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Scientists Accidentally Discover Eco-Friendly 'Blue Whirl' Fire

The research findings have been described in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . Blue whirl flames are a type of fire whirls, also known as fire tornadoes, that often happen during wildfires. AOL News mentioned that the scientists also manipulated "the system upward with the help of tubes". Now that we know about the blue whirl, getting it outside the lab - and scaling it up - will be the next challenge for the scientists.

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Nearly 10 square miles burn in latest California wildfire

No homes have yet burned and no one has been injured by the blaze that broke out on Sunday. Dozens of homes have now been ordered evacuated from a growing wildfire in the mountains of Southern California. The fire command says containment remains at only 6 percent Tuesday morning. The Clark County Department of Air Quality said the air was unhealthy for sensitive groups, including young children, senior citizens and people with respiratory problems and cardiac disease.

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Amazon Great Indian Sale Kicks Off

Flipkart is not far behind the competition and will launch " The Freedom Sale " from August 10 to August 12. The retailer is also offering an extra 10 per cent and 7.5 per cent discount for SBI card users on web and mobile respectively. The range which starts from Rs 6,799 goes up to Rs 19,999. The smartphone's original price is Rs 11,999. Flipkart always has great exchange offers with their smartphones, but during the sale period, you can expect to get even more out of an older handset, so ...

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Better journeys for rail passengers promised as new East Anglia franchise announced

The deal included a 1 billion pound ($1.3 billion) contract for Bombardier to supply new trains from its United Kingdom base, and would cut journey times on routes between London and the eastern English cities of Cambridge and Norwich, the UK's Department For Transport said on Wednesday.

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Lyf Wind 3 and Flame 8 Launched Exclusively on Flipkart

Offline stores like Reliance Digital, Digital Xpress and Flipkart with a Price tag of Rs. 6,999. The highlight of the phone has to be the 2,920mAh battery. The smartphone comes with a 2,000mAh battery, which the company says is good enough to provide 160 hours of standby time. As you'd expect it support Reliance Jio 4G LTE and VoLTE as well.

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Human Rights Activist Ends The World's Longest Hunger Strike

Irom Sharmila, branded India's Iron Lady, broke her fast against a controversial military law that gives security forces more power but vowed to carry on her fight by entering politics. "The topmost priority will be the removal of this draconian law", she said, referring to the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). The Hindustan Times reported that the court has agreed to release her upon the submission of a bond and the judge wished her luck.

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Hello Games Still Working On No Man's Sky PC Release

Polygon calls it "one of the most anticipated games of this generation, if not ever ", given the size of the game and that so much of its content remains unknown, including to its developers. No Man's Sky's impossible scale offers me freedom from that cognitive strain. Their first duty is to fix the spaceship to begin exploring. How do you get electron vapor? From here on out you will have to plan the trip to the centre by yourself.

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Earl headed towards Belize late Wednesday

Although Belize is no stranger to cyclones of varying strength, it is nearly five years since the last named storm , Harvey, hit the country. Earl would lose force as it moved farther inland, across Belize and a northern rural part of Guatemala and into southeastern Mexico.

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Meg Whitman latest high-profile Republican to endorse Clinton

Trump also said it would be "embarrassing" to lose to her. "It's not just his ties", Clinton continued. "Trump's unsteady hand would endanger our prosperity and national security". With the general election campaign now squarely underway, Republicans found themselves once again forced to answer questions about the latest boundary-defying pronouncement from Trump at a moment when most would rather be talking about Hillary Clinton's record.

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Hospital fire kills 11 babies in Iraq

No other details were immediately available. According to Reuters , seven children and 29 women were rescued. Emergency services rushed to the scene and the blaze was extinguished by firefighters and those brought out to safety transferred to other hospitals.

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Phelps, Lochte swim for USA in freestyle relay finals

Milking the acclaim of the Brazilian crowd, Phelps climbed past the massed bank of poolside photographers to kiss fiancee Nicole and baby Boomer after an emotional medals ceremony. "The last 10 metres were not fun, oh my gosh". Earlier Phelps won his 20th Olympic gold medal after pulverising fierce rival Chad le Clos to regain his 200m butterfly title in a grudge race bristling with emotion.

