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News Headlines - 28 February 2015

In Britain, a debate over Jihadi John's path to radicalization - The Washington Post

After the unmasking of Islamic State executioner Jihadi John as a West London computer programmer named Mohammed Emwazi, Asim Qureshi looked into the television cameras here and made an explosive assertion: Britain, he suggested, had created its own monster.

Death threats and a late night dinner before Russia's Nemtsov was shot dead | Reuters

It was near closing time on Friday at the upscale Bosco restaurant that looks out onto the illuminated red-brick walls of Moscow's Kremlin. Boris Nemtsov and his young, dark-haired girlfriend were finishing dinner.

Google's new building proposal reflects its DNA - San Jose Mercury News

If you're striving to make sense of Google's plans for its new north-of-Bayshore office space -- call it the Greenhouse Complex -- pay attention first to the company's DNA, its history and its competition. They'll tell you volumes about what Google is trying to achieve.

Ireland's Labour Party softens opposition to Aer Lingus sale | Reuters

A senior member of Ireland's junior coalition party on Saturday said opposition to the sale of the state's 25 percent stake in Aer Lingus (AERL.I) had softened in recent weeks and the party was likely to ultimately agree to the deal.

NASA Mars Curiosity Rover Ends the Debate of Methane on the Red Planet : Science World Report

New findings from the Mars Curiosity rover may hint that there may have been life in the planet's distant past. The tunable laser spectrometer in the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument has detected an episodic increase in the concentration of methane in Mars' atmosphere.

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イギリスで数百人が反イスラム集会 厳戒下、対抗デモも-北海道新聞


「スペイン製」の重文・徳川家康の洋時計、実は : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


イギリス、ヨーロッパ、アメリカの音楽作品のリリース日が夏から金曜日に統一 (2015/02/28) | RO69(アールオーロック)


BABYMETAL、ワールドツアーの追加公演発表&ロンドン公演収めたLIVE映像作品リリース (2015/02/27) | RO69(アールオーロック)

2015年5月9日(土)からスタートするBABYMETALのワールドツアー「BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2015」の第2弾スケジュールが発表された。……また、2015年5月20日(水)にライヴ映像作品『LIVE IN LONDON –BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2014-』が発売されることが決定した。

「物置のピアノ」 来月、ロンドンで上映 | 福島民報


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News Headlines - 27 February 2015

Anti-Putin leader Boris Nemtsov fatally shot in Moscow

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot and killed late Friday in the shadow of the Kremlin only two days before he was to speak at a major anti-government rally.

NHTSA ramps up Takata airbag investigation. Forced recall ahead? - CSMonitor.com

The NHTSA has announced plans to ramp up its investigation of Takata, the airbag company linked to several deaths in recent years. This week, the agency announced several changes that boost the likelihood of broader recalls of Takata airbags.

​Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence aces Atari gaming challenge | ZDNet

Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence unit has shown that, given little more than a few pixels to play with, its algorithm can not only learn how to play computer games from scratch - but go on to ace them after a few hours of practice.

Madonna falls off stage during Brit awards - video | The Guardian

Madonna fell backwards down several steps during her televised Brit Awards performance. The singer was performing her new single Living for Love when the cape she was wearing appeared to get caught up in one of her dancers, causing the singer to tumble backwards. The 56 year-old brushes herself off and continues with the rest of her song

Why Ichiro is glad to be a Marlin — and away from Joe Girardi | New York Post

A smiling Ichiro went through his first official workout with Miami on Tuesday. He is thrilled to be a Marlin, and although Ichiro will not say it, for he is much too polite and professional, he is happy to be away from Joe Girardi as his manager.
Ichiro was sometimes perplexed by the way he was used by Girardi. Hard lessons were learned in his time with the Yankees. Ichiro said he grew as a person.

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IS人質斬首の「聖戦士ジョン」、ロンドンのIT技術者と特定 写真4枚 国際ニュース:AFPBB News

イスラム過激派組織「イスラム国(Islamic State、IS)」の戦闘員で、欧米人の人質らを斬首したとされる覆面の男、通称「ジハーディ(聖戦士)ジョン(Jihadi John)」の身元が、クウェート生まれで英ロンドン(London)に住んでいたコンピュータープログラマーの「モハメド・エンワジ(Mohammed Emwazi)」と特定された。

患者を大量殺害疑惑、元看護師に終身刑…ドイツ : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


メルケル独首相、連立与党内に一部造反-ギリシャ支援延長で - Bloomberg


ドイツ7年債利回りも初めてゼロ下回る、ECB国債購入を控え - Bloomberg

26日の欧州債市場では、ドイツ国債の7年物利回りが初めてゼロ を下回った。前日には5年物利回りが初のマイナス圏となっていた。

ヤマハ発が欧州で四輪車を発売へ、早ければ2019年から=関係筋 | Reuters

二輪車メーカーのヤマハ発動機(7272.T: 株価, ニュース, レポート)は27日、2019年にも欧州で四輪車を発売する方針だ。関係筋によると、まずは小型車需要や環境意識の高い欧州に投入する。専用工場を建設して生産する。

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News Headlines - 26 February 2015

‘Jihadi John’: Islamic State killer is identified as Londoner Mohammed Emwazi - The Washington Post

But his real name, according to friends and others familiar with his case, is Mohammed Emwazi, a Briton from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming. He is believed to have traveled to Syria around 2012 and to have later joined the Islamic State, the group whose barbarity he has come to symbolize.

Jimmy Savile's brother 'raped victim at London hospital' - London Evening Standard

Jimmy Savile's older brother was also a sexual predator who allegedly abused patients at a London hospital including raping one of his victims, a damning report reveals today.

BBC News - Prince William arrives in Japan for four-day visit

The Duke of Cambridge has taken part in a traditional tea ceremony in Tokyo at the start of a four-day visit to Japan...Prince William is on a week-long trip to China and Japan where he will undertake engagements to promote UK relations with both countries.

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims | The Guardian

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready

Astronomers find a shockingly ancient black hole the size of 12 billion suns | Toronto Star

Some 12.8 billion light years away, astronomers have spotted an object of almost impossible brightness — the most luminous object ever seen in such ancient space. It’s from just 900 million years after the big bang, and the old quasar — a shining object produced by a massive black hole — is 420 trillion times more luminous than our sun.

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「ウィリアム英王子が初来日、被災地も訪問へ」 News i


「パルメザン」名乗れない? EU、産地名の禁止要求へ:朝日新聞デジタル


「パリ“騒動”の中無人機飛ばす 「アルジャジーラ」の3人逮捕」 News i


失明男性が人工網膜で - Google Search


パルマ、ついに洗濯も選手たちが自らの手で ロッカールームのベンチは競売に - Goal.com


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News Headlines - 25 February 2015

BBC News - Sim card firm links GCHQ and NSA to hack attacks

The Dutch Sim card maker at the centre of NSA-GCHQ hacking claims has said it believes that the US and UK cyberspy agencies did indeed launch attacks on its computer systems.

