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Honda's 200km/h+ mower has speed

2014-04-04 10:46

Ever wanted to mow your lawn at 209km/h? Honda's Mean Mower, a 75kW modified grass-cutter, entered the Guinness record.

Honda's 200km/h+ mower sets speed record

2014-04-03 10:33

Ever wanted to mow your lawn at 209km/h? Honda's Mean Mower, a 75kW modified grass-cutter, entered the Guinness record books as the world's fastest lawn mower. We have gallery images and an awesome video of Mean Mower in action!

Two Spanish firms prepare stock debut

2014-04-02 17:19

Two Spanish companies are preparing to become the first to launch on Spain's stock market since 2011, signalling a tentative economic recovery.

Former Spanish prime minister Suarez dies

2014-03-23 20:55

Adolfo Suarez, Spain's first democratically elected prime minister after decades of right-wing rule under General Francisco Franco, has died aged 81.

McLaren: 'We'll catch up in Spain'

2014-03-20 08:40

McLaren has displayed some pace during the season-opening Australia grand prix, but the team says it will close the gap between them and front-runners Mercedes in time for the Spanish GP... That's four races away!

Migrants storm Morocco-Spain border fence

2014-03-18 18:21

About 500 migrants have stormed across the border fence from Morocco into the Spanish territory of Melilla in one of the biggest such crossings in years, a government official says.

Call for Spain to cut rates, hike VAT

2014-03-14 19:36

Spain must cut individual and business tax rates and increase levies on items from alcohol to fuel to repair one of Europe's lowest tax takes, proposals show.

It's a 'go' for Spain's Ferrari Land

2014-03-14 12:45

Ferrari has announced its plans for a new Ferrari Land, a R149-billion Prancing Horse-themed park, near Barcelona, Spain.

2 dead, 6 missing as fishing boat sinks off Spain

2014-03-10 14:39

A Portuguese-flagged fishing boat has run aground off Spain's northern coast before dawn, killing two of the nine crew and leaving another six missing, rescuers say.

Jews seduced by Spain citizenship offer

2014-03-04 09:34

Spain's offer of citizenship to the descendants of Jews who were expelled from the country over 500 years ago during the Inquisition has sparked a flurry of global interest.

Promise and peril in an ultra-connected world

2014-03-02 18:49

We're in the beginning of a world in which everything is connected to the internet and with one another, while computers analyse all that data for ways to improve lives.

Ford launches more voice apps

2014-02-28 14:36

Ford has announced parking and personal radio apps for its 'Ford Sync with AppLink' at the Mobile World Congress here.

200 migrants storm spain border fence, again

2014-02-28 13:06

A Spanish official says more than 200 migrants have stormed a 6m-high barbed wire border fence to enter Spain's northwest African enclave of Melilla from Morocco.

Smartphone companies beef up its cameras

2014-02-27 13:48

Samsung has beefed up the camera in its Galaxy S5 smartphone and added smarter camera software, following Sony and Nokia in their upgrades of handset cameras.

Smartphones dissect lives of owners

2014-02-26 19:43

Precisely how many steps have you taken today? Exactly how fast is your heart beating? Really, just how clean are your teeth?

Smartphone giants want your body

2014-02-25 23:23

Smartphone makers are fighting for space on your wrist and your head; lucrative real estate for a new wave of high-tech devices if only they can persuade you to wear them.

Blackphone wants to address security issues

2014-02-25 21:03

More people are becoming concerned about their data falling into the hands of US spy agencies - even if they have nothing to hide.

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 smartphone

2014-02-25 09:02

Samsung has unveiled its new flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone armed with a fingerprint scanner and a built-in heart rate sensor to defend its place as the world's industry leader.

Mobile privacy sells in post-Snowden world

2014-02-24 19:30

Following the Snowden snooping revelations, there is growing interest in a range of mobile phone products with one central selling point: privacy.

100 African migrants force into Spain territory

2014-02-24 14:08

Some 500 African migrants have stormed a triple barbed-wire border fence that divides the Spanish territory of Melilla from Morocco, with about 100 making it over, an official says.

Facebook snatches limelight in mobile

2014-02-20 16:30

Facebook's takeover of smartphone messaging service WhatsApp staked the social network's place in dramatic fashion as a pivotal player in the mobile world.

Was Ferrari sand-bagging at Jerez?

2014-02-17 07:37

Data revealed from January 2014's opening Formula 1 test in Jerez, Spain, showed Ferrari might have been holding back, according to reports.

Drivers surprised by new F1 engines

2014-02-13 13:30

For those trackside, the biggest change since the end of the 2013 season has been F1's new, milder engine note. Drivers were surprised with the new six-pot turbo Formula 1 engine and its torque.

Spain denies firing rubber bullets at migrants

2014-02-07 15:05

Officials in Spain have denied security forces had fired rubber bullets at migrants trying to swim to Spanish soil, after nine Africans drowned in the attempt.

