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2016 hottest year on record, says World Meteorological Organisation

Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies , said paleoclimate records based on tree rings, ice cores and ocean sediments show the last time the world was warmer than the current period was likely 125,000 years ago. [Full Article...]

Commerce nominee Wilbur Ross: Trade partners have to play by our rules

Commerce nominee Wilbur Ross: Trade partners have to play by our rules The nominee also repeatedly refused to guarantee that he would notify the Senate Commerce Committee if foreign governments offered perks to Trump businesses or threatened to undermine the president's holdings in the course of global trade negotiations. [Full Article...]

Short Interest in Ford Motor Company (F) Decreases By 5.7%

General Motors Company ( NYSE:GM ) traded down 0.45% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $37.34. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 424,124 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock worth $5,416,000 after buying an additional 60,101 shares in the last quarter. [Full Article...]

Putin: Donald Trump's political enemies 'worse than prostitutes'

Putin: Donald Trump's political enemies 'worse than prostitutes' He said that asking Russian Federation to substantially cut its nuclear weapons forces would not work, "because meanwhile he [Trump] has said nothing about the trillion-dollar upgrade of the United States nuclear arsenal that Obama wanted to place with Congress, and has talked about bolstering America's nuclear power". [Full Article...]

Last Astronaut to Walk on the Moon, Gene Cernan, Dies at 82

Last Astronaut to Walk on the Moon, Gene Cernan, Dies at 82 Cernan was born in Chicago in 1935 and graduated from Indiana's Purdue University in 1956. In December 1972, as Apollo 17 Mission Commander, Cernan made the last manned trip so far to the Moon along with Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt and Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans. [Full Article...]

No one knows how dozens of dolphins just died in Florida

According to NOAA, this large of a stranding is a rare occurrence and is the largest mass stranding of false killer whales in the United States. On Saturday, officials found 95 of them stranded near the western boundary of Everglades National Park, north of Highland Beach. [Full Article...]

Major powers meet in Paris to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

Major powers meet in Paris to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks The Middle East Peace Conference held here brought together representatives from about 70 countries, including the UN Security Council permanent members, key European countries and major Arab states. They rejected the conference, calling instead for direct negotiations, something that hasn't happened since 2014. However, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the gathering as a " ri... [Full Article...]

Beijing threatens to 'take off the gloves' over Trump's approach to China

Trump's assertion comes after the publicly-declared phone call between him and Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen after the former's election win. "The one-China principle, which is the political foundation of the China-U.S. THE Philippines will not stop the United States if it plans to block China from artificial islands in the contested West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), Foreign Secretary P... [Full Article...]

Three Takata executives charged in global airbag scandal

The criminal settlement follows a 2105 agreement by Takata to pay a $70 million civil fine to USA regulators for providing selective, incomplete or inaccurate information about the air bags. These include some 19 automakers, who were forced to recall as many as 42 million vehicles with almost 70 million Takata air bags to replace faulty air bag inflators. [Full Article...]

Crystal Palace set to sign former West Ham man on loan

And we're still torn on what's more impressive - the goal or the display of strength. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger also admires the former Charlton Athletic player and it remains to be seen if he would be willing to sell him on a permanent basis though he is still unable to push through into the first team as Hector Bellerin occupies the right-back role. [Full Article...]

SpaceX returns to flight, nails rocket landing

Liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is targeted for around 10:22 a.m. PST/1:22 p.m. EST. The FAA, which oversees commercial US space launches, oversaw SpaceX's investigation into why a Falcon 9 rocket burst into flames on a launch pad in Florida as it was being fueled for a routine, prelaunch test on September 1. [Full Article...]

Japan's whale kill disappoints New Zealand

The Turnbull government has been criticised for inaction over whaling after allegations Japanese ships have killed whales in Australian waters. JUST days after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull discussed whaling Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Japan-flagged hunting ship slaughtered a minke whale in Australian waters. [Full Article...]

Japan space agency postpones launch of mini rocket because of wind

Japan space agency postpones launch of mini rocket because of wind The rocket and its payload had a water landing off southeast Japan's coast. As per the JAXA mission update , the mission was aborted by JAXA flight controllers during the ignition of the rocket's second stage after communication failure was cited. [Full Article...]

Army Chief Bipin Rawat warns Pakistan

Army Chief Bipin Rawat warns Pakistan Presenting 15 Gallantry Awards and several honours, he took pride in becoming the COAS of one of the best armies of the world. An army jawan posted in Dehradun said yesterday that he wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office, the Defence Minister and others, seeking their intervention, but has been threatened and "tortured" after that. [Full Article...]

Obama Brings Joe Biden To Tears With Suprise Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Obama Brings Joe Biden To Tears With Suprise Presidential Medal Of Freedom Speaking ahead of Biden, Obama said the tribute will give the Internet one last chance to joke about the "bromance" the two share. "And honor my three most recent successors reserved for only three others. "There is a Talmudic saying that says what comes from the heart enters the heart". "Mr President, you know that with good reason there is no power in the vice presidency. [Full Article...]

Video shows drone crashing into Seattle's Space Needle

Roughly 1 million people visit the Space Needle each year , making it the most popular tourist destination in the Pacific Northwest. The drone, which was not affiliated with Seattle Center or the Space Needle, appears to lift off a few blocks east of the Needle and then ascend high above the landmark on a typically grey and gloomy December day. [Full Article...]

Africa Cup of Nations: Aubameyang leads Gabon in opening match

Africa Cup of Nations: Aubameyang leads Gabon in opening match The 27-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker has proved to be one of the hottest strikers in the tournament after opening his account. The two teams now lead Group A with a point each before the second game of the day pitting former African champions Cameroon against Burkina Faso. [Full Article...]

Pope demands protection for migrants after ship sinks with 100 on board

Pope demands protection for migrants after ship sinks with 100 on board While Trump has claimed infrastructure to be a top priority for the administration, the White House hasn't yet communicated a clear vision for America's infrastructure. Taylor also said she wasn't sure how much of a factor Trump will be in the 2018 gubernatorial race. And Trump's speech spoke to Depeel's concerns. [Full Article...]

Doping: Three Chinese weightlifters lose Olympic gold medals

Doping: Three Chinese weightlifters lose Olympic gold medals The Chinese Weightlifting Association also released a statement yesterday, saying it will launch a full investigation into the case. The IOC said its decision entered into force immediately. Doping cases are rewriting the original results from weightlifting in Beijing. Adams is now the only medal victor left standing from the 2008 Olympic women's shotput. [Full Article...]

This lovely seadragon has never been seen alive, until now

This lovely seadragon has never been seen alive, until now But they are not alone. Among one of the most recently discovered species is the ruby seadragon which was even captured on video for the first time. Like the common seadragon ( Phyllopteryx taeniolatus ) and the leafy seadragon ( Phycodurus eques ) the new Phyllopteryx dewysea was discovered around the seas of Australia. [Full Article...]


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