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Whoa. Hello Kitty is NOT a cat
2014-08-28 14:35:31
Six simple words have sent Hello Kitty lovers into a spin.

Missing American hiker's body found in Israeli forest
2014-08-28 14:32:26
A body found in a Jerusalem-area forest is that of missing American Aaron Sofer, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Thursday.

CNN Exclusive: At ISIS boys' camp, beheadings, crucifixion
2014-08-28 14:30:55
Beheadings, stonings, crucifixion. These are atrocities children witness at an ISIS camp for children in Syria, a 13-year-old boy tells CNN.

Isis claims mass execution in Syria
2014-08-28 14:23:48
ISIS militants have torched oil wells near Mosul, Iraq, in an apparent attempt to cover their movements as Kurdish Peshmerga forces push closer to their positions, a Kurdish official said Thursday.

Ukraine: 'This is a full-scale invasion'
2014-08-28 14:21:48
A top Ukrainian army officer says a "full-scale invasion" of his country is under way, as one U.S. official says up to 1,000 Russian troops have crossed the border and NATO satellite images "show Russian troops."

CNN goes inside North Korea
2014-08-28 13:40:17
It is exceedingly rare for Western journalists to be allowed inside the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) -- commonly known as North Korea. It is even less common for an American reporter to visit this reclusive nation, home to nearly 25 million people who are essentially isolated from the rest of the world.

Is this the secret to immortality?
2014-08-28 13:23:43
This jellyfish has an amazing ability to rejuvenate. Does it hold the key to immortality?

CNN speaks to British jihadi fighter
2014-08-28 09:12:03
CNN's Atika Shubert speaks exclusively to two jihadis about the global reaction to the killing of James Foley.

Young medical pioneers
2014-08-28 08:05:23
Dr Sanjay Gupta finds out how curiosity was the key ingredient to unlocking the potential of four young medical pioneers.

Immunotherapy saved her
2014-08-28 08:04:37
Four years ago Tom and Kari Whitehead knew nothing about the battle raging within their daughter's body.

Key points in Israel-Gaza truce
2014-08-28 08:00:19
Fifty days of fighting. Thousands of rocket attacks and airstrikes. And a number of failed cease-fire agreements.

Dining with sharks?
2014-08-28 07:57:34
Table? Check? Food? Check. Wine? Check. Shark? Eh, check!

1,400 children trafficked in UK
2014-08-28 07:46:10
Hundreds of children have been systematically raped, beaten and sex trafficked in a northern English town for more than 12 years. And it is still going on, a government commissioned report says.

Death toll passes 1,550 as Ebola outbreak accelerates, says WHO
2014-08-28 07:45:20
The Ebola outbreak "continues to accelerate" in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people so far, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

New French government announced
2014-08-28 07:42:54
A new French government was announced Tuesday, one day after it dissolved amid turmoil among top ministers.

China's aviation growing pains
2014-08-28 07:42:37
It was 2 a.m. on a stormy summer morning.

World's biggest record collection
2014-08-28 07:41:11
Strolling between shelves crammed with his records, Zero Freitas pauses and finds another piece of music that he just must take home.

Partying on plane to Cuba lands 2 women in Canadian jail
2014-08-28 07:31:54
Airborne for white, sandy beaches, turquoise Cuban waters and swaying palms, two women apparently broke out their duty-free booze on Wednesday and partied hearty in a passenger jet bathroom.

Did MH370 turn south earlier?
2014-08-28 07:24:47
It's another small sliver of information in the expanse of mystery surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Why retailer pulled this shirt
2014-08-28 07:08:35
Spanish fashion retailer Zara has apologized for selling a striped T-shirt bearing a yellow star that drew criticism for its resemblance to uniforms worn by Jewish concentration camp inmates.

My 'chance encounter with the Taliban'
2014-08-28 06:29:11
Former Jihadist Mubin Shaikh shares details of his radicalization and recruitment into a terror group

ISIS terror on the French Riviera
2014-08-28 05:56:04
In a raid on a luxury apartment in France, agents caught Ibrahim Boudina, a French-Algerian man they say brought Syrian-schooled terror to Europe.

Police: Girl attacked, buried alive in India
2014-08-28 03:56:36
Police are looking for a couple suspected of attacking and then burying alive a six-year-old girl in an Indian village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

Turbulent times for ailing Qantas after record loss
2014-08-28 00:55:52
Australia's ailing flag carrier was sent into a tailspin Thursday, as the airline reported its biggest ever loss.

U.N. Security Council passes Libya resolution over secret airstrikes
2014-08-27 20:08:33
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution on Libya on Wednesday that calls for an immediate ceasefire and includes sanctions for those involved in violence there.

