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Facebook launches 'lite' version of Messenger overseas Facebook launches 'lite' version of Messenger overseas
- October 03, 2016

According to Facebook , the Messenger Lite application will be initially launched in five countries: Kenya, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Venezuela. This means that the bolt is blue on a white chat bubble background. Facebook also says that the app is fast and easy to download, with a size of under 10MB. (more...)
140km winds expected to slam into South Australia
- October 03, 2016

Jay Weatherill compared the storm to Hurricane Sandy which hit NY in 2012. Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said extra police could be brought in from interstate to help cope with the crisis. "What happened yesterday was a storm event", he told reporters in Adelaide on Thursday. Those state governments argue that such targets are critical to ensure that the states attract sufficient investment in renewable energy projects in their state. (more...)
Ever '3-parent' baby born using genetic engineering technique
- October 03, 2016

The baby's mother Shaban carries genes for Leigh syndrome which is a rare genetic disorder that causes the central nervous system to fail. According to the New Scientist , the disease is passed on through DNA in the energy-producing cell centers called mitochondria and this is what killed her previous children. (more...)
Here is the Volkswagen ID Concept
- October 03, 2016

Volkswagen says that the production version of the I.D. Electric Concept will be available to buy from 2020, and it's estimated that fully autonomous capabilities will be available from 2025. Also on the inside, the vehicle offers innovative solutions, including a completely new interior concept. As the Generation EQ concept demonstrates, Mercedes views its future electric lineup as a logical addition to its current one, which is why the concept that debuted in Paris this week does not ... (more...)
Colombia's Colombia's "no" to peace will backfire on economy
- October 03, 2016

Colombians narrowly rejected a government peace deal with Marxist insurgents on October 2., defying opinion polls that had suggested strong if reluctant support for the pact aimed at ending 52 years of civil war. "The tragedies of the war, the tears of the people, the missing, that the people, the families live". On Saturday, the FARC announced they would provide a detailed list of their resources and goods - which they called their "war economy" - to be used to make reparations to the ... (more...)
Stocks skid as drugmakers fall, then bank woes deepen losses
- October 03, 2016

That didn't stop the financial sector, the weakest sector in the market this year, from rallying on Friday. The price of oil continued to rise, which sent oil drilling and equipment companies higher. "Our efforts to infuse focus and discipline into our consumer businesses are clearly enabling us to expand our margins as we build a higher quality revenue base, improve efficiency, and deliver stronger, more consistent performance", Sean Connolly, chief executive officer of ConAgra Foods, said in ... (more...)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered May Require Infinite Warfare Disc Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered May Require Infinite Warfare Disc
- October 03, 2016

You better keep the disc safe because you need it inside your console or else Modern Warfare might not play for you. Activision is coupling Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare with Modern Warfare Remasteredand for obvious reasons: Make any enthusiasm for a landmark game on new hardware also work for the latest entry in a storyline facing more skepticism than hype. (more...)
Now Carphone Warehouse leaks Google's upcoming Pixel phones
- October 03, 2016

The retailer lists the Pixel as having a Snapdragon 821 2.15GHz processor, with your choice of 32GB or 128GB of space, as well as an microSD card slot for an extra 256GB. Quite notable also are the new icons for this version of Android 7 Nougat, believed to be Android 7.1. Cameras will be 12 megapixels on the back and 8 megapixels on the front. (more...)
Philippines President compares himself to Hitler
- October 03, 2016

Recognizing his error, Duterte delivered a speech in Bacolod to explain his intentions were never "to derogate the memory of the 6 million Jews murdered by the Germans. Fr. Jerome Secillano, executive secretary of Permanent Committee on Public Affairs of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, said Duterte's drawing parallels with is war on drugs and the Holocaust was the "height of insensitivity". (more...)
India Agrees to Ratify Paris Climate Agreement; Limit Emissions
- October 03, 2016

India's U.N. Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin handed over the official documents on ratification of the Paris agreement to the chief of the U.N. Treaty Section, Santiago Villalpando, in the chamber of the U.N. The U.S. push for an early entry into force created problems for the European Union , which originally hadn't planned to ratify the deal this year. (more...)
Philippines' Duterte apologizes for Hitler remark
- October 03, 2016

