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  • Sweden slammed for racism report omissionsnew
    1 November 2014, 8:54 am - the swedish government has been criticized by a slew of organisations for omitting a series of notorious cases of discrimination and a general lack of self-criticism in its report to the un human rights council.
  • Sweden's star striker Zlatan 'recovering well'new
    31 October 2014, 4:35 pm - zlatan ibrahimovic is recovering well from the nagging heel problem that has stopped him playing for sweden during its euro 2016 qualifying campaign.
  • Swedish sisters create viral Syria stirnew
    31 October 2014, 4:01 pm - two sisters from södertälje near stockholm are celebrating getting more than 1.3 million hits on youtube, with a video calling for peace in war-torn syria.
  • Pirate Bay founder gets three years in prisonnew
    31 October 2014, 3:19 pm - swedish "hactivist" gottfrid svartholm warg has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for hacking crimes.
  • Princess Madeleine to make Nobel comebacknew
    31 October 2014, 2:37 pm - sweden's princess madeleine is scheduled to appear at the nobel festival in stockholm in december, after taking time out from her royal duties to focus on looking after her daughter.
  • Plot for shared Scandi Winter Olympic bidnew
    31 October 2014, 11:40 am - norwegian sports officials have said they want to co-host the winter olympics with sweden in 2026. but there has so far been no official response from sweden.
  • 'Store up your sunlight hours before winter'new
    31 October 2014, 10:52 am - spending time outdoors this autumn will help you survive a cold, dark swedish winter. baba pendse, head of psychiatry at lund university shares his top tips for battling the seasonal blues with the local.
  • Anti-Israel graffiti 'not a race crime': Courtnew
    31 October 2014, 9:06 am - a teenage boy who painted anti-israel slogans and symbols on the concert hall in gothenburg has been convicted for the damages he caused, but he walked free from racial agitation charges.
  • 'We knew that Israel would be critical'new
    31 October 2014, 8:35 am - sweden's foreign minister has told the local she respects israel's decision to recall its ambassador after sweden officially recognized the state of palestine, and laughed off comments about ikea furniture made by her israeli counterpart.
  • A closer look at Sweden's rising starsnew
    31 October 2014, 7:10 am - like to be ahead of the game when it comes to the next big thing on the silver screen? we find out more about the swedish nominees for the rising star award to be presented at stockholm's international film festival next week.

The Local (Germany)

  • Boko Haram claim to be holding German hostagenew
    1 November 2014, 10:01 am - boko haram's leader abubakar shekau claimed in a new video obtained by afp on friday to be holding a german national, who was kidnapped in northern nigerian earlier this year.
  • Travel & live like a local with Home Exchangenew
    1 November 2014, 9:00 am - swap your home, save a fortune, and have a great time in the process. the local finds why thousands of people from around the world have embraced the home exchange phenomenon.
  • Finger slicer's insurance scam failsnew
    31 October 2014, 4:05 pm - an insurance salesman who sawed off his own finger and thumb to claim insurance was given a suspended sentence by a court in northern germany on friday.
  • Germany's estate agents plan strike actionnew
    31 October 2014, 3:58 pm - first it was the pilots, then train drivers - now germany's real estate agents are threatening to go on strike. but their call to arms has been met with sneers rather than sympathy.
  • PKK: banned in Germany, allies in Iraqnew
    31 October 2014, 3:00 pm - germany finds itself in a complicated relationship with the kurdistan workers' party (pkk). at home, police must investigate anyone who flies the flag, but in the middle east they are the best hope of beating back the islamic state.
  • Will our Halloween quiz give you a fright?new
    31 October 2014, 1:19 pm - germany is home to a plethora of haunted castles and has a huge stock of gruesome stories. how well do you know the spooky side of the germans?
  • Retail sales show biggest drop for seven yearsnew
    31 October 2014, 11:26 am - german shoppers cut back on their spending in september at the fastest rate for seven years, official data showed on friday.
  • 'I'm leaving for the West, who's coming?'new
    31 October 2014, 11:08 am - there are many of tales of ingenious and well-thought out escape plans from people desperate to flee from east to west berlin. wolfgang engels’ wasn’t one of them. it was, however, one of the most daring.
  • Time running out for refugees in Berlin schoolnew
    31 October 2014, 9:19 am - an ultimatum for the remaining refugees and their supporters to leave an occupied school in berlin, which has been the scene of protests for months, will expire at midnight on friday.
  • Police probe pupils who made Nazi salutesnew
    31 October 2014, 9:02 am - police are investigating pupils at a school in saxony-anhalt for incitement of the people and use of banned symbols after teenagers allegedly made the hitler salute.

