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Eiffel Tower closed as man climbs Paris landmark

His motivation to climb the landmark of Paris was unclear. Officials closed the tower and began evacuating visitors after the man had been spotted for the first time. Pictures and videos of the person who climbed to the 324-meter-high tower ("The Eiffel Tower was closed and evacuated because a person climbs it," said a spokeswoman for the landmark the day …

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London mother found guilty in landmark female genital mutilation trial

LONDON – A London mother in a first conviction for FGM, more than 30 years after the practice was outlawed. The Ugandan mother of Police and anti-FGM campaigners said the conviction would send a strong message that FGM is child abuse and will prosecuted. " It's going to send a shockwave around the community. It's a wake-up call. Justice Philippa …

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The NASA spacecraft "phones home" in a landmark mission to the edge of the solar system

NASA's New Horizons researcher said Tuesday after a journey into the remotest world ever explored by humanity, a "frozen rock" on the edge of the solar system, from which scientists hope it secrets its Genesis uncovered. The nuclear-powered spacecraft has traveled 6.4 billion kilometers and is within 3,540 km of Ultima Thule, an apparently peanut-shaped, 32-kilometer-long space rock to reach …

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Man demolishing the landmark house ordered to build a replica

A man who had illegally demolished a San Francisco house designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra was assigned this week to rebuild it exactly as it was. The city's Planning Commission also ordered Ross Johnston to add a road sign to the entire saga of the origins of the house in the 1930s, its demolition and its replication. It is …

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Washington Post: The US has teamed with Russia and Saudi Arabia to weaken the language supporting the landmark climate report

The summit on Saturday evening saw clashes, the Post reported, and the US joined in a proposal to weaken the reference to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's report, stating that governments on the whole "To act quickly must be far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all sectors of society" in order to avoid catastrophic global warming. "There would …

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The Latest: Landmark Change Approved in Kilograms | Business news

This photo was taken on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The head of the BIPM (International Bureau of Measures and Measurements) Martin J.T. Milton keeps a replica of the International Prototype Kilogram in Sevres, near Paris. The golf ball-sized metal cylinder, the heart of the global mass measurement system, is retiring. At this gathering in Versailles, west of Paris, it is …

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Savannah River Site the newest historic chemical landmark

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – The American Chemical Society identifies the Savannah River Site as its newest national historic chemical landmark. The laboratory is recognized for its research and production of plutonium-238. "We are proud of that," said Vahid Majidi. "This was a result of working with Plutonium-238, one of the product lines we've had for many decades." More than four …

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Amazon tries to buy movie chain Landmark Theaters

Amazon.com Inc. is in the process of acquiring Landmark Theaters, a move that would put the e-commerce giant back into the stationary cinema industry, according to the people who are familiar with the situation. The American – American Wagner is fighting with other editors to discuss the business of Wagner / Cuban Cos. Acquired by billionaire Mark Cuban and Todd …

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