07/24/2014 04:29 PM
Algeria passenger jet feared crashed
A passenger plane carrying 116 people is missing, feared crashed, on a flight from Burkina Faso to the Algerian capital, Algiers.
07/24/2014 03:10 PM
Gaza shelter attack 'kills 15'
At least 15 people have been killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza came under fire, Gazan health officials say.
07/24/2014 09:18 AM
Sudan 'apostasy' woman meets Pope
A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.
07/24/2014 01:51 PM
More MH17 bodies leave Ukraine
Two planes carrying bodies of those killed on board flight MH17 land in the Netherlands, as UK experts start examining data from the two flight recorders.
07/24/2014 05:19 PM
Amazon reports $126m quarterly loss
Amazon reports a loss of $126m in the second quarter and warns of slowing sales.
07/24/2014 08:53 AM
Poland 'helped in CIA rendition'
Poland violated the human rights convention and helped the CIA's rendition of terror suspects, the European Court of Human Rights finds.
07/24/2014 08:20 AM
Iraq MPs elect Massoum as president
Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani.
07/24/2014 08:51 AM
Inquiry urged into two-hour execution
Lawyers for a double murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona took nearly two hours to kill him have called for an independent review of the execution.
07/24/2014 06:58 AM
Deadly ambush on Iraq prison convoy
Suicide attackers mount a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say.
07/24/2014 01:35 PM
MSF allowed to resume Rakhine work
Myanmar allows Medecins Sans Frontieres to resume work in Rakhine state, where residents have had almost no access to healthcare since the group was ejected in February.
07/24/2014 11:50 AM
IMF lowers global growth forecast
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4% but the UK's forecast is raised.
07/24/2014 02:56 PM
Google quizzed over deleted links
Watchdogs are told that Google has complied with more than 45,000 requests for links to be erased from its European search results.
07/24/2014 05:23 AM
VIDEO: 'Cheesegrater' construction complete
Building work is completed on the tallest skyscraper in the City of London.
07/24/2014 01:44 PM
VIDEO: Note found in World War One kilt
A hidden poem written by a Glasgow woman has been found sewn into the folds of a World War One kilt owned by a Southampton academic.
07/24/2014 10:11 AM
VIDEO: Olympic cauldron secrets revealed
The London 2012 Olympic Cauldron is going on display for the first time in a purpose-built gallery.
07/24/2014 04:37 PM
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
07/23/2014 07:00 PM
VIDEO: How to build and fly your own drone
Personal aerial drones that take pictures could soon become a lot more common, thanks to a new invention.
07/24/2014 02:52 AM
VIDEO: Aerial view of new Glasgow landscape
Glasgow has been getting ready for the Games and investing money in 13 sporting venues across the city for more than six years.
07/24/2014 05:53 AM
VIDEO: Commonwealth Games' opening ceremony
The 2014 Commonwealth Games have officially opened at a ceremony in the Scottish city of Glasgow
07/23/2014 12:08 PM
VIDEO: Mayfly swarm fools radar
Millions of mayflies took to the air in Wisconsin, tricking radar into thinking it was raining
07/24/2014 08:31 AM
Queen 'photo-bombs' athletes' selfie
Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players have a huge surprise when the Queen appears smiling in the back of their selfie.
07/23/2014 11:09 PM
Dogs 'hardwired' to be jealous wags
Jealousy is not just part of the human condition, a study suggests, it appears to be hard wired into the brains of dogs too.
07/24/2014 11:33 AM
GM profits hit by recall problems
Earnings at the US carmaker General Motors slump because of the cost of vehicle recalls.
07/24/2014 04:38 PM
VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines
The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.
07/24/2014 09:07 AM
Qualcomm disputes China phone sales
US chipmaker Qualcomm claims some Chinese companies are misrepresenting sales to minimise their payments.
07/24/2014 08:33 AM
Nasa seeks aid with Earth-Mars links
Nasa is asking for help to get data back from future science missions orbiting Mars or roaming its surface.
07/24/2014 07:26 AM
Birdman heads Venice gala line-up
Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton, will lead this year's Venice Film Festival line-up.
07/24/2014 11:10 AM
More art found in Gurlitt's home
Two sculptures, possibly by Rodin and Degas, are discovered in the home of the late art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt in Munich.
07/24/2014 01:05 PM
Call for end to 'throwaway society'
A ban on sending leftover food to landfill is needed to move away from a 'throwaway society', say MPs.
07/24/2014 10:26 AM
Government to end nuclear waste veto
The UK government wants to scrap a community veto which allows local politicians to block a future £12bn nuclear waste repository.
07/23/2014 07:55 PM
Paracetamol for back pain questioned
Taking paracetamol for lower back pain does not improve recovery time or provide any greater pain relief than using a placebo, scientists say.
07/24/2014 03:09 AM
Genetic clues to age of first period
The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.
07/24/2014 05:04 PM
I'm done with road racing - Wiggins
Sir Bradley Wiggins he will not ride the Tour de France again after describing road racing as having "no loyalty".
07/24/2014 11:59 AM
Lampard joins MLS side New York City
Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard joins Major League Soccer side New York City FC on a two-year deal.
07/23/2014 12:24 PM
When time stood still
The story of the watch that survived Hiroshima - and its owner, who found peace through forgiveness.
07/23/2014 07:02 PM
Illegal bottom injections on rise in US
In search of a rounder backside, women are turning to discount procedures that can lead to pains, disfiguration and even death.
07/24/2014 12:44 PM
SA teachers 'racially abused pupils'
South Africa's Human Rights Commission finds a school guilty of hate speech towards black and mixed-race pupils.
07/24/2014 01:29 AM
Taiwan plane crash toll reaches 48
Forty-eight people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan's Penghu island, as a storm passed over the area.
07/24/2014 07:01 AM
Norway in Syria-linked terror alert
Norway is boosting security because of an imminent threat from people linked to Islamist militants in Syria, Norway's intelligence chief says.
07/24/2014 03:55 PM
Aruba detains top Venezuela official
The Caribbean island of Aruba has detained a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, sought in the US for drug trafficking offences.
07/24/2014 09:22 AM
Europe lifts Tel Aviv flights ban
The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined the US in lifting its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.
07/24/2014 03:29 PM
Suspect: Detroit shooting 'accident'
A man charged with killing an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch in November initially told police it was an accident, a jury hears.
07/24/2014 08:57 AM
Met investigated 18 justice campaigns
The Met Police collected information on 18 justice campaigns - including that of Jean Charles de Menezes - a report into a now defunct undercover unit says.
07/24/2014 01:42 PM
Ex-boyfriend guilty of Jayden murder
The ex-boyfriend of pregnant teenager Jayden Parkinson, whose body was found in an Oxfordshire graveyard, is convicted of murder.
07/24/2014 05:20 PM
Success for hosts at Glasgow 2014
Host nation Scotland has a successful first day at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning 10 medals.
07/24/2014 09:38 AM
Police investigate abuse 'cover-up'
Police investigating sexual abuse allegations at a school in Rochdale refer themselves to the independent police watchdog over the way they handled previous inquiries.
07/24/2014 10:14 AM
Your pictures: Cycling
Readers' photos on the theme of "cycling"
07/22/2014 09:14 PM
Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas
Concept designs by famous manufacturers on show in US
07/24/2014 12:50 AM
Taiwan plane crash: In pictures
TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan
07/21/2014 11:37 PM
Prince George's first year
Prince George's first year
07/22/2014 07:44 AM
Day in pictures: 22 July 2014
24 hours of news photos: 22 July
07/20/2014 04:54 AM
In pictures: Royal first birthdays
A long line of royal baby photos
07/21/2014 09:04 PM
In pictures: One man's HIV campaign
An Indonesian prisoner's campaign against HIV
07/20/2014 07:12 PM
In pictures: India's 'original conservationists'
The 'original conservationists' of India's tree-loving tribe
07/24/2014 05:04 PM
A country where liberal journalists risk death
The country where a blasphemy charge is a death sentence
07/24/2014 12:29 PM
MH17 crash: Abandoned crime scene
Where are the investigators for the MH17 crash?
07/24/2014 12:05 PM
Devastation and tragedy of routine Taiwan flight
Taiwanese mourn after routine flight ends in tragedy
07/23/2014 09:59 PM
Gaza: Hamas seeks to emerge stronger
Why the Palestinian group won't back down yet
07/24/2014 04:42 PM
The Ghanaian looking to inspire a nation
The track cyclist from Scotland with an African connection
07/24/2014 11:38 AM
Do women need bigger parking spaces?
Do Chinese women need bigger spaces than men?
07/24/2014 07:24 AM
Day in pictures: 24 July 2014
Selection of news photos from around the world
07/23/2014 08:41 PM
Mary, African Queen of netball
Woman who beat "fat" jibes to turn Malawi into netball champions
07/23/2014 08:56 PM
Santiago rail crash families want answers
Families wait for answers year after Spanish rail disaster
07/24/2014 02:19 AM
Awesome scale of auditing every Afghan vote
Race against time to audit every Afghan vote
07/24/2014 07:50 AM
Central African Republic's road to anarchy
Andrew Harding crosses paths with Central African militias
07/23/2014 05:44 PM
Digesting China's latest food scare
John Sudworth digests China's latest food scandal
07/24/2014 04:29 PM
Algeria passenger jet feared crashed
A passenger plane carrying 116 people is missing, feared crashed, on a flight from Burkina Faso to the Algerian capital, Algiers.
07/24/2014 03:10 PM
Gaza shelter attack 'kills 15'
At least 15 people have been killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza came under fire, Gazan health officials say.
07/24/2014 09:18 AM
Sudan 'apostasy' woman meets Pope
A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.
07/24/2014 01:51 PM
More MH17 bodies leave Ukraine
Two planes carrying bodies of those killed on board flight MH17 land in the Netherlands, as UK experts start examining data from the two flight recorders.
07/24/2014 05:19 PM
Amazon reports $126m quarterly loss
Amazon reports a loss of $126m in the second quarter and warns of slowing sales.
07/24/2014 08:53 AM
Poland 'helped in CIA rendition'
Poland violated the human rights convention and helped the CIA's rendition of terror suspects, the European Court of Human Rights finds.
07/24/2014 08:20 AM
Iraq MPs elect Massoum as president
Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani.
07/24/2014 08:51 AM
Inquiry urged into two-hour execution
Lawyers for a double murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona took nearly two hours to kill him have called for an independent review of the execution.
07/24/2014 06:58 AM
Deadly ambush on Iraq prison convoy
Suicide attackers mount a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say.
07/24/2014 01:35 PM
MSF allowed to resume Rakhine work
Myanmar allows Medecins Sans Frontieres to resume work in Rakhine state, where residents have had almost no access to healthcare since the group was ejected in February.
07/24/2014 11:50 AM
IMF lowers global growth forecast
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4% but the UK's forecast is raised.
07/24/2014 02:56 PM
Google quizzed over deleted links
Watchdogs are told that Google has complied with more than 45,000 requests for links to be erased from its European search results.
07/24/2014 05:23 AM
VIDEO: 'Cheesegrater' construction complete
Building work is completed on the tallest skyscraper in the City of London.
07/24/2014 01:44 PM
VIDEO: Note found in World War One kilt