Colombia frees Escobar hit man, aka Popeye, who killed hundreds
2014-08-27 18:07:32
John Jairo Velasquez -- the top hit man for notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar in the '80s, known in Colombia as the "narcoterrorism era" -- is a free man for the first time in 22 years.

Ebola outbreak: 'It's even worse than I'd feared'
2014-08-27 14:26:04
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected more than 2,600 and killed nearly 1,500.

Does Britain have a jihadi problem?
2014-08-27 14:20:18
"Any attempt by you, Obama, to deny the Muslims their rights of living in safety under the Islamic caliphate will result in the bloodshed of your people" may have been the last words James Foley ever heard.

Al Qaeda band takes Syria-Israel crossing
2014-08-27 14:14:54
Militants battling the Syrian government seize control of a border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The takeover represents a new dynamic in a war threatening to widen into a destabilizing regional conflict.

Why we are all in our own bubble
2014-08-27 13:57:35
Ever feel like you're living in a bubble? You are. Our whole solar system is, say space scientists, who published work last month corroborating its existence. And, oh, what a bubble it is! 300 light years long. And about a million degrees hot.

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SCO Troops in Final Stage of Peace Mission 2014 Exercise
2014-08-29 01:45:00
Military units from Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are in the final stage of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization?s (SCO) joint anti-terrorist exercise Peace Mission 2014.

US Lawyers Seek to Improve Prison Conditions for Russian Citizen Seleznev
2014-08-29 01:44:00
The defense of Russian citizen Roman Seleznev, accused of cyber fraud in the United States, will once again appeal to change his imprisonment regime from special to general early next week, the Russian Consul General told RIA Novosti.

Half of Syrian Population Displaced, Refugees Number Over 3Mln ? UNHCR
2014-08-29 01:25:00
More than 3 million people have become refugees as violence in Syria rages on, and over half of the country?s population has been displaced since the crisis began three years ago, the UN?s refugee agency said in a statement Friday.

Russian Scientists Confirm Theory Supernova Stars Have Thermonuclear Origin
2014-08-29 01:19:00
Astrophysicists from the Moscow-based Space Research Institute (IKI) have confirmed the theory that Type Ia supernova stars emerge as a giant thermonuclear explosion of white dwarfs, in a study published by the Nature scientific journal.

Donetsk Prime Minister Vows Humanitarian Corridor for Besieged Ukrainian Troops
2014-08-29 00:51:00
The prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People?s Republic Alexander Zakharchenko said the republic?s militia would set up a humanitarian corridor for the surrounded Kiev forces provided they give up their weapons.

Libyan Government Resigns For Parliament to Form New Cabinet - Reports
2014-08-28 23:38:00
Libya?s interim government headed by Prime Minister Abdullah Thani has resigned to allow the new parliament to form a new cabinet, Reuters reported Friday citing a Libyan lawmaker.

NATO Confrontation With Russia Unlikely, Exercises Count for Everything - Analyst
2014-08-28 22:39:00
The threat of a NATO confrontation with Russia remains slim, but increased military exercises will count for everything, a retired US foreign policy and defense analyst told RIA Novosti.

US-NATO Talks of Building Capabilities in East Mostly Theater - Expert
2014-08-28 22:28:00
The public criticism of Russia by the United States and NATO discussions of increasing its Eastern front and its readiness capabilities are primarily theatre, a George Washington University professor of international affairs and expert in public attitudes toward war told RIA Novosti.

UN Under-Secretary-General Concerned by Spread of Fighting in Ukraine
2014-08-28 22:12:07
UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs shared the Secretary-General's concern over the expansion off the territory of the fighting in eastern Ukraine southward, he said at the UN Security Council.

Ebola Shows Global Aid Response Inadequate - Doctors Without Borders
2014-08-28 21:58:00
The spread of Ebola virus in West Africa has shown that the United Nations, aid groups and other actors were ill-equipped to halt the contagion, Brice de le Vingne from the charity Doctors Without Borders told RIA Novosti.

UN Security Council Demands Release of Peacekeepers Detained in Golan
2014-08-28 21:47:00
With dozens of UN peacekeepers, detained and restricted in their movement in the Golan Heights, the UN Security Council on Thursday issued a press statement condemning the incident.

Scottish Cabinet Out Of Touch With Local Views On Independence - Official
2014-08-28 21:37:00
The MPs and the British cabinet should have no place in the negotiating team that will lead talks with the British Government if residents back Scotland's independence in three weeks, a local community representative living in the constituency of the Secretary of State for Scotland told RIA Novosti.

