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Virat Kohli backs Joe Root as next England test captain

Cook, who needed two runs to achieve the feat, did so off the first ball on the opening day of the fifth Test match against India at MA Chidambaram Stadium. Kohli leads the series' batting chart with 640 runs, way ahead of England batsman Joe Root, who has 397 for the four matches. Cook was also the first from his country to complete the 9,000 and 10,000 runs in Tests.

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India says Dalai Lama's meet with President was non-political

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup responded: "His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a respected and revered spiritual leader". India on Friday dismissed Chinese objection to a meeting between the Dalai Lama and President Pranab Mukherjee recently, saying he was a revered spiritual leader and it was a non-political event.

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Watch Cruz Beckham debut 'If Everyday Was Christmas' video

ET caught up with Cruz's manager, Scoot Braun, last week, who had nothing but good things to say about his newest act. Meanwhile, Piers Morgan recently criticised the Beckhams, saying: "It's the idea of pimping them (him) out on the Christmas pop single market".

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Liverpool need no extra motivation against Everton, says Klopp

He said: 'I'm looking forward to it. Everton have regularly supported Liverpool during the 27 years since 96 fans were unlawfully killed, including building a permanent memorial at Goodison. "I once used Rocky four in one of my team talks but stopped when I realised that hardly anyone in the room had watched it!" Rodgers' final derby finished 1-1, with Danny Ings putting the visitors ahead before Romelu Lukaku scored the equaliser which did for the Northern Irishman.

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Financial Review of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)

Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 34,993 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock worth $422,000 after buying an additional 10,564 shares during the last quarter. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 25th. General Motors's dividend payout ratio is now 17.41%.

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FBI backs CIA conclusion on Russian hacking motive

As it stands now, the CIA, FBI and Director of National Intelligence all agree that Russian Federation intervened in USA elections with the explicit goal of getting Trump elected. "The truth is they were never all that different in the first place", an official told the Post of Federal Bureau of Investigation and Central Intelligence Agency findings.

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Yahoo says 1 billion user accounts hacked

The latest user data stolen from Yahoo is believed to include account information from "more than 150,000 US government and military employees", according to a report by Bloomberg yesterday evening. Security experts said the 2013 attack was likely the work of a foreign government fishing for information about specific people. Hackers could use stolen information and pose as a friend or business to get you to click on malicious links and share even more data.

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Elon Musk Joins Trump's Economic Advisory Board

Prior to the election, the US' tech industry was steadfastly opposed to Trump's bid for President, particularly due to his anti-immigration rhetoric and his refusal to accept climate change. In a shock announcement, president-elect Donald Trump has confirmed Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Uber's CEO will join his administration's advisory team.

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21st Century Fox in bid to buy Sky

Fox said it expects Sky News to maintain "its excellent record of compliance with the Ofcom Broadcasting Code". The deal is worth United States dollars 14.8 billion (Rs 1004 billion) in total for the cash purchase, the statement said. Fox will pay a 200-million-pound break fee if it fails to pull off the deal, and has opted for a scheme of arrangement. The new Sky offer has already sparked concern, with several politicians attending a debate in parliament this week to urge the government to ...

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Ark's VR Tie-In Game Lets You Live Out Your Jurassic Park Fantasies

ARK Park aims to be the most true to life realization of a virtual reality attraction, filled to the brim with fascinating Jurassic creatures. "At various points during the Excursions, visitors will be on-foot, riding dinosaurs, or riding vehicles".

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Amazon delivers first package via drone

Amazon said the new service, Prime Air, will be able to safely get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using the drones . Amazon said a new private trial - also in the United Kingdom - will now deliver packages up to five pounds in weight in 30 minutes or less using the drones , which it began testing earlier this year.

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Transport secretary's open-door approach sent cyclist sprawling

He said Grayling complained he had been travelling at too high a speed. But maybe he had something more important than this to rush to. The footage was taken from the a camera mounted on the handlebars of another cyclist, which the Guardian say was filmed on the 12th of November.

