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Why There's Little Reason To Pre-order The Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2 And Gear Fit
Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the company’s attempt at a smart watch follow-up to the Galaxy Gear begin in the United States starting on Friday. A release from AT&T says people can starting getting in line for the new flagship phone at AT&T stores or at att.com. The phones will actually ship starting in early April. The Galaxy S5 and new Galaxy Gear roll-out comes at a particularly awkward time, following the announcement this week of Android Wear and the novel, round Moto 360 smart watch from Motorola. While we know nothing about pricing for Android Wear devices, and they won’t be out until the summer, the word is that they’ll work with a wide array of Android devices including the Galaxy S5.
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How Islamic State Uses Syria's Oil To Fuel Its Advances
In an oil field in northeastern Syria, trucks line up daily to load crude sold cheaply by Islamic State militants who have hijacked parts of the country's energy industry in their bid to build a caliphate. Sales at Shadada field, described by an oil trader, are just one example of how the group, which has seized land in war-torn Syria and neighboring Iraq, is creating its own economy through a series of pragmatic trades. It is cutting deals with local traders and buyers, even businessmen who support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and some of its oil has made its way back to government buyers through a series of middlemen.
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Air France Pilot Strike Continues, Wreaking Havoc On Travel Around The World
An Air France pilots union threatened to continue striking indefinitely on Thursday, as the airline announced 60% of the day's flights were canceled. Thousands of passengers have faced long lines, overnight stays at airports, and repeated delays and cancelations. According to Air France, a majority of flights have been canceled each day since Monday.
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Joan Rivers ... Doctor Gwen Korovin Surfaces ... Mum On Selfie Allegation
Joan Rivers' personal ENT who was performing a procedure on the comedienne when she stopped breathing was seen for the first time in NYC Thursday ... and she clearly didn't want to talk. An independent photog asked Dr. Gwen Korovin if she took a selfie while performing a biopsy on Joan ... but she was having none of it as she entered her office building. TMZ broke the story ... Dr. Korovin is the ENT Joan brought in for the procedure.
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British Hostage Appears In New Video
The Islamic State group has released a video showing a British man who identifies himself as a journalist and says he is a prisoner of the extremists. In a slick video shot with three cameras, the man identifies himself as John Cantlie, a photojournalist who worked for publications including The Sunday Times, The Sun and The Sunday Telegraph. He says he came to Syria in November 2012 and was subsequently captured by the Islamic State group. The group has beheaded two U.S. journalists and a British aid worker, and threatened to kill another British hostage. Cantlie's name has not been mentioned among foreign hostages held by the group before, apparently because of a media blackout.
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Identity Of Doctor Who Operated On Joan Rivers Revealed
The doctor who was performing an unauthorized biopsy on Joan Rivers when she quit breathing was allegedly Manhattan throat specialist Dr. Gwen Korovin, a well respected doctor who often operates on celebrities, TMZ reports. Korovin was not even authorized to practice at Yorkville Endoscopy, the clinic Rivers visited for the routine procedure. She is also the doctor who reportedly took a selfie while in the operating room, before starting the biopsy on Rivers, who was under anesthesia.
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San Sebastian Film Festival Is Ready For Action
As the curtain lifts on the 62nd San Sebastian International Film Festival, which kicks off Friday in Spain’s northern Basque region, all the pieces are in order for the world’s most important Spanish-language festival: features from world-renowned directors mixed with a bevy of up-and-coming talent and sprinkled with a hefty dose of Latin flavor from South American films vying for a spot in the international market.
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Was Kendall Jenner Bullied During Fashion Week?
Kendall Jenner is on a runway roll these days. She walked in some of the biggest shows of New York Fashion Week this season, including Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan and Tommy Hilfiger. And today, the 18-year-old supermodel made her Milan debut at the Fendi show. But, allegedly, Kendall wasn't exactly given the easiest time by some of her fellow models.
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Galaxy Note 4 Launch Set For Oct. 17; Preorders Start Friday
Samsung is getting ready to launch the much-anticipated Galaxy Note 4, the next version of its smartphone-tablet hybrid. The company said Thursday that preorders on the Galaxy Note 4 will begin Friday -- the the same day Apple is launching its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Samsung's so-called phablet will launch October 17 in the US.
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Ukrainian President Makes Emotional Plea For Aid In U.S. Congress
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko requested more military and economic aid for his country at a joint session of U.S. Congress on Thursday. In his speech, he tried to rally lawmakers around upholding Ukrainian sovereignty against attacks by separatists and Russian soldiers. Poroshenko said, “Don’t let Ukraine stand alone in the face of this aggression. I urge America to lead the way." Poroshenko's request for greater military and economic assistance from the United States and other Western nations comes at a crucial moment in Ukraine's conflict with Russia and Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine.