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Source: CBS News

NASA selects landing site for Mars 2020 rover

Tuesday 12:41 GMT

Laying the groundwork for future robotic missions and eventual human flights, the Mars 2020 rover also will test technology designed to extract oxygen from the martian atmosphere and to cache rock and soil samples in the Jezero Crater landing site for possible return to Earth aboard a future spacecraft.

Modeled after NASA's hugely successful Curiosity rover, which landed in Gale Crater in August 2012, the Mars 2020 rover will weigh roughly the same, about one ton, feature the same nuclear power pack and use the same dramatic "sky crane" entry, descent and landing system in which a rocket-powered carrier lowers the rover to the surface on a tether.

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Source: The Guradian

Guatemala volcano eruption forces evacuation of 4,000 residents

Tuesday 12:41 GMT

About 4,000 residents have been evacuated from Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire as red-hot rock and ash spewed into the sky and cascaded down the slopes toward an area devastated by a deadly eruption earlier this year.

Enma Hernández, 42, left her home in El Rodeo to evacuate, but – like many men in the town – her 20-year-old son stayed behind to protect the family home from looters.

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Source: BBC

Why industry can combat climate change

Tuesday 06:05 GMT

"However, the Commission is very clear that these transitions won't happen by themselves - it's going to need governments to step forwards with policies, and to do so quickly."

A coalition of business, finance and civil society leaders from energy producers and users - supports the aim of the 2015 Paris climate deal of limiting global warming to 1.5C, or at the very least, well below 2C.

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Source: Fox News

'Last Man Standing' star Tim Allen mocks liberals 'small window of sense of humor'

Monday 12:40 GMT

With the return of “Last Man Standing” on Fox, Tim Allen has the chance to continue doing what he loves, presenting an alternative point of view in comedy.

However, he’s said that he also doesn’t want “Last Man Standing” to be a completely political show, but rather a comedy about family.

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Source: Fox News

Stunning ‘sensual’ goddess fresco discovered in Pompeii

Tuesday 14:31 GMT

Archaeologists in the ancient city of Pompeii have uncovered a remarkable fresco depicting a sensual scene involving the Roman god Jupiter and Leda, a legendary queen of Sparta from Greek mythology.

EXTRAORDINARY POMPEII DISCOVERY: RACEHORSE REMAINS FOUND AMONG ANCIENT CITY'S RUINS. A new study recently revealed that when Mount Vesuvius erupted, the intense heat caused victims’ skulls to explode and their blood to boil.

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Source: CBS News

Climate change will bring multiple disasters at once, study warns

Today 01:31 GMT

Although the worst-case scenarios in the research are alarming, Mann insists the future is still very much in our hands: "We can an still reduce future damage and suffering if we act quickly and dramatically to reduce carbon emissions."

That is how Camillo Mora, the lead author of the study released Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, describes the numerous impacts that are expected to hit us in the coming years.

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Source: Common Domain

Bill Gates: If you want to understand the tech world, watch ‘Silicon Valley’

Tuesday 18:11 GMT

“If you really want to understand how Silicon Valley works today, you should watch the HBO series ‘Silicon Valley,’” he wrote. Gates said he relates most to Richard, played by Thomas Middleditch, an awkward entrepreneur “who is a great programmer but has to learn some hard lessons about managing people.”

He has time to catch up: Season 6 of “Silicon Valley” — which may be its last — won’t be shot until next summer, and likely won’t air on AT&T’s T, +0.20%   HBO until 2020, Variety reported last week.

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Source: The Guradian

Senior Houthi rebel calls for halt to attacks in Yemen

Monday 23:40 GMT

A high-ranking Houthi official has called for rebels to stop firing rockets and using attack drones in the conflict in Yemen, as a UN envoy prepares to travel to the country to prepare peace talks.

Nearly 10,000 people have been killed since then, according to the World Health Organization, in what the UN has called the worst humanitarian crisis.

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Source: Common Domain

We’re Terribly Sorry, but You Sound a Bit Too British for Britain

Monday 23:40 GMT

For decades, Jon Briggs says his crisp British accent landed him top jobs as a TV presenter, a commercial voice actor and the U.K.’s voice for Apple Inc.’s virtual assistant Siri.

For British consumers, the stiff-upper-lip speaking style of the nobility, where vowels are slightly flattened—so “happy” sounds like “heppy”—has become negatively associated with authority and privilege. Since about the 1970s, when the British Broadcasting Corporation began airing TV and radio programs featuring people with varied accents, Britons have struggled to reconcile the country’s class- and speech-conscious past with a modern media landscape that embraces forms of English that greatly differ from their beloved queen’s.

