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USA concerned about South Africa quitting ICC

In the absence of regional courts with criminal jurisdiction, the ICC provided justice internationally for those affected by egregious human rights violations, crimes against humanity, and for victims of genocide, the SAHRC said. Combined with the tendency of some heads of states to want to remain in power for life, the extension of such immunity will undoubtedly result in some heads of states not being held accountable for their actions.

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Nobel academy member calls Bob Dylan's silence 'arrogant'

Bob Dylan has been branded "arrogant" for failing to acknowledge his Nobel Prize in Literature by a member of the body that awards the honour. In a televised interview in Sweden, a senior level member of the Swedish Academy criticized Dylan's behavior, calling it "impolite and arrogant".

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Looks Like NASA Has Found ESA's Lost Mars Lander

Surface markings imaged by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and released via NASA JPL, identifies new markings believed to be related to ESA's Schiaparelli Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module (EDM), which arrived at Mars on October 19th.

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Watch Sooners vs Red Raiders online

In just three games, he's amassed 574 receiving yards, along with eight touchdowns. Texas Tech scores a ton of points, 48.8 to be exact, which ranks fifth nationally. Jordyn Brooks leads the Texas Tech Red Raiders with 36 tackles, Kris Williams has four sacks and Keenon Ward has one interception. The defense played well last week too, holding Kansas State to only 17 points.

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Mars orbiter locates crash site of Schiaparelli lander

The MRO will make another pass over the site next week and its high-resolution HiRISE camera will take more detailed pictures of the area. Landing on Mars is notoriously hard because of the planet's thin, dusty atmosphere. ESA lost contract with the lander two days ago mid-way through its descent to the planet's surface. The Schiaparelli probe had been meant to test technology for a later rover planned for 2020.

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Mars space probe lost after no contact with mission control

The Schiaparelli probe is thought to have been successfully landed on Mars but it is not known what condition the craft is in and it has not been able to communicate back with Earth. ESA's Director General Jan Woerner said the agency's Trace Gas Orbiter is ready for work - studying trace gases like methane around the planet. "So the readiness is fully confirmed and we are in full control of the spacecraft", Woerner said.

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Orbital's Antares rocket returns to flight with successful cargo launch

The nighttime launch, which had been visible from the U.S. East Coast (from Boston to central South Carolina), marks the first flight of Antares since October 2014, when an older version of the rocket exploded shortly after liftoff. "If the Orbital launch fails, it casts doubt on the viability of that plan". Since the blast, the launchpad has been rebuilt at a cost of $15 million, and the rocket has been overhauled to be more powerful.

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ESA's Schiaparelli lander smashed on impact with Mars planet

Schiaparelli , a disc-shaped 577-kg lander, is part of the European-Russian ExoMars program, which aims to search for signs of past and present life on Mars and evidence of methane and other trace atmospheric gases that could be signatures of active biological or geological processes.

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European Central Bank keeps interest rates at record lows

The remarks, which followed the Bank's decision to keep its key interest rates unchanged - including a -0.4% charge on its deposit facility - briefly lifted the single currency past 1.1039 against the USA dollar, the highest in almost a month.

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Schiaparelli Lander Likely Crash-Landed on Mars

ExoMars Flight Director Michael Denis said that the probe reached the surface at a speed too high, about several hundred kilometers per hour, and precisely because of this extra speed the probe was destroyed during the impact with Mars, according to Reuters .

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Samsung slashes third quarter profit estimate by a third

It seems that Google will take a bit out of Samsung's market share, while Apple might take over some of the customers that Samsung has just lost. Much like Samsung would have done with its now-doomed flagship in India during Diwali, Huawei plans to spend heavily towards marketing, branding and advertising three new smartphones - Honor 8, Honor 8 Smart and Holly 3 - it launched on Thursday.

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Russian Federation extends 'humanitarian pause' in Aleppo

Pro-government channels broadcast footage of ambulances and green busses parked at empty reception points in government Aleppo, said to be waiting for civilians and fighters from the city's east. The "collective failure of the worldwide community to protect civilians and halt this bloodshed should haunt every one of us", he added. Syria's army and Russian Federation have called on residents and rebels in besieged eastern Aleppo to quit the city and depart for other insurgent-held districts ...

