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Young people in Denmark get their own island to run

COPENHAGEN, Aug 26 (Bernama) -- Ungdomsoen, or Youth Island, is the world's first island for young people and has just opened in the Sound Strait between the Danish capital city of Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmo, reported Xinhua news agency.

Twin bomb blasts kill at least 2 in Somali capital

MOGADISHU, Aug 26 (Bernama) -- At least two people including the former secretary of the Banadir regional administration were killed with several others wounded in two separate bomb blasts in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, Turkey's Anadolu Agency reported officials as saying.

3D scanners to be introduced at UK airports to speed up security checks

LONDON, Aug 26 (Bernama) -- All major airports across Britain will have to install ground-breaking 3D screening equipment for hand baggage, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Sunday.

Samsung's smartphone share in Japan hits 6-year high in Q2

SEOUL, Aug 26 (Bernama) -- Samsung Electronics Co's presence in the Japanese smartphone market rose to the highest level in six years in the second quarter thanks to robust sales of new models, Yonhap news agency reported, according to the data compiled by Strategy Analytics on Monday.

Former UN chief Ban calls for "global citizens" to build bridges

ALPBACH (Austria), Aug 26 (Bernama) -- Former UN chief Ban Ki-Moon, who is co-chair of the Ban Ki-Moon Center for Global Citizens in Vienna, said Sunday that the concept of global citizenship is an important framework in times of rising populism and nationalism, Xinhua News Agency reported.

Russia's Soyuz MS-14 docking delayed until Monday

KOROLYOV (Russia), Aug 24 -- Russia’s Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft will make another attempt to dock at the International Space Station (ISS) in the early hours of Monday, Vladimir Solovyov, the head of the control centre of the Russian segment of the ISS, said on Saturday.

Two dead, five injured in India building collapse

MUMBAI, Aug 24 -- Two people were killed and atleast another two were feared trapped after a four-storey illegal building collapsed in Bhiwandi city, 34 km from Mumbai on Friday night, Xinhua news agency reported.