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The Local (Sweden)

  • Swedish royal couple set wedding datenew
    23 October 2014, 1:12 pm - sweden's prince carl philip and sofia hellqvist, who got engaged earlier this year, have announced they will marry next june.
  • Sweden Democrat threats 'just a show'new
    23 October 2014, 11:37 am - there is talk that the nationalist sweden democrats could trigger a fresh election, by rejecting the new coalition's budget. but leading political scientist li bennich björkman tells the local that the party is just game-playing and should be
  • What's On in Sweden: October 24th - 31stnew
    23 October 2014, 11:08 am - a secret gig in stockholm, a short film festival in uppsala and a gastronomy event in gothenburg have caught our eye this week.
  • Astronaut helps launch first student satellitenew
    23 October 2014, 10:43 am - sweden's debut astronaut christer fuglesang is helping students at kth royal institute of technology to become the first in the country to make their own satellite and send it into space.
  • Sweden braces for ten centimetres of snownew
    23 October 2014, 9:44 am - sweden's weather agency has warned that up to ten centimetres of snow are on the way for sweden.
  • New coalition reveals 'compromise' budgetnew
    23 October 2014, 8:15 am - updated: prime minister stefan löfven's social democrat-led coalition has revealed its first budget proposal, listing plans to spend more than 20 billion kronor.
  • Global profit boost for Handelsbankennew
    23 October 2014, 7:50 am - sweden's second-largest bank, handelsbanken, has reported a rise in third-quarter profits, boosted by higher income from its loan book as it continues its expansion overseas.
  • Sweden pulls back 'submarine' searchnew
    23 October 2014, 7:33 am - sweden is pulling back part of the naval operation which has been searching for a suspected russian submarine off the coast of stockholm for nearly a week.
  • Assange prepares for court ruling in Swedennew
    23 October 2014, 7:31 am - wikileaks founder julian assange says he is "confident" his asylum status will be resolved, as he awaits an imminent ruling on his case by a swedish court.
  • 'Why were we kept in the dark for years?'new
    22 October 2014, 6:11 pm - military expert johanne hildebrandt tells the local that the biggest question in the stockholm submarine hunt hasn't been answered yet - why don't we know more about the "other operations" from the last few years?

The Local (Germany)

  • Germany has just ten Ebola bedsnew
    23 October 2014, 5:10 pm - doctors at high-level infectious disease clinics say that caring for patients with the ebola virus is much more intensive than they first thought, meaning they can handle fewer cases at once.
  • Now Berlin turns to tents to house refugeesnew
    23 October 2014, 4:30 pm - berlin has turned to huge tents and shipping containers to shelter growing numbers of refugees. with winter approaching, city politicians have called on the federal government for help.
  • Ludwigshafen explosion kills one, injures 11new
    23 October 2014, 2:49 pm - update: one person has died and at least 11 others are injured after a huge explosion in western germany on thursday.
  • Greenpeace finds danger in kids clothesnew
    23 October 2014, 12:58 pm - research released on thursday by environmental group greenpeace showed that more than half of clothing sold by german discount brands contain chemicals known to be dangerous to health and the environment, with items from aldi being the worst
  • Woman sues for accidental pot raidnew
    23 October 2014, 11:26 am - a bavarian woman is suing police for unlawful search after a reported break-in at her home led authorities to discover 158 cannabis plants in her basement.
  • Clueless Merkel forgets the F-wordnew
    23 October 2014, 11:24 am - angela merkel's government is often criticized for its lack of understanding of all things digital and an appearance by the chancellor in hamburg, which was supposed to change those perceptions, has only made things worse.
  • Germany lags in permits for non-EU migrantsnew
    23 October 2014, 10:19 am - germany gave out fewer residency permits last year per head to non-eu citizens than any other major european economy.
  • Hamburg volunteers test Ebola vaccinenew
    23 October 2014, 9:08 am - volunteers have rolled up their sleeves for the first phase of the human trial for an ebola vaccine at the hamburg-eppendorf university clinic (uke), it was announced on wednesday evening.
  • US adds voice to chorus telling Germany to spendnew
    23 October 2014, 8:20 am - us treasury secretary jacob lew, in a meeting on wednesday with german economy minister sigmar gabriel, called on germany to boost public spending to stimulate stuttering eurozone growth, the treasury said.
  • Man leaps with son, 5, from third-floor windownew
    23 October 2014, 8:00 am - a father and his young son are in serious condition after police and firefighters were called to their home in northeast berlin early on wednesday morning.


