uSummary: News and Webpage Summaries

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22 Jul 2017
http://news.sky.com/story/its-surreal-salvador-dalis-moustache-in-tact-nearly-30-years-after-his-death-10956088
Spain, Salvador Dali’s body exhumed (moustache intact); DNA test; Abel’s paternity and estate claim.

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Expires: 5 Aug 2017

22 Jul 2017
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/20/bitcoin-bubble-dwarfs-tulip-mania-from-400-years-ago-elliott-wave.html
Bitcoin bubble warning: Elliott Wave pattern, psychology, fundamentals; dwarfs tulip mania of 1600s.

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20 Jul 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-lawyer-idUSKBN1A40QA
USA, Senate inquiry: Trump Jr., Kushner, Manafort asked to appear; election, alleged Russian ties.

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Expires: 3 Aug 2017

20 Jul 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-40653053
India-China border stand-off. Doklam Plateau: Chinese road; Bhutan disputed territory. War unlikely.

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Expires: 3 Aug 2017

20 Jul 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-belgium-fries-eu-idUSKBN1A42JB
Belgium, EU food safety rules aimed at curbing cancer, allows traditional Belgian fries to remain.

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20 Jul 2017
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/aboriginal-archaeological-discovery-in-kakadu-rewrites-the-history-of-australia-20170719-gxe3qy.html
Aborigines in Australia for ~65,000 years; migration from Africa, seafaring; megafauna assumptions.

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20 Jul 2017
https://www.space.com/37522-is-dark-matter-real.html
Dark matter hypothesis: new “semi-analytic” model predicts Tully-Fisher relation; few discrepancies.

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17 Jul 2017
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/new-doctor-who-jodie-whittaker–10807434
13th Doctor Who is Jodie Whittaker, first woman in 53 years. Christmas special ends Capaldi, Moffat.

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17 Jul 2017
http://www.deflation.com/fed-concerned-about-debt-deflation/
USA, non-financial corporate debt 72.3% of GDP; default rate rising; prior peaks, crises; deflation.

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Expires: 31 Jul 2017

14 Jul 2017
http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/07/mark-sainsbury-don-t-expect-the-public-to-look-past-your-huge-facial-tattoo-mark-cropp.html
Opinion: New Zealand man with prison tattoo on face; declined removal; judged; poor job prospects.

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14 Jul 2017
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-14/facebook-google-to-be-forced-to-decrypt-messages-fight-terrorism/8707748
Australia, laws proposed: oblige internet companies co-operate, decrypt messages, to fight crime.

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14 Jul 2017
https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/news/juno-spots-great-red-spot
NASA release JunoCam images: Jupiter’s Great Red Spot; ~350-year-old storm; 1.3 times wide as Earth.

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Expires: 28 Jul 2017

14 Jul 2017
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-14/toad-tunes-mating-call-females-jcu-researchers/8708292
Australia, cane toad mating tune attracts females, 91% reproductive. Develop “audio traps”; trial.

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14 Jul 2017
http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/health/2017/07/auckland-chickenpox-party-horrifies-doctor.html
New Zealand, Auckland, anti-vaccine mum invites kids to “chickenpox party”. Ethics. Medical issues.

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14 Jul 2017
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-14/sydney-gets-a-bike-sharing-system/8707196
Australia, Sydney, dock-less bike-sharing arrives; lock app; 160 red bikes; road risks; helmet laws.

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14 Jul 2017
http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2017/07/woman-taking-selfie-destroys-200-000-artwork.html
Claims woman taking selfie wrecks US$200,000 of art; domino effect; Simon Birch’s The 14th Factory.

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14 Jul 2017
http://www.esquire.co.uk/culture/a16095/dont-use-hotel-room-safe/
Warns against locking items in hotel safes: many have default code 000000 to unlock; check it first.

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11 Jul 2017
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-11/dna-may-hold-key-to-thylacine-existence-lab-tech-says/8697100
Australia, DNA water testing could verify if Tasmanian tiger is still alive. Lake Pedder; dilution.

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Expires: 25 Jul 2017

11 Jul 2017
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/gangnam-style-no-longer-youtubes-mostwatched-video-20170711-gx8t4q.html
YouTube’s most watched video is See You Again, surpasses the 2,894,240,000 views of Gangnam Style.

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11 Jul 2017
http://www.dw.com/en/us-un-hail-recapture-of-iraqs-mosul-from-islamic-state/a-39633766
Iraq, Mosul freed of ISIS. USA: “critical milestone”. Need stability; IS cells; humanitarian crisis.

