12/21/2014 09:24 PM
New York killer boasted to onlookers
The gunman who shot dead two New York policemen told people "watch what I'm going to do" shortly before the killings, police say.
12/22/2014 04:45 AM
Spanish princess to face fraud trial
The Spanish king's sister, Princess Cristina, is to face a tax fraud trial over alleged links to her husband's dealings.
12/22/2014 01:55 AM
Fifa holds secret talks with Blatter
Fifa president Sepp Blatter holds talks with executives as concerns grow over future direction of football's governing body.
12/22/2014 04:22 AM
NHS to 'unlock secrets' using DNA
A new genetics project could help "unlock a series of secrets about devastating diseases" including cancer and rare genetic disorders, the NHS says.
12/21/2014 11:03 PM
S Korea holds cyber drill after hack
South Korea's nuclear plant operator is to conduct drills testing its ability to withstand a cyber-attack, after a data leak and threats from a hacker.
12/22/2014 01:26 AM
Tunisia candidate refuses to concede
Caretaker leader Moncef Marzouki refuses to admit defeat in Tunisia's presidential election after exit polls suggest a win for Beji Caid Essebsi.
12/21/2014 06:36 PM
Driver attacks French pedestrians
A driver shouting the Islamic phrase "God is great" in Arabic runs down pedestrians in the French city of Dijon, injuring 11, French media say.
12/21/2014 09:45 PM
Pakistan arrests over school attack
Pakistan's interior minister says police have arrested several suspects in connection with last week's massacre at a school in Peshawar.
12/22/2014 03:26 AM
China 'is against cyber attacks'
China is "against all forms of cyber attacks", its foreign minister says in a conversation with John Kerry about the Sony hacking controversy.
12/22/2014 12:27 AM
Abbott: House bill cut helped women
Australian PM Tony Abbott is criticised for saying that women benefitted from his scrapping of a carbon tax, as they were "particularly focused on the household budget".
12/21/2014 09:15 PM
City workers expect bigger bonuses
Senior workers in London's financial services sector are expecting an average 21% rise in their bonus payouts for this year, a survey found.
12/21/2014 08:50 PM
Argentine town bans beauty contests
A town in Argentina becomes the first in the country to ban beauty queen competitions in its traditional festivities, arguing they are sexist.
12/22/2014 12:41 AM
Austrian crooner Udo Juergens dies
Udo Juergens, one of the best-known pop stars in the German-speaking world and winner of Eurovision in 1966, dies at the age of 80.
12/21/2014 06:33 PM
VIDEO: Elton and David's social media marriage
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have officially married, nine years after they held their civil partnership ceremony.
12/21/2014 01:36 AM
VIDEO: Knife attacker is shot dead in France
A man has been killed by police near the city of Tours in central France, after attacking officers with a knife.
12/21/2014 07:06 PM
VIDEO: Testing out a hoverboard
The BBC's Richard Taylor tests out a hoverboard that uses magnetic levitation.
12/22/2014 04:09 AM
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
12/21/2014 04:33 PM
VIDEO: Actress Billie Whitelaw dies at 82
Actress Billie Whitelaw, famous for her interpretations of the works of Samuel Beckett, has died at the age of 82, her son confirms.
12/20/2014 07:44 PM
VIDEO: Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem
The Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem, Suheil Dawani, is head of a diocese that covers much of the Middle East and talked to BBC News about the last year.
12/21/2014 04:22 AM
VIDEO: The secretive state of Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan in Central Asia is one of the most isolated and secretive states in the world, dissent is not tolerated and suspicion reigns.
12/19/2014 07:11 PM
VIDEO: Japan's senior cheerleaders
Cheerleading is usually seen as a young person's sport, but the Japan Senior Cheer Association is for women in their 60s and 70s.
12/21/2014 09:23 PM
Germany wants more women in boardroom
A new measure aims to increase the number of women in senior positions in German industry - but it must overcome deep-seated antagonism, says Jenny Hill.
12/19/2014 07:34 PM
VIDEO: Can Luther King take on North Korea?
Martin Luther King had a dream of freedom. Can his biopic save Hollywood from censorship, asks the BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz
12/19/2014 05:11 AM
Xi Jinping and his China Dream
As 2014 draws to a close, the BBC's Carrie Gracie looks back on China's year and asks if the country has achieved its "dream".
12/21/2014 09:29 PM
Picture power: Abandoned on the border
Photographer Murad Sezer explains why he shot an abandoned baby's cradle on the Syrian Turkish border.
12/20/2014 07:46 PM
VIDEO: How can a fish be a spy? - in 15 secs
The US navy has developed a robot that looks like a fish, but has high-tech surveillance equipment inside.
12/19/2014 08:16 AM
VIDEO: The struggle for Mount Sinjar
The BBC explains the significance of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, where Kurdish Peshmerga forces say they have broken the hold of Islamic State.
12/19/2014 02:55 PM
What next for Fifa and Sepp Blatter?
With a report into World Cup corruption to - eventually - be released, president Sepp Blatter says Fifa's crisis is over. Is he right?
12/21/2014 06:05 PM
Argentine court grants rights to ape
A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.
12/21/2014 01:40 AM
VIDEO: Tremors endanger Michelangelo's David
The Italian government is to spend around €200,000 (£156,000) on a new plinth for Michaelangelo's David to protect the statue from earth tremors.
12/21/2014 03:54 PM
Oil price fall 'not Opec's fault'
Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.
12/21/2014 10:11 PM
South Korea cuts growth forecasts
Asia's fourth largest economy, South Korea, cuts its growth forecast for this year and next as consumer and business sentiment weakens.
12/19/2014 11:59 AM
