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Airlines Offer Full Refund in Wake of Travel Ban
- January 31, 2017

The immediate effect of the order led to dozens of passengers on arriving flights to the U.S. being detained at airports over the weekend. And where does it leave Muslims living in the United States? The [executive order] was issued without prior coordination or warning, causing confusion among both airlines and travelers. (more...)
Only three teams were ready for the SpaceX Hyperloop competition Only three teams were ready for the SpaceX Hyperloop competition
- January 31, 2017

The idea for Hyperloop dates back to 2013, when Tesla CEO Elon Musk realized that overground speeds had remained largely constant in recent years. The WARR Hyperloop team from the Technical University of Munich clocked the highest speed. It has been almost five years since Elon Musk first proposed the Hyperloop train concept that presented a sci-fi idea of a train propelled through a vacuum tube at blistering speeds across vast distances. (more...)
Russian Federation to check space flight engines over faulty parts
- January 31, 2017

Until they are finished, the Proton-M, a staple of the Russian rocket fleet, will remain grounded. Russian space analyst Anatoly Zak said, "The failure of the engine was reportedly traced to illegal replacement of precious heat-resistant alloys within the engine's components with less expensive but failure-prone materials ... (more...)
Take A Look At The Hyperloop Competition Entries Take A Look At The Hyperloop Competition Entries
- January 30, 2017

Badgerloop leaders said it's an honor to win the innovation award, especially since the team is led by undergraduates. About 30 teams made the cut and were allowed to progress to the upcoming test track battle. SpaceX said that based on the "high-quality submissions and overwhelming enthusiasm surrounding the competition", it's planning a second installment of the contest - Hyperloop Pod Competition II - for later this year. (more...)
More than 880000 sign petition against Trump's United Kingdom visit
- January 30, 2017

It took less than a day for the petition to receive 1.2 million signatures, ten times the amount required to earn an official response from the United Kingdom government. Trump said he had identified seven Muslim-majority nations for the travel ban from a government report on terror-prone states prepared during the Barack Obama administration. (more...)
1M Britons sign petition to stop Trump's official visit to UK
- January 30, 2017

The government has also been facing growing criticism over Prime Minister Theresa May's lackluster responses to Trump's controvercial policies and statements as she seeks to secure a bilateral trade deal as the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. (more...)
VP Pence at Pro-life March: Life Is Winning Again
- January 30, 2017

Mr Pence was the first sitting vice president to address the march. The "dismissive notion of out of sight is out of mind is over", Conway said. "Further, Mr. on or near the anniversary of the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. Weeks before last year's march, President Obama cast a pall over the proceedings by vetoing a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. (more...)
Protests Erupt Nationwide for Second Day Over Trump's Travel Ban
- January 30, 2017

Saturday night, Federal judge Ann Donnelly of the Eastern Division of NY granted a stay on Trump's order , which prevents the government from deporting migrants now detained in airports in Philadelphia and across the country. An estimated 325,000 people fly daily into the U.S. The seven countries named in the Executive Order are the same countries previously identified by the Obama administration as sources of terror. (more...)
United Nations Pegs Count of Refugees Affected by Ban at 20000 United Nations Pegs Count of Refugees Affected by Ban at 20000
- January 30, 2017

Matthew Soerens is the co-author of "Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis" and the U.S. director of church mobilization for World Relief, one of nine agencies authorized by the U.S. The US president's widely-condemned executive order also bars entry for travellers from seven mainly Muslim countries - Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - for 90 days. (more...)
San Francisco 49ers Gamble on John Lynch as General Manager San Francisco 49ers Gamble on John Lynch as General Manager
- January 30, 2017

While Lynch may not have any experience running a team, neither did John Elway when he took over as executive vice president of football operations and general manager of the Broncos in 2011. With the deteriorating state of the 49ers since Baalke dismissed coach Jim Harbaugh after the 2014 season, a novice GM and first-time head coach might not inspire the most confidence among fans, critics and observers coming off a 2-14 campaign. (more...)
Massive response to Captain Amarinder in Badal citadel of Lambi
- January 30, 2017