Spanish boat breaks in two off French coast

2014-02-05 22:59

A Spanish cargo ship has slammed into a dyke and split in two near the French port of Bayonne as wild weather lashed Europe's Atlantic coasts.

 

Honda's 200km/h+ mower sets speed record

2014-04-03 12:30

Ever wanted to mow your lawn at 209km/h? Honda's Mean Mower, a 75kW modified grass-cutter, entered the Guinness record books as the world's fastest lawn mower. We have gallery images and an awesome video of Mean Mower in action!

Spain town hires poo detective

2014-04-03 06:55

Fed up of dog dirt underfoot on its streets, a Spanish town has hired a detective to catch owners who fail to pick up after their pets.

Crowds swamp church after 'Holy Grail' claim

2014-03-31 16:37

Curators have been forced to remove a precious cup from display in a church in Spain when crowds swarmed there after historians claimed it was the Holy Grail.

McLaren: 'We'll catch up in Spain'

2014-03-20 15:32

McLaren has displayed some pace during the season-opening Australia grand prix, but the team says it will close the gap.

Peugeot drives 1810km - one tank

2014-03-19 14:29

Peugeot says it has set a fuel economy record by covering 1810km in its new 1.2 turbo 308, with a single tank of fuel.

Spain deports train bombing convict to Morocco

2014-03-17 09:26

Spain has deported a Moroccan man after he completed a 10-year jail sentence for obtaining the explosives used in the 2004 Madrid train bombings that killed 191 people, the government says.

Spain nabs seven suspects of jihadist cell

2014-03-14 14:41

Madrid security forces have broken up a Spanish and Moroccan network suspected of sending jihadist fighters to battle Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, arresting seven suspects.

It's a 'go' for Spain's Ferrari Land

2014-03-14 11:04

Ferrari has announced its plans for a new Ferrari Land, a R149-billion Prancing Horse-themed park, near Barcelona, Spain.

700 migrants fail bid to enter Spanish enclave

2014-03-04 14:01

Officials say some 700 sub-Saharan African migrants have attempted to cross into the Spanish enclave of Ceuta from Morocco but have been turned back by Moroccan forces.

Ancient beasts roam Spain's wilderness

2014-03-03 15:24

Farming in Spain has declined to the point that in certain parts the countryside has been left deserted, as a result animals that once roamed the areas have now returned.

Spain makes small profit on Bankia stake sale

2014-02-28 19:00

Spain has made a small profit on the sale of a 7.5% stake in Bankia as the government started to return the country's biggest bailed-out bank to private ownership.

Ford launches more voice apps

2014-02-28 13:41

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Firefox aims to power $25 smartphone

2014-02-28 11:08

Firefox OS aims to challenge the Apple and Google duopoly, by creating a new category of smartphones for developing countries, the non-profit Mozilla Foundation says.

Mobile world prods tablets to get off the sofa

2014-02-27 09:45

Bigger than a telephone yet smaller than a personal computer, tablets were supposed to usher in a new world of mobility; yet they have hardly budged off the couch.

Fingerprint security apt, but not perfect

2014-02-26 09:09

Samsung's Galaxy S5 will be at least the third to have a fingerprint sensor for security but it's alone in letting you use that for general shopping, thanks to a partnership with PayPal.

Samsung S5 back to basics

2014-02-25 16:13

The battleground for mobile innovation is shifting from the hand to the wrist.

Smart toothbrush gives you a mouthful online

2014-02-24 22:33

The world's first smart toothbrush has been unveiled, allowing you to improve your dental hygiene while sharing the results online with your dentist or to impress your friends.

Sony Xperia Z2 takes on Android phones

2014-02-24 18:22

Sony has released an update to its Xperia range with the Z2 at the Mobile World Congress taking place in Barcelona.

Marquez out on injured limb

2014-02-21 08:45

MotoGP World champion Marc Marquez has fractured the fibula bone in his right leg and is expected to be sidelined for three to four weeks.

Migrants storm Spanish border fence in Africa

2014-02-18 13:41

About 200 sub-Saharan migrants have stormed a barbed-wire border fence along Spain’s northwest African enclave on Melilla, with about 50 getting through, an official says.

Ship to destroy chemical arms docks in Spain

2014-02-13 18:43

The American ship MV Cape Ray, which is to destroy some of Syria's chemical weapons, has arrived in Spain to collect toxic substances.

Spain judge orders arrest of former Chinese president

2014-02-10 22:08

A Spanish judge has sought an international arrest warrant for former Chinese president Jiang Zemin for his involvement in alleged genocide in Tibet.

7 migrants drown trying to reach Spain

2014-02-06 15:16

At least seven migrants, including a woman, have drowned as they tried to swim to the Spanish enclave of Ceuta from a beach in neighbouring Morocco, Moroccan authorities say.

Spain cyclist pedals on despite grenade hit

2014-02-05 07:15

A Spanish cyclist is determined to circle the world despite witnessing a deadly bus bombing and then coming under a grenade attack while crossing Pakistan.

 
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