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Day: January 26, 2016

iPhone 7 release date: news and rumors
ENGLISH, Technology

iPhone 7 release date: news and rumors

    The iPhone 7 could be the thinnest iPhone yet, but at what cost? The removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack, that's what. There's also new rumors that it may come with a bezeless design. Recent rumors also point to a screen with Touch ID baked in, wireless charging and more. With the iPhone 6S Apple delivered its best handset yet, but aside from sporting some fancy new 3D Touch technology it was also very similar to the iPhone 6. That was to be expected – after all, Apple typically only overhauls its handsets once every two years, but that overhaul is due with the iPhone 7, so we're expecting and hoping for big changes: think a whole new design, piles of power and a bunch of new features. There's not much to go on yet, which isn't surprising given that the iPhone 7 probably w...
Isis plans large scale attacks in Europe but not via refugee channels, Europol says
Arab world, ENGLISH

Isis plans large scale attacks in Europe but not via refugee channels, Europol says

    Isis jihadists are planning "large scale" terror attacks and focussing primarily on European targets, Europol has said. The police agency launched a new Europe-wide counter-terror intiative on Monday, and warned that the threat from Isis was the worst the continent has faced in more than 10 years. Rob Wainwright, the director of Europol, said militants had developed a new combat strategy to attack major European cities, and the agency also cited the growing number of Isis foreign fighters as a “posing new challenges for EU members states”. But amid growing attempts to link such challenges to the intake of more than one million refugees into Europe last year, the police agency said in a report that there was no concrete evidence to suggest this was the case. Releasing the f...
Pilot lands plane in central reservation barrier of busy motorway after forgetting to fill up tank
ENGLISH, Europe

Pilot lands plane in central reservation barrier of busy motorway after forgetting to fill up tank

    A pilot was forced to land on a busy motorway after forgetting to fill up before he took off. The light plane ended up parked on the central reservation of a busy motorway in Russia, with wheels either side of the barrier. It came down after the pilot apparently forgot to put fuel into the tank, and it had to make an emergency landing in the snow. A video of the extraordinary scene has now emerged which shows the Polish-made Wilga-35 plane, fitted with skis instead of wheels, stranded. The pilot - who hasn't been name - brought the plane down "safely" without clashing with any vehicles despite landing directly in the middle of the road. There were no passengers onboard and he was said to escape uninjured from the episode. Russian media station LifeNews reported that he had...
50 dead, thousands stranded as cold snap hits East Asia
Asia, ENGLISH

50 dead, thousands stranded as cold snap hits East Asia

    A cold snap sweeping across East Asia has led to more than 50 deaths in Taiwan and stranded at least 60,000 tourists in South Korea. Taiwanese media reported a rash of deaths from hypothermia and cardiac disease following a sudden drop in temperature over the weekend. Meanwhile heavy snow forced the closure of the airport on the Korean holiday island of Jeju, cancelling flights. The cold spell has also hit Hong Kong, southern China and Japan. Unusually low temperatures Many of those who died in Taiwan were elderly people living in northern regions such as Taipei, Kaohsiung and Taoyuan. The north saw an unusually low temperature of 4C (39F) on Sunday. Authorities have warned people, especially senior citizens, to keep warm and stay out of the cold. In South Korea, more than...
Teen Held Over Refugee Centre Worker Murder
ENGLISH, Europe

Teen Held Over Refugee Centre Worker Murder

    A young asylum seeker has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a female employee at a refugee centre in Sweden. The 22-year-old victim was stabbed to death at a centre for youngsters aged between 14 and 17 in Molndal, near Gothenburg, on Monday. She was taken to Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, but died of her wounds. Swedish newspaper Expressen named her as Alexandra Mezher, whose family was originally from Lebanon. She had reportedly only been working at the centre for a few months. "It is so terrible. She was a person who wanted to do good," a cousin told the paper. "We have cried a lot. She was such a nice person, warm and happy." Her parents described her as "an angel". Police spokesman Thomas Fuxborg said there were signs of a violent fight at the ho...