|Thursday, July 31, 2014
New York police officer released from hospital following shootout.

New York police officer released from hospital following shootout.

A New York police detective wounded in a shootout on Monday in Greenwich Village was released from ...

Funeral held for victim in Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital shooting.

Funeral held for victim in Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital shooting.

The Delaware County community came out Wednesday to mourn Theresa Hunt, the victim killed in the Mercy ...

Night at the museum: U.S. adults embrace art, science sleepovers.

Night at the museum: U.S. adults embrace art, science sleepovers.

Kids have been sleeping overnight in museums across the country for years, dozing off among live sharks ...

U.S. jobless claims up, but four-week average hits eight-year low.

U.S. jobless claims up, but four-week average hits eight-year low.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend ...

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Editor In Chief of the Oslo Times Hatef Mokhtar with ... Full article
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‘The EU’s new restrictive measures against Russia reflect the gravity of the deteriorating situation in Ukraine. Norway will study the measures closely. Given the important foreign policy considerations involved, ... Full article
Human Rights
REUTERS/Frank Augstein/Pool Marianna Tzabiras 30 July 2014 Based on IFEX member reports from Afghanistan Journalists Center , Committee to Protect Journalists ,International Press Institute , Reporters Without Borders  On Tuesday 22 July 2014, a Kabul court convicted and ... Full article
30 July 2014 Media Institute of Southern Africa  The Regional Governing Council of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) is outraged and deeply saddened by the unreasonable sentencing of The ...
Mohamed Al Araj is carried through the Qalandia refugee camp near Ramallah Qalandia, occupied West Bank - Mohammad Al Araj turned 17 on Thursday, with a bright future ahead of ...
A group of masked gunmen on Saturday stormed the building ofAl-Tayyar daily newspaper in Khartoum and assaulted Mirghani. They also confiscated all cellular phones and laptops of the newspaper’s staff ...
Gender-based violence is a worldwide problem that affects one out of every three women. The violence can be extreme; atrocities such as honor killings, rape, female genital mutilation, severe ...
Norway
‘The EU’s new restrictive measures against Russia reflect the gravity of the deteriorating situation in Ukraine. Norway will study the measures closely. Given the important foreign policy considerations involved, ... Full article
A coach from Switzerland has crashed in Norway, killing three and leaving one seriously injured on Tuesday. The accident occurred at 12pm, 6km north of Trones in Namsskogan, a ...
Prime Minister Erna Solberg visits Norway Cup on Ekebergsletta, Oslo. She poses with players from Norway and Malawi. Photo: Audun Braastad / NTB scanpix round 10 youth football teams ...
UPDATED: Confusion reigned on Saturday as Nordic citizens, who’ve been able to cross borders within the Nordic countries relatively freely, suddenly had to carry either a passport or an international ID ...
Oslo City Hall (Rådhuset) was closed on Thursday after authorities received what they called a credible threat of a terror attack against Norway. Security was heightened around several key ...
Norway is stepping up security amid intelligence reports of a possible imminent “terrorist attack” by militants who have fought in Syria, the country’s security officials said Thursday. The move ...
In PST’s threat assessment for 2014, which we made public in the beginning of March, we state the following among other things: The terror threat against Norway is considered ...
The Norwegian government wants to set an age limit of 24 years and an income requirement of over NOK 300,000 (USD 48,400) per year before a married couple would ...
Education
A failure to promote ‘British values’ in a muscular way is allowing extremism to grow in the UK, David Cameron has said. The prime minister revealed plans to teach all school ... Full article
Labour is calling for cross-party talks on how religious education is conducted and monitored in the state sector as a special poll for theObserver shows widespread concerns about the use of ...
Thailand‘s king has endorsed the army chief who seized power in a coup last week, amid widespread international criticism and increasing detention of those considered to be opposed to ...
Academics and writers have reacted angrily to plans to drop classic American novels including To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men from the GCSE curriculum as a ...
Campaigners are seeking permission for a judicial review of the government’s crackdown on parents taking their children out of school during term time. The decision by the Department for ...
The people of Glasgow and the wider arts community can breathe easy again: the city’s celebrated and revered Charles Rennie Mackintosh building, home of the Glasgow School of Art, has been saved. ...
Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Foreign Minister of South Sudan (top right), Bol Wek Agoth, Ambassador of The Republic of South Sudan in Norway (bottom right), Hatef Mokhtar, Editor ...
The power to take children away from their families could be privatised along with other child protection services under controversial plans the government has quietly announced. The proposal from Michael Gove‘s Department for Education ...
Culture
