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China to launch manned spacecraft on country's longest-ever space mission

In two days, the spacecraft will reach Tiangong 2 space laboratory, where the astronauts will reside for 30 days. "We are now ready for the Shenzhou 11 mission, and to rendezvou with Tiangong 2 ". Shenzhou-11 on social mediaWhat comes next? China on Monday launched manned spacecraft Shenzhou-11 into orbit in a project created to develop its ability to explore space.

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Mike Pence promises evidence backing Trump against accusers

Students and faculty involved in the team were especially interested in Sunday's second presidential debate between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump and the team's experts agreed the debate was disheartening.

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Emails show Clinton treaded lightly with Wall Street talks

His rally speeches have become increasingly agitated and he has stepped up his rhetoric aimed at casting doubt on the fairness of this election, saying it is being rigged by a corrupt media pushing false allegations and outright lies. There was trouble in OH, too, where Trump severed ties with the state's Republican Party chairman, Matt Borges, who had become openly critical of the nominee at times.

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Donald Trump hints that Hillary Clinton was drugged in last debate

I think she's actually getting pumped, you want to know the truth? Earlier Saturday, Trump continued to claim that the election is "rigged" against him, citing the sexual assault charges that have embroiled his campaign. Pence said he did not condone such behavior. And two-thirds of registered voters say the 2005 " Access Hollywood " tape doesn't affect their vote.

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China to launch manned spacecraft

The mission was declared a success by Zhang Youxia, commander-in-chief of China's manned space program, about 19 minutes after the blast-off. China's first human mission to space launched in 2003, making it one of only three nations to put an astronaut in space independently (Astronauts from other countries have traveled in space, but all have been borne into orbit by American, Russian, and now Chinese spacecraft).

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Deal reached on greenhouse gas cuts

Under the Kigali Amendment, countries agreed to phase out the use of HFCs that are used in air conditioners and refrigerators beginning in 2019. The US and China are urging the countries gathered this week in Kigali, Rwanda, to extend the Montreal Protocol to include HFCs.

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PSVR works with Xbox One and Wii U

Developed by Sega's United Game Artists, the original Rez was launched in 2001 for the Dreamcast and PlayStation 2 consoles. The technology behind the Move controllers is well established, with Sony having launched Move itself for the PlayStation 3 console some years back.

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Greens hail India's proactive approach in dealing with HFCs

Understandably, India as a main player in worldwide affairs has also wanted a fair deal, a deal which also serves Indian development. According to the Berkeley National Laboaratory, air-conditioning is the cause of the largest growth in HFCs - and the world is likely to have another 700 million air-conditioners by 2030.

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Mike Pence says evidence supporting Donald Trump being prepared

Trump's slide in IN combined with Texas now being within the margin of error suggests that the country is much closer to experiencing a landslide election than they are to a Trump/Pence victory. Tim Kaine - a lifelong Catholic - says Clinton saw his religion as "a real asset". He was referring to an exchange in which one aide suggested that being Catholic is a more "socially acceptable" conservative religion than being evangelical.

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Wallops Island Antares rocket launch postponed until Monday

Despite picture ideal Fall weather, technical gremlins intervened to halt Sunday nights planned commercial cargo mission for NASA carrying 2.5 tons of science and supplies bound for the International Space Station (ISS). Those in DE should expect to see the rocket - or what will likely look like a glowing orange ball - rising in the sky about 60 to 90 seconds after the launch if the weather is clear.

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Turkish operations in Syria to continue after Dabiq liberated: Erdogan's spokesman

Turkish-backed rebels have taken control of Isis-held town Dabiq, which a jihadist prophesy predicted was the site of an apocalyptic final battle . It published images on Twitter of a group of fighters on the back of a small white truck waving assault rifles in the air, with the town of Dabiq reportedly in the background.

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Samsung is Offering to Help Note Users Buy Another Samsung

On Wednesday the firm slashed its quarterly profit estimate by $2.3 billion to reflect the impact of the Note 7 withdrawal, giving some investors hope that the financial cost of the debacle had been largely accounted for. The production end was announced after some new devices it had deemed safe caught fire. Additionally, the brand plans to focus on enhancing product safety for consumers by making significant changes in its quality assurance processes.

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Google News Now Labels Fact Check Articles

Fact-checking is a writing genre that includes any article devoted to scrutinizing claims made by scientists, politicians, research studies, urban legends, and other fields. This is obviously open to abuse, although Google says if a site uses the ClaimReview tags but does not follow the criteria the search giant may ignore the tags or even banish the site from Google News .

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Finland among signatories to global deal to cut HFCs

The Montreal Protocol is the worldwide agreement created to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production and consumption of numerous substances that are responsible for ozone depletion, many of which are also potent greenhouse gases, and it is considered by many to be the most successful environmental treaty in history.

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Nations agree to binding deal to cut HFCs

Globally, they account for only about 5% of the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as of now but their use is growing rapidly, faster than any other GHG, especially in developing countries like India . "Thanks to the cooperation and the courage that we summoned at that critical time nearly 30 years ago, the hole in the ozone layer - which had been growing at an alarming rate, and which was the reason that we came together - that hole is now shrinking, and it's on its way to full fix", he ...

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Binding deal agreed to cut greenhouse gases

As the world got hotter, there would be more use of air conditioners and refrigerators and it was essential that cooling devices did not make the climate problem worse and turn it into a vicious cycle, he added. On the other hand, as reported by The New York Times , some are anxious that phasing out HFCs so quickly will put cheap air-conditioners out of reach from millions of Indians who may mark their "transition from poverty with the purchase of their first air-conditioner".

