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Yet, reports suggest that Indians really do care more about annoying their neighbours, frightening animals, and literally blowing up money in the guise of having a good time, over life's more simple pleasures - like breathing. However, at several place, people started bursting crackers soon after sunset, and continued well after 10 pm. "We have registered 14 cases so far against unknown persons in connection with the violation (of the Supreme Court order)", Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner of ...
  • SpaceX BFR Lunar mission announcement (FULL)

    SpaceX BFR Lunar mission announcement (FULL)

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    Want more stories about spaceflight? SpaceX has said it will also reveal why the person is going . These artists will be asked to create something after they return to Earth, and these masterpieces will inspire the dreamer within all of us.
  • SpaceX will take a Japanese billionaire on a trip around the Moon

    SpaceX will take a Japanese billionaire on a trip around the Moon

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    He will ask them to create works based on their experience as part of a project called #dearMoon . "At the same time I thought about how I can give back to the world and how this can contribute to world peace". "There has been a lot of hype about what is going to happen in space, and then we see little change as time passes". He also mentioned that SpaceX spends less than five percent of its budget on the BFR, but it could increase.
  • 9 dead as Florence leaves heavy flooding in Carolinas

    9 dead as Florence leaves heavy flooding in Carolinas

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    The southeast part of the state is expected to get more than twice that amount in the days ahead, said Bryce Link, a meteorologist at DTN Marine Weather, a forecasting service. "And we had no belief it would be as significant an event as it was", he said. He said he didn't know the family well but that the couple had multiple young children.
  • Hurricane Florence prompts mandatory evacuations

    Hurricane Florence prompts mandatory evacuations

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    Evacuations were happening along the coast of North and South Carolina, and the projected landfall was expected between Charleston , South Carolina, and Norfolk, Virginia. The governors of Virginia, Maryland, and North and SC have declared states of emergency ahead of the storm. Cooper has already requested from President Donald Trump a federal disaster declaration to ensure North Carolina receives financial aid as soon as possible.
  • Angus King says he’ll vote against Trump high court pick Kavanaugh

    Angus King says he’ll vote against Trump high court pick Kavanaugh

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    Kavanaugh told the Senate Judiciary Committee he assumed the man who approached him was a protester. If I had known who he was, I would have shaken his hand, talked to him, and expressed my sympathy. Judicial Watch said Booker admitted to the violation of Senate rules against disclosing "secret or confidential business or proceedings" in a September 7 tweet, and with a Facebook post September 9.
  • URGENT INFO: Lowndes County Prepares for Hurricane Florence

    URGENT INFO: Lowndes County Prepares for Hurricane Florence

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    Hurricane Florence has now been downgraded to a Category 2 force, but there are fears that could ramp up in strength once again as it moves over warmer waters. For statewide storm updates, North Carolina residents can download the Ready NC app. "While some weakening is expected on Thursday, Florence is forecast to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane as it approaches the USA coast".
  • As Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas, 1 million told to evacuate

    As Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas, 1 million told to evacuate

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    Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say Florence rapidly intensified Monday morning to a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 130 miles per hour (195 kph). An Ohio Valley ridge is expected to form next week and that "pattern should steer Florence west-northwestward at a much faster forward speed by Tuesday".
  • Hawaii on edge again as Hurricane Olivia heads for the islands

    Hawaii on edge again as Hurricane Olivia heads for the islands

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    Four years ago, Tropical Storm Iselle caused about $80 million in crop damage on the Big Island and caused major problems for residents. Now a Category 1 storm, Olivia was about 825 miles east northeast of Hilo, Hawaii as of 11 p.m. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the eye and tropical storm-force winds extend up to 115 miles. "Olivia may get even closer than Lane did or directly across the chain, bringing localized damaging winds and possibly intense rain ...
  • Hurricane Florence threatens Bermuda

    Hurricane Florence threatens Bermuda

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    There is still a chance the storm could slow down as it nears the USA and meander offshore before turning back out to sea. It was about 2,000 miles from the USA coastline, still too far out for a confident landfall prediction. Even if Florence avoids a direct hit on the East Coast, it will likely come very close, resulting in risky surf, beach erosion, and the potential for coastal flooding.
  • Brett Kavanaugh to face Democrats' grilling in confirmation hearing

    Brett Kavanaugh to face Democrats' grilling in confirmation hearing

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    Kavanaugh, now a circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, will also praise his colleague Judge Merrick Garland , President Barack Obama's unsuccessful Supreme Court nominee . Kavanaugh also is likely to be questioned about his views on investigating sitting presidents and the probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and Trump's 2016 ...
  • How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's

    How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's

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    I want crystal clean water and we've got it. "As far as we can tell, we're already well positioned to meet whatever requirements come out as far as the final changes of this rule", Brooks said. Harvard University researchers estimated that the repeal of Obama's Clean Power Plan could lead to 36,000 deaths over a decade, as a result of poor air quality.
  • Tropical Storm Lane Forecast To Become Major Hurricane

    Tropical Storm Lane Forecast To Become Major Hurricane

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    At this point, Lane poses no threat to land. Dry air, cool water and high upper level winds have hindered pure tropical low pressure systems only to favor types of storms that resemble mid-latitude or extratropical storms. Also, subtropical storms are cold-core weather systems, while tropical storms and hurricanes are warm-core. Even though the outlook has been adjusted to lower numbers, we haven't reached the peak of the Hurricane Season.
  • Chemical Linked With Cancer Found In Oat Cereals

    Chemical Linked With Cancer Found In Oat Cereals

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    A new study has revealed that Quaker oats' and other breakfast cereals consumed by children in North American contain unsafe levels of glyphosate, a herbicide which has been described as a probable cause of cancer by the World Health Organisation.
  • Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to 'touch the Sun'

    Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to 'touch the Sun'

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    But due to a technical snag, the launch date was delayed and scheduled on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 3:31 a.m. EDT (0731 GMT) during a window that will remain open for 65 minutes. Along the way, the spacecraft will gather data to try and solve some of the sun's great mysteries. The solar wind is a stream of charged particles and magnetic fields that flow continuously from the Sun.
  • New Moon Poised To Reveal Spectacular Perseids 'Shooting Stars'

    New Moon Poised To Reveal Spectacular Perseids 'Shooting Stars'

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    Of course, the one other thing you need to view the meteors is clear skies, and, as usual in the Northwest, it will be a challenge. The meteors can be traced to the Perseus constellation, from which they get their name, which will climb in the northeastern sky as the evening passes.
  • Perseid meteor shower: Stunning images emerge from shooting star display

    Perseid meteor shower: Stunning images emerge from shooting star display

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    If you do have a break in the clouds, be sure to look toward the north. This is why some stargazers have managed to snap images of stars shooting across the sky. "In December, you have the Geminids, which have more meteors per hour, but it's pretty cold and people don't want to go out and see them at that point", said Hendershot.