A hidden poem written by a Glasgow woman has been found sewn into the folds of a World War One kilt owned by a Southampton academic.
07/24/2014 10:11 AM
VIDEO: Olympic cauldron secrets revealed
The London 2012 Olympic Cauldron is going on display for the first time in a purpose-built gallery.
07/24/2014 04:37 PM
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
07/23/2014 07:00 PM
VIDEO: How to build and fly your own drone
Personal aerial drones that take pictures could soon become a lot more common, thanks to a new invention.
07/24/2014 02:52 AM
VIDEO: Aerial view of new Glasgow landscape
Glasgow has been getting ready for the Games and investing money in 13 sporting venues across the city for more than six years.
07/24/2014 05:53 AM
VIDEO: Commonwealth Games' opening ceremony
The 2014 Commonwealth Games have officially opened at a ceremony in the Scottish city of Glasgow
07/23/2014 12:08 PM
VIDEO: Mayfly swarm fools radar
Millions of mayflies took to the air in Wisconsin, tricking radar into thinking it was raining
07/24/2014 08:31 AM
Queen 'photo-bombs' athletes' selfie
Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players have a huge surprise when the Queen appears smiling in the back of their selfie.
07/23/2014 11:09 PM
Dogs 'hardwired' to be jealous wags
Jealousy is not just part of the human condition, a study suggests, it appears to be hard wired into the brains of dogs too.
07/24/2014 11:33 AM
GM profits hit by recall problems
Earnings at the US carmaker General Motors slump because of the cost of vehicle recalls.
07/24/2014 04:38 PM
VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines
The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.
07/24/2014 09:07 AM
Qualcomm disputes China phone sales
US chipmaker Qualcomm claims some Chinese companies are misrepresenting sales to minimise their payments.
07/24/2014 08:33 AM
Nasa seeks aid with Earth-Mars links
Nasa is asking for help to get data back from future science missions orbiting Mars or roaming its surface.
07/24/2014 07:26 AM
Birdman heads Venice gala line-up
Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton, will lead this year's Venice Film Festival line-up.
07/24/2014 11:10 AM
More art found in Gurlitt's home
Two sculptures, possibly by Rodin and Degas, are discovered in the home of the late art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt in Munich.
07/24/2014 01:05 PM
Call for end to 'throwaway society'
A ban on sending leftover food to landfill is needed to move away from a 'throwaway society', say MPs.
07/24/2014 10:26 AM
Government to end nuclear waste veto
The UK government wants to scrap a community veto which allows local politicians to block a future £12bn nuclear waste repository.
07/23/2014 07:55 PM
Paracetamol for back pain questioned
Taking paracetamol for lower back pain does not improve recovery time or provide any greater pain relief than using a placebo, scientists say.
07/24/2014 03:09 AM
Genetic clues to age of first period
The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.
07/24/2014 05:04 PM
I'm done with road racing - Wiggins
Sir Bradley Wiggins he will not ride the Tour de France again after describing road racing as having "no loyalty".
07/24/2014 11:59 AM
Lampard joins MLS side New York City
Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard joins Major League Soccer side New York City FC on a two-year deal.
07/23/2014 12:24 PM
When time stood still
The story of the watch that survived Hiroshima - and its owner, who found peace through forgiveness.
07/23/2014 07:02 PM
Illegal bottom injections on rise in US
In search of a rounder backside, women are turning to discount procedures that can lead to pains, disfiguration and even death.
07/24/2014 12:44 PM
SA teachers 'racially abused pupils'
South Africa's Human Rights Commission finds a school guilty of hate speech towards black and mixed-race pupils.
07/24/2014 01:29 AM
Taiwan plane crash toll reaches 48
Forty-eight people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan's Penghu island, as a storm passed over the area.
07/24/2014 07:01 AM
Norway in Syria-linked terror alert
Norway is boosting security because of an imminent threat from people linked to Islamist militants in Syria, Norway's intelligence chief says.
07/24/2014 03:55 PM
Aruba detains top Venezuela official
The Caribbean island of Aruba has detained a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, sought in the US for drug trafficking offences.
07/24/2014 09:22 AM
Europe lifts Tel Aviv flights ban
The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined the US in lifting its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.
07/24/2014 03:29 PM
Suspect: Detroit shooting 'accident'
A man charged with killing an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch in November initially told police it was an accident, a jury hears.
07/24/2014 08:57 AM
Met investigated 18 justice campaigns
The Met Police collected information on 18 justice campaigns - including that of Jean Charles de Menezes - a report into a now defunct undercover unit says.
07/24/2014 01:42 PM
Ex-boyfriend guilty of Jayden murder
The ex-boyfriend of pregnant teenager Jayden Parkinson, whose body was found in an Oxfordshire graveyard, is convicted of murder.
07/24/2014 05:20 PM
Success for hosts at Glasgow 2014
Host nation Scotland has a successful first day at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning 10 medals.
07/24/2014 09:38 AM
Police investigate abuse 'cover-up'
Police investigating sexual abuse allegations at a school in Rochdale refer themselves to the independent police watchdog over the way they handled previous inquiries.
07/24/2014 10:14 AM
Your pictures: Cycling
Readers' photos on the theme of "cycling"
07/22/2014 09:14 PM
Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas
Concept designs by famous manufacturers on show in US
07/24/2014 12:50 AM
Taiwan plane crash: In pictures
TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan
07/21/2014 11:37 PM
Prince George's first year
Prince George's first year
07/22/2014 07:44 AM
Day in pictures: 22 July 2014
24 hours of news photos: 22 July
07/20/2014 04:54 AM
In pictures: Royal first birthdays
A long line of royal baby photos
07/21/2014 09:04 PM
In pictures: One man's HIV campaign
An Indonesian prisoner's campaign against HIV
07/20/2014 07:12 PM
In pictures: India's 'original conservationists'
The 'original conservationists' of India's tree-loving tribe
07/24/2014 05:04 PM
A country where liberal journalists risk death
The country where a blasphemy charge is a death sentence
07/24/2014 12:29 PM
MH17 crash: Abandoned crime scene
Where are the investigators for the MH17 crash?
07/24/2014 12:05 PM
Devastation and tragedy of routine Taiwan flight
Taiwanese mourn after routine flight ends in tragedy
07/23/2014 09:59 PM
Gaza: Hamas seeks to emerge stronger
Why the Palestinian group won't back down yet
07/24/2014 04:42 PM
The Ghanaian looking to inspire a nation
The track cyclist from Scotland with an African connection
07/24/2014 11:38 AM
Do women need bigger parking spaces?
Do Chinese women need bigger spaces than men?
07/24/2014 07:24 AM
Day in pictures: 24 July 2014
Selection of news photos from around the world
07/23/2014 08:41 PM
Mary, African Queen of netball
Woman who beat "fat" jibes to turn Malawi into netball champions
07/23/2014 08:56 PM
Santiago rail crash families want answers
Families wait for answers year after Spanish rail disaster
07/24/2014 02:19 AM
Awesome scale of auditing every Afghan vote
Race against time to audit every Afghan vote
07/24/2014 07:50 AM
Central African Republic's road to anarchy
Andrew Harding crosses paths with Central African militias
07/23/2014 05:44 PM
Digesting China's latest food scare
John Sudworth digests China's latest food scandal
07/24/2014 05:31 PM
:: ناپدید شدن یک هواپیمای دیگر با ۱۱۰ مسافر
یک فروند هواپیمای خطوط پروازی الجزایر بعد از پرواز از واگادوگو پایتخت بورکینافاسو ناپدید شد.
با ۲۶ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش اجتماعی
لینک مستقیم
07/24/2014 05:16 PM
سرگرمی :: خودسر، خودجوش، دلواپس
براساس گزارش های مختلف همایش های دلواپسان با اجاره های میلیونی محل برگزاری، طراحی پوستر، توافق با گروهی برای سخنرانی، حضور جمعیتی در محل اجرای برنامه، تهیه پلاکاردهایی برای در دست گرفتن افراد، عکاسی نسبتا خوب و تبلیغاتی، کار اطلاع رسانی حرفه ای انجام می شود. ترکیب دلواپسان گروهی است که در تمام مدت دولت احمدی نژاد از او حمایت می کردند و در دوره او رانت خواری کردند و وام های بانکی گرفتند و بورسیه غیرقانونی وزارت علوم شدند. هدف برگزاری این جلسات زنجیره ای ضعیف کردن دولت روحانی و زمینه سازی برای بازگشت احمدی نژاد است. یعنی منظورم این است که همه چیز این اجلاس مشخص و منظم و با برنامه ریزی است. این طوری نیست که یک دفعه بطور خودجوش عده ای با شنیدن خبرهای وین یا دیدن تصویر ظریف جوش بیاورند و بعد ناخودآگاه بروند به یک اتاق بعد ببینند چهار صد نفر برای گوش کردن به سخنرانی شان جمع شدند، بعد ببینند یک دفعه پشت سرشان یک پوستر نصب شده که کاملا گویای این حرکت خودجوش است. بعد یک دفعه یک میز بیاید جلوی شان و یک میکروفون جلوی دهان شان سبز شود. البته آقای محمدحسن آصفری گفته: "همایش های دلواپسان خودجوش است." نمی دانم این محمدحسن اصلا می داند خودجوش یعنی چی؟ اصلا چطوری می شود اجلاسی که از سه روز قبل در پوستر تبلیغاتی اش اسامی سخنرانان اعلام شده خودجوش باشد. حالا به فرض که باشد، چه فرقی می کند؟ تازه معلوم می شود این حرکت علاوه بر اینکه مخالف منافع ملی و احمقانه است، بدون فکر هم هست.
با ۲۱ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش سرگرمی
لینک مستقیم
07/24/2014 05:13 PM
:: پنجره ای رو به خانه پدری پنجشنبه 2 مرداد - دکتر علی رضا نوری زاده
به مانند شماره های اخیر در ابتدای برنامه امروز به مسئله بحران غزه پرداخته و اندکی نیز راجع به وقایع سیاسی سالهای دورتر در این منطقه صحبت می کنیم . در ادامه به همراه یار دیرین محمد رضا شاهید هستیم و در کنار او پس از مروری بر خاطرات گذشته از هنر ، موسیقی و سینمای جهان به سیاست نقب زده و از مواضع کشور فرانسه در قبال موضوع اسرائیل و فلسطین آگاه می شویم . در قسمت دوم برنامه نگاهی داریم به تحولات و رویدادهای سیاسی منطقه و جهان که از مهمترین آنها می توان به ادامه دخالتهای رژیم ولایت فقیه در سوریه ، سقوط هواپیمای مالزیایی در اوکراین ، درگیریهای مرگبار در بنغازی لیبی و تشدید فشار داعش بر مسیحیان در موصل عراق اشاره کرد .
با ۳۰ امتیاز و ۱ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش سیاست
لینک مستقیم
07/24/2014 05:13 PM
:: خمينی با داس آمد : ماجرای ديكته گفتن يك بچه ی واقع بين!
يك روز بچه واقع بين مي خواست به برادرش ديكته بگويد، كتاب را برداشت و گفت: بابا آب نداد! بابايش گفت: وقتي ما بچه بوديم ميگفتند بابا آب داد! بچه واقع بين گفت: بابا از كجا آب بياورد؟ وقتي كارون و زاينده رود و درياچه هامون و اروميه خشك شده اند. بچه واقع بين ادامه داد: مامان نان نداد. مامانش گفت: وقتي ما بچه بوديم ميگفتند مامان نان داد! بچه واقع بين گفت: مامان از كجا نان بياورد وقتي نان سنگك 600 تومان است و پنير كيلويي 9000 تومان؟؟ بعد ادامه داد: داداش از بازار نيامد. چون گشت كودكان خياباني او را دستگير كرد و برد. ابر سم دارد.چون از ابر آسمان اهواز سم مي بارد و در تهران دود مي بارد و بابا زير باران لباسهايش سياه شد! اينها همش از روزي شروع شد كه آن مرد روي خون آمد! خميني با داس آمد!
با ۲۸ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش اجتماعی
لینک مستقیم
07/24/2014 05:12 PM
:: توافق بوئینگ برای فروش قطعات یدکی به ایران‌ایر
شرکت آمریکایی بوئینگ قراردادی با شرکت هواپیمایی ایران‌ایر برای تأمین قطعات یدکی هواپیما برای این شرکت امضا کرده است. این اولین بار از زمان وضع تحریم‌های آمریکا در سال 1979 (برابر با 1357 شمسی) است که این شرکت آمریکایی وارد مبادلات تجاری با یک شرکت طرف ایرانی می‌شود. طبق گزارش خبرگزاری فرانسه، یک سندِ حقوقیِ منتشر شده در روز چهارشنبه نشان می‌دهد بوئینگ اقدام به تأمین کالاها و خدمات مربوط به «امنیت پرواز» برای شرکت ایران‌ایر که شرکت هوایی «حامل پرچم» ایران (شرکتهایی که برای انجام عملیات بین‌المللی از حقوق و مزایای دولتی برخوردارند، حامل پرچم نامیده می‌شوند) تلقی می‌شود، خواهد کرد. این سند خاطرنشان می‌کند که مطابق توافق‌های حاصل شده در سه ماهه دوم سال جاری، شرکت بوئینگ مطابق با پیشنهاداتی که به مشتریان خود در زمینه‌هایی نظیر تعویض هواپیما، جایگزینی قطعات و یا بازرسی هواپیما می‌دهد اقدام به تأمین قطعات یدکی هواپیما، دفترچه‌های راهنما و اطلاعات برای شرکت هوایی ایران‌ایر خواهد کرد. بوئینگ به علاوه اعلام کرده رایزنی‌هایی هم با شرکت هواپیمایی «ایران ایر تور» ـ از شرکت‌های تابعه «ایران ایر» ـ درباره فروش احتمالی کالاها و خدمات مشابه داشته است.
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07/24/2014 05:12 PM
سرگرمی :: فتوای هسته‌ای کجاست؟‎

