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After being set up in various films throughout the course of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thanos made his existence-decimating debut in Avengers: Infinity War. The movie revealed his goals to save the universe by wiping out the population, as well as his reasoning. Thanos himself reveals he's plagued by the loss of his home world known as Titan, which ignored his warnings and his call to cull the population. But it doesn't reveal how Thanos escaped the fate that seemingly befell the rest of his people. According to Avengers: Infinity War — The Art of the Movie, Thanos was exiled from Titan after his proposition, so he was not present for the planet's destruction. It's a tragic accident, and one that drives Thanos' actions to obtain the Infinity Stones.

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Months after announcing its privacy-focused DNS service, Cloudflare is bringing 1.1.1.1 to mobile users. Granted, nothing ever stopped anyone from using 1.1.1.1 on their phones or tablets already. But now the app, now available for iPhones, iPads and Android devices, aims to make it easier for anyone to use its free consumer DNS service.


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Ancient Egyptians were serious cat people, if a discovery in a tomb near Cairo is any indication.

On Saturday, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities announced that a team of archaeologists had uncovered dozens of mummified cats, along with 100 wooden cat statues and a bronze bust of Bastet, the ancient Egyptian goddess of cats. The artifacts, found in a tomb in a cemetery in what would have been the ancient city of Memphis, are about 6,000 years old.

Members of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities tweeted several pictures of the finds.
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Ankara announced that it successfully tested an electromagnetic kinetic weapon, joining a club of developers alongside Russia, the US, China, and India.


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The U.S. military currently re-fuels about 20 percent of all Saudi aircraft that fly as part of the operation in Yemen.


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Trump administration ups sanctions on Russia before Paris summit

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Samsung’s new Galaxy F smartphone with a foldable form factor and a display that actually folds in half is the talk of the town right now. That makes sense, of course, since Samsung just unve…


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The world’s earliest-known cave painting of an animal has been discovered on Borneo in Indonesia. It dates back to at least 40,000 years ago, a new study says.


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A Japanese medical university that acknowledged systematically discriminating against female applicants announced Wednesday plans to accept more than 60 who were unfairly rejected over the past two years.

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Greece and its powerful Orthodox Church tentatively agreed on Tuesday to remove some 10,000 priests and auxiliary staff from the state payroll, in a deal that could pave the way for a clearer distinction between church and state.


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Scientists have broken their silence on the cigar-shaped asteroid which entered Earth’s solar system with Harvard professors claiming the interstellar object could have been sent by aliens.


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Supported by the 2 percent increase in the price of Bitcoin, major cryptocurrencies including Ethereum have demonstrated renewed short-term momentum.


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Iran greeted the reimposition of US sanctions on Monday with air defense drills and a statement from President Hassan Rouhani that the nation faces a "war situation",
raising Mideast tensions as America’s maximalist approach to the Islamic Republic takes hold.
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Apple has rolled out a new release of iOS 12.1 specifically for the iPhone XR, with the update rolling out to the iPhone model if it has not already gone through the update process with the version released seven days ago.


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Four bodies have been pulled out of the rubble of several buildings that collapsed on Monday in the French city of Marseille, according to the Marseille Naval Fire Battalion.


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French President Emmanuel Macron has urged the creation of a “true, European army” to protect the continent from Russia, China and the United States. "We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America," Macron told Europe 1 radio on Tuesday, Agence France-Presse reported.


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Under Armour is doing its best to give Nike a run for its money, and not just in footwear sales. Roughly eight months after Nike’s senior management team was upended by complaints about the treatment of female employees, the Wall Street Journal has investigated Under Armour (paywall) and uncovered a culture that can charitably be described as demeaning to women.


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Πολύ μεγαλύτερο απ' όσο νομίζουμε είναι τελικά το περιβαλλοντικό κόστος για την δημιουργία κρυπτονομισμάτων, όπως το bitcoin. Σύμφωνα με επιστημονική μελέτη, το ενεργειακό κόστος είναι μεγαλύτερο ακό&m

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u;α και από αυτό της εξόρυξης πολύτιμων μεταλλευμάτων!


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The mannequin and its electric vehicle are in an elliptical orbit around the sun, with an estimated top speed of 7 miles per second.


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Όρος από το νόμο για να μπει το MEGA σε ειδική διαχείριση είναι να βρίσκεται σε κατάσταση παύσης πληρωμών, δηλ. να μην έχει τα ταμειακά διαθέσιμα για να εκπληρώσει τις υποχρεώσεις του.
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Συνηθίζω να λέω χαριτολογώντας ότι πέρασα τα παιδικά μου χρόνια και την εφηβεία μου βλέποντας τηλεόραση. Αλλά αυτό δεν είναι ακριβές. Η αλήθεια είναι ότι τα πέρασα βλέποντας Mega. Με πολύ λίγες εξαιρέσεις (&delt

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a;ηλαδή τα πρωινά του Σαββατοκύριακου που αλλαξοπιστούσα για χάρη των Power Rangers που ήταν στον ΑΝΤ1 και το «ΑΜΑΝ», που όμως ξεκίνησε από το Mega πριν πάει στον ΑΝΤ1), η τηλεόραση στο σπίτι μου δεν ξεκολλούσε ποτέ από το «4».


