The hottest gadgets at world’s biggest mobile tech show – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Mobile World Congress returned to form this year, with Samsung, Sony, and Huawei all choosing to launch flagship devices in Barcelona. These are my picks from the show:…

A reflection on Davos: power and leadership – Independent Online

Independent OnlineSome would argue that the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos is no more than a cosy club for the elite, who mingle annually in the chilly…

The Davos Apocalypse – Malta Independent Online

The Davos ApocalypseMalta Independent OnlineAt the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos last month, leading participants called for a rapid shift to cleaner energy to tackle climate change. There…

Pro and anti-Maduro marches gather thousands in Venezuela – BBC News

BBC NewsSupporters and opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro have taken to the streets of the capital, Caracas, in rival marches. The demonstrations come at a time of growing political…

Microsoft’s Windows 8 pushes past 200 million sales milestone – ITProPortal

ITProPortalMicrosoft’s latest operating system – which witnessed a bold move to attempt to tie phones, tablets and desktop PCs more closely together – has just exceeded 200 million licenses sold.…

Java volcano spews ash 17km into the sky – Independent Online

Independent OnlineA woman walks along a road covered in volcanic ash after the eruption of Mount Kelud in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Picture: Slamet Riyadi. Jakarta – A volcano erupted late on…

Egypt army denies Sisi presidential candidacy report – BBC News

BBC NewsEgypt’s military has denied that its chief of staff, Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, told a Kuwaiti newspaper he would run for president. Spokesman Col Ahmed Ali said the…

Dylan Farrow details Woody Allen’s sexual abuse in letter – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsWoody Allen’s adopted daughter, in a wrenching letter, describes in stomach-churning detail how the iconic film director sexually abused her. “When I was seven years old, Woody…

Miley Cyrus talks with Love magazine on missing engagement rings, sexuality … – TheCelebrityCafe.com

TheCelebrityCafe.comMiley Cyrus, 21, and ex-fiancĂ©, Liam Hemsworth, called it quits later on last September after being together for two years. Recently, the pop singer revealed that she doesn’t know where…

Iraq troops free hostages at Baghdad building – BBC News

BBC NewsIraqi security forces have freed all the hostages taken by gunmen at a building in Baghdad next the ministry of human rights, officials say. Three of the eight attackers…

Jilted Trierweiler may write a book – Independent Online

Independent OnlineValerie Trierweiler, the former companion of French President Francois Hollande, hasn’t ruled out a book about their failed romance. File picture: Danish Siddiqui. Related Stories. Hollande feels the heat…

Ramphele defends Agang/DA move – iAfrica.com

iAfrica.comAgangSA leader Mamphela Ramphele has dismissed claims that some members weren’t consulted on the decision to join forces with the Democratic Alliance (DA), saying it was an open discussion in…

Report: Justin Bieber’s model friend tries to sell story of his DUI bust – Fox News

Fox NewsJustin Bieber’s latest girlfriend, Chantel Jeffries, has been trying to sell her story for $20,000 — but abruptly pulled out of TV interviews after spending the weekend with the…

Quentin Tarantino sues Gawker over Hateful Eight script link – BBC News

BBC NewsUS director Quentin Tarantino has sued gossip website Gawker for contributory copyright infringement after it posted a link to a leaked screenplay. A link to The Hateful Eight script…

Crocodiles shot after boy snatched in northern Australia – BBC News

BBC NewsAustralian police have shot two crocodiles dead in a search for a missing 12-year-old boy attacked by a crocodile on Sunday. The 12-year old was snatched by the crocodile…

Justin Bieber: Young pop stars have ‘no idea where reality is’ – BBC News

BBC NewsSinger Justin Bieber has been bailed by a Miami court, after being accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, marijana and prescription drugs. It is the latest in…

Tragic fire raises questions about seniors’ homes – CTV News

CTV NewsA fatal fire in Quebec is raising a lot of questions about the safety of seniors’ homes across the country and the province of Alberta is already in the…

Scientists detect water on dwarf planet Ceres – Business Recorder

Business Recorderimage ISLAMABAD: The dwarf planet Ceres, which is the biggest object in the asteroid belt lying between Mars and Jupiter, is spewing water vapor into space from its ice-covered…

Texas executes Mexican despite opposition – Irish Times

Irish TimesRelatives of Mexican inmate Edgar Tamayo Arias walk in a procession in Miacatlan, Mexico. Edgar Tamayo Arias was executed by lethal injection in Texas, USA, on 22 January despite…

EU Warns Against Ukraine Violence as Talks Fail to Ease Tensions – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaLONDON — Ukrainian opposition leaders emerged from crisis talks with President Viktor Yanukovich on Wednesday saying he had failed to give concrete answers to their demands, and told…

Ukraine Tracks Protesters Through Cellphones – New York Times

New York TimesKIEV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian government used telephone technology to pinpoint the locations of cellphones in use near clashes between riot police officers and protesters early on Tuesday,…

Obama will win over Senate in Iran row: academic – Tehran Times

Tehran TimesTEHRAN – President Obama has seriously opposed any new sanctions against Iran after a landmark nuclear deal was signed between Iran and the major powers (the five permanent members…

Favorites roll on at Australian Open – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneMELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray continued to steamroll the opposition Saturday in the men’s draw at the Australian Open. The former Grand Slam champions…

Unflinching look at humanity – Independent Online

Independent OnlineThe opening scenes of 12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen’s searing adaptation of the true-life account of a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in…

Bodies of 14 kidnapped Sunni tribesmen found in Iraq – Reuters

ReutersBAGHDAD (Reuters) – The bodies of 14 Sunni Muslim tribesmen were found in date palm groves north of Baghdad on Thursday, a day after they were kidnapped by uniformed men…

Thai PM Yingluck probed over ‘corrupt rice subsidy scheme’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThailand’s official anti-corruption commission says it is investigating Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in connection with the government’s controversial rice subsidy scheme. The policy guarantees Thai rice farmers a much…

Kanye West Allegedly Attacks Teenager Who Called Kim Kardashian ‘N*gger … – atlantadailyworld

atlantadailyworldKanye West allegedly got into a fight with a teenager at a Los Angeles chiropractor’s office after the man called him the N-word and Kim Kardashian a “N*gger Lover,” TMZ…

Disney was a ‘gender bigot’ – Meryl – Independent Online

Independent OnlineMeryl Streep accepts the Icon award for ‘August: Osage County’ at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on January 4, 2014. London – Meryl Streep has blasted…

Sean Penn and Charlize spark romance rumors – Starpulse.com

Starpulse.comSean Penn and Charlize Theron have sparked romance rumors after being spotted at her home following their vacation. The 53-year-old actor and the 38-year-old beauty were seen leaving her Hollywood…