04/19/2014 07:54 AM
'Two months' for Korea ferry salvage
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04/19/2014 05:41 AM
Ukraine calls Easter truce in east
Ukraine suspends operations against pro-Russian militants occupying government offices in the east over Easter, but the stand-off remains.
04/19/2014 03:37 AM
Plane search at 'critical juncture'
The search area for the missing Malaysian plane has narrowed and will be at "a critical juncture" in the next two days, says the transport minister.
04/19/2014 11:32 AM
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04/19/2014 10:12 AM
Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea
The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.
04/19/2014 10:22 AM
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04/19/2014 05:33 AM
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An air strike kills at least 13 suspected al-Qaeda militants in central Yemen, with some reports saying three civilians also died.
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04/19/2014 03:48 AM
Three missing in Everest avalanche
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04/19/2014 09:08 AM
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Police in Northern Ireland arrest a 26-year-old man over the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan.
04/18/2014 09:43 PM
VIDEO: Strong quake shakes Mexico City
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04/19/2014 02:47 AM
VIDEO: Kate tries out fighter jet in Australia
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04/19/2014 06:55 AM
VIDEO: SpaceX launches station cargo flight
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04/19/2014 08:43 AM
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04/19/2014 09:07 AM
VIDEO: Nigeria 'should do more' on abductions
Nigeria's military has admitted that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants have not been freed as it earlier stated.
04/18/2014 05:48 PM
VIDEO: High security at S Sudan UN camp
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04/18/2014 11:49 AM
Prince re-signs with 'slave' label
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04/17/2014 10:34 AM
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04/17/2014 05:10 PM
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04/17/2014 09:20 AM
German media boss criticises Google
In an open letter to Google's Eric Schmidt the boss of German publishing firm Axel Springer says it is afraid of the search giant.
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A US appeals court upholds a contempt of court ruling against the secure email service provider Lavabit used by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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04/17/2014 09:54 PM
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04/18/2014 08:03 AM
Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'
Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.
04/14/2014 07:41 PM
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04/19/2014 03:05 AM
Hamilton takes stunning pole in China
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The spooky world of the 'numbers stations'
This is the era of hyper-tech espionage, encrypted emails and mindboggling cryptography. But you can hear a very old-fashioned form of espionage on shortwave radio.
04/18/2014 09:35 PM
UN outrage at South Sudan attack
The UN expresses outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime".
04/18/2014 06:37 AM
Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.
04/18/2014 06:55 PM
Pope leads Good Friday services
Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.
04/18/2014 09:44 PM
Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits states in south and west Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.
04/18/2014 04:19 PM
Obama signs UN envoy visa ban law
President Barack Obama signs into law a measure that would bar entry to any UN ambassador whom the US says has engaged in "terrorist activity".
04/18/2014 04:20 PM
US 'delays' Keystone XL decision
The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.
04/19/2014 05:59 AM
Burnt boy in 'critical condition'
A seven-year-old boy who was badly burnt in an incident in Aberdeen is in a "critical" condition in hospital, police reveal.
04/19/2014 06:57 AM
Moores named as new England coach
Lancashire coach Peter Moores will lead England for a second time, succeeding Andy Flower who resigned in January.
04/19/2014 08:15 AM
Family car catches fire among lions
A family is left with nowhere to run when their car catches fire - in the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.
04/19/2014 10:42 AM
Teachers to vote on strike action
The NUT conference is to hear calls for a campaign of industrial action and classroom walk-outs over pay and workload.
04/16/2014 07:54 AM
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'Two months' for Korea ferry salvage
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04/19/2014 05:41 AM
Ukraine calls Easter truce in east
Ukraine suspends operations against pro-Russian militants occupying government offices in the east over Easter, but the stand-off remains.
04/19/2014 03:37 AM
Plane search at 'critical juncture'
The search area for the missing Malaysian plane has narrowed and will be at "a critical juncture" in the next two days, says the transport minister.
04/19/2014 11:32 AM
Pakistan TV anchor shot in attack
Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's best known television presenters, is injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the southern city of Karachi.
04/19/2014 10:12 AM
Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea
The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.
04/19/2014 10:22 AM
Egypt left-winger to challenge Sisi
Egyptian left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi submits his official bid to run for president, the only challenger so far to ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
04/19/2014 05:33 AM
Al-Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen
An air strike kills at least 13 suspected al-Qaeda militants in central Yemen, with some reports saying three civilians also died.
04/19/2014 10:32 AM
Car blast kills two in Bahrain
Two people killed and a third severely wounded after the car they were travelling in exploded in a village near Manama.
04/19/2014 03:48 AM
Three missing in Everest avalanche
The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest.
04/19/2014 07:19 AM
Syria-held French journalists freed
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande.
04/18/2014 10:47 PM
Court order halts Brazil match
A Brazilian second division football game is abandoned after 16 minutes, with one team saying they now have a court order to play in the top division.
04/19/2014 09:08 AM
Man held over NI dissident murder
Police in Northern Ireland arrest a 26-year-old man over the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan.
04/18/2014 09:43 PM
VIDEO: Strong quake shakes Mexico City
A powerful earthquake has struck Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing widespread panic.
04/19/2014 02:47 AM
VIDEO: Kate tries out fighter jet in Australia
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit an air base in Queensland on day four of their tour of Australia.
04/19/2014 06:55 AM
VIDEO: SpaceX launches station cargo flight
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VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
04/19/2014 09:15 AM
VIDEO: Three missing in Everest avalanche
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04/19/2014 08:43 AM
VIDEO: S Korea families watch dive footage
Divers in South Korea have reached the lower deck of the ferry which sank on Wednesday, glimpsing at what appeared to be several bodies.
04/19/2014 09:07 AM
VIDEO: Nigeria 'should do more' on abductions
Nigeria's military has admitted that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants have not been freed as it earlier stated.
04/18/2014 05:48 PM
VIDEO: High security at S Sudan UN camp
South Sudan's government has sent troops to provide security at a United Nations base where at least 48 people were killed in an attack.
04/18/2014 11:49 AM
Prince re-signs with 'slave' label
Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.
04/18/2014 11:21 AM
Sand sculptors wow seaside revellers
Weston-super-Mare's annual sand sculpture festival begins.
04/17/2014 10:34 AM
US banking giants see mixed results
US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a drop in net earnings while Morgan Stanley sees profits jump.
04/17/2014 05:10 PM
Weibo shares surge on US debut
Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.
04/17/2014 09:20 AM
German media boss criticises Google
In an open letter to Google's Eric Schmidt the boss of German publishing firm Axel Springer says it is afraid of the search giant.
04/17/2014 06:37 AM
Lavabit loses contempt appeal
