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Nobel physics winners 'opened door on unknown world'

Haldane, the Eugene Higgins professor of physics, will share half of the prize with J. Michael Kosterlitz of Brown University. Duncan Haldane is a physics professor at Princeton University. But for the rest of us, they are completely different. The scientists' work helped pioneer the field of condensed matter physics, which focuses on the weird properties of super-cold materials.

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Missile that downed MH17 fired from rebel-held Ukraine area: Inquiry

Thomas Schansman, father of the only USA citizen killed in the July 2014 disaster, said he expects investigators to identify which specific weapon they believe destroyed flight MH17, and where it was sacked from. Moscow on Wednesday described as "biased" and "politically motivated" the Dutch-led inquiry into the downing of Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, which concluded that the plane was shot down by a missile transported from Russian Federation.

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Keith Lamont Scott funeral canceled due to pending weather from Hurricane Matthew

As officers treated Scott, they repeatedly told him paramedics were on the way. "You see a human being, father, a husband lose his life and that is extremely hard to watch, but that is the reality of these situations". "Stay with us, bro, stay with us now", one officer says. "What the officer should have done is give Keith step-by-step commands", says family attorney Charles Monnett.

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Footage released of Charlotte police shooting

The family of the North Carolina 43-year-old black man who was killed released their own video of the incident on Friday. Dramatic video has been released by Charlotte police that shows officers with guns drawn surrounding a black man with his hands at his side before shots are fired and he buckles and falls.

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Feds Pass Bill To Fund the Gov't, No Layoffs In Florida

In addition to the Zika funding and the avoidance of a government shutdown, the bill will also provide funding to Flint, Michigan, in order to address the city's water crisis. The new spending bill does not prohibit the federal government from funding Planned Parenthood as it now does through the Title X "family planning" program.

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German government seeks to encourage equal pay for women

German Chancellor Angela Merkel embarks Sunday on a visit to three African countries before hosting leaders from Chad and Nigeria for talks in Berlin, as she seeks ways to stem a migrant influx to Europe. "The recovery in the German economy is solid", he went on, although "the global economy is not running smoothly" and "uncertainty has increased" in the wake of Britain's June vote to quit the EU.

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New Jersey Senate approves 23-cent increase in gas tax

It's part of a deal that cuts the sales tax slightly, ends the estate tax and offers tax breaks for the working poor and veterans . The new agreement, formally introduced Wednesday as amendments to the Assembly bill, includes $1.4 billion in tax cuts by fiscal 2022 and lowers the state sales tax to 6.625% by January 2018.

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

The award should also be seen as a tribute to the Colombian people who, despite great hardships and abuses, have not given up hope of a just peace, and to all the parties who have contributed to the peace process. Seven years later, however, the world is less peaceful than when Obama took office. Santos, 65, is an unlikely peacemaker. Well knowing that the accord was controversial, he was instrumental in ensuring that Colombian voters were able to voice their opinion concerning the peace ...

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Brussels Conference on Afghanistan agrees to revive peace talks

Mogherini stressed there would be "no donor fatigue" on Afghanistan, while the conference also examined rekindling stalled peace negotiations with other key regional players. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has urged the Taliban to follow the recent example of an Afghan warlord and strike its own peace deal with the Kabul government.

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S.Africa students, police clash in bitter campus battle

Students have said that an assembly would provide a more realistic platform for the members of the university community to share their views and engage with the university management. On Tuesday, the university shut down all its campuses for the remainder of the week, following talks with former student leaders, the SRC and the clergy.

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Typhoon Megi leaves 10 dead in China

As of 9am yesterday, about 2.09 million people had been affected as the impact of the typhoon spread to 16 cities in three provinces - Zhejiang, Fujian and Jiangxi. The authorities of China issued the third-highest weather warning and sent operating groups to the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Hunan for help.

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Have The Abortion Protests In Poland Worked?

Police estimated more than 17,000 women joined protests in Warsaw alone, and Reuters estimated it at 100,000 nationwide . "The black clothes created this secret-but-open signal that connected strangers on the street", Graff said . The Polish government appeared on Wednesday to back away from a proposal that would all but ban abortion , two days after tens of thousands of Polish women flooded town squares across the country to speak out against the bill.