Abella did, however, say that Duterte does, in fact, desire to kill millions of Filipinos involved with illegal drugs. Duterte said the Philippines will maintain its military alliance with the United States because they share a 65-year-old mutual defense treaty. (more...)
Trump mocks Clinton's health at rally
- October 03, 2016

In a short clip posted on the website BuzzFeed , Trump pours a bottle of champagne on a Playboy-branded limo on a NY street, surrounded by a gaggle of women. "Using Alicia Machado in the debate as a paragon of virtue just shows that Crooked Hillary suffers from BAD JUDGEMENT!" The real estate mogul also made an apparent reference to former President Bill Clinton's sexual indiscretions, saying that Hillary Clinton's "only loyalty is to her financial contributors and to herself". (more...)
30 nations set to ratify Paris deal
- October 03, 2016

Now, that pledge looks closer than ever to becoming a reality. Earlier this year, on April 22, 2016 on the first day of the opening for signature of the Paris Agreement, the Head of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry signed the Agreement on behalf of Belarus. (more...)
Bill Clinton: 'Heartbreaks and disappointment' have shaped Hillary Bill Clinton: 'Heartbreaks and disappointment' have shaped Hillary
- October 03, 2016

Even Trump's most vocal allies seemed at a loss for words. "I'll let you decide which is worse for America". There is little room in the national conversation for Clinton's challenges when Trump tweets about sex tapes and questions his rival's fidelity to her husband, however. (more...)
British PM to introduce EU repeal bill British PM to introduce EU repeal bill
- October 03, 2016

However, the process can be extended beyond two years, if Britain and all other European Union countries unanimously agree. May says there will be an opportunity to scrutinise, amend, repeal or improve any aspect of European Union law in the future. (more...)
Clinton campaign outdoing Trump in must-win Pennsylvania Clinton campaign outdoing Trump in must-win Pennsylvania
- October 03, 2016

And you know what, that's OK with me. The Republican also attracted controversy after calling for Clinton's bodyguards to give up their guns and "see what happens to her". In a piece published Friday by the New York Times , expert David Rothschild, an economist at Microsoft Research who operates PredictWise , says his research shows Pennsylvania looks to be the most likely state to tip the election. (more...)
Hurrican Matthew threatens Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba Hurrican Matthew threatens Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba
- October 03, 2016

Hurricane watches and warnings have been posted for Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba. The storm was expected to pass across or very close to the southwestern tip of Haiti late Monday before reaching Cuba, according to the U.S. After that, there remains some uncertainty as to where it will go. The center of Matthew will move north of the Guajira Peninsula tonight, move across the central Caribbean Saturday and approach Jamaica by late Sunday. (more...)
Malaysian Grand Prix Qualifying: Hamilton on POLE for Mercedes ahead of Rosberg Malaysian Grand Prix Qualifying: Hamilton on POLE for Mercedes ahead of Rosberg
- October 03, 2016

Hamilton's title defence has been plagued by a number of mechanical problems, and he swiftly demanded answers from his team. "My questions really are to Mercedes", he said. "If a driver is upset - I have been upset a couple of times in my racing career and I said some rubbish". Red Bull pitted both drivers for soft tyres under the Virtual Safety Car, however, only Ricciardo had new ones with Verstappen's already three laps old. (more...)
India ratifies historic Paris climate deal at United Nations on Gandhi Jayanti India ratifies historic Paris climate deal at United Nations on Gandhi Jayanti
- October 03, 2016

The accord requires all countries to devise plans to try to achieve the goal of keeping the rise of temperatures within 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Bringing the Paris Agreement on climate change ever closer to its entry into force, India on Sunday joined the new global accord at the United Nations Headquarters in NY and became the 62nd country to deposit its legal instrument of ratification. (more...)
PGA TOUR: Rory steals the show with $15 million putt
- October 03, 2016

But he picked up an important consolation prize: the fourth captain's pick and the last slot on the 12-man U.S. Ryder Cup team. Rory McIlroy was on the brink of falling out of contention at the Tour Championship at East Lake, standing in the 16th fairway three shots off the lead. (more...)

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