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Warriors use defence to smother Clippers

Jabari Parker had 27 points as the Bucks won for the fifth time in six games. James Harden added 25 points in three quarters for the Rockets. The Warriors put up 16 points on 14 Clippers turnovers, including eight in the opening quarter where they established a lead they would never relinquish.

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Anantnag encounter: Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Abu Dujana escapes

Police said fresh exchange of fire between terrorist and security forces is now underway in area. However, locals claimed that "Shah was killed in security forces action against protesters". When they get trapped, locals come to engage security forces and provide them a safe passage, which was what happened on Thursday evening. A 24-year-old youth died allegedly after being wounded by a "stray bullet" near the site of encounter.

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Rockstar Games Launches 'Bully: Anniversary Edition' for Android

That game was called Bully: Scholarship Edition , and that's what the iOS and Android version , called Bully: Anniversary Edition , is based on. This PS2 original has you play as the young rapscallion Jimmy Hoskins as he navigates the trials and tribulations of Bullworth Academy.

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Airlines Project 'soft Landing' in 2017 after Record Profits

Jet fuel prices are expected to increase to $64.90/bbl from $52.10/bbl this year. Growth in passenger traffic is set to slow to 5.1 per cent in 2017 from an anticipated 5.9 per cent this year, IATA said. A 2014 estimate puts the volume of goods transported by airlines at about one per cent of world trade, but their total value is around 35 per cent as there is increasing demand for pharmaceutical and precision engineering products to be delivered in the shortest amount of time.

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2 juveniles charged for wildfires

CNN reported that neither their ages nor genders were released. Two Tennessee teens are being held responsible for the wildfires that tore through the City of Gatlinburg , Tennessee, and the surrounding areas of Sevier County. The public will also be allowed back into Gatlinburg , whereas only business and homeowners had been permitted so far. The charges come just a week after authorities announced that the wildfires were likely started intentionally.

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Lexus teases new LS flagship

While scant information is available ahead of the LS' launch, its LC foundations - as well as Lexus' preference for hybrid technology - means we can reasonably expect a 3.5-litre V6 petrol-electric setup to feature. If the 2018 LS keeps the basic dimensions of the 208.7-inch long concept, it'll end up sized similarly to the current long-wheelbase LS460L, which is itself within a few inches of the Mercedes-Benz S-class and BMW 7-series.

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EU starts legal action against 4 states over VW emissions

The UK is one of four countries facing legal action by the European Union for not imposing penalties on Volkswagen over its use of software in diesel vehicles to cheat emissions tests. According to Automotive News , the agency is investigating Porsche vehicles for a cheat device that would allow them to skirt emissions tests but spew an illegal level of Carbon dioxide gases during normal driving.

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Samsung, Google, Facebook and Sony team up to drive VR development

HTC and Oculus in particular currently dominate the PC virtual reality space but the Global Virtual Reality Association will also seek the help of Acer, Google, Samsung and Sony, who all also have a place in VR right now, whether it be on console, mobile or more event-oriented like StarVR .

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Following Private Meeting, Leonardo DiCaprio Gave Ivanka Trump A Powerful Parting Gift

In 2012, Trump famously called global warming an issue manufactured by the Chinese to make US businesses less competitive. After the meeting , Gore told the press that the meeting was "a honest search for common ground", and "extremely productive".

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Pearl Harbor survivor commemorates the attack's 75th anniversary

On Wednesday he spoke to a crowd of about 200 at the North Grand building in Charles City. "But we were kids", Feikert says. Ken Eaton, a member of the Elks Lodge, read the names of two local men who served on the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor and died.

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Al Gore Has 'Extremely Interesting' Meeting With Donald Trump

The exact nature of the two men's conversation, which took place after Gore met with Ivanka Trump (also on climate issues), has not been disclosed. But it seems that Gore actually felt better after his meeting with Trump , indicating that there may be some hope in the world after all. Gore , who lost the 2000 presidential election to Republican George W Bush, has been devoted for years to lowering carbon emissions blamed for climate change.

