Benedict Cumberbatch to voice tiger Shere Khan in Disney’s “Jungle Book”

Benedict Cumberbatch to voice tiger Shere Khan in Disney’s “Jungle Book”

August 20, 2014 - 12:24 AMT  08:24 GMT
Andy Serkis, the motion capture king after pioneering motion capture with such roles as Gollum and Caesar, is making his directorial debut with the movie.
Outgoing Turkish President says Davutoğlu to become new PM

Outgoing Turkish President says Davutoğlu to become new PM

August 20, 2014 - 12:06 AMT  08:06 GMT
Abdullah Gül said he will certainly return to politics, reiterating that the AK Party is the political movement he founded.
HTC unveils modified One M8 Windows Phone device

HTC unveils modified One M8 Windows Phone device

August 20, 2014 - 11:57 AMT  07:57 GMT
When bought with a 24 month contract, it is priced at $99, approximately 50% cheaper than the Android One M8.
Publisher: former U.S. House majority leader gets top hypocrite prize

Publisher: former U.S. House majority leader gets top hypocrite prize

August 20, 2014 - 11:37 AMT  07:37 GMT
“Gephardt Group Government Affairs expanded earlier this year its long-standing lobbying relationship with Turkey,” Sassounian says.
Hamas militants fire rockets at Israel as truce collapses

Hamas militants fire rockets at Israel as truce collapses

August 20, 2014 - 11:17 AMT  07:17 GMT
Deif has topped Israel's wanted lists for years, as mastermind of deadly suicide bombings more than a decade ago.
Violist Kim Kashkashian awarded Golden Bow prize

Violist Kim Kashkashian awarded Golden Bow prize

August 20, 2014 - 10:53 AMT  06:53 GMT
The award takes the form of an engraved golden bow that was manufactured at Bogenwerkstatte by Johannes and Marianne Finkel.
N. Korea calls Kerry ‘wild dog with hideous lantern jaw’

N. Korea calls Kerry ‘wild dog with hideous lantern jaw’

August 20, 2014 - 10:40 AMT  06:40 GMT
South Korean activists frequent use images depicting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a pig in anti-Pyongyang rallies.
Russian PM expected to visit Armenia in early September

Russian PM expected to visit Armenia in early September

August 19, 2014 - 19:25 AMT  15:25 GMT
Georgian PM Garibashvili will arrive in Armenia on Aug 21 for an official visit, and on Sept 15 Abrahamyan will travel to Iran.
J.K. Rowling unveils new “Harry Potter” story, character, and song

J.K. Rowling unveils new “Harry Potter” story, character, and song

August 19, 2014 - 19:07 AMT  15:07 GMT
Rowling released a new story about a little-known side character within her magical world, a half-Muggle soul singer named Celestina Warbeck.
Tom Hanks typewriter app tops iTunes Store chart

Tom Hanks typewriter app tops iTunes Store chart

August 19, 2014 - 18:11 AMT  14:11 GMT
Hanx Writer allows users to write out words on a virtual typewriter, including the sounds and movements of a traditional machine.
Google to launch child-friendly version of YouTube?

Google to launch child-friendly version of YouTube?

August 19, 2014 - 17:56 AMT  13:56 GMT
The company reportedly wants make its online services more open to youngsters by making a version of the video streaming site that is safe for kids.
Archstone Distribution acquires “Americons” crime film

Archstone Distribution acquires “Americons” crime film

August 19, 2014 - 16:57 AMT  12:57 GMT
The film is based on a true story and centers on an ex-college football star who gets a second chance.
Bradley Cooper to topline Mack Bolan novel series adaptation

Bradley Cooper to topline Mack Bolan novel series adaptation

August 19, 2014 - 16:15 AMT  12:15 GMT
“Avatar 4” co-writer Shane Salerno has acquired the rights to the franchise, which encompasses hundreds of books.
Facebook Messenger downloads hit 500 million mark on Android

Facebook Messenger downloads hit 500 million mark on Android

August 19, 2014 - 15:51 AMT  11:51 GMT
Facebook Messenger on Android was criticized for the extensive number of permissions it required on install.
Emmy-nommed “Veep” helmer to join “Doctor Who” cast

Emmy-nommed “Veep” helmer to join “Doctor Who” cast

August 19, 2014 - 15:37 AMT  11:37 GMT
Chris Addison will appear as a guest in the hit BBC series’ upcoming two part-finale “Dark Water / Death in Heaven.”
Taliban insurgents, Afghan forces battling near Kabul: officials

Taliban insurgents, Afghan forces battling near Kabul: officials

August 19, 2014 - 15:32 AMT  11:32 GMT
Militants used the provinces - gateways to the capital - as launchpads for hit-and-run attacks and suicide bombings on Kabul.