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Emma Morano, world's oldest person, dies in Italy at age 117 Emma Morano, world's oldest person, dies in Italy at age 117
- April 18, 2017

Morano, born on November 29 1899, died at her home in Verbania, in northern Italy, the reports said. Emma Morano, the last living person born in the 1800s, died at her home in Italy at the age of 117 on Saturday. "I was 26 years old. I think I was one of the first in Italy to do that". With three eggs everyday, fresh Italian pasta and a plate of raw meat, she followed her spectacular diet for around 90 years. (more...)
Calexit backers withdraw 2018 California independence bid Calexit backers withdraw 2018 California independence bid
- April 18, 2017

That schedule has now been thrown off at least a year, as the former vice president of Yes California , Marcus Ruiz Evans, told the Bee that a similar group he has since joined, the California Freedom Coalition, plans to file new paperwork for ballot access by May 1. (more...)
Not right to stop Baahubali 2 release in Karnataka, says SS Rajamouli Not right to stop Baahubali 2 release in Karnataka, says SS Rajamouli
- April 18, 2017

If reports are to be believed, none of the distributors or exhibitors are buying theatrical rights of Baahubali 2 in Karnataka as they fear the losses that may be incurred due to this political controversy. Suddenly, the issue surfaced and now the Kannada outfits are demanding the ban on " Baahubali 2 ", after nine years. It is a sensitive issue and we are in no way connected to it. (more...)
Mysterious New Crack in Greenland Glacier Revealed in NASA Photos Mysterious New Crack in Greenland Glacier Revealed in NASA Photos
- April 18, 2017

If this event happens, the piece may break away. Andreas Muenchow, a University of DE oceanographer who studies Petermann, told the Post: 'This could be a big deal that may lead to a third break-up, but it probably will not happen until later this summer'. (more...)
US Treasury Department Stops Short of Calling China a Currency Manipulator US Treasury Department Stops Short of Calling China a Currency Manipulator
- April 18, 2017

No countries were determined to have met all three of these criteria, but Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Germany and Switzerland all met two of them. US President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his reversal on whether to call China a currency manipulator, saying on Twitter that China was helping with the North Korean problem. (more...)
No Bixby Voice at Galaxy S8 launch
- April 18, 2017

One of the main focus during Samsung's Unpacked event for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus last month was its own virtual assistant called Bixby . The digital assistant is created to help users to things like access information and search and categorise photos using voice commands. (more...)
Google Pixel runs into fingerprint sensor issue on 7.1.2 update Google Pixel runs into fingerprint sensor issue on 7.1.2 update
- April 18, 2017

The Android 7.1.2 update that Google has released is causing some major issues on the Pixel devices. Still, we don't know the exact reason for this problem.Hope that Google will fix the problem soon. Thus far, nine devices - Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play, Moto Z (Unlocked), Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus, Moto G4 Play, Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2 - have received the update. (more...)
Star Wars Celebration 2017: Rebels season 4 will be its final season
- April 18, 2017

Other than the cinematic space dogfights depicted in the official reveal trailer for Star Wars Battlefront 2 that was released during this year's Star Wars Celebration, no actual gameplay has been put out for the public to see thus far. "By putting players in the boots of an elite member of the Imperial forces, we can show them what the battle was like from the other side". Additionally, Space Battles will be arriving in Battlefront II which was another highly desired feature that players ... (more...)
Canada glacier melt rerouted in rare case of 'river piracy' Canada glacier melt rerouted in rare case of 'river piracy'
- April 18, 2017

Without any doubt, they concluded that this particular event of river piracy was due to post-industrial climate change. Most of the water gushing from a large glacier in northwest Canada a year ago suddenly switched from one river to another. (more...)
Are United Airlines Passengers Wearing Crash Helmets? Are United Airlines Passengers Wearing Crash Helmets?
- April 18, 2017

