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Israel army disperses Lebanese protesters at border
Israel's army dispersed dozens of Lebanese demonstrators Saturday after they crossed the border protesting against the alleged installation of spying equipment in their village, the Israeli army and media said. "Dozens of people gathered at the border between Lebanon and Israel," a military spokeswoman said. "Upon the group crossing of the international border, IDF forces fired dispersal means in order to disperse the gathering and prevent further infiltration into Israeli territory," she said, adding there were no casualties.
Vietnam says Kim murder suspect thought it was a prank
The Vietnamese woman arrested as a suspect in killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader thought she was taking part in a prank video, Vietnam's foreign ministry said on Saturday. Hanoi had not previously confirmed that Doan Thi Huong was Vietnamese, saying only that it was in touch with authorities in Malaysia, where Kim Jong Nam was murdered on Feb. 13. Vietnamese embassy officials met her on Saturday.
‘30 Rock’ star Judah Friedlander hits NYC immigration protests
Judah Friedlander attends the premiere of the documentary “Michael Moore In TrumpLand” at the IFC Center on Oct. 18, 2016, in New York City. In the weeks since last month’s inauguration, critics of President Trump have turned out by the thousands to protest his policies in cities across the country. Among them is comedian and former “30 Rock” star Judah Friedlander, whose signature trucker hat, messy hair and oversize glasses have become a fixture at recent rallies in New York City.
Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a 'drunken mess,' not political
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a "drunken mess" after his father died about 18 months ago, a longtime neighbor said Saturday.
Will Tom Perez unite the Democratic party?
The Democratic National Committee voted Saturday to select former Labor Secretary Tom Perez to head the group, bring an end to a contentious race that pitted the more centric ideology of the party under former President Barack Obama against the progressive agenda of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Mr. Perez edged out Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, who received the backing of Senator Sanders (I) of Vermont, in an unprecedented second round of voting, taking 235 of the 435 votes. In a nod to the party’s more progressive wing, Perez has selected Mr. Ellison to serve as deputy chairman of the party.
Egypt annoyed as Britain continues suspension of flights
Egypt expressed frustration on Saturday at Britain's refusal to lift a suspension of flights from the United Kingdom to the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, imposed after Islamic State brought down a Russian airliner in 2015. The issue of airline security came up in talks involving visiting British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry. Johnson praised Egypt as a longstanding friend of Britain and said they were strong allies against terrorism and extremist ideas, according to a British statement.
MH370 Search Must Continue, Australia’s Former PM Says
Trump Administration Seeks to Loosen Hiring Requirements to Beef Up Border Patrol
Taliban leader encourages people to plant trees
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Springtime in Afghanistan usually brings a spike in violence as the Taliban takes advantage of the thaw to launch a wave of fresh attacks. But the Taliban's leader has just issued a statement calling on Afghans to plant more trees.
Syria's White Helmets rescuers will not attend Oscars
Rescue workers from Syria's White Helmets group - the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary - will not attend this weekend's Academy Awards ceremony because of intensified regime bombing and a rejected passport. Raed Saleh and fellow White Helmet member Khaled Khatib had been set to attend Sunday's ceremony in Hollywood, where "The White Helmets" is shortlisted for best short documentary. Sad, but important work to do here," Khatib tweeted Saturday from Istanbul.
