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China’s President Xi Jinping signs Venezuela oil deal

Full ArticleBBC News 

22 Jul 2014

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed a series of oil and mineral deals withVenezuela. They include a $4bn (£2.34bn) credit line in return for Venezuelan crude and other products. The agreements came on the latest stop of a four-country visit to Latin… 

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, right, sits next to China's President Xi Jinping during the signing of several cooperation agreements between the two nations, at Fort Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, July 21, 2014.

 

 

 

 

Israel hits dozens of targets in Gaza Strip

Full ArticleAl Jazeera 

22 Jul 2014

 

Israeli aircraft and tanks have hit more than 70 targets in the Gaza strip, including five mosques, a football stadium and the home of the late leader of Hamas’ military wing, according to Palestinian police. At least seven Palestinians were reported killed in the new round of air strikes early on Tuesday, bringing the death toll ofIsrael‘s… 

Palestinian relatives and friends carry bodies during the funeral of nine members of the Siam family, who were killed in an Israeli air strike that destroyed their house, on July 21, 2014 in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

 

 

More than 20 members of one family killed in Gaza strike

A hospital was shelled, killing and injuring staff and patients, and up to 28 members of one family died in an air strike as Gaza endured another day of relentless bloodshed on Monday . As heavy shelling and fighting on the
photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb

With a tarpaulin poster of himself and running mate Mar Roxas, right, leading Presidential candidate Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III issues his statement a day after the first ever automated Presidential elections Tuesday May 11, 2010 at Hacienda Lusita, Tarlac province in northern Philippines.

Manila – Twenty-eight people, including activists and a retired Catholic bishop, filed an impeachment complaint Monday against Philippine President Benigno Aquino III for his implementation of a major economic stimulus program that the Supreme Court
photo: AP / Bullit Marquez

Neil Armstrong works at the LM in the only photo taken of him on the moon from the surface. NASA photo as11-40-5886.

NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It now bears the name of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon when the Apollo 11mission landed
photo: NASA

Hillary Clinton Urges The U.S., Europe To Get Tough On Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S.and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia and says she backs President Barack Obama‘s calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down
photo: AP / Carolyn Kaster

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands as they participate in a joint news conference, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem.

CAIRO — With high hopes but low expectations, the U.S.stepped up calls Monday for an international push to end fighting in the Gaza Stripas President Barack Obama sent his top envoy to the Mideast to help broker a new cease-fire between
photo: AP / Carolyn Kaster

File - Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade adjust their weapons during training near the border with Syria in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.

Israeli soldiers walk near the border with the central Gaza Strip July 14, 2014. See Also So far, 25 Israeli soldiers have been killed during the first four days of ground operations in Gaza. This equals over one-fifth as many as the 121 Israeli
photo: AP / Ariel Schalit

Palestinian relatives and friends mourn above the bodies of nine members of the Siam family, who were killed in an Israeli air strike that destroyed their house, during their funeral on July 21, 2014 at a mosque in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

GAZA CITYGaza Strip (AP) — A high-level attempt by the U.N.chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza‘s Hamas rulers signaled they won’t agree to an unconditional cease-fire,
photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb

 

 

Hamas says kidnapped Israeli soldier in Gaza

21 Jul 2014

 

> • Qassam Brigades announced they had kidnapped an Israeli soldier and hold him captive in Gaza. • Qassam Brigades has identified the Israeli soldier as ShaulAron and his military number as 6092065. • Israel has not confirmed on the abduction. GAZA, July 20 (Xinhua) — The Islamic Hamas movement’s armed wing announced on Sunday that they had… 

A Palestinian militants of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas's armed wing, parade in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on May 29, 2014. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas sent a "letter of designation" to Rami Hamdallah, who is currently serving as premier within the West Bank-based government, to head a unity government but announcement of the lineup was held up over the foreign affairs portfolio. Hamas and the Western-backed PLO, which is dominated by Abbas's secular Fatah party, signed a surprise reconciliation agreement on April 23 to end years of bitter and sometime bloody rivalry. Photo by Ahmed Deeb / WN

 

 

 

 

Palestinian mourners gather around the bodys, of Israeli bombardment during their funeral on July 18, 2014 in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Gaza endured the bloodiest day of the two-week conflict between Hamas and Israelon Sunday, with an Israeli assault in a residential area causing carnage described by the Palestinian leadership as a “heinous massacre” and a “war crime” by the
photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb

Emergency workers carry the body of a victim at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, July 19, 2014.

July 20, 2014 — Updated 1538 GMT (2338 HKT) The passengers and crew aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came from around the world and held a wide range of hopes and dreams. While the identities of the 298 people aboard have not been release by the
photo: AP / Vadim Ghirda

FILE - In this Friday, April 21, 2006 file picture, actor James Garner speaks while being interviewed during an appearance in Norman, Okla., Garner's hometown. Several movie stars have suffered strokes, including Garner, a reminder that money and fame can't insulate you from a health risk that much can be done to prevent, researchers reported at an international stroke conference in Feb. 2011.

James Garner, star of the long-running TV shows “The Rockford Files” and “Maverick” has died at 86, according to media reports. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that an ambulance was dispatched to the actor’shome in Los
photo: AP

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Kasandra Hopper, from Cumberland Gap, Tenn., verifies the name on the blood specimen taken for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing.

New York – The rate of HIV infections annually diagnosed in the United States fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts call it hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S. “It’sencouraging,” said
photo: US Navy / Photographer’s Mate Airman Konstandinos Goumenidis

Wolverine

How one bureaucrat’s climate denial overruled wildlife scientists and put the Northern Rockies species on the road to extinction. A witless remark by a single bureaucrat may be dooming America’s remaining wolverines to extinction. The specious crack
photo: GFDL / MatthiasKabel

Bodies of drowned migrants are lined up in the port of Lampedusa Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.

By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - Nineteen people died trying to reach Italy on a boat packed with hundreds of migrants, probably poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes from its engines, said the Italian Navy on Saturday, which has rescued more than 4,000
photo: AP / Nino Randazzo, Health Care Service

Health worker Xolisa Madikane, left unseen, tests blood for the HIV virus at a container lab next to the Gugulethu Community Health Clinic in Gugulethu on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, July 21, 2009. South Africa launched a high-profile trial of an AIDS vaccine created by its own researchers Monday, a proud moment in a nation where government denial, neglect and unscientific responses have helped fuel the world's worst AIDS crisis.

Anita Powell MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — The InternationalAIDS Society has confirmed that at least six high-level researchers and AIDS experts were among those killed on the Malaysia Airlines flight downed Thursday over volatile eastern Ukraine. The
photo: AP / Schalk van Zuydam

 

 

 

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Major Tank Offensive In Crowded Gaza City.. IDF Troops Battle With Hamas.. 

 

 

 

 

 

Israelis destroy Hamas tunnels in Gaza offensive, death toll touches 342 

19 Jul 2014

 

GAZA CITYGaza StripIsraeli bulldozers demolished more than a dozen tunnels on Saturday in the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian authorities reported intensified air strikes and shelling as the death toll from Israel‘s ground offensive rose to at least 342 Palestinians. Diplomats struggled to revive a cease-fire. Israeli soldiers uncovered 34
Palestinians inspect the building of the "Association of the Charity charity" demolished by the Israeli Air Force in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on July 15, 2014.
photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb

 

 

 

 

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Kasandra Hopper, from Cumberland Gap, Tenn., verifies the name on the blood specimen taken for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing.

New York – The rate of HIV infections annually diagnosed in the United States fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts call it hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S. “It’sencouraging,” said
photo: US Navy / Photographer’s Mate Airman Konstandinos Goumenidis

Wolverine

How one bureaucrat’s climate denial overruled wildlife scientists and put the Northern Rockies species on the road to extinction. A witless remark by a single bureaucrat may be dooming America’s remaining wolverines to extinction. The specious crack
photo: GFDL / MatthiasKabel

Bodies of drowned migrants are lined up in the port of Lampedusa Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.

