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India’s new government faces some hard budget choices

India’s new government faces some hard budget choices

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept into power on promises to revitalise the economy. Voters’ expectations are ...

Assisted dying: Desmond Tutu signals support.

Assisted dying: Desmond Tutu signals support.

Desmond Tutu has said he would support assisted dying for the terminally ill. Writing in The Observer ...

Healthy gay men urged to take HIV drugs – WHO.

Healthy gay men urged to take HIV drugs – WHO.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging all sexually active gay men to take antiretroviral drugs to ...

Scientists probe ‘sex addict’ brains.

Scientists probe ‘sex addict’ brains.

There is some controversy about whether people can become addicted to sexual behaviours, including watching porn. University ...

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Editor In Chief of the Oslo Times Hatef Mokhtar with ... Full article
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George Katrougalos, Professor of Public Law, Member of the European Parliament A widely distributed prejudice considers that Greek citizens have the basic moral responsibility for the crisis, due to ... Full article
Human Rights
Military Authorities Detaining Dissidents, Critics (New York) – The arrest of a magazine editor for posting comments critical of the military on his Facebook page is emblematic of the ... Full article
Families of missing children deal with despair and hope as the country continues to lose generation after generation. Eleven children go missing every hour and seven are never found ...
Migrant families wait to disembark from the Italian military ship “Grecale” as they arrived in the port of Pozzallo, Sicily, on July 2, 2014 two days after a rescue ...
Despite hosting the second largest Syrian refugee population, Turkey has received the lowest level of funding compared to other countries hosting Syrian refugees, U.N. agencies have said. The report demonstrates ...
The French law, introduced in 2010, also covers balaclavas and hoods but has been criticised as targeting Muslim women. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters European judges declare that preservation of a ...
Norway
‘The dramatic escalation of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians is having completely unacceptable consequences for civilians. In my talks with Foreign Minister Lieberman and President Abbas, ... Full article
’I condemn the murder of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem on 2 July. There is no excuse for acts of revenge. The circumstances surrounding the murder are still unclear, ...
‘It is important that Norway, together with our European partners, sends a clear signal to the Syrian authorities that the persistent use of violence is unacceptable and must end ...
‘I would like to congratulate Thorbjørn Jagland on his re-election. It reflects the strong support for his reform work in the Council of Europe. In these times of crisis ...
‘Despite the difficult security situation in the Central African Republic, humanitarian actors are making impressive efforts to save lives and help the civilian population. Norway is providing an additional ...
“Norwegians shopping like crazy” analysts titled a recent report that shows that revenue in Norwegian retail increased by 0,5 percent in April, despite an expected decline.  The retail sales ...
Police are prepared to take action against Greenpeace’s ship Esperanza as soon as they receive the legal go ahead, the chief of police in Troms said on Friday. “This ...
Norway’s Football Association said it had banned political messages backing Ukraine or homosexuals during a friendly match against Russia on Saturday in Oslo. “At Ullevaal, it has been decided ...
Education
A failure to promote ‘British values’ in a muscular way is allowing extremism to grow in the UK, David Cameron has said. The prime minister revealed plans to teach all school ... Full article
Labour is calling for cross-party talks on how religious education is conducted and monitored in the state sector as a special poll for theObserver shows widespread concerns about the use of ...
Thailand‘s king has endorsed the army chief who seized power in a coup last week, amid widespread international criticism and increasing detention of those considered to be opposed to ...
Academics and writers have reacted angrily to plans to drop classic American novels including To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men from the GCSE curriculum as a ...
Campaigners are seeking permission for a judicial review of the government’s crackdown on parents taking their children out of school during term time. The decision by the Department for ...
The people of Glasgow and the wider arts community can breathe easy again: the city’s celebrated and revered Charles Rennie Mackintosh building, home of the Glasgow School of Art, has been saved. ...
Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Foreign Minister of South Sudan (top right), Bol Wek Agoth, Ambassador of The Republic of South Sudan in Norway (bottom right), Hatef Mokhtar, Editor ...
The power to take children away from their families could be privatised along with other child protection services under controversial plans the government has quietly announced. The proposal from Michael Gove‘s Department for Education ...
