• Teen cuts off hand, presents it to imam for committing 'blasphemy'
Teen cuts off hand, presents it to imam for committing 'blasphemy'

A Pakistan boy cut off his hand in a rare instance of self-punishment after he was accused of blasphemy , police said on Saturday. The cleric, some six days ago, addressing a Mehfil-i-Milad at a village mosque in Chak 3D of Hujra Shah Muqeem town in Depalpur Tehsil, said that "those who love Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) always say th...

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  • SpaceX breaks a leg and misses chance at a successful rocket landing
SpaceX breaks a leg and misses chance at a successful rocket landing

The mishap marks the third such landing failure at sea since the privately funded company began space launches in 2008. The fact the SpaceX rocket approached at optimum speed, was within 1.3 meters of the droneship's centre, and was only let down by a lockout failing to latch show promise for future attempts.

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  • Bowie died of liver cancer
Bowie died of liver cancer

The show will take place on March 31 at 8 p.m. The concert is a "benefit for a variety of music education programs serving underprivileged youth", according to the Carnegie Hall site. An icon. Irreplaceable loving friend. The director said that on the production's opening night last month, the last time the singer was seen in public, Bowie had ...

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  • Beach Cleared As Shark 'As Big As Jaws' Spotted
Beach Cleared As Shark 'As Big As Jaws' Spotted

The life saving authority in the state of South Australia  said  the helicopter crew members estimated the shark to be 20 to 23 feet long. Nearby Nippers events were cancelled and swimmers evacuated from the water, according to Shark Alerts SA.

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  • Panthers beat Seahawks 31-24, reach NFC title game
Panthers beat Seahawks 31-24, reach NFC title game

Russell Wilson suffered another interception when he was hit as he released a pass. The ensuing field goal put the Panthers up 24-0 and they weren't done yet. "We've started to learn how to finish games", Kuechly said. "We didn't play as well as I thought we needed to, in the second half". None of us are surprised that is what happened in the seco...

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  • Volvo and Microsoft team up to launch wearable voice-control technology
Volvo and Microsoft team up to launch wearable voice-control technology

The updated app will allow users to dictate commands to their Volvo vehicle via their Microsoft Band 2. Volvo and Microsoft have paired up to allow forward-thinking owners to remotely control their cars by talking to a "smart band" connected with the Swedish brand's On Call smartwatch app.

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  • NASA adds Sierra Nevada Corp. to list of space station shippers
NASA adds Sierra Nevada Corp. to list of space station shippers

Nasa Administrator Charles Bolden referred back to US President Barack Obama's statement in 2010 to work with private companies. To win this contract, Sierra Nevada beat out both Boeing and Lockheed-Martin. 96 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA ...

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  • NASA adds commercial mini-shuttle to space station supply fleet
NASA adds commercial mini-shuttle to space station supply fleet

SNC's Dream Chaser Spacecraft and Cargo Module attached to the ISS.  They task the three companies with bringing cargo to the ISS, disposing of rubbish by burning it up in the Earth's atmosphere for missions using disposable spacecraft, such as the Orbital ATK Cygnus, and the return of materials to Earth with reusable spacecraft, such as the Drea...

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  • Kosovo war crimes court to be based in The Hague
Kosovo war crimes court to be based in The Hague

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, although Serbia has never recognized this. The court will start functioning this year but the exact date will be set later.

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  • Microsoft Offering Up to $250 Off Band 2 With Apple Watch Trade
Microsoft Offering Up to $250 Off Band 2 With Apple Watch Trade

For those keeping score, that means you can get your hands on Redmond's newly-launched wearable sequel without having to pay a single (extra) cent for it. Well, something which is reportedly a bit better than Microsoft's original wearable, but still has a long way to go. I jumped on the Band 2 as a gift for my wife when Microsoft had a $50-off sa...

