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News Headlines - 31 August 2014

Missing Ashya King found in Spain - Telegraph

A five-year-old boy with a brain tumour who was taken by his parents from hospital against medical advice has been found in Spain, police said.
Ashya King's family took him from Southampton General Hospital on Thursday afternoon and travelled on a ferry to France some two hours later.

North Korea hosts pro-wrestling tournament - video | The Guardian

The Pyongyang International Pro-Wrestling Contest is held in North Korea's capital with several American wrestlers taking part in the event.

Video: Google drones take on Amazon - Telegraph

Paul Kedrosky explained that the largest risk for the use of quadcopters for delivery was that humans have a tendency to injure themselves retrieving their parcels from in between the blades.
As a result, Google have experimented with using a fishing line to distance human hands from the drone.

How emoji became the first truly global language | The Observer

The emoji has come a long way from its origins as a cute footnote to text messages. Its many symbols are now used to form entire sentences. But what will we lose in translation?

Glass of wine with dinner helps you live longer, scientists claim - Telegraph

Have a glass of wine with dinner – but afterwards swap that coffee for a cup of tea, if you want to live longer, heart experts have pronounced.
New research has found that both red and white wines have a protective effect against heart disease among those who take regular exercise.

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英、国内テロ警戒レベルを1段階引き上げ | 日テレNEWS24


2014年8月電子書籍ランキング【経済・ビジネス編】 | R25スマホ情報局


ロンドンで村上春樹ファンが殺到 サイン会 - 47NEWS(よんななニュース)


サッカー=マンUは開幕3試合で未勝利、香川はベンチ外 | Reuters


サッカー、香川の発表は31日か ドイツ紙が報じる:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 30 August 2014

EU to Draw Up Russia Sanction Options Within Week - WSJ

European Union leaders agreed late Saturday to draw up new options for sanctions against Russia within a week, with action to follow quickly unless Moscow takes clear steps to scale back its intervention in Ukraine.

Ukraine President Says Europe’s Security Depends on Stopping Russia - NYTimes.com

Accusing Russia of waging a campaign of “military aggression and terror” against his country, President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine told European leaders here on Saturday that their own countries’ security depended on stopping Russian troops from stoking a conflict in eastern Ukraine that he said could escalate into a wider war.

BBC News - UK terror threat level raised to 'severe'

The UK's terror threat level has been raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, Home Secretary Theresa May says.

Japan’s right wing: Unwelcome change | The Economist

SHINZO ABE, Japan’s prime minister, has reason to feel chuffed ahead of his first cabinet reshuffle on September 3rd. He has the same 18-member team he began with in late 2012: a record of continuity unmatched in post-war Japanese politics. But as he now succumbs to pressure from members of his party to inject new blood, he also has reason to worry: about the possibility that the cabinet’s cohesion may unravel and that right-wingers, if appointed, might push him into even greater dispute with the country’s neighbours over Japan’s wartime atrocities.

Look, no hands! I'm in Google's driverless car (and it could be finding its way to YOUR street) | Mail Online

It is the mouth you notice first, an enigmatic half-smile that draws you in. There are the eyes, wide and inviting, that cute black button nose… And, just like that, I’ve fallen in love with Google’s self-driving car.

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【海外事件簿】シリアで米記者を斬首 英なまりの「ヒップホップ聖戦主義者」が浮上 - MSN産経ニュース


進行中の大量絶滅が人類に与える脅威 - ナショナルジオグラフィック

オーストラリアの人類学者トム・バン・ドゥーレン(Thom Van Dooren)氏はその新著『Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction』で、我々がいかに生物界とつながっているか、そして生物種が絶滅したとき我々が失うのはただリスト中のひとつというだけではないことを示し、無関心の壁を打ち破ろうと試みている。我々は自身の一部を失うことになるのだ。

世界の発電所のCO2排出量を初算出 - ナショナルジオグラフィック


英国地質調査所がイギリス・グレートブリテン島全土を「Minecraft」で再現 地中まで完全再現しちゃう本気っぷり! - ねとらぼ


タンデム自転車で挑むロンドンまでの350km “厳しさ”はチャリティーライドの鉄則 - cyclist

Manchester to London(通称「マンロン350」)は、日本でも人気のロードサイクルウェアブランド「ラファ」が非営利で主催するイベントです。英国第2の都市マンチェスターを朝6時30分に出発し、今年のツール・ド・フランスの舞台ともなったピーク・ディストリクトの丘陵地帯などを経て、真夜中24時までにロンドンに到着しなければならないというもの。350kmなので、名古屋から東京、仙台から東京といったところでしょうか。

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News Headlines - 29 August 2014

BBC News - Ebola: Experimental drug ZMapp is '100% effective' in animal trials

The only clinical trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.
The researchers, publishing their data in Nature, said it was a "very important step forward".

George Galloway badly injured in street attack | The Guardian

Respect MP George Galloway was taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw on Friday night after being attacked in the street.
Police arrested a British man over the incident, which is believed to have been prompted by comments Galloway has made about Israel in past weeks.

Video: Prince Harry at 30 - documentary trailer - Telegraph

As Prince Harry approaches his 30 birthday ITV have release a new documentary celebrating the past three decades of the his life - watch the trailer here

BBC News - Japanese art projected onto human faces

Japanese artist Nobumichi Asai has created a new work that involves projecting his designs onto a human face.
Using computer technology Asai was able to map the model's face and create a three dimensional mask.

Lost chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory published | The Guardian

A lost chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, deemed too wild, subversive and insufficiently moral for the tender minds of British children almost 50 years ago, has been published for the first time.
The chapter, in Saturday's Guardian Review, with new illustrations by Sir Quentin Blake, was found among Dahl's papers after his death.

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親ロシア派、ウクライナ東部で猛反攻 米、露が「直接関与」と非難:AFPBB News


オバマ外交「たくましくない」…米国民の54% : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


日米TPP閣僚会合「9月にも」 甘利担当相が見通し:朝日新聞デジタル


CNN.co.jp : グーグルが無人機をテスト飛行


英女優キーラ・ナイトレイがトップレス姿を披露! 大人の雰囲気漂うセクシーでクールな1枚 | TVグルーヴ

キーラのトップレス姿の写真が掲載されるのは、米雑誌「Interview Magazine」9月号。<写真家>をテーマとした号のようで、6種類ある表紙の1つをキーラは飾るようだ。

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News Headlines - 28 August 2014

WHO Fears Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People

The World Health Organization is launching a so-called roadmap aimed at bringing the largest Ebola outbreak in history under control. WHO warns it could take up to nine months, cost nearly a half-billion dollars, and cause thousands of deaths before the epidemic raging in West Africa ends.

Crisis, renewal and the prospects for science advice in Japan | theguardian.com

Public and political confidence in Japan’s science system collapsed after the devastating earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011. Tateo Arimoto and Yasushi Sato describe the process of rebuilding trust and reforming Japanese science policy.

Hello Kitty is not a cat - she's a British school kid - BBC Newsbeat

After all, she does kind of look like one - and she is called Kitty.
But her creators Sanrio are adamant. She is a British school kid called Kitty White and she lives just outside London (although no-one is saying exactly where).

Don't pee outside this hotel - you'll end up on YouTube - Telegraph

A Czech hotel is hoping to deter public urination by threatening to post videos of offenders on YouTube.
A sign warning peeing passers-by has appeared outside a hotel in the town of Mikulov, close to the border with Austria, the website Citylab.com reports.

BBC Sport - Wayne Rooney: England name Man Utd striker as new captain

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been named the new England captain by manager Roy Hodgson.
The 28-year-old takes over from Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, who retired after England's World Cup elimination.

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エボラ出血熱でWHO 感染者2万人超のおそれ NHKニュース


スコットランド独立、産業界130社が反対  :日本経済新聞


CNN.co.jp : ホロコースト連想させるTシャツに非難殺到、廃棄へ


スズキ、欧州で新型SUV出展  :日本経済新聞


MS、深刻な不具合が発生していた月例パッチの修正版を公開 -INTERNET Watch


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News Headlines - 27 August 2014

1,400 Children Exploited in U.K. Child Sex Ring, According to New Report | TIME

Over 1,400 children in a town in Northern England may have endured sexual abuse that was systematically ignored by police and other authorities from 1997-2013, according to a report released Tuesday.

