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Apple's contract manufacturing partner to set plant in Bengaluru

Local manufacturing will make Apple products cheaper as imported goods have a 12.5 per cent duty on it. Following his victory almost two months ago, the pressure is now on to deliver to his voters and supporters, even if most of the reasons why USA manufacturing has declined are out of his control.

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Florida State Parks are hosting more than 100 First Day Hikes

Details and other events happening in parks are listed on State Parks' online calendar at parks.state.wa.us/Calendar . Hosted by the Friends of Island Beach, there will be a talk on the history of the park at the Interpretive Center, followed by a short hike.

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An Extra Leap Second will be Added to 2016 on December 31

While the leap second is necessary, the importance of timing signals means there can be issues if the adjustment is not properly implemented. The NPL introduces them to ensure the time, which is based on the planet's rotation, does not lag behind the time kept by atomic clocks.

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Blazing Comet to Brighten New Year's Eve Sky

Looking like a bright star Venus would be visible in the western sky along with Mars and Neptune. Most people consider comets as bad omens, but comet 45P is not threatening for us. So if you can spot it on New Year's Eve, look out for it then. Interested skywatchers will need a set of binoculars or a small telescope to really be able to see the comet in clear skies.

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Has Adele secretly MARRIED fiancé Simon Konecki?

Sharp-eyed fans took to debate to on social media speculating whether there was a gold wedding ring on her finger. Alasdair McLellanRumors that Adele has secretly married Simon Konecki, the father of her son Angelo, are common but now a new photo has added fuel to the fire.

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Facebook Ruled Mobile Roost In 2016

The app's user base grew by 18 percent year over year to a monthly average almost 89 million unique users. Facebook, with more than 146 million monthly users in the U.S., remains the most popular app of 2016, with its Facebook Messenger app coming in at a close second with 129 million users.