NEWS HIGHLIGHTSCuba's former leader says offer not aimed at ending animosity with US but needed in the interests of "world peace". ( 19-Oct-2014 )
Catholic bishops failed to approve even a watered-down section on ministering to homosexuals that had encouraged welcoming them with respect and delicacy. Paragraphs concerning divorce and remarriage also failed to pass.
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Second Ebola-infected nurse ID'd; flew domestic flight day before diagnosis. The latest Texas health worker infected with Ebola is Amber Vinson, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, one of her relatives said on Wednes...
Hackers hold 7 million Dropbox passwords ransom. Dropbox denies it has been compromised as hackers leak hundreds of passwords online and threaten to release millions more.
Economists are scaling back forecasts for the global economy. Risks have risen, but that doesn't mean worst-case scenarios will transpire.
Markets Fall Further As Global Weakness Hits. Investors remain jittery as the latest signals on the state of the global economy inspire little confidence in a recovery ahead.
Markets Slash Losses, Recovering From Lows; Dow Closes Down 173 Points Stocks Recover Some Losses in Hectic Session; Netflix Plunges After-Hours
In a nailbiter of a session, stocks pare heavy losses by Wednesday's close to regain a yearly increase.
4 Shocking Things Mighty Walmart Just Told Its Weary Investors
Walmart's 21st annual meeting with analysts and investors shared some shocking details. Brian Sozzi reports.
BERLIN (AP) — Hamburger SV drew 1-1 with Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Sunday but was left to rue missed chances as it remained in the relegation zone.Associated Press
Would You Eat Fukushima Soup? The all-consuming world of Frieze Art Fair
American farmers plant soybean seeds coated in pesticides linked to the mass die-off of honeybees on about a third of the 77 million acres that grow the crop in the United States. Now a new study from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined just how effective seeds treated with the…
Humble Spud Poised to Launch a World Food Revolution - Dutch team pioneering development of crops fed by sea water. The salt-tolerant potato is "a game changer. We don’t see salination as a problem, we see it as an opportunity.&quo;
Russian scientists dismiss US company's statement on thermonuclear fusion breakthrough Non-political. The company claims that in the next decade it will present a commercial sample of a compact thermonuclear reactor
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"Typhoon exited Japan over Fukushima" — Half foot of rain recorded around nuclear plant — Fukushima Worker: There’s no choice but to pray more radioactive material does not spread into ocean… That’s the reality of the situation we are facing (PHOTOS)
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We have just received reports that United Kingdom is sending 3000 soldiers in Sierra Leone for a sole purpose of controlling road blocks.
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Colorado prison officials waited nearly a year and a half to report the death of inmate Christopher Lopez to health officials. Here is the video of his death, where guards make fun of him while he has seizures, heavy breathing, and dies with his face to ...
Biden son booted from Navy. What's the backstory? (+video). Hunter Biden, the vice president's son, reportedly tested positive for cocaine last year, after beginning the process of joining the military in 2012. A few Biden family biographical notes might be apropos here.
Disabled Russian ship being towed away from Haida Gwaii
The Canadian Coast Guard has attached a line to a disabled Russian vessel carrying hundreds of tonnes of fuel and is towing it away from Haida Gwaii. Three tugboats are on their way to assist in the operation.
News Alert Canada's inflation rate dips to 2% in September: StatsCan
City staff dismantling Oppenheimer camp
Workers are now starting to take down the remaining tents at the park, as Vancouver Police stand guard. The court-ordered eviction deadline was 10 p.m. yesterday, but many campers stayed there overnight.
North Korea leader Kim is still in charge, has leg injury: source. By Benjamin Kang Lim and James Pearson BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in firm control of his government but hurt his leg taking part in a military drill, a source with access to the secretive North's leadership said, playing down speculation over the 31-year-old's… Reuters
War against Isis: US strategy in tatters as militants march on World View: American-led air attacks are failing. Jihadis are close to taking Kobani, in Syria – and in Iraq western Baghdad is now under serious threat'
South African civil society has happily drunk the cool aid in tacitly agreeing to cut salaries and de-professionalise their own organisations. While donors don't blink at financing international NGOs to recruit highly qualified fundraisers, researchers and project designers, local civil society has allowed them to drive salaries and operational costs forever lower turning our organisations into largely bankrupt, mute and cheap service delivery organisations. Call it the Walmart approach, but funding from donors pretty much embodies the principle of keeping the supplier on the verge of bankruptcy to ensure uncritical compliance. Read more
October 20, 2014 Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82 The fashion legend, whose fashion designs were worn by film stars, royal figures and First Ladies, died after a battle with cancer
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Queen Rania of Jordan paid a short visit to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates,
where she participated in the “Investing In the Future” conference (IIF MENA) which was held for refugee children in the MENA region. The Queen addressed the audience during the opening ceremony and highlighted the problems facing the refugees and their hosting communities. Her Majesty noted that “the year 2014 has witnessed the largest human displacement; one disaster Continue reading →