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He said the decision by the two countries to start talks on upgrading China-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement will send a positive signal to the world that both sides will support free and open trade, which will increase the well-beings of the two peoples.
  • Two astronauts from the ISS completed first spacewalk for docking mission

    Two astronauts from the ISS completed first spacewalk for docking mission

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    French and an American astronaut floated outside the International Space Station Friday for a spacewalk to upgrade the orbiting outpost for the arrival of future space crews. Pesquet spent two hours looking for the ammonia leak but found no signs. Once he's done with that, Pesquet will then grease up the end of one of the station's robotic arms, which is in need of some lubrication.
  • Long Island Man Sexually Assaulted 2-Year-Old, Stabbed 2 Women

    Long Island Man Sexually Assaulted 2-Year-Old, Stabbed 2 Women

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    An MS-13 gang member accused of stabbing two women and sexually assaulting a 2-year-old girl in a New York City suburb had a string of arrests to his name, on top of his four deportations. The woman left the bar, and Alvarado-Ventura followed her to the parking lot, where he punched, kicked and stabbed her multiple times, according to police.
  • Charter's US Investment Pledge Gets Donald Trump Plug

    Charter's US Investment Pledge Gets Donald Trump Plug

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    But Charter, based in Stamford, Conn., had announced almost identical expansion plans during a conference call with financial analysts in August of past year. The call center will be located in McAllen, a town on the Texas-Mexico border. Charter's total capital expenditure past year, not counting expenses for the merger, was $7.1 billion according to its financial filings.
  • Ice Levels In Arctic Ocean Hit Record Low Again

    Ice Levels In Arctic Ocean Hit Record Low Again

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    This year's maximum was likely reached on March 7, the NSIDC said Wednesday, when sea ice covered 5.57 million square miles, the lowest in 38 years of satellite records. Average temperatures were two degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 average and 3.5 degrees warmer than 1900. The ice floats on top of water already, and when it melts the total ocean volume doesn't change.
  • Here's how Google has made Android apps a lot safer

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    The downgrade update which addressed by Google as "supported track" is the first one in the history of Android. Android Nougat 7.0 the best of the Android's family, but Google came back with a new preview of Android O on this Tuesday, a bench of changes has been made and the preview is available in the previous year Google Pixel phones.
  • Get Ready For The 100 Planet Solar System

    Get Ready For The 100 Planet Solar System

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    Back in 2006 that all changed, when Pluto was demoted from being labeled a proper planet to its new classification as a dwarf planet, leaving just eight true planets in our celestial neighborhood. Ancient and medieval astronomers believed the moon to be a planet, as common wisdom of the time proposed that the Earth was the center of the universe and all objects revolved around it.
  • Company Stock Price of Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) Decreases -1.95%

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    At this point, the stores are doing all they can to stay afloat but have expressed "substantial doubt" about chances of survival. If Sears stumbles, its landlords will be in a tough spot because many of them are still grappling with trying to fill empty Target stores following that USA retailer's failure in Canada in early 2015.
  • Man Accused of NYC Killing Came to City to Attack 'Blacks'

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    I have the knife in my coat'. A white man from Baltimore bent on making a racist attack took a bus to New York City, the " media capital of the world", randomly picked out a black man who was collecting bottles on the street and fatally wounded him with a sword, police said Wednesday.
  • Avian Flu Found in Western Ky Poultry Flock

    Avian Flu Found in Western Ky Poultry Flock

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    The broiler flock of 22,000 hens was asymptomatic, but has been culled. "They have an excellent working relationship with the Kentucky Poultry Federation and the poultry industry". "The best way to protect your birds is to increase your biosecurity measures and particularly, to keep your birds at home for now". Know the signs - Watch for early signs to prevent the spread of disease.
  • Drake's More Life breaks streaming record

    Drake's More Life breaks streaming record

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    Meanwhile, Spotify bosses have confirmed More Life's first full day of release chalked up the best first-day streams for an album on the service. After burning up the 2016 charts twice with Rihanna (on Rih's " Work " and his " Too Good "), it's a bit of a surprise that the pair didn't hit the studio for " More Life ".
  • 'Unusual And Extreme' Climate Trends Continue After Record 2016

