01/30/2015 04:01 PM
Greece shuns debt talks with troika
Greece's new finance minister snubs his main eurozone counterpart, saying Athens will not negotiate over debts with the EU-IMF troika.
01/30/2015 04:34 PM
Battle rages for key Ukraine town
Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels trade heavy tank and artillery fire in and around Debaltseve, a strategic town in eastern Ukraine.
01/30/2015 12:22 PM
Romney won't run in 2016 election
Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.
01/30/2015 01:57 PM
SA apartheid assassin given parole
South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil", gets parole after 20 years for killing activists.
01/30/2015 02:45 PM
Putin ally to build bridge to Crimea
A Russian contract for building a $3bn bridge to Crimea goes to a firm controlled by a close friend of Vladimir Putin who is under Western sanctions.
01/30/2015 01:26 PM
Churches oppose three-person babies
Senior church figures call on the government to block the creation of so-called three-person babies, but scientists urge MPs to back a law change.
01/30/2015 08:39 AM
Google agrees privacy policy changes
The firm will roll out a single, rewritten privacy policy across Europe after coming under fire across the continent.
01/30/2015 05:39 PM
Saudis shelve blogger flogging again
Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.
01/30/2015 02:16 PM
Tamil becomes Sri Lanka's top judge
Sri Lanka's president appoints a Tamil judge as the new chief justice - the first member of the country's minority community to hold the post in decades.
01/30/2015 11:00 AM
Korean Air chief 'scolded daughter'
The chief of Korean Air tells a court in Seoul that he scolded his 40-year-old daughter over her now notorious reaction to being served nuts in a packet.
01/30/2015 07:43 AM
Suge Knight arrested for US murder
Death Row Records founder Suge Knight is being held on a murder charge by police after a fatal hit-and-run.
01/30/2015 04:01 PM
Woods shoots worst round of career
Tiger Woods records the worst round of his professional career with an 11-over-par 82 in the second round of the Phoenix Open.
01/30/2015 05:25 AM
AUDIO: 'I lost £18m lottery win by 7 seconds'
A Canadian man has lost a seven-year legal battle to claim half of a C$27m (£18m) lottery jackpot after the Supreme Court ruled he had bought the winning ticket a few seconds too late for it to qualify.
01/29/2015 07:19 PM
VIDEO: The Tibetan monk with 170 children
A Tibetan Buddhist monk took in 33 orphans after an earthquake in 2010 - now he is looking after 170 children.
01/30/2015 01:42 AM
VIDEO: The 11m 'ghost' residents of the US
New legislation in the United States aims to allow some undocumented immigrants to stay in the US and apply for work permits but many are afraid to admit their status.
01/30/2015 04:40 PM
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
01/30/2015 02:39 AM
VIDEO: Taylor Swift trademarks famous lyrics
Pop star Taylor Swift has trademarked phrases including "this sick beat" and "we never go out of style", in the United States to prevent unauthorised use of her work on merchandise.
01/29/2015 05:35 PM
VIDEO: Would you let your firm microchip you?
A hi-tech office in Sweden offers to implant microchips under the skin of staff in bid to make some simple tasks easier.
01/29/2015 09:56 PM
VIDEO: Shipwreck treasure hunter in US court
A US treasure hunter who has been described by officials as the "most intelligent fugitive," has appeared in a Florida court following his arrest after two years on the run.
01/30/2015 04:20 AM
VIDEO: Middle East Beats: Yousra El Gendy
Yousra El Gendy is far from being the typical glamorous Egyptian singer musing about Prince Charming and performing the occasional belly dance.
01/30/2015 07:25 AM
Will the falling oil price undermine green energy?
Despite uncertainties, cheap oil does not spell disaster for the renewables sector.
01/30/2015 12:22 PM
Requiem for Romney's presidential dream
Washington establishment does double-take as Mitt Romney announces his decision not to run for the presidency in 2016.
01/29/2015 07:24 PM
Campaign challenges blasphemy laws
New campaign challenges blasphemy laws
01/29/2015 09:19 PM
The complex case of joint enterprise
BBC legal correspondent Clive Coleman on the difficulties of the joint enterprise doctrine.
01/30/2015 11:23 AM
Profile: Sinai Province militant group
Sinai Province is a militant group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State and carried out a string of deadly attacks in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
01/30/2015 11:43 AM
VIDEO: China's record car numbers explained
As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.
01/30/2015 10:41 AM
VIDEO: Talking kids' doll 'Cayla' is hacked
Rory Cellan-Jones sees how Cayla, a talking child's doll, can be hacked to say any number of offensive things.
01/30/2015 08:08 AM
Suu Kyi's gate to be sold at auction
The metal gate of Nobel prize-winning Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi's house is to be auctioned, with a starting price of $200,000.
01/30/2015 11:25 AM
Balloonists surpass flight records
Two pilots have surpassed the world distance and durations records for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean.
01/30/2015 07:10 AM
Eurozone deflation gathers pace
Eurozone deflation deepens in January, as prices fall by 0.6% compared with last year, pushed down by lower oil prices.
01/30/2015 11:55 AM
Qatar buys 10% stake in BA owner
Qatar Airways announces a surprise investment in International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia.
01/30/2015 11:59 AM
Nokia name row with London start-up
Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".
01/29/2015 12:01 PM
Office puts chips under staff's skin
Rory Cellan-Jones visits a building where microchipped workers gain entry and use photocopiers by holding up their hands - and trials the tech himself.
01/30/2015 05:11 AM
Robbie Coltrane taken ill on flight
Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane is admitted to hospital in Florida with flu-like symptoms after falling ill during a flight from London.
01/30/2015 07:18 AM
Conductor dies after stage collapse
Renowned conductor Israel Yinon dies, aged 59, after collapsing during a concert performance in Switzerland.
01/30/2015 09:28 AM
Controllers banking on Philae wake-up
The European Space Agency says it will conduct no more dedicated searches for its lost comet lander, and will now wait for the probe itself to call home.
01/30/2015 03:54 PM
Study fells cosmic inflation claim
Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion at the Big Bang made no such discovery, a soon-to-be published study will say.
01/29/2015 07:04 PM
Child obesity rates 'levelling off'
The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.
01/30/2015 12:28 AM
Bedtime 'has huge impact on sport'
Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold.
01/30/2015 05:07 PM
Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich suffer a first meaningful Bundesliga defeat in over two years as they lose to second-placed Wolfsburg.
01/30/2015 05:40 PM
'Lampard deserves good reception'
With Frank Lampard poised to return to Chelsea with Manchester City, QPR boss Harry Redknapp insists he deserves a warm welcome.
01/28/2015 08:39 PM
How Russia outfoxes its enemies
The annexation of Crimea was the latest instance of an age-old Russian military deception tactic known as maskirovka, writes Lucy Ash.
01/28/2015 08:35 PM
China's super-rich communist Buddhists
There are new signs that while a crackdown on Tibetan nationalism continues, China may be softening its position towards the Tibetan Buddhism, and even the Dalai Lama.
01/30/2015 12:10 AM
'Room service over' for rescued koala
A koala who shot to fame after being pictured receiving treatment for burnt paws has been returned to the wild, says the expert who treated him.
01/30/2015 06:30 AM
China revives 'Moscow of the East'
Chinese city with historic Moscow ties gets Russian theme park.
01/30/2015 10:04 AM
AU backs anti-Boko Haram troops plan
