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It was South Africa's first Sevens win in Australia since their back-to-back titles in Adelaide in 2008 and 2009. Led by man-of-the-match Seabelo Senatla, South Africa scored five tries to England's two. Vilimoni Koroi beats a Fijian tackler. New Zealand staged one of their greatest escapes to knock out mighty Fiji 24-21 in the quarter-finals with a last-ditch try by Sione Molia, who started from behind their own try-line with time up.
  • Iranian movie star boycotts Oscars over Trump plan for visa ban

    Iranian movie star boycotts Oscars over Trump plan for visa ban

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    A ban on Farhadi , which was assumed to be operative by the National Iranian American Council and news of which was tweeted out by its president Trita Parsi early Saturday, is painfully ironic for several reasons. Blocking Farhadi would be an indirect result of the so-called Muslim ban, which places a three-month ban on new travel visas for citizens from the predominantly Muslim countries of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia.
  • Apple receives patent approval for a hi-tech vaporizer

    Apple receives patent approval for a hi-tech vaporizer

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    The document, filed a year ago, outlines plans for an apparatus that can regulate temperature to release heat from a substance within a canister. Vaporizers are also used in industries like healthcare and agriculture, so it's possible Apple is thinking bigger than personal use.
  • New image of Saturn's moon excites 'Star Wars' fans

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    The image of Tethys has been compared by NASA to an eyeball, conspicuous for the presence of Odysseus crater. According to NASA, the resemblance of the moon with an eyeball is because of the huge crater, Odysseus, and it's multifarious of central peaks.
  • Egypt 1-0 Ghana: Gyan injury compounds Black Stars' loss

    Egypt 1-0 Ghana: Gyan injury compounds Black Stars' loss

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    Hector Cuper's solid side, who have not conceded a goal yet in Gabon, will now stay in the port city of Port-Gentil for a last-eight tie against Morocco on Sunday evening. Mali , five-times semi-finalists and once runners-up, quickly replied when 20-year-old Yves Bissouma scored with an even more impressive effort, a 30-yard free-kick which flew into the net and left Robert Odongkara rooted to the spot.
  • National park defies social media ban — Badlands on Twitter

    National park defies social media ban — Badlands on Twitter

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    But on Tuesday, Badlands National Park in South Dakota - which has extensive fossil beds and 244,000 acres of mixed-grass prairie - began tweeting facts about climate change. As Timothy Murphy pointed out at Mother Jones, the Badlands account sharing information about climate change wasn't noteworthy- they have done so numerous times in the past- but the fact that Tuesday's burst of tweets were soon deleted certainly is.
  • Halliburton reports better-than-expected profits, warns of global weakness

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    The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 4.22 Billion, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 3.92 Billion. This was lower than $270 million, or $0.31 per share, in last year's fourth quarter. Halliburton Company Common Stoc now has a P/E Ratio of N/A. Investors might also evaluate a company's PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. "They were pretty full on market utilization heading into the fourth quarter, so there's only so much more utilization you can get", Luke ...
  • Trump Signs Actions To Push Along Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines

    Trump Signs Actions To Push Along Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines

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    On working day two of the Trump administration, it seems worthwhile to set aside the highwire battles over words and inauguration crowd size and look at the concrete actions President Trump has taken to launch his presidency. The Obama administration rejected the Keystone XL pipeline and denied a permit for the Dakota Access pipeline. "Keystone is not an economic benefit to Americans who will see higher gas prices and bear all the risks of the pipeline", said report author Judy Dugan.
  • Trump urges automakers to build new plants in US

    Trump urges automakers to build new plants in US

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    In early January, Ford announced plans to put $700 million into its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in MI as part of a five-year, $4.5 billion investment in electric and autonomous vehicles. "We have a very big push on to have auto plants and other plants - many other plants", he told reporters at the start of the meeting with auto executives.
  • USA law enforcement can't ask companies to turn over foreign data

    USA law enforcement can't ask companies to turn over foreign data

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    Microsoft provided account information kept on its US servers but refused to turn the emails over, arguing that a USA judge has no authority to issue a warrant for information stored overseas. "It has substantially burdened the government's legitimate law enforcement efforts; created a roadmap for the facilitation of criminal activity; and impeded programs to protect the national security of the United States and its allies", Judge Cabranes wrote .
  • Former Google search chief Amit Singhal joins Uber

    Former Google search chief Amit Singhal joins Uber

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    At Google, employee no. 176 Singhal worked at the company for 15 years where he headed its search division and is credited with helping ideal Google's search ranking algorithm. "As I dug deeper into how Uber works, it became pretty clear that this is one of the hardest - and therefore most fun - computer science and engineering challenges in the world today", Singhal wrote on his blog .