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Facebook's Year in Review for 2016 isn't just fun and games

Its global page on Facebook attracted more than 200,000 active members. Although, having said that, Facebook will automatically create the video for you, and allow you to share direct from your wall. Reaction and discussion around David Bowie's death made the singer the fourth biggest trend, with another election - Sadiq Khan's as mayor of London - completing the top five .

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Google is opening Home to third party developers

This is the ability to immediately, on the fly - instead of loading a site - engage a user in a conversation. As with Google Home's native functions, such as checking your calendar or monitoring traffic and weather, third-party actions are performed by first saying "OK, Google", followed by the name of the service you want to use.

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Scientists Discover Feathered Dinosaur Tail Trapped in Amber

The tail, preserved in amber , is believed to have come from a young theropod, a carnivorous dinosaur in the same sub-species as the tyrannosaurus-rex, researchers from China University of Geosciences say. This was a tiny dinosaur, about the size of a sparrow . "It's really odd", said Scott Persons, a University of Alberta paleontologist, who joined, along other U of A scientists, an global team of researchers studying the find.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia is now available in the United States

It's powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine which produces 170 hp at 5,500 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 2,500 rpm. For the ultimate in performance capabilities, buyers can opt for the flagship Quadrifoglio edition for $73,595.

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Another Snapchat feature is coming to Facebook

Facebook has unveiled new camera filters for its users where now the images can create custom frames on the images when they're uploading them through the Facebook app . The camera effects are nothing new to the smartphones. But now the in-app camera is available only in Ireland till the experiments are done with. It will represent a given locale, an individual neighborhood, city or a particular landmark.

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Still seeking top diplomat, Trump taunts China

On Monday, Chou Mei-wu (周美伍), deputy director general of the National Security Bureau, was asked during a legislative hearing whether he thought the phone call would spur increased efforts by China to squeeze Taiwan's global space. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday that the contact was "just a small trick by Taiwan" that he believed would not change USA policy toward China, according to Hong Kong's Phoenix TV.

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Spotify Reportedly Ditches Its Plans to Buy SoundCloud

Spotify co-founder Martin Lorentzon stepped down as chairman of the company in October, in another move potentially pointing the way to an IPO next year, the FT reports . This could have been the company's response to its competitors like Apple Music, which just hit 20 million subscribers this week, as reported by IBT yesterday .

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BlackBerry unveils mobile security platform for enterprises

The system, called " BlackBerry Secure", is the culmination of Chief Executive Officer John Chen's efforts to shift the company from ailing smartphone maker to a leader in security-focused software. BlackBerry Connect (formerly Good Connect ) - Accelerates decision-making by allowing employees to securely connect and collaborate in real time on their choice of mobile device.

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Discovery Channel to Pay Tribute to Space Pioneer John Glenn

John Herschel Glenn Jr had two career paths that often intersected: flying and politics, and he soared in both of them. That flight was part of NASA's Project Mercury and carried Glenn on three orbits around the Earth. Directed by Ted Melfi ( St. Vincent ), Hidden Figures details how mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson worked with NASA in the segregated West Area Computers division to aid Glenn's Mercury-Atlas 6 mission.

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This unbelievable clip shows "true American hero" John Glenn's finest hour

In 1974, he was elected to represent OH in the U.S. Senate. His Senate bio notes that " In 1998, while still a senator, Glenn returned to space at the age of 77 to study the effects of space on the aging". In November 2011, then 90 years old, Glenn was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, with three others, the first time the prize was bestowed upon astronauts.

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Cold temperatures, light snow possible in Arkansas

Sunshine is expected and highs are to warm into the 40s by Saturday . The weather service forecast includes highs of 51 degrees Saturday and 46 degrees Sunday . Monday night: Mostly cloudy, low around 5. A weak ridge of high pressure may give us a few peeks at the sun tomorrow, but we are more likely to see clouds as a cold front approaches from the west.

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USGS: 6.5 magnitude quake hits ocean off California coasr

A magnitude- 6.5 natural disaster struck the northern California coast at approximately 6:50 a.m. on Thursday, December 8. The quake was also felt at least as far away as the San Francisco Bay area, about 250 miles (400 km) south of Ferndale.