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Pakistan mourns victims of hospital attack

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack in the Baluchistan provincial capital. Cameramen of Aaj News, DawnNews also among the dead, 70, mostly lawyers, killed and 125 injured in suicide blast at Quetta's hospital. Emergency has been declared at all hospitals of the city. "Lawyers are relatively more vocal against militancy and they are fighting cases against people accused of terrorism, so it would make sense that they are being targeted", Ali Malik, a Lahore-based ...

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NextVR looks towards Asian markets with $80M Series B raise

National Basketball Association and the National Football League using VR technology. Last month, regulatory filings in China revealed that NextVR had raised $20M from CITIC Group at a reported $800 million valuation as a part of this round.

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Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon now available on Xbox One Backward Compatibility

Meanwhile, aside from " Blue Dragon ", Xbox and Microsoft continue to add new games to the backwards compatibility list. The three new titles join the mix of triple-A and regular classic games for the Xbox One backwards compatibility program.

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News Corp pushed to profit by digital thrust

The media company's fourth fiscal quarter ended at the close of June. S. -reported net income of $89 million, or 15 cents a share, compared with a loss of $379 million, or 65 cents a share, in the year-earlier period. Murdoch split his company in two in June 2013, giving 21st Century Fox Inc. the more lucrative entertainment assets and leaving News Corp. with his print properties, which include newspapers and the book publisher HarperCollins.

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Olympics-Swimming-Sun takes men's 200m freestyle gold

A hashtag "Sun Yang Don't Cry" quickly went viral on the Chinese web, and Horton's Facebook , Twitter and Instagram posts were flooded with comments attacking him and demanding he apologize to Sun. China's been having a mixed run in Rio, despite their 13 medals thus far. Yulia Efimova (pictured, left), who has served a 16-month suspension for doping and tested positive for meldonium this year, has been criticised by fellow Olympians Lilly King (pictured) and Fiona Doyle.

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Union Bank Shares Tumble After Q1 Profit Fall

Operating profit for the quarter, however, increased 21 per cent over last year to Rs 1,000 crore from Rs 826 crore year ago, but dipped 14.7 per cent sequentially from Rs 1,173 crore. The bank's CASA (current and savings account) ratio alone improved to 30.17% as on June 30, 2016 as against 29.10% on March 31, 2016. The bank also used Rs.170 crore out of its countercyclical buffer against bad assets, it said in the notes to its profit and loss account.

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Olympics: Archer Atanu, men's hockey team save India blushes

Das began on a booming note, winning the first three of the best of five sets 29-26, 29-24, 30-26 at the Sambodromo. While Atanu scored three straight 9's, the Cuban archer hit two 10's in a row to force a deciding set. Lying a lowly 10th after first 36 arrows, the 24-year-old Kolkata lad turned it around in style in the final set of 36 arrows by shooting 23 flawless 10s including 10 closest to the centre to finish fifth with 683 out of the possible 720.

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Trump says 'Second Amendment people' could stop Clinton from picking judges

Supreme Court]-nothing you can do, folks". The ad was released the same day that Trump drew fire for suggesting that "Second Amendment people" could stop Clinton. He suffers from sinking poll numbers, including a Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday that shows him trailing Clinton in crucial battleground states OH and Pennsylvania, and virtually tied in Florida.

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Pokemon GO Updated With Driving Warnings

These Pokemon will stay on your Sightings screen as you get closer, but will disappear if you move further away. However, some gaming executives do not believe Pokemon Go is the future of gaming. We don't have any word on when the best testing will be done and the update rolled out to all Pokemon Go trainers, so stay tuned. Duplicate Pokemon in range seems to mess this feature up, however, making it inaccurate in many cases.

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Russian Swimmer Accuses Doping Critics of Restarting Cold War

Said Efimova: "All the stuff that happened with me was unbelievable". Lilly King wins Gold and Yulia Efimova of Russian Federation wins Silver in the Women's 100m Breaststroke Final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 8, 2016.

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Can Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) Run Higher on Earnings Estimates?

The Hedge Fund company now holds 15,685 shares of DIS which is valued at $1,507,172. That would be an 11% raise from the $1.45 per-share earnings the firm reported during the same quarter a year ago. Companywide, Disney's revenue jumped 9 percent to $14.2 billion and operating income increased 8 percent to $4.4 billion year over year. - Reuters picLOS ANGELES, Aug 10 ― Walt Disney Co reported third-quarter results that reflected tough times for its TV business and said it's taking big ...