Suspects deny 'sextorting' teenager
The BBC goes to the Philippines to investigate a rise in blackmail of people duped into taking part in explicit online chats and videos.
12/19/2014 09:05 AM
Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
12/21/2014 02:34 PM
Elton John and David Furnish marry
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish convert their civil partnership to a marriage - with the musician documenting the day on the Instagram website.
12/22/2014 03:34 AM
Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82
Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.
12/19/2014 08:19 PM
Antarctic science archive unlocked
Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.
12/19/2014 11:27 AM
LA River's flood role is 'paramount'
Any moves to modify the concrete Los Angeles River, to return parts of it to a more natural setting or to capture water, must not compromise its flood-protection function, say scientists.
12/19/2014 07:00 PM
Asthma inhalers 'not used properly'
Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.
12/19/2014 07:27 AM
Stem cell scandal scientist resigns
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.
12/21/2014 03:24 PM
Reds can make top four - Rodgers
Boss Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool can finish in the Premier League top four after their 2-2 draw against Arsenal.
12/22/2014 03:30 AM
Malinga injury recovery going well
Sri Lanka bowler Lasith Malinga to return for the latter stages of the one-day international series against New Zealand.
12/19/2014 07:19 PM
How 12 days of Christmas have become 12 pubs
Dublin's pubs are experiencing a new phenomenon - the 12 days of Christmas have turned into the 12 pubs of Christmas... visited all in one night.
12/19/2014 08:07 PM
Teaching winter to new US refugees
Thousands of refugees arrive in the US each year, and those who end up in chilly Minnesota have to learn about what to expect for their first winter.
12/17/2014 09:49 AM
Kazakh villages in guard wolf craze
Villagers in Kazakhstan are increasingly buying wolves to guard their land.
12/17/2014 07:36 AM
Helsinki 'lacks luxury hotels'
Finnish capital loses out on chance to host music awards show, because there aren't enough swanky hotels for stars.
12/21/2014 10:01 AM
Liberia vote count in Ebola-hit poll
Votes are being counted in Liberia's senate election held on Saturday despite a deadly Ebola outbreak, but many people decided to stay away.
12/21/2014 09:34 PM
Cairns murders: Court plea rejected
A woman charged with the murders of eight children in the Australian city of Cairns has failed to have her case transferred to a mental health court.
12/20/2014 08:22 AM
Russians 'will not cave in' to West
Russia says it will not "cave in" to pressure, following a fresh set of US, EU and Canada sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.
12/20/2014 05:23 PM
Cuba 'will stay on' communist path
Cuban President Raul Castro hails a recent move to normalise relations with the US but stresses that Havana will not change its political system.
12/21/2014 11:56 AM
Kurds 'take' part of Sinjar from IS
Kurdish authorities say their forces have taken control of a "large area" of the town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State in August.
12/21/2014 09:27 AM
US mulls putting NK on terror list
The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.
12/22/2014 04:47 AM
Child abuse inquiry overhaul urged
Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.
12/22/2014 04:12 AM
Man dies in police Taser shooting
A man dies after being shot by police with a Taser during a suspected burglary in Staffordshire.
12/22/2014 03:49 AM
Flood water strands 35 in supermarket
Firefighters say 35 people have been stranded in an Ayrshire supermarket by floodwater after a river burst its banks.
12/21/2014 07:44 PM
Street light cuts attacked by Labour
Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three quarters of England's council areas, according to Labour Party research.
12/19/2014 11:42 AM
Week in pictures: 13-19 December 2014
News photo from around the world
12/18/2014 08:12 PM
Picture power: Doused with milk
Treated for the effects of pepper spray
12/18/2014 09:31 AM
Day in pictures: 18 December 2014
Images from around the world: 18 December
12/17/2014 06:53 PM
In pictures: US-Cuban relations
Story of Cuba's relationship with the US
12/17/2014 07:55 PM
Picture power: Under the dress
Actress America Ferrera red-faced
12/17/2014 08:20 AM
In pictures: Pakistan school attack aftermath
Families have begun burying their dead
12/16/2014 08:56 PM
Picture power: A scar on the landscape
Brazil's worst drought in 80 years
12/16/2014 07:41 AM
Day in pictures: 16 December 2014
Images from around the world: 16 December
12/21/2014 08:13 PM
The mystery of Chopin's death
His pickled heart may hold clues
12/21/2014 08:20 PM
Good Omens: How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book
How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book
12/21/2014 07:01 PM
Indian Ocean tsunami: Emotional reunion in Aceh 10 years on
BBC reporter meets Indonesian tsunami survivor 10 years on
12/21/2014 10:44 PM
Indian village where people speak in Sanskrit
Indian village where people speak ancient language
12/22/2014 12:56 AM
VIDEO: Why US football has no relegation
Why American sports refuse to relegate the worst teams
12/21/2014 08:36 PM
Tim Burton fixes sights on Big Eyes
Tim Burton on the art fraud that shocked America
12/21/2014 07:19 PM
The hard side of China's soft power
The hard side of soft power in China's Confucius institutes
12/21/2014 08:24 PM
Quiz of the year part pt 2: The year gone viral
Just who, and what, went viral in 2014?
12/21/2014 11:48 PM
US black activists call Twitter protest
Black activists boycott social media over inequalities
12/18/2014 03:52 AM
Your pictures of the year 2014
Stunning photos from readers' capture 2014
12/21/2014 09:24 PM
New York killer boasted to onlookers
