23 July 2014, 8:19 pm - joseph rudolph wood died, officials said, after his lawyers filed an emergency appeal demanding that the execution be stopped because mr. wood was “gasping and snorting for more than an hour.”(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
23 July 2014, 8:17 pm - the failures of arab spring to spread democracy in the middle east has left many in america more inclined to side with a familiar ally, experts say, while europeans are “more open to the palestinian point of view.”(image)
23 July 2014, 8:17 pm - mourners of eric garner, who died on staten island after an officer apparently put him in a chokehold, said there were systemic problems in the relationship between residents and the police.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
23 July 2014, 8:17 pm - in an eerie parallel to a botched execution in oklahoma in april, joseph r. wood iii repeatedly gasped for one hour and 40 minutes on wednesday, according to witnesses, before dying.(image)
23 July 2014, 7:46 pm - mobile devices accounted for nearly two-thirds of the social networking company’s revenue, which rose 61 percent over the same quarter last year.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
23 July 2014, 7:45 pm - secretary of state john kerry is trying to obtain a cease-fire, after 16 days of fighting that has killed nearly 700 palestinians, 32 israeli soldiers and three israeli civilians.(image)
23 July 2014, 7:32 pm - from factory inspections to product recalls, laboratory testing to prosecutions, china’s emergent food-quality apparatus has turned into reform on the fly, with ever-changing threats and setbacks.(image)
23 July 2014, 7:30 pm - the new rules lay out a speedier timetable than initially expected to phase out old cars in response to a spate of derailments and spills involving oil trains in the last year.(image)
23 July 2014, 11:04 am - it's a fairly standard condemnation of the business practices of walmart that it pays low wages to its associates, what in other companies we tend to call employees. it's certainly true that walmart pays low wages by the standards of, say, the
23 July 2014, 9:38 am - microsoft's mixed results have largely pleased wall street. but the good news on cloud services and stabilization in the pc market can't mask an ugly truth for the software giant: all of its hardware divisions are performing somewhere between
23 July 2014, 8:57 am - the u.s. economic recovery has been an uneven one. overall, the recent numbers look great. the bureau of labor statistics announced u.s. employers added 288,000 jobs in june. the unemployment rate fell to 6.1%, the lowest it has been since the
23 July 2014, 8:56 am - florida’s economy experienced a tremendous surge during the first half of the 2000s when home prices jumped 120% between 2000 and 2006. the gains fueled more construction and speculative buying, while the unemployment rate for the state stood
23 July 2014, 8:52 am - for entertainment, many might argue that seeing a concert or going to a sporting event rates right up there with some of the best things to do. there’s something magical about being there live when it happens.
22 July 2014, 8:59 pm - , the internet search behemoth based in mountain view, , is offering to pay a $1 million prize - as part of the little box challenge - to anyone who can design and build a better small-scale power inverter.
20 July 2014, 2:41 pm - robert kennedy is obsessed with the notion that vaccines cause autism. he’s particularly obsessed with the discredited idea that thimerosal, a preservative used in some vaccines, causes autism. now kennedy is about to publish a new book on this
23 July 2014, 2:28 pm - swedish power group vattenfall said on wednesday that second quarter losses had been cut despite trying market conditions, forecasting that energy prices were unlikely to recover in the "foreseeable future".
23 July 2014, 8:06 am - us internet giant google tried last year to buy sweden-based streaming music service spotify, but pulled out due to the beefed-up price tag, according to a media report on tuesday.
23 July 2014, 4:56 pm - hundreds of thousands of rare records and images from world war i have been put online by the german government, ahead of monday's 100th anniversary of the start of the conflict.
23 July 2014, 2:44 pm - demands are growing in germany for the prosecution of protesters in berlin, frankfurt and other cities who led anti-semitic chants and incited violence against jews over israel's military offensive in gaza.
23 July 2014, 12:32 pm - the local list has covered all aspects of german words, from the untranslatable to the longest. but we've never done a ranking of what are simply the best words in the german language, until now...
23 July 2014, 12:08 pm - police in munich found 49 refugees on one train which arrived at the city’s central station from italy on monday night. officers in the bavarian capital have reported a “huge increase” in the number of people arriving illegally over
23 July 2014, 10:19 am - update: russia's failure to help quell the armed conflict in eastern ukraine and fully assist the investigation into the downing of malaysia airlines flight mh17 demanded a tough response, a german government spokesman said on wednesday.
23 July 2014, 8:44 am - update: a german student, accused of being the ringleader of far-left demonstrators who protested at vienna’s far-right akademikerball, has been jailed, despite questionable evidence of his involvement.
23 July 2014, 12:37 pm - the european bank of reconstruction and development, or ebrd, on wednesday froze financing of new projects in russia amid escalating international condemnation of russia's alleged role in the downing of a passenger jet in eastern ukraine.