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Huawei unveils Honor Magic with FaceCode Intelligent Recognition

On the black there is dual 12-megapixel camera, a color and a monochrome lenses duo for capturing sharper images, similar to Huawei P9 and Honor 8. The selfie camera is going to be of 8 megapixels. Huawei also points out some capabilities that seem like rebranded features from Google Now on Android, like pressing and holding the home screen button to find out more information about a topic or place (Huawei calls this "deep think").

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Delek Logistics Partners LP (DKL) Major Shareholder Buys 29840 Shares of Stock

This is a boost from Delek Logistics Partners's previous quarterly dividend of $0.63. The highest target is now $33 and the most conservative target sees the stock hitting $28 within the year. 11/16/2015 - Sunoco Logistics Partners LP had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank. Now the company has earned "Buy" from 6 equity analysts.

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Ice hidden in shadowy craters on dwarf planet Ceres

The latest study which discusses this matter was recently published in the Science magazine. Studying the concentrations of hydrogen, iron and potassium on Ceres, as well as the regolith, researchers said in the study the concentration of hydrogen particles in the regolith at mid-to-high latitudes suggested "broad expanses of water ice, confirming theoretical predictions that ice can survive for billions of years just beneath the surface".

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Samsung Working on New Gear VR, Augmented Reality Headset

But AR headsets create more of what's called a "mixed" reality experience, placing virtual objects and images in your view while still letting you see the real world around you. Allowing a user to wear a headset with VR and/or AR capabilities without eye fatigue would be a major breakthrough for the market. Level 4 moves on to real-world changes while level 3 stays unchanged.

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FCC Chairman Wheeler to resign on Inauguration Day

Together, the departures of Wheeler and and Rosenworcel will leave Republicans with a 2-1 majority on the commission even before Trump nominates a new chairman. "Making change in Washington is not for the faint of heart, but the Federal Communications Commission accomplished much under Chairman Tom Wheeler's watch".

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Incredible drone footage shows killer whales eating a living shark

The group spotted about a dozen offshore killer whales in deep water about 16 miles from Monterey Harbor that day before realizing two of them, and two killer whale calves were hunting on the surface. The adult whales may have been teaching their calves how to hunt, which lends the shark-eating event a bit of quality family-time flair. Often, she said of the Sevengilll shark, "They flip over on their backs and all of a sudden they slip into what's called tonic immobility".

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EPA Releases Final Report on Fracking Impacts to Drinking Water

Nor did it estimate how common fracking pollution of drinking water might be. "EPA's assessment provides the scientific foundation for local decision makers, industry, and communities that are looking to protect public health and drinking water resources and make more informed decisions about hydraulic fracturing activities".

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Weather Authority Forecast for Wednesday, December 14

Boston's morning low of 4 degrees Fahrenheit was the coldest since this date since 1883, when the mercury dipped to 1 Fahrenheit (minus 17 Celsius), according to the National Weather Service. "High temperatures [Wednesday] are expected to be 20 to 30 degrees below average over the north central USA, with these cold temperatures spreading eastward on Thursday".

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David Tennant and Danny Pudi Join DuckTales Reboot

The actors offer their renditions of the original " DuckTales " theme in a video . Micucci (Oates of Garfunkel and Oates, "Steven Universe") rounds out the cast as Mrs. DuckTales originally ran from 1987 to 1990. In case anyone forgot, that was the premise of the original DuckTales: the well-known, belligerent Disney duck, Donald, was called to service in the navy and had to leave his three sons Huey, Dewey, and Louie - with his great uncle, Scrooge McDuck.

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Trump Feud Over Russia Intel Raises Deeper Concerns, Experts Say

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence does not entirely support CIA's assessment that Russian Federation launched cyber attacks to help Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential elections due to lack of conclusive evidence, Reuters reported Tuesday .

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Microsoft Laptop Release Delayed To Make Way For Surface Phone In 2017

Additionally, citing the high-end Surface Book's overwhelming success, Microsoft said it's working to expand availability of the device. This is because the Surface Pro 5 is an enterprise-grade device. Considering the advantages that an ARM chip could give to the Surface line, it is possible that Microsoft might actually take the gamble and release a more lightweight, endurance-focused, LTE-capable machine.

