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  • Why Blue Is The New Orange For Halloween 2014new
    31 October 2014, 12:28 am - as you go trick or treating this year, there is a new colored pumpkin that might catch your eye on porches—and it’s not orange. it’s a blue teal pumpkin—a symbol of a new nationwide campaign by fare, food allergy research and
  • Generation Selfie And How Entrepreneurs Are Cashing Innew
    30 October 2014, 4:25 pm - snapping selfies has become a national pastime, with everyone from paulmccartney and warren buffet to ellen degeneres getting in on the act (sometimes unintentionally). not everyone is a huge fan of the trend, as many folks don’t truly want to
  • The 10 Most Talent-Repelling HR Policiesnew
    30 October 2014, 3:36 pm - virtually every large and medium-sized organization has a people problem. hr people call our office and say "it's so hard to find people, and harder to keep them!" it's true. the problem isn't that employees are fickle. the problem is that the
  • YouTube Launches 60fps Video And It Looks Amazingnew
    30 October 2014, 3:05 pm - 60 frames per second video is now supported on youtube and the first examples look incredible.
  • Why Is This Man Banned For Life From Pakistani TV?new
    30 October 2014, 12:19 pm - on october 17 of this year, investigative journalist mubasher lucman was banned for life from television in pakistan. the case was taken up suo motu by the judiciary and found that mr. lucman maligned the judiciary egregiously enough
  • Everything You Need To Know About The Internet Of Thingsnew
    30 October 2014, 4:07 am - a few months ago i wrote a post called, a simple explanation of the internet of things where i tried to provide some clarity around what this new connected world means for all of us. in the article i mentioned some of the driving forces behind
  • SAPVoice: Girl Power: Acing Sports Innovation With The WTAnew
    29 October 2014, 2:45 pm - “you swing like a girl!” we’ve all heard it before – meant to criticize a male for a poor swing… but in reality, no one swings like a “girl,” or a “boy” for that matter. instead, you either swing
  • Here's How Gamer-Teachers Use Video Games In The Classroomnew
    29 October 2014, 11:16 am - games are being used much more widely in schools than they were when i first started writing about them 2 or 3 years ago. as of fall 2013, 74% of k-8 teachers were using digital games. 55% of these teachers have students playing digital games at
  • The Five Marketing Must-Haves of an Online Startupnew
    27 October 2014, 2:00 pm - startups are often strapped for cash, crunched for time, and slammed with responsibilities. this kind of lean and agile operations need a particular kind of marketing power. startups can’t do every marketing activity in the book. they certainly
  • Adderall In The Workplace: Why Some Turn To Stimulants For A Career Boostnew
    25 October 2014, 7:14 pm - using stimulant medications at work is neither a cognitive enhancement nor a benign practice that should simply be accepted. it is a sign of someone trying to solve significant problems. this post describes the problems people try to solve by

The Local (Sweden)

  • Anti-Israel graffiti 'not a race crime': Courtnew
    31 October 2014, 9:06 am - a teenage boy who painted anti-israel slogans and symbols on the concert hall in gothenburg has been convicted for the damages he caused, but he walked free from racial agitation charges.
  • Israel's ambassador recalled from Swedennew
    31 October 2014, 8:35 am - israel has recalled its ambassador from stockholm "in irritation" that sweden has officially recognized the state of palestine.
  • A closer look at Sweden's rising starsnew
    31 October 2014, 7:10 am - like to be ahead of the game when it comes to the next big thing on the silver screen? we find out more about the swedish nominees for the rising star award to be presented at stockholm's international film festival next week.
  • Swedish women in two-year sex pill studynew
    30 October 2014, 3:47 pm - three hundred women from across sweden are taking part in a study designed to demonstrate that modern contraceptive pills don't lead to decreased libido or mood swings.
  • What's On: October 31st - November 7thnew
    30 October 2014, 2:16 pm - halloween fun and an international film festival are the big events hitting stockholm this week. we cast our eye over the capital and the rest of the country for the best activities to check out this week.
  • Dog attack policewoman acquitted on appealnew
    30 October 2014, 2:09 pm - a policewoman accused of letting her dog attack a drunk man while she repeatedly hit him with a baton, has had her conviction overturned by a court in stockholm.
  • Malmö loses out as rare toads move innew
    30 October 2014, 11:50 am - after a rare species of toad moved into southern sweden's malmö, builders have had to tone down massive expansion plans in the area.
  • Stockholm's shocking take on Halloweennew
    30 October 2014, 10:53 am - american bill schacht missed the spooky outfits, family feasts and charity events he associated with halloween when he moved to sweden. so he did something about it. the local meets the founder of the capital's annual shockholm parade.
  • Pirate Bay Swede found guilty in Denmarknew
    30 October 2014, 10:18 am - sweden's pirate bay founder gottrid svartholm warg was found guilty of hacking crimes in a danish court on thursday.
  • Huge losses for energy giant Vattenfallnew
    30 October 2014, 10:10 am - swedish energy company vattenfall has reported losses for the third quarter in a row.

