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Downey Jr asks fans for charity for ill children

IANS - 5 hours ago Los Angeles, March 30 (IANS) Actor Robert Downey Jr is requesting all his fans to attend the world premiere of Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and help his charity to donate for children who are suffering from terminal illnesses. The 49-year-old in his latest post on his Facebook page requested his fans to donate to a charity event that is supporting Julia's House, that prov…

  • Top brands choosing Instagram over Facebook IANS - 5 hours ago

    New York, March 30 (IANS) An increasing number of popular brands are posting more on Instagram than on Facebook, a study conducted by New York-based research firm L2 … More »Top brands choosing Instagram over Facebook

    New York, March 30 (IANS) An increasing number of popular brands are posting more on Instagram than on Facebook, a study conducted by New York-based research firm L2 suggests. L2 said that around three million US teenagers stopped using Facebook between 2011 and 2014, while "the same cohort now cites Instagram as their …

  • Jinny Ng slams Netizen for a rude comment
    Jinny Ng slams Netizen for a rude comment From Cinema Online Exclusively for Yahoo Newsroom - 7 hours ago

    The singer spews profanity at a Facebook user for making an insensitive comment about her mother's accident More »Jinny Ng slams Netizen for a rude comment

    Jinny Ng slams Netizen for a rude comment

    The singer spews profanity at a Facebook user for making an insensitive comment about her mother's accident

  • New streaming apps could boost citizen journalism
    New streaming apps could boost citizen journalism AFP Relax - 9 hours ago

    When three buildings collapsed and ignited a blaze in New York on Thursday, a smartphone app brought the live video feed to anyone online wanting to watch. The disaster … More »New streaming apps could boost citizen journalism

    New streaming apps could boost citizen journalism

    When three buildings collapsed and ignited a blaze in New York on Thursday, a smartphone app brought the live video feed to anyone online wanting to watch. The disaster took place, coincidentally, the same day as the launch of Twitter's new livestream app Periscope, which became a window for the breaking news event. The …

  • Handout photo by the Canada Transportation Safety Board shows damage to an Air Canada Airbus A-320 that skidded off the runway at Halifax International Airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 29, 2015
    Air Canada plane crash lands at Halifax airport, 23 injured AFP News - 16 hours ago

    Twenty-three people were injured when an Air Canada jet struck an antenna and crash landed as it attempted to touch down in heavy snow at Halifax airport early Sunday. … More »Air Canada plane crash lands at Halifax airport, 23 injured

    Handout photo by the Canada Transportation Safety Board shows damage to an Air Canada Airbus A-320 that skidded off the runway at Halifax International Airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 29, 2015

    Twenty-three people were injured when an Air Canada jet struck an antenna and crash landed as it attempted to touch down in heavy snow at Halifax airport early Sunday. Like the doomed Germanwings flight, the Air Canada plane involved in Sunday's incident was an Airbus A320. Flight AC624 from Toronto "exited runway upon …

  • 'Facebook Generation' happier than teenagers a decade ago IANS - Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    London, March 29 (IANS) Today's "Facebook Generation" is happier and healthier than teenagers a decade ago, finds a new study. The findings, published online by the … More »'Facebook Generation' happier than teenagers a decade ago

    London, March 29 (IANS) Today's "Facebook Generation" is happier and healthier than teenagers a decade ago, finds a new study. The findings, published online by the European Journal of Public Health, claimed a growing proportion of 11 to 15-year-olds, dubbed the "Facebook Generation", are less likely than their predecessors …

  • Stream live video with new Twitter app IANS - Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Toronto, March 29 (IANS) You can turn your iPhone into a live video feed with this new app from Twitter. The just-released app, called Periscope, allows people to livestream … More »Stream live video with new Twitter app

    Toronto, March 29 (IANS) You can turn your iPhone into a live video feed with this new app from Twitter. The just-released app, called Periscope, allows people to livestream video from their iPhones at the touch of a button. Periscope would be competing with Meerkat - a similar app that came out a few weeks ago. Look …

