Doomsday Clock

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A symbolic clock face, maintained since 1947 by atomic scientists at the University of Chicago, that views humans as minutes from midnight—i.e., catastrophic destruction
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He saw in the New Year on top of D Hall after escaping from his cell at ten minutes to midnight on Hogmanay.
According to police, the man made a statement saying that while he was sitting in his parked car at ten minutes to midnight on Friday, he saw three unknown men stop in a car next to him.
But at ten minutes to midnight Ms Cheyne arrived in the hotel and was seen entering Mr Henry's suite.