International Business Times

  1. Al-Shabab Attack: Islamist Militants Take Control Of African Union Base In Southern Somalia
    Al-Shabab militants attacked an African Union base in southern Somalia early on Tuesday, the Islamist group and residents said, according to reports. There was no immediate confirmation on the number of casualties from the authorities. However, Reuters reported, citing the militant group, that 50 African Union peacekeepers were killed.
  2. Raids For 'Destiny' Expansion 'The Taken King' Will Not Be Available On Launch
    While “Destiny” fans are looking forward to playing the game’s first expansion “The Taken King,” they may be disappointed to learn that they will not be able to participate in raids just yet. Titled “The King’s Fall,” this raid has been hyped up by Bungie before, but it seems like it will be available sometime after the expansion launches.
  3. Microsoft Lumia 940, Lumia 940 XL: US Release Date, Carriers Revealed
    Microsoft Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL flagships are set to be released on Oct. 19 while fresh rumors suggest that both the smartphones will be available through AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S. The Lumia 940 and the Lumia 940 XL flagships are slated to get announced on Oct. 19 through a launch event in New York. Both the handsets are expected to be available for purchase in specific markets by October end. The upcoming handsets are expected to be priced around $600 and $649, respectively.
  4. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Claims Colombia Is Backing Assassination Plot Against Him
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said that the Colombian government is backing an assassination plot against him as the two countries strive to get regional support amid a border crisis, Associated Press (AP) reported Monday. The allegations were made during Maduro's visit to Vietnam and follow his earlier accusation that the Colombian government is trying to topple his government. Maduro said he will soon divulge further details. Officials in the Colombian capital of Bogota did not respond to the allegations.
  5. Singapore Ruling Party For First Time Faces Election Fight For Every Seat
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's ruling People's Action Party will face a fight from opposition candidates in all 89 parliamentary seats for the first time since independence 50 years ago, nominations showed on Tuesday. Singapore goes to the polls on Sept. 11, more than a year before a deadline for the next election, with the government seen riding the feel-good factor of the wealthy city-state's 50th birthday last month amid slowing economic growth.
  6. Three Killed, Dozens Wounded, In Suicide Attack On Pakistan Forces
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least three people and wounded dozens on Tuesday in northwest Pakistan where security forces are fighting the Islamist militants, officials said. The attack targeted a paramilitary vehicle outside a government compound in the Jamrud area of the Khyber region, official Shaukatullah Afridi, who was meters away from the blast, told Reuters. "I had just entered the office and sat on my chair when I heard a huge blast," Afridi said. "It seemed as if the whole building had collapsed."
  7. Rob Kardashian Reveals New Slim Look On Instagram Photo
    Camera-shy reality TV star Rob Kardashian has just offered some proof that he is on his way back to fitness. On Sunday, he posted a selfie, which shows a much slimmer face. “Gnight,” he said, in the simple caption for the close-up photo. He posted the selfie in black-and-white and the rest of his body is not shown. However, the close-up on his face reveals a much slimmer look. This is the first time he has revealed a recent photo after he started speaking up about his weight.
  8. David Beckham Gets Inked, New Tattoo Loving Memento For Son, Brooklyn Beckham
    David Beckham added another tattoo to his growing collection of body arts. This time, the father of four honored his eldest son, Brooklyn, with a new script tattoo located at the side of his neck. The former soccer player decided to get a new ink during the weekend and even shared a snapshot of it on Instagram, E! News reported. Beckham had the word “Buster” added to his body art collection, which apparently was his nickname for Brooklyn.
  9. US Sanctions Against Russian Politicians ‘Violate International Law’: Russian Parliament Speaker
    Russia finds it a violation of democracy that the United States imposes sanctions against its lawmakers. Valentina Matviyenko, the speaker of the upper house of Russian parliament, said that the U.S. sanctions against senators and deputies of the Russian parliament were illegitimate. Matviyenko said in a video address Monday that the sanctions “put up obstacles for a full-scale inter-parliamentary collaboration.”
  10. Ian McKellen Talks Turning Down Taylor Swift’s 1989 Concert Invitation
    Taylor Swift has invited countless celebrities and musicians to join her on stage during her 1989 tour. Nown Ian McKellen has revealed that he had also received an invite from the pop singer to join her concert squad, but he turned it down.

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