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The Local (Sweden)

  • Eight Swedes on Russian European Union blacklistnew
    30 May 2015, 3:09 pm - eight swedish nationals are on a list of 89 people who are barred entry into russia. sweden has asked russian authorities to provide a reason for the bans, but has received no response.
  • Ethiopian and Swede win Stockhom Marathonnew
    30 May 2015, 2:00 pm - as if the marathon runners didn't have enough to deal with already, the heavens opened in stockholm on saturday, making for a very wet and windy race. but the damp didn't keep swede isabellah andersson from taking home her seventh victory medal, with
  • ‘A tremendous boon for travel’: US ambassadornew
    30 May 2015, 1:45 pm - the planned preclearance facility at stockholm’s arlanda airport is meant to improve the overall travel experience for customers and boost security. it’s a win-win situation, says mark brzezinski, the us ambassador to sweden, in this
  • Wrong city on Stockholm Lonely Planet covernew
    30 May 2015, 12:01 pm - people equipped with the new stockholm guide by lonely planet, the largest travel guidebook publisher in the world, might have a hard time finding the scene depicted on the cover. that’s because it’s a picture from uppsala.
  • Stockholm airport to get fast lane into USnew
    30 May 2015, 10:25 am - travelers from stockholm will have an easier time entering the us in the future. the us has decided to make arlanda a “preclearance” airport, meaning customs procedures will take place on swedish soil.
  • Swedish broadcaster sends porn to childrennew
    29 May 2015, 5:28 pm - sweden's public broadcaster svt has apologized to parents after it accidentally sent an sms to 60 children which included a link to a pornographic site.
  • Are these the five worst places to live in Sweden?new
    29 May 2015, 4:28 pm - sweden is a great place to be, from its vibrant capital to cute, picturesque towns in the countryside. but even within this nordic paradise, there are some real dumps. here's our guide to the five municipalities that ended up at the bottom of an
  • Spring boost for Swedish economy revealednew
    29 May 2015, 11:30 am - sweden's economy grew by 0.4 percent in the first quarter of 2015, and was up 2.5 percent on the same period a year ago, according to figures released on friday. but swedes still appear to be holding back from swiping their cards at the nation's
  • Filming starts for next grisly Nordic Noir treatnew
    29 May 2015, 11:21 am - nordic noir fans have been on the edge of their seats this month with the filming of the next scandinavian crime thriller by the team behind the massively successful swedish-danish drama 'the bridge' getting under way in costa rica and gothenburg.
  • Real-life police drama on Sweden's 'The Bridge'new
    29 May 2015, 8:32 am - something resembling an episode of the popular gritty crime drama 'the bridge' (bron) occurred on thursday night when swedish and danish police engaged in a car chase that ended with the arrest of four men.

The Local (Germany)

  • Belgium, Netherlands probe BND spy claimsnew
    30 May 2015, 3:32 pm - belgium and the netherlands have launched probes into claims of widespread espionage by germany, which is accused of helping the us spy on berlin's closest allies in europe, officials said friday.
  • German women have World Cup in their sightsnew
    29 May 2015, 4:33 pm - after getting their hands on the world cup in 2003 and 2007, the german women’s national team are trying to make it three out of the last four this summer in canada.
  • Munich headteacher: 'Atheists are stupid'new
    29 May 2015, 2:57 pm - a head teacher at a state school in munich is attempting to introduce a strict christian regime by hanging crosses in the classroom and holding daily prayers. he's within the law, but parents and pupils are beginning to resist.
  • Baby ducks shut down Autobahn trafficnew
    29 May 2015, 2:54 pm - police officers and a fire fighter crane were called in to rescue five orphaned baby ducks on friday, stopping autobahn traffic briefly to escort them to safety.
  • Cameron and Merkel sing from same hymn sheetnew
    29 May 2015, 2:07 pm - chancellor angela merkel and british prime minister david cameron presented a newly united front at a berlin press conference on friday, after their first meeting where the uk premier set out his demands for reform of the european union.
  • German industry: Brexit would be ‘disastrous’new
    29 May 2015, 2:04 pm - the german chamber of industry and commerce (dihk) have told the bbc that if the uk were to leave the eu it would be disastrous for both countries.
  • Taliban release German hostage in Afghanistannew
    29 May 2015, 10:42 am - an employee of the german international development agency (giz) has been released from captivity in northern afghanistan after being taken prisoner by the taliban six weeks ago.
  • At last, Germany has a new Top Modelnew
    29 May 2015, 9:01 am - everyone can breath easily again. despite a delay of two weeks due to a bomb threat, heidi klum has finally been able to choose germany’s next top model - a 19-year-old from her own home town.
  • Steinmeier: corruption poisons footballnew
    28 May 2015, 7:57 pm - foreign minister frank-walter steinmeier said on thursday that if world football can't clear up "poisonous" corruption, state bodies need to step in, amid a graft scandal engulfing governing body fifa.
  • Greece eclipses G7 meeting in Dresdennew
    28 May 2015, 7:50 pm - debt-wracked greece's battle to hammer out a deal with its creditors dominated a meeting of finance ministers from the group of seven leading industrialized nations in dresden on thursday, with officials insisting much work still lay ahead.