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07/24/2014 05:12 PM
:: فیلم « قصه ها» ساخته رخشان بنی اعتماد به بخش مسابقه جشنواره ونیز راه یافت
فیلم « قصه ها» ساخته رخشان بنی اعتماد به بخش مسابقه جشنواره ونیز راه یافت. آلبرتو باربِرا، مدیر جشنواره ونیز، روز پنجشنبه اسامی همه فیلم های شرکت کننده در جشنواره ونیز، شامل مسابقه، خارج از مسابقه و « افق ها» را اعلام کرد. در بخش مسابقه ۲۰ فیلم انتخاب شده است که فیلم «قصه ها» ساخته رخشان بنی اعتماد یکی از آن هاست. این فیلم قبلا در جشنواره فجرِ امسال در تهران به نمایش درآمد و از چند اپیزود تشکیل شده است. فیلم « ۹۹خانه»‌ محصول آمریکا، ساخته رامین بَحرانی، کارگردان ایرانی نیز به بخش مسابقه راه یافته است. بخش « افق ها» که معادل «نوعی نگاهِ» جشنواره کن است، در افتتاحیه خود فیلم «رئیس جمهور» آخرین ساخته محسن مخملباف ،محصول مشترک انگلستان، گرجستان، فرانسه و آلمان را قرار داده است.
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07/24/2014 05:12 PM
(۱۸+) :: غیرت در غربت حسین افصحی پروانه سلطانی
نگاه طنز به تراژدی زندگی ایرانیان در خارج از کشور. نوشته هادی خرسندی اجرای مالمو، سوئد. مهاجرت یکی از پیچیده ترین پدیده های زندگی ست. فرد مهاجر مانند درختی می ماند که در سرزمین خود ریشه، شاخ و برگ داشته و میوه به بار آورده بوده. مهاجرت یعنی این در خت رشید را از ریشه بکنی و در جایی دیگر بکاری. درصد زیادی از ریشه های درخت در خاک می ماند. تعداد زیادی از شاخ و برگهای درخت خشک می شود. درخت باید ابتدا خود را با شرایط آب و هوایی جدید وفق دهد. دوباره ریشه تولید کند، شاخ و برگ بیاورد و سپس میوه ای تولید کند که مورد پسند جامعه جدید باشد و در آنجا خریدار داشته باشد. حتی اعضای خانواده هم فرد دیگری می شوند، رفتارهایی متفاوت دارند و نیازهایی جدید دارند و میوه هایی متفاوت می پسندند. بسیاری از افراد به خصوص خانمها به دلیل سرکوب شدید زنان در ایران شخصت واقعی خود را در ایران پنهان کرده و در خارج از کشور آشکار می کنند که گاه با شخصیت آنان در ایران بسیار متفاوت است. به دلیل حمایت زیاد دولت از تک تک افراد جامعه مردان بار مسولیت چندانی برای حفظ خانواده حس نمی کنند. اینگونه است که طلاق در بین ایرانیان مهاجر بسیار زیاد است. غیرت در غربت هم یک زاویه دید به مهاجرت است
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07/24/2014 05:11 PM
:: تصویر نجومی روز یک سیاهچاله با "میدان مین" و بازوهای مارپیچی که می درخشد!
با استفاده از تلکسوپ چاندرا ستاره شناسان می توانند کهکشان گرداب را مشاهده کنند تا اشیا که تنها با اشعه ایکس قابل تشخیص است را کشف کنند.داده های چاندرا به رنگ بنفش دیده می شود.داده های نوری از تلسکوپ هابل قرمز و سبز و آبی هستند.اسم اصلی این کهکشان میسر 51 یا NGC 5194 است اما اغلب به اسم کهکشان گرداب صدا زده می شود.همانند راه شیری کهکشان گرداب یک کهکشان مارپیچی با بازوهای تماشایی از ستاره ها و گرد و غبار است.M51 در سی میلیون سال نور در زمین واقع شده است و در سمت شرقی زمین چشم اندازی به ما می دهد که ما نمی توانیم آن را از کهکشان مارپیچی خودمان مشاهده کنیم.
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07/24/2014 05:11 PM
:: حفظ امنیت در شبکه‌های مجازی؛ مدیریت اشتراک‌گذاری محتوا
فیس‌بوک؛ توییتر؛ گوگل‌پلاس و... / ارتباط امن... / حفظ اسرار شخصی در محیط وب...
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07/24/2014 05:04 PM
سرگرمی :: عکس خانم خدمه پمپ بنزین - سال ١٣٤٦خورشیدی
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07/24/2014 05:02 PM
سرگرمی :: ماساژهای عجیب و غریب آن‌گونه که ندیده‌اید • گزارش تصویری
ماساژ به عنوان روشی برای حفظ تندرستی، اولین‌بار در شرق آفریقا و آسیا (چین، ایران، مصر) به کار گرفته شد. در این گزارش تصویری انواع ماساژ از جمله ماساژ با شکلات داغ، مار پیتون، عسل، حلزون، فیل، جلبک دریایی و... را ببینید.
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07/24/2014 05:00 PM
:: فتوای خاخام اسرائیلی: می‌توان تمام غزه را نابود کرد
به گزارش روزنامه اسرائیلی هاآرتص، داو لیور، یک خاخام یهودی در شهر الخلیل، در کرانه باختری رود اردن، فتوا داده است که اگر لازم باشد اسرائیل می‌تواند تمام غزه را نابود کند.خاخام لیور گفته است که وزارت دفاع اسرائیل می‌تواند فرمان نابودی غزه را نیز بدهد.در هفته‌های اخیر چهره‌های زیادی در اسرائیل به ابراز نفرت از فلسطینیان پرداخته و خواهان نابودی آنان شده‌اند.
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07/24/2014 04:49 PM
:: دستگیری چند سرباز اسرائیلی به اتهام درز دادن آمار تلفات اسرائیل در غزه در «واتس آپ»
ارتش اسرائیل اعلام کرد که شماری از سربازان خود را به خاطر درز دادن شمار نظامیانی که در نوار غزه کشته و زخمی شده اند، دستگیر کرده است. به گزارش خبرگزاری رویترز، یک غیر نظامی نیز به همین اتهام دستگیر شده است. این افراد اقدام به درز دادن شمار نظامیان اسرائیلی کشته شده در نوار غزه از راه شبکه های اجتماعی به ویژه «واتس آپ» کرده اند.
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07/24/2014 04:48 PM
:: فردی در شهرضا، خود و دو دخترش را دار زد
پدری در شهرستان شهرضا در استان اصفهان دو دخترش را به دار آويخت و پس از آن خودکشی کرد. ايسنا، خبرگزاری دانشجويان ايران روز سه‌شنبه ۳۱تير از اصفهان گزارش داده که اين فرد به دليل «اختلاف با همسرش» دو دختر هفت و ۱۲ساله خود به نام‌های «نگين» و «نگار» را به باغ متروکه‌ای در اطراف شهرستان شهرضا برده و دار زده است. بر پايه اين گزارش «اين پدر پس از کشتن دو فرزند خود با برادرش تماس گرفته و با اظهار خستگی از زندگی و ندامت از کشتن دخترانش اعلام می‌کند که خود را نيز می‌کشد و آدرس محل حادثه را به برادرش می‌دهد.» اين گزارش می‌افزايد: «برادر پس از رسيدن به آدرس با جسد حلق‌آويز مرد و برادرزاده‌هايش روبه‌رو می‌شود و با مرکز فوريت‌های پليس ۱۱۰شهرستان تماس می‌گيرد و آن‌ها را در جريان قرار می‌دهد که پرونده‌ای در اين رابطه تشکيل و تحقيقات در اين زمينه ادامه دارد.» حسين حسين‌زاده، جانشين فرمانده انتظامی استان اصفهان در اين باره گفته است:‌ «حادثه ناخوشايندی بود و اعلام جزئيات بيشتر آن سودی برای جامعه ندارد.»
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07/24/2014 04:42 PM
:: یوآخیم لوو، سرمربی آلمان تا سال ۲۰۱۶ ماندگار شد
یو‌آخیم لوو، سرمربی تیم ملی فوتبال آلمان که این تیم را در پیکارهای جام جهانی ۲۰۱۴ برزیل به قهرمانی جهان رساند، همچنان سکان هدایت ملی‌پوشان این کشور را برعهده خواهد داشت. هدف بعدی او قهرمانی اروپا است.
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07/24/2014 04:42 PM
:: رقم‌ قرارداد پرسپولیسی‌ها

