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The Local (Sweden)

  • Reinfeldt better at handling a crisis: Pollnew
    23 August 2014, 10:50 am - prime minister fredrik reinfeldt's hopes for remaining in office has been given a boost after more swedes said they had greater faith in him handling a crisis compared to election rival stefan löfven.
  • Gaza & Robin Williams: Swedes' Google habitsnew
    23 August 2014, 7:18 am - the internet search giant has revealed what swedes googled for most over the summer period with the top 10 made up of diverse search topics ranging from sport to wasp stings
  • Dad jailed for assaulting his infant twin sonsnew
    22 August 2014, 5:15 pm - a man in central sweden was sentenced to prison for aggravated assault on friday after doctors noticed that both his twin sons had sustained serious and unexplained injuries.
  • Swedish city all set for six-hour workday trialnew
    22 August 2014, 3:53 pm - officials finalized plans on friday for the "gothenburg guinea pigs" who will test out the six-hour workday, a move it's hoped will cut down on sick leave, boost efficiency, and ultimately save sweden money.
  • Armed royal guards caught drunk on the jobnew
    22 August 2014, 2:24 pm - three swedish soldiers risk prison after they were found to be drunk while guarding stockholm's royal palace. the men, who were all armed at the time, were charged on friday.
  • What do the Swedes do when summer's over?new
    22 August 2014, 2:21 pm - the heatwave is well and truly over, the days are getting shorter, and winter is coming. with this in mind, the local's isabela vrba chatted to ten stockholmers about how they plan to tackle the autumn.
  • Swedes spend fortune on nail polish trendnew
    22 August 2014, 1:37 pm - swedes are spending more than ever on makeup - and a growing chunk is going directly to their fingernails, new figures showed on friday.
  • Sweden mulls stripping paracetamol from shopsnew
    22 August 2014, 9:48 am - after a drastic increase in the number of paracetamol poisonings in sweden, authorities have said the drug should only be available in pharmacies.
  • Listeria fears prompt meat recall in Swedennew
    22 August 2014, 9:06 am - after finding traces of listeria in ham sold in sweden, food companies decided on friday to recall several danish cold cuts.
  • Ikea opens first store in the Balkansnew
    22 August 2014, 8:44 am - swedish furniture giant ikea has opened its first store in the former yugoslavia, near croatia's capital zagreb. the move marks the company's first step in an expansion to the balkans market.

The Local (Germany)

  • Merkel & Obama fire warning to Russianew
    23 August 2014, 8:04 am - german chancellor angela merkel and president barack obama warned friday that russia was triggering a "dangerous escalation" of the conflict in ukraine due to its military presence and shelling there.
  • Bayern kick off title defence with winnew
    23 August 2014, 7:54 am - reigning german champions bayern munich got the new bundesliga season off to a perfect start with a dramatic 2-1 win over vfl wolfsburg on friday.
  • Size does matter in this case, rules judgenew
    22 August 2014, 3:22 pm - a judge has ordered a deliveryman's manhood to be measured after he claimed in court that it was too small for him to be guilty of exhibitionism.
  • Crimea annexation unnerves Germans: Pollnew
    22 August 2014, 3:12 pm - almost two thirds of germans fear russia plans further land grabs in ukraine, according to an opinion poll released on the eve of chancellor angela merkel's visit to the conflict-torn country.
  • Ice bucket challenge gets dumped on Germanynew
    22 August 2014, 2:35 pm - german football players, german tennis players, german tv characters and germany's latest topmodel winner are on it, but is it actually making a difference?
  • Defence chief shot down over shooting quipnew
    22 August 2014, 1:37 pm - amid heated debates over arms for iraq, the ukraine crisis, and germany's foreign military involvement despite its wwii legacy, defence chief ursula von der leyen stirred a debate of her own on friday after a dud world cup gag.
  • He'll take my name: yes he's really sure!new
    22 August 2014, 1:00 pm - a quick and uncomplicated conversation between a recently engaged couple concluded that the husband-to-be would take on his fiancee's surname. however, no one was more surprised by people's reactions than australian expat liv hambrett.
  • Newborn white lion cubs are pride of the circusnew
    22 August 2014, 11:29 am - four white lions born into the krone circus during its stop in magdeburg yesterday find themselves in a germany reliving a decades-old fight over exotic animals displayed for profit.
  • Heart centre accused of fiddling transplant listnew
    22 August 2014, 9:17 am - update: the german heart institute of berlin (dhzb) is under investigation for attempted manslaughter after evidence showed a doctor manipulated patient data to get them a new heart faster.
  • Germany sues Swiss bank over missing marksnew
    22 August 2014, 8:46 am - berlin is suing one of switzerland's largest banks in its bid to recuperate hundreds of million euros that went missing during the reunification of east and west germany, the bank said thursday.