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China Floats Possibility of North Korea Surgical Strike

Despite five successive rounds of sanctions, and repeated global condemnation, Kim Jong-Un's weapons programme appears to be making progress. Increased movement of personnel and vehicles has been detected in North Korea's main missile launch site, indicating preparations for a long-range missile launch in the near future, Yonhap news agency reported on Friday.

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Syrian, Russian actions in Syria demand war crimes investigation

The U.S.is ramping its criticism of Russian Federation over its support for the Assad regime in Syria. Lavrov was speaking a day after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad offered fighters and their families an amnesty to leave rebel-held eastern Aleppo under guarantee of safe passage to other parts of Syria held by the insurgents.

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Gary Johnson Couldn't Even Name North Korea's Leader, Kim Jong Un

I never ever bought into the movement, conservative social positions of the Republican Party, such as being anti-choice on abortion and setting their face against the marriage equality or civil rights even for gays and lesbians. He told Haberman that Clinton "bears responsibility for what's happened, shared responsibility for what's happened in Syria", adding, "I would not have put us in that situation from the get-go".

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'Monster' Hurricane Matthew Bears Down on Florida Coast

The early warning system in Haiti had alerted Indonesian nationals and locals to prepare before the hurricane hit, she added. Matthew's winds had dropped on Thursday night and into Friday morning, downgrading it to a Category 3 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane intensity, where it could either plow inland or tear along the Atlantic coast through Friday night, the Miami-based center said.

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Donald Trump takes credit for Pence's super cool debate performance

Mr. Clinton started the media firestorm at a rally in Flint, Mich., on Monday, speaking about how insurance premiums have risen under the Affordable Care Act . The only thing that concerns me about Pence's pummeling of Kaine is that Trump was so quick to take credit for it. Donald Trump will hold a rally in Cincinnati next week.

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Philippines suspends joint U.S. patrols

Lorenzana said there had been no official directive to scrap a defense cooperation agreement, known as the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), Reuters reported . If Mr Duterte appears to bend too much towards China and receives little in return, he risks opening himself to a backlash at home - especially if the economy starts to slow and his high popularity wanes.

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Crews begin lane reversals on I-26 for hurricane evacuation

But the evacuation for Hurricane Matthew was the first time troopers closed all the entrances to I-26 east allowing four lanes of traffic inland. Haley said Tuesday that she was going to order evacuations along the entire SC coast. And officials can't order anyone to leave. "I think we're staying put", Cheryl Quinn told CNN's Stephanie Elam. "You may not receive assistance in the middle of the storm", Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen said.

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No. 8 Texas A&M, No. 9 Tennessee both look to remain perfect

He is 1-1 in picking the underdog to win in the last two weeks. They've got a veteran quarterback that is No. 1 in this league for points responsible for. With 10 seconds left in the game, quarterback Jacob Eason delivered a ideal dime to Riley Ridley from 50 yards out and Georgia was set to upset Tennessee.

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Budgie nine released from custody

The nine had spent four days locked up in a Malaysian prison facing potential charges of public indecency. The nine friends aged in their late 20s were detained on Sunday after they partied and drank beer from shoes in full view of thousands of spectators at the Sepang race track where Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo won the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix.

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Migrants in Belgrade demand Hungary open border

More than 6,000 migrants remain stuck in Serbia in overcrowded and unsanitary refugee camps after Hungary this summer introduced strict limits for asylum-seekers. Leaders have sued the bloc over the mandatory relocation plan. "We stay here (in Serbia) and wait, and when border opens we will try our best", he said.

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North Korea's nuclear site, rocket launching station show new activity

Although the images do not show any evidence of new excavation, boxes or material near the main building at the site could indicate that authorities may be collecting data on last month's test. "Chances are high that the North will conduct its sixth nuclear detonation or test-fire a ballistic missile ahead of the anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party and the Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) scheduled in the USA later this month", a Defence Ministry official told the country's Yonhap ...

