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The Local (Sweden)

  • 'Sexist' underwear posters spark heated rownew
    3 September 2015, 5:50 pm - calvin klein's latest underwear campaign has got swedes in a sweat, with some turning to the country's advertising watchdog to complain that the posters are sexist and should not be shown on stockholm's subway.
  • Swedish teen bags summer's hottest songnew
    3 September 2015, 4:19 pm - what was your summer anthem? swedish teenager zara larsson's track 'lush life' was the most played on spotify across sweden, the streaming site has revealed.
  • How to help refugees if you live in Swedennew
    3 September 2015, 2:19 pm - as images of a dead syrian child washed up on a turkish beach spark debate around the world, the local looks at some of the ways you can help refugees if you live in sweden, which is continuing to take in more asylum seekers than any other eu nation.
  • Shock as Avicii pulls plug on 2015 gigsnew
    3 September 2015, 12:20 pm - fans were raging on thursday after dj superstar avicii's announced a decision to cancel all gigs for the rest of 2015. the swedish artist cited a hectic summer and his need to "grow up".
  • Sweden keeps record negative interest ratenew
    3 September 2015, 9:52 am - updated: sweden's central bank (the riksbank) is keeping its key interest rate, the repo, at a record low of -0.35 percent.
  • More and more Swedish priests untie the knotnew
    3 September 2015, 8:27 am - the total number of divorced swedes is dropping as more couples appear to choose to stick together. but one surprising group is bucking the trend: priests.
  • Donations up as asylum levels reach recordnew
    3 September 2015, 7:41 am - updated: more than ten thousand people applied for asylum in sweden in august – the highest figure in a decade. meanwhile, volunteer organizations are reporting being flooded with donations for refugees as heartbreaking pictures emerge from the
  • Five fun events to make you laugh in Swedennew
    3 September 2015, 7:00 am - swedes are a surprisingly fun, as well as funny, bunch. here are five events we hope will put a smile on your face this week as well as our regular interactive calendar of all the top events around sweden.
  • ‘I get a kick out of doing things that hurt you’new
    2 September 2015, 5:10 pm - sweden's star striker zlatan ibrahimovic has caused a stir after mouthing off in a press conference when a swedish journalist asked about his business interests, ahead of his national side's euro 2016 qualifier with russia.
  • Hairy Swedish panties sew up artist's reputationnew
    2 September 2015, 4:13 pm - a pair of knickers made from thousands of strands of human hair has knitted overnight success for its maker. swedish craftswoman nina sparr tells the local that her efforts mirror a traditional craft that has been popular in her family for centuries.

The Local (Germany)

  • Hollande and Merkel call for strict refugee quotasnew
    3 September 2015, 3:39 pm - germany and france have agreed that the european union, facing a slew of migrant crises, should impose binding quotas on the numbers member states take in.
  • FC Bayern takes refugee kids under its wingnew
    3 September 2015, 3:26 pm - fc bayern munich said on thursday that it would help young refugees learn german and play football and donate €1m of the proceeds from an upcoming friendly match.
  • Berlin hotel extends beds for basketball giantsnew
    3 September 2015, 3:24 pm - the berlin hotel hosting the international basketball teams playing in the 2015 european championships matches here have extended their beds to 2.50 metres in order to accomodate the giant players.
  • Five ways you can help refugees in Germanynew
    3 September 2015, 3:09 pm - the local's pointers for how to get started if you're interested in donating your money, unwanted possessions, time or skills to help refugees in germany.
  • Whiff of foul play in Cologne mayoral electionnew
    3 September 2015, 12:49 pm - did the social democratic party (spd) deliberately skew voting slips in cologne's mayoral elections to hand their candidate an advantage?
  • Hungary says refugees are 'German problem'new
    3 September 2015, 11:57 am - hungarian prime minister viktor orban insisted thursday the migrant crisis was a german problem, not a european one as he defended his government's handling of thousands of refugees flooding into his country.
  • Banks jack up ATM fees for non-customersnew
    3 September 2015, 10:33 am - germany's big private banks are increasing fees for customers at other financial institutions to withdraw cash from their atms, making ordinary people pay the price for a bankers' spat.
  • Berlin mayor christens brand-new U-Bahn trainsnew
    3 September 2015, 8:59 am - the first of an all-new model of berlin u-bahn trains was christened on wednesday evening by city mayor michael müller in a typically berlin ceremony.
  • Biggest EU nations want refugees shared fairlynew
    3 September 2015, 8:30 am - germany, france and italy called for an overhaul of laws on the right of asylum and a fairer distribution of migrants throughout the european union, italy's foreign minister said on wednesday.
  • 7 ways Germans get English totally wrongnew
    2 September 2015, 5:34 pm - as much as english-speakers might feel insecure about their deutsch skills when faced with germans' comparatively widespread grasp of english, germans themselves often mess up english - in some pretty hilarious ways.


The Mosque Times


  • Extra screen time 'hits GCSE grades'new
    4 September 2015, 12:59 am - an extra hour of television, internet or computer games in year 10 is linked with poorer grades at gcse, cambridge university research suggests.
  • Controlling parents 'harm wellbeing'new
    4 September 2015, 12:36 am - adults who were psychologically controlled as children by their parents are more likely to have poor mental health, research suggests.
  • Science and maths 'vital for adults'new
    4 September 2015, 12:27 am - adults who lack basic science and maths skills risk being "bamboozled" and making bad decisions, according to a leading scientist.
  • Care of dying 'still inconsistent'new
    4 September 2015, 12:25 am - palliative care experts say more investment is needed to improve the care of dying patients.
  • Weight loss surgery 'cures diabetes'new
    4 September 2015, 12:22 am - weight loss surgery cures half of patients with type-2 diabetes, for at least five years, a study suggests.
  • Migrant tragedy and refugee pressurenew
    3 September 2015, 11:39 pm - the front pages contain some moving images of the two boys who died in the migrant drowning tragedy, plus calls for the uk to take in more refugees.
  • Sturgeon in refugee plea to Cameronnew
    3 September 2015, 11:31 pm - the scottish first minister writes to prime minister david cameron calling for the uk to accept its "proportionate share" of refugees fleeing conflict and persecution.
  • Nearly one million 'face mortgage woe'new
    3 September 2015, 11:01 pm - nearly a million homeowners have no way of paying off their mortgages because they opted for interest-only loans, citizens advice warns.
  • Missing mother arrested on UK returnnew
    3 September 2015, 10:54 pm - a woman who went missing with her four children amid fears they were heading from london to syria has been arrested on her return to the uk, police say.
  • Kendall warns of Tory 'wipe out' bidnew
    3 September 2015, 10:44 pm - the conservatives will launch a drive to "wipe out" labour as soon as the party chooses its new leader, candidate liz kendall warns during a tv debate.


Japan Today (Japan)

The Don

  • Saeed Ajmal dismisses speculations about retirementnew
    3 September 2015, 6:19 pm - islamabad: off-spinner saeed ajmal has dismissed speculations about his retirement and insisted that he is still a “good limited-overs bowler,” adding that he had at least “two years of competitive cricket” left in
  • Khamenei backs parliamentary vote on Iran's nuclear dealnew
    3 September 2015, 4:31 pm - ankara: iran's supreme leader said on thursday he favoured a parliamentary vote on the nuclear deal reached with world powers, and called for sanctions against tehran to be lifted completely rather than suspended, state television reported.president
  • Imran invites Rangers to tackle corruption in Khyber Pakhtunkhwanew
    3 September 2015, 3:54 pm - shikarpur: pakistan tehreek-i-insaf (pti) chairman imran khan on thursday called for pakistan rangers to take action against corruption in khyber pakhtunkhwa (kp) if his party's provincial government was unable to do the an address to party
  • Army to remain in tribal areas till 2019, NA body toldnew
    3 September 2015, 3:38 pm - islamabad: talking to media personnel after being briefed by military officials on the progress of operation zarb-i-azb thursday, na standing committee on defence chairman rohail asghar said pakistan army will remain in the country's tribal areas
  • Pakistan urges Afghanistan to stop levelling 'baseless allegations'new
    3 September 2015, 1:58 pm - islamabad: pakistan on thursday acknowledged that confidence level between islamabad and kabul on security matters was at a historic low and urged the top afghan leadership to stop its anti-pakistan propaganda, a top official told
  • Afghanistan hosts regional economic forumnew
    3 September 2015, 11:19 am - kabul: officials from more than 30 nations and 40 international organisations gathered in the afghan capital thursday for a regional economic conference to explore ways of rebuilding the country after more than 40 years of war. they met against a
  • Internet blocked in Indian state of Manipur to quell violencenew
    3 September 2015, 10:55 am - gauhati: naga protesters have blocked a key highway and authorities shut down wireless internet services to quell heightening tension in a northeast indian state where seven people have died in violence this week.officials say the protesters cut
  • Pakistan Super League: Pollard, Elliott, Dilshan touted as big signingsnew
    3 September 2015, 10:37 am - kieron pollard of the west indies, sri lanka's tillakaratne dilshan and new zealand's grant elliott have emerged as the possible big-name signings for the inaugural edition of the pakistan super league (psl), scheduled to be hosted in doha, qatar, in
  • Second phase of LG polls in Sindh, Punjab on Nov 19new
    3 September 2015, 8:49 am - islamabad: the election commission of pakistan (ecp) on thursday announced the schedule for second phase of local government (lg) polls in sindh and punjab, to be held on nov 19.according to the notification by ecp, candidates will file nomination
  • Pakistan ready to respond to any 'short' or 'long' war: Khawaja Asifnew
    3 September 2015, 7:04 am - islamabad: defence minister khawaja muhammad asif on thursday responding to the indian army chief's statements earlier this week, said that pakistan is ready for a small scale or prolonged war if indian leadership proceeded with the same, radio


Times Of India



  • Migrants scuffle with Hungary police; dead toddler's image shocks Europenew
    4 September 2015, 12:39 am - bicske, hungary/mugla, turkey (reuters) - migrants forced from a train in hungary scuffled with helmeted riot police and some clung to railway tracks on thursday, as politicians across europe struggled to respond to public opinion appalled by images
  • Special Report: Thai junta hits royal critics with record jail timenew
    4 September 2015, 12:27 am - bangkok (reuters) - just minutes after being locked up for 30 years for insulting thailand’s monarchy, pongsak sriboonpeng described what he thought was the cause of his capture: a poorly chosen facebook friend.(image) (image) (image)
  • Brady to suit up after 'Deflategate' win; NFL appealsnew
    3 September 2015, 11:44 pm - new york (reuters) - star quarterback tom brady will play in the new england patriots' season opener next week after a federal judge threw out his "deflategate" suspension on thursday - but the national football league has not conceded defeat just
  • U.S. clerk jailed for gay marriage defiance; dispute goes onnew
    3 September 2015, 11:40 pm - ashland, ky. (reuters) - a kentucky county clerk was jailed on thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, and a full day of court hearings failed to put an end to her two-month-old legal fight over a u.s. supreme court ruling
  • Migrants scuffle with Hungary police; dead toddler's image shocks Europenew
    3 September 2015, 10:57 pm - bicske, hungary/mugla, turkey (reuters) - migrants forced from a train in hungary scuffled with helmeted riot police and some clung to railway tracks on thursday, as politicians across europe struggled to respond to public opinion appalled by images
  • South Carolina to seek death penalty in Charleston church massacrenew
    3 September 2015, 10:08 pm - charleston, s.c. (reuters) - south carolina will seek the death penalty for dylann roof, who is charged with the june murders of nine black worshippers at a charleston church, a state prosecutor said on thursday.(image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Chinese ships headed home after Bering Sea sighting: U.S. Navynew
    3 September 2015, 9:53 pm - washington (reuters) - five chinese navy ships sighted in the bering sea off alaska during a visit to the region by u.s. president barack obama have begun their "return transit," the u.s. navy's top uniformed officer told reuters on thursday.(image)
  • Guatemala's president quits, faces charges in graft scandalnew
    3 September 2015, 9:41 pm - guatemala city (reuters) - guatemala's otto perez resigned his presidency and turned himself in to a court on thursday to face charges in a corruption scandal that gutted his government and plunged the country into chaos days before a presidential
  • Pressured by party, Trump signs Republican loyalty pledgenew
    3 September 2015, 9:17 pm - new york (reuters) - republican front-runner donald trump on thursday bowed to pressure from the party establishment and signed a pledge not to run as an independent candidate in the november 2016 presidential election.(image) (image) (image)
  • Greek leftists put on brave face as poll shows conservatives pulling aheadnew
    3 September 2015, 9:15 pm - athens (reuters) - former greek prime minister alexis tsipras's leftist syriza party said on thursday it remained confident of winning an outright victory in a sept. 20 election despite an opinion poll that showed its main conservative rival edging