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Dozens stranded as Thames cable car breaks

Dozens of travellers were left suspended 300ft above the Thames on Wednesday, July 25, when a new cable car system linking two Olympic venues broke down.

Scandal in Estonia: worms in Hesburger salads

A letter of Hesburger’s internal department caused a wide resonance in the Estonian media. In the letter, some employee tells his co-workers that it is necessary to check all salad packages that are valid until July 29, because some of them may contain worms.

Colorado shooting suspect «sent writings to university»

The accused in the Colorado shootings presumably sent writings about shooting people to his university.

The first set of barbed wire entanglements are installed on the cable-stayed bridge

The first set of barbed wire entanglements are installed on the cable-stayed bridge, specifically on the group of cables in the direction of the city centre. Installation of barbed wire entanglements on the first group of cables is planned to be completed tonight.

More and more young people get involved in money laundering

One of the most common money laundering methods nowadays is the so called «phishing method» – theft of money from bank accounts by stealing user names, passwords and other confidential information from the owner. Unfortunately, more and more young people get involved in this kind of criminal activity.

PHOTO: Columbian summer fashion

BNN offers an insight into the latest fashion trends in Columbia.

Riga opens up its own Tequila Quarter

Thursday, July 26, the very first Tequila Quarter in Riga and Latvia will be opened with a colourful opening ceremony on Dzirnavu Street 59.

State and municipal debt exceeds five billion LVL

According to the information from the State Treasury, State and municipal debt exceeded 5.756 billion LVL in the end of June, 2012.

Research: children are not safe from internet risks

One out of five European children, probably, encountered shocking content in the internet, for example: stumbling onto websites that praise anorexia or depict different methods of suicide. Unfortunately, research results of EU Kids Online states that such websites are rarely reported, if ever.

July 25 in pictures

BNN offers to take a look at the most interesting, the most scandalous and simply the most beautiful pictures of the day.

Tax revenues of the first six months of 2012 exceed those of 2011 by 13.2%

The State Revenue Service (SRS) has collected 2.21 million LVL in taxes in the first six months of 2012, which exceeds tax revenue of the same period of 2011 by 13.2% or 265.61 million LVL, SRS Director General Nelija Jezdakova reported on July 25.

Allergic to technology

Man, 36, lives alone in remote woodland after claiming phones and TVs give him blackouts, nosebleeds and crippling headaches

Estonian Air losses reach 11 million euros

The loss of Estonia's national carrier Estonia Air reached 10-11 million euros in the first half of the year as the new business model has not started working successfully.

Daily joke: Bra vs Video

A husband comes home with a full bag with video tapes.

Photo: Jesters welcome UK Olympic team to athletes village

Athletes teams started to arrive at the London's Olympic village on Tuesday, July 24. Britain's team was welcomed by a special surprise – troupe of jesters who were speaking in tongue and hooting while ringing bicycle bells and blowing whistles.

The fate of every airplane at the end of it's service

A lot is said about the commercial airlines’ airplanes while they are still in working order. But what happens to them after they’ve exhausted their working resources and are written off?

Latvia has the steepest rise in the number of counterfeit goods seized at the border

The European Commission (EC) presented its annual report on the activities of EU customs authorities in protecting intellectual property. According to this report, the steepest rise in the number of counterfeit goods seized at the border (within the EU) was registered in Latvia.

Rise in Apple profits lower than expected

Apple made a net profit of $8.8bn (£5.7bn) in the three months ending in June, up 21% from a year earlier but lower than forecasts.

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