‘EID Al Fitr’ greetings & message of peace from ‘The Oslo Times International News Network’! On the occasion of EID Al Fitr festivities, we wish all the readers / ... Full article
Johnny Depp has starred in all of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films The last we saw of Captain Jack Sparrow, he was on a beach with ol’ scallywag ...
A still from the new Fifty Shades of Grey trailer The one thing you must never admit when you are a film critic is that afilm has turned you on. ...
The Norwegian government wants to set an age limit of 24 years and an income requirement of over NOK 300,000 (USD 48,400) per year before a married couple would ...
The Government of Ethiopia has made a commitment to eliminate child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Ethiopia by 2025. His Excellency Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Demeke Mekonnen ...
Eimear McBride, author of ‘A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing’ Successful authors should be inspired by the world of hip hop to take young writers under their wing, chairman ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Tibetans living on the “roof of the world” can thank an extinct human relative for providing a gene that helps them adapt to the high ...
The owners of a chain of stores called Hobby Lobby don’t like Obamacare. In particular, they really don’t like the part that requires insurance companies to cover contraceptives. Normally, ...
All News
REUTERS/Frank Augstein/Pool Marianna Tzabiras 30 July 2014 Based on IFEX member reports from Afghanistan Journalists Center , Committee to Protect Journalists ,International Press Institute , Reporters Without Borders  On ... Full article
30 July 2014 Media Institute of Southern Africa  The Regional Governing Council of the Media Institute ...
‘The EU’s new restrictive measures against Russia reflect the gravity of the deteriorating situation in ...
PRESS RELEASE: For immediate release; 29 July 2014 July 29, 2014 (SSNA) – The South Sudan ...
Asia News
28 July 2014 Reporters Without Borders  Ten women who work in the media are currently behind bars in the Islamic Republic. The arrest on 22 July of two journalists and a ... Full article
REUTERS/Frank Augstein/Pool Marianna Tzabiras 30 July 2014 Based on IFEX member reports from Afghanistan Journalists Center , Committee to Protect Journalists ,International Press Institute , Reporters Without Borders  On Tuesday 22 July 2014, a Kabul court convicted and ...
A major landslide on Wednesday struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, killing at least five people and leaving up to 150 feared trapped, officials said. ...
Chinese police shot dead dozens of knife-wielding attackers on Monday morning after they staged assaults on two towns in the western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency ...
Africa News
30 July 2014 Media Institute of Southern Africa  The Regional Governing Council of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) is outraged ... Full article
Peter Gai Manyuon “Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.” ― George ...
Part 6: Bill of Rights in Federal South Sudan: By Sindani Sebit Introduction July 29, ...
PRESS RELEASE: For immediate release; 29 July 2014 July 29, 2014 (SSNA) – The South Sudan ...
Europe News
25 July 2014 PEN International PEN International condemns a social media campaign started earlier this week to boycott the work of Turkish-Jewish writer and PEN Turkey board member Mario Levi. Levi’s ... Full article
A defiant Russia said Wednesday that Western sanctions over Ukraine would backfire on the United States and lead to energy price hikes in Europe ...
By Barry Neild, CNN July 28, 2014 — Updated 1303 GMT (2103 HKT) (CNN) – Patrycja Makowska likes to give enigmatic names to the extraordinarily beautiful photographs ...
Vladimir Putin risks becoming an international pariah over the Ukraine crisis but the Russian president is battening down the hatches for the gathering economic ...
Middle-East News
Amid the escalating death toll in Gaza, US officials finally sharpened their tone Wednesday condemning an attack on a UN school as patience with ... Full article
The United States confirmed it had restocked Israel’s supplies of ammunition, hours after finally sharpening its tone to condemn an attack on a United ...
Several Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school used as shelter for refugees in the Gaza war early on Wednesday, killing at ...
Attacks on Civilians Defy UN Resolution. © 2014 Reuters Enlarge “Before” image of Al-Ameria neighborhood in Aleppo City, taken April 26, 2014. © 2014 ...
 Americas News
A New York police detective wounded in a shootout on Monday in Greenwich Village was released from the hospital on Wednesday, ... Full article
The Delaware County community came out Wednesday to mourn Theresa Hunt, the victim killed in ...
Kids have been sleeping overnight in museums across the country for years, dozing off among ...
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the ...
 Australia News
The first relatives of victims on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived on Saturday at the crash site, as Dutch and Australian forces prepared for possible deployment to ... Full article
The panel, which earlier this year issued a sharp rebuke of domestic surveillance efforts, said in a preliminary report that the foreign intelligence efforts are generally in line with ...
The outbreak, with more than 360 cases, started after Amish travelers to the Philippines contracted measles this year and returned home to rural Knox County, where it spread thanks ...
Max Davis, who heads the church’s military diocese, is reportedly Australia‘s most senior clergyman and the first Australian Catholic bishop to be charged with a child sex offence. It ...
