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Perth zookeeper's heartfelt tribute after world's oldest orangutan dies

Female orangutans rarely live beyond 50 in the wild. "Puan taught me patience, she taught me that natural and wild instincts never disappear in captivity. "As hard as it was for us, it was the right thing to do", Martina Hart added. Buan was treated to the sight of Sumatran orangutans, which, to date, there are about 14.6 thousand.

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US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup

An Odisha-based miniature artist named L Eswar Rao has created miniature Fifa World Cup 2018 trophy on a pencil and on crayon. The governor said some 10,000 fans are expected to travel from Britain to Russian Federation for the World Cup .

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Unhurried hurricanes: Study says tropical cyclones slowing

The change is even more dramatic in storms that have made landfall from the North Atlantic - they're moving 20 percent slower. This isn't about how powerful a storm's winds are, just how fast it chugs along. "Nothing good comes out of a slowing storm", Dr Kossin told National Geographic. Dr Kossin said more rain was also falling during cyclones, and there was evidence that tropical cyclones were migrating more towards the poles.

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SpaceX Postpones Launch of SES-12 satellite

SpaceX has indicated it won't launch a pair of space tourists to loop around the moon this year as previously announced, the latest sign that technical and production challenges are disrupting founder Elon Musk's ambitious plans for human exploration of the solar system.

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Anti-Sustainability: Trump Orders DoE to Keep Fading US Coal Industry Alive

At the same time, hackers from criminal groups and hostile regimes are growing increasingly sophisticated in how they target weak spots. Under the directive, Perry would require grid operators to buy electricity from ailing nuclear and coal-fired power plants to keep them from being shuttered.

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A mistake to nationalize Trans Mountain pipeline

Many more protests are expected as anger at the government's pipeline purchase exploded this week. Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced Ottawa's plan to buy the pipeline for $4.5 billion. Companies that have already invested heavily in the oilsands will continue to mine bitumen at nearly any price in an effort to offset their fixed costs.

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M&S to Close More Than 100 Stores Amid Online Push

When Archie Norman was brought in as chairman in September, he said bluntly that "M&S has been drifting and under-fulfilling its promise not for five, 10 but for 15 years". Operationally, M&S said it will reposition the Food business in the year ahead to become more "relevant". He added: "There are a number of structural issues to address and we are taking steps towards fixing these".

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PayPal is buying payments start-up iZettle for $2.2 billion ahead of IPO

However, all of them will be now reporting to Paypal's COO Bill Ready. The acquisition - PayPal's largest ever - will expand PayPal's in-store presence, enabling it to reach small businesses around the world through its merchant services offering.

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Fortnite to Finally Add Jetpacks?

If and when Epic does announce a Fortnite competitive mode, you'll be the first to know. Cumulative scores will then be generated from across the player's' 50 matches. The remaining 50 will get 7,500 V-Bucks. So, the prizes are worth playing for. Epic Games hasn't confirmed anything about this so far which means that we'll have to wait in order to find out whether or not Fortnite is actually getting a competitive mode.

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Nintendo Announces 'Mario Tennis Aces' Pre-Launch Tournament Demo

Nintendo announced that Japan is getting a pre-release online tournament for Mario Tennis Aces before its release, and it'll take place at the start of June with a save data bonus for the game. We see the dark spirit enveloping Luigi and taking him over, transforming him into a kind of evil metallic version of himself. Mario Tennis Aces launches exclusively on the Nintendo Switch on June 22 .

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Asteroid as big as football field will fly by Earth

The asteroid 2010 WC9 was temporarily lost after it was spotted by the Catalina Sky Survey (CSS), a space project backed by NASA's Near Earth Object Observation Program (NEOO), in November 2010. Now, imagine the damage that could be done by an asteroid the size of a house entering the atmosphere at more than 45,000 km/h. They lost it in 20 days and were neither able to determine the asteroid's complete orbit nor predict when it might make a comeback.

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The business potential of Google's new voice capabilities

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says the company is working hard to make sure it gets Duplex right before it launches, so it'll be quite a while before the feature debuts in full. Big tech is facing unprecedented scrutiny for the addictive nature of apps and devices, mass accumulation of personal data, skyrocketing wealth from digital advertising and growing societal repercussions, such as job loss, from advances in artificial intelligence .

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Steam-driven blasts at Hawaii volcano could shower island with huge rocks - USGS

An influx of water inside could cause steam-driven explosions. The USGS warned that more violent eruptions could shoot "ballistic blocks" weighing up to several tons for a kilometre (0.6 miles), spew pebble-sized rocks several miles and cover dozens of miles with ash.