By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - Nineteen people died trying to reach Italy on a boat packed with hundreds of migrants, probably poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes from its engines, said the Italian Navy on Saturday, which has rescued more than 4,000
photo: AP / Nino Randazzo, Health Care Service

Health worker Xolisa Madikane, left unseen, tests blood for the HIV virus at a container lab next to the Gugulethu Community Health Clinic in Gugulethu on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, July 21, 2009. South Africa launched a high-profile trial of an AIDS vaccine created by its own researchers Monday, a proud moment in a nation where government denial, neglect and unscientific responses have helped fuel the world's worst AIDS crisis.

Anita Powell MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — The InternationalAIDS Society has confirmed that at least six high-level researchers and AIDS experts were among those killed on the Malaysia Airlines flight downed Thursday over volatile eastern Ukraine. The
photo: AP / Schalk van Zuydam

Israeli soldiers ride near the border with Gaza, Saturday, July 19, 2014. Israel pounded Hamas rocket launchers, uncovered more than a dozen cross-border tunnels and engaged in gunbattles with Palestinian militants Saturday, as fighting intensified on the second day of its open-ended ground operation in Gaza, as the Palestinian death toll continued to rise.

GAZA CITYGaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops uncovered more than a dozen cross-border tunnels and battled Gaza militants on the second day of an open-ended ground operation Saturday as the Palestinian death toll climbed to 325 and diplomats scrambled
photo: AP / Tsafrir Abayov

Obama Malaysia Airlines

Henry Ridgwell LONDON — The Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine is drawing reaction from leaders around the world. With suspicions growing that a surface-to-air missile shot down the aircraft, there are increasing tensions in the
photo: Creative Commons / White House / Pete Souza

Typhoon Rammasun 2014

Typhoon thought to be strongest to hit southern China in 41 years moves north after claiming at least 77 lives in Philippines Link to video:Typhoon Rammasun makes landfall in China A typhoon believed to be the strongest storm to hit southern China
photo: Creative Commons / Keith Edkins

 

Israeli soldiers ride near the border with Gaza, Saturday, July 19, 2014. Israel pounded Hamas rocket launchers, uncovered more than a dozen cross-border tunnels and engaged in gunbattles with Palestinian militants Saturday, as fighting intensified on the second day of its open-ended ground operation in Gaza, as the Palestinian death toll continued to rise.

GAZA CITYGaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops uncovered more than a dozen cross-border tunnels and battled Gaza militants on the second day of an open-ended ground operation Saturday as the Palestinian death toll climbed to 325 and diplomats scrambled
photo: AP / Tsafrir Abayov

Typhoon Rammasun 2014

Typhoon thought to be strongest to hit southern China in 41 years moves north after claiming at least 77 lives in Philippines Link to video:Typhoon Rammasun makes landfall in China A typhoon believed to be the strongest storm to hit southern China
photo: Creative Commons / Keith Edkins

UN chief Ban heading to Mideast in Gaza peace bid

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photo: UN / Eskinder Debebe

UN chief to travel to Middle East in bid to end fighting

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to the Middle East on Saturday in a bid to end the fighting between Israel and Palestinians, alarmed at a serious escalation that includes a ground offensive by Israel, said a senior UN official. Israel
photo: UN / Eskinder Debebe

EU-U.S. 6th round of trade talks end in Brussels

BRUSSELS, July 18 (Xinhua) — The sixth round ofTransatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between theEuropean Union (EU) and the United States concluded in Brussels Friday, paving the way for
photo: EC / (C)2014-EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Iran, six powers haggle over extending nuclear talks: diplomats

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers haggled on Friday over the terms of extending negotiations on a nuclear deal for four more months after failing to bridge wide gaps on limits for Tehran‘s atomic program, diplomats said. It has been clear
photo: EC / EC

Two protestors hit by bullets in Kashmir clash

Srinagar, July 18: Two people sustained bullet injuries during clashes with the security forces in in Jammu and Kashmir‘s Kulgam district Friday after a protest against Israeli attacks on Palestinians in Gaza turned violent, police said. “Two
photo: WN / Imran Nissar

 

 

 

 

 

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Ukraine Accuses Rebels Of Destroying Evidence In Airliner Crash.. U.S. Building Case Against Separatists.. Victims Identified.. Black Box Mystery.. Obama: Wake-Up Call For Europe.. Fighting Flares In Region..

 

 

 

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: What happened before the plane was shot down

18 Jul 2014

 

AVIATION experts and weapons analysts have shed more light on what happened on-board Flight MH17 before it was shot down. The flight, on a Boeing 777-200, was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala LumpurPassengers left Amsterdam at 12.15pm (local time) in the afternoon, and were due to touch down in Kuala Lumpur the next day at 6.10am local time.… 

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: What happened before the plane was shot down

 

 

 

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi gestures during a news conference at Rome's Chigi Palace premier office, Wednesday, March 24, 2010

An appeals court in Italy has overturned the conviction of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on charges that he paid for sex with an underage prostitute and then abused his power to cover-up the crime. The Milan
photo: AP / Riccardo De Luca

Rape, hunger and nameless kids at squalid children's home in Mexico

ZAMORA Mexico (Reuters) - Children in a squalid home for abandoned and troubled kids run by a controversial mother figure in western Mexico said hunger and regular beatings drove them to offer sex for food and get high by sniffing paint. Mexican
photo: AP / Rebecca Blackwell

Two names in the odds for the EU Commission’s foreign policy head

In Brussels, no answer on who will be the EU Commission’s foreign policy head. Two names are drifting in the odds: Italy’s Foreign MinisterFederica Mogherini — too soft on Russia — and Poland’s FM Radek Sikorski — too hard. If only David Cameron had
photo: European Community / EC

US cautions Israel on civilian casualties as ground invasion continues

White House calls on Israel to restrict itself to ‘precise operation’ in Gaza while stressing its right to defend itself John Kerry emphasised the need to ‘avoid further escalation and to restore the 2012 ceasefire as soon as possible’. Photograph:
photo: EC / EC

UN Security Council Tells Libyan Parties To Stop Fighting, Make Democratic Transition

UNITED NATIONS, July 18 (RIA Novosti) – After the UN pulled its international staff out of Libya, the UN Security Council issued a statement condemning “the recent violence in Libya, including the fighting around TripoliInternational
photo: UN / Mark Garten

UN Security Council sets urgent meeting on Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday morning on Ukraine. Britain’s U.N. Mission said Thursday it requested the meeting and later tweeted that it is set for 10 a.m. Friday. The request follows
photo: UN / Mark Garten

Boeing 737-200 of MAS at Brunei International Airport in 1987.Malaysian Airline System took all domestic routes within Malaysia and international routes out of that country, as well as the remaining fleet of Fokker F27's. It began flights on 1 October 1972.

18 July 2014, 5:47 Plane Disaster Could Be A Game ChangerTweet If Russia in any way had a hand in flight MH17′s fate, calls for Westerngovernments to intensify their response to the crisis will be loud. The terrible tragedy could be a game changer.
photo: Creative Commons / Rolf Wallner

Russian jet shoots down Ukrainian warplane over Ukraine: Kiev military

17 Jul 2014

 

KIEV (Reuters) – A Russian jet shot down a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter plane that was on military operations over the east of Ukraine, where government forces are fighting to quell a pro-Russian separatist rebellion, a Ukrainian military spokesman said on Thursday. It was the strongest Ukrainian allegation to date of direct Russian military… 

Su-25UB and MiG-29 (9-13) of Ukrainian Air Force.

 

 

Afghan military official says gunmen attack Kabul Airport

Published July 16, 2014Associated Press Facebook0 Twitter0 KABUL, Afghanistan – Gunmen used rockets to attack the Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital Thursday, a senior military official said. The gunmen occupied two
photo: US DoD / U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Scanlan

Donors pledge 1.8 billion euros for flood-stricken Balkan states

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A conference of international donors pledged more than 1.8 billion euros ($2.43 billion) on Wednesday to help Bosnia andSerbia recover from devastating floods in May. The European Commission, the EU executive, said the
photo: European Community / EC

Internet users browse their Facebook website by the free wifi internet service in an underground station in Hong Kong Sunday, June 16, 2013.

