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Xiaomi Mi A1 now receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update

Xiaomi Mi A1 now receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update Unfortunately, it took Xiaomi quite a long time to bring Oreo to the Mi A1. The update package comes in 1107.4MB size and includes the December Android security patch alongside other new features. The Oreo experience on the Mi A1 will be nearly close (if not completely) to what you get on a certain Google Pixel. After the Android Oreo update, the device will be moved to version 7.12.29. [Full Article...]

Fog disrupts flights, train services in Indian capital

Fog disrupts flights, train services in Indian capital According to an airport official, more than 270 flights were delayed and around 50 flights were diverted to other airports. The low visibility has also resulted in the cancellation of four flights including one global flight. The operations were on hold since 7:30 am when the visibility hovered around 75 metres and dropped to 50 metres later. This year's worst condition of fog has been experienc... [Full Article...]

Get ready: two 'supermoons' are heading your way this January

Get ready: two 'supermoons' are heading your way this January But skies from Adelaide to Perth should be clear and conditions are expected to be flawless for watching the "wolf moon". If you can't get out to take in the view with your own eyes, the Internet can bring it to you. During these events, the moon generally appears to be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than a typical full moon. The big event is coming on January 31, when another supermoon is set to l... [Full Article...]

Ravens eliminated from playoff contention, Bills take their spot

Ravens eliminated from playoff contention, Bills take their spot Baltimore entered knowing it could have also gotten into the postseason if either Tennessee or Buffalo tied or lost. That made it 14-3, and the Bengals, who had little trouble moving the ball on the ground and protecting Dalton, added a field goal on their next drive. [Full Article...]

Democratic Republic of Congo: gunfire in churches after protests against President Kabila

Democratic Republic of Congo: gunfire in churches after protests against President Kabila Florence Marchal, spokesperson for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Congo, said security forces had shot dead at least seven people in Kinshasa. AFP counted about 10 people hurt including a priest with an injury to the face and a woman in her sixties with a gash on her forehead, after police broke up gathering at churches in central Kinshasa. [Full Article...]

Gallup Poll: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton Retain Most Admired Titles

Gallup Poll: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton Retain Most Admired Titles Former President Barack Obama has retained his title of the most admired man in the world, according to a new poll. Pope Francis received a 3 percent share of the vote while Graham, Arizona Sen. The third and last question the survey asks, "Do you believe the Fake News Media will fairly cover President Trump's first year approval rating?" with the options of "yes", "no" and "other". [Full Article...]

Prominent British CEO among those dead in Sydney seaplane

Prominent British CEO among those dead in Sydney seaplane Richard Cousins, 58, chief of the British-based catering and food services giant, died alongside Emma Bowden, 48, Heather Bowden, 11, Edward Cousins, 23, and William Cousins, 25, according to Detective Superintendent Mark Hutchings from the New South Wales Police. [Full Article...]

Vance Joseph "Likely Out" At Denver After 1 Year

Rookie Kareem Hunt scored on a 35-yard run on his only carry, securing the National Football League rushing title over Todd Gurley II and Le'Veon Bell, both of whom were inactive Sunday. Mahomes was 8 of 15 for 135 yards by halftime with an interception to Stewart. The Chiefs are playing virtually no normal starters in this game, so seeing Hunt on the field is a bit of a surprise. [Full Article...]

New Orleans Saints 14, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13

New Orleans Saints 14, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 The Saints scored again after capitalizing on an interception by safety Marcus Williams at midfield. The Bucs converted a fourth-and-10 from their own 5 to get the winning drive started. The Bucs defense allowed the Saints to march 92 yards in 13 plays, going back ahead 24-20 on a 3-yard pass from Drew Brees to fullback Zach Line with 7:07 left. [Full Article...]

Americans Dead In Costa Rica Plane Crash

Americans Dead In Costa Rica Plane Crash A charter plane carrying ten USA citizens crashed Sunday in Costa Rica, killing everyone onboard, that country's government announced. The State Department told the Daily News Sunday evening that it was aware of the crash. "The protection of USA citizens overseas is one of the highest priorities for the State Department". The flight went down near Punta Islita in the Guanacaste province. [Full Article...]

