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Cyclone Vardah awaiting landfall, evacuation on

Normal life came to a grinding halt as persistent rains since last night, gradually gained intensity at the break of dawn in the North coastal districts like Chennai , Thiruvallur, and Kancheepuram, which were battered by heavy rains. Eight fishermen belonging to Tamil Nadu were rescued from the sea near the Sriharikota High Altitude Range while search was on for ten more persons feared trapped at sea. Read More

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USGS: 6.5 magnitude quake in ocean off California coast

It was measured at a depth of 6.2 miles. The National Tsunami Center reported via social media there is no danger of a tsunami at this time. Hazardous harbor waves are still possible. Major earthquakes and deadly tsunamis have been produced there in the past. "Light shaking was reported from east central OR to areas a few dozen miles south of San Francisco, the USGS said". Read More

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Last Pearl Harbor survivors reflect on the 75th Anniversary

Last Pearl Harbor survivors reflect on the 75th Anniversary

The Japanese government announced Monday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will make a two-day visit to Hawaii from December 26 when he will become the first sitting Japanese prime minister to pay his respects at the Pearl Harbor Memorial. The ceremony included a two bell prayer for Pearl Harbor vets who died this year. Madison Cavalchire went to Bonaire and sat down with 92-year-old World War II veteran John Knowles to hear his story. Read More

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US Election Most Discussed Topic on Facebook

According to Facebook, the analytics team arrived at the leading topics after scanning millions of posts made between January 1 and November 27. Regardless of which candidate you were pulling for, nearly everyone was glad to see this year's overly long, overly divisive campaign drift into the history books. Read More

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Spencer: Project Scorpio Will Have Console Price Point

Spencer: Project Scorpio Will Have Console Price Point

It also brings High Dynamic Range (HDR) support to videos and games, offering richer and more natural-looking visuals. Number two, the company has been busy with a number of other key releases over the past few months, including Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3 and tomorrow's release of Dead Rising 4 , which is more than enough to get it through the holiday season. Read More

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IPhones are now exploding - Is a recall on its way?

IPhones are now exploding - Is a recall on its way?

It's been a rough year for Samsung when it comes to its smartphones. According to the report of Shanghai Consumer Council, an iPhone 6s of a woman exploded which shattered the screen and left the back side of the phone blackened. Overall, it's good to see the iPhone continuing to resonate with customers in Apple's home market. If this is the case, Apple is indeed right when it says that external factors caused the explosions, but it's not known if bending was the source of the physical ... Read More

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Ex-Jonathan aide Omokri attacks Soyinka over his green card

Ex-Jonathan aide Omokri attacks Soyinka over his green card

Soyinka, who regularly teaches at top U.S. universities, made good on a pledge to bin his green card in the event of a Trump victory, in protest at the Republican's anti-immigration stance. He simply said "exit takes different form, you can exit internally or externally, it is possible I can exit into the autonomous republic of Egba, but certainly something must give way". Read More

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Oil industry urges Trump to approve Dakota Access pipeline

Earlier Monday, Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault said protesters should leave the camps, Reuters reported. Many are vowing to stay, however. A Kamloops man is among thousands of people who are still gathered at Standing Rock, the Sioux reservation in the USA where protestors have camped for months against a crude oil pipeline in North Dakota. Read More

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Ghost Ship fire causes fire safety concerns for Los Angeles-area co-ops

City officials have said the warehouse, known locally as the Ghost Ship , was under scrutiny for complaints of illegal construction inside, and that an inspector visited the property last month. "I couldn't breathe, and [the smoke] was so strong that it actually opened my window, which then brought all this oxygen into the space, which just fueled it and made it worse, and that's when the power went out", Brito said. Read More

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A sequel to the best video game of all time is coming

A sequel to the best video game of all time is coming

The "Last of Us Part II" trailer does not really show Joel's face, although there is no mistaking that familiar voice. It's unclear who she has killed, but the implication is that they're members of the Fireflies. This DLC was a great hit and got very positive reviews. No-one loves these characters more than we do, and we wouldn't do it if we didn't have the right idea. Read More

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Caltech study finds link between Parkinson's disease and gut bacteria

Caltech study finds link between Parkinson's disease and gut bacteria

He said the gut is home to "a diverse community of beneficial and sometimes harmful bacteria" - the microbiome - that is vital for immune and nervous system function. Treating germ-free mice with short-chain fatty acids could mimic the effects of the microbiome on PD symptoms. Caltech researchers have shown in mouse models that gut bacteria can encourage the progression of some Parkinson's disease hallmarks. Read More

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Resident safe after attacks at Ohio State U

When Kevin Stankiewicz heard there had been an attack on Ohio State University's campus, the first thing he did was pull out a notebook and pencil. Meanwhile, the Obama administration "didn't hesitate to send representatives to Michael Brown's funeral implying that was some racist killing by the police officer even though it turned out that the officer was 100 percent correct and Michael Brown was a common criminal", King said. Read More

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Here's cheers to the Great Barrier Reef

Marine biologists say that even if the northern part of the reef has been affected by coral bleaching, the southern region is doing well thanks to a cyclone which cooled the waters. Although Australia will spend one billion dollars by 2021 to develop projects aimed to help the recovery of the reef, activists stress that this money is far from enough to save the largest marine ecosystem on the planet. Read More

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Check Point: Asia hardest hit in 'Gooligan' Android malware attacks

Check Point: Asia hardest hit in 'Gooligan' Android malware attacks

The director of Android security, Adrian Ludwig informed that the company is working with Check Point in order to protect the users and investigate the issue in-depth. Check Point says that devices running Android 4.0 and Android 5.0 are at risk - that's almost 75% of Android users . Malware meant to boost advertising revenue and app ratings on the Google Play store could potentially infect 74 percent of Android devices, according to security researchers. Read More

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Pokémon Go's Nearby feature launched in Europe

The latest rumors suggest that the " Pokemon Go " Christmas update will bring new features such as Holiday Hi-Jynx, 12 Days of Christmas and Double XP Bonus. After slowly expanding a testing program to regions of the US, Niantic is moving forward with a full rollout of the feature. Last week, it brought the new Nearby feature to many western territories in the United States and Canada, as well as all of Australia. Read More

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