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  • Arrow season 4 premiere: Producers tease first trailer and claim that it will …
    Arrow season 4 premiere: Producers tease first trailer and claim that it will … 21 hours ago

    After three seasons, lead character Oliver Queen is finally embracing his comic book roots and becoming Green Arrow. While his updated look/costume has already been revealed, it will be interesting to see how actor Stephen Amell plays out his new and slightly different superhero identity. The show's executive producer Wendy Mericle recently teased on Twitter that the Arrow season 4 trailer is going to break the Internet. More »

  • The 100 season 3: Jason Rothenberg teases premiere date; trailer featuring Bellamy, …
    The 100 season 3: Jason Rothenberg teases premiere date; trailer featuring Bellamy, … 22 hours ago

    Executive producer Jason Rothenberg has shared some tid-bits about the show's season 3 premiere date. Replying to a fan query about season 3's return date, Rothenberg teased via Twitter that the post-apocalyptic show will return "mid-season." Filming for the upcoming season has been going on since July, and according to The 100 writer, Jo Garfein, the teaser for season 3 is amazing. Also, since fans have to wait for long till the premiere, maybe a teaser-trailer will keep them hooked to the show. More »

  • Chris Brown missing Rihanna or Karrueche Tran? Loyal singer hopes there was …
    Chris Brown missing Rihanna or Karrueche Tran? Loyal singer hopes there was … 22 hours ago

    American singer Chris Brown has posted a cryptic message on Twitter about his relationship status. The 26-year-old R&B singer hinted that he wishes to reconcile with his former love Rihanna. The Say Goodbye singer had infamously assaulted Barbadian singer/actress Rihanna in 2009. More »

  • HSBC processes '99%' of delayed salary payments
    HSBC processes '99%' of delayed salary payments Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    HSBC said it has processed almost all salary payments affected by an IT issue at the bank, adding that the remaining ones will be processed overnight. Earlier, 275,000 payments at the bank were delayed due to the problem, leaving many people without cash on payday ahead of the bank holiday weekend. The bank apologised to customers for the inconvenience on Twitter, adding that it processed 99% of the payments. More »

  • US: Teenage Isis supporter sentenced to 11 years in prison for promoting terror …
    US: Teenage Isis supporter sentenced to 11 years in prison for promoting terror … Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    A Virginia teenager has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for running a pro Islamic State Twitter account. Ali Shukri Amin, 17, from Woodbridge pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organisation by suggesting ways Isis could use Bitcoin to dodge detection of its ventures and posting thousands of pro-terrorist tweets on Twitter. By the time Amin's Twitter account was shut down, he had tweeted more than 7,000 times and attracted more than 4,000 followers, reports the Washington Post. More »

  • Uber hires two security researchers to improve car technology
    Uber hires two security researchers to improve car technology Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    By Joseph Menn and Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has hired two top vehicle security researchers, the company said on Friday, high-profile additions that come as the ride-hailing service ramps up its work on technology for self-driving cars. Charlie Miller, who had been working at Twitter Inc , and Chris Valasek, who worked at security firm IOActive, have resigned from their jobs and will join Uber next week. Miller and Valasek won wide attention this month after demonstrating that they could hack into a moving Jeep. More »

  • Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce
    Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees. More »

  • It's war between Farrah and Natasha in the Celebrity Big Brother house
    It's war between Farrah and Natasha in the Celebrity Big Brother house Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    And Twitter is firmly on Natasha’s side. More »

  • Policeman killed by blast in Bahrain village - interior ministry
    Policeman killed by blast in Bahrain village - interior ministry Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    A "terrorist blast" in a Shi'ite village in Bahrain killed a policeman on Friday, the country's interior ministry said. "One policeman killed in the terrorist blast in Karana village," it said on its Twitter account, giving no further details. Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, was swept by unrest during the 2011 "Arab Spring" uprisings when majority Shi'ites, complaining of discrimination, demanded political reforms. More »

  • Virginia Teen Sentenced to Prison for Pro-ISIS Tweets
    Virginia Teen Sentenced to Prison for Pro-ISIS Tweets Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    A teenager in Northern Virginia was sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison on Friday for operating a Twitter account in support of ISIS, better known as the Islamic State, and for helping a friend join the Islamic militants abroad, according to . Ali Amin, 17, tweeted more than 7,000 times from the apparently pro-ISIS account, @AmreekiWitness. More »

  • Twitter feed to document anti-Islamic State fight
    Twitter feed to document anti-Islamic State fight Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Ministers have deployed a new weapon to combat Islamic State (IS) - a dedicated Twitter feed. More »

