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The Local (Sweden)

  • Dark weekend looms for southern Swedennew
    21 November 2014, 4:51 pm - southern sweden looks set to stay under a blanket of cloud until at least tuesday, as the darkest november in decades continues.
  • Gothenburg rabbi reacts to death threatsnew
    21 November 2014, 3:31 pm - gothenburg's rabbi received death threats following an attack on a synagogue in jerusalem earlier this week. leading figures in the jewish community have told the local they fear that anti-semitism is spreading across sweden, with malmö already
  • Abba's Björn defends Sweden's Spotifynew
    21 November 2014, 1:53 pm - björn ulvaeus has joined the row over spotify's streaming costs, saying the music industry had to evolve but admitting that songwriters are losing money. he spoke to the local's blogger natalia brzezinski from his newly adopted home, new york.
  • Decorating your home for Swedish Christmasnew
    21 November 2014, 10:31 am - with advent just a week away, swedes are already itching to put out their christmas decorations. wondering how to get that scandinavian christmas feeling in your own home? here are the local's top ten decorating tips for a 'god jul'.
  • Rush hour chaos after train signal failurenew
    21 November 2014, 10:22 am - passengers travelling to and from the swedish capital were forced to make alternative travel arrangements on friday morning after a signal failure ground the rail service between södertälje and stockholm to a standstill.
  • How to make Swedish mulled winenew
    21 November 2014, 9:23 am - come colder days, swedes rely on one drink in particular to warm them up again: glögg. the beverage has been a christmas tradition in sweden since the 1890s. the shops are already packed with the stuff, but why not make your own? john duxbury
  • Swedes' blonde only school photo goes viralnew
    21 November 2014, 8:32 am - a protest school photo by swedish students to highlight the anti-immigration polices of the sweden democrats has generated a storm on social media.
  • Sweden to implement Unicef rights of child lawnew
    21 November 2014, 7:43 am - prime minister stefan löfven has said that the government will incorporate the unicef convention on the rights of the child into swedish law, following talks in new york during his state visit.
  • Israel ambassador to make Sweden returnnew
    21 November 2014, 7:00 am - isaac bachman will come back to stockholm on november 29th stating that it was a "compromise" when he was recalled to israel following sweden's decision to recognize palestine.
  • Umeå museum rewrites Swedish historynew
    21 November 2014, 3:54 am - sweden's first women's history museum opens in umeå this weekend. deviating from traditional history, it aims to raise questions about sex, power, and identity. but can the concept pull more female - and male - visitors to the region? the local

The Local (Germany)

  • Suspected ETA identity forger detainednew
    21 November 2014, 5:49 pm - german state prosecutors on friday said they have taken a spanish national suspected of forging identification papers for basque terrorist movement eta while working at a university into custody.
  • False teeth trigger school ‘poisoning’ scarenew
    21 November 2014, 5:27 pm - emergency services showed up in force at a ruhr school on friday after a schoolgirl mistakenly treated her friends to grandpa’s denture cleansing tablets rather than vitamins.
  • Police arrest man over Russia-proof bunkernew
    21 November 2014, 3:59 pm - police in kelheim said on friday they had arrested a man who hoarded guns, ammunition and bomb-making material in a nuclear-proof family bunker he built fearing an attack by russia.
  • Merkel’s 1.5 tonne Xmas tree hits the roadnew
    21 November 2014, 3:56 pm - donated by a private forestry concern, the 21-year-old fir was felled and loaded on a truck on friday and dispatched to berlin.
  • German bikes to carry Ebola lab samplesnew
    21 November 2014, 3:54 pm - germany has sent 400 motorbikes to the areas of west africa worst hit by the ebola epidemic to speed up testing for the virus.
  • Passengers stop gunman on Berlin-Hamburg trainnew
    21 November 2014, 12:24 pm - police arrested a man who fired shots inside an ice train from berlin to hamburg after passengers overpowered him early on friday morning.
  • Far-right agenda gains ground in middle classnew
    21 November 2014, 12:06 pm - overt xenophobia and fascism have lost a lot of ground in germany in recent years. but a new survey of attitudes shows a creeping tendency in moderate society to sympathise with core ideas of the far right in private.
  • Police warn off vigilantes over bullying videonew
    21 November 2014, 11:03 am - police in tübingen, baden-württemberg, warned against calls for vigilante justice on friday after a video showing teenaged girls attacking a classmate was uploaded to social media.
  • Businesses say train strikes cost over €500mnew
    21 November 2014, 9:00 am - the federation of german chambers of industry and commerce (dihk) said on friday that strikes by train drivers' union gdl have cost germany over half a billion euros.
  • Town at standstill for bomb defusalnew
    21 November 2014, 8:37 am - authorities evacuated 1,700 people from their homes early on friday morning after an unexploded bomb from world war two was found in oranienburg, north of berlin.


