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Thailand to investigate BBC over profile of new king

The piece was widely shared on social media and some Thais have said its content was insulting to the new king. "BBC Thai was established to bring impartial, independent and accurate news to a country where the media faces restrictions", Charlotte Morgan told the BenarNews Thai website.

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Russian Federation seeks answers on ISS cargo ship crash

The ship is delivering 2.5 metric tons of fuel, water, food and other supplies. The ISS is by definition a multi-national enterprise, so losing a Russian cargo ship (or, you know, a couple) doesn't spell doom. A Russian spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station has exploded in space. NASA supplier SpaceX, meanwhile, has been grounded since a rocket explosion in September on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral , Florida.

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Angela Merkel calls for burqa ban in Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel made her first direct call for banning "full veil" Islamic coverings. Before the congress voted, Merkel attacked the rise of populists in Germany while underlining her support for a proposal to ban the niqab, or full-face veil, in public places.

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Trump and Czech president exchange invitations

On the campaign trail, he vowed to act on that conviction by eliminating the Environmental Protection Agency, undoing President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan and withdrawing from the Paris Agreement that lays the groundwork for a global reduction in greenhouse emissions believed to contribute to climate change .

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Mobile announces Digits, a single phone number for all of your devices

The three phones and my watch all ring when a call comes in while outgoing calls and messages appear to be coming from my primary T-Mobile line. You have a pool of numbers, and you can slap a bunch of them onto one phone or spread them around.

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Lawmakers: South Korean leader to accept impeachment outcome

Choi Soon-sil, the woman accused of currying favour with South Korean president Park Geun-hye to gain influence and money, has been ordered to appear before a parliamentary hearing. But news outlets reported Tuesday that the pro-impeachment lawmakers were believed to have the 200 votes necessary to pass the bill in the 300-seat body.

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Trump selects Scott Pruitt, who has sued the EPA, as EPA head

As an administrator, Pruitt would have the ability to steer the agency's regulatory efforts and priorities. He is one of dozens of state officials who have mounted a legal challenge to outgoing President Barack Obama's limits on greenhouse-gas emisisons from power plants - regulations that Trump has promised to repeal.

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Sioux worry Trump could push DAPL pipeline through

They haven't been following the law all along. The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Dave Archambault II, has asked protesters to leave the campsites because of the severe weather. Energy Transfer Partners and the Corps agreed initially that the proposed route appeared to be the safest and most cost-effective path. The company responded by asking U.S.

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Russian Cargo Ship Headed For ISS Burns Up Above Siberia

Despite the failed resupply mission by the Russian spacecraft, another resupply mission is scheduled for next week, which by this time, the Japanese space agency will be in charge. The loss of the resupply ship will not adversely affect operations onboard the ISS. In 2015, another Progress ship dived into the Pacific Ocean after launch.

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Police Says Washington Restaurant Shooting Suspect Wanted To Save Kids

The attack on Comet was considered an example of how fake news reports that proliferated during the election year affected people's lives. The fake news stories alleging that Clinton and her campaign chief ran a child sex ring out of the restaurant have been denounced by the owner of the popular pizza restaurant.

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Mass grief as Indian political star dies

No one fought the Cauvery wars with Karnataka more fiercely than Jayalalithaa, the granddaughter of Narasimhan Rengachary, the court physician of the then Maharaja of Mysuru, Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar. She became an inspiration to women across the state. The hospital had earlier tweeted, "She is on extracorporeal membrane heart assist device and is being treated by a team of expert doctors and critical care specialists".

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Supreme Court Ruling Favors Samsung, Is Setback For Apple

In concluding the court's ruling , the judge said that the relevant article of manufacture "need not be the end product sold to the consumer but may be only a component of that product". The news site reports that Samsung faced nearly $1 billion worth of penalties for copying the iPhone's design and icons, which was then reduced to $548 million.

