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17 shot dead in Papua New Guinea prison breakout

17 shot dead in Papua New Guinea prison breakout

But it is understood that the warders began firing when the 77 began their bid to escape. The bodies of the prisoners shot dead in the Friday incident were being kept in a local hospital morgue, a local newspaper reported. Waigambe also called on the escaped prisoners to surrender on their own, either to community or church elders or family members, so that they can be taken back to prison.


Scientists get point of whale's 9ft tusk at last

Scientists get point of whale's 9ft tusk at last

Behavior captured for the first time on camera shows narwhals using the long tusks protruding from their heads to stun Arctic cod by hitting them, using jagged, quick movements. Recent research suggests that the tusk has thousands of nerve endings and pores that allow narwhals to sense the environment around them. Of 16 potential teeth in the narwhal, 12 are genetically silenced at birth-teeth that could be used to chomp fish.


All-electric Nio EP9 puts Lamborghini Huracan Performante to shame

All-electric Nio EP9 puts Lamborghini Huracan Performante to shame

Only months after Lamborghini broke the Nurburgring lap record for production cars, electric auto manufacturer NIO have come along and shattered the Raging Bull's time with their EP9 hypercar. Heck, the EP9 was even faster than the track-only Pagani Zonda R which set a 6:47.50 lap time in 2010. This enables the auto to accelerate from 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) in 7.1 seconds before hitting a top speed of 313 km/h (194mph).


Samsung Galaxy J7 Max spotted, expected to launch in India next month

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max spotted, expected to launch in India next month

And, the latest leak from Slashleaks shows that Samsung will launch a new variant of the Galaxy J7 called the Galaxy J7 Max. Unfortunately, the images don't reveal anything about the launch timeline or pricing of the phablet. The Exynos 8895 processor on the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with octa core chipset. As far as the memory aspect is concerned, there will be 4GB of RAM along with 32GB of expandable default storage space.


Ransomware Cyber attack threat escalating: Europol

Ransomware Cyber attack threat escalating: Europol

An executive at a cybersecurity firm that helped block a global ransomware attack says new variations of the malicious worm are circulating and researchers expect one to develop that can't be stopped. Europol, the European Union's police agency, says the global "ransomware" cyberattack has so far hit more than 100,000 organizations in at least 150 countries.



S Korea's new Prez sworn in, to work for peace

Moon came to power with a promise to review the system and he told Xi North Korea must cease making provocations before tension over the deployment could be resolved, officials said. In the first direct contact between the South Korean and Chinese leaders, Xi explained China's position, Yoon, the South Korean presidential spokesman said, without elaborating.