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11 Jul 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-idUSKBN19V2DO
USA, email told Donald Trump Jr. of meeting with Russian lawyer, dirt on Clinton. Investigation.

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Expires: 25 Jul 2017

11 Jul 2017
http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/07/whangarei-man-jams-on-his-bass-while-waiting-at-bridge-crossing.html
New Zealand, Whangarei, man plays his electronic bass for motorists as traffic awaits bridge close.

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11 Jul 2017
http://www.france24.com/en/20170711-usa-evacuated-wildfires-canada-california-british-columbia
USA and Canada wildfires, ~29,000 acres burnt; 231 fires; Alamo fire 15% contained; thousands flee.

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11 Jul 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missile-idUSKBN19W0A1
Believed North Korean ICBMs lack re-entry technology, untested; Punggye-ri nuclear test site normal.

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Expires: 25 Jul 2017

11 Jul 2017
http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertainment/2017/07/revealed-tom-cruise-s-bizarre-diet.html
Claims Tom Cruise: daily diet 15 snacks; won’t use a portaloo; privacy screens round trailer on set.

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11 Jul 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mississippi-crash-idUSKBN19W095
USA, Mississippi, LeFlore County, U.S. Marines KC-130 Hercules military plane crashes, 16 dead.

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11 Jul 2017
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/lifestyle/news-and-views/catholic-church-confirms-its-opposition-to-going-gluten-free-20170710-gx85zf.html
Catholic Church: no gluten-free Eucharist; Holy Communion bread is wheat, water; transubstantiation.

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11 Jul 2017
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/sport/boxing/jeff-horn-defeated-manny-pacquiao-says-the-world-boxing-organisation-after-independent-rescore-20170710-gx8m7w.html
Boxing: WBO review Horn vs. Pacquiao title fight; five judges; Jeff Horn winner, won 7 of 12 rounds.

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9 Jul 2017
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-08/world-bank-to-create-women-s-fund-championed-by-ivanka-trump
World Bank’s Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative: $1b fund; meets October; Ivanka Trump advocate.

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Expires: 23 Jul 2017

9 Jul 2017
https://www.afp.com/en/news/205/putin-eyes-new-era-cooperation-under-trump
G20: Putin expects Russia-USA ties to improve; Trump “very different” in person; pragmatic on Syria.

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Expires: 23 Jul 2017

9 Jul 2017
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/08/amazons-prime-day-deals-luring-shoppers-to-its-grocery-department.html
Amazon “eating the retail world” market share grows; USA 5%, excludes food; Amazon-Whole Foods deal.

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9 Jul 2017
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/fires/main/index.html
NASA satellite imagery, gallery, archives, of bushfires, fires and smoke and hazards around world.

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Expires: 23 Jul 2017

9 Jul 2017
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/return-to-glory-matthew-debord-tesla-book-2017-7
Excerpt from Return to Glory, story of Ford’s racing; Elon Musk’s disruption of car industry, Tesla.

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Expires: 23 Jul 2017

9 Jul 2017
https://www.afp.com/en/news/205/us-and-north-korea-need-talk-how
USA wants diplomatic solution to North Korea, but won’t reward it. No diplomatic ties. Iran model?

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Expires: 23 Jul 2017

9 Jul 2017
http://www.etonline.com/news/221111_shia_labeouf_arrested_georgia_for_disorderly_conduct_and_public_drunkenness/
Shia LaBeouf, 31, arrested: drunk in public, disorderly conduct, obstruction. Released; $3,500 bond.

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9 Jul 2017
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-08/cardinal-george-pell-spotted-in-singapore-en-route-to-australia/8690992
George Pell in Singapore. On way to Australia? Says “innocent” of charges; wants to clear his name.

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9 Jul 2017
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/snow-avalanche-space-image-nasa-2017-7
Lucky find of NASA satellite image capturing moment of avalanche in Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan.

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Expires: 23 Jul 2017

8 Jul 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-storm-japan-idUSKBN19T06W
Japan, torrential rain, 600mm in a day; floods, landslides; 16 killed. Another 150mm rain forecast.

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Expires: 22 Jul 2017

8 Jul 2017
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-08/canberra-curry-festival-chilli-eating-contest/8690582
Australia, Canberra’s World Curry Festival. Spice-off: no drink; eat all chilli in minute; no vomit.