BBC News - Protester interrupts Gordon Brown speech

A supporter of Scottish independence has interrupted a speech by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown ahead of next month's referendum... The man shouted "rubbish" and "you're an absolute disgrace" before he was removed from the meeting midway through Mr Brown's address.

BBC News - Steven Sotloff's mother in plea to IS: Free my son

The mother of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist being held by Islamic State (IS) militants, has made an emotional video appeal for his release.
Shirley Sotloff addressed her plea directly to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the militant group.

Insight - A broken man living on dreams pulls Japan into Syria hostage drama | Reuters

Changes in Yukawa's life in suburban Tokyo had been fast and disorienting. Over the past decade, he had lost his wife to lung cancer, lost a business and his house to bankruptcy and been forced to live in a public park for almost a month, according to Yukawa's father and an online journal he maintained.
The hard times led to soul searching. By his own account, he had changed his name to the feminine-sounding Haruna, attempted to kill himself by cutting off his genitals and came to believe he was the reincarnation of a cross-dressing Manchu princess who had spied for Japan in World War Two.

Tesco sales down 4% as it struggles to fend off German discount stores - FT.com

Tesco’s wounds from the supermarket price war deepened on Wednesday after industry figures showed a 4 per cent fall in quarterly sales at the UK’s largest supermarket chain, which last month ousted its chief executive.

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[FT]イタリアの民営化計画、景気後退で足踏み  :日本経済新聞


仏、新経済相に大統領側近のマクロン氏を任命 - IBTimes


アップルが大画面iPadなど生産準備中 ブルームバーグ報じる - MSN産経ニュース


CNN.co.jp : サッカーで八百長100回、仕掛けた人物に初のテレビインタビュー


CNN.co.jp : マンUがディマリアを獲得、英国史上最高の103億円


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News Headlines - 26 August 2014

BBC News - Gaza conflict: Israel and Palestinians agree long-term truce

A long-term ceasefire has been agreed between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.
The truce, ending seven weeks of fighting that has left more than 2,200 people - mostly Palestinians - dead, was brokered by Egypt and began at 19:00 local time (16:00 GMT).

Japan to provide anti-influenza drugs to stop Ebola | News | 25.08.2014

Japan has offered to deliver an experimental serum to combat the Ebola virus, one initially designed to treat influenza. The World Health Organization is working on an approved Ebola treatment with several companies.

Japanese court rules against nuclear operator in suicide suit | Reuters

The operator of Japanese nuclear reactors that melted down in 2011 is responsible for the suicide of a woman who became depressed after the accident and it must pay $472,000 in compensation, a court ruled on Tuesday.

Rotherham: failures led to sexual abuse of 1,400 children | The Guardian

Blatant failures of political and police leadership contributed to the sexual exploitation of 1,400 children in Rotherham over a 16-year period, according to an uncompromising report published in the aftermath of allegations of gang rape and trafficking in the South Yorkshire town.

BBC Sport - British transfer fees: From Francis & Ferdinand to Angel Di Maria

Thirty five years ago, it was the signing that shocked football - Trevor Francis, Britain's first £1m player... The reported fee of £59.7m is a new record paid by a British club, topping the £50m Chelsea forked out for Fernando Torres in 2011.

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フランスが内閣改造、大統領は緊縮財政批判の経済相更迭へ | Reuters


ドイツ財務省が経済急回復を予想、成長率1.8%超も=国内誌 | Reuters


米国人殺害か 男は社会への不満を歌に NHKニュース


太陽光パネルで負けても発電所建設で稼ぐドイツ  :日本経済新聞


CNN.co.jp : 世界の「超高齢国」、急ペースで増加 経済に打撃


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News Headlines - 25 August 2014

German economy 'losing steam' as business confidence plunges again - Telegraph

Germany's businesses are rapidly losing confidence in the prospect of a recovery in the eurozone, in a further blow to the single currency's biggest economy... The study is the latest blow to Angela Merkel's hopes of Germany leading the eurozone out of its current economic malaise. Separate data for investor confidence and inflation have also shown activity slowing down.

Europe fears deflation as Ukraine stays center-stage | Reuters

The euro zone's growing fears of deflation will be stirred again on Friday when preliminary consumer price data for August is issued, with signs the European Central Bank could be looking at bolder steps to help the region's stagnant economy.

Teenager's death linked to ice bucket challenge | The Guardian

Police are investigating the circumstances of the death. While the exact circumstances remain unclear, it has been reported that the teenager "tombstoned" – jumping feet first into deep water – into the quarry as a new take on the ice-bucket challenge.

Samsung Nominates Apple’s iPhone 5S for Ice Bucket Challenge

Samsung has turned the growing popularity of the Ice Bucket Challenge into an opportunity to highlight one of the Galaxy S5 features that the iPhone 5S is lacking. In case you have been away from Twitter and most other social media platforms over the past month, the Ice Bucket Challenge is a viral social media phenomenon in which participants share videos or photos of themselves pouring a bucket of ice water over their head.

BBC News - UK embassy apologises for 'burning White House' tweet

The British embassy in Washington has apologised after tweeting a picture of a White House cake surrounded by sparklers, "commemorating" the burning of the building 200 years ago.
The US presidential residence was set on fire by British forces in 1814 during the "War of 1812" with the United States.

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「PSN」を含むSony Entertainment NetworkのサービスにDDoS攻撃 -INTERNET Watch

「PSN」「Video Unlimited」「Music Unlimited」を含むSony Entertainment Network(SEN)のすべてのネットワークサービスにおいて、日本時間の24日18時ごろから大規模接続障害が発生している。DDoS攻撃による大量アクセスが集中したことが原因。

アカデミー賞8冠「ガンジー」のリチャード・アッテンボロー氏が死去 - 映画.com


ファンハール監督 香川に厳しい評価「私の希望と哲学を満足させなかった」 ― スポニチ Sponichi Annex


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News Headlines - 24 August 2014

Theresa May to bring in Asbos for British Muslim extremists | Mail Online

New laws with echoes of Labour's anti-social behaviour orders will be used to bring radical preachers under control, the Home Secretary has revealed.
Theresa May said Britain must use 'all the legal powers we need to prevail' after American journalist James Foley was beheaded by a masked 'British' extremist dubbed Jihadi John.

American man kidnapped when heading to Syria freed after two years in captivity - Telegraph

An American man who was captured and held in Syria for nearly two years has been freed and handed over to UN representatives.
Peter “Theo” Curtis was abducted from the Turkish town of Antakya, near the Syrian border, in October 2012, and was being held by a group linked to al-Qaeda in Syria.

BBC News - Scottish independence: Edinburgh University runs online referendum course

The University of Edinburgh is running a six-week online course about Scotland's independence referendum... The course is open to anyone and gets under way on 25 August.

BBC News - UK's 'most desirable' postcodes revealed

The firm evaluated the employment opportunities, quality of health and education, crime rates and housing affordability of areas across Britain.
The garrison town of Tidworth, in Wiltishire - postcode SP9 - was crowned the best place to live in England.

Sony closing down PlayStation Home in Japan and Asia | Polygon

Sony is ending PlayStation Home in Japan and Asia but assures western fans of the virtual world that it will continue in their regions.
Beginning Sept. 24, virtual items will no longer be for sale in PlayStation Home in Japan; the service there will end completely in March.

