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Miquel Roca, a lawyer with Cristina's defence team, said that the princess was "satisfied for the acknowledgement of her innocence" but that she was still convinced that her husband was not guilty. The couple, who have lived in Switzerland with their four children since 2013, have always denied any wrongdoing. Some of the funds were transferred to a private company which paid for personal family items such as vacations, home furnishings and theater tickets.
  • New bat-inspired drone is the 'holy grail' of flying robots

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    Researchers contend that a robot that can fly with soft, flexible wings and that can turn, mid-air, on a dime, will be safer in an environment in which humans and robots must co-exist. The wings are controlled through a series of motors and actuators that are capable of precisely controlling their movement, giving it the agility to dive and bank sharply, much like a real bat.
  • Facebook now has 1.86 billion users

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    Revenues rose 53.1% from previous year to $8.63 billion, also topping analysts' $8.49 billion view. The company, which owns the Facebook social network as well as Instagram and WhatsApp, reported revenues of $8.8 billion in the fourth quarter, up 51% from the year before.
  • Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon rules our South Korean presidential bid

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    Ban did not formally announce his presidential bid, but indicated a strong willingness to run in the election even before his return to Korea on January 12 after 10 years of service at the world body. Two days later, Mr Ban visited a nursing home where he fed porridge to an elderly woman. Liberal Moon Jae-in, who lost the 2012 election to Ms Park, is the current front-runner.
  • Tesla Model S crash test result misses top safety rating by IIHS

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    Injuries to the dummy's right lower leg are also possible. Tesla, however, is of the opinion that the tests do not correctly portray the safety record of the Model S. Tesla's sedan wasn't the only electric vehicle that didn't achieve the highest award from the IIHS. "Model S has the lowest every probability of injury of any vehicle ever tested by NHTSA".
  • Iraq bans USA citizens from their country

    Iraq bans USA citizens from their country

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    Yet, many in the USA military are wary of Russia's role in Syria, with Moscow seen as seeking first and foremost to support and defend President Bashar al-Assad's regime. By its radical Islamic ideology, ISIS also attempting to create its own state, which it claims as a "caliphate". He routinely criticized the Obama administration's tactics against the extremist group.
  • Mark Zuckerberg drops Hawaiian land lawsuits after outcry

    Mark Zuckerberg drops Hawaiian land lawsuits after outcry

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    At the time, Forbes Magazine described the estate as a "secluded" property for Zuckerberg's family. 'We understand that for native Hawaiians, kuleana are sacred and the quiet title process can be hard. "As with most transactions, the majority owners have the right to sell their land if they want, but we need to make sure smaller partial owners get paid for their fair share too".
  • Crypt keeper wasp is a parasite of a parasite

    Crypt keeper wasp is a parasite of a parasite

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    Belonging to the genus of parasitic wasps Euderus , the second part of its name is inspired by the Egyptian god of evil and chaos Set , who trapped his brother in a crypt , murdered him and chopped him into little pieces. The researchers describe the new species, which they dubbed the crypt keeper wasp ( Euderus set ), in ZooKeys earlier this month (January 12), and published the details of their freakish relationship with the crypt gall wasp in the Proceedings of the Royal Society ...
  • Scientists discover well-preserved remains of prehistoric giant otter

    Scientists discover well-preserved remains of prehistoric giant otter

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    And complete crania are really rare in the fossil record ... "Who would have imagined a wolf-size otter?" said Denise Su, Cleveland Museum of Natural History curator of paleobotany and paleoecology. 23) in the Journal of Systematic Paleontology . This raises the question of whether these bunodont teeth were inherited by all otters from a common ancestor, or evolved independently in different otter lineages over time because of the evolution of similar adaptations to thrive in similar ...
  • Olivia Munn Writes Letter to Packers Fans ... Notes 'Off the Field' Adversity

