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U.N. Security Council demands humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza

U.N. Security Council demands humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza

Ga Gaza City (CNN) – With more than 1,000 people killed in the Israel-Hamas conflict, the U.N. Security ...

Sudanese states ask for federal help to stave off flood effects

Sudanese states ask for federal help to stave off flood effects

Family members rest in the remains of their house destroyed by floods caused by heavy rains in ...

Brain cells can suppress appetite, study in mice shows.

Brain cells can suppress appetite, study in mice shows.

Scientists have discovered a central hub of brain cells that may put the brakes on a desire ...

Banks accused of rigging silver price.

Banks accused of rigging silver price.

Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Bank of Nova Scotia have been accused of attempting to rig the price ...

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Editor In Chief of the Oslo Times Hatef Mokhtar with ... Full article
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A hay festival: consumers of real milk say nothing else will do Photo: Alamy To its fans, unpasteurised, raw milk tastes so much better than the pasteurised variety that there’s ... Full article
Human Rights
Mohamed Al Araj is carried through the Qalandia refugee camp near Ramallah Qalandia, occupied West Bank - Mohammad Al Araj turned 17 on Thursday, with a bright future ahead of ... Full article
A group of masked gunmen on Saturday stormed the building ofAl-Tayyar daily newspaper in Khartoum and assaulted Mirghani. They also confiscated all cellular phones and laptops of the newspaper’s staff ...
Gender-based violence is a worldwide problem that affects one out of every three women. The violence can be extreme; atrocities such as honor killings, rape, female genital mutilation, severe ...
On July 22, 2014, the Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern over the recent termination of a Chinese journalist from a monthly magazine after he wrote for a Hong ...
Reporters Without Borders condemns the seven-year jail term that a Jeddah criminal court specializing in national security and terrorism passed on independent news photographer Jassim Mekki A’al Safar on ...
Norway
UPDATED: Confusion reigned on Saturday as Nordic citizens, who’ve been able to cross borders within the Nordic countries relatively freely, suddenly had to carry either a passport or an international ID ... Full article
Oslo City Hall (Rådhuset) was closed on Thursday after authorities received what they called a credible threat of a terror attack against Norway. Security was heightened around several key ...
Norway is stepping up security amid intelligence reports of a possible imminent “terrorist attack” by militants who have fought in Syria, the country’s security officials said Thursday. The move ...
In PST’s threat assessment for 2014, which we made public in the beginning of March, we state the following among other things: The terror threat against Norway is considered ...
The Norwegian government wants to set an age limit of 24 years and an income requirement of over NOK 300,000 (USD 48,400) per year before a married couple would ...
New figures showed the number of divorces in Norway dropped by 12 percent since 2005, and there’s less demand for separation and divorce mediation. Relationship experts said it was ...
Dr Mads Frederick Gilbert (centre) at Al-Shifa hospital on July 17th, treating a wounded Palestinian child, after an Israeli air strike killed 4 children and wounded 5 others Dearest ...
President, Since our last meeting, the developments in the Middle East give cause for deep concern. For the fourth time in the seven years since Hamas took control over ...
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
Johnny Depp has starred in all of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films The last we saw of Captain Jack Sparrow, he was on a beach with ol’ scallywag ... Full article
A still from the new Fifty Shades of Grey trailer The one thing you must never admit when you are a film critic is that afilm has turned you on. ...
The Norwegian government wants to set an age limit of 24 years and an income requirement of over NOK 300,000 (USD 48,400) per year before a married couple would ...
The Government of Ethiopia has made a commitment to eliminate child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Ethiopia by 2025. His Excellency Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Demeke Mekonnen ...
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 ...
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 ...
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A hay festival: consumers of real milk say nothing else will do Photo: Alamy To its fans, unpasteurised, raw milk tastes so ... Full article
George Clooney: the face of Nespresso It’s the coffee brand that has made its little ...
Frenchwoman Eve married Ewan McGregor in 1995  Photo: Rex Features A new survey of Europeans’ romantic habits ...
Adele’s son has received a five-figure payout from picture agency Corbis after she brought a ...
Asia News
Two Afghan national army (ANA) officers were martyred following militants attack in western Herat province of Afghanistan. The ministry of defense of Afghanistan (MoD) said the incident took place ... Full article
Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday to find large-scale destruction: scores of homes were pulverized, wreckage ...
