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February 28, 2018

Strikes on east Syria’s last ISIS pocket kill 25 civilians

Air strikes on the last pocket of ISIS jihadists in eastern Syria have killed at least 25 civilians, including seven children, a monitor said on Monday.

The strikes were conducted on Sunday on and around the village of al-Shaafah, north of the former ISIS bastion of Albu Kamal near the border with Iraq, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The head of the Britain-based Observatory, Rami Abdel Rahman, said the air strikes were carried out by the US-led coalition.

“Twenty-five civilians, including seven children, were killed in the village of al-Shaafah and in surrounding desert areas in coalition strikes all through Sunday,” he said.

“This village [...]

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February 28, 2018

Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy phone feels a lot like the old one

The Galaxy S9

Samsung has officially unveiled its newest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

Business Insider attended the company’s press conference in Barcelona, and got some time to spend hands-on with both devices.

The S9 and S9+ will go on sale March 16, but customers will be able to pre-order it this Friday (March 2).

Here are the key takeaways you should know about if you are considering buying either phone:

The design has remained virtually unchanged.

Edoardo Maggio/Business Insider

The first thing that’s immediately noticeable upon picking up a Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ is just how similar they are [...]

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February 27, 2018

WATCH: ANC will ensure deputy president void won’t linger for long, says Magashule

February 25 – ANC secretary general Ace Magashule (in black jacket) and ANC national spokesman Pule Mabe address journalists after a special meeting of the ANC NEC in Pretoria on Sunday. Photo: ANA/Jonisayi Maromo

The African National Congress will ensure there will not be any “anxiety” about the appointment of a new deputy president, after former incumbent Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president of the republic on February 15, ANC secretary general Ace Magashule said on Sunday.

“On the issue of cabinet [appointments], it is always a prerogative of the president in or after consultation with the national officials. Tomorrow [Monday] we have a simple, normal [...]

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February 27, 2018

India mourns death of Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor

Fans are grieving Sridevi’s death.

Heartbroken fans Monday awaited the arrival of the body of Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor as tributes poured in for the actress who died in Dubai of a heart attack aged just 54.

Hundreds gathered outside her Mumbai home hoping to catch a final glimpse of the star before she is cremated at a funeral service expected later Monday.

Sridevi — one of the biggest names in Hindi cinema — died late on Saturday after suffering a cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had been attending her nephew’s wedding.

Her body was due to be flown back to Mumbai on Monday on a charter flight after authorities in the [...]

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