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Prince William arrives in Vietnam for wildlife meeting

Prince William arrives in Vietnam for wildlife meeting

The second-in-line to the throne told the summit in Hanoi , Vietnam, that a "betting man would still bet on extinction" of elephants after a census revealed a 30% decline in the African variety over seven years. He says organized crime syndicates are much more agile than we are. At the same conference, the United Kingdom government announced that it will spend an extra £13 million on new ways to tackle the illegal wildlife trade. Read More

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The Last of Us, Skyrim Run Slower on PS4 Pro

PS4 Pro finally enables video games to deliver image quality which surpasses that of movies, Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi has told PlayStation Blog . We are talking about when the game is playing in 1080p and the game seems to suffer from some visual glitches. On the PS4 Pro, the game features 4K resolution as well as a super-sampled 1080p mode. Read More

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IPhone 7 Euphoria Over, Demand Set To Decline

IPhone 7 Euphoria Over, Demand Set To Decline

And why wouldn't we be discussing the new features an iPhone will sport nearly a year before its release? iPhone 7 vs iPhone 8: RAM and processor. According to an approximate Google Translate version of the announcement , the consumer organization has received reports from a big number of iPhone buyers, pointing out that this could be a widespread issue impacting models sold in the country. Read More

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Japan, India sign civil nuclear pact

Japan, India sign civil nuclear pact

The frequency of our interaction demonstrates the drive, dynamism and depth of our ties. "Reviewing the strength of a Special Strategic and Global Partnership". "On termination, there is no change from the U.S. template", the source added. Also on the agenda was a 500km high-speed railway that will connect financial hub Mumbai and economic hub Ahmedabad. Read More

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Monday's supermoon is huge, but Sunday's moon's no slouch

Monday's supermoon is huge, but Sunday's moon's no slouch

It's technically full on Monday and at its closest point to earth, called perigee , at 5:22 a.m. CST. A perigee full moon can be as much as 14% larger and 30% brighter than the full moon at apogee. But in the Tri-Cities, the National Weather Service is predicting cloudy skies and possible rain for Sunday night through Monday night. "One do not have to stay up all night to see it unless you really want to!" This is true even with an average full moon because objects, like buildings and ... Read More

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Why Marine Birds are Attracted to Plastic Debris

Why Marine Birds are Attracted to Plastic Debris

Each year, millions of tons of plastic waste end up in the ocean, where it often goes straight into the bellies of hungry birds , sea turtles and other marine animals. The scientists tested this theory by floating three types of plastics that are especially common in the ocean off California, putting them in mesh bags attached to buoys so they didn't float away. Read More

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Facebook Thought Everyone Was Dead

Facebook Thought Everyone Was Dead

It said everyone was dead. For a few minutes, Facebook , which has recently been accused of and denied accountability for proliferating fake news , carried on that tradition by pronouncing thousands of users dead. No, I'm not dead Facebook . Eventually, everyone came "back" to life. A glitch briefly took over Facebook , marking some users as dead. "For a brief period today, a message meant for memorialized profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts", the statement read. Read More

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Big Oil revels in Trump victory, expects less red tape

Energy analysts tend to make the mistake of assuming that everyone thinks about the detail of energy policy as much as they do themselves. Despite an air of favouritism towards a struggling and dirty coal industry, from which he plans to remove emissions regulations by scrapping Obama's Clean Power Plan , Trump appears to see the value of a variety of renewable and non-renewable energy sources. Read More

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Stunned Mexico Ponders New Relationship With US

Stunned Mexico Ponders New Relationship With US

The United States is Mexico's largest trading partner and the North American Free Trade Agreement , which Trump has said he wants to re-negotiate, is the backbone of that commerce. Trump is able to make good on his unfortunate campaign promises and rhetoric", said Andres Rozental, a former Mexican deputy foreign minister. The bank's monetary policy decision is scheduled for November 17. Read More

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S Africa's Jacob Zuma survives no-confidence vote

S Africa's Jacob Zuma survives no-confidence vote

The main opposition Democratic Alliance, which called the no-confidence motion against Mr Zuma over what it described as his "reckless leadership", asked for a re-count of the vote. More than two years before the end of his second term, the pressure on Mr. Zuma. It included allegations that the Guptas offered Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas a $44 million (40 million euros) bribe, which he said he refused.Increasing numbers of anti-apartheid veterans, ANC activists, trade unions, civil ... Read More

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Manohar Lal Khattar asks Punjab pol parties not to politicise SYL issue

Manohar Lal Khattar asks Punjab pol parties not to politicise SYL issue

He further said that he will again campaign and seek people's mandate to form a government in Punjab which can question the apex court's judgement. The SC also asked the Central government to take over the construction of the canal. Meanwhile, the cabinet at its emergency meeting here made a decision to convene the special session to discuss situation arising after the apex court verdict on the Sutlej-Yamuna water. Read More

