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Australia boosts parliament security amid attack ‘chatter’

Australia boosts parliament security amid attack ‘chatter’

Security is being upgraded at the Australian parliament following “chatter” suggesting extremists could target it for attack. ...

GlaxoSmithKline fined $490m by China for bribery

GlaxoSmithKline fined $490m by China for bribery

China has fined UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) after a court found it guilty of bribery. ...

Scottish referendum: Scotland votes ‘No’ to independence.

Scottish referendum: Scotland votes ‘No’ to independence.

Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters decisively rejected independence. With the results ...

Scots reject independence in historic vote.

Scots reject independence in historic vote.

Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic ...

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Followers of the Shi’ite Houthi movement stand in front of riot police near the cabinet building in Sanaa on 9 September ... Full article
The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has rejected the referral request ...
An election poster for Voreqe “Frank” Bainimarama can be seen in the rear window of ...
REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout via Reuters On 12 September 2014, Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro Moros announced that ...
Asia
Talks between Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates have stalled again, in part over when and how to release the final results of ... Full article
China’s trial of a Uighur scholar on separatism charges completed its two days of evidence ...
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has complained to China’s visiting president about border incursions, the ...
A Pakistan-born neuroscientist has become a rallying cry for militant groups demanding her release from ...
Human Rights
Followers of the Shi’ite Houthi movement stand in front of riot police ... Full article
The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has rejected ...
An election poster for Voreqe “Frank” Bainimarama can be seen in the ...
On 13 July the world woke up to the news that Nadine ...
Norway
What next for PST chief Benedicte Bjørnland and Norway’s terror threat? Photo: ... Full article
Top politicians, Islamic and Christian religious leaders and people of diverse backgorunds ...
Police Security Service will follow America’s example and store information about Norwegian’s ...
Norway schools are shocked by the Bergen schoolgirl attack. Photo: locker room Shutterstock Police ...
Education
A failure to promote ‘British values’ in a muscular way is allowing ... Full article
Labour is calling for cross-party talks on how religious education is conducted and ...
Thailand‘s king has endorsed the army chief who seized power in a ...
Academics and writers have reacted angrily to plans to drop classic American ...
Africa News
Several Boko Haram insurgents have been killed in a fierce battle with Nigerian troops in a northeastern town near Maiduguri, an army statement said Wednesday. Pick-up vehicles with mounted machine- and anti-aircraft guns, an armoured personnel carrier and assorted arms and ammunition were recovered after the battle late Tuesday, ... Full article
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said on Wednesday she hoped U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to send 3,000 troops to West Africa to battle the worst Ebola outbreak on record would spur other countries to help. “On behalf of the Liberian people and in my own name, I want ...
People protest outside a hospital as Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visits the area after Ebola deaths in Monrovia, 17 June 2014. AP Photo/Jonathan Paye-Layleh, File A few months ago, a hospital in Sierra Leone became the site of a dramatic consequence of misinformation. On 25 July 2014, a mob of ...
Europe
Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. The decision prevented a rupture ... Full article
The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has rejected the referral request of the Hungarian government, making the Court’s original ruling ...
Breaking up is hard to do, especially after 307 years. The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses independence ...
In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine’s fledgling government, President Barack Obama is meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office ...
Americas News
A man with a lengthy criminal history has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said Thursday. Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, was arrested late Wednesday in Placerville and booked into El Dorado County ... Full article
Gunmen kidnapped a Lebanese soldier Wednesday as he visited family near Arsal, a town bordering Syria that saw fighting between the army and jihadists last month, a security source said. The kidnapping, which was also reported by state media, comes with tensions soaring in the country after the jihadist ...
The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces “do not and will not have a combat mission” in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria. The ...
Middle-East News
Syrian air strikes on a besieged rebel town in the heart of the country have killed nearly 50 people in recent ... Full article
Gunmen kidnapped a Lebanese soldier Wednesday as he visited family near Arsal, a town bordering ...
The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian ...
At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria, while ...
Australia
Counterterrorism raids in Sydney on Thursday were sparked by security intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning a public killing as a demonstration of its reach, the prime minister said Thursday. Australian police detained 15 people Thursday in a major counterterrorism operation, saying intelligence indicated a random, violent ... Full article
Australia became the first country to detail troop numbers and aircraft for a U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq, as Washington drums up support for global action to counter the terrorist threat. Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Sunday a 600-strong force comprising some 400 airforce ...
Australia on Wednesday banned uranium sales to Russia over its actions in Ukraine while announcing it will set up an embassy in Kiev and may offer military assistance. The announcement by Prime Minister Tony Abbott came just days after Canberra said it would toughen its sanctions against Moscow so ...
Culture
The orchestra gained international attention through an acclaimed German documentary in 2010. ... Full article
Could Greece’s mystery tomb lie intact? Well-preserved headless sphinxes hint that grave ...
It’s a legendary drug said to provoke spiritual journeys, but my night ...
Fes is an ancient city and former capital of Morocco. It is ...
Royal News
A Spanish court has ordered blocks on six file-sharing sites to be ... Full article
Spain’s new King Felipe VI, his wife Queen Letizia, Princess Sofia and ...
The row that refuses to die descended into playground idiom when a ...
Politics
Inequality, in terms of economic clout in post-apartheid and now post Nelson ... Full article
UNThe House of Representatives and the government have moved to Tobruk to ...
In nearby Raqqa city, supporters of the Islamic State group celebrated the ...
Business News
Mobile payments are taking over in East Africa after the launch of mobile money. However, there are various challenges to users. Most times, payees may not be able to cash-out when needed and at times mobile money agents too lack enough float to service payees. In fact, a recent ... Full article
A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) on Nigeria, has indicated that the nation could potentially become a major global economic super power in less than two decades from now. Frederick Mordi has the details. In July, the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), a global management consulting firm, ...
South Sudan’s oil minister, Stephen Dhieu Dau, speaks during a press conference in the capital, Juba, on 23 July 2013 (Photo: Larco Lomayat July 28, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government says it would not relent to recent demands for suspension of all new oil contracts, arguing that ...
Environment News
In the years to come, it’s not a stretch to imagine millions of people flooding the streets to protest—flooding in the streets. What will it take to turn climate change ... Full article
  Photo: Ash cloud from the volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupting in Iceland in 2010, rose into the air wreaking havoc in international flights. Shutterstock     The ...
The African skyCAM, a piloted drone used to assist journalists. Flying drones are helping journalists in Kenya report on disaster stories by enabling them ...
For its size, spider silk is stronger than steel, yet it is extraordinarily lightweight and stretchy. Now scientists are learning how spiders produce it. ...
Fashion News
Kim Kardashian’s ‘designer booty’ is just a bottom. Photograph: Catchlight Media/REX Fashion magazines are obsessed with Kim Kardashian‘s bum, but no one would describe a pair of boobs in the same “bouncing down the street” way, as one recent article did. Why do magazines such as Esquire and Grazia think it’s ... Full article
PARIS (AP) — Just a few years ago it was on the brink of extinction. Now, haute couture — the 150-year-old Parisian tradition of making unique, astronomically-priced handmade gowns — is back.   the fall-winter 2014/15 collections started with brio Sunday with the Atelier Versace show, graced by Jennifer Lopez. ...
We’re calling it now: Angelina Jolie’s fierce face in “Maleficent” is going to be The Beauty Look of the year. But how do you get those plump blood red lips, piercing eyes, and razor-sharp cheekbones in the real world? Just in time for the movie’s release, we tapped M.A.C ...
Editorial
DAISH or formerly the ISIL (the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) or ISIS (or the ... Full article
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