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LAST_UPDATEWed, 29 Mar 2017 3pm

The U.N. Is Currently Meeting To Negotiate A Complete, Global Ban On Nuclear Weapons

Today, delegates from most of the United Nations member states are gathering in New York to negotiate a nuclear weapons ban. More than 2,500 scientists from 70 countries have signed an open letter in support of the nuclear disarmament negotiations. If successful, their words could urge the UN to stigmatize nuclear weapons like biological and chemical weapons, with the ultimate goal being to create a “world free of these weapons of mass destruction.”

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Elon Musk Just Launched A Company To Merge Your Brain With A Computer

In case you missed it, Elon Musk is rather concerned about the fate of humanity, given the extreme advancements being made in artificial intelligence (AI). Ultimately, he fears that our AI will, one day, overtake us. When this happens, he claims that humans will likely become second class citizens (or slaves, or something even worse).

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[Video] CCTV Footage Shows Truck Crashing Into Schoolchildren As They Cross The Road, 3 Dead

Pic: Imgur

This is the shocking moment when a heavy truck crashed into a group of young pupils at a road crossing in southern China.

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Thieves Take a Chunk of Change, All 221 Pounds of It, From a Berlin Museum

The Big Maple Leaf, a Canadian coin that is about 21 inches in diameter and more than an inch thick, at the Bode Museum in Berlin. It is worth as much as $4.5 million at current market prices. Photo: EPA

BERLIN — You could never palm it, flip it or plunk it into a vending machine. But apparently it can be pinched: The world’s largest gold coin, a 221-pound Canadian monster called the Big Maple Leaf, was stolen overnight from the Bode Museum in Berlin, the police said on Monday.

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Oklahoma Officer Dies After Traffic-Stop Shooting

vestigators work at the scene Monday, March 27, 2017, where a Tecumseh, Okla. police officer was shot during a traffic stop overnight.

A 22-year-old officer and new recruit died Monday after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said.

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More Efforts Needed To Prevent A/H7N9 From Entering Vietnam

HANOI – Vietnam's Prime Minister has asked for higher vigilance on the spread of A/H7N9 avian flu, which is reportedly breaking out in neighbouring China, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

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Venezuela Asks OAS To Suspend Upcoming Session Citing Plan To Undermine It

CARACAS -- Venezuela's government on Monday called on the Organization of American States (OAS) to suspend an upcoming session, citing an "interventionist plan" by a minority faction within the group.

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US Vows To End 'Israel-Bashing' At United Nations

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference. Photo: AFP

The US ambassador to the United Nations received a rapturous welcome Monday at Washington's biggest pro-Israel forum, where she vowed never to allow "Israel-bashing" at the world body.

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US Leads Boycott Of Nuclear Weapons Ban Talks

US leads boycott of nuclear weapons ban talks US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, speaks outside the United Nations General Assembly on March 27, 2017 in New York. Photo: AFP

More than 100 countries on Monday launched the first UN talks aimed at achieving a legally binding ban on nuclear weapons, as Washington led an international boycott of a process it deems unrealistic.

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North Korea Tests Rocket Engine - U.S. Officials

A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva October 2, 2014. Photo: Reuters

WASHINGTON - North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that U.S. officials believe could be part of its programme to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, officials told Reuters on Monday.

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