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Rocket Launch Postponed Until Monday Night

The rocket is now slated to blast off no earlier than 7:40 p.m. on Monday night. NASA said in a statement that the 24-hour delay is a result of an equipment issue during a pre-launch check . You can watch the launch live on NASA TV as well as the agency's website beginning at 6:30 p.m. EDT Oct 17. The Monday launch comes two years after the failed launch of another Orbital ATK Antares.

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Iraqi forces march on Mosul

Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on state television today that operations to retake Mosul from IS have begun. Then they will likely seek to surround the city before launching an assault, marking the start of deadly street fighting with die-hard jihadists in a city with a large civilian population.

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Gas prices down in North Dakota

The national average fell 2.4 cents in the last week to $2.23 per gallon, while diesel prices rose an average of 1.9 cents to $2.42 per gallon. $1.99/g in 2015, $2.95/g in 2014, $3.20/g in 2013, $3.53/g in 2012 and $3.32/g in 2011. Gas prices typically go down in October, Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy said, with an average decrease of 20 cents a gallon in the last four years.

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Antares rocket launch delayed due to bad cable, NASA says

Monday. Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it is prepared to launch the company's Antares rocket carrying its Cygnus cargo spacecraft. Altogether, five Cygnus ships have delivered food, clothes, equipment and science experiments to the space station since 2013. If the sky is clear enough, the launch is expected to be visible across wide swaths of the eastern United States, ranging from SC to western Pennsylvania to southern New ...

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Battle Begins To Retake Mosul From The Islamic State Group

The historic battle could be ISIS' last stand in Iraq and it could deliver a massive blow to the terror group, although hundreds of thousands of civilians are caught up in the bloody conflict. Likewise, the proposal for 3,000 local militiamen trained by Turkey to remain as a police force after Mosul is occupied from the IS has not yet been approved by the Iraqi government.

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UNESCO Director: Jerusalem Sacred to Jews, Muslims, Christians

UNESCO went as far as to treat Israel as if it were a trespasser in its own country. Criticising the decision, US State Department spokesman Mark Toner also said , "We are deeply concerned about these kinds of recurring, politicised resolutions that do nothing to advance constructive results on the ground ".

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Small Cross-Sell Impact, but Big Reputational Hit

Wells is the nation's biggest mortgage lender. Bank executives have faced the wrath of U.S. Senate and House banking committees and investigators from the city of Los Angeles, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

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Diablo 4 Rumours Swell En Route to Blizzcon 2016

As Rhykker explains in this video , a BlizzCon promo pack contained a few die, one of which was a D4 - a four-sided die. Two ones and a 4 pop up when the die lnds a certain way. There are also rumors that instead of a Diablo 4 game, Blizzard might unveil an HD remaster of Diablo 2 , which is undoubtedly its most popular game in the Diablo franchise.

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Police complaint filed against Mumbai film festival

Although more than 180 films from 54 countries are being screened at the festival, a Prithvi Maske has taken issue with the representation of Pakistan. He surmised that the case wouldn't attract any charges of sedition either. Following the threat of protests against the Jio MAMI 18th MUmbaiu Film Festival at the Amboli police station, the organisers on Monday confirmed that no Pakistani movies would be screened at the event.

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Abetting atrocity: USA support for Saudi war on Yemen must end

After being targeted by two missile launches off the coast of Yemen, the USS Mason , a guided missile destroyer, fired two missiles in defence. Saudi state television aired a brief clip of what appeared to be a projectile that was said to have landed in Taif, in the ballistic missile attack.

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Asian shares mixed in narrow trading amid wait for Fed hike

Panasonic climbed more than 2 percent after the Japanese electronics manufacturer and Tesla agreed to collaborate for manufacturing solar cells and modules in NY. Her remarks jarred the US bond market on Friday afternoon, where they were interpreted as perhaps a willingness to allow inflation to run beyond the Fed's 2.0 percent target.

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China to launch two astronauts into space

China is now developing the Long March 5 heavy-lift rocket needed to launch the Tiangong 2's additional components and other massive payloads. At 7:30PM this evening the first manned mission will be launched and the goal of this mission is to test the station's life support and to conduct a number of experiments in the next 30 days.

