Karzai accuses US of not fully co-operating with probe into
Afghan President Hamid Karzai accuses the US of
not fully co-operating with a probe into the Kandahar massacre of 16
civilians by an American soldier. The US soldier accused of the
Kandahar massacre is on his way to the US from Kuwait, where he was
being held, and is expected to face a military tribunal there.
Non-stick spiders take delicate steps
Orb-weaving spiders avoid sticking to their own
webs because of the way they move, say scientists. Naturalists first
investigated the puzzle of how spiders move around their webs a
century ago. The spiders' non-stick abilities were originally
attributed to a special coating on their legs. But researchers in
Costa Rica have now used modern imaging technology to record
close-up footage that fully explains the ability.
Half of Indian homes have phones but no toilets
Nearly half of India's 1.2bn people do not have
toilets at home, but more people own a mobile phone, according to
the latest census data. Only 46.9% of the 246.6 million households
have lavatories while 49.8% defecate in the open. The remaining 3.2%
use public toilets.