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November 12, 2017
According to a theory proposed by João Magueijo, of Imperial College London, and Niayesh Afshordi, of the University of Waterloo in Canada, the newborn universe may have radiated with light streams moving at an infinite speed due to extremely high uniform temperatures across the expanse of the known universe. It challenges Albert Einstein's century old claim that the speed...
Thousands of refugees fled from rebel-held eastern Aleppo as the Syrian army and allied forces advanced towards them. It was reported that the army had taken over Hanano, a large housing district, neighbouring district Jabal Badro and Holok. The army has made headway into the Bustan al Basha, Haydariya, and Sakhour districts. Abdullah Ansari, a resident of Haydariya said, "The shelling...
Francois Fillon
Former Prime Minister of France, Francois Fillon, won the nomination in the primaries for the right wing conservative party. He will take on the National Front leader Marine Le Pen during this spring's Presidential election. Fillon defeated Bordeaux Mayor Alain Juppe in the Republican primary run off on Sunday by getting 66.5% of votes, The Wall Street Journal reported. Fillon is a...
Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro died yesterday, at the age of 90, and it wasn't a consequence of any one of the 600 plus assassination attempts carried out on him by the CIA. Over the years since his rise to power in 1959, Castro has been the target of about 634 separate failed assassination attempts by the CIA, Cuban exile groups and the mafia,...
oil fields
A possible output cut deal among oil producers caused a nosedive in crude oil prices on Friday as markets await the outcome of the talks. Saudi Arabia, the top oil exporter of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC) has decided not to take part in talks between the OPEC and non-OPEC oil producing countries about a possible oil cut, reports...
Fidel Castro, the revolutionary of Cuba, who held off the might of America for a good five decades has died at age 90. The state television announced his demise on Friday. Castro had been in declining health for several years and had stepped down in 2006, ceding power to his younger brother Raúl Castro, who is 85. The Cuban government has...
A new peace accord was signed between Colombia’s FARC rebels and the government of President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday. This peace deal will be sent for Congressional ratification rather than a referendum as was done with an earlier accord between the two sides. An earlier deal with the rebels, which sought approval from the citizens in October, was defeated...
Airbus A350
Thursday morning witnessed Airbus' largest passenger jet take off on its maiden voyage from Toulouse-Blagnac airport, in France. The A350-1000 also holds the distinction of being the world's most fuel-efficient large widebody, and flew for 4 hours and 18 months over south-western France on its debut flight. The lightweight carbon-fiber plane is 7 meters long and is able to carry...
Tens of thousands of Israelis were evacuated as raging wild bushfires spread through parts of the northern city of Haifa on Thursday. After a drought of two months, this fire outbreak added to the suffering. Strong winds were further fuelling the fire. There were suspicions that some of the fires were arson. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu said that any proof...
SpaceX, an aerospace company spearheaded by the eminent Elon Musk, has recently been awarded a contract to launch a NASA satellite. The satellite will survey the Earth's surface water; taking high-resolution measurements. The launch is scheduled to take place April 2021. The contract's been disclosed to be worth $112 million, and is to include spacecraft processing, payload integration and tracking, data...