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Russian aid convoy 'invades' Ukraine
BBC - 65 Minutes ago
Lorries from a Russian aid convoy are streaming into Ukraine without permission, after Russia accused Ukraine of unreasonable obstruction. Russia's foreign ministry said Ukraine had held up the convoy
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Florida's gay marriage ban struck down by federal judge
Los Angeles Times - 6 Hours ago
A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot. U.S. District Judge
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US State Department bans diplomats from Ice Bucket Challenge
SINA - 9 Hours ago
WASHINGTON: It is the charity stunt that has got everyone from billionaires to pop stars and even former US presidents drenched by buckets of freezing water. But don't expect American diplomats to get
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Without proof of citizenship, residency, 100,000 could lose Obamacare
Los Angeles Times - 11 Hours ago
About 100,000 Californians who haven't yet proved their citizenship or legal residency in the U.S. face losing their Obamacare coverage in October, state officials said. Covered California, the state-run
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India's 'Iron Lady' 're-arrested'
Deutsche Welle - 69 Minutes ago
It was not clear on what grounds Sharmila had been re-arrested. Her brother Irom Singhajit told the media on Friday, August 22, that the police dragged the activist from her protest site in the northeastern
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Stay out of Cross, lawyer told
Sydney Morning Herald - 5 Hours ago
A senior Sydney lawyer employed by the Australian government and a former financial worker have been charged over their alleged involvement in a sophisticated drug syndicate. On Thursday morning, Nick
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Stocks Advance to Put S&P 500 at a Record High
NDTV - 9 Hours ago
New York : The stock market advanced for a fourth straight day Thursday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a record high. Investors were encouraged by news that the number of people seeking
Stocks move higher; S&P 500 at record high Denver Post
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Jokowi's party kept in check by history
Sydney Morning Herald - 8 Hours ago
Jakarta: The way Indonesia's presidential election panned out, there was precious little chance to express euphoria. Briefly, on July 9, election night, supporters of the eventual winner Joko Widodo
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First remains of Malaysian MH17 victims arrive home
Deutsche Welle - 9 Hours ago
Flags flew at half-mast in Malaysia on Friday as the remains of 20 of the country's nationals who perished in the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
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Marcus' Dubai nightmare
Sydney Morning Herald - 9 Hours ago
Dubai was a golden opportunity for Marcus and Julie Lee. It was the dizzying rise of Dubai real estate that drew Marcus in 2006 to become head of commercial operations at Waterfront, a colossal project
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Pentagon: IS 'beyond anything we've seen'
Al Jazeera - 10 Hours ago
The sophistication, wealth and military might of the Islamic State group represents a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al-Qaeda, US military leaders have said. "They
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German Police Investigation Into Neo-Nazi Killers a 'Fiasco': Report
NDTV - 9 Hours ago
A German police investigation into a neo-Nazi killing spree was a "fiasco", a report by a parliamentary committee in one of Germany's states said on Thursday. The National Socialist Underground (NSU)
German police investigation into neo-Nazi … Yahoo! India
German police investigation into neo-Nazi killers a "fiasco" - report Yahoo! India
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Pillay slams Security Council for acting in self interest
Deutsche Welle - 10 Hours ago
Speaking in her last address to the Security Council in New York before leaving her post, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights sharply criticized the world body for failing to act as
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China's state media jab US on Ferguson
Melbourne Age - 11 Hours ago
Beijing: With the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, countries including China have sensed a chance to strike back at what they see as the United States' preachiness and hypocrisy on human rights.
China's state media jab US on Ferguson unrest Brisbane Times
China's state media jab US on Ferguson - again Melbourne Age
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Welcome to the Vulgarati
Sydney Morning Herald - 11 Hours ago
The Vulgarati. You may not have heard the expression before, but you don't have to be a Mitford sister to know exactly what it means, or rather who it means. Right now, it is a neologism being whispered
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How an apology backfired
Melbourne Age - 12 Hours ago
Malky Mackay launched a desperate bid to salvage his career in football on Thursday night after admitting sending racist text messages during his time as Cardiff City manager. But his apology appeared
Malky's apology backfires Sydney Morning Herald
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Serbia ready to start dairy deliveries to Russia in 2-3 weeks
Russia Today - 68 Minutes ago
10:33 Reuters / Arnd Wiegmann Serbia said it’s ready to increase exports to Russia of dairy products, primarily cheese, in the next two or three weeks, adding to the list of countries providing
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Russian Trucks Said to Be Carrying Aid Enter Ukraine
New York Times - 68 Minutes ago
The convoy of several dozen vehicles crossed the border apparently without the approval or agreement of the Ukrainian government or the Red Cross.
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Rebels Falter, but Russian Border Buzzes With Military Activity
Ein News - 5 Hours ago
Today - 00:04 GMT DONETSK, Russia — They arrive every day, carloads of young men and women in camouflage who pass through this Russian border checkpoint before heading for the battlefields of eastern
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Foreign Minister Nominated to Be Turkey’s Next Premier
New York Times - 10 Hours ago
Turkey’s governing party nominated Ahmet Davutoglu to succeed President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan as prime minister and party chairman.
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World Briefing: Saudi Arabia: Executions Draw Rebukes
New York Times - 9 Hours ago
Saudi Arabia’s judicial authorities have beheaded at least 19 convicted criminals since Aug. 4, nearly half of them for nonviolent offenses, including one for sorcery, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.
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Islamic State terrorists could have already crossed US border - Rick Perry
Russia Today - 10 Hours ago
01:46 Texas Governor Rick Perry (Reuters / Larry Downing) Texas Gov. Rick Perry sounded the alarm on Thursday over the “very real possibility” that terrorists associated with the Islamic State
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German Broadcaster Fires Chinese Blogger
New York Times - 11 Hours ago
Many commentators on Chinese-language social media see hidden motives in the firing of Su Yutong, a prolific blogger on Deutsche Welle’s Chinese-language website.
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A Fast-Food Symbol of America Falls in Moscow
New York Times - 12 Hours ago
Many Muscovites believe the Russian government’s decision to close four McDonald’s locations, ostensibly for sanitary reasons, was a political move related to the conflict in Ukraine.
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Hagel: Islamic State threat beyond anything we've seen
St Martin Daily Herald - 6 Hours ago
WASHINGTON--The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said
Pentagon: Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen' Duluth News Tribune
US says Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen' France24
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