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Al Shabaab attack killed 38 in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland -military officer


The attack began with a blast at the remote Af-Urur camp, roughly 100km west of the commercial hub of Bossaso, before the fighters overran the base and killed soldiers at close range, said Ahmed Mohamed, a senior military official. Abdiasis Abu Musab , a spokesman for al Shabaab , said the military had not recaptured Af Urur by force. "There are dead bodies and wounded soldiers being brought to the hospital", said Hussein Dirie, an elder. Read More »

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for Kazakhstan to attend SCO summit

The SCO summit will end with the signing of eleven documents, including the Astana Declaration, a convention on resistance to extremism and a joint statement on countermeasures against global terrorism . The last Summit was held in Tashkent , Uzbekistan in June. While the BRI is going to bring about deeper economic cooperation, in regard to its traditional forte - regional security and terrorism - we can expect forward movement on security cooperation and adoption of tangible measures. Read More »

SpaceX taking recycling all way to orbit for NASA


NASA's coverage of the launch is set to begin at 5:15PM ET, so check back then to watch the mission live. Successful reuse of the Dragon capsule would be significant for SpaceX's materials technology, but in general, the spacecraft reuse is less significant than that of the booster, which required "more cutting-edge" technology to be able to land upright, Caceres said . Read More »

Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google

Amazon had been a major holdout from the Apple TV platform. "Yes, some songs may sound pleasing, but for true audiophiles who actually want to hear what the artist and producer intended, Apple's positioning of the HomePod as super high-quality speaker is going to be a very tough sell", O'Donnell said in a blog post. Read More »

Apple's new iPhones 'Do Not Disturb' drivers with notifications

Apple claims it will be the "largest AR platform in the world", thanks to its user base of hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users. Every year, Apple gives us a preview of what to expect with the next iteration of the iOS operating system, and this year was no different. Read More »

MP- Two protesting farmers killed, three injured in firing

Tension gripped Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh after two farmers were killed in police firing. Protesters were reportedly agitated over the delay in the visits by officials. Sharma said many people including policemen were injured in the clashes after protesters set ablaze half a dozen vehicles and tried to damage a railway. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 (2017) goes official

On the camera front, Galaxy J7 2017 flaunts the same 13-megapixel rear and front camera. The premium smartphones are also anticipated to come with dual cameras to differentiate themselves from rivals, as most high-end handsets in the market now come with high-end lenses. Read More »

Apple reveals watchOS 4 at WWDC '17

There's also our new favourites, Toy Story watch faces! This face, powered by Siri Intelligence, will update contemporaneously with new information depending on the user's needs and habits. A more powerful Workout feature with High Intensity Interval Training and multiple workouts in a single session will be added. This works by pairing the watch with an NFC sensor on the equipment itself from partners including Life Fitness , Cybex, Schwinn, Startrac, and StairMaster. Read More »

New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference

Sure, it packs the features which Apple showed off on stage, but things are going to be very, very rocky at best. Both the new iPad Pro will be fitted with new displays. Those not driving can exit from this mode. You will need iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later. If they reply "urgent" to that message, that message will be marked as such and go through. Read More »

Curry, Durant lead Warriors to 2-0 lead with 132-113 rout

For reasons he refused to reveal, he wasn't paraded up to the podium to meet the media like normal and gave it right back to a reporter who asked him if Games 3 and 4 were just about defending home court. Once again, Kevin Durant and Steph Curry had themselves a night. "You want to come out and compete". "Are you a smart guy?" he shot back. Kerr was dressed in team sweats and sounded positive as he announced his return at a news conference only two hours before the game ... Read More »

WWDC 2017: Apple HomePod, Siri-powered smart speaker, promises wonderful sound quality

Apple "can't afford to yield valuable real-estate in the heart of people's homes to Amazon , Google and others", said Geoff Blaber, research analyst at CCS Insight. However, given Apple's design pedigree, we'd expect it to knock both its competitors into a cocked hat from a purely visual standpoint. Whether or not the same separation will work via AirPlay 2-connected music from other services isn't entirely clear, but it will work for other sources. Read More »

Google dedicates doodle to actress Nutan


The Twitter world is sharing handsome messages of love for the late actress who had a magnificent film journey, spanned over 40 years with over 70 films and with 5 Filmfare Awards to her credit. Part of the Mukherjee-Samarth family, she was the daughter of film actress Shobhna Samarth and filmmaker Kumarsen Samarth, and the granddaughter of actress Rattan Bai. Read More »

