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El Clasico: Real Madrid beat Barcelona
Real Madrid ended Barcelona's unbeaten start to the La Liga season with an emphatic 3-1 victory at the Bernabeu in the first El Clasico of the season on Saturday.
Manchester City trip up at West Ham
Manchester City's misfiring start to the English Premier League season continued on Saturday with a 2-1 loss to West Ham United at Upton Park.
Williams, Halep set for final rematch
Serena Williams will get the chance to avenge her worst defeat in 16 years on Sunday when she goes head to head with Simona Halep in the WTA Finals finale in Singapore.
Marlins Man spices up World Series
The Miami Marlins are not playing in this year's World Series. So why was a guy sitting behind home plate at Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals, in a bright orange Miami Marlins jersey at Games 1 and 2?
Winter Olympics skating on thin ice?
The International Olympic Committee is set to hold urgent talks over the future of the Winter Olympics following the Sochi Games' exorbitant cost.
Iran nukes: Solution, not deadline, key
Another round of nuclear talks ended late Thursday in Vienna. Nothing good, bad or even surprising has publicly emerged from the two-day talks between Iran and the P5+1 countries.
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'Record number' of low-paid Britons
A record five million UK workers are now in low-paid jobs, a rise of 250,000 in the last year, research from a left-of-centre think tank suggests.
IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq
Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have gained ground from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad, amid intense US-led air strikes.
New John Cantlie video posted online
British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held captive by Islamic State militants, is shown reading a message in a new propaganda video published online.
DPRK vows to counter US human rights offensive
The DPRK vows to shatter any anti-DPRK campaign by the United States and its followers under the pretext of human rights, as the campaign has 'gone beyond its tolerance limit.'
Number of Ebola cases passes 10,000: WHO
The number of people believed sickened by Ebola has passed 10,000, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.
First Ebola patient in Mali dies
The first case of Ebola to be declared in Mali, a 2-year-old girl, has died from the infection, medical sources said on Friday.
Politicians don't let minor injuries stop them
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, wearing a soft cast as a result of an injury sustained during a soccer match with UN Ambassadors, appears at UN Headquarters in New York City, May 14, 2012.
Experts eye China's greater role in Afghanistan
Pakistani and Afghan foreign affairs experts agree in their view that China can play a proactive role in Afghanistan because of its policy of non-interference and quest for enhanced economic engagement.
The army wants you!
Posters, as a direct and concise style of publicity, have been widely used since WWI. The following examples of conscription posters are selected from 81.cn, the website of the People's Liberation Army Daily.
An envoy champions UK China relations
Trade and Investment links between China and the UK have become ever closer over the past five years, and observing these transformations first-handedly is Zhou Xiaoming, minister counselor with the economic and commercial office at the Chinese embassy.
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Brazil to elect president today in run-off vote
Opposition candidate Aecio Neves is running neck-and-neck with leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff on the eve of a run-off vote that will decide Brazil’s presidential election, a poll published on Saturday said.
Iraqi forces halt ISIS march to Baghdad
Iraqi security forces have retaken most of the town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from ISIS , the biggest gains in months of fighting for the strategic area, senior local officials said on Saturday.
Afghan president visits Saudi Arabia
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai today made his first overseas trip since taking office, fulfilling an election promise to undertake a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
NYC police say hatchet attack was 'terrorism'
The hatchet-wielding man who wounded two New York City police officers, was a self-radicalized convert to Islam who is believed to have acted alone in what law enforcement officials called a terrorist attack.
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U.S. Ebola fighters head to Africa, but will the military and civilian effort be enough?
Hundreds of Americans have flown to Liberia in the past few days. Thousands more are on the way.
This Ebola corps is a collection of doctors, nurses, scientists, soldiers, aviators, technicians, mechanics and engineers. Many are volunteers with nonprofit organizations or the government, including uniformed doctors and nurses from the little-known U.S. Public Health Service. Most are military personnel, snapping a salute when are assigned to their mission — “Operation United Assistance.” It d...
No mandatory Ebola quarantine for health workers coming to Washington area
One day after governors in New York, New Jersey and Illinois imposed a mandatory 21-day quarantine on medical workers returning from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa, public health officials in the District, Maryland and Virginia did not follow suit Saturday, intensifying a national debate over how to prevent the spread of the disease.
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In S.C., entire congressional delegation is floating toward Nov. 4 free and easy
AIKEN, S.C. — Just days before the congressional elections, the Aiken County Democrats announced an evening phone bank — a last-ditch effort to generate enthusiasm in a heavily conservative part of South Carolina. But at the appointed hour, the party office was dark, empty. After all, what was the point? The party had disavowed its own candidate for Congress, a Republican who says he won the Democratic primary because “basically nobody was paying attention.”
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Foreign conspiracy behind Sinai attack, Egypt’s president says
CAIRO — Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a “foreign-funded operation” and vowed to take drastic action against militants.
