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Obama praises 'courageous' Foley

Thursday, 21 August 2014 12:24 PM

President Obama has paid tribute to the murdered US journalist James Foley - beheaded by the Islamic State in a propaganda video.

Technology»

SoftBank CEO takes up the Ice Bucket Challenge

Thursday, 21 August 2014 12:24 PM

Billionaire founder and CEO of Japan's third-largest mobile carrier SoftBank Corp, Masayoshi Son, doused himself in ice water on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, for the ALS charity ice bucket challenge.

Sport»

Formula E set for its debut

Thursday, 21 August 2014 12:24 PM

September will witness the launch of a new car-racing championship, one that is very different to what we see in Formula One. In Formula E, the cars will be electric.

Technology»

Boston sets up public solar powered "smart" benches

Thursday, 21 August 2014 12:24 PM

Boston is installing eco-friendly "smart" benches in its public spaces. The design team behind the "Soofa" say it's the bench of the future, giving park goers a comfortable seating area that doubles as a mobile phone charger.

Arts»

'Lioness of Iran' dies at 87

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:33 PM

Celebrated Iranian poet Simin Behbahani, nicknamed “Lioness of Iran” for her writings on love and equal rights for women, has died at the age of 87. She published 19 books of verse over six decades and was nominated for a Nobel Prize in Literature twice. More recently her words were used by President Obama in a sign of rapprochement with Iran after decades of diplomatic hostilities.

Politics & Economics»

Moscow's Middle East mediation bid

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:33 PM

As the end of the latest Israel-Palestinian ceasefire looms, and as negotiations continue in Cairo, Chief Palestinian negotiator Dr Saeb Erekat met the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow.

Politics & Economics»

India's government bears poverty burden

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:33 PM

The United Nations says that one third of the world's extreme poor - people who earn less than $1 a day - live in India.

Transport»

Emirates - Ask The Crew

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:33 PM

In their final #AskTheCrew clip, Richard and Kate talk about their favourite destinations and how much time they have to explore in each one.

Politics & Economics»

An app solves Lebanon's chaotic address system

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 12:46 PM

The makers of 'Dot Addresses', a new mobile phone application, provide users with a virtual postcode linked to the geographic location of their homes.

Politics & Economics»

Assange to leave embassy "soon"

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 12:46 PM

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange cites health reasons for his decision to "soon" leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he's spent the last two years.

Politics & Economics»

German intelligence spied on Turkey, says report

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 12:46 PM

German press reports suggest the country's intelligence agency spied on Turkey for years.

Healthcare»

WHO issues appeal for border checks

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 12:46 PM

The World Health Organisation has called for all passengers leaving Ebola stricken countries to submit to screenings.

Culture & Society»

Heist on Saudi Prince's motorcade in Paris

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 12:46 PM

Gunmen have attacked a convoy of cars belonging to a Saudi Prince in Paris, stealing sensitive documents and 250,000 euros in cash.

Politics & Economics»

Kurdish forces make gains near Mosul dam

Monday, 18 August 2014 11:54 AM

Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq have regained control of several towns east of Mosul from the Islamic State group. The Peshmerga, backed by US air strikes, are fighting to retake the Mosul dam, which is Iraq's largest.

Politics & Economics»

Ukrainians divided over separatist rebellion

Monday, 18 August 2014 11:54 AM

Kiev recently proposed a peace plan for the Donetsk region, where government troops are fighting pro-Russian separatists. It included more political and economic autonomy as well as protection of the Russian language.


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