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Cowboys' Prescott sets NFL mark for pick-less streak

Dak Prescott has made history. Rodgers threw an interception of his own earlier in the third quarter, which the Cowboys were able to turn into a field goal that extended their lead to 20-6. Irving had a crucial third-down pass deflection at the line and forced three fumbles. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady held the old record with 162 passes without an interception to start his career, with his mark spread over the 2000 and 2001 seasons.

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Post-VP debate, Pence swings through midstate

Pence interrupted Kaine 40 times. A CNN/ORC instant poll found that 48 percent of voters who watched the debate felt that Pence , the Republican governor from IN, did a better job while 42 percent thought Kaine , a Democratic senator from Virginia, was the victor.

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Global deal aims to phase out gas essential to refrigerators, air conditioners

This global deal will avoid more than 80 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2050 - equivalent to more than a decade of emissions from the entire USA economy - and could avoid up to 0.5°C of warming by the end of the century.

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Parties support initiating political process in Syria: Russia

And away from the talks, Moscow's actions showed no sign that it might be softening its strong support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his campaign against US-backed rebels. The Kremlin has rejected Kerry's accusation that it committed war crimes, as the U.S. and its allies consider giving rebels more weapons to fight Assad.

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2 additional women accuse Trump of sexual assault

Trump launched into his defense at a rally Friday afternoon in Greensboro, North Carolina, saying he is being attacked with lies and slander. He emphatically denied the allegations Friday at a rally in Florida and said the reports are politically motivated.

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IPhone 7 home button not working? Here's the easy fix

A small round Home button appeared on screen at the bottom of the display. When Apple introduced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last month, it added a better display, faster processor, improved Taptic engine, better battery life, IP67 dust/water resistance, and improved cameras (along with optical image stabilization on the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 - something that was missing on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s).

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Philippine president to visit China

Extra-judicial killings may fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or "Court") if they are committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack against a civilian population pursuant to a State policy to commit such an attack.

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Antares rocket launch from Wallops Sunday

The launch, originally scheduled for Friday, Oct 14, at 8:51 p.m. EDT, was pushed back to Sunday, Oct 16 at 8:03 p.m. EDT, to avoid any potential impacts from Hurricane Nicole, which is now churning its way northward off the Atlantic coast.

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In latest mission, China to blast two astronauts into space tomorrow

The spacecraft will dock with the Tiangong 2 space station within two days and the astronauts will stay there for 30 days to test the complex's ability to support their life. China says its space program is for peaceful purposes, but the U.S. Defense Department has highlighted its increasing capabilities, saying it was pursuing activities aimed to prevent adversaries from using space-based assets in a crisis.

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Late Thai king's confidant confirmed as temporary regent

The Royal Household Bureau also announced that the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) housed within, would be closed until Oct 20. "Most people are buying black shirts", said Songkhan Tansonan, running a street stall next to a fetid canal outside Bangkok's Bobae Market. "My tears started flowing out of me without my realizing", she said, recalling the news of Bhumibol's death.

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NASA postpones mission to ISS due to Hurricane Nicole

Liftoff is set for 8:03 p.m. EDT (0003 October 17 GMT) from Pad-0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. The Cygnus named after the swan constellation has the ability to loiter in orbit for a few weeks, even a month if necessary, before joining the space station.

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Experimental European space lander to begin descent to Mars

The larger spacecraft - called the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO ) - has just completed a seven-month journey from Earth as part of the European-Russian ExoMars programme. It will enter an eccentric orbit of the Red Planet next Wednesday, as Schiaparelli reaches the atmosphere at an altitude of some 121 km and a speed of almost 21,000 kph.

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Colombia rejects deal to end FARC conflict: What happens next?

The no campaign, led by former president Álvaro Uribe has said the plebiscite results give the government a mandate to renegotiate the accord with the FARC. On Monday afternoon, however, President Santos rejected De la Calle's resignation. Both of the other members in the team of Mr Santos are Defence Minister Luis Carlos Villegas and Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones banned from airlines

The ban also means the phones "cannot be shipped as air cargo", according to government regulators. Earlier this week, Samsung announced that it had stopped sales and exchanges of the smartphone and would end production of the model and give customers refunds.

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Anthony Taylor: Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho says pressure on referee

Current affairs Mourinho stated that " Wayne Rooney feels at home with the Man United fans, but not at Anfield!". Jose Mourinho has said it will be hard for referee Anthony Taylor as he will be under intense pressure following his controversial selection for Monday's game between Liverpool and Manchester United .

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Jonathan Stewart hoping for a nice return to the field

Carolina has lost three games in a row, the last two coming against divisional foes Atlanta and Tampa Bay. Rushing these guys could be risky so the return of Cam Newton and Jonathan Stewart will have to do at least for now. He expects to play Sunday after missing the previous three games. The Saints , on the other hand, struggle with keeping offenses out of the end zone, let alone field goal range.

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Fans, former guitarist of Bob Dylan reflect on artist's Nobel Prize award

The Swedish Academy cited Dylan for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". "And I think if people are going to get their knickers in a knot over the fact that he's also a musician I think it's a bit small-minded".

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Defense deals signed by India, Russia in Goa: Key highlights

In addition, the joint venture (50.5 per cent HAL & 49.5 per cent Russian counterpart) will become a pilot project for the Russian-Indian part of the Make in India program. Also on display was Russia's nuclear prowess, with the second reactor of the Russian-built Kudankulam plant in Tamil Nadu hooked up to the grid and concrete being poured in a ceremony carried by a TV linkup to mark the start of work on the third and fourth reactors there.

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Missiles possibly fired again at U.S. warship near Yemen, official says

The official is not authorized to discuss the incident publicly so spoke on condition of anonymity. "These strikes were in response to attempted missile attacks in recent days against USS Mason and other vessels in the Red Sea and Bab el Mandeb", Cook said.


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