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Origin of Zero Symbol Centuries Older Than Previously Thought

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The text, which is littered with zeroes, has been dated to between 200 and 400 BCE, placing it about 500 years earlier than the next known use of the mathematical symbol. The new carbon dating shows why an origin date was so hard to nail down; the manuscript consists of 70 brittle leaves of birch bark, composed of material from at least three different historical periods. Lire la suite »

Qatar emir due in Turkey for first trip since Gulf crisis

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Qatar has refused to submit, denying charges that it supports terrorism and describing the bloc's efforts to isolate it as a violation of worldwide law and an infringement of its national sovereignty. Israeli sources stated that this campaign is opposed by several US Jewish far right leaders especially the Zionist Organization of America and its leader Mort Klein who refused to meet with the Qataris. Lire la suite »

Mo. governor takes steps as St. Louis awaits verdict in controversial case

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Prosecutors accused Stockley of planting the handgun that the officer claims he retrieved from Smith's vehicle after the fatal shooting. Greitens called the move a "necessary precaution", in a news release . These resources take time to get ready. Earlier this week, Greitens met with St. Louis clergy members and state officials to discuss safety and free speech measures involving the upcoming verdict. Lire la suite »

Bombay HC rejects Pintos' relief plea, but bars arrest till 5pm today

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Pradyuman Thakur, a class two student, was found dead in a pool of blood inside the washroom with his throat slit open. According to reports from India Today , the videos stating the account of the eye witnesses, clearly suggest that the bus conductor, Ashok Kumar, whom the police arrested on charges of murder is most likely innocent. Lire la suite »

Vivendi appealing Italy ruling that it controls Telecom Italia

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Vivendi has previously acknowledged it directs and coordinates activities at Telecom Italia, but denied having de facto control under Italian law. On April 18, Italy's telecoms watchdog Agcom gave Vivendi one year to reduce its stake either in Mediaset or Telecom Italia and Vivendi had 60 days to present its plan of action. Lire la suite »

Can Rihanna's Fenty Beauty Blotting Sheets be Used as Rolling Paper?

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Then she followed that up with praise for Rihanna's casting. "It was a challenge to bring them together but it ended up being the ideal combination", Rihanna said about the collection's inspiration in a press release. Filipino model Kat Gumabao, who recently walked the runway for plus-size clothing brand Torrid at NYFW , is one of them. "It can mean you're just extra tall, or your upper body is bigger, or your hips are bigger". Lire la suite »

Burger King delivers babies

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The relatively small town of Denville, New Jersey only has a population of around 16,000 and when the firefighters were called for consecutive births, it was an action-packed couple of days. EMT Shannon Covert recalled the first birth to CBS New York , saying "Within a few minutes, the baby was out ..." "Ultimately, with assistance from both departments, the woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy". Lire la suite »

China's ODI down 41.8% in Jan-Aug

Chinese companies made the outbound investment in more than 4,789 overseas enterprises of 152 countries and regions from January to August, the Ministry of Commerce said on its website. Capital outflows have eased in recent months in the face of tighter regulations and the dollar's retreat. In January to August, foreign direct investment (FDI) into China fell 0.2 per cent from a year earlier to 547.94 billion yuan (S$112.9 billion), the ministry added. Lire la suite »

Cheikh Bamba Dièye réclame la présence de Khalifa Sall à l'Assemblée nationale

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Et donc de disposer d'une tribune pour évoquer la situation du maire de Dakar. Avant de poursuivre. " En ce jour solennel, où le député doit pouvoir élire et être élu, Khalifa Sall n'a aucune possibilité de pouvoir jouir de ces droits ". Et s'ils se revendiquent de l'opposition, les 20 députés de la coalition d'Abdoulaye Wade partagent néanmoins le même héritage politique libéral que la majorité et se disent prêts à dialoguer avec le chef de l'Etat. Lire la suite »

Le nouveau bureau de l'Assemblée nationale — Sénégal

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Selon Abdoulaye Makhtar Diop, 154 députés étaient à la séance inaugurale de la 13ème législature. Dix-sept abstentions et quatre bulletins nuls ont été dénombrés à la fin du vote. Les fonctions ministérielles n'étant pas compatibles avec les responsabilités parlementaires, selon la loi sénégalaise, ces trois élus de "Benno Bokk Yaakaar" (BBY, majorité) ont renoncé à siéger à l'Assemblée nationale. Lire la suite »

