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The Local (Sweden)

  • Nuclear freeze agreed by new governmentnew
    1 October 2014, 5:29 pm - sweden's social democrats and greens party have announced a coalition agreement to halt nuclear energy development.
  • Sweden rethinks Afghan translators' asylumnew
    1 October 2014, 4:40 pm - the migration court in malmö has ruled that sweden's migration board was wrong to reject the residence applications of seven afghan interpreters without assessing their protection needs.
  • Top five winter festivals in Swedennew
    1 October 2014, 4:17 pm - autumn has swept into the country and chilly days lie ahead. but there are plenty of winter festivals where you can warm up in the coming months. with tickets already selling fast, here are the local's top tips.
  • Swedish Saab plant sheds a third of workersnew
    1 October 2014, 2:38 pm - swedish car maker saab has announced it has axed 155 workers, close to a third of its workforce.
  • Sweden's 'most dangerous art' on salenew
    1 October 2014, 12:21 pm - work by controversial jailed swedish artist dan park is on sale online and could reach a gallery in copenhagen, despite a previous exhibition being pulled.
  • Sweden is 'second best' place to grow oldnew
    1 October 2014, 11:49 am - sweden has dropped to second place in an annual index measuring the quality of life of elderly people in 96 countries around the world.
  • Coalition promise to boost welfare and jobsnew
    1 October 2014, 9:22 am - updated: the social democrats and the greens have agreed to raise unemployment payments and promised to create more jobs in the construction industry, the local has learned.
  • Ikea recalls elk pastanew
    1 October 2014, 9:08 am - ikea has pulled two different types of elk-shaped pasta from its stores in sweden.
  • How to get your own great office in Stockholmnew
    1 October 2014, 9:00 am - stockholm's business climate is hotter than ever, which leaves start-ups and business travellers hunting high and low for flexible office space. the solution is easier than they think.
  • Top Swedish skier killed in Chile avalanchenew
    1 October 2014, 8:27 am - updated: the bodies of two of the world's top skiers, sweden's andreas fransson and jp auclair from canada, were found on tuesday after they were reported missing in an avalanche in the andes.

The Local (Germany)

  • Victims of GDR regime get benefit boostnew
    1 October 2014, 3:22 pm - benefit payments to former political prisoners of ex-communist east germany (gdr) will be raised to send an "important message" 25 years after the fall of the berlin wall, the government said on wednesday.
  • Eight expat groups to save you in Germanynew
    1 October 2014, 3:22 pm - think you're the only english speaker in your town or region? think again! the local list this week runs through eight of the best expat groups and clubs in germany.
  • Cabinet agrees cap on city rent risesnew
    1 October 2014, 2:53 pm - germany's cabinet agreed on wednesday to cap ballooning property rents in high-demand urban neighbourhoods in a law set to come into force early next year.
  • Refugee abuse guards 'nicknamed the SS'new
    1 October 2014, 12:51 pm - a group of guards who allegedly abused refugees in an asylum centre in western germany were nicknamed “the ss” after hitler's stormtroopers, according to one of their colleagues. photos of guards abusing refugees have sparked a backlash
  • Berlin flights disrupted by WWII bomb findnew
    1 October 2014, 12:08 pm - update: the discovery of a us world war ii bomb disrupted flights at berlin’s tegel airport on wednesday afternoon, with no flights taking off or landing for 30 minutes. the bomb has now been defused but later flights are still delayed.
  • Nestle wins the food prize no one wantsnew
    1 October 2014, 11:22 am - a food watchdog presented nestle with a prize to avoid on wednesday for the cheekiest false advertising of the year. the runner-up was a chicken soup with no chicken in a vote of almost 160,000 germans.
  • Merkel's VIP jet set to fly soldiers homenew
    1 October 2014, 10:03 am - one of chancellor angela merkel’s vip jets is set to be used to ferry soldiers home who are stuck in afghanistan, due to ongoing problems with the german military’s transport planes.
  • German firms top EU lobbying listnew
    1 October 2014, 9:18 am - germany companies are among the biggest spenders when it comes to eu lobbying to influence decision makers in brussels. there are more german lobbying organizations registered than from any other country in europe but belgium.
  • City starts beer for alcoholics projectnew
    1 October 2014, 8:57 am - a city in western germany will start a controversial project on wednesday to employ alcohol and drug addicts to clean the streets in return for beer, tobacco, food and small amounts of cash.
  • Fault forces Germany to cut Eurofightersnew
    1 October 2014, 8:35 am - a manufacturing fault has been discovered in the troubled eurofighter typhoon warplanes, germany's defence ministry said on tuesday, announcing it was suspending deliveries of the sophisticated jets.


