• United States official downplays effect of Gulf rift on extremist fight
United States official downplays effect of Gulf rift on extremist fight

The recent ban on Qatar has wreaked havoc on airlines as Doha-based Qatar Airways have suspended flights to Saudi Arabia, where the airline provides travel to nine cities. Reports last week suggested that the report may never be published because of the sensitivity of its findings regarding Saudi Arabia, though the Home Office said a decision on it...

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  • India hopes new rocket can carry humans into space
India hopes new rocket can carry humans into space

Tomorrow's launch of the first developmental flight of the rocket is a "great milestone" as ISRO is nearly doubling the capacity to launch satellite from 2.2-2.3 tons to 3.5-4 tons, former ISRO Chairman K. It also carries a Geostationary Radiation Spectrometer (GRASP) payload to monitor and study the nature of charged particles and the influe...

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  • Police to name London Bridge attackers
Police to name London Bridge attackers

Earlier, Holly Jones told reporters she saw a man driving a white van veer onto the pavement at speed. He started running towards me, and then he decided not to. Corbyn has also criticized Conservative cuts to police budgets that saw the number of officers nationwide fall by nearly 20,000 between 2010 and 2016 - years when May, as home secretary,...

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  • Emirates, Etihad, FlyDubai Indefinitely Suspend Flights to Qatar
Emirates, Etihad, FlyDubai Indefinitely Suspend Flights to Qatar

Qatar had participated in the coalition since March 2015. Diplomatic relations between Maldives and Qatar began in 1984. It has spiralled since. Meanwhile the last flight from the Qatari capital to the UAE capital will depart as EY390 at 4.00am (local time) on the same day, it said. Qatar Airways flies to nine cities in Saudi Arabia...

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  • FIFA 'in contact' with Qatar over 2022 World Cup
FIFA 'in contact' with Qatar over 2022 World Cup

Bahrain , the United Arab Emirates , and Egypt followed suit by cutting ties with Doha . Saudi Arabia and key allies on Monday cut ties with Qatar, the world's top seller of liquefied natural gas (LNG), stoking concern over any supply disruptions to neighbouring countries spilling over into global gas markets .

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  • Warriors stomp Cavs in Kerr's return, take 2-0 lead
Warriors stomp Cavs in Kerr's return, take 2-0 lead

James led the Cavaliers in scoring on Sunday night, finishing the game with 29 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds. Curry had 15 points in the quarter, going 10-for-10 at the free throw line. "So we got to be much better too". "That's what they do", James said. He had 38 points, 8 assists and 8 rebounds in Game 1 and put up 35 more points, grabbed...

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  • Amazon Alexa To Beat Siri
Amazon Alexa To Beat Siri

However, Siri's expansion is expected to remain limited to a few tasks. And Android co-founder Andy Rubin has just revealed his new company, Essential, is also working on a home speaker device as well as a flagship smart phone . Home assistants are also part of a larger trend: replacing physical keyboards and touchscreens with voice commands...

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  • North Korea says rejects new sanctions, to continue nuclear program
North Korea says rejects new sanctions, to continue nuclear program

It is one of 10 country visits he's made since Trump was elected - missions that have included nations as diverse as Japan , Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea. "We will be there with you". He did not address the issue directly but the Pentagon generally views climate change as a security threat, especially given its role in famines and mass relocatio...

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  • Business leaders bash Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord
Business leaders bash Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord

Trump announced plans Thursday to withdraw from the Paris Agreement and seek a new deal on climate change, arguing the accord hurt American businesses and was unfair to taxpayers. "Americans will honor and fulfill the Paris Agreement by leading from the bottom up - and there isn't anything Washington can do to stop us", Bloomberg said.

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  • Ancient Lake On Mars Was Stratified, Had Oxygen That Varied Across Depths
Ancient Lake On Mars Was Stratified, Had Oxygen That Varied Across Depths

The scientists gathered and analyzed data from NASA Curiosity rover's science payload. And while the life forms believed to have thrived in the lake that eventually became the Gale crater were likely microbial, the findings offer an interesting look at how the Red Planet may have once had the key ingredients of life, at around the same time E...