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07/24/2014 04:42 PM
:: حکم دادگاه انقلاب برای محمدرضا عالی پیام، شاعر و طنزپرداز .
محمدرضا عالی پیام شاعر و طنزپرداز مردمی به علت سرودن و انتشار یک شعر انتقادی در زندان به یک سال و سه ماه و یک روز حبس محکوم شد. عالی پیام دو سال پیش در زمان حضور در بند ۳۵۰ زندان اوین، شعری را با عنوان «این گونه زندان گشت دانشگاه» سروده بود.
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07/24/2014 04:41 PM
:: شرکت بوئینگ معامله با ایران را از سر گرفت
در جریان دور تازه مذاکرات ایران با قدرت‌های بزرگ، دولت امریکا در سیاست تحریمی خود علیه ایران تسهیلاتی قائل شده است. در روند این رویکرد تازه است که شرکت هواپیماسازی بویینگ اعلام کرده قصد دارد به "ایران ایر" وسایل یدکی تحویل دهد. در توافق‌نامه اولیه‌ای که در ماه نوامبر ۲۰۱۳ در وین به انجام رسید، دولت‌های غربی متعهد شدند که در برابر همکاری‌های جمهوری اسلامی از فشار اقدامات تحریمی علیه ایران بکاهند. دولت امریکا در ماه آوریل به شرکت بزرگ بوئینگ اجازه داد که به خاطر "رعایت امنیت پروازهای مدنی"، لوازم یدکی بسیار ضروری را به "ایران ایر" تحویل دهد. بویینگ هنوز مجاز نیست که به ایران هواپیما بفروشد، هرچند طرف ایرانی به خرید هواپیماهای تازه از شرکت امریکایی علاقه‌مند است. گفته می‌شود که بویینگ از تحویل وسایل یدکی به ایران هیچ سودی نمی‌برد، اما می‌تواند با فروش هواپیماهای تازه به سود بالایی برسد.
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07/24/2014 04:41 PM
:: اس ام اس وارده : ما خانه شما را 10 دقیقه دیگر نابود می کنیم خانه را حالا ترک کنید!
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07/24/2014 04:41 PM
:: اروپایی ها غرق در تظاهرات علیه جنگ در غزه ، مسلمین در حال چرت قبل افطار !
این عکس تظاهرات در شهر های گوناگون جهان علیه جنگ در غزه را نشان می دهد , نگاهی به تراکم تظاهرات ها در مناطق کافر نشین جهان (اروپا و امریکا) کنید و ان را با مناطق اسلامی مقایسه کنید ؟ مسلمانان به چه حقی ادعای دفاع از فلسطین را دارند ؟
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07/24/2014 04:41 PM
:: رییس پلیس آگاهی استان اصفهان: انعکاس خبر اعدام خانوادگی در شهرضا افکار عمومی را جریحه‌دار می‌کند
... سرهنگ حسین‌زاده، جانشین فرمانده انتظامی استان اصفهان با تایید این حادثه گفت: حادثه ناخوشایندی بود و اعلام جزییات بیشتر آن سودی برای جامعه ندارد. از این رو خبرنگار ما طی تماسی با رییس پلیس آگاهی استان اصفهان خواستار توضیح مشروح این حادثه شد اما سرهنگ خسروی نیز، به خبرنگار ما گفت: این حادثه به قدری اسفبار است که مطرح شدن آن چیزی جز تشویش اذهان عمومی به همراه ندارد. سرهنگ ستار خسروی افزود: عدم انعکاس جزییات برخی اخبار و رویدادها به نفع جامعه و در راستای مصلحت افکار عمومی...
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07/24/2014 04:41 PM
:: داعش فتوای ختنه‌ زنان و دختران موصل را صادر کرد
سازمان ملل متحد اعلام کرد که تروریست‌های "دولت اسلامی" در عراق دستور داده‌اند تمام دختران و زنان شهر موصل و حومه‌ی آن باید ختنه شوند. گفته می‌شود این فتوا شامل حدود چهار میلیون زن و دختر ساکن این منطقه خواهد شد. بر اساس فتوای تروریست‌های "دولت اسلامی" در عراق و سوریه، کلیه‌ی زنان و دختران ساکن شهر موصل و مناطق حومه‌ی آن باید ختنه شوند. این خبر را ژاکلین بدکوک، هماهنگ‌کننده‌ی امور انسان‌دوستانه‌ی سازمان ملل از اربیل از طریق یک تماس ویدئویی به خبرنگاران مستقر در ژنو اطلاع داده است. به گزارش خبرگزاری رویترز، خانم بدکوک گفت: «این موضوع کاملا جدید در عراق بسیار نگرانی‌آور است و نیاز به رسیدگی دارد.» خانم بدکوک که دومین مقام ارشد سازمان ملل متحد در عراق است افزود: «این نه خواست مردم عراق و نه خواست زنانی است که در این منطقه‌ی پرخطر زیر سلطه‌ی تروریست‌ها زندگی می‌کنند.» بدکوک گفت: «ما امروز صبح [پنجشنبه ۲۴ ژوئیه/۲ مرداد] از این فتوای داعش باخبر شده‌ایم.» رویترز می‌افزاید که تاکنون برای روشن جزئیات این موضوع به هیچ یک از مقامات "دولت اسلامی" دسترسی نداشته است.
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07/24/2014 04:18 PM
:: ۷ سال حبس برای بالا بردن تصویر میرحسین مقابل روحانی
محسن رحمانی، به جرم بالا برن تصویر میرحسین موسوی در مقابل چشمان آقای حسن روحانی در جماران به هفت سال زندان محکوم شد. در رویدادی دیگر نیز احمد زیدآبادی برای چهار روز به مرخصی آمد...
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07/24/2014 04:18 PM
:: جان عاشق؛ گروه ماه‌بانو و مجید درخشانی
گر جان عاشق دم زند، آتش در این عالم زند / وین عالم بی‌اصل را چون ذره‌ها بر هم زند... (خوانندگان : حوروش خلیلی / سحر محمدی)
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07/24/2014 04:15 PM
:: سید محمد خاتمی:رژیم صهیونیستی تروریسم دولتی را به زشت ترین وجه به نمایش گذاشته است
شرکت در مراسم راهپیمایی روز قدس را نشانه تعهد، انسان دوستی و مسؤولیت اسلامی و انسانی همه کسانی دانست حق را پاس می دارند و باطل و بیداد را محکوم می کنند.
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07/24/2014 04:13 PM
:: تصویری از یغما گلرویی دو سالگی در امن ترین پناهگاه جهان! (( آغوش مادر))

