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2016 breaks third consecutive global heat record

NASA has a year ago at 1.78 degrees (0.99 degrees Celsius) warmer than their mid-20th Century average and about 2 degrees warmer than the start of the industrial age in the late 19th Century. The average global temperature in 2016 was 1.69 degrees above the 20th century average of 57 degrees. NASA and the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project separately confirmed the news.

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Dead whale caught in Australian waters on board Japanese whaler

Lublink said it was impossible to yet know how many whales had been killed but there had only been a few days of clear weather in recent weeks to carry out the hunt. "The Australian people want action, and in the absence of that they're left with Sea Shepherd but it shouldn't be left up to us", he said. "How can the Australian government ignore these actions when the majority of Australians condemn what they are doing?" Australian Minister for the Environment and Energy Joshua Anthony ...

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Iridium celebrating successful launch of its 10 NEXT satellites

Carrying 10 Iridium satellites, a Falocon 9 rocket lifted off from a launch pad at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 12:54 p.m. EST (1754 GMT) on Saturday, and successfully launched all the satellites in Earth's low-orbit 59 minutes after the lift off.

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Japan's bid to launch world's smallest satellite-carrying rocket fails

The first stage got well, but the second stagefailed due to communications system. The rocket weighs 2.9 tons (2.6 metric tons), is 1.7 feet (0.52 m) in measurement and works utilizing strong fuel, as per a JAXA portrayal. It will transmit images of the planet's surface for about one month before it re-enters the atmosphere and burns up. "It's very regrettable. We'd like to determine the cause", said JAXA associate professor Hiroto Habu, with the agency having no further plans to ...

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Indian army chief refuses to rule out surgical strikes against Pakistan

In the third video, the soldier laments about the lack of empathy shown by politicians towards the youth in the military and says that,"They go to sleep after wishing good night, we celebrate Diwali on borders..." General Rawat said an army team, headed by deputy chief Lieutenant General Subrata Saha, has held 25 rounds of interactions with the industry and academia from Indian Institutes of Technology and other centres of excellence to involve them in finding solutions for the force's needs.

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Almost 100 refugees missing after boat sinks off Libya

Around 550 migrants making the perilous crossing to Europe were rescued from the Mediterranean on Friday, with two bodies also recovered, the Italian coastguard said. According to the UN Children's Fund ( UNICEF ), most of the children were from Egypt, Eritrea, Nigeria and the Gambia. It said that most of these unaccompanied children come from Eritrea, Egypt, Gambia and Nigeria, and majority are boys between the ages of 15 and 17.

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WhatsApp vulnerability could allow Facebook and others to read messages

The flaw in WhatsApp's encryption was discovered by Tobias Beolter, a cryptography and security researcher at the University of California. Popular messaging service WhatsApp is in the eye of the storm following persistent revelations that its system of making messages unreadable to third parties is not as watertight as it makes users believe.

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State, Centre Failed to Revoke Ban on Jallikattu: DMK's Stalin

The apex court, which had first banned the sport in 2014 citing animal cruelty, had upheld the order past year when it dismissed the state government's review petition. "Whom does Modi meet". The practice, however, did not stop in Tamil Nadu citing its Regulation of Jallikattu Act No 27 of 2009. The Supreme Court (SC) has refused a request which seeks that it passes a judgement on Jallikattu before 14 of January.

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US Senator Bernie Sanders (left) and President-elect Donald Trump

Bernie Sanders said Senate Democratic leaders discussed Monday whether the party would flatly oppose any nominee President-elect Donald Trump selects for the Supreme Court, just as Republicans did past year to President Barack Obama's choice of Merrick Garland.

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Nokia has "more announcements" on 26 February, a day before MWC

If you are wondering about Nokia 6's price in South Africa and its release date, there's some bad news for you as the smartphone is exclusive to the Chinese market. Android Central reports that the announcement might be a high-end device running Snapdragon 835 which was earlier rumored to be under production.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 could be unveiled at MWC 2017

Other rumors include the stylus being optional, no home button and that future phones will have a dual curved edge screen. Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Should I buy Galaxy S7 or wait for Galaxy S8? They also mentioned "firmness and flexibility" along with the Samsung Galaxy X1 moniker.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests Volkswagen executive in emissions scandal case

Pollution levels in Putney High Street breached their annual legal limit at 7am on Monday, nine days into the new year, after exceeding the European Union nitrogen dioxide limit for the 19th time . With the scandal impacting the United States market in particular, VW sales there fell 7.6 percent in 2016, while across South America the company shipped nearly 27 percent fewer vehicles.