The African Union backs plans for a West African task force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants.
01/30/2015 10:16 AM
Pakistan mosque blast kills dozens
A bomb blast at a Shia mosque in southern Pakistan kills at least 40 people and injures many more, officials say.
01/30/2015 05:10 PM
Churchill's funeral anniversary marked
Events are held to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's funeral, with the boat that carried his coffin repeating its Thames journey.
01/29/2015 05:35 PM
Deadly blast hits Mexico hospital
A gas tank lorry explodes outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing a woman and a baby.
01/30/2015 11:36 AM
Sisi cuts short visit over Sinai
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi cuts short a visit to an African Union summit to deal with attacks that killed at least 32 in the Sinai peninsula.
01/30/2015 04:52 PM
Canadian PM seeks wider terror laws
Encouraging terror attacks against Canada will become a crime under legislation proposed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
01/30/2015 12:15 PM
Body found in missing mum search
A body is found in a lake by police searching for a mother-of-four who has been missing for more than a week.
01/30/2015 10:35 AM
Burglars jailed for lecturer attack
Four burglars who took part in a raid which left a lecturer "unrecognisable" are given lengthy jail sentences.
01/30/2015 10:30 AM
Mitchell 'turned down' libel deal
Former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell refused an offer to settle his "Plebgate" libel case just two months before he lost, court papers show.
01/30/2015 04:53 PM
MP Murphy to stand down at election
Paul Murphy is to stand down as Labour MP for Torfaen after 28 years in parliament.
01/30/2015 11:21 AM
Week in pictures: 24-30 January 2015
News photos from around the world
01/28/2015 09:23 AM
In pictures: Destruction in Kobane
Devastation caused by fighting in Syrian town
01/30/2015 03:47 AM
At the pump
Petrol stations around the world
01/29/2015 01:04 PM
In pictures: UK snow 29 January 2015
Pictures from around the country
01/28/2015 10:50 AM
Your pictures: City skylines
Readers' photos on the theme of "city skylines"
01/28/2015 07:22 AM
Day in pictures: 28 January 2015
Images from around the world: 28 January
01/27/2015 05:37 PM
Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa
Shetland's spectacular annual re festival
01/27/2015 08:36 PM
In pictures: Post-War office buildings listed
Striking buildings new to the National Heritage List
01/29/2015 07:06 PM
The middle-class voters who can't resist Marx
The country where even the middle classes may love Marx
01/29/2015 07:04 PM
How deadly was the poison gas of WW1?
Did the soldiers of WW1 have an irrational fear of poison gas?
01/30/2015 11:21 AM
Has justice been done in South Africa?
Has justice been served in South Africa as assassin paroled?
01/30/2015 06:39 AM
'Be wary of those who do not eat baguettes'
French government's extremism message mocked
01/29/2015 08:01 PM
Charlie Hebdo attack: French values challenged in schools
French teachers on the front line after Charlie Hebdo attack
01/29/2015 11:59 AM
Graffiti, demolition and angst in Shanghai
The wall art deemed a threat to public safety
01/30/2015 10:20 AM
Day in pictures: 30 January 2015
A selection of news photos from around the world
01/30/2015 09:24 AM
President Correa's troll warfare
The president who names and shames online abusers
01/29/2015 04:05 PM
BBC Pop Up: Behind the scenes
Stumbling across a one-man town that's off the map
01/29/2015 08:24 PM
Quiz of the week's news
Who was the zombie cat and where did it come from?
01/30/2015 04:01 PM
Greece shuns debt talks with troika
Greece's new finance minister snubs his main eurozone counterpart, saying Athens will not negotiate over debts with the EU-IMF troika.
01/30/2015 04:34 PM
Battle rages for key Ukraine town
Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels trade heavy tank and artillery fire in and around Debaltseve, a strategic town in eastern Ukraine.
01/30/2015 12:22 PM
Romney won't run in 2016 election
Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.
01/30/2015 01:57 PM
SA apartheid assassin given parole
South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil", gets parole after 20 years for killing activists.
01/30/2015 02:45 PM
Putin ally to build bridge to Crimea
A Russian contract for building a $3bn bridge to Crimea goes to a firm controlled by a close friend of Vladimir Putin who is under Western sanctions.
01/30/2015 01:26 PM
Churches oppose three-person babies
Senior church figures call on the government to block the creation of so-called three-person babies, but scientists urge MPs to back a law change.
01/30/2015 08:39 AM
Google agrees privacy policy changes
The firm will roll out a single, rewritten privacy policy across Europe after coming under fire across the continent.
01/30/2015 05:39 PM
Saudis shelve blogger flogging again
Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.
01/30/2015 02:16 PM
Tamil becomes Sri Lanka's top judge
Sri Lanka's president appoints a Tamil judge as the new chief justice - the first member of the country's minority community to hold the post in decades.
01/30/2015 11:00 AM
Korean Air chief 'scolded daughter'
The chief of Korean Air tells a court in Seoul that he scolded his 40-year-old daughter over her now notorious reaction to being served nuts in a packet.
01/30/2015 07:43 AM
Suge Knight arrested for US murder
Death Row Records founder Suge Knight is being held on a murder charge by police after a fatal hit-and-run.
01/30/2015 04:01 PM
Woods shoots worst round of career
Tiger Woods records the worst round of his professional career with an 11-over-par 82 in the second round of the Phoenix Open.
01/30/2015 05:25 AM
AUDIO: 'I lost £18m lottery win by 7 seconds'
A Canadian man has lost a seven-year legal battle to claim half of a C$27m (£18m) lottery jackpot after the Supreme Court ruled he had bought the winning ticket a few seconds too late for it to qualify.
01/29/2015 07:19 PM
VIDEO: The Tibetan monk with 170 children
A Tibetan Buddhist monk took in 33 orphans after an earthquake in 2010 - now he is looking after 170 children.
01/30/2015 01:42 AM
VIDEO: The 11m 'ghost' residents of the US
New legislation in the United States aims to allow some undocumented immigrants to stay in the US and apply for work permits but many are afraid to admit their status.
01/30/2015 04:40 PM
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
01/30/2015 02:39 AM
VIDEO: Taylor Swift trademarks famous lyrics
Pop star Taylor Swift has trademarked phrases including "this sick beat" and "we never go out of style", in the United States to prevent unauthorised use of her work on merchandise.
01/29/2015 05:35 PM
VIDEO: Would you let your firm microchip you?
A hi-tech office in Sweden offers to implant microchips under the skin of staff in bid to make some simple tasks easier.
01/29/2015 09:56 PM
VIDEO: Shipwreck treasure hunter in US court
A US treasure hunter who has been described by officials as the "most intelligent fugitive," has appeared in a Florida court following his arrest after two years on the run.
01/30/2015 04:20 AM
VIDEO: Middle East Beats: Yousra El Gendy
Yousra El Gendy is far from being the typical glamorous Egyptian singer musing about Prince Charming and performing the occasional belly dance.
01/30/2015 07:25 AM
Will the falling oil price undermine green energy?
Despite uncertainties, cheap oil does not spell disaster for the renewables sector.
01/30/2015 12:22 PM
Requiem for Romney's presidential dream
Washington establishment does double-take as Mitt Romney announces his decision not to run for the presidency in 2016.
01/29/2015 07:24 PM
Campaign challenges blasphemy laws
New campaign challenges blasphemy laws
01/29/2015 09:19 PM
The complex case of joint enterprise
BBC legal correspondent Clive Coleman on the difficulties of the joint enterprise doctrine.
01/30/2015 11:23 AM
Profile: Sinai Province militant group
