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Sci-tech Scientists find 38 million pieces of trash on Pacific island
Author: 0 Scientists find 38 million pieces of trash on Pacific island

The research, conducted by Jennifer Lavers from Australia's University of Tasmania and Alexander Bond from Britain's Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, found up to 670 items of plastic per square metre on and just under the surface on the island's beaches.

Author: 0 Moon, Abe agree to co-operate on North Korea

He also recently called on South Korea to pay one billion dollars for the USA missile defense system now being deployed to the Korean peninsula. On North Korea, his desire for engagement is at odds with the Trump administration's openness to use force against Kim's regime, which hasn't shown any intention to stop conducting nuclear and ballistic missile tests.

Sci-tech Face crushed with auto after rape and murder
Author: 0 Face crushed with auto after rape and murder

Doctors said that the woman was first drugged and then gangraped for hours. They told the police that prime accused was their neighbour, who had visited their home only a few days ago. In Kolkata, a 75-year-old woman was reportedly raped in her home by a neighbor late on Friday night. The girl was repeatedly raped by her stepfather and is due to give birth in four months, police in the northern town of Rohtak told the BBC .

Author: 0 Macron to name PM on first day as French President

He worked as public affairs director for the state nuclear group Areva between 2007 and 2010. "For years, France has been trying to consolidate its strengths; with this appointment, Macron is gathering strength from the right and the left", Bruno Bonnell, an entrepreneur and now a candidate in the June election for Macron's Republique en Marche party, said in a Bloomberg TV interview.

Sci-tech White House: Cyberattack has not affected US government
Author: 0 White House: Cyberattack has not affected US government

He poured fuel on a long-running debate over how government intelligence services should balance their desire to keep software flaws secret - in order to conduct espionage and cyberwarfare - against sharing those flaws with technology companies to better secure the internet.

Author: 0 Ransomware attack should be a 'wake-up call' for governments

Security firms have suggested that users immediately disconnect the infected device from the local network to contain the spread of infection. - Who has been affected? Europol says ransomware attack has hit more than 100,000 organizations in 150 countries.

Sci-tech Sensex, Nifty leap to new record highs on funds inflow
Author: 0 Sensex, Nifty leap to new record highs on funds inflow

The NSE Nifty fell by 21.50 points or 0.23 per cent to close at 9,400.90 points, and the BSE Sensex closed at 30,188.15 points - down 62.83 points or 0.21 per cent. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd rose 1.7%, Infosys Ltd rose 0.8%, Wipro Ltd rose 0.6%. The data on annual rate of inflation was calculated on a revised base year of 2011-12.

Author: 0 May's Conservatives hold 18 point poll lead

The plans will also include the requirement to publish information on the pay gap at different grades of staff and age. "The fact that different ethnic groups are being paid less for doing the same jobs is an injustice which can not be allowed in twenty-first century Britain", she said.

Sci-tech Ebola outbreak reported in Democratic Republic of Congo
Author: 0 Ebola outbreak reported in Democratic Republic of Congo

Health officials are also trying to trace 125 people thought to be linked to the cases. Three people have died so far in the 19 suspected and confirmed cases, WHO Congo spokesman Eugene Kabambi said . Nigeria was declared free of Ebola virus by the World Health Organization in October 2014 and the country praised for its handling of the disease which caused about 4,500 deaths across West Africa.

Author: 0 Microsoft making mobile connection with Windows update

The fall Windows 10 update will include features for playing games and watching video in the realm of "mixed reality", the melding of the artificial with things that are actually happening around us. Not only that but it was an Android device too - so this will work across platforms. The Fall Updates includes Fluent Design System for building user interfaces across devices.

Author: 0 SpaceX launches government spy satellite, lands rocket stage

The successful liftoff was from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. We don't know much about what was in the part of the rocket that continued to space, except that it's for the National Reconnaissance Office . The 23-story-tall Falcon 9 rocket took off at 7:15 a.m. ET from a launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Fla. The tracking cameras on the ground and on the side of the returning rocket provided dramatic live video footage as the Falcon 9 descended through clouds.

Author: 0 Someone 3D printed an iPhone 8

But Apple is still America's most valuable company, and its market cap on Tuesday hit $776.59 billion. The dip in iPhone sales was offset by services , including Apple Pay, iCloud and the App store , which recorded an 18% increase in sales to $7bn.

Author: 0 Where the global cyberattack has hit hardest

Once inside the targeted network, so-called ransomware made use of recently revealed spy tools to silently infect other out-of-date machines without any human intervention. Message to users: "Oops" Britain's National Cyber Security Centre and its National Crime Agency were looking into the United Kingdom incidents, which disrupted care at National Health Service facilities, forcing ambulances to divert and hospitals to postpone operations.

Sci-tech Snap lost $2.2 billion last quarter
Author: 0 Snap lost $2.2 billion last quarter

The vague response did little to ease Snap's nosediving stock. It tries to make money by selling advertising space targeting its main user base, 18- to 34-year-olds, while Snap's main competitors, Facebook and Google, have a much broader range of users, and thus attract many advertisers.

Author: 0 USA signs global declaration on climate change despite Trump's past statements

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Arctic nations have renewed calls for the world to address climate warming, but U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States will not rush to make a decision on its policies. Tillerson sought to reassure the global Arctic community, saying "we're not going to rush" to make a decision, but that the American government would make "the right decision for the United States".

Sci-tech SpaceX tested Falcon Heavy rocket's center core last week
Author: 0 SpaceX tested Falcon Heavy rocket's center core last week

SpaceX tweeted the footage of the first test fire of a Falcon Heavy centre core that was conducted at the McGregor facility in Texas last week. The photo was released on December 28, 2016. SpaceX claims that is twice the amount of its closest competitor, the Delta IV Heavy . It was established by Tesla CEO Elon Musk with a goal of minimizing space transport costs and eventually, the colonization of Mars.

Author: 0 Patient records 'not compromised' in NHS cyber attack, says PM

Dr Anne Rainsberry, NHS Incident Director, said: "We'd like to reassure patients that if they need the NHS and it's an emergency that they should visit A&E or access emergency services in the same way as they normally would and staff will ensure they get the care they need".

Sci-tech Android O is supposed to make Android updates arrive faster
Author: 0 Android O is supposed to make Android updates arrive faster

Previously, these companies would have to provide updated software with each new Android OS framework, but Project Treble will change that by letting device makers update the core Android OS without touching the lower-level software, cutting out a piece of their current update process.

Author: 0 North Korea calls US-South Korea plot a 'declaration of war'

China contends the system's radar ranges into its territory and threatens its security. Han also said that North Korea will find all the "terrorist maniacs" and won't spare them. "After Pyongyang's the fourth and fifth nuclear test, South Korea finally moved away from engagement". Moon supports engagement, but this strategy could directly undermine USA efforts to maximize pressure on Pyongyang.