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Dow plunge briefly tops 1500 points as stock rout intensifies

Dow plunge briefly tops 1500 points as stock rout intensifies The volatility follows an initial drop on Friday and a 4.6 percent plummet on Monday, the market's largest decline, in percentage terms, since August 2011. Some of the sudden plunge in the USA markets on Monday was pinned on algorithmic trading, which is when computers are programmed to follow specific instructions to place trades. [Full Article...]

Amazon Prime Exclusive phones to ditch lock screen ads

Amazon Prime Exclusive phones to ditch lock screen ads The question now is: "What does the future of Amazon's cheap phone program look like?" "Customers who now use a Prime Exclusive Phone will receive a free update starting this week with this change, which will remove the lockscreen offers and ads". [Full Article...]

Body of Russian pilot killed in Syria brought home: Russian defense ministry

Body of Russian pilot killed in Syria brought home: Russian defense ministry The funeral for Major Roman Filipov with military honors will be held on Thursday in the city of Voronezh, about 500 kilometers south of Moscow , the statement said. Some have even hinted at Western involvement. The U.S. State Department said it had seen reports about the incident and allegations that the U.S. provided missiles to groups in Syria. [Full Article...]

South Africa postpones state of nation address amid possible Zuma recall

South Africa postpones state of nation address amid possible Zuma recall The president has been enmeshed in a series of scandals but denies wrongdoing. "He is not someone who respects Ramaphosa because Ramaphosa has not gone through all the rituals to become an ANC president ... Mr Zuma, who spent time in prison for his part in the fight against apartheid, is most of the way through his second - and last - term as president. [Full Article...]

Harry Gregg: 'This could be my last Munich air disaster commemoration'

Harry Gregg: 'This could be my last Munich air disaster commemoration' The plane carrying Manchester United players, staff and officials crashed on take-off at Munich-Riem Airport on 6 February 1958 - a tragedy that affected the whole of Manchester and sent shockwaves around the globe. Meanwhile, thousands of fans travelled to Germany to pay their respects at the site of the crash, in which 23 people, including eight players, were killed. [Full Article...]

Juncker: 2025 is not the year when Serbia would join the EU

Juncker: 2025 is not the year when Serbia would join the EU The European Union's (EU) new strategy towards the Western Balkans raised mutual expectations between Serbia and the EU, Serbian officials said at a press conference Tuesday, agreeing this offered more motivation for the country to complete all required reforms before 2025. [Full Article...]

Bannon subpoenaed by House intelligence panel, but will he show?

Bannon subpoenaed by House intelligence panel, but will he show? Representative Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), another House intelligence panel member, declined to predict that Bannon would heed the committee's subpoena. Among the options available if Bannon continues to refuse to comply with the committee's subpoena is a contempt finding against him. [Full Article...]

Winter weather advisory in effect for Wednesnday morning

Winter weather advisory in effect for Wednesnday morning New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. An approaching low pressure system will provide the snow. Friday night: A slight chance of snow. Winds could gust as high as 22 miles per hour. New snow accumulation of around 3 inches. Wednesday Night A chance of rain before 8pm, then a chance of snow between 8pm and 1am. [Full Article...]

Super Bowl 2018: Pink responds to critics of national anthem

Super Bowl 2018: Pink responds to critics of national anthem Three-time Grammy victor Pink has hit back at the people who criticised her National Anthem Performance at the beginning of the 2018 Super Bowl . "That was so great, great job, great talent, enjoy the game". It's the most anticipated day for National Football League sports fans all around the world, but it wouldn't be a proper Super Bowl without a little celebrity star power. [Full Article...]

Two young children found stabbed to death in apartment

Two young children found stabbed to death in apartment According to court records, Sanders didn't mention her sons to police or EMS when she was taken from the home. Plymouth Country District Attorney Timothy Cruz said the victims, who were found dead inside the third-floor apartment at 247 Prospect St., were 5 and 8 years old. [Full Article...]

