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Nearly 200 Countries Seal Global Deal to Limit Key Greenhouse Gases

The deal divides countries into three groups with different deadlines to reduce the use of factory-made hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gases, which can be 10,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as greenhouse gases. A number of small island states along with African nations, who are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change urged that action be taken as soon as possible.

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DNA study reveals European bison's extinct parentage

A reproduction of a putative wisent painted in the Marsoulas cave (Haute-Garonne, France) during the the Magdalenian period. Researchers have identified a previously unknown hybrid species of bison and cattle, with the help of cave drawings dating to at least 12,000 years ago.

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Two mysterious chambers found in Great Pyramid of Giza

The findings lent credence to British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves' theory that Queen Nefertiti's tomb is hidden behind that of King Tutankhamun, may lead to "one of the most important finds of the century", the Minister said in November 2015.

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Samsung tried to bribe Galaxy Note 7 owner after unit exploded

The exploding Samsung Note 7 that triggered a global recall was one thing, but a replacement phone smoking inside an aircraft filled with civilians is way below the safety belt. In the statement, Park Jong-suh, vice president of Samsung's smartphone business division, apologized for causing the suppliers trouble following the discontinuation of the Note 7.

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Spacecraft crash-lands onto comet, ends 12-year mission

Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera captured this image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at 0120 GMT from an altitude of about 16 km above the surface during the spacecraft's final descent on September 30, 2016 . Scientist say that one of the main benefits of the Rosetta mission compared with previous missions - apart from the world's first landing on a comet - was the length of time that the probe spent in 67P's orbit.

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Facebook Testing Data Saver Feature for Messenger

The app, which has over a billion users worldwide, now sports full end-to-end encryption, meaning no-one should be able to sneak a peek at your Messenger chats. The "Conversation Topics" feature is geared to boost user engagement, and will help users skip scrolling through their News Feed to know what their friends are up to as most basic activities will appear in Messenger .

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City wins appeal of FEMA flood maps

As a result, hundreds of thousands of people in NY and New Jersey, who never suspected that floodwaters might reach their doors, suffered damage or complete destruction of their homes. The goal is to give eligible homeowners a better idea of their risk, crucial information in the selection of appropriate flood insurance. The forward-looking maps that reflect the impacts of climate change, including sea level rise and the potential for larger and more frequent storms in the future , will be ...

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Expect to See Random Stories in Explore Section on Instagram

It's unclear how these are curated, be it by Instagram's human editors or based on activity and algorithm, but it's likely a way to help you discover new people to follow. Now, when you head to Instagram's Explore section, Stories will appear at the top of the page, much like they do in your normal feed. But it's only a third of the 300 million people who open Instagram every day , meaning that 200 million people aren't interested in the Stories sitting prominently atop the app's home ...

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Local voters, officials respond to Trump's rigged election claims

The survey also underscored the hardening of the lines between those supporting Trump and those who are not. In a Monday morning tweet , Trump said there is "large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day". "We certainly hope to get her there", he said. Trump's vice presidential running mate, Mike Pence, and his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, have tried to portray the candidate's comments as being aimed at an unfair news media.

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Microsoft says its speech recognition is now on par with humans

Reaching human parity in speech recognition is a historic achievement and Microsoft achieved this milestone more quickly than it expected. The technology delivered a word error rate (WER) of 5.9 percent, which is roughly the same as that of people who were asked to transcribe the same conversation.

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Brendan Rodgers: Celtic players were boosted by Manchester City thriller

However, a Celtic victory would leave The Foals needing to get a point against either Barcelona or Manchester City to stand a chance of catching up with Rodgers' side in the group. I think every team can take advantage if key players are out. "So we are not playing against a typical Scottish team, we are playing Celtic , they play in the Champions League because they are good".

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President Obama to Donald Trump About 'Rigged' Elections: 'Stop Whining'

President Barack Obama says Donald Trump's "whining" about voter fraud proves he doesn't have what it takes to be president. Mr. Obama-after saying he would be more subdued in his critique of the GOP nominee-aggressively questioned Mr.

