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The Local (Sweden)

  • 'The perfect workout': Gym clears snow for freenew
    31 January 2015, 9:58 pm - a gym in northern sweden has turned this week’s monster snowfall into “the perfect workout”, sending its members out for an hour on saturday to shovel snow around the city for free.
  • Pirate Bay back online seven weeks after raidnew
    31 January 2015, 6:51 pm - sweden’s seeming unquashable file-sharing site the pirate bay is back online, seven weeks after police seized servers hosted at a data centre in a nuclear-proof bunker deep in a mountain outside stockholm.
  • Roma denied sleep complain of 'torture'new
    31 January 2015, 11:09 am - a group of roma immigrants have complained of “torture” and “terrorism” after security guards at a malmö night café for homeless people refused to let them sleep on the premises.
  • Israel 'not happy' at Abbas invite to Swedennew
    31 January 2015, 10:08 am - israel’s ambassador has sharply criticised sweden for inviting president mahmoud abbas to stockholm next month, citing it as further evidence of the “energetic pro-palestinian line” the country’s government has taken since
  • Beggars 'objectified' at Malmö exhibitionnew
    30 January 2015, 4:40 pm - two roma beggars have been paid to take part in a controversial art installation that has seen them sitting and standing in silence with a paper cup in front of them in a malmö art gallery.
  • More open borders for Swedish nationalsnew
    30 January 2015, 4:06 pm - from this summer, swedes may be be able to leave their passports at home when travelling to the uk and other non-schengen countries within the eu.
  • 'Immigration is critical' for Stockholm’s futurenew
    30 January 2015, 2:55 pm - stockholm’s business community gathered on friday to discuss the future of the city’s labour market. while housing and education were mentioned, it was another theme that reigned supreme.
  • Spotify mute about fresh funding rumoursnew
    30 January 2015, 2:40 pm - swedish music streaming giant spotify has declined to comment on reports that it is raising new funds that could delay a public listing.
  • Jay-Z seeks Swedish music service takeovernew
    30 January 2015, 2:38 pm - project panther, an enterprise linked to american hip hop artist shawn carter - better known as jay-z- is expected to take over scandinavian-based digital music firm aspiro, one of spotify's biggest rivals.
  • Swedish troops join Somali pirate missionnew
    30 January 2015, 10:57 am - around 70 swedish soldiers are heading to east africa as part of eu efforts to prevent attacks from somali pirates.

The Local (Germany)

  • First president of reunited Germany diesnew
    31 January 2015, 2:46 pm - former german president richard von weizsäcker, hailed for his moral leadership in post-war germany, has died, the president's office said saturday. he was 94.
  • Merkel rules out debt reduction for Greecenew
    31 January 2015, 11:20 am - german chancellor angela merkel on saturday rejected the prospect of debt relief for athens, adding to tensions between the radical new greek government and its international creditors.
  • Pegida spinoff rally sees low turnoutnew
    30 January 2015, 9:51 pm - a march by an emergent anti-islamisation group in the german city of leipzig on friday failed to drum up much support, with first estimates showing turnout at below 1,000.
  • Wolf spotted in North Rhine-Westphalianew
    30 January 2015, 4:36 pm - camera traps have spotted a wolf for the second time in a month in north rhine-westphalia, the state environment ministry reported on friday.
  • German ranchers murdered in Paraguaynew
    30 January 2015, 3:35 pm - the foreign ministry in berlin confirmed that two germans living in paraguay were kidnapped and killed earlier this week.
  • AfD braces for busy conference weekendnew
    30 January 2015, 2:37 pm - as leaders of the germany's anti-euro upstart party alternative for germany (afd) prepare for its party conference this weekend, the potential for chaos is rising.
  • Sudden dose of winter causes traffic chaosnew
    30 January 2015, 2:20 pm - update: two people were rescued from avalanches as a blast of winter has taken germany by surprise, while snow and ice accounted for several traffic accidents across the country on friday.
  • BND collects 220 million phone records a daynew
    30 January 2015, 2:12 pm - germany's foreign intelligence agency, the bundesnachrichtendienst (bnd) collects 220 million pieces of information about foreign phone calls and sms every day, zeit online reported on friday.
  • U-turn on minimum wage for foreign driversnew
    30 January 2015, 1:46 pm - germany temporarily hit the brakes friday on applying its new minimum wage to foreign truck drivers transiting the country in a move welcomed by poland, which vigorously opposed the system.
  • Crises make Germany EU foreign policy leadernew
    30 January 2015, 11:38 am - foreign policy think-tank the european council on foreign relations (ecfr) gave germany top marks in its annual check-up of eu member states released on thursday.


