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Meeting to draw up communique ahead of G20 summit Meeting to draw up communique ahead of G20 summit
- September 02, 2016

Compared to bonds denominated in a single currency, SDR bonds face smaller exchange and interest rate risks. The Human Rights Watch letter details China's calculated efforts under President Xi Jinping to suppress civil society, including anti-corruption campaigners and labor rights activists, using harassment, prosecution, and restrictive laws such as the Foreign Non-Governmental Organization Management Law, which limits interactions between domestic and foreign organizations. (more...)
Chris Brown faces more legal trouble after police standoff Chris Brown faces more legal trouble after police standoff
- September 02, 2016

Eventually he was arrested on suspicion of assault, but because $$$ he's been released on $250 thousand dollars bail, which is basically spare change for him. For that offence, he was sentenced to five years of probation, one year of domestic violence counselling, and six months of community service, and his probation was finally lifted in March 2015. (more...)
Tropical storm warning canceled for North Carolina; wind and rain still ahead
- September 02, 2016

North Carolina's Outer Banks will likely be drenched as a tropical weather system blows by with up to 5 inches of heavy rain. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the United States Atlantic coast from Marineland Florida to Altamaha Sound Georgia. (more...)
Android 7.0 Nougat officially rolls out for Google Nexus devices
- September 02, 2016

The General Mobile 4G , an Android One device which is getting the Nougat update directly from Google but isn't officially part of the Nexus program, is not listed on that download page . HTC previously announced which of its non-Nexus devices will be receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update this year. The two devices have moved beyond the point where new updates from Android are guaranteed for them. (more...)
New species of pterosaur from early Jurassic period discovered New species of pterosaur from early Jurassic period discovered
- September 02, 2016

Scientists have announced the discovery of a new species of pterosaur from the Patagonia region of South America. The toothless flying reptile would have been no larger than a typical domestic cat. A restoration of a small-bodied pterosaur, representing the atypically diminutive Late Cretaceous azhdarchoid specimen, against a modern housecat (around 30 cm tall at shoulder). (more...)
Clinton holds slight lead over Trump in Hampton U poll
- September 02, 2016

In all of those states but North Carolina, the former secretary of state is ahead of the NY real-estate mogul, according to the most recent poll averages from RealClearPolitics . "She did not lead in the polls before Clinton got that sizable lead", Mr. Madonna said. The Republican standard-bearer and his G.O.P. fund-raising operation started the month of August with a total of $74 million on hand, significantly less than the $102 million Clinton and her D.N.C. (more...)
Senior ISIL Leader, Spokesman Adnani Reportedly Killed in Syria
- September 02, 2016

BEIRUT-One of the Islamic State's top leaders, Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, described by the U.S.as the "principal architect" of the group's attacks on the West, has been killed in Syria, the jihadist organization announced . The Pentagon confirmed that coalition aircraft had targeted the IS leader, but not that he had been killed. A USA counter terrorism official said that if al-Adnani is indeed dead, it would hurt the Islamic State "in the area that increasingly concerns us as the group ... (more...)
Fire and explosions take down SpaceX rocket on pad
- September 02, 2016

The blast occured while SpaceX was preparing for a static fire test. A rocket operated by aerospace company SpaceX has exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral where it was being test-fired ahead of a launch. Destroyed in the explosion, the satellite was the AMOS-6, an integral part of Facebook's attempt to offer the Internet to rural areas from space. (more...)
Troopers release IDs of 5 killed in midair crash
- September 02, 2016

The email says that at 11 a.m., an aviation company contacted the Alaska Rescue Coordination saying they had lost radio contact with an aircraft, and it was overdue. The crash occurred around 11 a.m. local time (1900 GMT) about 60 miles (96 km) north of the city of Bethel, Alaska National Guard spokeswoman Candis Olmstead said in a statement. (more...)
Uzbek president's daughter says he suffered brain hemorrhage
- September 02, 2016

Karimov's daughter said he suffered a brain hemorrhage Saturday and was in stable condition in intensive care. Long lambasted for brutally crushing dissent, Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov has kept a stranglehold on power for over 25 years - even at the expense of his own daughter. (more...)
Hawaii screening blood for Zika Hawaii screening blood for Zika
- September 02, 2016

