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The Local (Sweden)

  • Boy receives cancer vaccine by mistakenew
    30 August 2014, 10:37 am - a boy scheduled to be vaccinated against mumps, measles, and rubella instead received a vaccine against cervical cancer. his family has now reported the blunder for inspection.
  • Sweden grants additional funds to jobs agencynew
    30 August 2014, 10:24 am - the swedish government has announced that it will increase funding to the jobs agency (arbetsförmedlingen) in 2015, primarily to cover personnel costs but also to prevent long-term unemployment.
  • Police 'powerless' against street racersnew
    30 August 2014, 10:05 am - stockholm police said they were powerless to react when streetracers took over at "insane speeds" on a large highway on friday night.
  • Saab carmaker wins receivershipnew
    30 August 2014, 9:17 am - after initial rejection, a chinese-owned company set up to take over saab's assets after the troubled swedish carmaker's bankruptcy said on friday it had succeeded in being placed in receivership.
  • Woman suffers cardiac arrest while giving birthnew
    29 August 2014, 3:36 pm - a 30-year-old woman went into cardiac arrest while giving birth at a stockholm clinic - without hospital staff noticing that anything was wrong. she remains in a critical condition on friday.
  • History repeats for Malmö fifty years laternew
    29 August 2014, 3:28 pm - malmö's entry into the champions league serves as a reminder of times gone by in european football. with spain's champions bound for sweden things just couldn't be better, writes contributor lee roden.
  • Löfven promises jobs to 50,000 young Swedesnew
    29 August 2014, 3:00 pm - social democrat party leader stefan löfven announced on friday his "most important election promise", a 90-day job guarantee programme for young swedes.
  • Sweden to buy fighter jets despite Swiss pulloutnew
    29 August 2014, 2:11 pm - sweden said friday it would go ahead with the purchase of a new generation of saab gripen fighter jets, despite switzerland pulling out of a major co-financing deal.
  • Three hurt after northern knife attacknew
    29 August 2014, 12:37 pm - three people are in hospital after they were stabbed during what police suspect was a gang-related attack in umeå.
  • Stockholm 'thief' turns out to be trainee ninjanew
    29 August 2014, 11:35 am - stockholm police rushed to the scene when a worried swede reported that their neighbours were the victim of a break-in - but when officers arrived, they found nothing but a ninja in the middle of practice.

The Local (Germany)

  • Stakes rise in Oracle-SAP copyright fightnew
    30 August 2014, 9:35 am - us appeals court on friday ruled that oracle be given a choice between $356.7 million or a new trial for its copyright lawsuit against german rival sap.
  • Court rules against child porn suspect Edathynew
    29 August 2014, 4:25 pm - the constitutional court on friday rejected an attempt by former social democratic (spd) mp sebastian edathy to have evidence against him thrown out in his trial for possession of child pornography.
  • Student busted in case of misdelivered hashnew
    29 August 2014, 3:36 pm - a bavarian student expecting a cannabis delivery was collared by "commissioner fluke" after acting surprised in front of policemen when he saw his letter box was empty.
  • Security fears block Germany-Israel matchnew
    29 August 2014, 3:02 pm - a friendly soccer match against israel marking 50 years of diplomatic ties has been called off amid security concerns and the escalation of the middle east conflict, the german football federation (dfb) said on friday.
  • S-Bahn arson in support of refugees, group claimsnew
    29 August 2014, 12:51 pm - a radical left-wing group claimed responsibility on friday for an arson attack that cut power to several s-bahn lines and caused transport chaos in berlin, saying it was intended to awaken people to the plight of refugees.
  • Man narrowly escapes unwelcome drop-innew
    29 August 2014, 11:49 am - a cologne resident was pinned to his bed after a 40-metre construction crane toppled onto his home early on friday.
  • 'Further sanctions' could hit Russia, says Merkelnew
    29 August 2014, 9:15 am - german chancellor angela merkel said on thursday that european leaders will discuss the worsening ukraine crisis and possible further sanctions against russia at a weekend summit.
  • UK-Germany rivalries live again in Champs Leaguenew
    29 August 2014, 8:39 am - the 2014-15 champions league draw yesterday brought déjà-vu for english and german clubs as old opponents found themselves facing off once again.
  • Animal activist fights off murder threatsnew
    29 August 2014, 8:11 am - friedrich mülln has been dragged through the courts and threatened with murder during his years of animal rights activism. his latest court case was in munich this week but he tells the local he has no plans to give up the fight.
  • Germany's brain drain is Europe's gainnew
    29 August 2014, 12:34 am - figures from the european union show that while many german professionals are able to find work abroad with their well-recognised qualifications, germany doesn't always extend the same courtesy to foreigners.