Former Marine found guilty in 'American Sniper' trial | Fox News

A former Marine was found guilty late Tuesday of the 2013 shooting deaths of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the author of "American Sniper," and his friend Chad Littlefield.

Video, Autopsy Point to Aliyev’s Suicide, Prosecutors Say - Bloomberg Business

A preliminary autopsy and prison video tapes indicate Rakhat Aliyev, the former son-in-law of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, hanged himself in his Vienna jail cell, prosecutors said.

Japan education minister may have received illegal funds - report | Reuters

Japan's education minister possibly received illegal funds, a weekly magazine said in a report to be published on Thursday, just days after the farm minister resigned over similar allegations.

Kevin Kilbane reports West Ham fans to FA for mocking the disabled | The Guardian

The Football Association has promised a thorough investigation into allegations that West Ham United fans at White Hart Lane for Sunday’s Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur used language that was derogatory and insulting towards people with learning disabilities.

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米国:ゼロ金利解除に慎重姿勢示す…FRB議長 - 毎日新聞


「アメリカン・スナイパー」主人公殺害犯に終身刑 テキサス州裁、映画ヒットの影響は… - 産経ニュース


CNN.co.jp : オバマ大統領、5年ぶり拒否権発動 パイプライン建設で


米アップルに約630億円の支払い命じる評決、特許侵害で | Reuters


CNN.co.jp : 2022年W杯、11~12月開催を提案 FIFA部会


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News Headlines - 24 February 2015

BBC News - Islamic State 'abducts dozens of Christians in Syria'

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that at least 90 men, women and children were seized in a series of dawn raids near the town of Tal Tamr.

Turkey criticises UK over three schoolgirls who flew to Istanbul | The Guardian

Turkey has criticised Britain ​for taking too long to inform it about the three London schoolgirls who travelled to ​Istanbul last week, possibly en route to join Islamist militants in Syria.

Alaska Becomes 3rd State With Legal Marijuana - ABC News

Making Alaska the third state to legalize recreational marijuana was the goal of a coalition including libertarians, rugged individualists and small-government Republicans who prize the privacy rights enshrined in the state's constitution.

A-bomb manga 'Barefoot Gen' published in Arabic in Egypt | The Japan Times

An Arabic version of “Hadashi no Gen” (“Barefoot Gen”), the noted manga series about the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, has recently been published in Egypt, the Japan Foundation said.

Japan Post privatisation moves closer | The Guardian

Plans to float part of Japan Post’s business, which were announced in December, represent the culmination of a lengthy process with much at stake politically. The holding company, one of the world’s largest financial bodies, and two of its four subsidiaries – tasked with banking and insurance – will be opened to investors.

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NY連邦地裁:テロ攻撃6件、パレスチナに賠償命令 - 毎日新聞


シャルリエブド「再開!」 1面にルペン氏やローマ法王ら  :日本経済新聞


日立:伊フィンメカニカの鉄道関連事業を買収、世界展開目指す - Bloomberg

日立製作所 はイタリアの航空宇宙・防衛関連複合企業、フィンメカニカ の鉄道車両・信号事業を買収する契約を締結したと発表した。日立は、英国だけで展開していた海外の鉄道事業を他の欧州地域に広げ、世界的な展開を目指す。



ウェストハムのサポーターも人種差別行為 : nikkansports.com


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News Headlines - 23 February 2015

'Cash for access scandal': Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind refer themselves to standards watchdog after being filmed in undercover sting - The Independent

Two former foreign secretaries, Labour’s Jack Straw and the Conservatives’ Sir Malcolm Rifkind, reportedly suggested a fee of at least £5,000 a day for services including political access for a fictitious Chinese company created by journalists in an undercover sting.

Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for Doubtful Climate Researcher - NYTimes.com

But newly released documents show the extent to which Dr. Soon’s work has been tied to funding he received from corporate interests.
He has accepted more than $1.2 million in money from the fossil-fuel industry over the last decade while failing to disclose that conflict of interest in most of his scientific papers. At least 11 papers he has published since 2008 omitted such a disclosure, and in at least eight of those cases, he appears to have violated ethical guidelines of the journals that published his work.

3-D Printed Heart Gives New Hope to Woman With 'Backwards' Heart - ABC News

A 3-D printed heart has given new hope to a 26-year-old woman who was born with a “backwards” heart.

Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour wins Oscar | The Guardian

Laura Poitras’ film about Edward Snowden and the NSA spying revelations carries off Academy award for non-fiction films

2015 Oscar Winners: Complete List - ABC News

"Birdman" was the big winner of the night at the 87th annual Academy Awards.
The genre-defying art house film won for best picture.

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旭化成が米社の電池部材事業を買収 2600億円で - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


密着マクラーレン・ホンダ:奇妙な事故に感電の噂 - F1ニュース ・ F1、スーパーGT、SF etc. モータースポーツ総合サイト AUTOSPORT web(オートスポーツweb)


『かぐや姫の物語』アカデミー賞逃す 『ベイマックス』に軍配【第87回アカデミー賞】 - シネマトゥデイ


人種差別被害の男性、ロンドンへ招待されたが… : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


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News Headlines - 22 February 2015

Iran sends high-level negotiators to Geneva nuclear talks | Reuters

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has dispatched his brother and atomic chief to Geneva to try to overcome hurdles in high-profile nuclear talks with the United States and five other major powers, official Iranian media reported on Saturday.

Cuba frees Canadian businessman Tokmakjian after three years in jail | Reuters

Cuba has freed Canadian businessman Cy Tokmakjian after more than three years in jail, his company said on Saturday, resolving a case that had strained Cuban-Canadian relations and alarmed foreign investors.
Tokmakjian, founder of the Ontario-based company, was convicted of bribery and other charges and sentenced to 15 years in September in what the transportation company had called a "show trial" and a "travesty of justice."

Hundreds gather to commemorate life and legacy of Malcolm X - The Washington Post

Several hundred people gathered Saturday for a moving series of speeches, poetry, songs and prayer to commemorate the short life and evolving legacy of Malcolm X, who was cut down by a hail of assassins’ bullets a half-century ago.

BBC News - National Gallery staff stage second strike

Workers at the National Gallery are staging a series of fresh strikes in a row over the privatisation of services... About 200 workers are campaigning against plans to switch visitor services to a private company.

Worcester City’s Shabir Khan sees red after body-slamming opponent | The Guardian

With the game entering its final five minutes, Russell chased down Khan on the right touchline and caught the full-back with a high challenge. The Worcester player then leapt to his feet, before picking up his assailant and body-slamming him to the ground.

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ムーディーズ、ロシアを投資不適格級に格下げ | Reuters


エールフランス・KLM14年決算は減収減益、コスト削減加速へ | Reuters


【外信コラム】イタリア便り 遠のくイタリア人法王 - 産経ニュース


ベストセラー『フランス人は10着しか服を持たない』って本当か? | 女子SPA!