Medic spokesman Benjamin Prijatel said the blood center has been deferring donors who have traveled to places with local transmission of Zika, including parts of South America, Central America, the Caribbean and, most recently, South Florida. (more...)
And now it's Hurricane Hermine
- September 02, 2016

Waves are coming in that are three to eight feet tall, which is indicative of a tropical system on the way, Harris said. Hermine, with its maximum sustained winds reaching 80 mph, was lashing Apalachicola, Tallahassee, St. Towns, cities and counties were hastily preparing shelters for people and pets and placing electric line fix crews on standby ahead of the storm. Unlike Hawaii, Florida sees plenty of hurricanes in the surrounding Gulf Coast waters. (more...)
Obama grants 111 additonal commutations, includes three from Northeast Ohio Obama grants 111 additonal commutations, includes three from Northeast Ohio
- September 02, 2016

President Barack Obama's clampdown on lengthy sentences for nonviolent drug offenders will likely mean an early exit from federal prison for a local man. "It is disproportionately young men of color that are being arrested at higher rates, charged and convicted at higher rates, and imprisoned for longer sentences". (more...)
Cape Canaveral explosion destroys SpaceX rocket and Israeli satellite Cape Canaveral explosion destroys SpaceX rocket and Israeli satellite
- September 02, 2016

The rocket was scheduled to launch this Saturday, September 3 on a mission to deliver Spacecom's AMOS-6 communication satellite into geostationary transfer orbit. In addition to launching satellites, SpaceX is one of two companies shipping cargo to the International Space Station commercially, and one of two companies preparing to launch astronauts to the space station under NASA's Commercial Crew Program. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J2 DTV Launches In The Philippines Samsung Galaxy J2 DTV Launches In The Philippines
- September 02, 2016

It has been priced at PHP 6,990 (approximately Rs. 10,000) and is expected to be available online. It is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core processor , that is coupled with 3GB of RAM . The successor to last year's SM-W2016, the Veyron is rumored to be luxurious clamshell handset with a 4.2-inch primary display with 1920x1080 screen resolution. (more...)
What You Need to Know to Play Xbox One Games on PC What You Need to Know to Play Xbox One Games on PC
- September 02, 2016

For those unfamiliar with how this works, during every month Xbox Live Gold members will receive four new free games - two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360. This PlayStation 4 release will be the sixth installment of the "Killzone" franchise. The game will make its debut on the said console, totally free of cost. (more...)
NASA captures video of three hurricanes from space NASA captures video of three hurricanes from space
- September 02, 2016

The footage is compiled in this newly released video from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. Hurricane Lester - also a Category 1, now located more than a thousand miles east of Hawaii - might threaten the islands by this weekend, though it may have weakened to a tropical storm by then. (more...)
Samsung updates smartwatch with GPS, emergency feature
- September 02, 2016

Last year Gear S2 came with two variants, Gear S2 (Sports) and Gear S2 Classic and this year too Samsung has announced two variants for the Gear S3 namely the Gear S3 Classic and the Gear S3 Frontier. The Tizen-running product's rotatable bezel can now perform new tricks like accepting or rejecting a call with a twist. The Gear S3 Classic will be available in October for $299. (more...)
Reliance Jio data to be priced at 90% below market rate
- September 02, 2016

The free voice call service will be offered on Jio for life, he said. There is a news of relief for the young aspiring entrepreneurs across the nation as Reliance Jio have ventured their capital of around Rs.5000 Crore to help setup their Start ups. (more...)
As Hermine approaches Florida, eyeing impact in So. New England
- September 02, 2016

Scott declared a state of emergency for 51 of the state's 67 counties. "So many people have moved to our state and we always have visitors", he said before adding, "This storm is life-threatening". George Island, Dog Island, Alligator Point and Bald Point. Central Florida is under a tornado watch until 11 p.m. Thursday. The storm surge watch/warning graphic highlights spots with the highest risk for "life-threatening inundation from storm surge ", the service said. (more...)

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