Mario Balotelli warned by Italy coach Conte
28 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
6 dead, 21 missing in landslide in southwest China
28 Aug 2014 | 3:56 am
2 people shot and wounded in Kensington
28 Aug 2014 | 3:56 am
Man dies after multiple shooting in Northeast Philadelphia
28 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
Turkey's Erdogan consolidates power with ascent to presidency
28 Aug 2014 | 3:54 am
By Tulay Karadeniz ANKARA (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan will cement his position as modern Turkey's most powerful leader when he is sworn in as president on Thursday, advancing his drive to reshape the country but heralding what critics fear will be an increasingly authoritarian rule. In a final speech to supporters of his AK Party on Wednesday he spoke of his move from the prime minister's office to the presidential palace as the birth of a new Turkey. Erdogan's victory in Turkey's first popular presidential election this month caps more than decade as prime minister in which the economy has tripled in dollar terms and the country has carved out a growing, though often controversial, role in the politics of the conflict-torn Middle East. Erdogan's rhetoric has long played on the divisions between his supporters among Turkey's pious conservatives and a Western-facing, largely secular class suspicious of his Islamic ideals.
IRB to become World Rugby
28 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
The International Rugby Board (IRB) is to change its name to World Rugby, the global governing body for rugby union announced Thursday. The change will take effect from November 19, with the new brand and logo to be launched at the IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition in London on November 17. In a statement, the IRB said that global rugby participation had increased by more than two million to 6.6 million players over the past four years, driven by the commercial success of Rugby World Cup, the IRB's development strategies and record investment, strong national unions and rugby’s reintroduction to the Olympic Games through the abbreviated format of Sevens. The name change and rebrand was, officials said, a reflection of the IRB's "mission to build a stronger connection with fans, players and new audiences worldwide".
German jobless rate unchanged in August: data
28 Aug 2014 | 3:49 am
The unemployment rate stood at 6.7 percent in seasonally adjusted terms in August, unchanged from July, while the number of people registered as unemployed edged up by 2,000, the Federal Labour Office said in a statement. "The German economy shrank by 0.2 percent in the second quarter. Weak exports and investment could not be offset by stable consumption, which means that the continual growth seen in the preceding four quarters was halted," the labour office said in a statement.
Australia says MH370 'may have turned south earlier than thought'
28 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the existing search zone after a new clue to the plane's possible location emerged, Australia said on Thursday. Fresh information suggested the jet "may have turned south" earlier than thought, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said. "The search area remains the same, but some of the information that we now have suggests to us that areas a little further to the south -- within the search area, but a little further to the south -- are of particular interest and priority in the search area," he said. His comments came as Australia and Malaysia inked a memorandum of understanding in Canberra over the next phase of the hunt for the plane, which disappeared on March 8 with 239 people on board en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
On Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role
27 Aug 2014 | 11:14 pm
Russian hackers attacked JPMorgan: reports
27 Aug 2014 | 9:23 pm
Hackers believed to be from Russia broke into the computer systems of JPMorgan Chase and a second US bank earlier this month, sparking a federal investigation, US media reported Wednesday. Bloomberg said two people familiar with the probe confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was examining the case to see if it is retaliation for US sanctions against Moscow over its support of Ukraine's secessionist rebels. Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal, which also reported the hacking case but without naming Russians as behind it, said it was not clear what damage the hackers caused or what data they may have stolen. Bloomberg said the hackers showed a high level of skill to get through layers of security in the bank's systems, "a feat several security experts said appeared far beyond the capability of ordinary criminal hackers."
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