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Rescuers search for survivors amid rubble of collapsed school in Mexico City

Government officials have said that over 20 children and several adults had died and around 30 were still missing after a school partially collapsed in Mexico City. That quake was the largest in Mexico in over a century and claimed 98 lives. Mexico City , the country's capital, was the worst hit. The video shows scores of residents working diligently to clear the remains of collapsed buildings in the La Colonia del Valle district in the north of Mexico City .

Cassini Prepares to Crash Into Saturn as NASA Reflects on Mission's Discoveries

However, NASA TV is broadcasting live online video of the final stages of Cassini's "Grand Finale" , the moment its last stream of data comes in, and - by extension - confirmation that it's died. This way, Cassini will be able to measure gravity and magnetic fields, evaluate the total main-ring mass to estimate the system's age and longevity, and sample Saturn's ring particles, innermost radiation belts and upper atmosphere before burning up.

Apple's latest iTunes update reduces the clutter by removing iOS App Store

The Apple Pay service is also getting an upgrade, allowing users to make peer-to-peer (P2P) payments through a new iMessage app , with authentication carried out using Touch ID biometrics. Other changes to version 12.7 of iTunes includes a new " Internet Radio " section in the sidebar, easier ringtone management, and Apple's iTunes U content being integrated into Podcasts .

Apple TV catches up to competitors by adding 4K and HDR

The watch is claimed to work for nearly 18 Hours on normal use. EE is the sole carrier confirmed for the United Kingdom, though Apple said more are coming. So you can take it on swims, hikes and to the beach without having to worry about taking it off. Preorders begin this Friday, and the new Apple TV 4K will be available on September 22, 2017 .

Strongest Solar Flare After 2008 Resulted In R3 Radio Blackout

The size of the second flare is somewhat usual, according to Smithsonian.com, since the sun is now at solar minimum, or the period of lowest activity during its 11-year cycle. While some older satellites could be hampered when hit with charged particles and strong magnetic fields from the sun, the probe which is providing images of Irma - GOES-16 - is new, having just been launched last November, he noted.

Korea to deploy new THAAD launchers just 3 days after announcement

The missile defense system will be deployed already tomorrow on a new basis in Seongju 300 kilometers from Seoul together with the construction technique and all related materials. On Sunday, North Korea announced that it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb that could be loaded onto an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Unlocked LG V30 Flagship Likely To Cost $749.99 In The US

Thankfully, LG has skipped the second screen and replaced the overall screen with a lovely OLED screen. The G6 was a pleasure to hold, and the V30 is better still, as the new handset sports a much slimmer, lighter body - it's 5g lighter than its predecessor (158g) and 5mm thinner, (just 7.4mm) - all with the same brushed-metal finish that makes it look and feel premium in the hand.

Apple iPhone 8: It's The Final Countdown!

Apple's September 12 event, however, will not only be all about the iPhone , as the company is expected to unveil several other products. The iPhone 8 is expected to be announced on September 12 (along with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus ).

Trump watches eclipse from White House

Barron, in a white polo, wore his protective sunglasses too. But at one point, Trump was seen looking directly up at the sun without wearing his protective glasses. From a balcony at the White House, President Donald Trump did it his own way - marveling briefly a few times the astronomical phenomenon sans shades after using them for his initial viewing.

Xbox One X leak suggests limited 'Project Scorpio Edition'

KitGuru Says: I doubt Microsoft will have anything to announce that drastically changes the Xbox One X launch lineup. At least one German retailer has posted a listing for a special edition Xbox One X . Microsoft will be announcing pre-order details for the Xbox One X at Gamescom on August 20th at the end of its live event. Crackdown 3 will be available for Xbox One and PC.

Local spots to watch the Perseid's meteor shower this weekend

SHOOTING stars are not just something to make wish upon - they are an opportunity to witness nature at its most unbelievable. "Upwards of 100 lay prostrate on the ground [.] with their hands raised, imploring God to save the world and them", Cooke quoted from an 1833 account of seeing the Leonids meteor show in SC.

Perseid Meteor Shower To Dazzle Metro Vancouver With Astral Display

While the largest meteors of Perseid - fireballs - entered the Earth's atmosphere, can be seen not only at night but during the day. We see meteors flash in the night sky when the meteoroids from the debris stream hit the top of Earth's atmosphere, travelling at incredible speeds - over 200,000 km/h (124,274 mph).

Google Trusted Contacts app lands on iOS

The app now lets you toggle how long it'll wait before sending your location to contacts should you lose signal. The app that serves as a personal safety app for smartphone users will now allow users to customize the timeout of location requests to share their location with the trusted contacts .

Samsung's Note 7 successor will be revealed next month

But judging by the number of leaks we've seen in the past few days, it may launch in the coming weeks, at least in China. It is still unclear if these numbers will be bumped up, but it wouldn't be surprising to see a jump in RAM to 6GB, given that some devices like the OnePlus 5 already offer this.

US Announces Largest 'Takedown' of Dark Web Market in History - Attorney General

The investigations were a global affair that resulted in the 5 July arrest of an alleged adminstrator of AlphaBay , Canadian Alexandre Cazes , who was arested in Thailand. During the press conference, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein echoed these sentiments and warned prospective dark net customers and traders that Tor would not necessarily shield their identities.