The Local (Germany)

  • Time running out for refugees in Berlin schoolnew
    31 October 2014, 9:19 am - an ultimatum for the remaining refugees and their supporters to leave an occupied school in berlin, which has been the scene of protests for months, will expire at midnight on friday.
  • Police probe pupils who made Nazi salutesnew
    31 October 2014, 9:02 am - police are investigating pupils at a school in saxony-anhalt for incitement of the people and use of banned symbols after teenagers allegedly made the hitler salute.
  • EU promises support for Ukraine gas dealnew
    31 October 2014, 8:22 am - the european union will "fully play its role" to implement the gas deal signed by ukraine and russia on thursday, chancellor angela merkel and president francois hollande said in a joint statement.
  • Body scanners to come to more airportsnew
    31 October 2014, 8:11 am - passengers at german airports can expect a controversial full body scan in the future.
  • This professor is Putin's favourite Germannew
    30 October 2014, 5:38 pm - if you read reports from russian media, you might be forgiven for thinking that professor professor lorenz haag from chemnitz (so well-qualified he gets the title twice) is a titan of academia.
  • Jihadist caught on German shopping tripnew
    30 October 2014, 3:31 pm - an alleged jihadist will go on trial in stuttgart next week after being caught on a shopping trip to pick up goods for islamic fighters in syria.
  • Kidnapped German 'rescued' in Nigerianew
    30 October 2014, 12:56 pm - update: a german national who was kidnapped by gunmen last friday in southwest nigeria has been released, police said on thursday.
  • See how Berlin has changed since Wall fellnew
    30 October 2014, 12:20 pm - germany is gearing up to celebrate 25 years since the fall of the berlin wall on november 9th 1989. the city has changed more than any other in europe in that time, as these 11 photos of scenes from then and now show.
  • Court gives Autobahn shooter ten years' jailnew
    30 October 2014, 11:56 am - a trucker who fired hundreds of bullets at vehicles and drivers on german motorways for years was sentenced to ten and a half years in prison on thursday.
  • Conservatives agree on foreigner road tollnew
    30 October 2014, 10:40 am - update: germany's conservative alliance has finally agreed to charge foreign motorway users a toll and hopes to raise €500 million a year, but critics say their plan isn't roadworthy.