Royal News
A Spanish court has ordered blocks on six file-sharing sites to be lifted. All six sites were blocked in May after being accused of infringing copyright by the Spanish ... Full article
The Duke of Cambridge says of the loss of Princess Diana: ‘You dust yourself off and carry on.’ The Duke of Cambridge has described having his own family as ...
Spain’s new King Felipe VI, his wife Queen Letizia, Princess Sofia and Princess Leonor attend the swearing-in ceremony at the Congress of Deputies in Madrid,  REUTERS Photo Spain’s new ...
The row that refuses to die descended into playground idiom when a Kremlin-funded news channel hit back on Friday at Prince Charles‘s alleged likening of Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler. The pro-Russia broadcaster ...
Politics
PRESS RELEASE: For immediate release; 29 July 2014 July 29, 2014 (SSNA) – The South Sudan Human Rights Society For Advocacy (SSHURSA) ... Full article
Al-Sadiq al-Mahdi, head of the Sudan’s National Umma Party (NUP), the country’s largest opposition party ...
Matabeleland bachs First Lady’s endorsemeng Herald Reporters Zanu-PF Matabeleland North and Matabeleland South provinces yesterday ...
Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic have signed a ceasefire agreement aimed at ...
Business News
South Sudan’s oil minister, Stephen Dhieu Dau, speaks during a press conference in the capital, Juba, on 23 July 2013 (Photo: Larco Lomayat July 28, 2014 (JUBA) – The ... Full article
George Clooney: the face of Nespresso It’s the coffee brand that has made its little aluminium pods synonymous with both George Clooney and Matt Damon. But perhaps Nespresso’s most ...
Allegations about the way Royal Bank of Scotland treats its small businesses have resurfaced after senior executives from the bailed-out bank were accused of being “wilfully obtuse” when giving evidence to ...
France’s economy minister Arnaud Montebourg said that neither the GE bid, nor a joint Siemens-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries offer, met the government’s demands. But the government had chosen to work ...
Environment News
Japanese macaque perched on a tree. Photograph: Renee Lynn/Corbis Wild monkeys in the Fukushima region of Japan have blood abnormalities linked ... Full article
Dolls representing the oil exploitation in the Yasuni national park are paraded in Quito. Photograph: ...
Can meditation really slow down the effects of age? One Nobel Prize-winner is finding the ...
Yemenis walk through a drought-affected dam on the outskirts of Sana’a, Yemen. Sana a city ...
Fashion News
PARIS (AP) — Just a few years ago it was on the brink of extinction. Now, haute couture — the 150-year-old Parisian tradition of making unique, astronomically-priced handmade gowns ... Full article
We’re calling it now: Angelina Jolie’s fierce face in “Maleficent” is going to be The Beauty Look of the year. But how do you get those plump blood red ...
So what exactly is retinol and who should use it? It’s a question a lot of people are asking. We reached out to Marla Malcolm Beck, CEO of Bluemercury, ...
When it comes to summer eating, we like our meals fresh, delicious, and healthy, so we’re not left with regrets when it comes time to hit the beach. So ...
Editorial News
    As a responsible journalist when I look around and see my fellow media personnel with a biased and scrummed social point hood, which made me realized the ... Full article
‘The dramatic escalation of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians is having completely unacceptable consequences for civilians. In my talks with Foreign Minister Lieberman and President Abbas, ...
WASHINGTON — When President Obama placed a call to Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany last Thursday, he had a busy agenda: to consult with a close ally and to mobilize wavering Europeans to put more ...
Editor In Chief of the Oslo Times Hatef Mokhtar with Rasmus Johan Michael Hansson Johan Michael Hanssonis an activist and politician for the Green Party. He led the Norwegian chapter of ...
Life Style
By Barry Neild, CNN July 28, 2014 — Updated 1303 GMT (2103 HKT) (CNN) – Patrycja Makowska likes to give enigmatic names to the ... Full article
Artisan skills transforming lives STORY HIGHLIGHTS Rosebill Satha-Sambo is the founder and manager of JARDS ...
Every week, Inside Africa takes its viewers on a journey across Africa, exploring the true diversity and ...
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/health/2014/07/28/nr-dnt-cohen-americans-with-ebola.cnn-ap.html (CNN) – The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history continues to plague West Africa as leaders ...
News & Reviews
REUTERS/Frank Augstein/Pool Marianna Tzabiras 30 July 2014 Based on IFEX member reports from Afghanistan Journalists Center , Committee to Protect Journalists ,International Press Institute , Reporters Without Borders  On ... Full article
30 July 2014 Media Institute of Southern Africa  The Regional Governing Council of the Media Institute ...
‘The EU’s new restrictive measures against Russia reflect the gravity of the deteriorating situation in ...
PRESS RELEASE: For immediate release; 29 July 2014 July 29, 2014 (SSNA) – The South Sudan ...
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Japanese macaque perched on a tree. Photograph: Renee Lynn/Corbis Wild monkeys in the ...
A picture taken on May 3, 2014, shows people visiting “The Gateway to ...
 REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF’s position on net neutrality simply calls for all data ...
   
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