• 1st named storm of 2018 Atlantic hurricane season expected to impact Carolinas
1st named storm of 2018 Atlantic hurricane season expected to impact Carolinas

Peter Wolf, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Jacksonville, said if the storm takes the more westerly track, then the rainfall totals will increase. Heavy rains from the Gulf of Mexico spawned flooding in the Southeastern states ahead of what forecasters said Wednesday could become the year's first tropical storm just as tourist sea...

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  • Viviani sprints to fourth stage win, Yates retains pink jersey
Viviani sprints to fourth stage win, Yates retains pink jersey

Bennett stopped the clock 3min 4sec behind stage victor Rohan Dennis to post the 56th fastest time The LottoNL-Jumbo rider now sits 10th place on the general classification standings, 7min 1sec back from leader Simon Yates who limited his losses to his closest rival Tom Dumoulin .

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  • Trump Lawyer Cohen 'Paid by Ukraine' to Arrange WH Talks
Trump Lawyer Cohen 'Paid by Ukraine' to Arrange WH Talks

He in turn used personal contacts in a Jewish charity in NY state, Chabad of Port Washington . President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen , is distancing himself from an associate in the taxi industry who pleaded guilty to tax fraud.

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  • Venezuelan President expels two top United States diplomats
Venezuelan President expels two top United States diplomats

Browne said: "I look forward to working with you and expanding our cooperation in projects related to development for the mutual benefit of both peoples". "What happened in Venezuela on Sunday is truly freaky". Opposition leaders had called for a boycott of the election to protest the Maduro government.

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  • Israel urges ICC to reject Palestinian request
Israel urges ICC to reject Palestinian request

A statement from the Israeli Foreign Ministry called Tuesday's request "absurd", accusing the Palestinians of incitement and exploiting civilians as "human shields". On the referral of Israel to the ICC, the Palestinian Liberation Organisation said: "The referral will include Israel's past, present and future war crimes and crimes against human...

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  • Malaysia ex-leader seeks police protection amid graft probe
Malaysia ex-leader seeks police protection amid graft probe

The shock election result upended Malaysia's political order, as it was the first defeat for a coalition that had governed the Southeast Asian nation since its independence from colonial rule in 1957. Najib has said $681 million of funds deposited in his personal bank account were a donation from a Saudi royal, rebutting reports that the funds came...

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  • How Retro, Samsung & Apple Back In Court Over Galaxy 2
How Retro, Samsung & Apple Back In Court Over Galaxy 2

Samsung's laser focus on breaking down the three patents was evident, not only demonstrated by their lines of inquiry with the industrial and graphic design experts, but also when they questioned two computer scientists with the University of Toronto.

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  • Banned ozone-destroying chemical makes a mysterious resurgence
Banned ozone-destroying chemical makes a mysterious resurgence

The amount of trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11) in the atmosphere has been sinking more slowly since 2012 than should be expected, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Colorado wrote. The 1987 Montreal Protocol banned industrial aerosols such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) that were chemically dissolving ozone, especi...

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  • Revamped YouTube Music is Google's latest effort to take on Spotify
Revamped YouTube Music is Google's latest effort to take on Spotify

Rumors have been circulating for months about a new service, believed to be named " YouTube Remix .' It would replace Google Play Music , and presumably YouTube Music as well". YouTube Premium also includes the new YouTube Music . Perhaps preempted by the numerous leaks, YouTube chose to just go ahead and announce YouTube Music and Y...

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  • Scientist spot Kilauea Volcano erupt from Space Station
Scientist spot Kilauea Volcano erupt from Space Station

Board executive director Ross Birch says this is the "first leak we're seeing out of the bucket". On Monday, the Hawaii State Department of Health warned residents in Lanipuna Gardens of unsafe levels of sulfur dioxide gas. Almost 20 fissures have opened up in those two subdivisions, destroying more than two dozen homes since the eruption began...

