1 August 2014, 4:31 pm - mr. obama said his administration has tried to confront the many crises around the world, and should get more credit for the effort, even when positive outcomes are not immediately apparent.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
1 August 2014, 4:27 pm - the manner of death for eric garner, 43, who died last month during a confrontation with the police, was homicide, the medical examiner said.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
1 August 2014, 4:08 pm - dutch and australian police officers on friday were finally able to fan out over the malaysia airlines flight 17 crash site and to search for human remains overlooked by local workers.(image)
1 August 2014, 1:36 pm - michael strahan, the former giants defensive end who will enter the pro football hall of fame on saturday, has not left the public eye since he retired in 2008.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
1 August 2014, 1:29 pm - a state judge said that florida’s congressional districts must be revised by aug. 15 to replace maps for two that were ruled illegal, and held open the possibility of delaying the november elections.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
1 August 2014, 1:07 pm - the government said 209,000 jobs were created in july, while economists had expected about 230,000. the unemployment rate inched up to 6.2 percent.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
1 August 2014, 12:44 pm - according to a recent report by tiger 21, north america's premier peer-to-peer learning network for high net worth investors with a collective $25 billion in assets, wealthier investors have shifted their investment allocations this year and it may
1 August 2014, 10:16 am - marvel and walt disney's guardians of the galaxy exploded out of the gate on thursday, with $11.2 million, besting the likes of amazing spider-man 2 ($8.7m), transformers: age
31 July 2014, 6:56 pm - according to a recent poll by the pew research center, 54 percent of american adults support marijuana legalization. that’s around 130 million people. it turns out that some of them are members of the new york times editorial board, which on
31 July 2014, 12:31 pm - "the coyote is a long, slim, sick and sorry-looking skeleton," wrote mark twain in roughing it. "he has a general slinking expression all over. he is always poor, out of luck and friendless." twain could have been describing the comically
30 July 2014, 8:53 am - this year it comes down to small, student-centric, liberal arts colleges vs. large, brainy, research-oriented universities closely associated with science, technology, engineering and math. the forbes 7th annual top colleges ranking reveals higher
30 July 2014, 8:51 am - by: christopher denhart ever wonder how to improve in the forbes america’s best colleges list? the america’s best colleges list is output-oriented, not input, making it impossible to game. there are four schools in the top 200 that have
30 July 2014, 5:00 am - for the second time, stanford university out-muscled its east coast rivals to top the forbes 2014 most entrepreneurial universities list. silicon valley's reach has extended across california, as the state's schools took over half of this year's top
1 August 2014, 4:00 pm - integration minister erik ullenhag tells the local why he plans to remove the term "race" from all swedish law, how he responds to his critics, and why sweden must steer clear of xenophobia.
1 August 2014, 11:51 am - updated: a woman in southern sweden is furious after stumbling upon scores of skulls and human bones inside ikea bags in a church. the man who dug up the bones, however, says it's not as bad as it looks.
1 August 2014, 7:07 am - after fighting off a fierce takeover bid from pfizer, swedish-british drugmaker astrazeneca raised its 2014 earnings outlook and posted rising second quarter sales on thursday.
31 July 2014, 5:22 pm - the swedish government announced that it plans to remove all mentions of race from swedish legislation, saying that race is a social construct which should not be encouraged in law.
1 August 2014, 4:50 pm - germany's high-tech isolation wards remained on alert on friday, ready to receive ebola patients should they be required to. german airports seemed less prepared for the potential dangers of the viral epidemic, however.
1 August 2014, 12:19 pm - visitors to germany can sometimes be confused by the country's love of allotments in cities, known as a kleingarten. teacher and blogger kathleen ralf tells us what it's all about.
1 August 2014, 10:48 am - too few lightning rods and an undersized emergency generator have prevented part of berlin's new airport from opening. safety inspectors refused to sign off on the airport's north pier, thwarting progress on the massively delayed construction
1 August 2014, 10:24 am - two thirds of berlin's 12,000 tourist apartments advertised on sites such as airbnb were being run illegally from friday following a law change, leaving hosts open to potential punishment.
1 August 2014, 8:46 am - a hundred years ago on friday germany declared war on russia and was preparing for an attack on france in the hope that britain would stay neutral. four years on, famine was ravaging the country and two million soldiers had been killed on the
1 August 2014, 7:38 am - a russian court on friday rejected a request by the prosecutor's office and the prison service to issue an arrest warrant for anti-corruption blogger alexei navalny on suspicion of violating his house arrest terms.
1 August 2014, 4:13 am - with the thermometer set to hit 34 degrees celsius in moscow on friday, two russians have come up with a novel way of battling the heat: turning their living room into a private swimming pool.
1 August 2014, 12:08 am - president vladimir putin has decided to introduce a sales tax on russian consumers, sources close to the issue said, raising the tax burden earlier than expected as western sanctions deepen the country's financial woes.
31 July 2014, 12:06 pm - the west's latest round of sanctions on russia will not have much immediate impact on the county's defense industry, but they could damage its $646 billion military modernization drive.
