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Saudi air defences intercept two missiles over Riyadh

Saudi air defences intercept two missiles over Riyadh

Four consecutive loud booms were heard in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on Wednesday, witnesses were reported as saying. A spokesperson for the Saudi-led coalition confirmed that Saudi air defences had intercepted hours earlier another ballistic missile originating from Yemen and targeting the country's southern city of Jizan.


Google Smart Displays add a screen and live TV to voice speakers

Google Smart Displays add a screen and live TV to voice speakers

Those smart displays are powered by the Google Assistant and offer a small screen that functions as a smart display. Google will surely have an edge over Amazon with services like YouTube and YouTube TV along with Google Assistant, but it will be interesting to see whether the brand be able to tap the new smart displays market successfully or not.


Facebook will restrict advertising of the referendum on abortion in Ireland

Facebook will restrict advertising of the referendum on abortion in Ireland

The move follows Facebook's announcement on Tuesday that it would only allow adverts relating to the referendum to be bought by organisations located within the Republic of Ireland. However, the Facebook move only covers ads posted and paid for by foreign individuals and organisations, not those placed by domestic groups and campaigners.


NAB begins probe into allegation Nawaz sent $4.9bn to India

NAB begins probe into allegation Nawaz sent $4.9bn to India

Even as Pakistan's top anti-corruption body has ordered a probe against the country's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for his alleged involvement in money laundering, the World Bank has come out and denied reports as "incorrect". According to NAB, it launched the probe after the World Bank's migration and remittance book released in September 2016 carried information that foreign exchange reserves of India increased by $4.9 billion after receiving the huge amount sent through money ...


Iran, Russia, European Powers Vow To Uphold Nuclear Deal Without US

Iran, Russia, European Powers Vow To Uphold Nuclear Deal Without US

But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who opposed the deal negotiated by President Barack Obama's administration and world powers in 2015, said the Trump White House appears to have a slogan but no plan. "I am open to consultations with allies and partners on future worldwide agreements to counter the full range of Iran's threats, including the nuclear weapon and intercontinental ballistic missile threats, and the heads of agencies shall advise me, as appropriate, regarding ...


Teen is charged over cordless drill attack in Strabane

Teen is charged over cordless drill attack in Strabane

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MLA Michaela Boyle said: People are absolutely numb with shock at the horrific nature of this attack perpetrated against this woman and the thoughts of everyone are with the victim and her family at this time. There was no evidence a drill bit was in place when the power tool was later recovered or after police checked security camera footage, a Police Service of Northern Ireland detective told Omagh magistrates court.