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  • Google will now pay upto $2,00000 for finding bug in Android
Google will now pay upto $2,00000 for finding bug in Android

Android is based on the open-source Linux OS which has been used to create the popular Ubuntu operating system. Days after a malware attack called "Judy" hit and affected over 30 million Android phones, Google is stepping up their bounty program.

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  • Two huge black holes are merging into one monster black hole
Two huge black holes are merging into one monster black hole

It is the third time that scientists have detected gravitational waves - ripples in space and time - demonstrating that "a new window in astronomy has been firmly opened". Broadly speaking, there are two ways that binary black hole systems form: They began as an isolated pair of stars (think the dual Tatooine sunset in "Star Wars") that colla...

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  • Clinical India run over hapless Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy
Clinical India run over hapless Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy

The Indian batsmen remained focussed despite the rain breaks with Rohit Sharma (91 off 119), Shikhar Dhawan (68 off 65), Kohli and Yuvraj rising to the occasion in a game reduced to 48-overs-a-side affair. "I thought we all batted really well", he said. Sarfraz Ahmed (15) and Shadab Khan (14) were the only other batsmen to get into double...

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  • Dragon spacecraft sets out on historic return to ISS
Dragon spacecraft sets out on historic return to ISS

After a two-day delay caused by thunderstorms, the unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off carrying a Dragon capsule that made a station delivery almost three years ago. The cargo will arrive at the ISS three days later while the first stage booster will return to Earth for a vertical landing, the fifth on land. Dragon's cargo will support dozens of t...

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  • Minister to attend UN Ocean conference
Minister to attend UN Ocean conference

IMO says the Ocean Conference (5-9 June) will feature a high-level plenary session, several "partnership dialogues" and many more side events during which all aspects of SDG 14and its sub-targets will be analysed and discussed. The Secretary-General of The Ocean Conference, Wu Hongbo, who is also the UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Soci...

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  • IBM reveals road map to 5nm processor
IBM reveals road map to 5nm processor

How small? At 5nm, the group says it can squeeze 30 billion transistors into a chip the size of a fingernail - not bad when the 7nm chip held 20 billion transistors a couple of years ago, Engadget said. The nanosheet transistor sends electrons through four gates, whereas the current-generation FinFET transistor design that sends electrons throu...

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  • SpaceX launches 1st recycled cargo ship
SpaceX launches 1st recycled cargo ship

SpaceX successfully launched its first recycled supply ship on Saturday afternoon, bound for the International Space Station. This is key to its aim of making launching a lucrative and profitable business, and also to it achieving its goal of flying missions, including crewed operations, to Mars .

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  • Warriors' Mike Brown expected to coach Game 2
Warriors' Mike Brown expected to coach Game 2

Once one of the league's most dominating players, the 6-foot-11 center endured a disappointing debut season with the Hawks and looked totally out of place by the playoffs. "I'm just trying to be the best me I can be", Durant said. Just go play. And it worked splendidly for the two-time reigning MVP and Kevin Durant in their first Finals togethe...

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  • Steve Kerr's fighting spirit inspires Warriors to Game 2 triumph
Steve Kerr's fighting spirit inspires Warriors to Game 2 triumph

The Warriors , who welcomed back coach Steve Kerr after he missed 11 games with health issues following a back surgery, stretched their playoff win streak to an NBA-record 14 games by dominating the defending champion Cavaliers in the second half.

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  • Game 2: Warriors 132, Cavaliers 113 (final)
Game 2: Warriors 132, Cavaliers 113 (final)

We're hungry". Nice try with the paste-on beard, Steph, but it only makes you look younger. Warriors 2017 NBA Finals on ABC7 Kerr said he decided Sunday morning that he is able to return to coaching for the first time since Game 2 of the first round of the playoffs against Portland.

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