31 July 2014, 10:13 am - rising thermometers have pushed ice cream sales up around most of the country this month, and muscovites are eating about 250 tons of the frozen treat on particularly hot days, a news report said.
1 August 2014, 3:54 pm - a senior police official probing the murder of a woman, daughter-in-law of a leading businessman of uttar pradesh, was taken off the investigation on friday after he kissed the main accused, the woman...(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
1 August 2014, 3:09 pm - india is willing to sign a global trade deal, which it has torpedoed, if other world trade organization members can agree to its parallel demand for concessions on stockpiling food, senior officials i...(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
1 August 2014, 3:04 pm - president barack obama admitted on friday that us officials had "tortured some folks" in the aftermath of the september 11, 2001 attacks, but urged they not be judged too harshly.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
1 August 2014, 2:53 pm - against the backdrop of the us blaming india for the failure of wto talks, prime minister narendra modi said on friday that developed countries should "understand" the challenges of poverty in develop...(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
1 August 2014, 2:19 pm - president barack obama is calling for the unconditional and immediate release of an israeli soldier who was apparently captured in a clash with hamas militants.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
1 August 2014, 12:27 pm - former congress working committee and congressman from punjab, jagmit singh brar today created a flutter with his remarks on congress president sonia gandhi and congress vice-president rahul gandhi.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
1 August 2014, 12:21 pm - a brief facebook outage on friday prompted a flurry of complaints and comments on twitter less than two months after a similar incident affecting users worldwide.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
1 August 2014, 12:10 pm - social networking site facebook was back up and running after a brief disruption for roughly 20 minutes on friday that made it unavailable to some users.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
1 August 2014, 11:57 am - after bombardment gutted his home in central gaza, nidal al-khaldi says he has nothing left to lose and will support the "resistance" against israel even if it means more vicious fighting.(image) (image)
1 August 2014, 11:42 am - the bjp and the congress have both issued three-line whips for their members to be present in the rajya sabha on monday, when the narendra modi government plans to introduce its first big reform, the ...(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
1 August 2014, 4:30 pm - a man who murdered his former girlfriend after stalking her in tokyo's mitaka area last october was sentenced to 22 years in prison by the tokyo district court on friday.
charles thomas ikenaga, 22, who is from kyoto, had pleaded guilty to the
1 August 2014, 4:30 pm - "star wars" fans breathlessly waiting for the next episode in the legendary saga to hit movie screens late next year are about to meet a new band of ragtag rebels trying to defeat the empire.
the animated "star wars: rebels", which will debut in
1 August 2014, 4:30 pm - the ministry of justice plans to begin testing high-tech facial recognition software at automated immigration gates at haneda and narita airports from aug 4 until sept 5.
the tests will be limited to japanese nationals holding passports with ic
1 August 2014, 4:30 pm - fear is commonly held to be a cold sensation, which is how we ended up with english phrases like “bone-chilling” and “a chill ran down his spine.” those idioms may not translate directly into japanese, but japan has also
1 August 2014, 4:12 pm - the united states placed the blame for the swift collapse of the latest gaza ceasefire squarely at the door of hamas on friday, accusing the palestinian militants of launching a "barbaric" attack.
president barack obama stressed it would be "very
1 August 2014, 4:11 pm - muslim visitors to japan are expected to reach one million a year by 2020, triple the 2013 level, as it further opens up to tourists, a specialist travel firm said friday.
singapore-based crescentrating, which promotes "halal" or islam-compliant
1 August 2014, 4:11 pm - japan's prime minister shinzo abe touted the success of his economic policies on a visit to brazil on friday and said it was time for the two nations to expand their trade and investment partnership.
on the first visit to brazil in a decade by a
1 August 2014, 4:07 pm - new japan coach javier aguirre has demanded the blue samurai play with cool heads as well as their hearts following their world cup flop, local media reported on friday.
the 55-year-old, who led his native mexico to the last 16 of the world cup in
1 August 2014, 4:02 pm - sharp said friday it lost $17.4 million in the three months to june, but was still on track to book a full-year profit as it tries to move past years of record losses.
the osaka-based company's results came a day after rivals sony and panasonic
1 August 2014, 4:01 pm - u.s. president barack obama phoned russia's vladimir putin to urge him to stop supporting separatists in eastern ukraine and seek a diplomatic solution to the crisis that has spurred tough new economic sanctions.
obama told reporters on friday he
1 August 2014, 2:35 pm -
washington: president barack obama on friday called for the unconditional and immediate release of an israeli soldier who was apparently captured in a clash with hamas.
he said it would be difficult to put back together the ceasefire between hamas
1 August 2014, 11:14 am -
pakistan were assured of at least another silver medal at the xx commonwealth games after boxer muhammad waseem won his fly-weight (52kg) semi-final bout against abdul omar of ghana in glasgow on friday.
the 26-year-old fighter from pakistan is,
1 August 2014, 10:35 am -
quetta: two people including a child were killed in a firing incident in pashtunabad area of quetta, the capital of balochistan province on friday evening, police said.
