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It's Earth Hour - Canadians turn out the lights

He said the Parliament of Pakistan is glad to be a part of the Earth Hour movement which will see its tenth year this year. Earth hour is a dedicated worldwide movement organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature . From Australia , it moved westward through Asia, where Hong Kong's skyline went dark in solidarity while at Myanmar's most sacred pagoda, the Shwedagon, 10,000 oil lamps were lit to shine a light on climate action. Read More

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Google Isn't Playing Nice With Nexus 6

Google Isn't Playing Nice With Nexus 6

Picture in Picture: Android O video apps will be able to put themselves into a Picture in Picture mode so that video will still play after you switch to a different app. Google has shown real faith in its work with the limits and claim that they started working, apps will have minimal impact on the battery life of an Android device. Read More

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IPhone 8: USB-C Confusion

Apple's upcoming iPhone, expected to launch in September, could charge faster than previous models, according to a new analyst report. Kuo notes that instead of outright replacing Lightning with USB-C, Apple would be upgrading its next generation iPhone lineup - the iPhone 7s , iPhone 7s Plus, and OLED-equipped iPhone 8- with next-generation internal components boasting fast charging capabilities. Read More

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Shipping VR Headsets By End Of March, Says Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Shipping VR Headsets By End Of March, Says Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Microsoft's Mixed Reality technology is the same tech that powers its Hololens augmented reality headset. Gesture tracking, another key pillar of the HoloLens experience, is also missing from the Acer HMD. Developers can use the high-fidelity headset while creating their mixed reality experiences. He's referring to taking real-life scanned items and putting them in VR, versus taking virtual things and floating them in the everyday world (AR). Read More

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On-song Tsonga to tackle Pouille in all-French final

Victory Sunday in the final would mean a career first for Tsonga of back-to-back ATP triumphs and marks a real return to form for the 2016 US Open quarter-finalist. I will have to make choices', said Tsonga after the title won in Marseille . The 23-year-old Pouille won the opening set by breaking Gasquet in the 12th game and carried the momentum into the second set by winning the first five games to remove any suspense. Read More

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SpaceX Red Dragon Mission To Mars Pushed Back For 2020

NASA spokesperson Rob Navias, as per the LA Times , said the Dragon capsule was about seven-tenths of a mile below the space station and heading toward its final approach when the abort command was triggered. NASA confirmed on its TV service that the capsule, carrying almost 5,500 pounds of supplies and research materials, was "captured" by astronauts operating the station's robotic arm at 2:44 a.m. Read More

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Record manatees seen in statewide count

That's a far cry from the estimated 1,267 manatees seen in 1991. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has reported a preliminary count of 6,620 manatees in Florida waters. The public comment period closed the following April, but the service still has not announced its final decision. The foundation has represented residents who formed the organization Save Crystal River. Read More

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Spain's Princess Cristina acquitted, husband jailed

Spain's Princess Cristina acquitted, husband jailed

Princess Cristina has been ordered to pay 265,000 euros (£227,000) in civil liability for benefitting, albeit unknowingly, from illegal gains. The ruling said: "We must acquit and we are acquitting Cristina Federica. The investigation heightened the impression among Spaniards that the royal family was out of touch with ordinary people just as Spain was suffering its worst recession of modern times. Read More

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Albert Released By Dolphins; Tunsil To Move To Tackle

Albert Released By Dolphins; Tunsil To Move To Tackle

He had two years left on his contract and was supposed to make $8.8 million next year. He became expendable when the Dolphins drafted former Lake City Columbia star Laremy Tunsil with the 13th pick past year. Mario Williams' stay in South Florida didn't last long. Albert is going to lose his job to Laremy Tunsil, and it seems like Williams has become less and less useful as time goes on. Read More

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Hundreds of Stranded New Zealand Whales Swim Free

The warning follows good news today, where a number of whales were successfully refloated - with the help of authorities and members of the public - after they beached themselves this morning. "Rangers this morning searched coastline on the western side of Golden Bay to as far along the inner side of Farewell Spit as it was possible to go and no stranded live whales were seen", the department said in a statement. Read More

