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22 min ago | Sydney Morning Herald
Of all the developed nations, few have pushed harder than Germany to find a solution to global warming. And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea.
4 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor
In a hospital bed in southern Turkey, lies a Syrian volunteer rescue worker who had his kneecap blown off in an airstrike in Raqqa, the Syrian bastion of the self-styled Islamic State . His story - and that of others who have made their out of Raqqa - sheds light on what life is like under the group's rule, and of how difficult it will be for a US-led coalition that President Barack Obama insists will "destroy" IS to make headway with airstrikes alone.
8 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald
In mid-July, the peak body of the Uniting Church in Australia voted to sell its investments in fossil fuels. The decision was available online for anyone who cared to peruse the church's minutes, but it didn't issue a media release until a month and a half later, on the last Friday afternoon in August.
12 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha
The casual dining industry has been under pressure for some time now, suffering from increased competition from the fast-casual space on the one hand, and weak consumer spending on the other. Of the major publicly listed companies, Darden Restaurants has been one of the hardest-hit, as it struggled with slowing sales and a sagging bottom-line.
With stories of the outspoken, compassionate, ray of sunshine she was, the spirit of Katie Brienzo was rekindled Saturday at the third annual walk established in her memory. "I've had some really good personal time with Katie," said family friend Anthony Gaudielo, a participant at the Katie Brienzo Memorial Walk who said he knew Brienzo for nearly 30 years.
The Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals rescued 99 ringneck doves from a hoarding case June 17, 2014. As of Thursday, Sept.
The presidents of Ukraine and the US, in addition to heads of NATO and the European Commission have been condemned for war crimes in Eastern Ukraine by an informal Russell Tribunal, which took place in Venice, Italy on Saturday. The show trial in Venice was inspired by the Russell Tribunal organized by British philosopher and Nobel Prize winner Bertrand Russell and hosted by French philosopher and writer Jean-Paul Sartre in 1966 to investigate US war crimes in Vietnam.
Syrian warplanes and helicopter gunships struck targets in a central village on Saturday in what appears to be preparations for a ground offensive on the rebel stronghold, activists said. The air raids on Kfar Zeita, which has been under rebel control for nearly two years, came amid a major government offensive in the religiously mixed central province of Hama.
Serbian police say a German man who has taken part in a gay rights conference has been severely beaten in downtown Belgrade and has been hospitalized with life threatening brain injuries. Jovanka Todorovic, from the Labris gay and lesbian group, told the AP that the man was beaten around early Saturday morning.
Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb raised $2.5 billion over just two weeks in August, signaling investor appetite for shareholder activism investing, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to The Journal, Loeb plans to use the capital by the end of the year to take activist stakes in companies in the U.S. and abroad.
Scholarism founder is determined to continue pushing his group's idea of true democracy as he gets ready to start his university studies Scholarism's Joshua Wong hands out fliers calling on students to support a one-day class boycott at secondary schools to protest against Beijing's restrictive reform proposal. Photo: Sam Tsang Two years ago, a bespectacled 15-year-old became a household name for his fearless crusade against the ill-fated national education curriculum.
"We didn't do anything and they destroyed our house," Miriam told me. "We are appealing to the mayor, but there have been no answers.
An outspoken supporter of a girl's right to an education in Pakistan, Malala was despised by Taliban militants who opposed her assertive initiative because they didn't want girls to go to school. In October 2012, an Islamist militant shot Malala, then 15, in the head as she was traveling home on a school bus.
Government forces have captured a central Syrian town that has changed hands several times during the civil war, the military and activists said Friday. By retaking the town of Halfaya in Hama province, troops will be better positioned to defend nearby Christian and Allawite communities that support President Bashar Assad.
Being shocking is nothing new for gay activism. For a victim-based industry, that is always trying to ride on the bloodstained coattails of the Civil Rights movement, it regularly manages to be the aggressive oppressor.
Yang said the court had unlawfully deprived him and his legal team of a proper defence. Photo: Leu Siew Ying Chinese human rights activist Yang Maodong said he plans to remain silent at his trial scheduled for Friday after his lawyers said they would not attend the proceedings because authorities did not let them copy court files.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 07:17 pm
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