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Leaning tower of London? Big Ben is tilting

British landmark Big Ben is leaning to such an extent that the tilt can now be observed with the naked eye, according to a report commissioned by London Underground and the Parliamentary Estates Department.Full story

New Bomb-Detecting Ink Could Thwart Terrorists

Restrictions on the amount of liquid allowed on airplanes departing from the United States could become a thing of the past, thanks to a new material that can detect small amounts of an explosive commonly used by terrorists. Full story

France raises retirement age despite protests

French President Nicolas Sarkozy's reform raising the retirement age from 60 to 62 became law Wednesday, a victory for the government and a defeat for unions that waged massive strikes and protests. Full story

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