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Although the European Union executive has made no secret of the fact that bringing plastic-use under control will require heavy involvement from industry, CEO criticised the Commission for choosing to reach out to lobby groups in order to try and secure voluntary commitments.
  • USA weather forecasters predict at least four MAJOR HURRICANES during 2018 season

    USA weather forecasters predict at least four MAJOR HURRICANES during 2018 season

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    Between one and four major hurricanes, those at Category 3 or greater, are expected this year. Thursday, it forecasted a 75-percent chance that the season will be near or above normal. "There's no strong climate signal saying it's going to be extremely active, like past year, or extremely weak". El Nino, a climate cycle in the Pacific Ocean characterized by unusually warm ocean temperatures, works to suppress the Atlantic hurricane season, explained Bell.
  • Two die of Ebola in DR Congo after escaping quarantine centre

    Two die of Ebola in DR Congo after escaping quarantine centre

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    The third patient was found alive and is now under observation by MSF and the World Health Organization , Henri Gray said. Another left on Saturday, but was found alive the same day and is now under observation, Gray added. "The commitment of the patient" to being quarantined "is fundamental", it said, highlighting the need for public awareness on how to halt the outbreak.
  • NASA Astronaut Alan Bean dies at 86

    NASA Astronaut Alan Bean dies at 86

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    Mr. Bean returned to space in July 1973, when he commanded a three-man flight to the orbiting space-research station Skylab , the forerunner of the International Space Station. Alan Bean's "Reaching for the Stars" graces the wall of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. NASA said Bean was one of the third group of astronauts named by NASA in October 1963.
  • NASA photographer's camera meets fiery demise during rocket launch

    NASA photographer's camera meets fiery demise during rocket launch

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    Ingalls placed his camera Canon DSLR about a quarter mile or over 400 meters away from SpaceX's pad, called Space Launch Complex 4E. The camera also captured the blaze that followed the launch. "Once the fire reached the camera, it was quickly engulfed". "When Ingalls returned to the site, firefighters were waiting to greet him. It could, which is how we can see the fire approaching the camera".
  • Giant canyons discovered in Antarctica

    Giant canyons discovered in Antarctica

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    Dr Fausto Ferraccioli, Head of Airborne Geophysics at British Antarctic Survey and the Principal Investigator of the European Space Agency PolarGAP project , explained: "Remarkably the South Pole region is one of the least understood frontiers in the whole of Antarctica".
  • Earth 66 million years back - what survivors after dinosaurs extinct

    Earth 66 million years back - what survivors after dinosaurs extinct

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    Furthermore, an analysis of the most common fossil birds of the late Cretaceous-a primitive group known as the enantiornithes-suggests most were tree dwelling. "This place is known for having a handsome record across the interval that we are looking at - the so called Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary - the mass extinction event following the Chicxulub impact ", MacLeod added.
  • Turns out Pluto might really be a giant comet

    Turns out Pluto might really be a giant comet

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    Scientists now believe that Pluto could have, in fact, be formed from billions of Kuiper belt objects. Glein and Waite aren't claiming to have nailed down Pluto's origin definitively; a "photo voltaic mannequin", through which the dwarf planet coalesced from chilly ices with a chemical composition nearer to that of the solar, additionally stays in play, the duo mentioned.
  • Alberto forms in Gulf, will soak Florida for Memorial Day weekend

    Alberto forms in Gulf, will soak Florida for Memorial Day weekend

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    The flood watch runs from 8 a.m. Saturday to 8 p.m. Sunday , the period when Alberto is expected to pass closest to the region on its course toward the northern Gulf coast. It is expected to strengthen over the weekend in the Gulf of Mexico as a tropical storm, and make landfall somewhere east of New Orleans on Memorial Day , possibly near Biloxi, Mississippi.
  • Rice to become less nutritious as Carbon dioxide levels rise

    Rice to become less nutritious as Carbon dioxide levels rise

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    In the new study , scientists exposed rice to higher Carbon dioxide concentrations and found an average of 10.3% drop in protein, 8% drop in iron, 5.1% drop in iron, 12.7% drop in B5 vitamin levels and a 30% drop in B9 vitamin levels among all tested varieties.
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto forms; on track for Gulf Coast

    Subtropical Storm Alberto forms; on track for Gulf Coast

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    On Saturday and Sunday, those downpours become even more widespread and some could produce a lot of heavy rain in a short time! "Saturday afternoon we'll have some of those garden-variety popup thunderstorms", said Miller. It might start as a subtropical depression - the atmosphere is not in a wholly tropical state over the Gulf - but if it sits over the warm Gulf waters long enough, it could well become Tropical Storm Alberto.
  • Alberto it is: First named tropical system chugs toward Gulf