July 16, 2014 — Updated 1130 GMT (1930 HKT) (CNN) — UK police have arrested 660 suspected pedophiles — including doctors, teachers and scout leaders — in a six-month operation spanning the country, the National Crime Agency said Wednesday. The
photo: AP / Kin Cheung

Bank of America Building

Bank of America returned to profitability in the second quarter, although earnings were down 43 percent from a year ago. The bank on Wednesday also announced a $650 million settlement that resolves all outstanding mortgage-related litigation with
photo: Creative Commons / Gillian and Jim

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi at the First Working Session of the Sixth BRICS Summit, at the Ceara Events Centre, in Fortaleza, Brazil on July 15, 2014.

Fortaleza (Brazil)/New Delhi, July 15: Indian Prime MinisterNarendra Modi Tuesday called for “urgent reform” of institutions such as theUnited Nations Security Council and International Monetary Fund and said that there should be zero tolerance
photo: PIB of India /

A patron passes a painting inside the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, N.M., Tuesday, June 10, 1997. The small town is bracing for its biggest invasion yet, the 50th anniverary of an alleged UFO

CHARAMA (Chhattisgarh): Chhattisgarh state department of archaeology and culture plans to seek help from Nasa and Isro for research on 10,000-year-old rock paintings depicting aliens and UFOs in Charama region inKanker district in tribal Bastar
photo: AP / Eric Draper

In this frame grab from video provided by the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations, rescue teams work inside the tunnel in Moscow where a rush-hour subway train derailed Tuesday, July 15, 2014, killing at least 20 people and sending 150 others to the hospital, many with serious injuries, Russian officials said. Officials vigorously dismissed terrorism as a possible cause.

At least 20 people have died after a subway train derailed inMoscow, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of the morning rush-hour. [TICON-A VIDEO] About 150 more people were taken to hospital after the incident, with many of them

 

 

 

 

 

 

New HIV/Aids cases dropping, says UN

Full ArticleStuff 

16 Jul 2014

 

The United Nations has said new HIV infections and deaths from Aids were decreasing, making it possible to control the epidemic by 2030 and eventually end it ‘‘in every region, in every country’’. ‘‘More than ever before, there is hope that ending Aids is possible. However, a business-as-usual approach or simply… 

Children from Hownslow Manor school take part in an assembly based on the upcoming World Aids Day, in London Tuesday Nov. 29, 2005. World Aids Day takes place on Dec. 1, with recent World Health Organisation figures showing that some 40 million people are now infected with the HIV virus. Teaching awareness in schools could be one of the many ways of trying to reduce the number of future infections, which in Britain rose again in 2004. The number of Children under the age of 15 in Britain who are affected is 1650

 

 

Internet users browse their Facebook website by the free wifi internet service in an underground station in Hong Kong Sunday, June 16, 2013.

July 16, 2014 — Updated 1130 GMT (1930 HKT) (CNN) — UK police have arrested 660 suspected pedophiles — including doctors, teachers and scout leaders — in a six-month operation spanning the country, the National Crime Agency said Wednesday. The
photo: AP / Kin Cheung

Bank of America Building

Bank of America returned to profitability in the second quarter, although earnings were down 43 percent from a year ago. The bank on Wednesday also announced a $650 million settlement that resolves all outstanding mortgage-related litigation with
photo: Creative Commons / Gillian and Jim

A patron passes a painting inside the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, N.M., Tuesday, June 10, 1997. The small town is bracing for its biggest invasion yet, the 50th anniverary of an alleged UFO

CHARAMA (Chhattisgarh): Chhattisgarh state department of archaeology and culture plans to seek help from Nasa and Isro for research on 10,000-year-old rock paintings depicting aliens and UFOs in Charama region inKanker district in tribal Bastar
photo: AP / Eric Draper
At least 20 people have died after a subway train derailed inMoscow, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of the morning rush-hour. [TICON-A VIDEO] About 150 more people were taken to hospital after the incident, with many of them
photo: AP / Russian Emergency Situation Ministry

German players are surrounded by photographers during a victory lap after the World Cup final

After beating Argentina 1-0 in the final World Cup match on Sunday, Germany returned home with the coveted gold trophy in hand. See also:German Newspapers Had a Field Day With the World Cup Win And from the second the team’s plane touched down, it
photo: AP / Matthias Schrader

Iranian nuclear talks has 'real gaps' on key issues: Kerry

VIENNA – Participating sides will continue work to bridge the remaining “real gaps” on some key issues in Iranian nuclear talks as the July 20 deadline approaches, while tangible progress has been made on other key issues,US Secretary of State John
photo: EC / EC

An Afghan Army soldier salutes an Afghan flag hoisted on a building in a market in Marjah, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber blew up his car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing 89 people and wounding more than 40, officials said. The attack in the town of Urgun in
photo: AP / Altaf Qadri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fighting fear, denial and death on Ebola frontline

Full ArticleNew Scientist 

15 Jul 2014

 

Medical staff can beat Ebola with more drugs and better health education I AMworking with medical staff in the West African country of Sierra Leone, where the people have never experienced an outbreak of Ebola on this scale before. There area lot of cases – we are really stretched – and my worry is that those we are seeing are the tip of the… 

In this file photo taken on Monday, March 31, 2014, UNICEF health workers teach people about the Ebola virus and how to prevent infection, in Conakry, Guinea.

 

 

 

Hands belonging to Mirko Fernandez, forensic anthropologist of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Lester (UNMIT), examining the human bones and skull found on a beach.

Archaeologists in Norway have found what could potentially be an 8,000-year-old human skull – which contains traces of brain matter. The finding at a site in Stokke, Vestfold, could shed light on life in the Stone

BRICS' heads of state, from left, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, China's President Hu Jintao and South Africa's President Jacob Zuma pose for photos at the G-20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, June 18, 2012.

Reuters FORTALEZA, BRAZIL — A summit of the BRICS group of emerging market countries will abstain from criticizing Russia‘s recent actions inUkraine, Brazilian officials said, a diplomatic victory for President Vladimir Putin. The summit

William Hague

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s high-profile foreign minister,William Hague, is leaving his job, the government said Monday — a surprise announcement that precedes a major shakeup of the Conservative-led administration. Prime Minister David Cameron‘s office
photo: Creative Commons / Chatham House

tinians inspect a house which police said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip on July 8, 2014.

Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling Followingglobal trends and international pressures, Israeli political and military leaders have been forced to reconfigure their strategic and tactical responses to their brutal containment and policing
photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb

A Palestinians with waits to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on June 18, 2014. Egyptian authorities partially reopened Rafah border crossing, Gaza's main window to the world, on Tuesday for two days, Palestinian border officials said. Since the overthrow of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi in July 2013, the authorities have largely kept the crossing closed, only opening it partially for limited periods of time, on humanitarian grounds. Photo by Ahmed Deeb / WN

CAIRO — Egypt presented a cease-fire plan Monday to end a week of heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has left at least 185 people dead. The proposal marked the most serious attempt yet by international mediators
photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., talks on a phone in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 in Washington.

VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday he had a good meeting with his Iranian counterpart and a seniorEuropean Union official over Tehran‘s nuclear programme ahead of a July 20 deadline for an agreement. “We are
photo: AP / Alex Brandon

The Tie Dye", national flag of The State of Bir Tawil.

