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China border meet hangs in balance

China border meet hangs in balance

However, the Indian Army spokesperson in New Delhi refused to comment on the incident. Adhering to the prevailing practices, officials said, is in the interest of both sides in reducing tensions on the border, according to the report. At the tri-junction China, India, and Bhutan, Doklam is of strategic importance to all three. An Indian military officer said the skirmish was brief but violent and for the first time stones were used. Read More

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Everything to know about the upcoming total solar eclipse

In ancient times people feared eclipses, which occur when the tilt of the earth's orbit around the sun and the moon's orbit around the earth are just right during a new moon phase for the moon to line up exactly over that big golden orb. Hawley, a physics and astronomy professor and the director of engineering physics at the University of Kansas, advised booking any travel tickets and hotel reservations way ahead of time and to expect plenty of traffic on the road. Read More

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President Trump Speaks at Commissioning Ceremony of the USS Gerald R. Ford

President Trump Speaks at Commissioning Ceremony of the USS Gerald R. Ford

The GOP president will preside over the commissioning of the nation's newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford , on Saturday, July 22, during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. The Navy says that will save more than $4 billion over the ship's 50-year lifespan. The Navy said it would cost $43 billion to construct the first three ships in the Ford-class of carriers, including the USS John F. Read More

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Treasury Department Fines Exxon Mobil for Russia Sanctions Violations

Treasury Department Fines Exxon Mobil for Russia Sanctions Violations

Igor Sechin , president of Rosneft, had been on the department's List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons list (SDN), establishing a clear violation of the sanctions by ExxonMobil. While at Exxon Mobil, Tillerson generally opposed sanctions because he thought they were usually ineffective. It leveled the statutory maximum civil penal of $2 million for the breaches. Read More

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Sonam's 'Neerja' wins best picture, AR Rahman honoured for musical contribution

Sonam's 'Neerja' wins best picture, AR Rahman honoured for musical contribution

The gorgeous diva garbed in an embellished grey gown was called on-stage to present the Best Actor Award to Shahid Kapoor for his spectacular performance in 'Udta Punjab '. Actress Taapsee Pannu , who played a pivotal role in " Pink ", was named the 'Woman Of The Year , ' while music maestro A.R. Rahman was given a Special Award in recognition of his contribution to film music since 25 years at the event, which was largely attended by the NRI community here. Read More

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Joint Report From DHS/FBI: Nuclear Facilities Are Being Targeted By Hackers

Joint Report From DHS/FBI: Nuclear Facilities Are Being Targeted By Hackers

Bloomberg reports that Russian Federation is a chief suspect in the hacking , though other outlets did not name a potential source of the attacks and some analysts warn attribution is premature. That is, the hackers could have been engaging in either espionage (of industrial secrets) or - even worse - a means to plot destruction. The resumes were Microsoft Word documents that contained malicious code, which allowed attackers to steal the recipient's credentials once a document is ... Read More

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Mexico Hikes Key Rate By 25 Bps

Mexico Hikes Key Rate By 25 Bps

Total food prices fell 0.1% from a year ago, the eighth consecutive monthly decline. Consumer prices in B.C. rose at an annual rate of 1.9%. The annual inflation rate cooled to 1.3 percent in May, below forecasts for 1.5 percent, pushing it further away from the Bank of Canada's 2 percent target as the cost of food fell and gasoline prices moderated, data from Statistics Canada showed. Read More

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London Police Arrest Another Attack Suspect

The Metropolitan Police said the body was found Tuesday downstream from the bridge. " Formal identification has not yet taken place, however Mr. Thomas' next of kin have been informed of this development ". His name had also been flagged in 2015 by F.B.I. informant Jesse Morton who told authorities he had met Butt in an extremist internet chatroom used by Anjem Choudary, one of Europe's most prolific hate preachers who was jailed a year ago for his support of the Islamic State group, ... Read More

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Even Moderate Drinking Can Be Bad For Older Brains

Even Moderate Drinking Can Be Bad For Older Brains

But these weren't just any Londoners - they were government employees who, about every five years since 1985, had been filling out surveys about their health habits, including how much alcohol they consumed. Semantic fluency is tested by asking people to recall as many words in a particular category as they can within the space of 1 minute. Most notably, the heaviest drinkers were most likely to have clear shrinkage of a part of the brain called the hippocampus, a change that can precede or ... Read More

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Deaf singer wows crowd, judges on 'America's Got Talent'

Deaf singer wows crowd, judges on 'America's Got Talent'

But the 29-year-old didn't let that stop her and kept pursuing music using her flawless pitch and her ability to feel vibrations to keep singing. But that didn't stop the musician from pursuing her dream to be a singer. While performing her original song "Try", everyone in the room became entranced with Mandy's incredible talent. After the song was over, Mandy received a standing ovation from the crowd. Read More

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Third London Bridge attacker named

British police ran a security check on Youssef Zaghba - the third London attacker - in January when he passed through London's Stansted Airport, according to two Italian security officials, raising questions about the assertion made by British authorities that he was not a "subject of interest" to United Kingdom security services. Read More

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5 dead as storm brings some relief to drought-hit Cape Town

5 dead as storm brings some relief to drought-hit Cape Town

A family of four died in a fire caused by lightning Kraaifontein. The storm hit the Cape Peninsula early on Wednesday morning, which some have described as the "worst storm in living memory". Schools and universities have had to shut, roofs were blown off and shelters have been opened for those left destitute. The City of Cape Town advised residents on Wednesday to not use more water just because it was raining, reminding them that the use of water was still officially for essential use ... Read More

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Infiltration bid foiled, four militants killed

Pulwama: Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, who succeeded Burhan Wani, was on Saturday killed along with another terrorist in an encounter with security forces in Tral area of Kashmir's Pulwama district. "India has been heightening tension at the LoC to hide these crimes against the innocent Kashmiris being perpetrated with impunity", Sartaj Aziz said. Read More

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Beauty sleep is a real thing, researchers find

Beauty sleep is a real thing, researchers find

During the following week, they were then asked to limit themselves to only four hours sleep per night for two consecutive days. They were then required to answer the question, 'How much would you like to socialise with this person in the picture?' In addition, they also deemed the poorly rested subjects to be less attractive, less healthy and more sleepy compared to when they were well rested. Read More

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National Police Week honors law enforcement across the country

The first National Police Memorial Day was proclaimed by President John F. Kennedy in 1962, and the week in which it falls would then be designated National Police Week. The names of 394 officers that were killed in the line of duty were read out loud, 143 of those officers have died past year. Even though law enforcement officers wear uniforms of many different colors, many wear something blue to show support for officers on this solemn day of May 15. Read More

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Britain spending money to strengthen cyber security of health system: Fallon

Bossert said "criminals" are responsible, not the US government. It says the latest virus exploited flaws in Microsoft Windows identified by and stolen from USA intelligence services. This is according to Andrew Potgieter, Security Solutions Director at Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa, who adds that even more unnerving is that "kits" to put together attacks of this nature are readily available for download on the Internet and doesn't require a group of elite hactivists to run. Read More

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