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Iraq’s first post-ISIS election: Nation votes as US closely watches pro-Iran candidates

Iraqi people are heading to polls in the first parliamentary election since the defeat of Islamic State in the country. The US is closely watching the election, as at least two key candidates have expressed support for Iran. Roughly 24.5 million voters in the war-scarred country will choose among candidates for 329 parliamentary seats this Saturday, with almost 7,000 people ...

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Brigitte Macron v anti-wrinkle cream? First Lady’s image reportedly used to promote anti-aging cream

French First Lady Brigitte Macron is said to have come face to face with a promotional campaign using her image to advertise a ‘revolutionary’ anti-wrinkle cream, according to Le Parisien. Mrs Macron reportedly ordered lawyers to launch an investigation into the case after the unauthorized use of her photo to advertise a ‘revolutionary’ anti-wrinkle cream, according to Le Parisien. The ...

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The first 3D camera built on Google VR180 tech arrives

Timed with the release of the Mirage Solo headset, Lenovo is also releasing the first camera based on Google’s 180 tech. The Lenovo Mirage Camera, which seems to be geared heavily toward YouTube creators, packs a pair of fisheye 13MP lenses positioned about eyes-distance apart, allowing for high-quality 3D vision that’s perfect for VR viewing. At $ 299, the camera ...

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Military plane crashes in Savannah, Georgia, first responders on scene (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

A Lockheed C-130 Hercules military plane has crashed on the outskirts of Savannah, Georgia. Photos shared on social media show a black column of smoke billowing from the wreckage. Emergency responders are at the scene near Gulfstream Road and Highway 21 in Port Wentworth. Eyewitnesses told local news station WTOC that they saw the crash. The Savannah Professional Firefighters Association ...

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Media meltdown as Russia’s first floating nuclear power goes on fueling trip (PHOTOS)

The first voyage of Russia’s floating power plant has sent media into an atomic frenzy, with the vessel getting branded as the ‘nuclear Titanic’ and a ‘floating Chernobyl’ even before it got its nuclear fuel loaded. The ‘Akademik Lomonosov’ vessel, the first Russian floating nuclear power plant (FNPP), has embarked on its first voyage from St. Petersburg to Murmansk on ...

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First fire of 2018: US Air Force tests Minuteman III ICBM in California (VIDEO)

The US Air Force has launched the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in California. The test became the first one this year and was aimed at checking the readiness, effectiveness, and accuracy of the system. The launch of the unarmed missile took place at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:26am local time on Wednesday and was successful, according to ...

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Seattle’s new venture firm, Flying Fish, holds a first close on its targeted $80 million fund

The founding partners of the new Seattle-based venture firm Flying Fish met as angel investors deploying capital in the talent-heavy, cash-light region around Amazon and Microsoft’s corporate headquarters. “We’ve underperformed relative to the talent pool,” is how Heather Redman, one of the firm’s three founding partners, describes the region. Well, now Flying Fish has held a first close of $ 23 ...

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Seattle’s new venture firm, Flying Fish, holds a first close on its targeted $80 million fund

The founding partners of the new Seattle-based venture firm Flying Fish  met as angel investors deploying capital in the talent-heavy, cash-light region around Amazon and Microsoft’s corporate headquarters. “We’ve underperformed relative to the talent pool,” is how Heather Redman, one of the firm’s three founding partners describes the region. Well, now Flying Fish has held a first close of $ ...

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Top of the world: First ever all-woman Euro-Arabian ski team reaches North Pole

An all-female group from Europe and the Middle East are top of the world today after completing the grueling seven-day cross-country ski to reach the North Pole. Seven women from Cyprus, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar became the first people from their countries to traverse the 82km (51 miles) distance to reach the northernmost part of the world. The expedition project ...

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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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