A US appeals court upholds a contempt of court ruling against the secure email service provider Lavabit used by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
04/18/2014 10:16 AM
Tributes for Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87.
04/18/2014 09:07 AM
Kim Novak speaks out over jibes
Vertigo actress Kim Novak says she felt bullied after people attacked her looks at this year's Oscars.
04/17/2014 09:54 PM
Ancient life 'frozen' by impacts
Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area, scientists report.
04/18/2014 06:06 PM
SpaceX launches station cargo flight
US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.
04/18/2014 08:03 AM
Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'
Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.
04/14/2014 07:41 PM
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04/19/2014 03:05 AM
Hamilton takes stunning pole in China
Lewis Hamilton takes his third pole position in four races with a stunning performance in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix.
04/17/2014 07:22 PM
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The number 420 has become a popular code for marijuana. Where does the term come from and why did it catch on, asks Aidan Lewis.
04/16/2014 09:27 AM
The spooky world of the 'numbers stations'
This is the era of hyper-tech espionage, encrypted emails and mindboggling cryptography. But you can hear a very old-fashioned form of espionage on shortwave radio.
04/18/2014 09:35 PM
UN outrage at South Sudan attack
The UN expresses outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime".
04/18/2014 06:37 AM
Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.
04/18/2014 06:55 PM
Pope leads Good Friday services
Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.
04/18/2014 09:44 PM
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A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits states in south and west Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.
04/18/2014 04:19 PM
Obama signs UN envoy visa ban law
President Barack Obama signs into law a measure that would bar entry to any UN ambassador whom the US says has engaged in "terrorist activity".
04/18/2014 04:20 PM
US 'delays' Keystone XL decision
The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.
04/19/2014 05:59 AM
Burnt boy in 'critical condition'
A seven-year-old boy who was badly burnt in an incident in Aberdeen is in a "critical" condition in hospital, police reveal.
04/19/2014 06:57 AM
Moores named as new England coach
Lancashire coach Peter Moores will lead England for a second time, succeeding Andy Flower who resigned in January.
04/19/2014 08:15 AM
Family car catches fire among lions
A family is left with nowhere to run when their car catches fire - in the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.
04/19/2014 10:42 AM
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The NUT conference is to hear calls for a campaign of industrial action and classroom walk-outs over pay and workload.
04/16/2014 07:54 AM
Day in pictures: 16 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 16 April
04/16/2014 01:43 PM
In pictures: South Korea ferry sinks
Passenger ferry in South Korea capsizes
04/16/2014 04:27 AM
Your pictures: South Africa
Readers' photos on the theme of "South Africa"
04/14/2014 04:41 PM
In pictures: Chile fire rages on
Huge fire in the Chilean city of Valparaiso
04/15/2014 08:01 AM
Day in pictures: 15 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April
04/14/2014 11:53 AM
In pictures: Nigeria bus blast
Aftermath of a bomb blast in Abuja
04/14/2014 06:20 AM
In pictures: Royals tour New Zealand
Duke and Duchess in New Zealand and Australia
04/14/2014 10:16 AM
Day in pictures: 14 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 14 April
04/18/2014 07:26 PM
Chlorine: From toxic chemical to household cleaner
The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine
04/18/2014 09:26 PM
Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors
The airport that hosted a roll-call of presidents
04/18/2014 09:29 PM
The eight tribes of vinyl collector
The eight tribes of people who keep buying records
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In pictures: Royal tour in Brisbane
Fighter jets and screaming crowds for William and Kate
04/18/2014 07:46 PM
Top 10 Tips: Susanne du Toit
Portrait painter Susanne du Toit on being an artist
04/18/2014 09:34 PM
The tale of the lion and the spa break
A lion on the loose in Llandrindod Wells
04/18/2014 07:01 PM
Week in pictures: 12-18 April 2014
The best news photographs from around the world
04/18/2014 09:17 PM
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Rhea birds can be extremely dangerous, plus other factlets
04/17/2014 10:49 AM
Working Lives: South Africa
Five people discuss their jobs in South Africa
04/19/2014 11:27 AM
:: درد این دختران و پسرانم را به کجا ببرم؟ | بر حاکمان ما چه رفته که برای حفظ قدرت قید اخلاق و مذهب را زده‌اند
در تاریخ ۲۱ فرودین ۱۳۸۹ حدود چهار سال پیش مهندس عزت الله سحابی در نامه‌ای سرگشاده از ظلم حاکمیت علیه زندانیان سیاسی شکوه کرد و تاکید کرد حاکمیت جمهوری اسلامی برای بقای خویش قید مذهب و اخلاق را زده است. این نامه می تواند در مورد ضرب و شتم شدید زندانیان سیاسی در بند ۳۵۰ مصداق داشته باشد به خصوص جایی که مهندس سحابی تاکید می کند:” برای بنده که فضای بازجویی و زندان در حاکمیت قبل و بعد از انقلاب را تجربه کرده‌ام، انقلابی که به سهم خود نقش ناچیزی در آن داشته‌ام؛ بسیار غمبار است که اذعان کنم برخوردهای غیراخلاقی با زندانیان و تهدید جان و سلامت آنان با تبعیدکردن‌شان میان برخی متهمان به قتل و آدم‌کشی و زیر اعدام و یا اعمال فشار و فحاشی به زنان و آوردن فشار بر برخی از آنان برای اعترافات شرم‌آور و نظایر آن در رژیم قبل نیز کم‌سابقه یا بی‌سابقه بوده است. من نمی‌دانم بر حاکمان ما چه رفته است که برای حفظ قدرت دو روزه دنیایی این طور قید هرگونه اخلاق و مذهب را زده‌اند و از هر روش وابزاری برای ادامه قدرت خود استفاده می‌کنند. ما یادمان نرفته است که قبل از انقلاب چه طور دیگران را نقد می‌کردیم که هدف، وسیله را توجیه نمی‌کند. “
با ۴۷ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش سیاست
لینک مستقیم
04/19/2014 11:18 AM
:: نتایج کامل و عملکرد تیم‌های آسیایی در ادوار جام‌جهانی +جدول
تاکنون 12 تیم از قاره آسیا و اقیانوسیه در 13 دوره جام جهانی حضور پیدا کرده اند و در برخی ادوار نتایج بسیار خوبی گرفته اند که تعجب و تحسین همگان را در پی داشته است، هرچند در برخی ادوار نیز با دریافت گل های فراوان عنوان زنگ تفریح جام جهانی را به خود اختصاص داده اند. از توفان زرد تا زنگ تفریح جام؛ به گزارش شبکه خبری صبح تهران :جام جهانی 2014 فوتبال از 23 خرداد 93 در برزیل آغاز خواهد شد و تیم‌های ملی ایران، کره جنوبی، ژاپن و استرالیا از پهناورترین قاره جهان در بیستمین دوره مسابقات فوتبال جام‌جهانی حاضر خواهند بود. اردن که نتایج نسبتا خوبی در مقدماتی گرفته بود و تیم خوب ازبکستان را نیز در پلی آف آسیا شکست داده بود و امید داشت برای اولین بار به این تورنمنت مهم برسد، در گام آخر برابر اروگوئه کم آورد تا نیم سهمیه آسیا به یک سهمیه تبدیل نشود و قهرمان 2 دوره جام جهانی به عنوان تیم پنجم آمریکای جنوبی و برای دوازدهمین بار به برزیل برود.
با ۱۷ امتیاز و ۱ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش ورزش
لینک مستقیم
04/19/2014 11:18 AM
:: افشاگری فجایع عجیب در اردوی تیم‌ملی
در حالی که تمامی کارشناسان به زمان و مکان اردوی کنونی تیم ملی ایراد گرفته و کی روش را متهم نموده اند که با تصمیمات غلط و مشکوکش به فوتبال ایران ضربه زده، عکس های دیده شده از تمرینات تیم ملی در آفریقای جنوبی بیش از پیش ادعای کارشناسان را تایید کرده است. چیزی که بیش از همه در این عکس ها نمود دارد زمین ناهمواری است که بازیکنان در آن مشغولند و واضح است که تیم ملی در زمین مخصوص کریکت که ورزش ملی کشور آفریقای جنوبی است در حال آماده سازی است و البته با امکانات بسیار ضعیف. اما با همه این اوصاف، اینکه کی روش چرا اصرار به برگزاری این اردو در آفریقای جنوبی داشته است دو دلیل بسیار مهم دارد. اول اینکه خانواده کی روش هم اکنون در کشور آفریقای جنوبی به سر می برند و جالب است بدانید که محل اقامت آنها در هتل پنج ستاره تیم ملی است.
با ۱۸ امتیاز و ۲ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش ورزش
لینک مستقیم
04/19/2014 11:17 AM
:: خیابان های شهر و سیاهچال ها
خیابان های شهرپرشده از سیاهچال های نا امنی و چکاوک های خوف ،خنیای مرگ می خوانند بر سر گور آرزوهایمان…در میدان محمدیه فریادی را مقابل انظار دار می زنند و در مسجد شهر نگاه یک مومن ....................
با ۳۱ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش هنر و ادبیات
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04/19/2014 11:17 AM
:: ضزب المثل های ترکی خراسان (روستای گریوان)
"زبان سگ را فقط صاحبش می فهمد"، "مال می رود به یک طرف، گمان می رود به هزار طرف"، "از سلطان محمود بزرگتر خداست" ...
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04/19/2014 11:14 AM
:: نشریه شماره ۶۱ ژورنال منتشر شد!
در این شماره نشریه میخوانید: وا اسلاما!٬ اوین آخرین جام زهر حکومت اسلامی٬ گابریل گارسیا مارکز«جادوی واقعیت»٬ شنود اسلامی
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04/19/2014 11:13 AM
:: فولاد در آسیا میلیاردر شد
تیم فولاد خوزستان با نتایج کسب شده در مرحله گروهی لیگ قهرمانان آسیا و صعود از گروه خود با درآمدی 300 هزار دلاری پر درآمدترین نماینده ایران در دوره فعلی لیگ قهرمانان آسیا محسوب می‌شود.
