Dialog with Sunni MPs key to formation of Lebanese govt.: Hezbollah

Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement has urged Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri to start dialog with Sunni lawmakers in order to remove remaining barriers to the formation of a new government in the Arab country. According to Press TV, six months after a parliamentary election in Lebanon, a row over Sunni representation has obstructed the formation of a national unity government that is expected to group most of Lebanon’s political parties. “We believe that the key to the solution is in the hands of the prime minister designate,” said Hezbollah Deputy Secretary…

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DNA of world’s oldest natural mummy unlocks secrets of Ice Age tribes in the Americas

A legal battle over a 10,600 year old ancient skeleton — called the ‘Spirit Cave Mummy’ — has ended after advanced DNA sequencing found it was related to a Native American tribe. The revelation has been published in Science today (Thursday, November 8 at 14:00 US Eastern Time) as part of a wide ranging international study that genetically analysed the DNA of a series of famous and controversial ancient remains across North and South America including Spirit Cave, the Lovelock skeletons, the Lagoa Santa remains, an Inca mummy, and the oldest remains…

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Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi Mix 2S Get Mi Mix 3’s Night Scene Feature With MIUI 8.1.1.8: Report

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi’s two premium smartphones – Mi 8 and Mi Mix 2S – are borrowing the Night Scene photography feature from the Mi Mix 3₹ 34,800 in their latest MIUI 8.1.1.8 software update. This feature is similar to Night Sight found on the latest Google Pixel 3 range, and essentially boosts low light shots using AI and computational tricks to increase the amount of light. This comes just days after Xiaomi had confirmed that photography features of the Mi Mix 3 would trickle down to the Mi 8 and the…

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Harmanpreet slams ton, India beat New Zealand by 34 runs to start campaign

Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur struck a majestic ton while Dayalan Hemalatha and Poonam Yadav scalped three wickets each as India beat New Zealand by 34 runs in the first match of the ICC Women’s World T20 at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Friday. Chasing a target of 195 to win, New Zealand got off to the perfect start with openers Suzie Bates and Anna Peterson putting on fifty-run stand for the first wicket. Debutant Hemalatha broke the partnership by getting rid of Peterson for 14. Sohpie Devine too followed suit…

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India plans full-spectrum exercise to check coastal security response

Early next year, India will conduct its first full-spectrum test of coastal security, an operation code-named Exercise Sea Vigil, which will test the response of nine different stakeholders and agencies as it ascertains India’s preparedness to deal with attacks such as the one by terrorists on several locations in Mumbai on November 26, 2008 . The exercise will test response, reaction time and coordination between agencies to deal with incoming threats simultaneously across both the eastern and western seaboard, a senior official of the ministry of defence said on condition…

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China unveils combat drone amid arms race with US

China has displayed its new-generation stealth unmanned combat aircraft amid an ongoing arms race with the United States. The full-size prototype of the country’s new CH-7 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was shown among the jet fighters, missiles and other military hardware, during the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, known as the Airshow China 2018 in south China’s Guangdong province. The charcoal-grey drone is the length of a tennis court with a 22-metre wingspan. The new aircraft is capable of flying at more than 800 kilometers per hour and…

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Car bombs rock Mogadishu, kill 17 people

Seventeen people have been killed in two car bomb attacks at a hotel near the headquarters of Somalia’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in the capital Mogadishu. Police said guards at Hotel Sahafi and CID officers opened fire after the explosions. According to witnesses, a third blast rocked the busy street about 20 minutes later. “So far we have confirmed 17 civilians dead. They were travelling in public vehicles at the scene when the blasts and gunfire occurred,” said Ali Nur, a police officer in the city. He added that the…

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