Anthony Scaramucci's Latest Gig Is Going To Be Co-Hosting 'The View'

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci will reportedly serve as a guest co-host on ABC's " The View " on Friday, Sept. 22, according to a Thursday report . We're Paesans together, so I called him and we had a very interesting conversation". " Very juicy information, but I can't say it". Unfortunately, he learned from the New Yorker interview how to say the words 'off the record, ' so I can't tell you too much. Lire la suite »

Vanillaware's Dragon's Crown Is Finally Coming To PS4

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Many had been clamoring since then for a Dragon's Crown PS4 port and it looks like they might get their wish if a banner that briefly appeared today on the mobile version of the Japanese website Nico Nico is to be believed, per Hachima Kikou . Lire la suite »

Wind back in Europe's sails, Juncker tells European Union parliament

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Mr Juncker said the euro is destined to become the common currency of the "entire" European Union . Asked if future success rested completely on trade negotiations, he added: "That's going to be really, really important for our future and we will be working with the Government to make sure that the maritime sector is a strong beneficiary of that because it's something that this country is really, really good at". Lire la suite »

Trump leaves for storm-ravaged Florida to assess damage

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It was Mr. Trump's third visit to storm-ravaged parts of the United States in the past few weeks after two major hurricanes, and he again praised the federal government's performance. "So I hope he runs for the Senate" against incumbent Bill Nelson, Trump said. Cleanup for the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge after Hurricane Irma was much easier for after the Island of Sanibel as a whole was spared. Lire la suite »

South Korea conducts cruise missile drill as North Korea threatens action

Ambassador Han Tae Song also lashed out at the United States during a plenary session of the U.N.'s Conference on Disarmament, saying North Korea denounces Washington's "evil intention" and would "make sure the US pays a due price". The statement also described South Korea as "traitors and dogs" of the US . "Through implementing the new United Nations Security Council resolution and related agreements, the global community as a whole needs to maximise pressure on North Korea so that ... Lire la suite »

Apple Continues Its Quest for World Domination With the iPhone X

With the announcement of the iPhone 8 , 8 Plus , and iPhone X , there are many things you may have to take into consideration when deciding which one you'd like to purchase. Meanwhile, M1 said it would start offering Apple's latest products, including the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus , the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) and Apple TV 4K next Friday. Lire la suite »

Bila tint: Kenyans marvel as rare white giraffes are spotted in Garissa

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The mother and baby were caught on film by rangers for the Hirola Conservation Program ( HCP ), as they calmly stroll along-even pausing to look at the camera. The very first reports of a white giraffe in the wild was reported in January 2016 in Tarangire National park, Tanzania; a second sighting was again reported in March 2016 in Ishaqbini conservancy, Garissa county, Kenya. Lire la suite »

Hindi speakers should also learn other languages: President Ram Nath Kovind

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Expressing similar sentiments, President Ram Nath Kovind, earlier in the day, urged that continuous efforts are necessary in this direction, so that more employment opportunities can be made available to youth through Hindi language. "New and technical words can be adopted in Hindi without translation". "Non-Hindi speaking people desire that we [Hindi-speaking people] give attention to their languages", Kovind said. Lire la suite »

MP Ngunjiri Wambugu files petition seeking to oust CJ Maraga

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Residents from Kisii county hold peaceful demonstrations against Uhuru Kenyatta. "We knew this case was coming and he was the man to hear it", Professor Tom Ojienda, who worked with Maraga and sits on the Judicial Service Commission that appointed him Chief Justice said. Lire la suite »

Lions fan banned by team after posting racist message

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A Detroit Lions fan who made racial remarks in an online video about two African-American fans at last Sunday's football game has lost his season-ticket rights - and is now banned from Ford Field. She said that the man could have gone with something nicer. We all weren't brought up to have the same beliefs. I can't fault them for that and they can't fault me for the way I believe. Lire la suite »