Putin pleads ignorance on Trump campaign meetings


The Virginia Democrat and other committee members are set to hear from fired FBI Director James Comey at a hearing Thursday. Putin also pinned blame on the USA for interfering in other foreign elections. "Put your finger anywhere on a map of the world, and everywhere you will hear complaints that American officials are interfering in internal electoral processes", he said. Read More »

Protests, new climate pledges after Trump's Paris pullout

And presidents or chancellors of universities like Wesleyan and Emory are getting on board as well. But he never spoke the two words the global agreement was created to combat: climate change. Serial Tweeter J.K. Rowling also joined in the online tirade against Trump by sharing a photo of the front cover of a German newspaper that had an explicit message for the president. Read More »

OneLogin Password Manager Suffers Data Breach


Alvaro Hoyos , the company's chief information security officer, announced the incident in a blog post late Wednesday evening. OneLogin encrypts its users' password information, but according to a support page that is reportedly accessible to OneLogin account holders , the attackers may have gained access to "the ability to decrypt encrypted data". Read More »

U.S. will withdraw from Paris Agreement

Brit tabloid the Daily Mail , meanwhile, had the headline: "The world unites to condemn Trump: US president is warned that he can not renegotiate climate deal as China vows to uphold the "hard-won" accord". Mr Trump had vowed to cancel the Paris accord within 100 days of becoming president on 20 January. The US president called his counterparts in Britain, Canada, France and Germany to explain his decision. Read More »

Explosions, gunshots heard at resort in Philippines capital

Wounded and frightened guests fled a shooting early Friday morning at a popular hotel casino in Manila , the Philippine capital, as tactical police units flooded the area amid fears of a possible terrorist attack. Past midnight on June 2, people heard gunshots from inside the Resorts World Manila building. RWM has an array of hotels, restaurants and bars. Read More »

Uber's head of finance exits as revenue rises, losses narrow


Uber isn't legally required to share its financials publicly, as it is not a publicly traded company. Uber Technologies Inc said its head of finance is leaving, and the privately held ride-hailing company also said that its first-quarter loss narrowed substantially from the prior quarter, putting it on a path toward profitability. Read More »

Scientists spot rare gravity waves for the third time


However, according to Einstein's theory, gravitational waves must remain undispersed when travelling through the fabric of space-time. Now that astronomers have detected three separate sets of gravitational waves in such a short period of time, it's nearly certain they'll keep seeing more of them. Read More »

Ohio is Bad at Spelling the Word 'Beautiful,' Google Finds

This week is special because festivities for the Scripps National Spelling Bee are officially underway. Any contestant who spelled incorrectly in either of Wednesday's rounds was eliminated from the competition. Shelton-Gross, an Arlington, Virginia resident who works in health care, said members of her family in Arlington; Loudoun County, Virginia and Chicago have tracked their picks for victor of the bee for the past 10 years. Read More »

Cleveland fires officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice


Williams said Loehmann, who shot Rice, has been fired. During the course of the department's investigation, it was revealed that Loehmann had lied on his application about disciplinary actions taken by previous employer Independence police, WKBW reported . Read More »

Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack


His nephew Nassef, a 28-year-old labourer, was killed in Friday's attack. The attack comes as the country is still under a three-month state of emergency period following twin attacks on Coptic churches on Palm Sunday last month that killed dozens of people. Read More »

First Essential smartphone (developed by Andy Rubin) could be announced next week


Other than that, we don't know much about Essential's first smartphone. From a picture teased earlier this year via Twitter , we can see that the phone has a speaker cutout at the top. Andy Rubin, the ex-Google chief engineer has been the father of the Android OS. Essential Products, Inc . is a creative project that has been in the works for quite some time now. Read More »

Analysts Recommendations Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT)


If we look at stock performance in last active day trading, we see that stock has moved fell -0.05% to end the day at $77.34. Brokerages expect Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT ) to post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.96 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Read More »

Supercell's Clash of Clans new update leaves the clash universe in tizzy!


Gems bought or collected with the new Gem collector work on both villages in the game. To all those village chiefs wondering why the builder base has come into existence, Supercell has an answer! However, if you are an Android user and are looking for Clash of Clans APK download file, you can download the official and safe Play Store version of CoC APK 9.24.1 from here. Read More »

Oil rises on expectation of extended, possibly deepened output cut

But surging United States production, which next year is expected to reach the highest level since 1970, is rattling Opec , which meets on May 25 in Vienna to agree on policy. Brent crude futures were up 25 cents, or 0.5%, from their last close at $53.86 per barrel. But deeper cuts might serve to stimulate USA shale production, said Schieldrop at SEB Markets. Read More »