- 17:40 | In the world Deadly shooting reported on northern Arizona University's flagstaff campus
One person died and three others were wounded in the shooting, the spokesperson said.
- 17:20 | In the world Apple is launching a magical, enhanced version of the Harry Potter books
New enhanced editions, available exclusively through the iBooks store for the first time, offer the reader more than 200 illustrations, animations, interactive images and annotations from J.K. Rowling herself. The original digital versions were previously only available through the Pottermore Shop.
- 17:00 | In the world Libya agrees to national unity government
Libya's rival factions have agreed to a national unity government after months of UN mediated talks. Fighting in the North African country has turned it into a haven for people smuggling and the "Islamic State."
- 16:40 | In the world Train hero Spencer Stone stabbed in Sacramento
Yesterday he was in serious condition at a California hospital, having been stabbed again -- this time during a night out with friends in an altercation for which he faces no criminal accusations, officials say.
- 16:17 | In the world Putin's Syria operation is a bid to regain status as major global player
Russia's surprise strategy in Syria, a ruthless triad of military attack, diplomatic maneuvering and verbal broadsides against the West, has shocked the United States and its allies.
- 16:13 | Armenia Karabakh FM meets with students of Diplomatic School of Armenia
At the meeting the minister spoke about the main directions of Nagorno Karabakh Republic’s foreign policy and the peculiarities of Artsakh’s diplomatic activities. He expressed satisfaction at high-level cooperation between the two Armenian states and stressed the importance of coordinated work aimed at resolving the issues of pan-Armenian significance.
- 15:37 | In the world China's smoking death toll to double to 2 million in 2030: study
Cigarette smoking will kill about two million Chinese in 2030, double the 2010 toll, said researchers Friday who warned of a "growing epidemic of premature death" in the world's most populous nation.
- 15:17 | In the world Young Palestinians launch hashtag intifada
Videos spread on social media showing Palestinians stabbing Israelis and throwing stones at soldiers are mustering online youth activists to the frontline after days of violence.
- 14:57 | Armenia Komitas Museum-Institute invites you to participate in the educational program ahead of the Holy Translators feast
October 9, 2015, at 5 pm. During this workshop, we will discuss about the Holy Translators feast, learn about the first translators’ musical activities, and sing samples of their hymns. Both adults and schoolchildren are invited to participate. Entrance is free.
- 14:37 | Armenia International Organization of La Francophonie trains Armenian teachers
Director for the French Language and Linguistic Diversity Imma Tor informed Armenia’s Education Minister Armen Ashotyan about this. Updating the language pact was also discussed by I. Tor.
- 14:17 | In the world USC's Steve Sarkisian erupts in player's face on sideline after penalty
Another part of the slow start was penalties. One unsportsmanlike conduct penalty really got USC coach Steve Sarkisian fired up. Freshman back Isaiah Langley heard and saw a lot from an angry Sark when he got to the sideline.
- 13:57 | In the world Johnson, Hasselbeck lead Colts to win over Texans: 5 things to know
It took until Week 5, but the old hands finally showed up for the Indianapolis Colts. Every player involved in a scoring play during Indy's 27-20 win over the division-rival Houston Texans was at least 32 years old.
- 13:37 | In the world Information on boarding pass barcodes poses personal security risk
In a post on his blog, computer security expert Brian Krebs suggested that you might want to shred your old boarding passes - and definitely resist posting pictures of them to social media, no matter how jealous it'll make your coworkers.
- 13:17 | In the world NeNe Leakes talks leaving "Housewives," Atlanta Pride and Donald Trump
- 12:37 | In the world Congress faces looming deadlines amid chaos of House speaker election
Triggered by global warming and the El Nino, record hot ocean water is causing fragile coral to go white and often die, threatening picturesque reefs that are hotspots of marine life, experts say.
- 12:17 | In the world NASA spacecraft discovers blue sky, red ice on Pluto
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft discovered Pluto's blue sky during the historic flyby of the icy dwarf planet in July.
- 11:57 | In the world Randy Quaid ordered release from Canadian detention center, still faces deportation
Quaid appeared before the board Thursday for a detention review. A Canada Border Services Agency official told the board member hearing the case that Quaid was arrested because it was felt he wouldn't comply with an order to leave the country next Wednesday.
- 11:37 | In the world The roles that got away
Some of the most famous onscreen performances could have gone a totally different direction.
- 11:00 | In the world Lance Bass clarifies NSYNC molestation claims
Lance Bass is setting the record straight a day after revealing he was touched inappropriately by a “pedophile” during his teenage days in the band NSYNC.
Source: Fox News
- 10:40 | In the world U.S. officials conclude Iran deal violates federal law
Some senior U.S. officials involved in the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal have privately concluded that a key sanctions relief provision – a concession to Iran that will open the doors to tens of billions of dollars in U.S.-backed commerce with the Islamic regime – conflicts with existing federal statutes and cannot be implemented without violating those laws.
