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Golden Globes 2019 is Being Praised for Representing 'People of Colour'. Is it Enough?

Posted on January 8 2019

How 'diverse' is the representation at the Golden Globes, exactly?.Rami Malek won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, Regina King won the Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Mahershala Ali won the Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture and Sandra Oh w...

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ISRO to launch communication satellite GSAT-7A from Sriharikota today

Posted on December 19 2018

The newest satellite will provide communication capability to users in Ku-band over the Indian region, ISRO said adding that the mission life of the GSAT-7A is eight years..The GSLV-F11 will inject GSAT-7A into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). (Source: Twitter/ ISRO) The Indian Sp...

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer accidentally ‘announced’ as Manchester United interim manager

Posted on December 19 2018

Just a few hours after Jose Mourinho's sacking as Manchester United manager, former striker Ole Gunnar Solksjaer was accidentally unveiled as the interim manager in a video uploaded on the club website..Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the frontrunner to be Manchester United interim manager. (Source: ...

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NASA Photographs Mars InSight Lander From Space

Posted on December 15 2018

On November 26, InSight landed within a 130 km ellipse at Elysium Planitia on Mars. However, there was no way to determine exactly where it touched down within this region..NASA has pinpointed the exact landing location of its newly launched InSight lander, using a powerful camera onboard another...

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Posted on December 15 2018

President Donald Trump knew it was wrong to order election-eve hush money paid to two women who claimed to have had affairs with him, his former lawyer Michael Cohen said in an interview to be broadcast Friday..Donald Trump knew it was wrong to order election-eve hush money, Micheal Cohen said. W...

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Ankara accident: Death toll in Turkish high-speed train crash rises to seven

Posted on December 13 2018

The governorate said in a statement that one of those killed was the train driver and that 46 people were injured including three in a serious condition..Ankara: Seven people were killed after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital on Thursday, the Ankara governor'...

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NASA's InSight Mars Lander Sends Back First Selfie on Mars

Posted on December 13 2018

.Barely two weeks after touching down on Mars, NASA's InSight lander has taken its first selfie using the spacecraft's robotic arm, the US space agency has said. InSight landed safely at Elysium Planitia on Mars on November 26, kicking off a two-year mission t…

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UK disarray: Theresa May to face no-confidence vote from her party

Posted on December 13 2018

UK News: May vowed to fight for the leadership of her party and the country "with everything I've got" after opponents who have been circling for weeks finally.LONDON: A no-confidence vote in British Prime Minister Theresa May Wednesday threw UK politics deeper into crisis and Brexi...

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Theresa May Gets Locked in Her Limousine as She Meets Germany's Merkel to Save Brexit Vote

Posted on December 12 2018

Staff struggled with the door of a limousine bedecked in Britain's Union Flag for more than 10 seconds before eventually opening it and allowing May to leave..Berlin: British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is boxed in on her options for Brexit, had her room for manoeuvre further diminished w...

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NASA says more glaciers in Antarctica are losing ice

Posted on December 12 2018

In recent years, researchers have warned that Totten Glacier, a behemoth that contains enough ice to raise sea levels by at least three metres, appears to be retreating because of warming ocean waters..East Antarctica has the potential to reshape coastlines around the world through sea level rise...

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New Brexit Vote Before January 21, Says UK PM Theresa May's Spokesman

Posted on December 12 2018

Britain's parliament will vote on whether to approve Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal before January 21, her spokesman said on Tuesday..Theresa May is looking to resolve the impasse over her Brexit deal as quickly as possible. (File) London: Britain's parliament will vote on w...

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Water traces found on asteroid Bennu

Posted on December 12 2018

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe found hydrogen and oxygen molecules embedded on its rocky surface.NASAs OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has discovered ingredients for water on a nearby skyscraper-sized asteroid, a rocky acorn-shaped object that may hold clues to the origins of life on the earth, scientists s...

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Christian Michel's correspondence with middleman throws new light on chopper deal scam

Posted on December 10 2018

“The game is not yet up… there are still pieces to be moved,” Michel had indicated to Guido Ralph Haschke, registering his protest over the “lack of support” by the “family”..Christian Michel had flagged a “problem” to his partner and another...

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Pak continues to harbour terrorists, US should not give it even one dollar: Nikki Haley

Posted on December 10 2018

Pakistan News: Pakistan continues to harbour terrorists that turn around and kill American soldiers, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said, asserting that Was.NEW YORK: Pakistan continues to harbour terrorists that turn around and kill American soldiers, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley...

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NASA's InSight lander flexes its robotic arm on Mars

Posted on December 10 2018

The arm will first use its Instrument Deployment Camera, located on its elbow, to take photos of the terrain in front of the lander, NASA said..These images will help mission team members determine where to set InSight’s seismometer and heat flow probe – the only instruments ever to b...

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Despite climate change and global warming, Arctic sea ice decline slows down temporarily: NASA

Posted on December 10 2018

These model simulations showed that in the 1980s when Arctic sea ice was on average 6.6 feet thick in October, about 3.3 extra feet of ice would form over the winter..Washington: The decline of the Arctic sea ice cover may have temporarily slowed down, despite climate change and global warming, a...

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‘Let our nation be’:France minister tells Donald Trump on ‘yellow vest’ protest remarks

Posted on December 10 2018

US president Donald Trump had earlier posted: “The Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris. Protests and riots all over France..The French government on Sunday urged Donald Trump not to interfere in French politics after the US president posted tweets about the prot...

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How we'll get to Mars via moon: A look at the road ahead for international space community

Posted on December 10 2018

Science News: Reaching the next frontier in space travel will require international cooperation Some of the earliest successes in space exploration were the results..Reaching the next frontier in space travel will require international cooperation Some of the earliest successes in space explorati...

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NASA's Mars InSight flexes robotic arm, captures new views - Times Now

Posted on December 7 2018

Spacecraft engineers had already factored extra time into their estimates for instrument deployment to account for likely delays caused by faults..Washington: After the successful touchdown of NASA's InSight on Mars last week, new images from the lander show its robotic arm is ready to do som...

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Egypt uses solitary confinement as ‘torture’: Amnesty International report

Posted on May 7 2018

Egypt is holding political prisoners in “prolonged and indefinite solitary confinement” that amounts to “torture,” an international rights group said Monday.

In a new report, Amnesty International said dozens of detained human rights activists, journalists and me...