The Mosque Times


  • EU hits out at 'Russian aggression'new
    30 August 2014, 12:07 pm - eu foreign ministers express "deep concern" at russia's "aggression against ukraine", as the bloc's leaders prepare to consider fresh sanctions.
  • Co-op Group votes through reformsnew
    30 August 2014, 12:07 pm - members of the troubled co-operative group vote overwhelmingly in favour of reforming how the business is run.
  • Glover and Stanning win World goldnew
    30 August 2014, 11:58 am - helen glover and heather stanning break the women's pairs world record to win their first world championship gold.
  • Defender Agger leaves Liverpoolnew
    30 August 2014, 11:35 am - liverpool defender daniel agger agrees to rejoin his former club brondby after losing his place to new signing dejan lovren.
  • Lesotho PM flees 'military coup'new
    30 August 2014, 11:17 am - lesotho's prime minister has crossed into south africa, accusing the army of staging a coup and telling the bbc his life is in danger.
  • Underwater search for missing boynew
    30 August 2014, 11:10 am - a specialist underwater search team joins hunt for a 12-year-old boy who was swept into the water off anglesey.
  • Cameron and Clegg to hold terror talksnew
    30 August 2014, 10:49 am - david cameron and nick clegg are to hold talks to try to reach agreement on new measures to tackle the threat posed by islamist extremists.
  • China warns of Hong Kong 'meddling'new
    30 August 2014, 10:35 am - china warns foreign countries against "meddling" in hong kong's politics ahead of a crucial announcement on the territory's election process.
  • Missing Ashya King 'may be in Spain'new
    30 August 2014, 10:30 am - a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour, missing since being taken out of hospital in southampton by his parents against medical advice, may be in spain, police say.
  • Rolling road closures for Nato marchnew
    30 August 2014, 10:21 am - people are warned of "considerable disruption" ahead of a planned protest in newport on saturday opposing the nato summit being held in the city.


Japan Today (Japan)

The Don

  • Imran flays PM Nawaz for 'defaming' militarynew
    30 August 2014, 11:43 am - islamabad: pakistan tehreek-i-insaf (pti) chairman imran khan on saturday lambasted prime minister nawaz sharif for suggesting that the pti has the support of the military in its anti-government a mid-day address to supporters gathered at
  • PTI hires Advocate Abdul Pirzada for 'charter of demands'new
    30 August 2014, 11:26 am - islamabad: the pakistan tehreek-i-insaf (pti) has hired the services of advocate abdul hafeez pirzada in order to give a final shape to the 'charter of demands' it has put forward before the government. in order to metamorphose a rough draft into an
  • LHC moved to disqualify PM Nawaznew
    30 August 2014, 8:59 am - lahore: a petition was filed in the lahore high court on saturday seeking to disqualify prime minister nawaz sharif from the all-important na-120 seat for lying in his yesterday's speech to the parliament, dawnnews reported. the application was filed
  • Nawaz scoffs at 'sea of empty chairs' in Islamabadnew
    30 August 2014, 8:53 am - lahore: a day after the inter-services public relations (ispr) clarified that it was, in fact, the government that had asked chief of army staff general raheel sharif to “facilitate” negotiations with the protesting parties — the
  • PTI, govt teams to meet again todaynew
    30 August 2014, 7:57 am - islamabad: with the pakistan tehreek-i-insaf (pti) adamant on its demands and rhetoric against the government and the nawaz team refusing to budge, a sixth round of talks between the two sides is to be held on saturday at 4pm, sources said.the
  • Govt should pay attention to demands of protesters: MQMnew
    30 August 2014, 7:42 am - karachi: a meeting of the muttahida quami movement (mqm) held on saturday, headed by the party’s deputy convener dr khalid maqbool siddiqui in karachi's azizabad, discussed the ongoing political crisis.according to dawnnews, siddiqui said it
  • Model Town vandalism: ATC orders Gullu Butt's appearance on Sept 5new
    30 August 2014, 7:14 am - lahore: an anti-terrorism court (atc) in lahore on saturday ordered police to keep the main accused in the model town vandalism incident gullu butt in detention until september 6, dawnnews reported. atc judge iii judge haroon latif heard the case
  • Parts of Karachi without power as high transmission line tripsnew
    30 August 2014, 6:17 am - karachi: several parts of the country's financial capital were without power as a high transmission line tripped on friday and power supply was suspended to several areas of the city.electric supply was discontinued to baldia, site, north karachi,
  • Six killed in attack on Afghan intelligence agencynew
    30 August 2014, 4:56 am - kabul: at least six people were killed and dozens wounded when a suicide car bomber and taliban gunmen attacked an office of the afghan intelligence agency in the eastern city of jalalabad on saturday, officials said. “the attack was carried
  • Sri Lanka hammer Pakistan in 3rd ODI to take seriesnew
    30 August 2014, 4:31 am - dambulla: seamer thisara perera claimed 4-34 and tillakartane dilshan hit an unbeaten 50 as sri lanka trounced pakistan by seven wickets in the final one-dayer on saturday to clinch the series 2-1.dhammika prasad chipped in with two wickets as the


