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Earthquake Creates A Havoc In Mexico City, Turns River Into A Stormy Sea

Earthquake Creates A Havoc In Mexico City, Turns River Into A Stormy SeaThe power of the earthquake was so intense that it turned a placid river into a seething churn.



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North Korea: UN head tells Trump and Kim Jong-un 'We must not sleepwalk our way into nuclear war'

North Korea: UN head tells Trump and Kim Jong-un 'We must not sleepwalk our way into nuclear war'In the opening address to the 2017 UN General Assembly, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that fiery talk could lead to “fatal misunderstandings”. Speaking as tension between North Korea and the West continues to grow following Pyongyang’s sharp escalation of its testing of intercontinental missiles and nuclear payloads and sabre-rattling from the US, Mr Guterres said “when tensions rise so does chance of miscalculation”. Mr Guterres spoke shortly before Mr Trump was to give his inaugural address to the body he frequently disparaged while on the election campaign trail.



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Charter bus barrels into NYC bus, killing 3 and injuring 16

Charter bus barrels into NYC bus, killing 3 and injuring 16NEW YORK (AP) — A charter bus barreled through an intersection, slammed into a city bus and then plowed onto a sidewalk and into a building Monday, killing three people.



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Protesters pour into St. Louis streets after murder acquittal for ex-cop

Protesters pour into St. Louis streets after murder acquittal for ex-copHundreds of protesters poured into St. Louis’ streets and some scuffles broke out as they voiced their anger after a Missouri judge on Friday ruled a white former St. Louis police officer was not guilty of murder in the 2011 shooting of a black man. With the National Guard on standby in case of violence, authorities appealed to protesters to march peacefully in a state where racially charged clashes in the nearby city of Ferguson spawned the Black Lives Matter movement in 2014. Police said a few protesters threw rocks and water bottles, while witnesses and video showed officers used pepper spray on at least five people about a block from the courthouse.



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Russian navy fires cruise missiles into eastern Syria

Russian navy fires cruise missiles into eastern SyriaABOARD THE ADMIRAL ESSEN (AP) — Russia fired a salvo of cruise missiles from the Mediterranean on Thursday and said they struck Islamic State targets in eastern Syria. Activists there said at least 20 civilians were killed in what they described a "fanatical" bombardment — blaming some of it on Russia and some on the United States.



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Explosion Rocks London Tube Station, Sending Commuters Into Panic

Explosion Rocks London Tube Station, Sending Commuters Into PanicLONDON ― At least 22 people were injured after bomb exploded in a West London underground station during rush hour on Friday, causing a fire inside a train and a stampede of panicking travelers.



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Cassini spacecraft to end its mission tomorrow with a 70,000mph death plunge into Saturn's atmosphere

Cassini spacecraft to end its mission tomorrow with a 70,000mph death plunge into Saturn's atmosphereNasa scientists are preparing to kill off the Cassini space probe with a spectacular suicidal dive into Saturn's atmosphere on Friday. The 22ft robot craft will break into fragments and burn up as it ploughs into the ringed planet's cloud tops, ending a 20-year mission that cost £2.9 billion. Cassini was launched in 1997 and took seven years to travel two billion miles to Saturn, before embarking on a 13-year journey of discovery that delivered a wealth of scientific data on the planet and its moons. The north pole of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is seen in an image from the Cassini spacecraft on 14 October 2015 Credit: NASA Now with the spacecraft running out of fuel, and soon to become impossible to steer, controllers have chosen to bring the mission to a fiery end. Scientists expect to lose contact with the probe at around 12.55pm UK time as Cassini begins to feel the effects of drag from Saturn's atmosphere and starts to tumble, causing its dish antenna to lose sight of Earth. At this point the craft will be roughly 930 miles above the planet's cloud tops. From then on, Cassini will start to burn like a meteor and tear apart. Within two minutes of signal loss the probe will be completely consumed. In brief | Nasa’s Cassini mission During the dive Cassini will be travelling at around 70,000mph. Its plunge to destruction will mark the end of a series of 22 daring orbits that allowed the probe to slip between Saturn and its rings. Because Saturn is so far away, the spacecraft's last gasp transmissions will take 83 minutes to reach Earth. Earl Maize, Cassini project manager at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said: "The spacecraft's final signal will be like an echo. It will radiate across the solar system for nearly an hour and a half after Cassini itself has gone. "Even though we'll know that, at Saturn, Cassini has already met its fate, its mission isn't truly over for us on Earth as long as we're still receiving its signal." Cassini: Getting to Saturn Right up until it beams its final signals to Earth eight of the spacecraft's 12 scientific instruments will be gathering data from the top of Saturn's atmosphere and transmitting information about its structure and composition. Cassini's cameras will capture their final images of looming Saturn and its moons several hours earlier. They will be radioed to Nasa's Deep Space Network antenna complex in Canberra, Australia, before being posted on the mission website. Cassini: The spacecraft A high point of the mission came in January 2005 when a small European Space Agency lander called Huygens detached from Cassini and descended to the surface of Saturn's largest moon Titan. The probe touched down on a pebble-strewn surface with the consistency of wet sand. It was the first successful landing on a world in the outer solar system. Are there lifeforms on Enceladus? | Dr Daniel Brown of Nottingham Trent University analyses the new research As it parachuted down through Titan's thick nitrogen and methane atmosphere, Huygens captured images of features that looked like shore lines and river systems on Earth. Scientists now know Titan has lakes and seas filled with liquid methane and ethane. Another key discovery made by Cassini was a global ocean under the icy surface of another moon, Enceladus, that may sustain life. An image of earth taken by Cassini from within Saturn's rings Credit: PA The decision to send Cassini to its fiery grave was taken in order to avoid any chance of the spacecraft crashing onto Titan or Enceladus and possibly contaminating the potentially life-hosting worlds with Earth bugs. British scientists played a major role in the mission, wholly or partly contributing several of the spacecraft's instruments. Open University planetary scientist Professor Simon Green, who helped develop Huygens' surface science package, said: "The Cassini-Huygens mission has transformed our understanding of the second largest planet in our solar system, Saturn, with its vast ring system and its unique moons. "Landing on Titan revealed a cold, but surprisingly Earth-like landscape, shaped by the flow of methane rather than water, and the icy volcanoes of Enceladus hint at a habitat for life below its frozen surface. "The scientific legacy of the mission will extend long beyond its fiery end in the clouds of Saturn." Google doodle marks Cassini's final mission 01:19  



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An 11-Year-Old Boy and His Parents Have Died After Falling Into a Dormant Volcano

An 11-Year-Old Boy and His Parents Have Died After Falling Into a Dormant VolcanoTheir other child, aged seven, survived



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Cassini readies final plunge into Saturn

Cassini readies final plunge into SaturnNASA’s Cassini probe is counting its final hours before one last plunge into Saturn on Friday that will cap a fruitful 13-year mission that greatly expanded knowledge about the gas giant. While orbiting Saturn nearly 300 times, Cassini made major discoveries, such as the liquid methane seas of the planet’s giant moon Titan and the sprawling subsurface ocean of Enceladus, a small Saturn moon. “Cassini-Huygens is an extraordinary mission of discovery that has revolutionized our understanding of the outer solar system,” said Alexander Hayes, assistant professor of astronomy at Cornell University.



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Nancy Pelosi Rips Into Trump At GLAAD Gala

Nancy Pelosi Rips Into Trump At GLAAD GalaCount House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is among those “appalled” by President Donald Trump’s decision to ban transgender recruits from enlisting in the military.



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