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People Hyperloop One Receives Investment from Virgin Group
Author: 0 Hyperloop One Receives Investment from Virgin Group

Led by Rob Lloyd, CEO, Shervin Pishevar, co-founder and Executive Chairman, and Josh Giegel, co-founder and President of Engineering, Hyperloop has built a fully operational Hyperloop system. Financial details weren't disclosed although one would assume it's significant considering Hyperloop One is changing its name to Virgin Hyperloop One .

People Quake detected near NK nuke test site likely natural
Author: 0 Quake detected near NK nuke test site likely natural

It was centred very close to North Korea's Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, which previous weapons tests have been detected at through the earthquakes they generate. Experts studying Friday's natural disaster in North Korea say the rogue nation may have unintentionally destabilized its nuclear test site due to the toll of repeated atomic trials.

People Massive Hole Has Opened Up In Antarctica's Ice
Author: 0 Massive Hole Has Opened Up In Antarctica's Ice

At 16,000 square miles, the 2017 Weddell polynya is roughly the size of Switzerland, and it's thought to be "driven by the upwelling of warm water, which releases heat to the air, before becoming cooler and denser, and sinking". An enormous hole in the sea ice just opened up for no apparent reason, and researchers are at a loss as to why it might've happened. For the first time, this polynya was discovered in 1974 by scientists from the Princeton Southern Hemisphere Climate Research Group.

People Fiery Escape Attempt at a North Carolina Prison Injures at Least 10
Author: 0 Fiery Escape Attempt at a North Carolina Prison Injures at Least 10

Public Safety spokeswoman said. Three other prison employees injured in the incident are in critical condition at a hospital, Walker said. Ultimately, no inmates escaped, authorities said. Minimum-security prisoners work outside the walls on road gangs for the county recycling department and perform other community labor. Northside Elementary, Elizabeth City Middle School and Pasquotank County High School were placed on lockdown , which was lifted just before 5 p.m.

People USA withdraws from UNESCO over 'anti-Israel bias'
Author: 0 USA withdraws from UNESCO over 'anti-Israel bias'

UNESCO and most of the U.N.is hopefully corrupted. "At the time when the fight against violent extremism calls for renewed investment in education, in dialogue among cultures to prevent hatred, it is deeply regrettable that the United States should withdraw from the United Nations agency leading these issues", Bokova said in the statement .

People Kelly: 'I don't think I'm being fired today'
Author: 0 Kelly: 'I don't think I'm being fired today'

Kelly took issue with the notion that he is a "failure" for not controlling Trump's frequent tweeting , which has not stopped during his tenure as chief of staff. When asked what frustrates the president, Kelly laughed and said he thought that it was the media. "But I listen to everybody and ultimately I will do what's right for the United States and really what's right for the world", he said, adding, "it's a problem that has to be solved".

People Hamas must disarm, recognise Israel under Palestinian unity deal
Author: 0 Hamas must disarm, recognise Israel under Palestinian unity deal

Ismail Haniyeh, leader of Hamas, said that a deal had been struck after two days of talks brokered by Egypt. In Israel's first reaction, a government official said Hamas must disarm and recognise Israel under the deal. Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets across Gaza on Thursday in celebration of the unity pact, with loudspeakers on open cars blasting national songs, youths dancing and hugging, and many waving Palestine and Egyptian flags.

People In Syria killed the recruiter
Author: 0 In Syria killed the recruiter "ID" White widow

The Home Office source is quoted as saying, "The Americans zapped her trying to get away from Raqqa". She was nicknamed the "White Widow" after this. According to the report, US intelligence officials said they could not be absolutely certain Jones was killed in the drone strike, because there was no effort to recover her DNA, but were "confident" that she is dead.

People Rajesh, Nupur Talwar acquitted, to walk out of Dasna jail tomorrow
Author: 0 Rajesh, Nupur Talwar acquitted, to walk out of Dasna jail tomorrow

The High Court also granted them bail and ordered the jail officials to release them immediately. Although the court verdict has put an end to an nearly a decade long legal process, several people on Twitter asked the most pressing question of 'who killed Aarushi?' Some of them even expressed concern if the Aarushi murder case will ever be untangled? I think this is what has happened in this appeal.

People Hurricane Ophelia becomes 10th Atlantic hurricane of 2017 season
Author: 0 Hurricane Ophelia becomes 10th Atlantic hurricane of 2017 season

Forecasters expect Ophelia to continue in that general motion Thursday, but called for the storm to speed up while moving toward the northeast Friday. Phil Klotzbach , Colorado State University tropical meteorologist. However, according to Mashable , there is no way of telling for sure if the record was repeated in the latter half of the twentieth century, due to the absence of substantial satellite measurements at the time.