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Surface Phone Features: Microsoft To Deliver On Quality Branding

Additionally, citing the high-end Surface Book's overwhelming success, Microsoft said it's working to expand availability of the device. The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is also rumored to be powered by the Kaby Lake processor and features a fully improvised Surface Pen.

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NASA's Juno Mission Captures Image of Jupiter's 'Pearl'; See Here

The string of pearls refers to enormous counterclockwise rotating storms which are visible in the southern hemisphere of Jupiter. The image above, shot at 12:27 EST on December 11, is just part of the data that's now streaming in from the Juno mission .

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Lost Greek city dating back 2500 years discovered by researchers

Ruins of towers, gates and walls sitting atop the slopes of the hill have been well known for nearly two centuries, indicating the presence of more extensive settlement. As of now, they haven't used methods like excavating the ground because they want the site to remain in its original position. "A colleague and I came across the site in connection with another project past year, and we realised the great potential right away", said Robin Robin Rönnlund, a Ph.D.

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TomTom boosts Microsoft Azure

TomTom and Microsoft are working together to bring location-based services to Azure, the latter's cloud computing platform, said Kevin Dallas, corporate vice president of Microsoft Business Development, in a December 14 announcement . It's going to take a collaborative effort. The partnership between the companies seeks to create a "world graph", which it says will be a data index of physical places, objects, devices and their interconnectivity.

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Pastry enthusiasts launch a PIE into space

The championships will take place in Wigan on Tuesday 20th December. The meat treat was attached to a weather balloon and launched from a site near Wigan on Thursday, ahead of the World Pie Eating championships in the town next week. The pie's creator, Bill Kenyon, of Ultimate Purveyors, said: "This is the first step to enable mankind to consume pies with more elegance and comfort".

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Android Nougat 7.0 release date for Samsung, Motorola, OnePlus

The website doesn't mention which version is now under testing; most likely it's the Android Nougat 7.1.1 as Samsung previously suggested. The latest news was brought by an XDA forum user who posted a screenshot which says "We are pleased to announce that we will support Android 7.1.1 from the official N OS release ".

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Bigg Boss 10: Mona Lisa's boyfriend Vikrant Rajpoot calls it quits?

However, Vikrant had contradicted the reports during his appearance on Bigg Boss 10 in a special episode saying he isn't insecure about Mona and Manu's closeness and that the actress is doing it just to ensure her stay in the reality show. He gave up on food and insisted that he would eat only if his "beti" Priyanka fed him. Manu tries to convince them all. To boost up the dying spirits of Swami Om, Manveer and Manu wore Swami's orange attire.

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Apple Considers This Odd, Future-Proofing Feature for iPhone 8

The device is getting slimmer and more compact with every latest version, making internal space a high-prized commodity for the iPhone . The addition of another port for a second sim card will run counter with Apple's attempt to remove ports to come up with a thinner IPhone and to introduce a waterproof IPhone .

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Man City finances cost them Arsenal ace Alexis Sanchez

Arsene Wenger is confident Arsenal can provide Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil with sufficient finances as contract talks with the pair go on. Argentine star Ezequiel Lavezzi is on just under that at the ambitious Chinese club. The Chilean boss was a huge admirer of his fellow compatriot and wanted to add him to his squad, but he ultimately joined the Gunners for £34million as financial restraints limited Man City's movements in the transfer market.

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Uber CEO Kalanick sees path to profitability in India

In India, numerous Unicorn Club members (private companies with valuation of over Dollars one billion) like Flipkart (Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal), Snapdeal (Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal), Ola (Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati) and Zomato (Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah) have two co-founders.

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UGA 10th best value in public colleges according to Kiplinger

Louisiana State University was the only other public institution to make the Best College Value list, ranking No. 65 nationally for in-state students and No. The goal of the list is to help students and their parents understand what's really worth the price, according to Janet Bodnar, Kiplinger's Personal Finance editor.

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BMW Group uses IBM Watson to explore personalised driver systems

German auto maker BMW and technology giant IBM have teamed up to explore how Watson cognitive computing could be used to make driving better. BMW, which also has its company headquarters in Bavaria's capital, is one of the first companies to sign up to be collocated inside IBM's building within one of the newly-launched industry "collaboratories".


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