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Breaking the sound barrier: How air travel’s supersonic ambition is coming back

Fifteen years after supersonic passenger jet Concorde was grounded for the final time the race to break the sound barrier is gaining renewed momentum. As NASA reveals plans for testing its X-plane, a quiet supersonic aircraft, and commercial airliners aim for a revival of super-fast passenger jet travel, RT looks back at the rise, fall and return of supersonic transport. ...

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Gold breaking out with bigger rally ahead – analyst

The gold rally is expected to continue with prices for the precious metal likely to grow in the near term, predicts publisher of the Bear Traps Report, Larry McDonald. After last week’s surge, the gold market extended gains on Monday to reach its highest level in five weeks before retreating slightly over the last two days. McDonald told CNBC that ...

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‘Breaking point in relations with US’ – Turkish FM

Published time: 13 Mar, 2018 10:40 Turkey is “at breaking point in relations with the US,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. The two major NATO partners have recently been at loggerheads over various issues. “People in Turkey have a very negative attitude towards the US because it doesn’t keep its word [and] constantly lies,” Cavusoglu stated addressing the students ...

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Facebook swings at Twitter with Breaking News label

Facebook’s algorithm is terrible at surfacing breaking news, often showing urgent posts hours or even days later when more facts have since emerged or the story has changed. This has made Twitter the default home for this content, but that position has weakened since Twitter implemented its own relevancy algorithm that brings up old tweets. Facebook isn’t ready to make ...

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Facebook swings at Twitter with Breaking News label

Facebook’s algorithm is terrible at surfacing breaking news, often showing urgent posts hours or even days later when more facts have since emerged or the story has changed. This has made Twitter the default home for this content, but that position has weakened since Twitter implemented its own relevancy algorithm that brings up old tweets. Facebook isn’t ready to make ...

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Facebook is creating a news section in Watch to feature breaking news

Facebook is going to create a new news section in its video streaming platform Facebook Watch to feature breaking news stories. The move, which Campbell Brown, the company’s year-old head of news partnerships, announced onstage at the Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, is part of a broader evolution of Facebook’s news strategy. Facebook launched the Watch platform in August ...

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Breaking point? Turkey demands ‘concrete steps’ from US while Washington wavers

Strained relations between Turkey and the US seem to have reached a critical point. Ankara is seeking clarity from the US, threatening to ‘break’ ties. Washington meanwhile continues to hide behind vague statements. US actions are the reason for the “missing trust” between the two NATO allies, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told journalists on Monday. He went on to ...

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Have Boris Johnson’s Libya friends gone rogue, or is UK complicit in breaking intl rules?

UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson beamed at the cameras as he shook hands with officers from the Libyan Coastguard near Tripoli last summer. He was examining new British-taxpayer-funded boats. Months later, the façade around the newfound friendship has fallen, and the trip to Tripoli looks more like a desperate attempt to disguise diplomatic disasters. On the August 2017 trip, Johnson ...

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‘Breaking news’ about Trump not being a ‘feminist’ triggers fierce mockery

British journalist Piers Morgan, who revealed Donald Trump confessed to him that he is not a feminist, has drawn a barrage of ridicule. Netizens responded to the ‘sensation’ with an almighty ‘no sh*t!’ “No, I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist. I mean, I think that would be, maybe, going too far,” US President Trump said during a soon-to-be-aired interview with ...

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‘Record breaking’ rainbow sparks online search for pictures (VIDEO)

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 22:29 A meteorological expert is seeking to enter the Guinness World Records after filming what he believes to be the longest lasting rainbow on record. The colorful phenomenon, the result of light refraction off water droplets, was filmed for nearly 9 hours in Taipei, Taiwan. A timelapse video shows how the radiant rainbow dimmed and ...

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