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D.C. has allowed dozens of affordable-housing loans to languish in default
The District government has failed to collect tens of millions of dollars on dozens of delinquent loans, most of them intended to boost the city’s stock of affordable housing, city records show.
The typical delinquent loan — among a list of 43 — is more than four years behind on mortgage payments, according to the records. And the number has swelled even as D.C. housing officials did little more than mail warning letters to loan holders. This was true even in cases when organizations and thei...
Sen. Al Franken is trying hard to be boring — and succeeding
NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) broke into a spontaneous impression that recalled his days as a madcap comic. Jumping, waving his arms, running in place, the former “Saturday Night Live” actor was pretending to be his political hero, Paul Wellstone, chasing alongside the late senator’s son during a high school cross-country race.
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School shooting near Seattle; police say gunman and another person killed
A male student opened fire inside a high school cafeteria near Seattle on Friday, killing one student and injuring at least four others before taking his own life, officials said.
Late Friday, the gunman was identified as Jaylen Fryberg by a government official, who has knowledge of the situation but who didn’t have permission to speak to reporters.
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N.Y., N.J., Illinois to impose new Ebola quarantine rules
Craig Spencer crisscrossed New York City in the days after he returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa — riding the subway, going for a three-mile run, grabbing coffee on the High Line, bowling in Brooklyn.
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The power of writing lists that make no difference to our lives at all
We all love a good list. It makes us feel organised and in control even though most things happen by accident
Human beings love lists, because they create a sense of order in a chaotic world, author Shaun Usher told me this week. I was asking him about his new book Lists of Note, the follow-up to his bestselling Letters of Note. It is a beautiful and immensely satisfying book. A collection of lists by the famous, the infamous and the anonymous. From Johnny Cashs to-do list (1. Not Smoke 2. Kis...
No wonder superstores are dying were sick and tired of their culture
Britains longstanding exclusive relationship with the supermarkets is in terminal decline
Ten years ago, I published my anti-supermarket book, Shopped, to a warm reception. In print, on air, at live events, audiences showed a surprising willingness to accept the charge sheet drawn up against our big chains. Supermarkets had closed down small shops, operated a feudal system with their suppliers, bullied their way into communities, encouraged consumption of rubbish food, generated unprecedented ...
Isis exploits tribal fault lines to control its territory
As the jihadi group sends new recruits to face air strikes, its leaders plant ever deeper roots in areas it occupies
On one recent Thursday, Abu Jassim received a text message from a provincial leader of the Islamic State (Isis). Abu Jassim, from a tribal area in eastern Syria, was asked to lead the Friday prayers at a nearby mosque, known to be a stronghold of the Sufi order al-Khaznawi. Although he had no experience as a mosque imam, Abu Jassim told the usual preacher that he would take his ...
Civil war rages in Labour party after Scottish leader walks out
Miliband supporters say Johann Lamont would have been sacked had she not resigned after her attack on the national leadership
The Labour party erupted into open civil war as Ed Miliband loyalists and supporters of Johann Lamont, the Scottish Labour leader who resigned this weekend, exchanged accusations and insults.
Following claims from Lamont that colleagues in Westminster had treated Scotland like a branch office of London, Miliband supporters revealed that she would have faced a coup if she...
The readers editor on regional coverage
Readers complain that Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland are neglected in favour of England, particularly the south-east
A common thread in the correspondence I receive is the dominance of London and the south-east in the papers coverage, at the expense of the regions. Northern Ireland complains that when the paper mentions it at all it seems to focus on bad news, almost as though the Troubles were still with us. Scotland notices that news coverage, apart from the referendum (and this weeken...
Giovanni Battista Moroni at the Royal Academy in pictures
Sixteenth-century Italian portraitist Giovanni Battista Moroni spent most of his 30-year career painting the people around him in Bergamo. His paintings, now on display at the Royal Academy, are alive with human presence
- Laura Cumming reviews Giovanni Battista Moroni at the Royal Academy
High-fliers have more babies, according to study
Growing wealth divide allows career women who can afford childcare to have families, say US economists
It has long been considered a fact of modern life that highly educated women have fewer children. Received wisdom has it that women with university degrees go on to pursue careers and often end up starting their families later than other women. As a result they tend to have fewer children than average.
However, a study to be published in the Economic Journal suggests that this view no longer h...
Global Ebola cases pass 10,000 as Mali becomes latest nation to record a death
One million vaccine doses to be ready by end of 2015, says health agency, while New Yorkers argue over infected doctor
The global number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, according to the latest estimates by the World Health Organisation released on Saturday. Three countries with shared borders Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea account for all but 10 of the fatalities, with only 27 cases occurring outside the west African epicentre.
The UN agency said the num...