  • Vine Launches ‘Shazam-Style’ Music Discovery Tool
    Vine Launches ‘Shazam-Style’ Music Discovery Tool Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Vine, which is owned by Twitter, has introduced a ‘Featured Tracks’ tool that enables users to discover what song is playing in a video clip, similar to the function that music identification app Shazam is most famous for More »

  • George Monbiot skins and cooks squirrel on Newsnight
    George Monbiot skins and cooks squirrel on Newsnight Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Viewers took to Twitter to express their surprise at the demonstration. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Friday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Friday Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Here are the shows that will be on your Twitter timeline later. More »

  • Joey Barton’s old tweets about Burnley have come back to haunt him
    Joey Barton’s old tweets about Burnley have come back to haunt him Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    The outspoken midfielder was involved in Twitter spat with Claret supporters in 2014. More »

  • Lembit Öpik: Former Lib Dem MP defends Segway after Usain Bolt collision
    Lembit Öpik: Former Lib Dem MP defends Segway after Usain Bolt collision Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Lembit Öpik may not have ceased being an MP five years ago while his tabloid fame with one-half of the Cheeky Girls may be a fading memory but it appears the former politician will always have a niche as a Segway campaigner. While it is not exactly clear what Öpik has been up to since 2011 he has been trending on twitter after intervening on behalf of the Segway on Radio 4's Today programme. The battery-powered electric vehicle invented by Dean Kamen in 1999 has come under fire after a photographer riding one took out Usain Bolt at the World Athletics' Championships in Beijing. More »

  • Salman Khan: Bajrangi Bhaijaan star gets a cute marriage proposal
    Salman Khan: Bajrangi Bhaijaan star gets a cute marriage proposal Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    A three-year-old girl named Nitya has declared her love for Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in the sweetest way possible. In a video, the toddler can be seen expressing her feelings for the actor, who replied to the post saying, "So Sweet", and then shared it on Twitter and Facebook . In the video, which is in Hindi, the three-year-old says, "I want to marry you, Salman Khan." Nitya's mother recorded her wish and sent the video to the "love of her life". More »

  • The Flash season 2: Leaked set image teases Doctor Light's first look?
    The Flash season 2: Leaked set image teases Doctor Light's first look? Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    The image, posted on Twitter gives fans a first look at Doctor Light, who is set to appear in the upcoming season. The image gives us a back view of an actress, who is wearing a white and black costume that possibly resembles Doctor Light. As previously confirmed by The CW, we know that Doctor Light, ex-S.T.A.R. Labs employee Dr Kimiyo Hoshi-Light, will make her debut in the The Flash season 2. More »

  • Venezuela recalls ambassador to Colombia over border dispute Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Venezuela has recalled its ambassador to Colombia, the foreign minister of the socialist-run country said on Twitter on Thursday, amid a border crisis between the two countries. Colombia recalled its ambassador earlier the same day after Venezuela closed two border crossings last week and deported nearly 1,100 Colombians. (Reporting by Julia Symmes Cobb and Eyanir Chinea) More »

  • Celebrity Big Brother 2015: A transatlantic travesty
    Celebrity Big Brother 2015: A transatlantic travesty Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The Celebrity Big Brother launch was an almighty wash out going by the reaction on social media. Dubbed an 'all-star summer smackdown', this year's series sees 'stars' from the UK pitted against 'celebrities' from the US. The arrival of national treasure, 63-year-old Sherrie Hewson sparked the greatest excitement on Twitter, with the TV presenter quickly trending. More »

  • Twitter tries to lure in users as it searches for CEO
    Twitter tries to lure in users as it searches for CEO Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter's most urgent task is naming a new CEO. But the most formidable one is convincing more people that its service is essential, easy to use and not just meant for celebrities, 16-year-olds and news junkies. More »

  • U.S. Rapper Tyler, the Creator 'Banned From UK'
    U.S. Rapper Tyler, the Creator 'Banned From UK' Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    U.S. rapper Tyler Okonma, who goes by the stage name "Tyler, the Creator" says he has been banned from entering Britain due to offensive lyrics he wrote in 2009. The U.S rapper was due to play four dates in the UK and Ireland this month, including at Reading and Leeds Festival, but claims he was forced to cancel shows after reportedly receiving a letter from the Home Secretary. L.A.-born Tyler took to Twitter on Wednesday to apologise to fans and explain why had had cancelled upcoming shows. More »

