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In February 2017, the space program broke a world record when it launched 104 satellites at once. "Congratulations to the dedicated scientists of ISRO for the successful launch", Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted . India's GSLV MkIII rocket is an upgraded version of the country's GSLV rocket . India is hoping to eventually use the GSLV Mk III to carry astronauts to space, which would make the country only the fourth nation in the world to launch their own astronauts.
  • New threats cancel classes again at Washington state college

    New threats cancel classes again at Washington state college

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    On May 23, Mr. Weinstein's class was interrupted by more than 50 students who took issue with an email he wrote explaining his refusal refusing to participate in the "Day of Absence," in which white students, faculty and staff were asked to leave campus for a day.
  • Uber fires 20 employees after harassment probe

    Uber fires 20 employees after harassment probe

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    The findings of the Covington & Burling report were presented to Uber's board members last week. The company told staff of the layoffs on Tuesday and related claims by law firm Perkins Coie, a person close with the case told Bloomberg . Uber is expected to discuss it with staff next week, a person familiar with the matter said. Uber did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
  • Trump on Comey testimony: 'I wish him luck'

    Trump on Comey testimony: 'I wish him luck'

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    Marc Short, the White House's director of legislative affairs, acknowledged on Monday evening that the Russian Federation probe has distracted the administration from its legislative agenda. intelligence believes hoped to tilt the election in the Republican's favor. Trump has stated that he has no plans to reduce his Twitter use and that the "fake" mainstream media is working hard to keep him from getting out "the honest and unfiltered message".
  • Qatar Airways seen biggest victim in Gulf diplomatic breakdown

    Qatar Airways seen biggest victim in Gulf diplomatic breakdown

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    The decision was partially due to Qatar's ties to Iran and terrorist groups in the region. Following the crisis, Iranian officials accused the USA of setting the scene for the escalating Gulf diplomatic crisis during President Donald Trump's recent trip to the Saudi Arabia.
  • Uber rival Lyft to bring autonomous ridesharing to Boston with partnership

    Uber rival Lyft to bring autonomous ridesharing to Boston with partnership

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    Uber is attempting a similar concept to transition its ride-sharing network to autonomous driving - though the company is leading its own autonomous driving development and it has partnerships with automakers, like Volvo and Daimler. It has been running a pilot of its own autonomous-vehicle taxi service in Singapore since August 2016. Currently, ride-hailing services account for about a quarter of 1 percent of all vehicle miles traveled on USA roads, according to Lyft statistics, but ...
  • Saudi Arabia revokes all Qatar Airways licences as diplomatic row escalates

    Saudi Arabia revokes all Qatar Airways licences as diplomatic row escalates

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    Qatar is now at the mercy of Saudi Arabia , Egypt and the UAE after they severed ties with the wealthy Gulf Arab state for supposedly supporting terrorism that is destabilising the region. The measures are more severe than during a previous eight-month rift in 2014, when Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE withdrew their ambassadors from Doha , again alleging Qatari support for militant groups.
  • New iPhone feature can block texts while driving

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    It's now unclear at what point this year the service will be made Apple TV compatible. Although that product came out after other smartwatches hit the market, it quickly outshone competitors, according to industry research firms. App switching between apps on the iPad, and the iPhone . Although the tabs have stayed the same, Apple's new bold-header design makes an appearance, and individual artist channels make a bigger appearance.
  • Irish police have arrested 2nd person over London attacks -Sky News

    Irish police have arrested 2nd person over London attacks -Sky News

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    Gardai are investigating whether the ID card belonged to the dead man and if the documents are authentic, the paper reported. "The British police discovered the Irish identity card on the body of one of the three London attackers after he was shot dead", RTE security correspondent Paul Reynolds reported.
  • Egyptians in Qatar fear being swept up in Gulf crisis

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    Trump wrote on Twitter . Saudi Arabia has blocked all land, sea and air routes to Qatar, and the UAE has closed its airports and harbors to Qatari flights and shipping. The U.S. also has a huge base in Bahrain, which hosts the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command headquarters and the Navy's Fifth Fleet. Following the telephonic conversation, Al Thani chose to postpone the speech he had planned to give to the Qatari people following the diplomatic crisis, Efe news reported .
  • Philippines bars workers from traveling to Qatar

    Philippines bars workers from traveling to Qatar

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    This is for us to be able to assess the situation because there are so many wild rumours going around, saying things are not going well there", Bello said in a statement on Tuesday. "For example, we know for a fact that Qatar does not produce its own food". Data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in 2016 showed that there are around 900,000 OFWs working in the Middle East.