The Mosque Times


  • VIDEO: Take-off for Solar Impulse 2new
    30 May 2015, 7:39 pm - solar impulse, a plane powered entirely by the sun, takes off on the final and most difficult leg of its mission to fly a solar plane around the world from china to hawaii.
  • Man arrested over boxer's murdernew
    30 May 2015, 7:38 pm - a 32-year-old man is arrested over the murder of professional boxer eamonn magee jr on the outskirts of west belfast.
  • Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villanew
    30 May 2015, 7:20 pm - arsenal retain the fa cup with a decisive 4-0 win over aston villa to become the most successful team in the competition's history.
  • Solar plane begins Pacific crossingnew
    30 May 2015, 7:14 pm - swiss pilot andre borschberg begins his bid to cross the pacific, from china to hawaii, in the zero-fuel solar impulse aeroplane.
  • Williams wins tense Azarenka contestnew
    30 May 2015, 7:12 pm - world number one serena williams battles past victoria azarenka in a heated third-round contest at the french open.
  • VIDEO: HMS Bulwark joins migrant rescue missionnew
    30 May 2015, 7:02 pm - the royal navy ship hms bulwark has helped to rescue more than 4,000 migrants from the mediterranean sea between friday and saturday.
  • Syria 'barrel bomb strikes kill 72'new
    30 May 2015, 6:20 pm - at least 72 people have been killed in syria's northern aleppo province by barrel bombs dropped from government helicopters, activists say.
  • Ennis-Hill pleased on Gotzis returnnew
    30 May 2015, 6:14 pm - olympic champion jessica ennis-hill is "quite pleased" to be in third place after the opening day of her heptathlon return.
  • Nigeria militants strike Maidugurinew
    30 May 2015, 6:05 pm - militants launch deadly raids in the nigerian city of maiduguri, including a suicide attack on a mosque, after the inauguration of a new president.
  • England would back World Cup boycottnew
    30 May 2015, 6:03 pm - england ready to back a european boycott of the 2018 world cup after sepp blatter's fifa re-election, says greg dyke.


Japan Today (Japan)

  • National › M8.5 earthquake strikes near Ogasawara islandsnew
    30 May 2015, 11:30 am - an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.5 struck near the ogasawara islands at 8:24 p.m. saturday. the japan meteorological agency said there was no danger of a tsunami. the quake struck at a depth of 590 kilometers near the ogasawaras which are 1,000
  • Politics › Asia should put WWII behind it: Singapore PMnew
    30 May 2015, 9:25 am - asian countries led by china and japan should put world war ii behind them to promote regional trust and cooperation, singapore prime minister lee hsien loong said friday. lee, in a keynote speech opening an annual security conference known as the
  • Sports › Cardinals win 3-0 to knock Dodgers out of NL West leadnew
    30 May 2015, 9:13 am - st. louis pitcher john lackey worked seven scoreless innings as the cardinals beat the los angeles dodgers 3-0 in friday's clash of the two top teams in the national league, extending their winning streak to five games. the dodgers' defeat cost them
  • Politics › Japan, EU discuss stalled FTA, China's territorial claimsnew
    30 May 2015, 6:35 am - japan and the european union on friday agreed to speed up talks over a long-stalled free trade agreement, while voicing concerns over china's territorial claims in the south china sea. prime minister shinzo abe met with european commission president
  • National › 60-year-old man, 7-year-old girl drown in pondnew
    30 May 2015, 6:20 am - a 60-year-old man and a seven-year-old girl drowned in a pond in usuki, oita prefecture, on friday. according to police, at around 5:20 p.m., the fire department received a call from a local resident, reporting that two people had got into
  • Business › Bankrupt Skymark Airlines submits turnaround plannew
    30 May 2015, 6:20 am - bankrupt japanese carrier skymark airlines on friday submitted a restructuring plan to a tokyo court that will see it owned by its banks, rival all nippon airways and an investment fund. skymark, japan's third-biggest airline which flies on domestic
  • Picture of the Day › Getting ready for race daynew
    30 May 2015, 6:19 am - workers at tokyo's shinjuku station put the finishing touches to a huge poster advertising the 82nd running of the japan derby on sunday.
  • Crime › Truck drives into brand-name goods store in Yokohamanew
    30 May 2015, 6:15 am - a small truck drove into a store that sells used brand-name goods in yokohama in what police believe was an attempt to rob the store, police said saturday. according to police, the incident occurred at around 5 a.m. friday. security footage from the
  • World › 4,200 migrants rescued in Mediterraneannew
    30 May 2015, 5:51 am - the italian coastguard said it had coordinated the rescue of about 4,200 migrants sailing across the mediterranean sea, but also found 17 corpses on several of the rickety boats. distress calls were made from 22 different boats, many off libya but
  • Sports › Europe's rift with FIFA deepens with Blatter's re-electionnew
    30 May 2015, 5:45 am - relieved and elated at being re-elected, sepp blatter seized on his fresh mandate to remind world soccer: "i am the president of everybody." across europe, many hoped the 17-year reign of blatter would be over by friday night. instead, it was