Sinai Province is a militant group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State and carried out a string of deadly attacks in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
01/30/2015 11:43 AM
VIDEO: China's record car numbers explained
As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.
01/30/2015 10:41 AM
VIDEO: Talking kids' doll 'Cayla' is hacked
Rory Cellan-Jones sees how Cayla, a talking child's doll, can be hacked to say any number of offensive things.
01/30/2015 08:08 AM
Suu Kyi's gate to be sold at auction
The metal gate of Nobel prize-winning Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi's house is to be auctioned, with a starting price of $200,000.
01/30/2015 11:25 AM
Balloonists surpass flight records
Two pilots have surpassed the world distance and durations records for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean.
01/30/2015 07:10 AM
Eurozone deflation gathers pace
Eurozone deflation deepens in January, as prices fall by 0.6% compared with last year, pushed down by lower oil prices.
01/30/2015 11:55 AM
Qatar buys 10% stake in BA owner
Qatar Airways announces a surprise investment in International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia.
01/30/2015 11:59 AM
Nokia name row with London start-up
Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".
01/29/2015 12:01 PM
Office puts chips under staff's skin
Rory Cellan-Jones visits a building where microchipped workers gain entry and use photocopiers by holding up their hands - and trials the tech himself.
01/30/2015 05:11 AM
Robbie Coltrane taken ill on flight
Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane is admitted to hospital in Florida with flu-like symptoms after falling ill during a flight from London.
01/30/2015 07:18 AM
Conductor dies after stage collapse
Renowned conductor Israel Yinon dies, aged 59, after collapsing during a concert performance in Switzerland.
01/30/2015 09:28 AM
Controllers banking on Philae wake-up
The European Space Agency says it will conduct no more dedicated searches for its lost comet lander, and will now wait for the probe itself to call home.
01/30/2015 03:54 PM
Study fells cosmic inflation claim
Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion at the Big Bang made no such discovery, a soon-to-be published study will say.
01/29/2015 07:04 PM
Child obesity rates 'levelling off'
The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.
01/30/2015 12:28 AM
Bedtime 'has huge impact on sport'
Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold.
01/30/2015 05:07 PM
Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich suffer a first meaningful Bundesliga defeat in over two years as they lose to second-placed Wolfsburg.
01/30/2015 05:40 PM
'Lampard deserves good reception'
With Frank Lampard poised to return to Chelsea with Manchester City, QPR boss Harry Redknapp insists he deserves a warm welcome.
01/28/2015 08:39 PM
How Russia outfoxes its enemies
The annexation of Crimea was the latest instance of an age-old Russian military deception tactic known as maskirovka, writes Lucy Ash.
01/28/2015 08:35 PM
China's super-rich communist Buddhists
There are new signs that while a crackdown on Tibetan nationalism continues, China may be softening its position towards the Tibetan Buddhism, and even the Dalai Lama.
01/30/2015 12:10 AM
'Room service over' for rescued koala
A koala who shot to fame after being pictured receiving treatment for burnt paws has been returned to the wild, says the expert who treated him.
01/30/2015 06:30 AM
China revives 'Moscow of the East'
Chinese city with historic Moscow ties gets Russian theme park.
01/30/2015 10:04 AM
AU backs anti-Boko Haram troops plan
The African Union backs plans for a West African task force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants.
01/30/2015 10:16 AM
Pakistan mosque blast kills dozens
A bomb blast at a Shia mosque in southern Pakistan kills at least 40 people and injures many more, officials say.
01/30/2015 05:10 PM
Churchill's funeral anniversary marked
Events are held to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's funeral, with the boat that carried his coffin repeating its Thames journey.
01/29/2015 05:35 PM
Deadly blast hits Mexico hospital
A gas tank lorry explodes outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing a woman and a baby.
01/30/2015 11:36 AM
Sisi cuts short visit over Sinai
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi cuts short a visit to an African Union summit to deal with attacks that killed at least 32 in the Sinai peninsula.
01/30/2015 04:52 PM
Canadian PM seeks wider terror laws
Encouraging terror attacks against Canada will become a crime under legislation proposed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
01/30/2015 12:15 PM
Body found in missing mum search
A body is found in a lake by police searching for a mother-of-four who has been missing for more than a week.
01/30/2015 10:35 AM
Burglars jailed for lecturer attack
Four burglars who took part in a raid which left a lecturer "unrecognisable" are given lengthy jail sentences.
01/30/2015 10:30 AM
Mitchell 'turned down' libel deal
Former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell refused an offer to settle his "Plebgate" libel case just two months before he lost, court papers show.
01/30/2015 04:53 PM
MP Murphy to stand down at election
Paul Murphy is to stand down as Labour MP for Torfaen after 28 years in parliament.
01/30/2015 11:21 AM
Week in pictures: 24-30 January 2015
News photos from around the world
01/28/2015 09:23 AM
In pictures: Destruction in Kobane
Devastation caused by fighting in Syrian town
01/30/2015 03:47 AM
At the pump
Petrol stations around the world
01/29/2015 01:04 PM
In pictures: UK snow 29 January 2015
Pictures from around the country
01/28/2015 10:50 AM
Your pictures: City skylines
Readers' photos on the theme of "city skylines"
01/28/2015 07:22 AM
Day in pictures: 28 January 2015
Images from around the world: 28 January
01/27/2015 05:37 PM
Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa
Shetland's spectacular annual re festival
01/27/2015 08:36 PM
In pictures: Post-War office buildings listed
Striking buildings new to the National Heritage List
01/29/2015 07:06 PM
The middle-class voters who can't resist Marx
The country where even the middle classes may love Marx
01/29/2015 07:04 PM
How deadly was the poison gas of WW1?
Did the soldiers of WW1 have an irrational fear of poison gas?
01/30/2015 11:21 AM
Has justice been done in South Africa?
Has justice been served in South Africa as assassin paroled?
01/30/2015 06:39 AM
'Be wary of those who do not eat baguettes'
French government's extremism message mocked
01/29/2015 08:01 PM
Charlie Hebdo attack: French values challenged in schools
French teachers on the front line after Charlie Hebdo attack
01/29/2015 11:59 AM
Graffiti, demolition and angst in Shanghai
The wall art deemed a threat to public safety
01/30/2015 10:20 AM
Day in pictures: 30 January 2015
A selection of news photos from around the world
01/30/2015 09:24 AM
President Correa's troll warfare
The president who names and shames online abusers
01/29/2015 04:05 PM
BBC Pop Up: Behind the scenes
Stumbling across a one-man town that's off the map
01/29/2015 08:24 PM
Quiz of the week's news
Who was the zombie cat and where did it come from?
01/30/2015 06:03 PM
:: پیرمردان زندان رجایی شهر
بهمن احمدی امویی_ آفتاب روزهای اول زمستان آن‌قدر گرما ندارد که استخوان‌های پیرمردان زندانی را به‌اندازه کافی گرم کند. یکی شلوارش را تا زانو بالا کشیده و تند تند، تنها گوشه‌ای از حیاط را که آفتاب به آن می‌تابد می‌رود و می‌آید. دیگری عصازنان و به‌زحمت، دست به دیوار یواش‌یواش خود را به زیر آفتاب می‌کشد. یکی پیراهنش را درآورده و پشت خود را به آفتاب سپرده است. چندتایی هم‌روی یک نیمکت فلزی نشسته و به کوه روبرو که از دور نمایان است نگاه می‌کنند. روزها کوتاه شده و آفتاب به‌زحمت می تابد. روزی دو ساعت هواخوری هم کمک چندانی برای استفاده از هوای تازه و آفتاب کم‌فروغ اوایل زمستان نمی‌کند. از ۸۵ زندانی سیاسی عقیدتی سالن ۱۲ رجایی شهر، ۱۳ نفر آن‌ها بالای ۶۰ سال سن دارند. این افراد ۱۵ درصد کل زندانیان را شامل می‌شوند و از ۶۰ تا ۸۶ سال سن دارند. دو نفر آن‌ها عراقی هستند و بقیه ایرانی. از گروه‌های مختلف سیاسی و عقیدتی تا اتهام جاسوسی در میان آن‌ها دیده می‌شود. روزنامه‌نگار و حقوقدان حقوق بشری، سمپات سازمان مجاهدین خلق و عضو جامعه بهاییان ایران بیشترین تعداد آن‌ها را تشکیل می‌دهند. جالب این‌که هر چه سن این پیرمردان زندانی بالاتر است حکمشان هم بیشتر می‌شود. تا ۲۰ سال و ابد هم ادامه دارد. برخی از آن‌ها ۱۵ سالی است که در زندان هستند و دیگران سال‌های پنجم و ششم زندان خود را پشت سر می‌گذارند.