An Abingdon, Virginia man claimed a kingdom so his daughter could be a princess. Jeremiah Heaton, who has three children, recently trekked across the Egyptian desert to a small, mountainous region between Egyptand Sudan called Bir Tawil. MORE NEWS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philippines braces for floods from tropical storm

14 Jul 2014

 

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines was bracing for possible floods and landslides as a tropical storm continued to strengthen Monday as it moved closer to the country’s eastern seaboard. Tropical Storm Rammasun was expected to intensify into a typhoon before making landfall Tuesday morning… 

Philippines braces for floods from tropical storm
photo: AP / Pat Roque

 

 

Germany's Philipp Lahm (16) raises the trophy after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina

Germany‘s players pose with the World Cup trophy after the final match between Germany and Argentina of 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Estadiodo Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 13, 2014. Germany won 1-0 over Argentina after 120
photo: AP / Martin Meissner

Egyptian soldiers keep guard on the border between Egypt and Rafah in southern Gaza Strip, on July 8, 2013. A series of attacks on security checkpoints in the North Sinai towns of Sheikh Zuweid and El Arish close to Egypt's border with Israel and Gaza, where one soldier was killed. The Rafah border crossing with Egypt and Gaza remained closed since Friday. Photo by Ahmed Deeb / WN

VOA News One security officer and seven others were killed in two successive explosions around security areas in Egypt‘s Sinai region, near the border with Israel, the Interior Ministry and security officials said. Egypt
photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb

File - Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks at the launch of “Free & Equal”, a global public education campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, 26 July, 2013.

Desmond Tutu has said he would support assisted dying for the terminally ill. Writing in The Observer he said he reveres “the sanctity of life but not at any cost”. He also suggested that prolonging the life of Nelson Mandela had been an
photo: UN / Casey Crafford

Palestinians inspect a house which police said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip on July 8, 2014. Israeli aircraft carried out a massacre of the family of Khan Younis Kaware resulted in the deaths of seven people and wounding 25 others seriously injured, including women and children. Photo by Ahmad Deeb / WN

London, July 12: Even as Israel, Hamas continue to remain defiant and the death toll increased to 151, western countries will hold a meeting inVienna on Sunday to on how to ceasefire in Gaza. Britain, US, France and Germanywill meet in Vienna where
photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb

Indian paramilitary troopers patrol during restrictions in  Srinagar on July 4, 2014. India's Narendra Modi faces a hostile welcome as he makes his first visit as prime minister to Kashmir, where he has angered some with his apparent desire to curb the region's autonomy. The trip by Modi, 63, has provoked a sharp reaction from influential separatist groups which have called for a general strike to protest Indian rule over the restive Himalayan area.

JAMMU: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire agreement along the International Border in Jammu & Kashmir
photo: WN / Imran Nissar

Netherlands' Robin van Persie gives supporters the thumbs-up after their 3-0 victory over Brazil

BRASILIA, BRAZIL — Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday. With the result, the Netherlands finishes a World Cup unbeaten
photo: AP / Natacha Pisarenko

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terrific World Cup ends with marquee final

Full ArticleThe Miami Herald 

13 Jul 2014

 

RIO DE JANEIRO – The World Cup ends Sunday with a marquee match-up,Argentina against Germany, and host Brazil rushing to be ready for an even bigger logistical challenge: the 2016 Olympics. As the winning captain, either Argentina forward Lionel Messi or Germany defender Philipp Lahm will hold aloft the most recognized trophy in sports in front… 

German players stretch during a training session of Germany in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Germany faces Argentina for the 2014 soccer World Cup Final on Sunday.

 

 

Palestinians inspect a house which police said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip on July 8, 2014. Israeli aircraft carried out a massacre of the family of Khan Younis Kaware resulted in the deaths of seven people and wounding 25 others seriously injured, including women and children. Photo by Ahmad Deeb / WN

London, July 12: Even as Israel, Hamas continue to remain defiant and the death toll increased to 151, western countries will hold a meeting inVienna on Sunday to on how to ceasefire in Gaza. Britain, US, France and Germanywill meet in Vienna where
photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb

Indian paramilitary troopers patrol during restrictions in  Srinagar on July 4, 2014. India's Narendra Modi faces a hostile welcome as he makes his first visit as prime minister to Kashmir, where he has angered some with his apparent desire to curb the region's autonomy. The trip by Modi, 63, has provoked a sharp reaction from influential separatist groups which have called for a general strike to protest Indian rule over the restive Himalayan area.

JAMMU: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire agreement along the International Border in Jammu & Kashmir
photo: WN / Imran Nissar

Netherlands' Robin van Persie gives supporters the thumbs-up after their 3-0 victory over Brazil

BRASILIA, BRAZIL — Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday. With the result, the Netherlands finishes a World Cup unbeaten
photo: AP / Natacha Pisarenko

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, Anwar ul-Haq Ahadi, Abdullah Abdullah

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — Afghanistan?s two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential election and, whoever the victor, a national unity government. The deal, brokered by U.S.
photo: Creative Commons / Employee of the U.S. State Department

Secretary of State John Kerry and Afghan President Hamid Karzai walk down a flight of stairs at the end of their bilateral meeting before a news conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Monday, March 25, 2013.

Kerry spent much of the past two days meeting with Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani and his opponent, former Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, to discuss a way forward after controversy greeted last Monday’s announcement that Ghani had
photo: AP / Jason Reed

A Palestinian woman grieves after her home was destroyed by Israeli warplanes in Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip on July 8, 2014. Israeli aircraft carries out a reported massacre of a family in Khan Younis Kaware after shells hit a home with seven people. The attack wounds 30 others seriously injured, including women and children. Photo by Ahmad Deeb / WN

Eight Palestinians have died in fresh Israeli raids on the Gaza Strip and two explosions have been heard in the Jerusalem area, according to reports. Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf al Qudra told AFP the eight were killed in Gaza City, central
photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb

The cruise ship Costa Concordia leans on its side, after it ran aground off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.

Travel deals GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy - (AP) – Italian authorities say work to float the shipwrecked Costa Concordia so it can be towed away for scrapping can start Monday, weather-permitting. The cruise liner struck a reef when it came too close to
photo: AP / Gregorio Borgia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anxiety grips Lebanon following blasts, arrests

Full ArticleSan Francisco Chronicle 

12 Jul 2014

 

BEIRUT (AP) — The roadblocks and sandbags are back, cafes and hotels are nearly empty and many of the tourists are gone. Anxiety is gripping Lebanon following a spate of suicide bombings, and an ongoing security sweep targeting militants — some of them who had been staying in four-star Beirut hotels — has triggered a wave of cancellations of hotel… 

In this Wednesday, June 25, 2014, file photo, Lebanese army soldiers take their positions outside the Duroy hotel where a suicide bomber blew himself up in his room, in Beirut, as Lebanese security forces raided the premises.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan walks before a ceremony outside his office in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011.

ANKARA (Turkey): Turkey’s president on Friday called onIsrael to halt its offensive on the Gaza Strip and not to carry out a ground incursion, while the prime minister said there can be no normalizing of Turkish-Israeli ties as long as Israel’s
photo: AP / Burhan Ozbilici

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, second left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, third right, attend talks on Iran's nuclear program in Geneva on Friday Nov. 22, 2013.

Business Politics Print this story Jul 11, 2014 – 17:44 By FredrikDahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has taken preparatory action to start up a uranium conversion plant it needs to fulfil an interim nuclear agreement
photo: AP / Fabrice Coffrini

Palestinians inspect a house which police said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip on July 8, 2014. Israeli aircraft carried out a massacre of the family of Khan Younis Kaware resulted in the deaths of seven people and wounding 25 others seriously injured, including women and children. Photo by Ahmad Deeb / WN

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian death toll from Israel‘s massive air campaign in Gaza topped 100 people Friday as rockets fired by militants reached deeper into Israel — and for the first time in the fighting, struck from neighboring Lebanon. Gaza
photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb

In this photo taken Wednesday, March 5, 2014, a local resident holds Russian flag during a rally at a central square in Simferopol, Ukraine.

NEW Amnesty International report has highlighted the “hundreds” of abductions and incidents of torture by pro-Russian separatists inUkraine, and also criticised the excessive force used by government forces. Amnesty identifies the
photo: AP / Sergei Grits

File - Rescuers carry the body of one of the victims of a boat that sank off Java island after it was found washed ashore on a beach, in Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.

