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Tri-colour doormat row: Amazon writes apology letter to Swaraj

Minister Swaraj had lashed out on Tuesday at Amazon on Twitter, threatening to deny Indian visas to any Amazon employees if the company did not apologize and "withdraw all products insulting our national flag immediately". Disrespecting the national flag is a punishable offense under the Prevention of Insults to Honor Act, 1971. Swaraj had directed the Indian mission on in Canada on Wednesday to take up the issue seriously with Amazon.

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Opera Debuts New 'Opera Neon' Concept Browser

It's worth noting here that Opera Neon isn't being lined up to replace the main Opera browser quite yet - it's designed as a concept to illustrate what a browser in 2017 should perhaps look like. It also provides users with new ways to interact with the web, including the ability to drag and push things around, users can even pop content out of the web and save it easily.

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Archaeologist discovers 800-year-old genomes from bacterial infection in Byzantine skeleton

Although calcified nodules in the lungs or other tissues often characterise tuberculosis, DNA along with elemental and microscopic analyses revealed that was not the case with the 800 year old set of remains. It seems that the woman, who lived in the final years of the Byzantine Empire, died of chorioamnionitis, a bacterial infection of the placenta, amniotic fluid and membranes surrounding the fetus.

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New York's Attorney General Introduces Legislation to Keep Birth Control Free

The New York Health Plan Association, an industry group, said the legislation would create new insurance mandates that will drive up costs. "With the Affordable Care Act under attack in Washington, it's all the more critical that NY act now to protect these rights", Schneiderman said.

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Yellow weather warning in place for South Ayrshire

They said that Ulster, Connacht, north Leinster and west Munster will get the heaviest of the snowfall which is also expected on high ground. The Met Office forecast: "Showers of sleet and snow will continue". SOUTH Ayrshire is to be affected by snow and ice this evening. A cold northwesterly airstream will be in place throughout the day bringing occasional snow showers.

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Some Vampire Bats Have Started Biting Humans (and It's Probably Our Fault)

The birds - such as guans and tinamous - that are the bats' favoured source of blood are being driven out of the area. Human beings are now fair game as far as vampire bats are concerned in a rather alarming development . They have to adapt their behavior, morphology and physic. This behavior of bats sucking human has raised health concerns especially for the victims. As Daniel Becker from the University of Georgia, who wasn't involved in the study, told New Scientist , the species ...

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Apple set to take on Hollywood with 'Westworld' caliber TV shows

Apple executives have told Hollywood that the new original content will launch by the end of 2017, according to the new report. "Well it looks like Apple may take a bite out of the competition in the not-too-distant future". A few good TV series could help to differentiate Apple Music in a real way, even if it strays from the service's core focus - music. These moves, as many have expected, appear to be all part of a bigger plan, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal Thursday.

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Amazon Plants A 'We're Hiring' Sign To Reach 100000 New Jobs

The new jobs will be nationwide and cut across functions from software developers and engineers to entry-level positions, the company said. The e-commerce giant said it will hire 100,000 new full-time employees over the next 18 months, boosting its domestic workforce to 280,000 people.

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Microsoft Adding Privacy Control In Next Windows 10 Update

For months, Windows 10 has been the target of plenty of criticism because of its default data collection practices, and Microsoft is now looking to remedy that in their next update. In doing so, the company claimed, it 'eliminate update fragmentation' and help users to 'bring your systems up to date with fewer updates, and will minimise administrative overhead to install a large number of updates .

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'Who's a good boy?' you might ask. But does your dog care?

Say what you want about how baby talk makes adults sound silly, it really does serve a objective: Research has shown that it helps infants absorb words more easily than when you speak to them in a normal tone. "One of the hypotheses was that we humans use this dog-directed speech because we are sensitive to the baby cues that come from the face of a small baby as we are sensitive to the faces of our babies", said Prof Mathevon.

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Hopes for a peaceful Cyprus lie in a United Nations vault

An worldwide conference on the possible reunification of Cyprus began on Thursday with the participation of Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders and three guarantor countries - Turkey, Greece and the United Kingdom. This is the third time the Cypriot leaders have met in Switzerland since November, but the two previous rounds were inconclusive. On Tuesday (10 January) the two sides also tackled the island's relations with the European Union as well as a future system of government.

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Huawei sends out invites for MWC 2017 event, P10 incoming?

