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Pope Francis Urges Christians to Save Planet from 'Debris, Desolation and Fiflth'

Repeating his call from his June 2015 ecological encyclical Laudato Si', Francis opens the letter stating: "Global warming continues, due in part to human activity: 2015 was the warmest year on record, and 2016 will likely be warmer still".

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South Florida braces for heavy rains from tropical wave

Currently, maximum sustained winds from Gaston have decreased from 75 miles per hour earlier on Thursday to approximately 70 miles per hour, with higher gusts being reported. Conditions could become more favorable for cyclonic development when the system reaches the eastern Gulf of Mexico early next week. That system is not expected to develop before hitting the Texas coast over the weekend, but could produce heavy rainfall along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to southeastern Texas during the ...

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Police arrest boy over attempted bomb attack on Medan church

The teenager reportedly left the bench and ran toward the priest at the altar, but a bomb in his backpack only burned without exploding. "The pastor managed to escape as the congregation managed to restrain (the attacker)", Ginting said, adding that none of the congregation members were hurt.

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SpaceX's Dragon scuttles back to Earth with space-mice and science onboard

Rubins and Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi used the big robot arm to release the capsule. The SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft which contained important data on studies of different events in space , dipped into the Pacific Ocean, the southwest of Baja California, on Friday.

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Stranger Things season 2 will capture the 'magic' of Indiana Jones

Appropriately, then, one studio has seen fit to pay tribute to Stranger Things via the one old-school genre capable of conveying the show's mysterious story and broad cast of characters; the point-and-click adventure. "But hopefully we get there". Supernatural drama Stranger Things has received critical praise and a lot of buzz since it premiered on Netflix on July 15, and it's definitely high on the list of shows subscribers are watching.

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Galaxy Note 7 catches fire while charging

With the latest Galaxy phablet, Samsung aims to regain its prowess in the high-end smartphone market in China. The user wrote, "My boyfriend's Galaxy Note 7 exploded while charging overnight". It is possible the additional cost for the Note 7 replacement is due to the complexities of replacing the dual-curved design - while keeping the water and dust proof seals intact.

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Your phone may never get Android 7.0, but does it really matter?

Earlier this month, the company made good on its promise and pulled the Android N update, now known as Android 7.0 Nougat , out of beta. Unfortunately, just like other Android software updates, Nougat will be available on your device depending on your manufacturer.

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South China Sea dispute: China hopes for early talks with Philippines

A total of 712 of the drug suspects were killed in police operations while the remaining majority of deaths at 1067 were caused by vigilante groups according to National Police Chief Ronald De la Rosa at a Senate Committee hearing. Even as the body count of dead bodies increased each day, Duterte derided the United Nations as "inutile" (useless), could not end wars and maintain peace among its members, and had not done any good for the Philippines .

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Sessions: Clinton Foundation 'should be fully investigated'

The State Department said that's not true. After struggling to find a consistent message and consolidate party support, Donald Trump is honing his attack on Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton and the foundation bearing her family's name in hopes of making it a rallying cry for fellow Republicans.

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FBI probing possible Russian hack of US newsrooms

USA security officials believe Russian intelligence hackers targeted reporters as part of a broader scheme of cyber attacks on Democratic Party organizations. In a July 26 article, the New York Times cited federal officials as saying that American intelligence agencies have told the White House they have "high confidence" that Russian Federation was behind the hack of the DNC's computers, which resulted in the emails being leaked.

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Xbox Clarifies How the Xbox Exclusives will Work

It's pretty clear that Microsoft believes in Xbox Scorpio, Xbox One's new more powerful Xbox console, announced at the end of company's E3 conference last June. The situation is even more strongly in favor of Sony when we look closer to both consoles' reception outside of the United States. We also dramatically reduced the size of the device and removed the bulky external power supply.

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Rahul Gandhi recounts his 'short-lived musical career'

The Mumbaikar today is not safe. Lashing out at the Congress, AAP leader Kumar Vishwas alleged that the party is "shamelessly" propagating the statement of Rajiv Gandhi that "when a big tree falls, the ground shakes" and it would be the "last nail in its coffin".

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Chen Long wins gold; Axelsen rallies vs. Lin Dan, wins bronze

Viktor Axelsen of Denmark clinched the bronze by defeating Lin Dan 15-21, 21-10, 21-17. Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan held firm in a furious men's doubles badminton final on Friday (Aug 19) to win the title for China after their Malaysian opponents froze twice when within reach of grabbing their nation's first ever Olympic gold medal.

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Marquez Slices to Dramatic Brno GP Pole

The second row comprises Spaniards Aleix Espargaro on a Suzuki and Hector Barbera on a Ducati alongside Italian legend Rossi on a Yamaha. I tried to make a lap, but I was caught in the confusion, and unfortunately, I have to fight with [Pol] Espargaro, with Marquez, and I wasn't able to improve.

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A dormant white dwarf violently exploded out of its slumber

After going back and looking at the data, they spotted the nova and have now published the paper in the journal Nature . Nova Centauri 2009 just so happened to be located in that particular patch of sky, and the explosion inspired the scientists to look back at images they had captured earlier in order to put together a timeline.