با ۲۱ امتیاز و ۱ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش اجتماعی
لینک مستقیم
01/30/2015 05:47 PM
سرگرمی :: ویدئو: سیر تحول اندام ایده‌آل زنان در طول تاریخ
این ویدئو که توسط وب‌سایت “بازفید” تهیه و به تازگی منتشر شده، سیر تحول اندام ایده‌آل زنان در دوره‌های تاریخی مختلف را بررسی می‌کند. این تحول، از دوره‌ی مصر باستان در ۱۳۰۰ سال قبل از میلاد مسیح شروع می‌شود که در آن زمان، زنانی بلند و باریک با صورت‌های متقارن، به عنوان زنان زیبا شناخته می‌شدند.
با ۱۷ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش سرگرمی
لینک مستقیم
01/30/2015 05:39 PM
:: میز قهوه دونفری هوشمند Gif
مواظب باشید ولی قهوه تان نریزد
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01/30/2015 05:22 PM
:: پرتاب چهار موشک در یک شب
در شب ۲۶ ژانویه، ۴ موشک گمانه زنی (sounding rocket) زیرمداری ناسا از محدوده ی پژوهشی Poker Flat ِ دانشگاه آلاسکا به فضا پرتاب شدند. این تصویر که از همگذاری نماهای نوردهی بلند در چند زمان پدید آمده، پرتاب همه ی این چهار موشک کوچک چندمرحله ای برای کاوش آسمان های فریبنده و پوشیده از شفق زمستان را نشان می دهد. در زمان این نوردهی ها، ستارگان رد خود را به گرد قطب شمال آسمانی که بسیار بالاتر از افق این ناحیه -۵۰ کیلومتری شمال فیربنکز آلاسکا- بود به جای گذاشتند. لیدار (Lidar)، باریکه های تپ های لیزر سبز هم ردهایی را در چشم انداز بر جا گذاشته اند. دستگاه هایی که همراه این موشک ها بالا رفتند و به خوبی هم کار کردند، عبارت بودند از دو آزمایشگاه M-TeX* و دو آزمایشگاه MIST**. این آزمایشگاه ها در ارتفاع های بالا دنباله هایی از بخار پدید آوردند تا با مشاهده از روی زمین، ردشان گرفته و بررسی شود.
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01/30/2015 05:21 PM
:: چُغازَنبیل، نیایش‌گاهی باستانی در خوزستان
چُغازَنبیل نیاش‌گاهی است باستانی که در زمان ایلام (عیلام) و چیزی حدود ۱۲۵۰ پیش از میلاد مسیح ساخته شده است. ایلام یا همان عیلام نام تمدنی است در منطقه‌ای که بخش وسیعی در جنوب غربی فلات ایران را در پایان هزاره‌ی سوم قبل از میلاد در بر می‌گرفت ولی در دوره‌ی هخامنشیان به منطقه‌ی جغرافیایی سوزیانا -شوش Susa- تقلیل یافت. این محوطه در ۳۵ کیلومتری جنوب شهر باستانی شوش واقع شده است که بعد از حمله‌ی آشوری‌ها ناتمام ماند. چغازنبیل در سال ۱۹۷۹ در فهرست آثار جهانی یونسکو ثبت شد. محوطه‌ی چغازبیل را ژاک دمرگان و براون خلبان نیوزلندی که در سال ۱۳۱۴ در خوزستان به دنبال نفت بودند کشف و شناسایی کردند. و پس از این اتفاق رولان دومکنم، باستان‌شناس فرانسوی و هم‌کارانش از این محل دیدن کردند. در میان این هم‌کاران محسن مقدم از بنیان‌گذاران دانش‌کده‌ی هنرهای زیبای دانش‌گاه تهران که هم‌سری فرانسوی و باستان‌شناس داشت نیز حضور داشت.
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01/30/2015 05:20 PM
:: کمپین سلفی با رژ لب کشیده شده بر صورت
این روزها اگر در شبکه‌های اجتماعی به عکس زنانی با چانه یا گونه‌های ماتیکی برخوردید تعجب نکنید. این کمپین جدیدی است...
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01/30/2015 05:20 PM
:: استقبال از موزه‌ها در ایران ناچیز است
سازمان میراث فرهنگی ایران می‌گوید موزه‌های کشور نتوانسته‌اند خود را با نیاز جامعه هماهنگ کنند و به همین دلیل میزان استقبال از موزه‌ها در ایران اصلا رضایت بخش نیست. محمدرضا کارگر، مدیرکل اداره موزه‌ها و اموال منقول فرهنگی ـ تاریخی در سازمان میراث فرهنگی و گردشگری کشور روز دوشنبه ۶ بهمن به خبرگزاری ایلنا گفت موزه‌ها در ایران نتوانسته‌اند به دولت در حل معضلات عمومی کمک کنند. او در ادامه گفت موزه‌ها در مسائلی همچون تقویت وحدت و هویت ملی، جلوگیری از مهاجرت و ایجاد امید می‌توانند بسیار موثر باشند و از این طریق قابلیت خود را مطرح کنند تا از کمک‌های دولت نیز بتوانند بهره‌مند شوند...
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01/30/2015 05:17 PM
:: مجازات شرعی برای اهانت به خدای اسلام هم نداریم
محسن کدیور: «در حوزه دینی انتقاد خط قرمز ندارد. هرکسی مجاز است از خدای من انتقاد کند. درحوزه‌های علمیه نیز از گذشته نبوت پیامبر را هم نقد می‌کرده‌اند. نمی‌توان گفت نقد نکن. اگر مردی جواب نقد را بده.»
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01/30/2015 05:11 PM
:: تبدیل شدن "کیم‌ کارداشیان" با بیکینی به یک خوردنی خوشمزه!
تبدیل شدن "کیم‌ کارداشیان" با بیکینی به یک خوردنی خوشمزه - با کمک فتوشاپ
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01/30/2015 05:09 PM
سرگرمی :: رپ خوانی دختر پسر های تهرانی در مورد آلودگی هوا
رپ خوانی دسته جمعی دختر پسر های تهرانی در مورد آلودگی هوا.
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01/30/2015 05:08 PM
:: شهری ویران اما آزاد؛ کوبانی به روایت تصویر
"بالاخره موفق شدیم" یکی از رزمندگان کرد می‌کوشد لبخند را بر لبان پسربچه‌ای کوچک بازگرداند. کردها پس از مبارزه‌ای طاقت‌فرسا بر سر شهر کوبانی سرانجام موفق شدند جهادگرایان "دولت اسلامی" را از شهر برانند و کنترل کوبانی را در دست گیرند.
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01/30/2015 05:08 PM
:: جشن سده بر همگان خجسته باد
آتش جشن سده، آتش مهر وطن است / کاندر این ملک نخواهد که شب تار بود Happy Sadeh یکی از جشن‌های همگانی ایران باستان که در آغاز شامگاه دهم بهمن‌ماه (روز مهر در ماه بهمن) هرسال برگزار می شود. این جشن از آیین های ملی ایرانیان به حساب می آید زیرا داستان شکل گیری سده به پدیده کشف آتش درتاریخ ایران باز می گردد که افتخار ملی ایرانی را گزارش داده است جشن سَـدَه بزرگترین جشن آتش و یکی از کهن‌ترین آیین‌های شناخته شده در ایران باستان است. مردمان نواحی مختلف در کنار شعله‌های آتش و با توجه به زبان و فرهنگ خود، سرودها و ترانه‌های گوناگونی را خوانده و آرزوی رفتن سرما و آمدن گرما را می‌کنند سَدَه در زبان اوستایی به معنای برآمدن و طلوع کردن است It is one of the most important Zarathushthrian (Zoroastrian) religion festival and is observed on 10th of month Bahman (30th of January). Sadeh symbolises the defeatof the foces of darkness,frost and cold and celebrates the discovery of fire by humankind
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01/30/2015 05:07 PM
:: طرح / ما «...» فراموش نمی کنیم
شاید اسامی سعید مرتضوی، محمود احمدی نژاد، محمدرضا رحیمی، اعضا و رییس دولت گذشته هم فراموش نشدنی باشند و با هشتک «ما فراموش نمی کنیم» نامشان در تاریخ به ثبت برسد. کسانی که سالها قبل از انتصابشان هشدارهایی داده شده بود اما توجه نشد.
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01/30/2015 04:58 PM
:: خانم امیر شاهی ﻓﺮﻣﻮﺩﻳﺪ "ﺟﻬﻮﺩاﻥ" ﮔﺘﻮ ﻧﺸﻴﻦ؟
خانم امیرشاهی چنانچه در بند بند مقاله‌شان نشان خواهیم داد متاسفانه از یک سو از احاطه به تاریخ یهود، تاریخ اعراب و تاریخ و جغرافیای منطقه بی‌بهره‌اند و از سوی دیگرصاحب اندیشه‌های یهود ستیزی هستند که ضمن استفاده از واژه‌های تحقیر آمیز و نژادپرستانه بر علیه یهودیان چشم بر جنایت‌های حماس و گروه‌های تروریستی بسته‌اند و در خط جمهوری اسلامی ‌حرکت می‌کنند. .....
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01/30/2015 03:52 PM
سرگرمی :: گپ و گفت خنده دار با حسین رفیعی در برنامه زنده
گپ و گفت خنده دار حسین رفیعی با شهرام شکیبا در برنامه زنده خوبی از خودتونه
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01/30/2015 03:51 PM
:: نمیدونم حافظه این ملت کجا رفته؟
مگه یادتون نیست در دور اول ریاست جمهوری احمدی نژاد داستان دزدی چند میلیاردی محمد رضا رحیمی ورد زبان همه بود و آقای احمدی نژاد رسما آن را پذیرفت و حتی اعلام کرد که این پول را برای انتخابات مصرف کرده و مقام معظم رهبری هم از آن آگاهی دارند!! و اینک به این شکل مطرح میشود!! کدام یک را باید قبول کرد؟ احمدی نژاد درست میگه یا رحیمی؟ فقط میتوان گفت “همه گروه دزدان دست در بیت المال این ملت بدبخت دارند و اگر گاهی بخشی از آن افشا میشود عاملین این دزدی های کلان همه به ضرب المثل معروف” کی بود، کی بود، من نبودم “متوسل میشوند!! دزدگیر ۸۸” ؛ این لقبی بود که هواداران ساده دل محمود احمدی نژاد به وی داده بودند چرا که فکر می کردند او مرد پاکدستی است که می خواهد با دزدان بیت المال مبارزه کند…
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01/30/2015 03:51 PM
:: بچه های نوزاد هیچ تصوری از یک تونل ندارند
عکس العمل چند نوزاد بعد از ورود به تونل اینرا نشان میدهد.
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01/30/2015 03:30 PM
:: گزارشی جالب از آغاز دوباره لیگ فوتبال پس از 50 روز!
گزارشی جالب از آغاز دوباره لیگ فوتبال پس از 50 روز!
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01/30/2015 03:30 PM
:: مصاحبه دیدنی پدیده جدید فوتبال ایران و سوپر بازیکن کی روش سردار آزمون

