• US welcomes Saudi troop offer for Syria: FM

    The United States welcomes a Saudi offer to deploy special forces to support a coalition ground operation against the Islamic State group inside Syria, the kingdom's foreign minister said Monday. Speaking after a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said any operation would be US-led but that Saudi Arabia would play a leading role. "The United States government was very supportive and very positive about the kingdom's readiness to provide special forces to the operation in Syria, should the international coalition make a decision to do so," he told reporters.

  • Gauri Shinde's Next Starring Shah Rukh Khan And Alia Bhatt Is Titled 'Walk And Talk'?

    Gauri Shinde, who had made her directorial debut with English Vinglish starring Sridevi, will be helming Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan together in a film and we have got to know some details about the project. It seems that the film is titled Walk And Talk and that it revolves around love at different ages. Reportedly, Khan will start shooting for the film from mid-February onwards in Goa, where Alia is already shooting for her portions of the film.

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  • These Kids Are Playing ‘Dinner Party’. It’s Cute & Innocent, At First… #ShortFilm

    This article These Kids Are Playing ‘Dinner Party’. It’s Cute & Innocent, At First… appeared first on Viddsee BUZZ. This is the child’s play that grown-ups don’t see. Tonight is special: Taha is attending a party with the other kids instead of staying at home and being parented by his mum’s voicemails. It was a lonely life to lead, so tonight was worth the trouble dressing up. It’s his first time with the group but they welcome […] Watch awesome short films at www.viddsee.com, or download our free iPhone and Android app now!

  • Dubai ruler says Emirates to privatize government services

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's ruler said Monday the United Arab Emirates will privatize some government services in the oil-rich country, as well as create a state minister position devoted to ensuring the happiness of its citizens.

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  • Legal consultant admits raping hairdresser in Dubai

    A legal consultant, currently serving life imprisonment for raping a hairdresser, stunned the Dubai Appeal Court on Sunday as he entered a guilty plea. In December, the Dubai Court of First Instance convicted him of raping the woman at knifepoint in the building’s stairway although he had pleaded not guilty. The Egyptian legal consultant parked his motorbike upon spotting the Moroccan hairdresser walking into a building in Al Nahda.

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  • Russian troops put on high alert as part of massive drills

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has scrambled thousands of troops and hundreds of warplanes across southwestern Russia for large-scale military drills intended to test the troops' readiness amid continuing tensions with the West.

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  • Taylor Swift Will Perform At The Grammys Duh

    The 58th annual Grammy Awards are going down next week, and they might just be surprisingly watchable! We already know that Adele, Kendrick Lamar, the Weeknd, James Bay, Ellie Goulding, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, and the cast of Hamilton will be performing, plus Justin Bieber, Skrillex, and Diplo making their…

  • Mark Zuckerberg uses Mandarin to wish world a happy Lunar New Year

    Most who have followed the career of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg have seen his impressive Mandarin Chinese language skills on display. But he so rarely trots those skills out that it's a treat to see the tech leader — who began studying the language back in 2010 — use his ability in public.  This time around, Zuckerberg, along with his wife, Priscilla Chan, and their baby daughter, Max, marked the start of the SEE ALSO: Facebook Mark Zuckerberg is richer than Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos now Subtitled in English, the video message begins, "Priscilla and I are very excited to celebrate our first Lunar New Year with Max."  Priscilla also adds her own thoughts to the family message, in Chinese, saying, "We hope on this holiday, you are also spending it with your family and friends." In addition to revealing that We're also treated to a moment of levity from Zuckerberg toward the end of the video when he humorously asks his baby daughter, "You think my Chinese is bad?" It's heartwarming to see the family share such a special moment with the world, but it's also incredibly interesting to watch as Zuckerberg continues to mature into a truly international businessperson.  

  • Ivanovic bids for first Dubai crown

    One of the most glamorous tennis players in the world is preparing to make another bid to claim the coveted Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships crown when play gets underway next week. Ana Ivanovic first played in Dubai as a qualifier in 2005 and she has since gone on to reach the quarter-finals three times, but all too often her path has been blocked by formidable opposition. Last season she fell to eventual runner-up Karolina Pliskova and in 2014 she was beaten by Venus Williams who went on to win the title for the third time.

