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This is a reference to Colin McInnes' Solar Sailing[1].

  1. McInnes, Colin R. Solar Sailing. Springer-Praxis, Chichester, UK, 1999. BibTeX [McInnes1999]
Reference library: BibTeX


XFeeds Test

<xfeeds feedlimit="3" totallimit="10"> http://wiki.solarsails.info/index.php?title=News&action=feed&feed=rss </xfeeds>

This is a test. Here's a URL: http://www.google.com

Here's another: http://www.space.com

This is a test.

Here's another external link: http://www.noaa.gov/


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BBC News - World

George Floyd: US capital braces for biggest demonstration yet
Large crowds are expected to protest in Washington DC against racism and police brutality.
(Sat, 06 Jun 2020 11:58:37 -0400)

Coronavirus: WHO advises to wear masks in public areas

The World Health Organization changes its guidance saying masks can help stop the spread of the virus.
(Sat, 06 Jun 2020 06:58:15 -0400)

George Floyd death: Australians defy virus in mass anti-racism rallies

Protesters march in support of George Floyd and indigenous Australians despite coronavirus warnings.
(Sat, 06 Jun 2020 07:10:20 -0400)

Vatican arrest man over luxury property deal

(Sat, 06 Jun 2020 09:41:06 -0400)

Coronavirus: India overtakes Italy in cases amid easing of lockdown

India passes Italy in confirmed cases, with hospitals struggling to cope with the rising infections.
(Sat, 06 Jun 2020 01:40:24 -0400)

Coronavirus: Is China bolder in the wake of the pandemic?

As the rest of the world reels from the pandemic, China is pushing ahead with the pursuit of its national interest.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:16:50 -0400)

NFL says players' protests during national anthem should be allowed

The National Football League previously banned its players from dropping to one knee before games.
(Sat, 06 Jun 2020 04:38:05 -0400)

Arctic Circle oil spill: Russian prosecutors order checks at permafrost sites

Russian prosecutors order checks at sensitive installations built on permafrost after a huge oil spill.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:13:15 -0400)

Al-Qaeda chief in north Africa Abdelmalek Droukdel killed - France

Veteran jihadist Abdelmalek Droukdel was killed in an operation in Mali, the defence minister says.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:09:09 -0400)

Joe Biden formally wins Democratic nomination to take on Trump

Joe Biden passes the 1,991 delegate threshold and will take on Donald Trump for the presidency.
(Sat, 06 Jun 2020 04:40:06 -0400)

Trump 'approves plan' to cut US troops in Germany

The US president reportedly wants to reduce the number by 9,500, or more than a quarter.
(Sat, 06 Jun 2020 10:35:56 -0400)

This is not the last pandemic

Pandemic hunting scientists warn of a 'perfect storm' for new diseases to emerge from wildlife.
(Sat, 06 Jun 2020 08:27:53 -0400)

George Floyd: 'Years later, we're still dealing with the same thing'

As widespread protests sweep the country, people describe what they hope will make them more significant.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:52:08 -0400)

The influencers trampling nature - and the man who's trying to stop them

Fed up with eco-oblivious influencers, some people have started naming and shaming.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:22:09 -0400)

Week in pictures: 30 May - 5 June 2020

A selection of news photographs taken around the world this week.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 20:01:23 -0400)

On patrol with Kenya's locust hunters

Kenya faces a race against time to tackle the swarms as the end of the insects' breeding season clashes with harvests.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 20:03:43 -0400)

George Floyd death: China takes a victory lap over US protests

China is hitting back at the US for supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrations last year.
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 20:12:29 -0400)

#WeAreTired: Nigerian women speak out over wave of violence

Thousands sign a petition and use the hashtag #WeAreTired to protest against recent rapes and killings.
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:25:48 -0400)

Quiz of the Week: What did the crew name their spaceship?

