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Culture HTC is making a new standalone Vive VR headset for Google
Author: 0 HTC is making a new standalone Vive VR headset for Google

What's more, Google announced Daydream will finally be getting its first major update dubbed Daydream Euphrates (in case you're wondering Euphrates is the longest and most historically important river in the Middle East) which will land on all phones with Daydream support.

Author: 0 Trump in Saudi Arab with $110 billion arm deal

Trump's warm welcome reflected the degree to which Saudi Arabia had become disillusioned with Obama. The kingdom backs efforts to topple the Syrian government, which counts Iran and Russian Federation as its closest allies. "We are especially proud of how our broad portfolio of advanced global security products and technologies will enhance national security in Saudi Arabia, strengthen the cause of peace in the region, and provide the foundation for job creation and economic prosperity in ...

Author: 0 George HW Bush weighs in on Ailes' death

Ailes wife Elizabeth issued a statement saying her husband had passed away at the age of 77. Elizabeth Ailes statement said , "Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary , and a loyal friend to many". Fox News' on-air talent took to Twitter to mourn Ailes. The fall that caused the injury had not been reported prior to Ailes' death and it was not immediately clear whether it had caused him to be hospitalized.

Culture S. Korea, US say N. Korea fires midrange missile
Author: 0 S. Korea, US say N. Korea fires midrange missile

Japan time from a site in the vicinity of Pukchang in Pyeongannam-do, South Pyeongan Province. The North Korean military is believed to have conducted another ballistic missile test. The missile tested in February was a Pukguksong-2, a medium long-range ballistic missile, officials said. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the country's military "is closely monitoring the North Korean military for any further provocation and maintaining readiness to respond".

Author: 0 Conte backs Terry to play on

It's very important to finish the season and be focused, be concentrated, on our targets. "We reached a really important target by winning the league but now we have two targets; to try and win 30 games in this league - it would be unbelievable - and then to help Thibaut [Courtois] to win the golden glove".

Culture Pochettino makes honest admission about Tottenham
Author: 0 Pochettino makes honest admission about Tottenham

Pochettino stressed the importance of his key players having plenty of rest over the summer. Taking on the resilient triumvirate of Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld , just scoring against the best defence in the league will be a tough task.

Author: 0 Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

Assange has been holed up in the embassy since mid-2012 when he sought asylum there to avoid extradition to Sweden to face accusations he raped a woman in 2010 in Stockholm. "Whilst Mr Assange was wanted on a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) for an extremely serious offence, the MPS response reflected the serious nature of that crime".

Culture $110 million Basquiat smashes auction record for an American artist
Author: 0 $110 million Basquiat smashes auction record for an American artist

The result ended up smashing Andy Warhol's $105.4 million auction record and making Brooklyn-born Basquiat the most expensive American artist at auction . The untitled work has also become the most expensive by any U.S. artist. Maezawa said he hopes the piece "brings as much joy to others as it does to me".

Culture American climber dies, Indian missing on Everest
Author: 0 American climber dies, Indian missing on Everest

Only last week, six Indian climbers had reached the top of Everest, becoming the first batch to ascent the peak this season. Climbers often consider the balcony area as a "death zone", Sharma said. Yearwood is the third person to die on Everest this year since the climbing season began in March, the AP reports. Mountaineering is a major revenue-earner for the impoverished Himalayan nation but tragedies cancelled two consecutive years of climbing at Everest.

Author: 0 David Beckham doesn't want to be a movie star

The full title, King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword , also stars Jude Law, Eric Bana and star of TV hits Banana and Cucumber, Freddie Fox. "He is a fabulous actor and real pleasure to be with". "Hands on the heel, stupid". Broadcaster Piers Morgan called his performance "Oscar-level excellent", going on to say "he could be the third Mitchell brother!" That's after a prologue that promises an very bad, awe-full lot of spectacle, first with a massive conflagration pitting the supernatural ...

Culture New FBI chief: 4 in the running
Author: 0 New FBI chief: 4 in the running

Thursday: "Oh, I was going fire regardless of recommendation. he made a recommendation, he's highly respected, very good guy, very smart guy, the Democrats like him, the Republicans like him, he made a recommendation but regardless of recommendation I was going to fire Comey", Trump said in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt .

Author: 0 N Korea's holding U.S. citizen 'concerning'

Kim Hak Song , who worked for the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology , was detained as he tried to leave the country, according to the North Korean news agency, KCNA. The State Department comments on Wednesday on the new sanctions against North Korea. There are no diplomatic relations between the U.S. and North Korea.

