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Ten coastal towns get £8.5m for projects

<b>Ten coastal towns have been given £8.5m in government cash to help create nearly 1,400 jobs and repair storm-damaged areas.</b><p>Schemes set to benefit include the Jubilee Pool in Penzance, Old Portsmouth's historic arches, and the South West Coastal Path.<p>The cash will be used to create tourist …

Brazil time-lapse of famous sites in World Cup final's city

Rio de Janeiro is getting ready to host the final of the 2014 Fifa World Cup on Sunday.<p>Time-lapse shots of the city were taken, showing some of the most famous locations.<p>These include the statue of Christ the Redeemer as well as Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay.

Time-lapse Photography

If The World Had Only A 100 People [Pic]

World Cup 2014: 14 Powerful Pictures Of Anti-Fifa Graffiti In Brazil

<b>UPDATE: 17 Pictures Of Shocking Violence As Police 'Open Live Fire' On Anti-Fifa Protesters</b><p>Brazilians are angry. They are angry with their government …

Why is Glasgow the UK’s sickest city?

<b>Babies born in Glasgow are expected to live the shortest lives of any in Britain. One in four Glaswegian men won't reach their 65th birthday. What is behind the "Glasgow Effect" and can it be prevented?</b><p>The pool is full on Sunday afternoon in the Glasgow suburb of Easterhouse. Children are splashing …

Sociology

Climate change to cause more flashing floods in UK

The Met Office has issued a warning of more summer flash floods, because of climate change.<p>A report said that while summers were expected to become drier by the next century, intense rainfall meant that flash flooding would become more frequent.<p>Claire Marshall reports.

Climate Change

Oil workers film tornado in North Dakota

A group of oil workers have escaped a tornado, moments before it struck their camp in North Dakota, US.<p>At least 15 trailers were damaged or destroyed south of Watford City on Monday, with a 15-year-old girl suffering critical injuries.<p>Rescue crews are continuing to search through debris at the camp.<p>…

North Dakota

China to scrap millions of cars to improve air quality

<b>China plans to remove six million vehicles that do not meet exhaust emission standards by the end of the year as a way of improving air quality.</b><p>More than 300,000 vehicles will be decommissioned in the capital Beijing.<p>Recent findings from the state's environmental agency showed that 31% of the air …

Pollution

A Simple, Elegant Invention That Draws Water From Air

When Italian designer Arturo Vittori and Swiss architect Andreas Vogler first visited Ethiopia in 2012, they were shocked to see women and children forced to walk miles for water.<p>Only 34 percent of Ethiopians have access to a reliable water supply. Some travel up to six hours a day to fetch some …

Caring for sick babies: The dilemma facing China's poor

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1077000/1077815_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534457409_23cae5f5045178217d4ee22cf459ded5<p><b>When Liu Jiaomei gave birth to her daughter Miaomiao in March, she was forced to leave the hospital an hour after her labour was over. Ms Liu and her</b> …

Pregnancy

Travel firms suspend flights to Mombasa after FCO warning

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1077000/1077311_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534480295_1cdfdc3936958eea4c4c3ec2ff564819<p><b>Hundreds of UK tourists are being evacuated from parts of the Kenyan coast, after the Foreign Office warned of a "high threat" from terrorists.</b><p>Tour …

Africa

Oh What A Difference A Tide Can Make [Gif]

GIF Animations

'Immediate action' to save Pompeii from further damage

The Italian government has ordered immediate action to try to save the world famous archaeological site at Pompeii from further damage.<p>The plan was adopted at an emergency meeting, called after the collapse of a series of walls.<p>Both the United Nations and the European Union had demanded urgent …

Health atlas allows online search of risk by area

The research mapped the incidence of a range of diseases alongside environmental factors<p><b>A new online map of England and Wales allows people to enter their postcode and find their community's risk of developing 14 conditions, such as heart disease and lung cancer.</b><p>The map presents population-wide …

Imperial College London

Gap-year student from Bristol dies in Colombia 'tribal ritual'

<b>A teenager from Bristol has died in Colombia while apparently taking part in a tribal ritual.</b><p>Henry Miller, 19, died in the rainforest after reacting to a plant infusion he drank during the ritual, his family said.<p>Parents David and Elizabeth Miller said he had ventured into a remote part of the …

Great Walls of America 'could stop tornadoes'

<b>Building three "Great Walls" across Tornado Alley in the US could eliminate the disasters, a physicist says.</b><p>The barriers - 300m (980ft) high and up to 100 miles long - would act like hill ranges, softening winds before twisters can form.<p>They would cost $16bn (£9.6bn) to build but save billions of …

Weather

Birling Gap cliff collapse visitors warned stay away from edge

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/regions/south_east/1058000/1058906_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534486766_e94bc9271de8eeb589810dabdeb1d792<p><b>A series of cliff collapses at Birling Gap in East Sussex has prompted a warning to visitors to keep away from the edge.</b><p>More tourists are …

Weather

Amazing Cityscape Views from the Rooftops of Dubai

Photographer Karim Nafatni gives new energy to the glowing lights of bustling Dubai in his stunning series of cityscapes, simply called <i>Rooftop Photography</i>. As we have seen before, the Dubai-based photographer and major airline pilot is certainly not afraid of heights! In his ongoing series, Nafatni …

Skyscrapers

Why global water shortages pose threat of terror and war

On 17 January, scientists downloaded fresh data from a pair of Nasa satellites and distributed the findings among the small group of researchers who track the world's water reserves. At the University of California, Irvine, hydrologist James Famiglietti looked over the data from the gravity-sensing …

Picture of the Day: Northern Lights in Northern Finland

NORTHERN LIGHTS<br>IN NORTHERN FINLAND<p>Photograph by Jorma Luhta via Visit Finland<p>In this breathtaking capture, we see the Northern Lights (<i>aurora …

The Great Language Game

How good are you at identifying languages by their sounds? Out of thousands of languages spoken in the world, only 80 are in <b>The Great Language Game</b>. …

The 70-year wait for primary school

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1048000/1048082_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534410733_c2d858c2cc3e6db4e718e5800a1d6964<p><b>It will be more than 70 years before all children have access to primary school, says a report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and</b> …

Education

Drilling surprise opens door to magma-powered electricity

Well hit magma at unexpectedly shallow depths and used it to generate steam.<p>Can enormous heat deep in the Earth be harnessed to provide energy for us …