    Alberto it is: First named tropical system chugs toward Gulf

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    For Alberto to be considered a "tropical" storm, relatively warm air must be contained within its center. Subtropical storm Alberto is the first tropical weather system of the 2018 hurricane season and could bring heavy rain to Florida and the Gulf Coast; chief meteorologist Rick Reichmuth reports from the Fox Extreme Weather Center.
  • Timeline of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline

    Timeline of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline

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    She sent deputy premier Sarah Hoffman, who declined to sign off on the meeting's closing statement. Lori Williams, an associate professor in the faculty of policy studies at Mount Royal University, suspects that if she couldn't get strong support from other premiers, Notley decided it would be better to stay home.
  • Rediscover Good Friday accord spirit, Corbyn urges Northern Ireland

    Rediscover Good Friday accord spirit, Corbyn urges Northern Ireland

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    Since the Labour leader last visited Northern Ireland during the 2015 leadership contest, the DUP-Sinn Fein coalition has collapsed and it has been without a devolved power sharing government. Corbyn, in his speech at Queen's University, Belfast, will appeal for renewed efforts to revive it. Mr Corbyn urged Stormont leaders and the United Kingdom and Irish governments to renew efforts to restore power-sharing at the crisis-hit institutions in Belfast, insisting peace can not be taken for ...
  • NDP, Tories tied but voters think PCs will win

    NDP, Tories tied but voters think PCs will win

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    The mess that Doug Ford says he has cleaned up as leader of the Ontario's Progressive Conservative party is one that he helped to create, according to documents released by the Liberals. "It's probably fuelled the NDP vote (and) it probably takes the Liberals out of the equation". Party rules say members must pay the $10 fee to join the party themselves.
  • SpaceX launches five Iridium satellites and twin science spacecraft

    SpaceX launches five Iridium satellites and twin science spacecraft

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    Called GRACE-FO, for short, the mission will detect the movement of Earth's water masses and changes in mass within the planet by measuring variations in gravity through tiny fluctuations in the distance between the two satellites as they orbit 137 miles (220 kilometers) apart - roughly the distance between Los Angeles and San Diego - at an altitude of about 304 miles (490 kilometers).
  • Curiosity Rover is Drilling on Mars Again

    Curiosity Rover is Drilling on Mars Again

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    Drilling is a vital part of Curiosity's $2.5 billion mission, which is investigating Mars' past potential to host life and how the Red Planet's climate has changed over time. NASA points out that the image was taken by Curiosity's Mastcam and that the image has been white balanced and contrast-enhanced. The hole measures about 5 centimetres (2 inches) deep by 1.6 centimetres (0.6 inches) wide.
  • Morgan Freeman has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women

    Morgan Freeman has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women

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    According to CNN , the woman alleged that whenever the actor was on set, women knew "not to wear any top that would show our breasts, not to wear anything that should show our bottoms, meaning not wearing clothes that [were] fitted". Melas, who co-authored the investigation by the network, said she interviewed Freeman for CNN at a media junket for Going In Style . AMERICA'S largest labor union for actors is considering whether to rescind a lifetime achievement award it gave to Morgan ...
  • Yates digs in to stay on track for Giro d'Italia title

    Yates digs in to stay on track for Giro d'Italia title

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    However, Yates still leads Dumoulin by 56 seconds heading into the final five stages. Yates also had a very good day so all in all it's disappointing for us but it is what it is. "To win here and jump back in the top 10 is a big day for me". This stage was a big target for me as well. I feel better every day. "But despite sporting the rainbow skin suit as world champion, last year's Giro victor was unable to overturn the 2'11" deficit he held entering the stage - leaving Yates, by far the ...
  • Six Flags (SIX) Shares Bought by Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc

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    Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $78.00 price target (up previously from $72.00) on shares of Six Flags in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. analysts forecast that Six Flags will post 2.85 earnings per share for the current year. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its holdings in Six Flags by 1.2% in the 4th quarter.
  • Trump lawyer Cohen's business partner to co-operate with prosecutors, say sources

    Trump lawyer Cohen's business partner to co-operate with prosecutors, say sources

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    The President's lawyers are already resigned to the strong possibility that the inquiry into Mr Cohen's businesses could lead him to cooperate with federal prosecutors. Cohen was not registered as a representative of Ukraine , which is a legal requirement for such an action. The investigation may pose a significant threat to Trump, who has been warned by his legal team that Cohen could flip on him as his legal troubles mount.
  • Venezuela throws out USA diplomats for

