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BHP says will fight $6 billion claim over Samarco disaster

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BHP Billiton on Friday said it would appeal against the decision by a Brazilian court to reinstate a $6 billion public civil claim over last year's Samarco iron ore mine disaster. BHP and 50-50 joint-venture partner Vale had agreed on a $2.3 billion settlement in March,...(more) 



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This homemade laser bazooka is just as incredible as it sounds

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We try to feature some of the most insane, ridiculous, fantastic homemade inventions we can find on BGR on a semi-regular basis so when Engadget shared a video of a YouTuber wielding a 200-watt laser bazooka, we knew we had to see it. SEE ALSO: It’s...(more) 



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President of Petroperu resigns after third oil spill in Amazon: minister

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LIMA (Reuters) - The head of Peru state-owned energy company Petroperu has resigned following the third oil spill this year due to pipeline ruptures, Energy and Mines Minister Rosa Maria Ortiz said on Thursday on local broadcaster RPP.  



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Remember the Ozone Hole? Now There's Proof It's Healing.

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Scientists find evidence that the hole is finally shrinking, thanks to the phase out of harmful chemicals 30 years ago. 




Power forward Milan Lucic figures to be a center of attention in free agency

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Unlike the Kings, who got pending unrestricted free agent Anze Kopitar signed to a contract extension back in mid-January, it took the Tampa Bay Lightning until 48 hours before the NHL free-agent season opened to sign their franchise center, Steven Stamkos. Not only did Stamkos’s massive...(more) 



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Puerto Rico Debt Relief Law Stirs Colonial Resentment

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The federal oversight board in the new law has opened old wounds in Puerto Rico, even among some who support the island’s current status. 



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Court Halts Construction of Hudson River Park Backed by Barry Diller

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Construction was delayed on a proposed $130 million waterfront park near 13th Street until an appeals court examines why a previous lawsuit against the park was dismissed. 



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'Civil war' in immune system can fight disease

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The immune system can be trained to attack itself to reverse a devastating autoimmune disease, in animals. 



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Samoa's prime minister defends country's role as offshore tax haven

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Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi says royalty payments from Panama Papers firm Mossack Fonseca and others like it provide Samoa with vital revenue The prime minister of Samoa has defended his country’s role as an offshore tax haven, claiming it provides revenue for social programmes for young...(more) 



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The end of the US military ban on transgender personnel – video explainer

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Transgender people can now openly serve in the US military, defense secretary Ash Carter announced on Thursday. The historic change in military policy means that transgender individuals can no longer be separated, discharged, or denied re-enlistment or continuation of service just for being transgender Continue reading......(more) 



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'Our nation is in peril': Tony Blair urges calm in Brexit talks

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Former prime minister has called on Conservative leadership candidates to act ‘without bitterness’ during EU negotiation process Tony Blair has called for “serious statesmanship” in the talks with the European Union that will shape the future of the UK after Brexit.The former prime minister warned “our...(more) 



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Tesla driver dies in first fatal crash while using autopilot mode

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The autopilot sensors on the Model S failed to distinguish a white tractor-trailer crossing the highway against a bright skyThe first known death caused by a self-driving car was disclosed by Tesla Motors on Thursday evening, a development that is sure to cause consumers to second-guess...(more) 



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