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A reporter on the ground said she could see police, fire trucks and a SWAT team were in the area. Videos posted on social media show hotel guests running out of the resorts with sounds of apparent gunfire in the background. The Metro Manila Development Authority confirmed a fire had broken out. The militants did not belong to Philippines. Islamic State flags have been spotted around Marawi and images have been circulated of smiling fighters dressed in the black clothing and posing with ...
  • LIGO detects colliding black holes for third time

    LIGO detects colliding black holes for third time

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    But black holes' have had a shadowy existence because light can not escape their gravitational pull. First, the newest observation provides clues about the directions in which the black holes are spinning. What's more, the way the black holes spun around each other before they merged suggests that they may not have been born together, but wandered into each other's way.
  • From no-hoper to crowd-puller, British Labour leader Corbyn gains ground

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    Questioned at a rally in Bath, western England, May said that "debates where the politicians are squabbling among themselves doesn't do anything for the process of electioneering". "The movement in the polls over this campaign is bigger than in any election I've covered since 1945", veteran poll watcher David Butler said on Twitter .
  • Trump keeps world guessing on Paris climate deal pullout

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    China asked that the annual summit, normally held in mid-July, be brought forward to press home President Xi Jinping's defence of open trade at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January, in response to Mr Trump's protectionist stance. Some of Mr Trump's aides have been searching for a middle ground, perhaps by renegotiating the terms of the agreement, in an effort to thread the needle between his base of supporters who oppose the deal and those warning that a U.S.
  • Plex Flexes Live TV Muscles

    Plex Flexes Live TV Muscles

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    Support for live TV viewing in Plex starts off on iOS , Android TV , and the NVIDIA Shield . "Now our Plex Pass users can enjoy free live and recorded TV with local news and sports at no extra cost, and without having to purchase yet another service".
  • NASA spacecraft will aim straight for sun next year

    NASA spacecraft will aim straight for sun next year

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    But even more than that, solar winds essentially blow through most of the solar system , and in order to travel beyond Earth, scientists need to have a clear understanding of how they work . "The solar probe is going to a region of space that has never been explored before", said the solar astrophysicist. The timeline of NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission , from launch in July 2018 to December 2024.
  • US probe to make unprecedented plunge into sun's atmosphere

    US probe to make unprecedented plunge into sun's atmosphere

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    Dr. Eugene Parker , University of Chicago astrophysicist, speaks during the NASA announcement on its first mission to fly directly into the sun's atmosphere at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Dubbed the " Parker Solar Probe ", the mission is unique for several reasons. Launching in 2018, Parker Solar Probe will provide new data on solar activity and make critical contributions to our ability to forecast major space-weather events that impact life on Earth.
  • Overwatch's New Map Is On The Moon

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    When you spawn as an attacker on the map, you'll find a big telescope in the room. " Reaper's old healing passive was useful if you could kill a bunch of enemies in a row", the team at Blizzard Entertainment wrote in the patch notes. This will allow the fans themselves to judge whether the low gravity thing is nothing more than a gimmick or if it's an actual feature that they want.
  • Gold PS4 Slim Leaks Ahead of June 9 Launch

    Gold PS4 Slim Leaks Ahead of June 9 Launch

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    A second image included below and obtained by AllGamesDelta , shows the same gold PS4 Slim on a shelf with a $249 price tag, suggesting there's no price premium attached to the new color model. And while we're on the topic of Sony and Playstation, June 2017's Playstation Plus games have been announced and the line-up features some great games.
  • Indian farmers strike; curb milk, vegetable supply to Mumbai

    Indian farmers strike; curb milk, vegetable supply to Mumbai

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    Farmers from Maharashtra started an indefinite strike on Thursday, curtailing the supply of vegetables , fruits and milk to cities like Mumbai in a move that could push up food prices in the coming days. The districts which witnessed farmers' protests include Ahmednagar, Nashik, Kolhapur, Sangli, Solapur, Nanded and Jalgaon. The state consumes 60 to 70 percent of its daily produces, and only a small percentage is sold in Gujarat.
  • New Pokemon Mobile Game PokeLand Announced

    New Pokemon Mobile Game PokeLand Announced

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    The game allows players to control toy Pokemon and sends them out exploring a series of islands rife with different pocket monsters. Nintendo doesn't say whether or not this game will make its way to the U.S. Pokemon is gearing up to come to your phone, yet again. The alpha test will provide users access only up to the 15th floor of the Champion Tower and run until June 9.
  • Renewable energy expected to continue growth, despite Trump

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    Trump has said he will announce his decision on the climate deal later Thursday. The White House had previously indicated that Trump could simply recalibrate emissions targets. And I think this president is looking at this and saying, I'm here as the President of the United States. Under the deal, Mr Obama committed the USA to cutting its emissions by between 26% and 28% from 2005 levels by 2025.