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The Local (Sweden)

  • More Swedes take to the skies for Christmas 2014new
    22 December 2014, 5:29 pm - swedes have shown a massively increased interest in travel this year, with up to 300,000 more people taking a flight over the christmas period compared to last year.
  • US-Swedish newspaper archive nears completionnew
    22 December 2014, 5:05 pm - the swedish-language press flourished in the us in the late 19th century as swedes moved in, and a new project to archive and digitize the wealth of historical material is set to go live in 2015.
  • The wave Sweden will never forgetnew
    22 December 2014, 5:04 pm - the local looks at how swedes are remembering the tidal wave that shook south-east asia exactly ten years ago, leaving 543 swedes dead.
  • Sweden's wild carnivore population on the risenew
    22 December 2014, 5:01 pm - an extensive european study has found that the numbers of carnivorous animals are on the rise across the continent, with sweden seeing a hike in the populations of bears, lynxes, wolves, and wolverines.
  • Swedish parties in secret election talks: reportnew
    22 December 2014, 4:21 pm - the government and opposition parties are reported to be conducting negotiations in a bid to avoid government chaos, putting the new march election in doubt, according to a media report.
  • Swedish police warn of migrating elk herdsnew
    22 December 2014, 2:51 pm - police in northern sweden have urged holiday motorists to be careful after reports of unusually large herds of migrating elk.
  • Meet the Italian sketching a new Swedish futurenew
    22 December 2014, 9:47 am - for this week's my swedish career, the local chats to filippo vanzo, a freelance illustrator who started to picture life in stockholm after meeting his swedish girlfriend online.
  • Icy roads as Swedes head home for Christmasnew
    22 December 2014, 8:12 am - the swedish weather agency has issued a warning for icy roads across the country as many city-dwellers head out to the countryside for christmas.
  • Bomb blasts rock Malmö's Rosengårdnew
    22 December 2014, 7:45 am - police suspect that a rental dispute is behind a twin explosion which rocked the area around ramels väg in the rosengård area of malmö over the weekend.
  • Romanian beggar lands bumper lottery winnew
    21 December 2014, 5:29 pm - a romanian man who slept under a bridge in a swedish city and lived by begging recently landed a 210,000 kronor ($27,000) lottery win after buying a ticket on impulse, saying he now wants to build himself a house.

The Local (Germany)

  • '50 Shades of Grey' to premiere in Berlinnew
    22 December 2014, 4:16 pm - smut sensation "50 shades of grey" will receive its international premiere at the berlin film festival, it was announced monday.
  • Man tries to open plane door over Munichnew
    22 December 2014, 3:58 pm - a man tried to open the emergency door of a plane as it was approaching munich airport, police reported on monday.
  • Reporter sacked over Pegida 'interview'new
    22 December 2014, 3:23 pm - an undercover reporter who allowed himself to be interviewed by a rival tv network whilst taking part in an anti-islamization demonstration in dresden has been sacked, spiegel reported monday.
  • 'We have to take care of Isis victims': ministernew
    22 December 2014, 2:19 pm - the government plans to set up a trauma centre for victims of a mass rape campaign by the islamic state (isis) militant group, overseas development minister gerd müller said on monday.
  • Adidas sells three million World Cup shirtsnew
    22 December 2014, 12:38 pm - football fans have snapped up a total of more than three million replica kits of their world-cup winning heroes, adidas announced, with much of that boost coming in the run-up to christmas. the team were also honoured as germany's "sportsmen of the
  • Good news for your Christmas overdraftnew
    22 December 2014, 12:35 pm - shoppers who go into the red on their bank account over the yuletide period have received some early festive good news, with a plan to clarify germany's complex rules on overdrafts.
  • Amazon pledge: Xmas pressies will arrivenew
    22 December 2014, 11:37 am - online retailer amazon said on monday that walkouts at distribution centres across the country wouldn't affect christmas orders as the strike spread across europe.
  • Armed heist at Berlin's top department storenew
    22 December 2014, 9:26 am - stunned shoppers looked on in horror as masked robbers made a daylight raid at germany's most exclusive department store on the busiest shopping day before christmas.
  • Security tests find holes at Frankfurt airportnew
    22 December 2014, 8:45 am - weapons and dangerous objects were successfully smuggled through security checks 50 percent of the time at frankfurt airport, in a probe by european commission inspectors, it emerged on sunday.
  • Breakfast stumble costs Berlin giraffe her lifenew
    22 December 2014, 8:26 am - one of berlin zoo’s most popular attractions has had to be put down, after tearing a muscle in her leg.


