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Congressional panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing

Earlier, The New York Times reported the US President had told Russian officials Mr Comey was a "nut job" whose ouster relieved "great pressure" on him. More than half (53%) of US voters said they disapprove of the job Trump is doing as President, while just 41% approve, the latest Politico/Morning Consult poll showed - the worst levels the survey has found during Trump's four-month-old presidency. Read More »

Philippine President Alleges China Threatened War

The permanent secretary of Singapore's foreign ministry, Chee Wee Kiong, said what he called a "draft" framework would be submitted to a meeting between the foreign ministers of China and the ASEAN states in August in the Philippines. Huang said it likely contains clauses barring the use of force or unilateral changes to facts on the ground, such as the construction of man-made islands by China that it has equipped with airfields and military installations. Read More »

Wayward humpback whale stuck in California harbor

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After spectators noticed the 35-foot whale swim into the docks several times and crash into the back of a boat, a rescue operation was mounted. A wildlife expert said the approximately 12 metre long whale appeared to be a healthy juvenile. Read More »

With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel

But reality has set in as all Trump's earlier talk - of moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, of not worrying about Jewish settlements in Arab land and of dropping insistence on the pesky two-state solution - appears to have been just that: talk. Read More »

Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top

Shows were given on Long Island throughout the weekend, with three shows Saturday and three Sunday. Ringling is "the grandparent" of the circus art form and many other kinds of modern live entertainment, according to Scott O'Donnell, a former performer with Ringling and now executive director of Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Read More »

North Korea Launches Medium Range Ballistic Missile: White House

North Korea has been blamed in recent years for a series of online attacks, mostly on financial networks, in the United States, South Korea and over a dozen other countries. The JCS says the missile is not presumed to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and that, given its flight distance, the launch doesn't seem to be a failure. Read More »

South Korea's Moon appoints top ministers and security adviser

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Kang, the woman chosen to be foreign minister, has an extensive career in the ministry and at the United Nations, said the president. According to the reports, the candidacies of the finance and foreign ministers must be confirmed by the parliament, while the appointments of the new presidential officials and advisers are already effective since they are not subject to the parliamentary hearings. Read More »

Bungie Has "No Plans" For Destiny 2 On Nintendo Switch

In Destiny 2 the story is dark one with Earth's last safe haven invaded and all Guardian's losing their light. For the PC versions, Smith admitted that the developers can not commit to a particular date as of now. During a reveal livestream , the companies confirmed that the shooting sequel would deliver more of what fans loved of the first game while also making some all-important quality of life improvements. Read More »

Trump's wife keeps her head bare during Saudi Arabia visit

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The 81-year-old King Salman, who used a cane for support, was brought to the steps of the plane on a golf cart. It was a red carpet welcome with military jets leaving a red, white and blue trail. Bush and Barack Obama. During brief remarks to reporters at the top of a meeting between President Trump and the Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, Trump said, "It was a great day". Read More »

Destiny 2 footage shows newest features of the game

As we learned yesterday, not even with the PlayStation 4 Pro Destiny 2 will achieve the threshold of 60fps. Destiny 2 just had a flux of information revealed the other day including story details, gameplay mechanics, platform details, and much more. Read More »

Chelsea Manning, who gave secrets to Wikileaks, released from military prison

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Although transgender people still complain of widespread discrimination in education, employment and medical care, awareness of the issue has exploded since Manning went to jail. Chelsea Manning , the transgender soldier convicted of giving classified government materials to WikiLeaks. Manning was convicted in 2013 of stealing 750,000 pages of documents and videos pertaining to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan , as well as sensitive State Department cables before leaking them to WikiLeaks. Read More »

Destiny 2 PC Version Release Date May Be Later Than Console

Just defeat commander Ghaul-not-Gary and you'll be set! A New Weapon Slot: Players will have three slots for Energy, Kinetic and Power weapons. In addition to Countdown , Bungie has adjusted the amount of players per team. "Public Events" will also be available as events that happen on the fly while roaming the world that you can take on with up to nine other players. If you remember how annoying it was to gather people for a raid, this revamped system will be a godsend. Read More »