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Duterte rated 'very good' in first 90 days

U.S. Embassy officials said Washington has not been formally notified by the Philippine government of any move to scrap other planned drills. "Invite them. The ensuing bloodshed has affected bystanders as well as alleged criminals, including a five-year-old girl who was shot to death by two men on motorbikes and many others killed in cases of "mistaken identity".

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OPEC- Saudi, Iran and Iraq to meet with Russia next week

The contract increased 61 cents to $50.44/bbl on Thursday. Oil dropped near $50/bbl after Russian Federation cast doubt over a deal anytime soon with OPEC, following the cartel's pledge to reduce output. It exempts Iran, which is emerging from worldwide sanctions, from production cuts. "It's a huge, if not impossible task, unless Saudi Arabia does all of the heavy lifting", Smith said.

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French military bolsters Iraq presence for Mosul offensive

The country has flown 32 missions in both Iraq and Syria in the past week, according to the French military. Each of the aircraft is supplied with four 250kg (551lb) laser-guided bombs, it said . "In the Levante, the Daesch (acronym in Arab of IS) withdraws in all fronts (.) and we have made a decision to support Iraqi forces this autumn in order to storm Mosul ", declared the Minister.

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US, South Korea will 'pay the price' for missile system

A previous proposal in Seongju County was derailed earlier in July, among vocal protests from local villagers over potential health concerns. North Korea has been threatening to strike both its southern neighbor and the USA base in Guam in protest against the South's decision to deploy the THAAD anti-missile system.

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Germany: Man spent decades at parents' home, now in hospital

Mass circulation newspaper Bild reported that the man had been shell-shocked, malnourished and dishevelled when he was picked up by police, who were responding to a tip-off. The man, who is now 43, had reportedly been last seen when he stopped attending school aged 13. Local newspaper Nordbayerische Kurier reported the man's mother saying her son had "had enough of life" after being teased at school.

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Pound drops 6.1% overnight in two minute 'flash crash'

The British currency, which would buy around 1.26 dollars on Thursday, plunged past the 1.20 level early on Friday before recovering minutes later, and it went on to trade at around 1.24 dollars. Against the euro, sterling was quoted well over 90p during the " flash crash ", but then moved back below that level, before breaching it again later this morning.

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Syrian army recaptures key hilltop in Aleppo

Mr Kerry said Syrian forces hit a hospital overnight, killing 20 people and wounding 100, in what would be the latest strike by Moscow or its ally in Damascus on a civilian target. Kirby added that the USA was not "giving up" on Aleppo, and was continuing to discuss options to prevent the Syrian government from capturing the remainder of the city, which is held by al-Qaeda's Nusra Front.

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At least 478 died in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew

More than 476,000 Florida Power & Light customers were without power Friday morning. The storm will kill you. "We're only halfway through", Scott said . Florida is already facing severe power cuts as it braces for the storm. Still, the county could experience high winds, so waiting to take that sigh of relief until Matthew has passed over the state couldn't be a bad idea.

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Chicago Elementary School On Lockdown After Creepy Clowns Threaten To Kill Students

In the 1980s, for example, there were rumours and legends about vans of clowns that were going around allegedly trying to abduct children", he explained. There have been other incidents involving clowns this week. "I don't want anybody to think there's a credible threat because there's not". And hundreds of students at Penn State University, in Pennsylvania, went on the hunt for jesters Tuesday night after reports of creepy clown sightings.

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Poland parliament ratified the Paris climate change agreement

Espinosa's announcement suggests several European countries have lodged official documents with the United Nations ahead of the EU, as full EU ratification would have taken the share of emissions covered by ratification to around 64 per cent.

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Trump dishes out slams at friendly town hall

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a town hall aficionado who has been helping Trump prepare for the coming debate, stood just a couple yards away, carefully observing Trump's performance. And after last week's debate, he continued to flame controversy over his remarks about a former Miss Universe contestant, even tweeting insults in a Twitter storm that began at 3:20 in the morning and didn't end till near dawn.

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At least 400 dead in hurricane-hit Haiti: Senator

In its 11 a.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said the eyewall is brushing the coast 35 miles from Daytona Beach . It was too soon to predict where Matthew might do the most damage in the United States, but the NHC's hurricane warning extended up the Atlantic coast from southern Florida through Georgia and into SC.


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