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07/24/2014 04:12 PM
:: معرفی یک اپلیکیشن باحال برای دانشجویان
حتما پیش آمده در کلاس درس یا جلسات دوست دارید به سخنرانی‌ها و مباحث گوش دهید اما در آن میان نکته مهمی گفته می‌شود یا شکلی روی تخته و کامپیوترها ترسیم می‌شود که دوست دارید فقط همان‌ها را در جایی مشخص داشته باشید که به راحتی قابل دسترس باشد.
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07/24/2014 04:05 PM
:: حمله اسرائیل به مدرسه سازمان ملل دست‌کم ۱۵ کشته و ٢٠٠ زخمی بجا گذاشت
منابع فلسطینی گفته اند که در گلوله‌باران یک مدرسه سازمان ملل متحد در بیت حانون که پناهگاه مردم فراری بوده است، دست‌کم ۱۵ نفر کشته شده و ٢٠٠ نفر هم زخمی شده‌اند. خبرگزاری فرانسه می‌گوید دست کم یک کودک از جمله قربانیان است. حمله اسرائیل به مدارس سازمان ملل متحد به ندرت اتفاق افتاده است و به همین خاطر ده‌ها هزار فلسطینی که از خانه‌های خود گریخته‌اند، به این مدارس پناه برده‌اند. بنا به آخرین آمار، شمار کشته‌های فلسطینی در نوار غزه از ۷۵۰ نفر گذشته است. مطابق تازه‌ترین برآورد سازمان ملل متحد سه‌چهارم قربانیان فلسطینی غیرنظامی هستند. در مقابل ٢٩ سرباز و ٣ شهروند غیرنظامی اسرائیلی نیز در درگیری با نیروهای حماس و یا با شلیک راکت کشته شده‌اند. در ١٧ روزی که از آغاز حملات اسرائیل به نوار غزه می‌گذرد، افزون بر کشته‌ها و زخمی‌ها ۱۴۰ هزار فلسطینی نیز از خانه‌های خود آواره شده‌اند. این در حالی است که سازمان ملل متحد نسبت به وضعیت در نوار غزه هشدار داده و گفته است این منطقه نیاز شدیدی به کمک‌های انسان‌دوستانه دارد. اما تلاش‌ها برای میانجیگری و برقراری آتش‌بس تاکنون بی‌نتیجه بوده است.
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07/24/2014 04:04 PM
:: زورگيري خونين از مردم بي‌گناه در اطراف بيمارستان.
زورگيري خونين از مردم بي‌گناه در اطراف بيمارستان. 3مرداد-93 صحنه تصویری زورگیری با قمه هرروز در کشوری به وقوع می پیوندد که رهبر ومسئولانش مدعی اند امن ترین کشور جهان است. عجیب اینکه هرگز مسئولی وجود نداشته تا بگوید ناامنی اجتماعی ناشی از چیست؟ مگر ریشه ی سرقت و زوربگیری نیاز مبرم مالی نیست؟ همچنین سئوال است اگر چنانچه در کشور اشتغال کامل وجود می داشت و برنامه ی و رونق اقتصادی بود و این دو جوان متهم به زوربگیری هم کار و در آمد مکفی داشتند. همینطور در کشور نه رهبر قانون شکن که نظم وقانون و آزادی وعدم تبعیض و شکاف عمیق طبقاتی همراه با عدالت بود . .........
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07/24/2014 05:17 PM
Starbucks sales in Americas region up slightly more than expected
(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp on Thursday said quarterly sales at established stores in its dominant Americas region grew a somewhat stronger-than-expected 6 percent, including a 7 percent rise for the United States.

