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World Maryam Mirzakhani, world-renowned math genius and Stanford professor, dies at 40
Author: 0 Maryam Mirzakhani, world-renowned math genius and Stanford professor, dies at 40

Born in 1977 in Tehran, Professor Mirzakhani won two gold medals in the International Mathematical Olympiad, a competition for pre-college students. She became a professor at Stanford University in 2008. Mirzakhani studied the complexities of curved surfaces such as spheres, doughnut shapes and hyperbolas. "I find it fascinating that you can look at the same problem from different perspectives and approach it using different methods", she said.

World Taggart dismisses Darren Carrington from football program
Author: 0 Taggart dismisses Darren Carrington from football program

Taggart suspended Carrington indefinitely following his July 1 arrest in Eugene. Carrington was arrested on July 1 after hitting a pole at a McDonald's restaurant at 3:15 a.m. Carrington has had several off-field incidents while at OR, including being suspended by the NCAA for the 2014 College Football Playoff title game for failing a drug test.

World Everton handed a huge boost in their hopes of signing top target
Author: 0 Everton handed a huge boost in their hopes of signing top target

The Toffees had lodged the bid for the Swans' talismanic playmaker, according to the Telegraph's John Percy, and had seemed to be growing increasingly confident of luring him to Goodison Park. "We will not be bullied or forced into a decision until a club meets our valuation of the player, no matter whether they believe they have an agreement with the player".

World Jazz sign Ekpe Udoh, release Boris Diaw
Author: 0 Jazz sign Ekpe Udoh, release Boris Diaw

Udoh, 30, returns to the National Basketball Association after two years resurrecting his career in the Euroleague. Udoh spent the last two seasons in Turkey, where he won a Euroleague championship with Fenerbahce. Had Diaw been on Utah's roster past Saturday, his $7 million salary for the 2017-18 season would have become fully guaranteed . The Jazz waived Diaw to make room for Udoh and two other free-agent signings this week.

World White House official takes issue with judge's travel ban ruling
Author: 0 White House official takes issue with judge's travel ban ruling

After a five month legal battle over the original travel ban, on June 26 the Supreme Court partially backed the government's appeal over several federal courts and allowed Trump to proceed with it. "By this decision, the district court has improperly substituted its policy preferences for the national security judgments of the executive branch in a time of grave threats, defying both the lawful prerogatives of the executive branch and the directive of the Supreme Court", Sessions said in a ...

World Yandex.Taxi, Uber agree to merge businesses in Russia, Armenia and beyond
Author: 0 Yandex.Taxi, Uber agree to merge businesses in Russia, Armenia and beyond

Uber , which now operates in more than 76 countries worldwide, will own roughly 37 percent of the new company and will invest $225 million. "The new company's goal will be to serve the needs of riders, drivers and cities as we develop a fast-growing, sustainable ride-sharing, food delivery and logistics business in the region", he said.

World Indian scientists discover new supercluster of galaxies
Author: 0 Indian scientists discover new supercluster of galaxies

A team from the western city of Pune's Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics ( IUCAA ) has named the supercluster Saraswati and published its findings in the latest issue of The Astrophysical Journal , an global publication.

World Are Snap (NYSE:SNAP) Shares Headed North? Stifel Nicolaus Issues Upgrade
Author: 0 Are Snap (NYSE:SNAP) Shares Headed North? Stifel Nicolaus Issues Upgrade

Shares of Snap Inc . were falling 1.6% Friday morning after the stock was downgraded to market perform from outperform at Cowen Research. They issued a "neutral" rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock. If you are reading this report on another publication, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of worldwide trademark and copyright law. The original version of this news story can be read at ...

World 'US can not prove Islamic State chief is dead'
Author: 0 'US can not prove Islamic State chief is dead'

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said this week it had "confirmed information" that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed. "Right now, I can't confirm or deny it", Mattis said. While his death would mark a significant step in ISIS' reported loss of a stronghold in Syria and Iraq , national security strategist Fred Kagan told Politico that it would not mean that the danger of the terrorist group has passed.

World Nagaland floor test stayed till Monday
Author: 0 Nagaland floor test stayed till Monday

He said Acharya - without obtaining the views of the council of ministers - chose to impose the trial of strength "without any legal foundation and against constitutional norms" at a time when he was preparing for a by-election. The Governor can only do so on the advice of the Council of Ministers headed by the Chief Minister, he stated. He did not elaborate what course of action he would take if the Chief Minister declines.

World DHS chief has doubts about legality of DACA immigration program
Author: 0 DHS chief has doubts about legality of DACA immigration program

Kelly told the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in a closed-door meeting Wednesday that an initiative that grants work permits to more than 800,000 undocumented immigrants may not survive a looming legal challenge. "Again that was a personal observation based on discussions with attorneys", Lapan said. Kelly declined to take questions after the meeting, but his spokesman said the secretary told the members that the Obama-era program, which shields immigrants brought to the United States as ...