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ロシア車両、ウクライナから撤収 「支援物資届けた」:朝日新聞デジタル


ヘンリー王子の新恋人は元ミス・エディンバラ! | ニュースウォーカー

英国王室のヘンリー王子が、元ミス・エディンバラの女性と交際しているとUSA Todayが伝えている。報道によれば、ヘンリー王子の新恋人はカミラ・サーロウという25歳の女性で、ふたりはチャリティ・イベントを通して知り合ったという。

ミスタービーン、中国で広告撮影、絶技披露 | 新華ニュース


好評の新演出 市村代役に筧 ミュージカル「ミス・サイゴン」 - 西日本新聞


折りたたんだ布に切り込みを入れると、これまでにない服が作れるんだって | roomie(ルーミー)

三宅一生さんとReality Lab.がコラボレーションした、”132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE” 「1」は一枚の布、「3」は三次元の立体造形、「2」は立体造形を折りたたんで再び二次元にすること、続く「5」は5次元を表しているのだそうです。……このコレクションは洋服を楽しむとことに魅力を感じるだけでなく、折りたたんだ時の美しさと着用したとき時の美しさをも実現。2012年にはロンドンのデザインミュージアムアワードにも選ばれました。

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News Headlines - 23 August 2014

Is this the same man who murdered James Foley? - Telegraph

Security agencies hunting for the killer of James Foley, the American journalist, are investigating video footage of two British jihadists taking part in the execution of a soldier captured during fighting in Syria... The footage, which was posted at the start of May on the website Instagram, shows a soldier loyal to President Bashar al-Assad crouching in a field in Syria, then being shot in the back of the head by a man armed with a pistol.

Ebola: Briton Tests Positive In Sierra Leone

A Briton living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the deadly ebola virus... It is the first confirmed case of a British person catching the tropical infection, which kills up to 90% of people who contract it.

BBC News - Japan landslide: Rescuers race to find survivors

Rescuers have been searching desperately for survivors in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture where a landslide killed at least 42 people.
At least 43 others are missing, officials told the Kyodo news agency.

Chinese fighter jet intercepted Navy sub-hunter plane in South China Sea - Pacific - Stripes

An armed Chinese fighter jet conducted what Pentagon officials called an aggressive midair intercept of a U.S. Navy submarine-hunting aircraft during a routine patrol above international waters.

Two Galileo satellites launched into space by European Space Agency to create new GPS system end up in the wrong orbit - The Independent

European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's GPS network.

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CNN.co.jp : ハマス、情報提供者18人を処刑か


CNN.co.jp : ロシア、マクドナルド店舗に閉鎖命令


ドイツがロシア産LNG脱却へ、エネルギー大手に信用保証 | Reuters

ドイツ政府が液化天然ガス(LNG)の長期的な供給確保に向けて、エネルギー大手エーオン(EONGn.DE: 株価, 企業情報, レポート)に対し数十億ユーロの信用保証を提供していることが21日、関係筋の話で明らかになった。

若者よ東へ行け、ロンドンは世界一でなくなる-ギルバート - Bloomberg


エイミー・ワインハウスの銅像がロンドンに | テレビファン・ウェブ


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News Headlines - 22 August 2014

Russia Moves Artillery Units Into Ukraine, NATO Says - NYTimes.com

The Russian military has moved artillery units manned by Russian personnel inside Ukrainian territory in recent days and was using them to fire at Ukrainian forces, NATO officials said on Friday.

BBC News - Lennon killer denied parole for eighth time

Authorities in New York have denied parole to the man who shot dead musician John Lennon in 1980 for the eighth time.
Mark Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life in 1981 after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

BBC News - Dowry 'should be banned' in UK according to lawyer

The tradition of giving a wedding dowry is causing growing division and domestic violence amongst Asian families in Britain and should be banned, according to a leading British lawyer.

Windows 9 Preview Reportedly Set for September 30 - Operating Systems on CIO Today

Microsoft Relevant Products/Services appears to be wasting no time moving on from the disastrous launch of Windows 8 by announcing its successor on September 30. Redmond is reportedly planning to unveil key features of the new operating system Relevant Products/Services -- codename “Threshold" -- during a media event tentatively planned for that day.

Giant crack appears in Mexico - AOL Travel UK

A huge kilometre-long crack has appeared in a remote part of Mexico, leaving scientists and locals baffled.
The eight-metre deep trench opened up last week and severed Highway 26 between Hermosillo and the coast.

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ブッシュ前米大統領も氷水かぶる、難病患者支援で | Reuters


米外交官は「氷水チャレンジ」禁止、国務省が通達:AFPBB News

難病の筋萎縮性側索硬化症(ALS)の治療研究支援を目的に氷水をかぶって募金を呼び掛ける運動「アイス・バケツ・チャレンジ(Ice Bucket Challenge)」について、米国務省は21日までに、米外交官に参加を禁じる内部通達を出した。

「氷水チャレンジ」発案者、飛び込み事故で死亡:AFPBB News

難病の筋萎縮性側索硬化症(ALS)の治療研究支援を目的とした運動「アイス・バケツ・チャレンジ(Ice Bucket Challenge)」の発案者の一人であるコリー・グリフィン(Corey Griffin)さん(27)が、先週末に飛び込み事故で死亡していたことが分かった。

CNN.co.jp : 「氷水バケツ」で消防士が重体 米


オバマ氏、動じずゴルフ 日英首脳と対照的 - MSN産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 21 August 2014

US signals escalation in Isis fight - FT.com

Barack Obama’s top Pentagon adviser says the Islamist militant group in northern Iraq can be defeated only by tackling them in neighbouring Syria, signalling a substantial escalation of America’s military campaign.

Israeli airstrikes kill 3 top Hamas commanders in Gaza Strip - The Washington Post

Israeli airstrikes killed three top Hamas commanders in Gaza on Thursday, marking the most significant blow to the leadership of the Palestinian group’s armed wing in six weeks of fighting in the battle-scarred enclave.

BBC News - Thailand coup General Prayuth Chan-ocha named PM

Thailand's junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha has been named the new prime minister of the southeast Asian nation.
Gen Prayuth, 60, was nominated on Thursday in a legislature hand-picked by the junta and made up of mostly military and police figures.

China puts five cult members on trial for McDonald's murder - Telegraph

Five followers of a Chinese cult went on trial on Thursday charged with beating a woman to death in a branch of McDonald's after she refused to be recruited.
The Church of Almighty God, also known as Eastern Lightning, believes that Christ has returned in the shape of a middle-aged Chinese woman. The cult may have over a million members in China, according to the state media.

Neanderthals Died Out 10,000 Years Earlier Than Thought, With Help From Modern Humans

The Neanderthals died out about 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, new fossil dating suggests, adding to evidence that the arrival of modern humans in Europe pushed our ancient Stone Age cousins into extinction.

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米記者殺害犯はイギリス人? 英米が特定急ぐ 「イスラム国」映像の覆面男 - WSJ


「米軍、今夏実施の人質救出作戦は失敗」 News i


サウジ王子の車列がパリで襲撃される、現金3400万円強奪 | Reuters


CNN.co.jp : 安楽死のためのスイス渡航者、5年で611人に


フランスのビーチでは「ビキニ着用が義務」 元大臣の“イスラム教徒差別”発言に批判殺到|ウートピ


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News Headlines - 20 August 2014

BBC News - James Foley beheading suspect probably British, David Cameron says

David Cameron has said it looks "increasingly likely" a man thought to have been involved in a US journalist's beheading is British, as UK police try to confirm the militant's identity.

BBC News - #BBCtrending: 'Share this instead' say Twitter users rejecting graphic images of James Foley

Images and videos of James Foley's killing have been circulating on social media, distressing many who see them. A range of voices have emerged calling for positive images and memories to be shared instead.

Angela Merkel scolds Italy and France over the faltering eurozone recovery | theguardian.com

The German chancellor, under pressure following a fall in GDP in the second quarter, said faltering growth was the direct result of the 18-member currency zone's inability to punish those countries that ran high deficits in contravention of limits set by Brussels.

Drought in California – in pictures | Environment | theguardian.com

As the severe drought continues for a third year, water levels in the state’s lakes and reservoirs are reaching historic lows

Neanderthals Died Out 10,000 Years Earlier Than Thought, With Help From Modern Humans

The Neanderthals died out about 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, new fossil dating suggests, adding to evidence that the arrival of modern humans in Europe pushed our ancient Stone Age cousins into extinction.