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01/30/2015 03:29 PM
سرگرمی :: احمد جنتی مرگ پادشاه عربستان را تبریک گفت
ﺍﺣﻤﺪ ﺟﻨﺘﯽ٬ ﺩﺑﯿﺮ ﺷﻮﺭﺍﯼ ﻧﮕﻬﺒﺎﻥ ﺩﺭ ﺣﻄﺒﻪﻫﺎﯼ ﻧﻤﺎﺯ ﺟﻤﻌﻪ ﺍﯾﻦ ﻫﻔﺘﻪ ﺗﻬﺮﺍﻥ ﻣﺮﮒ ﻣﻠﮏ ﻋﺒﺪﺍﻟﻠﻪ٬ ﭘﺎﺩﺷﺎﻩ ﻋﺮﺑﺴﺘﺎﻥ ﺭﺍ ﺑﻪ ﻣﺴﻠﻤﺎﻧﺎﻥ ﺟﻬﺎﻥ ﺗﺒﺮﯾﮏ ﮔﻔﺖ
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01/30/2015 03:29 PM
:: از عمل گوش الاغی تا فروش گوشت الاغ در تهران

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01/30/2015 03:29 PM
:: معاون فرهنگی سپاه:فضای مجازی، هالیوود و دانشگاه هاروارد مثلث شوم ترویج سبک زندگی غربی است
محمدحسین نجات، معاون فرهنگی سپاه پاسداران می گوید: "فضای مجازی، هالیوود و دانشگاه هاروارد مثلث شوم" ترویج "سبک زندگی غربی" است، اما "کره شمالی توانسته با "هنر "مقاومت و جنگ با غربی ها را به تصویر بکشد." به گزارش خبرگزاری شبستان، محمدحسین نجات فرمانده پیشین "سپاه ولی امر" و معاون فرهنگی فعلی سپاه پاسداران چهارشنبه هشتم بهمن ماه طی سخنانی در مراسم اختتامیه جشنواره سراسری دوسالانه هنرهای تجسمی بسیج در خرم آباد از "فضای مجازی، هالیود و دانشگاه هارواد" به عنوان "مثلث شوم" نامبرد و گفت که "دشمنان به دنبال ترویج سبک زندگی غربی هستند و هالیوود، دانشگاه هاروارد و فضای مجازی سه (ضلع) مثلثی هستند که قصد دارند سبک زندگی غرب را در دنیا" ترویج کنند. معاون فرهنگی سپاه همچنین از "ماهواره" به عنوان "ابزار استکبار" نامبرد و گفت: "دشمنان امروز در قالب بیش از 160 کانال ماهواره ای فضای مجازی را علیه فرهنگ و نظام و مردم ما بسیج کرده اند" و " متاسفانه 60 درصد مردم ایران بیننده این شبکه ها هستند." محمدحسین نجات همچنین گفت که "مهم ترین هدف دشمنان انحراف، مسائل اخلاقی و دفاع از نظام شاهنشاهی است" و "امروز دنیای غرب از همه ابزار و توان خود در میدان هجمه های فرهنگی، برای ضربه زدن به هویت جمهوری اسلامی به کار گرفته است"." این فرمانده ارشد سپاه پاسداران همچنین گفت که "دشمنان برای اینکه مردم را از طرفداری نظام منع کنند با ابزارهای مختلفی چون ماهواره ها و فضای مجازی در مقابل کشور ما ایستاده اند." محمدحسین نجات در بخشی از اظهارات روز چهارشنبه اش در خرم آباد با تاکید براینکه "نگرش های جمهوری اسلامی با غرب در ارائه و شناخت هنر بسیار متفاوت است"، گفت: غربی ها "از هنر بسیار نادرست استفاده می کنند و غرب می خواهد به وسیله هنر اهداف خود را به جامعه انتقال دهد." به گزارش خبرگزاری شبستان، محمدحسین نجات معاون فرهنگی سپاه پاسداران با اشاره به "وضعیت کره شمالی"، گفت: در کره شمالی "با توجه به هنر توانسته اند مقاومت و جنگی که با غربی ها داشته اند را به تصویر بکشند." معاون فرهنگی سپاه همچنین گفت که " هنر ابزاری برای انتقال گفتمان انقلاب است" و "وحدت شیعه و سنی، غیر قابل اعتماد بودن آمریکا، چهره دو روی آمریکا، تحریم های اقتصادی و ماهیت اقتصادی، بیان گفتمان اصلی انقلاب از جمله وظایفی است که هنرمندان می بایست به وسیله آن پیام خودشان را به جهانیان برسانند."
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01/30/2015 03:29 PM
:: ماجرای آتش گرفتن ماشین در پمب بنزین و فرار کردن مردم !
پس از فرار کردن همگی‌ در صحنه، خوشبختانه کارگر با جرات پمپ بنزین خود را رساند و از یک حادثه بسیار خطرناک جلوگیری کرد
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01/30/2015 03:29 PM
:: قتل شهروند هجده ساله سرابی توسط افسر نیروی انتظامی
حسین محبوب کالک آبادی شهروند 18 ساله سرابی، روز اول آبان ماه 1391، توسط ستوان دوم ابوالفضل سجادی، از افسران پاسگاه شماره یازده سراب، به قتل رسید. اما پس از یک ماه، این مامور نیروی انتظامی با قرار وثیقه آزاد شد و پیگیری ها در مورد این پرونده بی نتیجه مانده است.
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01/30/2015 02:48 PM
:: آموزگار آزادی ما
برای نسل من، بختیار آموزگار آزادی بود. نه به معنای کسی که تنها با اندیشیدن در بارۀ آزادی، سخن گفتن از آن، و عزیز داشتنش، مردم به سوی این هدف والا فرابخواند، بل کسی که در عمل و در حرکت تاریخ، رهنمون آنها بدین سوی گشت. بعد از مصدق، وی دومین کسی بود که در نقطۀ عطفی تاریخی، در این سطح و با این صدای رسا، مردم ایران را به طرف آزادی راهنمایی کرد. آزادیخواهی او، همانند مقتدایش، چنانکه باید، به عمل هم بود و نه فقط به سخن. در این دوران، از بس که بحث و جدل نظری در بارۀ سیاست رواج گرفته و بخصوص توجه همگان، از پیر و جوان، محض دریافت گذشته و ریختن طرح آینده ـ هردو ـ به سوی نظریه های مختلف سیاسی جلب شده است و از این گذشته، دست مردم از عمل سیاسی کوتاه شده و تجربۀ مبارزات بی ثمر علیه جمهوری اسلامی هم، کسی را تشویق به کاری نمیکند، این نکتۀ ابتدایی و اساسی کمابیش از یادها رفته که سیاست از مقولۀ حکمت عملی است، یعنی هدف غایی از پرداختن به آن، درست عمل کردن است، نه درست نظر دادن. نه اینکه این یکی اهمیتی نداشته باشد، دارد و بسیار هم دارد، ولی نهایت کار نیست، مقدمۀ آن دیگری است. درسی که بختیار به ما داد، در موقعیتی بسیار خطیر به ما عرضه شد و هرچند مانع سقوط کشور به دامان نظام مذهبی، نشد، هنوز هم معتبر است. اگر آن زمان به گوشش نگرفتیم، هر زمان بگیریم به کارمان خواهد آمد. این آموختن ادای دینی هم خواهد بود به آموزگاری که قدرش را ندانستیم. فرد در برابر اکثریت درسی که بختیار در آن هنگامه به ما داد، مشکل ترین درس آزادیخواهی است: فرد تنها، تحت چه عنوان میتواند در برابر خواست اکثریت بایستد؟ بخصوص اگر خواستار دمکراسی باشد که اصلاً پایه اش بر تصمیم گیری اکثریت و به طور ضمنی یا صریح، بر درستی تصمیم اکثریت، قرار دارد. برای آدم دمکرات مشکلی سخت تر از این وجود ندارد. برای ملت ایران که آزادی دمکراتیک را در تاریخ خود بسیار کم تجربه کرده بود، ولی در موقعیت رسیدن به آن قرار گرفته بود، این سخت ترین آزمون بود و برای بختیار که قصد آموختن این گونه آزادی به مردم و بردنشان به سوی دمکراسی را داشت، آنهم از موضع اجرایی، سخت ترین چالش. همراه شدن با اکثریت آسانترین راهیست که پیش پای ماست. اول به دلیل اینکه احتمال درست بودن گزینه را تقویت میکند ـ عقیدۀ معمول بر این است که اکثریت اشتباه نمیکند. از این گذشته، اکثریت معمولاً مترادف نیروست و پیوستن به آن یعنی پشت داشتن به این نیرو و احساس امنیت. این هم هست که اگر در اکثریت باشیم و اشتباه بکنیم، آسانتر میتوانیم رفتار خود را سزاوار عفو جلوه دهیم، اینکه بسیاری نظیر ما فکر و عمل کرده اند، خود دلیل مخففه ایست، شایستۀ توجه. در نهایت، امکان به فراموشی سپردن خطایی هم که اکثریت در آن متفق بوده است، بیش از خطایی است که گروهی کوچک یا، بدتر از آن، فردی تنها مرتکب گردد. بختیار ناچار شد تا در برابر اکثریت بایستد، اکثریتی که خیابانها را اشغال کرده بود، رسانه ها را قبضه کرده بود و در بین فعالان سیاسی و روشنفکران، وحدتی کم سابقه و کم نظیر آفریده بود. بسیار گفته شده و به تصور من بحق هم گفته شده که اکثریت مردم ایران در دعوای انقلاب خاموش بودند و به هر صورت شمار آنهایی که در مبارزۀ انقلابی شرکت فعال نکردند، بیش از آنهایی بود که چنین کردند. اینجا اگر صحبت از اکثریت میکنم، اکثریت فعالان را در نظر دارم که بختیار با آنها طرف بود.
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01/30/2015 02:33 PM
:: جنتی درباره اقتصاد مقاومتی:‌ چه اشکالی دارد روزی یک وعده غذا بخوریم
حمد جنتی، ‌خطیب نماز جمعه تهران،‌ با انتقاد از افرادی که قصد ایجاد رابطه با آمریکا و شکستن تحریم‌ها را دارند، اعلام کرد که چه اشکالی دارد اگر وضع بدتر شد، روزی یک وعده غذا خورده شود. وی همچنین با اشاره به درگذشت ملک عبدالله، پادشاه پیشین عربستان، اظهار داشت که «باید به مسلمانان تبریک گفت». به گزارش مهر، خطبه‌های نماز جمعه این هفته تهران، امروز دهم بهمن‌ماه به امامت احمد جنتی برگزار شد و دبیر شورای نگهبان، ضمن انتقاد دوباره از جریاناتی که «فتنه‌گر» نامیده می‌شوند، در مورد مسایل اقتصادی کشور نیز به سخنرانی پرداخت. آقای جنتی با بیان این‌که «کدام تجربه نشان داده که آمریکایی‌ها به نفع ما کار کرده‌اند»، «اقتصاد مقاومتی را راه حل مشکلات اقتصادی دانست» و گفت: «این کار یک مقدار مقاومت و تحمل سختی‌ها می‌خواهد و مردم ما نیز آن‌ را تحمل خواهند کرد.» خطیب نماز جمعه تهران در ادامه اعلام کرد: «ممکن است زمانی فرا برسد که ما روزی دو وعده غذا بخوریم؛ چه اشکالی دارد حتی اگر شرایط بدتر شود ما روزی یک وعده غذا بخوریم.» آقای جنتی در ادامه با اشاره به این که «گرسنگی کشیدن بدتر از داغ از دست دادن عزیزان و جوانان نیست»، گفت: «آیا آن کسی که جوان و عزیزش را داده است حال برای انقلاب، اسلام و نظام حاضر نیست قدری گرسنگی بخورد؟» دبیر شورای نگهبان، با بیان این‌که من نمی‌گویم که باید گرسنگی خورد، افزود: «بی‌خود حرف مفت نزنند؛ من می‌گویم که ممکن است در مسیر مقاومت کار به جایی برسد که سختی‌ها را تحمل کنیم چرا که رسیدن به قله‌ها همواره با تحمل سختی بوده است.»
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01/30/2015 02:32 PM
:: حساس شدن تلویزیون ایران به چالش سطل نمک برای دریاچه ارومیه
صداوسیمای جمهوری اسلامی به جای حمایت از محیط زیست نسبت به کمپین چالش سطل نمک برای دریاچه ارومیه واکنش نشان می دهد.
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01/30/2015 02:32 PM
:: فاجعه سینما رکس ، آتش انقلاب اسلامی (بخش سوم: فضای سیاسی ناآرام)
نسخه شنیداری کتاب فاجعه سینما رکس ،آتش انقلاب اسلامی (بخش سوم: فضای سیاسی ناآرام) نویسنده : مجید احمدیان پیشگفتار : دکتر محمود مرادخانی (فرزند استاد علی تهرانی) گوینده : آرش مهدوی موزیک متن : باران عشق ، اثر ماندگار ناصر چشم آذر
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01/30/2015 02:24 PM
:: روحانی: از وزارت ورزش می خواهم تبعیض بین زن و مرد را بردارد!
بخشی از اظهارات حسن روحانی در جمع مدال آوران بازیهای آسیایی
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01/30/2015 02:15 PM
:: قسمت 17-کمونیستها چه میگویند.
بخش 17 از کمونیست ها چه میگویند. برنامه ای از اصغر کریمی در معرفی برنامه *دنیای بهتر برنامه* حزب کمونیست کارگری ایران.در این بخش میپردازیم به حقوق و آزادیهای فردی و مدنی............
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01/30/2015 06:00 PM
Wall St. closes down for January, Shake Shack rallies in debut
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed down on Friday after a volatile session as investors worried at the end of a rough month for the market about weak U.S. growth data and whether instability in Europe could hurt corporate earnings in the United States.