The gunman who shot dead two New York policemen told people "watch what I'm going to do" shortly before the killings, police say.
12/22/2014 04:45 AM
Spanish princess to face fraud trial
The Spanish king's sister, Princess Cristina, is to face a tax fraud trial over alleged links to her husband's dealings.
12/22/2014 01:55 AM
Fifa holds secret talks with Blatter
Fifa president Sepp Blatter holds talks with executives as concerns grow over future direction of football's governing body.
12/22/2014 04:22 AM
NHS to 'unlock secrets' using DNA
A new genetics project could help "unlock a series of secrets about devastating diseases" including cancer and rare genetic disorders, the NHS says.
12/21/2014 11:03 PM
S Korea holds cyber drill after hack
South Korea's nuclear plant operator is to conduct drills testing its ability to withstand a cyber-attack, after a data leak and threats from a hacker.
12/22/2014 01:26 AM
Tunisia candidate refuses to concede
Caretaker leader Moncef Marzouki refuses to admit defeat in Tunisia's presidential election after exit polls suggest a win for Beji Caid Essebsi.
12/21/2014 06:36 PM
Driver attacks French pedestrians
A driver shouting the Islamic phrase "God is great" in Arabic runs down pedestrians in the French city of Dijon, injuring 11, French media say.
12/21/2014 09:45 PM
Pakistan arrests over school attack
Pakistan's interior minister says police have arrested several suspects in connection with last week's massacre at a school in Peshawar.
12/22/2014 03:26 AM
China 'is against cyber attacks'
China is "against all forms of cyber attacks", its foreign minister says in a conversation with John Kerry about the Sony hacking controversy.
12/22/2014 12:27 AM
Abbott: House bill cut helped women
Australian PM Tony Abbott is criticised for saying that women benefitted from his scrapping of a carbon tax, as they were "particularly focused on the household budget".
12/21/2014 09:15 PM
City workers expect bigger bonuses
Senior workers in London's financial services sector are expecting an average 21% rise in their bonus payouts for this year, a survey found.
12/21/2014 08:50 PM
Argentine town bans beauty contests
A town in Argentina becomes the first in the country to ban beauty queen competitions in its traditional festivities, arguing they are sexist.
12/22/2014 12:41 AM
Austrian crooner Udo Juergens dies
Udo Juergens, one of the best-known pop stars in the German-speaking world and winner of Eurovision in 1966, dies at the age of 80.
12/21/2014 06:33 PM
VIDEO: Elton and David's social media marriage
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have officially married, nine years after they held their civil partnership ceremony.
12/21/2014 01:36 AM
VIDEO: Knife attacker is shot dead in France
A man has been killed by police near the city of Tours in central France, after attacking officers with a knife.
12/21/2014 07:06 PM
VIDEO: Testing out a hoverboard
The BBC's Richard Taylor tests out a hoverboard that uses magnetic levitation.
12/22/2014 04:09 AM
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
12/21/2014 04:33 PM
VIDEO: Actress Billie Whitelaw dies at 82
Actress Billie Whitelaw, famous for her interpretations of the works of Samuel Beckett, has died at the age of 82, her son confirms.
12/20/2014 07:44 PM
VIDEO: Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem
The Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem, Suheil Dawani, is head of a diocese that covers much of the Middle East and talked to BBC News about the last year.
12/21/2014 04:22 AM
VIDEO: The secretive state of Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan in Central Asia is one of the most isolated and secretive states in the world, dissent is not tolerated and suspicion reigns.
12/19/2014 07:11 PM
VIDEO: Japan's senior cheerleaders
Cheerleading is usually seen as a young person's sport, but the Japan Senior Cheer Association is for women in their 60s and 70s.
12/21/2014 09:23 PM
Germany wants more women in boardroom
A new measure aims to increase the number of women in senior positions in German industry - but it must overcome deep-seated antagonism, says Jenny Hill.
12/19/2014 07:34 PM
VIDEO: Can Luther King take on North Korea?
Martin Luther King had a dream of freedom. Can his biopic save Hollywood from censorship, asks the BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz
12/19/2014 05:11 AM
Xi Jinping and his China Dream
As 2014 draws to a close, the BBC's Carrie Gracie looks back on China's year and asks if the country has achieved its "dream".
12/21/2014 09:29 PM
Picture power: Abandoned on the border
Photographer Murad Sezer explains why he shot an abandoned baby's cradle on the Syrian Turkish border.
12/20/2014 07:46 PM
VIDEO: How can a fish be a spy? - in 15 secs
The US navy has developed a robot that looks like a fish, but has high-tech surveillance equipment inside.
12/19/2014 08:16 AM
VIDEO: The struggle for Mount Sinjar
The BBC explains the significance of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, where Kurdish Peshmerga forces say they have broken the hold of Islamic State.
12/19/2014 02:55 PM
What next for Fifa and Sepp Blatter?
With a report into World Cup corruption to - eventually - be released, president Sepp Blatter says Fifa's crisis is over. Is he right?
12/21/2014 06:05 PM
Argentine court grants rights to ape
A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.
12/21/2014 01:40 AM
VIDEO: Tremors endanger Michelangelo's David
The Italian government is to spend around €200,000 (£156,000) on a new plinth for Michaelangelo's David to protect the statue from earth tremors.
12/21/2014 03:54 PM
Oil price fall 'not Opec's fault'
Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.
12/21/2014 10:11 PM
South Korea cuts growth forecasts
Asia's fourth largest economy, South Korea, cuts its growth forecast for this year and next as consumer and business sentiment weakens.
12/19/2014 11:59 AM
Suspects deny 'sextorting' teenager