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  • Iran awards medals of honor to its nuclear team

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran awarded medals of honor on Monday to its nuclear negotiators, who helped clinch a landmark deal with world powers last year.

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  • Top Philippine diplomat and China critic resigns over health

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat, who was behind a bold government move to challenge the validity of China's vast territorial claims in the South China Sea at an international tribunal, has resigned due to health reasons, officials said Monday.

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  • The Most Unusual Thing Happened When He Was Cleaning The Pipes #ShortFilm

    This article The Most Unusual Thing Happened When He Was Cleaning The Pipes appeared first on Viddsee BUZZ. The most unusual thing happened when he was cleaning the pipes. His girlfriend wasn’t going to bother with his late night urges, so this young man, Paul, took matters into his own hands. He did what he needed to get the job done. In the strangest twist of events, the bath tub surprised him with a present […] Watch awesome short films at www.viddsee.com, or download our free iPhone and Android app now!

  • Qatar just snubbed the world's No. 1 cycling team for its lack of 'respect'

    The cycling federation of Qatar — a country that's been accused of human-rights...

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  • Passenger accused of smuggling 1.7kg cocaine in his intestines

    A passenger has been accused of smuggling nearly 1.7kg of cocaine capsules in his intestines via Dubai in transit. Law enforcement officers at Dubai International Airport were said to have discovered that the 40-year-old Nigerian passenger, C.J., had been carrying drugs in his intestines when they had him checked at the special detecting device at the airport’s transit terminal in November. The passenger was referred to Dubai Police’s anti-narcotics department immediately after the scanning device exposed tens of capsules in C.J.’s intestines.

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  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7 Plus rumors and news

