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In America
April 24, 2015 7:37 am gmt |
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Commemorations are under way in Armenia to mark the centenary of the start of killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks. A ceremony is taking place at the memorial for the victims on the outskirts of the capital, Yerevan, with guests laying flowers. Armenia says up to 1.5 million people died, a figure d...
In Business
April 24, 2015 5:54 am gmt |
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The land of clocks and chocolates is the world’s happiest country, according to a new survey. Switzerland topped the third annual World Happiness index produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), an initiative under the United Nations. It was closely followed by Iceland, D...
In Europe
April 24, 2015 5:53 am gmt |
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People across Turkey, particularly children, celebrated Sovereignty Day and Children’s Day on April 23, yesterday. But, the deaths of three people in three separate cities and unfavorable weather conditions darkened the celebrations. A teacher died from a heart attack during the ceremonies at his sch...
In Business
April 23, 2015 9:08 am gmt |
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The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau along with the Sri Lankan Embassy in Sweden and representatives from several Sri Lanka Travel agencies participated in the TUR Tourism Exhibition and Travel Fair 2015 held from 19-22 March 2015 at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Center in Gothenburg, Swede...
In Europe
April 23, 2015 8:31 am gmt |
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Animal care professionals from all over the world gather in Denmark this week to learn how a team in Jutland have taught large tropical sharks to roll around on their backs. It’s an Animal Behavior Management Alliance (ABMA) conference, which is taking place for the first time in Denmark. The A...
In Europe
April 23, 2015 7:21 am gmt |
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About 3,000 litres of diesel oil spilled out into the Aabenraa Fjord off the eastern coast of Jutland on yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. The oil leaked from a pipe at the Ensted Power Station, a thermal power plant operated by DONG Energy. According tothe statement of Aabenraa fire and rescue servic...
In Europe
April 23, 2015 7:10 am gmt |
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According to the Danish Immigration Service, 1,536 people have sought refuge in Denmark since January 1. The number is comparable to the 1,523 refugees who applied for asylum in the country same time last year, and represents a clear decline compared to the autumn of 2014. Last year, Denmark experien...
In Europe
April 22, 2015 10:44 am gmt |
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Bispebjerg, a suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark is currently the hottest spot for taking selfies. Yes, many visitors who walk along the Bispebjerg suburbs, take selfies with the cherry blossoms in their background. People walk stroll along an avenue of blossoming cherry trees in Bispebjerg, Copenhagen as...
In Australia
April 22, 2015 9:32 am gmt |
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Tony Abbott’s call for Europe to adopt Australia‘s own hard-line “stop the boats” approach to asylum seekers crossing the Mediterranean has come under heavy criticism. Experts have warned the controversial Australian methods – which include deploying the navy to tow back...
In Football
April 22, 2015 7:50 am gmt |
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Bayern Munich were sweating. Coach Pep Guardiola was a man under pressure. A 3-1 humbling by Porto in the first leg of its European Champions League quarterfinal had provoked a host of uncomfortable questions for the German champions. All of them were answered, emphatically, inside 40 minutes of the ...
In Europe
April 22, 2015 7:39 am gmt |
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Paul Graham Monk, 54, is suspected in the murder of a fellow British person called Francis Brennan. Francis Brennan’s body was found wrapped in plastic on a beach in Spain, March 2014. So, he was put on Britain’s list of most-wanted fugitives last month and he was arrested by Spanish police in ...
In Europe
April 22, 2015 6:12 am gmt |
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Prosecutors in Italy say the captain, who survived and faces multiple homicide charges, crashed the boat by mistake against a merchant rescue ship. The capsize is the deadliest recorded in the Mediterranean, the UN says. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says deaths in 2015 are 30 ti...
In Europe
April 20, 2015 9:47 am gmt |
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The child’s mother on Sunday arrived with her newborn son at Caselle airport in Turin, northern Italy, after flying to Spain to collect him. The 38-year-old father, fled with the two-week-old baby last Tuesday after dropping off his wife at a toy shop near their home in Orbassano, saying that h...
In Europe
April 19, 2015 6:34 am gmt |
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Thousands of people marched in Berlin, Munich and other German cities on Saturday in protest against a planned free trade deal between Europe and the United States that they fear will erode food, labor and environmental standards.Opposition to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)...
In Europe
April 18, 2015 7:39 am gmt |
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Remains of Franco’s prisoners returned to families for last time Volunteers in Spain have been systematically exhuming and identifying the bodies of republican prisoners of the brutal Franco regime, but this weekend’s ceremony with families will be the last as funds run out Nieves Álvarez...
In Europe
April 17, 2015 9:57 am gmt |
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Greece has to repay the IMF about 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) by early May. So, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has given an extension to Greece for its debt repayment. IMF’s Managing Director Christine Lagarde suggested the issue as “We have been able to express and explain the ...
In Europe
April 16, 2015 9:56 am gmt |
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Wine production in Greece has fallen by 16.24% in the 2014-2015 period from 3,343,000 in the previous period to 2,800,000 hecto litres. The central cooperation union reported yesterday (Wednesday) that, the wine production has been negatively affected by weather conditions in spring and summer of las...
In Europe
April 16, 2015 8:58 am gmt |
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The president of France François Hollande is on a two day state visit to Switzerland. During his visit, discussions on the environment, economic exchanges and EU policy, discussion regarding the corruption alleged against Switzerland private bank HSBC are expected to be hold. Further, Hollande’s arri...
In Europe
April 14, 2015 8:25 am gmt |
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Hundreds of people marched on Saturday through the narrow streets of one of Rio de Janeiro’s largest complex of slums in a peaceful demonstration demanding an end to recent violence. During the four-hour-long demonstration at the Complexo Alemao, protesters carried banners reading “less bullets — mor...