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Ban Ki-moon vows not to run for presidency in South Korea

Although Ban has never announced his presidential bid in the country, the media has been closely following him and scrutinising his decisions ever since his return to South Korea on January 12. The media also ran a series of minor mistakes the former United Nations chief made, including not knowing how to buy a ticket for the airport express train and feeding porridge to an old woman in a care home while he was wearing a bib and the old woman not. Read More

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New Parasitic Wasp Species Discovered In Southern US

Though researchers are not quite sure how the crypt-keepers locate gall wasps inside of a tree, the team believes they infect the host by laying eggs directly into its body as it develops. "That's what I love about parasite manipulation of host behavior", she said. When a crypt-keeper wasp needed to get through the extra bark they were three times more likely to become trapped and die than when they needed to get through a hole that had no bark. Read More

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Trump Urges Detroit Three To Increase US Production In

Trump Urges Detroit Three To Increase US Production In "Very Construction" Meeting

General Motors , Ford and Fiat Chrysler are all posting gains, with Fiat Chrysler leading the way. He went after Ford on the campaign trail more aggressively than others. Leaders of Ford Motor Co, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and General Motors Co met Mr Trump at the White House, the most recent in a series of meetings this week aimed at bolstering the United States manufacturing sector. Read More

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Olivia Munn writes touching letter fans of the Packers

Olivia Munn writes touching letter fans of the Packers

As curtain calls go, this one is a doozy. The last time the Atlanta Falcons landed in the Super Bowl , they eliminated one of the most prolific offenses the National Football League has ever seen in the 1998 Minnesota Vikings. They said they ran out of gas. The deep bomb to Jared Cook that led to the game-winning Mason Crosby field goal was transcendent and indicative of the level of performance they've displayed for over two months now. Read More

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MEMA: 'Extensive' storm damage in South Mississippi

MEMA: 'Extensive' storm damage in South Mississippi

Mayor Johnny DuPress has signed an emergency declaration for Hattiesburg. Search and rescue teams were deployed to Hattiesburg where downtown buildings including a fire station and portions of William Carey University were damaged. "Damage to dorms, Tatum Court, Thomas Hall", the university said on Twitter. Windows were blown out and roofs of buildings peeled back at the Hattiesburg Salvation Army, WDAM reported . Read More

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Was The Hottest Year On Record, NASA, NOAA and WMO Confirm

The planet's average surface temperature has risen by about 0.99°C (1.78°F) since the mid-20th century - a change that has been brought on by increased carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions from human activities. The NOAA and NASA reports came just two day before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, who has called climate change a "hoax" and has threatened to pull the us out of the Paris Agreement that took effect past year. Read More

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This video showing over 100 years of global warming will terrify you

Without the El Niño boost, 2017 is likely to be cooler than 2016, but NASA scientists believe it'll still definitely be among the top five hottest years on record. For the third year in a row, Earth has shattered heat records. "Bottom line (which remains unchanged by the 2016 global temperatures) ... climate models continue to look like they produce too much warming", Chip Knappenberger, a climate scientist with the libertarian Cato Institute, wrote in an email to The Daily Caller News ... Read More

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Betsy DeVos to senators: Parental choice is key in education

Betsy DeVos to senators: Parental choice is key in education

DeVos' confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee will be held Tuesday at 5 p.m. and the vote is scheduled for January 24...and it's expected to go in her favor. In advance of today's confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos , the nominee for Secretary of Education, defenders of the status quo have been spinning a narrative about her reform efforts in Detroit that runs contrary to all available evidence. Read More

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Donald Trump's Childhood Home in Queens, NY, Sold at Auction

Donald Trump's Childhood Home in Queens, NY, Sold at Auction

The listing was taken down due to lack of interest, according to the New York Post , and the previous owners, Isaac Kestenberg and his estranged wife, Claudia, planned to auction it off in October 2016. The 3,600-square-foot home, with a full finished basement, also features a two-car garage. Paramount principal Misha Haghani says "there's no doubt it's more valuable" than it was when first offered, before the Republican's election win. Read More

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