    After offering just one Edge phone in 2014, the Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung surprisingly offered two such devices in 2015. In doing so, however, the company moved the series to the Galaxy S line, calling them the Galaxy S6 Edge and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. The Galaxy S6 Edge sports a 5.1-inch display, while the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus features a display that is a more phablet-like 5.7 inches. Now, rumors are heating up about the Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 Plus. The question is if there will be one, two, or more Galaxy Edge models in 2016? Here’s everything we know so far. Updated on 02-08-2016 by Julian Chokkattu: Added in a new leaked image of the Galaxy S7 Edge. Related: Samsung Galaxy S7 rumors and news div Click on a link to jump to a topic: What will it look like? Launch rumors Will there be a Galaxy S7 Edge Plus? A lower megapixel camera Rumored display sizes Rumored specs What will it look like? With just a few weeks away until it’s expected to be officially announced, a Weibo user by the name of JKwan has uploaded an image of what appears to be the front of the Galaxy S7 Edge. You can see the rounded, but rectangular home button on the all-black device, but more importantly, it looks as though the Samsung logo is no longer on the top of the phone. Take this image with a grain of salt, though, as we are unable to verify it. It’s likely that is a test unit as well, and the logo could still make it to commercial devices when it hits the market. Earlier this month, an official-looking render was said to show both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and it was posted on Twitter by @evleaks. The design is very reminiscent of the S6 and S6 Edge, with perhaps a slightly more pronounced curve to the corners, and a different shaped Home button. Anyone hoping for a complete overhaul in design may be disappointed. This design below does match the latest leak by JKwan. However, the @evleaks image is not an official picture, and the leak may not turn out to be accurate. When is it coming? While it’s unknown when the Galaxy S7 Edge will be released, there’s a good chance that it will be sooner rather than later. A brand new Samsung phone cleared the FCC in early February, and it appears to be the Galaxy S7 Edge. This is an important step, since Samsung wouldn’t be allowed to sell the phone in the U.S. until the FCC gave its blessing. Although the FCC documents don’t specifically refer to the device as the Galaxy S7 Edge, the model number of SM-G935 is a strong indication that it is the S7 Edge, since it was leaked previously. Unfortunately, an image of the phone wasn’t offered up, but the FCC ID Label and Location page gives us a general idea of its shape. Assuming SM-G935 is indeed the Galaxy S7 Edge, we now know the model numbers of the U.S. carrier versions, thanks to the documents. They are SM-G935A (AT&T), SM-G935P (Sprint), SM-G935T (T-Mobile), SM-G935R4 (U.S. Cellular), and SM-G935V (Verizon). Again, we can’t confirm these model numbers are for the Galaxy S7 Edge, but it’s very likely. The Galaxy S7 Edge is likely to be announced alongside its less-curvy sister phone, the Galaxy S7. Samsung will hold a press event on February 21, just ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where it’s likely the S7 and the S7 Edge will be revealed. However, while it’s a distinct possibility, we won’t know for sure until the day. Prior to this, there were rumors the phone would launch a little earlier in the year, breaking with Samsung’s traditional MWC announcement. Additionally, a report from Sam Mobile in early January 2016 indicates that pricing for the Galaxy S7 Edge is likely to be about the same as the Galaxy S6 Edge. Will there be a Galaxy S7 Edge Plus? There’s some confusion over Samsung’s possible plans for an S7 Edge. Initially, it sounded like Samsung would release two Galaxy S7 devices of different sizes, but neither of them would sport an Edge display. However, later reports suggested that there will be an S7 Edge, but disagreed on whether there will be an S7 Edge Plus as well. In mid-January 2016, a tweet from well-known phone leaker @evleaks appeared to clarify the situation. It showed a graphic listing a Galaxy S7, a Galaxy S7 Edge, and a Galaxy S7 Edge+. Apart from potentially showing Samsung’s intention to continue the Edge line in 2016, the presence of theS S7 Edge+ model may mean it’ll arrive alongside the new S7, rather than with a new Note model later in the year. This would make the current S6 Edge+ less than a year old before it’s replaced in the range. Honestly surprised by this (though it does explain a lot). pic.twitter.com/B7fL41qShm — Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 12, 2016 However, in a twist of events, @evleaks followed up with a tweet in late January 2016 with updated information. It included a revised graphic that only lists the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The text of the tweet, “And then there were two,” is a clear indication that he believes Samsung will not release the Galaxy S7 Edge Plus. And then there were two. pic.twitter.com/sfGiOtjGXc — Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 27, 2016 We can only assume that he means that it won’t launch alongside the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, but it’s unclear whether Samsung could still release the device at some point in the future. Unfortunately we will never know for sure what Samsung has in store for us until the actual Unpacked Event, which will hopefully take place in February 2016. A lower megapixel camera, but higher quality A Samsung phone with a model number of SM-935A recently appeared in the AnTuTu benchmark database in mid-January. This phone is believed to be the AT&T Galaxy S7 Edge. Assuming the benchmark is valid, it confirms a 12-megapixel camera on the Galaxy S7 Edge, and more than likely the Galaxy S7. In early January, a tipster on Weibo reported the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will not only have the previously rumored 12-megapixel rear camera, but the aperture would be f/1.7. It would be much larger than the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge’s aperture of f/1.9, and should offer even better low light performance. A Reddit user allegedly captured the Galaxy S7 Edge on camera in early January 2016, and the Reddit user revealed some of the specs of the phone, including a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Those cameras would seem like a downgrade from the Galaxy S6, which has 16-megapixels at the rear. However, based on reports from November 2015, the change isn’t shocking. It was rumored that Samsung would increase the sensor size to 1/2.0 inch from 1/2.6 inch and could utilize a 12-megapixel lens to make it happen. The increased sensor size would mean even better performance in low-light shots. Samsung is also rumored to equip the Galaxy S7 and Edge models with dual-PD (dual-photodiode) technology, which would increase the accuracy of the auto focus with phase detection. So the drop in megapixels doesn’t necessarily mean that the camera won’t be improved on the Galaxy S7. Galaxy S7 Edge of varying sizes