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Volkswagon bug: 100M vehicles vulnerable to door unlocking hack

To get into the vehicles - the team estimate the "mast majority of the 100m cars sold between 2002 and 2016 are affected - they recovered cryptographic algorithms from electronic control units". Cars built on the MQB platform, including the current VW Golf and Audi A3, do not have this remote key flaw. And while they won't reveal their exact methods the scientists have warned that four shared keys cover almost 100m vehicles, meaning a hacker who managed to root out even one of the codes ...

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Twilio Announced its First Financial Results as a Public Company, Beating Expectations

The company reported a net loss of $10.9 million, or 45 cents a share, on revenue of $64.5 million, up 70 percent from a year ago. Non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.08 based on 72.8 million non-GAAP weighted average shares outstanding in the second quarter of 2016, compared with non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.11 based on 68.3 million non-GAAP weighted average shares outstanding in the second quarter of 2015.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 finally launched in India at Rs 59900

There are also rumours of a 4K display and a better camera , possibly with a dual lens approach. The Rs 13,990 device runs on Android 4.4 and comes with 1.5GB RAM. The phablet , which was launched in the United States last week, will come bundled with Gear VR headset priced at Rs 1,990. The power saving menu itself looks identical to the one found on the Galaxy S7.

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Alabama relents: Maurice Smith receives release to Georgia

Smith has been seeking a transfer to SEC school Georgia , a move Alabama has blocked since he first requested to June. The SEC does not provide waivers of SEC rules absent circumstances that demonstrate a clear reason for granting an exception to those rules.

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Padres Under MLB Review for Exchanging Medical Information at Trade Deadline

San Diego Padres executive chairman and co-owner Ron Fowler has made headlines this season for being critical of out-going players. The examination of the Padres' moves has led to a larger conversation about establishing clear and written protocol for what medical information Major League Baseball teams must disclose as they prepare trades.

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Rangers activate OF Choo from 15-day disabled list

Baltimore fell to 39-17 at home despite getting Trumbo's major league leading 31st home run. Though the game was not without peril, the Rangers would never trail as they eventually finished the evening with a 5-3 victory over Baltimore as they salvaged a win in the series.

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Microsoft to show full screen ads all of July, recommending Windows 10

Windows 10 is in the news again as the end of the free upgrade approaches. Windows 7.1 and Windows 8.1 users who see the new prompt will be given the choice to either upgrade their computer immediately, remind later, notify three more times, or never be asked again.

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Google enhances its presence in education

Google takes more steps towards Education by shifting power to the teachers, through improved quizzes and other apps. The Expeditions app consists of many VR trips to exotic locations like the Great Barrier Reef and Machu Picchu. This week's news is part of a wider rollout of Google's education initiatives, which also include introducing Google Cast for Education, and hosting quizzes on Google Forms .

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Microsoft to pay woman $10000 over Windows 10 update

Though Microsoft says that it offers users the ability to opt out, many users have reported that Windows 10 has been installed on their computer without their consent. Microsoft dropped the appeal last month and awarded her with $10k. We have been hearing reports of PCs upgrading themselves to Windows 10 without the owner's knowledge for a while now and for businesses in particular, this can be a big problem.

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Google launches new education tools

Finally, Google has collaborated with EdTechTeacher to create a collection of creative apps on Chromebooks. According to Google , since then, over a million students from 11 countries have gone on virtual expeditions via the program.

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Google in the classrooms

Thanks to Google Expeditions, which is an integrated part of the Google for Education tool, a classroom can visit historical landmarks or famous museums all from the comfort of their classroom. Instead of physically connecting to projectors with adapters, students and teachers will be able to cast wirelessly and effortlessly. Using Quizzes in Google Forms , teachers can integrate quizzes into the forms that appear on student devices.

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Google launches new education tools

Finally, Google has collaborated with EdTechTeacher to create a collection of creative apps on Chromebooks. According to Google , since then, over a million students from 11 countries have gone on virtual expeditions via the program.

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Educational Tools from Google

With this initiative, teachers will not have to pass through the time-consuming sign-up process for the Expeditions Pioneer Program in order to get access to the app. google .com/cardboard/) or use an Android tablet or phone in 2D "magic window" mode. It's rolling out Google Cast for Education in beta after hearing from teachers that projectors are a key part of their classrooms but remain disconnected from their lesson plans.

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Google Takes More Steps Towards Education

Google has launched new tools that will further enhance its presence in the classroom. Google has also announced that Google Forms will be expanded to integrate quizzes directly into it. It is often very cumbersome for the students to connect their devices to the projectors during presentations and other related activities. with the cast app, both students and teachers will be able to share their screen wirelessly from anywhere in the classroom.

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'Electric wind' blamed for lack of water on Venus

Earth and Venus are remarkably similar, but our sister planet is missing one key element: water. Venus , sometimes known as Earth's twin planet, is an extremely volatile place filled with acidic clouds, a runaway greenhouse effect, and a boiling surface hot enough to melt lead.