- With one boat carrying Sri Lankan asylum seekers sent back and a second stuck in legal limbo on the high seas, Australia finds itself in uncharted waters on the divisive issue of refugees. Conservative Prime MinisterTony Abbott swept the fractured
photo: AP

Thai soldiers stand guard in front of Marble Temple in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, May 23, 2014 after Thai military staged a coup. Thailand's new military junta has announced that it has suspended the country's constitution.

Thailand’s military junta has hinted at the possibility of continuing martial law for the duration of the interim charter, which is expected to last about a year, media reports said today. General Paiboon Kumchaya, assistant army chief and head
photo: AP / Sakchai Lalit

ON A COURSE OF CONTINUING ESCALATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

Germany tells top U.S. spy official to leave the country

11 Jul 2014

 

July 11, 2014 — Updated 0732 GMT (1532 HKT) (CNN) – Germany‘s government has asked America‘s top spy chief stationed in the country to leave. It’s a punitive gesture usually reserved for adversarial nations in times of crisis and only very rarely for an ally, particularly a very close one. But allegations of American spying have seriously injured… 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares to answer questions after her speech at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

 

 

 

TO GO WITH STORY SLUGGED DOMINICAN AIDS VACCINE.- A doctor manipulates blood samples used for research in a Merck & Co. experimental vaccine against HIV in Santo Domingo, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006. Seventy-five Dominican prostitutes are among 3,000 people in eight countries testing the vaccine against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The women, who travel hours from the Dominican country side to be injected, do not know if they are receiving the experimental serum or a placebo. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Mississippi - A toddler thought to have been cured of HIV now has detectable levels of the virus in her blood, the child’s doctors and US health officials said on Thursday. The Mississippi child’s stunning story, first disclosed at a medical meeting
photo: AP / Ramon Espinosa

Canterbury Cathedral - England

Related Articles Church of England General Synod: women bishops campaigners praying for a breakthrough 11 Jul 2014 Church of England finally casts out Wonga 10 Jul 2014 Here is a selection of views from members of the General Synod on the eve of the
photo: GFDL / Hans Musil

Overhead signs which cut the speed limit on Britain's busiest motorway, the M25, to 60mph (96 kph) or 50mph (80 kph) when traffic builds up, in action after they were switched on Wednesday August 30, 1995 in west London. Induction loops buried beneath the road will measure the speed, flow and volume of traffic and from that a computer calculates the best speed for traffic on the heavily congested west side of the M25 - London's orbital motorway.

The air quality in some of the UK’s biggest cities is unlikely to meet EU standards before 2030, according to the government. Member states were supposed to meet targets on pollutants from diesel cars and trucks by 2010. The nitrogen dioxide
photo: AP / Tim Ockenden

Black smoke rises following an Israeli air strike on the Gaza International Airport in Rafah, southern Gaza, on July 7, 2014. Israeli air strikes on Gaza killed eight Palestinian militants, after tunnels collapsed in Rafah.

JERUSALEM — Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday, hitting hundreds of Hamas targets. Palestinians reported that 16 people were killed in strikes that hit a home and a beachside cafe, and Israel’s missile defense system
photo: WN / Ahmed Deeb

File - Two Israeli soldiers stand next to Iron Dome missile defense system deployed in Ashkelon, southern Israel, Sunday, April 10, 2011.

Reuters JERUSALEM — Israel‘s Iron Dome interceptor has shot down some 90 percent of Palestinian rockets it engaged during this week’s surge of Gaza fighting, up from the 85 percent rate in the previous mini-war of2012Israeli and U.S.
photo: AP / Ariel Schalit

British actor Daniel Radcliffe arrives on the red carpet for the screening of Kill Your Darlings, as part of the 57th BFI London Film Festival, at a central London cinema, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.

Daniel Radcliffe is reportedly walking away from smoking as he plans to enter a treatment centre in order to ditch the filthy habit. The Harry Potter star previously overcame his problems with alcohol and now he’s taking the next steps to put
photo: AP / Jon Furniss

A US Predator unmanned drone armed with a missile stands on the tarmac of Kandahar military airport as Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke at a meeting with tribal leaders in Kandahar city, Afghanistan, Sunday June 13, 2010.

- At least six people have been killed in a US drone strike in the North Waziristan tribal area, where a Pakistani military operation against Taliban fighters is ongoing, intelligence sources told Al Jazeera. Two missiles were fired on a compound and
photo: AP / Massoud Hossaini, Pool

 

 

 

 

 

Will NASA’s Pluto Flyby in 2015 Reignite Planet Debate?

Full ArticleYahoo Daily News 

10 Jul 2014

 

The world will get its first good look at Pluto a little more than a year from now, possibly reigniting the debate over the object’s planetary status. In July 2015NASA‘sNew Horizons probe will fly by frigid and faraway Pluto, which was demoted to “dwarf planet” in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union. (Despite the..
 
Viewed from the top of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft destined for Pluto roars off the launch pad aboard an Atlas V rocket spewing flames and smoke, 19 January, 2006.

 

 

 

 

Messi on the road to greatness

10 Jul 2014

 

Sao Paulo - Lionel Messi can secure his place among the game’s greats with aWorld Cup triumph after Argentina defeated the Netherlands on penalties on Wednesday to reach the final. On Sunday at the Maracana stadium in Rio, Messi will come up against a Germany team that has ended his two previous attempts to bring his country a third World Cup… 

 
Argentina's Lionel Messi pumps his fists after Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie after extra time to advance to the finals after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.



Google Glass Camera ‘Controlled Using Mind’

10 Jul 2014

 

10 July 2014, 10:00 Google Glass Camera ‘Controlled Using Mind‘ Tweet A Google Glass app that claims to let people take photographs using their mind has been launched. The free open-source MindRDR software has been developed by Londonfirm This Place and lets users control the device using… 

Google Glass team members wear Google Glasses at a booth at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

 

 

 

A US Predator unmanned drone armed with a missile stands on the tarmac of Kandahar military airport as Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke at a meeting with tribal leaders in Kandahar city, Afghanistan, Sunday June 13, 2010.

- At least six people have been killed in a US drone strike in the North Waziristan tribal area, where a Pakistani military operation against Taliban fighters is ongoing, intelligence sources told Al Jazeera. Two missiles were fired on a compound and
photo: AP / Massoud Hossaini, Pool

oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Orlando, Florida - Oil that matches the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been found in the bodies of sickened fish, according to a team of Florida scientists who studied the oil’s chemical composition. “We matched up the
photo: AP / Patrick Semansky

Jordanian Foreign Minister and President of the United Nations Security Council Nasser Judeh , right, listens to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for restraint and an end to the new wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence in a blitz of phone calls Wednesday to their leaders and key players in the region, warning that the situation
photo: AP / Craig Ruttle

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis), Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, Quebec, Canada.

A class of pesticides linked to the catastrophic collapse of bee colonies has now been linked to declines in bird populations, according to a Dutchstudy. The researchers found a strong correlation between pesticide concentrations measured in surface
photo: Creative Commons / Cephas

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem Sunday, June 22, 2014. Israel's military says troops have shot dead one Palestinian, and a Palestinian medical official says another was killed, as the army searches for three missing teens and looks to dismantle the Islamic militant group Hamas. Meanwhile the military says a civilian vehicle has exploded near the Syrian frontier in the Golan Heights, and that there are several casualties.

photo: AP / Baz Ratner

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Cambridge, Md. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. The president said top priorities for Congress should be increasing the minimum wage and reforming immigration. Obama told a House Democratic retreat Friday that the party needs to stand up for the American dream of getting ahead.

July 09: President Barack Obama today said the US is committed to the goal of developing a “new model” of relations with China defined by increased practical cooperation and “constructive management” of differences. “The United States welcomes the
photo: AP / Jacquelyn Martin

Palestinians search the wreckage of vehicle following an Israeli air strike on it at the main road in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The Israeli military launched what could be a long-term offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday striking nearly 100 sites in Gaza and mobilizing troops for a possible ground invasion aimed at stopping a heavy barrage of rocket attacks against Israel.

