Daily Archives: May 9, 2018

Singapore most likely spot of Trump-Kim summit – US officials

The south Asian city-state of Singapore is slated to become the venue of the highly anticipated meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US media report. The summit is reportedly set for June. Multiple US media outlets, citing officials, reported on Wednesday that the US and North Korea have settled on Singapore as the location ...

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Blasts heard in Damascus amid massive Israeli missile strikes (VIDEO)

Published time: 10 May, 2018 01:10 Edited time: 10 May, 2018 01:30 Explosions are being heard in the Syrian capital of Damascus amid what appears to be a massive ongoing series of airstrikes launched by Israel. Syrian state news reports local air defense systems are taking down incoming missiles. Footage posted by Syrian state outlet SANA, as well as locals ...

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Steam-driven blasts at Hawaii volcano could shower island with huge rocks – USGS

There is a risk of powerful explosions at Kilauea volcano, that may shower the area with giant boulders, toxic fumes and ash, the USGS warned. The ongoing eruption has already forced hundreds of residents out of their homes. With lava continuing to pour from the Kilauea crater, there is a growing chance that its level will go below that of ...

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Immortal Regiment marches across the globe – from Germany to Thailand (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Thousands of people took to the street across the globe on Victory Day to commemorate the heroes who defeated Nazis in WWII, with Immortal Regiment events staged in Germany, Canada, Thailand and many other countries. The Immortal Regiment march has set an all-time record in Russia, as more than 10 million participants across the nation participated. But the tradition, which ...

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Google used improv rules to deal with a farting Assistant

Listen, it’s late on day two of Google I/O and we’re all getting a bit punchy here. During a late-afternoon panel on design and Assistant, Google Principal Designer Ryan Germick explained that the company used improv skills to figure out how to build out the AI’s personality — and answer some of life’s more difficult questions. One question Assistant gets ...

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Israeli missiles destroyed Syrian radar site – state media

Some of the missiles Israel launched into Syrian territory have broken through the air defenses deployed by Damascus and hit a radar site, state media outlet SANA said, citing a military source. The missile barrage, reportedly launched by Israeli warplanes from outside Syrian territory, took place late Wednesday evening into early Thursday morning and targeted areas in the Quneitra province ...

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‘Red Alert’: Democrats file bid to restore net neutrality rule

Senate Democrats have filed a petition to restore the recently repealed 2015 net neutrality rule. The campaign is supported by Reddit, Imgur, Vimeo, Mozilla, Tumblr, Tinder and PornHub, among others. Fifty senators signed the petition to reverse the repeal of net neutrality, including all 48 Democrats, one independent, and one Republican. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted along party lines ...

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Microsoft’s Snip Insights puts A.I. technology into a screenshot-taking tool

A team of Microsoft interns have thought up a new way to put A.I. technology to work – in a screenshot snipping tool. Microsoft today is launching their project, Snip Insights, a Windows desktop app that lets you retrieve intelligent insights – or even turn a scan of a textbook or report into an editable document – when you take ...

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Saudi women hit out at costs pricing them from historic chance to drive

Saudi women are up in arms over the cost of driving lessons – a financial hurdle that many believe could stop females from taking to the roads for the first time ever when historic legislation passes. Women were banned from the roads in Saudi Arabia up until September last year, when a royal decree declared that females would legally be ...

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Americans freed by North Korea land in Alaska

The three American citizens released by the North Korean government have touched down in Alaska, accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who negotiated their release. “We would like to express our deep appreciation to the US government, President Trump, Secretary Pompeo, and the people of the United States for bringing us home,” the trio said in a statement released ...

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