    Venezuela throws out USA diplomats for "conspiracies"

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    Venezuela relies on oil exports for 90 percent of its foreign income, and most of Venezuela's oil exports go to the United States. Maduro accused USA charge d'affaires Todd Robinson of acting as a "conspirator" in Venezuela and declared the diplomat persona non grata, Efe reported.
  • US Provides $1m to Combat Ebola Crisis in DR Congo

    US Provides $1m to Combat Ebola Crisis in DR Congo

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    The death, which involved a person confirmed by lab tests as having the viral disease, occurred in Wangata, a district of Mbandaka, the ministry said in a press release. The Congolese government is increasing its funding to fight the disease by more than $4 million, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing an initial $1 million, the AP reported.
  • No One Should Say Such Things: Amit Shah to Delhi Archbishop

    No One Should Say Such Things: Amit Shah to Delhi Archbishop

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    Delhi Archbishop Anil Couto's letter to priests asking for prayers to save India ahead of 2019 elections has sparked a political row. During this Adoration the enclosed Prayer may be recited . Moreover, I earnestly request that we organize an hour of Eucharistic Adoration every Friday at a convenient time in all our parishes, religious houses and institutions, specifically praying for our nation .
  • Verify: Did Santa Fe shooting suspect target a love interest?

    Verify: Did Santa Fe shooting suspect target a love interest?

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    Leia Olinde says authorities confirmed to her family that her aunt, Cynthia Tisdale , was killed in Friday morning's shooting at Santa Fe High School. In a recent interview with CBN News , Abbott opened up about his faith and how it's helped him govern through some very hard times. Since 2013, Texas has reduced the cost and hours of training needed to be licensed to carry a handgun, allowed "open carry" for handgun license holders, and allowed concealed handguns in college classrooms and ...
  • 9 killed as protest against Sterlite plant turns violent

    9 killed as protest against Sterlite plant turns violent

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    To mark the 100th day of the protest for the closure of the plant , the protesters made a decision to march towards the Collector's office. The problem started on Tuesday when a mob tried to enter the plant, pelted stones at the Collectorate, overturned and burnt a few police vehicles, and entered Sterlite's residential quarters.
  • Texas school safety roundtables set to get underway

    Texas school safety roundtables set to get underway

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    All the victims have been identified, according to a statement from First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Petroff in Galveston County. Her body is expected to be returned to her family in Karachi. "The disease is youngsters who are steeped in a culture of violence", North insisted. Investigators haven't linked the suspect to Ritalin or other drugs.
  • Palestinian FM to urge ICC to open Gaza probe

    Palestinian FM to urge ICC to open Gaza probe

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    Palestinians began protesting at the Gaza border on March 30 for the right to return to the homes their families fled or were expelled from in 1948. The Hebrew Ministry of Foreign Affairs maintains that ICC lacks jurisdiction over Israeli-Palestinian conflict, since Israel is not a member of Rome Statute and because Palestinian Authority is not a state, but a mere observer country in United Nations.
  • Janet Jackson honored at Billboard Awards

    Janet Jackson honored at Billboard Awards

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    She is the first black woman to receive the award. "We live in a glorious moment in history". Bruno Mars introduced Jackson on stage as a "powerful woman" and described her family as " music royalty and the first family of entertainment".
  • Janet Jackson Bags Billboard Icon Award

    Janet Jackson Bags Billboard Icon Award

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    Paris and Janet have always been close and the pop superstar was the family member the model turned to when her father Michael died in 2009 - she turned and sobbed into Janet's chest as she paid tribute to the King of Pop at his memorial service.
  • Venezuela's Maduro plans to bring in Colombians to vote for him: Santos

    Venezuela's Maduro plans to bring in Colombians to vote for him: Santos

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    The Trump administration has warned recently that it could impose tighter sanctions on Caracas to combat human rights and political abuses under President Nicolás Maduro. The Treasury Department said that it was also imposing sanctions on Mr. Cabello's brother, José David Cabello, 49, who runs the government agency in charge of customs and taxation, and Diosdado Cabello's wife, Marleny Josefina Contreras Hernández, 57, the minister of tourism.
  • Google, Amazon ahead in global smart speaker market

    Google, Amazon ahead in global smart speaker market

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    An Emarketer report from May 2017 found that Amazon dominates the voice-controlled speaker market in the U.S. at 70.6%, while Google Home captured 23.8%. Meanwhile, the newer kids on the block of Alibaba, Apple, and Xiaomi achieved 0.7m, 0.6m, and 0.2m shipments respectively. According to estimates, Amazon captured 43,6% of the market with 4 millions of units of sales, while Google got 26.5 percent.
  • Steam Link App Now Available On Android In Beta