Maryam Mirzakhani, prize-winning mathematician, dies at 40

After receiving her bachelor's degree in mathematics from the prestigious Sharif University of Technology in 1999, she moved to the United States and earned her a PhD from Harvard University five years later. Her questions came in English. Mirzakhani, who joined Stanford in 2008, specialized in theoretical mathematics. She won the prize for a 172-page paper on the trajectory of a billiards ball around a polygonal table that has been hailed as a "titanic work" and the "beginning of a new ...

House rejects proposed denial of sex reassignment surgery to transgender troops

Once the amendment comes to the floor, it will be the first time in history the USA history has considered a measure specifically aimed at rolling back rights for transgender people. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., declined to fully endorse Hartzler's amendment while telling reporters it's important for Congress and the Defense Department to work closely together on military transgender policies.

This is how Uber and Yandex are taking over Russian Federation right now

He said Uber is investing $225 million cash in the new company and its 36.6% ownership stake will be worth nearly $1.4 billion; the San Francisco-based company will fill three of the seven seats on the new company's board. The Russian company Yandex and Uber unite business taxi. The UberEATS food delivery service is also included in the deal . Uber retains a 17.7 percent stake in the company.

Brace yourself: More ads are coming to Facebook Messenger

In April, Facebook Messenger recorded more than 1.2 billion monthly users. The ads will start rolling out slowly. "Advertising is not necessarily everything, but it's definitely how we're going to be making money right now", Messenger's head of product, Stan Chudnovsky, told VB.

J&K: Curfew brings normal life to standstill in valley

The Hizbul terrorist was killed by security forces on July 8 previous year. Army also conducted flag marches at some places in Pulwama. To avoid a repeat of the violence that rocked Kashmir after Wani was killed in a gunfight with security forces on July 8, 2016, security has been stepped across Jammu and Kashmir.

Egypt raises toll in Sinai attack to 23 killed

After the attack, the militants looted the checkpoint, taking away weapons and ammunition before fleeing the scene, the officials added. The terrorists drove in two vehicles and blew themselves up as they passed through an army checkpoint. For the past three years, Egyptian forces have been fighting Daesh offshoot Wilayat Sinai in the Sinai Peninsula. "These inhumane attacks, whether in Egypt or in England, only strengthen our determination to defeat the terrorist killers", Casson said, ...

Microsoft Wields The Ax As Focus Shifts To Cloud Platform

Last year , the company cut almost 3,000 employees from its smartphone and sales teams. Microsoft said revenue from its "Intelligent Cloud " rose 11 percent from a year earlier to $6.8 billion. "The shifts will be some of the most significant in the sales force in years", the report said. The software giant did not specify how many jobs would be cut.

In Lucknow, 'gangrape victim' alleges acid attack

She has sustained burn injuries on her face and neck, police said, adding that no FIR has been registered yet and they are awaiting a complaint. The two men are facing trials over all the attacks, but they were released on bail in April. The police does not have any CCTV footage so far and has been unable to track from where the miscreants entered the compound of the working women's hostel in Aliganj locality.

New report suggests that Mass Effect: Andromeda won't get Single-Player DLC

While it's nearly traditional to see post-release content launched for Mass Effect games, it appears that Andromeda is going to break the cycle. The situation got out of hand so badly that BioWare and EA had to take to official channels once again and tell people once and for all (hopefully) that there is no final secret DLC coming to Mass Effect: Andromeda .

Sore hip rules Andy Murray out of Wimbledon warm up at Hurlingham

World No1 Sir Andy Murray's stuttering preparations for his Wimbledon defence suffered another blow after he was forced to withdraw from his first exhibition clash at the Hurlingham Club through injury. But mum Judy is confident her boy will be fit and firing. "Our seasons are very long". That was a significant interruption to his preparation for Wimbledon but he said it would give him more quality training time with his coach, Ivan Lendl , who made a decision to stay on in Europe ...

Atlantic Canada could be exempt from United States softwood duties: Ross

Canada, which denies it subsidizes producers, said earlier this month it would give C$867 million ($654 million) in aid to the domestic industry. Canfor will pay the highest of BC producers, at 7.72%, while West Fraser will pay duties on 6.76%.

New Apple iOS 11 will end support for iPhone 5 and 5c

Fortunately, iOS 11 comes with a new feature which will help users extract more longevity out of their device's internal storage. Apple has announced new features for watchOS 4, including major updates coming to Workouts, Activity, Music, all-new watch faces, and "GymKit", which provides a seamless connection between Apple Watch and gym equipment.

A Fully Renewable Energy Grid Is Too Costly For Now

The things you're reading about in this article are at least partially related to this - Moody's: Falling wind energy costs threaten Midwestern coal plants . This country got a lot of attention past year when it was reported that almost 100% of the country's energy demand was covered by renewables for part of a day.

Tesla cleared of responsibility for fatal crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) had been digging into the May 2016 incident in which OH resident Joshua Brown's Tesla Model S collided with a tractor-semitrailer truck near Williston, Florida, and has now released its accident docket.

E3 2017: Cross-console Minecraft and Super Duper Graphics Pack announced

This new update will unify all the versions of the game, all under one single edition. The Xbox press conference was full of worthwhile news from the reveal of Xbox One X , a release date for Cuphead , and the debut of Bioware's newest game, Anthem .