Nigerian troops killed hundreds of Shiite Muslims: activists

Nigerian troops killed hundreds of Shiite Muslims: activists

December 15, 2015 - 15:55 AMT  11:55 GMT
Nigerian troops said in response that the raids came after 500 Shiites blocked the convoy of Nigeria's army chief, and tried to kill him.
VivaCell-MTS announces price drop for MTS Smart Start smartphones

VivaCell-MTS announces price drop for MTS Smart Start smartphones

December 15, 2015 - 15:12 AMT  11:12 GMT
On purchasing the smartphones, the users will get a package of 7500 MB Internet instead of 5000 MB and 5000 on-net minutes.
Pianist Evgeny Kissin reiterates decision not to perform in Turkey

Pianist Evgeny Kissin reiterates decision not to perform in Turkey

December 15, 2015 - 15:01 AMT  11:01 GMT
Kissin added, however, that he does “not judge or condemn colleagues who perform in totalitarian countries - it’s a personal choice.”
U.S. government may check visa seekers’ social media accounts

U.S. government may check visa seekers’ social media accounts

December 15, 2015 - 14:39 AMT  10:39 GMT
American consular officers are already permitted to review applicants' social media activity if they think it to be "valuable or necessary."
Turkey, EU launch Chapter 17 in accession talks

Turkey, EU launch Chapter 17 in accession talks

December 15, 2015 - 14:23 AMT  10:23 GMT
Turkey's EU delegation tweeted this message: “Positive momentum in Turkey-EU relations continues with the opening of Chapter 17.”
Belgian MP expelled from party for failing to recognize Genocide

Belgian MP expelled from party for failing to recognize Genocide

December 15, 2015 - 14:21 AMT  10:21 GMT
The party's committee on ethics had decided to expel the Mahinur Ozdemir on May 29, but the latter had appealed against the decision.
305 films eligible for 2015 Academy Awards

305 films eligible for 2015 Academy Awards

December 15, 2015 - 13:15 AMT  09:15 GMT
The Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.
Screen Media nabs Gael Garcia Bernal’s animated dramedy “Zoom”

Screen Media nabs Gael Garcia Bernal’s animated dramedy “Zoom”

December 15, 2015 - 13:09 AMT  09:09 GMT
“Zoom” is an inter-related story between a comic book artist, a novelist and a film director, each of them living in a separate reality.
Google Maps app for iOS update gets offline navigation

Google Maps app for iOS update gets offline navigation

December 15, 2015 - 13:03 AMT  09:03 GMT
Users can now check out gas prices directly in Google Maps for iOS, a feature Android users have also been enjoying for a few months now.
Russia's OSCE envoy slams Ankara’s biased approach to Karabakh conflict

Russia's OSCE envoy slams Ankara’s biased approach to Karabakh conflict

December 15, 2015 - 12:41 AMT  08:41 GMT
“Attempts to take one of the conflicting parties’ side are destructive, and they cannot have any continuation,” Alexander Lukashevich said.