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Haitian carnival accident kills 16 –
At least 16 people are killed when a power-line connected with a carnival float in Haiti’s capital Port au Prince. Some died through electrocution, others in the panic that ensued. Around 78 others were injured.
Where there’s make-up, there’s brass –
YouTube beauty blogger Zoe Sugg, known as Zoella, buys a five-bedroom £1 million home in Hove, East Sussex, England, with her boyfriend Alfie Deyes. Zoella has seven million subscribers on her beauty blogs and charges advertisers £20,000 a month to place ads on her vlogs. She also features in the celebrity edition of The Great British Bake Off.
Zoe Sugg A.K.A. Zoella
Sony start taking orders for SmartEyeglass –
Sony announce that their “augmented reality” smart glasses will go on sale in ten countries in March 2015 and pre-orders for the SmartEyeglass, costing $840 (£620), are now being taken in the UK and Germany. The glasses work with recent Android operating systems but also come with a software kit so developers can design apps for it. It includes an accelerometer, gyroscope, electronic compass, brightness sensor and two microphones.
Apple Watch not that exclusive –
Apple orders between 5 and 6 million Apple Watches to be produced in time for their release in April 2015. The Apple Watch is the first unique product Apple has launched since the iPad in 2010. There are 3 versions – Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition.
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The Apple Watch trailer
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- Armed conflicts and attacks
- War in Donbass
- Dissident Irish Republican campaign
- Police Service of Northern Ireland received a phone call in the early hours allegedly from a dissident republicangroup claiming to have planted an explosive in a Curryneirin neighborhood outside Derry, Northern Ireland. Police evacuated 12 homes before finding a device, describing it as “‘It’s a bomb and designed to kill”.(Belfast Telegraph)(Derry Journal)
- Around 20 Okba Ibn Nafaa Islamist militants attack a checkpoint in Tunisia‘s central Kasserine region, killing four police officers and stealing their weapons. (Reuters)
- Business and economy
- South Korean company Samsung Electronics says that they have $56 billion in cash and plan to use some of it formergers and acquisitions. (Reuters)
- Disasters and accidents
- Carnival festivities are cancelled after at least twenty people are killed in a float accident in Port-au-Prince. (Miami Herald)
- International relations
- North Korea says that it will respond “very strongly” to a conference held in Washington, D.C. about human rightsabuses. (AP)
- Law and crime
- Chinese prosecutors say that they are investigating former top Communist Party official Su Rong for alleged corruption.(AP)
- Chinese authorities also announce the indictment of former Guangdong official Zhu Mingguo, former Jinan CPC party chief Wang Min, and former Taiyuan party chief Chen Chuanping, all on charges of corruption. (SCMP)
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