01May/15

Tesla unveils batteries for homes

(Reuters Business Report) – Tesla Motors is driving beyond electric cars and into your home. It unveiled new batteries that’ll store solar energy. CEO Elon Musk says homeowners can use them as backup power or go totally off the grid.
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01May/15

U.N. defends investigation protocol over French military abuse allegations in CAR

U.N. defends its decision to hand evidence over to French authorities from a 2014 investigation of allegations that French military personnel sexually abused children in the Central African Republic. A spokesman said the U.N. does not interfere with individual states’ legal systems and hopes France will bring any guilty parties to justice.
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01May/15

Milan Expo exposes rifts in Italy

(REUTERS / ITALIAN PARLIAMENT TV) – A shining testament to Italy’s economic recovery – though not for everyone.

The long-awaited Milan Expo opens its doors.

A six-month exhibition of technology and know-how with a focus on sustainable food development.

Some 20 million people are expected to visit over the next six months.

But here: those who see the millions spent on it as wasteful and riddled with corruption.
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01May/15

Nigerian army rescues more women and children from Boko Haram

Nigeria’s military says it has rescued another set of women and children who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram militants and were being detained in Sambisa forest where the Islamist group has been holed up.
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30Apr/15

Energy-harvesting ‘tree’ can power electronics

Finnish company develops an energy harvesting ‘tree’ capable of powering smart phones and other devices. Its production technique can also be used to make sheets of smart organic light-emitting diodes on a large scale.
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