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The Local (Sweden)

  • Late summer sun set to hit Swedennew
    2 September 2014, 4:44 pm - forecasters have predicted sunshine across sweden this week, with a warm front moving in from russia and temperatures of up to 25c.
  • Swedish killer arrested after European huntnew
    2 September 2014, 4:21 pm - updated: police arrested a man on tuesday afternoon after he went missing from a psychiatric ward in western sweden at the weekend. the man had been convicted of murdering a five-year-old schoolgirl in 2003.
  • The five best Swedish songs of the monthnew
    2 September 2014, 2:09 pm - the summer may be (almost) over but the music will keep on playing here at the local. our resident music guru paul connolly will be selecting his top new swedish tracks for us in a new monthly feature.
  • Hedgehog pet craze sweeps Swedennew
    2 September 2014, 1:51 pm - african pygmy hedgehogs are being bought by growing numbers of swedes, as a trend for keeping exotic pets sweeps the country, the department for animal welfare and health tells the local.
  • Poisonous mushrooms cause stir in Swedennew
    2 September 2014, 1:50 pm - a person selling freshly-picked mushrooms in gothenburg has come under fire after it turned out the delicacies were not only poisonous but also hallucinogenic.
  • Pirate Bay founder case starts in confusionnew
    2 September 2014, 1:39 pm - the largest hacking case in danish history began in confusion on tuesday, after lawyers representing swedish pirate bay co-founder gottfrid svartholm warg accused the prosecution of "unreasonable" tactics.
  • Swedfund joins H&M in Ethiopia expansionnew
    2 September 2014, 12:00 pm - as h&m expands into ethiopia, sweden's state venture capital unit swedfund has announced that it will back the clothing giant, in a move hoped to create more jobs for local women.
  • Social Democrats reveal election manifestonew
    2 September 2014, 9:29 am - updated: sweden's main opposition party the social democrats has revealed its election manifesto at a press conference at a high school in stockholm, with a key focus on education and welfare benefits.
  • Teen run over by train after 'shoplifting' chasenew
    2 September 2014, 8:57 am - a teenage boy is in a critical condition after he was hit by a passing metro train in stockholm. the accident ground rail traffic to a halt, and has police suspecting attempted murder.
  • Record win at Sweden's tough island racenew
    1 September 2014, 5:50 pm - two swedes crushed last year's course record at the swimrun world championship in stockholm's archipelago on monday.

The Local (Germany)

  • Germany to help with Mediterranean refugeesnew
    2 September 2014, 5:15 pm - interior minister thomas de maizière on tuesday pledged support for his italian colleague in the struggle to manage refugees trying to reach the european union via its southern coast.
  • Ice bucket challenge raises €500,000 in a weeknew
    2 September 2014, 4:35 pm - the coffers of the german society for muscular disease (dgm) are overflowing with donations thanks to the viral craze for videos of donors dousing themselves with ice-cold water.
  • Russian-German school opens in teeth of conflictnew
    2 September 2014, 4:05 pm - the german academic exchange service (daad) is pressing ahead with its german-russian institute of advanced technologies (griat) against a backdrop of international tensions over ukraine.
  • Schweinsteiger is new Germany captain: Löwnew
    2 September 2014, 2:55 pm - bastian schweinsteiger will replace fellow bayern munich player philipp lahm as captain of the german national football team, head trainer joachim löw said on tuesday.
  • Munich minister resigns in 'model car scandal'new
    2 September 2014, 11:48 am - christine haderthauer, head of the bavarian state chancery, resigned “with immediate effect” on monday evening over the so-called “model car scandal” in which her company sold scale models built by a man convicted of three
  • Glass memorial honours Nazi disabled victimsnew
    2 September 2014, 10:39 am - a 24-metre blue glass wall in berlin has been unveiled to commemorate the systematic murder of up to 300,000 mentally ill and disabled people under adolf hitler.
  • National Uber ban is revenge of the taxisnew
    2 September 2014, 9:01 am - the frankfurt regional court has imposed a temporary nationwide ban on chauffeur car service uber, saying that it must pay a €250,000 fine if passengers continue to book rides through its app.
  • Russia 'severed' from Europe: President Gaucknew
    2 September 2014, 8:17 am - russia has "effectively severed its partnership" with europe and wants to establish a new order, german president joachim gauck said on monday.
  • Town in shock as tax worker shot deadnew
    1 September 2014, 5:16 pm - a tax office worker in the schleswig-holstein town of rendsburg died in hospital after being shot on monday morning.
  • Sex party 'desecrates' Bavarian royal spanew
    1 September 2014, 5:11 pm - the bavarian finance ministry has demanded a report from the company running a publicly-owned spa in the town of bad reichenhall after they rented the property out for a fetish party.


