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Trump to play golf with Japanese Prime Minister

Abe is clearly trying to get on the businessman president's good side, but he will try to do so while also "correcting" Trump's "misunderstandings" about Japan's trading practices. Some experts cautioned that too subservient a response by Abe, such as a government-inspired jobs creation package, risks confirming Trump's view that old-style Japan bashing works. Read More

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Fall armyworm threatens crops across Africa

Fall armyworm threatens crops across Africa

Researchers at Cabi said the armyworm has a preference for maize, which is a staple food in most African countries. Matthew Cock said, "We are now able to confirm that the fall armyworm is spreading very rapidly outside the Americas, and it can be expected to spread to the limits of suitable African habitat within just a few years". Read More

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Gears of War 4

Stream video and watch UHD Blu-ray movies in stunning 4K Ultra HD. The "Social Quickplay" playlist in Gears of War 4 will, as of today , be a cross-play system matching PC and Xbox One players together. Microsoft got convinced to feature this crossover after they looked at the data gathered from last year's Cross-play Weekend. Gears of War 4 is a third-person shooter that was created by The Coalition, but Microsoft published the game . Read More

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Mar-a-Lago doubles initiation fee

The club includes a main mansion with 100 rooms, including private quarters for the president and his family. The Trump organization is now run by his two sons. The initiation fee was previously $200,000 up until 2012, when it was cut down to $100,000 following the Bernie Madoff scandal. Trump, who has spent a lot of time at Mar-a-Lago, is expected to use his favorite resort as a winter retreat away from DC and NY. Read More

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Google I/O 2017 to take place from May 17-19

Google's annual developer conference Google I/O will happen between May 17-19 in San Francisco's Shoreline amphitheatre. One of them, tweeted by Google's developer unit, had the caption "Around the world, from here to there, to the most clever minds, the secret will share", with the hashtag #savethedate . Read More

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Yahoo postpones close of Verizon transaction to Q2 2017 citing work needed

Yahoo postpones close of Verizon transaction to Q2 2017 citing work needed

Yahoo , however, threw a curve ball Monday, saying it will push back the Verizon closing to the second quarter. Yahoo past year disclosed that it had been the victim of two hacks. The breach was not reported to the public until September 2016. That sale is in now in question because Yahoo is reeling from the bombshell disclosures of two massive hacks, in which users had their passwords and personal information pilfered. Read More

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NOAA's GOES-16 satellite sends first images of Earth

NOAA's GOES-16 satellite sends first images of Earth

This is such an exciting day for NOAA! Harris' Advanced Baseline Imager includes within it a high-resolution digital camera that is four times stronger than the cameras that had been in space. 1 km resolution GOES-13 image focusing in on the state of Colorado, Jan 15, 2017. A selection of the newest images from GOES-16 can be found here. Read More

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What Is the Nintendo Switch?

PS: I keep hearing people saying that everyone should wait until E3 as Nintendo will reveal loads more games . The Nintendo Switch pro controller is one component that is notably absent in the Switch bundle. The Splatoon 2 release date was reportedly listed on United Kingdom retailer Game .co.uk as set for August 18 on the Nintendo Switch . Instead of watching a screen to play as you normally would, 1-2 Switch requires face-to-face interaction. Read More

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Jacksonville kidnapping victim she loves her

Jacksonville kidnapping victim she loves her

She is reported to have suffered a miscarriage a week before the abduction. The birth parents traveled to Walterboro, 50 miles west of Charleston, on Saturday to meet Kamiyah. Mobley has since defended the suspect, saying, "She raised me with everything I needed and most of all everything I wanted". "So I'm going slow motion". Read More

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German Vice Chancellor Rejects Trump's German Car Remarks

German Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Monday warned US President-elect Donald Trump not to slap punitive tariffs on imports from carmakers like BMW , Daimler and Volkswagen . It's growing market has attracted automakers, mainly due to cheap labor rates, liberal trade agreements and its a well-educated workforce. BMW , which already has a plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, said it will stick to its plans to produce cars in Mexico . Read More

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Takata fined $1 billion over exploding airbag scandal

The Justice Department says that as far back as the year 2000 the company knew that its inflators weren't performing as expected. Takata also said it failed to recall the affected vehicles in a timely manner. However, $125 million restitution fund for victims of Takata airbags that have not yet settled with the company will be created, as well as a $25 million fine. Read More

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First ever video of an elusive new ruby seadragon filmed in wild

The first-ever contact with this rare species was made near Western Australia's Recherche Archipelago , when a tiny remotely-operated vehicle recorded the first-ever field sighting of the rare creature at a depth of nearly 164 feet. Why? Admired for their flamboyant camouflaging appendages that mimic leaves and weeds, combined with a graceful yet somewhat helpless-seeming swimming style, they are as enchanting as they are peculiar. Read More

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20 arrested TN for brazen violation of SC ban on Jallikattu

20 arrested TN for brazen violation of SC ban on Jallikattu

He also lashed out at Tamils, who are ignorant about their own culture and saying that people torture bulls in Jallikattu. Balakumar Somu, a leading supporter of Jallikattu, accused the Centre and the judiciary of taking a biased stand. Political parties have been pressing the Centre as well as the Tamil Nadu government to take steps to let people hold the sport. Later, in November previous year, SC dismissed the state government's plea for a review of its 2014 judgment. Read More

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Jim Furyk confirmed as US captain for 2018 Ryder Cup

However, he was a vice-captain at the 2016 tournament under Davis Love III where the United States produced a 17-11 victory at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota. "I get chills thinking about all the events I have participated in". Furyk was ultimately overlooked for a playing role but remained on the team as one of Love's assistants as the USA won for the first time since 2008. Read More

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Humans 'will drive polar bears to extinction without climate action', experts warn

Instead, the final order calls for "reducing human-bear conflicts, collaboratively managing subsistence harvest, protecting denning habitat, and minimizing the risk of contamination from oil spills", said the service. A decline in sea ice in the Arctic region of the Chukchi Sea is forcing female walruses and their young to "haul out" to land. Without actions to arrest the progress of this change, three-quarters of polar bear habitat will vanish in about 60 years, Runge said, with the ... Read More

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