The Mosque Times


  • Bangladesh Islamist leader Azam diesnew
    23 October 2014, 6:59 pm - ghulam azam, the former leader of bangladesh's largest islamist party, dies from a heart attack a year after being found guilty of war crimes.
  • VIDEO: Farmland birds show rapid declinenew
    23 October 2014, 6:57 pm - farmland birds are at their lowest levels since records began, according to government figures.
  • Canada to toughen terror lawsnew
    23 October 2014, 6:04 pm - canadian prime minister stephen harper has vowed to strengthen the nation's terror laws one day after a gunman rampaged through parliament.
  • Vicar sham weddings trial collapsesnew
    23 October 2014, 5:48 pm - the trial collapses of a vicar accused of carrying out hundreds of sham weddings - after the judge says immigration officers lied on oath.
  • VIDEO: Ebola: Scenes of horror in Liberianew
    23 October 2014, 5:46 pm - there have now been more than 4,800 reported deaths from ebola, with liberia the worst affected country. around 50 new cases are being reported every day in the capital monrovia.
  • Police called to 'Balotelli car row'new
    23 October 2014, 5:45 pm - police investigate a claim that liverpool striker mario balotelli "threatened" a woman who was taking pictures of his ferrari.
  • North America gears up for eclipsenew
    23 October 2014, 5:43 pm - skywatchers in north america will be treated to the final eclipse of the year on thursday.
  • Deadly attacks hit Quetta citynew
    23 October 2014, 5:43 pm - the leader of one of pakistan's biggest religious parties escapes as at least 13 people are killed in a spate of attacks in the pakistani city of quetta.
  • Why do people overshare online?new
    23 October 2014, 5:29 pm - "overshare" has been chosen as the word of the year. but what is it and why do people do it?
  • Employers condemn student visa rulesnew
    23 October 2014, 5:21 pm - universities and business leaders call for changes in student visa rules, but the immigration minister says their criticisms are based on "myths".


Japan Today (Japan)

The Don

  • PML-N wins Sheikhupura PP-162 by-electionsnew
    23 October 2014, 5:53 pm - sheikhupura: pakistan muslim league – nawaz (pml-n) candidate hassan riaz won the shiekhupura pp-162 by-polls with 39,093 votes, dawnnews reported quoting unofficial results. unofficial results show riaz ahead in the pp-162 by-election over
  • Two killed as JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman escapes suicide attack in Quettanew
    23 October 2014, 12:28 pm - quetta: at least two people were killed and dozens injured thursday when a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside a jamiat ulema-i-islam-fazl (jui-f) rally in quetta, police said.jui-f chief maulana fazlur
  • God decided to give ‘Pharaohs’ some time, says Qadrinew
    23 October 2014, 12:27 pm - abbottabad: two days after calling off a two-month-long anti-government sit-in in islamabad, pakistan awami tehreek (pat) chief dr tahirul qadri on thursday justified to supporters in abbottabad his reasons for ending the dharna in the federal
  • Shah welcomes PAT move to call off sit-in, requests PTI to rejoin assembliesnew
    23 October 2014, 10:34 am - islamabad: welcoming the decision of dr tahirul qadri to call off the sit-in of the pakistan awami tehreek (pat) after 69 days, leader of the opposition in the national assembly syed khurshid shah on thursday requested imran khan to return to the
  • India violating pact, constructing bunkers too close to working boundary: FOnew
    23 October 2014, 9:53 am - islamabad: the foreign office on thursday said that indian forces under the cover of unprovoked firing were engaged in constructing bunkers in locations within five hundred metres of the working boundary. speaking to media
  • Modi in Siachen to meet Indian troops for Diwalinew
    23 October 2014, 9:38 am - srinagar: indian prime minister narendra modi paid a rare visit to the siachen glacier in the disputed kashmir region thursday to rally the morale of troops after recent deadly border clashes with india celebrated the festival of diwali,
  • After Imran, Bilawal plans series of rallies to challenge PM Nawaznew
    23 October 2014, 8:42 am - naudero: the scion of pakistan's leading political dynasty, emerging from the shadow of his mother and former prime minister benazir bhutto seven years after she was assassinated, has vowed to resurrect her party's flagging an interview
  • Two killed, 12 injured as FC vehicle targeted in Quetta blastnew
    23 October 2014, 7:31 am - quetta: two people were killed and 12 were injured in an explosion that took place on quetta’s qambrani road on thursday. unidentified gunmen opened fire in the area following the explosion which was heard far
  • India-Pakistan exchange fire along Sialkot working boundarynew
    23 October 2014, 6:28 am - islamabad: the pakistani military issued a statement thursday morning saying personnel from the indian border security force (bsf) had resorted to unprovoked firing along the working boundary in sialkot's shakargarh and
  • Ottawa shooting suspect said to be a recent convert to Islamnew
    23 October 2014, 5:58 am - ottawa: two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the us-led air campaign against an extremist militant group in iraq and syria.