imran qureshi, the superintendent of police (sp) told dawn.com that unidentified
1 August 2014, 10:09 am -
riyadh: saudi arabia's king abdullah broke his silence on friday over the three-week-old conflict in gaza, condemning what he saw as international silence over israel's offensive and describing this as a war crime and “state-sponsored
1 August 2014, 9:40 am -
quetta: former chief justice of pakistan, iftikhar muhammad chaudhry on friday hinted on the possibility of launching a movement from quetta, if the democratic system in the country was derailed.
addressing lawyers and judges at a function
1 August 2014, 9:24 am -
peshawar: one frontier corps (fc) soldier has been killed in a cross border attack at pakistan-afghanistan border in mamond tehsil of bajaur agency, military officials said on friday.
the inter-services public relations (ispr) has confirmed that the
1 August 2014, 6:31 am -
islamabad: pakistan tehreek-i-insaf (pti) vice chairman shah mehmood qureshi on friday strongly denied claims of the ruling pakistan muslim league - nawaz (pml-n) that the government is in touch with certain pti leaders to call off the 'million
1 August 2014, 6:29 am -
baghdad: at least 10 people were killed and 29 wounded friday in bomb blasts that struck two districts of baghdad, police and hospital sources said.
the deadliest was a car bomb in the northern shia neighbourhood of sadr city, which has been
1 August 2014, 5:16 am -
gaza city: a three-day gaza ceasefire that began friday quickly unraveled, with israel and hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of rafah.
1 August 2014, 4:47 am -
peshawar: saudi arabian airlines has decided to postpone the resumption of its flight operations at the bacha khan international airport in peshawar to august 7, syed latiful haq, a terminal manager of the civil aviation authority (caa) at the
1 August 2014, 9:39 pm - ukrainian president petro poroshenko pledged the strife-torn nation would have a new parliament in place in the next few months, confirming that he intends to call long-awaited legislative polls.
1 August 2014, 9:31 pm - north korea is asking the un security council to hold an urgent session to discuss upcoming us-south korean joint military exercises that pyongyang described as a threat to peace.
1 August 2014, 9:28 pm - us president barack obama urged hamas to show it is serious about wanting a ceasefire and called on islamic militants to release an israeli soldier reported captured earlier in the day.
1 August 2014, 9:08 pm - us president barack obama and african leaders meeting at a breakthrough summit in washington next week should commit to rolling back growing threats to freedom of expression on the continent, 15 rights groups said.
1 August 2014, 8:54 pm - massive shelling by israel killed about 70 people in the hamas-ruled gaza following the collapse of a 72-hour truce shortly after it began on friday, while two of its soldiers died and another was believed to have been abducted by the palestinian
1 August 2014, 8:49 pm - two american tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in north korea said on friday that they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the us government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison terms.
1 August 2014, 5:18 pm - benghazi libya (reuters) - two thousand people took to the streets of benghazi on friday to protest against islamist militants and former rebel militias who have been fighting armed forces and taken over an important military base in the eastern
1 August 2014, 5:16 pm - washington (reuters) - republicans in the u.s. house of representatives sought to patch over another deep rift and pass revised border security legislation on friday, hoping to persuade voters they are acting to tackle the growing crisis over child
1 August 2014, 4:47 pm - washington (reuters) - u.s. job growth slowed a bit in july and the unemployment rate unexpectedly rose, pointing to slack in the labor market that could give the federal reserve room to keep interest rates low for a while.(image) (image)
1 August 2014, 4:42 pm - gaza/jerusalem (reuters) - israel declared a gaza ceasefire over on friday, saying hamas militants breached the truce soon after it took effect and apparently captured an israeli officer while killing two other soldiers.(image) (image) (image)
1 August 2014, 4:21 pm - washington (reuters) - president barack obama said on friday immigration legislation on track to pass in the house of representatives is unworkable and will force him to act on his own to address pressures from a surge of illegal immigrants on the
1 August 2014, 4:05 pm - kiev (reuters) - international experts found the remains of more victims of the downed malaysian airliner in east ukraine on friday but fighting nearby between government forces and pro-russian rebels renewed security concerns around the
1 August 2014, 3:39 pm - conakry (reuters) - west african leaders agreed on friday to take stronger measures to try to bring the worst outbreak of ebola under control and prevent it spreading outside the region, including steps to isolate rural communities ravaged by the
1 August 2014, 3:35 pm - washington (reuters) - president barack obama said on friday the cia "tortured some folks" after the sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that the white house had handed over to congress a report about an investigation into "enhanced interrogation
1 August 2014, 2:52 pm - new york/buenos aires (reuters) - argentina cannot turn its back on negotiations with holdout creditors after defaulting on its sovereign debt, a u.s. judge instructed on friday, just as the country's failure to service a june interest payment was
1 August 2014, 1:51 pm - london/ankara (reuters) - it should have been a routine delivery of vegetable oil to iran for making margarine; instead the tanker spent months in the gulf as banks held up payment for the cargo, fearing they would run foul of international