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Netflix adds more subscribers than expected
- October 18, 2016

Revenue for the quarter passed $2 billion for the first time, up 36 percent from the same period past year. And it's an expensive move: Netflix has said it will spend $6 billion this year on content, with high-profile, high-budget 10-episode series like the new British-royals drama " The Crown ", which will be released in its entirety on November 4. (more...)
Galaxy Note 7 Banned On All U.S. Flights
- October 18, 2016

Samsung on Tuesday said it was halting production and sales of the device following the latest spate of smoke, overheating and fire incidents in what was supposed to be a version that replaced a faulty lithium-ion battery with a safe one. (more...)
United States admiral says missiles fired again at USA ship near Yemen
- October 18, 2016

The attack came after Houthi rebels, who receive arms from Iran, fired and missed with their own cruise missiles at USA ships and those from other countries operating in the Red Sea. The US intelligence is still assessing the situation. Friday, a senior Administration official said there was "no doubt" that Houthi militants were behind the missile attacks on the Mason . (more...)
A look at the iconic style of Nobel Prize victor Bob Dylan
- October 18, 2016

With all the extraordinary fiction that is being written all over the world, by writers whose lives are in danger and who could to some degree be protected by a Nobel Prize, why do this? Asked if he thought Dylan's Nobel lecture - traditionally given by the laureate in Stockholm later in the year - would be a concert, he replied: "Let's hope so". (more...)
Israel suspends cooperation with UNESCO after it passed resolution on Jerusalem Israel suspends cooperation with UNESCO after it passed resolution on Jerusalem
- October 18, 2016

Participants said the two resolutions , which were put forward by Arab countries including Egypt, Lebanon and Algeria, were adopted by 24 votes to six with 26 abstentions and two absentees. Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism. The site is revered by Jews and Muslims alike, known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as the al-Aqsa compound or Haram al-Sharif. (more...)
Tom Brady's Patriots are now a team in control
- October 18, 2016

Tight end Rob Gronkowski had an excellent game last week against the Cleveland Browns, finishing with over 100 yards receiving. Brady has said he supports Trump, but has not publicly endorsed the presidential candidate. At the end of the game, running back LeGarrette Blount was called for unnecessary roughness after scoring on a 1-yard run. It was Blount's sixth TD in six games this season. (more...)
Mars rover in ExoMars mission begins alien life hunt on red planet
- October 18, 2016

Schiaparelli is scheduled to reach the atmosphere of Mars on Wednesday, using a parachute and thrusters to slow its descent from a speed of almost 21,000 kilometres per hour before touching down on the planet's surface. A successful landing this week would make Schiaparelli the first European lander to land on Mars. Another possibility is that long-extinct microbes produced the chemical, leaving it frozen in the planet's surface, which is leaking it into the atmosphere. (more...)
Three British scientists share 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics
- October 18, 2016

In the 1980s, these physicists together and separately published a series of theoretical papers describing the behavior of extremely thin layers of matter, and even one-dimensional threads of matter, in topological terms. The awards ceremony will take place in Stockholm in December. "One of the most exciting technological implications is in insulators that don't carry electricity normally but can be forced to carry electrical current at the surface", he said. (more...)
Hillary Clinton Criticizes Donald Trump's Debate Performance: 'He Should Have Been Apologizing'
- October 18, 2016

Unsurprisingly, Trump set out to use these four women for his own personal gain once he got out on stage with Clinton , just over two days after the release of a tape where he is caught on a hot mic talking about assaulting women himself. (more...)
Aussies ban Galaxy Note 7
- October 18, 2016

In the USA, the Department of Transportation issued an emergency order to ban the Galaxy Note7 on all flights to and from the country. Growing concern about the device had already prompted airlines to warn passengers not to switch on or charge their phones during flights, or stow them in checked baggage. (more...)
Nitish Kumar suitable to replace Narendra Modi as PM: JDU Nitish Kumar suitable to replace Narendra Modi as PM: JDU
- October 18, 2016