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Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Missed Earnings 8 times

Many brokerage firms are involved in issuing their ratings on Tesla Motors, Inc . The stock of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) earned "Sell" rating by Berenberg on Wednesday, February 3. Tesla Motors's revenue for the quarter was up 30.5% on a year-over-year basis. The average forecast of sales for the year ending Dec 16 is $2.55B by 37 analysts.

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FBI, Homeland Security probing cyber attacks that disrupted Twitter, other websites

The attackers took advantage of traffic-routing services such as those offered by Alphabet Inc's Google and Cisco Systems Inc's OpenDNS to make it hard for Dyn to root out bad traffic without also interfering with legitimate inquiries, Drew said .

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Hillary Gets it Wrong on the Second Amendment - Again

There's other matters that I think are sensible that are the kind of reforms that would make a difference that are not in any way conflicting with the Second Amendment", she said. In fact, Clinton has proposed comprehensive background checks, closing the online loophole, and closing the gun show loophole. Trump rammed home the pro-gun argument by pointed out the carnage that is taking place in Chicago, a city that has one of the most restrictive gun control measures in the country.

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Cavs Notes: Eyes on the Tribe, ring night & cuts

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) passing through a screen. The results from the annual survey of 30 National Basketball Association general managers are in, and while they picked the Wizards to be a playoff team under first-year coach Scott Brooks they didn't list John Wall among the top four point guards or give votes to any other players on the roster in any category.

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Cyber attacks shut down Twitter, other websites in US East

Almost all of those attacked were clients of Dyn, a firm that provides domain name system services and other internet infrastructure services. Amazon Web Services (AWS), a unit of Amazon.com that hosts numerous web's popular destinations including Netflix, reported an attack that also affected people on the East Coast around the same time in the morning.

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Schiaparelli Probe Likely Crash-Landed on Mars, Photos Show

The ESA hoped to use data from Schiaparelli's lading to develop a landing system for their 2020 rover, but it's now possible that the crash landing forces them to reevaluate their timetable. The lander was the second of a two-part European mission that reached the red planet on 19 October. A space probe that was supposed to look for signs of life on Mars has crash-landed and may have exploded, the European Space Agency has confirmed.

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Android 7.1 Developer Preview Released

Google scheduled a preview release for Android 7.1 Nougat for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5x and Pixel C for now, but the update will reach other Android devices as well. Search engine giant Google has updated the company's official software support page with Pixel series phones, shedding light on the device's firmware service details.

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MA to begin offering voters early voting option

Starting on October 20, all North Carolina counties have to open at least one location for early voting . "A lot of people are using (early voting) now because it's fast". If the voter doesn't have such a form with them at the time of voting, they will be presented with a certificate of identity to sign, under the penalty of perjury, that they are who they say they are.

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Trump is booed during charity dinner roasting Hillary Clinton

The 70-year-old Republican nominee began his remarks with some light-hearted comments, including jokes about his "beautiful hands" and that Clinton appearing at the event without charging any fees for it, but was booed as he shifted gears from the self-deprecating humorous tone of the event to call Clinton "corrupt".

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European spaceship destroys after hitting Mars surface

What happened remains a mystery, but ExoMars Project Manger Don McCoy expressed confidence yesterday that after fully analyzing data transmitted from Schiaparelli to TGO during the descent "we will have no doubt" about what transpired. ESA member states meeting at a the agency's next ministerial council meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, in December will be asked to pledge continued support - and funding - for the mission's ambitious second phase.

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Ex-Christie Aide: I Told Gov. About 'Bridgegate' Lane Closures

That's when Kelly sent the "time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee" without really thinking about the language - it was a reference, she said , to how Wildstein had told her this would cause traffic. Kelly maintained Friday she believed the lane closings, on one of the world's busiest bridges, to be part of a Port Authority traffic study and said they weren't done for political retribution.

