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Tens Of Thousands Crowd New York... NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) - An international day of action on climate change brought tens of thousands onto the streets of New York on Sunday, with organizers predicting the biggest protest on the issue for five years. Some 100,000 people, including ... Posted on 21 September 2014 | 4:42 pm
Afghanistan's Election Body Names... KABUL, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's election commission declared former finance minister Ashraf Ghani as the war-ravaged country's president-elect on Sunday after an acrimonious dispute over fraud, but did not give the final vote tally after a U.N ... Posted on 21 September 2014 | 4:10 pm
NASA's Maven Explorer Arrives at... NASA's Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago. The robotic explorer fired its brakes and successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet, officials confirmed. "This is such an ... Posted on 21 September 2014 | 4:42 pm
Ambassador Power touts support for... The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that the American-led effort to destroy the terror group Islamic State has support from more than 40 countries but declined to name them or the extent of their support. “It’s up to the individual ... Posted on 21 September 2014 | 11:20 am
A pistol-packing pastor helps... Praise the lord . . . and pass the ammunition. A pistol-packing pastor helped catch a grandmother last week who police say has been stealing dozens of packages from the front porches of homes in a Texas town, KTRK reported. Pastor Benny Holmes was, to hear ... Posted on 21 September 2014 | 4:18 pm
Ghani named Afghan president-elect... By Hamid Shalizi and Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) - Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was named Afghanistan's president-elect on Sunday after he signed a deal to share power with his opponent, ending months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilised the country as most foreign troops prepare to leave. The announcement withheld the final election numbers, apparently as part of the political deal between Ghani and rival Abdullah Abdullah, a former foreign minister who claimed the process was rigged against him. "The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan declares Dr. ... Posted on 21 September 2014 | 5:25 pm
Exclusive: Iran seeks give and... By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program in exchange, senior Iranian officials told Reuters. The comments from the officials, who asked not to be named, highlight how difficult it may be for the Western powers to keep the nuclear negotiations separate from other regional conflicts. Iran wields influence in the Syrian civil war and on the Iraqi government, which is fighting the advance of Islamic State ... Posted on 21 September 2014 | 8:03 pm
Houthi rebels sign deal with Yemen... By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's Shi'ite Muslim rebels signed an agreement with other political parties on Sunday to form a more inclusive government after rebels advanced on major state institutions in the capital Sanaa, largely unopposed by troops and security forces. The accord aims to address a decade-old Shi'ite Houthi insurgency and a spate of bloodshed this month that posed a major threat to U.N.-backed efforts to stabilise the country, which neighbours oil giant Saudi Arabia and has also struggled to contain al Qaeda militants and southern secessionists. ... Posted on 21 September 2014 | 4:29 pm
World leaders to gather at U.N. in... By Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - World leaders gather in New York this week to tackle a host of crises: the violence Islamic State militants are wreaking in Iraq and Syria, the exponential spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa and deadlocked negotiations on Iran's nuclear program. There is little hope the 193-nation U.N. General Assembly will achieve much in the annual five-day marathon of speeches. But on the sidelines, U.S. ... Posted on 21 September 2014 | 6:25 pm
Ukraine says ceasefire violations... By Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) - The Ukrainian military accused separatists and Russian troops on Sunday of continuing to shoot at government forces despite a Sept. 5 ceasefire and said Kiev would not go ahead with setting up a proposed buffer zone until the truce violations stopped. Ukraine's warring sides agreed on Friday to withdraw artillery and other heavy weapons to the outer limits of a 30 km (19 mile) buffer zone, building on the ceasefire in a conflict in eastern Ukraine that has killed more than 3,000 people. ... Posted on 21 September 2014 | 1:32 pm
Labour would extend child benefit... Labour plans to retain for a further year a coalition policy limiting the annual increase in child benefit to 1%, Ed Balls will tell his party's conference. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 5:05 pm
Blair: Don't rule out ground troops Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says the West should not rule out sending ground troops to the Middle East to fight Islamic State militants. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 11:29 pm
Mars Maven mission arrives in orbit The US space agency's (Nasa) latest Mars satellite arrives successfully in orbit above the planet, in a mission to study its high atmosphere. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 10:32 pm
Labour to 'reach out' to Yes voters Labour is to reach out to supporters who voted for independence in last week's referendum, the party says. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 11:46 pm
Turkey clamps down on Syria border Turkey closes most of its border crossings with Syria after the entry of at least 70,000 Kurd refugees, as IS militants approach a key Syrian town. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 11:34 pm
Yemen rivals sign peace agreement Houthi leaders and Yemen president agree UN-brokered deal as rebels take over government buildings in Sanaa. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 8:36 pm
Turkish forces fend off Kurdish... Authorities temporarily close border, blocking Kurds from returning to Syria and joining battles against ISIL. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 6:26 pm
Ashraf Ghani declared winner of... Election commission declares former finance minister winner of presidential poll after months of political stalemate. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 5:41 pm
Sierra Leone claims Ebola curfew... Authorities say dozens of infections and victims were identified in national three-day curfew. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 11:14 pm
Global rallies urge action on... An estimated 500,000 rally around the globe ahead of UN summit to demand urgent action on climate change. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 8:00 pm
EMC Weighs Merger, Other Options Data-storage giant EMC, under pressure from a shareholder activist and faced with the expected retirement of longtime CEO Joe Tucci, is considering options that could include a merger deal with a rival.
