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The Local (Sweden)

  • Late summer sun set to hit Swedennew
    2 September 2014, 4:44 pm - forecasters have predicted sunshine across sweden this week, with a warm front moving in from russia and temperatures of up to 25c.
  • Swedish killer arrested after European huntnew
    2 September 2014, 4:21 pm - updated: police arrested a man on tuesday afternoon after he went missing from a psychiatric ward in western sweden at the weekend. the man had been convicted of murdering a five-year-old schoolgirl in 2003.
  • The five best Swedish songs of the monthnew
    2 September 2014, 2:09 pm - the summer may be (almost) over but the music will keep on playing here at the local. our resident music guru paul connolly will be selecting his top new swedish tracks for us in a new monthly feature.
  • Hedgehog pet craze sweeps Swedennew
    2 September 2014, 1:51 pm - african pygmy hedgehogs are being bought by growing numbers of swedes, as a trend for keeping exotic pets sweeps the country, the department for animal welfare and health tells the local.
  • Poisonous mushrooms cause stir in Swedennew
    2 September 2014, 1:50 pm - a person selling freshly-picked mushrooms in gothenburg has come under fire after it turned out the delicacies were not only poisonous but also hallucinogenic.
  • Pirate Bay founder case starts in confusionnew
    2 September 2014, 1:39 pm - the largest hacking case in danish history began in confusion on tuesday, after lawyers representing swedish pirate bay co-founder gottfrid svartholm warg accused the prosecution of "unreasonable" tactics.
  • Swedfund joins H&M in Ethiopia expansionnew
    2 September 2014, 12:00 pm - as h&m expands into ethiopia, sweden's state venture capital unit swedfund has announced that it will back the clothing giant, in a move hoped to create more jobs for local women.
  • Social Democrats reveal election manifestonew
    2 September 2014, 9:29 am - updated: sweden's main opposition party the social democrats has revealed its election manifesto at a press conference at a high school in stockholm, with a key focus on education and welfare benefits.
  • Teen run over by train after 'shoplifting' chasenew
    2 September 2014, 8:57 am - a teenage boy is in a critical condition after he was hit by a passing metro train in stockholm. the accident ground rail traffic to a halt, and has police suspecting attempted murder.
  • Record win at Sweden's tough island racenew
    1 September 2014, 5:50 pm - two swedes crushed last year's course record at the swimrun world championship in stockholm's archipelago on monday.

The Local (Germany)

  • Germany to help with Mediterranean refugeesnew
    2 September 2014, 5:15 pm - interior minister thomas de maizière on tuesday pledged support for his italian colleague in the struggle to manage refugees trying to reach the european union via its southern coast.
  • Ice bucket challenge raises €500,000 in a weeknew
    2 September 2014, 4:35 pm - the coffers of the german society for muscular disease (dgm) are overflowing with donations thanks to the viral craze for videos of donors dousing themselves with ice-cold water.
  • Russian-German school opens in teeth of conflictnew
    2 September 2014, 4:05 pm - the german academic exchange service (daad) is pressing ahead with its german-russian institute of advanced technologies (griat) against a backdrop of international tensions over ukraine.
  • Schweinsteiger is new Germany captain: Löwnew
    2 September 2014, 2:55 pm - bastian schweinsteiger will replace fellow bayern munich player philipp lahm as captain of the german national football team, head trainer joachim löw said on tuesday.
  • Munich minister resigns in 'model car scandal'new
    2 September 2014, 11:48 am - christine haderthauer, head of the bavarian state chancery, resigned “with immediate effect” on monday evening over the so-called “model car scandal” in which her company sold scale models built by a man convicted of three
  • Glass memorial honours Nazi disabled victimsnew
    2 September 2014, 10:39 am - a 24-metre blue glass wall in berlin has been unveiled to commemorate the systematic murder of up to 300,000 mentally ill and disabled people under adolf hitler.
  • National Uber ban is revenge of the taxisnew
    2 September 2014, 9:01 am - the frankfurt regional court has imposed a temporary nationwide ban on chauffeur car service uber, saying that it must pay a €250,000 fine if passengers continue to book rides through its app.
  • Russia 'severed' from Europe: President Gaucknew
    2 September 2014, 8:17 am - russia has "effectively severed its partnership" with europe and wants to establish a new order, german president joachim gauck said on monday.
  • Town in shock as tax worker shot deadnew
    1 September 2014, 5:16 pm - a tax office worker in the schleswig-holstein town of rendsburg died in hospital after being shot on monday morning.
  • Sex party 'desecrates' Bavarian royal spanew
    1 September 2014, 5:11 pm - the bavarian finance ministry has demanded a report from the company running a publicly-owned spa in the town of bad reichenhall after they rented the property out for a fetish party.