The Mosque Times


  • Horowitz to write new Bond novelnew
    1 October 2014, 11:54 pm - anthony horowitz, best-selling author of the alex rider teenage spy adventures, becomes the latest writer invited to pen a new james bond novel.
  • UK universities slip down rankingsnew
    1 October 2014, 11:53 pm - three uk universities lose their place in the top 200 of a global higher education league table while elite universities hold their ground.
  • Over 500 GP practices 'risk closure'new
    1 October 2014, 11:52 pm - hundreds of gp practices are at risk of closure because of the ageing workforce, doctors' leaders say.
  • Indian officials wield brooms against dirtnew
    1 October 2014, 11:42 pm - india is set to launch a nationwide campaign to clean up the country on 2 october, the birthday of mahatma gandhi, but many of the country's bureaucrats are not happy about it, writes the bbc's geeta pandey in delhi.
  • Head of US Secret Service resignsnew
    1 October 2014, 11:42 pm - secret service director julia pierson resigns as criticism of the agency intensified following several high-profile security lapses.
  • Rio 2016 Olympics "are on track"new
    1 October 2014, 11:15 pm - the international olympic committee says it is satisfied with the progress made by rio de janeiro in its preparations for the 2016 olympics.
  • VIDEO: Smartphone beacons beckon younew
    1 October 2014, 11:11 pm - click learns how to bend beacon technology to its bidding by turning a london street into a musical wonderland.
  • Argentina bank governor resignsnew
    1 October 2014, 11:07 pm - argentina's central bank governor juan carlos fabrega resigns after less than a year in the job, as the country's economic troubles pile up.
  • EU commissioner: Nude celebs 'dumb'new
    1 October 2014, 11:07 pm - celebrities who had intimate pictures of themselves leaked onto the internet were "dumb" for taking them, the eu's new digital commissioner says.
  • Lyth and Lees given PCA awardsnew
    1 October 2014, 11:05 pm - yorkshire batsmen adam lyth and alex lees are named the pca's player and young player of the year respectively.


  • Secret Service Director Resigns over Security Breaches: Officialnew
    1 October 2014, 8:05 pm - the director of the us secret service resigned on wednesday following a string of lapses by the elite presidential protection branch, including one in which an intruder ran through the front door of t...(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • In Gorakhpur Hospital, Victims of Train Collision Fight for Their Livesnew
    1 October 2014, 7:09 pm - mohit mishra from west bengal lies unconscious in the operation theatre at the gorakhpur medical college. doctors had to amputate one of his legs to save his life.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • PM Modi's Other 'Sweeping' Victory? Big Campaign Launches Todaynew
    1 October 2014, 6:48 pm - buildings around rajpath, the road that leads from the rashtrapati bhawan to india gate in the heart of delhi, were sanitised and sealed from wednesday evening in preparation for the swachh bharat ab...(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Major Ceasefire Violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir: Reportsnew
    1 October 2014, 5:57 pm - the pakistani army on wednesday resorted to unprovoked firing on indian positions along the line of control in poonch sector of jammu and kashmir today to which india retaliated, sources said.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • BCCI Should Appoint Kohli as Test Captain: Azharuddinnew
    1 October 2014, 5:37 pm - former india captain mohammad azharuddin also stressed that it was important to distinguish players who are good in odis and tests before the tour of australia later this year.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Blast in Durga Puja Pandal in Imphal, 12 Injurednew
    1 October 2014, 3:43 pm - at least 12 people were reportedly injured after a blast occurred in a durga puja pandal in imphal's thangal bazar area.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Delhi: Mob Attack on African Students at Metro, No Arrests Yetnew
    1 October 2014, 3:38 pm - for nearly five minutes, three african students are seen on camera being beaten relentlessly by a mob at a metro station in delhi. they are first inside and then on top of a glass booth that's meant t...(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Hurt That BJP Raised Issues About My Age: Sena's Aditya Thackeraynew
    1 October 2014, 3:37 pm - aditya thackeray, the 24-year-old leader of the shiv sena, today told ndtv that while his party's partnership with the bjp has ended in maharashtra, "the alliance stays at different levels."(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Asian Games 2014 Day 12 Highlightsnew
    1 October 2014, 2:16 pm - mc mary kom became the first indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal in the asian games as india added three more medals but slipped to 11th position on day 12. catch all the highlights.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Sarita Devi May be Punished for Returning Asian Games Medalnew
    1 October 2014, 2:01 pm - sarita devi had lost a controversial lightweight asian games bout against south korean ji na park. she broke down during the medal ceremony at incheon and went on to slam boxing india officials for ig...(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)

Japan Today (Japan)

