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‘Same bull. Same bully’: Iranian FM trolls Bolton with #10YearChallenge tweet

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Javad Zarif has again shown his knack for roasting US officials on Twitter, this time mocking National Security Advisor John Bolton for 10 years of calls to attack Iran. While Bolton remains stubbornly attached to leveling clichéd digs about Iran’s “malign” and “murderous” “mullahs,” Zarif highlighted his opponents “delusional” aversion to change with a #10YearChallenge Read More

‘Sky Canvas’ satellite aiming to create Earth’s 1st artificial meteor shower (VIDEOS)

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A Japanese startup is hoping to become the first organization in history to create an artificial meteor shower which will light up the skies on demand, more brightly than its natural competition. In your face, Leonids. Founded in 2011, Astro Live Experiences (ALE) launched its first test microsatellite into orbit on board an Epsilon rocket Read More

S&P cuts rating on PG&E unit in third such cut this month

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FILE PHOTO: PG&E crew work on power lines to repair damage caused by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S. November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage (Reuters) – S&P cut its rating on PG&E Corp’s (PCG.N) Pacific Gas & Electric Co unit on Wednesday, making it the third such cut this month, after the unit missed Read More

Hyundai, Kia issue new U.S. recall of 168,000 vehicles for fire risks

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) and affiliate Kia Motors Corp (000270.KS) said on Wednesday they will recall about 168,000 U.S. vehicles at risk of fuel leaks, after recalling them in 2017 for engine fire risks, and will offer software upgrades for 3.7 million vehicles. Employees of Hyundai Motor Group attend the company’s new Read More

Supermodel Gisele fires back at criticism from Brazil farm minister

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen on Wednesday rejected critiques by the country’s farm minister that questioned her knowledge about Brazil’s conservation efforts. FILE PHOTO: Model Gisele Bundchen arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” in the Read More

Australian authorities warn about heat as temperature soars

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australians have been warned to avoid exerting themselves outdoors and to drink lots of water as record temperatures in parts of the country look set to linger, and even increase, over coming days. Parts of New South Wales, Australia’s most populated state, and an area of Western Australia, saw record high minimum Read More

No. 1 U.S. utility PG&E prepares bankruptcy filing after California wildfires

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(Reuters) – PG&E Corp (PCG.N), owner of the biggest U.S. power utility by customers, said on Monday it is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as soon as this month amid pressure from potentially crushing liabilities linked to California’s catastrophic wildfires in 2017 and 2018. PG&E, which provides electricity and natural gas to Read More

They ‘need a good slap’: Paris Opera Ballet fires superstar dancer for anti-gay comments

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The Paris Opera Ballet has sacked ballet-dancing bad-boy Sergei Polunin from a production of ‘Swan Lake,’ after Polunin took to Instagram to apparently attack gay dancers. The world of ballet – all pumps and pirouettes – might not seem like the most macho one, but Sergei Polunin disagrees. The Ukrainian-born hotshot was fired by the Read More

PG&E prepares bankruptcy filing after California wildfires

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(Reuters) – PG&E Corp (PCG.N), owner of the biggest U.S. power utility by number of customers, said on Monday it is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for all of its businesses as it faces potentially crushing liabilities linked to catastrophic wildfires in 2017 and 2018. FILE PHOTO: PG&E works on power lines to Read More

Thai capital fires water cannon into the air to fight pollution

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – The Thai capital fired water cannon into the hot tropical air and hosed down streets on Monday as authorities handed out masks in a bid to combat air pollution in one of the world’s most visited cities which has been blanketed by smog since Saturday. Bangkok authorities wash the dust of streets Read More