The Mosque Times



  • Rahul Gandhi Logs More Flying Hours Than Anyone Else, Says His Partynew
    2 September 2014, 9:38 pm - senior congress leader ambika soni has described prime minister narendra modi as a "communicator who has changed the agenda" to avoid delivering on the promises he made in the run-up to the lok sabha ...(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Sachin Tendulkar to Write his Autobiography, Playing It My Waynew
    2 September 2014, 7:07 pm - 'playing it my way' will reveal details of sachin tendulkar's life from his early days and cover his celebrated cricketing career till his retirement after 24 years of serving the country.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • PM Modi's Stand-Out Spontaneity In Japan Includes Drummingnew
    2 September 2014, 6:19 pm - breaking his security cordon, the prime minister walked out of the main gate of the embassy, crossed the street and waded into his fans, many of whom had waited hours to catch a glimpse of him.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • A Peon for 30 Years, He has Six Houses, Two Luxury Cars and Morenew
    2 September 2014, 6:18 pm - for 30 years, kuldeep yadav has been a peon at a bank in gwalior, madhya pradesh. this morning, raids at three of his six homes revealed assets worth rs three crore, perhaps more.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Islamic State Group Reported to Behead Second Americannew
    2 September 2014, 6:03 pm - the islamic state group has beheaded steven joel sotloff, the second american executed by the islamic militant group, and posted a video of it on the internet, the site intelligence group, a research ...(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Celebrity Lawyer Tells Clients to Avoid Using iCloud, Smart Devicesnew
    2 September 2014, 5:34 pm - a leading celebrity lawyer has advised his clients not to use smartphones and the icloud after intimate photos of oscar-winning actress jennifer lawrence and female entertainers and models were posted...(image) (image)
  • Video Purports to Show Beheading of US Journalistnew
    2 September 2014, 5:25 pm - an internet video purports to show the beheading of u.s. journalist steven sotloff by the islamic state group.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • 'We Move the World When We Move Our Mouse,' Says PM Modinew
    2 September 2014, 5:15 pm - prime minister narendra modi today urged indians in japan to work for mahatma gandhi's "clean india" dream and spread the message back home in india, if needed, by whatapp.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • 'What if Your Child Was Raped, Murdered?' Asks Shattered Fathernew
    2 September 2014, 5:06 pm - right to life, dignity, or justice means little when one lives on the pavement. and this was brought home yet again to this family in suburban borivali, who lost their little daughter to a sexual pred...(image) (image)
  • Rahane's Maiden Hundred Hands India Historic Series Winnew
    2 September 2014, 4:33 pm - ajinkya rahane and shikhar dhawan were involved in an opening wicket stand of 183 as india recorded their first odi series win in england in 24 years.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)

Japan Today (Japan)

  • Sports › Nishikori has little time to rest before quarterfinalnew
    2 September 2014, 11:04 pm - coming off a victory that ended at nearly 2:30 a.m. tuesday, 10th-seeded kei ishikori doesn't have a lot of time to recuperate before his u.s. open quarterfinal wednesday afternoon against no. 3 seed stan wawrinka. nishikori did not exactly enjoy
  • World › Video purports to show beheading of second U.S. journalistnew
    2 September 2014, 10:15 pm - islamic state extremists released a video tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second american journalist, steven sotloff, and warning president barack obama that as long as u.s. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife
  • Picture of the Day › Courtesy callnew
    2 September 2014, 10:11 pm - emperor akihito greets indian prime minister narendra modi upon his arrival at the imperial palace in tokyo on tuesday. at right is an interpreter.
  • Business › Modi promises red carpet for Japanese firms in Indianew
    2 September 2014, 10:01 pm - indian prime minister narendra modi is wooing japanese businesses with a promise of "red carpet" treatment rather than the bureaucratic red tape that india is notorious for. india is the best possible investment destination, offering "democracy,
  • World › Boko Haram attacks prompt concern for Nigeria's northeastnew
    2 September 2014, 10:00 pm - boko haram militants have reportedly seized another town in nigeria's far northeast after heavy fighting with government troops, with experts warning the region is on the brink of a "takeover". the claims were followed by an attack by the group on a
  • National › 4 Fukushima workers to sue TEPCO for danger paynew
    2 September 2014, 9:58 pm - four workers employed in decommissioning the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant are to sue operator tokyo electric power co (tepco) and some subcontractors, demanding millions of yen in unpaid danger money, their lawyer said on tuesday. the four
  • New Products › Bluetooth 2.1ch speaker systemnew
    2 September 2014, 9:58 pm - creative media has released a bluetooth 2.1ch speaker system t3250 wireless (sp-t3250w) for 6,980 yen. the t3250 wireless (sp-t3250w) consists of small speakers and sub-woofer, and supports a2dp stereo profile, scms (serial copy management system)
  • National › Dengue fever strikes 2 models in Yoyogi Parknew
    2 September 2014, 9:57 pm - a worsening outbreak of dengue fever in japan has claimed its first celebrities -- two young models sent on assignment to the tokyo park believed to be its source. the details emerged as the government said tuesday that at least 34 people have now
  • Politics › Abe to reshuffle cabinet in bid to boost his agendanew
    2 September 2014, 9:55 pm - prime minister shinzo abe is set to reshuffle his cabinet on wednesday in a bid to reenergise his economic and security agenda after once stellar approval ratings began to wane. the staunch conservative had enjoyed sky-high public support when he
  • Technology › Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola testnew
    2 September 2014, 9:55 pm - japanese researchers said tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection. professor jiro yasuda and his team at nagasaki