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Expires: 22 Jul 2017

8 Jul 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-g20-germany-protests-idUSKBN19S1BA
Germany, Hamburg, G20: 15,000 police, controlling protestors; Black Bloc; 19 arrests, many detained.

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Expires: 22 Jul 2017

8 Jul 2017
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/07/jupiters-great-red-spot-is-about-to-reveal-its-mysteries/
NASA’s Juno to fly ~9,000km of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, use infrared imager to see inside storm.

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Expires: 22 Jul 2017

8 Jul 2017
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-08/g20-protests-dozens-police-injured-hamburg-fires/8690380
Germany, Hamburg, G20 protestors burn, loot; detained. Violence; water cannons; ~200 police injured.

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8 Jul 2017
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-08/tasmanian-deer-population-woes/8689536
Australia, TAS, deer hunting report: World Heritage Areas. ~80,000 deer? Irrigation, crops. Venison.

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Expires: 22 Jul 2017

8 Jul 2017
http://www.traveller.com.au/virgin-galactic-launch-date-and-boom-supersonic-plane-richard-branson-on-the-future-of-air-travel-gx69gs
Richard Branson: Future of air travel supersonic, sub-orbital, orbital. New Boom jet. Space flights.

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Expires: 22 Jul 2017

8 Jul 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-defenses-excl-idUSKBN19S2XQ
USA to test THAAD in Alaska, FTT-18 simulate North Korean IRBM attack; 52 more interceptors planned.

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Expires: 22 Jul 2017

8 Jul 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-g20-germany-trump-putin-talks-idUSKBN19S24E
G20: Trump and Putin meeting 2.25 hours. Election hack denied; move on. Syria discussion; ceasefire.

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7 Jul 2017
https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-07-06/climate-change-coming-your-coffee-cup
Ethiopia, climate change may impact 39%-59% of cropland growing Arabica coffee; move plantations.

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7 Jul 2017
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170630-the-massive-volcano-that-scientists-cant-find
In 1465 volcano erupted, heard 2,000km away, ash cloud, global impacts, but actual volcano unfound.

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Expires: 21 Jul 2017

7 Jul 2017
https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-07-06/north-korean-refugee-and-cartoonist-draws-what-life-those-who-escape
North Korean refugee Choi Seong-gok, 37, defected to South Korea 2010. Tales: cultural differences.

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7 Jul 2017
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170703-the-chameleon-the-size-of-an-ant
Madagascan dwarf chameleon (Brookesia minima) and smaller Brookesia micra, tiny ant-sized reptiles.

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7 Jul 2017
http://www.france24.com/en/20170706-france-ban-diesel-fuel-vehicle-sales-2040-hulot-pollution
France to end sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040; meet environmental targets, reduce pollution.

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7 Jul 2017
http://www.enca.com/world/one-dead-as-strong-quake-hits-central-philippines-officials
Philippines, 6.5 earthquake, epicentre Leyte island. At least one dead, five trapped. Power outage.

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Expires: 21 Jul 2017

7 Jul 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-40520125
Gonorrhoea spread by oral sex, creating antibiotic resistance; three cases completely untreatable.

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Expires: 21 Jul 2017

7 Jul 2017
https://www.afp.com/en/news/205/protests-turn-violent-trumps-maiden-g20
Germany, Hamburg, G20 protests turns violent. Police disperse ~1,000 anti-capitalist activists.

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Expires: 21 Jul 2017

7 Jul 2017
http://www.enca.com/south-africa/twitter-tells-miss-sa-no-glove-no-love
South Africa, Miss SA 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters wore gloves as handing out food. Hygiene? Mocked.

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7 Jul 2017
http://www.dw.com/en/g20-donald-trump-meets-with-south-korea-japan-as-north-korea-talks-start-early/a-39588213
Trump, Abe, Moon, meet ahead of G20, agree China must pressure North Korea, sanctions, stop ICBMs.

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7 Jul 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/06/exceptionally-rare-pale-tiger-photographed-in-the-wild
India, Nilgiri biosphere, rare wild pale tiger (not white tiger); genetic mutation, colour morphism.

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Expires: 21 Jul 2017

7 Jul 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jul/06/mars-covered-in-toxic-chemicals-that-can-wipe-out-living-organisms-tests-reveal
Surface of Mars toxic to bacterial life. Perchlorates. Radiation. Microbes may exist 2m underground.

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