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The Local (Sweden)

  • Swedish town 'like Venice' after heavy rainsnew
    25 October 2014, 6:00 pm - torrential rains in western sweden have left some towns submersed as water levels have risen to 1.5 metres above normal for the season with forecasts indicating that is worse to come.
  • Sweden pledges new aid to UN Ebola fundnew
    25 October 2014, 10:37 am - sweden has offered a new sizeable contribution to the fund set up by un chief ban k-moon to fight the ebola outbreak.
  • 'Dark forces' target refugee hunting schemenew
    25 October 2014, 8:23 am - the swedish hunting association runs a project to encourage young asylum-seekers to learn about hunting, a move which has proved controversial among some far right groups.
  • American sales squeeze Ericsson profitsnew
    24 October 2014, 5:06 pm - swedish telecoms equipment maker ericsson reported a decline in net profit in the third quarter despite an increase in sales, boosted by business in emerging markets.
  • US and Japan fuel surge for Volvo trucksnew
    24 October 2014, 4:41 pm - sweden's volvo, the world's second-largest maker of trucks, said friday it saw a spike in profits in the third quarter, boosted by thriving sales in the us and japanese markets.
  • Inspectors attacked at rogue doc’s surgerynew
    24 October 2014, 4:23 pm - inspectors who were sent to shut down a doctor’s surgery in gothenburg were physically attacked and fled the premises to get help from the police.
  • 'Too many concerts feel the same'new
    24 October 2014, 3:00 pm - kattis bjork founded stockholm's secret gig scene - sofar - a year ago. the local caught up with her as she prepared to celebrate the project's anniversary this weekend and revealed the concept will spread to other swedish cities in 2015.
  • Police turn Swede’s vodka into waternew
    24 October 2014, 2:52 pm - swedish police say they will pay a man 16,000 kronor ($2,200) in damages after much of the alcohol they confiscated from him was stolen, while many of the bottles they returned were filled with water.
  • Neo-Nazis cleared of knife attack on Nigeriannew
    24 October 2014, 12:35 pm - a stockholm court has cleared three neo-nazis of stabbing a nigerian man in an unprovoked attack. but two of the men will face jail after they were convicted of racial agitation at a riot.
  • US to get first female ambassador in Swedennew
    24 October 2014, 9:06 am - the united states embassy in stockholm is set to get its first female ambassador after the white house announced it was nominating the iranian-american ex-investment banker azita raji to take over from mark brzezinski.

The Local (Germany)

  • UN climate talks shuffle to a close in Bonnnew
    25 October 2014, 6:35 pm - concern was high at a perceived lack of urgency as un climate negotiations shuffled towards a close in bonn on saturday with just 14 months left to finalise a new, global pact.
  • Berlin slams Italy Nazi claims court rulingnew
    25 October 2014, 9:22 am - italy's constitutional court has ruled that victims of nazi-era war crimes can sue germany in italian courts, rejecting a un ruling and provoking a strong reaction from berlin on friday.
  • Expats reveal another side of Berlin Wallnew
    24 October 2014, 6:31 pm - two expats who walked the mauerweg - the 160-kilometre trail that runs the length of the former berlin wall - have written a book about forgotten aspects of its past and present.
  • Karstadt closes six stores to stay afloatnew
    24 October 2014, 3:44 pm - germany's biggest department store chain karstadt will close at least six stores, putting around 2,000 jobs at risk, in a drastic bid by its new boss to return it to profit.
  • How well do you know Germany?new
    24 October 2014, 2:37 pm - do you know your saxony facts from your saxony-anhalt ones? test your knowledge of germany's federal states in the local's quiz.
  • Climate chief hails Bonn greenhouse gas dealnew
    24 October 2014, 2:25 pm - the un's climate chief hailed a european agreement in bonn on greenhouse gases on friday as providing "valuable momentum" for a world pact to be inked in paris next year.
  • Germany gets €780m EU rebate for poor growthnew
    24 October 2014, 11:19 am - germany will get an early christmas present of around €779 million from the eu, thanks to weaker than expected gdp growth.
  • German helicopter fleet 'not fit for Nato'new
    24 October 2014, 10:40 am - germany's fleet of nh90 helicopters is undergoing engineering checks after one of them suffered a serious engine failure, in the latest blow to the country's military capabilities.
  • Ex-boss of Berlin Airport farce gets €1.2mnew
    24 October 2014, 10:01 am - the man who was blamed for berlin's miserable attempt to build a new airport must be paid more than €1 million - after being fired.
  • Steinmeier challenges UN over Isis gas reportsnew
    24 October 2014, 9:05 am - foreign minister frank-walter steinmeier pressed un general secretary ban ki-moon to bring possible poison gas use by isis in iraq before the security council.