The Mosque Times



Japan Today (Japan)

  • Politics › Japan to seek return of all its citizens held by North Koreanew
    2 September 2014, 8:45 am - japan is determined to secure the return of all its citizens abducted by north korea, a cabinet minister said on monday, warning pyongyang to take seriously its promise to report fully on the emotive issue. "the japanese people will not accept a
  • Crime › Dump truck driver arrested over death of 7-year-old boynew
    2 September 2014, 7:18 am - police have arrested a 66-year-old dump truck driver after he hit and killed a 7-year-old boy in hakota, ibaraki prefecture, on monday morning. according to police, the incident occurred at around 4:40 a.m. tv asahi reported that the truck driver,
  • Sports › Nishikori works late to reach U.S. Open quarterfinalsnew
    2 September 2014, 7:00 am - japan's kei nishikori outlasted fifth seeded canadian milos raonic 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4 to move into the quarterfinals of the u.s. open on tuesday, equaling the record for latest match ever played at the tournament. raonic and the 10th
  • Picture of the Day › All-nighternew
    2 September 2014, 6:30 am - a fan yawns as he watches the match between kei nishikori of japan (seeded 10th), and milos raonic of canada (seeded 5th), during the fourth round of the 2014 u.s. open tennis tournament in new york on tuesday morning. the match, which started late
  • Business › Stocks close at more than 7-month highnew
    2 September 2014, 6:10 am - tokyo stocks closed at their highest level in over seven months on tuesday with the benchmark nikkei index adding 1.24% as a sharp drop in the yen lifted exporter shares. the nikkei rose 192.00 points to 15,668.60, its best finish since late
  • Crime › Sailor's suicide caused by bullying, MSDF admitsnew
    2 September 2014, 6:00 am - japan's maritime self-defense force has said a sailor killed himself aboard his ship after being persistently bullied by a superior, the latest incident to shed light on the country's little-discussed hazing culture. military police on tuesday sent
  • National › Fukushima agrees to interim nuclear waste storage facilitiesnew
    2 September 2014, 5:58 am - the governor of disaster-struck fukushima agreed monday to accept the temporary storage of nuclear waste from the japanese accident, paving the way for an end to a years-long standoff. yuhei sato has been cajoled and lavished with the promises of
  • World › British PM Cameron says passports could be seized to fight terrorismnew
    2 September 2014, 5:30 am - prime minister david cameron on monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups. speaking to parliament, cameron said his government is
  • Sports › Nationals power to 6-4 win over Dodgersnew
    2 September 2014, 5:13 am - washington's denard span hit two of the nationals' four homers as they won 6-4 at los angeles on monday, opening a two-game lead on the dodgers in the fight over top spot in the overall national league standings. while washington has a comfortable
  • World › Australian father charged with abusing surrogate twinsnew
    2 September 2014, 4:10 am - an australian has been charged with sexually abusing twins he fathered with a thai surrogate, reports said tuesday, the second case in as many months to ignite debate about commercial surrogacy. the australian broadcasting corporation said the thai

The Don

  • British child abuse scandal: Minister accuses officials of 'dereliction of duty'new
    2 September 2014, 5:31 pm - london: britain's interior minister on tuesday accused local authorities in the english town of rotherham of a “complete dereliction of duty” for the way they responded to the sexual exploitation of at least 1,400 children by men of
  • IS claims to behead second US reporternew
    2 September 2014, 5:27 pm - washington: the islamic state released a video on tuesday showing a masked militant beheading another american journalist and threatening to kill a british captive.the footage, identified by private terrorism monitor site and seen by afp, shows
  • Eleven killed, 18 injured after building collapses in Hyderabad‏new
    2 September 2014, 4:33 pm - hyderabad: at least 11 people, including women and children, were killed and 18 others injured after an old structured building collapsed in the locality of choori para on tuesday.most of the deceased belonged to one family; many were trapped under
  • After cancelling Turkey visit, PM to skip Nato summit in UKnew
    2 September 2014, 11:55 am - islamabad: days after cancelling his visit to turkey, prime minister nawaz sharif has also decided not to proceed to the united kingdom to attend the nato summit to be held on september 4 and 5 in the city of cardiff, diplomatic sources said. the
  • Sinai blast kills 11 Egypt policemen: security officialnew
    2 September 2014, 9:43 am - cairo: eleven egyptian policemen were killed when a roadside bomb blast struck their armoured vehicle in the restive sinai peninsula on tuesday, security officials said.militants have claimed a string of attacks that have killed scores of policemen
  • In the midst of crisis, Parliament speaks with one voicenew
    2 September 2014, 6:16 am - nawaz, hashmi embrace at the end of the session in any shakespearean tragedy, a soliloquy signifies a crucial point in the play: it usually comes when the hero is on the verge of committing to an
  • Islamabad protests: SC issues notices to all parliamentary partiesnew
    2 September 2014, 5:42 am - islamabad: hearing a set of petitions against sit-ins by the pakistan tehreek-i-insaf (pti) and the pakistan awami tehreek (pat) on the constitution avenue, the supreme court on tuesday issued notices to all parliamentary parties as well as the
  • Federal agency asks for Rs1.5bn for displaced personsnew
    2 September 2014, 1:14 am - peshawar: the fata disaster management authority has asked the federal government to give it rs1.5 billion to cater for internally displaced persons of north waziristan agency.according to the relevant officials, the authority require funds to
  • Political unrest causes decline in tourists visiting GBnew
    2 September 2014, 1:14 am - gilgit: gilgit-baltistan minister for information and tourism sadia danish has said that the ongoing political unrest in the country has badly affected tourism industry of the region.talking to mediapersons here on monday, she said that gb economy
  • Protesters deliver psychological blow to police forcenew
    2 September 2014, 1:14 am - islamabad: city police suffered a psychological blow in their confrontation with the anti-government protesters on the constitution avenue on monday when their commander, ssp operations asmatullah junejo, ended up in hospital with serious injuries