Culture
Eimear McBride, author of ‘A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing’ Successful authors should be inspired by the world of hip hop to take young writers under their wing, chairman ... Full article
NEW YORK (AP) — Tibetans living on the “roof of the world” can thank an extinct human relative for providing a gene that helps them adapt to the high ...
The owners of a chain of stores called Hobby Lobby don’t like Obamacare. In particular, they really don’t like the part that requires insurance companies to cover contraceptives. Normally, ...
Sixty feet below the sea, in the world’s only underwater habitat, a group of scientists is trying to unlock the ocean’s secrets. But how do the crew of the ...
There are more than 1,000 drawings inside the Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc A cave in southern France dubbed the “prehistoric Sistine Chapel” has been added to Unesco’s World ...
The Middle East has long had a tradition of ornate gardens, but certain differences are found when comparing Ottoman and Safavid gardens Few people know how ancient the word ...
On a warm summer’s day Helena Bonham Carter is between jobs and between homes, supervising a move between the pair of London houses that she shares with Tim Burton. She is surrounded ...
“Close your eyes and think of the void,” Marina Abramović announces. “The void is also a cinema screen.” There are 160 of us here, along with a small number of the ...
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Military Authorities Detaining Dissidents, Critics (New York) – The arrest of a magazine editor for posting comments critical of the military ... Full article
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — The fireworks began at dawn. All around this city, loud pops ...
FIFA rejected Brazil’s request to allow suspended captain Thiago Silva to face Germany in the ...
TASIKMALAYA Indonesia (Reuters) – The closest and dirtiest presidential race in Indonesia’s young democracy could ...
Asia News
donesia faces a long period of uncertainty after last week’s disputed presidential election, analysts warn — raising fears for Southeast Asia’s top economy as growth sits at four-year lows, ... Full article
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s young democracy faces its biggest challenge since emerging from decades of autocratic rule 16 years ago after both candidates claimed victory in last week’s presidential ...
Afghanistan’s two presidential election candidates have agreed to an audit in an attempt to resolve a dispute over the result of last month’s vote, US Secretary of State John ...
Afghanistan is rebuilding trade its ties in its neighborhood after decades of conflict that left all infrastructures of the country destroyed, including the economic and trade infrastructures. The export ...
Africa News
Goma (DR Congo) (AFP) – Goma, a city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, sits by one of the world’s largest ... Full article
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Argentine counterpart Cristina Kirchner called for a multipolar world ...
Brazil (AP) — Germany’s 7-1 thrashing of five-time champion Brazil has left no doubt among ...
SAO PAULO (AP) — Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie came up empty again. The ...
Europe News
.. New Delhi (AFP) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed to Brazil Sunday for a meeting of the BRICS group of emerging powers, hoping to seal the long-discussed deal ... Full article
VIENNA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other officials gathering in Vienna face a deadline only days away for a comprehensive ...
Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine has vowed to make pro-Russian rebels pay after losing 23 servicemen in clashes across the separatist east, while Russia ...
Brazil (AP) — Brazil football great Zico says coach Luiz Felipe Scolari must be replaced if his country is to move past its disappointing ...
Middle-East News
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli navy commandos clashed with Hamas gunmen during a raid on the coast of the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the first ... Full article
Palestinian deaths are continuing to mount as Israel and militants in Gaza traded fresh rounds of rocket and missile-fire on Saturday. At least 127 ...
As Israeli officials seemed to hint at a possible invasion by ground forces, eight members of one family, including five children, were killed in ...
“The United States remains prepared to facilitate a cessation of hostilities, including a return to the November 2012 ceasefire agreement,” the White House said ...
 Americas News
HOUSTON (AP) — A 15-year-old girl suburban Houston girl who survived an attack in which her parents and four younger siblings ... Full article
The Showboat will be the second major casino to close in this struggling New Jersey ...
While the Republican Party’s religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, its governors appear ...
Travieso grabbed four thick books and dropped each one on his desk with a thud, ...
 Australia News
The panel, which earlier this year issued a sharp rebuke of domestic surveillance efforts, said in a preliminary report that the foreign intelligence efforts are generally in line with ... Full article