The Mosque Times


  • Oil summit to hear pleas for actionnew
    1 February 2015, 12:20 am - a plan for a summit to look at the challenges facing the north sea oil industry is announced by aberdeen city council.
  • Ex-Colombia spy chief appears in courtnew
    1 February 2015, 12:08 am - ex-colombian intelligence chief maria del pilar hurtado appears in court in bogota charged with spying on politicians, judges and journalists.
  • The great Kuwaiti cat-meat scandalnew
    1 February 2015, 12:00 am - in 1930s kuwait, an accusation that a restaurant owner was serving cat meat caused uproar - but british diplomats rode to the rescue of the unlucky man, writes matthew teller.
  • Phoenix Nights actor Robbins 'stable'new
    31 January 2015, 11:48 pm - phoenix nights comedian ted robbins is in a stable condition in hospital after collapsing on stage during a show at manchester arena, the venue says.
  • Japan hostage Goto 'killed' - videonew
    31 January 2015, 11:47 pm - a video is released online purporting to show the beheading by islamic state militants of japanese hostage kenji goto.
  • Stamp was not on purpose - Costanew
    31 January 2015, 11:30 pm - chelsea striker diego costa says there was no malicious intent behind his stamp on liverpool's emre can.
  • Chile proposes to end abortion bannew
    31 January 2015, 11:01 pm - chilean president michelle bachelet announces plans to end a total ban on abortions in the predominantly roman catholic country.
  • 'Dozens killed' in Ukraine fightingnew
    31 January 2015, 10:30 pm - at least 40 people, including soldiers and civilians, are reported to have died in eastern ukraine as ceasefire talks end without progress.
  • Tunisia 1-2 Equatorial Guinea (aet)new
    31 January 2015, 10:26 pm - equatorial guinea beat tunisia in controversial circumstances to reach the africa cup of nations semi-finals.
  • Greek PM offers olive branch on debtnew
    31 January 2015, 10:20 pm - greek pm alexis tsipras seeks to repair relations with creditors, amid fears of a showdown over greece's efforts to roll back austerity measures.


Japan Today (Japan)

The Don

  • Police arrest 260 suspects in Quetta‏new
    31 January 2015, 4:01 pm - quetta: as part of an ongoing crackdown against militants from banned organisations in balochistan, police and anti-terrorist force (atc) personnel have arrested 260 suspects from different parts of quetta. police sources told that raids
  • Egypt court rules Hamas armed wing 'terror group'new
    31 January 2015, 2:12 pm - cairo: an egyptian court on saturday banned the armed wing of palestinian islamist movement hamas, declaring it a "terrorist" group.hamas, which controls the gaza strip, denounced the ruling against the ezzedine al-qassam brigades as “a
  • Rocket attack on Khuzdar DPO's vehicle kills two copsnew
    31 January 2015, 1:56 pm - pasni: a rocket attack on a convoy of khuzdar district police officer (dpo) abdul aziz yousafzai killed two policemen and injured as many near pasni area of balochistan's gwadar district on saturday.dpo khuzdar was traveling to gwadar along with his
  • Amir will be monitored “on and off the field”: PCBnew
    31 January 2015, 1:18 pm - karachi: pakistan's cricket chief saturday denied that mohammad amir is being fast-tracked back into international cricket after a five-year ban, saying he will be monitored “on and off the field” before his re-entry.the 22-year-old was
  • Bodies of five newborn babies recovered from garbage heap in Tando Allah Yarnew
    31 January 2015, 11:49 am - karachi: bodies of five newborn babies were recovered from a garbage heap near abdul sattar bachani petrol pump in the tando allah yar district of sindh on saturday. following discovery of the bodies, local residents in the area informed police and
  • More than 600 international flights fly over country: Aviation Advisernew
    31 January 2015, 9:42 am - islamabad: prime minister nawaz sharif's aviation advisor shujaat azeem has said pakistan air traffic is safe and more than 600 international flights fly over the country.he said this while talking to a private news channel days after the warning of
  • PM announces reduction in POL pricesnew
    31 January 2015, 9:06 am - lahore: prime minister nawaz sharif on saturday announced that per litre price of petroleum has been further slashed by rs7.99, with the new at rs70.29 per litre now.with the new reduction in petrol prices, petroleum will now be cheaper than
  • India tests long-range missile from mobile launchernew
    31 January 2015, 8:46 am - new delhi: india on saturday succeeded for the first time in using a mobile launcher to test-fire a long-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead deep inside rival china. although saturday's launch was the third test of the agni v
  • Army chief, PM attend passing out parade of elite force in Lahorenew
    31 January 2015, 8:17 am - lahore: chief of army staff general raheel sharif and prime minister nawaz sharif on saturday attended the passing out parade of the first batch of the punjab elite police force (epf) at the elite police training school on baidian road in
  • Bangladesh cuts power to opposition leader Khaleda Zia's homenew
    31 January 2015, 7:50 am - dhaka: bangladesh authorities on saturday cut the power to opposition leader khaleda zia's home in an apparent bid to force her to call off a crippling anti-government transport blockade.local television showed footage of a technician from a