The BBC goes to the Philippines to investigate a rise in blackmail of people duped into taking part in explicit online chats and videos.
12/19/2014 09:05 AM
Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
12/21/2014 02:34 PM
Elton John and David Furnish marry
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish convert their civil partnership to a marriage - with the musician documenting the day on the Instagram website.
12/22/2014 03:34 AM
Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82
Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.
12/19/2014 08:19 PM
Antarctic science archive unlocked
Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.
12/19/2014 11:27 AM
LA River's flood role is 'paramount'
Any moves to modify the concrete Los Angeles River, to return parts of it to a more natural setting or to capture water, must not compromise its flood-protection function, say scientists.
12/19/2014 07:00 PM
Asthma inhalers 'not used properly'
Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.
12/19/2014 07:27 AM
Stem cell scandal scientist resigns
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.
12/21/2014 03:24 PM
Reds can make top four - Rodgers
Boss Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool can finish in the Premier League top four after their 2-2 draw against Arsenal.
12/22/2014 03:30 AM
Malinga injury recovery going well
Sri Lanka bowler Lasith Malinga to return for the latter stages of the one-day international series against New Zealand.
12/19/2014 07:19 PM
How 12 days of Christmas have become 12 pubs
Dublin's pubs are experiencing a new phenomenon - the 12 days of Christmas have turned into the 12 pubs of Christmas... visited all in one night.
12/19/2014 08:07 PM
Teaching winter to new US refugees
Thousands of refugees arrive in the US each year, and those who end up in chilly Minnesota have to learn about what to expect for their first winter.
12/17/2014 09:49 AM
Kazakh villages in guard wolf craze
Villagers in Kazakhstan are increasingly buying wolves to guard their land.
12/17/2014 07:36 AM
Helsinki 'lacks luxury hotels'
Finnish capital loses out on chance to host music awards show, because there aren't enough swanky hotels for stars.
12/21/2014 10:01 AM
Liberia vote count in Ebola-hit poll
Votes are being counted in Liberia's senate election held on Saturday despite a deadly Ebola outbreak, but many people decided to stay away.
12/21/2014 09:34 PM
Cairns murders: Court plea rejected
A woman charged with the murders of eight children in the Australian city of Cairns has failed to have her case transferred to a mental health court.
12/20/2014 08:22 AM
Russians 'will not cave in' to West
Russia says it will not "cave in" to pressure, following a fresh set of US, EU and Canada sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.
12/20/2014 05:23 PM
Cuba 'will stay on' communist path
Cuban President Raul Castro hails a recent move to normalise relations with the US but stresses that Havana will not change its political system.
12/21/2014 11:56 AM
Kurds 'take' part of Sinjar from IS
Kurdish authorities say their forces have taken control of a "large area" of the town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State in August.
12/21/2014 09:27 AM
US mulls putting NK on terror list
The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.
12/22/2014 04:47 AM
Child abuse inquiry overhaul urged
Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.
12/22/2014 04:12 AM
Man dies in police Taser shooting
A man dies after being shot by police with a Taser during a suspected burglary in Staffordshire.
12/22/2014 03:49 AM
Flood water strands 35 in supermarket
Firefighters say 35 people have been stranded in an Ayrshire supermarket by floodwater after a river burst its banks.
12/21/2014 07:44 PM
Street light cuts attacked by Labour
Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three quarters of England's council areas, according to Labour Party research.
12/19/2014 11:42 AM
Week in pictures: 13-19 December 2014
News photo from around the world
12/18/2014 08:12 PM
Picture power: Doused with milk
Treated for the effects of pepper spray
12/18/2014 09:31 AM
Day in pictures: 18 December 2014
Images from around the world: 18 December
12/17/2014 06:53 PM
In pictures: US-Cuban relations
Story of Cuba's relationship with the US
12/17/2014 07:55 PM
Picture power: Under the dress
Actress America Ferrera red-faced
12/17/2014 08:20 AM
In pictures: Pakistan school attack aftermath
Families have begun burying their dead
12/16/2014 08:56 PM
Picture power: A scar on the landscape
Brazil's worst drought in 80 years
12/16/2014 07:41 AM
Day in pictures: 16 December 2014
Images from around the world: 16 December
12/21/2014 08:13 PM
The mystery of Chopin's death
His pickled heart may hold clues
12/21/2014 08:20 PM
Good Omens: How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book
How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book
12/21/2014 07:01 PM
Indian Ocean tsunami: Emotional reunion in Aceh 10 years on
BBC reporter meets Indonesian tsunami survivor 10 years on
12/21/2014 10:44 PM
Indian village where people speak in Sanskrit
Indian village where people speak ancient language
12/22/2014 12:56 AM
VIDEO: Why US football has no relegation
Why American sports refuse to relegate the worst teams
12/21/2014 08:36 PM
Tim Burton fixes sights on Big Eyes
Tim Burton on the art fraud that shocked America
12/21/2014 07:19 PM
The hard side of China's soft power
The hard side of soft power in China's Confucius institutes
12/21/2014 08:24 PM
Quiz of the year part pt 2: The year gone viral
Just who, and what, went viral in 2014?
12/21/2014 11:48 PM
US black activists call Twitter protest
Black activists boycott social media over inequalities
12/18/2014 03:52 AM
Your pictures of the year 2014
Stunning photos from readers' capture 2014
12/22/2014 04:41 AM
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لینک مستقیم
12/22/2014 03:45 AM
:: ۲۱ سازمان حقوق بشری: ایران به وضعیت زندانیان کرد اعتصابی رسیدگی کند
