Amazon's streaming software powers new line of smart TVs

Amazon's streaming software powers new line of smart TVs Amazon is taking pre-orders on a new Element 4k LED TV that comes with an integrated Fire TV platform. For example, in our hands-on with the Fire TV Edition , I was able to ask Alexa for the weather and nearby restaurants, and the information was displayed on the set in a card-style format; I imagine you'll see a similar presentation on the Amazon Echo Show's smaller 7-inch display. [Full Article...]

North Korea missile programme progressing faster than expected, says South

The missile covered a distance of roughly 800 kilometers while reaching an altitude of over 2,000 kilometers, in what appears to be the longest-range missile tested by Pyongyang to date. South Korean Defence Minister Han Min-koo told parliament Sunday's test-launch was "successful in flight". "This is the longest-range missile North Korea has ever tested [other than space launches]", Jeffrey Lew... [Full Article...]

Boko Haram kills six farmers in Maiduguri

Boko Haram kills six farmers in Maiduguri Lucky Irabor, Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole , said the suspects were being de-radicalised at the military detention facility. "I have spent three years in the hands of Boko Haram". "The second, a male, was killed by the military before he could detonate his", she said. "At that time something told me to remove my own IED and surrender which I did". [Full Article...]

Moon urges both talks and sanctions to rein in N Korea

Moon urges both talks and sanctions to rein in N Korea Moon also called for "dialogue along with sanctions and pressure" on the North to push Pyongyang to talks, Yoon said. Ahead of the swearing-in, Moon met leading lawmakers of Park's Liberty Korea party - which has repeatedly accused him of being a Pyongyang sympathiser - to "beg" for their cooperation. [Full Article...]

Australian police closer to deciding Vatican abuse charges

Australian police closer to deciding Vatican abuse charges POLICE have received their final advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions on its investigation into historic sex abuse allegations against Cardinal George Pell - and the force must now decide whether to charge Australia's highest-ranked Catholic. [Full Article...]

Scottish Tories Are Making Big Gains In The Local Elections

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has declared only her party can lead the "fightback against the SNP", as the Tories made big gains in the council elections. But even if everyone who voted independent would have voted SNP in a general election (a highly improbable supposition), that clearly can not account for all of the difference between the two performances. [Full Article...]

OnePlus 5 AnTuTu leak confirms dual-camera and 6 GB of RAM

OnePlus 5 AnTuTu leak confirms dual-camera and 6 GB of RAM Just like its famous tagline, leaks about the upcoming OnePlus 5 never seems to settle down as new spy shots suggest varying camera setups. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, which is now considered the best Android smartphone of 2017, scored 1,929 on the single-core test and 6,375 on the multi-core test on Geekbench . [Full Article...]

Obama: Refusing to Bomb Syria 'Required the Most Political Courage'

He said deploying USA troops on the battlefield was "the hardest issue that I dealt with", because they "would be in a really unsafe situation, that was tough". "And it wasn't a slam dunk, but I thought that it made sense for a variety of reasons for us to see if we could actually try to eliminate the prospect of large-scale chemical weapons use rather than the political expedience of a one-time ... [Full Article...]

Trump Asked Comey to Shut Down Flynn Probe

Trump Asked Comey to Shut Down Flynn Probe Details of the memo were first reported by The New York Times and were confirmed by a Reuters source. Trump's tweet seemed to reference his conversations with Comey in which the ousted FBI director reportedly assured Trump he was not under FBI investigation. [Full Article...]

Iran 'likely to back cut' if all on board

Total output was 96.17 million barrels a day, down 90,000 barrels a day. USA crude oil inventories were expected to fall by around 2.3 million barrels during the week ended May 12, according to a Reuters poll. Brent crude oil was up 20 cents at $52.02 a barrel by 1010 GMT. In November past year, OPEC and other major global producers, including Russian Federation, agreed to cut output by abou... [Full Article...]

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns West to 'stop intimidating North Korea'

The US, Russia and South Korea have condemned the missile test, which flew close to Russia and crashed into the Sea of Japan early on Sunday. North Korea, which has defied calls to rein in its weapons program - even from its lone major ally China, has been working on a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead capable of striking the United States mainland. [Full Article...]

'El Chapo' to remain in solitary confinement, USA judge rules

'El Chapo' to remain in solitary confinement, USA judge rules During a Friday hearing where his tentative trial date was set, Guzman said he wanted to retain his lawyers, even though four witnesses set to testify against him were previously represented by the same public defender's office - a potential conflict of interest. [Full Article...]

Skylight Group CEO Jennifer Blumin on missing plane

Coast Guard aircraft joined Customs and Border Patrol and Royal Bahamas Defense Force crafts were searching for the plane about 40 miles east of Eleuthera. The family's intended destination was Titusville, Florida. The pilot of the plane, Nathan Ulrich , used to be married to The Colour Purple actress Rae Dawn Chong. [Full Article...]

Defecting French ex-PM Valls is told he must join Macron's party

Defecting French ex-PM Valls is told he must join Macron's party After a bitter and divisive campaign that had France and most of Europe on edge, centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron won the second round of France's presidential election last Sunday. "Macron, Hollande's former economy minister, started his own independent movement "En Marche" (On The Move") in April past year but has no party structure behind him. [Full Article...]

Pakistan again violates ceasefire in J&K's Rajouri sector, firing on

Pakistan again violates ceasefire in J&K's Rajouri sector, firing on As per reports, more than seven inhabited villages in the area of Manjakote, Rajouri district are under constant target of Pakistani Army. "The Pakistan army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars from 7: 15 am along the Line of Control in Naushera sector", PRO Defence Lt Colonel Manish Mehta told Mirror. [Full Article...]

Flight operation at T2 Changi Airport will resume progressively

Flight operation at T2 Changi Airport will resume progressively Passengers on flights departing from the terminal on this evening "should expect significant delays", airport management said. Singapore handled 58.7 million passengers in 2016, making it one of the top 20 airports in the world by traffic, according to preliminary data released by the Airports Council International. [Full Article...]

Turkey calls on USA to not arm Kurdish 'terrorists'

The dispute could ignite more fighting between the two key USA allies in the battle against the Islamic State group as Syrian Kurdish forces gear up for a major operation to drive the militants from their declared capital, Raqqa. "We have very open discussions about options and we will work together, we will work out any of the concerns", he said. The Kurdish commanders had long maintained t... [Full Article...]

'Comey Memo' Could Solidify Obstruction of Justice Charges Against Trump

The White House has disputed a report that President Donald Trump asked former FBI director James Comey to shut down an investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn. Returning to McMaster's claim that Trump's reveal was "wholly appropriate", Tapper asked: "Again, this is the same city that intelligence officials say, "If we told it to you right now, it would get people kille... [Full Article...]

Cop Who Killed Jordan Edwards Fired

Cop Who Killed Jordan Edwards Fired Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber speaks during a news conference after an officer involved shooting of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards at the Balch Springs Learning Center and Library in Balch Springs, Texas , Monday, May 1, 2017. Odell Edwards wipes away tears as he sits with his wife, Charmaine Edwards, listening to their attorney Lee Merritt talking about the death of their son, Jord... [Full Article...]

"Relocation is our shared moral duty" — European Union refugee crisis

The department noted that due to issues with the Italian authorities surrounding the security assessment of migrants assigned to other member states, the relocation mechanism from Italy has yet to commence for many countries, including Ireland. [Full Article...]

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