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Samsung expects USD 3 billion loss over Note 7 recall

The company has also said that it has already allocated the direct cost of the discontinuation of the device in quarter three. Samsung was thrown into chaos after the world's largest smartphone maker was forced to recall 2.5 million Note 7 devices.

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US Navy Destroyer Fired On Again Off Yemen Coast

Multiple missiles fired from Huthi rebel-controlled regions in Yemen targeted a United States warship in the Red Sea in the third such incident to take place in a week. The radar sites had been used to track US ship movements, a Pentagon spokesman said. A Saudi Arabia-led investigation into an airstrike on a Yemeni funeral last week has concluded that Saudi-led coalition jets "wrongly" bombed the ceremony, killing more than 150 people, after receiving faulty information and not following ...

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Rocket scheduled to be launched from Wallops Island at 7:40 pm

Because of this, the company replaced those engines with Russian-made RD-181 engines. The Orbital ATK Antares rocket is rolled out of the integration facility and to the launch pad on October 13, 2016. That's because a Soyuz capsule is slated to bring three new crew members to the ISS on Friday, and NASA wants to wait to dock the Cygnus until after the new astronauts have arrived safely.

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Trump decries voter fraud, corruption in Green Bay speech

Recent polls show a tight contest in Texas, with Trump's lead continuing to dwindle. Republican campaign lawyer Chris Ashby said Trump's charges could foment unrest and were "unfounded" and "dangerous". Mrs Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook said Mr Trump's assault on the voting system was an act of desperation. Clinton is spending the day Monday with advisers near her home in NY, preparing for the final debate Wednesday night.

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Suresh Raina ruled out of second ODI as well due to fever

India thrashed New Zealand in the opening one-day worldwide without Suresh Raina in the side and he will remain absent for the next one. No replacement has been named by the team management. Kedar Jadhav, who picked up two wickets with his handy part-time off breaks in Dharamsala, is expected to retain his place. Dhoni batted the longest time at the nets.

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Half of Tech Support Scam Victims Are Millennials

An alternative explanation is that younger people use the internet in a way that makes them more likely to encounter certain kinds of tech support scam. Firstly, ask if there is a fee or a subscription associated with the service. Microsoft says it's millennials. "By leveraging pop-ups, unsolicited email and scam websites as additional entry points for scams, fraudsters are reaching a broader number of people, including younger than expected victims".

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Rocket launch ignites space station deliveries in Virginia

The highly-anticipated launch, visible across much of the Mid-Atlantic, was full of drama and tension for Dulles-based Orbital ATK , which lost another unmanned Antares in a massive fireball two years ago. Virginia-based Orbital ATK is one of two USA companies that provide ISS cargo services for NASA, the other being SpaceX. Launch controllers applauded when the supply ship reached orbit and victory was declared.

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Antares rocket set to fly again, two years after explosion

The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, powered by new Russian-built RD-181 engines, climbs away from Wallops Island, Va. " The International Space Station program is glad to be at Wallops". Nearly exactly two years ago, on October 28, 2014, the third of Orbital's eight planned missions to the ISS exploded shortly after takeoff. Nash said the OA-5 prelaunch tests went "extremely well", and that they were "two of the cleanest tests we've ever seen".

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The Great Alaska ShakeOut will be held this week

It was the largest quake to strike the U.S. It's seismic zone takes in several states, including parts of southeast Missouri and southern IL, but the shaking was felt thousands of miles away. The annual drill is also an excellent opportunity to consider whether you're personally prepared for a major emergency. Emergency management officials say that is the best protection from falling debris, which is the biggest threat during an natural disaster in developed countries with modern building ...

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US Destroyer Again Targeted by Missiles Off Coast of Yemen

The missile attack, if confirmed, would mark the third time in a week that the USS Mason had been fired on in global waters from territory in Yemen controlled by Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels. It is unclear exactly how many missiles were involved this time, but it was apparently more than the last time, as not only the Mason , but also the USS Nitze and USS Ponce came under fire.

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Iraqi forces announce progress in Mosul offensive

The military campaign could last weeks, officials predict. The Islamic State maintains most control in west Mosul . "Both sides essentially have the will to solve this through dialogue", Cavusoglu said Tuesday during a visit to Tashkent, quoted by the Anadolu news agency.

