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As global temperatures rise in response to ever greater levels of Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, harvests of all the staple cereals could in any case decline - sometimes as a response to ever wilder extremes of heat, rain and windstorm - by between 20 and 40%.
  • Pope Francis to Chilean Gay Man: 'God Made you This Way'

    Pope Francis to Chilean Gay Man: 'God Made you This Way'

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    In his homily during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis said the first virtue of a mom is tenderness. Pope Francis is getting praise from LGBT-supportive Catholics for reportedly telling a gay man that " God made you like this and loves you like this", while so far there's silence on the right.
  • Justify wins Preakness Stakes, earning second jewel of Triple Crown

    Justify wins Preakness Stakes, earning second jewel of Triple Crown

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    During the stretch, though, Bravazo (second place) and Tenfold (third place) came on remarkably strong.so much that Justify might have lost, if the race went another two or three lengths. Baffert is 5 for 5 at the Preakness after winning the Derby on May 5. Justify is the favorite at 1-2 and will break from the seventh post while Good Magic, who drew the fifth post, is the second pick at 3-1.
  • U.S. sanctions Venezuela socialist boss for drug trafficking

    U.S. sanctions Venezuela socialist boss for drug trafficking

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    Treasury said in a statement. The US apparently hopes that additional sanctions will eventually bring about democracy in the South American country, which is suffering from declining oil production, hyperinflation and food shortages. The latest sanctions come just two days before the country holds an election that Maduro is nearly certain to win. " The Venezuelan people suffer under corrupt politicians who tighten their grip on power while lining their own pockets ".
  • RCB alive and kicking

    RCB alive and kicking

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    They scored 88 runs totally. He removed de Villiers caught in the deep through a brilliant catch by Shikhar Dhawan (3-145) and two balls later scalped Moeen caught in the deep by Goswamy and RCB were down 149 for 4 in the 15th over. Now, after the win against SRH , they are still in the hunt and have escalated to the number 5 spot in the points table . Even other global players joined on in expressing astonishment at de Villiers's catch.
  • Amazon sees its smart speaker market share halved

    Amazon sees its smart speaker market share halved

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    Competition heats up in the smart speaker market. Globally, 9.2 million smart speakers were shipped in the first quarter of 2018, with Google, Alibaba, Apple and Xiaomi trailing Amazon in the rankings. Amazon shipped a whopping 4 million smart speakers during the first quarter of 2018, but rising competition from the likes of Google and Apple has cut its global smart speaker share almost in half when compared with the same period previous year, according to Strategy Analytics .
  • Nokia 7 Plus gets the promised 4G VoLTE support for both SIMs

    Nokia 7 Plus gets the promised 4G VoLTE support for both SIMs

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    When Nokia launched the Nokia 7 Plus in India , the device was missing one important feature which has become very important since the launch of Reliance Jio - dual 4G VoLTE support. The Nokia 7 Plus sports a 6-inch full-HD+ IPS display with Gorilla Glass on top and 18:9 aspect ratio. It is fueled by a massive 3,800 mAh battery that also supports fast charging.
  • $4300 iPhone X with attached solar charger goes on sale

    $4300 iPhone X with attached solar charger goes on sale

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    The thickness has increased from 7.7mm to 16.2mm and weight has increased from 170g to 260g. The first unit, intended for Elon Musk , will feature an extra engraving of the words " Made on Earth by Humans ", as a homage to the Tesla launched into space by SpaceX, another Elon Musk company.
  • Lawsuits threaten to derail Musk's Los Angeles tunnel

    Lawsuits threaten to derail Musk's Los Angeles tunnel

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    The charismatic entrepreneur said he hoped the new public transport system would help resolve the city's chaotic traffic. The Loop would be composed of all electric pods transporting 16 passengers at a time to and from parking-spot sized stations.
  • Treyarch Removes Campaign For COD Black Ops 4, Adds Battle Royale Mode

