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2016 set to break heat record despite slowdown in emissions

Given that the US and China - cumulatively accounting for almost 40 percent of the world's emissions - led the ratification of the accord, the former's withdrawal may cause other countries to follow suit. That trend that is expected to continue through 2016, with a projected 1.7 percent decrease. The only exception was 1998, which was also an El Niño year. Read More

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Democratic Party appears leaderless after GOP sweeps

This is largely because of the visibility of his supporters on social media, according to a May 5 New York Times article. Warren said the election result showed that the American people were dissatisfied with politics are usual. Just as it's been a long road to power for the Republican Party, starting from nowhere after the 2008 election and through a devastating 2016 primary, the same path is now ahead for the Democrats. Read More

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Lorenzo wins MotoGP's season-ending Valencia GP

Lorenzo wins MotoGP's season-ending Valencia GP

Jorge Lorenzo of Spain won the season-ending Valencia Moto Grand Prix on Sunday, ending a 12-race winless streak in his final event before switching from Yamaha to rival Ducati. "With a couple more laps maybe I could have made the pass for the win". "I knew he (Marquez) was attacking so I was pushing to the limit". Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez, attempting to end a year in which he regained his title with three races to spare on a high note, was third-quickest in the morning session. Read More

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Mexico's president agrees to meet with Trump

Welcoming Trump's victory speech pledge to seek "common ground" and partnership with other countries, Pena Nieto said in a televised statement that Mexico shared the same vision. "Trump has been very aggressive", said the expert. "The market has calmed down a bit and given the benefit of doubt to a more conciliatory Trump", said Marco Oviedo, an economist at Barclays in Mexico City. Read More

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SC ruling on SYL canal sets Punjab political pot boiling

SC ruling on SYL canal sets Punjab political pot boiling

The Punjab assembly had also passed a law for returning the farmers land acquired for the canal. "Given the fact that he hails from Haryana and is the chief minister of Delhi, will Kejriwal allow the water from Punjab to be diverted to Haryana and Delhi, or will he stand by the people of Punjab in their hour of need?" In a setback to Punjab , the Supreme Court on Thursday struck down as unconstitutional its 2004 law meant to deny Haryana its share of Sutlej-Yamuna water, saying the ... Read More

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Hot Bulb Hitting Cardboard Sparked Massive Western NY Fire

Hot Bulb Hitting Cardboard Sparked Massive Western NY Fire

The building ignited after a light bulb fell onto some combustibles, one Lackawanna official said. Some elementary schools in the Frontier School District evacuated students because of the heavy smoke issuing from the structure. Firefighters are responding to major fire at the former Bethlehem Steel site. A local road will be closed until Thursday because of the fire. Whitfield said much of the building has already collapsed, and several types of materials are burning inside. Read More

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Cosas to picket outside parliament in support of Zuma

Cosas to picket outside parliament in support of Zuma

The DA needed 201 votes for the motion to pass - the final vote was 126 for the motion, and 214 against , 1 person abstained , and 58 people did not vote . Zuma's second term in office ends in 2019 and he is not eligable to run for president again. "If we pull in different directions as the alliance partners, we are weaker and that's why Cosatu would want to contribute towards unity of the ANC in a positive way", he said. Read More

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Instagram is bringing Boomerang video to its Stories feature

Instagram is bringing Boomerang video to its Stories feature

Instagram also notifies users you tag directly, and they can click through to see the story as long as it's still live. But if all goes well, hopefully we'll all be able to link away in our Stories at will. There will be a button to add the link , just like there are buttons to add text or a drawing to a Story. Unlike the Boomerang app, you can switch between the rear and front-facing cameras. Read More

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US presidential election drives record ratings for cable news

YouTube will be offering a number of different live streams you can use to watch for up to date information regarding election results. The Washington Post newspaper will run its election night coverage at 7 p.m. From the presidential race and various contests across the country which could impact the house and senate. Back in 2012, CBS' election night viewership ranked third behind NBC and ABC, with an 8.4 million average, bounding ahead of FOX's 4.9 million fourth place rank. Read More