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    The WMO said that extremes had continued into 2017. Reports earlier this year from major scientific bodies included NASA, NOAA and the UK's Met Office which indicated that 2016 was the warmest year on record . This year already saw temperature records continue to tumble, in the USA where February was exceptionally warm, and in Australia, where prolonged and extreme heat struck many states.
  • Google updates Search app with a new web app launcher

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    On May 21, Google announced an update to its Search feature: a new option that allows you to simply "tap" on shortcuts located underneath the search box. The weather tab displays hourly sky conditions, the chance of rain, severe weather alerts, and a detailed 10-day forecast. Unfortunately for iOS users, a few tappable shortcuts will be exclusive to Android, such as currency converter, Solitaire, tip calculator and animal sounds.
  • Apple Online Store will be offline tonight as it is 'being updated'

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    According to MacRumours , the renewed speculation is even more believable given that Apple commonly publishes its press releases at 8:30am Eastern Time, which coincides exactly with the end of the so-called "maintenance" update. With bated breath, electronics consumers are eagerly anticipating the 2017 iPad Pro 2 release date, price and specs announcement. Henceforth, if true, Apple could likely introduced new products as early as this week.
  • The UN Report Israel Does Not Want You To Read

    The UN Report Israel Does Not Want You To Read

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    Khalaf, under-secretary general and executive secretary at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), told a news conference: "The secretary general asked me yesterday morning to withdraw (the report)". Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) executive committee, also criticised the decision and called on the report to be reinstated.
  • Scumbags Harass Woman For Working On Mass Effect: Andromeda's Animations

    Scumbags Harass Woman For Working On Mass Effect: Andromeda's Animations

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    Early access for Bioware's latest Mass Effect installment went live last week, and it's safe to say that the community hasn't been too impressed with the game's facial animations. The harassment appears to have been primarily triggered by a vile blog post at Ralph Retort, a right-wing, GamerGate-tied website, that claimed Leost was the lead facial animator on Andromeda .
  • Tesla raised $1.2 billion via share and convertible debt sale

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    Anyone who's spent the time wrangling up a new auto knows that it takes a long time to get everything done, between the hard sells for extended warranties and the sheer number of signatures required, especially when financing is involved. The company is planning to produce 5,000 cars per week by the end of 2017. "And you will actually be able to play all of the instructions needed for your auto on your vehicle".
  • Wisconsin Takes Down Overall No. 1 Villanova

    Wisconsin Takes Down Overall No. 1 Villanova

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    No champion has repeated since Florida in 2007. "They are similar in a lot of ways with their pack-line defense, their physicality", Wright said. Since 2010, No. Bonzie Colson of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish reacts after drawing a foul on a basket against the Duke Blue Devils during a championship game on March 11, 2017.
  • Leicester City edge five-goal thriller at West Ham United

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    They are battling for points and with us sitting in mid-table, perhaps the hunger was not there in the same way it was for them. The Foxes are likely to be without midfielder Nampalys Mendy once again on Saturday, as he continues to struggle with a knee injury.
  • Nintendo to double Switch production

    Nintendo to double Switch production

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    The original Wii, meanwhile, shipped roughly 17 million units in its first full calendar year on the shelves (following a holiday-season launch), amid massive long-term retail shortages and on the way to selling over 100 million units over its lifespan.
  • The Latest Lotus Elise Weighs 1759 lbs., Dry

    The Latest Lotus Elise Weighs 1759 lbs., Dry

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    The result is a saving of 41kg, giving the Elise Sprint a dry weight of 798kg ─ almost half that of a Ford Focus RS. The Sprint also uses a lighter battery and lighter alloy wheels than a regular Elise. The Elise also gets a revised centre console and new graphics on the instrument panel. Climbing into the Lotus Elise Sprint should be easier as the door aperture has been increased by up to 10mm.
  • Microsoft ready to block updates for Windows 7 on latest PCs

