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El Niño Update: 2014 Threat Easing, ‘Unlikely to be a Strong Event’ – Australia BoM

The looming threat of an El Niño in 2014 is easing up and is unlikely to be a strong event should it strike during spring time, Australia's Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday.

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NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission (OCO-2) launch

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New Zealand to Kick Start Space Programme in 2015

New Zealand is bracing to get a big slice of the global satellite launch market with its unique space programme getting ready to blast off by 2015. The National Herald reported that private initiative Rocket Lab has Peter Beck at its helm as the founder and CEO.

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Kiwi Mother Takes School to Task for Forced Religious Education on Her Son

A mother in New Zealand has approached the Human Rights Commission in the country with a complaint, charging her son’s school of discriminating her child for skipping religious instruction in the school.

A local resident rides past debris at the site of Thursday's Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash, near Petropavlivka village in the Donetsk region July 23, 2014.  The bodies of the first victims from a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine last w

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MH17 Scam 'Watch the MH17 Plane Missile Hit Video Tape in Mobile' Goes Viral on Facebook

A new scam involving the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has gone viral in Facebook. The viral post with the eye-grabbing headline "Watch the MH17 Plane Missile Hit Video Tape in Mo...

From Science

NASA Astronomers Unearths Mysterious Signal That 'Could Not Be Explained By Known Physics' [Watch Video]

Astronomers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) unearthed a mystery signal which further confirmed the fact that the Universe is such a huge place which is full of the unknown.

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Industrial Air Pollution May Help Search for Alien Life - Scientists

The quest for alien life has been traditionally relegated to the discovery of electromagnetic radiation from alien civilizations. But a new study suggested that industrial pollution from alien factories may now help search for alien life.

From Entertainment

'Hobbit House' For Demolition, ‘Erodes’ Countryside Impact

A real-life hobbit house in Crymych, West Wales, built from natural materials will unfortunately be demolished after councilors ruled it was eroding the countryside's sustainable development impact.

From Health

Ebola Outbreak: Some Tips and Precautions to Keep It At Bay

The current outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa has been frightening for most. So far, the current death toll is at 660 and another 1,093 people are infected according to the World Health Organization.

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Industrial Air Pollution May Help Search for Alien Life - Scientists

The quest for alien life has been traditionally relegated to the discovery of electromagnetic radiation from alien civilizations. But a new study suggested that industrial pollution from alien factories may now help search for alien life.

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the League of Conservation Voters Capital Dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington June 25, 2014.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)From Politics & Policy

EU & U.S. Announce Further Sanctions against Russia

The United States and the European Union announced stricter sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, July 29.

From Entertainment

‘The X Factor Australia’ Boot Camp Recap: Dannii Minogue’s Groups and Redfoo’s Over-25s [VIDEOS]

Day 2 of “The X Factor Australia” boot camp continued on Tuesday. Redfoo’s over-25s and Dannii Minogue’s groups took the stage next, hoping to get a place for the next stage’s home visits.


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