UN Ban Ki-moon Concerned About Spread of Fighting in Ukraine after Minsk Talks
2014-08-28 21:26:38
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is concerned with the escalation of the Ukrainian crisis as the fighting in the east spreads toward the south of the Donetsk region, the organization said.

Reporters Without Borders Calls for Immediate Release of Andrei Stenin
2014-08-28 21:12:01
The Berlin office of the international press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders called on the immediate release of Andrei Stenin, photographer of the news agency Rossiya Segodnya, who has been missing in Ukraine since the beginning of the month.

Britain's Foreign Press Association Calls for Photographer Stenin's Release
2014-08-28 20:59:57
London's Foreign Press Association called on the release of Rossiya Segodnya news agency's photographer Andrei Stenin, missing in Ukraine, and reminded that journalists should be able to freely cover the events in eastern Ukraine.

Obama to Receive Poroshenko in Washington in September
2014-08-28 20:27:15
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko is expected to visit Washington in September, US President Barack Obama said.

Obama to Meet Poroshenko in Washington in September
2014-08-28 20:27:00
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko is expected to visit Washington in September, US President Barack Obama said.

Putin Calls on Ukraine's Authorities to Stop Military Action - Kremlin
2014-08-28 19:31:28
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has once again called on the Ukrainian authorities to stop military action in the east of the country and to sit down at a discussion table, the Kremlin said in a statement Friday.

Obama, Merkel Consider Additional Sanctions Against Russia
2014-08-28 19:25:36
US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agree that the United States and the European Union should consider imposing additional sanctions on Russia due to the situation in Ukraine, the White House said in a statement.

Russia Will Provide Humanitarian Aid to People of Eastern Ukraine ? Putin
2014-08-28 19:14:23
Russia can and will provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Donbass, suffering from a humanitarian crisis, the Kremlin quoted Russia?s President Vladimir Putin as saying in a statement Friday.

Putin Calls on Ukraine's Militia to Open Humanitarian Corridor for Besieged Servicemen
2014-08-28 19:06:00
Russia?s President Vladimir Putin urged the militia in Ukraine to open a humanitarian corridor to allow besieged Ukrainian servicemen to leave battle ground, the Kremlin said in a statement Friday.

US Not Taking Military Action to Resolve Ukrainian Problem ? Obama
2014-08-28 18:54:19
The United States does not plan military action to resolve the crisis in Ukraine and is not seeking military confrontation with Russia, US President Barack Obama said.

Russia?s UN Envoy Blames Escalation in Ukraine on Kiev?s War Against Own People
2014-08-28 18:45:17
Russia?s envoy to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, told the UN Security Council Thursday that the current escalation of hostilities in southeastern Ukraine is a result of Kiev?s war against its own people.

Moscow Ridicules NATO's Images of Alleged Russian Troops in Ukraine
2014-08-28 17:17:42
Moscow sees no sense in commenting on what NATO calls that it has satellite shots of Russian troops in Ukraine, Russia?s Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Thursday.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan
2014-08-28 15:11:00
Recep Tayyip Erdogan was inaugurated Turkey's president on Thursday after winning the country's first direct election.

Latvia?s Defense Ministry Sees No Heightened Military Threat From Russia
2014-08-28 14:45:03
Latvia does not believe the threat of a military conflict has increased, following Kiev?s claims of Russian intervention in eastern Ukraine?s Donetsk Region, Latvian Minister of Defense Raimonds Vejonis said Thursday.

Crimea?s Fate
2014-08-28 14:37:41

Poland Closes Consulate in Crimea?s Sevastopol
2014-08-28 14:37:40
Poland has decided to close its Consulate General in the Crimean city of Sevastopol, a ministry spokesman told RIA Novosti on Thursday.

Donetsk Leader: We Have Long Been Preparing Counter-Offensive for a Long Time
2014-08-28 14:24:37
After long preparations, forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics have finally launched a counter-offensive, Donetsk People?s Republic Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko said Thursday.

Donetsk Leader: We Have Been Preparing Counter-Offensive for a Long Time
2014-08-28 14:24:00
After long preparations, forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics have finally launched a counter-offensive, Donetsk People?s Republic Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko said Thursday.

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IS kills 160 Syrian soldiers in al-Raqqa: activists
2014-08-28 20:05:04
The Islamic State (IS) militants killed more than 160 Syrian soldiers who were captured by the terrorist group in the northern al-Raqqa province, according to activists' reports and online video footages published on Thursday.

Dutch police arrest Jihad recruiting suspects in The Hague
2014-08-28 20:03:56
Three citizens of The Hague have been arrested for allegedly recruiting for jihad in Syria and Iraq and inciting hatred, the Dutch Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday.