The Mosque Times



  • Amit Shah, Devendra Fadnavis Invite Uddhav Thackeray to Swearing-In Ceremony: Sourcesnew
    31 October 2014, 9:23 am - the shiv sena, feeling spurned, has said no member, including party chief uddhav thackeray, will attend the grand oath ceremony of devendra fadnavis as the 27th chief minister of maharashtra at mumbai...(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Angry Congress Attacks PM, Says Indira Gandhi Ignorednew
    31 October 2014, 9:18 am - congress today attacked the narendra modi government for the way it marked the death anniversary of former prime minister indira gandhi while the ruling bjp wondered if that party prefers to see histo...(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Raping Six-Year-Old in Bangalore Schoolnew
    31 October 2014, 9:15 am - a week after a nursery student was allegedly sexually abused at a school in bangalore, a six-year-old girl has been raped. the police suspect the assault took place in her school premises and one pers...(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • '1984 Riots a Dagger Through India's Chest': PM Narendra Modinew
    31 October 2014, 8:59 am - prime minister narendra modi today said the anti-sikh riots after the assassination of indira gandhi were like a "dagger that pierced through india's chest."(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Government Considering Ban on Sale of Loose Cigarettes: Reportnew
    31 October 2014, 8:44 am - prime minister narendra modi's government is taking several steps to curb india's tobacco consumption. it has increased taxes on tobacco products and ordered companies to print more health warnings on...(image) (image)
  • Even Gandhi Seems Incomplete Without Sardar Patel, Says PM Modinew
    31 October 2014, 8:22 am - prime minister narendra modi was at the centre of a massive commemoration today of the birth anniversary of sardar vallabhbhai patel, india's first home minister, who belonged, like mr modi, to gujara...(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Sachin Tendulkar's Son, Arjun, to Tour South Africanew
    31 October 2014, 8:16 am - arjun tendulkar is set to leave for south africa for a 15-day tour with worli cricket club from november 2 to 15. arjun will captain the 16 to 18 age group team.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • PM Narendra Modi Receives Sardar Patel's Belongingsnew
    31 October 2014, 8:11 am - prime minister narendra modi was today gifted some keepsakes of sardar valabhbhai patel, whose 139th birth anniversary has been marked with unprecedented vigour by his government.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Shahi Imam Has Insulted PM And Indianew
    31 October 2014, 8:05 am - sonia gandhi and others must boycott his dinner, writes mohd asim.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Diesel Prices Likely to be Cut Furthernew
    31 October 2014, 8:01 am - the government no longer has a role in determining fuel prices, and oil companies have the freedom to revise prices according to international rates(image) (image)

Japan Today (Japan)

  • Picture of the Day › This is how it worksnew
    31 October 2014, 7:49 am - bank of japan (boj) governor haruhiko kuroda points to a placard showing boj policy decisions during a news conference at the boj headquarters in tokyo on friday. the bank of japan surprised global financial markets on friday by expanding its massive
  • Business › BOJ expands asset purchases to Y80 tril to spur recoverynew
    31 October 2014, 7:40 am - japan's central bank expanded its asset purchases in a surprise move friday to shore up sagging growth in the world's no. 3 economy. the bank of japan said it would increase its asset purchases by between 10 trillion yen and 20 trillion yen to about
  • Events › Tokyo Harvest Eventnew
    31 October 2014, 7:00 am - the tokyo harvest event will be held on november 8th and 9th in roppongi hills arena to express gratitude to farmers and fishermen. tokyo harvest was launched last november, attracting about 30,000 people. this year, tokyo harvest will take place
  • National › Yoyogi Park reopens after 57-day closure due to dengue fevernew
    31 October 2014, 6:34 am - the tokyo metropolitan government on friday reopened all of yoyogi park, 57 days after dengue-carrying mosquitoes were found there. parts of the park had been off limits to the public as health workers sprayed pesticide to try to kill off the insect
  • Business › Nikkei soars over 5% after BOJ easingnew
    31 October 2014, 6:30 am - japanese shares surged more than 5% on friday after the bank of japan ramped up its vast monetary easing program, sending the yen into freefall. the benchmark nikkei 225 index jumped 5.09% to 16,455.84 points following the surprise boj
  • National › Head-on collision in Ibaraki leaves 2 women deadnew
    31 October 2014, 6:10 am - two women were killed and one man remains in a coma after two vehicles collided in kasumigaura city, ibaraki prefecture, on thursday night. according to police, the accident occurred just after 11:30 p.m. on national route 354. ntv quoted police as
  • Politics › Abe says N Korea to deepen probe into abducteesnew
    31 October 2014, 6:00 am - north korea had told japan it intends to deepen its probe into the fate of japanese citizens kidnapped by pyongyang decades ago, japanese prime minister shinzo abe said on thursday, but there was no indication of any imminent breakthrough. "north
  • Crime › ASDF member arrested for pushing man onto train tracksnew
    31 October 2014, 6:00 am - police in tokyo have arrested a 39-year-old member of the air self-defense force on a charge of attempted murder after he pushed a man onto the train tracks at jr okubo station in shinjuku ward. the incident occurred at around 11:30 p.m. on
  • World › First lawsuit filed in Malaysia over MH370new
    31 October 2014, 5:24 am - a malaysian family on friday sued the government and beleaguered national carrier for negligence in the mysterious disappearance of flight mh370, in what is believed to be the first lawsuit filed over the disaster. the suit was filed by lawyers on
  • National › China calls on Japan to end jet scramblesnew
    31 October 2014, 3:01 am - china called on japan on thursday to stop scrambling its jets against chinese aircraft following a rise in the number of such operations, saying it was a source of flying safety concerns. tension has been high between asia's two largest economies in