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army on Wednesday intensified its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, striking Hamas sites and killing at least 8 people on the second day of a military operation it says is aimed at quenching rocket fire against
photo: AP / Adel Hana

 

 

 

Google’s Smartphone Technology Will Help NASA Robots Navigate The International Space Station

09 Jul 2014

 

See Also Google smartphones will take NASA astronaut robots from 2006 tech to the future of space travel, according to Reuters. Robots with the phones, armed with technology from Google’s augmented reality experiment Project Tango, are set to launch on July 11. The Android augmented androids are called SPHERES — short for Synchronized… 
NASA’s Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) equipped with a smartphone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brazil in shock after World Cup humiliation

Full ArticleBBC News 

09 Jul 2014

 

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has urged the country to bounce back after its catastrophic 7-1 World Cup defeat against Germany. “Like all Brazilians, I am very, very sad after the defeat. But we will not let ourselves be broken,” she tweeted. The coach of the… 

Brazil soccer fans cry as they watch their team lose 7-1 to Germany at a World Cup semifinal match on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Cambridge, Md. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. The president said top priorities for Congress should be increasing the minimum wage and reforming immigration. Obama told a House Democratic retreat Friday that the party needs to stand up for the American dream of getting ahead.

July 09: President Barack Obama today said the US is committed to the goal of developing a “new model” of relations with China defined by increased practical cooperation and “constructive management” of differences. “The United States welcomes the
photo: AP / Jacquelyn Martin

Palestinians search the wreckage of vehicle following an Israeli air strike on it at the main road in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The Israeli military launched what could be a long-term offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday striking nearly 100 sites in Gaza and mobilizing troops for a possible ground invasion aimed at stopping a heavy barrage of rocket attacks against Israel.

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army on Wednesday intensified its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, striking Hamas sites and killing at least 8 people on the second day of a military operation it says is aimed at quenching rocket fire against
photo: AP / Adel Hana

 spider - animal - arachnid (rt1)

Related Articles First Britons’ footprints found on Norfolkbeach 07 Feb 2014 Biggest dinosaur could walk but not run or tackle hills 31 Oct 2013Jurassic Park ruled out – dinosaur DNA could not survive in amber 12 Sep 2013 Most dinosaurs were
photo: WN

George Clooney-2 The Men Who Stare at Goats TIFF09

US actor George Clooney has accused the Daily Mail of “irresponsibility” after it claimed his fiancée’s mother opposes their marriage on religious grounds. The British tabloid, he said, had been “negligent” in
photo: Creative Commons / Michael Vlasaty

Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo, popularly known as "Jokowi", left, accompanied by his wife Iriana, casts his ballot during the presidential election in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. As the world's third-largest democracy began voting Wednesday to elect a new president, Indonesians are divided between two very different choices: a one-time furniture maker, Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, and a wealthy ex-army general with close links to former dictator Suharto, Prabowo Subianto.

JAKARTA, July 9 (Xinhua) — Indonesians on Wednesday went to polls to pick up their new president for the country. The voting started first in the eastern part of Indonesia at 08: 00 a.m. local time which is two hours earlier than the rest parts of
photo: AP / Dita Alangkara

Brazil's David Luiz prays after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany

Germany ended Brazil‘s FIFA World Cup dream with a sensational 7-1 semi-final victory as the hosts capitulated in Belo Horizonte. Shorn of injured playmaker Neymar, who suffered a fractured vertebra in the quarter-final against Colombia, and
photo: AP / Frank Augstein

View of the Rio Grande from Overlook Park, White Rock, New Mexico. The United States and Mexico share the water of the river under a series of agreements administered by the International Boundary and Water Commission,US-Mexico

The White House says it’s asking Congress for $3.7 billion to address the humanitarian crisis along the border with MexicoThe statement said the funds would cover domestic enforcement, repatriation and reintegration of migrants, transportation
photo: Creative Commons / Andreas F. Borchert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Israel launches further air strikes on Gaza and warns of ground attack

08 Jul 2014

 

Israel has launched what could be a long-term offensive against the Hamas-ruledGaza Strip, the military said, striking at least 50 sites in Gaza by air and sea and mobilizing troops for a possible ground invasion in order to quell rocket attacks on Israel. The army said its offensive, dubbed “Operation Protective Edge,” is aimed at striking Hamas… 

A Palestinians inspect the site of an Israeli air strike in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on July 6, 2014.

 

 

 Madonna attends a news conference to promote her newest album, "Confessions On A Dance Floor." in Tokyo on Dec. 7, 2005. Television host Oprah Winfrey was scheduled to tape an interview with Madonna on Tuesday. Oct. 24. 2006, about the pop sing

Madonna has appeared for jury service in New York but was relieved to avoid “creating a distraction” for the court. The pop star spent two hours waiting in a separate room from other prospective jurors, but was not
photo: AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

Conservative Party leader David Cameron addresses the Ulster Unionist Party conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008.

According to Reuters, there has been no evidence to substantiate the claims of a child sex abuse conspiracy within the political sphere yet. The key piece of evidence is a large file that contained major allegations. That file, according to IBT, was
photo: AP / Peter Morrison

A poor girl and child begging for food -Beggars-Poverty-India

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photo: WN / Sayali Santosh Kadam

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, answer questions during a news conference in Dresden, Germany, Friday, June 5, 2009.

Berlin stepped up pressure on Monday on Washington over allegations that a German intelligence service employee spied for the United States, with Chancellor Angela Merkel saying the case threatened to undermine trust between the two allies. “If
photo: AP / Gero Breloer

Japan braces for Typhoon Neoguri

A powerful typhoon forced Japanese authorities to cancel flights and urge more than 100,000 people to evacuate their homes on Tuesday as the storm threatened to bring torrential rain and high winds to Japan’s southern islands. Typhoon Neoguri
photo: WN / RTayco

A man watches a movie on a Samsung Electronics's product at a showroom of its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.

SAO PAULO — Thieves raided a Samsung electronics factory in Brazil during the night shift early Monday, subdued workers and guards, and made off with about $36 million worth of cellphones and computers. Heavily armed men captured eight plant
photo: AP / Lee Jin-man

Barcelona Airport most of the traffic at Barcelona Airport is domestic and European, in which Spanair and Vueling have an operational base

If you’re flying anywhere later todaysorry. Two planes had a near-miss moment today at Barcelona‘s El Prat Airport, when one jet’s crew aborted their landing in order to avoid crashing into a passenger jet that appeared to be in its path on the
photo: Creative Commons / Halfalah

 

 

 

Scientists threaten to boycott €1.2bn Human Brain Project

07 Jul 2014

 

Researchers involved in European commission-funded initiative to simulate human brain complain of ‘substantial failures’ Many researchers refused to join on the grounds that it was too premature to attempt a simulation of the entire human brain. PhotographSebastian Kaulitzki /Alamy The world‘s largest project to unravel the mysteries of the human… 

File - In this July 29, 2013 photo, a researcher holds a human brain in a laboratory at Northwestern University's cognitive neurology and Alzheimer's disease center in Chicago.

 

 

 

 

Mohammed Abu Khdeir murder: Mother speaks out after six Israeli men arrested for ‘nationalistic’ killing

06 Jul 2014

 

Israeli police arrested six men on Sunday on suspicion of the murder of aPalestinian teenager who was abducted as he walked to a mosque for dawn prayers. The men are Jewish and were arrested in their homes in Beit Shemesh,Jerusalem and the settlement of Adam, a short drive from the site of the abduction.Mohammed Abu Khdeir, 16, was abducted last… 

Palestinians carry the body of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem on Friday, July 4, 2014.

 

 

Women attend a demonstration calling on the government to rescue the kidnapped schoolgirls of the Chibok secondary school, in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram, from a video posted by the group. Photo: AP Maiduguri: More than 60 women and girls abducted last month by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria have escaped their captors, sources say.
photo: AP / Sunday Alamba

General Counsel Jeh Johnson delivers the keynote address for the Pentagon Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender Pride Month event at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., June 26, 2012. (DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley)

VOA News U.S. officials say travelers heading to the United States from some overseas airports will be required to power on cell phones, laptop computers and other
photo: US Navy / Chad J. McNeeley

Roger Federer of Switzerland, right, shakes hands with Novak Djokovic of Serbia after losing a semifinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011.

