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‘Worst case scenario’: Underwater magma chamber ‘could kill 100 million people’

A magma reservoir potentially hidden behind an underwater volcanic crater could have civilization-ending results if it ever erupts, according to Japanese scientists. Experts from the Kobe University Ocean Bottom Exploration Center (KOBEC) have confirmed that a giant caldera or large crater exists in the Japanese Archipelago. The crater, measuring 32 cubic kilometers, is said to be the largest of its ...

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No bull! US woman has 14 worms pulled from eye in 1st known case of infection

A 26-year-old Oregon woman has earned a place in the medical books as first person in the world to have had an eye infestation by a miniscule worm species previously found only in cattle. It sounds like something out of a horror movie. As many as 14 translucent parasitic worms of the species Thelazia gulosa, all less than half an ...

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Waymo gets to the heart of its case

Attorneys for Waymo, Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle spinout, are nearing the end of their plaintiffs presentation against Uber in a trial that is likely to have broad ramifications for the common Valley practice of acqui-hiring talent. The case hinges on whether the jury believes Uber’s assertion that the technology used in its autonomous car project was developed and acquired independently, in ...

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Paris attacker’s defense team fails to have case dismissed on linguistic technicality

The defense team for Salah Abdeslam, the last major suspect in the Paris terrorist attacks in which 130 people were killed in November 2015, has tried and failed to have his Belgian trial thrown out on a linguistic technicality. Salah Abdeslam, 28, a Belgian-born Frenchman of Moroccan descent, is accused of trying to kill police during a shootout in Brussels. ...

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Chloe Ayling kidnapping case: Court hears plan to sell glamor model for £250,000

Glamor model Chloe Ayling was kidnapped in a plot to get £250,000 ($ 347,000) in ransom cash, a court in Italy has been told. The UK mum was tied up, shoved into the back of a car, and held captive after flying to Milan for what she believed would be a luxury photoshoot, it is claimed. The trial of Lukasz ...

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US ready to use nukes in case of conventional attack – Nuclear Posture Review

The US is more likely to use nuclear weapons, according to the new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) just released by the administration of President Donald Trump. Washington’s new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) recommends a hawkish approach to cooperation with Russia over nuclear proliferation, and further calls for the US to tackle “an unprecedented range and mix of threats” posed by ...

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Israelis sue Kiwis over Lorde’s cancelled Tel Aviv gig in 1st case under anti-boycott law

A Jewish rights group said it was taking to court two New Zealanders who urged their compatriot, pop singer Lorde, to call off her Israeli concerts. The lawsuit is said to test Israel’s controversial anti-boycott law. Two New Zealand citizens face legal action in Israel after Shurat HaDin, a Tel Aviv-based group protecting Jewish rights worldwide, filed a lawsuit against ...

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$6mn cryptocurrency ‘Ponzi scheme’ leads to federal fraud case

Regulators accuse a Nevada-based cryptocurrency company of misappropriating over $ 6 million from customers and funneling the money through their family members’ accounts to purchase luxury items. On Wednesday, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced it had filed a lawsuit against My Big Coin Inc (MBC) founder Randall Crater and Mark Gillespie, who allegedly solicited customers on the ...

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Girl, 7, groomed online by ROBOT in shock case police can do nothing about

A UK schoolgirl was being “groomed” online by a robot in one of the first cases of its kind to be flagged to police in Britain. Her angry mother says she was “sickened” by messages sent to her seven-year-old. Amy Hollands from Gravesend in Kent found the messages on her daughter Gracie Holland’s iPad. Suggestive messages like “I dare you ...

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Vegas shooter possessed child porn, new ‘person of interest’ discovered in case

A new person of interest has been identified in the case of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, but authorities insist he acted alone in the massacre. On Friday, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) released an 81-page preliminary investigative report on Paddock that reveals a new person of interest in the case. However, investigations are ...

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