• Iran's reformist ex-president calls on supporters

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's reformist ex-president has called on Iranians to cast their vote in the crucial upcoming election despite a ban preventing many reformist candidates from running.

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  • How B-Town Divas Dazzled At The 61st Filmfare Awards

    Deepika Padukone looked stunning in a ruby red trailing Ralph & Russo number. Alia Bhatt could not make a red carpet appearance as her performance was scheduled first. Aditi Rao Hydari was looking like an absolute princess in her pastel and sweetheart neck gown by Gauri & Nainika along with Isharya earrings from Minerali.

  • Ex-model can seek divorce payout from Saudi sheikh in UK: court

    A former model who was married to a wealthy Saudi sheikh won the right to seek a payout from him in London, after a court rejected Monday his claim to have diplomatic immunity. Christina Estrada, 53, who has appeared in the Pirelli calendar and was once linked to Britain's Prince Andrew, will be able to seek a share of Sheikh Walid Juffali's estimated £4 billion (five billion euro, $5.7 billion) fortune. Juffali had argued that his status since 2014 as permanent representative for Saint Lucia to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) meant he was immune from a claim.

  • Rihanna's 'Work' Video Is Coming Along Nicely, Indeed

    Rihanna was on Snapchat on Friday and shared some clips from the 'Work' video, which is being directed by "Hotline Bling" director X.

  • 5 Heart Touching Proposals Of Bollywood Couples

    The bold and beautiful Malaika Arora did not waste a minute when she knew she had found her Mr. Right. After five years of dating, on one New Year's night, in a cosy moment, Malaika just turned to Arbaaz and asked, "I think we should move this to the next level. Childhood sweethearts, Fardeen Khan and Natasha Madhvani, had known each other forever! So, after years of dating, when Fardeen thought it was time to make it official, he chose a unique way to do it.

  • Hayden Panettiere, Christina Aguilera Do 'Lady Marmalade' on 'Lip Sync Battle'

    It’s the Nashville reunion you didn’t even know was a Nashville reunion!

  • North Korea will now reportedly have America's most advanced missile system in its backyard

    The most advanced missile system on the planet can hunt and blast incoming missiles right out of...

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  • Taraji P. Henson Made A Fumble On Instagram During The Super Bowl Halftime Show

    Taraji mistook Coldplay for Maroon 5 and blamed it on the "Kool-Aid."

  • Your ability to read this message reveals something incredible about the mind

    Can you read the message below? The above passage, written in a combination of letters...

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  • 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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  • 8 Two-Heroine Bollywood Films To Look Forward To In 2016

    While earlier Bollywood actresses used to hardly ever come together for a film, heroines today have no qualms sharing screen space with fellow actresses. The film is an adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel Great Expectations and while Tabu will play Miss Havisham's role, Kat will essay the role of Estella. Aditya Roy Kapurwill play the male protagonist. Richa will play Sarabjit's wife Sukhpreet Kaur and Ash will play his sister Dalbir Kaur in the movie and the latter will be going all de-glam for her role.

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  • US intelligence director says spies could use smart devices to monitor you

    For years, security firms have been warning that Internet of Things and smart home devices often don’t pass muster when it comes to things like passwords and encryption. Today, the United States director of national intelligence, James Clapper, agreed, giving evidence to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence how connected household items could be used to gain information about their owners. “In the future, intelligence services might use the IoT for identification, surveillance, monitoring, location tracking, and targeting for recruitment, or to gain access to networks or user credentials,” Clapper said in the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community report. Personal data collection and monetization of that information is also a possibility. “Commercial vendors, who aggregate the bulk of digitized information about persons, will increasingly collect, analyze, and sell it to both foreign and domestic customers.” Though Clapper listed several countries — including Russia, China, and Iran — as leading threats when it comes to cyber-espionage, but it sounds like the U.S. might use insecure devices to its advantage. The report states these devices “will pose challenges to our cyber defenses and operational tradecraft but also create new opportunities for our own intelligence collectors.” Related: NYC’s Department of Consumer Affairs is investigating baby monitors’ hackability President Barack Obama’s new Cybersecurity National Action Plan was also unveiled today, and it also addresses concerns with IoT devices. Among the steps outlined in the plan is the Department of Homeland Security working with partners to develop a “Cybersecurity Assurance Program” that will be in charge of testing and certifying connected devices, including both household and medical items, “so that when you buy a new product, you can be sure that it has been certified to meet security standards.” Often customers assume device manufacturers make security a priority and build it into their products. But so many new devices are coming onto the market, it can be hard to suss out who has the background to make really secure cameras and other items. Considering how many people have smart home devices installed, ensuring they all meet a certain standard is definitely a daunting task.

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  • The Latest: MSF says 23,000 flee Aleppo

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):

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  • Dubai visitors jailed for Dh766,000 villa break-in

    Five visitors have been jailed for five years each for breaking into a villa and stealing Dh766,000 worth of gold jewellery and cash after damaging the surveillance camera system. The five Colombian men, G.A., F.S., J.A., J.B. and C.K., had broken into an Emirati man’s villa from where they stole the valuables in Nad Al Hammar area in June.

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  • Oil prices rebound from sharp selloff; more volatility expected

    By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Crude oil prices pushed higher on Wednesday after Iran said it was open to cooperation with Saudi Arabia, partly recovering from an 8 percent fall in the previous session on concerns over demand and weak equities. Prices were supported by comments from Iran's oil minister that Tehran is ready to negotiate with Saudi Arabia over the current conditions in global oil markets. Meanwhile, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is unlikely to cut a deal with other producers to reduce ballooning output.

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  • GCC debt to double, assets to slide by 2020: report

    Public debt of the oil-rich Gulf states is expected to double and assets decline by a third by 2020 as they seek to finance budget deficits due to sliding prices, a report said Tuesday. After having posted massive deficits of $160 billion last year and faced with a $159 billion deficit in 2016, the six Arab states of the Gulf will have to borrow and tap into their huge fiscal reserves to finance the budget shortfall, said the report released by the head of research at Kuwait Financial Centre (Markaz), M.R. Raghu. In 2012, in contrast, the Gulf states posted a combined surplus of $220 billion.

  • UFC's 'Wonderboy' and the Re-Emergence of the Karate Master in the Octagon

    Every time Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson hit him on Saturday night, Johny Hendricks got a look on his face like, " Wait, what?" Over the course of their three minutes ...

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  • Pope says he angered Merkel with comments on Europe

    Pope Francis has revealed that he received an angry phone call from German Chancellor Angela Merkel after he compared Europe to a "barren woman", in an interview published Monday. In an interview with Italy's Corriere della Sera, Francis said he had received an angry phone call from Merkel afterwards. "She was a bit angry because I had compared Europe to a barren woman, incapable of producing children," Francis said.

  • Apple's rumoured smaller iPhone might come in bright pink (AAPL)

    Apple's rumoured smaller iPhone could come in bright pink, according to a report from Mac Otakara, which cites supply chain sources. 

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  • Watch Lady Gaga's Soaring Rendition of the National Anthem at Super Bowl 50

    Gaga is the first singer to ever perform at the Super Bowl, Oscars, and Grammys all in the same year.