Texting while walking can play havoc with posture and balance

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): A new study suggests that texting on your phone while walking alters posture and balance. Scientists lead by Siobhan Schabrun from the University of Queensland studied the effect of mobile phone use on body movement while walking in 26 healthy individuals. Each person walked at a comfortable pace in a straight line over a distance of approximately 8.5 m while doing one of three tasks: walking without the use of a phone, reading text on a mobile phone, or typing text on a mobile phone. Jan 24, 2014

Greenpeace demo in Davos targets Gazprom

In the Swiss resort of Davos, a number of Greenpeace activists donned polar bear suits to demonstrate against Gazprom's arctic drilling which began in December. Duration: 00:44 Jan 24, 2014

Rebels and government in South Sudan sign ceasefire

South Sudan's government and rebels on Thursday signed a ceasefire agreement, pledging to halt fighting within 24 hours and end five weeks of bitter conflict that has left thousands dead. Duration: 00:48 Jan 24, 2014

Stigma fades but leprosy still a threat in Senegal

Along the Atlantic coast of Senegal lies the country's largest former leper colony. Officially designated as a "social rehabilitation village", MBalling's inhabitants wish it could return to being simply a village like any other. Duration: 02:28 Jan 24, 2014

Spain's unemployed struggle daily to make ends meet

After five years of stop-start recession sparked by a 2008 property crash, Spain began to show economic growth in the third quarter of 2013 but activity has been too meagre to deliver a significant number of new jobs. Duration: 00:50 Jan 24, 2014

Despite progress leprosy still a threat in Senegal

The Petite Cote, the sun-drenched heart of Senegal's tourist industry, boasts mile-upon-mile of shimmering Atlantic coastline shaded by towering cocoa palms -- and the country's largest former leper colony. Duration: 01:13 Jan 24, 2014

Pakistan Shiites protest over bus bombing

Thousands demonstrated in cities across Pakistan on Thursday against the killing of 24 Shiite Muslim pilgrims in a bomb attack, as their relatives refused to bury their bodies in a powerful gesture of protest. Duration: 01:13 Jan 24, 2014

Spain ends 2013 with jobless rate above 26%

Spain announced Thursday its unemployment rate topped 26 percent in the final quarter of 2013 as the eurozone's fourth-largest economy emerged only haltingly from a long, job-wrecking recession. Duration: 00:51 Jan 24, 2014

Latest 3D printing showcased at World Economic Forum

Technological innovation is a key topic at the World Economic Forum and one promoter says this new method of applying 3D printing to manufacturing could turn traditional models of buying and selling on their heads. Duration: 00:40 Jan 24, 2014