The Mosque Times


  • Obama defends immigration reformnew
    21 November 2014, 11:22 pm - us president barack obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.
  • Two men dead after farming accidentnew
    21 November 2014, 10:59 pm - two men die following a farm accident at crossroads, killygordon, county donegal, in the republic of ireland.
  • VIDEO: "They've taken us for granted"new
    21 November 2014, 10:53 pm - with turnout just over 50 per cent at the rochester and strood by-election, carole walker reports on the growing disaffection among voters.
  • VIDEO: Ukraine uprising: One year onnew
    21 November 2014, 10:40 pm - services have been held in ukraine to mark the anniversary of the mass protests which sparked the downfall of former president viktor yanukovych.
  • Madagascar plague outbreak kills 40new
    21 November 2014, 10:38 pm - an outbreak of plague in madagascar has killed 40 people and infected dozens of others, the world health organization says.
  • Harlequins 12-16 Salenew
    21 November 2014, 9:45 pm - dan braid scores the only try of the game as sale beat harlequins in the premiership for the first time since 2010.
  • Wave power firm in administrationnew
    21 November 2014, 9:45 pm - wave power technology firm pelamis is calling in administrators after failing to secure development funding.
  • Republicans savage immigration plannew
    21 November 2014, 9:42 pm - president barack obama's use of executive powers to give more than four million undocumented migrants work permits "damages the presidency" says a republican leader.
  • 'No new ideas at talks' - Irannew
    21 November 2014, 9:25 pm - iran's foreign minister says he has heard "no new ideas" as talks with world powers on tehran's nuclear programme stretch into the evening.
  • Biden warns Russia faces 'isolation'new
    21 November 2014, 9:11 pm - us vice-president joe biden, on a visit to kiev, warns russia of "greater isolation" as ukraine marks a year since the start of its revolution.


Japan Today (Japan)

The Don

  • Siraj unfolds ‘People's Agenda’ at JI conventionnew
    21 November 2014, 7:50 pm - lahore: unfolding his “people's agenda” at jamaat-i-islami's (ji) convention, ji emir sirajul haq said on friday that a government led by his party would retrieve the lands granted by the british to their cronies and distribute it among
  • Nawaz, Obama discuss bilateral ties, regional situationnew
    21 November 2014, 7:23 pm - islamabad: president of united sates, barak obama on friday night discussed bilateral relations and evolving situation in the region with prime minister nawaz sharif over telephone.during the conversation, prime minister sharif recalled his warm and
  • Arsonists blamed for Hindu temple burning in Hyderabadnew
    21 November 2014, 6:35 pm - hyderabad: a hindu temple was burnt in tando mohammad khan district behind barrage colony area by unidentified persons.the incident is reported to have taken place on late thursday night.a deity and religious books in the temple were reduced to ashes
  • Russia to provide counter-terrorism training to Pakistannew
    21 November 2014, 4:43 pm - islamabad: russia has accepted pakistan’s request for cooperation in combating terrorism and has offered advanced counter-terrorism training to military and law enforcement agencies at its premier institutions, defence sources said
  • Notice issued to govt, Imran on application against PTI sit-innew
    21 November 2014, 4:43 pm - lahore: a lahore high court full bench on friday issued notices to the federal government, provincial government and pakistan tehreek-i-insaf (pti) chairman imran khan for november 24 on an application to stop pti from holding a sit-in on november
  • Pakistan detains 61 Indian fishermennew
    21 November 2014, 3:45 pm - karachi: pakistani marine forces have arrested more than 60 indian fishermen for violating territorial waters in the arabian sea, police said on friday.the fishermen strayed into pakistani waters yesterday and pakistan’s maritime security
  • PAF training jet crashes on outskirts of Karachi, pilot killednew
    21 November 2014, 3:26 pm - karachi: a mirage training jet of the pakistan air force (paf) crashed in gadap area on the outskirts of karachi on friday while it was on a training flight, officials said.paf helicopters had reached the site of the crash for rescue operations,
  • MQM MPAs among at least 20 injured in Karachi grenade attacknew
    21 November 2014, 3:16 pm - karachi/peshawar: at least 20 people including members of sindh assembly were wounded in an attack on a muttahida qaumi movement (mqm) camp, setup for their ongoing country-wide membership drive on friday, dawnnews reported.according to initial
  • Twenty-two militants killed in Khyber strikes‏new
    21 November 2014, 2:13 pm - peshawar: at least twenty-two militants have been killed as targeted aerial strikes struck militants hideouts in various parts of tirah valley of khyber agency. the inter-services public relations (ispr) on friday confirmed that the jets strikes
  • Indian diplomat summoned over LoC violationnew
    21 November 2014, 1:05 pm - islamabad: pakistan has lodged a strong protest with india over yesterday's line of control (loc) violation by indian troops which resulted in the killing of a pakistan army soldier.a senior indian diplomat from the indian high commission in the


