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Glare From London 'Fryscraper' Becomes an Attraction

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September 4, 2013
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Sun rays reflected from a half-finished London skyscraper that melted parts of several cars and damaged shopfronts has become one of London's hottest attractions, with a screen put up in front of the shops to avoid more damage. A thermometer shows the temperature rises to 50 celsius under the reflection.


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AFP (Nov. 20, 2013) — Away from the glare of the media where airlines sign multi-billion-dollar contracts, makers of private helicopters and jets for VIPs are busy doing deals at the Dubai airshow and targeting a vibrant Middle East market.
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The Gradually Disappearing Ruins of Detroit

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AFP (Oct. 15, 2013) — The ruins of Detroit's proud industrial past have become something of a tourist attraction in the now bankrupt city. But development is revitalising some of the grandest ruins downtown, leaving ruin aficionados with mixed feelings.
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U.N. Report: World Must Cut Carbon Emissions by 2030

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