Archive August 2016

Oldest fossils found in Greenland, from time Earth was like Mars

Oldest fossils found in Greenland, from time Earth was like Mars

Published 31/08/2016

Allen Nutman (L) of the University of Woollongong and Vickie Bennet of the Australian National University hold a specimen of 3.7 billion-year-old fossils found in Greenland in Canberra, Australia, August 23, 2016. Picture taken August 23, 2016. Yuri Amelin/Australian... REUTERS

The earliest fossil evidence of life on Earth has been found in rocks 3.7 billion years old in Greenland, raising chances of life on Mars aeons ago when both planets were similarly desolate, scientists said on Wednesday.

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French Coca-Cola workers find huge cocaine stash in juice delivery

French Coca-Cola workers find huge cocaine stash in juice delivery

Published 31/08/2016

Coca-Cola workers found a huge stash of cocaine when they opened a delivery of fruit juice concentrate from Costa Rica at their factory in southern France.

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Mitsubishi Heavy discusses U.S. armored vehicle tie up after losing sub deal

Mitsubishi Heavy discusses U.S. armored vehicle tie up after losing sub deal

Published 31/08/2016

Members of a tank unit of Japan's Self-Defense Forces (SDF) riding on Type-10 armoured tanks take part in a military review during the annual troop review ceremony at Asaka Base in Asaka, near Tokyo October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) (7011.T) is in talks with an unidentified U.S. company over a possible partnership to develop an armored vehicle that for the first time could see a Japanese firm build arms for a foreign customer, a senior executive said.

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SpaceX signs first customer for used Falcon rocket

SpaceX signs first customer for used Falcon rocket

Published 30/08/2016

The recovered first stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is transported to the SpaceX hangar at launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida May 14, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo

Elon Musk's SpaceX has signed its first customer to use a previously flown rocket, with launch planned for later this year, the companies said on Tuesday.

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Taiwan artist draws pleasure from miniature pencil carvings

Published 30/08/2016

Taiwan artist Lee Chien-chu stands in front of Xilou Bridge proudly holding up a miniature carving of the landmark, the latest offering in his pencil sculpture series.

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Curious radio signal stirs talk of extraterrestrials

Curious radio signal stirs talk of extraterrestrials

Published 30/08/2016

A curious radio signal picked up by a Russian telescope is probably not a transmission from an extraterrestrial civilization, but astronomers in California are taking a second look anyway, the SETI Institute said on Tuesday.

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Competitors slip and slide for gravy wrestling championships

Competitors slip and slide for gravy wrestling championships

Published 30/08/2016

Men and women wrestlers wearing fancy dress tackled a slippery surface for a somewhat unusual contest on Monday - the "World Gravy Wrestling Championships".

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Oklahoma mother charged with using crucifix to kill ‘possessed’ daughter

Oklahoma mother charged with using crucifix to kill ‘possessed’ daughter

Published 30/08/2016

Juanita Gomez is shown in this undated booking photo in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma August 30, 2016. Courtesy Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS

A 49-year-old Oklahoma woman has been charged with first-degree murder on suspicion of killing her daughter whom she thought was possessed by the devil by jamming a crucifix down her throat and beating her, court records released on Tuesday showed.

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Peru’s president says local people do not get his ‘English humor’

Peru’s president says local people do not get his ‘English humor’

Published 29/08/2016

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski poses for a photo after exercising at the Government Palace in Lima, Peru, August 4, 2016. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo

After upsetting lawmakers and a senior church leader with comments that have triggered chuckles and raised eyebrows, Peru's new president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has observed that Peruvians do not get his "English humor".

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Exclusive: Iraq plans to sell oil through Iran if talks with Kurds fail

Exclusive: Iraq plans to sell oil through Iran if talks with Kurds fail

Published 29/08/2016

Boys sit on the Iraqi-Turkish pipeline in Zakho district of the Dohuk Governorate of the Iraqi Kurdistan province, Iraq, August 28, 2016. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Iraq's government would consider selling crude through Iran should talks with the autonomous Kurdish region on an oil revenue-sharing agreement fail, a senior oil ministry official in Baghdad told Reuters.

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