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The Don

  • 13 suspected militants killed in Karachi police operationnew
    22 December 2014, 3:11 pm - karachi: at least 13 suspected militants were killed on monday after a shootout with police in karachi, dawnnews reported.malir police headed by ssp rao anwar carried out an operation in a sohrab goth locality where the alleged militants were
  • Senate demands govt take steps to combat terrorismnew
    22 December 2014, 2:44 pm - islamabad: members of the opposition and the treasury benches in the senate on monday demanded the government take practical steps to counter internal threats the country in facing.commenting on the debate regarding the terrorist attack on army
  • Pakistan, Iran agree to enhance border cooperationnew
    22 December 2014, 1:54 pm - quetta: pakistan and iran on monday agreed to enhance mutual cooperation and coordination to fight terrorism, narcotics and human smuggling. pakistani and iranian border officers met at mirjava, the iranian bordering city, to discuss issues relating
  • Afghan forces launch operation in areas bordering Pakistannew
    22 December 2014, 1:10 pm - asadabad: afghan security forces have launched an operation against militants in an eastern province seen as a rear base for the tehrik-i-taliban pakistan (ttp) which carried out the peshawar school massacre last week, officials said monday.coas gen
  • Imran calls on federal govt to equip KP police to counter terrornew
    22 December 2014, 12:28 pm - peshawar: imran khan has called upon the federal government to equip the khyber pakhtunkhwa (kp) police with tools to gather intelligence in order to effectively counter terrorism.the pakistan tehreek-i-insaf (pti) chairman was addressing a press
  • Child rapist latest prisoner executed in Saudi Arabianew
    22 December 2014, 11:30 am - riyadh: saudi arabia on monday beheaded a child rapist, adding to what activists say is one of the world's highest execution tolls.the interior ministry said suleiman bin abdullah had been found guilty of kidnapping a male child, tying him up
  • Lal Masjid protest activist receives threatening phone callnew
    22 December 2014, 11:21 am - lawyer and activist jibran nasir, one of the main organisers behind the lal masjid protests in islamabad, on monday received a threatening phone call from an individual claiming to be tehreek-i-taliban pakistan jamaatul ahrar's spokesman. a man
  • Court rejects Zardari's plea seeking acquittal in two corruption referencesnew
    22 December 2014, 10:11 am - islamabad: an accountability court judge in islamabad on monday rejected pakistan peoples party co-chairman asif ali zardari's request seeking acquittal in sgs and cotecna references filed against him in 1997. during nawaz sharif's previous rule as
  • Appeal delayed against bail order for Mumbai attack 'mastermind' Lakhvinew
    22 December 2014, 9:24 am - islamabad: state prosecutor azhar chaudhry said monday he had been forced to delay his appeal against a court order which grants bail to zakiur rehman lakhvi, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 terror attacks in mumbai.a judge in islamabad's
  • Foreign exchange reserves cross $15bnnew
    22 December 2014, 8:42 am - islamabad: prime minister nawaz sharif on monday congratulated finance minister ishaq dar and his team for the foreign exchange reserves crossing $15 billion, said a report on radio pakistan. dar met the premier in islamabad today and briefed him


