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King Tut had a dagger made from metal of 'extraterrestrial origin' - Washington Post

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:06:14 GMT

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King Tut had a dagger made from metal of 'extraterrestrial origin'
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King Tutankhamun, the ancient Egyptian pharaoh, was entombed with a dagger made from metal mined from a meteor, according to a new scientific study. The iron dagger was discovered within Tutankhamun's sarcophagus, whose famous discovery in Luxor ...
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It's official: Prince was the latest high-profile victim of the opioid painkiller epidemic - Vox

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:05:31 GMT


It's official: Prince was the latest high-profile victim of the opioid painkiller epidemic
It's official: Prince died of an overdose from opioid painkillers, becoming the latest high-profile victim of America's opioid epidemic. Prince unexpectedly died at his home in Minnesota on April 21. A law enforcement official on Thursday confirmed to ...
Law Enforcement Official Tells AP Tests Show Prince Died of Opioid OverdoseNBC Chicago

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Gunman in UCLA murder-suicide was victim's former student - USA TODAY

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:46:18 GMT


Gunman in UCLA murder-suicide was victim's former student
The gunman in a murder-suicide at the University of California Los Angeles was a graduate student who apparently nursed long-simmering hostility toward the victim, his former engineering professor, who he believed was stealing his computer code, ...
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Mother's 911 Call After Son Fell Into Endangered Gorilla's Enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo Released - KTLA

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:22:31 GMT


Mother's 911 Call After Son Fell Into Endangered Gorilla's Enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo Released
The mother of a child who fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo last weekend spoke in a steady voice to keep her son calm. But she couldn't contain her fear when the 450-pound Harambe violently pulled the boy away, according to a copy ...
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Obama's solicitor general departs after 5 years - CNN

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:52:45 GMT


Obama's solicitor general departs after 5 years
Washington (CNN) Donald B. Verrilli Jr., the attorney who has defended President Barack Obama's administration in some of the most consequential Supreme Court cases in decades, is stepping down from his post as solicitor general. Obama announced ...
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Germany declares 1915 Armenian killings a "genocide" - CNN

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13:05:10 GMT


Germany declares 1915 Armenian killings a "genocide"
(CNN) The German parliament has passed a symbolic resolution recognizing the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as a "genocide." The resolution was passed with a "striking majority" said President of the German Bundestag Norbert Lammert, ...
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NY attorney general on Trump University: 'This is straight up fraud' - CNN

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:59:14 GMT


NY attorney general on Trump University: 'This is straight up fraud'
(CNN) New York's attorney general, who is leading a lawsuit against Trump University there, made his view of the case clear on Thursday: "It's fraud. This is straight up fraud." Eric Schneiderman laced into presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump ...
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Two officers shot in Fremont; suspected gunman barricaded in home -

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 10:36:47 GMT

Two officers shot in Fremont; suspected gunman barricaded in home
Fremont police are advising the public to stay “out of barricaded areas” and avoid surrounding streets. By Mario Sevilla, KRON, Vince Cestone, KRON and Brittany Brown, KRON Published: June 1, 2016, 2:21 pm Updated: June 2, 2016, 8:28 am.

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Donald Trump's obsession with himself - CNN

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 10:04:47 GMT


Donald Trump's obsession with himself
(CNN) It's all about Donald Trump. From his condemnation of journalists to his racially tinged attacks on a judge presiding over a lawsuit related to Trump University to his feud with New Mexico GOP Gov. Susana Martinez, there's one thing in common ...
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Payday Loans' Debt Spiral to Be Curtailed - New York Times

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 04:02:56 GMT

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Payday Loans' Debt Spiral to Be Curtailed
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Candice Byrd at her home in Bloomington, Ill., on Wednesday. Ms. Byrd took out a $500 payday loan in 2011 that mushroomed into a cycle of loans. Credit Seth Lowe for The New York Times. The payday loan industry, which is vilified for charging ...
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Reus to miss Euro 16 due to injury

31 May 2016 20:02:19 Z

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Today, Joachim Löw, manager of the German national football team, dropped Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus from the UEFA Euro 2016 squad. Marco Reus, who turned 27 years old today, is suffering from a groin injury. He also missed the 2014 FIFA World Cup with an ankle injury.

File photo of Marco Reus.
Image: Michael Kranewitter.

Löw said their medical staff wasn't sure Reus could meet the demands of the forthcoming games. He added, "Marco has serious fitness problems; he can only run in a straight line at the moment."((de))

Löw also did not include other Bundesliga players Karim Bellarabi, Julian Brandt, and Sebastian Rudy from the provisional squad in the final selection. Thanking the four German internationals for their performance in training, he said, "It's not a decision against those four players, but rather one in favour of the other 23."((de))

Germany are due to play their final friendly match before the start of Euro 2016 on June 4 against Hungary. On June 12, Germany will open their account in Euro 2016 when they face Ukraine in Lille, France.



