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Russian Cosmonauts Set for Spacewalk on NASA TV

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Russian Cosmonauts Set for Spacewalk on NASA TV

NASA Television will broadcast live coverage of a six-hour spacewalk by two Russian crew members aboard the International Space Station beginning at 9:45 a.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 10. Expedition 44 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will don their spacesuits and exit the station’s Pirs airlock [...]

Lexus Hoverboard Film “Slide” Released

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Lexus Hoverboard Film “Slide” Released

Following the unveiling of the Lexus Hoverboard in June, the luxury automotive company is completing a full and final reveal of the project concluding a testing phase which took place in Cubelles, Barcelona. “We’ve experienced the highs and lows and have overcome a few challenges, but through mutual determination we have created a demonstration of [...]

UN Applauds the Deal on Iranian Nuclear Programme

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UN Applauds the Deal on Iranian Nuclear Programme

The United Nations has welcomed the agreement reached between international negotiators and the Government of Iran as the two parties pave the way for a viable solution on the Gulf country’s nuclear programme and towards possible peace in the region. Describing the deal between Tehran and the so-called ‘E3+3′ as “historic” in a statement on [...]

London’s Double-Decker Buses to Go Electric

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London’s Double-Decker Buses to Go Electric

Transportation for London (TFL), known for its red double-decker buses, has contracted for the manufacture of a brand new, battery electric replacement. TFL has selected global electric vehicle company BYD to build the next generation London Bus double-deckers. The announcement took place at this week’s C40: Clean Bus Summit held at London City Hall. Breaking [...]

Volvo Brings New Child Safety Seat Concept

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Volvo Brings New Child Safety Seat Concept

Volvo Cars’ design team has completely re-imagined how children could travel safely in cars in the future. The move follows the Shanghai reveal of the XC90 Excellence and the Lounge Console Concept, which marked a bold and luxurious step forward for the Swedish car brand. “We started by asking ourselves if we could make life [...]

Aerial Dancers Win Guinness World Records Title

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Aerial Dancers Win Guinness World Records Title

The “Mace Spirit of Adventure” global aerial performance team made history Tuesday in London by breaking the Guinness World Records title for the ‘Most people performing aerial silks’ with over 25 dancers performing a synchronised routine in the air. With the average number of simultaneous aerial performers usually between 2 and 5, the performance of [...]

Chinese Clock Sells for 3.37 Million EUR

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Chinese Clock Sells for 3.37 Million EUR

The online auction house Auctionata has set a new world record for an Asian work of art sold in an online auction. In its 259th auction ‘Important Asian Art’, on June 20, which was broadcast online via livestream, a rare enamel, ivory-mounted and paste-set musical and automaton clock from the late 18th century was sold [...]

Papal Encyclical: Climate Change Is a Moral Issue

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Papal Encyclical: Climate Change Is a Moral Issue

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the release of Pope Francis’ Papal Encyclical in which the leader of the Catholic Church deplored climate change as one of the principal challenges facing humanity and called for a ‘new dialogue’ about shaping the future of the planet. “The Secretary-General reaffirms that humanity has a significant [...]

Russia’s Crackdown on Salafi Muslims in Dagestan

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Russia’s Crackdown on Salafi Muslims in Dagestan

The government’s response to a decade-long insurgency in Dagestan, a southern Russian republic, has been marked by serious human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Thursday. Insurgents also have attacked civilians. The 97-page report, “‘Invisible War’: Russia’s Abusive Response to the Dagestan Insurgency,” and an accompanying video document human rights violations [...]

British Muslims: ISIS Is an Enemy of Humanity

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British Muslims: ISIS Is an Enemy of Humanity

A UK based Islamic organisation has taken the initiative to confront ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) head on using the texts which, it says, the terror groups misuse to radicalise and recruit young British Muslims. Minhaj-ul Quran International (MQI), a UK based community organisation that works to counter extremism and for the promotion [...]

NASA Signs Deals to Advance Journey to Mars

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NASA Signs Deals to Advance Journey to Mars

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden signed agreements with two European partners to advance Mars exploration and the journey to the Red Planet during meetings Tuesday at the Paris Air Show. Bolden and Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of the French space agency, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), signed an agreement for France to provide the mast for [...]

Climate Change: 60 Million Jobs in Greener Economy

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Climate Change: 60 Million Jobs in Greener Economy

The head of the International Labour Organization (ILO) opened Thursday a summit meeting devoted to tackling climate change as a unique opportunity for job creation and economic growth, saying that up to 60 million jobs can be created in a greener, low carbon economy if the right policies are adopted. “Inaction on climate change now [...]

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