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Giant hole the size of ME reopens in Antarctica's Weddell Sea

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Such areas of open ocean water in the midst of ice are called "polynya", and are usually found in warm coastal areas. "To our great surprise, it came back this year even larger than last year", Moore said. Professor Mojib Latif explained to Phys.org that this process leads to extra heat being released to the atmosphere for several winters in a row until the heat reservoir reaches the highest levels. Read More »

Defamation case: ASG to represent Jay Shah

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Kusum Finserve, a limited liability partnership (LLP) incorporated in 2015 in which Jay Shah holds a 60 per cent stake, received an inter-corporate deposit of Rs 2.6 crore from KIFS Financial Services in 2014-15, the report said. "BJP president Amit Shah should also answer whether the favours given to his son's company were done under any political pressure", he said. Turning the heat up on Modi and the BJP, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said the allegations should be investigated. Read More »

Himachal Pradesh assembly polls on Nov 9, results on Dec 18

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The people would need to carry their ID cards and voter Id cards for the election process so that there can be positive authentication of the person who is presenting himself/herself at the polling booth. To assess poll preparedness, a team of Election Commission officials headed by the CEC was on a visit to Gujarat recently. The official said the reason the voting date for Himachal was fixed for November ( resulting in a large gap with counting of votes) is due to the consideration of ... Read More »

All Whites to play Peru for World Cup berth

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They will face New Zealand in a two-legged tie, the victor of which will earn a spot at the World Cup. Heading into yesterday's matches any one of five nations could have occupied that fifth spot - with Argentina , Colombia, Chile and Paraguay the other contenders - but Hudson admitted that the Andean nation was one of his preferences. Read More »

Hamas, Fatah reach Palestinian reconciliation deal

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Details of the agreement have not yet been released and a press conference is expected at 1000 GMT in the Egyptian capital. Hamas's reversal was the most significant step toward Palestinian unity since the government was formed in 2014. "The talks are positive and the Egyptian side is even-handed", he said, according to the Palestinian Information Centre. Under the deal, 3,000 Fatah security officers will join the Gaza police force. Read More »

'White Widow' reportedly killed by United States drone strike

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It emerged last night that jihadi Sally Jones, known as the White Widow, died in a USA drone strike on the border of Syria and Iraq. Jones, a former guitarist in an all-girl punk band, has another son, 20, who remained in Britain. Jones also published more then 1,300 names of United States personnel - many of whom were serving at United Kingdom air bases - that her husband had hacked. Read More »

Catalan leader given five days to clarify independence stance

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On Tuesday, as Catalonia's regional legislature met to discuss whether to declare independence, national police units, deployed initially in the region to try to halt the recent October 1 independence referendum, reinforced their positions at transport hubs, including the worldwide airport and mainline railway stations. Read More »

Trump again blasts Iran nuke deal as certification decision looms

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Both British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron used the United Nations General Assembly in September to try and change the 71-year-old USA leader's mind on Iran - to little effect. "That ship has sailed", according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Republican legislators began drawing up new versions of the law that remove the 90-day timetable and replace it with "semi-annual" certifications, according to the officials. Read More »

Boy Scouts to recruit girls

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The Boy Scouts of America says they chose to include girls to help busy families consolidate programs for their children. There is concern that girls will leave Girl Scouts to join the Boy Scouts. "Boy Scouts is for the boys, and Girl Scouts is for the girls", Dlajaith Collins of Bonita Springs said. "Maybe there are activities with the Boy Scouts the girls would like to do". Read More »

F-35 stealth fighter data stolen in Australia defence hack

A mystery hacker codenamed after a larrikin Australian soap opera character has been revealed as stealing sensitive, high-level information about a $1.1 trillion defence project created by an alliance including Australia, the U.S, United Kingdom and Canada. Read More »

Over 100 National Leaders Send Message to McConnell: Confirm Trump Nominees 'Now'

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This, McConnell said, "is another reason to more quickly". Former U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese, Secretary Ken Blackwell, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, First Liberty Institute CEO Kelly Shackelford, Club for Growth President David McIntosh, Citizens United President David Bossie, Tea Party Patriots President Jenny Beth Martin, Liberty Consulting President Ginni Thomas, CNP Action Chairman Bill Walton, and Concerned Women for America President Penny Nance are just 10 of the ... Read More »