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04/19/2014 11:13 AM
:: محمدرضا گلزار: یار دوازدهم تیم ملی فوتبال
گلزار خواستار حضور علی کریمی در تیم ملی شد// این روزها که بازار خط خوردن بازیکنان ملی پوش یا خداحافظی تعدادی آنان از اردوی تیم ملی فوتبال ایران داغ است، تعدادی از هنرمندان اعلام کرده‌اند که در جام جهانی برزیل همراه این تیم خواهند بود.
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04/19/2014 11:12 AM
:: چند نکته درباره سیاره نویافته کپلر-۱۸۶f
سیاره ی کپلر-۱۸۶f نخستین سیاره ی یافته شده ایست که اندازه ای تقریبا برابر با زمین دارد و در منطقه ی زیست پذیر پیرامون یک ستاره - به جز خورشید- به سر می برد. این دنیای دوردست با بهره از داده‌های فضاپیمای پرکار شکارگر سیاره ی کپلر یافته شد. این سیاره به گرد ستاره ی مادریش می چرخد که یک ستاره ی کوتوله‌ی سرخ خنک و کم نور، از گونه ی کوتوله های رده ی طیفی M است. جرم و بزرگی این ستاره به اندازه ی نصف جرم و بزرگی خورشید است و با فاصله ی حدود ۵۰۰ سال نوری از زمین، در صورت فلکی ماکیان دیده می شود. کوتوله های M گونه ای رایج از ستارگانند و حدود ۷۰ درصد ستارگان کهکشان اه شیری را تشکیل می دهند. کپلر-۱۸۶f در منطقه ی زیست پذیر یا دامنه ی زندگی این ستاره جای دارد، دامنه ای که در آن دما به اندازه ای هست که آب مایع سطحی بتواند وجود داشته باشد. مدار این سیاره به ستاره اش نزدیک است، تنها حدود ۵۳ میلیون کیلومتر (تقریبا به اندازه ی فاصله ی خورشید تا تیر) و هر ۱۳۰ روز یک بار به گرد آن می چرخد. تا جایی که می دانیم، چهار سیاره ی دیگر نیز در این سامانه حضور دارند. هر چهارتای آن ها کمی از زمین بزرگ ترند و چنانچه در این نگاره های زیبای هنری می بینید، در مدارهایی بسیار نزدیک تر از آن به گرد ستاره می چرخند.گرچه دانشمندان از بزرگی و مدار سیاره ی کپلر-۱۸۶f آگاهند ولی جرم و ساختار آن هنوز ناشناخته است، زیرا این آگاهی‌ها را نمی توان با کمک فضاپیمای کپلر که از شیوه ی گذر سیاره از برابر ستاره بهره می برد، به دست آورد. با این حال، مدل ها نشان می دهند که این سیاره می تواند سنگی باشد و لایه ی هوا (جو) هم داشته باشد، که این ویژگی ها می‌توانند آن را همانندترین فراسیاره به زمین که تاکنون شناخته شده کنند.
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04/19/2014 11:09 AM
:: ایران کشوری زیبا با مردمی فوق‌العاده است/دژآگه :ما هم شانس داریم مثل بوسنی و نیجریه
روزنامه گاردین در گزارشی به بررسی شرایط اشکان دژاگه پرداخت. هافبک کناری فولام با حمایت از فلیکس ماگات در خصوص فصل پرفراز و نشیب این تیم گفت: واقعاً اوضاع بدی در طول این فصل داشتیم، جنب‌و‌جوش لازم را نداشتیم و کسب پیروزی را فراموش کرده بودیم ولی با حضور ماگات اوضاع تغییر کرد.
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04/19/2014 11:08 AM
:: گزارش تصویری تمرینات تیم ملی در آفریقای جنوبی
تمرینات تیم ملی فوتبال در آفریقای جنوبی زیر نظر کارلوس کی روش پیگیری می شود.آن چه بیش از هرچیزی در این تصاویر مشخص است تعداد کم بازیکنان است.
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04/19/2014 11:08 AM
:: برای گابریل گارسیا مارکز
روایتت می کنیم/ تویی که نیک بختی را/ به برآمدن دوست داشتنی ها می دانستی/ و هیچ گاه از بالا به پایین ندیدی!/ پرواز را بدون ترس خواستی/ تا عشق تنها توان جنگیدن باشد/ و دوستی واقعی ، دستانت را بگیرد/ تا قلب انسان را لمس کند/ و من گریه نمی کنم بعد از تو/ تو را به یاد می آورم و می خندم/ تو گفتی بخند ، شاید کسی عاشق لبخند تو باشد!/ نگران نباش ،بعد از تو/ ما بزرگترین اتفاق زندگی ات را می نویسیم/ حتی اگر نباشی/ و به پاس پرداختنت به عشق ،/ همیشه حضور داری/ تا آینده ارث هیچ کس نباشد/ تصمیمات بزرگت را با قلبت گرفتی/ زیستن را همیشه برای باز گفتن زیستی.........................
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04/19/2014 11:07 AM
:: تقدیر دراویش زندانی از ایستادگی مهدی کروبی
محمد حسین کروبی فرزند مهدی کروبی، روز گذشته با حضور در بیمارستان شهدای تجریش با آقایان حمید رضا مرادی، مصطفی دانشجو و افشین کرم پور از دراویش گنابادی و وکلای دربند که به علت بیماری از زندان به این بیمارستان اعزام شده اند ملاقات نمود. به گزارش سحام٬‌ محمد حسین کروبی در این ملاقات با بیان اینکه پدرم همواره در ملاقات ها پیگیر وضعیت زندانیان جنبش است، به این نکته اشاره نمود که: ”ایشان به حمایت دراویش در زمان انتخابات افتخار می کند و استقامت و همدلی و اتحاد دروایش در برابر فشارهای وارده در سال های اخیر را که بخصوص به دلیل نقش قعال آنان در انتخابات ۸۸ تشدید شده، تحسین می نماید.” دراویش گنابادی زندانی نیز در این دیدار ضمن گزارش وضعیت دراویش در زندان های اوین، رجایی شهر، عادل آباد و… و محدودیت هایی که برای مشایخ این سلسله ایجاد شده از تلاش های آقای کروبی در دفاع از حقوق دراویش و ایستادگی وی بر سر عهدی که با ملت و حامیانش بسته بود تقدیر نمودند. مهدی کروبی در سالهای گذشته بارها نسبت به فشارهای وارده بر دراویش موضع گیری نموده بود که به عنوان نمونه می توان به اعتراضات وی در جریان حمله به حسینیه دراویش در قم و بروجرد و یا نامه اعتراض آمیز ایشان به وزیر اطلاعات وقت در مورد موج بازداشت دراویش در دوران قبل از حصر اشاره نمود. در نتیجه این همدلی ها دراویش سلسله های مختلف علی الخصوص دراویش گنابادی در جریان انتخابات سال ۸۸ قاطعانه از ایشان حمایت نمودند و در جریان حوادث بعد از انتخابات نیز ده ها نفر از آنان بازداشت و زندانی شدند. وکلای دراویش گنابادی در پایان این دیدار ابراز امیدواری کردند که هر چی زودتر رهبران جنبش و زندانیان سیاسی از حصر و حبس رها شوند. در این عیادت آقایان عبدالله مومنی و علی خدابخش از هم بندان سابق دراویش زندانی که به تازگی از زندان آزاد شده اند نیز به همراه محمدحسین کروبی حضور داشتند.
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04/19/2014 11:06 AM
:: قیمت خودرو شنبه ۳۰ اسفند ۱۳۹۳
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04/19/2014 11:05 AM
:: جنایت سازمانیافته در بند 350 اوین
لیلا جدیدی:: فعالیتها و تلاشهای گسترده فعالان سیاسی و حقوق بشری و از سوی دیگر، فشار کشورهای غربی علیه اعدام ریحانه، مقاومت، اعتصاب غذای 40 روزه شاهرخ زمانی و حمایت وسیع از وی که هر دو به عقب نشینی - اگرچه موقت – دستگاه سرکوب ختم شد، رژیم زخم خورده را به واکنشی زبونانه و جنایتکارانه کشاند. روز پنجشنبه 28 فروردین یک بار دیگر و این بار وحشیانه و خشونت بار تر، جمهوری اسلامی در برابر مقاومت زندانیان سیاسی، دست به خونبار ترین جنایات خود از این نوع زد و با افسار گسیختگی تمام به جان زندانیان سیاسی بند 350 اوین افتاد. خرده شیشه ها و ضربات باتوم بر بدن زندانیان سیاسی، سبب حمله قلبی، جراحتهایی بر سر و صورت، شکستگی سر و قفسه سینه، کبودی و تورم و پارگی عروق شده و در حالیکه زمین محوطه هواخوری و راهروها به خون زندانیان بی دفاع آغشته بود، آنها را راهی سلول انفرادی کردند. بر اساس گزارشهای رسیده، مزدوران خامنه ای اقدام به تخریب وسایل زندانیان کردند، لباسهای آنها را از هم دریدند، سیم وسایل برقی را کنده و مواد غذایی زندانیان را از بین بردند، ظروف را شکستند و دست نوشته ‌های آنان را با خود بردند. در واکنش به بازتاب گسترده و بین المللی جنایت رژیم در زندان اوین، غلامحسین اسماعیلی، رییس سازمان زندانهای رژیم، ارتکاب این اعمال جنایتکارانه را تکذیب کرده و به "اخبار ضد انقلابها" نسبت داد. در همین حال سازمان عفو بین الملل نیز با انتشار بیانیه ای جمهوری اسلامی را به نقض حقوق بشر متهم کرده و رفتار ضد انسانی آن در زندانها را به شدت محکوم کرد. سمیه عالمی، همسر امین چالاکی، در شکواییه ای روحانی را به پاسخگویی در برابر این حمله وحشیانه که "خلاف قولهای انتخاباتی" وی است، خواند . وی همچنین "مراجع عظامی که سکوت کرده اند"، "دولت آبادی، دادستان تهران" و" نمایندگان مجلس" را مورد بازخواست قرار داده و نقش آنان و سکوت شان را به باد پرسش گرفت. او هشدار داد: "هموطنان ما این فشارهای وحشیانه و ظالمانه را فراموش نمی کنند." شایان توجه است که همزمان با حمله به زندانیان سیاسی اوین، رژیم دست به ارتکاب اعدام گروهی 4 زندانی در زندان مرکزی بندرعباس نیز زده است. سه تن از مقتولان در هنگام بازداشت 18 ساله بودند. همچنین یک نفر هم بعد از 2 دقیقه که به دار آویخته شده بوده، حکم اعدام وی به تعویق می افتد. وی 60 سال دارد و 18 سال را در زندان سپری کرده و اکنون در وضعیت وخیمی در بیمارستان بسر می برد. تمامی این اقدامات غیر انسانی نشان هراس و وحشت جمهوری اسلامی از نیرو و مقاومت مردم دارد. از این رو رژیم برای هر گامی که به پس بر می دارد، به ویژه وقتی همراه با جام زهرآگین هسته ای باشد، با تهاجم خونین و بزدلانه علیه آگاه ترین، مقاوم ترین و سرسخت ترین مخالفانش تلاش در حفظ تعادل و دور کردن مردم از حریم قدرتش می کند. ما به همراه همه ایرانیان آزادیخواه در داخل و در تبعید، ضمن محکوم کردن این جنایات، به افشاگری، اعتراض و مقاومت در برابر رژیم ضدانسانی ولایت فقیه ادامه می دهیم و همگان را به مبارزه فعال علیه آن فرامی خوانیم.
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04/19/2014 11:04 AM
:: این "من سیتی" پولدار!
به تازگی کارشناسان « Sporting Intelligence » تحقیقاتی انجام داده اند مبنی بر اینکه چه ورزشی و اصولا چه باشگاهی بیشترین پول را به طور میانگین به بازیکنانش می دهد.
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04/19/2014 11:04 AM
:: سفیر پیشین امریکا در سازمان ملل متحد مطرح کرد: پوتین به امریکا می خندد
"زلمای خلیل زاد" نماینده پیشی امریکا در سازمان ملل متحد در مقاله ای به دولت "اوباما" توصیه می کند که در کنار تحریم اقتصادی روسیه به ارائه کمک های نظامی و مالی به دولت موقت اوکراین ادامه دهد.
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04/19/2014 11:03 AM
:: کارت هدیه 300 هزار تومانی وزیر نیرو به همه کارمندان +سند / بیش از 9 میلیارد بار مالی این حاتم بخشی
طبق بررسی های سال 1387، تعداد کارمندان وزارت نیرو بیش از 30 هزار نفر است که با احتساب هر نفر 300 هزار تومان (بدون در نظر گرفتن موضوعاتی چون افزایش کارمندان طی 6 سال گذشته و رقم پرداختی بیشتر به کارمندان زن) این رقم بالغ بر 9 میلیارد تومان می شود.
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04/19/2014 10:27 AM
:: قیمت طلا ، قیمت سکه و قیمت ارز در بازار روز شنبه، ۳۰ فروردین ۱۳۹۳

