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1 nuclear plant. It is thought that the heat of the melted nuclear fuel caused the walkway to give way. (Photo: TEPCO) TEPCO initially tried to counter public fears by stating that most of the reactor’s nuclear fuel remained in the containment vessel despite the hole. However, on Feb. 3, TEPCO spokesman Yuichi Okamura was quoted as saying that “it’s highly possible that melted fuel leaked through.” At the time, TEPCO said that it would send a robot into the area to survey the full extent of the damage in order to definitively determine whether fuel had leaked outside of the reactor into the surrounding environment. The first robot, deployed on Feb. 16, was unable to conduct any meaningful measurements, as the extreme conditions within the reactor forced operators to abandon it within the containment vessel. The “scorpionrobot, manufactured by Toshiba, was meant to record images of the reactor’s interior and collect accurate instead of estimated data on the levels of radiation within.
Plymouth Herald
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This splendid pre-war aerial view of the city centre appeared more than 60 years ago in the Paton-Watson/ Abercrombie 1943 Plan for Plymouth. Coming out just two years after the Blitz, when the war was still raging and air raids, although much less frequent, had by no means ceased, it must have been a particularly poignant image. MORE NOSTALGIA: This is how Royal William Yard looked before it had any posh restaurants We have no date for the image but judging from the lack of cars on the...
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This has enormous implications for a country which has an estimated 917 active hate groups , according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Facebook user Evan Parish Matthews posted this photo depicting a Philadelphia Police Officer Ian Hans Lichtermann sporting a Nazi-inspired tattoo in late 2016. For starters, the United States would be moving needed attention away from groups and individuals involved in hundreds of bombing plots, shootings, and other violent events on American soil, including white supremacists and other non-Muslim right-wing extremists. Since the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 there have been at least 32 attacks perpetrated by white non-Muslim extremists all of which have resulted in casualties. In North Carolina, a group of conservative activists met recently at a local restaurant to discuss what they believe to be the problem with Muslims and how to respond.
Radar Online
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Mama June Shannon s daughters are giving away new secrets about the reality star's new weight loss and highly anticipated show, Mama June: From Not to Hot. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight , Alana Honey Boo Boo Thompson , 11, and Lauryn Pumpkin Thompson , 17 sat down to discuss their mother's biggest transformation yet and how she got there. She had gastric sleeve back in May of 2015, and then she slowly started losing weight, and the reason she got the gastric sleeve was because she hit a plateau — she couldn't lose any weight, Pumpkin told ET's Jennifer Peros. And then it came to a point where [the trainer] had to step in because she hit another plateau with the gastric sleeve, and wasn't losing any more weight. PHOTOS: Uncle Poodle & Fiance Alan’s Sweet Photo Album! Her stomach started looking gross, Pumpkin continued.
Plymouth Herald
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A pair of beach-goers are seen stumbling for cover as a powerful wave slams into the coast as they take pictures in social media post urging people to 'respect the water' as Storm Doris hits. Coastal rangers warn that no photo is worth risking your life for and urge people to take care as the storm passes through. Plymouth Lifeboat and the RNLI also promoted messages warning people of the risks of 80mph winds and big waves reported by the Devon-based Met Office, with the hashtag...
Associated Press
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Sputnik International
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Daily Mail - Home
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The women whose babies star in this photo series have hit on a unique way to treasure their memories of pregnancy - a picture of their newborn nestling in a plaster cast of their expectant stomach.
Daily Mail - Home
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The women whose babies star in this photo series have hit on a unique way to treasure their memories of pregnancy - a picture of their newborn nestling in a plaster cast of their expectant stomach.
OK!
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The I Dont Care singer revealed her long-rumoured baby bump after a picture from a L'Oreal photoshoot was released yesterday. However, the Loose Women star - renowned for her outspoken views - was angered over the picture, saying she was surprised at how much attention it got. “The fuss about it is quite extraordinary,” she said. “First of all, not Cheryl to upstage the Brit Awards and have a photo done the day before, the day of the Brit Awards so that in the papers today she ...