۲۱ سازمان مدافع حقوق بشر با صدور بیانیه ای‌ مشترک از ایران خواستند تا به وضعیت ۲۷ زندانی سیاسی کرد که بیش از یک ماه است در اعتصاب غذا به سر می‌برند، رسیدگی کند. این بیانیه همچنین خواهان لغو حکم اعدام این زندانیان شده است. در بیانیه ای که به امضای سازمانهای؛ بنیاد عبدالرحمن برومند، عرصه سوم، انجمن حقوق بشر کردستان در ایران-ژنو، انجمن وکلای بشردوست، گروه حقوق بشر بلوچستان، مرکز مدافعان حقوق بشر، سازمان با هم علیه اعدام، سازمان اروپایی حقوق بشر اهواز، انجمن انسان های در خطرـ آلمان، مجموعه فعالان حقوق بشر در ایران، تاثیر بر ایران، کمپین بین المللی حقوق بشر در ایران، کمیسیون بین‌المللی حقوق بشر زنان و مردان همجنس‌گرا، سازمان حقوق بشر ایران، مرکز اسناد حقوق بشر ایران، آموزش بین المللی توسعه، عدالت برای ایران، رسانه های کوچک، انجمن انسان های در خطرـ سوییس، اتحاد برای ایران و سازمان مدارای جهانی رسیده است از وضعیت زندانیان اعتصابی زندان مرکزی ارومیه ابراز نگرانی شده و از دولت ایران خواسته شده است به وضعیت این زندانیان رسیدگی کند.
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لینک مستقیم
12/22/2014 03:40 AM
:: واثق بطاط رهبر جيش المختار عراق و جلاد ليبرتي به درك واصل شد
خبرگزاري حكومتي جمهوري اسلامي اعلام كرد واثق بطاط رهبر جيش المختار عراق كه در چندين نوبت مسئوليت بمباران وكشتار ساكنين ليبرتي را به عهده گرفته بود به درك واصل شده است اين خبرگزاري در گزارش خود مي نويسد: برخی منابع عراقی از استان دیالی گزارش کرده اندکه 'واثق بطاط' رهبر گروه 'جیش المختار' در یک عملیات تروریستی کشته شده است. شفق نیوز یکی از خبرگزاری های عراقی نیز در خبری اعلام کرده که جیش المختار کشته شدن بطاط را تایید کرده است. براساس خبر درج شده در سایت عراقی، وی در حین بازگشت از منطقه عملیاتی العظیم در شمال استان دیالی کشته شده است. قابل ذكر است در چندين حمله موشكي به كمپ ليبرتي در عراق كه منجر به كشته و مجروح شدن صدها تن از ساكنين آنجا شد اين آخوند صادر شده از طرف خامنه اي ملعون مسئوليت حملات را به عهده گرفته بود.
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12/22/2014 03:34 AM
:: مناف طلاس: بشار اسد، سوریه را به ایرانی ها فروخته است
سرتیپ مناف طلاس، فرمانده مخالف ارتش سوریه، روز شنبه 20 دسامبر گفت رژیم اسد و ایران با بمبگذاری تابستان سال 2012 بحران سوریه را دامن زدند. طلاس که با روزنامه آمریکایی "والستریت ژورنال" مصاحبه می کرد گفت "دوهفته پیش از بمبگذاری که منجر به کشته شدن آصف شوکت (شوهر خواهر بشار اسد) شد، ماموران حراست او 6 بمب را در دفترش در دمشق پیدا کردند، که بشار اسد قصد داشت او را نیز به این ترتیب از بین ببرد." طلاس گفت که او و شوکت از "جمله کسانی بودند که با تمامی رهبران مخالف، چه صلحجو و چه مسلح، باب گفتگو را باز کرده بودند. موضع او با موضع اسد و رهبران امنیتی در تعارض بود، زیرا آنها مایل به نابود کردن انقلاب بودند." طلاس، که هم اکنون در پاریس زندگی می کند، گفت که اسد هرگز قصد انجام اصلاحات واقعی را نداشته و او سوریه را به ایرانیان فروخته است. او افزود که در اولین تظاهرات در شهر درعا در سوریه، رژیم بشار اسد با کشتار مردم تظاهرکننده به آن پاسخ داد. در حالیکه او معتقد بود که بجای برخورد خشونت آمیز، می بایست فرماندار درعا از کار برکنار، و با بازدید از محل از مردم شهر دلجویی می شد. طلاس گفت: " با افزایش شمار تظاهرکنندگان که به خیابانها آمدند، تعداد کشته ها هم افزایش یافت."
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12/22/2014 01:41 AM
:: «جام زهر»هایی هست که ته‌شان شیرین است؛ این را امثال صدام هیچ‌گاه نخواهند فهمید.
این خیلی حرف است؛ تا همین 26 سال قبل ایران ِ خمینی و عراق ِ صدام جنگ مستقیم داشتند؛ با کلی تلفات جانی و کلی خسارت مادی. حالا صدام نیست؛ یعنی با ذلّت «نیست» شد؛ به دست همان‌هایی که هشت سال تمام نگذاشته بودند شکست بخورد از رزمنده دست خالی ایرانی. همین چند روز قبل خیلی از ایرانی‌ها و عراقی‌ها عکس خمینی به دست، خیابان‌ و جاده‌های عراق را گز کردند. این تاریخ است؛ این آینه عبرت است. خمینی 26 سال قبل غمگنانه جام زهر نوشید، همویی که گفته بود «اگر جنگ بیست سال هم طول بکشد، ما ایستاده‌ایم.» جام را سر کشید چون معلوم شد ایران در محاصره سخت‌افزارهای جنگی دنیا و در مظان اتهام جنگ‌طلبی، یارای رفتن به راه پیشین را ندارد. . کسانی که در همه این سال‌ها
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12/22/2014 01:31 AM
سرگرمی :: رازهای مخوف یک ابر قاچاقچی تهرانی 16+
من میلیون ها تومان پول خرج کرده ام که کسی مرا نشناسد… دنبال کردن او، شبیه چشم بسته دویدن در راه پله‌ای پیچ در پیچ به سمت دخمه ای تاریک در اعماق زمین بود. نخستین پله ها رسید به معتادی خمار و سرگردان در پارک هروی دروازه غار که هذیان می گفت و ساقی اش دیر کرده بود؛ پله های بعدی رسید به ساقی که با موتور آمد و جنس را کوبید کف دست مردی ژولیده و شماره اش را به هوای این که مشتری ام گرفتم؛ مقصد پله های دیگر ، خرده فروشی بود بزرگتر از قبلی و بعد خرده فروشی قوی تر و …. پله ها سرانجام رسید به فروشنده مواد مخدری که خرده پا نبود و وصل می‌شد به یکی از تولید کنندگان معروف شیشه در تهران.
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12/22/2014 01:04 AM
سرگرمی :: شیر سینه خانم ها این بار بجای چالش سطل یخ! +تصاویر
چالشی که این روزها برای آرامش اعصاب و در حمایت از بیماران ذهنی در کل جهان رواج پیدا کرده هر روز از یک مایعات جدیدی برای این چالش استفاده می شود!
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12/22/2014 12:40 AM
:: ﻃﺮﺍﺣﯽ ﻭ ﺗﻮﻟﯿﺪ ﻋﺮﻭﺳﮏ ﻫﺎﯼ ﺍﺳﻼﻣﯽ ﺩﺭ ﺍﻧﮕﻠﯿﺲ
ﺍﯾﻦ ﻋﺮﻭﺳﮏ ﻫﺎ ﻓﺎﻗﺪ ﭼﻬﺮﻩ ﻭ ﺻﻮﺭﺕ ﺑﻮﺩﻩ ﻭ ﺣﺠﺎﺏ ﺍﺳﻼﻣﯽ ﺑﺮ ﺳﺮ ﺩﺍﺭﻧﺪ . ﺑﻪ ﮔﺰﺍﺭﺵ ﭘﺮﺗﺎﻝ ﺧﺒﺮﯼ " Lancashire Telegraph " ، ﻓﺮﻭﺵ ﻧﺨﺴﺘﯿﻦ ﻋﺮﻭﺳﮏ ﻫﺎﯼ ﺍﺳﻼﻣﯽ ﻭ ﺑﺎﺣﺠﺎﺏ ﺩﺭ ﺑﺮﯾﺘﺎﻧﯿﺎ ﺁﻏﺎﺯ ﺷﺪ . ﺍﯾﻦ ﻋﺮﻭﺳﮏ ﻫﺎ ﺑﺮ ﺍﺳﺎﺱ ﻣﻌﯿﺎﺭﻫﺎﯼ ﻣﺬﻫﺒﯽ ﻃﺮﺍﺣﯽ ﺷﺪﻩ ﻭ ﺻﻮﺭﺕ ﺁﻧﻬﺎ ﻧﺎﻣﺸﺨﺺ ﺍﺳﺖ . ﻫﻤﭽﻨﯿﻦ ﺑﺮ ﻫﻤﯿﻦ ﺍﺳﺎﺱ، ﺳﺮ ﺍﯾﻦ ﻋﺮﻭﺳﮏ ﻫﺎ ﺑﺎ ﺣﺠﺎﺏ ﺍﺳﻼﻣﯽ ﭘﻮﺷﺎﻧﯿﺪﻩ ﺷﺪﻩ ﺍﺳﺖ ﻭ ﻗﯿﻤﺖ ﻫﺮﯾﮏ ﺭﻗﻤﯽ ﻣﻌﺎﺩﻝ 25 ﭘﻮﻧﺪ ‏( ﺣﺪﻭﺩ 40 ﺩﻻﺭ ‏) ﻣﯽ ﺑﺎﺷﺪ . ﻃﺮﺍﺡ ﺍﯾﻦ ﻋﺮﻭﺳﮏ ﻫﺎ، ﺧﺎﻧﻢ ﺭﯾﺪﻭﺍﻧﺎ Ridhwana" " ﺍﺯ ﺩﺍﻧﺶ ﺁﻣﻮﺯﺍﻥ ﭘﯿﺸﯿﻦ ﻣﺪﺭﺳﻪ ﻋﺎﻟﯿﻪ ﺍﺳﻼﻣﯽ ﻣﯽ ﺑﺎﺷﺪ . ﺩﺭ ﺭﺍﺑﻄﻪ ﺑﺎ ﻧﺎﻡ ﺧﺎﻧﻮﺍﺩﮔﯽ ﺍﻭ ﻫﻨﻮﺯ ﺣﺮﻓﯽ ﺑﻪ ﻣﯿﺎﻥ ﻧﯿﺎﻣﺪﻩ ﺍﺳﺖ . ﺍﻭ ﺩﺭ ﺭﺍﺑﻄﻪ ﺑﺎ ﻫﺪﻑ ﺍﺯ ﻃﺮﺍﺣﯽ ﻭ ﺳﺎﺧﺖ ﭼﻨﯿﻦ ﻋﺮﻭﺳﮏ ﻫﺎﯾﯽ ﻣﯽ ﮔﻮﯾﺪ : "ﺭﺍﺳﺘﺶ ﺭﺍ ﺑﺨﻮﺍﻫﯿﺪ، ﺍﻧﮕﯿﺰﻩ ﯼ ﺳﺎﺧﺖ ﻋﺮﻭﺳﮏ ﻫﺎﯼ ﻣﺴﻠﻤﺎﻥ ﺭﺍ ﭼﻨﺪ ﺗﻦ ﺍﺯ ﻭﺍﻟﺪﯾﻦ ﺩﺍﻧﺶ ﺁﻣﻮﺯﺍﻥ ﺑﻪ ﻣﻦ ﺩﺍﺩﻧﺪ . ﺁﻧﻬﺎ ﺍﺯ ﻋﺮﻭﺳﮏ ﻫﺎﯼ ﮐﻮﺩﮐﺎﻥ ﺑﺎ ﺁﺭﺍﯾﺶ ﻏﻠﯿﻂ ﺍﺑﺮﺍﺯ ﻧﺎﺧﺮﺳﻨﺪﯼ ﻭ ﻧﮕﺮﺍﻧﯽ
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12/22/2014 12:29 AM
سرگرمی :: عکس کمیابی از محمد رضا پهلوی در دوران جوانی
عکس کمیابی از محمد رضا پهلوی در دوران جوانی (زمانی‌ که ولیعهد ایران بود) در کنار مادرش تاج الملوک آیرملو.
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12/22/2014 12:18 AM
سرگرمی :: فرامرز اصلانی در کنار گوگوش و هومن خلعتبری