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シリア:イスラム国が米人記者処刑か 動画を公開 - 毎日新聞


ノーベル委員会、オバマ氏に平和賞返上を要請 - The Voice of Russia


日本特殊陶業に罰金53億円 米司法省、価格カルテルで - MSN産経ニュース


過去最大、日本車部品メーカーに中国が制裁金  :日本経済新聞



金属製品製造の日立金属は19日、世界最大手の鉄鋳物メーカー「ワウパカ ファウンドリー ホールディングス」(米国・デラウェア州)を米投資ファンドから買収し、完全子会社にすると発表した。買収額は13億ドル(約1330億円)で、10月中にも手続きを終える。

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News Headlines - 19 August 2014

BBC News - Pope's relatives die in road accident

The wife and two children of Pope Francis's nephew have been killed in a car crash in Argentina, officials say. His nephew, Emanuel Bergoglio, was badly hurt in the accident in the Cordoba area, north-west of the capital, Buenos Aires.

Iceland volcano eruption risk level raised to orange for aviation | The Guardian

Iceland's meteorological office has raised its risk level to the aviation industry for an eruption at its Bardarbunga volcano to orange, which is the fourth level on a five-grade scale.
Ash from the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano in 2010 shut down much of Europe's airspace for six days, affecting more than 10 million people and costing $1.7 billion.

BBC News - Google removes 12 BBC News links in 'right to be forgotten'

Google has removed a total of 12 BBC News stories from some search results since controversial EU "right to be forgotten" laws came into force in May... Google notified the BBC of each of the removals, but it did not disclose who had made the removal requests.

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds | The Guardian

A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were "significantly" worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story is part of major new Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitisation on the reading experience.

Gastropub's social media accounts hijacked by angry ex-worker - Telegraph

Pub bosses were left red faced after an angry former employee who claimed not to have been paid hijacked their social media sites and posted a series of abusive messages.
The ex-worker logged into the Twitter and Facebook accounts of House of Wolf, and warned customers not to visit the popular north London gastropub.

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シリア日本人拘束、安否は依然不明 過去に「身代金」を要求されたケースも : J-CASTニュース


「ロンドンのシンボル「ビッグベン」で毎年恒例の大掃除」 News i


イギリスで「着物」が5秒に1着売れている? 「気軽に着られる」と好評 | ニュースフィア


日立、欧州へ車両売り込み本腰 ロンドンに本社機能一部移転 - 47NEWS(よんななニュース)


ケンブリッジ大学が溶けないチョコ開発 : nikkansports.com


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News Headlines - 18 August 2014

Japanese man feared kidnapped by Syrian militants - Al Arabiya News

Japan's government said Monday it was investigating a video posted online that appears to show a kidnapped Japanese man being roughly interrogated by Syrian militants.

Michael Brown autopsy: Unclear if arms up during police shooting | CTV News

Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager killed by a Missouri police officer was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, according to a private autopsy. But a forensic pathologist said it's unclear if Brown's arms were up at the time of the shooting.

BBC and police under attack over raid on Cliff Richard's Berkshire home | South China Morning Post

The BBC has been accused of participating in a "witch-hunt" and behaving like the worst tabloid newspapers after using knowledge of the investigation into British singer Cliff Richard to gain exclusive access to the raid on his property.

BBC News - German envoy to Turkey summoned over spying allegations

The Turkish foreign ministry has summoned the German ambassador over reports Germany spied on Turkish officials. The German secret service, BND, had eavesdropped on conversations between officials in the US and Turkey, according to Der Spiegel.

BBC News - Julian Assange 'to leave embassy soon'

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has suggested he will leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London "soon".

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拘束の男性か 「軍事会社」代表名乗り、紛争地域の動画掲載 ― スポニチ Sponichi Annex


エボラ隔離施設を襲撃、リベリア 患者20人逃走 - 47NEWS(よんななニュース)




ピッチ乱入者がFK蹴る珍事→見事枠内へ - プレミアリーグニュース : nikkansports.com


[FT]アーセナル、マンU…英クラブ、富の格差「拡大」  :日本経済新聞


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News Headlines - 17 August 2014

Missouri Shooting: Tear Gas Fired At Crowd

Police have fired smoke bombs and tear gas at protesters defying a curfew imposed in a suburb where a black teenager was shot dead by an officer.

2 UN peacekeepers killed in latest Mali attack - CNN.com

In fresh evidence the threat of violence in Mali -- and, specifically, attacks directed at international forces -- hasn't gone away, two U.N. peacekeepers died and nine others were hurt in a suicide attack Saturday, the U.N. mission there said.

How the U.S.-favored Kurds Abandoned the Yazidis when ISIS Attacked - The Daily Beast

Interviews with witnesses show the Kurds who are now getting weapons and air support from Washington left the Yazidis defenseless earlier this month.

BBC under fire over screening of police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's home after they received leaked information about the investigation | Metro News

a BBC reporter was alerted to the case. Fearing the investigation would be made public, police agreed to an unprecedented deal with the broadcaster whereby the BBC would be given exclusive information ‘in return for delaying publication’ of their story... When police arrived to raid the home last week, BBC cameras were already in position to film the entire thing.

UK economy more than halfway to full recovery, says Bank governor | theguardian.com

Britain is "more than halfway towards the finish line" as the economy continues on the road to full recovery from the global financial crisis, the Bank of England governor has said.
Mark Carney signalled that better-than-expected growth over successive quarters had built up momentum going forward, with expectation that the economy would grow by 3.5% this year.

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英国:スコットランド独立、是か非か…住民投票9月18日 - 毎日新聞




CNN.co.jp : コンテナから35人を発見、1人死亡 ロンドン近郊の港


【三越伊勢丹ブログ】ロンドン旅行で“無の世界”を体験 | FASHION HEADLINE


BABYMETAL、イギリス&アメリカ公演追加発表&聖誕祭映像リリース決定も | BARKS音楽ニュース

BABYMETALが、8月16日に幕張メッセにて行われた<SUMMER SONIC 2014>のMOUNTAIN STAGEに登場し、そこでワールドツアーの第2弾として、<BABYMETAL BACK IN THE USA / UK TOUR 2014>と題し、11月にアメリカ、イギリスで追加公演を行なうことを発表した。

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News Headlines - 16 August 2014

With Eye on China, Japanese Premier Skips War Shrine - NYTimes.com

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, hoping to appease conservative supporters without closing the door on a hoped-for summit meeting with China’s leader, refrained from visiting a controversial war shrine in Tokyo on Friday, the 69th anniversary of the end of World War II, sending a cash offering instead.

Exclusive: Bombardier, Hitachi lead bids for Finmeccanica's rail units - sources | Reuters

Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier and Japanese industrial giant Hitachi are the two frontrunners to buy Finmeccanica's rail subsidiaries, several sources close to the auction process said.

Yubari, Japan: a city learns how to die | theguardian.com

Known in its heyday as the capital of coal, Yubari has lost 90% of its population in 50 years. With deer roaming freely, are there lessons for rustbelt cities around the world?

Google buys city guides app Jetpac, support to end on September 15 - The Next Web

Google has acquired the team behind Jetpac, an iPhone app for crowdsourcing city guides from public Instagram photos.
The app will be pulled from the App Store in coming days, and support for the service will be discontinued on September 15.

BBC News - Beetles' whiteness understood

Scientists say the secret behind the super-whiteness of some beetles lies in the complex molecular geometry of their scales, which are able to scatter light with supreme efficiency in spite of their thinness.

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電気自動車のF1、「フォーミュラE」9月開幕 : @CARS : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


自転車カフェが「キノコのように」増殖中 ロンドン人気スポットを一挙紹介 - cyclist


ITS受賞者木村康人が語るサクセスストーリー | WWD JAPAN.COM

若手デザイナー発掘の登竜門といわれるアワード「ITS(インタ―ナショナル・タレント・サポート)」が、7月11~12日、イタリアのトリエステで開催された。1000人以上がエントリーした中で、ファイナリスト30人のうち日本人が8人、最終的に4人が受賞。そのうち、「ショースタジオ賞」を受賞したエスモード ジャポン東京校出身の木村康人に感想を聞いた。

ボルト、スポンサーの意向で2017年まで現役続行へ:AFPBB News

陸上、短距離のウサイン・ボルト(Usain Bolt、ジャマイカ)は15日、スポンサーからの要請に応え、現役引退を2017年にまで延ばすと明かした。

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News Headlines - 15 August 2014

Ebola Epidemic Most Likely Much Larger Than Reported, W.H.O. Says - NYTimes.com

West Africa’s deadly Ebola epidemic is probably much worse than the world realizes, with health centers on the front lines warning that the actual numbers of deaths and illnesses are significantly higher than the official estimates, the World Health Organization said.