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U.S. polls 2016: Donald Trump terms sexual assault allegations as "absolutely false"

Leeds and several other women, including a People magazine writer, said publically this week that Trump had in the past made unwanted sexual advances, in the aftermath of 2005 audiotape released earlier this month in which he can be heard bragging about have enough celebrity power to kiss and fondle a woman without invitation.

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Apple Car is dead

However, hundreds of members of the previously 1,000-strong workforce have been reassigned, released or resigned in the last few months. There's a new team on the project and they're now focused on developing an autonomous driving system instead, one that would allow Apple to partner with existing carmakers or decide to design its own vehicle after all, those in the know explained.

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Top 12 Pre-Holiday PlayStation and Xbox Console Deals

We'll keep you updated as soon as we hear anything else. Last year, it was "FIFA 15" on Xbox One. Fans still have no concrete details regarding Microsoft's next big console release, which is the Xbox codenamed "Project Scorpio". The Daily Star adds that there also is a 50 percent slash on the price of another racing game, "Forza Horizon 2", a 35 percent discount for "Star Wars: Battlefront", and discounts for song packs and tracks of "Rocksmith 2014".

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Donald Trump Is Planning a Television Network

His son-in-law, Jared Kushner , has been in contact with Aryeh Bourkoff , founder of investment bank LionTree, about starting a TV network if he's defeated in the presidential election in November, the FT reported . He also advised Kushner when the young owner of the New York Observer tried to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers four years ago. Trump campaign CEO Stephen Bannon is the former executive of the company that owns the right-wing news website Breitbart.

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Global deal would limit use of coolant

Representatives from almost 200 member countries have agreed to slash greenhouse gas emissions at a summit in Rwanda via the Montreal Protocol , which mean lead to a huge reduction of 0.5 degrees Celsius (0.9 degrees Fahrenheit) in global warming by the end of this century.

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Nearly 200 nations agree binding deal to cut greenhouse gases

While the Paris agreement included pledges by almost every country to cut emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the fossil fuels that power vehicles, electric plants and factories, the new Kigali deal has a single target: chemical coolants called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, used in air conditioners and refrigerators.

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Clown sightings prompt Target to pull masks from shelves before Halloween

This decision was made out of "sensitivity to the issue at hand", the rep said. Hopkins Police also arrested a 15-year-old girl from Bloomington over allegations of a clown named "Kroacky Klown" making threats to "kill" on a Facebook page by the same name.

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Mini has a plug-in coming next year

That gives you up to 80km of zero-emission driving, depending on how enthusiastic you are with the aforementioned loud pedal, before the petrol engine kicks in to help. Due to be formally unveiled later in October and likely shown at the Los Angeles motor show in November, the hybrid Countryman was teased by Mini in a series of promotional images.

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China launches its longest crewed space mission yet

The two astronauts are commander Jing Haipeng, a 50-year-old veteran who carried out Shenzhou-7 and Shenzhou-9 missions before, as well as Chen Dong, 38, who is on his first space mission. "The rocket is flying according to its original plan and the Shenzhou spacecraft has entered into its preliminary orbit", Gen. Zhang Youxia, chief commander of China's human space program, said through an interpreter.

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Let's talk: Does Bob Dylan deserve his Nobel Prize for literature?

US President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to US musician Bob Dylan in 2012. The Academy said Dylan was selected because he has "created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". "The prize simply went for her great talent - something that must also be true of Dylan". So deep is Dylan's influence in Lou's life that his only child, also an upcoming musician, is also named after Dylan.

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Trump on Twitter: 'Election is absolutely being rigged'

Despite backing Trump's mounting claims that the election is rigged , Pence said he would accept the "will of the American people". "I don't know what's going on with her", Trump continued, "but at the beginning of her last debate, she was all pumped up at the beginning and at the end it was like, huh, take me down.