Culture North Korea says U.S. has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks
Author: 0 North Korea says U.S. has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks

North Korea on Sunday launched an unidentified ballistic missile, which flew over 500 km, just a week after Pyongyang carried out its most successful missile test, South Korean military has confirmed. The missile tested in February was a Pukguksong-2, a medium long-range ballistic missile, officials said. This data underlines the progress made by Pyongyang in its efforts to develop an intercontinental nuclear missile in the future that can reach the United States and serve as a deterrent.

Culture Cannes audience 'almost rioted' after technical issues for Netflix film Okja
Author: 0 Cannes audience 'almost rioted' after technical issues for Netflix film Okja

Journalist Philippe Dupuy tweeted this video from inside the screening room when the film was stopped. The festival quickly issued an apology, promising the error was technical and not anti-Netflix sabotage. It also gives us our first look at the mysterious beast at the center of the film, and as it turns out, he's absolutely adorable. "At first, Darius Khondji , my cinematographer, and I wanted to shoot Okja on 35mm, but Netflix insisted that all Netflix originals be shot and ...

Culture Sachin Tendulkar's Sachin A Billion Dreams special screening for Armed forces
Author: 0 Sachin Tendulkar's Sachin A Billion Dreams special screening for Armed forces

Sachin Tendulkar with Army Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa for special screening of his biopic " Sachin : A Billion Dreams" organised for Armed Forces in Delhi. When Sachin Tendulkar was approached for a biopic, his first reaction was "but I am not going to act", and Tendulkar accepts that it took him a while to accept the idea of a film on his life.

Culture Panneerselvam tweets on alliance with BJP in TN, deletes it later
Author: 0 Panneerselvam tweets on alliance with BJP in TN, deletes it later

Amidst indications of growing bonhomie between the BJP and the Edappadi K Palaniswami dispensation in Tamil Nadu, AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) leaders led by O Panneerselvam on Friday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking to convey that "all is well" between "them".

Culture Chelsea Manning Leaves Prison a Free Woman
Author: 0 Chelsea Manning Leaves Prison a Free Woman

She also tweeted a photo celebrating her " first steps of freedom ". Manning was convicted and sentenced to a 35-year prison term, the longest such sentence ever given in any leak case. The Oklahoma native was convicted of 20 counts including theft, computer fraud and six violations of act. Manning was held in solitary confinement for most of the time following her arrest in May 2010 until she was sent from Quantico to Leavenworth in March 2011.

Author: 0 Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden and AudioSlave, dies at 52

Now The Hollywood Reporter has a followup , reporting that the Wayne County medical examiner's office has confirmed this report , and officially ruled Cornell's death a suicide. Singer-songwriter Billy Idol tweeted: "Sad to hear of Chris Cornell passing, great singer and artist ... another blow ..." A statement has been given to the Associated Press by his representative, Brian Bumbery, in which he has stated that Cornell died on Wednesday night in Detroit .

Author: 0 FBI's Russian Federation probe implicates top White House official

The Capitol meeting came on the same day the New York Times published a report detailing concerns Comey expressed about Rosenstein before his firing - a firing people close to Comey say happened after the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director refused to pledge personal loyalty to Trump during a private dinner.

Culture With drama aplenty, Netflix and 'Okja' debut in Cannes
Author: 0 With drama aplenty, Netflix and 'Okja' debut in Cannes

There's not long to wait until what is now one of my most anticipated films of 2017: Okja lands on Netflix on June 28 . Added Bong: "I'm just very happy that [Almodovar] will watch this movie tonight". The film follows a young girl named Mija (Ahn Seo-hyun) who risks everything to save her best friend, a massive animal named Okja , from being kidnapped by a massive conglomerate led by Tilda Swinton's Lucy Mirando.

Culture Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Crushes Weekend Box Office with $145M
Author: 0 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Crushes Weekend Box Office with $145M

Well, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 took in a wildly impressive $145 million during its debut in North America this weekend. This year, the studio unveils Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Comprising 15 films, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has now grossed $11.3 billion worldwide - far outpacing such franchises as Star Wars , Harry Potter and the Fast and the Furious .

Culture Cannes 2017: Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks Returning to Terminator and Conan Franchises
Author: 0 Cannes 2017: Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks Returning to Terminator and Conan Franchises

Hasta la vista, baby because Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed to Screen Daily that he will be back in a new Terminator film. Arnold Schwarzenegger is staying real busy after being the Governator of California. And another popular Schwarzenegger film, Conan the Barbarian , also came up. Truth be told, the legal rights surrounding the Terminator films are nearly as confusing as any attempt to untangle the convoluted timeline that now revolves around the T-800.

