Global smartphone sales: Xiaomi gains ground while Huawei crashes
Global smartphone sales dropped to 366 million for this year's third quarter, against 387 million in Q3 2019, according to Gartner's latest data. Huawei is increasingly struggling to sell its devices on the international level while Xiaomi notched up stunning growth in this quarter.The 5.7% global slump in the third quarter follows the historic decline of 20% of smartphone sales during the first two quarters of this year, mainly due to the coronavirus pandemic, government-ordered lockdowns and many factory shutdowns.Samsung remains the leading phonemaker, while Huawei loses ground with a steep...
Opposition goes to African court over ‘defective’ polls
Dar es Salaam. ACT-Wazalendo led by its national chairman Seif Sharif Hamad and secretary general Ado Shaibu have sued the government at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights for alleged for electoral misconduct.They are challenging the government for frustrating Mr Hamad and the party in the just concluded election that saw Dr Magufuli and Dr Hussein Ali Mwinyi declared winners for the union and Zanzibar presidency by over 84 and 76 percent respectively.The applicants are represented by a Nigerian human rights lawyer and former Chairman of the Governing Council of the National Human ...
Rebel shelling kills 7 Yemen children: medics
Rebel shelling of government-held districts of Yemen has killed seven children over the past two days, medics and relief agencies said.In Yemen's third largest city Taez, which is government-held but almost surrounded by rebel forces, two young girls, one just nine months old, were pronounced dead on Monday evening after a Houthi rebel bombardment that also wounded seven other people, medics said.There was no immediate reaction from the rebels, who have repeatedly played up the high civilian death toll from air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition that has been supporting the beleaguered governmen...
Lawyers give emotional plea for victim of German synagogue attack
Lawyers representing the parents of one of the two people gunned down by a right-wing extremist in the German city of Halle last year made emotional pleas in court on Tuesday, as the trial enters its final stretch."You robbed a mother of her child in the most disgusting and perverse way," one attorney, representing the mother of a young man killed in a kebab shop, told the court in Magdeburg in central Germany."You didn't just shoot him dead, you agonizingly executed him," the father's attorney said, addressing the defendant."He pleaded with you, [and] you shot at him twice," he added.The defe...
Maris Racal willing to be John Lloyd Cruz’s next girlfriend
Maris Racal willing to be John Lloyd Cruz’s next girlfriendJan Milo Severo(Philstar.com) – December 1, 2020 – 7:37pmMANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya actress Ruffa Gutierrez drew laughter after answering if she would rather date or befriend on-leave Kapamilya actor John Lloyd Cruz.In a viral video that recently circulated online, Maris Racal, Pooh and others were playing “Totrapahin o Jojowain” when a photo of John Lloyd came next in the list.Maris said she was will willing date John Lloyd while Pooh said he will befriend him.“Jinowa ko nay an eh!” Ruffa answered, drawing laughter and cheers fro...
Day after new US chart record, BTS granted military call-up delay
Seoul (AFP) - Trailblazing South Korean boyband BTS have became the first group to have a foreign-language song enter the US Billboard chart at number one, as parliament in Seoul cleared the way for them to delay compulsory military service. "Life Goes On", sung predominantly in Korean, topped the US Hot 100 in its debut week, Billboard said Monday, the first foreign-language song to do so in the chart's 62-year history. More good news arrived for the seven stars when South Korea's parliament on Tuesday revised the military conscription law to give entertainers who have received a government m...
Special Voting Smooth In WR
A journalist casting his ballotThe special voting by journalists, security personnel and some workers of the Electoral Commission taking place today in all designated polling stations across the Western Region, ahead of the December 7 general elections, is going on smoothly.According to the Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, Angelina Tagoe, in all 5,390 voters are taking part in the voting special voting at the 17 designated polling centresAt the Christ the King Parish Hall polling centre in the Effia constituency, 357 voters were expected to cast their ballot and as at 10:13am, 15...
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Azerbaijanis in Switzerland protest against ‘Le Temps’ newspaper of succumbing to Armenian provocation
By TrendThe Swiss Le Temps newspaper presented the Karabakh realities to the readers in a distorted form, Trend reports referring to the State Committee for Diaspora Affairs of Azerbaijan.In this regard, Azerbaijanis living in Switzerland sent a letter of protest to the editorial office of the Le Temps.The letter reads that the Azerbaijanis living in this country feel deep regret that the newspaper, which should essentially take a neutral position, succumbed to the Armenian provocation, and also presented the Karabakh realities to the public in a distorted form.Following the Khojaly genocide a...
Azerbaijan mulls implementing digital infrastructure project
By Ayya LmahamadThe project of construction of a fiber optic cable line between Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan (Tran-Caspian Fiber Optic Cable Line) was discussed at the conference “Turkmentel 2020”, Trend has reported.The project is being implemented by AzerTelecom company, a backbone internet provided connecting Azerbaijan with the international network.Chairman of the board of directors of the company Fuad Allahverdiyev briefed the participants on the formation of the “Digital Silk Way” between Europe and South Asia through Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, and the project of construction of a fibe...
Baku awaits rainy weather
By Laman IsmayilovaBaku awaits changeable cloudy weather on December 2. It is expected to be drizzy in some places at night. North wind will blow.The temperature will be +4-6 C at night, +10-13 °C in the daytime in Absheron peninsula.In Baku, the temperature will be +4-6 °C at night, +10-12 °C in the daytime, the Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry reported.Atmospheric pressure will be 770 mm Hg above the norm. Relative humidity will make 70-80 percent at night and 55-60 percent in the morning.The weather will be mainly rainless in the regions of Azerbaijan. It will be rainy in some places....