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Iran seizes British tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Image copyright Erwin Willemse There will be "serious consequences" if Iran does not release a British-flagged tanker seized in the Gulf, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. The Stena Impero's owners say they have been unable to contact their vessel, which had 23 personnel on board and was "heading north towards Iran".It was surrounded by…
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Algae bio-curtains: Architects' radical solution to capture carbon

An alternative to urban trees known as "bio-curtains" is being developed by a team of architects and scientists in London. The curtains use the power of algae to absorb carbon dioxide from the air.The architects EcoLogicStudio created the technology in collaboration with University College London and University of Innsbruck. A smartphone film by digital reporter…
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HS2: High-speed line cost 'could rise by £30bn'

Image copyright HS2 The chairman of the High Speed 2 rail project has reportedly warned that its cost could rise by £30bn.HS2 chairman Allan Cook has written to the Department for Transport to say the high-speed line cannot be delivered within its £56bn budget, according to the Financial Times.The DfT said a review of HS2's…
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Workers could get compensated for cancelled shifts

Image copyright Getty Images Zero-hours and "gig economy" workers who have shifts cancelled at short notice could be paid compensation under new government plans.The proposal is part of a package of measures aimed at improving the rights of low-paid flexible workers.Under the proposals, they could receive the full value of the shift cancelled or three…
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BritBox: ITV and BBC set out plans for new streaming service

Image copyright BBC/ITV Image caption Clockwise from top left: Gavin & Stacey, Love Island, Victoria and Happy Valley will be on BritBox Shows like Love Island, Gavin & Stacey, Gentleman Jack and Broadchurch will be on ITV and the BBC's streaming service BritBox when it launches this year.The broadcasters are joining forces to set up…
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YouTube: 'We don't take you down the rabbit hole'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: "It starts to look like censorship"YouTube has defended its video recommendation algorithms, amid suggestions that the technology serves up increasingly extreme videos.On Thursday, a BBC report explored how YouTube had helped the Flat Earth conspiracy theory spread.But the company's new managing director for the UK, Ben…