Surveillance flights over Syria launched as U.S. mulls airstrikes against IS

Surveillance flights over Syria launched as U.S. mulls airstrikes against IS

August 27, 2014 - 14:41 AMT  10:41 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported that “non-Syrian spy planes” carried out surveillance flights.
Erdogan says incoming PM Davutoglu to announce cabinet August 29

Erdogan says incoming PM Davutoglu to announce cabinet August 29

August 27, 2014 - 14:25 AMT  10:25 GMT
The AK Party was set to elect current Foreign Minister Davutoglu as its leader at the congress in an Ankara sports hall.
Screen Media Films nabs “Faults” indie thriller

Screen Media Films nabs “Faults” indie thriller

August 27, 2014 - 14:12 AMT  10:12 GMT
“Faults,” which serves as Riley Stearns’ directorial debut, made its world premiere earlier this year at SXSW.
Animation set for major push at Tokyo Film Festival

Animation set for major push at Tokyo Film Festival

August 27, 2014 - 13:34 AMT  09:34 GMT
Also, among the initiatives announced was Crosscut Asia, a showcase focusing on films from Asian countries, directors and actors.
Gaza ceasefire holds as both sides weigh gains

Gaza ceasefire holds as both sides weigh gains

August 27, 2014 - 13:31 AMT  09:31 GMT
The war caused widespread destruction in the densely populated coastal territory, and paralyzed large parts of southern Israel.
Kobo develops Aura H2O waterproof e-reader

Kobo develops Aura H2O waterproof e-reader

August 27, 2014 - 13:27 AMT  09:27 GMT
The touchscreen device features a 6.8-inch Carta E-Ink display with 265dpi, and is powered by a 1GHz processor.
Hackers target Twitch following Amazon acquisition

Hackers target Twitch following Amazon acquisition

August 27, 2014 - 13:22 AMT  09:22 GMT
Amazon paid $970 million for Twitch, which was expected to be acquired by Google earlier this year.
Lake Bell to helm “The Emperor’s Children” novel adaptation

Lake Bell to helm “The Emperor’s Children” novel adaptation

August 27, 2014 - 12:59 AMT  08:59 GMT
The novel centers on a trio of NYC residents in their late 20s who orbit the life of a famous journalist in the months before and after the 9/11.
Matthew McConaughey in “Interstellar” mystery action teaser

Matthew McConaughey in “Interstellar” mystery action teaser (video)

 August 27, 2014 - 12:54 AMT  08:54 GMT
The film follows a group of explorers entering a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel.
1st look at Natalie Portman in

1st look at Natalie Portman in "A Tale of Love and Darkness"

August 27, 2014 - 12:42 AMT  08:42 GMT
The film depicts Oz's love letter to his beautiful mother Fania (Portman), who struggles with bipolar disorder while raising her son in Jerusalem.
Participant Media, DreamWorks team for Spielberg's Cold War spy thriller

Participant Media, DreamWorks team for Spielberg's Cold War spy thriller

August 27, 2014 - 12:30 AMT  08:30 GMT
Written by Joel and Ethan Coen, the project centers on an attorney sent on a mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.
IS militants reportedly execute soldiers, hold hostages in Syria

IS militants reportedly execute soldiers, hold hostages in Syria

August 27, 2014 - 12:24 AMT  08:24 GMT
Raqqa is a stronghold of Islamic State, and some people celebrated in the city after the capture of the air base.
California Senate passes Armenian Genocide Education Act

California Senate passes Armenian Genocide Education Act

August 27, 2014 - 11:36 AMT  07:36 GMT
“At every step, we had an unprecedented response from the grassroots on this bill,” said Elen Asatryan, ANCA WR Executive Director.
France’s Hollande names new cabinet

France’s Hollande names new cabinet

August 27, 2014 - 11:23 AMT  07:23 GMT
Meanwhile, Fleur Pellerin has been made minister for culture, replacing Aurelie Filippetti who is also out of the government.
Netherlands to extend Patriot deployment mission in Turkey

Netherlands to extend Patriot deployment mission in Turkey

August 27, 2014 - 11:08 AMT  07:08 GMT
The Netherlands, Germany and the U.S. each sent two Patriot missile batteries and soldiers to operate them in early 2013.
EU, Russia and Ukraine to hold gas talks early Sept: official

EU, Russia and Ukraine to hold gas talks early Sept: official

August 27, 2014 - 10:53 AMT  06:53 GMT
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak announced the sides agreed to continue the three-party negotiations focused on gas issues.