It was only a few months ago that Huawei introduced its new Mate 9, so it's possible that the new flagship being teased by Huawei today is the follow-up to the P9. As per International Business Times , the leaks gave a preview as to how the Huawei P10 would actually look like. The said feature is far greater than what Huawei P9 had offered.

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The Full Wolf Moon Over the Morning Sky on January 12

Slooh host Gerard Monteux, Slooh astronomer Bob Berman and Slooh's "human spirit correspondent", Helen Avery, will discuss historical and cultural components of the Wolf Moon and other full moons during the webcast, which will also feature live footage of real-life wolves.

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Khanderi submarine to be launched at Mazgaon today

MoS defence Subhash Bhamre launched the submarine early Thursday morning. The Khanderi submarine was launched by Bina Bhamre, the wife of Union minister. As reported by Mathrubhumi earlier, Khanderi is created to operate in all theatres including the tropics. It'll operate along with Naval Task Force with its stealth , that it is known for.

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Apple AirPods Capture 26% of Wireless Headphone Spending Since Launch [Chart]

The largest drop in market share that Slice reported after the launch of the AirPods was from Beats (24% down to 15%), seemingly because Apple cannibalized some of its own market share there. During the early holiday shopping season Beats did capturing 32% of wireless headphone sales over Cyber Weekend. Taking a closer look, data shows that male buyers are younger than their female counterparts.

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BHP Billiton Limited, The Boeing Co

BHP Billiton plc has a 52-week low of GBX 571.60 and a 52-week high of GBX 1,438.50. The company had Year Ago Sales of $38.17 Billion. They now have a Dollars 33 price target on the stock. The highest and lowest price target given by the brokerage firms to the equity are $192 and $100, respectively. The Corporation has a Mean Rating of based on the Reuters Analysts consensus issuing ratings.

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Scientists observe rare case of inter-species mating

These are the interactions wildlife photographer Alexandre Bonnefoy hoped to capture when he visited Yakushima for an upcoming photography book, Saru . Is the monkey using valuable energy of its own? Not many animals besides humans are known to have sex for reasons other than procreation. What Was The Deer Thinking? Ms Pelé says the habits of the monkeys and deer overlap, with the deer benefitting from when monkeys shake down food from trees.

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Star Wars star gets a little excited about namesake gibbon

It looks like the Star Wars franchise has moved beyond the influence of human species. A new species of gibbon found in the remote forests of China has been named after one of Star Wars' most famous characters. The scientists also admitted that the name came to mind because they are avid fans of the " Star Wars " films. Mark Hamill, the actor who played Luke Skywalker , posted comments on Twitter about the gibbon species' new name.

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Former Auburn running back Tre Mason arrested in Florida from July incident

McDonald must pay a $1,914 fine, as well as restitution to the owner of the auto he struck. An offense report says a deputy spotted Mason doing wheelies in a Lake Worth park on July 27. Mason, 23, was excused from the Rams' offseason training program in June for personal reasons and was placed on the reserve/did not report list at the start of training camp on July 30, remaining under that designation throughout the regular season.

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Apple is catching up, but Android continues to dominate overall

In the midst of its exploding smartphone gaffe, Samsung had the fourth and fifth most popular handsets in the US-the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge-and captured 28.9 percent of smartphone sales. However, investors believe that Apple needs another breakthrough product launch in order to achieve a trillion dollar market cap. Both Android and iOS increased their presence across France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Great Britain, "largely due to the decline of Windows", according to Kantar.

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Nintendo NES Classic Mini Reveals A Secret Message For Hackers Inside It

Instead, it got started by making hanafuda cards, then toys, then - eventually - video game consoles and games. "Cheers, the hanafuda captain". The NES Classic Edition has always been about the nostalgia, not the convenience. Many efforts, tears and countless hours have been put into this jewel. There are a lot of tech savvy gamers who thought that the 30 games on the NES Classic just weren't enough.

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USA to announce Volkswagen criminal, civil settlement

The costly settlement closes one of the largest automotive scandals in history, in which Volkswagen knowingly installed "defeat devices" on almost 600,000 of its diesel vehicles in the United States that allowed the cars to clear emissions laws when tested, only to return the vehicles to illegal exhaust levels once they left the shop.

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Donald Trump to keep his company in the family

Fake news has become the catchall word for conservatives and white nationalists to describe any reporting that is critical of Donald Trump. Spicer tweeted late Wednesday that Acosta's behavior during Trump's NY news conference earlier in the day was "rude, inappropriate and disrespectful".