The candidates who stood with him on stage, besides bypoll nominee Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina, included BJP's Anil Joshi, Rakesh Gill, Rajesh Honey, and Tarun Chugh, and SAD's Gurpartap Tikka. Mr. Kejriwal, AAP national convener, was dreaming of becoming Chief Minister of every State he visited. Now tell me, each time a youth from Punjab goes to ask for a job, people will think he is a drug addict. (more...)
Trump Enhances Relations with Putin, Assures Europeans
- January 30, 2017

Asked if Ukraine would come up, Mr Peskov said: "This is the first telephone contact since President Trump took office, so one should hardly expect that this phone call will involve substantive discussions across the whole range of issues". (more...)
Gen 2 details DISCOVERED, new Pokemon Plus, patch notes REVEALED
- January 30, 2017

Pokemon Go's newest update features all of the usual tweaks and fixes, but it's the code beneath the patch that's of most interest to fans. Resolved Android connectivity issues for the Pokémon GO Plus accessory. You can listen to all types of music you want now, whether it be from a radio app or a podcast app, and you can freely still play the game. It will be interesting to see what the Pokémon Company and Nintendo have planned for a new device, and we'll keep you posted with any ... (more...)
Worldwide community reacts to Trump's latest immigration policies Worldwide community reacts to Trump's latest immigration policies
- January 30, 2017

As many as 40 individuals with student visas have been blocked from reentering the country since early this year. By this provision, except the federal government quickly moves to extend the validity of Nigerian visa to Americans, Nigerians too will be issued with one-year visas. (more...)
First Impressions: Asus Zenfone 3S Max Offers Battery and Beauty First Impressions: Asus Zenfone 3S Max Offers Battery and Beauty
- January 30, 2017

When it comes to performance, Zenfone 3S Max disappoints especially when the user is keen on playing games and using the camera. Adding to its line of Zenfone Max series, Asus is set to launch the Zenfone 3s Max (ZC521TL) on February 7. In the audio department, Zenfone 3S max features a loud mono five-magnet loudspeaker. During our usage we did not notice any sluggishness or slowdown. (more...)
Trump administration hints at ban on Pakistani visitors
- January 30, 2017

The US president accepted an invitation to visit Britain later this year, where he is due to be hosted by the Queen and would be treated to all the pomp and ceremony accorded to a state visit. TODD: You just said something at the beginning of your answer and it seemed like an aside. PRIEBUS: It's because you don't stop talking, Chuck. "But it doesn't mean that you shouldn't be subjected to further questioning". (more...)
Demonstrators swarm RDU in protest of Trump travel ban Demonstrators swarm RDU in protest of Trump travel ban
- January 30, 2017

It's the religious minorities exception that's getting more attention than the others . After he was freed today, Darweesh told a waiting crowd that "America is the greatest nation, the greatest people in the world". As a result, they and countless other refugees, their families and aid workers scrambled Saturday as Muslim travelers were turned back on arrival at U.S. (more...)
Donald Trump speaks with Russia's Vladimir Putin but does not mention sanctions
- January 30, 2017

Trump's campaign over Hillary Clinton's. They also stressed the importance of restoring mutually beneficial trade and economic ties between business communities of the two countries, which could further boost development of bilateral relations. (more...)
Merkel critical of United States immigration ban, spokesman tells Spiegel Merkel critical of United States immigration ban, spokesman tells Spiegel
- January 30, 2017

But Janecek said Germany had to take action if changes in the USA rules meant German lawmakers and other German citizens with dual citizenship could no longer visit the United States. On January 27, Trump signed executive orders directing extreme vetting and visa ban on refugees which apply to migrants, refugees and United States legal residents - green-card holders - from Iraq , Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Libya and Yemen. (more...)
Apple Removing Iranian App From Its App Store
- January 30, 2017

Local media outlet TechRasa reports Apple has taken the biggest Iranian e-commerce service DigiKala off its app distribution platform. According to several reports, Apple has allegedly removed apps that are created by developers and startups based in Iran from the App Store. (more...)

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