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White House walks back Trump's call for US to leave Syria 'very soon'

White House walks back Trump's call for US to leave Syria 'very soon'

World
In a statement issued Wednesday meant to clarify the U.S. presence in Syria, the White House did not announce an immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces, despite President Donald Trump's repeated calls in the past week to leave the country "very soon." "The military mission to eradicate ISIS in Syria is coming to a rapid end, with ISIS being almost completely destroyed," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said. But she added, "The United States and our partners remain committed to eliminating the small ISIS presence in Syria that our forces have not already eradicated. We will continue to consult with our allies and friends regarding future plans." The statement offered no timeline for a troop withdrawal, nor did it change the U.S. policy in Syria – which has been for the approximat
No long walks and cleanup required for Sony's new robot dog

No long walks and cleanup required for Sony's new robot dog

Technology
Man’s best friend has just become more bionic. Sony unveiled Monday the new “aibo” autonomous entertainment robot that “brings fun and joy to the entire family,” Sony President and COO Mike Fasulo told ABC News. “We were thinking companions, we were thinking how do you take on artificial intelligence and bring emotion to people’s lives,” Fasulo said. “Look at them, they’re adorable!” The robotic dog can form an emotional bond with members of the household while providing love and affection. No cleanup required. Besides its adorable appearance, the robotic dog possesses a natural curiosity, vibrant movements and a responsiveness to its owner. It will even develop its own unique personality through everyday interactions as it grows closer and closer to its owners. And just like a real li
Half-naked girls show off saucy dance routine in lift – then world-FAMOUS celeb walks in

Half-naked girls show off saucy dance routine in lift – then world-FAMOUS celeb walks in

Entertainment
The five female pals had stripped to their bikinis in a lift – as they prepared to hit Las Vegas on Friday night (September 22).In the hilarious footage posted to Twitter, they can be seen doing their thing in front of a mirror.But their routine is grounded to a halt when the lift doors open.Standing on the other side is none other than famous television personality Bill Nye.TWITTERSAUCY: The women twerked in their bikinis for the cameraDressed in a typical suit-and-bow-tie combination, the 61-year-old politely says “Hi girls,” with a huge grin across his face.The embarrassed women gasp in shock, with some saying “oh my god” and others “no way”.The clip has been retweeted more than 250,000 times since it was posted, with the caption: “Bill Nye just walked into our elevator while I was snap