まずこれが気になる人は、オシャレに興味がある人でしょう。「10着」というのはある意味嘘ではないと思います。だって、パリを旅したことある人ならわかるはず、パリジェンヌの黒率の高さ! 黒もしくはグレーのグラデ。毎日着てても分かんない。

スペイン広場が荒らされ「まるで戦場」に…フェイエサポがローマで暴動、イタリアは激怒 - Goal.com


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News Headlines - 21 February 2015

BBC News - 'Syria-bound' London girls: Please come home, families plead

Relatives of the three missing London girls believed to be heading to Syria have pleaded for them to come home.

Norway's Muslims form protective human ring around synagogue | Reuters

More than 1000 Muslims formed a human shield around Oslo's synagogue on Saturday, offering symbolic protection for the city's Jewish community and condemning an attack on a synagogue in neighbouring Denmark last weekend.

Ousted Yemeni President Calls Houthi Takeover 'Illegitimate'

Yemen's ousted president on Saturday rejected the Shi'ite rebel takeover of his country's capital and government, in a statement read on television channel al-Jazeera after he left the capital, Sana'a.

UK is “on track” to meet annual deficit target, says Osborne - Market Business News

In January the country had a £8.8bn surplus, £2.3bn more than the year before, and the highest level in seven years. This was largely thanks to corporation tax receipts, self-assessment income tax returns, and a recovering economy.

Greek reform list to comprise mainly structural actions - govt source | Daily Mail Online

Greece's list of reforms to be submitted to the euro zone on Monday comprises pledges on structural issues such as tax evasion and corruption over the next four months without specific targets, a government official said on Saturday.

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ギリシャへの金融支援 4か月延長決定 NHKニュース


ドイツ銀とサンタンデール銀米部門、FRBストレステスト不合格も - WSJ


CNN.co.jp : 米西海岸の長期港湾争議、暫定契約で合意 深刻な物流停滞


「少女3人 シリアへ渡航か、ロンドン警視庁が写真公開」 News i


ロンドンのガス灯ともし続ける「点灯員」たち:AFPBB News


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News Headlines - 20 February 2015

Eurozone Officials Reach Accord With Greece to Extend Bailout - NYTimes.com

The agreement, reached at an emergency meeting of eurozone finance ministers here, paves the way for Greece to unlock further aid from its bailout, worth 240 billion euros, or $273 billion. But the creditors will dole out the funds only if Greece meets certain conditions, setting the stage for tense negotiations that could unsettle the markets and create more political friction with Germany and other European countries.

Dubai Torch Tower: Fire Sweeps Through One of the World's Tallest Apartment Towers - ABC News

Security guards inside one of the world's tallest residential towers ran from apartment to apartment as fire alarms blared, calling for those inside to evacuate the building as part of it burned.

Cable networks speeding up your favorite shows to squeeze in more ads - Business Insider

Cable networks — like Time Warner Inc. properties TNT and TBS — have been found to be using compression technology on movies and TV shows to squeeze in more commercials, The Wall Street Journal reports.

BBC Sport - Chelsea suspend two more fans from attending Stamford Bridge

Chelsea have barred two more fans from attending Stamford Bridge following an incident of alleged racism on the Paris Metro on Tuesday.

Cocaine Snorting Oscar Statue Removed from Hollywood Boulevard | Variety

A life-sized Oscar statue snorting cocaine has been removed from its place on Hollywood Boulevard. Street artist Plastic Jesus set up the Oscar statue, bent over and snorting cocaine with a credit card, three days before the Academy Awards.

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「イスラム国」リビアで軍事行進の画像公開 | 日テレNEWS24


アップル、人材引き抜きでEV電池メーカーから訴えられる--信憑性増す電気自動車開発の噂 - CNET Japan

リチウムイオンバッテリを製造するA123 Systemsが2月にマサチューセッツ州連邦裁判所に提出した訴状によると、Appleは2014年6月ごろ、中核的な開発および試験業務に従事した5人のA123 Systems従業員を引き抜くために、「積極的な活動」を開始したという。

黒人差別のファン3人、生涯追放も チェルシー:朝日新聞デジタル


特集|ロンドンからベニスへ、オリエント急行で巡る旅 Vol.1 | Web Magazine OPENERS




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News Headlines - 19 February 2015

Obama says US at war with those 'perverting Islam' - Al Jazeera English

US President Barack Obama has said his country is not at war with Islam, but with people who have perverted the religion, calling for a focus on preventing "terrorists" from recruiting and inspiring others.

BBC News - US Federal Reserve 'unlikely' to raise rates soon

Officials at the Federal Reserve are unlikely to raise interest rates soon, the latest minutes from the bank's January meeting have revealed.

Telegraph's Peter Oborne resigns, saying HSBC coverage a 'fraud on readers' | The Guardian

The Daily Telegraph’s chief political commentator has resigned and launched a blistering attack on the paper’s management and owners over its lack of coverage of the HSBC tax story, which he described as a “fraud on its readers”.

Iwo Jima survivors gather in Washington to mark anniversary of bloody WWII battle - Stripes

Capt. Larry Snowden led a company of 230 Marines that landed on the beach of a small Japanese island on Feb. 19, 1945. Five weeks later, when Iwo Jima fell to U.S. forces after one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific during World War II, his unit’s losses reflected the steep cost of an historic victory.

Alien: New Movie Confirmed with Director Neill Blomkamp | Variety

20th Century Fox has closed a deal with director Neill Blomkamp to develop a new “Alien” movie, sources confirm.
The untitled sci-fi project is separate from “Prometheus 2,” which Fox is still making with Ridley Scott.
Blomkamp, who directed “District 9″ and the upcoming Sony feature “Chappie,” had been teasing the project in recent months but said the extra-terrestrial reboot was likely abandoned. It was supposed to star “Alien” veteran Sigourney Weaver.

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CNN.co.jp : クルド人部隊 激戦の末にISISを撃退 イラク北部


Raspberry Piの売上が500万台を突破…イギリスのコンピュータメーカーとして新記録 - TechCrunch

イギリス生まれのマイクロコンピュータRaspberry Piに、大きな拍手を。今日ついに売上台数500万を超えたPiは、作者のEben Uptonによると、3年前に発売したときには、この製品の全生涯で、数千台ぐらい売れればいいや、というささやかな目標しかなかった。数千と500万の大きな落差が人に(Uptonに)与える感動は、たぶんすごいだろうね。

日本郵政の買収、豪トールが受け入れ発表 6000億円  :日本経済新聞


CNN.co.jp : 火星への片道旅行、候補者100人に絞り込み


フォーミュラE最終戦ロンドンは2レース開催 - AUTOSPORT web(オートスポーツweb)


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News Headlines - 18 February 2015

Greece to request bailout extension - FT.com

Greece is to request an extension of its international bailout on Wednesday along the lines of a compromise deal proposed by EU officials but spurned by eurozone finance ministers this week.

BBC News - France PM Valls pushes key economic reforms through

The French prime minister has resorted to a rarely used emergency procedure to push through labour market reforms without a parliamentary vote... The Socialists have a majority, but now face a confidence vote on Thursday. The reforms will be adopted automatically if the government wins the vote.