07/24/2014 05:12 PM
GM, Ford hopeful of European rebound despite Ukraine, Russia
FRANKFURT/DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co and General Motors Co said on Thursday the crisis in Ukraine has exacerbated a sales slowdown in Russia, but the carmakers said they were on track to turn around their European operations after years of economic instability on the Continent.







07/24/2014 04:55 PM
Visa cuts revenue growth target for the year; shares fall
(Reuters) - Visa Inc, the world's largest credit and debit card company, cut its revenue growth outlook for the year, citing a strengthening U.S. dollar.

07/24/2014 04:55 PM
Amazon's losses widen, shares drop
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as its rapid pace of investment in businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics offset a 23 percent jump in revenue.







07/24/2014 04:53 PM
U.S. judge won't void five ex-Madoff employees' convictions
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The federal judge who oversaw the trial of five associates of imprisoned swindler Bernard Madoff on Thursday refused to overturn their convictions for helping their former boss run one of the world's biggest Ponzi schemes.







07/24/2014 04:52 PM
Lloyds expected to pay up to $509.5 million as LIBOR fine
(Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group is expected to announce early next week that the British bank would pay between 200 million pounds and 300 million pounds ($509.52 million)to settle benchmark interest rate (LIBOR) fixing allegations, the Financial Times reported late on Thursday.

07/24/2014 04:44 PM
Wall St. finishes flat on mixed earnings; S&P at record
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended a quiet session on Thursday as earnings painted a mixed picture of the economy, though the S&P 500 set another record closing high.







07/24/2014 03:27 PM
Stagnant wages leaves central banks fretting over fate of workers
WASHINGTON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - After injecting trillions of dollars into the global financial system over the last six years, the world's central bankers now face a vexing question: why is so little of it showing up in workers' paychecks?

07/24/2014 03:16 PM
Facebook goes express to mega-cap status - now valued more than AT&T, Coke
NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the days after its infamously mishandled initial public offering in May 2012, it looked as if Facebook would struggle to become a must-own for fund managers.







07/24/2014 02:55 PM
U.S. auto sales seen rising 9 percent in July: JD Power-LMC
DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. auto sales in July will be the strongest for the month since 2006, and rise 9 percent from last year, automotive industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive predicted on Thursday.

07/24/2014 02:45 PM
Hershey warns of sticker shock from chocolate price hike
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hershey Co, one of the world's best known names in chocolate, expects its first price hike in three years to crimp short term sales, but over the long haul the popularity of chocolate will prevail, the company's chief executive said on Thursday.

07/24/2014 01:55 PM
U.S. jobless claims hit more than eight-year low, but home sales tumble
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction.







07/24/2014 01:27 PM
Barclays files to dismiss New York lawsuit against 'dark pool'
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays Plc urged the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit from the New York attorney general alleging the bank lied to clients about its high-speed trading venue, saying the complaint had "fatal flaws" because Barclays' customers were never misled.







07/24/2014 01:26 PM
Exclusive: Allegations of GSK corruption spread to Syria
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline faces new allegations of corruption, this time in Syria, where the drugmaker and its distributor have been accused of paying bribes to secure business, according to a whistleblower's email reviewed by Reuters.

07/24/2014 01:11 PM
Morgan Stanley to pay $275 million penalty for misleading RMBS investors
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday it had charged Morgan Stanley with misleading investors about two residential mortgage-backed securities it issued before the 2008 financial crisis, and that the bank would pay $275 million to settle the case, according to a press release.







07/24/2014 12:48 PM
Wal-Mart replaces head of struggling U.S. business
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc replaced its U.S. head Bill Simon with Asia chief Greg Foran as it seeks to restore the fortunes of its largest business after a year of sluggish sales.







07/24/2014 12:38 PM
U.S. airlines focus on investor returns as industry profits
(Reuters) - Major U.S. airlines posted earnings gains on Thursday, aided by higher airfares and summer demand, and the two largest carriers announced moves to return more cash to investors.







07/24/2014 12:21 PM
GM's profit falls on recall costs, victims' compensation fund
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co reported a much lower second-quarter profit on Thursday due to numerous recalls and the expected cost of at least $400 million for a compensation fund for those killed or injured by a defective ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths.







07/24/2014 11:16 AM
Global economy starts second half on solid footing: PMIs
(Reuters) - China's factory activity expanded at its fastest in 18 months in July, while the euro zone's private sector also perked up, but the pace of U.S. manufacturing expansion slowed.







07/24/2014 10:57 AM
Bank of America to pay $16.6 million to resolve U.S. sanctions violations
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp's banking unit agreed to pay $16.6 million to resolve allegations that it processed several hundred transactions for drug traffickers who are subject to U.S. sanctions, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Thursday.







07/24/2014 09:58 AM
Record North America profit boosts Ford results; shares rise
DEARBORN Mich. (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co reported second-quarter operating earnings that beat expectations thanks to record profit in North America, boosting its shares more than 1 percent in early trading.







07/24/2014 09:48 AM
U.S. factory activity expands in July: Markit
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in July, though the pace of expansion eased as new orders and employment also grew at slower paces, an industry report showed on Thursday.

07/24/2014 09:31 AM
Caterpillar posts higher second-quarter profit; sales fall
(Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc reported higher-than-expected second-quarter earnings on Thursday but said sales fell as a continued slump in the global mining industry offset a rebound in the North American building sector.







07/24/2014 08:07 AM
3M profit rises 6 percent, sales up across businesses
(Reuters) - 3M Co posted a 6 percent rise in quarterly profit on Thursday, helped by broad sales growth across the U.S. manufacturer's range of businesses.







07/24/2014 08:05 AM
France defends billion-euro guarantee demand in UBS probe
PARIS (Reuters) - A 1.1 billion euro ($1.48 billion) guarantee payment demanded by French judges of Swiss bank UBS reflects the size of the fine it could pay if found guilty of helping wealthy French customers avoid tax, the French prosecutor's office said on Thursday.

07/24/2014 05:20 PM
​Google is reportedly buying Twitch for $1 billion
What's the internet's most popular game-streaming service worth? About $1 billion, if VentureBeat sources have their story straight. Earlier this year, Variety and the Wall Street Journal reported that Google was in talks to acquire Twitch, but...

07/24/2014 04:57 PM
New Apple TV game brings the 'Dance Party' to your living room
Apple's set-top hobby has come a long way since its major refresh in 2010, thanks largely to a variety of services bringing different content to the platform. When it comes to gaming, however, the Apple TV isn't exactly a powerhouse, despite being...

07/24/2014 04:30 PM
Here's what our readers are saying about the Surface Pro 3
With the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft tried yet again to build a tablet that can replace your laptop, but critics found it fell just shy of that goal. Engadget's own Dana Wollman said that despite being "easier than ever to use as a tablet," the Surface...

07/24/2014 04:04 PM
Twitch lets you host another channel's stream while you're on a burrito break
When you log off for dinner or put down the controller for some shut-eye, Twitch now lets you keep the game streaming going with its new Host Mode. The function keeps your channel's chat up and running, but embeds a video of the action from another...

07/24/2014 03:33 PM
Get 'The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection' for free this month
It seems as if this week is a good one to get stuff on the cheap or even for free. First, Marvel announced a promo yesterday which gave access to its Unlimited comics service for 99 cents, and now EA has quietly revealed that it's giving away copies...

07/24/2014 03:03 PM
Thanks to NASA, you can 3D print your own asteroids and satellites
If you have access to a 3D printer, you can now output your own space-exploring fleet thanks to NASA. The space agency has posted a library of files for printing a number of space probes, asteroids and Mars' Gale Crater. For the curious, Mars...

07/24/2014 02:37 PM
Microsoft explains quantum computing in a way we can all understand
Quantum computing -- it's a term we're hearing more and more, as companies such as D-Wave build their own early versions of super-machines. Microsoft, naturally, is investing considerable resources in the field as well; its Station Q research lab in...

07/24/2014 02:01 PM
Comic-Con bans Google Glass from super secret screenings
While you might be able to don an Oculus Rift to pilot a Pacific Rim jaeger, Comic-Con isn't as accepting of another piece of (not so) popular headgear. As TechHive reports, event organizers have begun mirroring actions taken by some US and UK movie...

07/24/2014 01:32 PM
Google celebrates Chromecast's birthday with free All Access pass
It's hard to believe that it's been a year single Google's streaming dongle arrived on the backs of TVs, bringing easy streaming chops to the masses. As a proper celebration, the folks in Mountain View are thanking both current and new Chromecasters...

07/24/2014 01:03 PM
New French law could force Uber drivers to return home after every fare
If you're at a party and the host stops offering you drinks, it's a subtle hint that it's probably time to make tracks. Similarly, France is making it very clear that it isn't too keen on ride-sharing apps like Uber, to the point where its senate is...

07/24/2014 12:36 PM
Instagram's Snapchat competitor Bolt leaks
Snapchat's meteoric rise made one thing abundantly clear -- the market would soon be flooded with copy cats. The next major player to try and drink Snapchat's milkshake might be Instagram. A banner introducing Bolt, a service for "one tap photo...

07/24/2014 12:00 PM
Oppo Find 7 review: A solid phone that faces stiff competition
The Galaxy S5. The One M8. The G3. Every notable player in the overcrowded smartphone space has a flagship, one heroic device that the company pins its hopes on... for a year or so, anyway. For Oppo, a Chinese phone maker whose profile has swelled...