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  • Mercedes explains stall in Lewis Hamilton contract talks
Mercedes explains stall in Lewis Hamilton contract talks

Despite back-to-back wins at the last two races, Hamilton was struggling for performance prior to the Spanish Grand Prix . Vettel has been a master on his tyres this year, but Pirelli's new, thinner tread - which was introduced here for the first time in Spain and will again be used in France next month and at the British Grand Prix later this s...

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  • Damaged portrait of Picasso worth $70 million
Damaged portrait of Picasso worth $70 million

The painting belongs to casino magnate Steve Wynn, who has recently faced allegations of sexual misconduct dating back to the 1970s. Last Tuesday, Christie's sold Pablo Picasso's 1905 "Fillette a la corbeille fleurie" ("Young Girl With a Flower Basket") for $115 million, making it the Spanish master's second most expensive work ever sold at a...

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  • Mercedes-AMG GT lineup adds S Roadster variant
Mercedes-AMG GT lineup adds S Roadster variant

That is paired to the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G transmission. Its spec mirrors that of the Coupe, in that it's slightly more serious than the standard Roadster, but less so than the C (there is no GT R Roadster). These are similar to the ones found in the GT C Roadster. Again finding middle ground, the AMG GT S Roadster weighs 1625kg, which is 55...

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  • Jupiter's Moon Europa Shoots Water Into Space, New Research Suggests
Jupiter's Moon Europa Shoots Water Into Space, New Research Suggests

Inspired by the Hubble images and discussions of planned missions to revisit Europa, Jia and his team dusted off the data from two instruments onboard Galileo , gathered during the spacecraft's 11 close passes around the moon. According to Jai, data studied here showed "compelling independent evidence that there seems to be a plume on Europa". The...

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  • Facebook says it has suspended 200 apps for possible misuse of data
Facebook says it has suspended 200 apps for possible misuse of data

Facebook has suspended 200 apps for possible misuse of user data in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal . Cambridge Analytica was a political consultancy firm, which not only improperly obtained personal user data through various apps on Facebook , but allegedly used it to understand and influence voters in the 2016 Presidentia...

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  • 'Rage 2' officially confirmed by Bethesda - watch the first teaser trailer
'Rage 2' officially confirmed by Bethesda - watch the first teaser trailer

Is Rage 2 a game you're looking forward to seeing more of? The teasing has now picked up the pace, with the official Bethesda Twitter account posting a cryptic picture of Big Ben, with the exact same pink hue partially covering the clock face.

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  • US, S.Korea express hopes on US-DPRK summit
US, S.Korea express hopes on US-DPRK summit

On Thursday night, Mr Trump confirmed in a tweet that his highly-anticipated summit with Mr Kim would take place in Singapore on June 12. The United States aspires to have North Korea as a "close partner " and not an enemy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday, noting that the us has often in history become good friends with former a...

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  • Google's 'deceitful' AI assistant to identify itself as a robot during calls
Google's 'deceitful' AI assistant to identify itself as a robot during calls

According to Google, Duplex is able to schedule appointments and book restaurant reservations by making actual phone calls for you. It can do more as designed but for now, it can only make appointments and book reservations for you. And Pichai made no reference of this bot announcing itself as an electronic assistant - leaving the audience perple...

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  • Bangladesh's first satellite launched into orbit
Bangladesh's first satellite launched into orbit

Called Bangabandhu-1, the satellite is riding into space on top of SpaceX's Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket. The Falcon 9 Block 5 launched the Bangladesh Communications Satellite Co.'s first orbital satellite, dubbed Bangabandhu-1, into orbit. Enhanced rocket reusability also is a core tenet of SpaceX owner and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's broade...

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  • Will Walmart-Flipkart deal change the face of Indian Startups forever?
Will Walmart-Flipkart deal change the face of Indian Startups forever?

The $16 billion controlling stake, announced Wednesday, is the largest acquisition yet by the world's largest retailer. With U.S. -China relations in a fragile state, American companies are taking a closer look at India for opportunities.

