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Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State

Times of India - ‎55 minutes ago‎
AMMAN: Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in deadly 2005 hotel bombings for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

Apple's China strategy pays off with surge in earnings

Irish Times - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Apple is famous for setting trends. In China, though, Apple has found success by following one. For years, Apple rivals like Samsung offered large-screen smartphones.

'Ghostbusters' reboot: Here's the new cast and the release date

Christian Science Monitor - ‎19 minutes ago‎
The female cast members for the new version of 'Ghostbusters' have reportedly been named. 'Ghostbusters' original star Bill Murray gave his approval to two of them in an interview last year.

Near-miss Asteroid Has Its Own Moonlet

Forbes - ‎1 hour ago‎
Given the vast distances involved, it's not surprising that asteroids usually fail to hit the Earth. But the one that just missed us on Monday, designated 2004 BL86, brought with it something unexpected − its own moonlet.

Doctor Caught Shoplifting Faces Jail

ZimEye - Zimbabwe News - ‎4 hours ago‎
A Harare based medical doctor, Paul Kadungure was caught in the act shoplifting in Harare in a movie style operation after attempting to sideswipe security.

Mugabe Deathly ill - REPORT

ZimEye - Zimbabwe News - ‎5 hours ago‎
‎There was drama Tuesday morning outside the official residence of Zimbabwe's nonagenarian President, Robert Mugabe as he was reportedly hurriedly evacuated for medical treatment.

Selebi was a great leader of our movement: Mantashe

Times LIVE - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Just because former police commissioner Jackie Selebi fell from grace does not mean he should not be remembered for the good he did, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Wednesday.

SAPS can't be trusted: FF Plus

Independent Online - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Pretoria - The SA Police Service is failing to deliver on its constitutional mandate to protect communities, the Freedom Front Plus said on Wednesday.

EU to extend sanctions on Russia to end-2015

The Star Online - ‎28 minutes ago‎
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will extend asset freezes and travel bans imposed on dozens of Russians and Ukrainians after Moscow's annexation of Crimea to the end of this year, according to a draft statement seen by Reuters on Wednesday ...

Mexican authorities declare 43 missing students officially dead but families react ...

Daily Mail - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Parents of 43 missing college students have angrily rejected the Mexican attorney general's declaration that their children were murdered.

Protesters try to storm UN compound in Gaza

Al-Arabiya - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Dozens of protesters Wednesday tried to storm the Gaza headquarters of the United Nations, an AFP correspondent said, after the UN announced it lacked funds to rebuild the war-battered Palestinian territory.

The West Has Become Desensitized to Islamic Terrorism - ‎2 hours ago‎
Raymond Ibrahim is author of the new book Crucified Again: Exposing Islam's New War on Christians (Regnery Publishing 2013). A Middle East and Islam specialist, he is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an associate fellow at the ...

Islamic State loyalists claim responsibility for Libya hotel attack

Christian Science Monitor - ‎32 minutes ago‎
A Libyan affiliate, calling itself 'Islamic State in Tripoli Province,' said it launched the attack Tuesday on a Tripoli luxury hotel that killed 10 people, including an American and four Europeans.

Zimbabwe state miner lures investors to gold mines

Mineweb - ‎5 hours ago‎
ZMDC is in talks to persuade foreign investors to inject $50 million into three of the nation's gold mines. Godfrey Marawanyika & Brian Latham (Bloomberg) | 28 January 2015 11:36.

French firms explore investment opportunities in Zimbabwe - ‎2 hours ago‎
A 10-member French delegation is in Zimbabwe to explore business opportunities in the southern African country.Led by Gerard Wolf, the delegation has been in Zimbabwe since Tuesday evening for a two-day visit during which it is expected to meet ...

Xiaomi to sell smartphones through own portal in India

Economic Times - ‎37 minutes ago‎
NEW DELHI: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi will start selling smartphones in India later this year through its own portal as it looks to beef up its presence in one of the world's fastest growing devices market.

Twitter Adding Video Sharing, Group Messaging Features

CBS Local - ‎16 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (CBS) - In the face of new social media competitors such as WhatsApp and Snapchat, venerable Twitter is rolling out two new features.

The Internet of Things Is Getting a Rule Book

Slate Magazine (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Internet of Things definitely has data privacy and security issues. With so many devices communicating all the time, it's more likely that there will be a weak spot somewhere.

Could Chris Pratt Be the New Indiana Jones?

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎39 minutes ago‎
In what Deadline itself is calling a “dishy informed rumor,” there could be a new, younger Indiana Jones making his way into movie theaters.

Taylor Swift Addresses Hacker

BSCkids - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Taylor Swift may no longer be dating Harry Styles, but she still has a lot of haters. The country turned pop star found herself being a victim of a hacker who claimed to have some questionable photos of her.

'Fantastic Four' trailer

Newsday - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Marvel's oldest superhero team comes to life in this re-imagining starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell as the group of outsiders given extraordinary powers to save the Earth from its enemy.

Kim Kardashian: 'More kids can't come soon enough' - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Kim Kardashian West insists having another child with her rapper hubby Kanye West ''can't come soon enough''. The 34-year-old E! reality star revealed that she's "really been trying" to give their 19-month-old daughter a little brother or sister.

Tamed Bangladesh Tigers hope to roar at World Cup

Firstpost - ‎5 hours ago‎
Bangladesh will need a dramatic turn in fortunes to ensure another World Cup does not cause more misery after the Tigers endured a morale-sapping year in which they slumped from one defeat to another.

Mandenge is new Sables coach

NewsDay - ‎13 hours ago‎
CYPRIAN Mandenge is the new Sables rugby head coach after agreeing a four-year deal, while Danny Hondo is taking over as the new Cheetahs boss.

Kepler spots ancient solar system with Earth-size planets

Christian Science Monitor - ‎2 hours ago‎
Five rocky planets orbiting an 11.2-billion-year-old star are the latest discoveries using data from of NASA's Kepler space telescope.

Stupendous Ring System Discovered Around 'Super Saturn' Exoplanet

Huffington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
Call it Saturn on steroids! Astronomers have discovered an exoplanet with an enormous ring system that far surpasses Saturn's.

How UCI scientists figured out how to un-boil an egg, and what that means for ...

OCRegister - ‎1 hour ago‎
“It's more than unboiling an egg,” UCI grad student Mariam Iftikhar emphasizes as she gently taps the egg top.

Sugary Drinks Linked to Girls' Earlier Periods

TIME - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Girls who consume a lot of sugary drinks, like sodas, often get their periods earlier than girls who do not, according to a new study.

Scientists are one step closer to curing hair loss

Tech Gen Mag - ‎10 minutes ago‎
For most men, hair loss is a devastating experience that diminishes their confidence and abruptly ends their trips to the local disco where shoulder-length, ruffled manes are the norm.