  • Fears copycats will attack in Australianew
    23 October 2014, 2:00 pm - fears copycat jihadists will become inspired by deadly attacks in canada have rattled the abbott government and sparked further security upgrades across australia.
  • Canada attack prompts Aussie terror shieldnew
    23 October 2014, 1:50 pm - security has been boosted at parliament house, the australian war memorial and key sites across the country after a lone-wolf terrorist went on a shooting rampage in the canadian capital of ottawa.
  • Lachlan Murdoch: ‘Insidious’ censorship must be resistednew
    23 October 2014, 1:29 pm - press freedom must be protected as a cornerstone of democracy but remains under threat even in the digital age, lachlan murdoch has said in his sir keith murdoch oration in melbourne.
  • Qantas CEO could get $2.5m bonusnew
    23 October 2014, 1:00 pm - a proposed $2.5 million incentive payment for qantas ceo alan joyce could trigger fireworks at today’s agm.
  • McSchools could be on the menunew
    23 October 2014, 1:00 pm - a new suite of ‘mcschools’ could be set up under the abbott government’s new $500,000 corporate schools trial.
  • The banned drugs Aussies can buynew
    23 October 2014, 1:00 pm - antibiotics, adhd drugs, asthma medication, a generic viagra tablet – these are the drugs that australians can buy, which are banned in the us and canada.
  • The Aussie team ready to fight Ebolanew
    23 October 2014, 1:00 pm - the man who heads australia’s national critical care and trauma response centre, which has a team ready to fight ebola, has revealed why we should hold back on going to west africa.
  • Xenophon buys Qantas shares to grill it over record lossnew
    23 October 2014, 12:09 pm - independent senator nick xenophon will be attending the qantas annual general meeting in melbourne in order to question ceo alan joyce and the board over its record $2.84 billion loss.
  • Would the real Freya Newman please stand up?new
    23 October 2014, 8:17 am - well, this is awkward. supporters of freya newman wanted to tweet their support - but unfortunately crashed the phone of a girl on the other side of the world.
  • She tried to ruin Frances Abbottnew
    23 October 2014, 7:45 am - a court has heard that freya newman used another staff member’s login to access details of the prime minister’s daughter’s questionable scholarship.

Times Of India



  • South Carolina house speaker pleads guilty in ethics case, to resignnew
    23 October 2014, 6:52 pm - charleston s.c. (reuters) - south carolina house of representatives speaker bobby harrell pleaded guilty on thursday to criminal ethics charges and agreed to immediately resign from the legislature.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Canada's Harper vows tighter security after Parliament attacknew
    23 October 2014, 6:46 pm - ottawa (reuters) - canadian prime minister stephen harper pledged to boost security forces' surveillance and detention powers on thursday, a day after a gunman killed a soldier and raced through parliament before being shot dead.(image) (image)
  • Six in quarantine in Connecticut as U.S. steps up Ebola checksnew
    23 October 2014, 6:44 pm - west haven, conn. (reuters) - connecticut placed six west africans who recently arrived in the united states under quarantine for possible ebola exposure, a move that comes as the united states starts new restrictions on those coming from the
  • Islamic State militants seize Iraq village, press assault on Yazidisnew
    23 October 2014, 6:42 pm - baghdad (reuters) - islamic state wrested a sunni muslim village in western iraq on thursday from tribal defenders who put up weeks of fierce resistance, and the insurgents tightened a siege of the yazidi minority on a mountain in the north.(image)
  • U.N. rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong Kongnew
    23 October 2014, 6:09 pm - geneva (reuters) - the united nations human rights committee called on china on thursday to ensure universal suffrage in hong kong, stressing that included the right to stand for election as well as the right to vote.(image) (image) (image)
  • Apple ponders sapphire options, leaves door open for GTnew
    23 October 2014, 6:08 pm - (reuters) - apple inc said on thursday it is studying options for sapphire supply and might work again with gt advanced technologies inc if the distressed supplier can reduce production costs for the scratch-resistant material.(image) (image) (image)
  • Ukrainian PM warns Russia may try to disrupt Sunday's electionnew
    23 October 2014, 5:58 pm - kiev (reuters) - ukraine's prime minister warned on thursday of possible attempts by russia to disrupt an election in ukraine at the weekend, a vote being held against a background of russian support for separatist rebels and an unresolved row over
  • U.S.-led air strikes killed 521 fighters, 32 civilians in Syria: monitornew
    23 October 2014, 4:55 pm - beirut (reuters) - air strikes by u.s.-led forces have killed 521 islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on thursday.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • GM posts higher-than-expected profit on strong North American demandnew
    23 October 2014, 4:22 pm - detroit (reuters) - general motors co on thursday reported a higher-than-expected profit in the third quarter on strong demand for its redesigned full-size pickup trucks in north america.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • U.S. jobs market holds firm; factory activity slows a bitnew
    23 October 2014, 4:11 pm - washington (reuters) - new claims for u.s. unemployment benefits held below 300,000 for a sixth straight week last week, suggesting the labor market was shrugging off jitters over a slowing global economy.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)