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World’s 10 amazing railway stations

  Grand Central Terminal, New York, US What makes these railway stations unique? Icons of a nation’s booming infrastructure, these grand transport hubs have set several records. Take a look at 10 stations dubbed as ‘world’s record breakers’ by Grand... [Read More]

A look at 27 high-speed trains in the world

  CRH380 (China Railway High-speed) China is set to open a 2,298-km high-speed railway line, the world’s longest, in about two weeks, linking the capital city with the country’s trading hub of Guangzhou. According to the Ministry of Railways (MOR), the Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway... [Read More]

Global growth: Nations that lead the race

  A view of Indonesia's Central Bank building in Jakarta. China and India are still at the top among the fastest growing economies in the world. But growth for both is slowing down when comparing their projected growth to the historical three-year average, says a PricewaterhouseCoopers study. India... [Read More]

India 4th largest in steel output

  A workers walks through finished steel bars of different quality India’s rank in the world order of steel production remained unchanged at fourth slot with an output of 76.7 million tonnes, despite logging the highest growth of 4.2 per cent among major producing nations in 2012. There was... [Read More]

World’s top 20 economic superpowers by 2030

  Shanghai World Financial Centre. The world economy is projected to grow at an average rate of just over 3 per cent per annum from 2011 to 2050, doubling in size by 2032 and nearly doubling again by 2050, states a PricewaterhouseCoopers report. According to the report, ‘World in 2050 The... [Read More]

World’s 10 amazing railway stations

Grand Central Terminal, New York, US A historical landmark, this 100-year old sprawling transport hub is the world’s largest station by number of platforms. It has 44 platforms with 67 tracks along them. Grand Central Terminal, New York, US It took 10 years to build this sprawling railway station... [Read More]

20 countries that have richest people in the world

  A view of Cartier jewellery boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. America has gained some 2,250 ultra-high-net-worth individuals – classed as those with a net worth of $30 million or more (including all assets) – since last year, according to a report from Wealth-X,... [Read More]

15 countries that lead in giving citizenship

  The evening sun illuminates Schoenbrunn palace in Vienna. There are many countries that have restrictive immigration policies, while some have a welcoming policy. Here we take a look at some countries that have given most citizenships between 2001 and 2010 in the world, according to an Organisation... [Read More]

Rising to its feet: Japan before & after (AMAZING PHOTOS)

Rising to its feet Japan before after AMAZING PHOTOS Cars pass along a street in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, on January 15, 2012 nearly one year after the March 11 tsunami devastated the area (AFP Photo / Toru Yamanaka)   With the powerful earthquake and tsunami hitting Japan last year, the country... [Read More]

10 countries that will rule world trade

10 countries that will rule world trade While the world is currently growing through tough economic times, the long-term picture looks much better. Economists project world trade (ie the sum of imports and exports) in real terms is set to jump from $37 trillion in 2010 to $287 trillion in 2050, according... [Read More]

Fukushima crisis to be resolved in six months

Damaged heavy oil tank, caused by tsunami, being removed from TEPCO’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture (AFP PHOTO / TEPCO) After visiting the Fukushima nuclear plant and meeting with Japan’s prime minister, the head of the IAEA, Yukiya Amano, has promised... [Read More]

Suicide boom in post-nuclear Japan

Photo by Alexey Novikov As well as killing thousands, Japan’s natural disasters caused a leak of dangerous amounts of radiation into the environment. Meanwhile, many of those who survived are struggling with their own nuclear nightmare. ­A triple disaster on a scale the world has never known caused... [Read More]

Bones and confidence grow with Soviet orthopedic technique

Therapeutic gymnastics at Ilizarov’s orthopedical center (RIA Novosti / Vladimir Vyatkin) Russia has been renowned for its world-leading scientists and inventors over the years. In the 1950s, the Kurgan region became the center of Soviet orthopedics, when a surgeon there invented a revolutionary... [Read More]

Russia, Japan discuss peace treaty in “a more favorable atmosphere”

Russia-Japan-discuss-peace-treaty-in----a-more-favorable-atmosphere----The South Kuril Islands (RIA Novosti / Sergey Krasnoykhov) Moscow and Tokyo have created a historical commission to study thorny issues in bilateral relations. ­A more favorable atmosphere has developed as of late for discussions... [Read More]

Mutant rabbit born near Fukushima plant

Cute white mutant (video from YouTube user connectingdots1) The birth of a white rabbit with no ears not far from the damaged Fukushima power plant in Japan has sparked fear in locals. The animal is a living reminder of the danger that radiation leakages may pose, reports Italian Corriere TV, branch... [Read More]

Japan to shut nuclear plant over quake fears.

Chubu Electric Power NAGOYA/TOKYO: Japan’s third-biggest power operator on Monday agreed to shut a nuclear plant until it can be better defended against the type of massive tsunami which in March triggered the worst atomic crisis in 25 years.   Compounding public concern over an industry... [Read More]

Japan: Nuclear crisis raised to Chernobyl level

japan nuclear fall out map Japanese authorities have raised the severity rating of their nuclear crisis to the highest level, officials say. The decision was taken because of radiation measured at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant, NHK reported. The highest level for nuclear accidents (seven)... [Read More]

Japan toll nears 22,000, new trouble in Fukushima

new trouble in japan Workers attempting to salvage Japan’s tsunami hit Fukushima nuclear reactor had to be evacuated after smoke was seen billowing in a latest in a series of troubles to hit the moves to stabilise the radiation leaking plant.Prime Minister Naoto Kan said slow but “steady... [Read More]