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Source: The Guradian

Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown on Trump: 'Reality has surpassed fiction'

Monday 08:58 GMT

Thriller writer Dan Brown, the master of far-fetched plots featuring larger-than-life-villains, has described the Donald Trump presidency as stranger than fiction.

The author of bestsellers such as The Da Vinci Code admitted he was taking a professional risk by speaking out against Trump during an interview with the Guardian. “I was at the Frankfurt book fair and somebody asked me if I’d thought about writing about Trump,” Brown recalled.

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Source: BBC

Deadly shooting at Chicago hospital

Today 00:35 GMT

Four people have died in a shooting at a Chicago hospital, including two female members of staff and a police officer, and the gunman himself.

"Multiple shots" were fired after the gunman opened fire in the hospital's car park, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department said. Patients at the clinic later described hearing gunfire as the suspect made his way into the building, local media reported.

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Source: The Guradian

From Fellini to Ferrante: the cinematic vision of My Brilliant Friend

Tuesday 05:09 GMT

Costanzo probably felt he was working with many other ghosts beyond Ferrante, because the artistic ancestors of this production are the country’s great neorealist directors: De Sica, Visconti, Rossellini and Fellini.

Elisabetta Salvini, a feminist historian at the University of Parma, says that Ferrante “knows how to use perfectly the history of our country, weaving it into the depth and complexity of her characters.” For Adalgisa Giorgio, herself Neapolitan and a senior lecturer in Italian studies at the University of Bath, the friendship depicted in the books “is full of conflict and confrontation, but it’s the basis of their resistance to a world which tries to erase them.”

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Source: The Guradian

can Tiffany Haddish break out of Hollywood’s humdrum comedy cycle?

Tuesday 03:19 GMT

Are female comedians particularly vulnerable to this? Haddish might note the fortunes of peers such as Amy Schumer, Rebel Wilson or Kate McKinnon – all likable performers in danger of telling the same joke too many times.

Like Haddish, she made an early impact in Bridesmaids (for which she earned an Oscar nomination), then essentially played herself through progressively less surprising comedies: Identity Thief, The Heat, Tammy, Spy, right up to this year’s barely noticed Life of the Party.

1 Article
Source: The Week

Lynne Truss' 6 favorite seaside stories

Monday 05:09 GMT

Below, the British journalist, TV presenter, and author of the international best-seller Eats, Shoots & Leaves names six favorite seaside tales.

Her childhood in the 1920s was by no means idyllic, but her town's windy beach and its seaside activities kept the parents from quarreling, which was all that mattered. This wonderful memoir is a miracle in many senses, written when the author was in her 80s.

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Source: DW

Power vacuum in Gabon: End of the Bongo dynasty?

Monday 12:40 GMT

"The people won't accept it, either,” says Kemayou. "I think there's a good chance that the Bongo dynasty's leadership of Gabon will end with Ali Bongo."

He had called on the Constitutional Court to intervene to address the current power vacuum, referring to Articles 13 and 16 of the constitution. He wanted the court to determine who should chair the Council of Ministers so it could deal with urgent matters in the "temporary absence" of the president.

Source: Reuters

Trump stands by Saudi prince despite journalist Khashoggi's murder

Today 20:01 GMT
Source: Fox News

Inside Nancy Pelosi's battle for House Speaker: What to know about the vote and position

Today 20:01 GMT
Source: Fox News

Obama backs Pelosi as 'one of the most effective legislative leaders' in US history

Today 20:01 GMT
Source: DW

India: Andaman tribe kills American with arrows

Today 20:01 GMT
Source: Fox News

House Dems to probe Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and use of personal email accounts

Today 20:01 GMT
Source: Global News

Donald Trump defends Ivanka amid email scrutiny, says Hillary Clinton case was worse

Today 20:02 GMT
Source: CBS News

Mississippi Senate debate comes amid campaign controversy

Today 20:01 GMT
Source: Fox News

Drug companies snub Trump by hiking prices

Today 08:04 GMT
Source: Fox News

House Dems to probe Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and use of personal email accounts

Today 20:01 GMT
Source: ABC News

Kansas governor demands county commissioner resign over 'master race' remark

Tuesday 01:29 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Treasury yields turn higher ahead of data

Today 20:01 GMT
Source: Fox News

'Master race' comment by Kansas county commissioner draws calls for his resignation

Monday 08:04 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Kaleo increased the price of its rescue medication to exploit U.S. opioid crisis, new report finds

Tuesday 14:31 GMT
Source: DW

China's road from copycat to innovator

Tuesday 11:45 GMT

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