BBC News - British 'jihadist' describes his plan to go to Iraq or Syria to fight

One British man who is still in the UK has told the BBC in an interview that he feels it is his "obligation" to now go to Iraq or Syria... After he says hello, "Ahmed", as he wants to be known, speaks with purpose. He details why he wants to fight in Iraq or Syria.

BBC News - Jewish Chronicle apologises after running Gaza appeal advert

The Jewish Chronicle has apologised to readers who complained after it ran an advert for the Disasters Emergency Committee's Gaza crisis appeal.
The weekly newspaper said running the advert was "meant as a purely humanitarian gesture".

Marine convicted of killing Iraqi to be retried - Stripes

A Marine sentenced to 11 years in prison for the 2006 killing of an unarmed Iraqi in Hamdaniyah will be retried later this month after his conviction was thrown out because a confession was obtained after he had been improperly denied a lawyer.

BBC Sport - Arsene Wenger: Premier League should have kicked off a week later

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the Premier League should have kicked off one week later to give players the chance to recover from the World Cup.
The Gunners had 11 players in Brazil, and Germany World Cup winners Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski have only just returned.

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中国で出所の高氏、拷問で「精神破壊」 歯抜け22キロ減、会話不能…妻は米に対中圧力要請 - MSN産経ニュース


英旅客機 機長の義手外れ一時制御不能に NHKニュース


電通、南アフリカの広告企業を傘下に  :日本経済新聞


1962年製フェラーリに39億円 史上最高額落札 ― スポニチ Sponichi Annex


史上初、太陽系外物質の可能性 NASAの探査機が採取した星間物質 - MSN産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 14 August 2014

Maliki steps down as Iraqi PM - FT.com

Iraq’s prime minister announced late on Thursday he would step down after eight years in office and endorse the man chosen by his own political bloc to succeed him.

Humanitarian crisis averted on Mount Sinjar, says Obama | Israel News

The humanitarian crisis facing religious minorities stranded on a mountaintop in northern Iraq has been averted, US President Barack Obama said on Thursday, after the US Air Force conducted strikes on terrorists at its base and delivered seven tranches of much-needed aid.
Obama said the US had broken the Islamic State’s attempted siege of Iraq’s Yazidi minority.

BBC News - Iraq crisis: BBC gains rare access to refugees' Mount Sinjar

The US said it has broken the siege on Mount Sinjar in Iraq, allowing thousands of Yazidis to escape... The BBC's world affairs correspondent Paul Wood has driven up the mountain to meet the refugees who are still there.

Pope Francis Arrives in South Korea on First Trip to Asia as Pontiff - WSJ

Pope Francis arrived in South Korea on Thursday for his first trip to Asia as pontiff, kicking off a five-day visit that will showcase the Vatican's efforts to spread the faith on a continent where just 3% of the population is Catholic.

Japan Lodges 'Strong Protest' with Russia Over Military Exercise - WSJ

Tokyo lodged a "strong protest" with Moscow after Russia began a large-scale military exercise at a northern Pacific island chain also claimed by Japan, a further setback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bumpy efforts to strengthen ties with the northern neighbor.

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GE家電事業にエレクトロラックスとクワーキーが関心-関係者 - Bloomberg

米ゼネラル・エレクトリック(GE )の家電事業にスウェーデンのエレクトロラックスと米クワーキーが関心を示している。

CNN.co.jp : アップル従業員、70%が男性 米国で白人55%


ニュース - 科学&宇宙 - アラスカ南部の氷河が後退 - ナショナルジオグラフィック

アラスカ湾に面したブラバゾン地区(Brabazon Range)にあるノバタック氷河とイーストノバタック氷河が後退していることがわかった。写真上が1987年8月22日、下が2013年8月13日。この26年間でノバタック氷河(左)は先端が約1キロ、イーストノバタック氷河は約2キロ後退している。

CNN.co.jp : バルサ加入のスアレス、「かみ付き」禁止の契約条項なし


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News Headlines - 13 August 2014

Computer maker Lenovo reports 23 percent growth in quarterly profit on strong mobile sales | Fox Business

Sales of mobile devices rose 32 percent over a year earlier to $1.6 billion. The company is investing heavily in smartphones, tablet computers and other wireless devices, and has said it expects mobile sales to be the bulk of its future revenue. Sales of Lenovo's traditional desktop PCs rose 20 percent to $3 billion, accounting for 29 percent of total revenue.

Embarrassing video costs Mexican politician Luis Villarreal his job - LA Times

The head of Mexico’s former ruling party, Gustavo Madero, on Wednesday fired Congressman Luis Villarreal from his position as leader of the group’s delegation in the lower House of Deputies. Madero, of the conservative National Action Party (PAN), which held the national presidency in 2000-2012, said in a statement he was “renewing” the House leadership.

SAS sent in to Iraq as US troops land on Mount Sinjar - Telegraph

The SAS is on the ground in Iraq as part of the operation to rescue 30,000 “desperate” Yazidi refugees, it emerged on Wednesday, as US forces landed on Mount Sinjar.

Column: Interview Suggests New Obama-Clinton Tensions

In an interview with The Atlantic, Clinton seemed to take a shot at what has come to be known as the Obama administration’s shorthand foreign policy mantra: “Don’t do stupid stuff.” Clinton put it this way: “Great nations need organizing principles and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.”

The Rise of 3-D Printed Guns - NYTimes.com

Last year the State Department tried to ban people from sharing files for one of these guns, called the Liberator. Yet here it is, sitting on my laptop. Along with hundreds of other 3-D files. The Department of Homeland Security anticipated this problem, sending a memo to law enforcement noting that “Limiting access may be impossible.”

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戦艦大和:艦長の在米英文日記「豊かさ、比較にならない」 - 毎日新聞


時事ドットコム:見捨てられた一家の死、恐怖が生む差別エボラの悲劇 リベリア


「数学のノーベル賞」に女性初のイラン出身教授:AFPBB News

女性初の受賞者となったのは米スタンフォード大学(Stanford University)のマリアム・ミルザハニ(Maryam Mirzakhani)教授。1977年、イランの首都テヘラン(Tehran)で生まれ、2004年に米ハーバード大学(Harvard University)大学で博士号を取得。幾何学を専門としている。……フィールズ賞は4年ごとに開催される同会議で毎回4人に授与される。今回の会議では、ミルザハニ教授のほか、フランスのアルトゥル・アビラ(Artur Avila)氏、米プリンストン大学(Princeton University)のマンジュル・バルガバ(Manjul Bhargava)教授、英ウォーリック大学(University of Warwick)のマルティン・ハイラー(Martin Hairer)教授が受賞した。

LINE人気、スペインで火 4割が利用 救助に一役:朝日新聞デジタル




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News Headlines - 12 August 2014

Iraq militants changing tactics, complicating US airstrike mission | Fox News

Islamic militant forces in northern Iraq appear to be shifting tactics in the face of the newly launched U.S. airstrike campaign, Defense officials say, posing a new challenge to the Obama administration as it seeks to at least slow the terrorists’ advances.

Too little, too late: Obama fails to silence critics | The Times

American forces hit Islamic jihadists in Iraq with a third day of airstrikes, but President Obama was facing fresh accusations last night that his operation was not going far enough.

Hackers 'targeting former Eastern Bloc diplomats' - Telegraph

Hackers have “systematically targeted” diplomats at embassies belonging to former Eastern Bloc countries around the world, according to internet security experts who have been tracking the activity for at least four years and recently revealed details.

Online takeaway order service Just Eat sees sevenfold rise in half-year profits | The Guardian

Just Eat Group, an online takeaway ordering service, reported an almost sevenfold jump in half-year profits as it expanded in Britain and Denmark, its two biggest markets.