The Don

  • Six people killed in clashes during Khyber Pakhtunkhwa LG pollsnew
    30 May 2015, 4:30 pm - peshawar: six people were killed while 47 injured in clashes throughout on saturday as the local government elections in khyber pakhtunkhwa witnessed mismanagement, poor security measures and conflicts between different rival groups in different
  • Zimbabwe to continue Pakistan tour despite 'suicide bomb'new
    30 May 2015, 2:17 pm - lahore: zimbabwe said on saturday it will continue its cricket tour of pakistan despite an apparent suicide bombing leaving two people dead outside the stadium during a match between the two sides.friday's explosion — which the information
  • With focus on India, Nawaz vows to counter "anti-Pakistan" actsnew
    30 May 2015, 11:45 am - islamabad: during a visit to the inter services intelligence (isi) headquarters in the federal capital on saturday, prime minister nawaz sharif expressed serious concern over recent statements made by the indian political leadership, and said that
  • India reels under heatwave as death toll tops 2,000new
    30 May 2015, 11:08 am - hyderabad: india's brutal weeks-long heatwave has killed more than 2,000 people, authorities said saturday, as the government launched a mass education campaign to help people cope with scorching temperatures.hundreds of mainly poverty-stricken
  • Balochistan CM announces APC in wake of Mastung killingsnew
    30 May 2015, 10:49 am - quetta: during an emergency joint conference here on saturday, balochistan chief minister dr abdul malik baloch said that an all parties conference (apc) will be held in the aftermath of the mastung killings. on friday night, gunmen kidnapped about
  • Tense standoff outside US mosque over cartoon protestnew
    30 May 2015, 6:51 am - phoenix: anti-islam protesters—some of them heavily armed—faced off against religious rights demonstrators outside a us mosque friday, in a tense but peaceful standoff. about 200 demonstrators from each group stood outside the mosque in
  • Relatives of Mastung victims stage sit-in as death toll rises to 22new
    30 May 2015, 6:08 am - quetta: a large number of protesters staged a sit-in outside the governor house on saturday to protest the killings of 22 people who were kidnapped from two karachi-bound coaches and gunned down by armed men on friday. initial reports said 20 people
  • 15 wounded in Philippines mosque attacknew
    30 May 2015, 5:26 am - jolo: fifteen people including 10 police officers were wounded in an attack on a police camp mosque on a remote island in philippines long plagued by islamic militancy, officials said saturday.successive blasts targeted the mosque inside camp kasim
  • Khan calls out Mayweather after unanimous decision win over Algierinew
    30 May 2015, 3:49 am - new york: britain's amir khan took a unanimous decision victory friday over american chris algieri in a welterweight matchup, then called out unbeaten floyd mayweather for a world title showdown. khan improved to 31-3 with his fifth victory in a row,
  • Dir women unlikely to take part in poll processnew
    30 May 2015, 2:26 am - timergara/karak: women of lower dir are unlikely to cast their votes in the local government elections being held today (saturday), as most of the polling booths for them have been set up at the joint polling stations. during visits to polling