Australian Opposition Leader pledges to save Great Barrier Reef

31 May 2016 01:32:53 Z

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten, speaking in Cairns yesterday, pledged an A$500 million fund towards research and programs to help protect Australia's environmental icon The Great Barrier Reef.

File photo of The Great Barrier Reef.
Image: Jorge Láscar.

Recent surveys indicated coral bleaching has killed more than a third of coral in the Great Barrier Reef's north and central regions. "All of this", said Mr Shorten, "is at risk if serious action is not taken to protect it. The Great Barrier Reef is an environmental treasure Australia holds on trust for the world".

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies performed the surveys. Bleaching is associated with higher-than-average water temperatures resulting from El Niño events, affected by climate change.

ARC said bleaching had affected all but seven percent of the reef. This bleaching event is the third of its kind with notable occurrences in 1998 and 2002. This event in particular has had the biggest impact on the reef so far.

Two weeks ago, James Cook University scientists said the government would have to commit A$10 billion over the next decade or the reef would be incurable in half that time.

Mr Shorten's $500 million investment in research and protection of the reef would be spread over four years.

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¡La Undécima!: Real Madrid wins 2015-16 UEFA Champions League 5-3 on penalties

30 May 2016 19:06:02 Z

Monday, May 30, 2016

On Saturday, Spanish football club Real Madrid defeated their city rivals Atlético Madrid 5–3 in a penalty shootout decider in the UEFA Champions League final played at the San Siro stadium in Milan, as the match ended in a 1–1 draw after 120 minutes. This was Real's eleventh European title — La Undécima. Ronaldo scored the winning penalty kick after Juanfran failed to find the net.

File photo of a Madrid Derby — Real Madrid versus Atlético Madrid.
Image: Anish Morarji.

Just before the quarter-hour mark Juanfran brought down Gareth Bale and Real won a free kick. Sergio Ramos scored from Toni Kroos's free kick in the 15th minute which gave Los Blancos an early lead. The first half ended 1–0.

In the beginning of the second half, Pepe brought down Fernando Torres in the penalty area and Atlético won a penalty kick. Goalkeeper Keylor Navas was booked after the decision, for delaying the penalty kick. Frenchman Antoine Griezmann was unable to score as he hit the crossbar with his penalty attempt. But Rojablancos equalised in the 79th minute as Carrasco scored from Juanfran's cross, converting his shot into the top left corner. Just before the full-time whistle, Gabi and Sergio Ramos were booked. The match went to additional time after 1–1 draw at the end of full-time.

Danilo was shown a yellow card just three minutes after starting the additional time. And Pepe was the last player to be booked after committing a foul against Gabi.

In the penalty shootout, Lucas Vázquez, Marcelo, Bale and Ramos scored for Real Madrid. Grizemann, Gabi and Saúl scored for Rojablancos. Juanfran missed the spot kick, and Ronaldo scored the winning penalty which earned Real Madrid the title.

May 28, 2016
20:45 local time
(1845 UTC)
Real Madrid 1–1 (aet)
(5–3) (pen.)
Atlético Madrid San Siro, Milan
Attendance: 71,942
Referee: Flag of England.svg Mark Clattenburg, England
Sergio Ramos Scored after 15 minutes 15', Booked after 90+3 minutes 90+3'
Dani Carvajal Booked after 11 minutes 11'
Keylor Navas Booked after 47 minutes 47'
Casemiro Booked after 79 minutes 79'
Danilo Booked after 93 minutes 93'
Pepe Booked after 112 minutes 112'
Carrasco Scored after 79 minutes 79'
Antoine Griezmann Missed after 48' minutes 48'
Frenando Torres Booked after 61 minutes 61'
Gabi Booked after 90+3 minutes 90+3'


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Nadal withdraws from French Open 2016, suffers from wrist injury

28 May 2016 14:29:53 Z

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Yesterday, nine-time French Open winner Rafael Nadal withdrew from this year's tournament suffering from a wrist injury.

File photo of Rafael Nadal
Image: MarioGalli01.
Cquote1.svg I feel myself with the right motivation and the right energy to be back at Roland Garros the next couple of years Cquote2.svg

—Rafael Nadal

On Thursday, Nadal defeated Facundo Bagnis with his wrist anesthetized. With that victory, he became the eighth man in history to achieve 200 wins in Grand Slams. Nadal won his ninth Monte Carlo Masters title in April.

In the press conference, Nadal said, "It's not broken but if I continue to play, my wrist will break in a few days"((fr)). Nadal said he felt wrist pain two weeks before he arrived at the French capital Paris. He also said, "This is one of the toughest press conferences of my career".

The Spaniard, seeded number 4, also admitted he could not play with his forehand. He was scheduled to play against Marcel Granollers. Nadal has an 87% win record in Grand Slams winning 200 matches out of 230.

He concluded the press conference by saying, "I feel myself with the right motivation and the right energy to be back at Roland Garros [the French Open] the next couple of years[...] It's a tournament that I love so much."

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