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04/19/2014 09:59 AM
سرگرمی :: کدخدامنشی روحانی (کارتون)
روحانی به فرماندهان سپاه: من از شما خواهش می‌کنم، تقاضا می‌کنم، یه فرصتی به من بدید، استدعا می‌کنم، من اصلا نوکر... (کارتون هما)
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04/19/2014 09:58 AM
:: به تصویر کشیدن جنگ به روشی کاملا متفاوت به دست یک هنرمند روسی

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04/19/2014 09:50 AM
:: یک نماینده مجلس تعداد کسانی که دولت خواستار حذف یارانه آنان برای رسیدن به بودجه مورد نظر است را فاش کرد

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04/19/2014 09:39 AM
:: گلزار:آرزو می‌کنم، علی کریمی و همچنین مهدی رحمتی به تیم ملی فوتبال دعوت شوند
محمدرضا گلزار با بیان اینکه شانس صعود تیم ملی فوتبال ایران به مرحله دوم رقابت‌های جام جهانی زیاد است‌، گفت: آرزو می‌کنم، علی کریمی و همچنین مهدی رحمتی به تیم ملی فوتبال دعوت شوند.
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04/19/2014 09:23 AM
سرگرمی :: سرخط خبرها (۱۵) (طنز)
- آیت‌الله نوری همدانی: بانک‌ها اسلامی نیستند. / باید همه آن‌ها را ختنه کرد! // - هشدار تازه اوباما به روسیه. / - اگه باز از این کارا بکنی جیزت می‌کنم ها! // - روحانی: توافق نهایی یعنی رفع همه تحریم‌ها. / - صنار بده آش به همین خیال باش! حسن، بچه گیر آوردی؟!...
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04/19/2014 09:23 AM
سرگرمی :: حرف آخر خامنه‌ای (کارتون)
حداد عادل به خامنه‌ای: آقا تکلیف ریچارد فرای... (کارتون هما)
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04/19/2014 09:20 AM
:: موج سیاه وسیع فیس‌بوکی در اعتراض به پنجشنبه‌ سیاه ۳۵۰
در پی انتشار فراخوانی در فیس‌بوک و در اعتراض به ضرب و شتم زندانیان بند ۳۵۰ زندان اوین در روز پنجشنبه، تعداد زیادی از ایرانیان عکس پروفایل فیس‌بوک خود را به رنگ سیاه تغییر دادند. همراهان این حرکت نمادین خواستار بازگشت زودهنگام چندده زندانی بند ۳۵۰ از انفرادی به بند عمومی شده‌اند. به گزارش رسیده به کلمه تا کنون دهها تن از شخصیتها و نخبگان سیاسی و مدنی به این حرکت پیوسته اند. تصاویر سیاه پروفایل پیوستگانِ به این موجِ اعتراضِ مدنی با این متن کوتاه همراه است: «در اعتراض به تهاجم بی‌شرمانه‌ی بی‌سابقه به بند ۳۵۰ اوین و اعلام همبستگی با این زندانیان بی‌دفاع، تا زمان خروج برادرانمان از سلول انفرادی تصویر ‍این پروفایل سیاه می‌‌ماند.»
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04/19/2014 09:18 AM
:: علت چشمک ستارگان چیست؟
در واقع جو زمین مانع عظیمی در زندگی یک ستاره شناس محسوب می شود! زیرا یکی از ویژگی های رنجش آورش این است
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04/19/2014 09:02 AM
:: یورش وحشیانه به زندانیان بند ۳۵۰ زندان اوین
تهاجم امروز در پی اعتراض و مقاومت زندانیان در برابر برنامه خشن بازرسی به وقوع پیوست و بیش از پنج ساعت به طول انجامید. ماموران از کلیه عملیات خود فیلم و عکس تهیه کرده اند. شدت برخورد و خونریزی در بند ۳۵۰ به حدی بود که در هنگام انتقال زندانیان مجروح به انفرادی و بهداری زندان، مینی بوس حامل آنها خونین شد. همچنین محوطه هواخوری این بند نیز به خون زندانیان آغشته شد. پارگی رگ دست امید بهروزی، شکستگی دنده اسماعیل برزگری، شکستگی سر اکبر امینی، یک مورد حمله قلبی منجر به اعزام به سی سی یو، چندین مورد شکستگی و جراحت انگشتان دست و پا، جراحت و خونریزی صورت و آثار کبودی ناشی از باتوم بر روی بدن تعداد زیادی از زندانیان وجود دارد، از جمله آثار تهاجم پنجشنبه در بند ۳۵۰ است. براساس این گزارش، زندانیانی که به انفرادی منتقل شده اند پس از انتقال از تونل سربازان باتوم به دست و ضرب و شتم شدید با دستبند و چشم بند به انفرادی ۲۴۰ و یا مکان دیگری منتقل شده اند؛ از وصعیت سلامتی این افراد اطلاعی در دست نیست بخشی از ضرب و جرح زندانیان که تنها رفتار اعتراضیشان سرودخوانی بود، در هواخوری بند و بخش دیگری نیز در اتاقها و سالن ها صورت گرفت. سربازان و لباس شخصی ها عمدتا سر زندانیان را از بالای پله ها هدف باتوم قرار داده اند. سرهنگ امانیان مسول کل حفاظت زندانهای تهران و قبادی مسول حفاظت زندان اوین از نزدیک شاهد و آمر این رویداد یوده اند عبدالفتاح سلطانی، محمد امین هادوی، سعید متین پور، بهنام ابراهیم زاده، بهزاد عرب گل، هوتن دولتی در میان ۳۲ انتقال یافته به انفرادی هستند
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04/19/2014 09:02 AM
:: سیاسی اش نکنید!
"سیاسی اش نکنید"، "شلوغ نکنید"، "رسانه ایش نکنید"! اینها کدهای یک جنبش سیاسی معین است، جنبش ملی اسلامی، جنبش حفظ نظام، جنبشی که یک سرش دو خردادی ها هستند و سابقه شان را در شکل دادن به حکومت و قتل عام های دهه شصت همه به یاد دارند و سر دیگرش جبهه ملی چی ها، توده ای ها و اکثریتی ها، خیل روشنفکران و نویسندگان و ادبا و شعرا و هنرمندان این جنبش از دولت آبادی تا شیرین عبادی و محافل و "شخصیت"های این جنبش در داخل و خارج کشور. منظور از شلوغ نکنید و سیاسی اش نکنید این است که قوه قضائیه را تحریک نکنید، با نفس قصاص و اعدام و سنگسار کاری نداشته باشید، با بنیادهای حکومت در نیفتید و کلا فعالیت غیر قانونی و سرنگونی طلبانه نکنید. در جامعه ای که همه چیز سیاسی است، عبارت "سیاسی اش نکنید" دفاع شرمگین از حکومت است.
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04/19/2014 08:42 AM
سرگرمی :: هفته‌خوانی: هفته دفن ایران‌نشناس بزرگ! (طنز)
... من نمی‌دانم کدام شیرپاکتی خورده‌ای به این مرحوم مغفور جنت‌مکان ریچارد فرای رضی‌الله عنه لقب ایران‌شناس داده بود! به اعتقاد این حقیر هفته‌زاده، این مرحوم اصلا نه ایران را می‌شناخت و نه ایرانی‌جماعت از نوع ترمز بریده بسیجی‌اش را!...
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04/19/2014 09:33 AM
Fiat Chrysler strikes deal to produce Jeeps in China
MILAN (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler has reached an agreement to start producing Jeep vehicles in China with partner Guangzhou Automobile Group Co , the companies said on Saturday, as Fiat tries to catch up with competitors in a fast-growing market.