Culture Liam Payne Launches Solo Career with 'Strip That Down' Featuring Quavo
Author: 0 Liam Payne Launches Solo Career with 'Strip That Down' Featuring Quavo

Liam also spoke about how he and Cheryl initially got together, revealing that none other than Simon Cowell played the role of matchmaker and fortune teller. "He was like, 'I'm not telling you, you'll have to wait and see", Liam said. "They played cupid. If you ever need anything hooking up, those are your boys".

Culture Bands pay tribute to Chris Cornell at OH music festival
Author: 0 Bands pay tribute to Chris Cornell at OH music festival

Additional artists that dedicated songs to Cornell during their sets were Vic Fuentes from Pierce the Veil, Gavin Rossdale from Bush, who performed Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun", and Live, who covered Audioslave's "I Am the Highway". Cornell's wife has said he may have taken more of an anti-anxiety drug than he was prescribed. He was discovered just past midnight at the MGM Grand Detroit, according to police.

Culture Cannes nix Netflix pics from Palme D'Or
Author: 0 Cannes nix Netflix pics from Palme D'Or

He said he could not imagine "the Palme d'Or nor any other prize being given to a film, and then not being able to see that film on a large screen". "The only solution I think is that the new platforms accept and obey the existing rules that are already adopted and respected by the existing networks".

Culture Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Lasorda hospitalized
Author: 0 Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Lasorda hospitalized

Lasorda has been hospitalized multiple times in the past year, including after a fall while attending a memorabilia show in Atlantic City last August and then again for 10 days with multiple issues in October. "We can't wait to get him back out here". Roberts, who played for the Dodgers, said he has appreciated Lasorda's availability. "To still see him as a sort of patriarch of the Dodgers, you hear stories".

Culture Alec Baldwin's Daughter, 3, Does a Hilarious Impression of Donald Trump
Author: 0 Alec Baldwin's Daughter, 3, Does a Hilarious Impression of Donald Trump

The Emmy victor has not revealed whether he will be returning next season to play the former reality TV star but has battled on social media with Trump, who is not a fan of Baldwin's impression. "I didn't think I was qualified, but now I'm actually anxious that I'm too qualified", he later added, taking a jab at Trump for lacking political experience prior to his 2016 win.

Culture WWE Rumors 2017: Will Titles Change Hands at 'Backlash'?
Author: 0 WWE Rumors 2017: Will Titles Change Hands at 'Backlash'?

Kevin Owens and AJ Styles are set to clash for the WWE United States Championship . He also requested another match against Luke Harper. People were surprised and shocked as Sami Zayn looked to be nearing a victory when two familiar faces showed up in the Bollywood Boys and gave an unsuspecting Jinder Mahal the chance to take the victory and launch himself into a spotlight that has been escaping him since he returned and before he was released.

Culture Fans get one last chance to see 'Greatest Show on Earth'
Author: 0 Fans get one last chance to see 'Greatest Show on Earth'

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' roots trace back to 1871, with showman P.T. Barnum's Grand Traveling American Museum. Ringing Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is putting on its final show on May 21, bringing an end to its 146-year history.

Culture Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Attend Pippa Middleton's Wedding Reception Together
Author: 0 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Attend Pippa Middleton's Wedding Reception Together

Escorted by her father Michael Middleton, the bride looked stunning in a flowing white lace Giles Deacon gown with a long veil. The wedding party includes Prince George, a page boy at 3, and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte, a bridesmaid. Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, bridesmaid. Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, right, gestures as she walks with the bridesmaids and pageboys as they arrive for her sister Pippa's wedding.

Culture Katy Perry Revealed Whether
Author: 0 Katy Perry Revealed Whether "Swish Swish" Is About Taylor Swift

After looking stern for a moment, Perry said, "I think it's a great anthem" for people who are trying to fight back against someone who is bullying and harassing them. "Bon Appétit" was this sexual liberation. "And now this, 'Swish Swish , ' represents the liberation from all the negative that doesn't serve you". Listen to the song now, and decide whether you think " Swish Swish " is about Taylor Swift .

