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  • Apple iOS 8.2 Is Expected To Contain Health App Improvementsnew
    22 December 2014, 11:08 am - in october, apple decided to pull blood glucose tracking from the health app because it did not support measurements used in other countries. according to 9to5mac, blood glucose tracking will be added back to the health app with the ability
  • Putin's Problem: Corruption, Not Just Sanctionsnew
    22 December 2014, 9:59 am - not very many world leaders could have addressed their nation and told citizens they would have a tough two years ahead, as vladimir putin did last week in his end-of-the-year address to russians, blaming western sanctions against russia and falling
  • 2015 Chrysler 300: Rebuilding an American Iconnew
    22 December 2014, 5:01 am - did i find it at all ironic that on the same day i was driving a refreshed 2015 chrysler 300 the brand's parent company, fca, announced it would no longer utilize "chrysler" as part of the corporation's official name? maybe a
  • iPhone 6 Plus Makes A Good Long-Term iPad Replacementnew
    21 December 2014, 7:20 pm - here's the most unequivocal statement i can make about the iphone 6 plus after long-term use: it makes the ipad mini unnecessary. like many ipad owners, i was used to carrying around the mini in addition to a phone. out of habit, i
  • 7 Best Peak Performance Must-Dos For Business And Lifenew
    21 December 2014, 6:39 pm - “what did you do!” i yelled at my accounts manager. he was lying down tanning on the terracotta gravel roof of our building, oiled up with darkened hawaiian tropic, blasting acdc out of a giant silver boombox. i was on the phone with the
  • The Christmas Question: PS4 Or Xbox One?new
    20 December 2014, 3:37 pm - christmas is less than a week away, and it's time to make some big purchasing decisions, if you haven't already. out of every question posed to me by readers (and even forbes staffers), one comes up more than any other. ps4 or xbox one? obviously
  • Five Surprising People, Places And Things To Watch In 2015new
    20 December 2014, 1:34 am - in previous posts, i’ve delved into fashion, beauty, design, marketing, food, business practices, social responsibility, today’s family and more. for my final post in this series, i’m turning to five trends that transcend
  • Five New Tips For Using LinkedIn To Find A Jobnew
    19 December 2014, 3:03 pm - robert hellmann, 52, a new york job coach who works with the national career coaching organization the five o’clock club, was combing through his connections on linkedin when he noticed that a former colleague’s job title had changed.
  • U.S. Slides Again As Denmark Tops Forbes' Best Countries For Businessnew
    17 December 2014, 2:59 pm - the u.s. continues its five year slide thanks to an expanded government and new regulations in finance and healthcare.
  • 5 Ways Resilient People Use Failure To Their Advantagenew
    14 December 2014, 3:21 pm - while some people become frozen with fear or immobilized by their emotions, resilient people have a remarkable ability to use failure as an opportunity to become better.

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  • Swedish parties in secret election talks: reportnew
    22 December 2014, 1:21 pm - the government and opposition parties are reported to be conducting negotiations in a bid to avoid government chaos, putting the new march election in doubt, according to a media report.
  • Sweden's wild carnivore population on the risenew
    22 December 2014, 11:13 am - an extensive european study has found that the numbers of carnivorous animals are on the rise across the continent, with sweden seeing a hike in the populations of bears, lynxes, wolves, and wolverines.
  • Meet the Italian sketching a new Swedish futurenew
    22 December 2014, 9:47 am - for this week's my swedish career, the local chats to filippo vanzo, a freelance illustrator who started to picture life in stockholm after meeting his swedish girlfriend online.
  • Icy roads as Swedes head home for Christmasnew
    22 December 2014, 8:12 am - the swedish weather agency has issued a warning for icy roads across the country as many city-dwellers head out to the countryside for christmas.
  • Bomb blasts rock Malmö's Rosengårdnew
    22 December 2014, 7:45 am - police suspect that a rental dispute is behind a twin explosion which rocked the area around ramels väg in the rosengård area of malmö over the weekend.
