IS suicide blast kills 51 near Syria’s Al-Bab

Al-Bab (Syria) (AFP) – An Islamic State group suicide bomber killed 51 people outside Syria’s Al-Bab on Friday, in a major blow just hours after rebels seized the town from the jihadists. In a statement distributed online, the group said its suicide bomber “drove his car bomb into the middle of a gathering of Turkish soldiers and apostates working in Susian”.
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North Korea steps up sanctions-busting: UN report

North Korea is flouting tougher new UN sanctions with more ingenuous tactics, circumventing trade bans by relying on middlemen and front companies, notably in Malaysia and China, a report by UN sanctions experts says. North Korea “is flouting sanctions through trade in prohibited goods, with evasion techniques that are increasing in scale, scope and sophistication,” said the report sent to the Security Council last week.
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Apple may have delayed its first exciting new product of 2017

Apple’s expanding line of iPad tablets is widely accepted as the gold standard in the tablet market. While tablets as a whole have been largely disappointing considering the explosive growth that leading market research firms predicted following the original iPad’s debut, tens of millions of tablets are still sold around the world each quarter. Truth be told, tablets are still a big business for plenty of hardware vendors, despite the fact that sales are declining due in part to a much slower upgrade cycle than most firms were expecting. Oh, how market researchers love to draw straight growth lines that soar endlessly into the sky.
While Apple’s iPads have continued to get better and better as time has progressed, most updates in recent years have been somewhat incremental as far as user-facing features are concerned. That’s why it was so exciting when reports began to emerge suggesting that Apple actually has a bold new redesign coming to one of its new iPads in 2017. Unfortunately, ..

Behati Prinsloo Returns to the Runway, Adam Levine Calls Her a ‘Cool Mom’

Behati Prinsloo looks so fierce while walking down the runway in the Versace show held during Milan Fashion Week on Friday (February 24) in Milan, Italy.
The 27-year-old model made her return to the runway for the first time since giving birth to her daughter Dusty Rose five months ago.
Behati‘s husband Adam Levine took to Twitter to praise his wife on her walk in the show.
“.@BeePrinsloo Taking “I’m a cool mom” to a whole new level,” he tweeted. In hashtag format he wrote “you’re so cool” three times in a row.
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Spirit Awards Hosts Nick Kroll & John Mulaney Hit the Blue Carpet!

John Mulaney and Nick Kroll look dapper while walking the blue carpet at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards held at the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday afternoon (February 25) in Santa Monica, Calif.
The comedians, who recently starred together on Broadway in the play Oh Hello, are hosting the awards show today!
“We want to figure out that perfect medium where we do jokes that are too inside for the viewing audience but either too biting or uncomfortable for the people in the room. We’re looking to alienate both the people in the room and the broader televised audience,” Nick told THR about their hosting strategy.
Tune in for the show at 5pm ET/2pm ET on IFC!
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If Kellyanne Conway Joins ‘Real Housewives,’ This Star Will Quit

It doesn’t seem likely that Kellyanne Conway will be welcomed to The Real Housewives franchise by the other ladies – TMZ See what this year’s Oscar nominees looked like at their first Oscars ever – Wetpaint Camila Cabello updates fans on her solo music – Just Jared Jr The judges on The Voice cover TLC – Lainey Gossip Dead body found in the closet of Hollywood’s Magic Castle – The Hollywood Reporter Read More Read Full Thread

Remy Ma Disses Nicki Minaj on ‘Shether’ – Stream & Lyrics!

Remy Ma is firing back at Nicki Minaj with a new diss track “Shether” after Nicki dropped a subliminal shot at her in the new song “Make Love.”
Less than 24 hours after Nicki‘s song was released, Remy released her seven minute track which is directed entirely at her rival.
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Nicki responded to the release of Remy‘s new song by sharing stats about the low sales of her new album with Fat Joe, Plata o Plomo. The album was released on February 17 and is looking to have a low debut on the Billboard chart.
Stream the new song “Shether” below and read the lyrics to the track here as well.
Click inside to read the lyrics for the new song…
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Independent Spirit Awards 2017 – Nominations List Refresher!

The 2017 Independent Spirit Awards are taking place this afternoon and we are taking a moment to refresh everyone on the nominees!
The annual show honors the best in independent film and the films leading the nominations are Moonlight and American Honey, each with six nominations.
Manchester By the Sea has five nominations and Jackie, Other People, and Free in Deed each earned four nods.
The show will be airing on IFC this afternoon (February 25) and we’ll be live blogging the whole show, so stay tuned!
Click inside for the list of nominations…
Independent Spirit Awards 2017 – Nominations List BEST FEATURE
“American Honey”
“Chronic”
“Jackie”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Moonlight”
BEST DIRECTOR
Andrea Arnold, “American Honey”
Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”
Pablo Larraín, “Jackie”
Jeff Nichols, “Loving”
Kelly Reichardt, “Certain Women”
BEST FIRST FEATURE
“The Childhood of a Leader”
“The Fits”
“Other People”
“Swiss Army Man”
“The Witch”
BEST FEMALE LEAD
Annette Bening, “20th Century Wom..

Will Nina Agdal Go to the Oscars with Leonardo DiCaprio?

Leonardo DiCaprio and his girlfriend Nina Agdal have been dating since last summer, so is it time for them to make their red carpet debut as a couple?
The 24-year-old Danish model has revealed that she will be in town for the 2017 Academy Awards and she plans on going to the Vanity Fair Oscars After Party!
“I’ll be going to Vanity Fair,” Nina told People. When asked what she will wear, she said, “I don’t know for sure yet, but it’s gonna be good.”
It’s not confirmed that Nina will walk the red carpet with Leo, but it seems they will likely be at the party together!
Leo has only brought one girlfriend to the Oscars as a date – Gisele Bundchen back in 2005 when he was nominated for The Aviator. Usually he brings his mom as his date!
Pictured inside: Nina and Orange Is the New Black star Jackie Cruz supporting the relaunch of the original glow expert Ole Henriksen‘s skincare line, sold exclusively at Sephora, on Thursday (February 23) in New York City.
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Elder Scrolls Online Has Sold 8.5 Million Copies

The Elder Scrolls Online has sold 8.5 million copies according to a report issued by MMORPG.com.
Matt Firor, the game’s director, revealed the figure – which actually relates to the number of copies of the game that have been sold, not just the number of registered accounts.
According to the report, The Elder Scrolls Online had 7 million players as of June 2016, meaning that since then a further 1.5 million new players have joined. That’s an impressive increase to have inside of a year.
The report also stated that Firor said the population of players is split “fairly evenly” across the PC, PS4, and the Xbox One.
Recently, The Elder Scrolls Online received the substantial Homestead update, a whopping 20GB worth of content. It added a wealth of customization options for the game’s housing system, along with general changes and additions.
Continued support for the game could well be the reason its user base has grown so impressively.
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