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Canadians flock to Parliament Hill, site of attack on soldier
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadians returned to the reopened grounds of their parliament building on Saturday, three days after a homegrown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after killing a soldier in the second domestic attack in a week on the country's military.
Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State
BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State on Saturday and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air strikes against the Sunni militants.
Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting
MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Authorities in Washington state worked on Saturday to find out what led a popular high school student to open fire on a group of classmates seated at a cafeteria table, killing one and wounding four others, including a pair of his cousins, before killing himself.
Anti-Occupy mob roughs up Hong Kong journalists
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Three journalists were roughed up on Saturday evening in Hong Kong after being confronted by pro-government protesters holding a rally to oppose a four-week long "Occupy" movement of the financial hub's streets by pro-democracy demonstrators.
Divided Brazil votes for next president
After a dramatic, hard-fought race, Brazilians elect their next president Sunday, weighing 12 years of social progress against a yearning for economic revival, and for change.
Leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff is the narrow favorite heading into the vote, with a four- to six-point advantage over center-right business favorite Aecio Neves in the race to lead the world's seventh-largest economy, Saturday's final surveys showed.
Datafolha gave Rousseff a 52-48 percent lead, just on the two-percenta...
Leicester boss fails to get measure of goals
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson got the goal posts at Swansea's Liberty Stadium measured on Saturday and admitted he wished they were smaller after his team lost 2-0.
Pearson said his goalkeepers had raised concerns over the size of the goals at the Welsh venue in the pre-match warm-up and a tape measure was even summoned to ensure they were within the rules.
"The goalkeepers felt they were a bit high," Pearson said. "I thought it was in everyone's best interest to get it checked and it was qui...
Mexico's students not the only ones missing
A year before Mexico's latest nightmare -- the disappearance of 43 students -- there was another night of terror in a neighboring town when gunmen broke into homes and took people away, mainly youths.
Prosecutors in the southern state of Guerrero say they have received complaints over the disappearance of six people in the wee hours of July 1, 2013 in the village of Cocula.
But relatives of the victims put the number at 17, and say some people will not come forth because they fear police are in...
Lebanon troops, Islamists clash in historic Tripoli market
Lebanese troops fought a fierce and deadly battle Saturday with Islamist gunmen in the historic market of second city Tripoli, in clashes that devastated parts of the popular tourist site.
It was the first time since the civil war in neighbouring Syria erupted in 2011 that violence had spread to the market in the northern city's historical centre, which is on the shortlist for selection as a UNESCO world heritage site.
The army announced in the evening that six soldiers were killed in the fight...
Hackers target Ukraine's election website
Hackers attacked Ukraine's election commission website Saturday on the eve of parliamentary polls, officials said, but they denied Russian reports that the vote counting system itself had been put out of action.
The www.cvk.gov.ua site, run by the commission in charge of organising Sunday's election, briefly shut down.
Ukrainian security officials blamed a denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, a method that can slow down or disable a network by flooding it with communications requests.
"There is a DD...
Egypt's Sinai in lockdown after bomb kills 30 troops
Egypt imposed a state of emergency Saturday across parts of the Sinai Peninsula as the military pounded suspected jihadists after a suicide car bombing there killed 30 soldiers.
Friday's bombing was the deadliest attack on security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year, to the fury of his supporters.
The state of emergency in the north and centre of the Sinai will remain in place for three months, the president's office said.
A curfew is in force from 5:00 pm t...
Iran rules out 'backward steps' on nuclear programme
Iran will not accept any "backward steps" on its nuclear programme, specifically on the enrichment of uranium, a top official said Saturday, dismissing US calls for more curbs.
Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, a member of Iran's nuclear talks team, was responding to comments by the lead US negotiator Wendy Sherman who called on Iran to "finish the job".
Sherman's remarks came in a speech given Thursday at a Washington think-tank where she cited the "size and scope" of Iran's enrichment as...
Russia turns back clocks to permanent Winter Time
Russia on Sunday is set to turn back its clocks to winter time permanently in a move backed by President Vladimir Putin, reversing a three-year experiment with non-stop summer time that proved highly unpopular.
Russia will also tinker with its time zones in order to revert to the full 11 zones from Kamchatka in the Pacific to Kaliningrad on the borders of the European Union -- reduced to nine by previous president Dmitry Medvedev.
In one of his highest-profile reforms, Medvedev had backed Russi...
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The 2014 Lexus CT 200h Takes Haunted New Orleans
Everybody loves a good ghost story. Or, a vampire tale or a witches scare. Have any idea where the number one city in the United States is that you can find this all in one place?
New Orleans of course!
From local ghost and vampire tours to tea leaf readings and a look inside a real voodoo museum, good food and music is really just skimming the surface of what this famous old French city has to offer.
And what better to get around town in New Orleans than the 2014 Lexus CT 200h. Indeed, I ...