How closely have you been paying attention to what's been going on during the past seven days?
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:36:28 -0400)

Africa's week in pictures: 29 May - 4 June 2020

A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:21:16 -0400)

'My brothers on Europe's last death row'

Any day now two men may be executed in Europe's only country that still has the death penalty.
(Wed, 03 Jun 2020 19:40:34 -0400)

Coronavirus: Hunting for future killer viruses

Scientists are gathering data on how new diseases emerge in the hope of identifying future pandemics.
(Sat, 06 Jun 2020 07:14:08 -0400)

George Floyd death: Australians rally against mistreatment of Aboriginal people

Tens of thousands have been protesting across the country in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
(Sat, 06 Jun 2020 05:57:42 -0400)

President Trump: 'This is a great thing' for George Floyd

Donald Trump was talking about the latest unemployment figures when he made the comment.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:48:58 -0400)

NY Governor Cuomo: 'How did we get to this place?'

Mr Cuomo shared a video from Buffalo in which Martin Gugino, 75, is pushed to the ground by police.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:04:51 -0400)

Washington Monument struck by lightning

Lighting storms struck Washington DC as the city was under a flash flood warning.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:35:50 -0400)

George Floyd: Fake White House image and protest videos debunked

Debunking some of the most widely shared misleading posts and videos about the George Floyd protests.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:19:17 -0400)

George Floyd: US children explain why they are protesting

People of all ages are demonstrating, including kids who say "you can't judge a book by its colour".
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:12:48 -0400)

Indigenous deaths in custody: Why Australians are seizing on US protests

The US riots have focused Australian attention on alarming numbers of Aboriginal deaths in custody.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 11:15:33 -0400)

Defiant DC mayor names plaza 'Black Lives Matter'

The movement's name has also been painted onto the thoroughfare leading to the White House.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 16:36:19 -0400)

George Floyd: Five pieces of context to understand the protests

All the background that helps explain why these protests are happening, and why now.
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:24:18 -0400)

George Floyd: How the USA's history has shaped today's police brutality

The BBC's Clive Myrie looks at the toxic combination of racism and inadequate police training.
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:00:25 -0400)

George Floyd: Steve McQueen dedicates Cannes films to his memory

The 12 Years a Slave Oscar-winner has two movies in the festival's 2020 Official Selection.
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 11:18:31 -0400)

Rev Al Sharpton delivers eulogy at Floyd memorial

George Floyd's story 'has been the story of black folks', Rev Sharpton tells the crowd at the memorial.
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 17:07:46 -0400)

George Floyd protests timeline

Key events following the death of George Floyd in the US city of Minneapolis.
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 10:32:59 -0400)

Viewpoint: US must confront its Original Sin to move forward

Neglect of the past and belief in progress has left many unaware of the scope of US racial tensions.
(Wed, 03 Jun 2020 16:07:43 -0400)

Curtis Hayes: Man behind the protest plea that moved America

In a viral speech, Curtis Hayes implored two generations of demonstrator to "find a better way".
(Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:44:02 -0400)

George Floyd death: The man who sheltered 80 US protesters

Hundreds of people found themselves trapped by police - until Rahul Dubey flung open his doors.
(Tue, 02 Jun 2020 21:46:39 -0400)

Yearning for sound of tourists in Alps again

The hills come alive again with the noise of mountain railways and cable cars.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:17:25 -0400)

How Bill Gates became the voodoo doll of Covid conspiracies

The ex-Microsoft head is currently the target of all kinds of outlandish theories and false claims.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:12:58 -0400)

Safaris go virtual as coronavirus hits tourism

The people can't go to the animals, but some companies are finding ways to bring them into homes.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:11:46 -0400)

Samoan rugby team that set off 104 days ago still not home

While waiting for flights to resume, 20 players shared a single room in Auckland for three months.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 00:07:23 -0400)

Coronavirus: Rumours, fear and rising Covid deaths in Pakistan

Doctors face stretched resources and tensions raised by conspiracy theories as the lockdown is eased.
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:05:55 -0400)

Can I start a new relationship? And other questions

Starting a new relationship is difficult during the current crisis, but not impossible.
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 02:38:31 -0400)

Enjoying lockdown: 'Not having anything in my diary was a blessing in disguise'

For people whose diaries are usually full, the quarantine period has made them reassess their priorities.
(Tue, 02 Jun 2020 19:12:34 -0400)