The man was on a flight from Houston to Calgary, Alberta, complained that a scorpion had fallen from the overhead bin on his head and had stung him on his fingernail. The airline said the change to its employee booking policy was an initial step as it reviewed policies to "deliver the best customer experience". Initially, the company appeared to blame the Dao, calling him "belligerent" and claiming officers were "left with no choice" but to forcibly remove him. (more...)
Cotton booed for defending Trump on tax returns Cotton booed for defending Trump on tax returns
- April 18, 2017

Organized by Philadelphia Jobs With Justice, a local nonprofit in the area, the march wanted to show specifically with the tax returns and get answers to some questions that have been surrounding the Trump campaign and now presidency. But 71-year-old Ilene Singh said he's wrong. In addition to major USA cities, including Washington and Los Angeles , marches are planned in Europe, Japan and New Zealand. (more...)
Name April the giraffe's calf Name April the giraffe's calf
- April 18, 2017

Ever notice how people from all walks of life would put aside their differences and personal opinions to wish April the best, share giraffe-related facts or trivia, or comment about how wonderful it could be to watch a giraffe as she prepares to give birth? Many took to Twitter to share their heartwarming messages, amusing responses and more. (more...)
Dragnet Widens for Suspected Facebook Killer Steve Stephens Dragnet Widens for Suspected Facebook Killer Steve Stephens
- April 18, 2017

He helped young people develop job skills and find employment, said Beech Brook spokeswoman Nancy Kortemeyer. "We are hoping that the Cleveland Police will be able to apprehend Mr. Cleveland police origninally launched a citywide manhunt for Stephens , 37, saying he is armed and risky. Williams said friends and family of Stephens have been cooperative. (more...)
Saturn and Jupiter's moon burps bode well for distant life
- April 18, 2017

The scientists say hydrogen gas could potentially provide a chemical energy source for life. According to the associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen, this is the closest humanity has come so far to identify a place with some of the ingredients required to support life. (more...)
Manhunt Continues For Alleged Facebook Killer
- April 18, 2017

A manhunt is under way for a suspect who allegedly killed a man while streaming it live on Facebook in the United States. Stephens Facebook page also has been removed. As a result of this awful series of events, we are reviewing our reporting flows to be sure people can report videos and other material that violates our standards as easily and quickly as possible. (more...)
'Fate of the Furious' Clocks $100.2-M in U.S. & $532.5-M Globally
- April 18, 2017

Starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, it broke the worldwide opening record with a massive $432.3 million, topping Jurassic World's $316.7 million. For all its strong showing, Fast & Furious 8 earned almost a third less in its first North American weekend than Fast & Furious 7 , which drew US$147.2 million. (more...)
Senior Chinese, US officials exchange views on Korean Peninsula situation Senior Chinese, US officials exchange views on Korean Peninsula situation
- April 18, 2017

Security Council late next week in NY. At a time when experts warn that North Korea's nuclear test site is "primed and ready", President Donald Trump on Wednesday told the Fox Business Network , "We are sending an armada, very powerful". (more...)
Microsoft confirms Windows' NSA hacking loopholes have been patched
- April 18, 2017

The episode has raised questions about the behavior of the NSA, and whether it did enough to warn people that its Microsoft hacking tools had been stolen and could be published. There is still no definitive evidence showing the government did or did not tell Microsoft of the swaths of exploits Shadow Brokers allegedly stole from it. (more...)
NASA provides new insight into 'ocean worlds' in our solar system NASA provides new insight into 'ocean worlds' in our solar system
- April 18, 2017

Through a process known as "methanogenesis", life forms can obtain energy through combining hydrogen with carbon dioxide dissolved in water. The white icy moons close to the ring plane are, from left, Enceladus , Dione and Mimas. "The next time we go back ... you're going to take something that not only picks up on the habitability story, but it starts looking for evidence for life". (more...)
Nintendo Switch Great Comeback Story: Fastest Seller in Nintendo History
- April 18, 2017

The numbers come from Nintendo of America, which cites NPD data that has the Switch at 906,000 units sold in March in the US. As a result, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has become the fastest-selling Nintendo launch game of all time, and the fastest-selling game in the series. (more...)

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