Britain issues travel warning for Sierra Leone over Ebola outbreak
2014-08-28 19:49:33
The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on Thursday issued travel warnings to its nationals against "all but essential travel" to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia due to the outbreak of Ebola.

Obama blames Russia for violence in eastern Ukraine
2014-08-28 19:45:08
U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday blamed Russia for the violence in eastern Ukraine, threatening "more costs" for Moscow.

Tomato-rich diet helps prevent prostate cancer
2014-08-27 19:16:25
Men who eat over 10 portions a week of tomatoes have an 18 per cent lower risk of developing prostate cancer, a new research by British scientists suggests.

Chinese vice premier in Czech for closer ties
2014-08-27 19:16:25
China and the Czech Republic is turning a new page on bilateral relations as Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli arrived here Wednesday evening to forge closer ties with Czech and other Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC).

U.S. opens patent probe into noise-canceling headphones
2014-08-27 19:04:16
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) said Wednesday it has voted to initiate a patent investigation of certain noise canceling headphones and components thereof from four companies based in the United States, Ireland and China.

Israel, Hamas claim 'victory' in Gaza war
2014-08-27 18:39:59
Israelis and Palestinians on Wednesday both claimed "victory" in the Gaza war, one day after the long-term cease-fire came into effect.

Radical militants seize Syria crossing near Israel: activists
2014-08-27 18:30:11
An array of radical militant groups on Wednesday seized a border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, killing 20 Syrian soldiers, activists said.

Turkish FM elected as premier, ruling AKP chairman
2014-08-27 18:24:58
Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Wednesday elected incumbent Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the sole candidate for the party helm, as premier and party leader.

5,000 families affected due to India, Pakistan firing on border in Kashmir
2014-08-26 19:06:34
Indian- controlled Kashmir Tuesday said 5,000 families of 45 villages along the international border (IB) were affected due to India, Pakistan border firing.

Ukraine says ready to accept more Russian humanitarian aid with conditions
2014-08-26 18:50:57
Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it didn't rule out a possibility of receiving a second convoy of humanitarian aid from Russia if certain conditions were met.

Eurasian leaders meet on Ukraine crisis, economic ties
2014-08-26 18:48:44
Heads of states of the Customs Union and Ukraine met here Tuesday to discuss the Ukraine crisis and economic cooperation.

Obama approves surveillance flights over Syria
2014-08-26 18:48:44
U.S. President Barack Obama has approved surveillance flights over Syria amid debates including over whether to conduct airstrikes on Islamic State (IS) targets inside the war-torn country, local media reported Tuesday.

Ceasefire came into effect in the Gaza Strip: witnesses
2014-08-26 18:33:52
A new Gaza ceasefire came into effect on Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. (0400 GMT), after an agreement, brokered by Egypt, reached between Israel and the Palestinian factions, including Hamas movement.

Obama says eradicating Islamic State will not be easy
2014-08-26 18:19:59
U.S. President Barack Obama cautioned on Tuesday that wiping out a radical group like the Islamic State will not be easy and quick.

Putin, Poroshenko hold first bilateral meeting in Minsk
2014-08-26 18:18:53
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday held a bilateral meeting in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, the first one since the latter took office in May, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Putin says Kiev's EU deal to stymie Customs Union-Ukraine cooperation
2014-08-26 08:45:10
Russian President Vladimir Putin said here Tuesday that it will be practical to enhance cooperation between the Customs Union and Ukraine, but that is unlikely to happen if Kiev materializes the Association Agreement with the European Union.

Putin, Poroshenko shake hands before Minsk talks
2014-08-26 07:54:59
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, on Tuesday greeted each other with a handshake before attending talks here on the Ukraine crisis.

WHO: unprecedented number of medical staff infected with Ebola
2014-08-26 06:49:58
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said in a statement that the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa is unprecedented in many ways, including the high proportion of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers who have been infected.

Australian MP Clive Palmer apologizes for insulting Chinese
2014-08-25 22:10:00
Australian politician Clive Palmer on Tuesday apologized to the Chinese embassy in Canberra for calling Chinese 'bastards' and 'mongrels' in a media interview.

German armed forces to send non-lethal military materials to Kurds
2014-08-25 19:04:18
The German armed forces are preparing to deliver the so-called non-lethal military materials to the Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq, German media Spiegel Online reported on Monday.

Second live TV debate launched on Scottish independence referendum
2014-08-25 19:04:18
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and Better Together campaign leader Alistair Darling on Monday night launched their second live TV debate on the Scottish independence referendum in Glasgow.

Chinese car maker starts building plant in Russia's Tula region
2014-08-25 18:49:35
Chinese private automaker Great Wall Motors (GWM) started the construction of a plant worth 520 million U.S. dollars in Russia's Tula Region, the regional government spokesperson said Monday.