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Mary J. Blige's ex-husband is

THE ESTRANGED husband of United States singer Mary J Blige is seeking $129,319 a month in spousal support following the breakdown of their12-year marriage. He believes Mary knows it's bogus because she already cut him two checks totaling $85,000. Meanwhile, Blige has been focusing on her music since the split.

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Replacement Galaxy Note 7 catches fire on USA flight

On October 5, passengers traveling from Louisville to Baltimore were evacuated while still at the gate after a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone (one with a supposedly safe battery) caught fire . "Initial reports indicate the device was a Samsung ". He put the phone in his pocket, but quickly took it back out when he noticed it was smoking. The event is prompting fresh investigations by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Intel Corp. (INTC) PT Set at $35.00 by Sanford C. Bernstein

Finally, CIBC World Markets Inc. increased its position in shares of Intel Corp.by 14.2% in the second quarter. Institutional sponsorship simply refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

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Your Dentist Will Probably Hate M&M's New Caramel Variety

For the first time in 75 years, M&M's is introducing a caramel-filled version of its candy. "Caramel is extremely trendy", Vice-President of Research and Development of Mars Chocolate Hank Izzo told CNN . "It was a big technological challenge for us", Izzo told CNN. According to the company, caramel M&M's will be a permanent item, meant to tap into the $2.2 billion caramel business.

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Powell at the Park: NLCS Game 2 Notebook

Game 3 will be Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Dodger Stadium, where Jake Arrieta will try to help the Cubs bounce back and reclaim the advantage in the series. 1 and 2 spots in Maddon's rotation, Arrieta suddenly finds himself as a very risky No. 3 starter. In four playoff appearances, including three starts and one game as closer, he has a 3.72 ERA with a 1.09 WHIP.

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USA bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from air travel

The move follows a joint directive from the US Department of Transportation and the American Federal Aviation Administration to ban the phones. The embattled, melting, exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has just reached its ultimate low: The Federal Aviation Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration have officially banned it from all USA flights, effective at noon Saturday .

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European spacecraft begins final descent to the red planet

A spokeswoman told the AFP there were "a lot of relieved people" at mission control in Germany. The Schiaparelli lander is a demonstrator module specifically created to demonstrate the European Space Agency's (ESA ) entry, descent, and landing technologies.

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Vistara bans carrying Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones on its flights

In an attempt to stop its customers from carrying their defected Note 7 devices onto airplanes, Samsung has started setting up exchange booths at major airports around the world. In Europe, Germany's Air Berlin banned the Note 7 from flights from Saturday, while rival Lufthansa said that the device was banned on United States flights and will soon be prohibited on all others.

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US launches mission to resupply ISS

The 14-story-tall rocket, powered by a pair of new Russian-made engines, lifted off from Wallops Island at 7:45pm EDT. The launch was delayed by five minutes to let the technicians go through one more check of the critical components. This was the first Antares launch in two years following the rockets catastrophic failure just moments after liftoff on October 28, 2014, which doomed the Orb-3 resupply mission to the space station - as witnessed by this author.

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Triumph Bonneville T100 launched in India at Rs 7.78 lakh

It is powered by 900cc parallel-twin cylinder engine which churns out 54 BHP of power at 5900 RPM along with 80 Nm of peak torque at 3230 RPM. Tank bags and panniers too are available for long-distance biking enthusiasts. Living up to its Modern Classic tag, the bike also incorporates modern features on the multi-functional instrument cluster that comprises an analogue speedometer and an analogue tachometer, alongside a number of other indicators.

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Sprint estimates second revenue rose 3 percent

The company, majority owned by Japan's Softbank Group Corp, said on Tuesday that postpaid subscriber additions doubled to 347,000 from the prior quarter. Investors of Sprint Corp (NYSE: S) greeted the outlook for the second-quarter preliminary results by lifting the stock price in the pre-market trading.

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Georgia students leave college with about $28000 in debt

Nationally, 68 percent of graduating seniors have student debt, leaving with an average of $30,100. "These workers see the value in saving for retirement, but their loans are creating a speed bump". "In addition to how much they owe, it matters what kinds of loans students have", Debbie Cochrane, report coauthor and TICAS vice president, said in a statement.


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