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NASA's Charlie Sobeck, former manager of the Kepler Space Telescope mission, discusses the monumental findings of the spacecraft and NASA's decision to retire it in orbit.


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Apple introduced the new iPad Pro with a spectacular series of statistics that made laptops seem like old news. More iPads are sold than any other company’s entire laptop lineup! The new iPad Pro with an eight-core A12X processor is faster than 92 percent of portable PCs sold today! The graphics performance is 1000 times faster than the first-generation iPad and now rivals an Xbox One S! It has a USB-C port that can drive 5K displays!
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My dad was a large, brawny wrestling coach, known to his students and friends alike as “Big I” (the moniker is even on his gravestone). He started cooking rather late in life (I was already in grade school), but once he started, having people over to marvel at his culinary creations—like deep-dish pizza made in a cast-iron skillet, with real Caesar salad, down to the raw egg in the dressing, on the side—became his favorite form of social activity. Going out to eat in a restaurant was not something my family ever did—cooking all day for an afternoon feast that slid into dinner definitely was.
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Julian Assange announced on Friday that he was suing the Ecuadorean government for “violating his fundamental rights,” claiming that his longtime hosts at the country’s embassy in London are limiting his contact with the outside world and censoring his speech.

His legal team in the matter, led by the former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón, revealed the suit at a news conference in Quito, where the lawsuit was filed. The action aims to prevent strict new rules governing Mr. Assange’s visitors and online activity from taking effect.
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Saudi Arabia has admitted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul, according to the kingdom's state media.

The official SPA press agency said on Saturday that preliminary results of investigations showed that the dissident writer died after a fight broke out inside the building
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More than 50 people reportedly were killed Friday when a train plowed through revelers who had gathered on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Amritsar for the Hindu celebration of Dussehra marking the triumph of good over evil.

Witnesses told media outlets that as crowds spilled onto the train tracks, the booming of fireworks and the general celebratory din may have masked the sound of the oncoming train.
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The controversy behind Kendall Jenner's comments about models who don't have the luxury of being selective about what shows they walk in isn't quite over. Plus-size model Ashley Graham was asked what she thought about Jenner's remarks about being able to cherry-pick the shows she walks in...and Graham's response was candid.
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Tokyo is largely considered the urban embodiment of unbridled—if not out-of-this-world—street style. No detail left uncurated, more often than not a shocking dye job is a key part of the sartorial strategy. And this season during Tokyo Fashion Week, the Japanese capital’s boldest peacocks offered much to marvel at above the neck.
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Hulking, clunky, faintly orthopedic in some cases, the “dad sneaker” has become an improbable star in fashion, part of a growing taste for 1990s-inspired and sometimes just plain ugly athletic shoes that’s been flourishing for over a year.

The recognized leaders of this trend have been luxury brands like Balenciaga, with its successful Triple S sneaker, and shoe giants such as Nike and Adidas. But mom-approved, comfort-focused Skechers wants to make sure it gets its credit too.
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Going forward, iPhones will have a notch at the top, as Apple made clear back in September when it unveiled the iPhone XS and XR models. The notch is the ugliest thing about the iPhone X design, but it’s a necessary trade-off right now. Samsung, meanwhile, is not a fan of the notch. But the unsightly top bezel might disappear in the near future with the help of Samsung Display, which is reportedly working on a screen that would allow Samsung, Apple, and others to create true all-screen phones.


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Consumer electronics giant Apple (AAPL) is on a path to reaching a market value of nearly $1.5 trillion, a Wall Street analyst says. Wedbush Securities initiated coverage of Apple stock with an outperform rating and added it to the firm's "Best Ideas List."

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The British pound strengthened 0.4% against the U.S. dollar after Bloomberg reports that U.K. Prime Minister is said to be ready to drop her demand on the " lang="en-US
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Another red dwarf has been caught firing off a superpowerful flare, further bolstering the notion that life might have a hard time taking root around these small, dim stars.
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Researchers reporting in Current Biology on Oct. 18 have described a remarkable new species of fish that lived in the sea about 150 million years ago in the time of the dinosaurs. The new species of bony fish had teeth like a piranha, which the researchers suggest they used as piranhas do: to bite off chunks of flesh from other fish.
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European Union negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday a Brexit deal with the United Kingdom was 90 percent done, although there was still a chance no accord would be reached due to ongoing stumbling blocks over the Irish border.
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Deepa Seetharaman, tech reporter for the Wall Street Journal, said the company is still unsure of who's responsible for the most recent hack, in which 30 million user accounts were compromised. And perhaps more importantly, it still doesn't know where all the data went.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has heard an alleged audio recording of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi's murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a senior Turkish official.

