Asus's Android Wear smartwatch “to come with voice controls”
The ZenWatch will reportedly launch with English voice recognition initially, before adding Chinese language support by the end of the year.
Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp under EU scrutiny
The $16 bn deal was brokered in Feb but is yet to receive EU ratification, with the institution due to make a decision on the matter next month.
San Sebastian Film fest to honor Oscar-winner Benicio del Toro
Del Toro's latest film “Escobar: Paradise Lost,” a Chapter 2 and Roxbury co-production, will close the Pearls Selection at the festival.
Report: scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town
The sources said there were heavy casualties on both sides. One security source said as many as 5,000 people fled the town.
“Paradise in Service” Taiwanese war romance to open Busan Int’l Film Fest
The film by the director of Love and Monga is about a young soldier's struggles amid military conflicts between China and Taiwan in the 1960s-'70s.
Afghan militants consider joining Islamic State
Mirwais said that if IS, which he called by its Arabic acronym Daish, proved a true Islamic caliphate, they would link up with it.
"Game of Thrones" star joins “Star Wars Episode VII” cast
The plot centers around a trio of young leads, along with characters from the previous installments.
Opinion poll shows soaring Hamas popularity
Hamas's charter does not recognize Israel and seeks a state in the whole of ancient Palestine, including Israel.
Luke Evans as Transylvanian lord in “Dracula Untold” trailer
Evans most recently starred in “The Hobbit: Desmonth of Smaug” as Bard and will appear in the third instalment of the trilogy.
“Madame Bovary” deserves to find discerning arthouse niche: review
“Director Sophie Barthes’ subdued take on “Madame Bovary” similarly reveals a sly intelligence at the helm,” the review said.
Stephen King's "Big Driver" teaser features Maria Bello
The eerie video shows Maria Bello's clean face altering into a bruised one which later intersperses with a shot of a dark road.
Willem Dafoe as cult helmer in "Pasolini" Venice fest drama trailer
The film reconstructs the last day in the life of an Italian famous filmmaker and poet Pier Paolo Pasolini who was murdered in 1975.
WHO provides food to record 4.1 million people in Syria
The UN agency said it was able to reach more people because of a Security Council resolution adopted in July.
Red Cross confirms info on Armenian hostage in Azerbaijan
On August 26, Armenian citizen Sargis Ananyan crossed the Armenia-Azerbaijan border near the Azerbaijani village of Kamerli.
Apple reveals top ten reasons for rejecting apps
Apple's new Common App Rejections page explains the top ten reasons why apps were rejected at the end of August 2014.
Bomb attack kills at least nine policemen in Egypt's Sinai
The bomb was reportedly detonated remotely as they travelled through the village of Wefaq, near the Gaza border.
Detained Armenian magnate transferred to hospital
On September 8 and 12 respectively, protest rallies against Hayrapetyan’s detention will be held in Brussels and New York.
Samsung NX1 mirrorless camera details leaked
According to this list, the NX1 will have a 28 megapixel CMOS sensor with Samsung's patented ISOCELL "isolated cells" technology.
Support for Scottish independence rises dramatically in Aug: poll
The lead of the "No" campaign to reject independence has slumped to 6 points from 22 points at the start of August.
Artsakh marks 23rd anniversary of independence
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan issued a congratulatory message on Independence Day of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.
Steven Soderbergh’s “Magic Mike XXL” launches production
Soderbergh passed the director's torch to his oft-collaborator Gregory Jacobs, who was Soderbergh's first assistant director on “Side Effects.”
Iran unveils new surface-to-air missile, two radar systems
Gen. Farzad Esmaili said the missile will enable Iranian forces to "shoot down any hostile target," even at high altitudes.
Idris Elba thriller “No Good Deed” unveils first-of-a-kind media campaign
On Instagram, users are invited to explore the suspense of “No Good Deed” via the new interactive experience “Terror Hits Home”.
James Franco’s "The Sound and the Fury" novel adaptation clip
The film captures the lives and passions of the Compsons, a once proud Southern family caught in a tragic spiral of loss and misfortune.
