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Alibaba raises price of share sale as demand increases.

Alibaba raises price of share sale as demand increases.

Chinese online giant Alibaba has increased the price range of its initial public offering (IPO), meaning it ...

Afghan rape death sentences upheld.

Afghan rape death sentences upheld.

An Afghan court has upheld death sentences for five men convicted of gang raping four women, in ...

US airstrikes to support Iraqi troops under attack.

US airstrikes to support Iraqi troops under attack.

The US has carried out airstrikes in Iraq in support of troops who were being attacked by ...

Please—Let’s Not Destroy ISIS

Please—Let’s Not Destroy ISIS

By Michael Tomasky Obama’s mission is hard enough without him stating a clearly unachievable goal. Why do presidents ...

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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
‘Mentally ill’: The book claims the most likely scenario is that pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah (above) deliberately depressurised the cabin then ... Full article
The young woman’s throat had reportedly been cut while the man had suffered a cutting ...
Amid a tour of Middle Eastern countries to gain regional support for President Obama’s broad ...
Talks to end a month long sit-in by anti-government protesters in Pakistan were deadlocked Saturday ...
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
Libya migrant boat sinks: Scores feared drowned Many migrants have drowned while trying to reach Europe after their boat sank off Libya, the Libyan navy says. Navy spokesman Ayub Qassem said 36 people had been rescued after the vessel – which carried 250 – went down near Tajoura, east ... Full article
 Displacement camp at the Kaga-Bandoro catholic parish where several thousand civilians from the town and nearby Mbres are seeking safety from attacks. New UN Mission Should Urgently Improve Protection (Amsterdam) – The new United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic should urgently improve protection for civilians in eastern and ...
Libya’s Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni speaks to reporters in Abu Dhabi September 10, 2014 (REUTERS/ Stringer) September 14, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni reiterated accusations made previously by Tripoli against Qatar and Sudan of backing Islamist militias by sending arms shipments into the restive north ...
Europe
Foreign ministers and leaders of 30 nations gathered at a Paris conference to discus their strategy against IS French president says Islamic State group poses a security threat the ... Full article
The leaders of France and Iraq Monday urged swift action against Islamic State militants, with President Francois Hollande warning there was “no time to ...
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 ...
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 ...
Americas News
U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to detail on Tuesday a plan to boost his country’s involvement in mitigating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The plan would involve a greater involvement of the U.S. military in tackling the worst recorded outbreak ... Full article
Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes on Sunday, including one near a lakeside resort town that has burned 21 structures, authorities said. The blaze, sparked shortly after 1:30 p.m. near Bass Lake in Central California, prompted authorities to evacuate about 1,000 ...
Starting in 2012, the leader of the most prominent American anti-gay marriage organization unexpectedly began adding a ton of stamps to his passport. As federal judges struck down gay marriage bans left and right at home, National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown appeared at meetings and marches for ...
Middle-East News
Alaa Abdel Fattah was a leading secular figure in the 2011 revolt that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak Secular figure ... Full article
The leaders of France and Iraq Monday urged swift action against Islamic State militants, with ...
The head of the main Western-backed Syrian opposition movement was in the United Arab Emirates ...
Several Arab countries have offered to join the United States in air strikes against Islamic ...
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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