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Japan Today (Japan)

  • National › Hiroshima landslide death toll rises to 46; 41 missingnew
    23 August 2014, 8:10 am - the death toll from devastating landslides in hiroshima rose to 46 on saturday, as rescuers worked around the clock to comb through destroyed houses searching for survivors. local police said they cannot confirm the whereabouts of 41 local residents
  • Sports › A's beat Angels 5-3 to close AL West gap to 1 gamenew
    23 August 2014, 6:48 am - oakland beat the los angeles angels 5-3 on friday to slice the gap between the american league's top two teams to just one game, with athletics pitcher sonny gray ending a month-long losing streak to steer the hosts to an important victory. the
  • National › Steel beam falls at construction site, killing 2 workersnew
    23 August 2014, 6:05 am - two workers were killed and one injured after they were hit by a large steel beam that fell on them at the construction site for an apartment complex in tokyo's edogawa ward on friday. according to police, the accident occurred shortly before 7 p.m.
  • World › Police officer brands Ferguson protesters 'rabid dogs'new
    23 August 2014, 6:00 am - a police officer in missouri was suspended friday after he used facebook to lash out at protesters condemning the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. a second officer in the midwestern state was taken off the beat
  • Podcast › The Kong Show presents Mayra Andradenew
    23 August 2014, 5:39 am - in this edition of the kong show, we take a little musical adventure with our special multilingual guest born in cuba, daughter of a diplomat who moved to cape verde and now living in paris, miss mayra andrade. miss andrade is in japan for live
  • National › 3 Japanese students killed, 5 injured in California car crashnew
    23 August 2014, 5:25 am - three japanese college students were killed and five others injured when a car carrying them veered off a california freeway and struck a power pole, officials said friday. the eight students were trapped in the 2000 honda prelude after the crash
  • World › Mosque attack kills 64 in Iraq; Sunnis halt talksnew
    22 August 2014, 10:05 pm - gunmen attacked a sunni mosque during friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on forming a new, more inclusive government capable of confronting the islamic extremists who have overrun large
  • World › 18 Israel 'collaborators' executed in Gazanew
    22 August 2014, 9:55 pm - palestinian militants in gaza city executed 18 men on friday for allegedly helping israel in its six-week assault on the territory, hamas tv reported. six them were grabbed from among hundreds of worshippers leaving the city's largest mosque, by men
  • Picture of the Day › Deadly mudnew
    22 August 2014, 9:52 pm - a damaged car is seen friday next to graves at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area in asaminami ward, hiroshima. heavy rain delayed the search on friday for more 47 people still missing. so far, 40 have been confirmed dead.
  • World › West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukrainenew
    22 August 2014, 9:50 pm - tensions between russia and ukraine escalated sharply on friday as moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. ukraine called it a "direct invasion," and the u.s. and nato

