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Kuala Lumpur-Singapore named busiest international air route

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The air route linking Singapore and the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur has become the busiest in the world, research shows.Planes made 30,537 trips between the two airports in the year to February 2018, OAG Aviation said.The route overtook Hong Kong-Taipei in a list dominated by Asian destinations.Flying between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur takes about an hour, and there are plans to build a high-speed rail
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The innovation turning desert sand into farmland

[ad_1] Image caption Faisal Al Shimmari hopes the innovation will help him create "a human Garden of Eden" in the desert Faisal Mohammed Al Shimmari farms in some of the most extreme conditions in the world, at Al Ain, an oasis in the United Arab Emirates desert, where temperatures can reach 50C. "It's expensive as we have to buy water regularly to irrigate these plants," he says.Farmers have to use
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Diesel emissions scandal: Ex-VW boss Winterkorn charged in US

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former VW chief Martin Winterkorn has been charged by US authorities Former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn has been charged by US prosecutors in Detroit over the diesel emissions scandal.He has been accused of conspiring to mislead regulators about the German car maker's efforts to cheat the emissions tests of its diesel-fuelled vehicles.Charges filed in March were revealed on Thursday, adding Mr Winterkorn
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800 jobs cut as Virgin Media to shut Swansea call centre

[ad_1] Image caption The Virgin Media base in Llansamlet, Swansea, opened in 2012 Almost 800 jobs are set to be axed as Virgin Media closes its call centre in Swansea.The telecommunications firm's plans to cut its number of UK customer service bases from eight to four, centralising operations in Manchester.A total of 772 jobs will go in Llansamlet, 552 staff positions and 220 sub contractors.Virgin Media's chief executive Tom Mockridge
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The US town banning new Bitcoin mines

[ad_1] Power-intensive Bitcoin mining has been eating up Plattsburgh's electricity quota and pushing up bills for local residents.Now the local government has imposed an 18 month moratorium on commercial cryptocurrency mines setting up shop.BBC Click finds out more.See more at Click's website and @BBCClick. [ad_2] Source link
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Digital nomads: The new elite with no fixed abode

[ad_1] Image caption Jemma Porter is part of the digital nomad movement Why work in an office when you can sit by the beach? Armed with a laptop and an internet connection, a new generation of 'digital nomads' is taking their work on their travels around the world. But they are not always welcome. Jemma Porter and her boyfriend James Cave's journey began like many others when they became disillusioned
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Drones to the rescue! – BBC News

[ad_1] Image copyright Ericsson Image caption Mobile operators say drones working with mobile networks will speed up emergency response Drones may be best known for taking impressive aerial videos and inspecting buildings, infrastructure and crops, but they also promise to improve mobile and internet connectivity for emergency services and consumers.Poor mobile signal in rural areas is frustrating, but it can also be life-threatening in emergency situations. Slow emergency response times