News Headlines - 06 October 2017

Nobel prize: Chronicle of wound-up 'Harukists' as Murakami fails to win - BBC News

And this year's Nobel Prize for literature goes to... someone who's not Haruki Murakami again. The BBC delves into the dejected world of his long-suffering fans whose sole desire - to see the Japanese writer win the prize - is thwarted every year.

CIA: N. Korea's Kim Jong Un not a madman - CNNPolitics

...it may be easy to agree with President Donald Trump's recent assessment that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a "madman" who is "on a suicide mission for himself."
But top officials from the CIA said Wednesday that Kim's actions are not those of a maniacal provocateur but a "rational actor" who is motivated by clear, long-term goals that revolve around ensuring regime survival.

Tuk-tuks targeted in EV subsidy scheme | Bangkok Post

Energy policymakers have promoted the first commercial launch of electric vehicles (EVs), starting by offering a 106-million-baht subsidy to encourage tuk-tuk owners to switch over from liquefied petroleum...

U.S. Will Return to the Moon, Pence Says - Scientific American

The Trump administration is committed to sending astronauts to the moon as part of a broader push to prioritize human spaceflight and firm up U.S. dominance in the final frontier, Vice President Mike Pence said.

AOL Instant Messenger Is Shutting Down for Good | Fortune

AOL Instant Messenger, the chat app that was a hallmark of the fledgling Internet-era in the 1990s, is about to come to an end. AOL is shutting down AIM on Dec. 15... The death of AOL Instant Messenger, which began in 1997, marks the end of an era—and a nostalgic reminder of a time when the Internet was a shiny, new, and uncharted territory that the masses were just beginning to explore.








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