The outbreak, with more than 360 cases, started after Amish travelers to the Philippines contracted measles this year and returned home to rural Knox County, where it spread thanks ...
Max Davis, who heads the church’s military diocese, is reportedly Australia‘s most senior clergyman and the first Australian Catholic bishop to be charged with a child sex offence. It ...
Australian television producer Reg Grundy has been confirmed as the source of a mysterious donation to a fundraiser linked to the Liberal party before the 2013 federal election. Australian ...
Royal News
The Duke of Cambridge says of the loss of Princess Diana: ‘You dust yourself off and carry on.’ The Duke of Cambridge has described having his own family as ... Full article
Spain’s new King Felipe VI, his wife Queen Letizia, Princess Sofia and Princess Leonor attend the swearing-in ceremony at the Congress of Deputies in Madrid,  REUTERS Photo Spain’s new ...
The row that refuses to die descended into playground idiom when a Kremlin-funded news channel hit back on Friday at Prince Charles‘s alleged likening of Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler. The pro-Russia broadcaster ...
  The British government plans to sell a majority of its stake in the Royal Mail through an initial public offering that will be one of the U.K.’s largest ...
Politics
David Cameron, François Hollande and Angela Merkel watch falling poppies during a ceremony marking the centenary of WWI Photo: EPA Concerns about ... Full article
On a Friday night two weeks ago, Democrats in Manchester, New Hampshire, packed a half-size ...
A failure to promote ‘British values’ in a muscular way is allowing extremism to grow ...
Tony Blair has urged western governments to recognise that it needs to take an active role ...
Business News
France’s economy minister Arnaud Montebourg said that neither the GE bid, nor a joint Siemens-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries offer, met the government’s demands. But the government had chosen to work ... Full article
The debate about house prices is reignited on Mondayamid claims by Britain’s biggest property website that prices for homes have come “off the boil”. For the first time this year, the ...
Households are bracing themselves for the first rise in borrowing costs since the Bank of England cut interest rates to a record low more than five years ago. Thursday’s warning from Mark Carney, the ...
George Osborne is to give the Bank of England sweeping new powers to control the size of mortgages amid fears that rapidly rising house pricesrisk becoming a bubble that would threaten Britain’s economic recovery. Measures announced ...
Environment News
Dolls representing the oil exploitation in the Yasuni national park are paraded in Quito. Photograph: Juan Cevallos/AFP/Getty Images Ecuador’s government was ... Full article
Can meditation really slow down the effects of age? One Nobel Prize-winner is finding the ...
Yemenis walk through a drought-affected dam on the outskirts of Sana’a, Yemen. Sana a city ...
Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta presents a “Hands off our Elephants” plaque to UNDP Administrator, ...
Fashion News
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 ... Full article
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 ...
So what exactly is retinol and who should use it? It’s a question a lot of people are asking. We reached out to Marla Malcolm Beck, CEO of Bluemercury, ...
When it comes to summer eating, we like our meals fresh, delicious, and healthy, so we’re not left with regrets when it comes time to hit the beach. So ...
Editorial News
‘The dramatic escalation of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians is having completely unacceptable consequences for civilians. In my talks with Foreign Minister Lieberman and President Abbas, ... Full article
WASHINGTON — When President Obama placed a call to Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany last Thursday, he had a busy agenda: to consult with a close ally and to mobilize wavering Europeans to put more ...
Editor In Chief of the Oslo Times Hatef Mokhtar with Rasmus Johan Michael Hansson Johan Michael Hanssonis an activist and politician for the Green Party. He led the Norwegian chapter of ...
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — The fireworks began at dawn. All around this city, loud pops and bangs rang out as men and women and children dressed in yellow set ...
Life Style
The world’s largest biceps belong to Mostafa Ismail (Egypt) and were measured for left arm flexed at 64.77 cm (25.5 in) ... Full article
1. Pump it up Regular aerobic exercise — bicycling, walking at a moderate pace, swimming ...
The full moon on Saturday will appear to be unusually big. In fact, it will ...
The news is a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful HIV drugs ...
News & Reviews
Military Authorities Detaining Dissidents, Critics (New York) – The arrest of a magazine editor for posting comments critical of the military ... Full article
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — The fireworks began at dawn. All around this city, loud pops ...
FIFA rejected Brazil’s request to allow suspended captain Thiago Silva to face Germany in the ...
TASIKMALAYA Indonesia (Reuters) – The closest and dirtiest presidential race in Indonesia’s young democracy could ...
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