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    Critics were particularly unhappy with the high system requirements of the new OS, along with the inclusion of new DRM technologies to restrict copying of protected material. This was expected sooner or later, but the software giant could be a little too harsh, as it is now forcing users to upgrade to Windows 10 instead of continuing to use the older operating systems.
  • Android still way ahead of iOS in most markets

    Android still way ahead of iOS in most markets

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    To succeed, phone manufacturers will have to play by those rulebooks. Android has further strengthened its leading position in China, registering a year-over-year share increase of 9.3 percent to reach 83.2 percent for the three months ending January, while iOS had a 8.4 percent decline, Kantar said in a report released Wednesday.
  • This Google algorithm shrinks JPEGs without ruining their quality

    This Google algorithm shrinks JPEGs without ruining their quality

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    As per Google's Research Blog and GitHub , Guetzli-generated JPEG files are up to 35 percent smaller than most current JPEGs encoded with the widely-used libjpeg encoder. JPEG compression has several steps, including color space transformation, discrete cosine transformation, and quantization. Smaller files are achieved by blurring together pixels that are similar, but only just enough to not distort the overall image's structure.
  • Boaty McBoatface to set off on first polar mission

    Boaty McBoatface to set off on first polar mission

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    But the council clearly hadn't accounted for the Brits' sometimes bonkers humor, with one particular name - Boaty McBoatface - attracting way more votes than any other choice offered in the online poll . Antarctic Bottom Water is cold and dense, and its movement contributes to ocean circulation worldwide, the BAS writes. Recently, scientists have suspected that changing winds over the Southern Ocean are affecting the speed of seafloor currents carrying AABW - and that could be affecting ...
  • Safe Haven Investment Portfolio Stocks: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)

    Safe Haven Investment Portfolio Stocks: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)

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    Bernstein set a $48.00 price objective on The Coca-Cola and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Friday, January 6th. Moving toward ratio analysis, it has current ratio of 1.30 and quick ratio was calculated as 1.20. The business earned $9.40 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.21 billion. The business's revenue was down 5.9% compared to the same quarter previous year.
  • Confirmed: Oppo F3 and F3 Plus coming on March 23rd

    Confirmed: Oppo F3 and F3 Plus coming on March 23rd

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    We will find out on 23 March how much of everything is true. The F3 Plus will come with a 16MP front facing camera which will be accompanied with 8MP secondary front facing camera which will help in capturing depth information of the images taken.
  • Japan Pledges Closer Saudi Ties as It Courts Aramco Listing

    Japan Pledges Closer Saudi Ties as It Courts Aramco Listing

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    Meanwhile, Secretary of the Japanese Muslims Association Sheikh Amin Tokomats said the visit of King Salman to Japan means a lot for the Japanese, in general, and the Japanese Muslims, in particular. Kyodo News quoted a Saudi government source as saying they had reserved 1,000 to 1,200 rooms at high-end hotels in Tokyo and hired about 500 limousines.
  • Revamped Apple Flagship Design Seen Sticking To Traditional Flat Screen

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    Interestingly, a report from The Bell (via MacRumors ) claims that Apple aims to switch over completely to OLED-based displays for its iPhone product line by 2019. Other rumors surrounding the device suggest the home button and fingerprint sensor may be built into the screen, there could be wireless charging and the device could come with a new 3-D sensing technology that allows for " some form of facial/gesture recognition ".
  • Doctor Who Series 10 Trailer Released

    Doctor Who Series 10 Trailer Released

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    The wait will soon be over, and Monday saw the release of the first trailer for the upcoming season, which will be the final one for star Peter Capaldi ( who took over the role, via regeneration, from Matt Smith in 2014). And like Clara - and many of those who came before them, actually - Bill is not afraid to ask or tell the Doctor whatever's on her mind. The Cybermen were featured in the show over 50 years ago and Capaldi's the Doctor will battle them during the season's two-part ...