Games Fair to See Record Visitors on Microsoft, Sony Ware - Businessweek

The world’s largest video-game fair is set to draw a record attendance this week as visitors seek out titles for new consoles from Microsoft Corp. (MSFT:US) and Sony Corp.
Gamescom, which starts today in Cologne, Germany, is expected to draw more visitors than last year’s 340,000, organizers say.

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英諜報機関、6大学を「サイバースパイ養成校」に認定 « WIRED.jp


STAP共著バカンティ氏退任か 麻酔科長、1年間休職へ - 47NEWS(よんななニュース)


CNN.co.jp : ローマ法王が語る「幸福のための十戒」


俳優ロビン・ウィリアムズさん自殺か 「いまを生きる」:朝日新聞デジタル


マイ・ブラッディ・ヴァレンタイン 87年&89年のライヴ映像計90分がYouTubeに - amass

マイ・ブラッディ・ヴァレンタイン(My Bloody Valentine)の1987年撮影ライヴ映像約34分がYouTubeに。撮影の詳しい情報は不明ですが、ロンドンのBull and Gateで撮影されたもの、といった情報もあり。また1989年2月にロンドン大学ユニオン(University Of London Union)で撮影されたライヴ・フルセット映像約54分もYouTubeに

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▽結局わかりませんでした――『日立製作所 川村改革の2000日』

小板橋太郎『異端児たちの決断 日立製作所 川村改革の2000日』(日経BP社)


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News Headlines - 11 August 2014

The Third Iraq War - WSJ

President Obama keeps saying that the U.S. isn't returning to war in Iraq, but tell that to the Islamic State jihadists being killed by U.S. F-18s to protect the Kurds. Bombing is an act of war, and Mr. Obama has already sent 800 troops or military advisers to Iraq. We are at war again in Iraq, for the third time in 25 years. And the main question now is whether the Commander in Chief will fight it vigorously enough to defeat the jihadists who have become the main threat to the region and America.

BBC News - US fails to probe Afghan civilian deaths - Amnesty report

The US has failed to properly investigate Afghan civilian deaths caused by their forces, human rights group Amnesty International says in a new report.

Anti-Jewish hatred is rising – we must see it for what it is | The Guardian

Confronting and defeating all forms of antisemitism involves being able to defend its meaning from abuse

Spain’s first bondage hotel tied up by red tape - Telegraph

Plans to open Spain’s first bondage hotel – inspired by the book Fifty Shades of Grey – have been delayed following objections from locals

BBC News - Microsoft shows off video stabilisation tools

Microsoft researchers have found a way to stabilise films and speed them up to make them more watchable.
To fix the images, the software analyses footage and creates new frames to smooth out camera jumps.

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CNN.co.jp : イラク少数派ヤジディ教徒2万人救出、クルド兵が包囲網突破


イラクで迫る危機、ヤジディ教徒とは - ナショナルジオグラフィック


CNN.co.jp : イスラエル、ガザ空爆を再開


横浜市とフランス・リヨンの絹が紡ぐ歴史 姉妹都市提携55年 | カナロコ


「サルの自分撮り」写真、著作権は誰にある? « WIRED.jp

WikipediaとWikimedia Commonsを運営するウィキメディア財団は、写真の権利がスレーター氏には属さず、パブリックドメイン(公有)にあたると考え、削除依頼を拒否している。

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News Headlines - 10 August 2014

Hurricane Bertha – in pictures | theguardian.com

Hurricane Bertha brings heavy winds and torrential rainfall to Britain

Parliament bars and restaurants received £6m of public money | The Guardian

The taxpayer subsidised parliament's exclusive bars and restaurants to the tune of £6m last year.
While costs fell in the House of Commons after a series of revenue-raising measures, costs at the Lords went up.

SURROGATE UPDATE: Japanese man likely fathered 13 babies | Bangkok Post

13, not nine, surrogate babies are believed to have been fathered by the Japanese man who has now fled Thailand together with a Japanese woman who is also thought to be involved in the case.

Crimean Zoo Welcomes Baby Zonkey, a Half-Zebra Half-Donkey, Named Telegraph | The Mary Sue

A Crimean zoo has a new addition after the recent birth of a zonkey named Telegraph. Telegraph is a cross between its zebra mother and donkey father. The zonkey is already a popular attraction at the zoo, but not everyone’s happy about it.

BBC News - Supermoon: Your pictures

Stargazers have been taking images of the spectacular 'supermoon' overnight. The phenomenon means the moon - which is classified as a 'perigee moon' by astronomers - appears bigger and brighter than usual because of its proximity to the earth. Some were lucky enough to also see the Perseid meteor shower which is caused by the Swift-Tuttle comet shedding part of its celestial body and leaving behind a trail of dust.

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CNN.co.jp : 米軍、イラク過激派をさらに空爆 大統領は長期戦を示唆


CNN.co.jp : 米政府を全面的に信頼の国民は13%、過去最低 世論調査


(時時刻刻)エボラ出血熱「緊急事態」 WHO「40年で最大の流行」:朝日新聞デジタル


CNN.co.jp : ロシア裁判所、ウクライナ軍将校5人の逮捕承認 戦争犯罪で


J・ブレイディ氏が死去 レーガン米政権時代の大統領報道官 - MSN産経ニュース


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News Headlines - 09 August 2014

U.S. jets take to skies again over northern Iraq, a day after strikes on Islamic State - The Washington Post

President Obama said Saturday that U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq would remain sharply limited so long as the nation’s political leadership remains divided along sectarian lines. But he held out the possibility of more aggressive military intervention if a unified government emerges and said the current crisis is unlikely to be resolved soon.

Support for Scottish independence drops after TV debate - poll | Reuters

Support for Scottish independence has fallen following a TV debate this week and the campaign to split the United Kingdom will need a dramatic turnaround if it is to win a forthcoming referendum, a poll showed on Saturday.

Woman, 30, jailed for six years after trying to trick men into raping former colleague - The Independent

A woman who posed as a former co-worker online to try and trick men into raping the unwitting colleague has been jailed for six years.
Joanne Berry, 30, went onto sex chatrooms and assumed the identity of the victim, giving out her address online and asking men to act out violent rape fantasies with her.

Hurricane Bertha to bring high winds and heavy rain to most of Britain | The Observer

Many parts of Britain will be on storm alert on Sunday as the remains of Hurricane Bertha track across the Atlantic.
The Met Office said the weather would turn wet and windy in many parts from Sunday morning, with severe gales likely along some southern coastal and inland areas.

Typhoon Halong Disrupts Air, Rail Service in Japan - Bloomberg

Typhoon Halong disrupted rail and air services throughout southwestern Japan today as it closed on the islands of Kyushu and Shikoku with winds gusting to 185 kilometers (115 miles) per hour.

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スコットランド独立に「ノー」 英著名人が反対表明、住民投票まで1カ月余り+(1/2ページ) - MSN産経ニュース


チャールズ皇太子、元側近「裏切り」に激怒| ytv 読売テレビ


庄司智春、南明奈ら「地球にやさしく幸せに暮らす国」第1位に輝いた国の生活を体験!『ホムカミ』 | マイナビニュース


8月9日はトーベ・ヤンソンの誕生日です | FASHION HEADLINE


P・ネビル氏:「ファン・ハールの仕事はモイーズより楽」 - Goal.com


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News Headlines - 08 August 2014

U.S. Launches Airstrikes in Iraq - WSJ

The U.S. military launched a series of airstrikes in northern Iraq on Friday as American forces returned to action in Iraq to fight a brutal Sunni extremist force accused of attempting genocide in its bid to create a hard-line Islamic state.

Russia arrests Ukrainian officers - CNN.com

A Russian court authorized Friday the arrest of five Ukrainian servicemen on what the state-run RIA Novosti news agency described as suspicion of war crimes.
The officers are suspected of bombing civilians in Donetsk and shelling Russian territory, the agency reported.
According to Ukraine's official Ukrinform news agency, the officers are wrongly accused.