However, Tayagi admitted that the JD-U National Council meeing has so far not passed a resolution to project Nitish Kumar as the party candidate for the top political post in the country. Meanwhile, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and former JD-U president Sharad Yadav's refusal to comment on the projection of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar as Prime Ministerial material ahead of the 2019 general election has fueled speculations about their unhappiness over the matter. (more...)
AirAsia bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones
- October 18, 2016

Other carriers that have banned the Note 7 include Air NZ, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Virgin, Tiger Air, with Israel and Indian authorities issuing decrees disallowing the device aboard flights. Air Berlin has banned the phones with immediate effect. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is now considered a forbidden hazardous material under federal law. (more...)
Scary clown sightings prompt police alert
- October 18, 2016

Parents with children at the school in Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire, received a text last night warning them that all clown costumes have been banned from its Halloween Disco. "While we understand that such incidents could be considered pranks by some I would like to appeal to those carrying out this behaviour, or thinking of taking part, to really consider the distress and fear they could cause people, particularly the more vulnerable members of our community such as children and the ... (more...)
Antares launch from Wallops Island, 7:40PM
- October 18, 2016

Orbital ATK's Antares two-stage rocket sent a robotic Cygnus cargo spaceship on its way to the International Space Station today, almost two years after a launch pad failure forced an engine overhaul. 17), marking the booster's return to flight after nearly exactly two years. The launch is now scheduled for Monday at 7:40 p.m. Weather permitting, the ship should be visible in the southern half of the state about 90 seconds after launch, and visible in the northern half of New Jersey ... (more...)
Successful Launch of China Shenzhou-11 Space Mission Successful Launch of China Shenzhou-11 Space Mission
- October 18, 2016

In the past 18 years since 1999, 11 Shenzhou spacecraft have been successfully launched into space, and the missions have developed from unmanned ones to the manned ones, with each one making new and significant progress. The two male astronauts (taikonauts or Chinese astronauts) on board are - Jing Haipeng, 49, who has already been in space twice, and 37-year-old Chen Dong. (more...)
Antares Rocket Takes Off to ISS
- October 18, 2016

The Antares rocket , which is meant to resupply the International Space Station, will take off around 7:40 p.m. and be visible to Garden State residents in the minutes after. CT may get to see the rocket carrying equipment and supplies for the International Space Station as it ascends into space. Cygnus will carry the Saffire II payload experiment to study combustion behavior in microgravity onboard the spacecraft. (more...)
UN Concerned about Civilians in the Offensive to Retake Mosul UN Concerned about Civilians in the Offensive to Retake Mosul
- October 18, 2016

The beginning of the assault also saw aid groups voice fears for the hundreds of thousands of civilians remaining in the city, with IS expected to use them as human shields. Last December, Turkey sent in 150 troops and approximately two dozen combat tanks. Mosul is a mostly Sunni city that was long a center of bitterness against the Shiite-led government, fueling insurgent and militant movements ever since the US -led invasion of Iraq in 2003. (more...)
Airlines that have banned Samsung's Galaxy Note7
- October 18, 2016

All people who are still in possession of Note 7 will have to leave their precious phones behind. Lufthansa, Germany's largest airline, announced that for the time being it was banning the Galaxy Note 7 phone from all flights in the United States but would eventually extend the ban to all of its flights worldwide. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 flight ban spreading worldwide
- October 18, 2016

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said an emergency order banning the devices would take effect on Saturday. "We are taking this additional step because even one fire incident in-flight poses a high risk of severe personal injury and puts many lives at risk". (more...)
Trump blasts Republicans over voter fraud in Twitter rant Trump blasts Republicans over voter fraud in Twitter rant
- October 18, 2016

A news release from the town of Hillsborough said someone threw a bottle filled with flammable liquid through the window of the Orange County Republican Party headquarters overnight. Giuliani claimed that if Republicans "control the inner cities the way Democrats do", then maybe "they'd do as much cheating as Democrats do". Her running mate, Tim Kaine, spent Sunday stumping in Miami, Florida. (more...)

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