01/30/2015 04:59 PM
Shake Shack IPO vaults shares into 'nosebleed' territory
(Reuters) - Shares of Shake Shack Inc more than doubled on Friday, putting a nearly $2 billion price tag on the small cult hamburger chain, in a huge bet that its growth can match top performers in the crowded "fast-casual" dining space.







01/30/2015 04:28 PM
Oil surges 8 percent as U.S. rig count plunges, shorts scramble
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices roared back from six-year lows on Friday, rocketing more than 8 percent as a record weekly decline in U.S. oil drilling fueled a frenzy of short-covering.







01/30/2015 04:21 PM
Exxon adds discrimination protections in U.S. for LGBT workers
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp , the world's largest publicly traded oil company, has changed its U.S. employment policies to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity as now required by federal law.







01/30/2015 04:15 PM
AT&T top buyer at U.S. airwaves auction; Verizon, Dish spend big
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - AT&T Inc spent close to half the total in the record-setting U.S. sale of airwaves for mobile data, with Verizon Communications Inc and bidding partners of Dish Network Corp also spending heavily, results showed on Friday.

01/30/2015 02:36 PM
Chevron's profit beats as chemical sales offset cheap oil
WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - Chevron Corp , the second-largest U.S. oil producer, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday as sales of chemicals, lubricants and other refined products helped offset plunging crude prices .







01/30/2015 02:08 PM
Fed's Fisher: stronger dollar good for U.S. jobs
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Sharp gains in the U.S. dollar are good for the U.S. labor market, a top Federal Reserve official said on Friday, downplaying a crescendo of complaints from top executives over the dent to their profits.

01/30/2015 12:37 PM
U.S. economy cools in fourth quarter, but consumer spending shines
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter as weak business spending and a wider trade deficit offset the fastest pace of consumer spending since 2006.







01/30/2015 12:07 PM
Mattel CEO feels 'sense of urgency' for new toys as Barbie ages
(Reuters) - Mattel Inc needs to move with a "sense of urgency" to create toys that connect with young customers, its interim CEO said, as dolls based on Disney's blockbuster film "Frozen" stole the show from its Barbie dolls in the holiday quarter.







01/30/2015 12:05 PM
American Airlines Group pilots approve contract to raise pay
(Reuters) - American Airlines Group pilots have voted to accept a five-year contract that will raise their wages substantially and cement their relationship with the management, the pilots union said on Friday.







01/30/2015 11:46 AM
MasterCard profit beats expectations as customers spend more
(Reuters) - MasterCard Inc , the world's No. 2 debit and credit card company, reported a better-than-expected profit for the holiday shopping quarter as customers dug deeper into their pockets.







01/30/2015 11:40 AM
McDonald's franchisees to new CEO: back-to-basics, fast
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp franchisees have an urgent order for the fast-food giant's new CEO - get back-to-basics. In interviews, franchisees and advisors to restaurant owners say they hope the new chief will shrink its huge menu to concentrate on burgers and fries. 

01/30/2015 10:38 AM
Russian central bank makes surprise interest rate cut
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's central bank unexpectedly cut its main interest rate on Friday as fears of recession mount in the country following the fall in global oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.







01/30/2015 10:10 AM
U.S. consumer sentiment rises to best since 2004
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment rose in January to its highest level in 11 years on better job and wage prospects, a survey released on Friday showed.







01/30/2015 09:37 AM
Xerox cuts profit forecast again as revenue slide continues
(Reuters) - Xerox Corp , which has been shifting its focus to IT services from making printers and copiers, cut its profit forecast for 2015 for the second time after reporting its sixth-consecutive drop in quarterly revenue.







01/30/2015 09:21 AM
OPEC oil output rises in January as key members stand firm: survey
LONDON (Reuters) - OPEC's oil supply has risen this month due to more Angolan exports and steady to higher output in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf producers, a Reuters survey showed, a sign key members are standing firm in refusing to prop up prices.

01/30/2015 08:55 AM
Audi could hit two million car sales goal ahead of 2020
INGOLSTADT, Germany (Reuters) - German luxury carmaker Audi could reach its goal of 2 million sales a year before its 2020 target, helped by revamped models and new sport-utility vehicles, its chief executive told Reuters.

01/30/2015 08:42 AM
U.S. labor costs up solidly in fourth quarter
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. labor costs rose solidly in the fourth quarter, which could keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates this year.

01/30/2015 08:26 AM
World investors' cash holdings highest since 2012: Reuters poll
LONDON (Reuters) - World investors increased cash holdings in January as they braced for a choppy year with markets buffeted by conflicting forces such as diverging monetary policy and rising geopolitical risks, a Reuters poll shows.







01/30/2015 08:19 AM
U.S. funds raise cash allocations, cut stocks as risks rise: Reuters poll
(Reuters) - U.S. fund managers recommended increasing cash allocations to their highest in at least seven years in January as low global inflation and surprise easing by major central banks prompted defensive rearrangements to model portfolios.

01/30/2015 05:37 PM
This art dealer wants to hang an indie game on your wall
Dutch art dealership and gallery Cook & Becker has been selling fine art prints from video games for a few years now. Thanks to partnerships with companies like Capcom, Naughty Dog, DICE and BioWare, it's offered artwork from critically acclaimed tit...

01/30/2015 04:52 PM
Woman in India rape case sues Uber
A woman who claims she was raped by an Uber driver in New Delhi last month has filed suit against the US-based car-sharing company. In a civil complaint filed yesterday in California, the unnamed woman, who's referred to as "Jane Doe," said the compa...

01/30/2015 04:16 PM
ESPN offers standalone subscription for the Cricket World Cup
Talks of ESPN's standalone options are nothing new, and for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, the network is offering a cable-free standalone subscription. Access to the event's six-week slate of 49 matches will cost viewers $100 for viewing on the web. Te...

01/30/2015 03:36 PM
AT&T and Dish were the big spenders in the FCC's wireless auction
There's no doubt that companies spent a ton of money in the FCC's latest wireless auction -- $44.9 billion of it, to be precise. But who was it that was so eager to part with their cash? You don't have to wonder for much longer. The FCC has revealed ...

01/30/2015 02:49 PM
Google Now finally pulls in data from your favorite apps
At long last, Google Now will support third-party apps. That means that in addition to serving you helpful information like when your next appointment is and how long it'll take you to get to the airport, Google's predictive search app will now push ...

01/30/2015 02:45 PM
Uber gets a thumbs up on data security from privacy auditors
The results from Uber's six-week-long external privacy audit, spurred on by several high profile security controversies, are in. And, surprisingly, the final report looks positively rosy for the on-demand taxi company . "Uber has dedicated significan...

01/30/2015 02:26 PM
'Heavy Rain' creator's early cinematic game gets remastered
If you missed out on the cult classic Indigo Prophecy (("Fahrenheit" in Europe), the first stab at a pseudo-cinematic game from Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream, you've now got a good reason to give it a spin. A revamped version of the title has ju...

01/30/2015 01:48 PM
Google's 3D-sensing Project Tango is no longer an experiment
Yet another project is graduating from experiment to proper part of Google. Only two weeks ago, Glass left the confines of the Skunk Works-like Google X and became its own division headed up by Nest co-founder Tony Fadell. Now Project Tango, the 3D-s...

01/30/2015 01:04 PM
Vine Kids delivers family-friendly video loops
Let's be honest: Kids are really easy to entertain. Give 'em something that makes noise and flashes some pretty colors and they're set. And that's pretty much what Vine does, ad infinitum. There's sounds, and sites and it loops forever or until the k...

01/30/2015 12:16 PM
Verizon Wireless will let you dodge those sketchy 'supercookies'
Living a wholly private life on the internet is getting to be impossible, but months of thinkpieces and public outcry finally seem to have done a little good where one company is concerned. According to the New York Times, Verizon Wireless is giving ...

01/30/2015 11:19 AM
Tesla's long-delayed Model X SUV is testing in California
It may look like a Prius that's been vomited on by Mad Max, but the vehicle you see in the clip below is probably Tesla's long-delayed Model X SUV. You see, when companies begin stress-testing vehicles, they dress them down with a dodgy paint job and...