LONDON — Roger Federer already had saved one matchpoint in the Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic, and had won four games in a row in the fourth set. As both players sat on the sideline during the changeover before Federer was going to
photo: AP / Matt Slocum

ski station at the mall of the emirates in Dubai, UAE, November 2007

The Fashion Dome at Mall of the EmiratesDubai is launching a project to build an entertainment and hotel district that will include the world’s largest shopping mall, the Emirate’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, said. Plans for the
photo: WN / Guillaume Poulet-Mathis

Humpback Whale

Experts have found that when it comes to the ecosystems in the oceans, the main engineers are the whales. According to the Press Trust of India, a study believes that when it comes to the earth’s oceans, how the globe’s carbon is stored
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File - Nigeria troops man a checkpoint in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Wednesday, Sept, 28. 2011. Security forces have arrested a commander of a radical Muslim sect known as Boko Haram, who allegedly ordered various sectarian killings in the northeastern city.

MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) – Nigeria’s military said on Saturday that it had killed 53 fighters from the Islamist Boko Haram group when it repelled an attack on a military base in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa. A statement from defence
photo: AP / Sunday Alamba

Netherlands' goalkeeper Tim Krul saves the last penalty kick during the World Cup quarterfinal

Costa Rica was supposed to have gone home a long time ago. Before Brazil, it had qualified for only three World Cups, making it out of the group stage only once. It was no better then the third-best qualifier from its own region. But on Saturday it
photo: AP / Hassan Ammar

 

 

 

Kvitova conquers Wimbledon again

Full ArticleSTL Today 

06 Jul 2014

 

LONDON • Petra Kvitova plays so much better at the All England Club than anywhere else, and now she owns two championships to prove it. In one of the most dominant performances in a women’s final at Wimbledon, the sixth-seeded Kvitovaof the Czech Republic overpowered and overwhelmed 13th-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada 6-3, 6-0 in only 55… 

 
Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic holds the trophy as she poses for photographs after winning the women's singles final defeating Eugenie Bouchard of Canada at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday, July 5, 2014.

Humpback Whale

Experts have found that when it comes to the ecosystems in the oceans, the main engineers are the whales. According to the Press Trust of India, a study believes that when it comes to the earth’s oceans, how the globe’s carbon is stored
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File - Nigeria troops man a checkpoint in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Wednesday, Sept, 28. 2011. Security forces have arrested a commander of a radical Muslim sect known as Boko Haram, who allegedly ordered various sectarian killings in the northeastern city.

MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) – Nigeria’s military said on Saturday that it had killed 53 fighters from the Islamist Boko Haram group when it repelled an attack on a military base in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa. A statement from defence
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Netherlands' goalkeeper Tim Krul saves the last penalty kick during the World Cup quarterfinal

Costa Rica was supposed to have gone home a long time ago. Before Brazil, it had qualified for only three World Cups, making it out of the group stage only once. It was no better then the third-best qualifier from its own region. But on Saturday it
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Sloviansk, Donetsk oblast, Ukraine, during the Sloviansk standoff. The author of this photo, Aleksandr Sirota, visited his parents in the city on Easter holidays.

KIEV - Ukrainian troops have regained control over the eastern city of Sloviansk, a stronghold kept by militants for months, the Ukrainian presidential press service said Saturday. Militants who had come under an overnight mortar fire of
photo: Creative Commons / Aleksandr Sirota

Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Environmentalists have accused Commonwealth Gamesorganisers of reneging on promises to create low emission zones around venues.Glasgow 2014 has been recognised for efforts to reduce carbon emissions, waste and promote healthy living. But Friends of

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File - Ahmad Chalabi, Member of the Iraqi Governing Council (left, front), and Abdul Aziz al-Hakim (right, front), Member of the Iraqi Governing Council, at today's three-way talks, 19 January, 2004.

Ahmad Chalabi visiting a refugee camp in Mosul: ‘He is a consummate puppet master.’ PhotographBoris Niehaus/Demotix/Corbis He was a presidential patron, then a pariah; an alleged fraud, then an economic saviour. And, perhaps more remarkably, he was
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Neymar injury: Brazil’s World Cup dream suffers setback

05 Jul 2014

 

Fortaleza‘s Avenida Beira Mar was alive with the sounds of Brazil‘s celebrations after they took another step towards the 2014 Fifa World Cup final – but there was no mistaking the Neymar effect. The road that sweeps around the front of this picturesque north-eastern coastal location was populated with fans torn between the joy of… 

Brazil's Neymar screams out after being fouled during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ukraine claims rebels flushed from main stronghold

05 Jul 2014

 

Relentless shelling and sniper fire have since killed more than 470 people and leftWestern leaders frustrated by repeated mediation failures. A pro-Russian fighter stands guard at a checkpoint . AP Ukraine’s interior minister said on Saturday that most pro-Russian rebels and their top commander had fled their main eastern stronghold in what… 

A woman cries near her burning house after shelling in the city of Slovyansk, Donetsk Region, eastern Ukraine, Monday, June 30, 2014. Residential areas came under shelling on Monday morning from government forces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles to the media as she arrives at Hillsborough Castle, Northern Ireland, Monday, June, 23, 2014. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Northern Ireland for the beginning of a three day visit.

Queen Elizabeth has smashed a bottle of whisky against Britain’s biggest warship as she gave her name to the new aircraft carrier at a ceremony in Scotland. The 65,000-tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth is one of two carriers being built at a cost of
photo: AP / Peter Morrison



Overpass Collapses in World Cup City; at Least Two Dead

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04 Jul 2014

 

An unfinished overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least two people, emergency officials said.Television images showed the front of a passenger bus crushed by the
A woker walks up a ladder on a bridge that collapsed in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday, July 3, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hamas ‘to announce Gaza ceasefire’

04 Jul 2014

 

A ceasefire is due to be announced between Hamas and Israel following exchanges of fire along the border with the Gaza Strip, the BBC understands. A source with the militant Palestinian group said a truce had been brokered by Egyptian intelligenceofficials. Scores of rockets from Gaza have hit southern Israel in recent days and Israel has
A Palestinians inspect a chicken coop damaged in an Israeli air strike in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on June 25, 2014. The Israeli air force carried out 12 raids on the Gaza Strip overnight after militants fired more rockets at southern Israel, Palestinian security sources said.

 

 

Andy Coulson, former News of the World editor and the former spin doctor of British Prime Minister David Cameron, leaves the Central Criminal Court in London, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Coulson was convicted of phone hacking Tuesday.

David Cameron‘s former spin doctor, who faces up to two years in jail, among four ex-News of the World staff awaiting sentence Andy Coulson is expected to get a discount of several months off his sentence for previous good character. Photograph: Neil
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Insecure attachments and emotional eating: Childhood obesity and unhealthy foods

There’s an association between the parents’ insecure attachment and their child’s consumption of unhealthy foods. Could your relationship with your mom increase your child’s chances of obesity? Perhaps the quality of your attachment to both or either
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REPEATED FOR IMPROVED TONAL QUALITY- A medical worker from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers who are working on the Ebola outbreak in Uganda, works at their laboratory in Entebbe 42kms (29 miles) from the capital Kampala Thursday Aug. 2, 2012.

Red Cross workers carry the body of a woman who died of the Ebola virus during a 1995 outbreak in the CongoThe United Nations health agency said on Thursday it expected the worst Ebola outbreak in history to continue its deadly rampage through west
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Ghanaian soccer fans celebrating in the streets of Accra, Ghana, after their World Cup 2-1 win against the US, that was played in Germany on Thursday, June 22, 2006. The Black Stars advanced to the second round in its first World Cup appearance, beating the Czech Republic and the United States after an opening loss to Italy in Group E. Ghana, one of four African teams making its debut at the World Cup, is the only one still alive.

