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US flight evacuated after another Samsung phone fire

A Southwest Airlines flight in the US was evacuated after a passenger’s Samsung phone reportedly began emitting smoke. Flight 994 leaving Louisville, Kentucky was evacuated on the runway prior to…

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3 Who Studied Unusual States of Matter Win Nobel Prize in Physics

David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for discoveries in condensed-matter physics that have transformed the understanding…

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One dead, homes damaged as hurricane reaches Haiti

The fiercest Caribbean storm in almost a decade has ripped into Haiti’s south western peninsula, packing 230km/h winds and storm surges that killed at least one person and damaged homes….

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Rosetta spacecraft set to crash land on Comet 67P

Scientists behind the historic Rosetta mission have said their goodbyes to the spacecraft as it entered the final stage of its descent on to a comet. The quest to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko…

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Colombia, FARC sign accord ending 52-year war

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist rebel leader Timochenko used a pen made from a bullet tonight to sign an accord ending a half-century war that killed a quarter…

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Both sides claim victory in first US presidential debate

Both the Republican and Democrats are claiming victory after Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed in the first US presidential debate. Mr Trump’s Twitter account tweeted claims that several polls…

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Trump and Clinton to go head to head in TV debate

The two candidates in the race for the White House will face off tonight in the first of the US presidential debates. A record television audience is expected to see…

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Self-Driving Cars Gain Powerful Ally: The Government

WASHINGTON — Federal auto safety regulators on Monday made it official: They are betting the nation’s highways will be safer with more cars driven by machines and not people. In…

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Irish Navy involved in the rescue of hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean

An Irish naval vessel has been involved in a mission to rescue migrants off the coast of Libya. The LÉ James Joyce this morning located and rescued 423 migrants from…

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The Brilliant MI6 Spy Who Perfected the Art of the ‘Honey Trap’

During WWII, Betty Pack used seduction to acquire enemy naval codes. These days the “honeypot” is a popular trope in espionage thrillers, with seemingly every high-level informant recruited via seduction…

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How to Organise the Largest US Prison Strike Ever & From Inside Prison

Inmates imprisoned across nearly half the United States are planning to go on strike today, the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising. Some will stop work, others will start…

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The Falling Man – An unforgettable story

Do you remember this photograph? In the United States, people have taken pains to banish it from the record of September 11, 2001. The story behind it, though, and the…

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Over 100 people stuck in cable cars in French Alps

Around 50 people are stuck in cable cars high above the glaciers of Mont Blanc in the French Alps this evening after a helicopter rescue operation was suspended as night…

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Police Uniforms from Around the World

When you travel around the world you discover that each nation has its own particular sense of fashion and style. You can see it in the highstreets and in the…

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Fish escapes from marine farms raise concerns about wildlife

Scientists worry that the runaways could harm native species. On the dock in Buenaventura, Colombia, the fisherman needed help identifying his catch. “I don’t have any clue what this is,”…

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Britain to build 13ft high wall in Calais to block refugees from entering the UK

The UK is going to build a 13ft wall in Calais to block refugees from crossing the channel, the Government has announced. “People are still getting through,” immigration minister Robert…

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Protesters disrupt flights at London City Airport

Passengers travelling through London City Airport are facing disruption after a number of protesters swam across a dock and “occupied” the runway. Flights were disrupted at the airport, in the…

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6,500 migrants rescued off Libyan coast

The Italian coastguard has said some 6,500 migrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast. 617 of those were rescued by the LÉ James Joyce. The Irish naval vessel was…

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International Space Station Captures Footage Of Three Hurricanes

From 257 miles above the Earth three hurricanes are seen in spectacular detail as they cross the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The International Space Station has captured incredible footage of…

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Donald Trump Agrees To Meet Mexico’s President

President Enrique Pena Nieto has also invited Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton for talks in Mexico. Donald Trump will travel to Mexico later to meet the country’s president, hours ahead…

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Scientists Just Made A Tiny Robotic Caterpillar That’s Powered By Light

Researchers from the University of Warsaw have employed liquid crystalline elastomers and soft robotics techniques to make a small robot caterpillar that moves according to light conditions. Soft robotics is…

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Hiker trapped on mountain for month describes ordeal

A Czech hiker who survived a month trapped in a remote snow-bound hut in New Zealand after her partner died in a fall said this morning she knew it would…

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Colombia and FARC Announce Deal to End the Americas’ Longest War

Colombia’s government and the largest rebel group in the country have reached a deal to end more than 50 years of conflict, the two sides announced Wednesday, paving the way…

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Self-driving taxis begin picking up passengers in Singapore

NuTonomy beats Uber in race to launch world’s first driverless taxi service. The world’s first self-driving taxis have begun picking up passengers in Singapore. Select members of the public can…

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