01/30/2015 10:29 AM
Tesla doubles the size of its Supercharger network in the UK
The last time we checked in with Tesla's UK roll-out, the company had opened three new Superchargers in London, bringing its grand total for the British Isles up to nine. It promised that within six months, Model S owners would be able to drive the l...

01/30/2015 10:16 AM
Soundcloud's latest iPad app is good for listeners, bad for creators
Soundcloud likes to keep its apps looking sharp -- this much we know. It was only just recently that the music service gave its iPhone app a bit of spit and polish. This time it's the iPad version's turn. Unsurprisingly, a lot of the design-DNA from ...

01/30/2015 09:17 AM
Microsoft's white space internet aims to improve education in Ghana
Microsoft has long been championing TV white space internet for use in places conventional types of connections don't reach, even in places that don't even have access to electricity. After a pilot program that brought white space broadband to some A...

01/30/2015 08:27 AM
British thieves stole DVDs from a supermarket by mailing them home
Before we start, we know that crime is wrong and that theft is a serious issue. That said, the lengths some people will go to steal a few DVDs is pretty entertaining. Thieves at a Walmart-owned ASDA supermarket in Cheshire, England managed to evade s...

01/30/2015 07:44 AM
Google agrees to make its privacy policy clearer in the UK
Three years ago Google merged more than 60 privacy policies into one gargantuan document, in the hope it would be simpler and more readable for its customers around the world. Some people were skeptical of the changes and, despite Google's best effor...

01/30/2015 07:29 AM
'Revenge porn' peddler banned from posting images without consent
If your significant other sends you artful nudes, it'd be pretty nasty to share those pics in the event of your separation. It's a feeling that the Federal Trade Commission shares after handing down a judgment on Craig Brittain, the owner of a websit...

01/30/2015 06:14 AM
The Big Picture: Virtual Los Angeles' minimalist skyline
Hello darkness, my old friend. No the image above isn't a minimalist poster for the Jack Nicholson classic Chinatown on Etsy, it's what Grand Theft Auto V's version of Los Angeles looks like when the game's textures are stripped away, leaving just th...

01/30/2015 05:39 AM
BT says faster broadband is coming, but it could take 10 years
Everyone in the UK wants super-fast broadband in their home. The most reliable and effective solution right now is fibre, which every internet provider uses as the backbone for their network nationwide. But there's a problem -- the fibre often stops ...

01/30/2015 05:07 AM
Jay Z is buying Spotify rival Tidal for $56 million
So this is something. The Scandinavian press is buzzing right now with the news that Jay Z is buying the Norwegian company behind the high-quality music streaming service Tidal. The rapper and entrepreneur made a 464 million Krona (roughly $56 millio...

01/30/2015 04:39 AM
DARPA's new tech lets robots learn from YouTube videos
Things would be a lot easier for roboticists if their creations can learn from any instructional video they watch without further programming. While we're still far from teaching robots complicated skills using just a playlist of YouTube clips, a Uni...

01/30/2015 03:53 AM
Saygus' over-specced phone costs $550 for early birds
How do you prove your device isn't vaporware? Put a price and pre-order date on it. Well, that's what Saygus is doing with the V2 (pronounced V-Squared) that we spent some time with at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, at least. If you reserve...

01/30/2015 03:02 AM
'Lego Jurassic World' game packs four movies' worth of brick dinosaurs
We have no idea how Jurassic World is going to turn out come summer, but we do know that it's getting Lego-fied for Lego Jurassic World. The game follows all three Jurassic Park stories in addition to this June's blockbuster, and it'll be available f...

01/30/2015 01:37 AM
The next 'Toshiba' TV you see will be made by a different company
Toshiba has undertaken many attempts to reshape its TV segment over the years with "Cloud Portal" and Cell TV, but none have hit the mark and now it's getting out of the business entirely in North America. Following other Japanese manufacturers that ...

01/29/2015 11:57 PM
iTunes for Mac gets its own Notification Center widget
The latest iTunes is now available for download, and while it won't clothe your old application in a newer, fancier interface, it does come with a convenient new feature. To be exact, it adds an iTunes widget right within the notification center that...

01/30/2015 05:51 PM
Stocks sag at the close; January finishes on weak note

Danny Meyer, center, Founder & CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, waits for the Shake Shack IPO to begin trading, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Shares of Shake Shack Inc. have more than doubled minutes after they debuted on the stock market Friday.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)The U.S. stock market capped a rough month Friday, delivering its third loss in five days and extending its declines for the year.



01/30/2015 05:16 PM
Shake Shack shares more than double in stock market debut

Jeff Flug, President of Union Square Hospitality Group; Danny Meyer, Founder & CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group; and Randy Garutti, Shake Shack CEO, fourth left to right, celebrate as they ring the New York Stock Exchange opening bell, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Shares of Shake Shack Inc. have more than doubled minutes after they debuted on the stock market Friday.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street went wild for burgers Friday.



01/30/2015 04:54 PM
Wall Street closes down for January; Shake Shack rallies in debut
This came after Greece's finance minister said the government would not cooperate with the European Union and International Monetary Fund mission. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 251.9 points, or 1.45 percent, to 17,164.95, the S&P 500 lost 26.26 points, or 1.3 percent, to 1,994.99 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 48.17 points, or 1.03 percent, to 4,635.24.
01/30/2015 03:13 PM
Wall Street pares losses on energy rebound; Shake Shack, Amazon rally

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Sinead Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks pared earlier losses to trade little changed Friday afternoon amid a rebound in the energy sector as oil prices surged on expectations for a supply decline due to a falling rig count. The S&P energy sector was up 1.5 percent at 2:30 p.m. ET (1930 GMT) after falling as much as 1.5 percent earlier in the session. On top of this, investors may be making some changes as the month draws to a close, said Brian Lazorishak, senior portfolio manager at Chase Investment Counsel. "It seems like an oversold bounce." At 2:33 p.m., the Dow Jones industrial average fell 30.41 points, or 0.17 percent, to 17,386.44, the S&P 500 lost 0.66 points, or 0.03 percent, to 2,020.59 and the Nasdaq Composite added 8.04 points, or 0.17 percent, to 4,691.45.



01/30/2015 01:05 PM
Markets brace for Big Oil profit plunge

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2015, file photo, Cars fill up at the pumps at a Shell station near downtown Detroit. Profits for companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index are expected to grow at one of lowest rates in years, just 1.4 percent. The culprit: Energy companies that suffered as oil prices plunged. On Thursday, Jan. 29, Shell posted a 57 percent drop in fourth quarter earnings. (AP Photo/David N. Goodman, File)NEW YORK (AP) — It's just a forecast, and for only one of 10 industry groups in the stock market. Yet it has almost singlehandedly turned what had been a strong earnings season into a weak one.



01/30/2015 12:49 PM
European shares enjoy best month in over three years

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchangeBy Blaise Robinson PARIS (Reuters) - European stocks dipped on Friday but posted their best monthly performance in over three years, lifted by hopes the European Central Bank's quantitative easing programme will revive the region's economic growth and corporate earnings will bounce. It has strongly outpaced Wall Street, where the S&P 500 has lost 2.2 percent since the start of the year. Morgan Stanley strategists upgraded their forecast for European earnings for the first time in three years, seeing an improvement in the region's economic momentum this year. "After four years of persistent growth disappointment, we believe that Europe is on the verge of an upgrade cycle.



01/30/2015 12:48 PM
European shares enjoy best month in over 3 years
European stocks dipped on Friday but posted their best monthly performance in over three years, lifted by hopes the European Central Bank's quantitative easing programme will revive the region's economic growth and corporate earnings will bounce. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares recorded a gain of 7.1 percent for January, its biggest since October 2011. It has strongly outpaced Wall Street, where the S&P 500 has lost 2.2 percent since the start of the year. Morgan Stanley strategists upgraded their forecast for European earnings for the first time in three years, seeing an improvement in the region's economic momentum this year.
01/30/2015 11:59 AM
Stock market heading lower in midday trading
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is heading lower in midday trading as investors sift through mixed economic and corporate news.
01/30/2015 11:48 AM
Shell corrects fourth quarter results, earnings unaffected

Shell branding is seen at a petrol station in west London(Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell said on Friday it had overstated its fourth quarter results by $178 million (118.44 million pounds) due to an error in the valuation of its fuel inventory. "Royal Dutch Shell's fourth quarter and full year 2014 earnings, on a current cost of supplies (CCS) basis are unchanged," the company said in the statement. The Anglo-Dutch energy company reported on Thursday fourth-quarter 2014 adjusted net income of $3.3 billion which was weighed down by weaker than expected earnings from oil and gas production.



