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Magnitude 6.0 quake hits off Ecuador coast, damage limited

Magnitude 6.0 quake hits off Ecuador coast, damage limitedA magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck just off the coast of central Ecuador on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, though the government said damage was limited. The USGS said the quake's epicenter was 55 miles (88.5 km)northwest of Portoviejo at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 km) below the Pacific seabed. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.1, struck at 5:29 p.m. (2229 GMT).


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Trump calls for firm response to North Korea, targets Seoul on trade

Trump calls for firm response to North Korea, targets Seoul on tradeBy David Brunnstrom and Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump called for a determined response to North Korea after talks with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Friday where he stressed the importance of their alliance but took aim at Seoul over trade and sharing the cost of defence. Trump said the United States was renegotiating what he characterized as a "rough" trade deal with South Korea agreed to five years ago by his predecessor, Barack Obama, and reiterated that an era of "strategic patience" over North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs had ended. "Together we are facing the threat of the reckless and brutal regime in North Korea," Trump said as he stood alongside Moon in the White House Rose Garden.


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Trump calls for firm response to North Korea, targets Seoul on trade

Trump calls for firm response to North Korea, targets Seoul on tradeBy David Brunnstrom and Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump called for a determined response to North Korea after talks with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Friday where he stressed the importance of their alliance but took aim at Seoul over trade and sharing the cost of defense. Trump said the United States was renegotiating what he characterized as a "rough" trade deal with South Korea agreed to five years ago by his predecessor, Barack Obama, and reiterated that an era of "strategic patience" over North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs had ended. "Together we are facing the threat of the reckless and brutal regime in North Korea," Trump said as he stood alongside Moon in the White House Rose Garden.


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Mexico to use dolphins to save endangered vaquita porpoise

Mexico to use dolphins to save endangered vaquita porpoiseMexico announced plans Friday to use trained dolphins to corral the last remaining vaquita marina porpoises into a protected breeding ground, a last-ditch bid to save the critically endangered species. Scientists estimate there are just 30 remaining vaquitas, the world's smallest porpoise, a species found only in the waters of the Gulf of California. Environment Minister Rafael Pacchiano said the authorities would deploy dolphins trained by the US Navy to herd as many vaquitas as possible into a marine refuge.


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The most expensive Galaxy Note 8 could cost way more than $1,000

The most expensive Galaxy Note 8 could cost way more than $1,000

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 8 in less than two months, which means we’ll be bombarded by more leaks and rumors in the coming weeks. The phone will be very similar to the Galaxy S8+, so we shouldn’t expect any surprises in terms of design or specs. But the Galaxy Note 8 will have a few exclusive features, including an S Pen stylus and an Isocell Dual camera on the back. And if this new rumor pans out, the new Note will also feature more built-in memory than the Galaxy S8.

Korean site Osen learned from an unnamed  Samsung Electronics official that the Galaxy Note 8 will be available in 64GB and 128GB versions. Comparatively, the Galaxy S8 only has 64GB of built-in storage. However, both phones support storage expansion via microSD cards of up to 256GB.

The report also notes that the base price for the Galaxy Note 8 will be around $1,000 or $1,100 depending on the market. Given that the base price for a phone gets you the lowest storage tier, it’s safe to say the 128GB model will be even more expensive. Apparently, the price of certain components drove the price up, but the report doesn’t mention which Galaxy Note 8 parts are so expensive.

The report also says the Note 8 will be unveiled in New York on August 26th, the same date mentioned in other recent reports on the matter. It’s unclear whether the site is simply reiterating previous rumors, or if its source confirmed the date. Samsung has traditionally announced previous Galaxy Note models in late August or early September, just in time to beat new iPhones to market.


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