04/19/2014 06:42 AM
VW to keep adding Chinese capacity amid double-digit growth
BEIJING (Reuters) - Volkswagen will keep adding capacity in China as the German group is counting on double-digit growth in the biggest auto market, helped by strong economic growth in interior regions.

04/18/2014 08:23 PM
AMR loses bid to terminate retiree benefits
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. bankruptcy judge largely declined on Friday to rule that former American Airlines parent company AMR Corp had a unilateral right to terminate benefits for nearly 47,000 retirees.







04/18/2014 05:10 PM
Rajaratnam's brother loses bid to dismiss insider trading charges
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, on Friday lost a bid to dismiss some of the insider trading charges leveled against him last year.

04/18/2014 03:05 PM
Exclusive: Biogen prices hemophilia drug on par with older therapies
(Reuters) - Biogen Idec Inc is pricing its newly approved long-acting hemophilia drug, Alprolix, to cost U.S. patients, and insurers, about the same per year as older, less convenient therapies whose price can reach about $300,000 annually.







04/18/2014 02:20 PM
Brazilian tycoon Batista investigated for financial crimes: reports
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil´s federal police have opened an investigation into former billionaire Eike Batista for financial crimes, including insider trading, manipulation of markets and money laundering, Brazilian media reported on Friday.







04/18/2014 01:06 PM
Amazon's tax-free European profits drop after IRS clamp-down
LONDON (Reuters) - The amount of money Amazon.com Inc reports through a tax-exempt vehicle in Europe has dropped sharply in the past two years, even as European sales jumped, after the U.S. tax authority tightened rules it felt were being abused to shift profits.

04/18/2014 12:51 PM
Auto airbag maker Continental named in GM recall suit
(Reuters) - Plaintiffs' lawyers are seeking to draw Continental Automotive Systems U.S., the maker of airbag systems in recalled General Motors Co vehicles, into litigation over an ignition-switch defect that has been linked to 13 deaths.

04/18/2014 11:41 AM
Lululemon yoga pants lawsuits in U.S. win final dismissals
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has issued final dismissals of lawsuits accusing Lululemon Athletica Inc and various company officials of defrauding shareholders by concealing defects in yoga pants.







04/18/2014 10:19 AM
Monte Paschi approves plan to increase cash call to 5 billion euros
MILAN (Reuters) - The board of Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena on Friday approved a proposal to boost the size of a share sale it is planning to 5 billion euros ($6.9 billion) to help cover any gaps a Europe-wide bank check might find in its finances.







04/18/2014 08:57 AM
Audi expects to sell half million cars in China this year
BEIJING (Reuters) - Volkswagen's luxury division Audi plans to sell about half a million cars this year in China, the world's biggest auto market, and raise the number of its Chinese dealers to 500 by 2017.