Swiss prosecutor raids HSBC office, opens criminal inquiry | Reuters

Geneva's public prosecutor searched HSBC's lakeside Swiss office on Wednesday after opening a criminal inquiry into allegations of aggravated money laundering, the second probeto hit the bank this week.

Islamist Faction in Libya Now Strikes From the Sky - NYTimes.com

The Islamist-backed faction in Libya’s civil conflict said Tuesday that it had carried out its first airstrike, targeting opponents in the town of Zintan in an escalation of the violence tearing the country apart.

BBC News - Chelsea fans' racist abuse in Paris captured on film

Video has emerged showing Chelsea football fans pushing a black man off a Paris train.
A group of people can be heard singing: "We're racist, we're racist and that's the way we like it."

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ギリシャ一転、支援延長申請へ 緊縮緩和の道も模索:朝日新聞デジタル


英賃金上昇率、10~12月は2.1%―失業率も改善 - WSJ


英中銀:「相当急激な」インフレ加速予想、原油安の影響後 - Bloomberg


ソシエテとウニクレディト、資本水準低下-ロシアなど響く - Bloomberg

フランスのソシエテ・ジェネラル とイタリアのウニクレディト、ドイツのコメルツ銀行 の3行で資本水準が2014年10-12月(第4四半期)に低下した。ロシアなどでの逆風に直面し、生じ得る損失を吸収できるよう資本を強化することを求める当局の要請に逆行する結果になった。

ナショジオ誌が全米雑誌賞 | ナショナル ジオグラフィック

ナショナル ジオグラフィック誌は2月2日、全米雑誌賞(National Magazine Awards)の写真部門とタブレット版部門の2部門で最優秀賞を獲得した。

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News Headlines - 17 February 2015

UK January inflation falls to lowest since records began | Reuters

British consumer price inflation fell last month to its lowest level since records began in 1989, and it looks set to fall further still, easing a squeeze on consumers just as national elections approach.

The only way for Greece is out of the eurozone | Simon Jenkins | The Guardian

Pray for plan B. However many times Greece’s new leaders swear there is none – pacifying their terrified bankers – they must know what to do if last night’s debt renewal disarray continues. They must take the plunge, bite the bullet, face the music, lance the boil. Only by ending the terrible mistake that was Greece’s eurozone membership can its economy hope to recover.

Sony to release developer edition smart glasses for $840 | PCWorld

The struggling Japanese manufacturer said Tuesday it will release its Android-compatible smart glasses for US$840 in early March, targeting developers and industrial applications ahead of a commercial release in 2016.
That’s just over half of the $1,500 that Google was asking from early adopters of Glass before it shut down commercial sales of the wearable display last month.

Both sides refuse to withdraw heavy weapons as Ukraine cease-fire fails

Ukraine’s military spokesperson shattered remaining hopes for peace in the country’s embattled Donbas region this morning when he announced that Ukrainian forces would not be withdrawing its heavy weapons today in line with the Feb. 12 Minsk agreement. The separatist leadership also said it planned to keep its big guns in place for now.

The massive plume on the surface of Mars no one can explain - The Washington Post

Three years ago on March 20, in southeastern Pennsylvania, an amateur astronomer named Wayne Jaeschke turned his telescope to the skies and captured something strange. There was some sort of blob or serpentine vapor-trail emanating off of the surface of Mars. Not knowing what else to call it, he named the phenomenon in a subsequent blog post: “a martian stumper.”

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ギリシャ譲らず、EUとの交渉物別れ 支援停止の恐れも:朝日新聞デジタル


IS:エジプト人幹部、6億円持ち逃げか - 毎日新聞


イタリア、リビア大使館を閉鎖…治安悪化理由に : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)


ヘンリー王子がエマ・ワトソンに猛アタック? | ニュースウォーカー


ついにイギリスに帰還したスパイ | GQ JAPAN


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News Headlines - 16 February 2015

BBC News - Denmark attacks: Two men charged in Copenhagen

Danish police have accused two men of helping the gunman who murdered two people in separate attacks in Copenhagen.

Egyptian, Libyan Airstrikes Target IS in Libya

Egyptian and Libyan warplanes carried out airstrikes Monday against the Islamic State group in eastern Libya, the militaries said, in retaliation for militants beheading 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians who were kidnapped in Libya.

France hints euro zone should ease stance for Greek deal | Reuters

Debt-laden Greece and EU paymaster Germany struck hardline postures ahead of a crucial meeting of euro zone finance ministers on Monday on the future of an unpopular international bailout for Athens, but France called for compromise.

Apple studies self-driving car, auto industry source says | Reuters

Technology giant Apple (AAPL.O) is looking beyond mobile devices to learn how to make a self-driving electric car, and is talking to experts at carmakers and automotive suppliers, a senior auto industry source familiar with the discussions said on Saturday.

Flip phones make a comeback in Japan, smartphone sales shrink - The Times of India

Japanese shipments of traditional flip-phones rose in 2014 for the first time in seven years while smartphone shipments fell, highlighting Japanese consumers' tenacious attachment to the familiar and typically less expensive older models.

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無人機ドローン 米航空局が規則原案 NHKニュース


エジプト軍がリビア領で「イスラム国」空爆、殺害映像受け共同作戦 | Reuters


テロ情報でカーニバル中止 ドイツ、不審物はなし:朝日新聞デジタル


ウクライナ 停戦合意後も戦闘 双方が非難 NHKニュース


ユーロ圏財務相会議 今夜ギリシャ支援を協議 NHKニュース


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News Headlines - 15 February 2015

Police kill man believed behind 2 shootings in Copenhagen - Yahoo News

Danish police shot and killed a man early Sunday who likely carried out shooting attacks at a free speech event and a synagogue in Copenhagen that left two people dead.

euronews : Guns mostly fall silent in east Ukraine as ceasefire takes hold

Guns fell abruptly silent at midnight across much of eastern Ukraine in line with a ceasefire agreement, although periodic shooting near a frontline railway junction showed that the truce was fragile.
Reuters journalists in Donetsk, the main rebel stronghold, said artillery bombardment halted at midnight and they heard no firing overnight, after intense final hours before the ceasefire when shells had exploded every few seconds.

UN to urge Huthis to step aside in Yemen | Zee News

The UN Security Council is due to adopt a resolution Sunday urging the Shiite militiamen behind a power grab in Yemen to step down, release government officials and negotiate, diplomats said.

Deutsche Bank Sued by Japan School on Derivative Losses - Bloomberg Business

Deutsche Bank AG’s Japan units were sued by a Japanese school operator for 9 billion yen ($76 million) in compensation for losses on derivative transactions.

Zane Lower to leave BBC Radio 1 after 12 years, replaced by Annie Mac | Metro News

It’s official, DJ Zane Lowe is leaving BBC Radio 1 after 12 years.
The 41-year-old New Zealand native is moving with his family to work at Apple in America and will present his last show on the radio station on March 5.