Posted on 21 September 2014 | 11:38 pm
Can Alibaba Keep Growing? The real success of Alibaba's IPO will depend on whether the e-commerce company can keep growing without sacrificing its high profit margins of more than 40%.
Posted on 21 September 2014 | 10:21 pm
Should Lending Standards Ease? As officials flag worries about a soft housing recovery, they face a hard question: Is the drag on housing due mainly to tight lending standards? Or is the real culprit weak demand?
Posted on 21 September 2014 | 7:28 pm
Financial Elite's Offspring Start... The scions of a number of wealthy families, including the sons of prominent Wall Street figures Howard Marks and Ken Moelis, have either recently launched hedge funds or plan to do so soon, according to people familiar with the matter.
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U.S. Steel CEO Takes on Heavy Load One year into leading U.S. Steel, Mario Longhi says "everything is on the table" as he tries to bring the company back from five years of losses.
Posted on 21 September 2014 | 6:35 pm
Exclusive: Siemens near deal to... UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program in exchange, senior Iranian officials told Reuters.
Posted on 21 September 2014 | 8:33 pm
Exclusive: Iran seeks give and... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As America re-engages with Iraq and deepens its involvement in the region???s web of sectarian conflicts, the Pentagon has made a practical assessment of the brutal job of stabilizing Baghdad: in the future, U.S. forces may be needed on the front lines.
Posted on 21 September 2014 | 7:59 pm
Ghani named Afghan president-elect... SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants tightened their noose on a northern Syrian border town on Sunday as the United Nations said the number of Syrian Kurds fleeing into neighbouring Turkey may have topped 100,000 and was likely to go much higher.
Posted on 21 September 2014 | 6:45 pm
Exclusive: Siemens near deal to... NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart for more than an hour on Sunday and stressed the need to make progress in nuclear negotiations this week on the sidelines of U.N. meetings.
Posted on 21 September 2014 | 6:33 pm
World leaders to gather at U.N. in... MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Scotland will get more autonomy with no "ifs or buts", Prime Minister David Cameron's office said on Sunday, after Scottish leader Alex Salmond accused him and other politicians of tricking Scots out of independence.
Posted on 21 September 2014 | 6:25 pm
Kerry meets with Iran's Zarif in... JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 7:35 pm
Key gaps remain between Lapid,... Fars news agency says this is the first instance the group has used drones. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 7:45 pm
Senior defense official: No... The film awards ceremony was held for the first time in Ashdod to show support for the cities in the south of the country that were hit hard by Gaza rockets over the summer. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 11:15 pm
'The Syrian war is not our... Now no longer the country's president, Shimon Peres is more free to criticize Netanyahu. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 11:43 am
Watch: Islamic State seizes... Official says the game's goal is to "raise the morale of the mujahedin and to train children and youth how to battle the West." Posted on 21 September 2014 | 9:42 am
???Obama partly to blame for... OBAMA’S own former Defence chief has criticised the president for not acting years ago in Syria. He says we wouldn’t be fighting ISIS now if Obama had taken his advice. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 11:03 pm
???He???s got all kinds of... A WAR veteran, accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House, owns several guns that he could have used to cause harm, his ex-stepson says. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 8:30 pm
???Russia is like Germany in the... TENS of thousands of people have marched through central Moscow to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia’s role in the conflict. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 7:41 pm
The big decision facing New Zealand THIS man was just re-elected as the Kiwi PM and he’s promised our mates across the Tasman something they’ve wanted for a while. Could Australia be next? Posted on 21 September 2014 | 6:46 pm
???This is our chance to get back... TOO small, too poor, too stupid. That’s how Scottish independence voters feel they were treated, and now they’re planning Britain’s costly punishment. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 6:28 pm
Blasts in China's Xinjiang... Attack comes as 17 regional officials and police are punished for an attack in July that led to almost 100 deaths Posted on 21 September 2014 | 10:51 pm
Bill Clinton lets slip that... Former president says he expects to become a grandfather by the end of the month Posted on 21 September 2014 | 9:41 pm
New Zealand PM plans 2015... John Key, who won a third term on Saturday, says he favours a silver fern on a black background, like that used by the national rugby team Posted on 21 September 2014 | 8:26 pm
John Kerry discusses Isil threat... Iran and the US share a common enemy in the extremist jihadi group but mutual mistrust has so far prevented the two foes from uniting against Isil Posted on 21 September 2014 | 8:13 pm
Prince Charles: climate change is... Prince acknowledges many "daunting perils and crises" in the world but says none pose a bigger challenge than global warming Posted on 21 September 2014 | 7:01 pm
Northern California wildfire still... Fire, 60 miles east of Sacramento, grew to more than 128 square miles.