3 Chinese engineers kidnapped by PKK in southeastern Turkey
2014-08-25 18:45:07
Three Chinese engineers were kidnapped by outlawed Kurdish Worker's Party (PKK) militants in Turkey's southeastern province of Sirnak on Saturday evening, private Dogan news agency reported Monday.

Funeral held for Michael Brown in U.S. city
2014-08-25 18:39:59
Funeral for 18- year-old Michael Brown shot and killed by police in Ferguson in the U.S. state of Missouri was held Monday morning at a Baptist church in St. Louis City.

Ukrainian president disbands parliament, calls early elections
2014-08-25 18:39:59
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko dissolved parliament on Monday and called for early elections on Oct. 26, as tensions were still running high in eastern Ukraine amid fighting between government forces and separatists.

Israeli war jets destroy 2nd largest residential tower in Gaza: TV
2014-08-25 18:30:14
A series of powerful explosions wrecked the northern part of Gaza city after Israeli war jets struck a 14-floor residential tower with four heavy missiles, the pro-Hamas al-Aqsa Television reported.

India not to file charges against rape suspects
2014-08-25 08:15:17
India's main criminal probe agency, Central Bureau of Investigation, is not to file charges against five suspects in the horrifying rape and murder of two girls in the northern state Uttar Pradesh earlier this year, local media reported on Monday.

French gov't resigns, PM to form new cabinet
2014-08-25 04:04:11
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls submitted the resignation of his government to President Francois Hollande on Monday, the Elysee Palace said.

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Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff
2014-08-29 02:38:24
Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after being hit by two air disasters this year.

Tesco shares drop on profit warning
2014-08-29 02:35:26
Shares in the struggling supermarket Tesco have fallen more than 8% after the group cut its profit forecast and dividend.

Hunt for boy, 5, snatched from ward
2014-08-29 02:18:09
Police launch a "major investigation" to find a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour, who was taken without consent from Southampton General Hospital by his parents.

Nato crisis meeting on Ukraine
2014-08-29 01:57:22
Nato is to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the eastern Ukraine crisis, after presenting more evidence of direct Russian military involvement.

N Korea retracts cheerleader offer
2014-08-29 01:49:06
North Korea retracts a decision to send cheerleaders to South Korea for the Asian Games, accusing Seoul of quibbling over details.

VIDEO: Ivory Coast tries to protect border from ebola
2014-08-29 01:13:59
Preparations are being made on the Liberia-Ivory Coast border to prevent ebola spreading

Ex-children's head 'must quit'
2014-08-29 01:05:53
A former children's services director in Rotherham must resign "immediately" from her education job in Australia, an abuse survivors' advocate says.

More than 3m have fled Syria - UN
2014-08-29 00:45:19
The UN says Syria is now "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" with more than three million Syrians living outside the country as refugees.

Obama: Russia causing Ukraine crisis
2014-08-29 00:39:00
US President Barack Obama accuses Russia of being responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine, as Nato prepares to hold an emergency meeting.

Iceland eruption triggers red alert
2014-08-29 00:16:22
The Icelandic Met Office raises its aviation warning level near the Bardarbunga volcano to red after an eruption began overnight.

No charges in US accidental shooting
2014-08-29 00:10:00
Officials say there will be no charges following an incident in which a nine-year-old girl fatally shot a gun range instructor.

Indian elephant creates own art
2014-08-29 00:08:43
Paintings by an Indian elephant go on sale at a gallery in the capital, Delhi, to help raise money to protect the endangered animals.

Pakistan army to mediate in protest
2014-08-28 23:51:27
Pakistan's powerful army chief to mediate in deadlock between PM and two opposition figures leading huge anti-government rallies in Islamabad.

'Dead' Indian activist found alive
2014-08-28 23:20:34
An Indian activist thought to have died in a car fire is found alive in Bangalore and accused by police of faking his death over a woman.

Japan's economy signals weakness
2014-08-28 23:11:54
Japan's economy shows signs of stagnation and weakness as households spent less and factory output stays flat in July.

Farage sights set on more defections
2014-08-28 23:10:12
Nigel Farage says more disaffected MPs could join UKIP if it is successful in the by-election caused by the defection of Tory Douglas Carswell.

VIDEO: Russia's rebel rockers
2014-08-28 22:39:28
Internet phenomenon or propaganda coup?

VIDEO: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers'
2014-08-28 22:22:05
Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.

UN peacekeepers held in Golan
2014-08-28 21:50:34
Forty-three UN peacekeepers are being held by an armed group in the Syrian Golan Heights, amid heavy fighting between rebels and the army.