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  • Philippine Supreme Court justices oust chief justice
Philippine Supreme Court justices oust chief justice

Phoebe Zoe Maria Sanchez, a representative from Karapatan. "Respondent [Sereno] is found disqualified from and is hereby adjudged guilty of unlawfully holding and exercising the Office of the Chief Justice". Duterte and Sereno first clashed in 2016 when she criticised his order urging judges whom he linked to the illegal drug trade to turn themse...

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  • Homeland Security Denies Report That Secretary Drafted Resignation Letter
Homeland Security Denies Report That Secretary Drafted Resignation Letter

Two sources familiar with the blow-up claim Nielsen had written a letter of resignation. She was reportedly upset after a cabinet meeting Wednesday in which President Donald Trump allegedly "berated her" for not doing enough to secure the country's borders.

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  • SpaceX rocket launch scrubbed at last minute
SpaceX rocket launch scrubbed at last minute

Today's mission will see SpaceX deliver a communications satellite for the country of Bangladesh, its very first. Beyond the new tanks, Musk described the process of ensuring that the rocket would be safe enough to carry people as well as satellites.

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  • Sensex ends 103 points higher; Tata Motors gains 3%
Sensex ends 103 points higher; Tata Motors gains 3%

Gains were led by banking and real estate stocks , however upside in the markets was limited due to selloff witnessed in IT, auto and capital goods stocks. Among Nifty50 stocks, Tata Motors was the top gainer in Nifty, up 2.95 per cent followed by Titan Company and TCS, which rose 1.82 per cent and 1.40 per cent respectively.

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  • Uber Flying Taxi Launch Only 2 Years Away, Company Says
Uber Flying Taxi Launch Only 2 Years Away, Company Says

Stacked co-rotating rotors have never been used on an existing flying craft before and Uber along with the Army's research lab expect to split a combined $1 million in funding to research the technology. Jeff Holden, Uber's chief product officer, explained the flying taxi lifts off much like a helicopter but has two additional rotors to help it mov...

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  • China: Former political star Sun Zhengcai sentenced to life
China: Former political star Sun Zhengcai sentenced to life

He was accused of taking advantage of his position to seek profits for himself and others. Sun Zhengcai, a former politburo member and party chief of the south-western mega city of Chongqing, was found guilty of taking more than 170 million yuan ($35.7 million) in bribes, the First Intermediate People's Court of Tianjin said on its website.

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  • Fitbit gets quick replies and menstrual cycle tracking
Fitbit gets quick replies and menstrual cycle tracking

Scroll down to the bottom, tap Reply , and you can choose from five different pre-set messages or scroll over to the emoji tab, as pictured above. The new notification feature should be automatically turned on for any supported apps that send notifications to your watch.

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  • Amazon Alexa is ready for Star Wars Day, just ask her
Amazon Alexa is ready for Star Wars Day, just ask her

They will then be able to long press the home button on their Android device to call up Alexa , without having to open the app. Microsoft's Cortana also supports this functionality. Taylor used Alexa to order an Uber using the third-party Uber skill and told her to turn off the lights. "We both have experience with rings, although hers is mo...

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  • Instagram starts trialling in-app payments
Instagram starts trialling in-app payments

Users will no longer have to leave Instagram to make a purchase. The update to the iOS app also adds support for a Picture-in-Picture mode for Facebook and Instagram videos . This is said to act as a short link for api. whatsapp .com and let you open a quick chat. The launch in the United Kingdom follows a small-scale beta trial with Mar...

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  • Word-for-word: What Warren Buffett said about cryptocurrencies Monday
Word-for-word: What Warren Buffett said about cryptocurrencies Monday

Regarding Apple , which has grown into Berkshire Hathaway's biggest holding, Buffett voiced his approval of the iPhone maker's plans to buy back US$100bn of its own stock. "Certainly, you should work on improving your own moat and you should defend your own moat all the time". "I love the idea of having our 5% or whatever it may be grow" to 7%...

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