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ESA's PLATO deep-space observatory to join hunt for new planets

The extremely expensive undertaking "could eventually even lead to the detection of extra-terrestrial life". While current planet-hunting missions such as Kepler and COROT have discovered thousands of exoplanets, most of those are too far away for detailed study.

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Impacts from Tropical Storm Cindy Continue Through Friday

By Thursday morning, the storm could bring up to 12 inches of rain to parts of southeastern Louisiana, southern MS, southern Alabama and western portions of the Florida Panhandle. Rain and tides, rather than wind, were considered the main danger from the system. Ahead of the storm, Alabama's Gov. At midday, New Orleans airport reported eight flights canceled and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson had seven flights canceled, according to FlightAware, an airline tracking service.

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Boeing lifts 20-year industry demand forecast to $6 trillion

The MAX 9 typically seats 178. Qatar Airways firms up an order for 20 Boeing BA.N 737 MAX jets after letter of intent past year for up to 60 737 MAX 8 jets. Design changes for the 737 MAX 10 include a fuselage stretch of 66 inches, or about 1,68 metres, compared to the 737 MAX 9 and levered main landing gear, with an expanded capacity to carry up to 230 passengers , or 10 people more than that of the 737 MAX 9.

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Denis Villeneuve feels he has 'made peace' with failure

Not much is known about Blade Runner 2049's storyline, but the official synopsis provides a few clues: "Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner , LAPD Officer K unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos".

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LG V30 rumored to debut at IFA 2017 with Snapdragon 835

Drop us a line in the comments section below. The LG V30, if reports are to be believed, will have a significantly feature packed interior. If the report turns out to be true, this will mark the first time that a V-series flagship from the Korean company is introduced at the IFA expo...

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Cindy could create 3-foot storm surge near Gulf

Cindy hovered over the Gulf of Mexico south of Louisiana on Tuesday, churning tides and spinning bands of heavy rain over the region. The center of the storm is projected to make landfall sometime Thursday morning over southeastern Texas or southwestern Louisiana.

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Challenges & harmony that come with National Aboriginal Day

On Wednesday, it will mark the 21st anniversary of celebrating National Aboriginal Day in Canada. The 23rd annual National Aboriginal Day begins Wednesday at 10 a.m.at Fort York National Historic Site, launching the five-day Indigenous Arts Festival.

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BMC demolishes part of Arshad Warsi's bungalow

Reportedly, the bungalow was locked at the time of the act. Arshad Warsi received notice on Saturday by BMC for the illegal construction of bungalow No. In 2012, Warsi and his wife bought the bungalow from a retired Air India captain. And while renovating the place, Warsi carried out the illegal construction.

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to take temporary leave

Holder and his law firm, Covington & Burling LLP, were hired by Uber to conduct an independent investigative review on the company's workplace culture one day after Susan Fowler published a blog post detailing her "strange" year-long tenure at Uber where she faced sexual harassment and discrimination first-hand.

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Total War: Warhammer 2 E3 trailer shows Kroq-Gar quest battle

A new trailer has also been released, offering a "first glance" at the gameplay. If you pre-order or purchase Total War: Warhammer II in the first week after its debut, you will gain an Early Adopter bonus of a free Race Pack DLC for the original Total War: Warhammer .

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Uber Founder Resigns Under Pressure As CEO, Published Report Says

In 2009, Travis Kalanick founded the hailing ride service, uber. In a statement, the 40-year-old co-founder said his resignation would help Uber go back to building "rather than be distracted with another fight", an apparent reference to efforts on the board to oust him.

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OnePlus overstated the performance of a new OnePlus 5 in benchmarks

It has 32GB and 64GB of Internal Storage memory options and there will be an additional microSD card slot to expand the overall memory of the phone . The company's previous-generation iPhone , iPhone 6S can be bought at Rs 33,999 after a discount of Rs 16,001. The smartphone, which launched in India last month, has a pre-sale price of Rs 55,000.

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OnePlus 5 vs. OnePlus 3T - Should you wait for the OnePlus 5T?