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デンマークで発砲2件、7人死傷 風刺画家出席会合など:朝日新聞デジタル


ドイツ:財務相にナチス軍服、ギリシャ紙風刺画に反発 - 毎日新聞


著名な米人ジャーナリスト スノーデン氏へのインタビュー後急死 - The Voice of Russia


「英王子が福島訪問へ、安倍首相も同行で調整」 News i


納豆、フランスに渡る 糸引きにくい変種で勝負:朝日新聞デジタル


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News Headlines - 14 February 2015

SMN Weekly – Strong Growth figure from Germany boost Eurozone

The European economy ended 2014 on a high note than economists had forecasted, an official report showed Friday. And a surprisingly strong growth figure for Germany suggested a possible turning point for a region still seeking to recover from the financial crisis.

Analysis: NATO expansion at heart of Ukraine crisis - The Washington Post

The Cold War didn’t end. It just took on a 24-year pause. The East-West showdown over Ukraine makes that clear.
As the non-Russian republics broke free in the Soviet collapse and Eastern European Soviet satellite countries snapped the chains of Moscow’s dominion, common wisdom held that the Cold War was over. The victors: The United States and its European allies, bound together in the NATO alliance to block further Soviet expansion in Europe after World War II.

BBC News - Ex-HSBC chairman Lord Green steps down from The City UK

Ex-HSBC head Lord Green has stepped down from a leading financial services body, amid claims HSBC may have enabled tax avoidance when he was in charge.

'Interstellar' Team Publishes Scientific Paper On Black Holes : Tech Times

"Interstellar" may have shown moviegoers an accurate view of what it is like to be near a black hole, but the film is now accompanied by a scientific paper on the mysterious objects. The film attempted to keep events as scientifically-accurate as possible, and even NASA took part in promotion of the movie.

Mars rovers: Shortlist of 100 applicants for the one-way trip to the Red Planet to be announced - The Independent

First there were 200,000 people who wanted to give up life on Earth and travel to Mars – and not return. They included doctors, lawyers, students and, of course, scientists. Yesterday, they were being whittled down to a shortlist of 100, to be announced on Monday. Just 24 of them will get to leave Earth.

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「リベンジポルノ」を非合法化 英イングランドなど  :日本経済新聞




動画:貴重な100カラットダイヤモンドが競売へ、英国:AFPBB News


英国の鉄道が無料Wi-Fi提供:資金源は「電車が遅れたときの罰金」 « WIRED.jp


イギリスのアルバム・チャート、2月最終週からストリーミング実績も反映されることに (2015/02/14) | 洋楽 ニュース | RO69(アールオーロック)


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News Headlines - 13 February 2015

Germany fuels hopes for eurozone recovery - FT.com

The eurozone’s troubled economy grew faster than expected in the final quarter of last year, raising hopes it could finally strengthen in 2015 after years of near-stagnation.

BBC News - Ukraine crisis: Fierce fighting after Minsk peace deal

Intense fighting has been reported in eastern Ukraine, a day after a peace deal was reached in Minsk.

Japan PM ex-adviser praises apartheid in embarrassment for Abe | Reuters

A former adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has praised apartheid as a model for how Japan could expand immigration, prompting the government's top spokesman on Friday to emphasize that Japan's immigration policy was based on equality.

Why the Fifty Shades of Grey book is better than the film | Daily Mail Online

You can't escape Fifty Shades of Grey at the moment as its promotional machine has been gearing up for the film's release this weekend.
But despite the book's huge global success, critics have called the film adaptation boring, drawn-out and a turn-off.

The 10 worst musicals of all time - Telegraph

1 Carrie (1988)
2 Which Witch (1992)
3 Bernadette (1990)
4 The Fields of Ambrosia (1996)
5 Jeeves (1975)
6 Moby Dick (1992)
7 Twang!! (1965)
8 The Hunting of the Snark (1991)
9 Children of Eden (1991)
10 Oscar Wilde (2005)

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CNN.co.jp : イタリア客船座礁事故、元船長に禁錮16年の判決


英妃、おなかふっくら 4月に第2子出産予定 | 千葉日報ウェブ


「がん診断後の孤立感」を体感する部屋、ロンドンの駅に:AFPBB News

英ロンドン(London)中心部にあるパディントン(Paddington)駅で11日、「Isolation box(孤立ボックス)」と名付けられたブースが登場した。
 これは英国の慈善団体「マクミランがんサポート(Macmillan Cancer Support)」が、がんと診断された患者の多くが経験する孤独感と周囲からの孤立を疑似体験してもらおうと設置したもので、ボックスの外から内部を見ることはできるが、内部の人が外を見ることはできない。

地下鉄トンネルが「自転車渋滞」を解消する:ロンドン « WIRED.jp

使われなくなったロンドン地下鉄のトンネルや駅等を再利用して、高速自転車道や歩道・店舗を構築しようという計画が「London Planning Awards」の最高賞を受賞した。電力は、走行・歩行するときの運動エネルギーでまかなうという。

官能映画で「救急出動の増加懸念」ロンドン消防局:AFPBB News

ベストセラー官能小説「フィフティ・シェイズ・オブ・グレイ(Fifty Shades of Grey)」の映画版が12日に公開された英ロンドン(London)で、「手錠が外れない」などSM的な性行為が原因の救急出動要請の増加が懸念されている。
 ロンドン市消防局によれば、英作家E・L・ジェームズ(E. L. James)による同小説が11年に出版された際には「人に見られては困るような状況」による救急出動件数が増えたという。

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News Headlines - 12 February 2015

BBC News - Ukraine crisis: EU warns Russia over Ukraine agreement

Russia will face fresh sanctions from the EU if a deal to end the Ukraine war is not fully implemented, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned.

Facebook Legacy: How to Choose an Heir to Your Account - ABC News

Facebook is now letting its 1.35 billion users decide what will happen to their accounts when they die.
Beginning today, users will see an option in their security settings that will allow them to have their account deleted when they die. People looking to achieve digital immortality can designate an heir who will inherit their account.

BBC News - Boris Johnson to consider radiation devices for London police

The London mayor will ask Scotland Yard to evaluate whether issuing radiation devices to police officers could help in the fight against terrorism in London.
Boris Johnson was speaking after meeting New York Police Department commissioner Bill Bratton, who said the devices were useful when searching for weapons.

F.B.I. Director Speaks Out on Race and Police Bias - NYTimes.com

The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, delivered an unusually candid speech on Thursday about the difficult relationship between the police and African-Americans, saying that officers who work in neighborhoods where blacks commit crimes at a high rate develop a cynicism that shades their attitudes about race.

BBC News - HSBC scandal: Treasury Committee to investigate

The UK's Treasury Committee is to examine allegations that HSBC's Swiss private bank helped clients evade tax.
Whistleblower Herve Falciani has said the UK government should have known about the scandal in 2010.