Cameron in cash-for-peerages row | Mail Online

David Cameron is at the centre of a cash-for-peerages row following the appointment of two wealthy Tory backers to the House of Lords.
Financier and party co-treasurer Michael Farmer and businessman Ranbir Suri are among 12 new Conservative working peers announced today by the Prime Minister.

Royal Mail brings forward collection times to 3pm every day | Mail Online

Royal Mail said the changes will ensure it is able to maintain its estate of 115,000 post boxes, despite a 33 per cent drop in volumes since 2005.
Between 45,000 and 50,000 of its post boxes will move to the earlier collection time - typically between 9am and 3pm - although the company has pledged there will still be a late posting box within half a mile.

The Next Generation: origami robots that fold up and crawl away | Toronto Star

That vision of cheap, self-folding robots, based on the ancient Japanese paper art of origami, is still a long way off. But a team of Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers published a proof-of-concept study Thursday that demonstrates such an approach can work. Their paper in the journal Science is accompanied by a fantastical video, in which a flat, thin sheet of paper and plastic that looks like a jigsaw puzzle piece suddenly stirs. Flaps fold up and creases form to reveal a crouching, buglike creature that scuttles out of view.

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オバマ大統領、イラク空爆を承認 米軍が北部に人道支援物資投下 - MSN産経ニュース


米国務副長官 イランと核開発で直接交渉 NHKニュース


ロンドン市警察、著作権侵害の疑いがある Web サイトに警告バナーを表示 - インターネットコム

ロンドン市警察は、著作権侵害の疑いがある Web サイトにアクセスすると、バナー広告が表示される部分に、ブラウザのページを閉じるように警告する広告を表示する仕組みを導入したという。

マンUの92年組、買収した8部リーグのサルフォードに親善試合で完敗 – サッカーキング



ジョージ・クルーニーとイギリス人弁護士アマル・アラムディンが結婚証明書を取得したようだ。4月に婚約していた2人は、来月イタリアのコモ湖にあるジョージの別荘で行われると言われている結婚式にともなって、ロンドンのチェルシー区役所で2 人が夫婦であることを証明する法的書類を獲得した。

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News Headlines - 07 August 2014

Ebola victims left to rot in Liberia streets as relatives are scared of catching deadly virus | Mail Online

A young man lies dead in the streets of Liberia, left to rot in view of passers-by and local children.
He is just one of many Ebola victims to have been dragged out of their homes and dumped on the country's roads by terrified relatives in a desperate bid to avoid being quarantined.

BBC News - UN Security Council condemns attacks by Iraqi jihadists

The United Nations Security Council has condemned attacks by Iraqi jihadists , after hundreds of thousands of people from minority groups fled from militants.
The Islamic State (IS) group has seized Qaraqosh, Iraq's biggest Christian town, prompting residents to flee.

US considers air strikes and air drops to help Iraqis trapped on mountain by Isis | The Guardian

The Obama administration is considering US air strikes and humanitarian air drops to help besieged religious minorities chased up a mountain by militants in Iraq.
The move comes as Qaraqosh, Iraq's largest Christian city, was all but abandoned as the jihadist group Islamic State (Isis) advanced through minority communities in the country's north-west and towards the Kurdish stronghold of Irbil.

China China Tightens Restrictions on Messaging Apps - WSJ

China for the first time placed restrictions on instant-messaging services—an increasingly popular platform in the country for discussion and debate.
Beijing said the restrictions were instituted to "help build a clean cyberspace" and safeguard national security.

Ishiba Says Diet May Need to Debate Asahi Reporting, Sankei Says - Bloomberg

Japan’s parliament may need to debate the Asahi newspaper’s erroneous reporting on the “comfort women” issue, the secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party was quoted as saying in the Sankei newspaper.

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CNN.co.jp : 米国家機密、新たな人物が暴露か 当局が調査


露政府、スノーデン容疑者に滞在延長許可 - MSN産経ニュース


オバマ大統領の支持率、就任以来の最低記録 70%の米国民が米経済に不満 | 新華ニュース


「自国経済に打撃与える」 露の報復経済措置にオバマ大統領が警告 - MSN産経ニュース


ガザ:オバマ米大統領がハマス批判 - 毎日新聞


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News Headlines - 06 August 2014

BBC News - Ukraine crisis: Putin orders retaliatory sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin has banned or curbed agricultural imports from countries imposing sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine.
In a decree (Russian text), he ordered the measures, which also apply to food imports, to be introduced for one year.

UPDATE 4-U.S. allows use of Ebola test overseas as crisis deepens | News by Country | Reuters

U.S. health regulators on Wednesday authorized the use of an Ebola diagnostic test developed by the Pentagon to help contain the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus.

Boris Johnson reveals plans to stand for Parliament in next general election - London Evening Standard

Boris Johnson today ended months of speculation by confirming he will stand as an MP next May.
The Mayor of London will stand in the 2015 general election - a full year before his second term ends at City Hall.

UK aims to become center of world for virtual currency | TechnologyTell

UK Chancellor George Osborne announced during a recent event in London that he would like to see the country become the go-to market for any and all finance-related startups. Many of the recent innovations in finance have been virtual currencies, of which there are now dozens.

'We are here!' Spacecraft Rosetta meets 67P comet 10 years after leaving Earth - Telegraph

It has taken more than a decade, but today the European Agency's craft Rosetta finally caught up with the comet it has been chasing since it left Earth in 2004.
Rosetta, which was woken up from deep space hibernation in January, has spent the last seven months catching up with 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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アップルとサムスン、米国外の訴訟取り下げ合意 - WSJ




ヨーロッパ東部でも大雨被害 NHKニュース


レディー・ガガ、BABYMETALのライブを最前列で鑑賞 | MTV JAPAN


第一次世界大戦から100年、イギリスで公開された「溶けるモニュメント」 : ギズモード・ジャパン

先日、第一次世界大戦にイギリスが参戦した日からちょうど100年を記念する式典が開かれました。このセレモニーは国内のあちこちで開催されましたが、最も美しく儚いインスタレーションとなったのはNele Azevedoさん作の「Minimum Monument」でしょう。

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News Headlines - 05 August 2014

Scotland promised extra tax and legal powers for referendum no vote | The Guardian

David Cameron signed a three party pledge that Scotland will quickly be given new powers if there is a no vote in the referendum, in a bid to spike Alex Salmond's guns before his TV debate against Alistair Darling today.
The joint statement offering extra tax and legal powers for Scotland has also been signed by Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, in an orchestrated effort to shore up the no vote.

Baroness Warsi warns David Cameron another minister could quit over Gaza conflict - Telegraph

A second minister has threatened to resign over the Government’s failure to condemn Israel for the conflict in Gaza, Baroness Warsi claimed on Tuesday.
Lady Warsi quit the Cabinet, saying that David Cameron’s “morally indefensible” response to the crisis will have “consequences” for years and suggested that it could trigger terrorist attacks on British soil.

NewsWires : euronews : the latest international news as video on demand

More than 50 people were injured, one seriously, on Tuesday when clashes broke out among African migrants gathered at France’s northern port of Calais trying to reach Britain, authorities said.
Police intervened to separate hundreds of migrants who had renewed a fight that broke out on Monday between Eritreans and Sudanese during the distribution of an evening meal.

Citizens Advice Bureau calls time on broadband cancellation charges - V3.co.uk

The Citizens Advice Bureau has found that many broadband customers who resist paying arbitrary cancellation charges are having their fees passed onto debt collectors.
New evidence collected from 3,300 internet and broadband problems reported to the Bureau, revealed that some people are finding themselves locked into unsuitable broadband contracts or being hit by cancellation charges of up to £625.

Stem cell scientist found dead in wake of research paper scandal | theguardian.com

A senior Japanese scientist embroiled in a stem-cell research scandal has been found dead in an apparent suicide.
Yoshiki Sasai had supervised and co-authored stem cell research papers that had to be retracted due to falsified contents. Hyogo prefectural police said Sasai, 52, was found on Tuesday at the government-affiliated science institute Riken, in Kobe, western Japan. Sasai was deputy chief of Riken’s Centre for Developmental Biology.