Posted on 21 September 2014 | 4:14 am
Biggest news you missed this... Out of the loop this weekend? We've got what you missed.
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Harvest of Change Farm families confront a nation in transition.
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'Largest-ever' climate-change... Protest comes ahead of Tuesday's U.N. summit.
Posted on 20 September 2014 | 10:57 pm
Delaware bus crash kills 1,... Bus traveling south on highway overturns with 50 people on board.
Posted on 21 September 2014 | 2:30 am
NASA Craft Reaches Mars??? Orbit... The orbiter, called Maven, will keep tabs on a comet passing by and analyze the planet???s upper atmosphere to learn how it has changed. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 10:31 pm
DealBook: Siemens Agrees to Buy... The giant engineering conglomerate will pay $83 a share for the Houston-based Dresser-Rand Group, giving Siemens a major presence in the American energy sector. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 10:25 pm
From Pole to Pulpit, a Strip Club... A pastor???s nearly nine-year battle to close a strip club has succeeded in getting the dancers to his church on Sundays, albeit as part of a topless protest against him. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 9:02 pm
Giants 30, Texans 17: Giants... The Giants played proficiently and resourcefully on both sides of the line of scrimmage, with the new-look offense running the ball more effectively and the defense forcing three turnovers. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 9:01 pm
Taking a Call for Climate Change... The People???s Climate March in Manhattan was a spectacle even for a city known for doing things big, and it was joined, in solidarity, by demonstrations on Sunday across the globe, from Paris to Papua New Guinea. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 8:56 pm
Alan Henning Colleague Appeals For... Speaking to Sky News, a friend of Briton Alan Henning pleads for Islamic State to allow the 47-year-old to return to his family. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 10:44 pm
Balls To Freeze Child Benefit To... Shadow chancellor Ed Balls will tell the party's conference that Labour will "not flinch from the tough decisions" on the economy. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 10:10 pm
Blair: Airpower Alone Not Enough... The former prime minister says Britain should not rule out sending troops into Iraq and Syria to counter the Islamic State. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 8:44 pm
Thai Murders: 'Beautiful Hannah'... The family of Hannah Witheridge say they are "broken", as police reveal "sexual jealousy" could be a motive for her murder. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 1:02 pm
Police Hunt For More Body Parts... Sniffer dogs are brought in after a dog walker makes the grim find on land behind a Conservative club in Greater Manchester. Posted on 21 September 2014 | 10:27 pm
British Gas owner posts huge... British Gas' owner has increased profits at its residential arm by 23 per cent in a move fanning flames of anger over recent price hikes.Related StoriesCentrica criticised over profitsBatman shootings: Amateur video of audience fleeingJamie Heaton's parents visit Shaw explosion siteBo's wife charged with murder of British businessmanRelated StoriesFirst outing for fastest cubs on landMariem Alaoui Selsouli suspendedHSBC dealt record fine over drug-money launderingPolice numbers drop to lowest level in 9 yearsKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San Diego Posted on 26 July 2012 | 9:12 am
Warsi cleared of expenses fiddle The Conservative Party says its co-chairman Baroness Warsi has been cleared of allegations she wrongly claimed Parliamentary expenses.Related StoriesDavid Cameron heckled at Olympic eventMost over-the-top PMQs question ever?Cameron: 'We have to deal with banking culture'David Cameron confronted by angry Yorkshire residentRelated StoriesDavid Beckham surprises Team GB fans in photo boothAll children to be given flu vaccineOlympics 'sabotage' strike called offWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungePolice numbers drop to lowest level in 9 years Posted on 26 July 2012 | 9:12 am
Bo's wife charged with murder of... The wife of scandal-hit Chinese politician Bo Xilai is to be prosecuted for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.Related StoriesNorth Korean soldiers dance to celebrate Kim's promotionBNP members to be 'banned' from ChurchWarsi cleared of expenses fiddleWedding party's cars plunge into river as bridge collapsesRelated StoriesChina shows off elite Harbin Z-9 helicopterAdorable white lion cubs born in MexicoBreathtaking volcano eruption in JapanSenior Syrian diplomats defectKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San Diego Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:49 am
Olympics kicks off with flag gaffe Olympic organisers LOCOG have been forced to apologise to the North Korean women's football team, after the South Korean flag was displayed before their first match.Related StoriesDavid Beckham: 'I have a small role in opening ceremony'London 2012 kicks off with footballOlympics 'sabotage' strike called offMariem Alaoui Selsouli suspendedTall ships sail to the Thames for the Olympics Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:11 am
Police numbers drop to lowest... The number of police officers in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level in nine years, figures showed today.Related StoriesEngland and Wales are ageing faster than ever beforeBNP members to be 'banned' from ChurchWarsi cleared of expenses fiddleWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungeRelated StoriesBritish Gas owner posts huge profitsHSBC dealt record fine over drug-money launderingWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungeKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San DiegoWarsi cleared of expenses fiddle Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:03 am
Back at home: Abducted Calif. teen... Posted on 21 September 2014 | 6:14 pm
Stung by Obama's Executive Orders,...
