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December 30, 2016 8:49 PM ‘The Russians did it!’: A look at Russia’s surprisingly obnoxious tweets from their embassy Twitter accounts

Diplomatic Twitter accounts are normally a sedate landscape of announcements and the occasional photo of people in suits drinking tea. Not Russia’s. Russian diplomats — particularly at their U.K. embassy — appear to have free rein to be as obnoxious and provocative on social media as possible. Below, is a selection of the highlights from Russia’s official 30

December 30, 2016 8:49 PM There will be no partition of Syria

In February, when East Aleppo was still bulging with Western-trained, Al Qaeda-allied militants, Syrian President Bashar Assad was asked the question: “Do you think that you can regain control over all Syrian territory?” Well, yes, said Assad: “This is a goal we are seeking to achieve without any hesitation. It makes no sense for us to say that we will give up any part.” First 154

December 30, 2016 8:17 PM How to catch a comet for New Year's Eve

Crowds and fireworks not your thing? Grab binoculars and head for the hills to catch a glimpse of a New Year's Eve comet. December 30, 2016 —For those who won’t see any fireworks or glittering city lights to ring in the new year, a comet could bring a shimmering show to light up Saturday night’s sky. “Say farewell to 2016 in cosmic style by looking up to see the #NewYearsEve 50

December 30, 2016 10:28 AM Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq 'could miss' Sydney Test

Misbah-ul-Haq is yet to decide whether he will skipper Pakistan in the third and final Test against Australia, which starts next week in Sydney. The 42-year-old has been struggling with the bat Down Under where the hosts bowled out Pakistan for just 163 - in less than four hours - as the Aussies wrapped up the second Test by an innings and 18 runs on Friday 37

December 29, 2016 11:28 AM Carlos Tevez crazy wages in numbers: £615,000-a-week striker earns more than Paul Pogba and Wayne Rooney combined... and could buy 113,889 spring rolls at Wing's every week!

Carlos Tevez has left his boyhood club Boca Juniors to sign for Shanghai Shenhua. So, Carlos, what attracted you to the stupidly-rich Chinese Premier League? The former Juventus, Manchester City, Manchester United, West Ham and Corinthians striker is now the world's highest-paid footballer on £615,000 per week. That means he will earn around £2,723,000 per month 15

December 29, 2016 7:00 AM Germany Grapples With Its African Genocide

“It will be described as genocide,” Ruprecht Polenz, Germany’s special envoy to the talks, said of a joint statement that the two governments are preparing. Negotiations, which began this year, are now also focusing on how Germany will compensate and apologize to Namibia. The events in Namibia between 1904 and 1908 foreshadowed Nazi ideology and the Holocaust 110

December 28, 2016 3:57 PM The Latest: Kerry says Israeli settlements lead to 1 state

Secretary of State John Kerry says expanding Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem are leading to an “irreversible one-state reality.” Kerry says this is happening despite polls showing that most Israelis support the creation of a separate Palestinian state. Kerry is delivering a speech Wednesday that outlines his proposals for a peace 56

December 28, 2016 12:53 PM Israel Cabinet Minister Calls Kerry Speech 'Pathetic'

JERUSALEM — A senior Israeli Cabinet minister on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's planned Mideast policy speech a "pathetic step," further heightening tensions between the two close allies as the Obama administration prepares to leave office. The comments by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan were the latest salvo in a toxic exchange 33

December 28, 2016 10:44 AM Redmi Note 3, 3S Prime, Moto E3 Power, Lenovo K5 & Samsung J5 won big in 2016: E-com data

It's not a hidden fact that more and more people are switching to smartphones every day. Be it parents in their fifties/sixties, youngsters graduating to a new job or people in village areas, adopting new phone technology saw an increasing trend in 2016. Statistics collected by Flipkart across all Flipkart-owned platforms were reported in its annual 31

December 27, 2016 2:47 AM Premier League Extra-Time: Conte’s selection surprise, Toure’s recovery, Mahrez on the outer

CHELSEA’S impressive options, Pulis’s surprise verdict, Pep’s frustration, Toure’s joy and more... WITH Diego Costa out, most assumed that Michy Batshuayi would be unleashed up front for Chelsea against Bournemouth. But Antonio Conte continues to prove his bona fides, opting to go without a target man, instead unleashing arguably Chelsea’s three most sparkling 71