New Year celebrations kick off as New Zealanders usher in 2018

New Year celebrations kick off as New Zealanders usher in 2018 In Beijing, merrymakers braved frigid temperatures as they counted down to the new year at Yongdingmen Gate, a reconstructed version of the Ming dynasty-era gateway. Police discouraged partygoers from burning vehicle tires in lieu of real fireworks, according to the Associated Press. Security measures are ramped up across Turkey, which was hit by a New Year's attack a year ago that killed dozens... [Full Article...]

Patriots lock up first seed in AFC

Patriots lock up first seed in AFC The Steelers also finished the season with a 13-3 record but they will be the No. 2 seed in the AFC, after losing to the Patriots head-to-head. The Patriots , on the other hand, are playing for home-field advantage all throughout the NFL Playoffs as a win over the Jets would secure it. [Full Article...]

Roman Catholic Pope Francis prays for Egypt's Helwan church attack victims

Roman Catholic Pope Francis prays for Egypt's Helwan church attack victims It added that one of its fighters had been killed. Francis prayed for the victims of attacks on Copts in Cairo where a gunman killed at least 11 people on Friday in two attacks, one on a Coptic Orthodox church and the other on a Christian-owned shop near Cairo before he was wounded and arrested. [Full Article...]

5 deputies shot, 1 fatally, in shooting near Denver

5 deputies shot, 1 fatally, in shooting near Denver Authorities say multiple sheriff's deputies are "down" after being called to scene south of Denver on Sunday, December 31st. The severity of their injuries is unknown. Anyone who was displaced from their homes was asked to go there during the course of the investigation. The shooting started at the apartment building, which is located near County Line Road between Colorado Boulevard and University... [Full Article...]

Man Arrested With Guns, Ammo in Houston Hotel Room

Man Arrested With Guns, Ammo in Houston Hotel Room The suspect's Chevrolet Silverado was also reportedly towed and inspected. He immediately called for back up. While the man initially faced charges of drunk and disorderly conduct, he now faces additional charges of trespassing and unlawful carry. [Full Article...]

Five Congress Lawmakers Resign From Meghalaya Assembly

Five Congress Lawmakers Resign From Meghalaya Assembly Apart from the five Congress legislators, the three others are United Democratic Party legislator Remington Pyngrope and Independents Hopeful Bamon and Stephanson Mukhim. When repeatedly asked, Lyngdoh said, "Yes, it is confirmed that the four MLAs are joining the party". Mr. Rahul Gandhi appointed D. D. Lapang, the former chief minister of Meghalaya and the outgoing president, as the advisor fo... [Full Article...]

Apple apologises for slowdown of older phones

The controversy prompted Apple to slash the price for replacement batteries for the iPhone 6 and newer models, to US$29 from US$79. Starting with HTC and Motorola, whose spokespersons said that they don't cut down performance in their smartphones as batteries age. [Full Article...]

Two arrested for killings of four in Troy

Two arrested for killings of four in Troy Mann, 24, were each charged with one count of first-degree murder and four counts of second-degree murder, Troy Police Department Capt. Daniel DeWolf told CNN. Tedesco says he has "never seen savagery like this" in 42 years in law enforcement. Police arrived to find the four bound with their throats slit. At the scene, police recovered a knife with blood on both the handle and the blade locate... [Full Article...]

Rockets Fired from Gaza Interrupt Memorial Ceremony

Rockets Fired from Gaza Interrupt Memorial Ceremony The military said it sees the rockets attack a "severe incident" which "proves once more that Iran , through radical and rogue terror organizations, is operating to deteriorate the situation". The number of such rocket attacks against Israel has sharply escalated in recent weeks, particularly after US President Donald Trump's decision of recognising Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. [Full Article...]

St Petersburg supermarket blast suspect detained - FSB

St Petersburg supermarket blast suspect detained - FSB Petersburg, the committee's Spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko said on Saturday. The extremist group Islamic State (IS) had earlier claimed responsibility for the bombing. "What would have happened if those hundreds, thousands ... had come back to us, trained, armed and well-prepared?" Russian Federation became involved in the Syrian conflict in September 2015, when it began an aerial campaign in s... [Full Article...]


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