'Ring of fire' eclipse delights Africa, South America
Stargazers applauded as they were plunged into darkness Sunday when the moon passed in front of the sun in a spectacular "ring of fire" eclipse. Astronomers and enthusiasts in Argentina were among the first to see the so-called annular eclipse as it crossed South America shortly after 1200 GMT, on course for Africa. The eclipse was most visible in a 100-kilometer (62-mile) band across Chile, Argentina, Angola, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Here’s the three new Nokia Android phones you’ve been waiting for
About five years too late, Nokia has finally entered the Android market. It's probably not quite what you were expecting: the phones really come from Nokia's new Finnish owner, HMD Global. But hey, they're Nokia phones running Android, and they look half-decent, so who are we to complain? Things get better when you hear about the design decisions HMD has been making. Just a few small companies (and Motorola) have done in the past, HMD is shipping all three phones with pure Android, no gimmicks, no bundled apps, and no bungled re-skinning. The three devices are called the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. The specs and price increase along with the number, but all three handsets look distinctly mid-range. It starts with the Nokia 3, the most basic of the new devices. It's featuring a 5-inch display up front, generic quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM underneath, and 16GB of storage, expandable with a microSD. The design looks a lot like the Nokia we've recently become familiar with: curved edges, a polycarbonate frame, and most of the flair coming from color. It's not a bad design, normally, but in a world of aluminum unibody, it's sorely in danger of feeling cheap. That's exactly what the Nokia 3 is, though, as it should be available in the spring for around $150. Just like the new 3310, there's a range of colors for you to choose from. The Nokia 5 looks like a small step up in price, but hits a much more attractive place with the specs. Ther's a 5.2-inch display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a Wualcomm Snapdragon 430 underneath. That's a decent amount of power for a mid-range Android device, and especially given that it's running a naked version of Android with no bloat, should be enough for most day-to-day use. The polycarbonate body is also upgraded to aluminum, which helps with a more premium feel. It still looks to have a lot of bezel compared to this year's crop of smartphones, but at the price of the 5, you can lett that go. It should be shipping in Q2 for $200, which is a steal for a serious low-end handset these days. There's also one other piece of classic Nokia to be found in the 5's hardware: a 13-megapixel camera at the back and 6-megapixel front-facing camera. Provided that these are good lenses and not just gratuitously thrown on there to save the spec sheet, that could mean that Nokia's legendary mobile cameras are back for good. Finally, we've got the Nokia 6. It many ways, it's similar to the 5: aluminum body, Snapdragon 430 processor, but the screen has been upgraded to 5.5-inches and the RAM to 3GB. The camera also gets a small bump to 16 megapixels. There's also a limited edition available with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, if that really catches your eye. It's still not priced anywhere close to flagship smartphone pricing, with the regular version running about $250. None of these phones are going to change the world or compete with a new iPhone, but it looks to be a solid first step back into the phone-making business for Nokia. We'll have to wait and see how sales actually go -- for low-end phones like these, it will probably depend if they can get into any carrier retail stores -- but the future looks a little brighter for Nokia after today.
U.S. cancels talks with North Korea in light of Kim Jong Nam’s assassination, even as Malaysian probe expands
WASHINGTON, U.S. - As Pyongyang continues to face allegations that the North Korean regime planned the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother - Washingt
North Korea alleges, its only ally, China is ‘dancing to the tune of the U.S.’
PYONGYANG, North Korea - Irked by increasing UN sanctions and the brunt of sanctions by individual nations, including from its closest and only ally, China - North Korea has now vented out its frus
Trump administration cancels informal talks with N. Korea
Washington D.C. [United States], Feb. 27 (ANI): Trump administration has cancelled the scheduled informal talks between a North Korean delegation and a team of former U.S. officials by withdrawing its
Malaysia: Kim Jong Nam died within 20 minutes of poisoning
Kuala Lumpur - Malaysias health minister says the dose of poison given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Uns half brother was so high that it killed him within 15-20 minutes. Kim Jong Nam died on Fe
North Korea lashes out: China 'dancing to tune of U.S.'
New York [USA], Feb. 26 (ANI): In a rare public spat between two Communist neighbours, North Korea has lashed out at China, without actually naming, accusing it of dancing to the tune of the U.S. ov
Malaysia to sweep Kuala Lumpur airport for traces of toxic VX chemical
New Delhi[India], Feb. 25(ANI): Malaysian Police said they will conduct a sweep of the terminal at Kuala Lumpurs International Airport, where North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns exiled half-brother Kim
Malaysia to sweep airport for toxic chemicals after Kim Jong Nam murder
PanARMENIAN.Net - Malaysia will sweep one of the terminals at Kuala Lumpur international airport for toxic chemicals after Kim Jong Nam was murdered there with a nerve agent last week, as authorities
A Reporter Looks Back: Seoul Then and Now
Each time that I visit Seoul an image from decades ago comes to mind. As a young news agency reporter based in Tokyo, I made several trips to Seoul in the early 1960s. It was a city still recovering
VX Nerve Agent Found on Kim Jong Nam's Face: Malaysian Test Results
Updated at 1:30 p.m. ET on 2017-02-24 Kim Jong Nam had traces of a banned potent chemical weapon on his face and in his eyes when he died, Malaysian police said Friday, citing toxicology test results
Seung Hwan Oh off to WBC '17 after ST debut
Seung Hwan Oh gets Pedro Florimon to fly out to left, stranding the tying run in scoring position and securing his 19th save of the year Complete coverage Schedule and tickets Get your WBC gear Roste
First planned N. Korea-U.S. contact in Trump administration called off: WSJ
PanARMENIAN.Net - Plans for the first contact between North Korea and the United States after President Donald Trump took office were canceled after the U.S. State Department denied a visa for the top
US May Send THAAD Missile Defense System to S. Korea in June over China's Objections
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Washington may deploy its high-tech THAAD antiballistic-missile system in South Korea in June - earlier than expected, local media report. To deploy the THAAD, the South Korean Defe
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