  • Siege tributes removed todaynew
    22 December 2014, 5:11 pm - nsw premier mike baird has made an emotional statement upon the news that the hundreds of floral tributes for the sydney siege victims will be removed.
  • Internet shames ‘no Muslims’ Outback cafenew
    22 December 2014, 3:34 pm - it may be located in the middle of the bush, but the eagles nest bar and grill is certainly being talked about...
  • One item key to family’s survivalnew
    22 December 2014, 2:37 pm - clever tactics have emerged as the key to a missing family’s survival while trapped in the outback for 10 days, but there was one that played a vital role.
  • Parents warned over Cairns horrornew
    22 December 2014, 1:00 pm - while adults in manoora are finding it hard enough to stomach friday’s massacre they are being warned their children are the ones needing the most assurance after the tragedy.
  • ‘Bali glassing victim was attacker’new
    22 December 2014, 10:18 am - one of the wa brothers accused of glassing a bali restaurateur has released a statement since leaving indonesia that turns the story on its head. | perth brothers freed
  • Man hit and trapped under trainnew
    22 December 2014, 5:56 am - a man was hit and trapped under a train in central sydney this afternoon.
  • Man’s legs severed by trainnew
    22 December 2014, 5:32 am - the father of a teen who had his legs severed by a train has allegedly attacked the ambulance that was there to save his son.
  • Massacre house to be demolishednew
    22 December 2014, 4:45 am - the cairns house where eight children were stabbed to death will be “removed” to make way for a memorial, mp gavin king says.
  • PM’s big win for ‘budget women’new
    22 December 2014, 1:27 am - you may have forgotten that tony abbott is also the minister for women. today he’s named his biggest achievement in the role and the answer may surprise you.
  • PM rebuked for tax commentnew
    22 December 2014, 1:27 am - the prime minister says the carbon tax repeal is his biggest achievement as minister for women - and social media users are thanking him as only they can.

Times Of India



  • Ex-police officer not charged in Milwaukee shooting deathnew
    22 December 2014, 6:00 pm - milwaukee (reuters) - a former milwaukee police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man was acting in self defense and will not be charged, the district attorney said on monday, two days after dozens of demonstrators calling for justice in the
  • Ex-minister Kudrin warns of 'full-fledged crisis' in Russianew
    22 December 2014, 5:58 pm - moscow (reuters) - russia's government has pushed the country into an economic crisis by not tackling its financial problems fast enough, former finance minister alexei kudrin said on monday, as evidence mounted of trouble spreading through the
  • Veteran Essebsi wins Tunisia's first free presidential votenew
    22 December 2014, 5:44 pm - tunis (reuters) - veteran tunisian politician beji caid essebsi won the country's first free presidential election, in the final step of a transition to democracy after an uprising that ousted autocrat zine el-abidine ben ali in 2011.(image) (image)
  • Twin bomb blasts in northeast Nigeria bus station kill 20new
    22 December 2014, 5:36 pm - abuja/maiduguri, nigeria (reuters) - two bomb explosions at a bus station in the northeast nigeria on monday killed at least 20 people and wounded 40, an emergency services official said, and witnesses said many of the victims had rushed in to help
  • Exclusive: WHO says Syria approves medicine deliveries to Aleppo, other areasnew
    22 December 2014, 5:09 pm - beirut (reuters) - the syrian government has approved the delivery of medicine and surgical supplies to three areas of the country aid workers were previously unable to reach regularly, including opposition-held aleppo, the world health organization
  • Ocwen executive chairman to step down in $150 million settlementnew
    22 December 2014, 5:06 pm - (reuters) - ocwen financial corp agreed to replace its chairman as part of a $150 million settlement with new york's financial regulator after the mortgage collection company admitted to violations, including improper foreclosures.(image) (image)
  • American Apparel confirms takeover offer, sets new 'poison pill'new
    22 December 2014, 4:19 pm - (reuters) - struggling american apparel inc, which fired controversial chief executive dov charney last week, said it was evaluating a proposed takeover and announced the appointment of a new head of the board, sending its shares up in early
  • U.S. leads 22 more air strikes against Islamic State: task forcenew
    22 December 2014, 2:45 pm - washington (reuters) - the u.s.-led coalition conducted 12 air strikes against islamic state militants in syria on monday and 10 strikes iraq, the u.s. military said in a statement.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • China condemns cyberattacks, but says no proof North Korea hacked Sonynew
    22 December 2014, 1:22 pm - beijing/washington (reuters) - china said on monday it opposed all forms of cyberattacks but there was no proof that north korea was responsible for the hacking of sony pictures, as the united states has said.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Ukraine threatens to cut off power to rebel-held regions if usage not curbednew
    22 December 2014, 1:10 pm - kiev (reuters) - ukraine may stop supplying electricity to separatist-held eastern regions if the territories do not adhere to consumption limits imposed across the country due to an energy crisis, an energy ministry official said on monday.(image)