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World Series-Indians-Pitching

He wasn't, lasting only two-thirds of an inning before umpires made him leave the game because the finger was dripping blood. Bauer shook his head in disappointment while being tended to on the mound, and he was replaced by Dan Otero after 21 pitches.

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China fish fossil reveals where our jaws come from

These are the maxilla and premaxilla, which make up the upper jaw, and the dentary, which makes up the lower jaw, Tech Times reports. The picture began to change in 2013 when Zhu and his colleagues unveiled a fossil, called Entelognathus , that had a placoderm-like body but a three-part jaw in Yunnan.

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ESA's Mars Lander May Have Exploded On Impact

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter view of Schiaparelli landing site. The lander was created to test landing entry technology for future missions. Esa said it estimated that impact could have happened at a speed greater than 300 km/h and possibly exploded on impact .

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Microsoft's adjusted revenue above estimates, boosted by cloud business

Microsoft continued to increase business users of the online versions of Office and Dynamics CRM, while sales of one-off software declined due to the shift to the cloud. Apple reported in July that revenue from the iPad rose 7.4 percent in the third quarter but unit sales dropped 9 percent to 9.95 million - the 10th straight down quarter for iPad sales.

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Sparks topple Lynx to claim elusive WNBA title

With 1:14 left in the game and the game tied 71-71, Ogwumike made a jump shot from 6 feet, but the video replay showed she didn't release the ball before the shot clock expired - which means, the basket should not have counted. "I thought I saw them do this", Moore said to reporters about the referees while motioning the violation call, "but they didn't". Whether it was the 8-second call in LA or the game today, doesn't matter, OK? Then Chelsea Gray missed a shot and 2016 MVP Nneka ...

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Jodie Foster to direct an episode of Black Mirror

It is, of course, also a brilliant comment on the nature of today's society and a reflection of us a viewer. I won't get into spoiler details, but if you think about identity theft and the next generations of webcams, Global Positioning System devices, and various tech conveniences, you can see how episode co-writers Brooker and William Bridges came up with this particular version of modern terror.

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Iraqi army launches new push on town near Mosul

The advance took place as U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived on a visit to Baghdad to meet Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and assess the campaign that started on Monday with air and ground support from the U.S-led coalition. The offensive on Mosul is expected to become the biggest battle fought in Iraq since the US -led invasion in 2003. Meanwhile, in what officials thought was an attempted diversion from the Mosul fight, IS attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of ...

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Orbital ATK's Antares Returns to Flight Using RD-181 Engines

The Cygnus capsule positioned atop the rocket was packed with 2,400kg of food, supplies, equipment and scientific experiments bound for the space station. "We're always nervous, but we wouldn't have a rocket out there if we weren't confident we're ready to go ", said Antares program manager Mike Pinkston on Saturday.

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USA government investigates massive cyber attacks

A senior USA intelligence official told NBC News their current assessment is that this is "a classic case of internet vandalism". "You proved your point", WikiLeaks tweeted out with an accompanying map of the areas of country affected by the attack.

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Karan Johar Is "Stressed Out" Says Farah

The subsequent bilateral unrest between India and Pakistan had a spillover in the film industry on both sides of the border. "That over 300 Indian people in my crew have put their blood, sweat and tears into my film ADHM and I don't think it is fair to them to face any kind of turbulence out of other fellow Indians".

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Hillary Clinton Makes Pitch to Undecided Voters 'Reconsidering' Trump

The peaceful transition of power is one of the things that sets us apart. Clinton also addressed the third presidential debate, in which she squared off against her opponent for the final time on October 19. Scheufele said Trump's statement on the election results allowed Clinton to prove her point about Trump's speech being "dangerous". In Ohio, the most recent polling average from Real Clear Politics has the race as a virtual tie, but Fallon said "if the vote were held today", the Democrat ...

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Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram Return to Their Families

When I heard about the safe return of 21 Chibok girls, all I could do was stop, take pause, and give thanks. Mr Bitrus: 'We would prefer that they are taken away from the community and this country because the stigmatisation is going to affect them for the rest of their lives.


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