Argentina general strike 'success'
2014-08-28 21:13:53
Labour groups opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner stage a second general strike this year and claim success.

Virgin Australia trebles losses
2014-08-28 20:41:26
Virgin Australia posts an after-tax loss of A$355.6m ($332.6m; £200.5m) for the full year ending in June, triple the firm's previous year's losses for the period.

Ford 'threatened' fellow school coach
2014-08-28 20:33:38
As a youth football coach, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly threatened a teacher and made players roll in goose droppings, newly released documents say.

Murray breezes into US Open last 32
2014-08-28 20:30:32
Andy Murray makes short work of German qualifier Matthias Bachinger as the Briton advances to the US Open third round.

The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814
2014-08-28 19:35:06
The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814

VIDEO: Song of a four-storey 'earth harp'
2014-08-28 19:31:30
William Close is the inventor of the 'Earth Harp', a musical instrument which makes use of the architecture around it to create its sound.

VIDEO: IS 'kills scores' of Syrian soldiers
2014-08-28 19:29:53
Dozens of Syrian army soldiers appear to have been killed by Jihadist militants from Islamic State (IS), activists say.

Has the humble password had its day?
2014-08-28 19:29:18
What new techs can reliably establish our identities?

Argentine mother tracks down son's killer
2014-08-28 19:22:39
Mother who spent seven years tracking down her son's killer

Visiting a Kurdish capital in the US
2014-08-28 19:13:44
Middle Eastern haven in the American south

How Ivory Coast is trying to halt Ebola
2014-08-28 19:09:15
The Ebola journey no-one in Ivory Coast wants to take

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Academic recovered from Pakistani Taliban
2014-08-29 02:34:28
Ajmal Khan, vice-chancellor of university in Peshawar, had been kidnapped on his way to work and held for four years.

UN says Syria refugees top three million mark
2014-08-29 02:30:29
Refugee agency says civil war has forced more than three million to flee, an increase of one million in last year alone.

Ukraine rebels to open path for trapped army
2014-08-29 02:05:11
Separatists to allow "humanitarian corridor" for encircled troops after intervention by Russian president.

Obama admits 'no strategy' on IS in Syria
2014-08-28 22:17:28
US president says military options considered but "we don't have a strategy yet", as evidence emerges of IS atrocities.

Russia accused of lies over troops in Ukraine
2014-08-28 22:14:29
US says that Russia "outright lied" over its military presence in Ukraine, after Nato releases photographic evidence.

UN soldiers seized by rebels in Golan Heights
2014-08-28 22:04:36
US blames Nusra Front fighters for capture of 43 Fijians serving in UN observer force in Israeli-occupied area.

Libya government resigns to allow new cabinet
2014-08-28 21:28:13
Government of Abdullah al-Thinni steps down amid fighting between rival militias in the capital, Tripoli.

US has 'no strategy' to confront IS in Syria
2014-08-28 20:56:18
President says military options considered but "we don't have a strategy yet", as new evidence emerges of IS atrocities.

Google plans drone fleet to deliver packages
2014-08-28 20:33:06
US company says it wants to create sophisticated airborne drones to deliver packages more quickly to customers.

Google drones: tech giant plans robot fleet
2014-08-28 20:33:06
Google says it wants to create of sophisticated airborne drones to deliver packages to customers.

Pakistan army steps in amid political crisis
2014-08-28 17:39:22
Military offers to mediate as guarantor in dispute between PM Nawaz Sharif and opposition leader Imran Khan.

Indian banks connect poor to services
2014-08-28 16:27:18
Programme launched by Prime Minister Modi aims to curb corruption and extortion of borrowers by lenders.

Argentinians stage strike over ailing economy
2014-08-28 16:01:56
Union members and radical activists barricade major roads into capital over rising unemployment and inflation.

Poroshenko: Russian troops on Ukraine soil
2014-08-28 15:28:51
Ukrainian leader cancels visit to Turkey and calls crisis meeting over "deteriorating situation" in region of Donetsk.

UN personnel seized in Israeli-occupied Golan
2014-08-28 15:10:15
At least 43 peacekeepers from Philippines and Fiji abducted by rebels fighting Syrian army in Golan Heights.

Indian banks connect poor to banking sytem
2014-08-28 14:00:35
Programme launched by Prime Minister Modi aims to curb graft and extortion by lenders taking advantage of borrowers.

Ebola response: Self preservation?
2014-08-28 13:50:53
Travel and trade restrictions isolate West African nations as death toll passes 1,500.

Hong Kong media magnate's home searched
2014-08-28 13:32:01
Anti-corruption police raid homes of Jimmy Lai and his aide days before Beijing decides on key voting reform in region.