An AnTuTu Benchmark of the Galaxy S7 Edge (model SM-G935A) appeared in mid-January (see Camera section for screenshot). While it seems to confirm most of the previously rumored specs, the display size listed is 5.1-inches, which is believed to be the size of the non-edged Galaxy S7. Could this mean there will be two edge models released alongside the Galaxy S7? A fresh report from Sam Mobile in early January 2016 supposedly confirms the Galaxy S7 Edge’s display size at 5.5-inches. There was no mention about a Galaxy S7 Plus though, but the same source said the non-edged Galaxy S7 will be 5.1-inches. GSMArena Over the course of December, rumors have been all over the map with varying screen sizes for the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge, but a new schematics leak from casemaker ITSKINS might put the numbers in place. According to GSMArena’s sources at ITSKINS, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will not be curved and will sport a 5.1-inch screen. The report claims that the S7 Edge will only come in a 5.5-inch screen size and will be curved. Surprisingly, the Galaxy S7 Plus will feature a massive phablet-approved 6-inch screen. Related: Everything you need to know about Samsung Pay Take the information with a grain of salt, though, as it’s hard to figure out which leak is the most accurate, but this one seems to fit Twitter user @evleaks’ earlier leak about how the Galaxy lineup will include the S7, S7 Plus, S7 Edge, and S7 Edge Plus. There’s no mention of the S7 Edge Plus in this leak, but with the varying sizes for the normal S7, we could see another size option for the S7 Edge, too, especially since the company has done it before. In 2015, Samsung introduced two Edge models at different times of the year. The smaller Galaxy S6 Edge arrived in March at MWC, while the larger Galaxy S6 Edge Plus came along with the Note 5 in August. This year, Samsung might launch the S7 and S7 Edge at the same time again, but with different screen sizes. Previous leaks from Korea’s ETNews claims that the S7 may feature a 5.2-inch display, which would be larger than the 5.1-inch screen on the S6. Meanwhile, the S7 Edge will reportedly boast a larger 5.5-inch screen. Such a size would be much larger than last year’s S6 Edge, which had the same screen size as the regular S6, but it would also be smaller than the 5.7-inch screen that Samsung put on the S6 Edge Plus. ET News also mentions that mass production is set to start in February, hinting at a possible February launch date. Other previous rumors of two display sizes originated from Samsung Viet in mid-October, which claimed that two display sizes, 5.2 and 5.8-inch, were being tested. The report said that both devices were non-Edge, but a more recent report from HDBlog.it claims that the S7 display will be 5.2-inches, while the S7 Edge will have a 5.7-inch display instead. That report correlates with information given to ETNews, though the reported screen sizes are different in all three reports. Same specs as the regular Galaxy S7 Most reports agree that the screen size and curve (or lack thereof) will be the only real differences between the S7 and the S7 Edge. The departure of the removable battery on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge left fans disappointed, especially since the non-removable battery was too small. However there could be some good news for the Galaxy S7. While it’s unlikely that it will sport a removable battery, it could feature a much bigger one. According to a tipster on Weibo in early January 2016, Samsung will fit the Galaxy S7 Edge with a whopping 3600mAh battery. This is a huge increase over the Galaxy S6 Edge, which had a 2,600mAh battery, but that isn’t a fair comparison since that phone had a 5.1-inch display. The Galaxy S7 Edge is expected to have a 5.5-inch display, which is the same size as the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. That phone had a 3,000mAh battery, so 3,600mAh would still be a substantial increase. Samsung fans were disappointed when the MicroSD slot was removed from the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge models last year, but there could be hope. An early January 2016 report from Sam Mobile indicates that Samsung will bring back the MicroSD slot to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. A prototype of what appears to be a Galaxy S7 Edge appears to have gotten into the hands of one Reddit user. He did capture the phone on camera in early January 2016, and although it doesn’t reveal any design elements, it does reveal some of the hardware specifications. This model (SM-G93) has a 5.7-inch display, which differs from previous leaks indicating that the Galaxy S7 and Edge models would come in 5.1-, 5.5-, and 6.0-inch varieties. The resolution comes in at 2,560 x 1,440, which agrees with previous reports. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 is also present along with 4GB of RAM, which isn’t surprising. Related: The Samsung Galaxy A9 is a very large alternative to the Galaxy S6 Of course, none of this is official until Samsung reveals the Galaxy S7 and Edge models for real. For now, it’s all speculation. Reports in November 2015 indicated the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 will reportedly power at least the U.S. variants of the S7 Edge, it could sport 4GB of RAM, Type-C USB, and a 20-megapixel camera. A fingerprint sensor or iris scanner has also been rumored. You can catch up on all the Galaxy S7 rumors, many of which apply to the S7 Edge, here. The HDBlog.it report also states that the MicroSD card slot could return, and the top and bottom edges of the screen may be curved. Previous updates: Updated on 02-04-2016 by Robert Nazarian: Added in news that the Galaxy S7 Edge appears to have been cleared by the FCC. Updated on 02-01-2016 by Andy Boxall: Added in a leaked picture of what may be the Galaxy S7 Edge, plus news of a February 21 Samsung press event. Updated on 01-13-2016 by Andy Boxall: Added in a tweet which may show Samsung will announce an S7 Edge and S7 Edge+ with the standard S7. Updated on 01-11-2016 by Robert Nazarian: Added in an AnTuTu benchmark, which allegedly reveals the camera size and contradicts the previously rumored screen size.  Updated on 01-06-2016 by Robert Nazarian: Added in rumors of a larger battery as well as more info regarding the camera. Updated on 01-05-2016 by Robert Nazarian: Added in rumors of the screen size, the return of the MicroSD slot, and pricing. Updated on 01-04-2016 by Robert Nazarian: Added in rumored specs based on leaked image of the Galaxy S7 Edge. Updated on 12-29-2015 by Julian Chokkattu: Added in new rumors of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge sizes, as well as a 6-inch Galaxy S7 Plus.  Updated on 12-28-2015 by David Curry: Added in news that Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge might have different display sizes.  Updated on 11-23-2015 by Malarie Gokey: Added in news that Samsung could bring the MicroSD card slot back and that the Edge may have a 5.7-inch screen with a curve on the top and bottom of the screen as well. Updated on 10-23-2015 by Robert Nazarian: Added in news that Samsung could offer two sizes of the Galaxy S7 Edge at the same time.