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  • Sewage 'leaked on to hospital ward'new
    1 November 2014, 10:01 am - parents of children being treated at a new £28m women and children's centre in shropshire say sewage leaked on to a ward.
  • Abuse inquiry 'must start soon'new
    1 November 2014, 9:54 am - the government is urged to get an inquiry into historical child sex abuse moving quickly after fiona woolf stood down as its chairwoman.
  • Funeral of murdered SA footballernew
    1 November 2014, 9:53 am - tens of thousands of mourners are attending the funeral of murdered south african football captain senzo meyiwa.
  • Bangladesh hit by major blackoutsnew
    1 November 2014, 9:41 am - bangladesh is hit by major power blackouts after a power line connecting the country to india's electricity grid failed, reports say.
  • Police cautions 'to be scrapped'new
    1 November 2014, 9:30 am - the use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in england and wales.
  • Space project will go on - Bransonnew
    1 November 2014, 8:48 am - virgin founder sir richard branson vows to continue his space tourism venture despite the spaceshiptwo craft crashing in the us, killing a pilot.
  • VIDEO: Forty years riding Wall of Deathnew
    1 November 2014, 8:47 am - ken fox and his family are celebrating 40 years riding the wall of death - they invited bbc breakfast's mike bushell to join in.
  • Three held on suspicion of murdernew
    1 November 2014, 8:46 am - three people are held on suspicion of murder after the unexplained death of a man in pembroke dock, say police.
  • VIDEO: What next for child abuse inquiry?new
    1 November 2014, 8:43 am - home secretary theresa may has promised to consult victims groups before appointing a successor to fiona woolf to lead the official inquiry into historical child abuse.
  • VIDEO: Stafford health trust services endnew
    1 November 2014, 8:39 am - services at the scandal-hit mid staffordshire nhs trust are transferred to alternative health trusts.

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Japan Today (Japan)

  • Crime › 40 dog carcasses found in Tochigi rivernew
    1 November 2014, 8:40 am - the carcasses of 40 dogs have been found in a river in sakura, tochigi prefecture, police said saturday. according to police, around 11:30 a.m. on friday, a pedestrian walking along the kinugawa river, which flows between utsunomiya and sakura,
  • World › Boko Haram says kidnapped girls married offnew
    1 November 2014, 8:31 am - the leader of nigeria's islamic extremist group boko haram has denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government and said more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all have converted to islam and been married off. in a new video released late friday
  • Business › Wal-Mart's Japan unit Seiyu to close 30 storesnew
    1 November 2014, 6:35 am - wal-mart says its japanese unit seiyu plans to close 30 underperforming stores. seiyu says the stores that are being closed are "not aligned with the company's strategy." it also plans to remodel about 50 stores in its next fiscal year with an
  • National › Thousands of Halloween revelers descend on Shibuyanew
    1 November 2014, 6:10 am - tokyo's shibuya scramble crossing was the scene of a massive gathering of thousands of halloween revelers on friday night. police had their hands full trying to control the crowds. halloween has exploded in popularity in japan this year with parties
  • Technology › Japan's wireless carriers told to unlock phones from next Maynew
    1 November 2014, 5:55 am - japan's wireless network providers are to lift restrictions on which network their subscribers can use, the government said, demanding that all smartphones and tablets to be sold with their sim cards unlocked upon customers' request starting next
  • Sports › Nishikori qualifies for ATP World Tour Finalsnew
    1 November 2014, 4:49 am - japan's kei nishikori became the first asian-born singles player to qualify for the atp world tour finals when he beat spain's david ferrer 3-6 7-6 (5) 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the paris masters on friday. the sixth seed joins novak djokovic,
  • Sports › Japanese soccer star Hidetoshi Nakata named Special Olympics Global Ambassadornew
    1 November 2014, 12:10 am - special olympics announced friday that hidetoshi nakata, a japanese soccer legend who is considered one of the most famous asian players of his generation, now joins the special olympics family as the movement’s latest addition to the global
  • World › Spacecraft for tourists explodes on test flight in Califnew
    31 October 2014, 10:59 pm - a winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond earth's atmosphere exploded during a test flight friday over the mojave desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week. virgin
  • World › Canada, Australia restrict visas amid Ebola scarenew
    31 October 2014, 10:14 pm - canada has joined australia in suspending entry visas for people from ebola-stricken countries in west africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away. the canadian government said friday it is suspending visa applications for residents and
  • World › Peshmerga bolster Kurd defenders of Syrian townnew
    31 October 2014, 10:10 pm - kurdish peshmerga reinforcements entered syria from turkey late friday to bolster defenders in the key border town of kobane which is under assault by islamic state group jihadists. some 150 iraqi peshmerga fighters left a turkish military warehouse