23 July 2014, 12:01 pm - as the initial shock over the malaysia airlines plane disaster in ukraine subsides, the governments of russia and the u.s. appear to be adopting a more conciliatory rhetoric toward each other, demonstrating the constraints that drive their foreign
23 July 2014, 11:41 am - amid international indignation at russia over the crisis in ukraine, the english football association said that it would be premature to strip russia of the right to host the 2018 world cup.
23 July 2014, 10:59 am - the threat of the west slapping tougher sanctions on russia after the devastating malaysia airlines crash in eastern ukraine has given london-based russian oligarchs and firms the jitters, with both groups taking steps to avoid being caught out by
23 July 2014, 7:35 am - pro-russian rebels shot down two ukrainian fighter jets on wednesday, not far from where a malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board.
22 July 2014, 11:57 pm - russian companies, including oil giant rosneft, may face challenges refinancing $112 billion in debt due to mature over the next four years, a report by moody's investors service said.
17 March 2014, 3:00 pm - residents of crimea remained divided monday about the outcome of a weekend referendum in which voters chose overwhelmingly to split from ukraine and join russia, even as government agencies in the regional capital quickly moved to re-register
23 July 2014, 11:05 pm - the loan represents 12 per cent of cairn india's market capitalisation. of the $1.25 billion, the company has already disbursed $800 million, cairn india said.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
23 July 2014, 10:58 pm - telangana bjp leader k laxman on wednesday flayed the state government's decision to appoint tennis star sania mirza as the brand ambassador of the newly carved-out state, terming her as "daughter-in-...(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
23 July 2014, 10:49 pm - india has voted in support of a united nations human rights council resolution to launch a probe into israel's offensive on gaza and made a strong statement against the "disproportionate use of force"...(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
23 July 2014, 10:24 pm - the cockpit voice recorder of the malaysian airliner downed over ukraine is in good condition, the united nations civil aviation body said on wednesday, adding that it was holding talks with airlines ...(image) (image)
23 July 2014, 10:23 pm - president barack obama moved his family into 1600 pennsylvania avenue 5 1/2 years ago vowing to shield his young daughters from the prying eyes of the public and the media.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
23 July 2014, 10:14 pm - a us teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight was killed when his plane crashed in the pacific ocean, and crews were searching wednesday for his father, who was also ...(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
23 July 2014, 9:58 pm - in an eerie parallel to a botched execution in oklahoma in april, joseph r. wood iii repeatedly gasped for one hour and 40 minutes on wednesday, according to witnesses, before dying.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
23 July 2014, 9:26 pm - the 25-year-old ishant sharma grabbed a career-best seven for 74 to bring england's downfall and said his experience of playing at lord's in 2011 helped him.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
23 July 2014, 9:11 pm - the commonwealth games 2014 will feature 17 sports across 11 days of competition with more than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations competing, making the event the biggest scotland has ever hosted.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
23 July 2014, 8:40 pm - queen elizabeth ii officially opened the 20th commonwealth games at celtic park on wednesday after a moving and colourful ceremony in front of a 40,000 capacity crowd.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
23 July 2014, 10:30 pm - japan's trade deficit ballooned to a record in the first half of the year as exports fell further in june, data showed thursday, ramping up pressure on the central bank to unveil fresh measures to boost the economy.
the figures come days after the
23 July 2014, 10:25 pm - global sales of tablet computers edged higher in the second quarter, in the slowest growth since 2009, research firm strategy analytics said wednesday.
the research firm said global tablet shipments reached 52.9 million units, up just 6% from the
23 July 2014, 8:58 pm - shanghai police said on wednesday they detained five people in an investigation into a chinese-based supplier of foreign fast-food brands, including kfc, mcdonald's corp and coffee chain starbucks corp, over allegations the firm supplied old and
23 July 2014, 5:16 pm - facebook is on a roll. the world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often.
the company's shares climbed nearly 4 percent in
23 July 2014, 5:10 pm - at the end of june, the "consumer protection working group," composed of various influential figures who serve as advisers to the ministry of internal affairs and communications, issued two recommendations: for adoption of a "cleaning off policy on
23 July 2014, 5:05 pm - akos sarkozi has delighted throngs of guests with his no-frills style, stripping down heavy hungarian dishes to their defining flavors. but there is one person he has never dared cook for: his mother-in-law, whose mastery is a key source of
23 July 2014, 5:00 pm - two men were killed and three other men injured after a minivan collided head-on with a car on a highway in fukushima on wednesday morning.
according to police, the accident occurred at around 6:40 a.m. on national route 115, fuji tv reported.