People Trump wanted tenfold increase in nuclear weapons, says network
Author: 0 Trump wanted tenfold increase in nuclear weapons, says network

If the United States were to increase its nuclear arsenal, that could break with years of doctrine and violate worldwide disarmament treaties that have been signed over the years by every president since the late Ronald Reagan. " NBC = CNN! " Trump wrote . I want it in flawless shape. Such a move would abrogate key worldwide arms control treaties and upend decades of non-proliferation policy, with deep ramifications across the globe.

People A moron? But I have higher IQ than Rex Tillerson, claims Trump
Author: 0 A moron? But I have higher IQ than Rex Tillerson, claims Trump

In this October 5, 2017, photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives for the first meeting of the National Space Council in Chantilly, Va. President Donald Trump challenged Tillerson to "compare IQ tests", delivering a sharp-edged ribbing that threw a bright spotlight on his seemingly shaky relationship with his top diplomat.

People Spanish Premier Issues New Warning Against Catalan Separatists
Author: 0 Spanish Premier Issues New Warning Against Catalan Separatists

On the eve of the rally, Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy issued a stern warning to Catalan leaders who have said they could declare independence this week. Recent polls had indicated that Catalans are split on independence, though leaders said police violence during the referendum turned many against the state authorities.

People NIA will 'fully choke' terrorists of foreign funding: Rajnath
Author: 0 NIA will 'fully choke' terrorists of foreign funding: Rajnath

Complimenting the NIAs role in curbing terror acts in the country, the home minister said gathering evidence in terror cases was a challenging job but in 95 per cent cases, probed by the NIA, the accused got convicted. "He said militancy acts as a hindrance to development". The world has started "realizing" that India will be among the top three economies and that its economy will have grown from $2 trillion to $5 trillion by 2030, he said at a passing out parade of the Central Industrial ...

People Myanmar prepared to clear out Rohingyas before rebel attacks: Bangladesh
Author: 0 Myanmar prepared to clear out Rohingyas before rebel attacks: Bangladesh

About 519,000 Rohingya have crossed the border since August 25, when attacks by Rohingya militants on security posts in Rakhine state sparked a ferocious military response. Their boat had been carrying between 60 and 100 people and was crossing the Bay of Bengal when it capsized. A senior police officer said they have stepped up surveillance in the camps to stop any such marriages and to combat trafficking of refugee girls or children, many of whom fled to Bangladesh unaccompanied by parents.

People Moving brush fire threatens 1000 homes in Southern California
Author: 0 Moving brush fire threatens 1000 homes in Southern California

Officials have not confirmed the number of homes lost, however, Los Angeles media flying over the scene have broadcasted several homes on fire. An hour later, the Orange County Fire Authority estimated the fire had burned 2,000 acres and was 0 percent contained.

People Trump Administration to Repeal Obama`s Clean Power Plan
Author: 0 Trump Administration to Repeal Obama`s Clean Power Plan

The leaked document casts doubts on those numbers and says the EPA plans to perform updated modeling and analysis of health benefits and other impacts of the rule. Trump has voiced doubts about the science of climate change and has blamed Obama's efforts to reduce carbon emissions for hurting the coal mining and oil drilling industries .

People CT pushes to give Puerto Rico more aid
Author: 0 CT pushes to give Puerto Rico more aid

In urgent cases, when critical products are at issue, we've intervened over the last two weeks to help firms secure fuel to maintain production lines, get clearance to move logistical support into the island or finished goods to their recipients.

People At Least 6 Dead From Gas Station Explosions in Ghana
Author: 0 At Least 6 Dead From Gas Station Explosions in Ghana

A witness said the fire began at a station that sells liquefied natural gas and spread to a petrol station across the street. "It was like refugees moving away from a war-torn zone". Dramatic video of the explosion late Saturday posted on social media showed a blazing mushroom cloud. Further, Accra city officials warned of an explosion in the Legon and Madina areas around on Twitter.

People Sri Lanka scored huge runs in 2nd Test at Dubai
Author: 0 Sri Lanka scored huge runs in 2nd Test at Dubai

Pakistan , who have never lost a Test series in the United Arab Emirates, also wasted both their reviews off the second new ball to cap a woeful day for them yesterday. Yasir, who had to do the bulk of the bowling, especially in Mohammad Amir's absence, continued to leak runs despite fetching a lot of turn from the surface.

People Auto accident outside London's Natural History Museum leaves several injured, 1 arrested
Author: 0 Auto accident outside London's Natural History Museum leaves several injured, 1 arrested

According to The Independent , the Metropolitan Police put out a statement which said: "The man detained by officers is now under arrest and is in custody at a north London police station". The museum is in the busy South Kensington section of London , popular with both Londoners and tourists. One video online showed a man being restrained on the ground in the middle of Exhibition Road.

