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Day: December 15, 2017

NASA, Google find solar system with eight planets like ours
ENGLISH, Technology

NASA, Google find solar system with eight planets like ours

    A record-tying eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in number. Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the discovery. NASA joined with Google on Thursday to announce the finding, reports the Associated Press. This eighth planet orbits the star known as Kepler-90. Like Earth, this new planet, Kepler-90i, is the third rock from its sun. But it’s much closer to its sun — orbiting in just 14 days — and therefore a scorching 800 degrees Fahrenheit (427 Celsius) at the surface. In fact, all eight planets are scrunched up around this star, orbiting closer than Earth does to our sun. This is the only eight-planet solar system found like ours — so far — tying for the most planets observed around a single star. Our solar system h...
EU will not renegotiate Brexit deal, MPs warned
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

EU will not renegotiate Brexit deal, MPs warned

    MPs have been warned Brussels will not re-negotiate a Brexit deal if Parliament rejects it, as EU leaders reacted to Theresa May's defeat on key legislation. A group of Tory rebels forced an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill on Wednesday night, as they secured their demand for a meaningful vote on any Brexit deal. But, despite MPs celebrating their victory over the Government, EU leaders gathering in Brussels warned the vote will complicate the Brexit process. Luxembourg's president Xavier Bettel suggested the UK will not be able to return to Brussels asking for a different exit deal, if it is voted down by the House of Commons. Speaking at a European Council summit on Thursday, he said: I really believe that to think that Theresa May will negotiate something, we will ne...
1971 war was never a war between India-Pakistan
Asia, ENGLISH

1971 war was never a war between India-Pakistan

    Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque on Friday said the war in 1971 was never a war between India and Pakistan rather it was a War of Liberation for Bangladesh. It was never a War between India and Pakistan. We never say it. It’s no way a Pak-India war. It was our War of Liberation, he said while addressing a function as the chief guest at the National Museum in the city, reports the UNB. The Minister expressed gratitude to India for its tremendous support extended by its people and government in 1971. ‘India provided shelter, training and arms. We got all logistic support from India,’ he said. He said Bangladesh and its people are extremely grateful to Indian government and its people for the wholehearted support they extended during the War of 1971. ‘We, th...
Tory rebels threaten beleaguered PM with SECOND Brexit defeat before Christmas
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Tory rebels threaten beleaguered PM with SECOND Brexit defeat before Christmas

    Theresa May has been warned by Tory rebels she faces a second embarrassing Commons defeat over Brexit before Christmas . The threat was delivered to the Prime Minister as she jetted to Brussels for a critical EU summit on Thursday night which could derail her plans to exit the EU by the deadline of March 2019. She was still reeling from the humiliation of losing her first Brexit vote after MPs won the power to amend the final divorce deal by four votes after members of her own party rebelled. With Tory infighting threatening to engulf her, the PM desperately tried to launch a fight back on Thursday night. She insisted she was on course to deliver on Brexit and told EU leaders at a private dinner she was personally committed to working with them to ensure a smooth and order...
Americans Don’t Really Understand Gun Violence
America, ENGLISH

Americans Don’t Really Understand Gun Violence

    The massacre in Las Vegas this October earned a macabre superlative: the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, with 58 innocents killed and more than 500 injured. The outpouring of attention and support was swift and far-reaching. CNN published portraits of all 58 victims. A man from Chicago made 58 crosses to honor the fallen. Zappos offered to help pay for the 58 funerals. An anonymous man even paid for 58 strangers’ dinners in memory of those who died. But what about the hundreds who were shot but didn’t die? A 28-year-old woman who was shot in the head at the concert is undergoing aggressive rehab after spending nearly two months in the hospital. A 41-year-old man is learning how to drive with his hands after he was paralyzed from the waist down. And many victims ha...