Japanese manga master Shigeru Mizuki dies at 93
Mizuki had enjoyed widespread popularity for decades since the release of his "GeGeGe no Kitaro" comics.
Arthur Miller play, written as 20-year- old student, to premiere in London
The play tells the story of a student who has become a Marxist at university and returns to his family in New York.
NSA shuts down mass phone data collection programme
The group no longer has unrestricted access to phone metadata and must now obtain court orders on a case-by-case basis to view records.
Android Marshmallow winging its way to LG G4 users
Marshmallow brings a number of improvements to the G4, including a simplified app settings page and the addition of silent mode to sound profiles.
Syria's al-Qaida swaps group of Lebanese troops for 11 own militants
The release caps Lebanon's ordeal over the fate of its soldiers while also providing the al-Qaida branch with new leverage.
40 Armenian families had their homes renovated, reconstructed in 2015
VivaCell-MTS invested AMD100 million in the project in 2015, with Fuller Center for Housing Armenia implementing it.
Armenia participating in Mexico International Book Fair
Dedicated to the centennial of the 1915’s massacres, Armenia’s pavilion introduced a number of Genocide-themed books to the Mexican readers.
Skrillex unveils nightmarish "Red Lips" music vid
The video finds actress Anya Taylor Joy, the breakout star of horror flick “The Witch,” battling it out against creepy, insanely double-jointed captors.
Stereophonics, Faithless to co-headline Isle of Wight Fest
They join previously announced bill-toppers Queen + Adam Lambert for a thrilling start to next summer’s festival season.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - based “Little Prince” tops Japan's box office
The film attracted both families and fans of the original novel, which has been a generations-spanning best-seller in Japan.
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” helmer to develop “Spring Offensive”
The logline for “Spring Offensive,” described as a smart female-driven political thriller, is being kept under wraps.
Istanbul hosts presentation of book on German responsibility in Genocide
When writing the book, Gottschlich met Genocide survivors’ descendants, at the same time studying German and Turkish archives.
Armenia-based Amulsar gold project gets $325 mln investment
“We look forward to the socio-economic contributions to Armenia that the Amulsar Mine represents,” Prime Minister Abrahamyan said.
Armenia to debut at Berlin-hosted InnoTrans 2016 Int'l Trade Fair
More than 90% of the exhibition space book at InnoTrans 2016, over 200 companies will be exhibiting at InnoTrans for the first time.
New patent reveals Samsung phone that unfolds into tablet
The device may fold in such a manner that the two halves of the screen are touching when closed, or in the opposite configuration.
Boko Haram militants attack village in Niger, kill four
Members of Boko Haram, armed with Kalashnikovs, attacked the village in the southern region of Diffa over the weekend.
"Spotlight" Catholic Church drama wins big at Gotham Awards
"Spotlight" defeated "Carol", "The Diary of a Teenage Girl", "Heaven Knows What" and "Tangerine" in Best Feature category.
Christopher McQuarrie confirms directing "Mission: Impossible 6"
His decision to tackle the project makes McQuarrie the first director who returns for a second movie in the franchise's history.
Ernest Hemingway biopic “Papa” to premiere at Havana Film Festival
“Papa,” directed by Bob Yari, is the first Hollywood film to shoot on location in Cuba since the 1959 revolution.
Nokia opens preorders for $60,000 360-degree spherical camera
Nokia revealed at an event in Los Angeles it is opening preorders for the $60,000 OZO virtual reality camera to ship in Q1 2016.
“Embrace of the Serpent” takes top prize at IFFI Goa Fest
Serbian film “Enclave”, directed by Goran Radovanovic, received a special mention from the jury led by Shekhar Kapur.
Indonesia says AirAsia jet crashed due to faulty component
The plane's flight control computer had a cracked solder joint that malfunctioned repeatedly, including four times during the flight.
Erdogan pledges to resign if oil purchase from Islamic State proved
Turkey has challenged Russia to prove its claim that Ankara shot down a Russian plane in order to protect its oil trade with IS.
OSCE Mission to conduct monitoring on Azerbaijan-Karabakh contact line
From the positions of the Karabakh Defense Army, the monitoring will be conducted by Field Assistants Jiri Aberle and Yevgeny Sharov.
