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Space mining will produce world’s first trillionaire

The next trillion-dollar industry will be in the mining sector, and the world’s first trillionaire will make his/her fortune by mining in outer space, Goldman Sachs claims. The prediction is echoed by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who says: “The first trillionaire there will ever be is the person who exploits the natural resources on asteroids.” “There’s this vast universe of ...

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In historic first, Senator brings newborn baby into hallowed chamber, inspires vote

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) made history on Thursday when she became the first member to bring her newborn baby onto the floor of the US Senate. Duckworth is the first sitting senator to give birth in office. The Illinois lawmaker tweeted a picture of baby Maile’s outfit ahead of the pair’s arrival at Capitol Hill. Duckworth was there to vote ...

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Beijing holds live-fire drills in Taiwan Strait for first time in 2yrs amid tensions with Taipei

Beijing has launched military drills in the Taiwan Strait, “the first of their kind since 2016,” which it says are aimed at protecting China’s sovereignty. Taiwan has slammed the move as “saber-rattling” and “intimidation.” The drills, which will last until midnight on Wednesday, aim to “safeguard China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,”according to the director of Beijing’s Taiwan Affairs Office, Liu ...

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

Published time: 17 Apr, 2018 23:49 Edited time: 17 Apr, 2018 23:57 Barbara Pierce Bush, wife of one US president and the mother of another, has passed away at the age of 92, according to a statement from her family. Barbara and her future husband George Herbert Walker Bush met in 1941 and married in 1945. They were married for ...

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‘Military-style training’ ban: Durham becomes ‘first US city’ to halt police exchanges with Israel

Published time: 17 Apr, 2018 12:22 Edited time: 17 Apr, 2018 12:58 Durham City Council, North Carolina, has voted to abolish international exchanges with Israel, under which officers receive “military-style training.” The council wants to prevent the “militarization” of law enforcement. Late on Monday, after a heated debate in the city council, the members voted 6 to 0 in what ...

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‘Do not publish’: CBS News mistakenly reports death of Former First Lady Barbara Bush (PHOTO)

US television channel CBS appear to have wrongly reported the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush, who is in fact still alive but gravely ill. The blunder occurred on Sunday following reports that the health of Mrs Bush, wife of former US President George H W Bush, is failing. It’s understood she has declined further medical care. Bush served ...

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First images of US-led strikes on Damascus emerge (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Published time: 14 Apr, 2018 01:37 Edited time: 14 Apr, 2018 01:59 The first videos and photos have emerged on social media showing what appear to be the strikes by the US, the UK and French militaries in the Syrian capital. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT World News

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World’s first 3D-printed house unveiled in France

The world’s first 3D-printed house has been unveiled in the French city of Nantes. The first tenants of the groundbreaking public housing property are scheduled to move in by June. Researchers at the University of Nantes are responsible for the project, which was built using a robot 3D printer, known as ‘BatiPrint3D,’ in just 18 days before its hollow walls ...

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'Post-fact mindset in US: First punishment & then search for evidence to rationalize war-mongering'

In promising a new attack on Syria, Donald Trump is stealing a page from George W Bush, who said he wasn’t into nation-building but then went full force into Iraq, said Kaveh Afrasiabi, ex-adviser to Iran’s nuclear negotiators. Russia’s envoy to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, called the alleged chemical attack in Syria’s Douma “fake news” and “staged” during  an emergency ...

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4,000 photos, 4 social networks, 1 family: #Romanovs100 kicks off with first stories

Thousands of rare photos from the Romanovs’ private archives are hitting the web, starting April 8, in a hundred-day-long project dedicated to the lives of Russia’s last reigning royal family. Nicholas II was a real photo buff and his wife and five children followed suit: they used different cameras, including the legendary Kodak Brownie, to take photos of their daily ...

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