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US, allies working to address Iran nuclear deal shortcomings : Mattis

A telephone survey of 1,003 Iranians conducted in April by IranPoll, a Toronto-based firm, found 67 per cent of respondents felt the country should "retaliate" if the USA violated the nuclear deal. "It is absolutely incumbent upon our government to do everything we can to make sure Americans are not left behind, and that we bring the Americans who are detained there home , that we find Robert Levinson and bring him home", Sherman said during a call with reporters arranged by the group ...

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Iran targets Israeli bases across Syrian frontier, Israel pounds Syria

The Syrian air defenses responded to Israeli missile attack after midnight in the southern province of Qunaitera, state TV reported early Thursday. Separately, Israel is deeply concerned over Iran's presence in Syria , where Tehran, like Moscow, backs President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Project Kinect for Azure is Microsoft's AI sensor gift to devs

For those that use Power BI, there is new support coming for visualizations in Excel; it is now possible to extend custom visuals created for Power BI to be used in Excel. Microsoft's annual developer conference is today, called Build. Meanwhile, Microsoft's fast-growing Azure Cosmos DB is getting updates such as new multi-master capabilities (supporting cloud and edge) and enhanced security through the general availability of support for Microsoft's Virtual Network (VNet) service.

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IPhone X replacements given green-light for Face ID fails

In a leaked internal document obtained by Mac Rumors , the Cupertino giant has warned Apple Authorized Service Providers that iOS 11 .3 and iOS 11.3.1 has been plaguing some devices . Now it seems that the tide is turning as the most expensive phone was the world's best-selling smartphone in the first-quarter of 2018, according to Strategy Analytics.

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Adobe Systems (ADBE) Lifted to Buy at ValuEngine

The stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 55.16%. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink . Vision Cap invested in 8,949 shares. "Buy" rating has 17, "Sell" are 0, while 4 are "Hold". Therefore 64% are positive. ADBE is raking in trailing 12 months revenue which is around 2.08 billion.

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Xiaomi files for IPO in Hong Kong, world's biggest debut since 2014

The listing is expected to raise about USD 10 billion via the public offering, giving Beijing-based Xiaomi a market value of between USD 80 billion and USD 100 billion, people familiar with the plans told Reuters . Xiaomi is an "Internet and technology firm" rather than a smartphone vendor, and has limited the margin of hardware products to 5 percent, said Lei Jun, chief executive and founder of Xiaomi .

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Apple shares rise as solid iPhone sales growth cheers Wall Street

Apple reported its "best March quarter ever" on Tuesday, with CEO Tim Cook declaring that customers chose the iPhone X "more than any other iPhone each week" across the three months. "So we're working toward those things". Apple sells more iPhone X units every week than any other iPhone model, and that's been the case since the launch of the device back in November.

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How to Pre-Order the Oculus Go

The retailer will let Facebook do that today at the F8 conference. Starting today, you can now order the Oculus Go from the Oculus website . The Oculus Go is a follow-up to the Oculus Rift, but unlike that device it does not require a connection to a computer.

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Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics odds and point spread

Not only that, but he wants to "take his hat off' to Rozier". As the Philadelphia 76ers prepare for a loud atmosphere in Boston, forward Ersan Ilyasova told ESPN the arena will be different from their first-round matchup against the Heat .

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Nintendo switches president after forecasting best annual profit in nine years

Given the trajectory of the Switch's success, Nintendo has readjusted its goalposts by estimating that the console will hit 20 million sales by March 2019, which would in turn make the company a profit of 225bn yen off the back of 1.2tn yen in generated revenue.

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Facebook posts record revenues for first quarter despite privacy scandal

A senior IT ministry official aware of the development said that the government wants to send out a "strong signal" to global bodies operating in IT and data platform that any manipulation of data of Indians, in violation of law and privacy norms , will be viewed "seriously".

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Rajasthan Royals lock horns with Mumbai Indians

Rajasthan Royals' West Indian Jofra Archer was adjudged the man-of-the-match for his impressive bowling show of 3/22 which helped his side restrict Mumbai Indians to 167/7. Rohit Sharma's return to form is an ominous sign for any team, while Rajasthan's lack of it as a unit is a worrying one for them. Mustafizur Rahman bowled a horror death over to Krishnappa Gowtham where he was tonked for 15 runs, which all but spoiled his efforts early on in the match.