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Oil prices slide on mixed US report

Oil prices slide on mixed US reportUS benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for October delivery lost 27 cents to $45.98 per barrel

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:07 pm

‘No Camp, No Camp’: Migrants Forced Off Train

'No Camp, No Camp': Migrants Forced Off TrainDesperate migrants hoping to reach western Europe have been forced off a train by riot police in Hungary, as authorities try to take them to a holding camp. He described seeing a crying mother holding a baby and pleading with police on the platform in the town 22 miles (35km) outside Budapest. The train, which earlier left Budapest's main railway station, was halted in Bicske, where there is a migrant reception centre.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:07 pm

Anger As Oz PM Suggests IS Worse Than Nazis

Anger As Oz PM Suggests IS Worse Than NazisAustralia's prime minister has angered some Jewish leaders by suggesting Islamic State militants are worse than the Nazis during World War Two. In a radio interview, Tony Abbott appeared to credit the Nazis with a sense of shame for atrocities they committed. "The Nazis did terrible evil, but they had a sufficient sense of shame to try to hide it," Mr Abbott told Sydney Radio 2GB.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 11:59 am

Exclusive: Japan Display CEO hints at strong Apple orders ahead of new iPhone launch

Homma poses in front of the company's logo at its headquarters in TokyoJapan Display Inc's new chief executive said on Thursday the screen maker's "biggest client", widely understood to refer to Apple Inc (AAPL.O), is increasing orders ahead of the expected launch of a new iPhone this month. Mitsuru Homma, who was appointed CEO in June, said weakness in China's smartphone market, the world's biggest, amid that country's broader economic slowdown was not affecting the orders for display screens it was getting from its top client. Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone at an event on Sept. 9.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 11:57 am

Sri Lankan Tamil named opposition leader for first time since 1983

Leader of the Tamil National Alliance political party Rajavarothiam Sampanthan speaks during a forum in ColomboSri Lanka's parliament on Thursday named an ethnic minority Tamil politician as the main opposition leader for the first time in 32 years, a sign of growing reconciliation in the nation following the end of a bloody civil war. The majority of the nation's population belongs to the Sinhalese community and the minority Tamils have alleged persecution by the government since the uprising of Tamil Tiger separatists three decades ago. Rajavarothiam Sampanthan, 83, the head of Tamil National Alliance, is the first ethnic minority opposition leader since 1983, when Tamil legislators resigned en masse to protest against a law that compelled them to denounce separatism.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 11:53 am

Oil rangebound as equity rally offsets inventory rise

An oil pumpjack operates near WillistonCrude prices traded in a narrow range on Thursday as optimism over equity markets helped offset a surprise increase in U.S. oil inventory levels and a firm U.S. dollar. A respite from bearish economic news in China, where markets are closed for public holidays for the rest of the week, also helped hold oil prices rangebound after weeks of huge swings. Olivier Jakob, managing director of PetroMatrix, said the market was quietening down after extreme moves, with holidays in the two largest oil consuming countries – the United States and China – helping temper the appetite for risk taking.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 11:31 am

Dozens missing after crowded boat capsizes off Malaysia

Dozens missing after crowded boat capsizes off MalaysiaAt least 14 bodies recovered after wooden vessel believed to be carrying about 70 Indonesian migrant workers sinks.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 11:27 am

Village council in Uttar Pradesh denies ordering rape of sisters

The mother of Kumari weeps inside her house at Sankrod village in Baghpat districtBy Andrew MacAskill and Mayank Bhardwaj SANKROD, India (Reuters) – A village council in Uttar Pradesh has denied allegations that it ordered two young sisters to be raped because their brother eloped with a higher caste woman. Now, members of the village council in the Baghpat region have told Reuters they passed no such order. Family members of the two sisters also told Reuters they are unsure if the ruling was made.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 11:20 am

Iran’s Khamenei backs parliamentary vote on nuclear deal with powers – state TV

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in TehranIran's Supreme Leader said on Thursday he favoured a parliamentary vote on its nuclear deal reached with world powers and called for sanctions against Tehran to be lifted completely rather than suspended, state television reported. President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist whose 2013 election paved the way to a diplomatic thaw with the West, and his allies have opposed such a parliamentary vote, arguing this would create legal obligations hampering the deal's implementation. "Parliament should not be sidelined on the nuclear deal issue … I am not saying lawmakers should approve the deal or reject it.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 11:13 am

Pornotopia: From ISIL to Donald Trump

Pornotopia: From ISIL to Donald TrumpISIL and Donald Trump are united in their vulgar showmanship of power.

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 11:08 am

World – Google News

China Flexes Its Military Muscle at World War II Parade – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

China Flexes Its Military Muscle at World War II Parade
Wall Street Journal
BEIJING—With an extravagant parade, President Xi Jinping made the most forceful display yet of China's expanding military muscle and his own grip on power, after weeks of rising concern about economic challenges and disunity at the top. The spectacle …
Military Parade in China Gives Xi Jinping a Platform to Show Grip on PowerNew York Times
China to cut 300000 soldiers, speed up military modernizationWashington Post
China to cut 300000 troops from massive armyCBS News
NBCNews.com -The Hindu -The Indian Express
all 2,177 news articles »

