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European powers seek EU condemnation of Russia over Syria European powers seek EU condemnation of Russia over Syria
- October 17, 2016

The United States and Britain said they are considering new sanctions to pressure the Syrian government and its ally, Russia , to end the bombardment of the besieged city of Aleppo. Russian Federation said all participants in talks in Lausanne had agreed Syrians should decide their own future through inclusive dialogue and that the country should remain whole and secular, after the meeting ended without a breakthrough. (more...)
Truck plunges off bridge, killing 4 Truck plunges off bridge, killing 4
- October 17, 2016

Rows of glowing candles mark the spot at least four people were killed and several more injured Saturday in Chicano Park, as the memorial for those killed in a suspected DUI crash grows. Authorities identified the driver as Richard Anthony Sepolio, 25, and an active U.S. Navy member stationed the naval base on Coronado Island, CBS News reported. (more...)
Nations agree on landmark deal to cut potent greenhouse gases
- October 17, 2016

Under the agreed schedule, the developed countries, led by the U.S., will reduce HFC use by 85 per cent by 2036 over a 2011-13 baseline. But unlike the Paris agreement , the Kigali deal is legally binding, has very specific timetables and has an agreement by rich countries to help poor countries adapt their technology. (more...)
Peek Inside the PlayStation VR With Sony's Teardown Video Peek Inside the PlayStation VR With Sony's Teardown Video
- October 17, 2016

We're trying to take the whole gaming experience, trying to imagine if you could immerse yourself and be inside the game what would be the best title. Welcome to wire city, populate, your living room. As Sony battles to stay ahead of Microsoft's Xbox gaming console, PS4 has seen the fastest and strongest adoption since the first generation of the console was introduced more than 20 years ago. (more...)
Charity Execs Denied Entry to Premiere of DiCaprio Climate Doc Charity Execs Denied Entry to Premiere of DiCaprio Climate Doc
- October 17, 2016

A rainforest preservation charity has called upon Leonardo DiCaprio to step down from his role as a UN Messenger of Peace for climate change unless he cuts ties with Red Granite co-founder Riza Aziz and Malaysian financier Jho How, who are linked to an global money laundering scheme. (more...)
Trump Demands Clinton Take Drug Test Before Debate Trump Demands Clinton Take Drug Test Before Debate
- October 17, 2016

Mr Trump has presented no evidence for claims he has made for months that the election could be fixed to prevent him from reaching the Oval Office. Mr Trump was at an outdoor rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, when he made the weird suggestion that his rival Ms Clinton might have been on some kind of performance-enhancing drug during their last face-off. (more...)
Melania Trump Wants People Magazine To Retract Parts Of Story Attacking Trump Melania Trump Wants People Magazine To Retract Parts Of Story Attacking Trump
- October 17, 2016

Donald Trump's former butler is defending the GOP presidential candidate over allegations Trump attacked a People magazine writer. He also spoke out against Stoynoff on the campaign trail on Thursday, saying that the writer wrote a beautiful "love story" about the couple and questioned why she did not include the groping allegation in her piece, which he said would have made it "one of the biggest stories of the year". (more...)
Obama welcomes amendments to Montreal deal on greenhouse gases reduction
- October 17, 2016

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, whose government hopes to leave a strong legacy in fighting global warming, hailed the Kigali agreement as a "monumental" step forward. In the report , Ms Gaby Drinkwater, a Senior Policy Officer for Christian Aid, said it was in everyone's interest to phase out HFCs as soon as possible. (more...)
Clinton aide says Pence didn't get job done Clinton aide says Pence didn't get job done
- October 17, 2016

During the rally, Trump threatened to sue the makers of a commercial that he said was attacking his positions on veterans. Perhaps former President Bill Clinton most concisely summed up Democrats' takeaway when he said his wife's running mate "did just fine". (more...)
Iraq forces launch battle to liberate Mosul from IS
- October 17, 2016

The United Nations last week said it was bracing for the world's biggest and most complex humanitarian effort in the battle for the city, which could make up to 1 million people homeless and see civilians used as human shields or even gassed. (more...)
China successfully launches Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft
- October 17, 2016

Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng, 50, and 37-year-old Chen Dong will be transported into space aboard "Shenzhou-11" (heavenly vessel) spacecraft at 7.30 am (5am IST) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center near the Gobi Desert in northern China. (more...)
US, UK say support is weak for military action against Syria
- October 17, 2016

Similar to the Lausanne talks, subsequent London talks arrived to no clear-cut and defined conclusion- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and United Kingdom counterpart Boris Johnson kept it to saying that West allied countries are looking for a chance to impose sanctions against the Russian and Syrian economies for the war crimes committed by both regimes. (more...)
Antares rocket launch at Wallops postponed until October 17
- October 17, 2016

Meteorologists at The Weather Channel call for mostly clear skies in Philly when the launch is scheduled. The launch is now scheduled for 7:40pm Monday. The 133-foot-tall (40-meter) Antares was rolled out to pad 0A on Thursday, Oct. 13 - three days prior to Sunday's intended launch date. Sunday's problem involved a cable that did not function properly, according to Orbital ATK, the private aerospace firm that is NASA's partner in the cargo mission. (more...)
PSVR Launch Sales To Be In The PSVR Launch Sales To Be In The "Hundreds Of Thousands"
- October 17, 2016

One of the initial issues that come along with the more advanced virtual reality systems is that you're likely to be tethered to something. We promise! We're now swimming in VR-enabled titles to work through. That is to say , you have all the parts humans are expected to have, and they all work as expected. Though there is a catch, the price is only for the PS VR headset only, this means a Playstation Move and Playstation Camera needs to be bought if you don't have one. (more...)
Possibilities endless for Chiefs with this improved offense
- October 17, 2016

Smith spread the ball out all over the place, finding nine different receivers.it was a attractive sight, especially since we barely saw a screen pass all day. They did a lot of disguising stuff to make us believe one thing and they actually did another thing. BIG-MAN TD: Dontari Poe makes the most of his offensive chances. (more...)
Donald Trump challenges Hillary Clinton to drug test
- October 17, 2016

Trump's claim - made without evidence - undercuts the essence of American democracy, the idea that USA elections are both free and fair, with the vanquished peacefully stepping aside for the victor. The former president denied the accusation, which was never adjudicated by a criminal court. The latest polls show that Trump is paying for the recent exposure of the denigrating comments he made about women in a 2005 video, after which a number of females came forward to accuse him of sexual ... (more...)
Top military brass among those killed in Yemen funeral strike
- October 17, 2016

Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1116054 Two missiles targeted a U.S. warship off the coast of Yemen on Sunday but missed the vessel, hitting the water instead, a Pentagon spokesman says , according to CNN . (more...)
Jose Mourinho says Man Utd & Liverpool fans should not be disrespectful Jose Mourinho says Man Utd & Liverpool fans should not be disrespectful
- October 17, 2016

But Mourinho claimed he takes no special satisfaction out of beating Liverpool . But he doesn't need to see to believe that Liverpool have a team of match-winners capable of countering any tactics Mourinho employs and they have banged in 18 goals in their seven games. (more...)
Kigali deal: 197 nations adopt agreement to curb HFC greenhouse gas emissions Kigali deal: 197 nations adopt agreement to curb HFC greenhouse gas emissions
- October 17, 2016

Today in Kigali , Rwanda, almost 200 countries adopted an ambitious and far reaching solution to this looming crisis. The UN chief called for continued collaboration and cooperation by all sectors of society in implementing these timely and much-needed agreements to reduce the risks of climate change. (more...)
Space station getting 1st delivery from Virginia in 2 years
- October 17, 2016

The redesigned rocket, now powered by a pair of Russian RD-181 main engines, will boost into space an unmanned Cygnus cargo module carrying almost 5,300 pounds of food, equipment and experiments to the International Space Station. Since then, Orbital ATK launched two Cygnus mission's from Cape Canaveral in Florida on United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket. Frank Culbertson, Space Systems Group President for Orbital ATK, added that the station's crew might find some goodies onboard when they ... (more...)

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