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Trails would span the length, breadth of the state

Cuomo's speech is slated for 1 p.m.at Farmingdale State College. "The Governor's Clean Water proposal is a huge game changer", said Adirondack Council Executive Director William C. The legislation (A10745/S8177), introduced by New York Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein (D-Brooklyn) and Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), aims to provide reverse mortgage homeowners with the consumer protections given to other homeowners now not included in numerous protections of New York State's ...

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Massive iceberg poised to break off Antarctica

The rift in question has grown to more than 49 miles in length, with just around a dozen miles left before it eventually snaps. An area more than three times the size of London is now only connected to the Larsen C ice shelf by 12 miles of ice.

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Iowa astronaut takes another walk in space

Her astronaut selection wasn't the first time she worked with the space agency, however. Her education, work experience, and training - which involves spacewalk training and wilderness survival training - makes her more than qualified to head to space and work at the International Space Station.

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NASA asteroid missions to discover secrets of the universe

NASA has officially approved of two new space missions, Lucy and Psyche through the space agency's Discovery Program . NASA scientists will ultimately use the collected data to better understand how the universe began. Lucy will observe primitive remnants from farther out in the solar system, while Psyche will directly observe the interior of a planetary body. The new mission, Psyche will explore some unexplored parts of space.

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See what Earth and its moon look like from Mars

The US space agency said South-East Asia also appeared as a reddish area, at the top of Earth, while Antarctica was the "bright blob" at the lower-left. The Pictures were taken by the HiRISE or the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera. Both images were processed separately and then combined due to the difference in the brightness of both bodies.

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Norway's controversial radio switch-off

The shutdown of the FM (Frequency Modulation) network, introduced in the 1950s, will begin in the northern city of Bodoe on January 11. Norway's transition to an all-digital radio will be closely watched by other countries considering the same move.

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Microsoft's Connected Vehicle Platform is about much more than Cortana in Nissans

Microsoft has sealed two deals, agreeing to supply its Cortana intelligent assistant to selected vehicles made by BMW and Nissan. At CES 2017, Renault-Nissan reiterated its wish to collaborate with the tech company, pointing out that Microsoft cloud services would be extremely useful in the development of remote auto monitoring, predictive maintenance, and navigation.

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One Of The World's Largest Icebergs Is About To Break From Antarctica

In December, NASA released an astonishing new image taken by researchers flying above the Larsen C Ice Shelf on November 10 showing the crack was growing longer, deeper and wider. Boffins have described it as "hanging on by a thread" and the huge iceberg, which is over 1,000ft deep, will break off at any time. It's normal for the front of an ice shelf to crack and break off, known as calving.

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Russian link to malware on Burlington Electric Department computer now in question

Adding to the confusion about the security of the North American power grid, one of the IP addresses singled out by us authorities in its Russian hacking report bore historic links to Ontario's main electricity distributor, Hydro One Ltd. It's unclear whether the USA officials relayed inaccurate information, whether the reporters made false assumptions, or a combination. "99.99 percent of federal government officials have good intentions, and they want to do the right thing".

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CES: LeEco to Launch Its Android-Powered Smart Bikes in Q2

Regarding the availability, these new smart bikes from LeEco will be available in North America from second quarter of 2017. It is also worth to take note that these Smart Road and Smart Mountain bikes have a built-in security system preventing lost souls in stealing your fancy bike.

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LG's new Super UHD TVs have nano cells, y'all

LG has announced the latest additions to its SUPER UHD TV lineup. All the Nano Cell sets to show off an Active HDR feature that inserts HDR information into a zone in every casing. The sets will also support the generic HDR10 format as well as Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG), which is a live HDR system being considered for use by OTA broadcasters in the United States.

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Ford cancels plan for Mexican plant, Trump takes aim at General Motors

The investment in the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, south of Detroit, would create 700 direct new jobs, the company said in a press release. The investment will help the plant produce electric and self-driving cars, creating about 700 new jobs.

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Honda Odyssey minivans recalled due to rear seat defect

In its report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Japanese automaker explained that it involves a lever that could remain in unlocked position, which could cause the seats to suddenly move. In total, 633,753 Odyssey minivans are affected, all of which were manufactured between August 17, 2010 and October 1, 2015. This could lead to an increased the risk of injury to passengers who are seated in the second row.