    Treyarch Removes Campaign For COD Black Ops 4, Adds Battle Royale Mode

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    The news came in as the kicker at the end of the event's keynote presentation. Black Ops 4 will also be the first entry to be released on Blizzard's Battlenet platform. The Zombies mode is getting a complete overhaul, featuring a brand-new world, characters and storyline. Players will be powerful alone, but devastating as a team working together.
  • PayPal to buy Square competitor iZettle for $2.2B

    PayPal to buy Square competitor iZettle for $2.2B

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    The acquisition is the largest in PayPal's history and is for a company that is still making a loss. However, all of them will be now reporting to Paypal's COO Bill Ready. "As the digital economy gathers speed, we are excited to provide new and innovative capabilities to better serve our consumer and merchant customers", said Dan Schulman, PayPal's president and CEO, said.
  • Fortnite Devs Test Battle Royale Esports Rules With Limited Solo Showdown Mode

    Fortnite Devs Test Battle Royale Esports Rules With Limited Solo Showdown Mode

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    For the next few days, players across PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile will be able to take part in the Solo Showdown , a limited-time competition to determine the best Battle Royale player. At the end of each game, players will receive a score: the victor gets 100 points, and it gradually decreases from there on: finishing 20th gets you 50 points, and the last 25 players (76-100) get 25 points.
  • Star Wars: Lando Calrissian Movie is NOT Next Lucasfilm Project

    Star Wars: Lando Calrissian Movie is NOT Next Lucasfilm Project

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    The smooth-talking, cape-wearing smuggler effortlessly steals every scene he's in, which is why the studio has chose to gift us all with a Lando spinoff movie. Star Wars officials have clarified reports suggesting Donald Glover's character Lando Calrissian will become the subject of the next franchise prequel movie.
  • OnePlus 6 passes YouTuber's burn, bend, and scratch durability tests

    OnePlus 6 passes YouTuber's burn, bend, and scratch durability tests

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    This means that despite it's bigger screen size, it offers the same overall footprint as the OnePlus 5 and 5T. OnePlus who also threw in splash resistance this time around, did not have an IP rating to show for it, but the company claims that the phone can withstand splashes and the accidental fall into the sink easily, but cannot withstand a dip into the pool.
  • Airtel offering unlimited data at 128Kbps for prepaid combo packs

    Airtel offering unlimited data at 128Kbps for prepaid combo packs

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    On the other hand, BSNL is already offering 128kbps of data speed. Earlier, if the data limit was reached, the subscriber either had to wait for the clock to strike 12 AM or buy a small recharge plan. While BSNL is focussing on the landline niche, Airtel has slowly but gradually started exploring other domains of telecom services. Now, users will still retain internet access, but at a lowered speed of 128 Kbps.
  • Sensex down 95 pts, Nifty below 10750 in late morning trade

    Sensex down 95 pts, Nifty below 10750 in late morning trade

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    Presently, the BSE is the 11th biggest stock exchange in the world with a total market capitalization of $1.70 trillion as of January 23, 2015. About two shares fell for every share rising on the NSE. FMCG index rallied 1.8 percent, backed by ITC that gained 1.4 percent after March quarter earnings and HUL that rose almost 4 percent. Shares that lost the most include Hero MotoCorp, ICICI Bank, SBI, Adani Ports, RIL, ONGC, Axis Bank, Bajaj Auto, M&M, Coal India , IndusInd Bank, NTPC and ...
  • Chemical that eats ozone layer on rise

    Chemical that eats ozone layer on rise

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    As ScienceAlert reported, a large reservoir of CFC-11 is contained in foam insulation in buildings, chillers, and appliances manufactured decades ago, but none of the factors could justify the sudden spike over past few years. Watson suggested that aircraft flights might be necessary to better identify the source of the emissions. "It is important to note that these findings also highlight the efficacy of the Montreal Protocol , its institutions and mechanisms, with science at their core".