  • Abbott: ‘There are lessons for the LNP in this election’new
    1 February 2015, 12:21 am - follow it live: prime minister tony abbott has issued a statement about the queensland election - and he says there are “lessons in this result”.
  • Labor on brink of unthinkable winnew
    31 January 2015, 11:38 pm - campbell newman’s political career is over, and his government looks certain to lose office. here is the latest from qld’s stunning election.
  • Is Peter Greste coming home?new
    31 January 2015, 10:39 pm - there are reports jailed brisbane journalist peter greste is set to be deported from egypt to australia.
  • Galaxy Poll: Liberals facing historic lossnew
    31 January 2015, 9:21 pm - prime minister tony abbott would lead the liberal party to a historic defeat that would deliver a primary vote of just 36 per cent and terminate the careers of over 40 coalition mps if an election was held today.
  • Galaxy Poll: Liberals facing historic lossnew
    31 January 2015, 9:17 pm - prime minister tony abbott would lead the liberal party to a historic defeat that would deliver a primary vote of just 36 per cent if an election was held today.
  • Who else was left standing?new
    31 January 2015, 7:13 pm - pauline hanson? clive palmer? the greens? there was only one minor party left standing after the queensland election.
  • Hotels share in sporting successnew
    31 January 2015, 1:00 pm - hotels are celebrating the spoils of australia’s big summer of sport, with major events delivering a triple treat to tourism operators.
  • Save up to $1500/yr on health covernew
    31 January 2015, 1:00 pm - private health cover is about to go up another 6 per cent and this man says it’s possible to save up to $1500 a year.
  • Marriage counselling scheme to be scrappednew
    31 January 2015, 1:00 pm - tony abbott’s taxpayer-funded $200 marriage counselling voucher scheme is getting a divorce and will be scrapped within days.
  • Health fund rebate cut costing familiesnew
    31 January 2015, 1:00 pm - health fund members are facing a painful double whammy when their premiums rise in april because the government rebate which helps with the cost will drop in value.

Times Of India



  • Islamic State says it has beheaded second Japanese hostage Gotonew
    31 January 2015, 11:51 pm - beirut/tokyo (reuters) - islamic state militants said on saturday they had beheaded a second japanese hostage, journalist kenji goto, after the failure of international efforts to secure his release through a prisoner swap.(image) (image) (image)
  • Chad army says kills 120 Boko Haram militants in Cameroonnew
    31 January 2015, 11:10 pm - n'djamena (reuters) - chadian forces have killed 120 militants from boko haram in a battle in the north of neighbouring cameroon that began when the insurgents attacked its troops, the army said in a statement on saturday, adding that three of its
  • Ukraine peace talks collapse, Kiev and separatists trade blamenew
    31 January 2015, 10:56 pm - minsk/kiev (reuters) - peace talks on ukraine collapsed on saturday after just over four hours with no tangible progress towards a new ceasefire but with ukraine's representative and separatist envoys angrily accusing each other of sabotaging the
  • U.S. general says Syrian town of Kobani taken from Islamic Statenew
    31 January 2015, 8:14 pm - washington (reuters) - kurdish ground forces, helped by u.s. and allied air support, have retaken the syrian town of kobani from islamic state militants, u.s. lieutenant-general james terry said on saturday.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Germany, ECB play hardball with Greecenew
    31 January 2015, 7:42 pm - berlin/helsinki (reuters) - german chancellor angela merkel ruled out a debt writedown for greece on saturday, and a european central bank policymaker threatened to cut off funding to greek banks if athens does not agree to renew its bailout
  • Greece seeks to reassure Europe as tensions risenew
    31 January 2015, 7:37 pm - athens (reuters) - new greek prime minister alexis tsipras, striking a conciliatory note on debt talks after a turbulent start to office, has called the european central bank chief to assure him that athens was seeking an agreement.(image) (image)
  • U.S. regulators recall 2.1 million vehicles in new air bag issuenew
    31 January 2015, 6:06 pm - (reuters) - the auto industry’s air bag troubles deepened on saturday as u.s. federal safety regulators said three big automakers will recall about 2.1 million older vehicles to fix defects that could cause air bags to deploy when they are not
  • Italy elects senior judge Sergio Mattarella as presidentnew
    31 January 2015, 5:39 pm - rome (reuters) - italian lawmakers elected sergio mattarella, a constitutional court judge and veteran center-left politician, as president on saturday, handing a welcome political victory to prime minister matteo renzi.(image) (image) (image)
  • Kurds retake oil facility in north Iraq, 15 workers still missingnew
    31 January 2015, 5:16 pm - kirkuk, iraq (reuters) - kurdish peshmerga forces retook a small crude oil station near the northern iraqi city of kirkuk which islamic state insurgents seized earlier on saturday, but the fate of 15 employees remained unclear.(image) (image) (image)
  • Egyptian court bans Hamas' armed wing, lists as terrorist organizationnew
    31 January 2015, 4:40 pm - cairo (reuters) - an egyptian court on saturday banned the armed wing of palestinian group hamas and listed it as a terrorist organization, a ruling in keeping with a systematic crackdown on islamists by president abdel fattah al-sisi.(image) (image)