  • Romanian beggar lands bumper lottery winnew
    21 December 2014, 5:29 pm - a romanian man who slept under a bridge in a swedish city and lived by begging recently landed a 210,000 kronor ($27,000) lottery win after buying a ticket on impulse, saying he now wants to build himself a house.
  • Agency: Dream in vain of a white Christmasnew
    21 December 2014, 7:47 am - sweden's weather agency smhi has warned those living in southern parts of the country to stop dreaming of a white christmas or risk disappointment.
  • Shots fired at Stockholm migrant camp: reportnew
    21 December 2014, 7:43 am - stockholm police have launched an investigation after reports that shots were fired at an eu migrant camp in the south of the city on saturday.
  • Löfven pushes Swedish 'American Dream'new
    20 December 2014, 3:48 pm - swedish prime minister stefan löfven used his christmas speech on saturday to launch his idea of the "swedish promise", an equivalent to the more familiar "american dream".
  • Hoho: Estelle records cute Christmas messagenew
    20 December 2014, 8:00 am - video: sweden's little princess estelle has got into the spirit of christmas by recording a special message together with her parents.

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  • 'We have to take care of Isis victims': ministernew
    22 December 2014, 2:19 pm - the government plans to set up a trauma centre for victims of a mass rape campaign by the islamic state militant group, overseas development minister gerd müller said on monday.
  • Adidas sells three million World Cup shirtsnew
    22 December 2014, 12:38 pm - football fans have snapped up a total of more than three million replica kits of their world-cup winning heroes, adidas announced, with much of that boost coming in the run-up to christmas. the team were also honoured as germany's "sportsmen of the
  • Good news for your Christmas overdraftnew
    22 December 2014, 12:35 pm - shoppers who go into the red on their bank account over the yuletide period have received some early festive good news, with a plan to clarify germany's complex rules on overdrafts.
  • Amazon pledge: Xmas pressies will arrivenew
    22 December 2014, 11:37 am - online retailer amazon said on monday that walkouts at distribution centres across the country wouldn't affect christmas orders as the strike spread across europe.
  • Armed heist at Berlin's top department storenew
    22 December 2014, 9:26 am - stunned shoppers looked on in horror as masked robbers made a daylight raid at germany's most exclusive department store on the busiest shopping day before christmas.
  • Security tests find holes at Frankfurt airportnew
    22 December 2014, 8:45 am - weapons and dangerous objects were successfully smuggled through security checks 50 percent of the time at frankfurt airport, in a probe by european commission inspectors, it emerged on sunday.
  • Breakfast stumble costs Berlin giraffe her lifenew
    22 December 2014, 8:26 am - one of berlin zoo’s most popular attractions has had to be put down, after tearing a muscle in her leg.
  • Xenophobia thrives in shadow of Berlin towersnew
    21 December 2014, 8:06 am - there's little to break the monotony of communist-era apartment blocks stretching across marzahn-hellersdorf, an east berlin satellite district that has gained national notoriety for a spate of anti-foreigner protests.
  • Ecuador returns German money in oil valley spatnew
    21 December 2014, 7:55 am - ecuador's president rafael correa said saturday that quito would be giving back about $8.5 million donated by germany last year, in an environmental row.
  • German bank sues Ecclestone for €345mnnew
    20 December 2014, 11:09 pm - german bank bayernlb is seeking €345 million ($423 million) in a lawsuit against formula one magnate bernie ecclestone over the 2006 sale of the sport's rights, according to a report.