The Don

  • Hopes for 'good news' as PTI, PAT meet negotiatorsnew
    2 September 2014, 6:53 pm - the political turmoil in pakistan has been taking many turns along a turbulent road, in which tuesday was no exception. during the day’s developments the supreme court issued notices to all parliamentary parties along with the pat, and more
  • British child abuse scandal: Minister accuses officials of 'dereliction of duty'new
    2 September 2014, 5:31 pm - london: britain's interior minister on tuesday accused local authorities in the english town of rotherham of a “complete dereliction of duty” for the way they responded to the sexual exploitation of at least 1,400 children by men of
  • IS claims to behead second US reporternew
    2 September 2014, 5:27 pm - washington: the islamic state released a video on tuesday showing a masked militant beheading another american journalist and threatening to kill a british captive.the footage, identified by private terrorism monitor site and seen by afp, shows
  • Eleven killed, 18 injured after building collapses in Hyderabad‏new
    2 September 2014, 4:33 pm - hyderabad: at least 11 people, including women and children, were killed and 18 others injured after an old structured building collapsed in the locality of choori para on tuesday.most of the deceased belonged to one family; many were trapped under
  • After cancelling Turkey visit, PM to skip Nato summit in UKnew
    2 September 2014, 11:55 am - islamabad: days after cancelling his visit to turkey, prime minister nawaz sharif has also decided not to proceed to the united kingdom to attend the nato summit to be held on september 4 and 5 in the city of cardiff, diplomatic sources said. the
  • Sinai blast kills 11 Egypt policemen: security officialnew
    2 September 2014, 9:43 am - cairo: eleven egyptian policemen were killed when a roadside bomb blast struck their armoured vehicle in the restive sinai peninsula on tuesday, security officials said.militants have claimed a string of attacks that have killed scores of policemen
  • In the midst of crisis, Parliament speaks with one voicenew
    2 September 2014, 6:16 am - nawaz, hashmi embrace at the end of the session in any shakespearean tragedy, a soliloquy signifies a crucial point in the play: it usually comes when the hero is on the verge of committing to an
  • Islamabad protests: SC issues notices to all parliamentary partiesnew
    2 September 2014, 5:42 am - islamabad: hearing a set of petitions against sit-ins by the pakistan tehreek-i-insaf (pti) and the pakistan awami tehreek (pat) on the constitution avenue, the supreme court on tuesday issued notices to all parliamentary parties as well as the
  • Political unrest causes decline in tourists visiting GBnew
    2 September 2014, 1:14 am - gilgit: gilgit-baltistan minister for information and tourism sadia danish has said that the ongoing political unrest in the country has badly affected tourism industry of the region.talking to mediapersons here on monday, she said that gb economy
  • Federal agency asks for Rs1.5bn for displaced personsnew
    2 September 2014, 1:14 am - peshawar: the fata disaster management authority has asked the federal government to give it rs1.5 billion to cater for internally displaced persons of north waziristan agency.according to the relevant officials, the authority require funds to


