New details emerge about Ghosn's escape

New details emerge about Ghosn's escape

On December 29, former Nissan, Renault boss Carlos Ghosn, who was under house arrest facing charges of diverting millions in company funds for his personal use, walked out of his house in Tokyo wearing a hat and a surgical mask.
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Taiwan's endangered leopard cats saved by road culverts

Taiwan's endangered leopard cats saved by road culverts

Taiwan's Miaoli County passed an ordinance to protect leopard cats by rewarding eco-friendly farming and mandating impact studies for some construction projects on December 28.
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Ukrainian Airlines plane crashes in Tehran, killing all aboard

Ukrainian Airlines plane crashes in Tehran, killing all aboard

TEHRAN, IRAN A Ukrainian passenger plane crashed in Iran shortly after takeoff on Wednesday, allegedly due to technical issues.
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The moon lost its magnetic fields one billion years ago: study

The moon lost its magnetic fields one billion years ago: study

Billions of years ago, the ancient moon had a powerful dynamo at its core that produced a strong global magnetic field.
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Mysterious virus spreads in central China

Mysterious virus spreads in central China

A mysterious strain of viral pneumonia has affected 59 people in Wuhan, China since mid-December 2019, China Daily reports. The cause of the infection has yet to be determined.
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Israel introduces laser that can intercept missiles and aerial threats

Israel introduces laser that can intercept missiles and aerial threats

Israel's Defense Ministry said in a news release that it made a technological breakthrough in a defensive laser weapon that intercepts aerial threats.
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Toyota unveils plans for futuristic city in Japan

Toyota unveils plans for futuristic city in Japan

Danish architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group has been commissioned by Toyota to build a prototype futuristic city called Woven City at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan.
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SpaceX launches 60 satellites into orbit

SpaceX launches 60 satellites into orbit

SpaceX launched its third batch of Starlink satellites into orbit from a U.S. Air Force base in Florida on Monday evening.Space.
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Sustainable green towers constructed in central Taiwan

Sustainable green towers constructed in central Taiwan

Singaporean architectural firm WOHA has designed a sustainable, mixed-use building called Sky Green, in Taichung, Taiwan.
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NASA's TESS finds its first Earth-sized planet

NASA's TESS finds its first Earth-sized planet

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or 'TESS' mission, devised to specifically find Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby stars has identified TOI 700 d as a potential candidate occupying a star's habitable zone where conditions may be jus...
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Trudeau says Iranian missile fire may have shot down Ukranian Boeing 737

Trudeau says Iranian missile fire may have shot down Ukranian Boeing 737

The BBC reports that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says intelligence shows that Iran had shot down the Ukrainian passenger plane with a missile, possibly in error.According to CNN, U.K.
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China identifies new coronavirus strain for Wuhan outbreak

China identifies new coronavirus strain for Wuhan outbreak

Scientists have identified a new virus as a possible cause for the mysterious pneumonia outbreak in China's Wuhan.
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NASA rolls out space launch system booster for testing

NASA rolls out space launch system booster for testing

NASA rolled out the core stage of the Space Launch System "mega-rocket" from a New Orleans factory on Wednesday.
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Philippines evacuates millions after Taal volcano spews lava with 'explosive eruption' feared

Philippines evacuates millions after Taal volcano spews lava with 'explosive eruption' feared

Philippine officials have urged a "total evacuation" of millions of people close to Manila, after a volcano spewed ash up to nine miles into the air on Sunday prompting warning of a possible "explosive eruption," CNN reports.
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Vulnerabilities found in TikTok: Report

Vulnerabilities found in TikTok: Report

Cybersecurity firm Check Point has conducted an investigation into video-sharing app TikTok and found major vulnerabilities within the app.
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Water on Mars is disappearing faster than expected

Water on Mars is disappearing faster than expected

New research by France's National Center for Scientific Research suggests that water on Mars is evaporating faster than previously thought.
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Japan will expand air defenses to counter North Korean ballistic missiles: report

Japan will expand air defenses to counter North Korean ballistic missiles: report

Japan's Type-03 Air Defense System is a surface to air missile system that utilizes a truck-mounted launcher to shoot interceptor missiles, according to Missile Advocacy.
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Chinese paddlefish has been declared extinct

Chinese paddlefish has been declared extinct

The Chinese paddlefish has been declared extinct due to overfishing and dams. The species was thought to be the world's largest freshwater fish with an average length of 10 feet. Some reports recorded them reaching 23 feet and weighing half a ton.
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U.S. Army is retooling to fight in the Indo-Pacific Region

U.S. Army is retooling to fight in the Indo-Pacific Region

WASHINGTON The U.S. Army will deploy two task forces with the ability to fight across the information, electronic, cyber and missile domains in the Pacific to counter China.
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Scientists may have explained the solar system's 'Great Divide'

Scientists may have explained the solar system's 'Great Divide'

A separation known as the Great Divide splits the rocky planets and the gas planets in our solar system.According to the latest paper published in Nature Astronomy, researchers can now explain how the divide came to exist.
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NASA's Moon to Mars exploration program

NASA's Moon to Mars exploration program

NASA's Moon to Mars exploration program first proposed in 2015 consists of three phases.
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New artificial trees installed in London

New artificial trees installed in London

German startup Green City Solutions has installed artificial trees called CityTrees across London to absorb urban pollution.
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U.S. Navy plans hypersonic missiles for stealth destroyers

U.S. Navy plans hypersonic missiles for stealth destroyers

The U.S. Navy plans to arm the fleet's newest destroyers with a classified hypersonic missile.
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EU, Russia to launch joint ExoMars mission in July 2020