  • Parang-wielding robbers break into Selangor speaker’s family home
    Parang-wielding robbers break into Selangor speaker’s family home The Malaysian Insider - Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Five men armed with parang broke into Selangor Assembly Speaker Hannah Yeoh's parents’ house in USJ Subang Jaya, said Yeoh via her Twitter account.   The Subang … More »Parang-wielding robbers break into Selangor speaker’s family home

    Parang-wielding robbers break into Selangor speaker’s family home

    Five men armed with parang broke into Selangor Assembly Speaker Hannah Yeoh's parents’ house in USJ Subang Jaya, said Yeoh via her Twitter account.   The Subang Jaya assemblyman tagged Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar @KBAB51 in the post. Yeoh said the masked intruders tied up her father and …

  • Selangor speaker seeks IGP aid on Twitter after parents robbed in Subang home
    Selangor speaker seeks IGP aid on Twitter after parents robbed in Subang … The Malay Mail Online - Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — DAP’s Hannah Yeoh sought the attention of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar on Twitter today, informing him that … More »Selangor speaker seeks IGP aid on Twitter after parents robbed in Subang …

    Selangor speaker seeks IGP aid on Twitter after parents robbed in Subang home

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — DAP’s Hannah Yeoh sought the attention of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar on Twitter today, informing him that her parents’ house was just...

  • Former Bar chief says puzzled by sedition probe, willing to cooperate
    Former Bar chief says puzzled by sedition probe, willing to cooperate The Malay Mail Online - Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — Surprised to find himself suspected of sedition on Twitter, lawyer Christopher Leong has however promised to cooperate fully with the police … More »Former Bar chief says puzzled by sedition probe, willing to cooperate

    Former Bar chief says puzzled by sedition probe, willing to cooperate

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — Surprised to find himself suspected of sedition on Twitter, lawyer Christopher Leong has however promised to cooperate fully with the police in their investigations. The...

  • James Bond legend Roger Moore insists he said nothing racist about fellow British actor Idris Elba -- tipped to play the superspy next -- in a French magazine interview
    Moore denies racism in comments on next Bond AFP News - Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    James Bond legend Roger Moore insisted Saturday he had said nothing racist about fellow British actor Idris Elba -- tipped to play the superspy next -- in a French magazine … More »Moore denies racism in comments on next Bond

    James Bond legend Roger Moore insists he said nothing racist about fellow British actor Idris Elba -- tipped to play the superspy next -- in a French magazine interview

    James Bond legend Roger Moore insisted Saturday he had said nothing racist about fellow British actor Idris Elba -- tipped to play the superspy next -- in a French magazine interview. "An interview I gave to Paris Match implies I said something racist about Idris Elba. He added: "When a journalist asks if 'Bond should …

  • PAS MP, students released after court rejects remand request
    Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad held in #KitaLawan sweep The Malaysian Insider - Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Police arrested Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad early today in what has become a familiar pattern of detaining opposition leaders and activists after the #KitaLawan political … More »Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad held in #KitaLawan sweep

    PAS MP, students released after court rejects remand request

    Police arrested Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad early today in what has become a familiar pattern of detaining opposition leaders and activists after the #KitaLawan political rallies. The PAS politician was picked up at his home at 3.20am, fellow party leader Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said in a Facebook update. Dzulkefly said Khalid …

  • Facebook tests laser drones in British skies IANS - Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    London, March 28 (IANS) If Facebook has its way, there would soon be huge solar-powered drones -- with the wingspan of a commercial airliner -- beaming down internet … More »Facebook tests laser drones in British skies

    London, March 28 (IANS) If Facebook has its way, there would soon be huge solar-powered drones -- with the wingspan of a commercial airliner -- beaming down internet in the remotest of areas. Facebook has been testing such drones in the skies over England, according to its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The drones use lasers to …

  • Selfie love does iPhone thief in IANS - Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    New York, March 28 (IANS) It was the love for selfies that landed an iPhone thief in soup in Denver. The thief started taking pictures of herself on the stolen phone, … More »Selfie love does iPhone thief in

