Japan's oldest woman dies at 115; Kagoshima resident now record holder

29.09.2015 [13:42]
The oldest person in Japan, a Tokyo woman born on March 15, 1900, died Sunday at the age of 115, the welfare ministry said Monday, according to Japan Times. With the passing of the woman, whose name is being withheld at the request of her family, Nabi Tajima, a 115-year-old ...

More Swedes ‘want increase in refugees’

29.09.2015 [13:08]
44 percent of respondents in an opinion poll undertaken by Ipsos for Sunday's edition of Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, believe that Sweden should take more refugees - an increase of 18 percentage points since February ...

Meet the new Vertu Signature Touch; a luxurious five figure mobile companion

28.09.2015 [20:37]
England based Vertu was the brainchild of one of the most powerful mobile phone manufacturers; if you guessed Nokia, you’re right. Sometime down the line the Finnish company decided to sell off 90% of its stakes to a company by the name of EQT VI; who works around the concept of making devices as fashion accessories ...

German defence minister denies plagiarism

28.09.2015 [19:48]
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has denied claims she plagiarised parts of her doctoral thesis, according to BBC. The crowd-sourced plagiarism hunting website VroniPlag Wiki claims to have found "elements of plagiarism" on 27 of the 62 pages of Ms von der Leyen's 1990 dissertation ...

FIFA president Sepp Blatter under criminal investigation by Swiss officials

27.09.2015 [11:48]
The Swiss attorney general has announced criminal proceedings have been opened against FIFA president Sepp Blatter. The attorney general's office in Switzerland said it has opened criminal proceedings against Mr Blatter over possible criminal mismanagement and misappropriation of Fifa money ...

Turkey: 13 killed in car crash, one injured

25.09.2015 [15:34]
A major road crash in central Turkey has killed at least 13 people and injured one, police said Friday. A car and a light commercial vehicle were involved in a collision in the early hours of Friday morning on Turkey’s Aksaray-Adana highway ...

Kremlin: Valdimir Putin to meet Barack Obama on Monday

25.09.2015 [14:00]
Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama are to meet on Monday in New York, their first face-to-face encounter in nearly a year amid strongly troubled relations between the two nations. The announcement of the meeting was made Thursday by the Russian president's spokesman Dmitry Peskov and confirmed by the White ...

Saudi king orders safety review for Hajj pilgrimage

25.09.2015 [10:50]
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered a safety review for the Hajj pilgrimage after at least 717 people died in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca, according to BBC ...

At least 717 killed in Hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia

24.09.2015 [21:19]
At least 717 people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have been killed in a stampede near the Islamic holy city of Mecca, officials in Saudi Arabia say, according to the BBC. Another 863 people were injured in the incident at Mina, which occurred as two million pilgrims were ...

Alexis Tsipras unveils new cabinet

23.09.2015 [20:24]
Returning Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced the composition of the new Greek government in the early hours of Wednesday. Alexis Tsipras met Independent Greeks (ANEL) leader Panos Kammenos on Monday to seal their agreement, which led to the creation of a ...

Munich real estate most expensive in Germany

21.09.2015 [17:35]
People find it hard to believe in, but in Germany the most expensive housing is not in the capital. Berlin apartments and town houses of various classes are as generally much smaller than in other major cities - Stuttgart, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Dusseldorf and Cologne ...

ISIL militants kill senior Egyptian general

20.09.2015 [16:05]
Militants affiliated with ISIL have killed an Egyptian Interior Ministry brigade general in the North Sinai governorate, the ministry’s press service said. The shooting took place in the governorate’s capital city of Arish overnight into Sunday, according to the press service, RIA Novosti ...

UN nuke chief arrives in Tehran

20.09.2015 [14:39]
Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano has arrived in Tehran. Iran said the visit is aimed at implementing an agreement between Tehran and the UN nuclear watchdog. ...

Male tiger kills keeper at Hamilton Zoo

20.09.2015 [14:11]
A zookeeper has been killed by a tiger at Hamilton Zoo in New Zealand this morning, according to Sydney Morning Herald. Emergency Services were called to the zoo just after 11am to treat a woman reported to have been critically injured after being attacked by a tiger ...

U.S. orders Volkswagen to recall almost 500,000 vehicles over emissions violations

19.09.2015 [20:53]
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered German automaker Volkswagen to recall roughly 482,000 diesel cars over violations of the Clean Air Act, according to the http://globalnews.ca. ...

Opposition files no-confidence vs Abe Cabinet over security bills

18.09.2015 [18:31]
Five opposition parties submitted a no-confidence motion against the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday over controversial security bills, according to Kyodo. The parties filed the motion at the House of Representatives as part of their tactics to delay the ...

President of German federal office for migration and refugees resigns

18.09.2015 [11:00]
President of the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees Manfred Schmidt asked for his resignation on Thursday "due to personal reasons", according to Xinhua. His resignation was accepted by Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, according to a statement by the Interior Ministry on Thursday ...

Annual Japan show for video games opens with record exhibitors, newcomers like YouTube, Amazon

18.09.2015 [10:48]
Japan's annual video game show opened Thursday with a record number of exhibitors, including independent companies and newcomers, a positive sign for an industry that has faced tough competition from games on social media and mobile devices, according to Star Tribune ...

Japan's controversial security bills clear upper house panel

17.09.2015 [22:01]
Japan's ruling camp passed controversial security bills at a meeting of a House of Councillors panel Thursday, paving the way for enactment of the legislation at an upper house plenary session, according to Kyodo News ...