The Don

  • IS demanded Dr Aafia's release in exchange for Western hostages: reportnew
    23 August 2014, 7:54 am - militants belonging to the islamic state had reportedly demanded the release of dr aafia siddiqui and others extradited to the united states in exchange for american photojournalist james foley and other western hostages, said a report published on
  • Attack on Qureshi's Multan home: PML-N activists obtain pre-arrest bailnew
    23 August 2014, 6:47 am - multan: a special anti-terrorism court in multan on saturday granted pre-arrest bail to pakistan muslim league – nawaz district president bilal butt and 18 others who were accused of attacking pakistan tehreek-i-insaf’s (pti) vice
  • Zardari meets Nawaz in Lahorenew
    23 August 2014, 6:40 am - lahore: former president and pakistan peoples party (ppp) co-chairman asif ali zardari on saturday reached lahore from karachi and met with prime minister nawaz sharif for lunch at the latter's raiwind residence. the former president reached
  • Five militants killed, three injured in Orakzai clashnew
    23 August 2014, 5:42 am - peshawar: five militants were killed and three others injured saturday in a clash with a tribal lashkar in the orakzai tribal region. official sources said the local peace legion and militants exchanged fire in the dana khola area of lower
  • Pakistan field against Sri Lanka in first one-dayernew
    23 August 2014, 5:29 am - hambantota: pakistan captain misbah-ul haq won the toss and sent sri lanka in to bat in overcast conditions in the first one-day international in hambantota on saturday.the tourists were without their top spinner saeed ajmal, who has flown to
  • Islamabad protests: Talks to continue between govt and PTI, PATnew
    23 August 2014, 5:11 am - pakistan tehreek-i-insaf (pti) and the government have again begun talks although it is hard to predict if the latest round of dialogue will last long enough to reach a resolution. the latest round of talks between the two
  • Firing across Pak-India border kills two, injures fournew
    23 August 2014, 4:18 am - sialkot: firing by indian security forces security along the working border on saturday killed at least two people including a woman, and injured four others in sialkot, dawnnews charwa and chaparral sectors of
  • Israel attack kills family of 5 in Gaza: medicsnew
    23 August 2014, 1:33 am - gaza city: an israeli air strike hit a house in central gaza before dawn on saturday killing five family members, including two women and two children, palestinian medics said.emergency services initially said three people were killed and five
  • Militants execute man for ‘spying’ in Tirahnew
    23 August 2014, 1:16 am - landi kotal: lashkar-i-islam militants on friday killed a tribesman in tirah valley for spying.sources said nek mohammad captured in speen drand locality a few days ago was convicted of spying on the banned outfit.they said first, the man was shot
  • Girl accuses policeman of raping and threatening hernew
    23 August 2014, 1:16 am - mansehra: an alleged rape victim on friday accused a police official of issuing death threats to her and family for not settling the matter out of the court.the 15-year-old girl told reporters here that she had contacted the shinkiari police for


  • Victim of Gammy’s dad speaks outnew
    23 August 2014, 7:19 am - a child sex abuse victim of david farnell, the australian dad at the centre of a surrogacy storm, says she’s disgusted he has a baby daughter.
  • PM’s tax threat over budgetnew
    23 August 2014, 4:43 am - prime minister tony abbott has warned that higher taxes and interest rates will follow if the senate fails to pass tough budget savings measures.
  • PM boasts more protesters than Pynenew
    23 August 2014, 2:30 am - the prime minister has cheekily boasted that he has drawn a bigger number of protesters than education minister christopher pyne.
  • Is it worth paying a tax agent?new
    22 August 2014, 2:00 pm - one in three australians are choosing the do-it-yourself option at tax time and bypassing the need for an accountant to file their returns.
  • Shop for a cheaper surgeonnew
    22 August 2014, 2:00 pm - exclusive: patients will soon be able to shop for a surgeon as a health fund makes public which specialists do not charge a gap.
  • Terrible toll of army email scandalnew
    22 August 2014, 2:00 pm - two soldiers publicly shamed over the army’s ‘jedi council’ sexist email scheme tried to kill themselves. they reveal what really happened.
  • Freed extremists ‘security challenge’new
    22 August 2014, 2:00 pm - australia’s justice minister has warned of the “security challenge” posed by extremists about to be freed from indonesian jails.
  • ‘Parents Bank’ lets kids buy a homenew
    22 August 2014, 2:00 pm - exclusive: one in three first-home buyers is given a deposit by their parents to purchase property in a trend lenders say is booming.
  • Clash over immigrants’ detention rightsnew
    22 August 2014, 10:49 am - immigration minister scott morrison has clashed with human rights chief gillian triggs in a fiery exchange at an inquiry into children being held in immigration detention.
  • ‘Cop killer’ Eastman set freenew
    22 August 2014, 9:28 am - david eastman has been freed today after his conviction for the 1989 murder of assistant federal police commissioner colin winchester was quashed.

