Turkey explosion: Car bomb kills child in Sanliurfa province

A child was killed and at least 15 people injured in a large car bomb blast in a town in southern Turkey, a regional governor says. The explosion targeted a building housing judges and prosecutors in Viransehir, in Sanliurfa province, which borders Syria. Provincial governor Gungor Azim Tuna told the state news agency Anadolu that a child aged three had been killed. Turkish cities and towns have been hit by several attacks in the past year. In May last year, police in Viransehir, a mainly Kurdish and Arab town, shot…

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Huawei takes jab at Samsung with ‘no explosion’ phone

Chinese electronics firm Huawei yesterday unveiled its latest Mate 9 smartphone in Munich, designed to challenge global market leaders Apple and Samsung with features including a high-quality camera and higher-capacity battery. As Korea’s Samsung struggles with negative publicity following the high-profile recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in response to reports of it catching fire and exploding, Huawei has scented an opportunity. Standing in front of a graphic comparing how hot the new phone gets while charging compared with a Samsung handset, Huawei consumer electronics chief Richard Yu…

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