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China militarizing disputed islands

Dozens of Chinese vessels sailed near the islands on the weekend raising alarm in Japan. Swift's visit comes a day after the guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG-65) made the first Chinese port visit by a USA ship after an global tribunal ruled invalid many South China Sea claims made by China and a few weeks after Chief of Naval Operations Adm.

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'2nd Amendment people' could stop Hillary

Clinton has stressed she wants to impose stricter limits on gun sales so that weapons do not fall into the hands of people who should not have them, like criminals, the mentally unstable, or those on government terror watch lists. Hillary wants to expand regulations, which she does bigly. "#NeverHillary", the group tweeted. The survey, conducted by Quinnipiac University and released today, shows Clinton with 49 percent of OH voters likely to vote in the November election compared to 45 ...

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Abhinav Bindra leads Indian contingent as Rio Olympics gets underway

The Opening Ceremonies, which includes everything from numerous performances from Brazilians attempting to showcase their country's many facets to the Parade of Nations to the lighting of the Olympic torch, suffered from the same bout of no-one-watched-itis.

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Trump Says Second Amendment People Could Stop Clinton

She has said explicitly and repeatedly that she supports the Second Amendment right to own guns , though she does back some stricter gun control measures. A video of the rally shows a man seated behind Trump open his mouth in disbelief and turn to his companion with a puzzled look on his face after Trump made the remark.

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Netflix brings its 'Fast' internet speed test service to iOS

Fast .com, which Netflix launched earlier this year to measure download speeds in just a few seconds, is ready to start the clock on mobile. Like the website, the mobile version is incredibly simple, immediately calculating your connection speed as soon as you open the app.

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#PhelpsFace: The Michael Phelps Stare-Down Tweets & Memes You Need to See

We can see why there'd be some animosity towards Le Clos, the swimmer famously beat out Phelps for gold from Phelps in the men's 200m butterfly at the 2012 Olympics. Phelps" right shoulder was dotted with "cupping' marks in Rio on Sunday as he powered to a staggering 19th Olympic gold medal in the men's 4x100 metres relay.

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Patricia Smith sues Clinton for son's death in Libya

The parents contend in their lawsuit that it is "highly probable" that Clinton sent and received information about U.S. Department of State activities and covert operations in Benghazi via the email server she used during her four years as secretary of state.

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Lilly King beats Yulia Efimova in Olympic grudge race

In the end, the race would tell the real story as King edged out Efimova to bring home the gold. The feisty American stared down Yulia Efimova , a swimmer at the center of Russia's doping scandal, and then beat her in the pool Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time).

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Global stocks gain on China stimulus hopes; oil up further

The index rose to a one-year high on Friday, led by financial and energy stocks after strong U.S.jobs data raised expectations for a hike in US interest rates. The rise came on the back of a Wall Street Journal report late last week about fresh calls by some members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to freeze production levels in a bid to rein in output that has consistently outpaced demand.

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Apollo 11 bag used for lunar samples focus of legal dispute

This bag was there on board the mission when the astronauts flew to the moon in 1969. NASA made a decision to keep it, and right now, the USA space agency and federal prosecutors are working together to ensure the bag - which they're calling a " national treasure " - stays at NASA.

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'No Man's Sky' Receives Huge Game-Changing Update on Day One

Furthermore, fans of the game will find more diverse creatures on every planet of "No Man's Sky". Economic loopholes that allowed one early player to reach the center of the galaxy in just about 30 hours have been closed, ensuring that players will have to work harder for it now.

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No Man's Sky Performance Analysis

In a recent tweet , he told players that the chance of seeing one another in-game was " pretty much zero ". While it's lovely that we've got a little extra time for the releases early this week, for as easily spoilable a game as No Man's Sky it's a tad annoying.

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No Man's Sky Day 1 Update Is Vital For The Game!

Are you excited for the game? In his own words, "it's a weird game, it's a niche game and it's a very very chill game ". Where you'll go and how fast you'll make your way through this universe is up to you. The game caps it at 18 quintillion , give or take a few million. It's a hard figure to process but the gist is that if you were to discover a new planet every second it would take you 585 billion years to find them all.


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