Check out the Destiny 2 gameplay trailer

If you missed the livestream, don't worry - we have you covered, we've posted the link to it and all the trailers below. New Destiny 2 features spell big functional changes for players too. Understandably, many PC gamers are outraged by the news as they fear that the multiplayer game will be super laggy regardless of the developer's best efforts. Read More »

White House adviser is person of interest in Russia probe

The president also reportedly called Mr. Comey a "nut job". "I believe that's why the deputy attorney general went out and wrote his very, very strong letter", Trump said. The Times report added to the impression given by Trump himself in a television interview last week in which he said that the Russian Federation issue was a factor in firing Comey, although the White House has given different versions of the reasons for the dismissal. Read More »

Rajnath chairs meeting with CMs of states bordering China

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Singh said the problem of connectivity in border areas pose several challenges which needed to overcome. He said the Home Ministry, in the first stage, is building 27 roads near the border which will be completed by 2019-20. The Home Minister said states should remove obstacles in border infrastructure development and problems pertaining to land acquisition and clearances need to be resolved. Read More »

Fans get one last chance to see 'Greatest Show on Earth'

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is drawing to a close this weekend after 146 years of performances and travel that at times have been marred by tragedy and celebrated in film, but also constant. In March 2015, the circus announced it would retire all 13 of their working elephants to the Center for Elephant Conservation. "All of the animals, including the [elephants] should be sent to reputable sanctuaries", she said. Read More »

North Korea fires 'unidentified projectile' - Seoul

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North Korea claimed on May 5 that a terrorist group supported by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and South Korea's intelligence body infiltrated North Korea to stage a biochemical terrorist attack against Kim. Haley said, "We urge all UN agencies to be transparent and apply the utmost scrutiny when dealing with these types of requests from North Korea and other rogue nations". Read More »

Bands pay tribute to Chris Cornell at OH music festival

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The medical examiner has released a statement ruling his death as caused by suicide. It's still hard to write about anything Chris Cornell-related without fighting the urge to break down and cry, so how his friends managed to hold it together to perform some of his most iconic songs live this weekend is fkn beyond me. Read More »

Destiny 2 probably coming to PC after consoles

In the livestream event, fans of Destiny 2 also learned that they will be able to use the Battle.net platform of Blizzard to play the game. Destiny 2 introduces 3 new sub-classes to the game, Arcstrider (Hunter), Sentinel (Titan), and Dawnblade (Warlock), and the sub-classes Destiny 1 fans have grown accustomed to are also changing. Read More »

IPhone 8 Rumors: 3D Touch Components For OLED Display 150% More Expensive

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In addition, only 5.15-inches of the iPhone 8 display is believed to be active; the rest is supposed to be used for a virtual Touch ID button that will be embedded in the display. Therefore, TPK and GIS are expected to significantly benefit from Apple's orders for OLED-based 3D Touch solution. The Apple iPhone 8 is rumored to feature a sleek new redesign with an edge-to-edge screen display. Read More »

Bungie Has No Plans To Release Destiny 2 On Nintendo Switch

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Players complained endlessly about not having enough space for all their gear and weapons, the lack of narrative and cinematic direction, and an nearly Kafkaesque progression system. In addition, all the solo players will be able to make teams with clans. Yesterday was fairly exciting for the Destiny community. "It's amusing. Read More »

Soon you will be able to send money form Google Assistant

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From the look of things, Google aims to dominate the VR space, announcing that Daydream will reach the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus this summer and LG's next flagship. Now that there are 2 billion Android devices roaming the globe, Google needs to ensure security is at its maximum level. But as the company is bringing voice input to potentially dozens of devices around your home and beyond, it also faces some interesting challenges unique to this new interaction model. Read More »