- 10:20 | In the world Fluxos: a mesmerizing experimental claymation short by Diego Akel
When watching this short animation by Brazilian animator Diego Akel, you get the distinct feeling he covered a table with clay, turned on some music, and just started messing around while snapping a photo every minute or so, almost like a kid in a sandbox.
- 10:00 | In the world Awesome Aquariums: Winners of the 2015 International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest
The art of aquascaping is still a fledgling endeavor, first started in the 90s by Japanese wildlife photographer Takashi Amano.
- 21:00 | In the world EU agrees to get tough on deportations
They also plan to exert more "leverage" on African and other poor states, including via aid budgets, to make them accept the return of citizens refused entry to Europe.
- 20:40 | In the world Keanu Reeves hopes for third 'Bill & Ted' film, says script in works
The "Matrix" actor starred alongside Alex Winter in the 1989 "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" about two bumbling teenagers who travel through time. "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey" was released two years later.
- 20:20 | In the world Facebook tests 'Reactions,' a Like button with more emotions
The change is just another way to express your feelings about what friends or family post, but a welcome one, given that not everything shared on the social network is appropriate for a "like".
- 20:00 | In the world Obama apologizes to aid group for US attack on Afghan clinic
Obama's telephone call to the group's international president, Joanne Liu, came a day after the White House had stopped short of an apology, waiting to learn more while acknowledging that the attack was a U.S. mistake.
- 19:40 | In the world FIFA suspends Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for 90 days
The decision seemingly ends Platini's bid to succeed Blatter as FIFA president in the emergency election in February.
Source: ABC News
- 19:20 | In the world Hollywood keeps making spinoffs and remakes, but are any of them big hits?
The ratings for the original “Odd Couple” TV show were low for its time, with most of the show's fame coming years later in reruns. Gary Marshall, the producer of the 1970s series, has been rumored to have joked that nobody saw the show.
- 19:00 | In the world Denali name change trickles down to McDonald's burger
The name change of North America’s tallest mountain is causing a trickle effect all the way down to Alaska's fast-food restaurants.
- 18:40 | In the world Syria extends major offensive to retake territory in west
Rebel advances in western Syria earlier this year had threatened the coastal region vital to President Bashar al-Assad's control of the area and prompted Russia's intervention on his side last week.
- 18:20 | In the world Liverpool's Coutinho hasn't spoken to Real Madrid or Barcelona
Philippe Coutinho is happy at Liverpool and has not spoken to Real Madrid or Barcelona about a move.
- 18:00 | In the world Monster-sized burgers from around the world
We tend to think of both burgers and huge foods as being strictly American phenomena, but while we undeniably take the lead with both, there are burgers and oversized things to eat all over the world — including something that combines the two: the truly massive burger.
- 17:41 | In the world Volkswagen putting 2016 model diesel vehicles on ice amid emissions scandal
The move will leave thousands of diesel vehicles stranded at ports nationwide, giving Volkswagen dealers no new diesel-powered vehicles to sell.
- 17:20 | In the world NATO ready to defend Turkey as Russia continues military operation in Syria
NATO defense ministers are to consider the implications of Russia's military activities in Syria. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the organization was ready to deploy forces if needed.
- 17:00 | Armenia Armenian Ministry of Territorial Administration will submit to the government a draft decision on changes in order of passenger
transportation organization and carrier selection.
Watch video of public hearings on the subject.
Details of proposed amendments: mtc.am
- 16:40 | In the world Literature Nobel Prize goes to journalist Svetlana Alexievich
The Nobel Prize for Literature has been announced in Stockholm. For the first time, a journalist has won, with Belarusian investigative reporter Svetlana Alexievich picking up the Prize.
- 16:20 | In the world Extreme kayaking world championships
Wellerbrücke stretch of the Ache river in the Austrian Ötztal valley is especially infamous. Only the best can master it, so the world championships took place here.
- 16:00 | In the world Snowparks boom in sizzling Thailand
- 15:40 | In the world Infiltrators open fire on Palestinians
In a matter of seconds, the men wearing scarves over their faces and throwing stones along with a group of Palestinians pulled out their pistols, opened fire and blew their cover.
- 15:20 | In the world Sprawling tattoo-inspired ink drawings by "Benze"
Hungarian artist Benze produces intensely detailed ink drawings by fusing aspects of tattoo art and objects from the natural world, components the artist views as an important way to continuously open his work to new meanings and interpretations.
- 15:00 | In the world New DIY geometric halloween masks by wintercroft
Marianne and Steve over at Wintercroft (previously) spent the last year dreaming up several new geometric paper masks that you can download as DIY templates.
- 14:40 | In the world Famous oil paintings add a modern twist to limited edition boards
The centuries old twist adds a modern pop of rich colors and patterns to the surf and skateboards, each board handmade and individually numbered by UWL. For the series, each skateboard has been produced in an edition of 80, and the surfboards come in an edition of just 10.