07/24/2014 11:35 AM
UK politician calls for in-game thieves to be prosecuted like real criminals
In some of the most popular multiplayer role-playing games, like World of Warcraft (the NSA's favorite), in-game characters and items can change hands for substantial amounts of real money. So when a gamer is relieved of valuable loot or accounts by...

07/24/2014 10:58 AM
Apple reportedly releasing OS X Yosemite in October alongside 4K desktop and 12-inch Retina MacBook
Well, this is a timely rumor: Today is the day Apple opens up OS X Yosemite for public beta-testing, and now we're hearing the final version of the OS will come out in late October. The report comes from Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac, who has a strong track...

07/24/2014 10:55 AM
Vodafone's first own-brand 4G phones could struggle to compete
Last year we would've bet our lunch money on Vodafone being the first UK carrier to release an own-brand LTE smartphone. After all, we spotted a "Vodafone Smart 4G" picking up its roaming permit from the US communications regulator, and only a few...

07/24/2014 10:30 AM
This artist waterproofed a scanner to create stunning ocean art
"In my ongoing series of "Compressionism" prints, I strap a desktop scanner, computing device and custom battery pack to my body, and perform images into existence." That's how artist Nathaniel Stern describes his collection of unconventional images...

07/24/2014 10:01 AM
NASA wants commercial space companies to help new Mars missions communicate
The relay radios on two Mars science orbiters are making it possible to communicate with NASA's robots, rovers and landers on the red planet. But these spacecraft might be out of commission soon, and NASA believes one possible solution is to purchase...

07/24/2014 09:27 AM
IBM gives Watson a new job: reintroducing soldiers to civilian life
Watson supercomputer has a new and very important job, one that's a lot different from beating Jeopardy champions or whipping up BBQ sauce recipes: helping vets return to normal life. IBM has recently formed a partnership with the USAA (the financial...

07/24/2014 09:00 AM
IFTTT's recipe-powered automation now works with Square mobile payments
Consumers have been automating apps with IFTTT (If This Then That) for awhile by, say, backing up Instagram photos to Dropbox whenever they snap a photo. Now, businesses will be able to take advantage of IFTTT directly from the Square mobile payment...

07/24/2014 08:28 AM
Want to fly a drone? Don't do it here
It may sound blindingly obvious to avoid flying a UAV around America's foremost military academy. But not all drone no-fly zones are as obvious as West Point, which is why Mapbox has just issued an interactive US map showing where all of them are....

07/24/2014 08:00 AM
Playing a giant drum arcade game on a building looks like too much fun
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07/24/2014 07:47 AM
These smart shoes vibrate to point you in the right direction
One of the best uses for wearable technology is to help you get around without being hunched over your smartphone. Google Glass and smartwatches do this, but you're still staring at a screen instead of enjoying the scenery. That's all set to change...

07/24/2014 07:06 AM
Prototype NASA robot will burrow through sheets of alien ice
When it came to life on Mars, NASA might have struck out, but it's got a good feeling about Europa. The agency is working on a probe designed to scan its vast oceans for signs of alien life, but there's a problem, namely the thick layer of ice that...

07/24/2014 06:12 AM
ZTE's latest fitness tracker looks just like a FuelBand
Why yes, here's yet another fitness band from China! Just two days after Xiaomi's $13 Mi Band, ZTE will no doubt have a hard time getting attention for its awkwardly named Grand Band. The company's second smart wearable device reminds us of the Nike+...

07/24/2014 05:35 AM
Google banks on its own tech to protect Chrome users from another Heartbleed
Last month Google said that it was tired of mashed-together bug fixes for OpenSSL and decided to create its own fork called BoringSSL. It has now implemented that variant in the latest Chromium build, the open-source software that eventually arrives...

07/24/2014 05:21 PM
China's Baidu outpaces Street targets as mobile revenue surges
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Baidu Inc, China’s biggest Internet search company, blew away Wall Street's targets with a 34.1 percent jump in quarterly net profit, helped by a surge in mobile revenue. ...
07/24/2014 05:14 PM
Global stocks edge up, U.S. bonds slip on jobless data, earnings

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global stock markets inched higher while U.S. debt prices fell on Thursday following unexpectedly low U.S. weekly jobless claims and stronger-than-expected U.S. earnings from companies including Facebook. The benchmark S&P 500 index closed at a record high for a second session in a row, buoyed by data showing initial jobless claims in the world's largest economy dropped to their lowest in more than eight years. "The lower-than-expected U.S. initial jobless claims has made people focus on the improving labor market situation," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist, at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut. The biggest boost to the S&P 500 came from Facebook, whose market value shot up to $190 billion.



07/24/2014 05:00 PM
After much movement, stocks end where they began

FILE - The New York Stock Exchange is shown, in this Aug. 9, 2011 file photo taken in New York. World shares were rattled Thursday July 24, 2014 by reports the European Union is weighing stiffer financial sanctions against Russia. .(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Only Wall Street could make the buying and selling of more than 3 billion shares look like nothing happened.



07/24/2014 05:00 PM
TSX shrugs off weak oil, gold prices on solid earnings

A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange sign in TorontoBy Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Decent earnings reports from several resource stocks and a major telecom company helped Canada's main stock index keep intact a string of all-time highs on Thursday, despite slips in oil and gold prices weighing on the market. With the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index hitting record highs in each of the past three days, investors are watching to see whether second-quarter earnings would prompt fresh highs or a retrenchment. "We've seen solid numbers posted by the likes of Potash, Teck, and Rogers," said Elvis Picardo, a strategist at Global Securities in Vancouver. Fertilizer producer Potash Corp of Saskatchewan reported a smaller-than-expected slip in profit and upped its outlook.



07/24/2014 04:59 PM
Stocks edge up, U.S. bonds slip on jobless data, earnings

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global stock markets inched higher while U.S. debt prices fell on Thursday following unexpectedly low U.S. weekly jobless claims and stronger-than-expected U.S. earnings from companies including Facebook. The benchmark S&P 500 index closed at a record high for a second session in a row, buoyed by data showing initial jobless claims in the world's largest economy dropped to their lowest in more than eight years. "The lower-than-expected U.S. initial jobless claims has made people focus on the improving labor market situation," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist, at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut. The biggest boost to the S&P 500 came from Facebook, whose market value shot up to $190 billion.



07/24/2014 04:56 PM
Wall Street finishes flat on mixed earnings; S&P at record

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended a quiet session on Thursday as earnings painted a mixed picture of the economy, though the S&P 500 set another record closing high. With 41 percent of S&P 500 companies having reported results so far, 68 percent have posted earnings that topped expectations, according to Thomson Reuters data, above the long-term average of 63 percent. Caterpillar Inc raised its full-year outlook but posted a decline in sales, pushing its stock down 3.1 percent to $105.04. The S&P 500 gained 0.97 of a point or 0.05 percent to 1,987.98.



07/24/2014 04:46 PM
Irish, Dutch, UK law firms in tax inversion beauty contest in U.S
By Soyoung Kim and Olivia Oran NEW YORK (Reuters) - A series of European law firms are aggressively pitching low corporate taxes in their countries to prospective U.S. clients, seeking to tap into the tax inversion frenzy that has seized Corporate America in recent months. At least eight European law firms are pitching their services to major U.S. law firms and Wall Street banks, hoping that U.S. companies considering an inversion choose Ireland, Britain or the Netherlands for their new tax domicile, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
07/24/2014 04:44 PM
Wall St. finishes flat on mixed earnings; S&P at record

A trader watches his screen on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended a quiet session on Thursday as earnings painted a mixed picture of the economy, though the S&P 500 set another record closing high. With 41 percent of S&P 500 companies having reported results so far, 68 percent have posted earnings that topped expectations, according to Thomson Reuters data, above the long-term average of 63 percent. Caterpillar Inc raised its full-year outlook but posted a decline in sales, pushing its stock down 3.1 percent to $105.04. The S&P 500 gained 0.97 of a point or 0.05 percent to 1,987.98.



07/24/2014 04:43 PM
US STOCKS-Wall St finishes flat on mixed earnings; S&P at record
U.S. stocks ended a quiet session on Thursday as earnings painted a mixed picture of the economy, though the S&P 500 set another record closing high. The latest economic data failed to entice buyers. U.S. ...
07/24/2014 04:34 PM
Amazon posts larger second-quarter loss, but revenue rises

Workers collect items at Amazon's logistics centre in GrabenSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc posted a larger loss in the second quarter as its rapid pace of investment in new businesses such as digital content and same-day delivery offset revenue growth, sending its shares lower in after-hours trading. The online retail company reported a net loss of $126 million, or 27 cents per share, compared to a loss of $7 million, or 2 cents a share a year earlier. Amazon reported a 23 percent increase in revenue to $19.34 billion, in line with Wall Street's average prediction of $19.3 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. ...