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The Don

  • MQM to observe ‘black day’ over Khursheed Shah’s ‘Muhajir’ commentnew
    25 October 2014, 4:44 pm - karachi: the muttahida qaumi movement (mqm) on saturday announced the observation of a "black day” on sunday to protest against a statement made by ppp leader syed khursheed shah last week.speaking at an
  • Balochistan: Security forces foil major terror plot ahead of Muharramnew
    25 October 2014, 3:52 pm - quetta: security forces foiled a major terrorism plot on saturday when they seized a huge cache of arms and explosives from balochistan’s mastung district, a security official said.the official, requesting anonymity, told that
  • India picks Israel's Spike anti-tank missile over US Javelinnew
    25 October 2014, 3:07 pm - new delhi: india has opted to buy israel's spike anti-tank guided missile, a defence ministry source said on saturday, rejecting a rival us offer of javelin missiles that washington had lobbied hard to win.india will buy at least 8,000 spike missiles
  • PSO seeks govt permission to immediately stop fuel supply to PIAnew
    25 October 2014, 2:45 pm - islamabad: with outstanding arrears against pakistan international airlines (pia) piling up over rs11billion, pakistan state oil has sought permission from the federal government to “immediately discontinue fuel supplies to the national flag
  • Governor Punjab lauds Qadri’s decision to end PAT sit-innew
    25 October 2014, 2:16 pm - quetta: governor punjab chaudhary muhammad sarwar has termed calling off an anti-government protest sit-in in islamabad by pakistan awami tehreek (pat) chief dr tahirul qadri a good omen for the democratic system of the country.he arrived in quetta
  • News channels back on air after mysterious blackout in parts of Karachinew
    25 October 2014, 12:01 pm - karachi: viewers across several parts of karachi and hyderabad complained saturday that they were unable to receive news channels on their cable tv connections for over two was unclear why or how the channels had been taken off air, or who
  • Emergency rule in Egypt's Sinai after bomb kills 30 troopsnew
    25 October 2014, 11:23 am - cairo: a state of emergency came into force saturday across much of egypt's sinai peninsula after 30 soldiers were killed in a suicide car bombing by suspected jihadists. it was the deadliest attack on the country's security forces since the army
  • Sindh police requests army deployment during Muharramnew
    25 October 2014, 10:36 am - karachi: in a letter written to sindh’s interior ministry on saturday, the sindh police requested the deployment of army personnel across the province for maintenance of law and order during muharram. additional inspector general of police
  • Taliban's Mehsud faction condemns attack on JUI-F chiefnew
    25 October 2014, 9:17 am - islamabad: the taliban's mehsud faction, led by khan said alias sajna, has condemned the attack on jamiat ulema-e-islam fazl (jui-f) chief maulana fazlur rehman and has said that attacks on ulema were disgraceful.azam tariq, spokesman for the mehsud
  • Pakistan spinners leave Australia in tattersnew
    25 October 2014, 8:50 am - dubai: pakistan took a huge step towards victory in the first test by taking four key australian wickets after hundreds from younis khan and ahmed shehzad put them in the driving seat in dubai on saturday.after setting an imposing 438-run target,


