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Netflix Is Streamed More Than Hulu, YouTube And Amazon Combined, But Game Streaming Content Beats Them All

A new ComScore report has confirmed what many expected — Netflix is dominating the streaming video market. What’s particularly impressive about this confirmation is the fact that Netflix isn’t just far and away the number one streaming platform in town, it crushes the competition. In fact, Netflix …

11 Movies Worth the Haul to the Multiplex in July 2017

High-quality entertainment while you bask in the AC.<p>W<i>onder Woman</i> may still be dominating the summer box-office, but never fear, yet another superhero epic is here. <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i>, the sixth (!) feature film to star the comic-book wall-crawler since 2002, and the first to be set within the …

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Russia Warns U.S. After Downing of Syrian Warplane

WASHINGTON — Long-running tensions between the United States and Russia erupted publicly on Monday as Moscow condemned the American military’s downing of a Syrian warplane and threatened to target aircraft flown by the United States and its allies west of the Euphrates.<p>The Russians also said they …

Middle East

Russians Charged With Racketeering (And Selling 10,000 Pounds Of Stolen Chocolate)

Law enforcement agencies announced on Wednesday a litany of charges against 33 people — including 27 who were allegedly associated with a Russian crime syndicate. Authorities said the indictment represents one of the first federal racketeering charges ever brought against a <i>vor v zakonei</i> — a Russian …

Corruption

Rick and Morty promote Alien: Covenant, getting wasted in new video

It seems a little off-brand for <i>Rick and Morty</i> creators and iconoclasts Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon to let their characters be used to promote a …

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Xbox One backward compatibility sale: Discounted Xbox 360 titles will be on Xbox Marketplace soon

Xbox One backward compatibility is one of the areas that Microsoft has the advantage over Sony. While PS Now and Classics on PlayStation 4 allow you …

Greece cuts 2017 growth forecast

© Reuters. A port worker makes his way at the commercial terminal of the port of the northern city of Thessaloniki<p>ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece cut its …

'I really couldn't tell you': Marine A at loss to explain in interview why he shot dead wounded Taliban fighter

A Royal Marine who shot dead a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan said he cannot explain why he took the course of action he did, as he said his first days of freedom are "a really good feeling".<p>Sergeant Alexander Blackman was freed from prison just under two weeks ago, having spent more than …

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North Africa
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Wildflower 'super bloom' visible from space

An explosion of wildflowers has covered the deserts of California, surpassing previous blooms in its enormous scale.<p>Satellite imaging startup Planet Labs has captured shots of the bright spectacle from space.<p>Images Courtesy: Planet Labs; Video Courtesy: Carla D Gilbert, Henry Toro and …

Wildflowers

Interactive map reveals the countries with the most powerful passports

The faff of applying - and paying - for a tourist visa is enough to put many off visiting a destination, and the Government has been strongly urged to ensure we retain visa-free travel to Europe after Brexit.<p>Britons, as it stands, possess one of the world's most powerful passports. We're able to …

Greatest Hiking Treks in Peru

Peru is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise with trails winding through an array of land formations, rivers, jungles and climates. If you are seeking a …

South America

North Korea: Experts Warn Only Way Forward May Be Diplomacy

For all the talk of naval strike groups and pre-emptive military action, Donald Trump's only option to solve the North Korean crisis could be compromise.<p>His presidency has seen tensions ratcheting up over the Korean peninsula, with dictator Kim Jong Un's missile testing met with a swift rebuke from …

North Korea

Earth was hit with a devastating comet strike around 11,000 BC, ancient stone carvings reveal

The stone carvings were found in Turkey's Göbekli Tepe.<p>Ancient stone carvings, found in what is widely considered to be "the world's first temple", …

Joseph Kony is still at large. Here’s why the U.S. and Uganda were willing to give up the hunt.

KAMPALA – This week, the international manhunt for Joseph Kony came to an undistinguished end. Both Uganda and the United States said they were withdrawing forces dedicated to catching the warlord, who remains on the run despite a multi-year, multimillion-dollar chase.<p>Just five years ago, Kony …

Africa

At least 140 dead after Taliban attack on a key Afghan army base, officials say

KABUL — The nerve center of Afghan and NATO combat activities in northern Afghanistan is a sprawling military base in Balkh province. There, thousands of Afghan National Army troops live and train, regional deployments and attacks are planned, and U.S.-supplied helicopters and fighter planes are …

Afghanistan

Nigeria's spy chief suspended after $43 million seized from apartment

<b>Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> Nigeria's spy chief has been suspended amid reports that a $43 million stash seized in a widely trumpeted apartment raid belonged to his agency.<p>Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Ayodele Oke, director-general of the National Intelligence Agency, over the April 12 …

Africa

Naked, But Not: The Nude Swimsuit Is Summer’s Sexiest Look

When it comes to “sexy” swimwear, there’s typically not much fabric involved. Between barely-there string bikinis, cheeky Brazilian bottoms, and puzzling cut-out maillots (who wants those weird tan lines?), the general idea is to get as close to naked as possible. But if those options have always …

Hayden: Why Russia is more worried about war than US

<b>(CNN) —</b> Amid rising tensions between the United States and Russia, the former CIA and National Security Agency director under President George W. Bush said Wednesday night that Moscow would be at a disadvantage if a war scenario were to develop.<p>"No one wants to go to war with the Russians, but let …

North Korea

President Trump Said in 2015 That He Has a 'Little Conflict of Interest' in Turkey

President Trump said that he has a “conflict of interest” in Turkey because of a development there in a 2015 interview.<p>The interview was resurfaced …

Donald Trump

Correction: Massachusetts-Slain Runner story

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — In a story April 18 about a man arrested in connection with the death of a New York City woman out running near her mother's Massachusetts home, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the suspect, Angelo Colon-Ortiz, was a driver for FedEx. FedEx says he worked for …

Crime

Verizon considering topping AT&T's bid to buy Straight Path: sources

Verizon Communications Inc is considering making a buyout offer for Straight Path Communications Inc which would top AT&T Inc's $1.25 billion bid, people familiar with the matter said.<p>Shares of Straight Path, a holder of licenses to wireless spectrum, rose 3.6 percent to $95 in after-market trading.<p>…

Qatari royal family members used as leverage in Syrian population swap

Fates of 26 members of hunting party, held hostage for more than a year in Iraq, used to negotiate deal to move residents from Shia and Sunni towns<p>The fates of 26 members of a Qatari royal hunting party held hostage for more than a year in Iraq were used to help negotiate a population swap in …

Middle East

Poland welcomes ′historic′ NATO deployment near Kaliningrad | News | DW | 14.04.2017

Polish President Andrzej Duda has hailed the activation of the US-led battalion in the region bordering the heavily militarized Russian exclave of …

Poachers kill one-horned rhinoceros in Nepal national wildlife park

Large numbers of rhinos once roamed parts of Nepal, but poachers and a civil war decimated the population. Now the country is working to protect …