  • Teen killers suffered ‘human rights abuse’new
    21 November 2014, 9:57 pm - they abducted, gang-raped and murdered a young sydney woman but now the un says the teen killers of janine balding were denied their own human rights.
  • Fatal Westfield carpark fallnew
    21 November 2014, 9:35 pm - a man has died after falling from the third level of a westfield shopping centre carpark.
  • Champagne on ice for MH370 findnew
    21 November 2014, 11:00 am - it’s nine months since flight mh370 disappeared without a trace but the man heading the hunt for the plane has no doubt they will find it.
  • Activists’ Play School protestnew
    21 November 2014, 9:26 am - hundreds of protesters chanting the play school theme song have rallied against the abbott government’s plan to cut $254 million from the abc.
  • Factory inferno containednew
    21 November 2014, 8:18 am - update: a huge fire that threatened an industrial site in sydney’s west has finally been contained.
  • ‘Racist’ Australians hard to cracknew
    21 November 2014, 5:11 am - reality show first contact has had mixed success in changing the “racist” views of its australian stars, with sandy not even attending the reunion show.
  • Bishop’s reef claim ‘defies science’new
    21 November 2014, 4:53 am - the abbott government’s claim that the great barrier reef isn’t in danger defies all available science, according to a leading international expert.
  • Exclusive: Incest clan’s family albumnew
    21 November 2014, 3:14 am - exclusive: they are photos which could have been taken of any happy family down on the farm. the difference is these innocent youngsters’ faces have had to be pixelated to protect their identities because the incest crimes against them are so
  • The moment Mr Nice Guy goes nutsnew
    21 November 2014, 3:03 am - he’s the mild-mannered family man who loves jesus and a surf. but now, he has finally unleashed his ferocious side, going absolutely postal at his rival.
  • ‘She thought he would make her happy’new
    21 November 2014, 2:47 am - he was the man paula conlon thought would look after her. instead he ended her life in a violent stabbing frenzy. now the murder victim’s mother is speaking out about domestic violence.

Times Of India



  • Officials make preparations for Ferguson grand jury decisionnew
    21 November 2014, 11:35 pm - ferguson mo. (reuters) - prosecutors made preparations to announce the eventual decision by a grand jury on whether to charge a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager and some local schools said on friday they would close next
  • Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehnernew
    21 November 2014, 11:33 pm - las vegas (reuters) - president barack obama defended his decision to bypass congress and overhaul u.s. immigration policy on his own on friday, saying he was forced to act because house of representatives speaker john boehner would not let
  • U.S., Iran discussing new ideas to break nuclear impasse: sourcesnew
    21 November 2014, 11:08 pm - vienna (reuters) - u.s. secretary of state john kerry and iranian foreign minister mohammad javad zarif are discussing new ideas aimed at breaking the deadlock in nuclear talks between tehran and six world powers, sources close to the talks said on
  • Turkey, U.S. play down differences on fight against Islamic Statenew
    21 November 2014, 8:24 pm - istanbul (reuters) - turkey and the united states played down differences in the fight against islamic state on friday, but prime minister ahmet davutoglu made clear ankara would keep pressing for a no-fly zone in syria and president bashar
  • In blow to PM Cameron, Britain's anti-EU UKIP party wins second parliamentary seatnew
    21 November 2014, 5:26 pm - rochester/london (reuters) - prime minister david cameron's conservatives lost a second parliamentary seat to the anti-eu ukip party on friday, an embarrassing defeat heralding a possible fragmentation of britain's two-party system in next year's
  • Widespread flooding ahead for snowy western New York: officialsnew
    21 November 2014, 5:19 pm - evans n.y. (reuters) - warm temperatures and rain were forecast for the weekend in the city of buffalo and western new york, bringing the threat of widespread flooding to the region bound for days by deep snow.(image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Obama unveils U.S. immigration reform, setting up fight with Republicansnew
    21 November 2014, 4:35 pm - washington (reuters) - president barack obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on thursday, easing the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with republicans who vow to
  • U.S. House will fight Obama's immigration action: Boehnernew
    21 November 2014, 3:29 pm - (reuters) - u.s. house speaker john boehner said on friday that president barack obama's executive action on immigration has sabotaged chances for bipartisan legislation.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Islamic State targeted in 30 air strikes by U.S., alliesnew
    21 November 2014, 3:16 pm - washington (reuters) - the united states and its allies have staged 30 air strikes on islamic state targets in syria and iraq since wednesday, the u.s. central command said on friday.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Toyota Lexus to recall some 2006-2011 models due to fuel leaknew
    21 November 2014, 3:09 pm - detroit (reuters) - toyota motor corp will recall 422,509 of its luxury brand lexus vehicles in the united states because of a possible fuel leak that increases the risk of fire, u.s. regulators said on friday.(image) (image) (image) (image)