  • Boom! Why retailers are smilingnew
    30 May 2015, 12:00 pm - retailers are starting to believe things have changed for the better. but how do they know? there are some telltale signs.
  • Anthrax ‘no danger’ to Australianew
    30 May 2015, 7:26 am - the federal government has received an assurance there is no risk to public health after it was revealed the us military accidentally sent live anthrax to australia.
  • Woman tied up by fake cops in sex attacknew
    30 May 2015, 4:08 am - a woman has been sexually assaulted in regional victoria by armed burglars in “police” vests who may have targeted the wrong house.
  • Plug pulled on racist fight sitenew
    30 May 2015, 3:18 am - facebook has slammed shut a racist and violent australian page depicting street fights and bashings, many involving aboriginal people.
  • ‘Major threats’ to Great Barrier Reefnew
    30 May 2015, 2:02 am - the great barrier reef will not be listed as endangered but will remain under watch because of “major threats” to its health.
  • The boy Australia doesn’t know how to handlenew
    29 May 2015, 11:16 pm - a seven-year-old australian boy photographed holding a severed head has created a quandary for the government, which wants to revoke the citizenship of terrorists. *warning: graphic images*
  • Can the big banks’ shares bounce back?new
    29 May 2015, 2:30 pm - big banks have been in the bad books of mum and dad investors in recent weeks as their share prices plunged, but experts see a solid outlook.
  • Pell ‘keen to front Commission’new
    29 May 2015, 2:30 pm - cardinal george pell is keen to confront allegations he covered-up paedophile priests and attempted to bribe a victim, friends say.
  • Trauma troops tackle art of survivalnew
    29 May 2015, 2:30 pm - traumatised military personnel are turning their hand to art in a historic recuperation strategy aimed at defeating the ‘black dog’ of post traumatic stress and depression.
  • Frozen berries ‘low risk’: Inquirynew
    29 May 2015, 2:30 pm - a hepatitis a outbreak linked to frozen berries afflicted 34 australians — but now our food authority has ruled they are a low risk food, not deserving of closer scrutiny.

Times Of India



  • FIFA's Blatter comes out fighting despite scandal and divisionsnew
    30 May 2015, 7:26 pm - zurich (reuters) - fifa president sepp blatter came out fighting on saturday as he began his fifth term in charge of soccer's governing body, implying that the united states timed the announcement of a major corruption probe to try to scupper his
  • Rollback of U.S. spy powers would mark post-9/11 watershednew
    30 May 2015, 7:19 pm - washington (reuters) - at 3:59 p.m. edt on sunday, the national security agency and telecommunications companies will begin mothballing a once-secret system that collected americans' bulk telephone records, shutting down computers and sealing off
  • U.S. and Iran address obstacles to nuclear deal as deadline nearsnew
    30 May 2015, 5:09 pm - geneva (reuters) - u.s. secretary of state john kerry met his iranian counterpart mohammad javad zarif for six hours on saturday trying to overcome obstacles to a final nuclear agreement, a month ahead of a deadline for a deal between tehran and six
  • U.S. says China's island-building erodes security; Beijing angerednew
    30 May 2015, 3:58 pm - singapore (reuters) - u.s. defense secretary ash carter said on saturday that china's island-building in the south china sea was undermining security in the asia-pacific, drawing a scathing response from the foreign ministry in beijing.(image)
  • More flooding in Texas after week of stormsnew
    30 May 2015, 3:55 pm - (reuters) - rain showers caused flooding on roads in parts of texas early on saturday, an official said, after severe weather killed at least 21 people earlier in the week, prompting u.s. president obama to declare a disaster in the state.(image)
  • Obama says 'handful of senators' blocking surveillance reformsnew
    30 May 2015, 3:53 pm - washington (reuters) - u.s. president barack obama warned on friday that surveillance powers used to prevent attacks on americans could lapse at midnight on sunday unless "a handful of senators" stop standing in the way of reform legislation.(image)
  • Greece open to compromise to seal deal this week: interior ministernew
    30 May 2015, 11:47 am - athens (reuters) - greece's government is confident of reaching a deal with its creditors this week and is open to pushing back parts of its anti-austerity program to make that happen, the country's interior minister said saturday.(image) (image)
  • Myanmar lands seized migrant boat on islandnew
    30 May 2015, 11:34 am - hainggyi island, myanmar (reuters) - a boat packed with more than 700 "boat people" seized off myanmar's coast was stopped on a small island on saturday, as officials gave mixed signals about its final destination.(image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Gunmen kill 22 bus passengers in Pakistan attacknew
    30 May 2015, 11:19 am - quetta, pakistan (reuters) - gunmen disguised as members of the pakistani security forces killed at least 22 passengers on friday night after forcing them off buses traveling from the western city of quetta to karachi on the southern coast, officials
  • U.N. warns of coming hunger in North Koreanew
    30 May 2015, 9:58 am - geneva (reuters) - a drought in north korea could lead to huge food shortages this year, the top u.n. official in the country told reuters in an interview.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)