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12/22/2014 12:15 AM
:: عروسكهاي اسلامي در انگلستان+عكس
پرتال خبری "Lancashire Telegraph "، فروش نخستین عروسک های اسلامی و باحجاب در بریتانیا آغاز شد. این عروسک ها بر اساس معیارهای مذهبی طراحی شده و صورت آنها نامشخص است. همچنین بر همین اساس، سر این عروسک ها با حجاب اسلامی پوشانیده شده است و قیمت هریک رقمی معادل 25 پوند (حدود 40 دلار) می باشد. طراح این عروسک ها، خانم ریدوانا "Ridhwana " از دانش آموزان پیشین مدرسه عالیه اسلامی می باشد. در رابطه با نام خانوادگی او هنوز حرفی به میان نیامده است. او در رابطه با هدف از طراحی و ساخت چنین عروسک هایی می گوید: "راستش را بخواهید، انگیزه ی ساخت عروسک های مسلمان را چند تن از والدین دانش آموزان به من دادند. آنها از عروسک های کودکان با آرایش غلیط ابراز ناخرسندی و نگرانی می کردند. امروزه در جهان، تعداد عروسک های اسلامی بسیار اندک و ناچیز هستند." خانم ریوانا در آینده ای نزدیک قصد دارد بر اساس معیارهای اسلامی، چند کتاب درباره ی نحوه ی تربیت مذهبی کودکان نیز به چاپ برساند. وی در ادامه ی صحبت های خود افزود: "یک معیار مذهبی وجود دارد که بر اساس آن، نقاشی ها، مجسمه ها و تصاویر باید فاقد چهره باشند. طراحی عروسک های جدید نیز از همین معیار پیروی می کند."
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12/21/2014 11:15 PM
:: 12 عکس از جشن با شکوه شب یلدای ایرانیان در شهر استکهلم
شامگاه امروز یکشنبه 30 آذر 1393 برابر با 21 دسامبر 2014 جمع کثیری از ایرانیان آزادیخواه در شهر استکهلم مراسم سنتی شب یلدا را با جشن و سرور در کنار یکدیگر برگزار کردند.
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12/21/2014 09:31 PM
:: در باره سرنگونی جمهوری اسلامی
مردم ایران در آرزوی رفتن جمهوری اسلامی روزشماری می کنند. این رژیم ضد انسانی است و باید با قدرت انقلابی مردم برود. سئوال این است سرنگونی جمهوری اسلامی به چه معناست؟ اولین معنی سرنگونی جمهوری اسلامی این است که کل حکومت مذهبی در آن کشور تماما ور بیافتد. مردم نمی خواهند که این آیت الله برود و یک آیت الله گردن کلفت دیگر بر سر کار بیاد. که مثلا جناح اصولگرا برود و جناح اصلاح طلب بیاد. مردم هزینه سنگین شکنجه و زندان و اعدام را نمی پردازند که قانون اساسی جمهوری اسلامی باقی بماند و ما به "دوران طلایی امام" برگردیم! نخیر اینها همه کلاهبرداری و رندی اسلامی است. اینها خواستهای مردم نیست٬ رویای بخشی از خود حکومت است. معنی رفتن جمهوری اسلامی این است که بساط حکومت مذهب باید از آن جامعه جارو شود. جمهوری اسلامی باید با یک نظامی سیاسی سکولار و غیر مذهبی جایگزین شود. همان چیزی است که همه جناحهای این حکومت از استقرارش حسابی هراس دارند. اقتدار مذهب زندگی همه ما را تباه کرده است و چیزی جز خشونت٬ نامنی٬ نداری٬ فقر٬ شکنجه٬ سگنسار٬ اعدام و هر چه بدبختی دیگر بهمراه نداشته است. دیگر بس است! عاملان این وضع باید به جرم جنایت علیه بشریت محاکمه و دادگاهی شوند. دولت مذهبی با همه قوانینش و دستگاه تحقیر و سرکوبش باید تماما درهم شکسته شود. مذهب باید از دولت جدا باشد و خدا بر مردم حکومت نکند. بنابراین وقتی همه ما به رفتن جمهوری اسلامی فکر می کنیم ضروری است که استقرار یک نظام سکولار یعنی جدایی کامل دین از دولت و آموزش پرورش را مطرح و بیان کنیم و به هیچ کس اجازه ندهیم بر این خواست ما خاک بپاشد.....
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12/21/2014 09:12 PM
:: عکسهای دختران ایرانی در دو حالت نیمه برهنه و با حجاب !
عکسهای کیانا حائری از دختران ایرانی در دو حالت نیمه برهنه و با حجاب !
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12/21/2014 09:00 PM
:: رهائی از خاندان خامنه ای بدون گرفتار آمدن به طایفه رفسنجانی و دیگر جناح های رژیم اسلامی چراغ راه آینده پیشبرد دمکراسی و
ناصر مستشار: رهائی از خاندان خامنه ای بدون گرفتار آمدن به طایفه رفسنجانی و دیگر جناح های رژیم اسلامی چراغ راه آینده پیشبرد دمکراسی و دستیابی به حاکمیت ملی در ایران است.گرفتار شدن به دعواهای جناحی و به نفع هریک از آنها تلاش کردن ،کج راهیست که که نظام اسلامی ـ مردم را بدان مشغول می سازد تا هدف اصلی مغشوش گردد! پس از آنکه دانشجویان طرفدار اصلاحات طلبی به سخنرانی حسین شریعتمداری در دانشگاه اعتراض کردند ، هاشمی رفسنجانی بابت تلاش های دانشجویان در روز سخنرانی حسین شریعتمداری که نماینده خامنه ای در روزنامه کیهان نیز هست ، قدرانی کرد! جنبش واقعی دانشجوئی باید مراعات کند که بازیچه اختلافات درون جناحی حاکمیت نگردد ،چراکه در دعواهای جناحی رژیم ـ دانشجویان به وسیله ای برای رسیدن به نیات پلید آنها تبدیل خواهند گردید ! دانشجویان در مبارزات خویش باید تنها در راه روشنگری و پیشبرد حقوق دمکراتیک ،آزادی و حقوق بشر در جهت منافع ملی جامعه گام بردارند! ” اکبر هاشمی‌رفسنجانی، رئیس‌مجلس تشخیص مصلحت نظام، در جریان یک سخنرانی به مناسبت روز “وحدت حوزه و دانشگاه” تحولات موجود در جامعه کنونی ایران را حاصل “پافشاری دانشجویان بر عقایدشان و ترویج آنان” دانست.او همچنین “حرکت‌ها و تفکرات” دانشجویان را امری “تأثیرگذار در صندوق‌های رأی” توصیف کرد. رئیس‌مجلس تشخیص مصلحت نظام در این سخنرانی که عصر روز چهارشنبه (۲۶ آذر/ ۱۷ دسامبر) صورت گرفت، بدون اشاره به جزئیات بیشتر تأکید کرد: «منتقدان می‌توانند آزادانه و منصفانه مسائل و مشکلات را مطرح کنند و اگر رسانه‌ها و مطبوعات رسالت خود را ایفا نمایند تنش در جامعه کمتر شده و وحدت علاوه بر دانشگاه و حوزه در جامعه بسط یافته و منجر به حل بسیاری از مشکلات خواهد شد.»
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12/21/2014 08:59 PM
:: رو شدن يك فقره اختلاس ميلياردي ديگر اينبار در بنياد موسوم به شهيد
در ادامه به مسائل جدیدی رسیدیم که در این بحث فقط رقم نیست، داستانهای دیگری رخ داده که البته مجاز به انتشار آن نیستیم...
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12/21/2014 08:58 PM
:: آغاز جنگ سرد و پنهان توسط اسلام گرایان تندرو/به نقل از محبت نیوز
« محبت نیوز» - رشد فزاینده گروه های اسلامی به ویژه اسلام گرایان افراطی و ستیزه جو، چون "دولت های اسلامی"، "داعش"، "القاعده" ، "جبهه النصره" و "بوکوحرام " و یا گروه های چریکی و پارتیزانی و پنهان منصوب به جمهوری اسلامی در سوریه و لبنان در گوشه و کنار جهان، در دهه اخیر آن هم در سطح بین المللی باعث خبرساز شدن این گروه ها و مطرح شدن اندیشه های اسلامی آنان در بیشتر رسانه های مشهور و معروف جهانی......................
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12/21/2014 08:58 PM
:: تبدیل ساختمان کلیساها به اتاق شکنجه و فروش آثار تاریخی کلیساها توسط داعش در مناطق تحت کنترل خود!
گروه اسلامی/تروریستی داعش ساختمان کلیسا ها را تبدیل به اتاق شکنجه کرده است و با فروش اشیای تاریخی کلیسا ها در مناطق تحت کنترل خود تجارت میکند.
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12/21/2014 08:52 PM
:: علیرغم شایعات: تداوم اعتصاب غذا در زندان مرکزی ارومیه علیرغم وخامت وضعیت زندانیان
خبرگزاری هرانا- علیرغم وخامت حال حداقل ۱۳ تن از زندانیان اعتصابی در زندانی مرکزی ارومیه، این زندانیان به اعتصاب غذای خود ادامه می‌دهند.
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12/21/2014 07:12 PM
:: آیا تصویر سامسونگ گلکسی اس 6 به بیرون درز کرده است؟!
به نظر می رسد تصویر پرچم دار بعدی سامسونگ، گلکسی اس 6، واقعا زود به بیرون درز کرده است! تصویری که در بالا مشاهده می کنید، برای یک وب سایت هلندی با نام toptienmobiel فرستاده شده و یک مدل اولیه از این تلفن هوشمند را نشان می دهد چرا که در گوشه ی بالا سمت راست آن، چند استیکر قرار گرفته اند که این موضوع را نشان می دهند.
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12/21/2014 07:12 PM
:: شادی هایتان به بلندای امشب وغم هایتان به کوتاهی امروز
شادی هایتان به بلندای امشب وغم هایتان به کوتاهی امروز
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12/21/2014 06:49 PM
:: هشدار عفو بین الملل نسبت به حکم اعدام علیه ده زندانی سیاسی در ایران
سازمان عفو بین الملل روز ۱۸ دسامبر/ ۲۷ آذر نسبت به تهدیدات جمهوری اسلامی ایران در سرعت بخشیدن به اجرای حکم اعدام ده زندانی سیاسی هشدار داد. این ده تن که در بند ۱۲ زندان مرکزی ارومیه بسر می برند، دست به اعتصاب غذا زده اند.
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12/21/2014 06:26 PM
:: از عبدالله بن زبیر تا حماس!
حسن قدیانی: پس از کوشش عربستان سعودی برای پشتیبانی از گروه «حماس» به شرط کناره‌گیری از ایران، گویا بهبود روابط جمهوری اسلامی ایران با حماس با سفر جمعی هیاتی به سرپرستی «محمد نصر» هموند دفتر سیاسی این گروه؛ گرایش به سمت لقمه چرب‌تر را در دستور کار «حماس» قرار داده است. روابط سیاسی که پس از آشفتگی‌های سوریه ناسازگاری بین ایران و «حماس» را رقم زد و نزدیک به دو سال است که جمهوری اسلامی ایران اعتماد و استواری خود را به این گروه از دست داده است. حماس ادعا می‌کند روابط خود را با ایران نگهداری کرده و در مدت دو سال گذشته قطع نشده است و پیشنهادهای عربستان سعودی را برای قطع روابط با ایران رد کرده است و حتی «ابو عبیده» سخنگوی «کتائب القسام» (شاخه نظامی حماس) هم در سخنرانی خود در آیین رژه سالگرد تاسیس حماس از جمهوری اسلامی ایران و نقشی که در حمایت‌های مالی و نظامی داشته تشکر ویژه‌ای کرد. بنابر سخنان و رفتارهای مقامات حماس، رسانه‌های عربی پیش‌بینی کردند که در آینده‌ای نه چندان دور تغییر دیدگاههایی از حماس ابراز خواهد شد...
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12/21/2014 06:12 PM
:: سی و دومین روز از اعتصاب‌غذای زندانیان سیاسی کرد در ارومیه
روز یکشنبه 30آذر، سی و دومین روز از اعتصاب‌غذای زندانیان سیاسی ارومیه است. اکثر زندانیان دچار افت شدید فشار خون و ضعف مفرط شده‌اند و همچنین چند نفر از آنان نیز دچار بیهوشی گردیده‌اند. علیرضا رسولی چهل و یکمین روز اعتصاب‌غذای خود را پشت سر می‌گذارد. دژخیمان فقط با تهدید خانواده و خود زندانیان قصد دارند که زندانیان را به شکست بکشانند. زندانیان تهدید شده‌اند که در صورتی‌که دست از اعتصاب‌غذا بر ندارند، تک به تک آنان را به زندانهای دور دست تبعید خواهند کرد. زندانیان گفتند تا رسیدن به خواسته‌های برحق خودشان اعتصاب خودشان را نخواهند شکست. دژخیمان از هیچ تهدید و اذیت و آزاری در رابطه با اعتصاب‌کنندگان فروگذار نیستند.
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12/21/2014 06:11 PM
:: خاطره ی جالب مرتضی احمدی از دربی 6تایی ها: حضرت عباس به تاج رحم کرد!