    Olivia Munn Writes Letter to Packers Fans ... Notes 'Off the Field' Adversity

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    Only twice during that span did the Packers advance to the playoffs. - Peyton Manning in 2004 and Aaron Rodgers in 2011 are the only teams to register a higher passer rating than Matt Ryan's 117.1 rating. Bruce Wilkerson was our left (offensive) tackle. They moved (Ty) Montgomery to running back. Before McCaffrey was signed, the Packers had three healthy receivers in starters Randall Cobb and backups Jeff Janis and Trevor Davis.
  • Dutch PM tells immigrants: 'Act normal or go away'

    Dutch PM tells immigrants: 'Act normal or go away'

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    In a separate interview with the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper, he described as freaky a recent ruling by the Dutch human rights board against a bus company that had rejected a man applying to be a driver because he refused to shake women's hands.
  • Climate change a growing challenge for a new president

    Climate change a growing challenge for a new president

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    The planet's average surface temperature has risen about 2.0 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century, a change driven largely by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere. "Temperatures are heading toward levels that many experts believe will pose a profound threat to both the natural world and to human civilization", the paper says .
  • 2016 was Earth's hottest year on record

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    Of course, the unspoken context of this whole discussion was a rebuke of climate change deniers in a country set to inaugurate a president this week who has appointed leading climate change deniers to his cabinet, and has signaled intentions to gut NASA's budget for climate change science.
  • Betsy DeVos Is a Threat to America's Children

    Betsy DeVos Is a Threat to America's Children

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    In prepared testimony , DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee, explains her school choice philosophy - that parents no longer believe in a one-size-fits-all model of learning and are aware of options such as charter and magnet schools, as well as religious, virtual and home schooling.
  • Donald Trump's childhood home goes on auction block

    Donald Trump's childhood home goes on auction block

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    Bids for the Tudor-style house on Wareham Place in Jamaica Estates are being accepted until 4 p.m. A house on a leafy New York City street where U.S. The 2,500-square foot house is located in Jamaica Estates, a wealthy neighborhood in Queens. "It's unique, and it has intangible value that goes beyond just the physical real estate", Paramount Realty USA's Misha Haghani told the Times .
  • SpaceX Successfully Launches First Falcon 9 Rocket since September

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    Many people are looking to see where SpaceX and the space program is headed. SpaceX has successfully landed multiple rockets this way, on both land and water, as part of its effort to bring down the cost of space flight by re-using multimillion dollar components instead of jettisoning them in the ocean after launch.
  • HTC U Ultra with 12 MP Camera Set to be Unveiled Soon

    HTC U Ultra with 12 MP Camera Set to be Unveiled Soon

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    The HTC U Ultra and the U Play both feature similar designs with a 3D contoured reflective liquid surface and a curved glass construction coloured with layered minerals. The HTC U Play is fueled by the Helio P10 processor by MediaTek, a mid-range chip. What's not impressive is its battery potential which is 3,000mAh for such a powerful display is definitely signifies a problem.
  • China's CPI up 2 pct, PPI up 1.6 pct in 2016

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    Higher prices in China's smokestack industries pushed factory-gate inflation to its biggest surge in more than five years last month, increasing expectations that the country may export inflation to the global economy this year. According to Wei Li, China and Asia economist at the Commonwealth Bank, the result is as close to a Goldilocks scenario as one can get as the Chinese economy heads into 2017, laying the foundation for a pickup in industrial profitability and investment on one hand ...
  • Amazon Likely To Show Branded 4k Fire TV Sets At CES

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    The company just launched the Lenovo Smart Assistant, a cylindrical speaker that is integrated with Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa . The Lenovo Smart Assistant Speaker will give the company a significant boost in its pursuit of expanding smart home and IoT devices this year.
  • VP Singh Badnore greets people on Gurpurv of Guru Gobind Singh Ji

    VP Singh Badnore greets people on Gurpurv of Guru Gobind Singh Ji

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    He founded the warrior faction of the Sikhs, called the Khalsa . PM made the statement before leaving for the Prakash Parv organised in Patna by Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government to commemorate the anniversary. "May happiness and blessings surround you as we join together to remember the beloved Guru Gobind Singh ji and the beginnings of Sikhism". On his 350th Prakash Parv my greetings to everyone Shiromani Akali Dal: Wishing Punjabis all across the world a very Happy 350th Prakash ...