04/18/2014 08:03 AM
GM could benefit, too, from an ignition-switch victims fund
(Reuters) - If General Motors Co creates a fund to compensate victims of its faulty ignition switches, an option that a top legal adviser suggested it is exploring, the company could give up strong defenses to a wave of lawsuits. But it could stand to gain even more.

04/18/2014 06:37 AM
Compensation battle rages four years after BP's U.S. oil spill
(Reuters) - Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over.







04/18/2014 05:34 AM
Japan investment in Southeast Asia surges amid China slump
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese companies' investments in Southeast Asia surged last year to almost three times the amount invested in China, after relations between Beijing and Tokyo soured in 2012 and Chinese labor costs rose, a government agency of Japan said on Friday.

04/18/2014 05:31 AM
Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence about Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley, according to a court document filed late on Thursday by employees suing the firms.







04/18/2014 03:37 AM
The robot is ready - so when will deep sea mining start?
NEWCASTLE, England/LONDON (Reuters) - The world's first deep sea mining robot sits idle on a British factory floor, waiting to claw up high grade copper and gold from the seabed off Papua New Guinea (PNG) - when a wrangle over terms is solved.

04/18/2014 12:28 AM
Japan, U.S. trade talks in stalemate, ministers to meet again: Japan
WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S.-Japan talks aimed at a trade deal seen as vital to a broader regional pact are in stalemate, Japan's economy minister said, as negotiators struggle to narrow gaps ahead of a summit between the countries' leaders.

04/17/2014 07:20 PM
Wall Street Week Ahead: Spring fever brings hope for U.S. earnings
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Earnings season shifts into high gear next week, and with nearly one-third of S&P 500 names set to post results, investors hope the news provides a catalyst to buy stocks and leave the market's recent weakness in the dust.







04/17/2014 06:25 PM
Disney sees operating income growth at cable networks
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's cable networks are expected to record high single-digit growth in operating income and domestic affiliate revenue from fiscal 2014 through 2016, Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo told investors on Thursday.

04/17/2014 06:20 PM
Retailer Michaels Stores confirms payment card data breach
(Reuters) - Michaels Stores Inc, the biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer, on Thursday confirmed that there was a security breach at certain systems that process payment cards at its U.S. stores and that of its unit, Aaron Brothers.







04/17/2014 05:54 PM
Apache CEO, Vermont activist build alliance on climate issues
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Steve Farris runs a $33 billion Texas oil and gas company and turns, for advice, to a bearded Vermont environmentalist.

04/17/2014 05:48 PM
Ford, IBM to face renewed U.S. lawsuit over apartheid-era abuses
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp will again have to face a U.S. lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, despite a series of recent court decisions limiting the right to pursue such cases.







04/17/2014 05:36 PM
U.S. judge declines to order 'park it now' notices for GM cars
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday rejected a bid to compel General Motors Co to tell customers to stop driving millions of cars that have been recalled for defective ignition switches.







04/17/2014 05:27 PM
Exclusive: GM says recalled cars safe, but has not tested for knee-bump danger
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors says that cars being recalled because of faulty ignition switches can be driven safely before repairs, based on more than 80 tests, but the automaker has not addressed a problem long known to potentially shut off the engine: a simple bump from a driver's knee.

04/17/2014 05:24 PM
Ex-Goldman director Gupta starts prison term on June 17
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta is expected to begin his two-year prison term on June 17 for insider trading.

04/19/2014 10:46 AM
AllCast's screen-mirroring magic arrives on Amazon's Fire TV App Store
Been putting off sideloading AllCast's SDK to your brand new Amazon Fire TV? Well, friend, your procrastination has paid off. Now, all you have to do to install the casting and screen-mirroring app is download it straight from the Amazon App Store....

04/19/2014 09:27 AM
EFF and Sunlight Foundation come together to build Contact-Congress
If you've never contacted your congress person then you might not realize how difficult our politicians have made it to get a hold of them. There are 535 members of the House and Senate all whom have some arcane contact form on their websites that...

04/19/2014 05:18 AM
Irish school children are building worlds for the Oculus Rift
If games, wildlife documentaries and virtual strolls in the park aren't enough to validate virtual reality for you, try this one: educational motivation. School children in Ireland have been using a open source version of Second Life to learn coding,...

04/18/2014 11:34 PM
Beats Music update lets you subscribe from inside the iOS app
Odds are that you weren't riveted by Beats Music when it first arrived, but the streaming service has just delivered a pair of big updates that may give you a good excuse to tune in. For the iOS app, the biggest improvement is visible when you're...

04/18/2014 09:37 PM
Daily Roundup: Xperia Z2 review, Oculus VR lets a terminal patient travel and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all...

04/18/2014 08:18 PM
Nike reportedly killing the Fuelband to focus on fitness software
Just days after Nike announced the launch of its Fuel Lab location in San Francisco to enhance partnerships with other digital services for athletes, there's a report that it's fired much of the team behind its FuelBand wristwear. CNET reports that,...

04/18/2014 08:15 PM
Hide your stash, heat-seeking drones are helping thugs hijack UK weed crops
Criminals are dicks. That much we all know is true. But now these dicks are using heat-sensing drones to pull off "sophisticated" heists of weed farms (yes, that weed) in the United Kingdom, as local paper Halesowen News discovered. Consider this...

04/18/2014 07:02 PM
Labels claim Pandora owes money for streaming old songs, probably won't get it
Pandora can't catch a break, it seems. Just weeks after the streaming radio service escaped paying higher royalties to songwriters, record companies and musicians have sued it in a New York court for allegedly violating state copyright laws by...

04/18/2014 05:49 PM
DARPA envisions a smarter, safer autopilot
Autonomous aircraft serve their purpose, but there's no question that pilotless passenger flights are a long way off, if they ever become a reality. Still, there's obviously room for improvement when it comes to on-board systems that assist pilots in...

04/18/2014 05:21 PM
Tubecore wants you to hack and mod its beautiful, modular speaker
Let's be honest: Wireless speakers are a dime a dozen. The options are seemingly endless, and new ones arrive on an almost daily basis. Companies have begun to push the boundaries of design as of late, making options that are an aesthetic step above...

04/18/2014 04:52 PM
AT&T adds more data and a hotspot option to prepaid GoPhone plans
AT&T is adding more data to its GoPhone prepaid smartphone plans without raising monthly fees in the process. If you're currently paying $60 a month for 2GB, your allotment will jump to 2.5 gigs, while those on the $40, 250MB plan will now get 500MB...

04/18/2014 04:23 PM
This enormous gas tank is now a wondrous, isolating work of art (video)
Once it stored enormous quantities of blast furnace and coal gas, but these days the Gasometer Oberhausen is a 385 foot tall cylindrical art gallery. Since the early 90s, the gargantuan storage tank has been host to more than a dozen art exhibitions,...

04/18/2014 04:01 PM
Engadget Podcast 393 - 4.18.14
We have less libations, but more tech-related news than last week's peaty podcast and that's just fine for your sleep-deprived hosts. First up is some informed speculation on Amazon's new smartphone, based on a few inconclusive photos that recently...

04/18/2014 03:36 PM
HTC hires marketing exec who led Samsung to smartphone dominance
It's no secret, HTC has an image problem. Despite consistently creating some of our favorite phones, it's failed to reach the heights of popularity of manufacturers like Samsung. That could soon change. In what is almost certainly not a coincidence,...

04/18/2014 03:05 PM
Watch SpaceX's second attempt at launching a reusable rocket (update: launched!)
After many "Grasshopper" tests, SpaceX's first real try at launching a reusable rocket will attempt flight again in just a few minutes -- watch the live stream here or embedded after the break. Scrubbed due to a helium leak a couple of days ago, the...

04/18/2014 02:24 PM
Camera deals of the week: 4.18.14
Snatching up a new camera can be a considerable investment, especially if you're after a unit that combines stellar images with a host of features. Fret not friends: We're here to help. Just beyond the break, you'll find a handful of photo gadgets...