Author: 0 Jerusalem: police, two Israeli officers killed

Two Israeli policemen have been killed and a third wounded in a shooting attack near a sacred site in Jerusalem . Abbas condemned the attack and said he rejects "any violence from any party, particularly at holy sites". In an unusual move, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas initiated a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday in light of the fatal terror attack at the Temple Mount complex that morning, which claimed the lives of two young Druze ...

World Justin Trudeau names female astronaut Julie Payette next Canadian governor general
Author: 0 Justin Trudeau names female astronaut Julie Payette next Canadian governor general

Payette applied to the Canadian Space Agency in the late 1980s, and it's where she first met Kumar who was part of the interview panel. She is married to Lieutenant Colonel William Flynn, a former test pilot. "I think she'll make a great governor general", he said. "I expected a lot of her in the early days, and I expect a lot from her now". Premier-designate and Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan called Payette's appointment an "exemplary choice".

World Killed by Indian troops amid rising Kashmir tensions
Author: 0 Killed by Indian troops amid rising Kashmir tensions

The Hurriyat chairman said it is unfortunate that the Government of India is continuously refusing to accept the ground reality in Kashmir and engage with it not only as a political problem but as a humanitarian issue of more than ten million people.

World Dileep's police custody extended till Saturday evening
Author: 0 Dileep's police custody extended till Saturday evening

According to police, the conspiracy was hatched at a meeting between Dileep and Suni in the actor's vehicle, but his lawyer argued there was no evidence on that. A few pictures are also with the police about the places where Dileep and Suni had met. In a statement to the media, the actress said that she had a good working relationship with Dileep that had turned sour due to personal reasons.

World No more plastic bags for Woolworths
Author: 0 No more plastic bags for Woolworths

The supermarket giants' next biggest rival, Aldi, has never given out plastic bags . SUPERMARKET giant Woolworths will phase out single-use plastic bags from its Australian supermarkets within a year in a move created to cut costs and help the environment.

World Plane crashes near Marineland in Flagler County
Author: 0 Plane crashes near Marineland in Flagler County

The U.S. Coast Guard said it believes two people were aboard the plane. The identity of the pilot, and any passengers, has not yet been released. - A Piper Seminole two-engine airplane was found in a wooded area across from the River to Sea Preserve in Marineland Friday morning.

World Ex-Soviet agent at meeting between Trump Jr, Russian lawyer
Author: 0 Ex-Soviet agent at meeting between Trump Jr, Russian lawyer

When describing his meeting with Veselnitskaya, Trump Jr . claimed that she quickly changed the discussion to adoption policy between the United States and Russian Federation. Mr Trump said in comments released by the White House yesterday that he would invite Mr Putin to the White House but added that now was not the right time for that.

World Word's Out: Will Jagga Jasoos win your heart?
Author: 0 Word's Out: Will Jagga Jasoos win your heart?

Picture Shuru Entertainment, Disney India, Ishana Movies are the producers of the film. Pritam has composed the score for the film, promising a different experience of musical narrative altogether. Many songs are present in the movie where Ranbir Kapoor expresses his feelings through the songs. You will be smitten by the picturesque landscape and cinematography by Ravi Varman in " Jagga Jasoos ".

World Pennsylvania murders: Two charged in deaths of four young men
Author: 0 Pennsylvania murders: Two charged in deaths of four young men

DiNardo's parents declined to comment after leaving a government building where he spent several hours with the district attorney and other investigators. The person with firsthand knowledge of DiNardo's confession said the men were shot in the head or the back after DiNardo felt cheated or threatened during three drug transactions.

World Kentucky I-65 crash claims lives of Beech Grove family
Author: 0 Kentucky I-65 crash claims lives of Beech Grove family

Boster, 30, Jonell Boster , 48, Carl Boster , 17, and Robert Hogan , 74. The names and ages of those who died have not been released pending notification of family, according to the Bowling Green Daily News . "A preliminary investigation of the collision has revealed the accident which occurred at the 30 mile marker of Interstate 65, happened at a particular portion of Interstate 65 where road construction was being conducted, and the roadway merges from three lanes of travel into two ...

World Australia proposes law, seeks access to encrypted messages
Author: 0 Australia proposes law, seeks access to encrypted messages

Facebook, however, is unlikely to cooperate. Police would need warrants to access the communications. Attorney-General George Brandis said the Coalition's "very strong preference" was for the companies to volunteer should authorities need assistance.

World Supreme Court Affirms Ahmed Makarfi as PDP Chairman
Author: 0 Supreme Court Affirms Ahmed Makarfi as PDP Chairman

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has announced what it called "general amnesty" for its members who it said participated in the crisis that engulfed the party in the last 14 months. The Niger State chairman of the party, Alhaji Tanko Beji, disclosed this in Minna Thursday while addressing a stakeholders' meeting where the implication of the Supreme Court verdict was also explained.