The Don

  • Afghan President Ghani invites Taliban to join peace processnew
    31 October 2014, 8:35 am - beijing: afghanistan's new president invited the taliban to join in a peace process backed by the international community on friday, an unusual direct reference to the insurgents who have stepped up attacks in an attempt to bring down his month-old
  • Opposition stages walkout from NA over police action against OGDCL workersnew
    31 October 2014, 8:06 am - islamabad: in yet another show of defiance, members of the opposition on friday staged a walkout from the national assembly to register their protest against wednesday's brutal police action against workers of the oil and gas
  • PM Nawaz announces to reduce petrol price by Rs9.43 per litrenew
    31 October 2014, 7:40 am - islamabad: prime minister nawaz sharif on friday announced that petroleum prices would be reduced by rs9.43 per litre in order to provide relief to the public, said a report published on radio pakistan. the announcement was made by the pm while
  • Turkmenistan asks PIA to clear debts over airspace usenew
    31 October 2014, 7:01 am - karachi: turkmenistan has given pakistan international airline (pia) a notice to clear all debts for using the country's airspace for international flights by november 3.turkmenistan's government has alleged that pakistan's national carrier has been
  • 2nd Test: Younis leads Pakistan charge against sloppy Australianew
    31 October 2014, 6:47 am - abu dhabi: younis khan continued to dominate sloppy australia as pakistan reached 405-3 at lunch on the second day of the second and final test in abu dhabi on friday.younis furthered his third consecutive century in as many innings and was unbeaten
  • PTI lawmakers avoiding to verify voluntary nature of resignations: Sadiqnew
    31 October 2014, 4:37 am -
  • Mubashir Lucman's indictment deferrednew
    31 October 2014, 4:32 am -
  • Unesco voices concern over Julian statue tamperingnew
    31 October 2014, 1:27 am - taxila: national and international watchdogs for protection of ancient archaeological sites and cultural heritage, expressed concern over the replacement of the heads of buddha statues at the centuries old julian stupa. the work, taken up under the
  • Old-timer sees many a skeleton in Sharifs’ cupboardnew
    31 October 2014, 1:27 am - lahore: veteran muslim leaguer sardar zulfikar ali khosa claims a number of pml-n’s elected and unelected members unhappy at the leadership’s attitude are contacting him but he has no plan to channelise these contacts for forming a
  • LHC seeks reply from Maryamnew
    31 October 2014, 1:27 am - lahore: the lahore high court on thursday sought a reply from maryam nawaz on a petition challenging her appointment as chairperson of the prime minister youth loan programme.a local leader of the pti, zubair niazi,, filed the petition saying the