North Korea says U.S. will make FIRST STRIKE in nuclear apocalypse warning

North Korea says U.S. will make FIRST STRIKE in nuclear apocalypse warning Army Captain Murzban Morris of the Departement of Defense Joint Staff before their address on North Korea to the Conference on Disarmament at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland August 30, 2017. Although North Korea's missile forces "are expanding and increasingly mobile", the U.S. In an interview that aired Sunday on the North's state-run KCNA, a foreign ministry spokesman claime... [Full Article...]

New Jersey Introduces Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

New Jersey Introduces Its Own Net Neutrality Rules Any ISP that signs a contract with New Jersey on or before July 1st will have to comply with the order, so keep your eyes peeled if you're an NJ resident. It follows similar orders that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock enacted in their states. "Many, if not most, if not all we've spoken to have said they would adhere as a sort of matter of honor to net neutrality". [Full Article...]

Scientists say mysterious 'Holy Grail' system is best place to find aliens

Scientists say mysterious 'Holy Grail' system is best place to find aliens The research was led by Simon Grimm of the University of Bern in Switzerland, and published February 5 in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics . But, boffins said they were "far from establishing" whether life exists in the system. Both studies help pave the way for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope , scheduled to launch in 2019. [Full Article...]

BJP joins hands with NDPP for Nagaland assembly poll

BJP joins hands with NDPP for Nagaland assembly poll The last date for filing the nominations is 7 February. A total of 22 nominations were filed on Tuesday. It would not be a smart decision for the parties to defy the boycott call. The BJP is now caught in a catch-22 as it can not afford to abide by the call to boycott the election, for it will result in giving the Opposition an opportunity to slam the Centre. [Full Article...]

Shallow 6.4-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northeastern Taiwan

Shallow 6.4-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northeastern Taiwan However initial analysis by the US Geological Society (USGS) said there is a 35 per cent chance of fatalities and a 14 per cent chance of at least one million dollars worth of damage. No tsunami warning has been issued as a result of the quake, which struck at a depth of less than 10 miles, on the active Ring of Fire fault line. "At the time of publication, Taiwan had registered 19 earthquakes ... [Full Article...]

PS4's next firmware update helps users clean up the clutter

PS4's next firmware update helps users clean up the clutter Speaking of families, Play Time Management is another key addition in the update . They can apply playtime restrictions to ensure their children play within the set playable hours and even add extra time via PC or smartphone whenever they wish to do so. [Full Article...]

Patricia named head coach of Lions a day after losing Super Bowl

Patricia named head coach of Lions a day after losing Super Bowl Cooter was hired by the Lions as their quarterbacks coach in 2014 and was promoted to his current role midway through the 2015 season. The news came shortly after Patriots loss to the Eagles in Super Bowl LII Sunday, a loss Patricia took the blame for. [Full Article...]

Women's equality still a dream after 100 years

Women's equality still a dream after 100 years Hanna Sheehy Skeffington smashed windows at Dublin Castle, the seat of British power, at 5am on 13 June 1912, in protest at women not having the right to vote. Sam's daughter, Carenza, a 10-year-old Guide, said: "The elements of the badge are really cool and the activities are fun for others". 'Instinctively I can see where that campaign is coming from. [Full Article...]

Japan military helicopter crashes in residential area, 2 crew members feared killed

Japan military helicopter crashes in residential area, 2 crew members feared killed The body of Hiroki Takayama, a 26-year-old master sergeant and copilot of the chopper, was discovered Monday evening. "We are still searching for the 43-year-old pilot", the defense ministry said. A witness from the school said that she heard a loud "bang" and that there were no injuries or casualties. Footage uploaded to social media showed a think plume of smoke rising from a building and a ... [Full Article...]

At last -- smart glasses that don't look like Borg headgear

At last -- smart glasses that don't look like Borg headgear The company is working on a pair of smart glasse called Vaunt , which aim to fix most of the issues that plagued the smart glasses from other companies like Google . If you're concerned about having laser beams, even though ultra low-powered, close to your eyes, here's what Intel has to say. However, the functionality is a little bit limited, with the Vaunt specs essentially serving up a h... [Full Article...]


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