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  • Italy demands answers as anger mounts over student slain in Egypt

    Italy on Monday warned Egypt it would not allow the fate of Giulio Regeni to be brushed under the carpet as anger mounted over the Cambridge University student's torture and killing in Cairo. With the media publishing gruesome details of Regeni's treatment and pointing the finger at Egyptian security services, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was under pressure to authorise a state funeral for the slain 28-year-old. Regeni disappeared on January 25 and was found dead on February 3.

  • Rohit Dhawan Planning A Sequel To 'Desi Boyz'?

    Varun Dhawan's brother Rohit Dhawan had made his directorial debut with Desi Boyz, which had starred Akshay Kumar and John Abraham as two unemployed men, who become male strippers/gigolos to earn a buck.

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  • 'Ben, I'm sorry': Ted Cruz apologizes to Ben Carson on the debate stage

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) apologized to Ben Carson on stage at the ABC News Republican debate...

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  • Oil down, Japan stocks pare losses as dollar strengthens

    Oil prices ticked lower in Asia while Japanese stocks pared early losses as the dollar strengthened in thin trade Monday, with most markets across the region closed for the Chinese New Year holiday. A report Friday showing the US jobless rate had fallen to an eight-year low and wage growth picked up fuelled speculation of another hike in the Federal Reserve's borrowing costs next month, despite the chaos on global stock exchanges. Crude swung in and out of positive territory after major exporter Saudi Arabia said its oil minister Ali al-Naimi had met his Venezuelan opposite Sunday to discuss talks with other producers to boost prices.

  • Gods Of Egypt To Have 60-Second Super Bowl Spot

    Lionsgate is continuing its push for its upcoming film Gods of Egypt.The studio announced today that it nabbed a 60-second commercial spot during Super Bowl 50 to show a new preview of the movie. That's nearly $10 million for one ad spot which shows Lionsgate and Summit's belief in the movie. [...]