  • Hefty bill for meningococcal vaccinenew
    30 August 2014, 11:30 am - parents face a hefty bill if they want to protect their children from the deadly meningococcal b disease.
  • Inside the secret life of truckiesnew
    30 August 2014, 9:09 am - they spend weeks and even months on the open road, alone and far from their loved ones. so how do the men behind the wheel survive?
  • Abbott to travel to Arnhem landnew
    30 August 2014, 6:20 am - tony abbott is continuing with plans to spend a week in arnhem land meeting tribal leaders in mid-september, but the trip appears increasingly problematic.
  • Abbott under fire over commentnew
    30 August 2014, 6:10 am - it’s been a while since tony abbott has had a major foot-in-mouth moment, so we should have seen this one coming. what’s he done now?
  • Bill Kerr dead at 92new
    30 August 2014, 4:43 am - australian actor bill kerr, dubbed the boy from wagga wagga, has died at the age of 92.
  • Protesters turfed from controversial conferencenew
    30 August 2014, 3:32 am - a protester has been turfed from the controversial world congress of families conference in melbourne as anger boils over.
  • Australians at heart of brutal statenew
    29 August 2014, 4:00 pm - foreign affairs minister julie bishop has described islamic state as “one of the most barbaric and brutal terrorist organisations the world has ever seen” – and there are australians “at the head of it”.
  • Stop treating terrorists like rock starsnew
    29 August 2014, 2:00 pm - does putting muslim terrorists into isolation in australian jails harden their hatred and make them criminal rock stars?
  • Corbys in legal win over booknew
    29 August 2014, 2:00 pm - schapelle corby’s siblings have won a legal verdict and damages against book publisher allen & unwin and journalist eamonn duff.
  • Australia’s boozy spots revealednew
    29 August 2014, 2:00 pm - more than 700,000 australians are binge drinking once a week — 11 alcoholic drinks a session. here are the worst spots for drinking.

Times Of India



  • Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazisnew
    30 August 2014, 11:08 am - lake seliger russia/kiev (reuters) - ukraine called on friday for full membership in nato, its strongest plea yet for western military help, after accusing russia of sending in armored columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-moscow
  • China warns foreign powers not to use Hong Kong as a 'bridgehead'new
    30 August 2014, 8:07 am - beijing (reuters) - china has warned against any foreign interference ahead of a crucial ruling on the city's political future on sunday, saying beijing will not tolerate the use of hong kong "as a bridgehead to subvert and infiltrate the
  • Family, sect members mourn South Korea ferry owner at funeralnew
    30 August 2014, 7:48 am - seoul (reuters) - family and church members mourned at a private funeral on saturday a south korean businessman linked to a ferry that sank in april killing hundreds of children, though his death remained shrouded in mystery.(image) (image) (image)
  • Indian investigators drop coal scam case against billionaire Birlanew
    30 August 2014, 5:18 am - new delhi (reuters) - india's central bureau of investigation (cbi) has closed a coal scam case against billionaire kumar mangalam birla and a former top bureaucrat that emerged in 2012 after an auditor's report on revenue loss to the exchequer from
  • U.S. auto sales seen ending summer without a sizzlenew
    30 August 2014, 1:14 am - detroit (reuters) - u.s. auto industry sales in august will be about even with a year ago, not quite ending the summer in a sizzling fashion but still warm enough to continue the recovery from a recession now five years in the rear-view
  • Exclusive: Bitcoin promoter to plead guilty to unlicensed money transmissionnew
    30 August 2014, 12:25 am - new york (reuters) - bitcoin entrepreneur charlie shrem has reached a plea deal to resolve u.s. charges that he engaged in a scheme to sell over $1 million of the digital currency to users of illicit online marketplace silk road, his lawyer said
  • Silva widens lead ahead of Brazil presidential electionnew
    30 August 2014, 12:20 am - brasilia (reuters) - environmentalist marina silva has widened her lead over president dilma rousseff to 10 percentage points in what could be a likely runoff in brazil's october election, a survey by polling firm datafolha showed on friday.(image)
  • U.S. judge halts major part of Texas law restricting abortionsnew
    29 August 2014, 11:57 pm - austin texas (reuters) - a u.s. judge struck down parts of a law restricting abortions in texas, saying in a decision on friday that a provision requiring clinics to have certain hospital-like settings for surgeries was unconstitutional.(image)
  • Ebola outbreak reaches Senegal, riots break out in Guineanew
    29 August 2014, 11:28 pm - dakar/conakry (reuters) - the west african state of senegal became the fifth country to be hit by the world's worst ebola outbreak on friday, while riots broke out in neighboring guinea's remote southeast where infection rates are rising fast.(image)
  • Obama, in Estonia and at NATO summit, to send strong message to Putinnew
    29 August 2014, 11:00 pm - washington (reuters) - u.s. president barack obama will visit estonia and attend a nato summit in wales next week to send a strong message to russian president vladimir putin that his incursion into ukraine must be reversed and to keep his hands off