The Don

  • Grenade attack injures two policemen in Karachinew
    1 October 2014, 4:47 pm - karachi: a hand-grenade blast near karachi's hassan square area on wednesday injured two policemen while another explosive device detonated near tipu sultan police station causing fear and panic to grip the locality, dawnnews reported.unknown
  • Musharraf ECL case: Govt plea indefinitely adjournednew
    1 October 2014, 1:32 pm - islamabad: the supreme court on wednesday indefinitely adjourned a government appeal against the removal of former military ruler gen (retd) pervez musharraf's name from the exit control list (ecl).a five-judge larger bench of the apex court, headed
  • Musharraf senses 'winds of change' in Pakistannew
    1 October 2014, 1:17 pm - karachi: former president and military ruler gen (retd) pervez musharraf said wednesday that he can sense ‘winds of change' blowing in pakistan. musharraf, appearing via video conference wearing a traditional sindhi ajrak shawl on his
  • PM says committee needed to prevent floods, mitigate lossesnew
    1 October 2014, 1:07 pm - islamabad: prime minister nawaz sharif on wednesday said that a national committee on prevention of floods is the need of the time to propose measures to prevent floods and mitigate losses in future, said a report published on radio pakistan. he was
  • Asiad final: Pakistan, India set for firecrackernew
    1 October 2014, 12:41 pm - incheon: arch-rivals india and pakistan face off in a mouth-watering field hockey final at the asian games on thursday with a place in the 2016 olympics at stake.millions of fans in both nations will be glued to their television screens for the title
  • SC restores disqualified PTI MPAnew
    1 October 2014, 12:07 pm - islamabad: the supreme court on wednesday restored the membership of the pti’s sardar ikramullah gandapur as a member of the provincial assembly of khyber pakhtunkhwa.a three member bench of the supreme court headed by chief justice nasirul
  • ‘Expelled’ from PML-N for raising voice in favour of Sindh: Mumtaz Bhuttonew
    1 October 2014, 11:54 am - badin: estranged leader of the pakistan muslim league – nawaz (pml-n) mumtaz ali bhutto said on wednesday that he has been ‘unofficially expelled’ from the n-league for raising his voice in favour of sindh.the former sindh caretaker
  • Javed Hashmi announces resignation from PTInew
    1 October 2014, 11:35 am - multan: suspended by his party following allegations against imran khan, the estranged elected president of pakistan tehreek-i-insaf (pti) javed hashmi announced on wednesday his resignation from the party presidency and its membership.hashmi said
  • Saudi overhaul reshapes 'unrecognisable' Makkahnew
    1 October 2014, 11:30 am - makkah: as a child, osama al-bar would walk from his home past islam's holiest site, the kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. at that time, makkah was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped kaaba
  • PIA acquires two Boeing aircraft through wet lease programnew
    1 October 2014, 10:08 am - karachi: two aircraft of pakistan international airlines (pia) acquired through the wet lease program arrived in karachi on tuesday.both aircraft have been acquired through turkish airlines and the agreement entails the use of aircraft as well as


  • RBA: Rising house prices can be curbednew
    1 October 2014, 11:33 pm - the rapid rise in the price of property can be reined in, according to the reserve bank. its assistant governor for financial systems explains how.
  • RUSH HOUR: The stories you need to know todaynew
    1 October 2014, 10:57 pm - caught out. a hidden camera was strapped to a woman’s bra in an experiment to find out just how many people check your cleavage. the results are hilariously remarkable.
  • Lambie: ‘You have beautiful faces’new
    1 October 2014, 10:36 pm - jacqui lambie’s bid to ban the burqa continues, telling a muslim woman on sunrise this morning she wants to see their “beautiful faces”.
  • Credit ‘fixers’ banned over rip-offsnew
    1 October 2014, 9:44 pm - they charge thousands to remove black marks from your credit history, when it can be done for free. but a crackdown is coming for credit repair agents.
  • Mackay siege: Police try to calm lone gunmannew
    1 October 2014, 9:08 pm - police in mackay have closed local streets and are urging residents to stay inside as they try to quell a siege in a quiet suburban street.
  • MH370 crash site days awaynew
    1 October 2014, 9:03 pm - search vessels and sonar equipment are only days away from reaching the site in the indian ocean where mh370 is believed to have crashed.
  • Worst bowel cancer hospital waitsnew
    1 October 2014, 3:00 pm - bowel cancer patients are facing longer waits for life saving surgery than other cancer patients – and these are the hospitals with the worst waiting lists.
  • RAAF now airborne and readynew
    1 October 2014, 2:00 pm - at 1.30pm yesterday australian military aircraft entered iraqi airspace, joining a us coalition-led bombing raid against islamic state terrorist targets.
  • Australia’s most powerful police carnew
    1 October 2014, 2:00 pm - exclusive: australia’s most powerful police car has been tuned by racing legend dick johnson and can detect stolen cars in milliseconds, and spot speeding drivers a kilometre away.
  • The man leading our IS air strikesnew
    1 October 2014, 2:00 pm - aussie air commodore steve ‘zed’ roberton grew up preferring surfing to planes, until an ex inspired him to take up flying – now he’s a war hero waiting in the wings.

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