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Bali volcano: Photos show haunting Mount Agung temples covered in thick volcanic dust

The Bali volcano is nearing a full eruption with thousands of people forced to evacuate their homes around the mountain.  Haunting photos show a thick layer of soot and dust on the walls and statues at Pura Pasar Agung, which is in the so-called ‘red zone’.  And a whole mountainside of trees are shown blanketed in thick black dust as the volcano continues to spit debris into the sky.   The volcano’s eruption has also led to dozens of flight cancellations this week.  Airlines avoid flying through volcanic ash as…

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ director reveals film’s first word – CNET

Uh, spoiler alert? On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Friday night, director Rian Johnson revealed the first word spoken in his upcoming Star Wars sequel, “The Last Jedi.” After joking that “your Jedi mind tricks will not work on me,” the director agreed that he could reveal the film’s first word. “I can do this, this I can do,” Johnson said. “It’s we’re, W-E-apostrophe-R-E. It’s huge!” This isn’t a new spoiler trend. Director J.J. Abrams also told Kimmel the first word of “The Force Awakens” back in 2015 . (It was “this,”…

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They blew it: Silverdome still stands after implosion attempt – CNET

Well, blow me down, as Popeye used to say. Or maybe don’t. A Detroit demolition company tried to bring down the Pontiac Silverdome’s upper level on Sunday in front of hundreds of spectators. But when the smoke and noise cleared, the stadium was still standing. About 10 percent of the explosive charges “did not detonate due to a wiring issue,” the company’s executive vice-president told the Detroit Free Press. The company plans to try again, possibly as early as Monday. But in the meantime, here come the jokes. Some compared…

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Star Wars 8: NEW lightsaber colour revealed – But is it for Luke, Snoke or Knights of Ren?

The world is awash with a sudden tidal wave of new Last Jedi information. The cast and director Rian Johnson have been appearing everywhere in print and on screen, leaking out tiny tidbits of information. One new magazine feature just revealed that Johnson is planning to introduce a new lightsaber colour to the movie franchise. Does he mean Luke will weild a new white pure Force kyber crystal, or will Snoke unveil a terrifying black blade? What about an ancient gold, which ties in with the Whills (and, don’t you…

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Best cabin tech from the 2017 L.A. auto show – Roadshow

There’s a lot of cabin tech innovation happening in cars and it’s not just confined to high end rides. Almost every type and price of car has some really cool tech on the inside. Here’s a quick look at some of the most interesting examples we just saw at the 2017 L.A. auto show.   By the way, almost all of this cool cockpit innovation is coming to real cars, not just imagined in some future model years down the road. Get savvy for your next car shopping trip! And…

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Justice League reacts to ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ trailer – CNET

Avengers fans weren’t the only ones who tuned in to the long-awaited “Infinity War” trailer this week. A certain rival group of superheroes also watched, and a new mashup video shows DC’s Justice League reacting to Marvel’s crew. “There’s something we need to talk about, and I don’t think that you’re going to like it,” says Commissioner Gordon (J.K. Simmons) as the DC heroes gather and then watch the preview. From then on out, young Flash (Ezra Miller) steals the show, as he nervously watches Thanos appear invincible against Earth’s…

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Man Utd news: Man City have given Jose Mourinho hope of Old Trafford win – Gary Neville

Manchester City survived a scare to beat West Ham at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon, with David Silva the matchwinner. It means they will go into next week’s game against Manchester United with an eight-point lead over their city rivals. City have now won 13 league games in a row and, given they are still unbeaten, are favourites to pip United to the league title at the end of the season. But Neville thinks today’s game against West Ham will give Jose Mourinho hope ahead of next week’s showdown at…

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CVS to purchase health insurance provider Aetna

Aetna’s board of directors approved on Sunday the U.S. health insurer’s sale to drugstore chain operator CVS Health Corp for approximately $207 per share in cash and stock, according to people familiar with the matter. The $69 billion deal will be this year’s largest corporate acquisition. It will combine one of the nation’s largest pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) and pharmacy operators with one of its oldest health insurers, whose far-reaching business ranges from employer healthcare to government plans nationwide. According to the agreed terms, Aetna shareholders stand to receive $145…

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N.Y.’s Metropolitan Opera to investigate James Levine after sex abuse claim

New York’s Metropolitan Opera announced over the weekend it will open an investigation into its famed longtime conductor James Levine, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in 1985 and carrying on the abuse for a number of years. The opera’s leadership said on Twitter Saturday night that it was “deeply disturbed” by the reports and would conducting an investigation into if the accusations were true. “We are deeply disturbed by the news articles that are being published online today about James Levine,” the Met said in…

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Messi: Barcelona star forced Valverde into dropping Deulofeu for Celta Vigo draw

Barcelona saw their hopes of winning La Liga dealt a blow with the Catalan giants held to a 2-2 draw by Celta Vigo yesterday. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were on target for Barcelona but Vigo secured a point through Maxi Gomez. Deulofeu was absent from the squad, with Barcelona choosing to play Paulinho behind Messi and Suarez instead. And Spanish outlet Don Balon claim that Messi was the reason for the Spain international being omitted. Deulofeu only returned to the club from Everton back in the summer. The 23-year-old…

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