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Here's how you can catch the Venus-Jupiter conjunction this weekend Here's how you can catch the Venus-Jupiter conjunction this weekend
- Августа 28, 2016

It is called the Venus-Jupiter Conjunction, and it will be something special even in an urban area if the sky is clear. The rest of the photos in the gallery are from August 27, 2016. Of course, Venus and Jupiter won't really be close to touching. But thanks to our perspective, this event will be a spectacular time to view some of the solar systems brightest planets without a telescope. (more...)
Iranian boats harass US ship in Strait of Hormuz
- Августа 28, 2016

The four boats raced towards the destroyer without responding to radio calls, the ship's whistle, or warning flares launched from the Nitze . The Navy has called the incidents harassing, unsafe and unprofessional because they fail to confirm with global law and maritime standards. (more...)
Victor Martinez ejected, then throws helmet from dugout Victor Martinez ejected, then throws helmet from dugout
- Августа 28, 2016

Tyler Collins had to finish the at-bat, after VMart was ejected. Everitt , who is known for his large strike zone, kicked out Tigers manager Brad Ausmus and hitting coach Wally Joyner for chirping after Kinsler was called out on strikes leading off the fifth. (more...)
Boko Haram leader believed to be among several fighters killed
- Августа 28, 2016

Army spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman says the "most unprecedented and spectacular air raid" took place while Shekau was performing prayers on Friday at Taye village in the Sambisa Forest in northeastern Nigeria. Mr Kerry praised the efforts of Nigeria's armed forces, which have undergone reform under the new president, Muhammadu Buhari , who swept to power a year ago on a ticket to tackle endemic corruption. (more...)
Kevin Mallon released from notorious Rio prison Kevin Mallon released from notorious Rio prison
- Августа 28, 2016

Irishman Kevin Mallon has been released from prison in Rio following his arrest earlier this month on charges of mis-selling Olympic tickets. Mr. Mallon, one of the main people involved in the ticket touting scandal that recently marred the reputation of the Olympic Committee of Ireland, was due to be released yesterday. (more...)
Epipen manufacturer promises price cuts Epipen manufacturer promises price cuts
- Августа 28, 2016

Outrage is growing over the soaring price of EpiPens, a life-saving medication used in the event of a potentially fatal allergic reaction. "Nobody is buying this PR move anymore". "I don't think it's enough". Bresch defended the price hike by pointing to the marketing and distribution costs of EpiPens. After one EpiPen competitor was pulled from the market a year ago, only one rival product is available, Adrenaclick , which carries a list price of $461. (more...)
2400 evacuated due to Central California wildfire 2400 evacuated due to Central California wildfire
- Августа 28, 2016

Containment is slowly increasing along the western and northern flanks of the fire. As many as 100 homes and structures were within a half-mile of the fire's perimeter. The fire has burned about 11 square miles, forcing the evacuation of about 50 people from a lodge and cabin operation and several campgrounds . Authorities ordered people in a rural area of northwestern Montana to evacuate before dawn Monday after a wildfire doubled in size in one day. (more...)
More chimney fire evacuation orders lifted for San Luis Obispo County More chimney fire evacuation orders lifted for San Luis Obispo County
- Августа 28, 2016

The communities of Oak Shores, Christmas Cove, South Shore Village, Rancho Del Lago, Cal Shasta, Bryson Hesperia and Lake San Antonio remain threatened by the fire. Ventura County has had only one major wildfire so far this season, the 2,300-acre Pine fire that broke out June 30 about 11 miles from Ojai. One blaze west of the eastern Washington city had destroyed at least six homes and scorched more than 9 square miles by Monday morning, the Department of Natural Resources said. (more...)
Korea threatens to fire at US, S. Korea troops' lights
- Августа 28, 2016

A press statement approved by all 15 members deplored thefact that the North's ballistic missile activities arecontributing to its development of nuclear weapon deliverysystems and increasing tensions. The US has additionally moved to deploy the full fleet of its nuclear bomber triad - the B-1, B-2, and B-52 - to Guam - in addition to deploying the THAAD anti-missile system to South Korea providing Pyongyang with a limited window to strike against South Korea or the United States or find its ... (more...)
Rescuers Cheer As Little Girl Pulled From Rubble Of Quake In Italy Rescuers Cheer As Little Girl Pulled From Rubble Of Quake In Italy
- Августа 28, 2016