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12/21/2014 06:05 PM
:: ارزش اینستاگرام هم اکنون بیشتر از ۳۵ بیلیون دلار میباشد
طبق آمار سیتی ارزش شبکه اجتماعی اینستاگرام هم اکنون بیشتر از ۳۵ بیلیون دلار تشخیص داده شده است
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12/21/2014 05:59 PM
:: ۴ ویژگی دلچسب گوشی‌های سال آینده
(حسین ترکاشوند): شاید همین گوشی زیبا و مدرنی که امروز در جیب‌تان دارید، تا چند ماه دیگر تبدیل به یک گوشی کاملا عادی شود. سرعت تغییرات تکنولوژی بسیار بالا است. اگر به فکر یک گوشی جدید هستید، بهتر است دست نگه دارید...
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12/21/2014 05:32 PM
:: تصویر منتخب رویترز از رونالدو در سال 2014
تصویر منتخب رویترز از رونالدو در سال 2014
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12/21/2014 05:32 PM
:: درد و دلهای پنهان مردم
حرفهای مردم در مورد دزدیهای سران رژیم اسلامی و تهت فشار قرار دادن مردم با گران تر کردن زندگی برایشان...
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12/21/2014 05:31 PM
سرگرمی :: خواص معجزه اسای انار
خواص اناردربهبود بیماری ها: تحقیقات در مورد خواص انار نشان داده است که انار 3برابرچای سبز، آنتی‌اکسیدان دارد. نقش آنتی‌اکسیدان‌ها، حفاظت از بدن در برابر استرس‌ها، آلودگی‌های شیمیایی و میکروبی، بیماری قلبی و سرطان‌هاست.
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12/22/2014 02:40 AM
Airbus to sue Skymark in UK court over canceled A380 contract
TOKYO (Reuters) - European aircraft maker Airbus Group NV is suing Skymark Airlines Inc in Britain, escalating a half-year spat over a canceled jet order and complicating the efforts of Japan's third-biggest carrier to rebuild its finances.

