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Pyongyang’s latest rocket more powerful than older model, Seoul says

japantimes - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 17:08

The rocket North Korea launched this week appeared to be more powerful than one fired in 2012, with an increased range of 12,000 km (7,500 miles) which puts most of the U.S. within reach, a South Korean Defense Ministry official said Tuesday. The rocket was confirmed to have put an object into orbit but it […]

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Crosby scores in seventh straight as Penguins rout Ducks

japantimes - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 17:02

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby felt Cam Fowler’s stick desperately tugging at his jersey and kept right on skating. Breaking in all alone against Anaheim goaltender John Gibson, Crosby kept Fowler at bay long enough to rip a wrist shot over Gibson’s glove and into the net, the most elaborate display of a hot streak […]

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Clooney film fumbles at box office

cnn - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 16:56
Ethan and Joel Coen's 'Hail, Caesar!' grossed an underwhelming $11.4 million from 2,222 theaters over Super Bowl weekend, the lowest wide opening of the duo's directing career.









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Turkey bookings slump hits Tui Group

bbc - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 16:52
Tui Group reports a 40% slump in summer holiday bookings to Turkey following the continued fighting and migrant crisis in neighbouring Syria.
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VIDEO: Can fish help stop spread of Zika virus?

bbc - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 16:19
As Barack Obama requests $1.8bn to fight Zika, some communities in El Salvador think they hold the key to stopping the spread of the virus.
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Banks lead slump on Tokyo's stock market

bbc - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 16:19
Tokyo shares fall sharply on Tuesday, led by the banks, following the trends set in Europe and the US.
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Take a 360 degree video tour of Mars' surface

cnn - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 16:11
This may be as close as you'll ever come to living out sci-fi film "The Martian".









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'Miracle rescue' of avalanche soldier

bbc - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 15:32
An Indian soldier who was buried after an avalanche struck the Siachen glacier six days ago has been found alive, officials say.
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Bacteria 'see' like tiny eyeballs

bbc - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 14:59
Biologists discover how bacteria sense light and move towards it: the entire single-cell organism focuses light like a tiny eyeball.
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Bloomberg: I'm considering WH bid

cnn - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 14:45










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Albino turtle found on Australia beach

bbc - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 14:43
Wildlife volunteers say they were stunned to find an extremely rare albino turtle on a beach in Australia on Sunday.
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North Korean satellite 'is in orbit'

bbc - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 12:30
A satellite sent into space by a widely condemned North Korean rocket launch is in orbit but it is not clear if it is working, says South Korea.
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Sleeping intern goes viral

cnn - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 12:08
An intern fell asleep on his second day. His co-workers noticed the dozing intern and decided to have a little fun. CNN affiliate CTV Network reports.









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Caves reveal Australia wasteland's secret past

bbc - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 12:06
Caves reveal a desert's rainforest past
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Bloomberg 'looks at' US presidency bid

bbc - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 11:59
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he is considering running for US president, the first time he has confirmed he is eyeing a bid.
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