04/18/2014 01:51 PM
Facebook Paper got its first big update today, but is anyone using it?
Here's a shocker: Facebook's first major update to Paper, its socially augmented news-reading app, makes it more social. Specifically, the app's 1.1 update now allows users to comment on posts using photos, as well as added birthday and event...

04/18/2014 01:00 PM
The Open Source Initiative hopes public awareness is Heartbleed's 'silver lining'
​Looking for a positive take to cut though all the negative press that Heartbleed has been getting? Then the Open Source Initiative (OSI) has one. The news has been full of stories about the exploit in OpenSSL (itself, an open-source project) that...

04/18/2014 12:36 PM
FCC sets up the 'incentive auction' that will lead to better wireless internet for everyone
Last week at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show, FCC head Tom Wheeler pushed broadcasters to loosen their grip on spectrum that the agency plans to auction off to give wireless internet room to grow. Now, he's laid out a draft of the...

04/18/2014 12:00 PM
Sony Xperia Z2 review: a big, powerful slab of a phone
It's been nearly three years since I reviewed the Xperia Neo, manufactured by what was then Sony Ericsson. The Neo represented just the second generation of Xperia phones running on Android, from a period when Sony was finding its feet in the world...

04/18/2014 11:30 AM
The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!
After last week's Very Special Episode, we've grabbed a Hair of the Dog (or two...or three), a bit of rest, and we're back for a regular ol' episode of The Engadget Podcast. We're discussing a triplet of topics that are assuredly close to your heart...

04/18/2014 11:27 AM
Elite soldiers will soon ride into battle on stealthy hybrid motorcycles
The US' special operations forces frequently can't rely on conventional ground transportation for their covert ops -- a loud engine is guaranteed to blow their cover. To tackle this problem, DARPA has just awarded Logos Technologies a contract to...

04/18/2014 10:43 AM
Oculus Rift helps terminally ill woman take one last stroll in the sun
A terminally ill woman has reminded us of the limitless potential for devices like the Oculus Rift beyond just gaming and entertainment. After Roberta Firstenberg's cancer treatments failed last year, she was told she had just a few months to live....

04/18/2014 10:11 AM
Samsung's Milk Music will soon cost $4 per month to listen ad-free
You know what they say about all good things in life. Samsung has been offering an ad-free version of its Milk Music service for no charge since launch, but the company has posted a new infographic revealing that Americans will soon have to pay $4...

04/18/2014 10:05 AM
Google kicks off Chromecast offers program with £5 of free Play credit
With Google's Chromecast streaming dongle now fully settled in the UK, the great provider (of search results) has kicked off a promotional program rewarding new and old customers alike. You'll find the offer highlighted in the Play store, where...

04/19/2014 06:59 AM
'Slumping' Barbie sales hurt toy giant Mattle's Q1 earnings
New York, Apr 19 (ANI): Toymaker Mattle's sales of its iconic Barbie dolls have reportedly tumbled 14 percent in the first quarter. According to New York Daily News, the company's worldwide sales fell 5 percent to 946.2 million dollars and Mattel Inc. reported a net loss of 11 million dollars. Meanwhile, senior research analyst Stephanie Wissink at Piper Jaffray said that Barbie is competing with a lot of other girl brands that didn't exist previously. Meanwhile, Toymaker Mattel said that weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss of 11 million dollars, adding that in the all-important holiday quarter, its net sales had fallen 6 percent, the report added.
04/18/2014 09:46 PM
5 features an Amazon phone might offer

FILE - This Sept. 28, 2011 file photo shows the Amazon logo on display at a news conference in New York. Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with several tech blogs speculating that the device could be due out this year. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.



04/18/2014 08:04 PM
Providence, RI, sues firms over stock trades
Providence, R.I., is suing dozens of Wall Street banks and other financial companies over high-frequency trading.
04/18/2014 07:43 PM
Exchanges, brokerages hit with high-speed trading class action
Dozens of the largest U.S. stock exchanges, brokerages and high-frequency trading firms were hit with a class action lawsuit by the capital of the state of Rhode Island, accusing them of manipulating the U.S. securities markets. The lawsuit was filed on Friday in Manhattan federal district court, as the high-speed trading industry came under greater scrutiny following the publication last month of author Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt." A number of regulators have said they are probing the industry, including the Justice Department, Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodities Futures Exchange Commission. The proposed securities class action was brought by the city of Providence, Rhode Island, on behalf of investors who bought stock in the United States from April 2009 to present. The lawsuit targets stock exchanges operated by BATS Global Markets Inc, Chicago Board Options Exchange, NASDAQ OMX Group Inc and Intercontinental Exchange's New York Stock Exchange, accusing them of engaging in a fraud designed to manipulate the markets.
04/18/2014 03:02 AM
Nikkei hits 10-day closing high on upbeat U.S. earnings, data

Man looks at an electronic board displaying Japan's Nikkei average and various countries' stock indices outside a brokerage in TokyoTOKYO (Reuters) - REUTERS - Japan's Nikkei stock average rose 0.7 percent on Friday to its highest close in 10 days, buoyed by upbeat U.S. economic data and corporate earnings, though trading volume hit its lowest in almost 1-1/2 years as many overseas markets were closed for Easter. The Nikkei finished at 14,516.27, chalking up a weekly gains of 4 percent, its biggest since November, although that came after it had suffered its biggest loss in three years in the previous week. The broader Topix rose 0.6 percent to 1,173.37. The JPX-Nikkei Index 400 advanced 0.6 percent to 10,677.80. ...



04/17/2014 11:40 PM
Asian stocks mostly higher after mixed US earnings
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Friday despite mixed U.S. earnings reports with many of the region's exchanges closed for Good Friday.
04/17/2014 09:57 PM
Nikkei gains on upbeat U.S. corporate earnings, data

Man looks at an electronic board displaying Japan's Nikkei average and various countries' stock indices outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average advanced on Friday after upbeat U.S. economic data and corporate earnings bolstered investors' risk appetite. The Nikkei was up 0.4 percent at 14,474.83 in midmorning trade after ending flat at 14,417.53 the previous day.



04/17/2014 09:26 PM
Strategizing Your Career Change: What You Need to Know

Strategizing Your Career Change: What You Need to KnowWhile some economic experts profess that class change in the United States is limited, people are becoming more apt to take action to become upwardly mobile. According to the Wall Street Journal, nearly 40 percent of all people seeking new jobs are also trying to change careers. Changing careers, however, is not always a simple...



04/17/2014 07:54 PM
Wall Street Weekahead - Spring fever brings hope for U.S. earnings
By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Earnings season shifts into high gear next week, and with nearly one-third of S&P 500 names set to post results, investors hope the news provides a catalyst to buy stocks and leave the market's recent weakness in the dust. Several behemoths, including Apple, the largest U.S. company by market value, as well as Microsoft, McDonald's and AT&T , are due to report earnings. They'll be accompanied by highfliers like Netflix and Facebook, giving the first real cross-section of the state of corporate America as temperatures rise across the country and investors hope to put the cold weather behind them. Strategists will also be looking for clues on how badly China's slowdown hits U.S. corporate results.
04/17/2014 07:50 PM
Mt. Gox suitors seek creditor support to save bitcoin exchange
(Reuters) - A group of investors, which is seeking to buy Mt. Gox, has launched a website to garner support from creditors of the bankrupt bitcoin exchange to prevent a liquidation of its assets. The investor group, which offered to take over the assets of Mt. Gox and revive it, has received backing from many creditors and hopes to convince the court to reconsider their rehabilitation proposal, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
04/17/2014 05:57 PM
US stock market ends higher as earnings pour in

FILE - In this Friday, April 11, 2014 file photo, trader Anthony Carannante, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Major U.S. stock indexes rose in afternoon trading Thursday, April 17, 2014, as investors reacted to quarterly results from a batch of U.S, companies. Google, IBM and insurer UnitedHealth were among the biggest decliners, while General Electric and Morgan Stanley were among the largest gainers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn't an easy ride up.