Drone video reveals scale of Apple's new ‘spaceship’ headquarters
The late Apple cofounder, Steve Jobs, has said the aim of the project was to build "the best office building in the world".
Iconic models in French-Armenian perfumer’s My Burberry campaign
“My Burberry is the true embodiment of our brand, in scent, in design and in attitude,” Burberry’s chief executive officer says.
Focus World nabs Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson’s “Maps to the Stars”
Focus World is eyeing an early 2015 release for “Maps to the Stars,” which earned Moore best actress honors at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
Ukraine's Defense Minister says Russia launched ‘great war’
"Unfortunately, the losses in such a war will be measured not in the hundreds but thousands and tens of thousands," Heletey said.
Islamic State carries out ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq: AI
Hundreds, possibly thousands, of women and children, along with scores of men, from the Yezidi minority have also been abducted.
Clashes in Libya's Benghazi kill 31, official says
The official said Hifter's side lost 20 fighters while the militiamen had 11 killed. He said 36 fighters in all were wounded.
Australia set to step up its partnership with NATO
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has used a number of recent speeches to signal a more muscular approach to foreign policy.
Putin rules to ink Armenia's Eurasian Economic Union accession treaty
The President ruled "to sign the Treaty at the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council at the level of Heads of States."
Azeri-captured Armenian soldier transferred to UN refugee camp
According to Harutyun Injighulyan, Hakob wants to return to Armenia; but no info on a deal agreed with the 3rd country is available.
Turkey summons U.S. charge d'affaires over spying report
Recep Tayyip Erdogan downplayed the importance of the report, saying that all major countries spied on each other.
Germany's Merkel defends govt. decision to send arms to Kurds
"The far-reaching detribalization of an entire region affects Germany and Europe," Merkel said in a speech to parliament.
UN says Iraq crimes on ‘unimaginable scale’
Flavia Pansieri said evidence suggested that Iraqi government forces had killed detainees and shelled civilian areas.
Russia PM visit cancelled, EEU accession talks taken to presidential level
According to Hovik Abrahamyan, the discussion on Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union was rescheduled to be held in Minsk.
Australia to fund Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean 5”
Production would be expected to begin in early 2015, for a release of the completed picture in 2017.
Nokia's mapping service to appear on Samsung smartphones
The map service covers 190 countries, offers turn-by-turn navigation, tourist information and public transport details.
Steve Carrell as obsessive wrestling coach in “Foxcatcher” trailer
The upcoming film which is based on a true story is set in the period leading up to the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.
Second hacking crew joins Syrian Electronic Army
The Syrian Malware Team is largely pro-Syrian government, as seen in one of their banners featuring Syrian President Assad.
Adele’s two unreleased songs leak online
Recorded in 2010, the tracks both failed to make the cut into the British singer's acclaimed "21" album.
Iran's Rouhani urges clerics to be more tolerant of internet
The President said that the Internet is important for aspiring students and experts trying to access new knowledge and science.
Legendary performer James Brown bio “Get on Up” to open Zurich Fest
The feature from “The Help” director Tate Taylor looks at Brown's rags-to-riches rise from extreme poverty to topping the music charts.
Islamic State poses global threat, Iraqi minister says
“It is a transnational phenomenon that poses an imminent danger to all countries of the world,” Mohammed Shia' Al Sudani said.
Eurozone manufacturing growth slows to 13-month low: survey
One positive note was from the Republic of Ireland, which saw its PMI grow to 57.3, its highest level since the end of 1999.
Turkey issues arrest warrants for 33 police officers over alleged plot
The move is part of a wave of arrests since July stemming from allegations by President Erdogan that police conspired against him.
Ukrainian President accuses Russia of ‘direct and open aggression’
This has changed the situation in the zone of conflict in a radical way," he said in a speech at a military academy in Kiev.
New Syrian cabinet includes ethnic Armenian minister
Assad said the success of the new government will depend on “earning the trust of citizens through transparency and credibility.”
“Guardians of the Galaxy” becomes highest grossing film of year
This is the third win for “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which recently crossed the $500 million mark worldwide.