Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal on Monday accused Israel of having killed one of the Palestinian Islamist group's officials after he was shot dead in the Gaza Strip. Mazen Faqha, 38, was shot dead by unknown gunmen Friday with four bullets from a pistol equipped with a silencer. "By killing Faqha, the enemy told us: 'I've scored a point against you and I can take away one of your heroes even in the heart of Gaza," Meshaal told supporters at a memorial in the Palestinian enclave.
A Canadian gold coin named "Big Maple Leaf" which bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II was stolen in the early hours of Monday morning from Berlin's Bode Museum. Given the high purity of the gold used in the coin, its material value is estimated to be $4 million. The museum said on its website that the coin was issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007 and that it was featured in the Guinness Book of Records for its "unmatched" degree of purity.
By Tom Finn LONDON (Reuters) - Qatar Airways' chief executive said on Monday he did not believe the ban on carrying most electronics in the cabins of passenger flights to the United States from eight Muslim majority countries was designed to hurt Gulf airlines. The U.S. introduced new security measures on March 25 banning electronics larger than a mobile phone from passenger cabins on direct flights to the U.S. from 10 airports in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, including Qatar.
DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — Arab leaders "realize the urgency" of tackling long-running regional crises, from war to high unemployment, Jordan's foreign minister said Monday after chairing a meeting of his counterparts from the region.
More than 100 countries on Monday launched the first UN talks aimed at achieving a legally binding ban on atomic weapons, as Washington led an international boycott of a process it deems unrealistic. Before the conference had even begun, the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, spoke out to reject the proposal in the light of current global security threats. "As a mom and a daughter there is nothing I want more for my family than a world with no nuclear weapons," Haley, who represents the world's largest nuclear power, said on the sidelines of the meeting.
WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey family that wants to demolish their home after they claim they were stalked by an anonymous creepy-letter writer known as "The Watcher" has filed a lawsuit against their town.
Two hundred and fifty couples participated in the “Running of the Brides” race in Bangkok, Thailand, over the weekend. The brides and grooms-to-be ran a 2.4 mile course hoping to win $29,000 in wedding package prizes including a diamond ring and a honeymoon trip to the Maldives.
Think about how impressive it is that after all these years, Amazon's Kindle lineup still consists of the best eReaders on the planet, and still by a huge margin. Usually when a company comes along and disrupts a market like Amazon did, other companies use that momentum and pounce. In the case of Amazon's Kindles, however, none of the company's rivals have even come close to matching the quality, affordability or overall user experience that Amazon offers.
If you're due for an eBook reader upgrade, you're in luck. For the next week, Amazon Prime subscribers can save anywhere from $30 to $75 on every single one of Amazon's most popular Kindle eReaders and Kindle bundles. This deal covers everything from the standard Kindle and the Kindle Paperwhite to the Kindle Voyage and even the Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle. Check out all seven deals below.
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After releasing roughly 437 different iOS 10.3 betas to developers over the past few weeks alone, Apple has finally released iOS 10.3 to the public. The new mobile software is available as an over the air (OTA) download or as a download through iTunes on a Mac or Windows PC, and it's compatible with 19 different Apple devices dating as far back as the iPhone 5, 4th-generation iPad, iPad mini 2, and the 6th-generation iPod touch.
Should you be excited? Should you rush to download and install iOS 10.3 on your iPhone or iPad as soon as possible? In this post, we'll run through all of the top new features Apple introduced in iOS 10.3.
Find My AirPods: The most talked-about new feature in iOS 10.3 is Find My AirPods, which obviously only matters if you own a pair of Apple's hot new AirPods. They're still next to impossible to find in Apple stores, so Amazon is really your only hope if you want AirPods anytime soon.
There's now a new option in the Find My iPhone app that can track down your AirPods, but it's nowhere near as accurate or as useful as it is for iPhones and iPads since AirPods don't have a GPS radio or the ability to connect to any networks. Instead, this is basically a log that will show you the last location where your iPhone was connected to your AirPods.