- 14:20 | In the world The stage is set for the planned parenthood political debate to keep going into 2016
Planned Parenthood may not be defunded, but both Republicans and Democrats are both making moves that will likely keep the organization, and the fight over abortion, front and center for months.
- 14:00 | In the world Here’s what California’s new equal pay law means
California adopted the toughest equal pay legislation in the country this week, altering key language to improve enforcement and increasing protections for workers from retaliation.
- 13:40 | In the world Hillary Clinton on trade deal: “I am not in favor of what i have learned about It”
Clinton, who in her role as secretary of state played a role in pushing for the TPP, said that from what she knows of the deal, she doesn’t believe it meets the “high bar” she has set for an agreement.
- 13:20 | In the world Porsche turbocharges ahead with new 911 models
The extra turn of speed that owners will discover in the 2016 Carrera 4, Targa 4 and Carrera 4 Cabriolet is thanks to new force-aspirated engines -- i.e., a hefty dose of turbocharging.
- 13:00 | In the world Turkey said to offer Russia cooperation over Syria to reduce tension
Moscow announced its planes had flown around 20 sorties in its air operation to support the Syrian army. It has admitted straying briefly into Turkish airspace by mistake.
- 12:40 | In the world BMW takes the fast track to the Tokyo motor show
The BMW M4 GTS is described as a technological showpiece and from its ingenious water injection system that fills the combustion chambers with vapor to reduce temperature and organically boost horsepower to its OLED rear lights that's in little doubt.
- 12:20 | In the world Film review: Does Stewe Jobs do the man justice?
Michael Fassbender, who plays Jobs, doesn’t look especially like him, but with tense lips and eyes like heat-seeking missiles, he acts with a tightly wound.
- 12:00 | In the world Syria: We believe that Russia has the wrong strategy, says US
Russian warships in the Caspian Sea have launched rockets on Islamic State targets in Syria, marking an escalation in Moscow’s role in the country.
- 11:40 | In the world 14 elephants killed by cyanide in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean national park officials have confirmed that 11 elephants have been poisoned by cyanide in Hwange National Park, the same park where an American dentist killed Cecil the Lion in July, sparking international outrage.
- 11:20 | In the world Jerusalem mayor: 'Lies' driving surge in Israeli-Palestinian violence
Jerusalem's mayor is accusing the Palestinian Authority and Arab leaders of spurring the latest incidents of Israeli-Palestinian violence with "incitement and lies."
- 11:00 | In the world Dalai Lama: China more concerned about future Dalai Lamas than I am
The Chinese government cares more about the institution of the Dalai Lama than the man who carries that name, the 14th Dalai Lama told CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
- 10:38 | In the world Kate Hudson shows off sick abs
Kate Hudson's been working hard to get her body in top form, and now the Oscar-nominated star is showing off the end results of her efforts.
- 10:18 | In the world Big Brother police cars with rooftop cameras keeping an eye on drivers
In an annual report tabled in the State Parliament, Victoria Road Safety Camera Commissioner Gordon Lewis called for a full evaluation of UK smart cars with a view to introducing them in Victoria.
12:52 01/05/2012 » In the world
Jose Mourinho wants Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Real Madrid
The former Chelsea manager phoned Ibra a month ago asking him about a return to Spain – and assuring the striker he intended to carry on as Real coach.
Source: Total Football Madness
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17:36 09/10/2015 » Society
A Tunisian coalition of workers, employers, human rights activists and lawyers won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for pulling the country that sparked the Arab Spring back onto a path toward democracy and preventing it from descending into civil war, The Associated Press reported. The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet "for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy" in the North African country following its ...
17:30 09/10/2015 » Society
Harry Potter's magic is coming to Apple's devices. Apple announced Thursday that it's releasing digitally enhanced editions of all "Harry Potter" books on iBooks. The enhanced novels will have interactive animations, new custom covers and even annotations from J.K. Rowling. "I'm thrilled to see the Harry Potter books so beautifully realized on iBooks for the digital world; the artwork and animations in these enhance editions bring the stories alive in a delightful ...
16:35 09/10/2015 » Comments
It is important that the referendum on the constitutional reform in Armenia be conducted in the most transparent, free and fair manner and in an atmosphere of trust, the secretary of ARF-Dashnaktsutyun (ARFD) Party’s parliamentary faction Aghvan Vardanyan said during a briefing in the National Assembly today. In his words, in any case some people will voice criticism and declare that the referendum was not free and fair. However, ARFD party members consider it their duty to do ...
15:45 09/10/2015 » Politics
Armenia will participate in the Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse), the world’s largest event of the publishing industry, on October 14-18, the press service of Armenian Culture Ministry said. About 300 books, including literature on the Armenian Genocide, will be on display in Armenia’s pavilion. During the Frankfurt Book Fair, a presentation of Armenian Genocide-themed books published in German is scheduled for October 16. Among those books are ...