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独のワイツゼッカー元大統領、大聖堂で国葬  :日本経済新聞


ギリシャ:戦争賠償22兆円請求 独は「解決済み」と拒否 - 毎日新聞


「スイスリークス」告発者、スパイ小説並みの展開:AFPBB News

大銀行のIT担当だったエルベ・ファルチアニ(Herve Falciani)容疑者(43)は、英金融大手HSBCによる富裕層顧客の脱税ほう助を示す多数の文書を持ち出して以来、「英雄」と呼ばれたり「泥棒」と呼ばれたりしている。……しかしスイス当局は、ファルチアニ容疑者をデータ窃盗の疑いで起訴している。同容疑者が持ち出した文書は「スイスリークス(SwissLeaks)」と呼ばれる暴露の根拠となった。

スイス10年債入札、落札利回り過去最低 通貨高でも需要衰えず | Reuters

スイス財務省が11日実施した2025年7月償還の10年債(表面利率1.50%) 入札は、落札利回りが過去最低の0.011%となった。

ヨーロッパ主要リーグ冬の移籍金、大幅増559億円に : スポーツ報知


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News Headlines - 11 February 2015

White House asking authorization for military to fight Islamic State - Stripes

The White House circulated a proposal Tuesday to authorize the Pentagon to fight Islamic State terrorists without an "enduring offensive combat" role, an ambiguous phrase designed to satisfy lawmakers with widely varying views on the need for U.S. ground operations.

BBC News - Yemen crisis: US, UK and France close Sanaa embassies

The US, UK and France are closing their embassies in Yemen due to the deteriorating security situation and political crisis in the country.

Brian Williams suspended from NBC News for 6 months without pay - Stripes

NBC has suspended Nightly News anchor Brian Williams for six months without pay for fabricating stories about his time in Iraq and elsewhere, the network announced late Tuesday.

BBC News - Mediterranean sinking kills 200 migrants bound for Europe

More than 200 migrants are dead after the motorboats they were travelling on sank in the Mediterranean Sea, the UN's refugee agency says.

Malaysia court upholds sodomy conviction against opposition leader - CNN.com

Malaysia's top court on Tuesday upheld the conviction of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on the charge of sodomizing a former political aide, prompting criticism from human rights activists.

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米アップル、終値ベースで米企業初の時価総額7000億ドル台 - Bloomberg


「プーチン氏はアスペルガー症候群」、米国防総省が研究報告 写真1枚 国際ニュース:AFPBB News

ロシアのウラジーミル・プーチン(Vladimir Putin)大統領にはアスペルガー症候群(高機能自閉症)があると結論付けた米国防総省の2008年の研究報告書が5日、公表された。これが原因で、危機的状況に直面したプーチン氏は「極端な統制」を行使する必要に迫られるとしている。

五輪開催から1年、ソチを襲う苦難 - WSJ


CNN.co.jp : イランの「死海」、消滅の危機




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News Headlines - 10 February 2015

Citi: Oil Could Plunge to $20, and This Might Be 'the End of OPEC' - Bloomberg Business

The recent surge in oil prices is just a "head-fake," and oil as cheap as $20 a barrel may soon be on the way, Citigroup said in a report on Monday as it lowered its forecast for crude.

David Cameron tells bosses to give workers a pay rise - Telegraph

David Cameron will tell company bosses to give their staff a pay rise in the coming months because “costs are falling and it’s cheaper to do business”.

Robot vacuum cleaner 'attacks' South Korea housewife's hair - Telegraph

A robotic vacuum cleaner "attacked" a South Korean woman while she slept by attempting to suck up the hair on her head... She was eventually freed by paramedics, escaping serious injury but losing several strands of hair.

See Neil Armstrong's Mementos That Were Supposed to Be Left on the Moon - ABC News

In the fall of 2012, after Neil Armstrong died that summer, his widow, Carol Armstrong, found a bag full of personal mementos from 1969's Apollo 11 mission in the astronaut's closet.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Brings Marvel Studios Into The Amazing World Of Spider-Man | Marvel.com

Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel's Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago.

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「イスラム国」が新映像公開 “英人質”がレポート


CNN.co.jp : セクシーな制服で看守を誘惑、薬盛る ブラジルで集団脱獄


CNN.co.jp : カラシニコフ自動小銃、昨年は生産倍増 経済制裁はねのけ


キヤノン:スウェーデンの監視カメラ大手買収へ - 毎日新聞


木星を同時通過する3衛星を撮影=ハッブル望遠鏡 - WSJ


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News Headlines - 09 February 2015

HSBC files show how Swiss bank helped clients dodge taxes and hide millions | The Guardian

HSBC’s Swiss banking arm helped wealthy customers dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars of assets, doling out bundles of untraceable cash and advising clients on how to circumvent domestic tax authorities, according to a huge cache of leaked secret bank account files.

Jordan says 56 IS targets destroyed in three days of strikes - The Times of India

Jordan said on Sunday it destroyed 56 targets in three days of strikes on the Islamic State group after it murdered one of its pilots, and is determined to destroy IS.

BBC News - Greece's Tsipras defiant over economic plans

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece has said he is sticking to plans to roll back austerity and rejecting an international bailout extension.
He said Greece, unable to service its debt, would instead seek a bridge loan.

BAFTAs: ‘Lego Movie’ Directors Mock Oscars Snub After Big Win | Variety

It looks like it didn’t take long for “The Lego Movie” directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to get over their Oscars snub — and a BAFTA award for best animated film certainly helps.
The movie won best animated film at Sunday’s BAFTAs, and Lord and Miller took some light-hearted jabs at the Academy while accepting the award at the ceremony.

Egyptian football suspended after deadly Cairo stampede - Al Jazeera English

Egypt has suspended its football league and ordered an investigation after at least 40 people were killed and dozens injured in a stampede and clashes between police and supporters of Zamalek football club at a game in Cairo, officials said.

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豪首相の辞任動議否決 日本の潜水艦受注に影響も  :日本経済新聞


ドイツ、14年経常黒字は過去最大-不均衡是正求め世界が圧力も - Bloomberg


欧州委員長、ギリシャ首相の改革破棄計画を批判 | Reuters


仏下院補選 与党・社会党、右翼FNに薄氷の勝利:朝日新聞デジタル


最速ゲームニュースや新作情報、レビュー | インサイド


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News Headlines - 08 February 2015

Tony Blair: I will do what it takes to help Ed Miliband win the election - General Election 2015 - The Independent

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has pledged his full support of Ed Miliband as Labour gears up for the May general election, as the party maintained a slim poll lead ahead of the Tories.

Prince Charles: UK Youth Extremism 'Alarming'

In a radio interview Prince Charles said the extent to which young people are becoming radicalised is one of the "greatest worries". He said it was particularly concerning "in a country like ours where you know the values we hold dear".

Merkel Objection to Arms for Ukraine May Spur Obama Backlash - Bloomberg Business

Germany’s rejection of supplying weapons to Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian rebels may heighten the domestic pressure on a reluctant U.S. President Barack Obama to deliver the arms.

Mystery tuna creature is tongue-eating parasite, says expert - Telegraph

Zoe Butler was amazed to find a pair of eyes staring up at her when she opened the can of Princes tuna chunks... But the Natural History Museum said that the head probably belonged to a Cymothoa exigua, or tongue-eating louse. The parasite lives inside a fish, entering through its gills and attaching itself to its host’s tongue.