We’ve dealt with politics in our culture that in the year 2014 have become so poisonous. It’s gotten to the point of becoming dangerous. When you look at how these past six years have gone for President Obama, it’s downright frightening to think what ?… Posted on 21 September 2014 | 10:58 pm
Robbers smash, grab way to huge... Posted on 21 September 2014 | 10:58 pm
Breaking down hitters for pitch... Posted on 21 September 2014 | 10:59 pm
Since We're Going to War, Here's... ?
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Russia: apartment block blaze in... A fire engulfed an apartment block in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk in Russia on Sunday (21 September). Emergency crews evacuated the residents… Posted on 21 September 2014 | 12:03 pm
Russia: Aurora battle cruiser... Iconic Russian battle cruiser, the Aurora, has been towed from its location in St. Petersburg to Kronstadt for repairs. The ship played a crucial… Posted on 21 September 2014 | 12:02 pm
Ukraine: successful prisoner... Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists have been carrying out prisoner swaps in eastern Ukraine, under the terms of the recently-agreed… Posted on 21 September 2014 | 10:32 am
EU Commission 'targeted' in foiled... The European Commission building in Brussels was among possible terrorist targets for jihadist fighters returning from Syria, according to reports… Posted on 21 September 2014 | 10:29 am
G20 positive on global growth, but... The top financial policymakers of the Group of 20 leading nations believe the global economy could expand by 1.8 percent by 2018. The G20 finance… Posted on 21 September 2014 | 9:01 am
Hong Kong nightlife: Hong Kong's...
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Afghan soldiers training in...
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Richest man in Saudi Arabia on...
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MAVEN spacecraft enters Mars orbit
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Meeting Indian PM Narendra Modi:...
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New Zealand premier plans... New Zealand???s prime minister has said he wants to hold a national referendum
next year to decide whether the former... Posted on 21 September 2014 | 11:13 pm
Dog walker finds human leg A dog walker???s grisly discovery of a severed human leg on a hillside has
prompted a police search for other body... Posted on 21 September 2014 | 10:20 pm
Dancing palace guardman’s... A Grenadier Guardsman who became an internet sensation after a video of him
dancing in front of Buckingham Palace went viral... Posted on 21 September 2014 | 9:45 pm
Scotland may not need another vote... Alex Salmond yesterday raised the prospect of Scotland gaining independence
without the need for another referendum.
The first minister reiterated... Posted on 21 September 2014 | 8:04 pm
Pampered horses galloping towards... Horse owners are being warned to slim down their animals following growing
evidence of an obesity epidemic that is threatening... Posted on 21 September 2014 | 8:03 pm
Obama: Allies Will Soon Take... Filed under: Democrats, Republicans, Foreign Policy, Obama Administration, International, Congress, Conservatives'I have absolutely no doubt that we will be able to transfer control of this operation to an international coalition,' President Obama said Tuesday. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 10:11 pm
Democrats Could Lose Senate, Biden... Filed under: Senate, Democrats, Republicans, 2012 ElectionsDemocrats are only four seats away from losing control of the Senate to Republicans in 2012, Vice President Biden warned supporters in a online appeal for donations Tuesday. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 7:30 pm
South Dakota Governor Signs Tough... Filed under: AbortionThe measure would require a women seeking an abortion to wait three days after meeting with a doctor and receive counseling before undergoing the procedure. Opponents promise a lawsuit. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 7:04 pm
Republican Sen. Scott Brown: GOP's... Filed under: Senate, House, Democrats, Republicans, Abortion, CongressThe Massachusetts Republican joins another GOP senator, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, in expressing concerns about a proposal to end federal funding for the organization. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 4:44 pm
Half of Americans Approve of... Filed under: Polls, Foreign Policy, Obama Administration, Poll Watch, IndependentsObama's marks for his handling of Libya come despite criticism from the left, right and abroad that he waited too long to act against the Gadhafi regime, and that once he did, the mission was not as defined as he promised it would be. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 1:46 pm
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