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Latest Android update heading to a handful of users

There are some things to bear in mind before you install Android 7 .1 Nougat onto your Google Nexus 5X. for instance the handset should have 80% charge and it needs to be rooted and have TWRP or CWM installed. The upgrade is thanks to the use of a new technique called File-by-File patching, which compares the old and new versions of an app before sending a patch which only updates the necessary files.

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Christmas trees $5 in Green Mountain National Forest

Hundreds of people attended the event and waited in anticipation for the trees outside the Harre Union to be lit. Why not enjoy this majestic tree and its thousands of lights from the comfort of home instead of going out in the cold? "If they do, the tree is not fresh and you should consider buying a different one".

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Facebook surveys ask users to help weed out fake news

It was created "in about an hour", Sieradski told BBC News , as a "rejoinder to Mark Zuckerberg's dubious claims that Facebook is unable to substantively address the proliferation of fake news on its platform". All these developments follow comments from Facebook's Eliott Schrage, who said the presidential election made the company realize that it has a "role in assessing the validity of content people share".

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Mistrial declared in shooting of black driver by S.C. police officer

In Charleston, South Carolina, a judge has declared a mistrial in the murder trial of white former police officer Michael Slager , who was caught on video fatally shooting 50-year-old African American Walter Scott in the back as he ran away in April 2015.

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Critics worry after Trump security chief fuels conspiracies

Less than a week before the election, the elder Flynn tweeted a link to a story that falsely claimed Clinton emails contained proof of money laundering and sex crimes with children, among other illegal activities. But beyond the tight circle around Mr. Trump, there were growing concerns in Washington about General Flynn's fitness for the job, fueled by talk of his temperament, his conspiratorial worldview and his own incendiary Twitter postings.

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Three-horse race for NZ prime minister

Key further said that his adult children had faced " an extraordinary level of intrusion and pressure due to their father's job". Key said he would support whomever the party chose but that he would vote for Bill English , his deputy prime minister and finance minister, if Mr.

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Woman at heart of South Korean scandal refuses to testify

The president also said that she accepts the recommendation of the ruling party and political veterans for an "orderly resignation" in April and a presidential election in June to minimize the social chaos and vacuum in state affairs. Success by the opposition could pacify the anti-Park protests that have been swelling by the week in Seoul. "This case was the same", Lee said, adding that he was embarrassed by the situation and was appearing with a "heavy heart".

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Ivanka Trump Has Private Meeting With Al Gore About Climate Change

He also met with Ivanka Trump, and said in an MSNBC interview Monday night that she appears to be committed to the climate. Gore would not go into specifics but called his conversation with Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump as "a very intelligent exchange".

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ISRO to launch PSLV C36 Resource-2A today

The centre's Minister Of State for Information & Broadcasting; Rajyavardhan Rathore tweeteed, "Congrats to @ isro on the launch of PSLV C-36 carrying ResourceSat-2A; further reinforcing India's prowess & domination in space technology!" On September 26, in its longest ever mission spread more than two hours, PSLV effectively launched eight satellites, including the nation's SCATSAT-1 and five satellites from different countries, in two unique orbits to accomplish another point of ...

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Damian Lewis to join all-female "Ocean's Eight" as villain

Apparently, Bullock's character is the leader of a group of thieves and cons who try to pull off a major heist. Last month we found out Matt Damon will have a cameo in the movie , presumably reprising his role of pickpocket Linus Caldwell, and today (December 7) comes word that another bearer of the Y-chromosome will play the movie's baddie.

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Tech titans join forces to battle online terrorist content

Shortly after European officials warned that US technology companies need to do better at curbing online hate speech, Facebook , Microsoft , Twitter and YouTube have announced they'll start sharing data to reduce the spread of "terrorist content" online.

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New Zealand passport robot tells applicant of Asian descent to open eyes

But the error prompted claims that the system is racist. It said he had nine more attempts to take an acceptable picture. "Just a bit annoying with the delay and I'd expect to get a staff reply after 3 failed submissions", he added. An Internal Affairs spokesperson told Reuters that 20% of passwords are rejected for various reasons: "The most common error is a subject's eyes being closed and that was the generic error message sent in this case".