Erdogan sworn in as new Turkish president
2014-08-28 11:17:57
Former PM extends his more than decade-long domination of country's politics as opponents warn of authoritarian rule.

WHO says Ebola cases could exceed 20,000
2014-08-28 10:15:31
World Health Organisation warns there could eventually be six times more cases than doctors know about currently.

Islamic State group executes Syrian soldiers
2014-08-28 09:54:25
Victims shot and stabbed in the latest brutal mass killing by armed group already accused by UN of war crimes.

French leader calls Assad a 'jihadist ally'
2014-08-28 07:24:31
Hollande rules out working with Syria president against Islamic State, as group is accused of executing Syrian soldiers.

Israel says Hamas 'hit hard' in Gaza fighting
2014-08-28 06:27:12
PM Netanyahu speaks about truce amid criticism at home that offensive has done little to rein in Palestinian group.

New search area located for missing MH370 jet
2014-08-28 05:59:37
Fresh information suggests Malaysia Airlines plane "may have turned south" earlier than thought, changing search area.

US moves prisoners from Afghanistan to Yemen
2014-08-28 05:56:53
Two Yemeni prisoners allegedly seized outside Afghanistan released from US military prison near Kabul, Pentagon says.

Pakistan set for 'decisive' day of protests
2014-08-28 04:46:50
Cleric Tahir ul-Qadri declares "deciding day" in bid to topple prime minister as tens of thousands gather in Islamabad.

Ukraine rebels say Russia troops among forces
2014-08-28 04:37:24
Pro-Moscow separatist leader claims Russian troops on leave are fighting alongside his men against Ukrainian forces.

Ebola crisis set to worsen warns US expert
2014-08-28 04:30:10
Head of top public health body says "world has never seen an outbreak like this" and figures have been underestimated.

Mother pleads for life of IS group hostage
2014-08-28 03:41:58
Shirley Sotloff asks leader to release son Steven, a US journalist held in Syria, a week after murder of James Foley.

Australia's Qantas reports record $2.6bn loss
2014-08-28 03:21:48
Airline seeks to reassure investors as it writes down $2.4bn for past year due to company restructuring.

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Mapping Ukraine: Canada and Russia in ?tweet for tat? row
2014-08-29 00:47:40
Russia?s permanent mission to NATO on Thursday posted a map on Twitter showing the Crimean peninsula as part of Russia, in response to a map Canada published earlier to ?help? Russian soldiers who keep getting ?accidentally? lost in Ukraine.

Obama has 'no strategy yet' on potential Syria strikes
2014-08-29 00:41:18
US President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that he still does not have a strategy to fight Islamic State jihadists in Syria, as the militants boasted they had executed scores of Syrian troops ? the latest in a string of atrocities.

Peru seizes record 6.5 tonnes of Europe-bound cocaine
2014-08-28 18:00:24
Peruvian police seized a record 6.5 tonnes of cocaine in a quiet coastal town this week, arresting seven Peruvians and two Mexicans suspected of trying to smuggle the load to Europe as coal, President Ollanta Humala said on Thursday.

French businesses ?hoping for a new Thatcher?
2014-08-28 14:19:02
With the government in turmoil and the country?s economy in the doldrums, the mood at a gathering of thousands of French business leaders on Wednesday was a mix of frustration and cautious optimism.

PSG face Barcelona, Ajax in tough Champions League draw
2014-08-28 13:48:20
French football champions Paris Saint-Germain will face Barcelona, Ajax and Apoel FC in one of the tougher groups in this year?s Champions League following the draw in Monaco Thursday.

In pictures: Billions of locusts invade Madagascan capital
2014-08-28 11:27:56
Billions of locusts swarmed Madagascar?s capital Antananarivo on Thursday, prompting residents and tourists to share photographs of the sudden insect invasion on Twitter, while experts worried about the effect on the country's food supply.

UN says 43 peacekeepers captured in Golan Heights
2014-08-28 09:49:00
The United Nations confirmed Thursday that an armed group captured 43 UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights between Israel and Syria, saying it was doing everything to secure their release.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie say ?I do? in France
2014-08-28 09:01:23
It appears that Hollywood actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have finally tied the knot, after marrying on Saturday at their wine estate in the south of France, a spokesman for the couple has announced.

West backs Ukrainian claims of Russian incursion
2014-08-28 07:33:13
Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, while Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict.

New Ebola case in Nigeria brings death toll to 1,552
2014-08-28 06:59:14
The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday in a bleak assessment of the deadly disease.

Platini will not run against Blatter for FIFA presidency
2014-08-28 03:49:47
UEFA president Michel Platini (pictured right) ruled himself out of the running for the FIFA presidency on Friday, the Frenchman opting not to oppose incumbent president Sepp Blatter as head of soccer's global governing body.