Russia’s Inter RAO sold only 25% of its Armenian assets to Tashir Group
In October 2015, the Russian group sold the 25% of shares of investments in Armenia-based subsidiaries to Tashir Group for $ 8.25 million.
Al Qaeda threatens retaliation for Saudi Arabia plan to execute prisoners
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula said it was aware of Saudi intentions to execute its members and pledged to carry out attacks.
Russia to loan Egypt $25 billion for nuke plant construction
The plant which will be built in Dabaa (about 130 kilometers south of Cairo), and will be one of the largest joint projects between Russia and Egypt.
Armenia stands ready to join efforts against global warming: President
Serzh Sargsyan stressed that the climate change and other contemporary global threats are not limited to national borders or international law.
Iraqi army urges civilians to leave IS-held Ramadi ahead of assault
The call, which was also broadcast on state television, told them to use an exit secured by the army to the south.
Eurasian Economic Union, Korea sign cooperation memorandum
"We are building a special platform for discussing a wide range of issues concerning trade and economic cooperation," an EEU Minister said.
Slamdance Film Fest announces narrative, documentary programs
All competition films are feature film directorial debuts with budgets of less than $1 million and without U.S. distribution.
Putin says Turkey downed Russian jet to defend IS oil supplies
"We have received additional data which confirm that Islamic State oil ... enters the territory of Turkey," President Vladimir Putin said.
Chris Columbus, ZAG team to produce Santa Claus movie “12/24”
When some old home video is discovered in “12/24,” two brothers set out to prove that Santa Claus is real, setting an elaborate trap on Christmas Eve.
Coldplay debuts “Hymn for the Weekend” featuring Beyonce
"Hymn for the Weekend" is the latest offering from Coldplay's upcoming album, which is due out on December 4.
50 ceasefire violations by Azerbaijani army registered overnight
50 ceasefire violations by Azerbaijani armed forces were registered, with over 900 shots fired from various caliber artillery weapons.
Adobe releases first own video editor for Android
Adobe Premiere Clip automatically creates videos from media stored on the users' smartphone or tablet among other things.
John Legend unveils holiday song "Under the Stars"
The singer shared "Under the Stars" which he wrote and recorded as part of Stella Artois' "Give Beautifully" holiday campaign.
Friendly robot guides passengers at Amsterdam airport
The robot guide made his debut as part of a week-long trial, with plans in place to deploy a fully-autonomous version next March.
The Pirate Bay escapes ban in native Sweden
The judge declared that Swedish ISPs cannot be held responsible for what their customers get up to.
Body of downed Su-24 pilot back to Russia
The pilot's body was met by Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu and Russian air force Commander-in-Chief Victor Bondarev.
Pope Francis "hopes to visit Armenia next year"
Pope Francis also said that Africa was "a martyr of exploitation" by wealthy countries who lust after its natural resources.
Obama, Putin meet on sidelines of Paris climate talk
The Kremlin says both Obama and Putin expressed urgency for a political resolution in Syria during their 30-minute meeting.
EBRD adopts new business-oriented strategy for Armenia
EBRD will focus on enhancing private sector competitiveness, developing capital markets and promoting local currency financing.
Ukraine to resume power supplies to Crimea once activists are ready
Crimea is suffering a blackout after four pylons that supplied it were blown up, worsening diplomatic tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
Russia to ban food imports in new sanctions against Turkey
PM Dmitry Medvedev called for sanctions to be "most effective for the Turkish side but minimally affecting our economic interests."
Kaspersky Lab holds New Generation seminars in Yerevan
According to Kaspersky Lab chief Eugene Kaspersky, “Armenia has real opportunities for future development of IT sector.”
Foo Fighters release new EP “Saint Cecilia” on Spotify
Writing about the sorrow he is experiencing following the attacks, Grohl said he intends the EP to bring a glimmer of light in a dark time.
Armenia foreign trade turnover down by over 20% in January-October
The exports totaled $1 223,4 million, down by 2.2% from last year, while imports amounted to $2 677,5 million, dropping by 26.6%.
Florence + The Machine to headline British Summer Time concert series
The fest, which sees a handful of bands a day perform throughout the summer, has already revealed Mumford & Sons and Take That as headliners.
Russia names Soros Foundation undesirable foreign organization
In late July, the Russian Justice Ministry recognized the U.S. National Endowment for Democracy as an undesirable group.