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A Tour Of The Stasi Archive

Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:35 PM

The archive of the Stasi, whose official function was to protect the East German communist party, pursued an extremely aggressive campaign of spying on East German citizens in order to confine and root out dissent, contains information on millions of people. This November Germany will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall which led to the demise of communist East Germany.

Politics & Economics»

Chinese President in India to Discuss Trade

Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:35 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping has been on a three day visit to India, where he and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to discuss trade, infrastructure and territorial disputes.

Politics & Economics»

Emir of Qatar visits Germany

Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:35 PM

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the eighth and current Emir of the State of Qatar, known for his support of sporting events and his position as head of the Qatar Investment Authority board of directors, is visiting Berlin and Bavaria on his trip to the country

Culture & Society»

UAE sets Guinness World Record with Tennis Ball Mosaic

Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:34 PM

The UAE entered the Guinness World Records on September 17, 2014, with the creation of a unique mosaic using only tennis balls on the tramlines of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

Culture & Society»

Kashmir floods leave thousands stranded

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:57 AM

Army and other emergency officials have battled to rescue tens of thousands of people stranded by the floods, triggered by heavy monsoon rains, that hit the northern Himalayan region and neighbouring Pakistan.

Politics & Economics»

EU and Ukraine ratify landmark association agreement

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:57 AM

The Ukrainian and European parliaments on September 16, 2014, simultaneously ratified a landmark pact at the heart of the ex-Soviet country's bloodiest crisis since independence.

Politics & Economics»

Politicians who love #Selfies

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:56 AM

From Clinton to Cameron and Obama, the leaders who love getting in front of the camera

Culture & Society»

Egypt denies damaging its oldest pyramid

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:54 AM

Egypt tried to end controversy about the restoration of the step pyramid of Djose, after facing accusations of endangering the famous pharaonic monument, dating back over 4,600 years, due to ongoing restoration work.

Gadgets»

Revealed: 11 showstoppers from Big Boys Toys

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 3:12 PM

The ultimate playground for grownups, Big Boys Toys, is set to return this October 3-5 at Skydive Dubai Marina

Politics & Economics»

Shiite rebels and Yemeni officials Fail to Solve Crisis

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 12:20 PM

Shiite rebels and Yemeni officials met seeking to fine-tune a deal to end a standoff sparked by calls for the government to quit but failed to make headway, a UN diplomat said.

Property»

Inside London’s 'Cheesegrater'

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 12:20 PM

The newly constructed skyscraper, The Leadenhall Building, which has been dubbed the 'Cheesegrater' for its distinctive shape, is located in the City of London. The building stands at 224 meters high and was designed by 'Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners'.

Culture & Society»

The Reality of India’s Labourers

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 12:20 PM

The labour sector of the Indian economy consists of roughly 487 million workers, the second largest after China, and of these over 94 percent work in unincorporated, unorganised enterprises ranging from pushcart vendors to home-based diamond and gem polishing operations.

Politics & Economics»

Paris meeting backs Iraq against ISIL

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 12:20 PM

World leaders gathered at the International Conference on Peace and Security in Iraq on September 15, 2014, at the Quai d Orsay in Paris, to address the threat in the Mideast from ISIL

Cars & Boats»

The World’s most expensive Superyachts and the billionaires who own them

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 12:07 PM

Dominated by Middle Eastern billionaires, six out of 10 yachts from the list are owned by GCC magnates

Healthcare»

French Minister visits Ebola units in Guinea

Monday, 15 September 2014 12:31 PM

French Junior minister for French speaking countries, Annick Girardin will visit Ebola units and healthcare workers in the Guinean capital Conakry to discuss France's contribution to the battle to halt an epidemic which has taken 2,400 lives in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.


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