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  • Imran calls on federal govt to equip KP police to counter terrornew
    22 December 2014, 12:28 pm - peshawar: imran khan has called upon the federal government to equip the khyber pakhtunkhwa (kp) police with tools to gather intelligence in order to effectively counter terrorism.the pakistan tehreek-i-insaf (pti) chairman was addressing a press
  • Child rapist latest prisoner executed in Saudi Arabianew
    22 December 2014, 11:30 am - riyadh: saudi arabia on monday beheaded a child rapist, adding to what activists say is one of the world's highest execution tolls.the interior ministry said suleiman bin abdullah had been found guilty of kidnapping a male child, tying him up
  • Lal Masjid protest activist receives threatening phone callnew
    22 December 2014, 11:21 am - lawyer and activist jibran nasir, one of the main organisers behind the lal masjid protests in islamabad, on monday received a threatening phone call from an individual claiming to be tehreek-i-taliban pakistan jamaatul ahrar's spokesman. a man
  • Court rejects Zardari's plea seeking acquittal in two corruption referencesnew
    22 December 2014, 10:11 am - islamabad: an accountability court judge in islamabad on monday rejected pakistan peoples party co-chairman asif ali zardari's request seeking acquittal in sgs and cotecna references filed against him in 1997. during nawaz sharif's previous rule as
  • Appeal delayed against bail order for Mumbai attack 'mastermind' Lakhvinew
    22 December 2014, 9:24 am - islamabad: state prosecutor azhar chaudhry said monday he had been forced to delay his appeal against a court order which grants bail to zakiur rehman lakhvi, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 terror attacks in mumbai.a judge in islamabad's
  • Foreign exchange reserves cross $15bnnew
    22 December 2014, 8:42 am - islamabad: prime minister nawaz sharif on monday congratulated finance minister ishaq dar and his team for the foreign exchange reserves crossing $15 billion, said a report on radio pakistan. dar met the premier in islamabad today and briefed him
  • Indian lawmakers demand Modi to speak on mass conversionsnew
    22 December 2014, 8:13 am - new delhi: opposition lawmakers, charging that indian prime minister narendra modi has done little to stop hard-liners in his party from forcibly converting religious minorities to hinduism, threw parliament into an uproar monday, with the upper
  • Terrorists hiding in cities, villages will be hunted down: PM Nawaznew
    22 December 2014, 7:26 am - islamabad: prime minister nawaz sharif on monday chaired a high-level meeting on counter-terrorism which decided to crush rising terrorism in the country with full force.the meeting reviewed all existing anti-terror laws and decided to bring
  • Five suspected Taliban militants, including key commander, arrested in Quettanew
    22 December 2014, 6:24 am - quetta: security forces arrested five suspected militants, including a key taliban commander, on monday from the kuchlak area of quetta, sources said. according to official sources, security forces conducted a raid in kuchlak during which they
  • LHC suspends conviction of five attackers on Gujrat army campnew
    22 December 2014, 6:15 am - rawalpindi: the lahore high court's (lhc) rawalpindi bench on monday stayed the convictions of five prisoners who were handed the death penalty for involvement in an attack on an army camp in gujrat in 2012. the stay came over a petition filed by the


  • Parents warned over Cairns horrornew
    22 December 2014, 1:00 pm - while adults in manoora are finding it hard enough to stomach friday’s massacre they are being warned their children are the ones needing the most assurance after the tragedy.
  • What will happen to tributes?new
    22 December 2014, 11:18 am - the thousands of flowers left in memory of the sydney siege victims will be removed today ahead of wet weather.
  • ‘Bali glassing victim was attacker’new
    22 December 2014, 10:18 am - one of the wa brothers accused of glassing a bali restaurateur has released a statement since leaving indonesia that turns the story on its head. | perth brothers freed
  • ‘I was just glad to see them alive’new
    22 December 2014, 8:10 am - the farmer who discovered a missing father and his two sons who had been bogged for 10 days in a queensland national park said he “just had to find them”.
  • Man hit and trapped under trainnew
    22 December 2014, 5:56 am - a man was hit and trapped under a train in central sydney this afternoon.
  • Man’s legs severed by trainnew
    22 December 2014, 5:32 am - the father of a teen who had his legs severed by a train has allegedly attacked the ambulance that was there to save his son.