Dutch chimps adopt Scottish accent when they bond with new group - Market Business News

Dutch and Scottish chimps have a different sounding grunt for “apple”, but when the Dutch animals moved in with the Scottish ones, they eventually adopted the local grunt. This occurred when a strong friendship had been established.

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CNN.co.jp : イラク北部のISIS要衝奪う地上戦、4月にも 米兵参加か


米FRBは年内利上げへ、インフレや賃金動向に不安=連銀総裁 | Reuters


オリンパス 米司法省が調査と発表 NHKニュース


CNN.co.jp : カラニシコフ自動小銃、昨年は生産倍増 経済制裁はねのけ


CNN.co.jp : 米ハーバード大、教授と学生の性的関係を「公式」に禁止


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News Headlines - 07 February 2015

Blairites sounded out Alan Johnson on Labour leadership - FT.com

Leading Blairites last November sounded out Alan Johnson, the former home secretary, on whether he intended to stand against Ed Miliband as Labour leader, amid simmering unrest in the party.

Taxi chief says cyclists are like the "ISIS of London" - Cycling Weekly

Steve McNamara told London’s LBC radio described how the “zealots of the cycling world” have been attacking the LTDA online following their objections to the capitals cycle superhighway plans.
“These people, the zealots of the cycling world, are unbelievable. We have had cyber attacks on our websites,” he said on the show.

France 24: Ukraine deal 'a last chance' to avoid war, Hollande says (VIDEO)

On the heels of Franco-German talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin, French President François Hollande on Saturday called a new peace initiative a last-ditch effort to avoid a war in Ukraine.

McDonalds customer finds HUMAN TEETH in her fries in Japan | Daily Mail Online

Japanese officials apologized to the customer for the incident, which occurred in August last year, and said none of the employees at the branch in question had lost a tooth.
They added there were no signs the tooth had been fried - and said they are investigating how it came to be in the fries.

Northern Lights: Incredible Nasa footage shows rising sun meeting Aurora Borealis over the US - The Independent

The video clip – which was taken from the International Space Station on Thursday – shows a haze of green, yellow and orange colours from the polar light show.

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S&P、ギリシャ国債格下げ EUとの交渉難航受け:朝日新聞デジタル


【ウクライナ情勢】東部で5人死亡 親露派が要衝攻撃に部隊増強 - 産経ニュース


米著名キャスター うその体験語り謝罪 NHKニュース


ラグビー、イングランド白星発進 6カ国対抗が開幕:朝日新聞デジタル


イギリス女性誌、「世界一セクシーな男性」を発表! | シネマカフェ


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News Headlines - 06 February 2015

BBC News - Jordan jets 'strike Islamic State' after pilot's death

Jordan says its warplanes have carried out their first air strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets since the militants released a video showing the killing of a captured Jordanian pilot.

BBC News - Islamic State: 'Coalition air strike kills US hostage'

The extremist group Islamic State is claiming that a female American hostage they were holding has been killed in a coalition air strike in Syria.
Images, which the BBC cannot confirm are authentic, have been posted online of what is purported to show the site of the strike in the city of Raqqa, an IS stronghold.

Moscow talks fail to produce a Ukraine peace deal - The Washington Post

European leaders on Friday broke from last-ditch negotiations without reaching an agreement to calm an escalating conflict in eastern Ukraine, as new splits opened between the United States and Europe over whether to bolster Ukrainian forces with arms shipments.

Pope Francis will address Congress during U.S. visit - CBS News

Pope Francis will address a joint session in Congress on Sept. 24 during his visit to the United States, House Speaker John Boehner announced Thursday. He will be the first leader of the Catholic Church to do so.

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ギリシャ首相「もう命令に従わない」、欧州と対決姿勢 | Reuters



バチカン市国図書館インフォメーション・テクノロジー・センターのCIO(最高情報責任者)に当たるルチアーノ・アメンティ(Luciano Ammenti)氏は2015年1月下旬に来日し、日経コンピュータの単独インタビューに応じた。2014年から進めている蔵書のデジタルアーカイブ化プロジェクトに関して、技術的な背景と、NTTデータをパートナーに選んだ理由を語った。

可夢偉が昨季所属のケータハム、チーム再建を断念…F1撤退へ - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


5月に千葉で開催、空のF1「レッドブル エアレース」とは? (THE PAGE)


サー・チャールズ・グローヴズ~イギリス音楽作品集(24枚組) - TOWER RECORDS ONLINE


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News Headlines - 05 February 2015

Death Toll in Taiwan Plane Crash Climbs to 31

The death toll from the crash of a passenger plane in Taiwan rose to 31 Thursday, as search and rescue operations continued for 12 people still missing.

Takata Sees Wider Loss Due to Air-Bag Recalls - WSJ

Air-bag maker Takata Corp. said it widened its expected full-year net loss by \6 billion to \31 billion ($264 million) after a safety crisis deepened over its explosive air bags.

BBC News - Who, What, Why: How does Google's Autocomplete censor predictions?

People in the UK and US were being offered "isis" as one of the top suggestions when typing in the words "how can I join". Google does censor some search suggestions, so why was this one allowed through, asks Justin Parkinson.

BBC News - Baghdad curfew ended by Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered a night-time curfew in place in Baghdad for years to be lifted beginning on Saturday... Iraq has long used curfews to try to curb violence, and analysts say the latest move marks a major policy shift.

EU Raises Eurozone Growth Forecasts - WSJ

The European Union’s official economists said the sharp drop in global oil prices and a weaker euro should boost growth in the eurozone this year, raising their forecasts for the currency area’s largest economies.

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「サウジ王族がアルカイダを資金援助」、9.11実行犯が証言:AFPBB News

2001年9月11日の米同時多発テロの実行犯で唯一、米国で有罪判決を受けたザカリアス・ムサウイ(Zacarias Moussaoui)受刑者が米弁護士に対し、国際テロ組織アルカイダ(Al-Qaeda)が1990年代にサウジアラビア王族から多額の寄付金を得ていたと話していることが分かった。

独シーメンス:国内外7400人の削減計画、コスト圧縮で-関係者 - Bloomberg

欧州最大のエンジニアリング会社、ドイツのシーメンス は国内外で従業員約7400人を削減する計画だ。事情に詳しい関係者1人が明らかにした。ジョー・ケーザー最高経営責任者(CEO)はコスト圧縮を進めている。

CNN.co.jp : クロアチア、貧困家庭の「借金棒引き」 最大100万円余


CNN.co.jp : 同性愛反対のロ議員の前で女性2人がキス、自撮りも


英国で好評を得たSFアンソロジードラマ、アメリカでリメイクの動き | 海外ドラマNAVI

英国で2011年から放送されているSFアンソロジードラマ『Black Mirror』を、アメリカでリメイクする動きがあるようだ。……『Black Mirror』は、『トワイライト・ゾーン』と同じように一話完結で、毎話異なる俳優や舞台を用いてストーリーが展開する形式のドラマ。

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News Headlines - 04 February 2015

BBC News - Jordan pilot hostage Moaz al-Kasasbeh 'burned alive'

Jordan has confirmed the death of pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh after a video published online by Islamic State (IS) claimed to show him being burned alive.