Culture Here's the final trailer for The Mummy
Author: 0 Here's the final trailer for The Mummy

Hollywood star Tom Cruise retweeted news about Egypt's recent discovery of a burial site with at least 17 mummies and antiquities to promote his new movie "The Mummy". Vance (American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Russell Crowe ( The Nice Guys ). Summary: An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Culture Conte wants more at EPL champions Chelsea
Author: 0 Conte wants more at EPL champions Chelsea

But the 47-year-old suggested after the title success at The Hawthorns that he wanted to build on the rejuvenation he has led this season. "We work for [the fans]". Hiddink did not wish to dwell on what had happened under Mourinho when he returned to Chelsea , but can see how Conte has transformed what was a dysfunctional unit.

Author: 0 David Beckham acts in fantasy movie - but fans aren't impressed

Chief bad guy is Jude Law's Vortigern, who steals the crown from his older brother Uther (Eric Bana) and has a penchant for morphing into a fire-breathing CGI monster. Hitting back at the critics, Charlie, who plays the legendary king, told the Press Association: "It was lovely (working with Beckham), he did an wonderful job".

Culture Rambo Remake first look poster will surely remind you of Sylvester Stallone
Author: 0 Rambo Remake first look poster will surely remind you of Sylvester Stallone

Soon after, Tiger posted a heartfelt message on the image sharing website saying that he "grew up with this character" and that he is "humbled and blessed to step into his (Stallone's) shoes years later". The iconic film is surely a favourite amongst many action lovers and continues to be a hit with the audience. Shroff said "Being a martial artist since childhood, which helps me to get this opportunity".

Author: 0 Melissa McCarthy does best Sean Spicer impression yet

And upon being informed of reports that Trump might fire him, Spicer embarks on his podium to NY and then New Jersey, where he finds Trump at his golf course. Does that foretell the end of her characterization of Spicer? "You like when I do that, Sean?" Trump answers: "I'm famous". "Is this like The Godfather where you kiss me and no one ever sees me again", asks McCarthy's Spicer, who initially resists.

Author: 0 Chaffetz resignation latest twist in GOP oversight of Trump

A top Utah state lawmaker says that U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz is expected to leave office by the end of June. House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz's decision to resign from Congress in the coming weeks has opened up a key role in one of the powerful House committees investigating potential ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign - and it looks like Republicans are ready to pick another hardline partisan to take his place.

Author: 0 Teen tells police that another suspect shot boy

Three Mississippi teenagers face capital murder charges in the death of a 6-year-old boy who was found dead in his mother's auto on Thursday after it was stolen from a grocery store parking lot while he slept inside it, police said. "There is nothing out there worth taking a 6-year-old's life". Strain said the time between the first notification and the last of the paperwork being filed is understandable because of the steps required.

Author: 0 Trump told Russians that firing 'nut job' Comey relieved pressure on him

The White House has not disputed the language used in the meeting at the Oval Office between Mr Trump, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak. polls past year. In response to the story the White House said that Mr Comey's "grandstanding" and "politicising" of the Russian inquiry hurt diplomatic efforts with Moscow.

Author: 0 GST on gold postponed; education, healthcare exempt

Services such as those of tour operators, leasing of aircrafts, economy class air travel, transport of goods by rail, rail travel other than sleeper class and radio taxi travel will attract a 5 per cent levy under GST. Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac presented a case for taxing the gold at 5 per cent instead of 4 per cent. With the current massive hike in tax (to 28 percent) advocated by the GST, the ticket rates will go up drastically and common man may stay away from movie watching ...

Culture Pippa's dress by Giles Deacon proves seamless sensation
Author: 0 Pippa's dress by Giles Deacon proves seamless sensation

She focused on making sure the young page boys and bridesmaids behaved, once raising her finger to shush the rambunctious youngsters. The small English village church on a attractive summer's day is a picturesque spot. The Duchess of Cambridge's sister Pippa Middleton has arrived at the church to marry one of the country's most eligible bachelors, millionaire groom James Matthews.

Culture Lisa Haydon, husband blessed with son; named Zack
Author: 0 Lisa Haydon, husband blessed with son; named Zack

Lisa has also proudly announced the name of her baby as Zack Lalvani. Bollywood actress Lisa Haydon has been blessed with a baby boy she confirmed on her social media page on Instagram. Born in Chennai, Lisa has lived overseas for most of her life. Even she celebrated her pregnancy over 9 months and finally, on Wednesday, Lisa gave birth to a baby boy in London.

Author: 0 Fired FBI Director Comey To Testify Publicly About Trump, Russia Probe

Trump said as much in one televised interview, but the White House has offered changing justifications for the firing. The White House on Friday predicted that the investigation would back up Trump's account. And The New York Times reported that the president had told Russian officials he felt the dismissal of his Federal Bureau of Investigation director had relieved “great pressure” on him.