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Iraq drops leaflets warning of impending offensive in Mosul

Iraqi government forces, with air and ground support from the US -led coalition, launched their offensive on Monday to drive Daesh from Mosul , the jihadist group's last major stronghold in Iraq . Townsend said the coalition had trained and equipped more than 54,000 Iraqi forces. A 1,300-year-old "hadith" - teaching - by one of the prophet Mohammed's companions, Abu Hurayrah, predicts a great battle between a Muslim army and a force of non-believers in Dabiq and "has become a ...

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WATCH vets rescue wild rhino with tire stuck over snout

Vets were alerted and tranquillised the rhino before removing the tyre, which had stopped the animal from being able to eat or drink, reports Sky News. Drought has caused water levels to drop significantly in a number of Zimbabwean dams. The team came and tranquilized Mark. The lake near where the rhino was grazing is known for being polluted and its banks are regularly littered with nets and tyres.

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Kim Kardashian & the robbery:... 9:35AM

Authorities said the five robbers wore fake police emblems on their jackets in order to pose as law enforcement and forced their way into her apartment in Paris. Kim then jetted to NY to be with her hubby and their two children, Saint and North. "Now he wants them on the payroll", the source added. The concerts giant cites "family concerns" for the tour blip.

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China launches 2 astronauts on space mission

The launch was declared a success by Zhang Youxia, commander-in-chief of China's manned space program, about 19 minutes after the blast-off. China plans to expand the experimental Tiangong 2 space lab over the next few years by sending up additional modules.

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Samsung Tested the Exploding Note 7 Batteries Itself

Delta Air Lines is adding special containment bags for phones or other electronic devices that overheat or catch fire to at least some of its aircraft, the carrier said on a conference call Thursday. People in the midst of travel who have the phones were urged by the government to contact Samsung or their wireless carrier "immediately" to arrange for a replacement phone.

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Bad cable delays NASA launch at Wallops Island

EDT. Meteorologists at The Weather Channel call for mostly clear skies in Philly when the launch is scheduled. The launch potentially offers a thrilling skyshow to millions of US East Coast spectators if all goes well. The two stage Antares will carry the Orbital OA-5 Cygnus cargo freighter to orbit on a flight bound for the ISS and its multinational crew of astronauts and cosmonauts.

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China launches longest space mission

The mission of the orbiting space lab Tiangong-2 and the Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft marks the first time that Chinese astronauts will stay in orbit for medium term, Xi, also CMC chairman, said in the message. Chen, 38, is on his first mission. The Asian nation is also developing a hypersonic space plane, while just last month it put into operation the world's largest radio telescope created to detect radio signals from billions of light years away.

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China launches its longest manned mission to space in program history

Embarking on its longest piloted space flight to date, the Asian country of China launched two astronauts or "taikonauts" into Earth's orbit Sunday evening for a month-long stay aboard the space station module Tiangong-2. China is pouring billions into its military-run space program and working to catch up to the U.S. and Europe, with hopes to have a crewed outpost by 2022.

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U.S. Puts Galaxy Note 7 on the No-Fly List

Since then, many regulators and airlines have imposed restrictions on the device or completely banned its carriage on flights. Samsung has also stopped producing the flagship handset. Airlines in Asia, including Singapore Airlines Ltd. and Qantas Airways Ltd., followed the USA lead with their own complete bans, though Europe's main air-safety regulator left unchanged its guidance that phones could still be carried so long as they were off.

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Trump blaming 'rigged election' for campaign woes

The Republican presidential nominee rallied in front of boisterous crowds in Portsmouth , New Hampshire, and in Bangor, Maine. "Why don't we do that?" "All I know for sure is that Donald Trump's going to be ready for the debate on Wednesday night", Pence smiled before pivoting to his talking points.

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FLOTUS Michelle Obama Demolishes Trump In Incredible, Emotional Speech

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama has urged all Americans to say "enough is enough" to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's "intolerable" treatment of women , as "this is not normal and can not be ignored". "I wanted them to understand that the measure of any society is how it treats women and girls". "The disrespect of our ambitions and our intellect".

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Iraqi, Kurdish forces move east, south of Mosul

The offensive to take back Mosul from ISIS has begun with the Iraqi Prime Minister announcing a "clean" Iraq . The much-anticipated announcement comes more than two years after IS seized Iraq's second city, paving the way for the proclamation of its "state".


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