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Everything from pandas to the ACLU were championed at the Oscars

Actors and actresses came to the 89th Academy Awards to collect gold statuettes, but also took the opportunity to represent organizations and causes dear to them.  The stars walked the red carpet with everything from ribbons to stuffed animals in … Continue reading

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Nokia 3310 Returns With Some Modern Twists

HMD Global has announced the return of Nokia’s most famous cellphone, the Nokia 3310. The classic handset has been revived with a more modern look but retains some of the original features that made the original 2000 phone memorable. Unlike … Continue reading

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US Navy secretary nominee withdraws: Pentagon

Washington (AFP) – Philip Bilden has withdrawn his nomination as secretary of the US Navy, the Pentagon said Sunday, marking the latest in a series of nominees to remove their names from consideration to serve under President Donald Trump. “This … Continue reading

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Iraq forces in west Mosul aim for key bridge

Mosul (Iraq) (AFP) – Iraqi forces battled jihadists in west Mosul on Sunday, aiming to build a floating bridge across the Tigris to establish an important supply route linked to the recaptured east bank. A week into a major push … Continue reading

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Buoyed centrist alliance, Macron seen beating Le Pen in French runoff

PARIS (Reuters) – French independent candidate Emmanuel Macron would easily beat far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the second round of the country’s presidential election in May, two opinion polls showed on Sunday. The pollsters said Macron has been buoyed … Continue reading

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Official Samsung teaser confirms the Galaxy S8 will launch March 29th

In an otherwise tablet-dominated press release in Barcelona, Samsung found 15 seconds to tease its next big smartphone for all of us. As expected, we’re going to have to wait a month longer for the Galaxy S8 launch, but it … Continue reading

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Nokia goes back to the future with 49 euro phone

By Eric Auchard BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Nokia’s newly revitalized phone business went back to the future on Sunday, re-introducing a brightly colored version of the classic 3310 talk and text phone, the world’s most popular device in the year … Continue reading

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Nearly 10 anti-migrant attacks a day in Germany: data

Berlin (AFP) – Germany recorded more than 3,500 attacks against refugees and asylum shelters last year, according to new interior ministry figures, amounting to an average of nearly 10 acts of anti-migrant violence a day. The assaults — coinciding with … Continue reading

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Nokia 3310 hands-on: not the retro featurephone you’re looking for

On Sunday afternoon, Nokia’s new Finnish overlord, HMD Global, confirmed what many rumors said before the kickstart of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The iconic Nokia 3310 is being revived this year, under HMD Global’s version of Nokia. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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People of Al-Bab in Syria tell of last days under IS

Al-Bab (Syria) (AFP) – In the days before the Islamic State group’s Syrian bastion Al-Bab fell, Umm Abdo’s family sheltered underground both from the bombing and from jihadists themselves looking for somewhere to hide. In a narrow rubbish-strewn street lined … Continue reading

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