It's just been a day, OnePlus heralded the birth of the OnePlus 5 , which is expected to set a new industry standard for its style and pleasant look. Being the successor to the throne held by the OnePlus 3T, the OnePlus 5 has an uphill task ahead. The smartphone is equipped with 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED-display with a resolution of Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 16-megapixel front camera with sensor Sony IMX 371, dual main camera, consisting of a wide-angle module with Sony IMX 398 16 ...

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Life Beyond Earth? NASA Kepler Mission Catalog Of Potentially Habitable Exoplanets Expanded

That group includes almost 50 near-Earth size planets in the habitable zone, with 30 verified. NASA stated that this is the most comprehensive and detailed catalog release of candidate exoplanets that are planets outside the solar system.

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SEGA's new SEGA Forever collection brings classic games to mobile for free

So you can play them as SEGA originally intended. The promo art included with the official announcement includes a picture of every major Sega console and handheld device over the years. SEGA Forever is an app that will offer countless SEGA classics for free, and you can play all of them on your mobile. The SEGA Forever collection already has five titles you can get at launch, including Sonic The Hedgehog , Phantasy Star II , Comix Zone , Kid Chameleon and Altered Beast .

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S. Korea says N. Korea drones 'grave provocation'

The South Korean leader stressed that it is necessary to be patient when it comes to the North Korean issue, Sputnik reported . On Monday, the president's office announced that Moon was expressing his personal opinion, and had been reprimanded for not helping South Korean-U.S.

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Tropical storm Cindy strengthens over central Gulf of Mexico: NHC

The storm is moving northwest at 8 miles per hour early Wednesday morning with a track that has it making landfall on the Louisiana-Texas border on Wednesday evening. "This system may not be large, but heavy rainfall and coastal flooding are nearly a certainty". Being east of its center, we'll get in on its southerly to southeasterly flow by late in the week, and that will pull back in dense moisture.

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President Trump's Lawyer: Not Aware of Any Investigation

Sekulow said that Trump , in his tweet, was reacting to a story in the Washington Post that was the first to report Mueller was examining whether Trump had tried to obstruct the probe by firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey in May.

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Jared Kushner speaks at tech event

The comments officially concluded the inaugural meeting of the White House's American Technology Council , a new effort chartered by Trump in May to bring the lumbering federal bureaucracy into the digital age. He also said that it was the responsibility of federal agencies along with the government itself, to offer better services to its citizens. Trump was flanked by Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, during a brief period open to reporters.

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Evercore ISI Group Cuts Rating On Lennar Corporation Class A Comm (LEN)

CNA Financial Corp's holdings in Lennar Corporation were worth $2,560,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Tudor Investment Corp Et Al purchased a new stake in shares of Lennar Corporation during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $528,000.

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Polestar transforms into new separately branded electrified high-performance auto company

Volvo Cars acquired 100 per cent of Polestar Performance in July 2015, having worked together in motorsport since 1996. Whether Polestar's new auto will also use the platform that underpins much of Volvo's current range is less certain. "The next chapter in Polestar's history is just beginning", said Ingenlath. But it looks like Volvo is now moving to emulate Mercedes' decision to build standalone performance AMG cars - like the AMG GT - with the revelation that its performance division, ...

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US shoots down 'pro-Syrian' drone made by Iran

As the battle against the Islamic State group in Raqqa has raged, the government has sought to secure its eastern border with Iraq , which it hasn't controlled in over three years. "You are not just fighting Bashar al-Assad", he noted . He is blaming the government for the truce's collapse. The U.S. needed to send a deterrent message or Syrian President Bashar Assad will continue to press his offensive across SDF-held territory.

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ESA PLATO mission for search of Earth's 'twin' starts in 2026

During a four-year mission, Kepler found 2,335 confirmed planets and another 1,699 candidates, bringing its tally to 4,034. For the first four years of its primary mission, the space telescope observed a set starfield located in the constellation Cygnus (left).