04/17/2014 05:02 PM
Earnings lift S&P 500, Nasdaq; S&P's best week since July

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New YorkBy Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended a holiday-shortened week with mostly modest gains on Thursday, though the S&P 500 notched its biggest weekly advance since July as Morgan Stanley and General Electric rallied after strong results. The two were the latest to post earnings that topped expectations, helping to lift the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq to their fourth straight daily advance. Tech bellwethers Google and IBM fell on disappointing figures and limited the broader market's gain. IBM's slide pushed the Dow into slightly negative territory at the close.



04/17/2014 04:58 PM
US STOCKS-Earnings lift S&P 500, Nasdaq; S&P's best week since July
U.S. stocks ended a holiday-shortened week with mostly modest gains on Thursday, though the S&P 500 notched its biggest weekly advance since July as Morgan Stanley and General Electric rallied after strong ...
04/17/2014 04:27 PM
Blackstone earnings rise 30 pct on private equity gains
Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest alternative asset manager, reported a 30 percent increase in first-quarter earnings on strong gains in its private equity arm which more than offset small declines in its real estate unit. The results, buoyed by asset sales and a strong appreciation in Blackstone's buyout funds that outpaced the wider stock market, beat most analysts' expectations. Blackstone's shares closed 1.3 percent higher at $31.34 on Thursday after rising as much as 3.4 percent earlier in the session. Blackstone said economic net income (ENI), a measure of profitability that takes into account the mark-to-market valuation of its portfolio, was $813.9 million in the first quarter versus $628.3 million a year ago.
04/17/2014 04:22 PM
SEC's information technology at risk of hacking: report
By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has failed to protect its data network against possible breaches, to encrypt highly sensitive information, or to use strong enough passwords, the Government Accountability Office said on Thursday. In addition to the cybersecurity failings, even the physical security in place to protect SEC data and equipment from being accessed or stolen is lax, a 25-page GAO report said, with workstations located in an area open to all agency staff. The report comes just two days after the SEC issued a nine-page blueprint that put Wall Street firms on notice that they should brace themselves for some tough questions from agency examiners about their cybersecurity policies and practices. "Information security control weaknesses in a key financial system's production environment may jeopardize the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information residing in and processed by the system," the GAO wrote.
04/17/2014 04:10 PM
US stock market mostly higher as earnings pour in

FILE - In this Friday, April 11, 2014 file photo, trader Anthony Carannante, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Major U.S. stock indexes rose in afternoon trading Thursday, April 17, 2014, as investors reacted to quarterly results from a batch of U.S, companies. Google, IBM and insurer UnitedHealth were among the biggest decliners, while General Electric and Morgan Stanley were among the largest gainers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)Stocks are mostly higher on Wall Street as upbeat earnings news from several big U.S. companies encouraged investors.



04/17/2014 01:45 PM
Wall St edges higher during earnings flurry

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks advanced slightly in choppy trading on Thursday after three days of gains, as underwhelming results from tech bellwethers Google and IBM were offset by upbeat quarterly numbers, including those from Morgan Stanley and General Electric. The combined reported and expected earnings-per-share growth estimate for S&P 500 components rose to 1.7 percent from Wednesday's 0.6 percent, Thomson Reuters data showed, indicating most companies that reported results in the past 24 hours exceeded expectations. The technology sector capped the S&P 500's gain, with Google shares down 3.2 percent at $545.81 and IBM off 3.2 percent at $190.28 after both reported earnings late Wednesday that failed to impress Wall Street. "The market is digesting the sharp move we’ve seen this week and doing its best to ignore the results from IBM and Google, which didn’t look great," said Steve Sosnick, equity risk manager at Timber Hill/Interactive Brokers Group in Greenwich, Connecticut.



04/17/2014 01:44 PM
US stock market edges higher as earnings pour in

Sabre Corp. President & CEO Tom Klein, right, and company CFO Rick Simonson, center, are joined by Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld as they wait for Sabre's IPO to begin trading, at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York, Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Major U.S. stock indexes rose in afternoon trading Thursday as investors reacted to quarterly results from a batch of U.S, companies. Google, IBM and insurer UnitedHealth were among the biggest decliners, while General Electric and Morgan Stanley were among the largest gainers.



04/17/2014 12:49 PM
Google still a top pick for Wall St, despite mobile ad challenges

A Google logo is seen at the entrance to the company's offices in TorontoGoogle Inc's disappointing first-quarter results left Wall Street unfazed about the internet giant's ability to come to grips with the shift to the fast-growing mobile advertising market. Google shares were down about 3 percent in early trading on Thursday, and at least 12 brokerages cut their target price on the stock. "Despite an expectations-miss quarter, Google remains one of the best-positioned stocks for many of the secular growth drivers in the Internet space," RBC Capital analyst Mark Mahaney, who kept his "outperform" rating on the stock, said in a note to clients. Of the 46 analysts covering Google, 35 have a "buy" or equivalent rating on the stock.



04/17/2014 12:42 PM
Wall St little changed amid earnings flurry

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed in choppy trading on Thursday following three days of gains, as underwhelming results from tech giants Google and IBM were offset by upbeat quarterly numbers including those from Morgan Stanley and General Electric. Blended earnings per share growth on S&P 500 components rose to 1.7 percent from Wednesday's 0.6 percent, Thomson Reuters data showed, indicating most companies that reported in the past 24 hours exceeded expectations. "The market is digesting the sharp move we’ve seen this week and doing its best to ignore the results from IBM and Google, which didn’t look great," said Steve Sosnick, equity risk manager at Timber Hill/Interactive Brokers Group in Greenwich, Connecticut. Shares of Morgan Stanley , rose 3.5 percent to $30.94 after it reported a rise in first-quarter earnings, while Goldman Sachs edged up 0.7 percent to $158.36 after the bank reported an 11 percent drop in profits but beat expectations.



04/17/2014 12:38 PM
GE 1Q earnings fall, outlook strong

FILE - This file photo made April 11, 2008, shows General Electric Co. logo on products in Danvers, Mass. General Electric is reporting lower net income Thursday April 17, 2014 than a year ago because last year's results included the sale of NBC Universal. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File)NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric's new focus on oil and gas equipment helped the company to post strong first-quarter results.



04/17/2014 12:14 PM
Stocks edge lower after Google, IBM earnings

Sabre Corp. President & CEO Tom Klein, right, and company CFO Rick Simonson, center, are joined by Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld as they wait for Sabre's IPO to begin trading, at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York, Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Stocks edged lower in midday trading on Thursday as investors digested a crop of mixed company earnings. Among the stocks weighing down the market were Google, IBM and insurers UnitedHealth and WellPoint. The decline came after three days of broad market gains.



04/17/2014 12:02 PM
Financials nudge FTSE to one-week closing high as U.S. earnings reassure

City workers take a break outside the London Stock ExchangeBy Tricia Wright LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top shares rose to a one-week closing high on Thursday after upbeat U.S. results from Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs drove up financials and allayed investor concerns about the current earnings season. Morgan Stanley shares gained after it unveiled a rise in first-quarter earnings, while Goldman Sachs advanced after it reported an 11 percent drop in profits but beat expectations. Fund manager Schroders, up 4.2 percent, and Barclays, 3.8 percent firmer, led gains in UK financials, which helped push the broader FTSE 100 index up 41.08 points, or 0.6 percent, to 6,625.25 points, its highest close since April 10. "The strong banking numbers are obviously a key driver, especially for the FTSE which is cyclically led, and I think there's just a general sense that we might be coming into a period of slightly stronger numbers now," said Matt Basi, head of sales trading at CMC Markets.



04/17/2014 12:01 PM
Tech stocks slump after Google, IBM disappoint

In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange Euronext, Carnival Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer, Arnold W. Donald, center, and guests, gather on the podium for the closing bell at the Exchange on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in New York. Carnival Corporation is headquartered in Doral, Fla; a suburb of Miami. (AP Photo/New York Stock Exchange Euronext, Dario Cantatore)Stocks are drifting lower on Wall Street in midday trading, led by a decline in the technology sector after Google and IBM reported disappointing earnings.



04/17/2014 12:00 PM
World stocks subdued amid mixed US earnings
LONDON (AP) — World stocks were subdued Thursday ahead of a long weekend for many markets and after mixed earnings reports in the U.S.