If you forget your AirPods somewhere, this nifty new feature could definitely help you find them. If you haven't connected to them in a while or if they're stolen, you're pretty much out of luck.
App Transition Animations: You might not even notice this one, but Apple made a subtle change to the transition animations that are shown as apps open and close in iOS 10.3. They now have slightly more rounded edges, which is definitely not a big deal. But they also seem to move a bit faster, which is a big deal since it speeds up the interface a bit.
Weather in Maps: In the Maps app, users can now 3D Touch the weather icon to see a local forecast for the area.
Apple ID Profile: There is now a new Apple ID profile section in the Settings app that you'll see at the very top of the first screen. It gives you access to a single page where you'll find your full contact profile, security settings, payment information, iCloud account details, App Store settings, Family Sharing settings and a bit more.
Also of note, this page displays every Apple device where you're currently signed in.
iCloud Storage: You'll now find a new section at the top of your iCloud settings page with a breakdown of how your iCloud storage is being used.
New File System: This is a big one, though it takes place completely behind the scenes so you won't even realize it's happening. Installing iOS 10.3 will automatically update your iPhone or iPad to use Apple File System (APFS) instead of HFS+. APFS is better optimized for NAND flash storage so files can be accessed more quickly, and it also supports stronger encryption.
Voice Call Continuity for Verizon: This is obviously a new feature that will only be appreciated by Verizon Wireless subscribers, but iCloud calling features are now finally supported if you use Verizon. That means you can make or receive voice calls on your Mac, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch.
Podcasts Widget: You know that widgets panel you never use? There's a new Podcasts widget available now (it's actually a pretty cool addition for podcast fans).
After Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 for the second time, we all assumed it was gone for good. As the old saying goes: recalled once, shame on you, recalled twice, maybe just stop and consider if you should be selling the product in the first place.
So after the second recall, Samsung confirmed that it was pulling Note 7 devices off shelves, stopping production, and writing off the entire debacle. That created a new problem, however: what to do with the millions of expensive, non-recyclable phones littering up a Samsung warehouse somewhere.
After significant pressure from Greenpeace and other ecological organizations, Samsung has outlined exactly what it's planning on doing with all the leftover Galaxy Note 7 handsets. Some will be scrapped, with any useful parts harvested, and metals extracted in an eco-friendly way before the remains are trashed. But for an unspecified other number of handsets, Samsung is planning on refurbishing them and selling them back to consumers, or using them as rental phones. In other words, the Galaxy Note 7 isn't dead yet.
Samsung isn't giving details yet, but a statement issued today does seems to confirm that this is a very real thing, and not some last-minute plan:
Regarding the Galaxy Note 7 devices as refurbished phones or rental phones, applicability is dependent upon consultations with regulatory authorities and carriers as well as due consideration of local demand. The markets and release dates will be determined accordingly.
For remaining Galaxy Note 7 devices, components such as semiconductors and camera modules shall be detached by companies specializing in such services and used for test sample production purposes.
Finally, for left over component recycling, Samsung shall first extract precious metals, such as copper, nickel, gold and silver by utilizing eco-friendly companies specializing in such processes.
The fact that Samsung hasn't started working on regulatory approval yet means we're probably not going to see some major international launch of refurbished Galaxy Note 7s. Between the upcoming Galaxy S8 launch this spring, and a new Galaxy Note 8 this fall, Samsung wouldn't want a big product launch of last year's phone to serve as a distraction. Much more likely is that the refurbished phones are used as loaner devices during product repairs, or sold in less lucrative markets at a discount.
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A mystery rooted in President Donald Trump's claim that he was wiretapped by then President Barack Obama during the 2016 election campaign deepened on Monday with the disclosure that a top congressional Republican reviewed classified information about the charge on the White House grounds. In a separate development, Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a top White House adviser, has volunteered to testify before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into whether Russia attempted to interfere in the Nov. 8 U.S. election, a White House spokesman said.