01/30/2015 11:26 AM
US STOCKS-Wall St falls on earnings concern; Amazon rallies
U.S. stocks fell on Friday, pressured by concern over euro zone stability and its potential impact on U.S. corporate results and by domestic economic growth data. U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter as weak business spending and a wider trade deficit offset the fastest pace of consumer spending since 2006. He said that while sluggish growth in the fourth quarter was disappointing, consumer spending was a bright spot. Amazon shares jumped 11.4 percent after posting earnings that beat Wall Street expectations on strong sales during the holiday season.
01/30/2015 09:25 AM
US STOCKS-Wall St poised to open lower as energy weighs
U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Friday, setting major indexes up for a second month of declines, pressured by the energy sector, with Chevron (Swiss: CVX.SW - news) shares down 1 percent after reporting a 30 percent drop in quarterly earnings. The headline number was "well below consensus expectations and that is definitely one of the data points that many bulls were looking for to justify staying bullish," said Peter Kenny, chief market strategist at Clearpool Group in New York. Still, the data also showed a much higher-than-expected increase in consumer spending. Amazon shares jumped 12.8 percent in premarket trading a day after posting earnings that beat Wall Street expectations on strong sales during the holiday season.
01/30/2015 08:52 AM
Nigeria's foreign investors hoping for post-election naira devaluation

A woman takes Nigerian Naira from a bank's automated teller machine (ATM) in Ikeja district in the commercial capital LagosBy Karin Strohecker LONDON (Reuters) - Tumbling oil prices and political chaos have eroded Nigeria's lure for foreign investors, but they are likely to venture back if authorities will allow what some say is a much-needed currency devaluation. The price of oil -- the source of 70 percent of Nigeria government revenue -- has fallen 60 percent since last June, pushing stocks down by a third over the same period. Malek Bou-Diab, a portfolio manager at Bellevue Fund's pan-African equities fund with $110 million under management, for instance, wants to see a devaluation of at least 10 percent before considering adding to his Nigeria holdings. Foreign investors such as Bou-Diab pulled almost $1 billion out of Nigerian equities in the first 11 months of 2014, stock market data show.



01/30/2015 07:54 AM
Drugmaker Lilly cuts revenue forecast as dollar strengthens
(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co cut its 2015 revenue forecast, issued earlier this month, as the U.S. drugmaker expects a bigger hit from a stronger dollar. The company had accounted for an expected $500 million negative impact from the stronger dollar in its earlier forecast. Large U.S. healthcare companies such as Johnson & Johnson , Pfizer Inc and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co have in the past weeks issued 2015 earnings forecasts below Wall Street expectations, citing the stronger dollar. ...
01/30/2015 07:23 AM
How can Google snap its stock out of its stupor?

FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2012 file photo, attendees at the National Retail Federation listen to a discussion about Google Wallet, in New York. Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn't pouring so much money into far-flung projects such as Internet-connected eyewear and driverless cars. The latest letdown came Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, with the release of Google's fourth-quarter financial results. The earnings were well below analysts' predictions, marking the fifth consecutive quarter that Google Inc. hasn't cleared a key hurdle for publicly held companies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has turned into a stock market laggard as the shift to mobile devices has lowered the Internet search leader's digital ad prices and the company's expensive investments in far-out technology has trimmed its profit margins.



01/30/2015 06:40 AM
Smart Spending: Why investors are applauding Amazon earnings

In this Dec. 1, 2014 photo, Teresa Clark fills an order at the Amazon fulfillment center in Lebanon, Tenn. Shares of Amazon.com jumped over 8 percent in aftermarket trading after the e-commerce giant beat quarterly profit expectations by a mile, the company announced, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com Inc.'s fourth-quarter earnings roundly beat analyst expectations, sending the Seattle e-commerce giant's stock soaring 11 percent in premarket trading Friday. Here's a closer look at what investors applauded and hope continues.



01/30/2015 04:12 AM
Twitter cofounders come to CEO Dick Costolo's aid amid criticism from investors, analysts
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Twitter cofounders have come out in support of the social networking site's CEO Dick Costolo amid a series of criticisms of his performance by investors and analysts. According to Mashable, Jack Dorsey, Twitter's cofounder and current CEO of Square, issued a lengthy tweetstorm on Thursday in which he praised the progress of the social network and offered a firm endorsement of Costolo's leadership. Demonstrating its support for Costolo, Twitter later went on to promote Dorsey's tweets. Ev Williams, another of Twitter's cofounders who, like Dorsey, sits on Twitter's board of directors, lent his support to Costolo in a tweet responding to a critical Wall Street Journal article, the report added.
01/30/2015 03:54 AM
Japan's biggest airlines foresee smooth annual earnings

A All Nippon Airways (ANA) 787 Dreamliner takes off from Tokyo's Haneda airport, January 29, 2015Japan's two biggest airlines on Friday projected smooth full-year earnings, with All Nippon Airways (ANA) placing a $2.2 billion order for Boeing and Airbus planes, while rival Japan Airlines (JAL) raised its full-year profit forecast. ANA said its April-December net profit soared 57.2 percent to 52.36 billion yen ($443 million) from a year ago, as an expansion at Tokyo's downtown Haneda airport increased landing slots for international flights.



01/30/2015 03:52 AM
AWS move, disclosure suggest Amazon yielding more to Wall Street

Two freshly delivered Amazon boxes are seen on a counter in Golden, ColoradoAfter years of giving investors the cold shoulder, Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is starting to warm up to Wall Street. The No. 1 U.S. online retailer was unusually forthcoming during its fourth-quarter earnings call on Thursday, saying it will break out results this year, for the first time, for its fast-growing cloud computing unit, Amazon Web Services. "The team ... is putting even more energy around making sure we get great productivity around our various fixed and variable investments," Chief Financial Officer Tom Szkutak told reporters on a conference call. This was a shift in tone for Amazon, which typically refuses to disclose more than the most basic details, including how many members belong to its $99-a-year Prime program or if its wide-ranging investments are paying off.



01/30/2015 03:27 AM
S&P’s cuts its 2015-2016 GDP forecast for Malaysia due to further fall in oil prices
KUALA LUMPUR: Standard & Poor's Ratings lowered its gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for Malaysia for 2015 and 2016 in light of further fall in oil prices. The rating agency revised downwards the GDP forecast for this year to 4.6 per cent, an earlier projection of 5.5 per cent, and 5.0 per cent for 2016, from 5.4 per cent. “We made the revision in light of the further steep decline in oil prices since the time of our last forecasting exercise,”it said. "The steep drop in global oil prices, which we now expect to last at least through 2016, will likely hurt Malaysia's exports, reduce investment, and lower wealth and spending power," said Standard & Poor's Asia-Pacific chief economist Paul Gruenwald.
01/30/2015 02:20 AM
Weak metal, oil prices hurt Vedanta's third-quarter earnings
Vedanta Resources Plc's third-quarter core earnings fell 11 percent and the mining conglomerate said it was reviewing its operating and capital spending plans across its businesses. The London-based miner, ...
01/30/2015 02:04 AM
Asia wavers, but Wall Street gains lend support

Tokyo Stock Exchange staff members work at the bourse at TSE in TokyoMSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged down about 0.2 percent on the day in late trade, but was still on track to gain more than 1 percent for the month. It was last up about 0.2 percent on the day at $0.7777.



01/30/2015 01:31 AM
Turkey - Factors to Watch on Jan 30
ISTANBUL, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Here are news, reports and events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Friday. The lira weakened to 2.4085 against the dollar by 0631 GMT from 2.4036 late on Thursday. The main share index fell 1.97 percent to 88,557.78 points on Thursday. The benchmark 10-year government bond yield rose to 7.06 percent in spot trade on Thursday from 6.93 percent a day earlier. GLOBAL MARKETS Asian shares edged up on Friday, talking heart from a late earnings-led surge on Wall Street even as continuing concerns about global growth tempered gains. ...
01/30/2015 12:29 AM
BSE slashes fees in FX derivatives battle with NSE

A man looks at a screen across the road displaying the Sensex on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange building in MumbaiBy Rafael Nam and Abhishek Vishnoi MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's oldest stock market operator, BSE Ltd, is slashing fees to gain ground in new markets, turning currency derivatives into the latest battleground in its long-standing rivalry with the younger but larger National Stock Exchange. "BSE did not have a habit of being successful," said BSE chief executive Ashishkumar Chauhan in an interview. "In the past few years we have had significant traction in new areas." Since opening its currency derivatives platform in November 2013, roughly 5 years behind its rival, the bourse formerly known as Bombay Stock Exchange has garnered 45 percent of the market share versus the NSE's 49 percent, according to Thomson Reuters calculations based on the exchanges' data. The lowered fees are providing an unexpected boon for currency investors, given the NSE has responded with discounts that can reach up to 50 percent, depending on certain criteria.



01/29/2015 11:56 PM
Google records 30 percent jump in profits in Q4 but fails to meet revenue expectations
London, Jan 30 (ANI): Google has reportedly recorded a 30 percent jump in profits over last year by netting 4.76 billion dollars in the fourth quarter but has failed to meet Wall Street revenue expectations, a report said. Google, like other U.S. firms, was hurt by unfavourable foreign exchange rates and said that its revenues would have been 541 million dollars higher had the U.S. dollar been stronger. The cost-per-click or the amount charged by Google from advertisers for placing ads on its network, dropped by three percent over the quarter, indicating that the company was still facing difficulty raising the price it charges for mobile ads. Google shares fell by nearly two percent in trading after markets had closed, but recovered later in the evening.
01/29/2015 10:04 PM
Google takes hit on slower-than-expected growth

Google reported net profit up 41 percent from last year at $4.76 billion in the final three months of last yearGoogle profit jumped in the recently ended quarter, but the leap fell short of market expectations as smartphone-centric lifestyles brought with them a shift to cheaper mobile ads. Google shares whipsawed, losing ground and then gaining, as Wall Street came to grips with concerns about a shift to lower-cost ads on mobile devices and the technology titan's penchant for spending on "moonshots" like self-driving cars and Internet-linked Glass eyewear. "At Google you have strong-willed leaders who tell shareholders they are interested in the long haul and want to invest in interesting long-term projects," said Forrester analyst Frank Gillett. Google has prospered on targeting ads served up with Internet search results on computers.