    New York, March 28 (IANS) It was the love for selfies that landed an iPhone thief in soup in Denver. The thief started taking pictures of herself on the stolen phone, but the pictures were automatically getting uploaded on the owner's Facebook page, according to a USA Today report. The thief's non-stop self-portraits …

  • Stoke City's manager Mark Hughes, formerly at Wales and Manchester City, has been at the Premier club since May 2013 and guided them to 10th in the league this season
    Hughes extends Stoke contract to 2019 AFP News - Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Mark Hughes has extended his contract as Stoke City manager until 2019, the English Premier League club announced Friday. The former Wales and Manchester City has been … More »Hughes extends Stoke contract to 2019

    Stoke City's manager Mark Hughes, formerly at Wales and Manchester City, has been at the Premier club since May 2013 and guided them to 10th in the league this season

    Mark Hughes has extended his contract as Stoke City manager until 2019, the English Premier League club announced Friday. The former Wales and Manchester City has been at Stoke since May 2013 and has guided them to 10th in the Premier League this season. Mark Hughes has agreed a new deal until 2019, NOT 2018 as we reported," …

  • Football: Hughes extends Stoke contract to 2019 AFP News - Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Mark Hughes has extended his contract as Stoke City manager until 2019, the English Premier League club announced Friday. The former Wales and Manchester City has been … More »Football: Hughes extends Stoke contract to 2019

    Mark Hughes has extended his contract as Stoke City manager until 2019, the English Premier League club announced Friday. The former Wales and Manchester City has been at Stoke since May 2013 and has guided them to 10th in the Premier League this season. Mark Hughes has agreed a new deal until 2019, NOT 2018 as we reported," …

  • Malaysia students safe, opt to stay indoor following air strikes in Ye … New Straits Times - Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian students in Aden, Yemen, had opted to stay indoor following the air strikes launched by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies in Yemen on Thursday … More »Malaysia students safe, opt to stay indoor following air strikes in Ye …

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian students in Aden, Yemen, had opted to stay indoor following the air strikes launched by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies in Yemen on Thursday morning. According to a Malaysian student in Seiyun, Hadhramaut, about 800 kilometres from Sana’a in Aden, they opted to do so for fear of their own safety. …

  • Facebook moves ahead toward Internet drone air fleet
    Facebook moves ahead toward Internet drone air fleet AFP Relax - Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday proclaimed the successful test of a wide-winged, solar-powered drone built to deliver wireless internet service to remote … More »Facebook moves ahead toward Internet drone air fleet

    Facebook moves ahead toward Internet drone air fleet

    Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday proclaimed the successful test of a wide-winged, solar-powered drone built to deliver wireless internet service to remote spots.

  • Facebook to roll out suicide prevention tools IANS - Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Sydney, March 27 (IANS) Popular social media site Facebook will introduce suicide prevention and support tools for vulnerable Australian users in the coming months, a … More »Facebook to roll out suicide prevention tools

    Sydney, March 27 (IANS) Popular social media site Facebook will introduce suicide prevention and support tools for vulnerable Australian users in the coming months, a company official has said. The posts are then reviewed by Facebook, which can then send the original poster a message of support or advice on where to seek …

  • Craig Zadan, Neil Meron won't return as Oscar producers IANS - Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) After producing three Academy Awards shows, duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will not return as Oscar producers for the next year, their representatives … More »Craig Zadan, Neil Meron won't return as Oscar producers

    Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) After producing three Academy Awards shows, duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will not return as Oscar producers for the next year, their representatives have confirmed. Meron also tweeted about the news on Thursday, saying he and Zadan "would like to thank The Academy", reports variety.com.  …

  • Najib congratulates Muhyiddin on new son-in-law – Bernama
    Najib congratulates Muhyiddin on new son-in-law – Bernama The Malaysian Insider - Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor congratulated Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on the marriage of his daughter, … More »Najib congratulates Muhyiddin on new son-in-law – Bernama

    Najib congratulates Muhyiddin on new son-in-law – Bernama

    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor congratulated Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on the marriage of his daughter, Najwa, yesterday. Najib expressed his congratulations to Muhyiddin and his wife, Puan Sri Noorainee Abd Rahman, via his Facebook and Twitter accounts …