  • Massacre house to be demolishednew
    22 December 2014, 4:45 am - the cairns house where eight children were stabbed to death will be “removed” to make way for a memorial, mp gavin king says.
  • PM rebuked for tax commentnew
    22 December 2014, 1:27 am - the prime minister says the carbon tax repeal is his biggest achievement as minister for women - and social media users are thanking him as only they can.
  • PM’s big win for ‘budget women’new
    22 December 2014, 1:27 am - you may have forgotten that tony abbott is also the minister for women. today he’s named his biggest achievement in the role and the answer may surprise you.
  • Coles to pay $10m for squeezing suppliersnew
    22 December 2014, 1:09 am - coles will pay $10 million in penalties for its “deliberate, orchestrated and relentless” plan to profit by squeezing money from smaller suppliers.

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  • Ukraine threatens to cut off power to rebel-held regions if usage not curbednew
    22 December 2014, 1:10 pm - kiev (reuters) - ukraine may stop supplying electricity to separatist-held eastern regions if the territories do not adhere to consumption limits imposed across the country due to an energy crisis, an energy ministry official said on monday.(image)
  • Bomb in northeast Nigeria bus station kills 15: officialnew
    22 December 2014, 1:03 pm - abuja (reuters) - a bomb blast at a bus station in the northeast nigerian city of gombe on monday killed at least 15 people and wounded 21, an official from the emergency services said.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Clashes in south Tunisia after Essebsi claims victory: residentsnew
    22 December 2014, 12:51 pm - tunis (reuters) - tunisian police fired teargas on monday in a southern city to disperse hundreds of youths who burned tyres and blocked streets to demonstrate against an official from the old guard who declared he had won sunday's presidential vote,
  • Air China signs deal to purchase 60 Boeing B737 aircraftnew
    22 December 2014, 11:31 am - beijing (reuters) - air china ltd , the country's flag carrier, said monday it signed an agreement to order 60 boeing b737 planes for a total price of $5.9 billion.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Budget pressure unlikely to deflect Iran from nuclear goalsnew
    22 December 2014, 11:21 am - dubai (reuters) - a big oil price slide will hurt iran's attempts to rescue battered living standards, but economic pain is unlikely to soften its stance in nuclear talks or end aid to allies such as syria, matters seen by its ruling clerics as
  • China condemns cyberattacks, but says no proof North Korea hacked Sonynew
    22 December 2014, 9:34 am - beijing/washington (reuters) - china said on monday it opposed all forms of cyberattacks but there was no proof that north korea was responsible for the hacking of sony pictures, as the united states has said.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Court orders partner of Sydney hostage-taker jailednew
    22 December 2014, 7:56 am - sydney (reuters) - an australian court on monday ordered bail revoked for the partner of a self-styled sheikh who last week stormed a sydney cafe at gunpoint, sparking a 16-hour hostage crisis that left three people dead, including the gunman.(image)
  • Republicans weigh big changes at U.S. budget referee agencynew
    22 December 2014, 6:07 am - washington (reuters) - when republicans take full control of congress on jan. 6, they will face decisions on major changes at the congressional budget office, including possibly naming a new head and changing the rules used to assess the cost of
  • Saudi Arabia says won't cut oil outputnew
    22 December 2014, 3:41 am - abu dhabi (reuters) - saudi arabia said on sunday it would not cut output to prop up oil markets even if non-opec nations did so, in one of the toughest signals yet that the world's top petroleum exporter plans to ride out the market's biggest slump
  • Police officers' slaying raises pressure on New York mayornew
    22 December 2014, 3:25 am - new york (reuters) - new york mayor bill de blasio faced the biggest crisis of his political career on sunday after a gunman killed two police officers in an attack intended to avenge recent police killings of unarmed black men in the united