  • RUSH HOUR: The stories you need to know todaynew
    2 September 2014, 11:21 pm - this morning, the nude celebrity selfie scandal has drawn in emma watson, and the epic “outback tornado selfie” has been revealed as a hoax.
  • #PurpleFriday — it’s backnew
    2 September 2014, 10:55 pm - schools and workplaces of wa, brace yourselves. purple friday is back. and it promises to be even bigger than last year. #purplefriday
  • Jailed Aussie converts to Islamnew
    2 September 2014, 10:50 pm - jake drage, the aussie surfer accused of reckless driving which killed an indonesian woman, has revealed he has converted to islam while awaiting trial.
  • Victims doused with capsicum spray in cash grabnew
    2 September 2014, 10:24 pm - a suspended police officer and two other men allegedly doused their victims with capsicum spray as they attempted to hold up a money exchange.
  • Sales of new cars hit brakesnew
    2 September 2014, 9:39 pm - australia’s new-car market has endured its biggest slowdown since the global financial crisis as buyers err on the side of caution.
  • RAAF’s scariest mission yetnew
    2 September 2014, 9:28 pm - after two humanitarian air drops in northern iraq, the raaf’s largest aircraft has completed possibly its most dangerous mission yet.
  • Clive tips a bucket on Jacqui Lambie’s shownew
    2 September 2014, 2:00 pm - maverick mp clive palmer’s well-known for his tv tantrums, now he’s stormed out on controversial colleague jacqui lambie amid bizarre scenes during an ice bucket challenge.
  • Mining tax deal puts a freeze on our supernew
    2 September 2014, 2:00 pm - australians will have their super guarantee contributions frozen for the next seven years as part of a compromise deal to abolish the mining tax.
  • ‘My jihadi son makes me want to vomit’new
    2 September 2014, 2:00 pm - the father of home-grown terrorist mohamed elomar is standing shoulder to shoulder with the man his son has threatened to kill.
  • Abbott targets MH17 missile firmnew
    2 September 2014, 2:00 pm - australia has imposed financial sanctions on the makers of the missile believed responsible for downing flight mh17 over east ukraine.

Times Of India



  • Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airportnew
    2 September 2014, 10:45 pm - brussels/donetsk ukraine (reuters) - eu officials proposed sanctions on tuesday to starve russian firms of cash as punishment for moscow's role in ukraine, where rebels said they were storming donetsk airport, potentially their biggest prize since
  • Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostagenew
    2 September 2014, 10:31 pm - dubai (reuters) - the islamic state militant group released a video on tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second american hostage, journalist steven sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with washington over u.s. air strikes on
  • U.S. strikes Somali militant camp in bid to kill al Shabaab leadernew
    2 September 2014, 9:39 pm - mogadishu (reuters) - a u.s. military airstrike in somalia has targeted the leader of the islamist militant group al shabaab, somali and u.s. officials said on tuesday, but they added it may take time to determine whether ahmed abdi godane was
  • Home Depot says probing 'unusual activity' after data breach reportnew
    2 September 2014, 8:23 pm - (reuters) - home depot inc said on tuesday it was working with law enforcement to investigate "some unusual activity" related to customer data but that it could not confirm if it had become the latest retailer to be hit by a large-scale security
  • Judge denies hold-out Detroit creditor motions to block evidencenew
    2 September 2014, 7:24 pm - detroit (reuters) - a federal judge on tuesday denied motions by two bond insurance companies that sought to block detroit from presenting certain evidence at a key hearing on the city's plan to exit bankruptcy.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Japan's Abe to co-opt rival, draft more women in cabinet reshufflenew
    2 September 2014, 7:22 pm - tokyo (reuters) - japanese prime minister shinzo abe is expected to co-opt a rival and draft more women to spruce up his image while keeping key ministers when he reshuffles his cabinet on wednesday, a rejig dictated more by political dynamics than
  • Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growthnew
    2 September 2014, 6:20 pm - washington (reuters) - u.s. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month and construction spending rebounded strongly in july, signs the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Dollar General sweetens Family Dollar bid, may go hostilenew
    2 September 2014, 5:52 pm - (reuters) - dollar general corp raised its bid for family dollar stores inc to $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Pakistan parliament backs embattled prime minister as crisis deepensnew
    2 September 2014, 5:10 pm - islamabad (reuters) - pakistan's parliament threw its weight behind embattled prime minister nawaz sharif on tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention.(image) (image) (image)
  • EU proposes tough sanctions on Moscow as Ukraine rebels advancenew
    2 September 2014, 4:52 pm - brussels/kiev (reuters) - european officials proposed sweeping new sanctions on tuesday to starve russia's companies of capital and technology as punishment for moscow's intervention in ukraine, where kiev officials said russia was bolstering an