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The art of demolition: Bringing down a multi-storey structure is a process as scientific as it is creative
Thursday 05 January 2012
When Glencairn Tower went down in November, 64 charges – 100kg of the latest explosives placed with scientific precision – brought all 17 storeys down in just five seconds.
Wednesday 21 December 2011
Ed Cowan is set to make his debut for Australia in the first Test against India which gets under way at the MCG on Boxing Day.
Monday 14 November 2011
Ex-airman's evidence could prove crucial in court case against Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 21 June 2011
International and domestic flights through Australian airports were cancelled today as an ash cloud from a Chilean volcano moved into the country's airspace.
Thursday 26 May 2011
The United Nations top human rights envoy attacked Australia's tough refugee policies and the treatment of outback Aborigines yesterday, saying there was a strong undercurrent of racism in the country.
Saturday 30 April 2011
Two military cadets were arrested yesterday over a scandal in which a woman accused a fellow cadet of secretly filming her having sex and showing it to his comrades.
Sunday 20 February 2011
In the Aviva Premiership today, Leeds – who sacked their director of rugby, Andy Key, in midweek – are away to Saracens. Neil Back, who has taken sole charge of the team, will have the England forwards Steve Thompson and Hendre Fourie back in his pack. Next Sunday, bottom-placed Leeds are at home to 11th-placed Newcastle in what, to apply a football cliché to bonus-point-enhanced rugby, will be "a real 10-pointer". An unlikely Leeds win at Vicarage Road would overhaul the Falcons a week early.
Thursday 03 February 2011
One of the most powerful storms ever recorded in Australia pulled houses apart and snapped power poles as it ripped across flood-sodden Queensland state Thursday but didn't kill anyone.
Monday 17 January 2011
England's women wrapped up a Twenty20 series victory by beating their Australian counterparts by four wickets in Canberra yesterday. It was their third successive victory in the five-match series and clinched a first-ever series win Down Under.
Saturday 15 January 2011
Lydia Greenway guided England Women to victory for the second consecutive match as they beat Australia by five wickets in a Twenty20 international in Melbourne.
Saturday 08 January 2011
Andrew Strauss hopes to lead England in their defence of the Ashes in 2013, writes Stephen Brenkley.
Tuesday 04 January 2011
If an area the size of France and Germany disappeared under water in most parts of the world, the consequences would be shattering. A special session of the United Nations might well be held as aid agencies scrambled to draw up emergency strategies.
Saturday 01 January 2011
Friday 31 December 2010
Thursday 09 December 2010
Keighley are are resigned to losing their long-serving coach, Barry Eaton, as the reborn Crusaders gear up for their second season in Super League.
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
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Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
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