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:42 pm

Refugee crisis: David Cameron is placing himself on the wrong side of history – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Refugee crisis: David Cameron is placing himself on the wrong side of history
Telegraph.co.uk
Downing Street isn't saying whether David Cameron has seen the photo of the little boy in the red shirt and the blue shorts. I'm not entirely sure why. Actually, the little boy is still wearing his shoes. I've only just noticed that. I think it's his
So what exactly is Britain doing to help refugees?BBC News
In pics: Syrian children shaken by horror of migrant crisisHindustan Times
Cameron faces mounting pressure on refugeesThe Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)
Huffington Post -Financial Times -The Guardian
all 376 news articles »

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:28 pm

Image of Syrian Boy Washed Up on Beach Hits Hard – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Image of Syrian Boy Washed Up on Beach Hits Hard
Wall Street Journal
ISTANBUL—Horrifying and captivating images of a dead three-year-old Syrian boy washed ashore on a Turkish beach reverberated around global media on Thursday, as fresh details emerged about the child's life and his final journey. News organizations …
Aylan's story: How desperation left a 3-year-old boy washed up on a Turkish beachWashington Post
Family of Syrian boy washed up on beach were trying to reach CanadaThe Guardian
If you really want to save Syrian children, save SyriaTelegraph.co.uk
The Australian -Toronto Star -DAWN.com
all 666 news articles »

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:21 pm

Turkish official: 2 Vice News journalists freed from jail; assistant remains … – Fox News


Newsweek

Turkish official: 2 Vice News journalists freed from jail; assistant remains
Fox News
ANKARA, Turkey – A Turkish government official says two Vice News journalists who were arrested on terror-related charges have been released from prison. The official said Thursday that their assistant remains jailed pending the conclusion of an …
Two Vice News reporters released in southeast TurkeyReuters
Turkish official: 2 Vice News journalists released from prison; assistant Washington Post
Reports: Two Vice News Journalists Arrested in Turkey Released From PrisonNewsweek
The Guardian
all 75 news articles »

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 12:08 pm

Yasser Arafat Wasn’t Poisoned, French Prosecutors Say – TIME


TIME

Yasser Arafat Wasn't Poisoned, French Prosecutors Say
TIME
Since Yasser Arafat died in 2004, questions have swirled about whether or not he was poisoned. But French prosecutors who had been looking into the case said Wednesday that there was not sufficient evidence to prove that the Palestinian leader had been …
France drops investigation into Arafat's deathIsrael Hayom
France drops Yasser Arafat death probeIndependent Online
Arafat poisoning inquiry dropped by French prosecutorsBBC News
Voice of America
all 140 news articles »

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 11:50 am

Hungary Defends Handling of Migrant Crisis Amid Chaos at Train Station – New York Times


New York Times

Hungary Defends Handling of Migrant Crisis Amid Chaos at Train Station
New York Times
BUDAPEST — Desperate migrants poured into the Keleti train station in Budapest on Thursday morning but were prevented from traveling to Germany as Hungary's prime minister, Viktor Orban, insisted that the migrant crisis was a “German problem” and …
Hungarian police stop train and take migrants offReuters
The Latest: Migrants, police scuffle at Hungary rail stationChron.com
Migrants throw themselves on tracks in protest as Budapest train stops at Irish Times
Washington Post -CNN -CBS News
all 3,189 news articles »

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 11:48 am

Otto Pérez Molina, Guatemalan President, Resigns Amid Scandal – New York Times


New York Times

Otto Pérez Molina, Guatemalan President, Resigns Amid Scandal
New York Times
MEXICO CITY — President Otto Pérez Molina of Guatemala resigned on Thursday to face charges in a customs fraud scandal that has generated a sweeping protest movement of citizens enraged by government corruption. In a letter to the president of …
Guatemala president resigns after arrestFinancial Times
Guatemalan president resigns after judge orders him to face corruption chargesWashington Post
Guatemala President Resigns Amid Corruption ProbeVoice of America
Wall Street Journal -Bloomberg -NPR
all 478 news articles »

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 11:47 am

Death Toll From IS Attack on Yemeni Mosque Rises to 28 – New York Times


The Express Tribune

Death Toll From IS Attack on Yemeni Mosque Rises to 28
New York Times
SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni officials say the death toll from an Islamic State-claimed bombing attack at a mosque in the capital has risen to 28. The Health Ministry in Sanaa, controlled by Shiite rebels who seized the capital nearly a year ago, provided
Death toll from Islamic State bombing attack on Yemeni mosque rises to 28Fox News
Yemen's Unity Frays in Leaderless AdenWall Street Journal
Death toll in IS Yemen mosque attack rises to 32Ahram Online

all 636 news articles »

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 11:03 am

Boat carrying migrant workers capsizes off Malaysia; 14 dead – Washington Post


CBC.ca

Boat carrying migrant workers capsizes off Malaysia; 14 dead
Washington Post
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A wooden boat crammed with migrant workers who were headed back to Indonesia capsized Thursday off Malaysia's western coast, killing at least 14 people, a maritime official said. The boat was believed to be carrying 70 …
Boat 'carrying 70 migrants' sinks off MalaysiaBBC News
Boat Carrying 70 Migrants Sinks Off MalaysiaWall Street Journal
Boat carrying migrant workers capsizes off Malaysia;Jakarta Post
CBC.ca
all 195 news articles »

Posted on 3 September 2015 | 10:18 am

Thailand arrests second foreign suspect in Bangkok blast probe – Ynetnews


Thailand arrests second foreign suspect in Bangkok blast probe
Ynetnews
BANGKOK – Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand's deadliest bombing have arrested a second foreign suspect, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday. The male suspect was arrested in Sa Kaeo province, which is east of Bangkok on …

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Posted on 1 September 2015 | 8:27 am