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Chopper smashes into building during takeoff chaos in Siberia (VIDEO)

A CCTV video has captured the terrifying moment a helicopter’s rotor blades smashed into a building during an attempted take-off in the Tyumen region of Siberia in Russia. In the footage, the Mi-8T helicopter is seen moving forward – but not taking off – and cutting into a building with its propeller. The crash saw the chopper’s rotor blades completely ...

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App Maker, Google’s low-code tool for building business apps, comes out of beta

It’s been a year and a half since Google announced App Maker, its online tool for quickly building and deploying business apps on the web. The company has mostly remained quiet about App Maker ever since and kept it in a private preview mode, but today, it announced that the service is now generally available and open to all developers ...

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Fearless raccoon scales 25-storey building in Minnesota, capturing hearts & Twitter handles

While people all over the world were watching history unfold at the US-North Korea summit in Singapore this week, Minnesotans were glued to an entirely different kind of summit drama. An adventurous female raccoon was making a name for herself as she scaled the 25-storey UBS Building in St. Paul, earning herself social media fame in the process. The raccoon, ...

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Mongolia open to Russia building gas pipeline through its territory to China

Mongolia is interested in letting Russia build a pipeline to China through their territory, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read more “We generally support the idea. But, of course, as always in such cases, you need to thoroughly work out the feasibility,” Putin said during a trilateral meeting with the heads of the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia ...

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Building bridges: Putin to visit Austria in first foreign trip after re-election

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to visit Austria on Tuesday – a country that traditionally has good relations with Moscow. His trip, however, might have wider implications for a Europe that seems to be at a crossroads. Austria has had constructive and pragmatic –if not friendly– relations with Russia and its predecessor, the Soviet Union, since the establishment of ...

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Google acquires Cask Data to beef up its tools for building and running big data analytics

Google is pushing hard on its efforts to build out a deeper enterprise business around Google Cloud, which continues to trail behind Amazon’s AWS and Microsoft’s Azure when it comes to revenues and usage among organizations. In the latest development, Google has picked up Cask Data, a Palo Alto startup that specializes in building solutions to run big data analytics ...

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Russia considers building world's longest bridge connecting Sakhalin to mainland in Far East

The Russian government is looking at ways of connecting Sakhalin Island in the Far East to the mainland. One of the options is building a railroad bridge on a monumental scale. “Experts, consultants, and designers have considered all options, including the construction of a tunnel, but at the moment, the preference is given to a bridge both economically and from ...

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Vatican ‘denies’ agreement signed with Saudi Arabia includes building churches

News that Saudi Arabia was to allow the construction of its first Christian church following a visit from a top Vatican official recently made headlines, but the claim appears to be overblown or premature. According to the Daily Mail, the Holy See has simply dismissed the story as “false.” RT has contacted the Vatican to request a more detailed clarification. ...

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Guatemalan flag flies over new embassy building in Jerusalem (PHOTO)

Israel’s Prime Minister has welcomed the controversial display of the Guatemalan flag over the country’s diplomatic mission in Jerusalem, which was raised ahead of the official embassy inauguration, scheduled for mid-May. On Tuesday, the new Guatemalan embassy in Jerusalem raised the national flag over the building, which is officially slated to open its doors for business on May 16, just ...

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Apple is reportedly building an insane ’16K’ VR headset

Apple has long been rumored to be working on a pair of augmented reality glasses, but a report today suggests that they’re looking to compete with Google, Microsoft and Facebook in the virtual reality space as well. CNET reports that Apple has its eye set on the 2020 release of a wireless headset that combines AR and VR technologies. The ...

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