Daily Archives: December 7, 2017

Dreamliner engine ‘abnormalities’ ground ‘limited number’ of Air New Zealand Boeing 787s

Transport authorities have launched a probe after Air New Zealand was forced to ground part of its fleet, cancelling and rescheduling flights after the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines that power its Boeing 787 Dreamliners malfunctioned twice this week. On Tuesday morning, the airline’s Boeing 787 bound for Narita, Japan, suffered “abnormalities” in flight and had to shut down the engine ...

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US House ethics panel clears Nunes in Russiagate classified leak probe

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 03:02 The US House Ethics Committee has cleared Representative Devin Nunes (R-California) on a complaint that he leaked classified information. The surprise decision paves the way for the firebrand lawmaker to reassume chairing a House intelligence panel. The ethics committee said Thursday in a brief statement that it determined the Republican congressman did not disclose ...

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French school in Lebanon forced to apologize for putting Israel on map

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 02:29 A private French school in Beirut has caused uproar after it emerged one of its text books referred to the land south of Lebanon as Israel, and not Palestine. Under Lebanese law, Israel’s very existence is forbidden from being acknowledged. The transgression first surfaced on social media, when the father of a nine-year-old girl posted ...

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Lilac Fire: State of emergency declared in San Diego as yet another CA inferno burns homes

The Lilac Fire in San Diego North County has burned two people, charred 2,500 acres and destroyed 20 structures. The blaze erupted after several other fires raged throughout Southern California and even into West Los Angeles. Lilac Fire The Lilac Fire was first reported at 11:20am Thursday on the southbound Interstate-15 freeway, near the connector to the State Route 76 ...

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Facebook adds support for live streaming and video chats to Messenger games

Last November, Facebook launched Instant Games, a new platform for gaming with friends inside the Messenger chat app. Today, the company is announcing a couple of notable new features for this gaming platform, including support for live streaming via Facebook Live and video chatting with fellow gamers. The idea with Instant Games is to boost people’s time spent in Messenger ...

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‘Refugee quotas are nonsense’: Poland, Hungary & Czech Republic ready to fight Brussels in court

Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic have defended their sovereign “right” to reject EU-imposed refugee quotas after the European Commission referred the “breach of their legal obligations” to the European Court of Justice. The EU introduced migrant quotas in September 2015. It was conceived as a temporary emergency scheme to relocate some 160,000 refugees across the bloc’s 28 member-states, in ...

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House committee grills FBI director: Did Trump–Russia dossier back a FISA warrant?

FBI Director Christopher Wray has declined to tell the House Judiciary Committee if he was prohibited from sharing documents that would show whether the notorious Steele dossier was used to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. Wray was appearing before the the House Judiciary Committee Thursday, after President Donald Trump’s recent tweet that the FBI’s reputation ...

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Apple issues fix for HomeKit vulnerability impacting smart locks and other devices

Apple says it has issued a fix for an iOS security flaw that left key connected home hardware open to unauthorized third-party access. The bug, which was initially spotted by 9to5Mac, reportedly made it possible for an outside party to access things like smart locks and garage doors. The company has since confirmed with TechCrunch the existence of the bug. ...

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Russian ambulance emerges in Stockholm still reeling from ‘submarine incursion’

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 00:21 Edited time: 8 Dec, 2017 00:22 A Russian ambulance that ‘mysteriously’ emerged in the center of Stockholm prompted quite a buzz on social media. The unexpected ‘incursion’ seemed especially captivating in the wake of the futile search for a ‘Russian sub’ off the coast of the Swedish capital. The photo of a medical vehicle ...

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‘Armageddon in the making’: Sea creatures plagued by human plastic pollution (DISTURBING VIDEOS)

Plastic pollution continues to plague the globe, painting a grim picture for the future of the world’s oceans and innocent sea creatures that become entangled in the often deadly debris. Coinciding with this week’s UN Environmental summit in Nairobi, where the ongoing issue was described as “Armageddon in the making,” RT takes a look at some of the most moving ...

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