The Don

  • Nationwide blackout hits Bangladeshnew
    1 November 2014, 9:49 am - dhaka: a nationwide power blackout hit bangladesh on saturday after a transmission line failed, the government said.engineers “are working to fix the outage” which hit all areas linked to the national electricity grid, masud alberuni, a
  • Woman killed, 10 injured as passenger coach overturns in Jhangnew
    1 November 2014, 6:34 am - jhang: a woman was killed and ten others were injured on saturday when a passenger coach overturned in jhang. the bus overturned on jhang pathar road near malkana mour as a result of over-speeding. subsequently, one woman was killed and 10 others
  • Boko Haram says 219 kidnapped schoolgirls 'married off'new
    1 November 2014, 5:56 am - kano: boko haram has claimed the 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped in nigeria earlier this year have converted to islam and been married off, according to a new video obtained by afp on friday.the islamist group's leader, abubakar shekau, also denied
  • 20 militants, four security personnel killed in Orakzai clashnew
    1 November 2014, 5:03 am - peshawar: at least 20 militants and four security personnel were killed on saturday in a clash in the northwestern tribal region of orakzai, official sources told dawn.three security personnel and a number of militants were also injured during the
  • KP-GB tension over disputed territory easesnew
    1 November 2014, 2:34 am - mansehra: the tension between tribesmen from kohistan and those from chilas has eased over the disputed territory of harban located on the border of khyber pakhtunkhwa and gilgit-baltistan as the two sides showed willingness to settle the dispute
  • Imran claims credit for petrol price dropnew
    1 November 2014, 2:33 am - islamabad: pakistan tehreek-i-insaf chief imran khan, on thursday, claimed credit for the reduction in petroleum prices. he said the protests outside parliament had forced the government’s hand and demanded that prices should be decreased by
  • PMDC to approach SC over gender-based merit list issuenew
    1 November 2014, 2:33 am - islamabad: following criticism of the pakistan medical and dental council’s (pmdc) decision of imposing a gender quota in medical colleges, the council has decided to seek advice from the supreme court. last month the pmdc implemented a 50 per
  • 56 more Khateebs bookednew
    1 November 2014, 2:33 am - islamabad: about 56 cases were registered against the khateebs of worship places for violating the ban on the use of loudspeakers for delivering speeches during friday prayers. a senior police officer said the cases were registered till 9:20pm and
  • Musharraf treason case: Judgment on plea for joint trial of abettors reservednew
    1 November 2014, 2:33 am - islamabad: the special court on friday reserved its judgment on the application seeking joint trial of the ‘abettors’ along with former military ruler retired general pervez musharraf.the three-judge special court, headed by justice
  • LHC seeks help on matters of army officersnew
    1 November 2014, 2:33 am - lahore: a lahore high court full bench on friday sought assistance from the attorney general, the judge advocate general of the pakistan army and the ministry of defence to decide whether officers of the armed forces can bring cases of their service