New York Ebola Patient Craig Spencer Enters Next Phase Of Illness
The New York City doctor who tested positive for Ebola has entered the next phase of his illness, according to the New York City Health And Hospitals Corporation.
A press release from NYC HHC indicated that Dr. Craig Spencer has begun to experience gastrointestinal symptoms. He is said to be awake and communicating.
Spencer had been treating patients for the disease with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea and was admitted to Bellevue Hospital Center after developing a fever this Thursday.
The White Paper is Not Dead
White papers seem to be falling out of favor. Perhaps our preferred screens have become too small and our attention spans too short. Or maybe it's the perception that white papers are only for large, corporations selling complex technologies.
I am here to tell you that rumors of the death of the white paper are greatly exaggerated. And they're not just for the Fortune 500. White papers may have the longest shelf life of all content, and they can be sliced and diced to meet a variety of marke...
Ontario Industrial Plant Explosion Leaves 5 Injured
SARNIA, Ontario (AP) — The mayor of Sarnia says five people have been sent to the hospital after an explosion at an industrial plant in the southwestern Ontario city.
Mayor Mike Bradley said the explosion occurred Saturday afternoon at the Veolia ES Canada Industrial Services Inc. plant.
Bradley says one person was critically injured in the blast, while three suffered serious injuries and one has minor injuries.
He says the fire has been extinguished and the situation is under control.
Tankman, the GOP and Voting Rights
One of the most evocative images of the 20th century was the image of a single man standing in front of a column of tanks as part of the pro-democracy protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The picture resonates because, as Thomas Jefferson wrote two centuries earlier, we are all endowed with certain fundamental unalienable rights - Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
In the United States, a half-century ago the Supreme Court explained that
No right is more precious in a free cou...
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The hostages were taken out of their cell one by one.
In a private room, their captors asked each of them three intimate questions, a standard technique used to obtain proof that a prisoner is still alive in a kidnapping negotiation.
The 10 Most Livable Countries Right Now
Based on the most recent release of the Human Development Index by the United Nations Development Programme, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the most and least livable countries. Data from the Human Development Index is based on three dimensions of human progress — having a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable, and having a good standard of living. According to the index, Norway is the most livable country in the world, while Niger is the least livable.
One factor that influences a country’s de...
GMOs Expose Dangerous Science Disconnect in Agriculture
A contentious issue in the upcoming Colorado and Oregon GMO labeling referendums is the perceived safety of consuming genetically modified foods.
Question a representative of the National Corn Growers Association or the American Farm Bureau Federation about the safety of eating GMOs and you'll rightly be scolded about the scientific evidence that consuming those crops is as safe as any other.
These representatives of the American farm lobby wield enormous political clout with conservative a...
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The Zombie System: How Capitalism Has Gone Off the Rails
Six years after the Lehman disaster, the industrialized world is suffering from Japan Syndrome. Growth is minimal, another crash may be brewing and the gulf between rich and poor continues to widen. Can the global economy reinvent itself?
EU Banking Stress Tests: 'Far-Reaching Reforms Are Needed'
On Sunday, Europe will release the results of its banking stress tests. In an interview, former PIMCO head Mohamed El-Erian speaks with SPIEGEL about what to expect and how Europe's core countries are failing to adequately confront a flagging economy.
From Germany to Iraq: One Yazidi Family's War on Islamic State
A Yazidi family from Iraq had finally found peace in Germany, but now the father has headed back to fight Islamic State and the son is waging his own war at home. Although they've both become heroes in the community, their story may not have a happy ending.
Eve of Election: A Fractured Ukraine, United in Uncertainty
As the Ukrainian election approaches, citizens are both hopeful and skeptical about their country's future. But their biggest concern isn't the war in the east or Russian interference -- it's the country's need for a working state.
Battle for Kobani: As the World Watches, Turkey Looks Away
For weeks now, the world has grown worried as Islamic State jihadists have tried to take the Kurdish city of Kobani in Syria. As the US has stepped up airstrikes, Turkey's actions have revealed that it is pursuing its own contradictory political agenda.
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Fears for missing 11yo girl
Michelle Levy left her family home in North Bondi at 6.30pm on Saturday. She hasn't been seen since.
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Roscosmos to test its Moon base on Earth
Russian space agency Roscosmos will build a prototype of the base it plans to build on the Moon beyond 2030 on Earth, TASS news agency reports citing a source in the space industry.
Tutankhamun died of illness, not from chariot racing
Scientists believe Egyptian King Tutankhamun died of illness, rather than from a chariot crash, as was long believed. A ‘virtual autopsy’ showed that the boy king suffered from genetic deficiencies and that his parents were probably brother and sister.
Five injured after industrial explosion in Ontario
'Multiple people' have been injured after a massive industrial explosion in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. The explosion occurred at Veolia ES Canada Industrial Services that offers industrial cleaning and maintenance services.