    Steam Link App Now Available On Android In Beta

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    According to the Steam Link page on Google Play, the device needs a Steam Link controller or another bluetooth-enabled controller to operate, as well as a connection to the 5GHz band on a user's WiFi network. You'll also want to use a Bluetooth controller for the most part: touch input is recognized, but it's not ideal, and most games don't support it for actual gameplay (even if it works in menus and such).
  • Distant object pointed to ninth planet of the Solar system

    Distant object pointed to ninth planet of the Solar system

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    There are a couple hypotheses for what may have thrown its orbit off-kilter, but when researchers ran simulations on potential causes, they found that if they simulated a planet with properties like those proposed by a CalTech team in 2016, the orbit suddenly made sense.
  • Samsung Galaxy J6 Release Date Announced

    Samsung Galaxy J6 Release Date Announced

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    As per the photo shared on Twitter, the Samsung Galaxy J6 does not feature any bezels on the sides however a thin bezel is present on the top and bottom of the device. As for expected prices go, Galaxy A-series smartphones is expected to fall in the price bracket of Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 25,000, while Galaxy J-series smartphone could see a starting price of Rs.
  • HTC U12 Plus specs leaked in full along with new pictures

    HTC U12 Plus specs leaked in full along with new pictures

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    The two cameras on the back are a 12MP wide angle lens and a 16MP telephoto lens, and it's rocking the UltraPixel branding. The leaked specs sheet also says that the phone is able to offer 23.8 hours of talk time on 3G/4G network. We get the complete hardware info and details about most of the unique features of the phone. The camera apparently sports optical image stabilization, 2x optical zoom, a bokeh mode and a pro mode.
  • Halo: Fireteam Raven Arcade Experience | Halo News | Halo - Official Site

    Halo: Fireteam Raven Arcade Experience | Halo News | Halo - Official Site

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    The new game comes from a partnership between 343 Industries and arcade game companies Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix and is set within the timeframe of Halo: Combat Evolved . The official Halo YouTube page posted more details about this game. Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix are co-developing the game with them. 343 Industries has also confirmed that the arcade cabinet will include a 130-inch 4K experience, as well as four turret-mounted, versatile machine guns.
  • Musk's Boring Company Pitches 10-Minute Tunnel Ride

    Musk's Boring Company Pitches 10-Minute Tunnel Ride

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    Musk, the Silicon Valley high-tech tycoon who founded the Tesla Inc . electric auto maker, also said he would offer free trips through the first two research tunnels he completes to get public feedback before proceeding with a larger system.
  • Instagram officially launches re-sharing of posts to Stories

    Instagram officially launches re-sharing of posts to Stories

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    Of course, you can add your own commentary, scribbles and other decorations on top of this "sticker", as you can today when sharing a photo to an Instagram Story . You can also rotate, scale or move the sticker around, and tap on it to explore other styles. There is even an option to tag a friend on the post that you share to your story.
  • Ubisoft delays Skull and Bones to 2019

    Ubisoft delays Skull and Bones to 2019

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    Full-year sales for 2017-18 came to €1,731.9 million, outstripping the target of around €1,640.0 million and up €18.6% (or 22.9% at constant exchange rates) compared with the €1,459.9 million recorded for 2016-17. Even with the delay, you should expect to hear more on Skull & Bones at Ubisoft's E3 conference, which takes place on June 11. The fiscal year of Ubisoft will be based on The Division 2 , The Crew 2 and a great game without announcing; Will it be Splinter Cell? Finally, we are ...
  • Motorola Moto 1S announced - a G6 version with ZUI

    Motorola Moto 1S announced - a G6 version with ZUI

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    Talking about the specifications, the device comes with a 5.7-inch IPS display with Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. It has been priced at 1499 yuan (₹ 15,935 approx). The front camera is of 16-megapixel is paired with a LED flash. The device comes with P2i water-repellent nano-coating. Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, Global Positioning System and USB Type-C.
  • Israeli company to provide technology for 8 million self-driving cars

    Israeli company to provide technology for 8 million self-driving cars

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    The terms of the deal and the name of the automaker weren't revealed, a company official told Reuters . Automakers alone have generally lagged behind developing these new technologies. The agreement for advanced power steering systems will begin in 2021, when Intel's EyeQ5 chip, which is designed for completely autonomous steering is launched.