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Armenia, Azerbaijan announce new attempt at cease-fire

Armenia, Azerbaijan announce new attempt at cease-fire

World
Armenia and Azerbaijan have announced a new attempt to establish a cease-fire in their conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh starting from midnightBy AIDA SULTANOVA Associated PressOctober 17, 2020, 9:34 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBAKU, Azerbaijan -- Armenia and Azerbaijan on Saturday announced a new attempt to establish a cease-fire in their conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh starting from midnight, a move that comes a week after a Russia-brokered truce frayed immediately after it took force.The new agreement was announced following Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's calls with his counterparts from the two nations, in which he strongly urged them to abide by the Moscow deal. There were no immediate claims of violations after the truce took effect at midni

Transfer news LIVE: Dortmund make last-ditch attempt to keep Sancho from Man United, Arsenal ‘set to sell’ Lacazette for £30m, Chelsea get warning over Havertz

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip with the summer window now open… LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Premier League done deals: Every completed signing in summer 2020 transfer window Arsenal ‘agree personal terms’ with Philippe Coutinho over potential loan deal Borussia Dortmund launch last-ditch attempt to keep Sancho from Man […] talkSPORT
Scientists attempt to model spread of social unrest, riots

Scientists attempt to model spread of social unrest, riots

Science
July 21 (UPI) -- After a series of demonstrations and riots rippled across Chilean society in 2019, a team of researchers in Chile and Britain, including economists, mathematicians and physicists, decided to find out if social unrest follows predictable patterns. For their study, the results of which were published Tuesday in the journal Chaos, scientists combined epidemic models with analytical tools adapted from the physics of disorder. Advertisement Adopting the perspectives of social scientists and economists, researchers used their new model to analyze the trajectory of the 2019 social unrest in Chile. The findings showed the spread of riots today involve highly dynamic processes. According to the study's authors, traditional epidemic models are less able to predict the spread of uph...

Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt

Technology
Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit has failed in its first attempt to launch a test satellite into space aboard a rocket carried aloft by a Boeing 747 and released over the ocean off Southern CaliforniaBy JOHN ANTCZAK Associated PressMay 25, 2020, 9:55 PM4 min read4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLOS ANGELES -- Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit failed Monday in its first test launch of a new rocket carried aloft by a Boeing 747 and released over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California. The inaugural launch had appeared to be going well until moments after the rocket was dropped from beneath the left wing of the jumbo jet dubbed Cosmic Girl. “We’ve confirmed a clean release from the aircraft. However, the mission terminated shortly into the flight. Cosmi
New Zealand volcano: Police to attempt recovery of bodies Friday despite increasing probability of eruption

New Zealand volcano: Police to attempt recovery of bodies Friday despite increasing probability of eruption

World
Dec. 12 (UPI) -- New Zealand Police said they are finalizing a plan to recover the bodies of eight people on Friday morning from White Island despite worsening conditions on the volcanic island and an increasing probability of a second eruption. Deputy police commissioner John Tims said in a statement read by Civil Defence Emergency Management Director Sarah Stuart Black during a press conference that he was briefing families on the plan Thursday afternoon. GNS volcanologists Graham Leonard said the status of the island known locally as Whakaari was uncertain, volatile and worsening with the probability of a second eruption within the next 24 hours increasing from 40-60 percent for Wednesday to 50-60 percent on Thursday as there is an ongoing and increasing tremor. "Today is less safe th...