Assad cannot be partner in fight against terrorism, says Hollande
2014-08-28 03:35:07
French President François Hollande said Thursday that the West should not consider Syria?s Bashar al-Assad as a partner in the fight against terrorism but as an ally of the Islamic extremists wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria.

Air France suspends flights to Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone
2014-08-28 02:11:30
The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated Thursday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.

New French economy minister takes swipe at 35-hour work week
2014-08-28 01:44:24
In his first interview with the French press, François Hollande's new economy minister Emmanuel Macron has targeted one of French workers? most cherished rights: the 35-hour work week.

Kiev says Russian troops have entered Ukraine
2014-08-28 01:24:57
Eastern Ukraine separatists acknowledge the presence of 3,000 Russian "volunteers" in their ranks as they gain ground in their battle against government forces.

Uruguayans sign up to grow marijuana at home
2014-08-27 22:40:47
People in Uruguay who want to grow their own marijuana were able to register to do so on Wednesday as the government launched the latest phase in its first-of-its-kind legalisation programme.

Mother of American journalist asks IS leader for his release
2014-08-27 15:25:46
Shirley Sotloff (pictured), the mother of an American journalist held hostage by Islamic militants who have threatened to kill him, pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video message aimed directly at his captors.

French unemployment rises 0.8% in July to record high
2014-08-27 11:45:32
Unemployment in crisis-hit France hit a new high in July, official statistics published Wednesday showed, in another blow for the deeply unpopular President François Hollande.

UN probe accuses Syrian regime, Islamists of ?crimes against humanity?
2014-08-27 09:21:25
A new UN probe into the human rights situation in war-torn Syria has painted a picture of almost-medieval barbarity, including public executions, amputations, lashings and mock crucifixions in jihadist-controlled areas.

Video: Milan is starting point for Syrian refugees? European odyssey
2014-08-27 05:42:52
Italy's financial and fashion capital Milan has become an established transit point for refugees, especially for those escaping the brutal civil war in Syria, who make their way to northern Europe in the hope of rebuilding their shattered lives.

France?s Hollande puts young ex-banker in top economy post
2014-08-27 04:28:21
Former banker Emmanuel Macron was named as France?s new economy minister on Tuesday in a surprise nomination that follows a government shake-up described as the lowest point in President François Hollande?s tenure.

Video: Iraq?s Yazidis flee to spiritual capital of Lalish
2014-08-27 03:18:28
Lalish, a small village in northern Iraq, is the spiritual capital of the Yazidi people. The ethnic and religious minority believe it was the only place to survive the Great Flood, and that it was where Noah landed his ark to recreate humanity.

Airstrikes and Assad - Obama?s military conundrum in Syria
2014-08-27 01:23:43
As the US inches closer to an intervention in Syria in its crucial battle with Islamic State militants, FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at Washington?s military options in trying to stamp out a threat ?beyond anything we?ve ever seen?.

American 'Islamic State fighter' killed in Syria
2014-08-26 17:58:58
An American man suspected of fighting with Islamic State militants operating in Iraq and Syria has been killed in the region, a US security official said on Monday.

In pictures: France?s new ministers
2014-08-26 13:48:54
French President François Hollande named a new cabinet Tuesday under Prime Minister Manuel Valls after a row over the government?s economic policies forced an emergency reshuffle. Here is a minister-by-minister breakdown of the 'Valls II' government.

Hollande ally replaces rebel economy minister in new French government
2014-08-26 12:54:57
President François Hollande named former banker and ally Emmanuel Macron (pictured) as his new economy minister Tuesday, replacing the departing left-wing firebrand Arnaud Montebourg in an emergency cabinet reshuffle.

'Lasting' ceasefire agreed for Gaza, Abbas says
2014-08-26 09:30:54
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas announced Tuesday that a "lasting" ceasefire deal had been reached with Israel to end the seven-week-long conflict in Gaza. An Israeli official confirmed that a truce deal had been reached.

The ?war? at the heart of France?s ruling party
2014-08-26 06:53:39
A row between Prime Minister Manuel Valls (right) and departing economy minister Arnaud Montebourg (left) has forced a reshuffle of France?s Socialist government. But some say it is only a preview of a bigger political clash to come.

Far-right ?Russian Jihad? fighters cross into Ukraine
2014-08-26 04:29:26
Since the beginning of the conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, Moscow has repeatedly denied sending troops or weapons to help the rebels.

Egypt, UAE carried out airstrikes in Libya, says US
2014-08-26 02:46:30
Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were responsible for carrying out two series of air strikes in the past week on armed Islamist factions in Tripoli, Libya, US officials said on Monday.