Author: 0 Turkish-backed forces starting 'major operation' in Syria's Idlib province

The Turkish army is backing the FSA from within Turkey's borders, while Russian forces are providing air support to the operation, he said. The Turkish president said the major offensive was the follow-up of the so-called Euphrates Shield Operation in northern Syria, which was launched in August previous year without granting any permission from Damascus, in a declared objective of clearing Turkey's southern border of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group.

People Assad's forces push into key IS stronghold in eastern Syria
Author: 0 Assad's forces push into key IS stronghold in eastern Syria

The Syrian military shelled al-Mayadin overnight and Syrian and Russian warplanes have conducted hundreds of strikes, it said . The ministry also confirmed the death of three senior ISIS commanders including Omar al-Shishani as a result of an earlier Russian strike.

People Kid Rock blasts Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood 'scumbag' culture
Author: 0 Kid Rock blasts Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood 'scumbag' culture

Sivan claims Weinstein took her down past the kitchen and to a secluded area. When they made it to the kitchen, Weinstein allegedly dismissed a pair of staffers, leaving Sivan alone with him. She was also trapped between Weinstein and the exit. Democratic politicians he had contributed to ferried his donations to charities supporting women in power, women took to Twitter to share their own stories of sexual harassment (there were many), and Lena Dunham wrote a powerful response on ...

Author: 0 Justice Department issues new 'religious freedom' memo that invites anti-LGBTQ discrimination

Sessions said in a statement his action - which consists of a memo to administrative agencies , and another memo to Justice Department attorneys - would enhance the bedrock principle in the United States of religious freedom. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a memo to USA attorneys offices telling them that, in his estimation, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not prohibit employment discrimination based on gender identity.

People Anti-nuclear weapons group wins Peace Prize
Author: 0 Anti-nuclear weapons group wins Peace Prize

I hope our current president, who wondered aloud during the campaign what was the point of having nuclear weapons if you can never use them (although he added that he would be "the last person that wants to play the nuclear card") takes the hint.

Author: 0 Forecast: Dry Weather Starts The Weekend, Wet Weather Ends It

It will be very warm and humid after Nate passes the area. Afternoon readings will run warm again, close to 80 degrees around Charlotte. Low temperatures Saturday morning should be in the middle 60s. Much needed rain will roll into town later this evening and tonight as the remnants of Hurricane Nate teams up with a stalled out front across the state.

People Pak warns India against surgical strikes on its soil
Author: 0 Pak warns India against surgical strikes on its soil

Speaking at the US Institute of Peace, a Washington-based think-tank, Asif said the "relationship with India is at the lowest ebb at the moment". The minister claimed that a number of terrorist attacks in Pakistan in recent months had been traced back to elements operating from bases in Afghanistan.

People IOC suspends Olympic official Nuzman in vote-buying case
Author: 0 IOC suspends Olympic official Nuzman in vote-buying case

Another senior Brazilian Olympics official, Leonardo Gryner, was also detained Thursday for allegedly making a deal with Diack to deposit money in his bank account the same week Rio was chosen for the games. Headquarters of the committee were also searched. Suspending Nuzman from his IOC positions is one thing but the measures taken against COB (the Brazilian Olympic committee) are highly unusual, which only underlines the seriousness of the crisis developing around Rio 2016 .

Author: 0 Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta signs new 'lifetime contract' at the Nou Camp

The club president explained Iniesta started "an era of winning in 2003 and until now has offered balance in the side, and while many players have changed, he always adds the balance". He joined the club in September 1996 at the age of 12 and has scored 55 goals after making his first-team debut in October 2002. The truly, sincerely nutty thing about the "war minus the shooting" characterisation of football, for which this column has gently needled Orwell a few times, is this: no matter which ...

Author: 0 Russian hackers steal classified USA cyber defence data

The material was highly classified and was identified by the hackers since the contractor was using Russian Kaspersky Lab antivirus software , the Wall Street Journal reports . Efforts are now being made to discover how much information was leaked and who stole it. An undated aerial handout photo shows the National Security Agency headquarters building in Fort Meade, Maryland.

People Mike Pence says the U.S. is going to the moon and Mars
Author: 0 Mike Pence says the U.S. is going to the moon and Mars

During one of these visits he gave a speech at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in which he called for further space exploration and said that the United States is at " the dawn of a new era of space exploration ". The meeting's opening remarks focused on moving away from the current outsourcing of manned launches, in which American astronauts go to space on Russian rockets.