  • ‘Crook’ cop’s role in city cash grabnew
    2 September 2014, 3:01 pm - a suspended police officer and two other men allegedly doused their victims with capsicum spray as they attempted to hold up a money exchange.
  • Mining tax was a political disasternew
    2 September 2014, 2:00 pm - comment: the mining tax was a political disaster from beginning to end that helped bring down a pm and blew a big hole in the budget.
  • Mining tax deal puts a freeze on our supernew
    2 September 2014, 2:00 pm - australians will have their super guarantee contributions frozen for the next seven years as part of a compromise deal to abolish the mining tax.
  • Abbott targets MH17 missile firmnew
    2 September 2014, 2:00 pm - australia has imposed financial sanctions on the makers of the missile believed responsible for downing flight mh17 over east ukraine.
  • Clive tips a bucket on Jacqui Lambie’s shownew
    2 September 2014, 2:00 pm - boohfead clive palmer threw a tantrum and stormed out of pup senator jacqui lambie’s attempt at the ice bucket challenge.
  • ‘My son makes me want to vomit’new
    2 September 2014, 2:00 pm - the father of home-grown terrorist mohamed elomar is standing shoulder to shoulder with the man his son has threatened to kill.
  • Weather gods let the love banner fly for Kanenew
    2 September 2014, 2:00 pm - many people were praying for the rain to stop but none more so than kane thomas. he had planned a grand proposal for girlfriend carmen waters.
  • IS gunfire catches Aussies unawarenew
    2 September 2014, 12:10 pm - an australian c-130 hercules transport aircraft was shot at by islamic state rebels during an iraq aid drop, but no one knew. that’s because the us chose not to tell us.
  • First home buyers squeezed outnew
    2 September 2014, 11:54 am - the great australian dream is becoming increasingly out of reach with first-home buyer numbers plummeting to their lowest levels in years.
  • RAAF’s scariest mission yetnew
    2 September 2014, 11:35 am - after two humanitarian air drops in northern iraq, the raaf’s largest aircraft will soon be heading to the city of erbil — and the risks are huge.

Times Of India



  • Islamic state issues video of beheading of U.S. hostagenew
    2 September 2014, 6:37 pm - dubai (reuters) - the islamic state released a video purporting to show the beheading of american hostage steven sotloff, a monitoring service said on tuesday, as the militant group raised the stakes in its confrontation with washington over u.s. air
  • Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growthnew
    2 September 2014, 6:20 pm - washington (reuters) - u.s. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month and construction spending rebounded strongly in july, signs the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Dollar General sweetens Family Dollar bid, may go hostilenew
    2 September 2014, 5:52 pm - (reuters) - dollar general corp raised its bid for family dollar stores inc to $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airportnew
    2 September 2014, 5:41 pm - brussels/donetsk ukraine (reuters) - eu officials proposed sanctions on tuesday to starve russian firms of cash as punishment for moscow's role in ukraine, where rebels said they were storming donetsk airport, potentially their biggest prize since
  • Pakistan parliament backs embattled prime minister as crisis deepensnew
    2 September 2014, 5:10 pm - islamabad (reuters) - pakistan's parliament threw its weight behind embattled prime minister nawaz sharif on tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention.(image) (image) (image)
  • EU proposes tough sanctions on Moscow as Ukraine rebels advancenew
    2 September 2014, 4:52 pm - brussels/kiev (reuters) - european officials proposed sweeping new sanctions on tuesday to starve russia's companies of capital and technology as punishment for moscow's intervention in ukraine, where kiev officials said russia was bolstering an
  • Landmine kills four U.N. soldiers, wounds 15 in northern Malinew
    2 September 2014, 4:41 pm - bamako (reuters) - four united nations soldiers were killed on tuesday and a further 15 were wounded when the convoy they were traveling in struck a landmine in an area of northern mali where attacks are on the rise, a spokesman for the country's
  • EU's new leadership trio may surprise on upsidenew
    2 September 2014, 4:31 pm - paris/brussels (reuters) - at first sight, the european union's new leadership team looks like a missed opportunity.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Syrian forces escalate assault on rebel-held Damascus districtnew
    2 September 2014, 4:15 pm - beirut (reuters) - syrian forces carried out their fiercest assault on the rebel stronghold of jobar in damascus since the start of the three-year war, conducting at least 27 air strikes on tuesday and killing a child, according to activists and
  • Relatives of captured Iraqi soldiers storm parliament: witnessesnew
    2 September 2014, 4:03 pm - baghdad (reuters) - more than 100 relatives of iraqi soldiers captured by islamic state fighters broke into parliament armed with sticks, metal bars and stones on tuesday to demand news of them, witnesses said.(image) (image) (image) (image)