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Galaxy Note 9 announcement slated for August 9 yet again

Samsung hasn’t confirmed as yet when the Galaxy Note 9 announcement will take place but a recent report suggested that the handset may be unveiled on August 9. The possible launch date has been reiterated in a new report out of South Korea which claims that the Galaxy Note 9 announcement will indeed take place on August 9 at a ... Read More »

Best trampolines 2018: Fun and exercise from £99

Ask anyone with a trampoline in their garden and they’ll tell you it’s the most fun you can have on your doorstep. Kids just love to bounce, and a trampoline helps any child over the age of three keep fit and active while having fun. And if you don’t have kids, there’s no reason why you can’t invest in one ... Read More »

Al-Sadr allies with Fatah to form majority group

Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced on Tuesday that he has forged an alliance with the Fatah Coalition to form the biggest group in Iraq’s parliament. In a joint news briefing with his new ally, Sadr also affirmed the continuation of his alliance with Iyad Allawi’s al-Wataniye coalition. In last month’s Iraqi parliamentary election, al-Sadr’s Sairoon coalition came in first with ... Read More »

Rare Quranic manuscripts draws hordes in Kashmir

An exhibition of rare Quranic manuscripts, elegant calligraphic works and art masterpieces is drawing hordes of people here and behind all of it is a Hindu family. Suresh Abrol, the man who has painstakingly preserved these valuable manuscripts, says these are part of his grandfather Lala Rekhi Ram Abrol’s collections. He was a jeweller in the court of Maharaja Hari ... Read More »

Keith Ellison poised to leave Congress after filing to run for Minnesota attorney general

DNC vice-chair enters Minnesota attorney general race, saying he’s inspired by states’ fights against Trump travel ban  The first Muslim elected to Congress is poised to leave it, after filing to run for attorney general in Minnesota. Keith Ellison is also vice-chairman of the Democratic National Committee, a post he will probably have to leave. Ellison filed the papers to ... Read More »

Be an Autodidact?

Self-teaching often trumps courses as a way to learn. Courses are often required, for example, for legal certification. But sometimes you can avoid courses, which are often costly, inconvenient, and larded with masses of material you’ll never use or have forgotten or become obsolete by the time you need it. For many people and for many things you’ll want to ... Read More »

Iran protests terrorists sneaking into country from Iraqi Kurdistan

Erbil, June 13, IRNA – Iran’s Consullate General in Erbil expressed Tehran’s protest against the infiltration of terrorist grouplets into the country from the Iraqi Kurdistan region.  Tehran’s protest note was delivered during a meeting between a delegation from Iran’s Consulate General in Erbil and an official at the region’s Department of Foreign Affairs Siham Mamand. In the note, Iran ... Read More »

Int’l Crisis Group warns against Yemen crisis

Saudi Arabia and its regional allies attacked Yemen in March 2015 to bring back to power the deposed president of Yemen Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi. “Three years into Yemen’s destructive war, a battle is shaping up for the Houthi-held port city of Hodeida, a lifeline for the bulk of Yemen’s population,” Crisis Group reported. “Forces backed by Saudi Arabia and the ... Read More »

A young Dutch inventor wants to clean plastic from the ocean. Can he do it?

Viral videos show whales ensnared and sea turtles choking. Studies find some 70 percent of seabirds have ingested the waste. And a photo recently revealed that plastic has found its way to even the deepest reaches of the ocean. Straws, forks, shopping bags, nets and all manner of human detritus seems to be everywhere in what was once the endless, ... Read More »

Renault warn Red Bull on engine decision

Renault is putting the heat on Red Bull about which engines they’ll use in their cars next season – a decision which will impact off-contract Daniel Ricciardo.  Renault have warned Red Bull that they are running out of time to take up the French manufacturer’s offer of a Formula One engine for next season and cannot wait until next month’s ... Read More »