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Dodge Unveils 2017 Challenger GT AWD With 3.5-Liter V6

That's less than a Subaru WRX STI, which also has 305 horsepower and AWD, but slightly more than a base Ford Mustang GT, which offers 130 more ponies, makes excellent noises, and can be easily fitted with winter rubber. The front axle is automatically engaged when sensors detect that the rear wheels are losing traction. Enhancing the on-road dynamic performance using precise front-to-rear torque control integrated with the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system, VDC maintains ...

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Amazon Go: a grocery store with no checkout lines

Apart from the staple grocery items, the Amazon Go store also offers freshly made meals prepared by on-site chefs-from sandwiches to Amazon Meal Kits for quick home-cooked dinners. You can pick up anything off store shelves and it will be automatically added to a virtual cart. Rather than paying cash, the cost is billed to the customer's Amazon account if they do not put the item back.

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Oakland fire: unsafe conditions hamper recovery effort

We looked out for each other". "And we don't know until we finish our investigation". (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Crew workers walk behind debris from a warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif ., Tuesday, Dec. The fire broke out during a dance party Friday night. "In the days and weeks ahead, we are going to have many conversations about what we have learned from this incident, what in fact happened in this incident and how do we move forward as a city with the experience that we've just had", she ...

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Google Doodle celebrates 340th anniversary of determination of speed of light

Romer compared the results to determine the speed of light. It needed inter-planetary determinations. For NASA Astronomy Cafe, part of the NASA Education and Public Outreach programme, Sten Odenwald explained that in 1676, Roemer was studying the eclipses of Jupiter's moons by the disk of Jupiter, and he noticed that during the year his predictions ran behind the actual eclipses he would see at the telescope.

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Donald Trump Expands Search For Secretary of State, Adviser Says

Conway admitted that now there are "more than four" people on the list saying that the selection of the top USA diplomat is "incredibly important" and should not be rushed. The 64-year-old scholar-warrior, who masterminded the widely credited surge in Iraq from 2008-2010, has a depth of experience in world affairs unmatched by any of the other known candidates.

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English refuses to say whether he will stand for prime minister

John Key has announced that he will resign as prime minister of New Zealand , after eight years in the job, citing family reasons. "I sent him one very short message, "Say it ain't so bro"," Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters in Melbourne.

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Samsung Wins In A Patent Fight With Apple

Apple for its part has issued a statement in which it emphasizes that the main question before the Supreme Court was how to calculate the amount Samsung had to cough up for copying. on Apple's side. The Supreme Court is now sending the case back to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to reevaluate how much Samsung is supposed to fork over.

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Canada expands controversial oil pipeline to Pacific

It expects construction to begin in September of 2017 and for the pipeline to enter service in late 2019. Premier Rachel Notley said Wednesday she will soon head to British Columbia to sell the merits of the new oil pipeline - and Alberta's environmental credibility - while federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr appeared in Calgary to say the Liberal government is putting its weight behind the new projects.

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Rouhani Warns Trump Not To Pull Apart Nuclear Deal

Do you think the United States can rip up the JCPOA (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal)? Do you suppose we will allow that? Washington has underlined that the deal says excess heavy water must be delivered to a foreign buyer, and Iran has made clear Oman is not the final destination.

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German Chancellor Merkel Calls For Full Veil Ban

Merkel has angered many voters with her decision to open Germany's borders to migrants, mostly from war zones in the Middle East. She was also a driving force behind an agreement between the European Union and Turkey earlier this year aiming to stop crossings over the Aegean Sea by detaining migrants in Greece under the threat of deportation.

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Ex-Spice Girl Mel C follows Little Mix; sends fans into frenzy

And Little Mix fans took to the comments section to call out the singer. Speaking on 'BUILD Series LDN' recently, Mel said: "I've not done that many but I've had a really good year and I've done three this year, and I got my personal best in London".


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