  • Has Someone Just Found The Ashley Madison Hacker?
    Has Someone Just Found The Ashley Madison Hacker? Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Suspicious Twitter account More »

  • US Rapper Banned From UK Over 'Violent Lyrics'
    US Rapper Banned From UK Over 'Violent Lyrics' Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    An American rapper has been forced to cancel his UK tour, after the Home Office banned him from entering the country over controversial lyrics. Tyler the Creator expressed frustration at the Government's decision on Twitter, and claimed the decision was based on songs which were written in 2009. In a letter, senior politicians pointed to lyrics which "encourage violence and intolerance of homosexuality". More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Here are the shows that will be on your Twitter timeline later. More »

  • Virginia shooting: Did race feud drive Bryce Williams to kill WDBJ7 colleagues …
    Virginia shooting: Did race feud drive Bryce Williams to kill WDBJ7 colleagues … Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Earlier today (26 August), journalist Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, who worked for WDBJ7 in the US, were shot dead during a live broadcast. The suspect has since been named as 41-year-old Vester Lee Flanagan, a disgruntled former employee at WDBJ7. Following the shooting a graphic video was uploaded onto Facebook and Twitter, seemingly by the suspect himself. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Here are the shows that will be on your Twitter timeline later. More »

  • Yemen's Al-Qaeda Denies It Held British Hostage
    Yemen's Al-Qaeda Denies It Held British Hostage Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    The Yemen branch of Al-Qaeda denied reports it had been holding a British hostage who the United Arab Emirates said it freed from the group earlier this week. In a statement posted on Twitter on Tuesday, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, regarded as the most dangerous offshoot of the militant group, said: "The UAE government claims it freed a Briton whom al Qaeda had kidnapped. The UAE said on Sunday that their forces in the southern Yemeni city of Aden had freed the hostage, identified as an oil worker abducted in Yemen in February 2014. More »

  • Wilson tributes flow among calls for safety review
    Wilson tributes flow among calls for safety review Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes (Reuters) - Tributes continued to pour in on Tuesday following the death of British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson the previous day, along with renewed calls throughout the motor racing world for a review of driver safety in the sport. Wilson, a former Formula One driver and seven-time winner in IndyCar racing, died at the age of 37 after suffering a severe head injury during a wreck in the closing laps of an IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania on Sunday. "Can't describe the sadness I feel for the loss of such a wonderful person," Wilson's Andretti Autosport team mate Ryan Hunter-Reay, who went on to win Sunday's race, wrote on his Twitter account. More »

  • Fox News chief: Donald Trump owes Megyn Kelly an apology
    Fox News chief: Donald Trump owes Megyn Kelly an apology Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News chief Roger Ailes said Tuesday that Donald Trump owes the network's Megyn Kelly an apology for an unprovoked Twitter attack that "is as unacceptable as it is disturbing," but Trump isn't backing down. More »

  • Donald Trump attacks Megyn Kelly on Twitter prompting Fox News to speak out
    Donald Trump attacks Megyn Kelly on Twitter prompting Fox News to speak out Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    It appears Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is still not over being upset at Fox News journalist Megyn Kelly. The GOP front-runner took to Twitter on 24 August to bash Kelly after she came back from vacation to host her hit show The Kelly File. Trump tweeted that Kelly was "off her game" and that she must have had a "terrible vacation". More »

  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Aug 14, to Thursday, Aug. 20, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. More »

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Aug. 14 to Thursday, Aug. 20 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. More »

  • Russell Crowe rules out purchase of Leeds United
    Russell Crowe rules out purchase of Leeds United Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Oscar-winning actor and Leeds United fans Russell Crowe has confirmed he will not launch a takeover bid for the Elland Road club, ending months of speculation. The Australian previously sparked rumours he was trying to buy the Championship side when he asked his 1.6m Twitter followers if he should purchase the club. The 50-year-old Gladiator star told BBC Radio 5 Live in April: "I've followed Leeds since I was a little kid. More »

  • Dutchman Van Marwijk to coach Saudi Arabia
    Dutchman Van Marwijk to coach Saudi Arabia Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    (Reuters) - Former Netherlands coach Bert Van Marwijk will lead Saudi Arabia for one year after being appointed as their manager on Tuesday.Van Marwijk will arrive in Jeddah on Sunday and his deal will start from Sept. 1, the Saudi Football Association said on Twitter.Van Marwijk succeeded Saudi coach Faisal al-Badin who took charge of the Arab Gulf nation's team in February.Van Marwijk led the Netherlands to the 2010 World Cup final, where they lost 1-0 to Spain. More »