TIME - Top Stories
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But at roughly the same weight as an iPad mini, it feels suitably compact and lightweight, though dense in the way human brains seem wired to associate with high craftsmanship. Nintendo Those disappointed by the Wii U's sluggish controls (myself included) can rest easy: Switch's operating environment is a full 180. It's also spartan, a parade of square boxes signifying available games that's like an austere rendition of the PlayStation 4's left-right selection tool. Below that, six circular options let you explore News, the eShop, a photo Album (of screen captures), check on connected controllers (including battery levels, which is very helpful), System Settings and a Sleep button. Hold the Home button on the right Joy-Con and you'll conjure a quick menu that lets you put Switch to sleep or enable Airplane Mode. Whatever you do, Switch's responsiveness clocks in microseconds.
Techradar
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In addition to the internal spec getting a long awaited upgrade and that gorgeous Retina display (available in 13-inch and 15-inch flavours), Apple has introduced their long-rumoured Touch Bar technology. This mini-LED display replaces the Function keys and comes up with different touch display controls for an increasing number of programs. Uses so far include Safari bookmarks, predictive text, search field, emojis, photo galleries or even more intensive actions like photo editing or mixing records. Simple, yet innovative. Expect rival firms to start copying it soon. This new 13-inch MacBook Pro is the cheapest way to get your hands on one of Apple's latest laptops, released in late 2016. This is the lightest MacBook Pro ever made, but still packs an incredible punch with 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 or 2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor options.
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The Pentagon
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The Pentagon
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Why settle for one image when you can post 10? Instagram's latest app update gives you the ability to share up to 10 photos and videos in one post, eliminating the need to sum up an event or outing with one image. You can view multiple images posts with a simple swipe of the screen. With this update, you no longer have to choose the single best photo or video from an experience you want to remember, reads an Instagram blog post. Share your favorite moments of your best friend’s surprise birthday party, from setting up to when they walk through the door. Or create a step-by-step cake recipe that people can always find on your profile. The update for both Android and iOS, gives you control over how your post will look. First, when uploading to your feed, a new icon pops up, enabling you to select multiple photos and videos.
Mondoweiss
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Cotswold Journal
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A PICTURE taken in historic Croome Park by a local photographer is to be included in the National Trust Handbook, which is sent to over 4.5 million of the trust's members.
Wired
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Daily Star - Football
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John MacInnes posted a photo of the propeller when it stopped mid-flight on the 9am service from Glasgow to Birmingham and was forced to turn back to the Scottish city.
The Iran Project
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(Photo by AFP) De Mistura shuttled between the two sides during three previous rounds of Syria talks in Geneva last year. Syrian government officials and armed opposition representatives never sat down at the same table. The intra-Syrian talks come shortly after the conclusion of the second round of Syria peace negotiations, facilitated by Russia, Turkey and Iran, in the Kazakh capital of Astana. The negotiations, which were held in a behind-closed-doors format, sought to pave the way towards political negotiations in Geneva. Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed at the end of the first round of Astana talks in January to establish a mechanism aimed at monitoring the ceasefire that took effect across Syria on December 30, 2016. Syria has been fighting foreign-sponsored militancy since March 2011. The UN Special Envoy for Syria estimated in August last year that more than 400,000 people had been killed in the Syrian crisis until then.
OK!
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Coronation Street's Lucy Fallon posed in a bath before her Lorraine interview [Wenn] But it seems the serious nature of her work hasnt stopped the 21 year old having fun, as she shared a cute snap of herself enjoying a bath. Taking to Instagram, the actress could be seen posing with her chin on the edge of the tub. And with her bare shoulders just visible above the sides, the star appeared to be mid-laugh while her photo was being taken. "A pre Lorraine ...
WhoWhatWhy
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Hartung…. Senate ratification of major arms-control treaties was generally pro forma, but Obama was facing a galvanized body intent on thwarting him. Illustration of the final chase of Moby Dick. Photo credit: I. W. Taber / WikimediaExtremist Republicans took Congress hostage, and Barack Obama found himself lashed, like Herman Melville’s Captain Ahab, to the monomaniac incarnation of those malicious agencies which some deep men feel eating in them, till they are left living on half a heart and half a lung,” [wrote James Carroll in “House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power.” ] The president faced a tough battle in the US Senate. But his newfound strange bedfellows — the men who provided “the disarmament hook that Obama latched on to when he entered the White House,” as one account put it — went into high gear on his behalf.