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Indian company produces flat-pack, $700 houses

The Indian company that launched the world’s cheapest car has unveiled its latest product for the fast-growing nation: a flat-pack house that costs just $700 and can be built in a week. The Tata group, maker of the $2,500 Nano car, said that the 20-square-metre (215-square-foot) home comes from a…

Nuclear fears spark rush for radiation detectors

WASHINGTON – A scare over irradiated food from Japan has sparked a global rush to buy radiation detectors, US dealers said Tuesday, with most reporting they have no more stock to sell. Buyers, especially from Pacific rim countries, are snapping up geiger counters amid worries that radiation from the hobbled…

Six people injured by falling ice at Super Bowl venue

DALLAS, Texas (AFP) – At least six workers who were trying to get Cowboys Stadium ready for the Super Bowl were taken to hospitals on Friday after being struck by falling ice, a National Football League spokesman said. The six were taken to different hospitals and the two most seriously…

Minnesota Metrodome roof collapses after snow storm

The inflatable roof of the Metrodome, where the Minnesota Vikings play, collapsed Sunday following a snow storm that dumped 17 inches on Minneapolis. Bill Lester, executive director of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, said the damage was being assessed Sunday morning and the agency would issue a statement later. He…

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