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Volkswagen Agrees to Pay the DOJ $4.3 Billion Over the Dieselgate Fiasco

Customs office. "The Supervisory Board and the Management Board have faced up to past actions". According to the Associated Press , this fresh $4.3 billion settlement "is the largest ever levied by the government against an automaker, eclipsing the $1.2 billion fine against Toyota in 2014 over safety issues related to unintended acceleration".

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PC sales decline again - 5th year in row

This measures desktop, notebook, and workstation units, and IDC showed that this was a year-on-year decline of 1.5%. The first quarter of 2016 was still constrained by high inventory, free Windows 10 upgrades, and hard comparisons to commercial replacements in 2014 that were fueled by the end of support for Windows XP.

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Analyst Sights on Rating and Recommendation: Williams Companies Inc (NYSE:WMB)

Williams Companies, Inc. Gross Margin percentage stands at 78.4% while its Operating Margin for trailing twelve month is -22.4 percent and Profit margin (ttm) is -15.4 Percent. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 7th. 0 analysts call it Underweight, while 2 think it is Overweight. Williams Companies, Inc. (The)'s dividend payout ratio is now -53.69%.

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US Air Force to implement new tattoo policy and medical criteria

Tattoos on the head, neck, face, tongue, lips and scalp will remain banned, as will any designs deemed obscene, gang-related or otherwise offensive, while hand tattoos will be restricted to one single-band design per hand, the announcement said.

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Ban Ki-moon Ex-UN Secretary-General's brother, nephew arraigned for corruption

However, Bahn's father who is an executive at South Korean construction firm Keangnam Enterprises was not arrested. Harris was said to have fled with the money. According to AP, Bahn would earn a commission of at least $5 million if he could find an investor for the building complex in Hanoi, known as Landmark 72, which included a 72-story commercial office building - then the tallest in the Indochina Peninsula.

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Performance history: CEL-SCI Corporation's (CVM)

Narrowing in closer, the stock is -50.00% off of the 50 day high and 150.00% removed from the 50 day low. Current price places the company's stock -59.27% away from its 200-day simple moving average, -10.84%, away from the 50-day average and also 76.05% away from 20-day average.

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Marathon Asset Management LLP Has $46860000 Position in PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL)

They set an "outperform" rating and a $47.00 price objective for the company. Mizuho lifted their target price on shares of PayPal Holdings from $46.00 to $48.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Sunday, October 23rd.

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Trump's First Press Conference As President-Elect, Annotated

Trump with prostitutes. "Don't be rude" he admonished CNN's Jim Acosta who repeatedly tried to ask a question. The report said USA intelligence agencies have concluded that as part of the effort Russia's military intelligence agency, the GRU, used intermediaries such as WikiLeaks and others to release emails it hacked from the Democratic National Committee and top Democrats.

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5 memorable Golden Globe 2017 moments

DeMille Award, a lifetime achievement award. Leading the pack for Best motion picture, drama is Manchester By The Sea; Best motion picture, comedy or musical is La La Land; Best actor in a drama is Joel Edgerton for Loving; Best actress in a drama is Natalie Portman for Jackie , Best actor in a comedy or musical is Colin Farrell in The Lobster; Best Actress in a musical or comedy is Emma Stone for La La Land .

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Crude oil +3% as data shows refiners processed record volumes

The American Petroleum Institute late Tuesday reported a rise of 1.5 million barrels, according to sources, while analysts polled by S&P Global Platts forecast a climb of 1.75 million barrels. Previous estimates were 8.7 mbpd for this year, and 8.8 mbpd for the next. Yesterday, API reported oil inventories were up 1.53M barrels, with gasoline stocks up 1.69M barrels, and distillates up 5.48M barrels.

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Wednesday forecast: Cloudy and wet, high of 57

Tomorrow will be quiet for the most part around here, but showers will swing through our NW counties, so we'll have to leave in a 30 percent chance or so for some rain. You may notice that temperatures are almost 50 degrees higher than they were yesterday! Skies will remain mostly cloudy tonight , and a few stray flurries are possible, but no accumulation is possible.

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Trump won't drive us out of Mexico — GM

The company forecasts 2017 pretax operating earnings per share, adjusted for any special items, of $6 to $6.50, up from a forecast $5.50 to $6 that it expects to post when the company reports earnings on February 7. The company, however, still plans to shift production of the compact Ford Focus to an existing Mexican plant . Stabenow takes it a step further, calling for Republican Trump to bring production of some of his USA -sold products made overseas to America.


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