Times Of India



  • Trucks from aid convoy to Ukraine start crossing back into Russianew
    23 August 2014, 9:08 am - donetsk-izvarino border crossing russia (reuters) - trucks from a russian aid convoy started crossing back into russia on saturday after igniting a storm of anger in western capitals a day earlier by driving into ukraine without the permission of the
  • Restraint marks Ferguson, Missouri protests for third straight nightnew
    23 August 2014, 8:16 am - ferguson mo. (reuters) - for a third consecutive night, restraint prevailed at protests on friday in ferguson, missouri, as the national guard began withdrawing from the st. louis suburb racked by turmoil after a white police officer shot dead an
  • Israeli aircraft bomb Gaza, five Palestinians killednew
    23 August 2014, 7:42 am - gaza/jerusalem (reuters) - israeli aircraft bombed the gaza strip on saturday and palestinian militants fired rockets at the jewish state, the military said, with no end in sight to the deadliest violence between the sides in years.(image) (image)
  • U.S. undercover investigators among those exposed in data breachnew
    23 August 2014, 1:06 am - boston/washington (reuters) - a cyber attack at a firm that performs background checks for u.s. government employees compromised data of at least 25,000 workers, including some undercover investigators, and that number could rise, agency officials
  • Shi'ite militia kill dozens of Iraqi Sunnis in mosque shootingnew
    23 August 2014, 12:45 am - baghdad (reuters) - iraqi shi'ite militiamen machine gunned minority sunni muslims in a village mosque on friday, killing dozens just as baghdad was trying to build a cross-community government to fight sunni militants whose rise has alarmed western
  • Shi'ite militia kill dozens of Iraqi Sunnis in mosque shootingnew
    22 August 2014, 11:27 pm - baghdad (reuters) - iraqi shi'ite militiamen machine gunned minority sunni muslims in a village mosque on friday, killing dozens just as baghdad was trying to build a cross-community government to fight sunni militants whose rise has alarmed western
  • Goldman Sachs, U.S. agency in mortgage settlement worth $1.2 billionnew
    22 August 2014, 10:37 pm - (reuters) - goldman sachs group inc has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve a u.s. regulator's claims the bank sold fannie mae and freddie mac faulty mortgage bonds, the regulator announced friday.(image) (image) (image) (image)
  • U.S. undercover investigators among those exposed in data breachnew
    22 August 2014, 10:35 pm - boston/washington (reuters) - a cyber attack at a firm that performs background checks for u.s. government employees compromised data of at least 25,000 workers, including some undercover investigators, and that number could rise, agency officials
  • U.S. says Russia must pull convoy from Ukraine or face more sanctionsnew
    22 August 2014, 9:49 pm - kiev/donetsk-izvarino border crossing russia (reuters) - the united states demanded moscow remove an aid convoy it sent into rebel-held eastern ukraine without permission on friday, accusing russia of a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of its
  • Fed's Yellen calls for caution on rates; Draghi says ECB ready to actnew
    22 August 2014, 9:45 pm - jackson hole wyo. (reuters) - the federal reserve should move cautiously in deciding when to raise interest rates given the u.s. labor market remains bruised from the great recession, fed chair janet yellen said on friday amid calls from policy hawks