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News of last year:
Polish frigate heading off for NATO mission
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:36:19 +0200
A Polish guided-missile frigate was on Wednesday due to set off for the Mediterranean to take part in a NATO mission monitoring the inflow of migrants into Europe.
© The News
Poland could take the wheel after Brexit: Wawrzyk
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:32:08 +0200
After Britain leaves the EU, Poland will be the largest member state to represent a “sound” course for the bloc to follow and it is Poland that will take on a leading role in the Euro-realists’ camp,” Wawrzyk says.
© The News
Leaders stumble with line in sight
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:02:00 +0200
A single issue had both scrambling. For one it was a problem with the past; for the other it was about the future.
© The Australian
Vodafone ponders Brexit consequences
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:57:31 +0200
Vodafone is considering moving its headquarters elsewhere unless the country negotiates continued access to the EU’s single market and workers.
© Cape Times
Now no one owns Happy Birthday
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:41:26 +0200
It’s time to blow out the candles and cut the cake – after a settlement has been approved that will put the song Happy Birthday into the public domain.
© Cape Times
Drug users turn to police
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:36:00 +0200
Hundreds of suspected drug users surrender to police in Manila days before the new president who advocates extra-judicial killings comes to power.
© Bangkok Post
Kyrgios must control temper tantrums
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:35:47 +0200
If Nick Kyrgios put as much effort into his ground strokes as his grumbling, his serve as his swearwords, he'd have won Wimbledon three times over by now.
© Cape Times
Fleckie grappling with fullback poser
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:34:02 +0200
Who plays fullback for the Stormers on their two-match tour of Australia is a case of what kind of rugby Robbie Fleck wants his team to play.
© Cape Times
Woman burns boy’s genitals for stealing N100
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:33:48 +0200
Olaleye Aluko The police in Lagos State have arrested a woman identified simply as Saratu, for allegedly burning the private parts of her seven-year-old nephew, Razak Qudus. PUNCH Metro learnt that Saratu allegedly burnt the boy’s private parts with...
© The Punch
EU must listen to citizens and parliaments, say V4 leaders
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:32:00 +0200
The EU will not succeed if it does not create a genuine Union of confidence, the prime ministers of Visegrad Group countries said in a declaration adopted on Tuesday.
© The News
Drunken cop dies after disagreement with girlfriend
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:31:26 +0200
Afeez Hanafi the corpse of a policeman, Sergeant Godspower Okoro, has been deposited at the Mainland General Hospital, Lagos State, for an autopsy to unravel the cause of his death. PUNCH Metro learnt that Okoro, who was attached to the Alausa Police...
© The Punch
Former LDP defense chief Koike goes rogue, announces bid to be Tokyo’s first female governor
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:26:29 +0200
Former Defense Minister Yuriko Koike on Wednesday announced her intention to run in the Tokyo gubernatorial election slated for next month, an apparent act of defiance against the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s Tokyo chapter. If elected, Koike...
© Japan Times
Dollar firmer around ¥102.40 as Brexit worries begin to subside
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:23:07 +0200
The dollar was firmer around ¥102.40 in late Tokyo trading on Wednesday as excessive worries over Britain’s decision to leave the European Union have subsided somewhat. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥102.43-43, up from ¥102.23-23 at the same...
© Japan Times
Ekweremadu writes UN, EU, others over forgery suit
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:20:15 +0200
Sunday Aborisade, Abuja the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has written the parliament of the United Nations, European Union, United States, European Union, governments of the United States, United Kingdom and other foreign missions, over...
© The Punch
Bach score owned by Tokyo music college may fetch $3 million at auction
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:15:25 +0200
A music score handwritten by Johann Sebastian Bach and owned by a Japanese music college will be put up for sale next month at Christie’s auction house in London. It is expected to fetch as much as $3 million. Ueno Gakuen in Tokyo’s Taito...
© Japan Times
On Washington: Gun Control Wall, Bolstered by Republicans, Shows a Crack
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:09:38 +0200
After the massacre in Orlando, Fla., some Republicans showed a willingness to support gun control if needed in the war against terrorism.
© The New York Times
Couple fight for 'hijacked' flat
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:01:34 +0200
A Durban couple accused in court papers of “hijacking” a provincial government-owned flat say they believe they qualify for housing assistance.
© Cape Times
Toyota recalling 3.3 million vehicles over defects
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:00:17 +0200
Toyota said on Wednesday it is recalling 3.37 million vehicles globally over a pair of defects, in the latest hit for a Japanese auto industry hit by fuel-efficiency scandals and an exploding airbag crisis. The most affected models in Toyota’s recall...
© The Punch
North Korean soldier-workers ordered to work on building major skyscraper project in nation’s capital
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:00:13 +0200
Hoping to show the world his country is doing just fine despite sanctions and outside pressure over its nuclear weapons program, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has put his soldier-builders to work on yet another major project — a series of apartments...
© Japan Times
The 2016 Race: How Trump’s Campaign Could Redraw Voter Allegiances
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:00:01 +0200
A message radically different from what Republicans have ever advanced has considerable appeal to white working-class Democrats.
© The New York Times
NHI seen as remedy for SA’s ill-health
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:57:27 +0200
There is no way one can argue that the current private healthcare system is stable, said Humphrey Zokufa in a joint briefing held with Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.
© Cape Times
Queens judge rules Vision Zero right of way law unconstitutional
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:54:57 +0200
A rift has widened in the debate over the city’s main street-safety law after a Queens judge ruled it unconstitutional.
© NY Daily News
EU to asses Brexit damage
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:53:00 +0200
European Union leaders will assess the damage from Britain's decision to leave the bloc and try to prevent further disintegration.