EU, Russia to launch joint ExoMars mission in July 2020

The EU and Russia are collaborating on a mission to Mars to try and answer the question of whether life has ever existed on the Red Planet.According to the European Space Agency, the ExoMars program is comprised of two missions.
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'The One' to become the tallest building in Canada

'The One' to become the tallest building in Canada

Supertall skyscraper "The One" is set to become the tallest building in Canada at 309 meters once it is completed in Toronto later this year.
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Golden tower proposed for Toronto

Golden tower proposed for Toronto

Canadian architectural firm Giannone Petricone Associates has unveiled plans to build a 79-story golden tower in Toronto. The skyscraper would be 266 meters in height.
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Local fish species in U.K. waters predicted to decline by 2050

Local fish species in U.K. waters predicted to decline by 2050

A new report by the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership has predicted that cold-water fish species in British waters may be replaced with warm-water species as sea temperatures continue to rise in the next 30 years.
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Sepsis linked to one in five deaths around the world: study

Sepsis linked to one in five deaths around the world: study

A study in The Lancet estimates that sepsis is associated with one in five deaths around the world, or more deaths than cancer.
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France deploys aircraft carrier for Middle East operations

France deploys aircraft carrier for Middle East operations

France is deploying its sole aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to the Middle East.
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Experts estimate more than 1,700 people are infected by China's virus outbreak

Experts estimate more than 1,700 people are infected by China's virus outbreak

Citing Chinese officials, the BBC reports that the coronavirus outbreak in China's city of Wuhan has killed three people and infected more than 200 as of Monday.
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How sugar addiction impacts the brain

How sugar addiction impacts the brain

New research from the journal Scientific Reports has found that sugar has the ability to transform our brain chemistry.Scientists from Denmark's Aarhus University performed their experiment on seven pigs to test out their theory.
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Scientists identifies new class of celestial objects near the galactic black hole

Scientists identifies new class of celestial objects near the galactic black hole

Scientists identified a new class of celestial bodies near the Sagittarius A, the Milky Way Galaxy's supermassive black hole.
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Increase in HFC-23 emissions linked to China, India: Study

Increase in HFC-23 emissions linked to China, India: Study

New research from the University of Bristol has found that atmospheric levels of hydrofluorocarbon gas, or HFC-23, have continued to rise despite China and India saying they had stopped emissions.
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Coronavirus continues to spread amid Lunar New Years celebrations

Coronavirus continues to spread amid Lunar New Years celebrations

According to Reuters, the coronavirus death toll has now risen to 18, after the death of an 80-year-old victim in Hebei province.
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Four leaks found in Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Four leaks found in Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant

After surviving a massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdowns in 2011, Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant is now dealing with four different leaks in its walls.
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X-ray echoes allows scientists to map out black holes: study

X-ray echoes allows scientists to map out black holes: study

Astronomers have found a novel way to explore the regions around a black hole.In a paper published in Nature Astronomy, researchers say that they were able to use x-ray echoes around a black hole to map the celestial body's surroundings.
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Wuhan suspends public transport amid virus outbreak

Wuhan suspends public transport amid virus outbreak

Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan have shut down public transport to stop the spread of a new strain of coronavirus.
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Over 15,000 pounds of frozen beef patties recalled over possible plastic contamination

Over 15,000 pounds of frozen beef patties recalled over possible plastic contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Tyson Foods subsidiary AdvancePierre Foods is recalling 15,738 pounds of its beef patty products as they may be "contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically small, green soft plastic.
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Malaysia returns 'illegal' plastic waste to U.S., U.K.

Malaysia returns 'illegal' plastic waste to U.S., U.K.

Malaysia announced that it has returned 150 shipping containers filled with plastic waste to their country of origin after they were found to be contaminated and mixed in with other trash.
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China's single-use plastic ban explained

China's single-use plastic ban explained

China will be implementing a ban on single-use plastics over the next five years.
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Immune discovery could be universal cure to cancer

Immune discovery could be universal cure to cancer

Cardiff University researchers have identified a mechanism in our immune system that could be utilized to treat most cancers.
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China's novel coronavirus claims first victim in U.S.

China's novel coronavirus claims first victim in U.S.

A new virus from the Chinese city of Wuhan has made 440 people sick, at least nine of whom have died, as of Wednesday, Reuters reports, citing China's National Health Commission.
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Groups hunting for 'ghost net' near Hawaii

Groups hunting for 'ghost net' near Hawaii

Ghost nets are commercial fishing nets discarded by fishers or lost in the ocean.The Maui News reports that local authorities are asking for the public's help to recover a very large ghost net floating in Hawaii's near seas.
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Viral outbreak's confirmed cases soar as China confirms human transmission

Viral outbreak's confirmed cases soar as China confirms human transmission

Cases of novel coronavirus infection in China have tripled over the weekend, sparking global concerns about an outbreak.China's state-run Xinhua News reports that there are 218 confirmed cases, mostly in the city of Wuhan.
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How Carlos Ghosn escaped Japan

How Carlos Ghosn escaped Japan

According to Turkish private jet firm, MNG, two of their aircraft were used to facilitate ex-Nissan boss, Carlos Ghosn's escape from Japan.
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How SIM swapping works

How SIM swapping works

SIM swapping occurs when scammers gain access to your sim card number, usually by telling the cell phone service provider that the device has been lost or damaged, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
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U.S. company to open first ever human composting facility in 2021

U.S. company to open first ever human composting facility in 2021

US-based company Recompose will start the first ever funeral service that turns human bodies into compost soil next year.
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Australia's bushfires are creating their own weather systems

Australia's bushfires are creating their own weather systems

CBS News reports that bushfires in Australia are burning so fiercely that they are creating pyrocumulonimbus clouds which are then creating thunderstorms.
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