Audi features Google Android infotainment system in Q8 Sport concept

The functionality should be ready for select devices by the time Android O is officially released. As an example of this, Google cites Panera Bread as an early adopter of the program. For Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P, after the update gets downloaded, the phone will restart to boot it. It's about making Android leaner and more efficient for everyone . Read More »

How Much Damages Made By Wannacry Ransomware Attack Made Throughout The World

The Microsoft President also added: "The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake-up call". "The options have good antivirus software and good malware software". Government intelligence agencies want them to work alongside their own in-house experts. One risky PC malware, which starting May 12 has been proliferating worldwide, of late attacked companies, universities and even government departments within over 100 nations. Read More »

Security experts find clues to ransomware worm's lingering risks (MSFT)

Recently in April, a hacker group known as Shadow Brokers leaked two tools known as EternalBlue and DoublePulsar, which were used by NSA to infiltrate computer networks. The result: "Users unlikely to get files restored", the company's Security Response team tweeted. Fortunately, there was some good news in the midst of all this when a 22-year-old cyber security researcher, identified online only as MalwareTech, unintentionally discovered a "kill switch" that halted the unprecedented ... Read More »

Log in, look out: Cyber chaos may grow at workweek's start

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While this particular ransomware was inadvertently stopped, hackers could modify the code and try again. The ransomware was created to repeatedly contact an unregistered domain in its code. The attack might spread further once people return to work on May 15 and log on to their computers, Wainwright warned. In Britain, the attack disrupted care at National Health Service facilities, forcing ambulances to divert and hospitals to postpone operations. Read More »

Trump willing to try engagement with North Korea, on conditions: Seoul

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Adm. Harry Harris Jr. made the remarks at a lecture for a Tokyo think tank after meeting with Japanese leaders that he said focused on North Korea's missile and nuclear programs. The Security Council adopted two sanctions resolutions previous year to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang and deny leader Kim Jong-Un the hard currency needed to fund his military programs. Read More »

OTA Update Shows up for the Android O Beta

Following the disclosure of the Stagefright vulnerabilities in 2015, which impacted hundreds of millions of Android devices, Google also has implemented a monthly security patch update to speed up the Android bug fixing process. Google wants you to enjoy multi-tasking on your Android smartphone. Android O and beyond will be optimized for devices with 1GB of RAM and under. Read More »

Security experts find clues to ransomware worm's lingering risks

But the software giant only sent the free security update - or patch - to users of the most recent version of the Windows 10 operating system, the report said. Meanwhile China's central bank, the People's Bank of China, told Reuters that it has thus far found any cases among its institutions, although it will continue to monitor the situation, adding that it "attached great importance to the work of creating a secure financial network and strengthening internet security and governance". Read More »

5 ways to become a smaller target for ransomware hackers

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The security flaw that hackers used to launch the attacks Friday was made public after information was stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency, which routinely searches for flaws in software and builds tools to exploit them. Chinese media reported Sunday that students at several universities were hit, blocking access to their thesis papers and dissertation presentations. Read More »

'Doomsday' seed vault meant to survive global disasters breached by climate change

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The "doomsday" crypt is located deep within a mountain on the northern Norweigian island of Spitsbergen and lies beneath a thick permafrost which had been expected to provide impregnable protection. "It is a relief to hear that none of the seeds in the collection were harmed, but these events are far from reassuring". What concerns the scientists the most is whether the weather the vault recently experienced was an anomaly or if it is going to repeat in future years. Read More »

Yemen rebel missile shot down near Saudi capital: coalition

Saudi Arabia's air defense unit said on Friday that it had shot down a Houthi ballistic missile around 200km (120 miles) southwest of the capital, Riyadh . The coalition intervened in Yemen more than two years ago to support President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. In a report by the rebel-controlled Saba news agency, Houthis claimed they had fired a "Burkan 2 ballistic missile" toward Riyadh Friday night. Read More »