  • Adelaide man dies while surfing in Balinew
    25 October 2014, 1:30 pm - an adelaide man who died while surfing off a popular bali beach may have suffered a medical emergency in the water, indonesian authorities believe.
  • Aussie pollies get starring rolesnew
    25 October 2014, 12:55 pm - one youtube enthusiast has edited some of australia’s politicians and their memorable lines into your favourite movies and tv shows. check them out.
  • Big change to unfair doctor paymentsnew
    25 October 2014, 11:00 am - an incentive scheme that locks good doctors out of the towns that desperately need them is about to be drastically overhauled to help heal the bush.
  • Mystery over Aussie death in Balinew
    25 October 2014, 10:14 am - peter surman was doing what he loved when he died suddenly in the surf on a popular bali beach. with no external injuries, his death has baffled authorities.
  • Woman’s mid-air baby tragedynew
    25 October 2014, 7:22 am - an australian passenger has gone into premature labour on a flight from malaysia to brisbane, tragically losing the baby.
  • Shorten’s message to Christiansnew
    25 October 2014, 4:21 am - in a bold coming-out, opposition leader bill shorten has told a gathering of staunch christians he is a believer too ... but not the sort they approve of.
  • Detained Aussie pilots back in airnew
    25 October 2014, 2:12 am - two australian pilots threatened with shooting down by the indonesian air force have finally taken off from indonesia — after paying a $5670 fine.
  • Fears Aussie jihadists slipped netnew
    25 October 2014, 1:05 am - australian jihadists may have used the recent haji pilgrimage to mecca as a cover to slip out of the country and fight for terrorist groups.
  • Is this our second female prime minister?new
    24 October 2014, 2:00 pm - a minister’s slip of the tongue on breakfast tv, a strong performance on the world stage, and now julie bishop is looking like a threat to tony abbott.
  • Melbourne surfer dies in Balinew
    24 October 2014, 1:38 pm - a surfer from melbourne has died at the famous kuta beach in bali, the second australian death in the country this week.

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  • Canadians flock to Parliament Hill, site of attack on soldiernew
    25 October 2014, 11:09 pm - ottawa (reuters) - canadians returned to the reopened grounds of their parliament building on saturday, three days after a homegrown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after killing a soldier in the second domestic attack in a week on the country's
  • Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic Statenew
    25 October 2014, 10:55 pm - baghdad/arbil iraq (reuters) - iraqi government forces and shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of jurf al-sakhar near baghdad from islamic state on saturday and kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air
  • Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shootingnew
    25 October 2014, 10:39 pm - marysville wash. (reuters) - authorities in washington state worked on saturday to find out what led a popular high school student to open fire on a group of classmates seated at a cafeteria table, killing one and wounding four others, including a
  • On eve of poll, Ukraine leader seeks support for pro-Europe coursenew
    25 October 2014, 10:37 pm - kiev (reuters) - president petro poroshenko called on ukrainians on saturday to elect a majority on sunday that would see through a pro-europe, reform agenda and break with the soviet past.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • On eve of poll, Ukraine leader seeks support for pro-Europe coursenew
    25 October 2014, 9:58 pm - kiev (reuters) - president petro poroshenko called on ukrainians on saturday to elect a majority on sunday that would see through a pro-europe, reform agenda and break with the soviet past.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Anti-Occupy mob roughs up Hong Kong journalistsnew
    25 October 2014, 9:39 pm - hong kong (reuters) - three journalists were roughed up on saturday evening in hong kong after being confronted by pro-government protesters holding a rally to oppose a four-week long "occupy" movement of the financial hub's streets by pro-democracy
  • Egypt eyes legal restrictions, military measures after Sinai attacksnew
    25 October 2014, 9:10 pm - cairo (reuters) - egypt is considering expanding the jurisdiction of military courts and displacing thousands of residents to enlarge a military buffer zone near the border with the gaza strip following an attack on security forces in the
  • Two deputies killed, two others hurt in California shooting spreenew
    25 October 2014, 9:01 pm - sacramento calif. (reuters) - two california sheriff's deputies were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in sacramento on friday, authorities said.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Ebola medical worker quarantined in New Jersey tests negative for virusnew
    25 October 2014, 2:16 pm - new york (reuters) - a medical worker in new jersey quarantined after arriving at an airport after treating ebola victims in west africa has tested negative for the virus, the state's health department said on saturday.(image) (image) (image)
  • U.S., allies stage 22 air strikes in Iraq: U.S. Central Commandnew
    25 October 2014, 2:14 pm - washington (reuters) - the united states and its allies conducted 22 air strikes against islamic state forces in iraq on friday and saturday, the u.s. central command said.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)