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How To Tag Your Friends In Instagram Stories With @Mentions

How To Tag Your Friends In Instagram Stories With @Mentions

Instagram Stories, the feature that allows you to post behind-the-scenes updates which expire after 24 hours to their favourite social media app, is getting an upgrade later today. The addition of linking to Instagram Stories is a pretty big deal because links don't work in actual Instagram posts. Hopefully the "see more" link feature will become available for all users soon, instead of just a privileged few. Read More

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Snapchat update adds support for Spectacles glasses and UI tweaks

Snapchat update adds support for Spectacles glasses and UI tweaks

Snapchat tells me " World Lenses will help Snapchatters decorate the world around them in even more fun and creative ways". The World Lenses is a new feature that includes filters for the rear camera. Well, this new feature is going to save a lot of time, as you can now just tap on the left-hand side of the screen to go back and see what you had just skipped past - a simple yet genius hack for the lazy and the nosey. Read More

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NY boosts security on Election Day

No matter what happens after the polls close Tuesday, one presidential candidate will be celebrating, and the other will (probably) be conceding, in New York City. NYPD's Chief of Counterterrorism James Waters said Monday that officials are still investigating the source of the threat information to determine its credibility. Read More

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Friday's roundup: 5 million cheer Cubs at parade

Friday's roundup: 5 million cheer Cubs at parade

The weather was flawless, with sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-50s as massive crowds packed Wrigleyville, the Magnificent Mile, and Grant Park to pay tribute to the 2016 World Series champs. Good work by the lovely couple, I'm sure you'll agree. Now that the "curse" has been broken, she can finally rejoice. Before the rally, throngs of young and old blue-clad fans roared as the motorcade of open-roofed buses carrying the players cruised along Lake Shore Drive. Read More

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COD: Infinite Warfare & COD: Modern Warfare Remastered on Windows

COD: Infinite Warfare & COD: Modern Warfare Remastered on Windows

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare takes things one step further, locking Steam players and Windows 10 players into separate servers as well - and Microsoft isn't going out of its way to tell people. The players can only play against other users who bought the game from the Windows Store for Windows 10. You'll be sandboxed in with others who purchased through the Windows 10 Store. Read More

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Fending off Trump, Clinton tries to secure 'blue wall'

Trump is expected to take the stage at the Florida State Fairgrounds at 10 a.m. November 5. In North Carolina and Florida, the candidates are virtually tied, and the traditionally blue state of MI has become too close to call. The former model is trying to counter the Clinton campaign's pounding attacks on her husband as anti-woman, a strategy Democrats see as the best hope for rattling him and driving female voters away from him. Read More

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Mat Smith recaps BIG Buffs win over Bruins

Mat Smith recaps BIG Buffs win over Bruins

Yet Mike MacIntyre's group controls its destiny with mere weeks remaining. "We just have to stick to that one-game mindset". Not with so much at stake. According to Bolch, Rosen is set to undergo surgery on his injured throwing shoulder at some point next week. "I will be the first one to say that and the first one to take the blame because the quarterback touches the ball every play and for the majority of plays they are a big deciding factor on how the outcome of each play will be". Read More

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China launches its most powerful heavy-lift rocket

China launches its most powerful heavy-lift rocket

China tonight successfully launched its most powerful heavy-lift rocket which is expected to be used in future space programmes like building a permanent space station and for Moon and Mars missions as the Communist giant seeks to become a major space power.The newly developed rocket called Long March-5 was launched from the coastal Wenchang Space Launch Centre in southern Hainan Province. Read More

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Stocks struggle again as investors eye 2016 election

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 77.46 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,959.64. The S&P 500 index dropped 13.78 points, or 0.7%, to close at 2,097.94, falling for seven sessions in a row for the first time since November 2011. The selloff in equities comes as the Federal Reserve holds its two-day policy meeting, with its statement due on Wednesday. The Federal Reserve is likely to maintain status quo on rates but there might be signals of a December meeting hike. Read More

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Ondo Election: PDP denies Appeal court ruling in favour of Jimoh Ibrahim

Ondo Election: PDP denies Appeal court ruling in favour of Jimoh Ibrahim

The statement called on all security agencies in the state to be more vigilant and proactive at ensuring safety of life and property of residents in the state before, during and after the election. Counsel to PDP (Modu Sheriff-led faction), Olagoke Fakunle aligned himself with the submission of Izinyon. Finally, we call on the people of Ondo State to eschew violence and remain calm. Read More

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World's Largest Marine Sanctuary to Be Established in Antarctica's Ross Sea

But there are concerns that overfishing and climate change are having significant impacts on their numbers. "And countries including China and Russian Federation have been holding out, until today". The U.S. and New Zealand had put forth the proposal. The protections will not decrease the total amount of fish that are allowed to be caught in the Ross Sea, but it will move the industry away from the most crucial habitats close to the continent itself. Read More

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