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Microsoft Wants To Bring Xbox Emulation Onto The PC

Microsoft has high hopes for the device, which is the second 4K-supporting console to enter the video game market following Sony's PS4 Pro past year. After all, creating a third version of a game will incur extra time and money. "The games are old, were built on a different architecture and can not be simply imported to the new one", said Spencer.

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Chelsea Clinton calls out Steve Bannon for 'fat shaming' Sean Spicer

White House spokesman Sean Spicer at a March briefing. Recently either someone else - like Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders - has been stepping in, or they've been taken off-camera completely. President Donald Trump reacting to poor reviews of Spicer's performance at the job tweeted about doing away with the briefings all together earlier this year.

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China has not worked out on North Korea

He died six days later, surrounded by relatives in his home town of Cincinnati , Ohio. The United States of America can not and should not tolerate the murder of its citizens by hostile powers. "What happened to Otto is a disgrace. You can tell from the outpouring of emotion from the communities that he touched - Wyoming, Ohio and the University of Virginia to name just two - that the love for Otto went well beyond his immediate family".

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OnePlus 5 Benchmarks Controversy - Did OnePlus Cheat Reviewers with Manipulated Unit?

It was the OxygenOS on which this manipulation of scores was seen earlier this year and now, it is evident on the newly launched OnePlus 5 . While with the OnePlus 3T things were somewhat subtle, this time around it appears to be more blatant.

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UN reports substantial increase in Israeli settlements

The Amichai settlement will be the first new government-sanctioned Jewish settlement in the Palestinian territories in some 25 years. President Donald Trump's special representative Jason Greenblatt arrived in Israel for meetings on relaunching Israeli-Palestinian peace talks that collapsed in 2014.

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Humbled Theresa May sets out plans with DUP support in doubt

Britain's Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) continued to work Tuesday on a deal to ensure Prime Minister Theresa May has a majority in Westminster, just hours before Queen Elizabeth II is to launch a new session of the parliament.

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Storm swirling in Gulf likely to strengthen

Tropical Storm Cindy still looks very disorganized but the center of circulation doesn't matter as it will be more of a rainmaker type of storm instead of a big wind threat. We are not anticipating much in the way of strong wind in East Texas, however, wind gusts may exceed 25 miles per hour in some areas. Parishes along the coast made sandbags - or sand and bags - available to people who wanted to protect homes and businesses.

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Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under investor pressure

As per the reports by the U.S. media, Kalanick resigned after consulting with one Uber board member and some of the investors. However, they own a kind of stock that gives them disproportionate voting rights, to the tune of 40%, the report explained.

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Trump calls Warmbier's death a "total disgrace"

FILE- In this June 15, 2017, file photo, Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, speaks during a news conference at Wyoming. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says "countless innocent men and women have died at the hands of the North Korean criminals". "Now, the assessment of risk for Americans visiting North Korea has become too high".

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Republican Handel wins Georgia House seat

Georgia's outcome follows similar results in Montana , Kansas and SC, where Republicans won special House races by much narrower margins than they managed as recently as November. Johnny Isakson before sending Price to Washington for 12 years. Ossoff lives in Atlanta, south of the suburban district. With over $50 million in dollars in spending, the race shattered the record for the most expensive House race ever - by more than $20 million - set in a 2012 Florida race.

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Coroner examining death of US student released by North Korea

Warmbier, 22, died this week after he was sent home to the United States in a coma . "The United States of America can not and should not tolerate the murder of its citizens by hostile powers". But Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the White House is "clearly moving further away" from engagement in the wake of Warmbier's death.

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OnePlus 5 launch event starts

According to the company, OnePlus 5 is coming to India on June 22. The smartphone starts shipping globally on June 27 and starts at $479. OnePlus 5 launch event: The OnePlus 5 is finally here. The front camera can record 1080p videos at 30fps. Ahead of the launch, OnePlus touted that the OnePlus 5 will be the thinnest flagship phone ever and it's the slimmest OnePlus flagship phone with a thickness of 7.25mm.


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