Jordan executes female would-be suicide bomber wanted for release by Islamic State | The Guardian

Jordan has hanged a jailed Iraqi militant whose release had been demanded by the Islamic State group before it burned a captured Jordanian pilot to death.

Fiji to remove Union Jack from flag, PM says - Telegraph

Fiji will remove the Union Jack from its flag and replace it with a design that symbolises the Pacific nation, not former colonial power Britain, Voreqe Bainimarama, the prime minister, said.

German 10-year yield dips below Japan’s - FT.com

Germany’s benchmark long-term borrowing rate has fallen below Japan’s for the first time on record, fuelling fears that the eurozone is mired in economic stagnation that could last for decades.

Harper Lee to publish new novel, 55 years after To Kill a Mockingbird | The Guardian

When an author’s debut novel wins the Pulitzer prize and goes on to sell 40 million copies, perennially topping lists of the world’s best-loved books, it’s understandable that they might be apprehensive about the reception of a second.

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CNN.co.jp : フランスで8人拘束 イスラム過激派とつながりか


フランスでのテロを呼びかける映像投稿 NHKニュース


ロンドンで路線バス大破、屋根無くなる  :日本経済新聞


CNN.co.jp : ロンドンの人口、過去最多に




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News Headlines - 03 February 2015

Al Jazeera's Mohamed Fahmy gives up Egypt passport

Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy has renounced his Egyptian citizenship, his family says, in a bid to follow his Australian colleague Peter Greste in being released from a Cairo jail.

BBC News - UN court dismisses Croatia and Serbia genocide claims

The International Court of Justice has rejected claims of genocide by Serbia and Croatia against each other during the Croatian war of secession from Yugoslavia.

BBC News - BP profits hit by lower oil price

BP has reported lower profits and says it will cut spending on exploration because of the fall in oil prices.
Underlying profits in the final three months of 2014 were down 20% on a year earlier at $2.2bn (£1.5bn). For the full year, profits fell 10% to $12.1bn.

Iceland to build first temple to Norse gods since Viking age | The Guardian

Icelanders will soon be able to publicly worship at a shrine to Thor, Odin and Frigg with construction starting this month on the island’s first major temple to the Norse gods since the Viking age.
Worship of the gods in Scandinavia gave way to Christianity around 1,000 years ago but a modern version of Norse paganism has been gaining popularity in Iceland.

Japan in new Olympic row over choice of band for 2020 ceremony | The Guardian

Preparations hit by controversy over whether to allow ‘embarrassing’ J-Pop phenomenon AKB48 to perform at opening ceremony

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半導体世界販売、2年連続最高 14年9.9%増  :日本経済新聞


パナソニック専務、テレビ事業「日欧で自社生産継続」  :日本経済新聞


イタリア新大統領が就任 元国防相マッタレッラ氏  :日本経済新聞




サッカー日本代表のアギーレ監督解任 八百長疑惑でスペイン検察当局が告発 - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


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News Headlines - 02 February 2015

BBC News - Japan hostage killing: Critical test for PM Shinzo Abe

Sunday's announcement of the killing of Kenji Goto, the second of two Japanese hostages captured by Islamic State (IS) militants, represents a major political challenge for the Japanese administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Obama budget: Tax on overseas profits to pay for U.S. roads and bridges - The Washington Post

President Obama's budget request set for release Monday includes plans for a six-year, $478 billion public works program that would be paid for with a one-time 14 percent tax on overseas corporate profits.

Egyptian court reaffirms death penalty for 183 people - LA Times

Reviving a judicial practice that has come under strong international criticism, an Egyptian criminal court has reaffirmed a mass death sentence handed down to 183 people accused in a deadly attack on a police post.

Sex offence trial of ex-IMF head Strauss-Kahn opens | Reuters

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief tipped to become French president before a New York hotel maid accused him of sexual assault in 2011, went on trial in France on Monday in a separate case of alleged procuring of prostitutes.

Raspberry Pi 2 on sale now at $35 | Raspberry Pi

Let’s get the good stuff out of the way above the fold. Raspberry Pi 2 is now on sale for $35 (the same price as the existing Model B+), featuring:
A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU (~6x performance)
1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM (2x memory)
Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1
Because it has an ARMv7 processor, it can run the full range of ARM GNU/Linux distributions, including Snappy Ubuntu Core, as well as Microsoft Windows 10.

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米司法省、ムーディーズを調査=関係筋 - WSJ

格付け会社が金融危機前に住宅ローン関連証券に有利な格付けを付与したとされる問題で、米司法省は米ムーディーズ・インベスターズ・サービスを調査している。この件に詳しい筋が明らかにした。 司法省は同様の行為について米スタンダード・アンド・プアーズ・レーティング・サービシズ(S&P)とは和解間近だ。

ギリシャの製造業落ち込む、政治不透明がユーロ圏の重しにも - Bloomberg


ブラッドリー・クーパー主演の舞台「エレファント・マン」がロンドンに進出 : 映画.com


ブラッター会長ら4人立候補 5月のFIFA会長選  :日本経済新聞


ペイトリオッツ 逆転で10季ぶり4度目のスーパーボウル制覇 ― スポニチ Sponichi Annex


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News Headlines - 01 February 2015

Isis video of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto purportedly shows journalist being beheaded by militant - The Independent

Islamic State (Isis) militants have released a video which appears to show the murder of a journalist at the centre of hostage negotiations with the Japanese government.

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters return to the streets | DW.DE | 01.02.2015

Several thousand have marched in Hong Kong in the first large pro-democracy demonstration since protesters staged sit-ins in the city center last year. This time, organizers say no sites will be occupied.

BBC News - Death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman highlights Argentina polarisation

We still may not know exactly how or why Alberto Nisman was killed in his luxury Buenos Aires apartment, but the special prosecutor's death has opened a window on Argentine politics and society.

BBC News - General election 2015: Labour promises 'no PM pictures'

Labour has vowed not to feature Prime Minister David Cameron on billboards ahead of the general election.
The party said it would not use negative personal campaigning, focusing on issues rather than personalities.

BBC News - The Swedish Schindler who disappeared

During World War Two, a young Swedish diplomat saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis. But in January 1945 Soviet troops arrested him - he was never seen in public again.

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イタリア:新大統領にマッタレッラ元国防相を選出 - 毎日新聞


CNN.co.jp : パリのスーパー襲撃テロ 実行犯、犯行をビデオ撮影し送信か


2ミクロンのマイクロカプセル、変形性関節炎に有効、英国ロンドン大学が開発 | Medエッジ


東京五輪に向け「東京舞台芸術祭」開催へ ロンドン大会ならい文化を世界に発信 - 産経ニュース


ロンドン金 陸上のザリポワが資格停止に : nikkansports.com


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