Japan maglev train breaks world speed record

° ° Telegraph.co.uk ° Japan’s maglev train set a world record speed of 375 mph (603 kilometres per hour) during a manned test run on Tuesday on an experimental track in Yamanashi prefecture. The previous record was 361 mph, which it set in 2003. It will be a while before … ° San Francisco Chronicle ° TODAYonline ° Irish Independent

Fitness concern for cup final

° ° Spalding Guardian ° Moulton Harrox are hoping to collect the Lincolnshire FA Junior Cup tomorrow for the fifth time. They take on Hykeham Town in the final (7.45pm kick-off) at Lincoln City’s Sincil Bank. Five successive wins have put Harrox in good form but there are …

SAP profit plunges 23%

° ° MarketWatch ° FRANKFURT–German business software provider SAP SE posted a 23% decline in net profit for the first quarter of 2015, in a further sign the company’s transition to Internet-based software products in the cloud is squeezing short- to mid-term profitability. ° Daily Mail ° Hindu Business Line ° Deutsche Welle

Stocks rebound from Friday’s slump

° ° Philly.com ° NEW YORK – The stock market bounced back from Friday’s big loss after getting a boost from some good first-quarter earnings reports. Toy-maker Hasbro reported an unexpected gain in sales on the back of strong demand for its Transformer, Nerf, and Marvel … ° San Francisco Chronicle ° Tribune-Review

Killer Asian hornets just 20 miles from Britain – and they’re ready to attack

° ° mirror.co.uk ° A crisis meeting is being held next month to head off an invasion by millions of deadly winged terrors which have already killed at least six people across the Channel. Attracted by the springtime heatwave, huge Asian hornets are staring across at the white … ° Daily Mail ° Telegraph.co.uk ° Kent and Sussex Courier ° °

How you can see spectacular meteor shower over Gwent

° ° South Wales Argus ° A GWENT astronomy enthusiast is encouraging people to take a look up at the skies this week to see one of the oldest known meteor showers. The Lyrids meteor showers will peak this week, with maximum activity expected today, Wednesday and Thursday … ° Big Island Now ° Times of India ° InfoTel News Ltd °  -  - °