Israel and Hamas began a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza Saturday after the efforts of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed to produce a longer truce aimed at ...
According to reports, the government of Afghanistan has requested for the removal of pages from Facebook website, fearing that such pages are used to enflame ethnic and sectarian  divisions. ...
Africa News
Family members rest in the remains of their house destroyed by floods caused by heavy rains in Khartoum on 6 August ... Full article
Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir (L) farewells Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) as he departs ...
Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man ...
UN NEWS SERVICE UN warns of ‘hunger catastrophe’ for South Sudanese children Mr. Lake and ...
Europe News
As Ukrainian troops gained ground in eastern Ukraine in early July, separatist leader Aleksander Borodai, a Russian national, left for Moscow for political consultations. After what he described as successful ... Full article
The first relatives of victims on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived on Saturday at the crash site, as Dutch and Australian forces ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin might be expected to hunker down into defense mode as he is besieged by accusations of Russian involvement in the ...
Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the ...
Middle-East News
Ga Gaza City (CNN) – With more than 1,000 people killed in the Israel-Hamas conflict, the U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting in New ... Full article
Shiite militiamen in Iraq’s city of Baquba dragged the bodies of Islamic State jihadist fighters through the streets Sunday and hung them from a ...
Egypt’s army said Sunday it has destroyed 13 more tunnels connecting the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip, taking to 1,639 the overall number ...
Hamas Islamist militants have agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in their conflict with Israel in the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the group ...
 Americas News
President Barack Obama’s request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and ... Full article
An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry ...
A top Pentagon intelligence official warned on Saturday that the destruction of Hamas would only ...
Texas has launched a law enforcement surge to crack down on drug and human trafficking ...
 Australia News
The first relatives of victims on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived on Saturday at the crash site, as Dutch and Australian forces prepared for possible deployment to ... Full article
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 ...
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 ...
Royal News
A Spanish court has ordered blocks on six file-sharing sites to be lifted. All six sites were blocked in May after being accused of infringing copyright by the Spanish ... Full article
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 ...
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 ...
Politics
Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic have signed a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending over a year of religious ... Full article
Militant Islamists are suspected to have blown up a major bridge in north-eastern Nigeria, disrupting ...
JULY 22, 2014 Author(s): Bill Frelick Published in: LA Times Something similar is happening at ...
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has told parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamist group ...
Business News
George Clooney: the face of Nespresso It’s the coffee brand that has made its little aluminium pods synonymous with both George Clooney and Matt Damon. But perhaps Nespresso’s most ... Full article
Allegations about the way Royal Bank of Scotland treats its small businesses have resurfaced after senior executives from the bailed-out bank were accused of being “wilfully obtuse” when giving evidence to ...
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 ...
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 ...
Environment News
Japanese macaque perched on a tree. Photograph: Renee Lynn/Corbis Wild monkeys in the Fukushima region of Japan have blood abnormalities linked ... Full article
Dolls representing the oil exploitation in the Yasuni national park are paraded in Quito. Photograph: ...
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 ...
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
    As a responsible journalist when I look around and see my fellow media personnel with a biased and scrummed social point hood, which made me realized the ... Full article
‘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, ...
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 ...
Life Style
Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers in Scotland. A ... Full article
THE OSLO TIMES WISHES ITS READERS A VERY HAPPY EID. The Islamic end of the ...
A hay festival: consumers of real milk say nothing else will do Photo: Alamy To its ...
George Clooney: the face of Nespresso It’s the coffee brand that has made its little ...
News & Reviews
A hay festival: consumers of real milk say nothing else will do Photo: Alamy To its fans, unpasteurised, raw milk tastes so ... Full article
George Clooney: the face of Nespresso It’s the coffee brand that has made its little ...
Frenchwoman Eve married Ewan McGregor in 1995  Photo: Rex Features A new survey of Europeans’ romantic habits ...
Adele’s son has received a five-figure payout from picture agency Corbis after she brought a ...
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