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NASA Photographed a Rectangular Iceberg Floating off Antarctica

NASA Photographed a Rectangular Iceberg Floating off Antarctica Sitting amid a chaotic jumble of floating ice, it looks perfectly rectangular, as though it was deliberately cut. What you're looking at here is a tabular iceberg . The berg is estimated to be more than one mile across and, like all icebergs, just 10 percent of its mass is visible above the surface. But, he added that "the presence of icebergs like these are a sign of increased calving". [Full Article...]

Khashoggi death: How Saudi Arabia altered its account

Khashoggi death: How Saudi Arabia altered its account An adviser to Turkey's president on Monday rejected Riyadh's assertion that Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight, suggesting it "mocked" world opinion, as Western incredulity deepened over varying Saudi accounts of the journalist's killing. [Full Article...]

Australia's national apology to child sexual abuse victims

Australia's national apology to child sexual abuse victims While many survivors and campaigners went to Canberra to hear the apology, many are still calling for far more work to be done to address the history of abuse. Among the survivors watching the apology was 96-year-old Katie, who was abused at the Sisters of Saint Joseph orphanage at Gore Hill, on Sydney's north shore. [Full Article...]

British PM May says Brexit deal is 95% settled

British PM May says Brexit deal is 95% settled But Tories and DUP would not as "that would be Turkeys voting for Christmas", she said. "And the repeated claim that the agreement is 80 per cent or 90 per cent complete ignores that the remaining part is the hard bit", he said in the Sunday Times . [Full Article...]

Stephen Hawking's Thesis, First Wheelchair to Be Auctioned Off

Stephen Hawking's Thesis, First Wheelchair to Be Auctioned Off Hawking, who was also a cosmologist, astronomer, mathematician and a prolific author, died last March at age 76 having survived a debilitating disease that doctors said would kill him in his 20s. Mr Venning said Professor Hawking "very much thought of himself as a scientist first and a popular communicator second", but accepted and even enjoyed his celebrity status. [Full Article...]

Trump concedes Khashoggi likely dead, threatens consequences

Trump concedes Khashoggi likely dead, threatens consequences Turkey's foreign minister says his country has not shared any audio recordings from Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance with USA officials. USA intelligence officials have also intercepted communications between Saudi officials discussing a possible plan to detain Khashoggi. Pompeo said that whatever response the administration might decide on would take into account the import... [Full Article...]

UK PM reassures business leaders over Brexit

UK PM reassures business leaders over Brexit The 21-month transition is now expected to end on 31 December 2020 - but an extension was floated during last week's European Union summit. The EU has asked the United Kingdom to provide a backstop - a kind of insurance clause - in its Brexit plan to ensure a soft border even in the event of no deal, but Brussels' suggestion that Northern Ireland maintains customs alignment with its southern n... [Full Article...]

Europe, Japan ready BepiColombo spacecraft for seven-year joint mission to Mercury

Europe, Japan ready BepiColombo spacecraft for seven-year joint mission to Mercury Lift-off from the Kourou spaceport is timed for 22:45 local time, Friday (02:45 BST; 03:45 CEST; 10:45 JST Saturday). The BepiColombo spacecraft has blasted off on a journey to unravel the mysteries of the solar system's innermost planet. [Full Article...]

Shipwreck Discovered In The Black Sea Believed To Be 'Oldest Ever'

Shipwreck Discovered In The Black Sea Believed To Be 'Oldest Ever' Over the course of the past three years The Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project ( Black Sea MAP) mapped over 2000 sq km (772 sq miles) of the seabed in unprecedented detail using technology previously reserved for the oil and gas extraction industry. [Full Article...]

Pressure builds as Saudi explanation for Khashoggi death is questioned

Pressure builds as Saudi explanation for Khashoggi death is questioned It has also evolved into a major crisis for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a Trump administration favourite widely known as MBS, whose image as a modernising Arab reformer has been gravely undermined. Khashoggi was ushered into the consul general's office where an operative named Maher Mutreb spoke to him about returning to Saudi Arabia , according to the government's account. [Full Article...]