© Cape Times
No Poles injured in Istanbul attack: Foreign Ministry
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:49:32 +0200
There were no Poles injured in the terror attack at the airport in the Turkish capital on Tuesday which killed at least 36 people and injured 140.
© The News
Hawks head might sue over 'tarnished image'
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:48:21 +0200
Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza is considering suing a police officer who opened a case against him of defeating the ends of justice.
© Cape Times
Most important news of last year:
Uniqlo: Fitting room sex video not a publicity stunt
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0200
LEADING Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo denied on Wednesday the allegation that the sex video shot in its fitting room in Beijing was its publicity stunt. A video and several photos featuring a young
© Shanghai Daily
‘Miraculous’ Egypt builds second Suez canal
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:01:00 +0200
The Egyptian authorities have hailed it as the newest wonder of the world: an economic miracle presented to them by...
© The Times
ATO’s property deal shocker
Thu, 19 May 2016 00:16:00 +0200
Property owners dealing in housing valued at more than $2m should brace themselves for an unpleasant surprise.
© The Australian
Allstate's IT layoffs include jobs in Northbrook
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:11:34 +0200
Allstate cut an unspecified number of information technology jobs, including ones in its Northbrook headquarters, sources said.
© Chicago Tribune
Sex out ‘but marriage stands’
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0200
When is a marriage a real marriage and not a fraud? What if your wife won’t have sex with you, not just now, but ever?
© The Australian
Judge: David Temple deserves a new trial
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:31:51 +0200
David Mark Temple, the high school football coach convicted in 2007 of killing his wife, should get a new trial, a judge has ruled. Gotro and attorney Stanley Schneider spent weeks questioning prosecutors, investigators and witnesses about what they...
© Houston Chronicle
Mavuso stokvel sex death
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 08:07:00 +0200
He picked her up from what is known as a Mavuso stokvel. Not long after, the young woman was dead in his room.
© Cape Times
Pole 'hacked' and killed in UK’s Bolton
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:38:12 +0100
A 39-year-old Polish man was killed after he was attacked with machetes by hooded men in Bolton, northwestern England.
© The News
Christian fed to Q&A ‘lions’
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 14:44:00 +0100
Lyle Shelton’s views on same-sex marriage and the Safe Schools program earned the wrath of a vocal audience.
© The Australian
Paul Christiano, talented dancer and choreographer with a difficult past, is dead at 39
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:27:00 +0200
Paul Christiano was convicted in 1999 of purchasing child pornography through the mail. The offense, committed when Christiano was in his early 20s, obliged him to register as a sex offender in the State of Illinois. In the years that immediately followed,...
© Chicago Tribune
Uniqlo denies fitting room sex tape a marketing ploy
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0200
CLOTHING retailer Uniqlo today denied an allegation that a sex tape allegedly shot in one of its fitting rooms in Beijing was a marketing gimmick. A video and several photos of a young man and woman having
© Shanghai Daily
Opec set to win battle against US shale oil
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 02:01:00 +0200
Saudi Arabia gained the whip hand yesterday in its battle against America’s shale industry as new figures showed oil production...
© The Times
Reality hits ‘victorious’ Greeks
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0200
The euphoria that some Greeks felt after Sunday’s “no” vote is fading fast.
© The Australian
Child killed by sturgeon jumping onto boat
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 02:01:00 +0200
A five-year-old girl was killed after being struck by a flying fish while she was on a boat trip in northern...
© The Times
Jeremy Clarkson: my worst year
Sat, 19 Mar 2016 12:55:53 +0100
I am on holiday with Jeremy Clarkson in Barbados. Sorry, I am working and he is working. He’s out here filming...
© The Times
Revenge will be ours, pledges Turkey’s most wanted man
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 01:01:00 +0100
There was a lull in the breeze and a low, menacing whine was suddenly audible, drifting down from the cloudless...
© The Times
Koran find queries Islam history
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:29:00 +0200
A copy of the Koran that may predate the Prophet Mohammad could rewrite the early history of Islam, scholars believe.
© The Australian
Woman jumps to her death from Midtown high-rise building
Thu, 10 Mar 2016 20:10:37 +0100
A woman leaped to her death from a Midtown luxury high-rise Thursday morning, officials said.
© NY Daily News
Family mourns drowning of 'superhero' toddler with rare epilepsy
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 02:31:00 +0200
Bradley Diebold suffered hundreds of epileptic seizures, but, at age 2, he was also an active, mischievous toddler, dubbed a "superhero" by his family because of his happy demeanor.
© Chicago Tribune
Murder mystery after mom’s body found
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 07:30:00 +0200
The mysterious circumstances surrounding Zarah Hector's disapppearance and murder have sparked rumours on social media, some from hoax accounts.
© Cape Times
Super plan could hit 9.5m savers
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:00:00 +0100
Malcolm Turnbull risks punishing more than nine million workers with higher taxes on their retirement savings.
© The Australian
Kindness for Tyshawn after unimaginable cruelty
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:56:00 +0100
The funeral director and the barber bent over the red coffin as they applied the finishing touches on the body of fourth-grader Tyshawn Lee. The gunshot wounds had been sealed and smoothed with wax, including one to each temple. Cuts and scars near his...
© Chicago Tribune
Palmer yacht a $5m rust bucket
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 14:00:00 +0100
A $5m super yacht sits rotting outside Clive Palmer’s Gold Coast mansion.
© The Australian
Treasury eyes super lifetime cap
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:00:00 +0100
A lifetime cap on every retirement nest egg is being examined as a way to inject more fairness into super­.
© The Australian
Saudis’ cheap oil gamble will cost us all dear
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 01:01:00 +0100
Traditionally cautious, the Saudi royal family has been sailing close to the wind since King Salman came to the throne...
© The Times
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