is twice the area of Lake Michigan in the US<p><b>Measurements of a big sea on Titan, a moon of Saturn, show that it contains about 9,000 cubic km of mostly liquid methane.</b><p>This huge volume is equivalent, say scientists, to about 40 times the proven reserves of oil and gas on Earth.<p>The …

French troops in Central African Republic 'to avoid carnage'

<b>President Francois Hollande has defended France's military intervention in the Central African Republic - after two French soldiers were killed in the capital Bangui.</b><p>Speaking in Bangui, he said last week's deployment of 1,600 troops had been necessary to "avoid carnage".<p>The two French soldiers were …

Africa

French soldiers killed in Central African Republic

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1035000/1035745_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532767574_bc19c619580fe4e2892c5ed05cf7d411<p><b>Two French soldiers have been killed in combat in the Central African Republic, the French presidency says.</b><p>It says President Francois Hollande, who is …

Mid-East governments sign Red Sea-to-Dead Sea water deal

<b>Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority have signed a water sharing pact aimed at one day replenishing the rapidly drying Dead Sea.</b><p>The agreement will build a pipeline to carry brine from a desalination plant at the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, while providing drinking water to the region.<p>The Dead …

Water

Virgin enters Formula E electric car racing series

<b>Virgin is to enter a team for the first FIA Formula E Championship, which gets out of the grids next year.</b><p>The electric racing car series will take place on purpose-built street circuits in 10 cities around the world.<p>The Virgin Racing Formula E Team is headed by team principal Alex Tai and has the …

Motorsport

Deadly attacks hit Yemen defence ministry in Sanaa

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1034000/1034267_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1533938654_31f263bc192b7b21d5ae94512497ebaf<p><b>A series of attacks at Yemen's defence ministry have left at least 52 dead and some 162 hurt, officials say.</b><p>A suicide car bomb blew up at the gates of …

Middle East

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Japan and South Korea defy China air zone rules

<b>Japan and South Korea have both flown planes unannounced through China's newly-declared air defence zone, officials from both nations say.</b><p>Japanese aircraft had conducted routine "surveillance activity" over the East China Sea zone, the top government spokesman said.<p>South Korea had also conducted a …

China

Birth and death of stars captured by Very Large Telescope

<b>A new image has captured the birth and death of stars in one of our closest galactic neighbours - the Large Magellanic Cloud.</b><p>It also shows the remnants a supernova explosion caused by the death of a massive star that has run out of fuel.<p>Located about 163,000 light-years away, the LMC is visible …

Universe

Ison: Critical time for ‘comet of the century’

<b>Astronomers are anxiously waiting to see if a comet survives its encounter with the Sun.</b><p>Comet Ison will reach its closest approach to our star at approximately 18:35 GMT on Thursday.<p>It has been billed as a potential "comet of the century", but the Sun's heat and gravitational tug could destroy it …

Astronomy

Joe Biden to visit China and Japan over disputed air zone

<b>US Vice-President Joe Biden will convey to China US concerns over its declaration of an air defence zone over disputed islands in the East China Sea, the White House has said.</b><p>On a long-planned trip to Asia next week, he will also visit Japan and South Korea, the White House said.<p>On Saturday, China …

China

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US B-52 bombers challenge disputed China air zone

<b>The US has flown two B-52 bombers over disputed islands in the East China Sea in defiance of new Chinese air defence rules, officials say.</b><p>China set up its "air defence identification zone" on Saturday insisting that aircraft obey its rules or face "emergency defensive measures".<p>A Pentagon spokesman …

China