A Democratic candidate isn’t sorry she once burned the Georgia flag

A Democratic candidate isn’t sorry she once burned the Georgia flag The state flag that Abrams was protesting had been redesigned in 1956 to include the Confederate emblem . The face-to-face meeting was expected to be contentious in part because of all the voter suppression allegations facing Brian Kemp , who is polling neck-and-neck with Abrams . [Full Article...]

Erdogan says signs show Khashoggi killing planned

Erdogan says signs show Khashoggi killing planned And while a Saudi official told Reuters this week that MBS had no knowledge of the operation that led to Khashoggi's death and "certainly did not order a kidnapping or murder of anybody", that has left many unconvinced. On Tuesday, Turkish police searched a auto abandoned in an underground parking lot that's registered to the Saudi consulate. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who has been trying to c... [Full Article...]

Titanic II will sail in 2022 - retracing original route

Titanic II will sail in 2022 - retracing original route The Titanic II will sail from Dubai and then trace the original's route from Southampton, England to NY. USA Today reported the ship's first sailing is aiming for 2022. The ship will carry 2,400 passengers - almost the same as the original - along with 900 crew members, according to USA Today . The original Titanic sank on April 15 1912 after striking an iceberg - and both the ship's arch... [Full Article...]

Groping suspect says Trump said it was OK to grab women

Groping suspect says Trump said it was OK to grab women About half an hour later, she felt fingers grab the back of her arm, then "slowly and "attentively" grope her right side", near her bra line again. She said that she observed a "hand that had thick fingers, [that] were hairy and had dirty fingernails". [Full Article...]

Democrats up in Florida with two weeks to go — CNN Poll

Democrats up in Florida with two weeks to go — CNN Poll Bill Nelson, who could benefit from Gillum's appeal among young voters and minorities. "Taking positions on Israel like that that may be unifying if you're running for mayor of the Gaza Strip". This is a democracy. "It doesn't mean we're going to agree on every issue". She says his race shouldn't be a factor. "One of the great things about Andrew (Gillum ) and Chris (King) is that they are reve... [Full Article...]

Saudi agent seen on video leaving consulate wearing missing journalist's clothing

Saudi agent seen on video leaving consulate wearing missing journalist's clothing The official said Kushner - like other members of the administration, including Trump - believes Saudi Arabia should suffer some sort of effect, but said Kushner also believes the U.S. "President Erdogan's statement this morning underscores the fact there remain questions which only the Saudis have the answers to", Prime Minster Theresa May's spokesman said. [Full Article...]

Hard Brexit could cripple United Kingdom science, say Nobel prizewinners

Hard Brexit could cripple United Kingdom science, say Nobel prizewinners Only the head of the committee knows how many have been sent in so far. She will tell the Commons that deals with Spain over Gibraltar and Cyprus over a military base have been done on top of a host of other issues that have already been ironed out. [Full Article...]

Monkeys stone 72-year-old man to death in India

Monkeys stone 72-year-old man to death in India Singh's brother Krishnapal said the " monkeys threw more than 20 bricks at Dharampal" from height. The authorities are now at crossroads as the victim's family want justice to be served but the death could only be ruled out as an accident. [Full Article...]

Explosive device found near United States billionaire George Soros' home, authorities say

Soros, whose Open Society Foundation has donated some US$32 billion to liberal and human rights causes, has always been a favoured target of right-wing groups and U.S. The employee placed the material in a wooded area and notified authorities. "There is no threat to public safety, and we have no further comment at this time ". [Full Article...]

Harry hoping new baby with Meghan is a girl

Harry hoping new baby with Meghan is a girl The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were welcomed by the Butchulla People , the traditional owners of the island, which is called K'gari in their native language. Australia's Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife Lynne presented Harry and Meghan with a toy kangaroo and a little pair of Ugg boots for their baby, which is due in the spring. [Full Article...]


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