In 2009, an quake in Italy struck the central city of L'Aquila killing more than 300 people, raising issues over the authorities failing to warn citizens. An natural disaster measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck the central part of Italy on Wednesday at 3.36 am, approximately 80 km southeast of Perugia and around 150 km from Rome. (more...)
Police hunt for armed man in Northland Police hunt for armed man in Northland
- Августа 28, 2016

Police eventually located the vehicle abandoned on Bickerstaffe Rd in Maungaturoto, 60 kilometres south of Whangarei. He has links to Wellington, Auckland and Northland. On Friday afternoon police said the hunt had extended to the Auckland region, with officers from Waitemata, Auckland city and Counties Manukau joining in the search. (more...)
Apple issues security update to prevent iPhone spyware
- Августа 28, 2016

AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. Mansoor forwarded the SMS messages to Citizen Lab, an investigative interdisciplinary laboratory at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, Canada, specialized in political cyber-espionage. (more...)
Cal football wins opener in Australia Cal football wins opener in Australia
- Августа 28, 2016

Hawaii's Rolovich also expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to play in Sydney , which was his first game as head coach of a College team. Khalfani Muhammad had 96 yards rushing and one touchdown, and Chad Hansen had 14 receptions for 160 yards and two scores to help Cal win the game played Down Under as a tourism initiative and to increase awareness of "gridiron" in the country. (more...)
'Vote for Trump!' Serbian ultra-nationalists chant as Biden visits
- Августа 28, 2016

Biden passed on a run for the White House previous year, and on Monday he's to appear alongside Hillary Clinton for the first time to kick off his role as her chief envoy to the middle class and as a determined critic of Republican nominee Donald Trump. (more...)
United Kingdom regulator to monitor WhatsApp´s data sharing with Facebook United Kingdom regulator to monitor WhatsApp´s data sharing with Facebook
- Августа 28, 2016

According to Phone Arena , though WhatsApp now does not have support for GIFs, users can send these animated image format files using a beta version of WhatsApp for the Android OS with the build code of 2.16.244. Early this year, WhatsApp announced plans to make its messaging platform completely free by bringing businesses onboard and it seems businesses get user data in return. (more...)
Google Wallet's latest update; automatic transfers Google Wallet's latest update; automatic transfers
- Августа 28, 2016

If you're still using it, does this new update make things better? A new update to the Google Wallet app will now automatically transfer incoming funds to your debit card or bank account rather than leaving them in your account to be manually transfer. (more...)
12 coaches of express train derail in Kerala, no casualties reported 12 coaches of express train derail in Kerala, no casualties reported
- Августа 28, 2016

No major injuries have been reported in the accident. A few trains have been cancelled while others are expected to be delayed. All passengers were safe and they were taken to Thrissur by bus, said Railways. The incident occurred near Karukutty at 2.15am. Meanwhile, all trains in the route have been halted at various stations. Train No. 16302 Thiruvananthapuram - Shoranur Venad Express and Train No.12076 Thiruvananthapuram - Kannur Janshatabdi Express will now run only up to ... (more...)
Korea threatens to fire at truce village holding US, S. Korea troops Korea threatens to fire at truce village holding US, S. Korea troops
- Августа 28, 2016

A statement approved by all 15 members of the security council called North Korea's actions a "grave violation" and a "flagrant violation" of security council resolutions calling on North Korea to halt their intercontinental ballistic missile system. (more...)
Aly Raisman Still Feels Like She's In A Dream After Olympics Aly Raisman Still Feels Like She's In A Dream After Olympics
- Августа 28, 2016

They were on the gold-medal winning US women's gymnastics team and also won individual medals. Raisman won a silver medal in the individual all-around competition, while also winning silver again in the individual floor exercise. With her medals from Rio around her neck, Raisman waved to wide-eyed young gymnasts in brightly colored leotards, who came from all over the state to get a glimpse of their role model. (more...)
Android Rolls Out Nougat For Nexus
- Августа 28, 2016

Android N has improved doze by helping save more battery life. Now, the moment that everyone has been expecting is here, as Google has begun the Android 7.0 Nougat roll out. With Nougat, Google promises Seamless updates. Following the emergence of several severe Android vulnerabilities previous year, some, though not all, Android device manufacturers said they would begin making monthly over-the-air software updates. (more...)

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