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  • After Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Donates $31 Million to Charity
After Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Donates $31 Million to Charity

The shares were technically transferred to the Sheryl Sandberg Philanthropy Fund. Reports also states that Sandberg signed The Giving Pledge in 2014, where wealthy people give away their wealth to charities. She also plans to give money to education groups and anti-poverty efforts. Similarly, as co-chair of the Stand Up for Kids Campaign , it ...

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  • Ted Cruz's Natural Born Citizen Status Being Challenged In Lawsuit
Ted Cruz's Natural Born Citizen Status Being Challenged In Lawsuit

I think Cruz easily satisfies Blackstone's common law understanding of what "natural born citizen" means, and, in any case, common law is not constitutional law". "Not believable", he said. In addition to the thousands his campaign has raised in New York , Cruz is now being criticized for accepting $1 million in low-interest loans from big New Yor...

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  • Publisher Starts Life Is Strange Anti-bullying Campaign
Publisher Starts Life Is Strange Anti-bullying Campaign

Life Is Strange publisher Square Enix launched an anti-bullying charity campaign themed around the episodic adventure game this week, promising to donate an unspecified amount to PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center every time someone takes part in the event.

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  • NASA's Juno Mission breaks record for distance traveled by Solar-powered
NASA's Juno Mission breaks record for distance traveled by Solar-powered

As Jupiter's orbit is five times farther from the Sun than Earth's, Jupiter receives 25 times less sunlight than the Earth. Nybakke mentioned that though our huge solar arrays can generate just 500 watts on reaching Jupiter, Juno is designed quite efficiently, and will be sufficient to get the job done.

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  • Uber driver reportedly strands woman in labor, charges her $13
Uber driver reportedly strands woman in labor, charges her $13

Taking a cab from downtown Vancouver to the Tri-Cities is hard, O'Neill said, adding that many drivers will not take the fare and wait times are always an issue. The ride-hail company said it plans to appeal the decision to the state's Court of Appeals, but will pay the fine in the meantime to avoid having its license suspended.

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  • 9/11 widower invites Ted Cruz 'to learn something about NYC values'
9/11 widower invites Ted Cruz 'to learn something about NYC values'

Cruz missteps on New York comment: In a snarly exchange, Cruz tried to lump Trump in with New Yorkers, and not in a good way, saying , "Everyone understands that the values in New York City are socially liberal or pro-abortion or pro-gay marriage".

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  • It's 'obvious' Apple is building an electric vehicle: Elon Musk
It's 'obvious' Apple is building an electric vehicle: Elon Musk

Musk's comments and the rolling out of updates that gradually add autonomous features to Tesla's vehicles make it clear that Tesla does not plan to be left behind when the self-driving revolution finally hits in full force. Quite a lot of rumors regarding Apple's purported Project Titan have previously surfaced online. The important thing, the ...

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  • HTC One M9 receiving Marshmallow update January 18th in Canada
HTC One M9 receiving Marshmallow update January 18th in Canada

This basically means that the G3 users here will have to wait longer before they can enjoy the Marshmallow OS. Following Google's launch of Android 6.0, T-Mobile named 17 devices on its network that'd be getting the Marshmallow update. Following this, LG said that the Android 6.0 update will spread across Europe swiftly and efficiently. It's esti...

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  • Rise of the Tomb Raider Coming to PC on January 28
Rise of the Tomb Raider Coming to PC on January 28

The game will come in various versions, including a $90 "digital deluxe" version that includes all current and future DLC and a swanky $ 150 collector's edition . By coming out on the same day as Fallout and StarCraft (what year is it?) and in close proximity to Call of Duty: Black Ops III , the game already had an uphill battle for attention.

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  • California weathers El Nino, but wild weather not over
California weathers El Nino, but wild weather not over

Garcetti also said that the city's homeless encampments have been mapped for the first time, and he promised shuttles to bring people to shelters with 6,000 beds. Although the rain later eased, forecasters said more thunderstorms were expected today and tomorrow. The current El Niño is already tied with the 1997-98 event for the strongest ever r...

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