Trump, Trudeau meet at the White House amid new NAFTA talks

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Trudeau is presenting several proposals to modernize NAFTA as he tries to preserve the trade agreement. Asked by a reporter if he would make a trade pact with Canada if he can not reach agreement with Mexico in the NAFTA negotiations, Trump said: "Oh sure, absolutely". Read More »

UH email attracts attention with its 'nuclear' subject line

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Talks of preparing for the eventuality of a nuclear attack have cropped up in Hawaii in reaction to North Korea's increasingly threatening actions and rhetoric. He might also have put into all caps: "NO REASON FOR ALARM" and other language to the effect of "Don't take this the wrong way". "And today I did the complete opposite ... Read More »

Quinton Tellis on Trial for Killing Jessica Chambers Day 2

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Quinton Tellis, 29, is accused of killing Chambers, a former high school cheerleader from Courtland, Miss., who was found along a back road near a tree farm almost three years ago. "At one point I even laid down beside her", said Cole, fighting back tears. "She said 'Eric set me on fire,"' Palmer said. Authorities have said previously that Chambers was on fire when she was found. Read More »

Should Trump Be Impeached? These Celebrities Think So

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Past efforts to get Trump on the road to impeachment have involved citing the president's actions, including his firing of then-FBI Director James Comey in May and the continuing-to-evolve revelations about the Trump presidential campaign's possible ties to Russians seeking to sway the USA presidential election, but this time around Green simply stood on the House floor and read Trump's tweets. Read More »

Trump Team Evaluating a Response to North Korean Aggression

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Earlier this week news came out that the United Kingdom, a key US ally and NATO member, has been drawing up military plans for a potential armed conflict with North Korea. "The agreements have been violated even before the ink is dry", he continued. The most senior U.S. general recently told the American army to "stand ready" for war with North Korea. Read More »

Uttarakhand CM tweet on VAT-cess cut on fuel creates confusion

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After Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had recently written to states asking them to reduce taxes on these, they had effected the changes. This effectively means that Indian consumers are paying nearly the same for petrol and diesel when crude was at Dollars 110/barrel. Read More »

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK), Camber Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CEI)

At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $103.45 but has recovered 21.74% since then. (MRK) has risen 16.86% since October 9, 2016 and is uptrending. Chicago Equity Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Merck & Co.by 52.5% in the third quarter. The daily trading volume has averaged 7.71 million shares a day in past 3 months. Read More »

US Flew Bombers Over Korean Peninsula Late Tuesday, South Korea Says

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South Korean defence authorities on Wednesday said the bombers staged a simulated air-to-ground missile firing drill with two South Korean fighters over the Sea of Japan (East Sea). The drills were conducted not long after Lee broke the news about the alleged cyberattacks to reporters. Despite the global sanctions, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un continues to develop nuclear weapons and advance his nation's ballistic missile program. Read More »

Las Vegas lights dim in tribute to shooting victims, heroes

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Authorities also said that after Paddock shot at Campos through the door of his room on the 32nd floor, the gunman didn't fire any more shots into the crowd. Lombardo said the Federal Bureau of Investigation is still evaluating Paddock's mental state. Investigators believe the numbers represented calculations for more precise shots, according to a law enforcement official who wasn't authorized to discuss the details of the ongoing investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Read More »

Fla. Man Arrested After Hiding Camera in Airbnb Rental

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He took a closer look and found that it contained a hidden camera , pointed directly at the bed. "We seized a lot of computer storage data devices", said Long Boat Key Police Lt. No one answered the door when the outlet tried to reach Natt at home, but Bourque said that when he talked to cops, he tried to explain away the cameras. Read More »

Sushma Swaraj helps citizen of 'time tested friend' Russian Federation

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After reports of the 24-year-old foreigner having to beg, the External Minister on Tuesday took to Twitter offering help saying, "Evangelin - Your country Russian Federation is our time-tested friend". The 24-year old arrived at the Kumarakottam Sri Subramanya Swami temple in Kancheepuram and sat at the entrance with his backpack and sought alms using his cap. Read More »

United Nations urges Myanmar's Suu Kyi to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims

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Myanmar's ruling party has held an interfaith rally to promote religious harmony as thousands of Rohingya Muslims continue to flee persecution in northern Rakhine state. "If you do not leave, we will torch your houses and kill you". (L-R) Karin Friedrich, Thomas Hunecke, and Jyoti Sanghera attend a news conference on the Mission Report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) rapid response mission to Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, for the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. Read More »