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Foreign, Syrian IS fighters to evacuate Raqa in deal: local official

Yildiz - Syrian and foreign Islamic State group fighters are to evacuate their one-time bastion Raqa as part of an agreement brokered by tribal leaders, a senior local official told AFP Saturday.

Op-Ed: Hungarian delegation visits South Africa and Namibia Special

Midrand - Three countries — South Africa and Namibia on the one hand, Hungary on the other — separated by language, culture, history and most of all, geography, renewed their ties last week on both the official and the unofficial level.

IS leader targeted in Libya strike planned attacks on West: US official

Washington - An Islamic State leader and other jihadists targeted by a US air strike on a Libyan training camp had been planning attacks against US and other Western interests, the Pentagon said Friday.

China provides 'safe houses' for corrupt officials

Authorities in China introduce a new way of detaining government officials who are awaiting trial on corruption charges.

Apple confirms September 9 iPhone event in San Francisco

Apple confirmed yesterday that it will be hosting a press event in San Francisco on September 9. Although it doesn't state the obvious, the company will be unveiling the iPhone 6S, new iPads and updated software releases for iOS, Mac OS X and WatchOS.

At least 3.7 million march across France in record mobilisation

Paris - At least 3.7 million people marched against extremism across France on Sunday in the biggest mobilisation ever recorded in the country, the interior ministry said.In Paris, up to 1.

Linesman hit by flare thrown at Villa Park soccer match

Birmingham - A line official was hit by a lit flare thrown from the crowd during the English Premiership match between Aston Villa and Tottenham on Sunday.

Russian official fired after making teens 'kiss' his shoe

A Russian official lost his job after a video of him ordering teenage members of a basketball team to “kiss” his shoe and hand appeared on You Tube.

Children saviour drowned in flood

Islamabad - In Pakistan's flooded area, a man drowned in a big pond while trying to rescue two children from deep water at the village Chaanda in Tehsil Halimzai.

USDA official accused of racism, resigns

A black USDA official resigned after she had publicly said that she did not help a white farmer 24 years ago to the "full force" of her power when he was trying to save his farm.

Parish official says BP shipped in workers for president's visit

Grand Isle - Did BP hire beach cleanup workers in preparation for President Barack Obama's visit to Louisiana? Jefferson Parish Councilman say so in what he called a dog and pony show staged for the press and the visiting President.

China moves further to fight against corruption

The Chinese government took another step to crack down on corruption by releasing the detailed penalties for officials who set up "small coffer".

Official 2009 Hurricane Season forecast calls for an average ride

It is official, with the NOAA reducing December's prediction of probability for having an above-average hurricane season to only 25 per cent. May's official forecast is showing an average season but with a small bit of uncertainty.

Pen-demonium: Pres. Obama learns to never use same pen twice

As he settled into his very first days in office newly sworn President Barack Obama made a surprising discovery this week—in the White House, pens matter.

All Hail King Elvis 2.0

Presley of Pennsylvania beats out nine other Elvii in contest to crown the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist. Shawn Klush, 38, looking younger than that, takes it all with an amped-up Vegas era show.

Tell Sony Your Problems

After what seems like months, the Official Sony Playstation 3 Blog has opened up for rants. It is now your time to tell everyone exactly how you feel about the PS3. Technological miracle? Or Gaming Disaster?

Former Russian UN official convicted

A former Russian Diplomat who once chaired the powerful United Nations' budget oversight committee was involved with a UN procurement officer to launder thousands of dollars from foreign companies those seeking UN contracts.

Xbox 360 gets official memory boost

A new 512MB Memory Unit has been confirmed by Microsoft for launch in April.

Rough "Highlander" Cut Not Official

The assorted "Highlander" sequels always seem to have different cuts floating around, and the latest one is proving no different.

God of War 2, official trailer released

Can you say better than the first one? Well you are going to have to.

Officials rapped for hotel stay bill

SENIOR executives at Daventry District Council have come under fire after running up a £1,300 bill for an overnight stay at a hotel only six miles from their offices.

U.S. official suggests punishing law firms

"WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A Pentagon official who oversees terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, says U.S. companies should consider dropping law firms that represent detainees."

Official held in Saddam hanging video

The person believed to have recorded Saddam Hussein's raucous execution on a cell phone camera was arrested Wednesday.

Official Nintendo Wii Replacement Wrist Strap Program

Nintendo is offering to replace the original version of the wrist straps for the Wii Remote with a newer version

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