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  • Tesla Reveals Latest Creation

     

    Source: washingtonpost.comTesla finally took the wraps off its long-anticipated electric semi-truck late Thursday, a truck that Elon Musk said would blow people’s minds into an “alternate dimension.”The question now, analysts say, is whether Elon Musk’s ambition to transform the commercial trucking industry is feasible.After acknowledging his company’s struggles to produce the Tesla 3, its first mass-market electric sedan, and dealing with allegations ofunfair workplace conditions, Musk was

  • Miss Iraq and Miss Israel Selfie Strikes a Nerve

     

    Source: bbc.comAs contestants forMiss Universe 2017gather in Las Vegas, it's no surprise many have been grabbing photo opportunities together.However, when Miss Iraq, SarahEedan, posted a selfie with fellow contestant Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, they may not haverealisedhow mixed reaction would be on social media.MsGandelsmanshared a similar photoon her Instagram account calling Miss Iraq amazing.Her post was liked nearly 3,000 times.There are many otherphotos withother contestantsfeatured

  • Pipeline Leaks 795,000 Liters of Crude Oil in South Dakota

     

    Source: cbc.caTransCanada Corp. said its Keystone pipeline has leaked an estimated 795,000litresof oil in Marshall County, S.D., just days before Nebraska is set to decide the fate of its Keystone XL pipeline.The company said its crews shut down the Keystone pipeline system early this morning between Hardisty, Alta., and Cushing, Okla., and a line to Patoka, Ill., and that the line is expected to remain shut while it responds to the spill.The leak, which it said happened about 35kilometressouth

  • Saudi Crackdown: Give 70% of your Wealth to be Released

     

    Source theguardian.comAuthorities inSaudi Arabiaare offering businessmen and members of the royal family detained on allegations of corruption an opportunity to pay for their freedom, according to media reports.Around 200 princes, ministers, senior militaryofficersand wealthy businessmenhave been heldin five-star hotels across the country since last week, many of them at the opulent Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh.Quoting “people briefed on the discussions”, the Financial Times reported that the Saudi

  • Another Woman Accuses George H.W. Bush of Sexual Misconduct 1992

     

    Source: edition.cnn.comFormer President George H.W. Bush is facing new allegations from a Michigan woman who said he touched her inappropriately while he was in office at an event in April 1992.The woman, now 55, spoke exclusively with CNN and said she was attending a fundraiser for Bush's re-election campaign in Dearborn, Michigan, with her father when the president grabbed her rear end during a photo-op.We got closer together for a family photo and it was like 'Holy crap!' she said

  • Iranian Olympian Auctions Gold Medal for Earthquake Victims

     

    Source: bbc.comAn Iranian weightlifter has put his Rio 2016 gold medal up for auction to raise money for the victims of last week'sdeadly 7.3-magnitude earthquakenear the Iran-Iraq border.Kianoush Rostami, 26,announced the news on his Instagram page.More than 400 people were killed and close to 10,000 injured in the quake.The western Kermanshah province is the worst-affected area, with hundreds of homes destroyed and some residents sleeping outdoors in the cold.MrRostami, himself from Kerman

  • Big Papa: Pope Gets White-and-Yellow Lamborghini

     

    Source: nbcnews.comPope Francis received some hot new wheels on Wednesday in the form of a white-and-yellow Lamborghini but he won't be using it on the tree-shaded roads of the Vatican gardens.The donated Lamborghini Huracan, which normally sells for more than $200,000, was signed by the pope outside his Vatican residence and will be auctioned by Sotheby's, with proceeds given to the pontiff to help the needy.The Vatican said all the money would go to projects to help Christians return t

  • 'Lost' Leonardo DaVinci Painting Sold for Record $450m

     

    Source: foxnews.comA painting by Italian Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci that depicts Jesus Christ holding an orb sold for a world record $450.3 million at Christie’s auction house in New York Wednesday night.The painting, called Salvator Mundi, Italian for Savior of the World, is one of fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and the only one in private hands. The buyer was not immediately identified.The highest price ever paid for a work of art at auction had been $179.4 milli

  • Missing British Explorer Benedict Allen Found 'Alive and Well'

     

    Source: bbc.comMissing UK explorer Benedict Allen has been seen alive and well near an airstrip in Papua New Guinea.BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner saidMrAllen had asked to be rescued and efforts wereunderwayto retrieve him.A search was mounted for the 57-year-old after his family said he had not taken planned flights home.MrAllen wastravellingon his own to try to find the reclusive Yaifo tribe, whom he first met 30 years ago.His agent, Jo Sarsby, said it was believed thatMrAllen was wa

  • Lebanon Accuses Saudi Arabia of Holding its PM Hostage

     

    Source: reuters.comFrance said on Wednesday that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who Lebanon’s president says is being held hostage by Saudi Arabia, will visit France with his family in coming days.Hariritravelledto Riyadh on Nov. 3 before abruptly resigning in a televised statement a day later.He has stayed in Riyadh and top Lebanese officials and senior politicians close to Hariri have told Reuters he was forced to quit.Hariri and Saudi Arabia have both denied he is being held in Riya

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