23 July 2014, 5:00 pm - tokyo gov yoichi masuzoe on wednesday arrived in seoul for a three-day visit. it is the first visit to seoul by a tokyo governor since 1996.
masuzoe told reporters in tokyo before his departure that he hoped his visit would help improve japan-south
23 July 2014, 4:55 pm - a plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small taiwanese island late wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground.
the atr-72 operated by taiwan's transasia airways was carrying 58 passengers and crew when
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jerusalem: washington's top diplomat said global efforts to end 17 days of bloodshed in gaza were progressing as the palestinian death toll rose to 718 thursday and airlines kept flights to israel suspended over rocket fears.
a family of six,
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peshawar: the fata disaster management authority needs around rs2.6 billion for providing cash and relief goods to the internally displaced persons of north waziristan agency, say the relevant officials.
according to the officials, the fdma has
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islamabad: pakistan international airlines (pia), the country national flag carrier, is currently operating with just 19 airworthy planes out of a total fleet of 34 and needs new aircraft to survive, pia chairman muhammad ali gardezi told the senate
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islamabad: the much-hyped nandipur power plant--inaugurated by prime minister nawaz sharif on may 31 this year-- generated electricity at the record cost of rs42 per unit and was shut down after only five days of operation.
this was revealed by
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islamabad: the national accountability bureau (nab) will file a supplementary reference next week against the main character of a modaraba scam accused of cheating hundreds of innocent people and depriving them of their hard-earned money in the name
23 July 2014, 7:49 pm -
washington: senior us and pakistani officials reviewed the military operation against militants in north waziristan during a visit to the state department by a top official representing the government.
at the meeting between special assistant to
23 July 2014, 7:49 pm -
washington: the much talked about meeting between us vice president joe biden and former president asif ali zardari and us vice president joe biden did happen and, if media reports are to be believed, they discussed all major issues concerning
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islamabad: the pakistan people’s party (ppp) has submitted a resolution to the national assembly secretariat, seeking powers for the parliament to make laws for the country’s federally administered tribal areas (fata).
according to a
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quetta: the provincial president of pml-q’s women’s wing, dr ruqayya saeed hashmi, has condemned acid attacks on women in quetta and mastung and called upon the government to take all measures to arrest those involved in such inhuman
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karachi: the single-engine plane of 17-year-old american-pakistani pilot haris suleman, who was attempting a world record of travelling around the world in 30 days to raise money for the education of underprivileged children in pakistan, crashed in
23 July 2014, 9:00 am - an australian federal police-led taskforce operating under the protection of australian troops could be mobilised within days to help secure the deteriorating crash site of flight mh17.
24 July 2014, 3:11 am - the death toll in gaza topped 700 on thursday as israeli tank fire before dawn killed 16 people in the hamas-dominated coastal territory, including six members of the same family, palestinian health officials said.
24 July 2014, 3:03 am - us secretary of state john kerry left israel late wednesday after a day-long visit during which he tried to broker a ceasefire agreement to end the ongoing fighting between israel and hamas.
24 July 2014, 2:49 am - appalled by reports that sikh players from india were asked to remove their turbans at an international basketball match, top us lawmakers have launched a campaign asking fiba to review the discriminatory policy.
23 July 2014, 11:12 pm - beijing (reuters) - china's factory activity expanded at its fastest pace in 18 months in july as new orders surged, a preliminary hsbc survey showed on thursday, the latest indication that the economy is picking up as government stimulus measures
23 July 2014, 10:30 pm - shanghai (reuters) - china's food regulator has visited close to 600 restaurants, businesses and food distributors as it investigates a fast-spreading food safety scare that has dragged in a number of global brands and hit food outlets as far away as
23 July 2014, 10:29 pm - denver (reuters) - a federal judge ruled on wednesday that colorado's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, but stayed his ruling until the issue is decided by a higher court.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
23 July 2014, 10:28 pm - gaza/jerusalem (reuters) - the death toll in gaza topped 700 on thursday as israeli tank fire before dawn killed 16 people in the hamas-dominated coastal territory, including six members of the same family, palestinian health officials said.(image)
23 July 2014, 10:12 pm - new york (reuters) - preacher after preacher stepped up to the pulpit at a sweltering brooklyn church on wednesday to express fury at the city's police force during the funeral of eric garner, who died soon after police put him in a banned
23 July 2014, 9:56 pm - phoenix (reuters) - an arizona inmate took almost two hours to die by lethal injection on wednesday and his lawyers said he "gasped and snorted" before succumbing in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty in the
23 July 2014, 9:48 pm - eindhoven netherlands (reuters) - the bodies of the first victims from a malaysian airliner shot down over ukraine last week arrived on wednesday at a military base in the netherlands - a nation in shock and sorrow.(image)
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23 July 2014, 9:32 pm - taipei (reuters) - the leaders of rivals china and taiwan expressed condolences on thursday for victims of a transasia airways turboprop plane that crashed during a thunderstorm the previous day killing 48 people including two french
23 July 2014, 8:57 pm - los angeles (reuters) - los angeles clippers owner donald sterling's bid to block the $2 billion sale of the nba team in a probate trial entered its final stretch on wednesday when his attorneys sought to prove his estranged wife improperly seized
23 July 2014, 7:05 pm - gaza/jerusalem (reuters) - gaza fighting raged on wednesday, displacing thousands more palestinians in the battered territory as u.s. secretary of state john kerry said efforts to secure a truce between israel and hamas had made some progress.(image)