  • Gillard ‘did not commit any crime’new
    31 October 2014, 9:19 am - former pm julia gillard did not commit a crime over an alleged corrupt slush fund but her professional conduct as a solicitor is criticised.
  • Questions on blackmail claimnew
    31 October 2014, 8:06 am - transcripts of emails read into parliament by senator nova peris raise questions about her claim she was subject to an attempt to extort money.
  • Surge in health fund complaintsnew
    31 October 2014, 6:21 am - australia’s second largest health fund bupa is behind a huge spike in complaints after it made sweeping changes to its products.
  • ‘Sharrouf is not bad, he’s mad’new
    31 October 2014, 5:52 am - four corners has taken a forensic look at the mental health and previous terror-related conviction of australia’s most wanted terrorist. warning: graphic image.
  • ‘Idiots’ owe top blokes a cartonnew
    31 October 2014, 5:16 am - four southern tourists were lucky not to be drowned when they were trapped by a rising tide in a croc-infested territory river.
  • Is the government pulling a sneaky one?new
    31 October 2014, 5:15 am - when this plan was first raised, it had to be dumped after a vicious public backlash. but is the government now trying a new tactic to get what it wants?
  • States agree to online NAPLANnew
    31 October 2014, 2:55 am - naplan tests are set to move online by 2016, with proponents saying the move will identify knowledge gaps more quickly, and be less stressful for students.
  • McDonalds ‘sex attacker’ caught on filmnew
    31 October 2014, 2:44 am - this is the nightmare moment - caught on camera - an alleged teenage attacker enters a mcdonalds playground to indecently assault a child aged five.
  • IS plot: ‘No, no, stay in Australia’new
    31 October 2014, 2:36 am - chilling new details have emerged about the islamic state’s depraved plan to kidnap a random australian and publicly execute them.
  • Why the Halloween hate?new
    31 October 2014, 2:13 am - it’s exciting, mysterious and thrillingly terrifying. let’s do something shocking this year and actually get into the spooky celebrations.

Times Of India



  • Kurds' battle for Kobani unites a people divided by bordersnew
    31 October 2014, 9:33 am - arbil iraq (reuters) - cloaked in kurdish flags, thousands of people lined the roads to cheer on a military convoy headed for what was -- until recently -- an obscure syrian border town, now the focus of a global war against the militants of islamic
  • Protesters in Burkina Faso call for Compaore to step downnew
    31 October 2014, 9:27 am - ouagadougou (reuters) - hundreds of protesters marched in the capital of burkina faso on friday demanding that president blaise compaore step down, a day after the military dissolved parliament and announced a transitional government in the face of
  • Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush captured after seven-week manhuntnew
    31 October 2014, 9:18 am - blooming grove pa. (reuters) - the survivalist suspected of killing a pennsylvania state trooper in a sniper attack in september could face the death penalty, prosecutors said, after a seven-week manhunt in the pocono mountains ended with his arrest
  • Russia may resume Ukraine gas supply next week if bills paid: Gazprom CEOnew
    31 October 2014, 9:08 am - moscow (reuters) - russia may restart gas supplies to ukraine as soon as next week if all financial conditions are met, alexei miller, head of state gas monopoly gazprom, said on friday.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Starbucks Americas sales disappoint on softer trafficnew
    31 October 2014, 7:41 am - (reuters) - starbucks corp's early re-launch of its popular pumpkin spice latte drink failed to heat up business at its u.s. cafes, disappointing wall street and sending the company's shares down almost 5 percent.(image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic Statenew
    31 October 2014, 7:36 am - suruc turkey (reuters) - a first group of iraqi kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged syrian town of kobani on thursday to help push back islamic state militants who have defied u.s. air strikes and threatened to massacre its kurdish
  • Nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride; negotiations failnew
    31 October 2014, 4:27 am - cape elizabeth maine (reuters) - a nurse who treated ebola patients in sierra leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on thursday, defying maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision
  • Boeing exec says NASA crash underscores need for new U.S. enginenew
    31 October 2014, 2:26 am - washington (reuters) - the crash of an unmanned orbital sciences antares rocket is a "wake-up call" to the u.s. space community about the need to develop a new u.s. rocket engine, the head of boeing co's defense division said on thursday.(image)
  • Apple's Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'new
    31 October 2014, 1:00 am - (reuters) - apple inc ceo tim cook on thursday became the most prominent american corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward.(image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Special Report: Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion Japan money trapnew
    31 October 2014, 12:57 am - ishinomaki japan (reuters) - thirty billion dollars in funding for roads, bridges and thousands of new homes in areas devastated by the tsunami in japan three and a half years ago is still languishing unspent in the bank. that means keiko abe is