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John H. Glenn High School in Elwood hails his 'values'

It has been a blessing to know John Glenn and for Connie and me to count him and Annie as mentors and friends. "This video shows the historic flight he took in 1962, complete with narration that makes it sound like a 1950s sci-fi space drama, including the line ".as his rendezvous with space approaches".

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Apple iPhone all set for a big refresh in 2017: Details inside

It is highly possible that the red iPhone will be the highly-anticipated Apple iPhone 8 2017. The billion dollar question is whether Apple will unveil an improved iPhone with a new design or the same iPhone 7 with an "S" moniker. This is a smart tactic. And yet it also means that for the first time in four generations, Apple will be shaking up iPhone pricing... If you look at iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, it will have the same features with an enhanced processor.

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'Elder Scrolls Online' upcoming housing system called Homestead gets a February rollout

For last-gen console owners, the upgrade will be significant, with far better visuals and stable framerates, so depending on how much you liked the game, you can decide if you want a prettier and better performing version of the same game you played in 2011.

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Trump's choice for top China diplomat has long ties to Xi

Reynolds served for 13 years as treasurer of Clarke County, from where she led a statewide effort to allow rural county treasurers to issue driver's licenses. Xi became the Chinese President in 2013. After news of his nomination, China's foreign ministry said he was an "old friend". Last year, Iowa sold $2.3 billion worth of goods to China, much of it soybeans and processed corn products.

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Nextflix Allows Smartphone and Tablet Users to Download Movies for Offline View

Ever want to watch a Netflix show or movie, but you're stuck on a plane or train with no WiFi? However most of the Netflix made shows such as the Stranger Things , Narcos , Orange is the New Black etc. Downloading on Netflix is pretty fast too, compared to Amazon. You'll see a new "Download & Go" icon appear next to certain content to show it is available for offline viewing, or you can navigate to the "Available to download" section to see a selection of what's on offer.

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South Korea's President Park faces historic impeachment vote

The heads of South Korea's biggest corporate groups have started appearing at the country's National Assembly for an unprecedented hearing into the political scandal that appears poised to bring down President Park Geun-hye. In 2004, the court took about two months to review and overturn the impeachment of then-President Roh Moo-hyun. The comments suggest she is bracing for a Constitutional Court procedure that would determine her fate, according to South Korean media reports.

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TransMountain pipeline protesters take to streets in Vancouver

Despite what you hear from environmentalists, there appears to be a consensus that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau struck a good balance in his hard decision this week to approve the $6.8-billion Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion while killing the Northern Gateway project and banning oil tankers from B.C.'s northern coast.

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Russia: Syria suspends offensive in Aleppo to allow evacuation

The White Helmets rescue group on Thursday urged global organisations to protect its members in rebel-held parts of east Aleppo in the face of the advance by government forces. However, opposition activists said there was no halt to the government offensive. Egeland said Russian Federation had been told during the closed-door United Nations meeting that the creation of a humanitarian corridor meant a pause in the fighting.

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Donald & Ivanka Trump Meet With Al Gore On Climate Change

The president-elect has called climate change a "hoax" perpetrated by the Chinese in order to sap American competitiveness. "I found it an extremely interesting conversation, and to be continued, and I'm just going to leave it at that", he added.

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Obama, politicians mourn death of John Glenn

If you remember, John was one of the original "Magnificent Seven" NASA astronauts and he was the first to circumnavigate the world in 1962. His death was announced by the John Glenn School of Public Affairs, the college that Glenn helped found at Ohio State University.

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Korea's parliament sets up presidential impeachment vote

SEOUL - South Korea's tax authorities said Thursday they have made public names of two business executives for not reporting their overseas bank accounts, a practice widely seen as an attempt to avoid taxes. Lawmakers in the three opposition parties - the Minjoo, People's and Justice party - vowed to resign if the impeachment bill fails to garner enough votes.

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Trump goes after a new target in latest screed: Carrier union leader

The United Steelworkers came to Jones' aid Wednesday night in a series of tweets aimed at Trump, calling Jones "a hero not a scapegoat", adding that Trump and others "know about Carrier because of his, members' tireless work since day 1 to save ALL jobs there".


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