Speaking exclusively and on condition of anonymity to ABC News, the official claimed the recording was played in meetings in Turkey on Wednesday, and that Pompeo was given a transcript of the recordings.
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American Express beat Wall Street's expectations for third quarter earnings, saying Thursday it had earnings per share of $1.88 on strong gains in spending by consumers and small businesses.

Wall Street had expected EPS of $1.77, as forecast by Refinitiv. Revenue was a record $10.1 billion, beating the expectation of $10.05 billion.

Profit of $1.6 billion rose 22 percent. The shares added 1.7 percent in after hours trading Thursday.
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Tesla Inc. began selling a cheaper version of its Model 3 sedan Thursday, but the price tag is still higher than originally promised and federal tax incentives that could bring down the price are set to expire.

The new version features a new mid-range battery and a starting price of $45,000, the electric car maker said late Thursday — $4,000 less than the previous starting price of $49,000. For well more than a year, Tesla TSLA, -2.90% has been touting an eventual Model S with a base price of $35,000 that will be affordable enough to appeal to the masses, but one still is not available.

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The euro hovered near a one-week low against the dollar on Friday as the European Commission's criticism of Italy's populist budget sparked fresh concerns about political tensions in the common currency zone.

The dollar index (DXY), a gauge of its value against major peers, was 0.05 percent higher at 95.96 on Friday, having closed on Thursday at its highest level since Aug. 21. The index's rise was due to the steep fall in the euro on Thursday, which constitutes around 57 percent of the index.

The euro (EUR=) was relatively flat at $1.1454 on Friday, having fallen 0.4 percent on Thursday, its lowest level since Oct. 9 after the European Commission said Italy's 2019 budget draft is in serious breach of European Union budget rules.
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Is Charles Barkley coming around on the Celtics? The Hall of Fame NBA player-turned-broadcast personality was notoriously down on the Celtics last season. He said their season was “over” from the virtual start. He downplayed their early winning streak and dubiously doubted their chances before and during games (multiple times). He repeatedly snubbed Boston when listing the league’s top teams. He roasted Al Horford. He picked against them in the playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks — and the Philadelphia 76ers, even when they were up 3-1 in the series. Barkley did eventually (and incorrectly) predict the Celtics would win in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. But then during the offseason he questioned, as he has continued to do, how all the talent on the team’s now-healthy roster could share the court.


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One of the plays that most excited me during the Lakers’ preseason happened when LeBron James and Lonzo Ball connected for an alley-oop against the Warriors. James held the ball on the left wing and tossed it up for his teammate after Ball ran his defender into a Kyle Kuzma pick. It was their first action together — Ball had been out for 105 days with an injury — and an exciting glimpse into what this new Lakers team could be. After the game, Ball was asked what he looked forward to about playing with James. He said: “I’m looking forward to having a lot of fun, and win a lot of games. You know, he’s the best player in the world. I just do what I can to help him out.” Ball also mentioned the goal for the team is to play fast, and that he would be getting the ball to James a lot. And James, as the alley-oop showed, will be returning the favor.


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After the Celtics and Warriors tipped off the 2018-19 NBA season with victories on Tuesday, the more, shall we say, populated opening night was on Wednesday with 13 games on the slate. And very few of them disappointed. Here's a look at some of the major takeaways from Wednesday's action.

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Horror movie fans are a special audience sub-genre. They’ll travel to drive-ins in the middle of the Mojave for a good thrill. They are especially loyal to the Halloween franchise that has been creating goosebumps, heart palpitations and heebie-jeebies for 40 years. They don’t care if the latest hike around the jack-o’-lantern is not as good as the original John Carpenter screamfest or even any kind of acceptable re-boot of that 1978 classic at all. Nor do they care if, after all these years, Jamie Lee Curtis is too long in the tooth to keep screaming her head off every time Michael Myers shows up with a brand new hatchet. He’s been burned, stabbed, shot, drowned and beheaded before, and nothing has kept him down yet.

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The director of 'The Invitation' is back with an intense crime thriller.

Karyn Kusama's The Invitation is one of the best horror-thriller movies in years, and we've been waiting to see what she's coming out with next. It's Destroyer, a crime thriller starring a nearly unrecognizable Nicole Kidman in the lead role.
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This would be a significant step that would enable the Kremlin to surpass the U.S. and China. The U.S. is currently unable to defend against this breed of threat.
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Palestinians say decision to merge embassy and consulate legitimises Israeli occupation.
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The powerful police chief of Kandahar province in Afghanistan was killed Thursday in an attack following a security meeting with the top US commander in the city, three Afghan officials told CNN.
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If a mother eats a high-fat diet, this can have a negative effect on the health of her offspring – right down to her great-grandchildren. This is the conclusion drawn by researchers at ETH Zurich from a study with mice. Mothers’ eating habits not only affect their children and grandchildren, but also their great-grandchildren.


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