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'A city like no other': hopes on hold for model Indian capital

Kallakuru - It promised to be "an Indian city like no other" -- a modern, leafy metropolis modelled on Singapore, where citizens would enjoy parks and rivers and breath air unrivalled in freshness.

In DR Congo city, worry and anger over Ebola scare

Mbandaka - People in Mbandaka in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were fearful and angry Friday after an Ebola outbreak spread from remote villages to their densely-populated city.

Reinvigorated Belfast still bears scars of past conflict

Belfast - In the 20 years since a peace accord ended decades of violence in Northern Ireland, its capital has changed radically but hopes of a prosperous peace are still far from being realised.

Turkish-led forces in control of Syria's Afrin city: AFP

- Turkish forces and their rebel allies were in control of the Kurdish-majority city of Afrin in northwestern Syria on Sunday, AFP journalists on the ground reported.

Nokia’s grand plan for the digital city

The company Nokia, once associated with mobile communications, is to launch a series of initiatives to create the digital city of the future. This is through various connected products and solutions.

Five facts on targeted IS-held Syrian city of Raqa

Birut - As US-backed Arab and Kurdish forces broke into the Islamic State group's bastion of Raqa on Tuesday for the first time, here are five facts about the city in northern Syria:Ancient capitalIn an area inhabited since antiquity, Raqa reached its heights ...

Inside Mosul, tense wait under the clouds of war

Baghdad - As Iraqi forces close in on Mosul, trapped civilians report thick smoke enveloping the city's empty streets as their jihadist rulers attempt to shield themselves from intensifying US-led coalition air strikes.

City workers in London break down in shock at Brexit vote

London - Bank employee Francesca Crimp broke down in tears on Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union, triggering an earthquake in the City of London financial hub."I'm scared, I voted for my son's future and I feel so uncertain now.

Aleppo: A key Syrian battleground

Birut - The city of Aleppo, capital of the eponymous northern province, is strategically vital to all sides involved in Syria's five-year civil war and at the centre of escalating violence imperilling a landmark ceasefire.

San Francisco cabbies win one — Rideshare drivers must register

San Francisco - Drivers for Lyft, Uber and other ridesharing services will need business licenses to operate legally in San Francisco, city officials said Friday.

Aleppo: The main battleground in Syria war

Aleppo - The city of Aleppo is key to all sides fighting in Syria's five-year civil war and holds "the key to war and peace", according to a monitor.

From jungle to city, the move affects the immune system

The move from living in rural settings to cities altered human exposure to certain microorganisms. In turn this residential shift appears to have impacted upon immune function.

Terror casts shadow over City of Light

Paris - The Eiffel Tower was closed, the Champs-Elysees was lifeless and museums, markets and schools were shuttered on Saturday as Paris reeled after the bloodiest terror attack in French history.

Manchester City wastes another chance to become a great side

Manchester City’s summer spending has been the topic of discussion throughout English football in recent years. Excessive splurges on foreign talent highlights the club’s ambitions, yet epitomizes the current issue involving the country's top clubs.

NYC council asks Google to discourage left turns to save lives

New York City - New York City has reportedly asked Google to eliminate left turns from its navigation directions on Google Maps where possible. It is thought that this could save many lives over the course of the year as left turns are notoriously dangerous in NYC.

City in Norway building highway for bees

Oslo - Oslo, the capital of Norway, is in the process of creating what is known as a "bee highway," which will provide them with a safe route through the city.

The old and the new in Manchester Special

Manchester - Manchester is England's third largest city, and it holds an important place in history, being the powerhouse of the industrial revolution. Today, the city provides a contrast of Victorian splendor and new developments.

Makers of flushable wipes sued by city over clogged sewers

Wyoming - Wyoming, Minnesota, is suing makers of 'flushable' wipes because they are clogging sewer systems and waste water treatment plants.

Brooklyn business owners anticipate a major arrival

New York - Anyone who's ever been in a city that gets a visit from the president or another major dignitary knows just what it's like: crowded streets, restricted parking, jammed restaurants.

New traffic light tech reduces congestion by turning lights green

A new device fitted to the windows of cars that is being trialled in the UK aims to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in city streets by enabling vehicles to turn traffic lights green as they approach.

Iraq's Tikrit: From Saddam to the Islamic State group

Baghdad - Executed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's hometown and last bastion, Tikrit has become one of the Islamic State group's main strongholds.

Neon signs are causing robins to stay awake at night

Researchers have discovered that bright lights emitted by neon signs and streetlamps at night in cities are disrupting the sleep cycles of robins and other birds, keeping them awake at night and getting "worn out" due to a lack of sleep.

Dramatic fall in phone theft as kill switches installed

Smartphone thefts have fallen dramatically in three major cities across the world after manufacturers began adding remote "kill switches" so users can disable stolen devices, according to reports.

Lyon, the delights of an old French city Special

Lyon - Outstanding museums, a dynamic cultural life, lots of interesting wine, Lyon is an interesting city to visit and one of the highlights of any visit to France. This winter, Digital Journal paid a short visit.

Op-Ed: A more informed urban narrative Special

London - The challenges linked to the urban environment requires following multiple paths to find solutions. Academic voices are often overlooked, but the reality is countless scholars offer crucial insights that can clarify contemporary concerns.

Sweden to test wireless charging of buses on city roads in 2016

The Swedish city of Södertälje is to begin testing of a new wirelessly charged electric-hybrid city bus system on its roads in 2016 as part of efforts to reduce fuel consumption and pollution in the country.

Officials trying to find out why city smells like cat urine

New Castle - Residents of New Castle, Pennsylvania, hope that some air sample tests will reveal why their city smells like cat urine.

Murray Grovum on why Calgary is one of the hottest up-and-coming cities in the world right now Commissioned

Calgary - The Canadian Prairies have been historically known largely for flat land and long, cold winters. However, Calgary, located in south central Alberta, is currently one of the world's hottest buzz-worthy cities.

Photo essay: London from up high Special

London - London is a spectacular city, blending thousands of years of history alongside modernist architecture. One of the best views of London can be obtained from its tallest building - The Shard.

Op-Ed: Writer says, 'this is not the San Francisco I fell in love with' Special

San Francisco - More than just keeping an eye open looking out for fires a top of Mt. Barnaby near Mount Tamalpais in his spare time, volunteer look-out and retired writer Larry Levy views his beloved San Francisco in a much different way today.
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