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Conductive paint as ‘sensing skin’ for concrete structures

A new ‘sensing skin’ technology has been developed by researchers, which could be an early warning system for concrete structures to allow authorities to respond to concrete damage, said a report. The ‘skin&rsquo

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Gaza farms devastated by fighting: UN food body

The conflict in Gaza has caused serious damage to crops, herds and fishing as well as greenhouses and irrigation systems, bringing food production to a halt and sending prices sharply higher, the United Nations food body said on Thursday.

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Bahrain's blaze-hit market to reopen

A popular market in Bahrain that was hit by two massive fires in as many years is expected to open later this month.   Isa Town traditional market suffered extensive damage in March this year, when 46 firemen bat

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Building rules to be toughened in Bahrain

Tougher construction regulations will soon be introduced in Manama after 15 cars were damaged when high winds blew aluminium cladding off a multi-storey building.   The Manama Municipality is spearheading the ini

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Payout for unrest victim in Bahrain

A Pakistani who suffered severe brain damage during a brutal attack three years ago could finally get BD50,000 ($131,836) compensation from the government, according to a top official. A gang of 10 men attacked Irfan Ahmad Bakhsh

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Vodafone sues Telecom Italia for $1.3bn

British telecoms provider Vodafone Group is suing Telecom Italia for abusing its dominant position in Italy, seeking damages of more than 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion). A Vodafone spokeswoman said in an email on Sunday the civil

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US court upholds $105m Exxon payout in NYC case

A US appeals court on Friday upheld a ruling against Exxon Mobil Corp ordering the company to pay $105 million in damages for polluting New York City's groundwater with a toxic gasoline additive. The US Second Circuit Court of

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Magnitude 5.1 quake injures 11 in Algeria

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit an area south of the Algerian capital on Wednesday morning, injuring 11 people and causing minor damage to buildings, the national geophysics centre said. The epicentre of the quake was in the small

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Dreamliner probe looks at several components

British investigators said on Tuesday said they were looking at a number of components, including a transmitter made by US firm Honeywell, as they searched for the source of a fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner in London last week. B

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Peru-Chile border hit by 6.2 quake

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook the border area straddling southern Peru and northern Chile early on Monday, but there were no reports of damage, the Andean neighbors' national emergency offices said.     

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