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Remembering Nadine Gordimer – the ‘writers’ writer’

Remembering Nadine Gordimer – the ‘writers’ writer’

On 13 July the world woke up to the news that Nadine Gordimer, the Nobel-prize-winning South African ...

Turkey: Strike Down Abusive Internet Measures

Turkey: Strike Down Abusive Internet Measures

Protesters hold banners reading “Internet of Doomsday!”, “It is impossible to sensor the streets!” and “You can ...

Yemen: Lethal Force Against Houthi Protesters

Yemen: Lethal Force Against Houthi Protesters

Yemeni soldiers are seen in this video still frame firing at protesters in Sanaa, Yemen, on September ...

Russia: Children with Disabilities Face Violence, Neglect

Russia: Children with Disabilities Face Violence, Neglect

RUSSIA: CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES FACE VIOLENCE, NEGLECT End ‘Orphanage’ System; Support Family Care (Moscow) – Nearly 30 ...

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The Editor-in-Chief of the Oslo Times International News ... Full article
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President of the Norwegian Parliament Olemic Thommessen on the last day of ... Full article
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On 13 July the world woke up to the news that Nadine Gordimer, the Nobel-prize-winning South African author, freedom fighter and ... Full article
Yemeni soldiers are seen in this video still frame firing at protesters in Sanaa, Yemen, ...
President of the Norwegian Parliament Olemic Thommessen on the last day of the European Conference ...
Pope Francis has presided over the marriage of 20 couples at the Vatican, including some ...
Asia
Amid a tour of Middle Eastern countries to gain regional support for President Obama’s broad outline for confronting ISIL militants, U.S. Secretary ... Full article
Talks to end a month long sit-in by anti-government protesters in Pakistan were deadlocked Saturday ...
China’s President Xi Jinping urged Central Asian states to step up the fight against religious ...
A security bloc led by China and Russia took a swipe at the United States ...
Human Rights
On 13 July the world woke up to the news that Nadine ... Full article
Yemeni soldiers are seen in this video still frame firing at protesters ...
UNICEF said the prevalence of partner violence is 70 percent or higher ...
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
Africans have an obsession with land.And rightly so. At the heart of the liberation struggle was the issue of land and Africans understand its importance in the spiritual, political and economic sense. A discussion with an English colleague a few years ago was quite revealing. He felt that Africans ... Full article
Ugandan security forces stopped a cell of Somalia’s Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents apparently “planning for an imminent attack,” the US embassy said Saturday. Arrests were made, police said, in raids two weeks after Ugandan troops, fighting in Somalia, reportedly provided intelligence that helped US special forces kill the Shebab’s ...
September 11, 2014 (JUBA) – Members of South Sudan’s ruling party (SPLM) received a former senior opposition figure at the party’s headquarters in the capital, Juba, on Thursday, in a move officials claim reflects the growing influence of the former rebel movement. Michael Mayom Bol (pictured), who is the ...
Europe
Protesters hold banners reading “Internet of Doomsday!”, “It is impossible to sensor the streets!” and “You can have your own media but you can’t get the streets” as they demonstrate ... Full article
RUSSIA: CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES FACE VIOLENCE, NEGLECT End ‘Orphanage’ System; Support Family Care (Moscow) – Nearly 30 percent of all children with disabilities in Russia live ...
Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions. On Sunday, following a ...
The prospect of Scottish independence is raising fears in Europe that it could inflame other separatist movements at a time when the continent’s unity ...
Americas News
North Korea’s Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor. At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, California, tore up his tourist visa ... Full article
Several Arab countries have offered to join the United States in air strikes against Islamic State targets, U.S. officials said on Sunday, indicating a possible widening of the air campaign against militants who have seized parts of Iraq and Syria. The officials declined to identify which countries made the ...
Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over “the guardians of gridlock” in an high-profile appearance that drove speculation about another White House bid into overdrive. “Hello Iowa. I’m back!” ...
Middle-East News
The head of the main Western-backed Syrian opposition movement was in the United Arab Emirates Sunday seeking support for the group’s ... Full article
Several Arab countries have offered to join the United States in air strikes against Islamic ...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that any ...
Prime Minister David Cameron is summoning military and security chiefs for an emergency meeting Sunday ...
Australia
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 ... Full article
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 ...
The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the existing search zone after a new clue to the plane’s possible location emerged, Australia said on Thursday. Fresh information suggested the jet “may have turned south” earlier than thought, Deputy Prime Minister Warren ...
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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