Despite earlier reports that trickled in that an Ebola case has been recorded in Ghana, the World Health Organization(WHO) has established that currently,
photo: AP / Olivier Asselin

A Palestinian youth throws stones at Israeli riot police, not seen, during a protest against Jewish settlements in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. Tensions regularly run high in Silwan, where a small group of Israeli settlers live in heavily guarded enclaves among thousands of Palestinian residents.

A protester throws a burning tire See Also Arab-Jewish tension in parts of Jerusalem was at fever pitch Thursday afternoon, three days after the funerals for three slain Israeli teens and a day after the alleged revenge killing of
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A woman harvests magic mushrooms in a grow room at the Procare farm in Hazerswoude, central Netherlands, Friday Aug. 3, 2007.

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists studying the effects of the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms have found the human brain displays a similar pattern of activity during dreams as it does during a mind-expanding drug trip. Psychedelic drugs such as
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Santos' soccer player Neymar, of Brazil, speaks during an event honoring him as best player in last season's Copa Libertadores soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday Nov. 24, 2011.

NEYMAR insisted that he is happy for Brazil to win ugly as long as it gets them past Colombia in Saturday morning’s (AESTWorld Cupquarter-final in Fortaleza. The occasional moment of genius from Neymar aside, Brazil have rarely sparkled at
photo: AP / Nelson Antoine

 

 

 

 

Fear and cash shortages hinder fight against Ebola outbreak

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03 Jul 2014

 

By Kwasi Kpodo ACCRA (Reuters) - West African states lack the resources to battle the world’s worst outbreak of Ebola and deep cultural suspicions about the disease remain a big obstacle to halting its spread, ministers said on Wednesday. The outbreak has killed 467 people in GuineaLiberia and Sierra Leone since February, making it the… 

Empty hospital beds are seen at Redemption hospital after nurses and patients fled the hospital due to Ebola deaths in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, June 17, 2014.



Iggy Pop gets Amnesty International apology

03 Jul 2014

 

Iggy Pop didn’t have a problem with Amnesty International‘s goals. He just didn’t like them using his image without permission. The organization’s Belgium office published a recent campaign using famous people making statements that were, supposedly, obtained through the use of torture. In the case of Iggy Pop, a picture of the singer, beaten and… 

Iggy Pop from Iggy and The Stooges performs at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London's Hyde Park, Friday, July 13, 2012.

 

 

 

Santos' soccer player Neymar, of Brazil, speaks during an event honoring him as best player in last season's Copa Libertadores soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday Nov. 24, 2011.

NEYMAR insisted that he is happy for Brazil to win ugly as long as it gets them past Colombia in Saturday morning’s (AESTWorld Cupquarter-final in Fortaleza. The occasional moment of genius from Neymar aside, Brazil have rarely sparkled at
photo: AP / Nelson Antoine

Giraffes - Animal - Environment / Wam2

Scientists have worked out the anatomical secret to giraffes’ long and spindly – but strong – legs. Researchers from the Royal Veterinary College(RVC) of London found that a supportive ligament is protected by a groove in the animals’
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FILE - In this April 5, 2013 file photo, Spain's Princess Cristina walks towards her office in Barcelona, Spain. A Spanish court has subpoenaed Princess Cristina, the daughter of Spain's King Juan Carlos, as a suspect of tax fraud and money laundering, the latest blow to the royal family's reputation. Palma de Mallorca court judge Jose Castro on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 ordered the 48-year-old princess to appear March 8 for questioning concerning investments and finances relating to her partnership with her husband Inaki Urdangarin in a firm called Aizoon.

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The sister of Spain‘s King Felipe, Princess Cristina, is appealing against charges in a tax fraud and money laundering case, court officials say. Lawyers for the princess say they are seeking to overturn the charges, which were formalised by a

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki speaks during the 32nd anniversary of the foundation of the Badr Organization in Baghdad, Iraq

VOA News BAGHDAD — Iraq‘s Prime Minister Nouri al-Malikisaid on Wednesday that he hoped to overcome the challenges blocking the formation of a new government, a day after the new parliament’s first session ended without agreement on top
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Susie Wolff-Scottish racing driver

2 July 2014 Last updated at 10:01 BST Scottish driver SusieWolff will become the first woman to take part in a Formula 1 race weekend session in 22 years when she takes to the track at Silverstone in free practice on Friday. She spoke to BBC
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Photo of an unidentified animal the Bigfoot Research Organization claims is a "juvenile Sasquatch"[46]

Alleged Bigfoot hair samples had believers of the mythical yeti monster clamoring to see whether science might prove Bigfoot does indeed exist. However, DNA testing this week has unfortunately made a discovery that is decidedly less interesting;
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Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., smiles during a news conference in San Francisco, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009.

Reuters — JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon has told the bank’s employees and shareholders he has been diagnosed with curable throat cancer, Dow Jones reported today. Dimon said the cancer was caught quickly and is confined and that he will
photo: AP / Paul Sakuma

 

 

 

Europe’s Top Human Rights Court Upholds French Ban on Muslim Veil

02 Jul 2014

 

VOA News The European Court of Human Rights has upheld France‘s ban on the Muslim burqa and other full-face… 
In this Friday, April 23, 2010 file photo, a 31-year-old French veiled woman, no name released, addresses the media in Nantes, western France.

 

 

 

Susie Wolff-Scottish racing driver

2 July 2014 Last updated at 10:01 BST Scottish driver SusieWolff will become the first woman to take part in a Formula 1 race weekend session in 22 years when she takes to the track at Silverstone in free practice on Friday. She spoke to BBC
photo: Creative Commons / AngMoKio

Photo of an unidentified animal the Bigfoot Research Organization claims is a "juvenile Sasquatch"[46]

Alleged Bigfoot hair samples had believers of the mythical yeti monster clamoring to see whether science might prove Bigfoot does indeed exist. However, DNA testing this week has unfortunately made a discovery that is decidedly less interesting;
photo: Creative Commons / ChubsterII (talk | contribs)

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., smiles during a news conference in San Francisco, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009.

Reuters — JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon has told the bank’s employees and shareholders he has been diagnosed with curable throat cancer, Dow Jones reported today. Dimon said the cancer was caught quickly and is confined and that he will
photo: AP / Paul Sakuma

The Mistral French amphibious assault ship/helicopter carrier/hospital ship docks on the Neva River in downtown St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, with one of the city landmarks, St. Isaac's Cathedral, in the background

Reuters MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin accused theUnited States on Tuesday of using fines against French banks to “blackmail” Parisinto calling off its sale of Mistral warships to Russia as punishment for
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The General Motors headquarters is seen in Detroit, Thursday, July 9, 2009.

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 6.8 million model-year 1997-2014 vehicles, including 1997-05 Chevrolet Malibu and 2000-05 Impala and Monte Carlo sedans; 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue and 1999-2004 Alero sedans; 1999-2005
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New Zealand's batsman Lou Vincent, right, survives a run out as Pakistan's bowler Mohammad Asif, left, and umpire Daryl Harper of Australia, center, looks on during their Semi Finals of the Twenty20 World Championship cricket match against Pakistan at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007.

Wellington - The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced a life ban on disgraced former New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent on Tuesday, just hours after the player admitted he was a “cheat” and had shamed his country and the sport
photo: AP / Themba Hadebe

Oprah Winfrey arrives at the Oprah Winfrey Network Television Critics Association 2011 Winter Press Tour Cocktail Reception in Pasadena, Calif. on Thursday, Jan 6, 2011.

Beyonce proves to be an unstoppable force, with the diva incredibly bumping off talk show legend Oprah Winfrey from the number one spot to be crowned the world’s most powerful celebrity. On the Celebrity 100 list compiled by Forbes magazine, Beyonce
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VIOLENCE ERUPTS AFTER UKRAINE CEASEFIRE ENDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indian media: ‘Space diplomacy’ in South Asia

01 Jul 2014

 

Media in India welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s pitch for a regional satellite to benefit South Asian nations. During a speech on the launch of a commercial rocket, Mr Modi urged Indian scientists to develop a satellite that provides services to countries in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) region. “Today… 
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks after the successful launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C23) in Sriharikota, India, Monday, June 30, 2014.

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