August 28th, 2013
05:38 PM GMT
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CNN's Mallika Kapur shows us one doctor's solution to treating his diabetic patients living in remote areas of India.

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August 28th, 2013
05:34 PM GMT
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South Korean carmarker Hyundai has spent has spent billions of dollars developing hydrogen cell technology in an effort to introduce an auto that runs on gas.

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July 4th, 2013
05:06 PM GMT
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(CNN) – In the Middle East, the demand for apps is high - and growing.

CNN's Leone Lakhani explores how reliant people in the region are becoming on mobile applications, and what it can mean for day to day life.

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June 28th, 2013
10:30 AM GMT
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(CNN) – A hospital in Chile is trying to reduce the threat of infections by using equipment, including bed rails and washbasins, made of copper.

A study into effectiveness of copper to kill bacteria is taking place at the Roberto del Rio children’s hospital in Santiago de Chile, and scientists say that the initial results are positive.

Dr Marisol Navarette, in charge of the clinical trials, says: ”The ions of copper interact with the membrane of the bacteria, their metabolism gets disturbed and they are killed by copper.”

The project is spearheaded by Codelco, Chile’s state-run mining company and the biggest copper producer in the world, in partnership with foreign investment.

Chilean company Copper BioHealth already manufactures hospital products made out of the metal, and after the Environmental Protection agency in the U.S. registered copper as an anti-microbial agent, it will have the option to market their products internationally.

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June 20th, 2013
04:59 PM GMT
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(CNN) – A luxury Parisian men’s footwear label plans to start selling bespoke shoes made of camel leather.

The shoes, which exclusive label Pierre Corthay will sell from between $1,600 and $1,800 per pair, will be manufactured by a tannery located in the desert between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. 

Xavier de Royere, Pierre Corthay’s CEO, said: "It’s a great place. I found people who are very passionate about what they do, and this magical, extraordinary skin.” 

Products including camel meat, milk, and even camel milk chocolate have been exported outside the Gulf states, but have not been widely successful. But de Royere says that, as well as being more resistant and softer than cow leather, camel leather has the novelty factor. "It’s always great to try something people have not tried before,” he said. “It excites customers.”

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June 14th, 2013
12:11 PM GMT
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(CNN) - A groundbreaking new initiative is helping small business owners in Somalia link with donors through a mobile phone money transfer system.

E-Cash, a program backed by charity Oxfam, offers the convenience of avoiding long waits at money changers, and erases security issues that go with carrying cash in the street.

The initiative, which launched last year and already has 2,500 beneficiaries, targets vulnerable communities, such as women whose husbands have left them and who are breadwinners for their families, as well as disabled people.

 

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June 4th, 2013
06:34 PM GMT
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(CNN) – In the impoverished and crime-ridden Mexico City suburb Ciudad Netzahualcoyotl, a pioneering education center is tutoring students through a mix of computer programs and teaching.

It is one of 70 learning and innovation hubs first established in 2009 which now have around 350,000 users, most of whom have never used a computer before. Mois Cherm, CEO of the company behind the project, ENOVA, who was been named Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the World Economic Forum, says that the aim of the centers is to harness technology in educating low-income citizens.

Mexico has the lowest education standards of any major country, a fact often blamed on teaching unions which have a huge power over hiring and regulation.

As well as providing computers, the company, which is for-profit, creates its own programs with a tech hub in Mexico City.

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May 28th, 2013
02:13 PM GMT
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(CNN) - Egyptian scientists say they have developed the first insect repellent material in the region, which has the power to protect people from being bitten by any bug, including mosquitoes.

Mohamed Hashem and his team at the Egypt National Research Center developed the textile, which he says is infused with what a natural and environmentally friendly material. Hashem would not reveal the exact composition of the substance, but said that it had the power to kill insects that were exposed to it for prolonged periods.

Insect repellent materials already exist in the West, but this development will allow regional manufacturers to buy it for much less, and Hashem says there are plans for it to be used by the Egyptian armed forces.

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April 4th, 2013
04:13 PM GMT
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(CNN) – Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says China will begin to revise its future policy on North Korea.

Rudd outlines three reasons for this shift including North Korea’s nuclear weapons program aggravating regional U.S. allies; the potential for an escalating conflict should North Korea attack South Korea; and the damage to China’s foreign reputation as a supporter of the regime.

Rudd adds that China faces huge challenges in transforming its domestic economic growth model to meet the workforce demands for higher wages and living standards.



March 29th, 2013
12:42 PM GMT
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(CNN) –Opposition Leader Mohamed ElBaradei says the solution for Egypt's terrible shape is a political one, not a military one.

ElBaradei, the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, tells CNN's John Defterios that Egypt must start political reconciliation to stop the social unrest and violence in the country.

The North African state needs support from the International Monetary Fund to "jump start" the economy, according to ElBaradei.



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