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Dreamworld to close Thunder River Rapids ride

Dreamworld to close Thunder River Rapids ride

On 25 October, four people were killed on that ride when the raft they were on collided with another raft and flipped over. The decision was made out of respect towards the four individuals who lost their lives from the tragic event, Deborah Thomas , Chief Executive and Managing Director of Dreamworld's parent company Ardent Leisure, said in a statement on Wednesday. Read More

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Report of different Samsung phone model exploding

Samsung is staying mum on exactly what kind of services will be offered with its new AI assistant, however. It said the AI assistant would allow customers to use third-party service seamlessly. Galaxy S8 will also feature a 2560x1440 QHD display instead of a UHD 4K display. While it didn't confirm the name, the company said it plans to integrate the Viv platform into the phone's software, and "expand voice-assistant services to home appliances and wearable technology devices". Read More

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Cubs fans pack trains, crowd Wrigley Field ahead of parade

The Cubs had been playing diligently throughout 2016, but had found themselves 3-1 down in the best-of-seven series before clawing back to put themselves on the brink of glory in last night's match. Another popular Twitter post included a photo from 1993, and a prediction. Corey Kluber , the 2014 American League Cy Young Award victor, became the first pitcher ever to strike out eight batters through three innings of a World Series game. Read More

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Facebook Q3 Results Strong; Hits 1 Billion Monthly Active Mobile Users

Mobile advertising represented approximately 84% of ad revenue during the quarter, up from 78% a year ago. Ad revenue rose to $6.8 billion from $4.3 billion previous year. Monthly active users (MAUs ) - MAUs were 1.79 billion as of September 30, 2016, an increase of 16% year-over-year. Facebook now has 1.79 billion active monthly users, a 16 increase compared to a year ago. Read More

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Grassley On New Emails: We Need More Information

Grassley On New Emails: We Need More Information

The FBI director sent a letter to Congress Friday saying the agency was reviewing newly discovered "pertinent" emails to see if any of the them would be relevant to an investigation of Clinton's use of a private email server. Those rules, he added, applied to complaints that the FBI has not discussed an alleged investigation into Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's possible ties to Russian Federation and President Vladimir Putin. Read More

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Watch Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch Do Magic for Bryan Cranston

Watch Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch Do Magic for Bryan Cranston

Eddie even performed a magic trick on the show, and viewers of the Graham Norton Show were LOVING the Oscar-nominated acting trio, with some calling it the "best sofa ever". Turning to Benedict, Eddie eagerly exclaimed, "This is my moment to be on television doing magic!" Cumberbatch took Eddie Redmayne's wand and cast a spell on the book and voila! all the pictures in the book became colourful. Read More

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World leaders hail Antarctica marine reserve agreement

The Associated Press reported the two nations submitted a proposal in 2012 that was rejected five time because of concerns from Ukraine, Russia and China. Almost three quarters of the MPA - which covers an area larger than the UK, Germany and France put together - will be a "no-take" zone forbidding all fishing, while other sections will permit some harvest of fish and krill for scientific research. Read More

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Mostly sunny skies for your Friday

Mostly sunny skies for your Friday

Warmer conditions are to return to the Omaha area Monday , with highs in the mid- to upper 70s. High 74F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 miles per hour. Rest of Friday: Partly sunny . Sunday: Partly sunny . A 20 percent chance of showers in the morning. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. Thursday , partly sunny , with a high near 71. Read More

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Samsung opens Note 7 airport exchange booths

This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Samsung Electronics America Inc and its affiliates'. The insurance division said that they wouldn't be able to pay for the costs of damaged goods. The fire left his house "uninhabitable", and after the incident, he and his two daughters took refuge at friends' houses and then in hotels at his own expense. Read More

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Samsung says Note 7 recall to cost another $3 billion

The Gear VR virtual reality headset requires a recent Samsung phone, though. Nokia didn't have to kill its device because the batteries were removable. In the United States, 1.9 million Note 7 phones are subject to the two recalls. Absolutely. The multiple investigations into replacement units catching fire and the fact Samsung has pulled the plug on the model should tell you something. Read More

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