07/24/2014 02:57 PM
Wall Street flat as Caterpillar offsets Facebook

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeOn the downside, Caterpillar Inc raised its full-year outlook but posted a decline in sales and its stock slid 3.1 percent to $104.92. Caterpillar, a Dow component, is the world's largest maker of earth-moving equipment.



07/24/2014 02:19 PM
Bristol-Myers profit tops forecasts, helped by newer drugs
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co reported better-than-expected quarterly results, helped by cost controls and strong sales of its Eliquis blood clot preventer and Yervoy treatment for melanoma. Sales of Eliquis, which Bristol-Myers co-markets with Pfizer Inc, rose to $171 million. The pill, used to prevent strokes in patients with an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation, has had disappointing sales since it was approved in late 2012, but has picked up steam in recent months. Company revenue slipped 4 percent to $3.90 billion, but topped Wall Street expectations of $3.85 billion.
07/24/2014 12:24 PM
Facebook shares hit record high as market likes earnings

A Facebook logo on an Ipad is reflected among source code on the LCD screen of a computer in this photo illustrationShares of Facebook Inc hit a record high on Thursday after a surge in mobile advertising revenue helped the world's No. 1 social network trounce analysts' expectations for quarterly profit and revenue. At that price, Facebook's market value is just short of $200 billion, putting the company in position to overtake IBM Corp as the fourth-largest U.S.-listed tech company. The top three are Apple Inc, Google Inc and Microsoft Corp. At least 28 brokerages raised their price targets on the stock, by as much as $15 to a high of $100. At $100, Facebook would be valued at more than $250 billion.



07/24/2014 12:12 PM
US stocks rise at midday on stronger earnings
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is rising at midday as a slew of companies report stronger earnings.
07/24/2014 12:10 PM
Ford 2Q net profit up 6 percent to $1.3 billion

FILE - This file photo taken on Feb. 14, 2013 shows the Ford logo on the grill of a 2013 Ford F-350 truck on display at the Pittsburgh Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Ford reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. beat Wall Street's expectations in the second quarter as it chalked up a record profit in North America and made money in Europe for the first time in three years.



07/24/2014 12:01 PM
Celgene profit rises but revised outlook disappoints
Celgene Corp reported a 25 percent rise in second-quarter profit, edging out Wall Street expectations, but a raised 2014 forecast failed to excite investors and its shares fell nearly 4 percent. "So lots of biotech investors are continuing to flock to Gilead and Biogen, which have more near-term earnings upside and catalysts coming." Gilead Sciences Inc and Biogen Idec Inc on Wednesday both crushed Wall Street earnings expectations as Gilead's new hepatitis drug Sovaldi racked up a stunning $3.5 billion in second-quarter sales and Biogen's multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera continued one of the most impressive new drug launches overshadowed only by Sovaldi. "Celgene was fine but disappointed the bulls after a big recent stock run to its all time highs," said Yee.
07/24/2014 11:34 AM
This Silent Market Hides Hidden Terrors
Everybody is talking about today's low-volatility stock market but investors in Barclays PLC (LON: BARC), Tesco PLC (LON: TSCO) and GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON: GSK) might disagree.
07/24/2014 11:16 AM
GLOBAL MARKETS-Stock indexes, euro inch up on euro zone data, U.S. earnings
Major global stock markets edged higher while the euro rose from an eight-month low against the U.S. dollar on Thursday following upbeat euro zone data and stronger-than-expected U.S. earnings. The S&P ...
07/24/2014 11:06 AM
Amazon's smartphone fails to kindle a "Fire" among reviewers

Amazon representative shows off the company's new Fire smartphone at the company's campus in Seattle, WashingtonAmazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone features "gimmicks" - such as 3D effects and object scanner - that may not be enough to entice users away from similarly priced Apple Inc iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy S5, reviewers said. Among the features of its first smartphone, Amazon has introduced "Dynamic Perspective", four cameras that track a user's face and simulate a 3D effect on the screen. The phone also touts a "Firefly" scanner that allows users to point the phone at an object and be directed to Amazon's online store to buy it. "Look, Ma, no hands!"," Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler said.



07/24/2014 09:44 AM
US stocks open higher as investors gauge earnings
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is opening slightly higher as several big companies across industries report second-quarter earnings.
07/24/2014 09:34 AM
Wall St edges up at open on earnings, data

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Thursday, following a record close on the S&P 500 index, lifted by strong job market data in the United States and overseas factory readings, while better than forecast results sent Facebook shares rallying. The Dow Jones industrial average is up 15.7 points, or 0.09 percent, to 17,102.33, the S&P 500 added 2.07 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,989.08 and the Nasdaq Composite gained 6.96 points, or 0.16 percent, to 4,480.66. (Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Nick Zieminski)



07/24/2014 07:47 AM
Ford profit beats expectations, sets record for North America

The company logo is seen on the bonnet of a Ford car during the media day ahead of the 84th Geneva Motor Show in GenevaBy Bernie Woodall DEARBORN Mich. (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's operating earnings for the second quarter beat Wall Street expectations as better-than-expected profit in North America and Europe countered weaker results in Asia Pacific and South America. Ford's Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks said lower costs helped boost the company's pretax profit in North America to a record $2.44 billion (1.43 billion pounds). The company's operating margin in North America improved to 11.6 percent, from 10.6 percent a year ago. The company's outlook for South America was downgraded to a greater loss than previously expected.



07/24/2014 07:13 AM
S&P may up its ratings on M’sia if the growth is strong and fiscal deficit down
KUALA LUMPUR: Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today affirmed its 'A-' long-term and 'A-2' short-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating on Malaysia and indicated that it may raise the ratings if the growth is strong and the fiscal deficit is reduced.
07/24/2014 05:41 AM
Wary about new government, economists trim Indian GDP forecast: poll
By Deepti Govind and Ashrith Rao Doddi BANGALORE (Reuters) - India's economic growth will accelerate this fiscal year but economists in a Reuters poll trimmed their forecasts, tempering their optimism the first majority government in three decades would quickly bring in reforms and spur business investment. While the latest consensus still suggests growth will beat the rate of less than 5 percent seen in the past two years, it does not reflect the stock market euphoria since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic election win two months ago. The new mood has helped push the Sensex index of leading shares up nearly 24 percent since the start of the year. "A lot of it at the moment is sentiment," said Daniel Martin, Asia economist at Capital Economics.
07/24/2014 05:12 AM
How A Regular Employee Helped Put Amazon On The Path To Billions Of Dollars

How A Regular Employee Helped Put Amazon On The Path To Billions Of DollarsYouTube/O’Reilly Benjamin Black. Last year Amazon’s cloud computing business, Amazon Web Services (AWS), brought the company $3.8 billion in revenue. As LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman, along with entrepreneurs Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh, illustrate in their new book “The Alliance,” this multibillion-dollar business wasn’t the brainchild of CEO Jeff Bezos or even an executive. It came from Benjamin Black, an employee who had been with the company a little over a year. It was 2003, and Black was recently promoted to website engineering manager. As Black explains in a blog post, he wrote a short paper that outlined a way to restructure Amazon’s infrastructure, and at the end “mentioned the possibility of selling virtual servers as a service.” He writes that he worked on the paper with his boss, vice president of IT infrastructure Chris Pinkham, and that they drew from the ideas they had discussed with their team. “We presented the paper to Bezos (he doesn’t do slides), he liked a lot of it, and we went back to work,” Black writes. Bezos put Pinkham in charge of leading the project that would become AWS, and championed the unorthodox idea. Bezos was “on board from the beginning,” Pinkham’s former employee Christopher Brown previously told Business Insider. “When Amazon’s board questioned whether the company should tackle something so unrelated to online retail,” Hoffman, Casnocha, and Yeh write, “Bezos defended the idea and pushed it through.” AWS launched in 2006 and today, Brown says, “it’s part of Amazon’s culture” and “the way they stay ahead of the competition.” The authors of “The Alliance” think this story is a great case study in good management, since Bezos listened to and recognized a smart idea, no matter whose it was.  Disney missed this opportunity when it fired animator John Lasseter in 1995 for wanting to pursue computer animation. He joined the team that eventually became Pixar and now serves as the studio’s chief creative officer. The authors explain how managers can learn from Bezos’ example: Unlike John Lasseter’s bosses at Disney, Bezos was open to the entrepreneurial contributions of Amazon’s individual employees — even when those ideas were outside what Wall Street (and even his own board of directors) considered the company’s core business. AWS represents precisely the kind of value creation any CEO or shareholder would want from their employees. Want your employees to come up with multibillion-dollar ideas while on the job? You have to attract professionals with the founder mindset and then harness their entrepreneurial impulses for your company. As Intuit CEO Brad Smith told us, “A leader’s job is not to put greatness into people, but rather to recognize that it already exists, and to create the environment where that greatness can emerge and grow.” Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through his personal investment company Bezos Expeditions. Read more stories on Business Insider, Malaysian edition of the world’s fastest-growing business and technology news website.