Austrilia

  • ‘Well, that came on quickly!’ Storm hits citynew
    1 November 2014, 5:10 am - it went from a beautiful, hot spring day to a dark and furious storm in a matter of minutes. the latest on sydney’s weird weather.
  • 250 Aussies could be backing Islamic Statenew
    1 November 2014, 4:06 am - security officials say there could be as many as 250 aussies fighting with or ­supporting islamic state, dwarfing the official tally of about 70 fighters plus 100 supporting terror from home.
  • Surfer holds ground against ‘curious’ sharknew
    1 November 2014, 4:02 am - surfers scrambled ashore after a shark sighting at a beach where a man lost an arm weeks earlier — yet one man stared down the predator, and lived.
  • Dramatic car chase spans Sydneynew
    1 November 2014, 3:24 am - a dramatic car chase across sydney has ended in with a man arrested outside an inner city station with police nabbing a stabbing suspect.
  • True cost of SE Asian crime gangsnew
    1 November 2014, 2:30 am - attendees at a un conference have heard the staggering cost of crime in south east asia and australia. are we losing the fight against gangs?
  • Man in road rage video chargednew
    1 November 2014, 2:09 am - police have charged a man over a nsw road rage attack after video capturing the horrifying scene went viral.
  • Homes lost in Blue Mountains firenew
    31 October 2014, 9:36 pm - the bushfire which destroyed two homes in katoomba, nsw this afternoon is believed to have been deliberately lit.
  • ‘They are not interested in pirates’new
    31 October 2014, 8:31 pm - illegal downloaders of game of thrones and other shows are not in the sights of police and spies, despite new laws that store your phone and email records.
  • Slap parents with fines if kids bullynew
    31 October 2014, 1:01 pm - exclusive: parents would be fined or face civil lawsuits if they don’t stop their children trolling others online, under a proposal to tackle cyber bullying.

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  • Juncker`s new EU Commission takes officenew
    1 November 2014, 9:39 am - the new european commission led by eu veteran jean-claude juncker formally took office saturday, promising to "get down to work" as europe faces a host of political and economic challenges.
  • Juncker`s new EU Commission takes officenew
    1 November 2014, 9:39 am - the new european commission led by eu veteran jean-claude juncker formally took office saturday, promising to "get down to work" as europe faces a host of political and economic challenges.
  • Gaza rocket hits southern Israel causing no damage or injuries: Armynew
    1 November 2014, 9:38 am - a mortar fired from the gaza strip hit southern israel, the israeli military said on saturday, the second such incident since a seven-week war in the palestinian enclave ended in august.
  • Gaza rocket hits southern Israel causing no damage or injuries: Armynew
    1 November 2014, 9:38 am - a mortar fired from the gaza strip hit southern israel, the israeli military said on saturday, the second such incident since a seven-week war in the palestinian enclave ended in august.
  • Peshmerga bolster Kurd defenders of Syrian townnew
    1 November 2014, 9:31 am - kurdish peshmerga forces streamed across the syrian border from turkey late friday to bolster defenders in the key border town of kobane which is under assault by islamic state group jihadists.
  • Peshmerga bolster Kurd defenders of Syrian townnew
    1 November 2014, 9:31 am - kurdish peshmerga forces streamed across the syrian border from turkey late friday to bolster defenders in the key border town of kobane which is under assault by islamic state group jihadists.
  • 13 killed in Libya clashesnew
    1 November 2014, 7:51 am - at least 13 people were killed in violent clashes between islamist militias and libyan security forces in the struggle to control benghazi city.
  • 13 killed in Libya clashesnew
    1 November 2014, 7:51 am - at least 13 people were killed in violent clashes between islamist militias and libyan security forces in the struggle to control benghazi city.
  • Australia, NZ mark 100 years since first troops left for WWInew
    1 November 2014, 6:00 am - australia and new zealand on saturday marked 100 years since their first convoy of troops left for the battlefields of world war i, with thousands attending events to commemorate the "heavy day in history".
  • Australia, NZ mark 100 years since first troops left for WWInew
    1 November 2014, 6:00 am - australia and new zealand on saturday marked 100 years since their first convoy of troops left for the battlefields of world war i, with thousands attending events to commemorate the "heavy day in history".

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