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August 22, 2017 3:12 AM The solar eclipse transformed America, at least for a few moments

Millions of Americans gasped and groaned Monday as the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years zoomed across the country, dazzling many but disappointing some whose view was obscured by clouds. For about 90 minutes the shadow of the moon raced over mountains, plains and forests at twice the speed of sound, from the coast of Oregon to the Atlantic

August 21, 2017 11:46 PM Android O release date, name and features: Google officially reveals Android Oreo

Company finally announced what "Android O" stands for during New York event Android Oreo, the eighth iteration of Google's mobile OS, has finally been officially unveiled. The mobile operating system has a handful of new features and several optimisations on the last edition, Android 7 Nougat. Here we roundup the latest news about the latest Android

August 21, 2017 7:52 PM Solar Eclipse Chasers Crowd Oregon for Countdown to Totality

SALEM, OREGON — They make a fine veggie burrito here at the Sassy Onion on State Street — but don’t try to order one between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Pacific Time today. The restaurant, a stone’s throw from the state capitol and smack-dab in the “path of totality” for today’s total solar eclipse, plans to shut down in mid-morning so the staff can go outside 1

August 21, 2017 5:02 PM Police Kill Man Suspected of Deadly Barcelona Van Attack

(SUBIRATS, Spain) — A man thought to be the driver in the Barcelona van attack was shot dead by Spanish police Monday after authorities announced he also was suspected of killing the owner of a hijacked getaway car. The fugitive was wearing a bomb belt, authorities said. Younes Abouyaaqoub was shot when officers confronted him in Subirats, a rural area known 1

August 21, 2017 3:36 PM ‘Sad, but a happy sad’: Londoners fret about four years without Big Ben’s bonging

LONDON — Big Ben rang out 12 times at noon on Monday before halting its regularly scheduled bonging for four years to allow for major renovations at the Houses of Parliament. The 13-ton bell will still sound for special occasions such as New Year’s Eve, but parliamentary officials say the bonging must be muted while the repair work is being carried out. The Elizabeth

August 21, 2017 1:33 PM Malaria from foreign travellers on rise: Deadly African strain killing on UK soil

The total number of reported cases was 1,618 - 224 more than the 1,394 in 2015. They included cases involving a deadly strain that killed six people in 2016. A spokeswoman for Malaria No More UK said: “These were all from Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest form of malaria, acquired in Sub Saharan and Southern Africa.” Research by EY and Malaria No More UK found

August 21, 2017 1:12 PM China to again have one of the world’s fastest bullet trains

BEIJING — After cutting back the speed of the Beijing to Shanghai bullet train following a deadly crash, China is set to again make it one of the world’s fastest. New generation trains will service the route starting next month, making the 1,250-kilometer (777-mile) journey from the capital to Shanghai in just 4 hours, 30 minutes. The latest trains were unveiled 4

August 21, 2017 11:15 AM After Big Ben Rings Out, the Sound of Silence in London

Paint is flaking, there are cracks in the masonry, the roof is leaking and the metalwork is rusting. All need to be addressed to keep the clock from falling. But at 118 decibels, Big Ben’s bongs are so loud (over the human pain threshold and louder than a jet taking off) that they might startle people working at heights or damage their hearing permanently 4

August 21, 2017 11:14 AM Gardener arrested over murder of Swiss nationals in Mombasa

By CORRESPONDENT, MOMBASA, Kenya, Aug 20 – Police have arrested one suspect behind the murder of two Swiss nationals – Werner Borner Paul and Marrianne Borner – in Mombasa. Kisauni police boss Christopher Rotich says two other suspects, a caretaker and night guard, are on the run. Rotich says the elderly couple was murdered in their home in Nyali estate 5

August 21, 2017 10:25 AM Marseille bus stop hit by van, one dead and driver arrested

A woman has been killed after a van struck a bus shelter in the southern French city of Marseille, police say. The driver has been arrested. His vehicle had struck another bus shelter in a different district of the city earlier in the morning, seriously injuring one person. French prosecutors say the case is not being treated as a terrorist incident 4