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イギリス 第1次大戦宣戦100年追悼 NHKニュース


ネイチャー 「計り知れない損失」 NHKニュース


ロンドン高級地区に住むなら賃貸-家賃はローン額の3分の1 - Bloomberg


香川はトップ下で途中出場…マンUがリヴァプールに逆転勝利、初優勝 – サッカーキング


リオ五輪のテストイベント始まる 海のゴミ気にする声も:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 04 August 2014

BBC News - Gaza conflict: Israel and Hamas 'agree ceasefire'

Israel and Palestinian groups including Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian truce in Gaza, officials and Egyptian mediators say.
The ceasefire will start at 08:00 local time (05:00 GMT) on Tuesday.

Iraqi PM orders air force to help Kurds fight Islamic State | Reuters

Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered his air force for the first time to back Kurdish forces against Islamic State fighters after the Sunni militants made another dramatic push through the north, state television reported on Monday.

Pentagon confronts militant dilemma in Africa - FT.com

From Nigeria to Somalia, US military presence on the continent is a creeping reality. US troops may be thin on the ground, with the Pentagon preferring to rely on training and financial support to allied forces, but special forces are now operating at any given moment.

Murdoch's Fox expected to push for Time Warner deal on Wednesday | Reuters

Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc is expected to make an aggressive case for merging with Time Warner Inc during its quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, though people familiar with the company's plans have said it would not use that forum to raise its bid.

BBC News - Google 'reveals user' over Gmail child abuse images

Google has revealed the identity of a user after discovering child abuse imagery in the man's Gmail account in Houston, Texas, according to a local news report.

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大西康之『会社が消えた日 三洋電機10万人のそれから』(日経BP社)


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News Headlines - 03 August 2014

BBC News - Gaza crisis: Rafah school strike 'criminal' - UN chief

An attack that killed 10 people at a UN-run Gaza school was a "moral outrage and a criminal act", UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said.

Israel declares 7-hour humanitarian cease-fire to take effect Monday in Gaza | Israel News

Israel said its military would hold fire in most of the Gaza Strip for seven hours on Monday to facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid and for displaced Palestinians to return to their homes, but would fight back if attacked.
The humanitarian truce, beginning at 10 a.m. local time, would not apply in areas of the southern Gaza town of Rafah where Israeli forces are still operating, a Defense Ministry official said in a statement.

Inside the tunnels Hamas built: Israel's struggle against new tactic in Gaza war | The Observer

The entrance is a deep vertical shaft, usually hidden in a house. It drops down a dozen metres or so before reaching a horizontal passage, lined with concrete and electric cables. Most are around a metre wide and perhaps 2.5m high, barely enough to accommodate a man carrying a heavy load of weaponry.

Islamic State seize town of Sinjar, pushing out Kurds and sending Yazidis fleeing - The Washington Post

Al-Qaeda-inspired extremists seized control of the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday, advancing against overstretched Kurdish forces and sending thousands of residents running for their lives.

After the gold rush Glasgow's glittering Commonwealth Games draw to a close | The Guardian

"We-eh-eh-eh-eeeeeh-llllll!" Eleven days, 261 events, 824 medals, nine world records, many, many Proclaimers singalongs, one Ebola scare and several thousand selfies after it began, Glasgow's Commonwealth Games drew to a close on Sunday night, with a colourful ceremony kicked off by the familiar yodel of one of its most famous daughters.

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独仏開戦100年:「記憶、共に引き継ぐ」両大統領が誓い - 毎日新聞


欧州の旅行者、休暇中の楽しみは今も「読書」:AFPBB News


実は誤訳や省略がいっぱいだった村岡花子訳の「アン」 - 楽天WOMAN


【フォーミュラ-E】電気自動車のF1、フォーミュラ-Eは『走る実験室』 アグリ、テレ朝に登場-TopNews


オーストラリアGP、2020年までの開催が決定:AFPBB News

フォーミュラワン(F1、F1世界選手権)のオーストラリアGP(Australian Grand Prix)が、2020年まで開催されることが決定した。同国ビクトリア(Victoria)州が3日、発表した。

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News Headlines - 02 August 2014

Corruption: No ordinary Zhou | The Economist

SINCE President Xi Jinping launched his anti-corruption campaign at the end of 2012, the question has been how high he would aim. On July 29th an emphatic answer came with the news that Zhou Yongkang was under investigation by the Communist Party for “serious violations of discipline”—for which, read corruption.

Obama: ‘We Tortured Some Folks’ | TIME

On Friday, President Barack Obama previewed the upcoming release of a Senate report into the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation after the attacks of September 11, 2001, saying “we tortured some folks.”

Two Americans Held in North Korea Ask for U.S. Help - WSJ

Two American tourists charged with "antistate" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison terms.

Record Crowd Sees Manchester United Top Real Madrid, 3-1, At Michigan Stadium « CBS Detroit

Ashley Young scored twice in the first half, and Manchester United beat Real Madrid 3-1 on Saturday in front of the largest crowd to see a soccer game in the United States.

Why are Chinese women taking photographs of their underarm hair? Bizarre 'competition' sweeps country's version of Twitter... despite there being no prize on offer | Mail Online

A competition which sees Chinese women taking selfies of their underarm hair is sweeping the country's version of Twitter... The competition, called 'Girls not plucking their armpit hair' is said to be challenging social norms and encouraging women to keep their body hair.

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英、対露関係見直し促す 9月のNATO首脳会議で - MSN産経ニュース


【海外事件簿】マレーシア機墜落現場で親露派が略奪 現金や貴金属、クレジットカード、携帯… - MSN産経ニュース


イスラエル・ハマス停戦、2時間しか持たず : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


「イスラエル軍は攻撃を中止せよ」、世界各地で反戦デモ:AFPBB News


3つのパワーが重なって弾みがついたロンドンの自転車革命 15年前から現在まで進行中 - cyclist


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News Headlines - 01 August 2014

BBC News - Argentina default: Judge Griesa urges new negotiations

Negotiations between Argentina and its creditors should be resumed urgently, US judge Thomas Griesa has said.
Investors holding Argentine bonds and lawyers for the government attended a hearing in New York for the first time since Argentina defied an order to pay.

Judge: Microsoft must handover data stored overseas to US authorities

A US court on Thursday rejected Microsoft’s plea to dismiss US prosecutors’ warrant to handover email data from an overseas server.

Airlines divided over crossing Iraq after MH17 crash - FT.com

British Airways and Etihad Airways are among those continuing to fly passenger jets over Iraq, while Air France and Virgin Atlantic have stopped doing so. Emirates Airline also plans to halt the practice while Qantas, which has been passing over, is reviewing its stance.

Eastbourne Pier fire may have been arson attack, say police - The Independent

A fire which destroyed a dome-shaped amusement arcade on the 144-year-old Eastbourne Pier may have been an arson attack, according to police.
It was initially suspected that an electrical fault caused the blaze on the Grade II listed Victorian monument in East Sussex, but detectives said they are now treating the fire as “suspicious”.

Frank Lampard set to sign for Manchester City on loan as Chelsea legend nears short-term switch away from New York | Mail Online

Frank Lampard is set to make a sensational return to English football with Manchester City.
Lampard, 36, left Chelsea after 13 years this summer and joined City’s US team New York City FC last week. But it is understood that the England midfielder is now ready to sign a six-month loan deal with the Premier League champions.

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CNN.co.jp : アルゼンチン、債務交渉決裂 デフォルト迫る


「世界最大の産油国」米シェール革命はバブル | ニューズウィーク日本版


CNN.co.jp :自由に動く家具「ルームボット」


エボラ熱、ウイルスの発見者は「大流行の可能性低い」:AFPBB News

西アフリカで流行しているエボラ出血熱について、そのウイルス発見に貢献した著名医学者ピーター・ピオット(Peter Piot)氏がAFPとのインタビューで、西アフリカ外に拡散し大流行する可能性は低いとの見方を示した。……エボラウイルスの感染者に対し実験的ワクチンの試験を行うよう呼びかけた。そうすればエボラ出血熱の大流行がおこったとき、世界は備えができているからだ。

ニュース - 古代の世界 - 恐竜の絶滅、カギは小惑星の衝突時期 - ナショナルジオグラフィック


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