The HTC One M9 has been one of the most eagerly awaited Android smartphones in recent times, and it has finally been launched just days ago.
Based on the Taiwan-based manufacturer's usual schedule, the device should hit stores a month from now, most probably the EU and US.
However, in a recent report, it looks like HTC will be bringing its new flagship to EU markets earlier than usual. more >>
One Direction band member Zayn Malik is rumored to be entertaining the idea of going solo, according to recent reports. He has recently confirmed that he has done some recording with good friend and rapper/music producer Naughty Boy, which will be part of the rapper's upcoming album.
According to Heatworld, Malik apparently could not wait to do a solo project as it said that he had co-written a song called "One Chance to Dance" with Naughty Boy in July 2014 intended for 1D's next album. The song however, was not included, but the report says it will be released in the near future. Simon Cowell earlier announced that "he's happy for the One Direction lads to work on their own solo projects."
Naughty Boy confirmed a few days ago that Malik is indeed going to be a part of his next studio album. more >>
Turkish authorities have charged an alleged Islamic State human trafficker with forcing Syrian refugee children, seeking safety from the terror group's wrath, into a prostitution ring in Southern Turkey.
In investigating an Islamic State attack last March that killed a police officer and Turkish soldier in the town of Niğde, local detectives uncovered communications between 29-year-old Ahmet Yumuşak and potential clients about the price of sex with underage Syrian refugee girls, the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet reported.
Turkish authorities, who have often been criticized for not doing enough to quell the flow of potential ISIS extremists across its borders into Syria, believe that Yumuşak was involved in the March ISIS attack and also accused him of helping to smuggle jihadi recruits into Syria to join the militant group. more >>
With four more weeks before "Game of Thrones" Season 5 premieres on HBO, spoilers for the show have emerged to give fans something to anticipate.
"Game of Thrones" Season 5 will be coming to HBO on April 12, preceded by spoilers of the new season's episodes. The upcoming season will be based on fantasy author, George R.R. Martin's epic novels, "A Feast for Crows" and "A Dance with Dragons."
With limited material left from the fifth book, and the sixth book's release still under speculation, several spoilers have emerged for the new season as the show makes its way into more unchartered territory. more >>
The inspector general of the Vatican's police force has confirmed that terror group ISIS has threatened Pope Francis, but said he's not aware of any specific plans to carry out an attack. Francis has, meanwhile, condemned the "intolerable brutality" of the militants.
"The threat exists. This is what has emerged from my conversations with Italian and foreign colleagues," said Domenico Giani, inspector general of the Corpo della Gendarmeria, Vatican City's state police force.
"At the moment, I can say that we know of no plan for an attack against the Vatican or the Holy Father." more >>
Icelandic atheist group Vantru has suggested it would like to register all newborn children as atheist members, mocking the National Church's practice of automatically registering babies if their mothers belong to the church.
"In a satirical statement to highlight the flaws of the National Church, the atheist society revealed that everyone would be a member of the organization until they deregistered their membership," Ice News reported.
"Soon-to-be parents were told any babies born from 1 March onwards would not be left out of their 'lively community' as they would automatically be registered at birth — even if parental consent had not been given. It added that this was the 'best and fairest' way to go about things." more >>