12/22/2014 01:55 AM
Asian shares take cue from Wall Street's rally
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares took their cues from Wall Street and kicked off a holiday-shortened week on a strong footing on Monday as oil prices recovered, while the euro touched a fresh two-year low against the greenback on divergent monetary policy expectations.







12/22/2014 12:05 AM
Obama says Sony hack not an act of war
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism.

12/21/2014 11:00 PM
American Apparel adopts new stockholder rights plan
(Reuters) - Struggling retailer American Apparel Inc said it has adopted a new, one-year stockholder rights plan with a 10 percent trigger.







12/21/2014 10:41 PM
Saudi Arabia says won't cut oil output
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it would not cut output to prop up oil markets even if non-OPEC nations did so, in one of the toughest signals yet that the world's top petroleum exporter plans to ride out the market's biggest slump in years.

12/21/2014 08:24 PM
Flying back on course: the inside story of the new Airbus A350 jet
PARIS (Reuters) - Ten years ago, the boss of Qatar Airways, who takes his first new A350 jet this week, warned Airbus it was flying off course.







12/21/2014 07:46 PM
Mexico competition watchdog signs off on AT&T's Iusacell buy
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's competition regulator on Sunday approved AT&T Inc's $1.7 billion purchase of local cellphone company Iusacell, with unspecified conditions, a statement said.

12/21/2014 06:42 PM
Flying back on course: the inside story of the new Airbus A350 jet
PARIS (Reuters) - Ten years ago, the boss of Qatar Airways, who takes his first

12/21/2014 04:49 PM
Obama says Sony hack not an act of war
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism.







12/21/2014 04:13 PM
China stock connect scheme scorecard throws up surprises
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A month after China opened up its equity markets in a landmark trading link with Hong Kong, demand has been subdued and the bulk of activity has come from short-term speculative investors.

12/21/2014 02:09 PM
Saudi Arabia says won't cut oil output
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it would not cut output to prop up oil markets even if non-OPEC nations did so, in one of the toughest signals yet that the world's top petroleum exporter plans to ride out the market's biggest slump in years.







12/21/2014 02:07 PM
U.S. gas prices fall to lowest since May 2009: Lundberg survey
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States fell 25 cents in the past two weeks, tumbling to its lowest level in more than five-and-a-half years, according to the Lundberg survey released Sunday.

12/21/2014 12:31 PM
Exclusive: Southwest's oil swap trade waiver raises CFTC questions
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Last month's move by the U.S. commodities regulator to let Southwest Airlines Co keep its multibillion-dollar oil trades secret for 15 days offered the world's biggest low-cost carrier a break it has been seeking for three years.

12/21/2014 03:11 AM
Capital hike, asset sales to fill gap at Monte Paschi: chairman
VIENNA (Reuters) - Italian lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena expects to complete its planned capital increase by July and can use divestments to help plug a hole in its balance sheet, Chairman Alessandro Profumo told an Austrian newspaper.

12/20/2014 06:12 PM
DISH, Comcast SportsNet reach deal in regional dispute
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite TV provider DISH Network Corp and Comcast Corp's SportsNet have reached a deal allowing the cable giant's regional sports networks to remain on-air for DISH subscribers, the two companies said on Saturday.

12/20/2014 06:11 PM
North Korea denies hacking Sony, U.S. stands by its assertion
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander," and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States.







12/20/2014 04:02 PM
Last U.S. holiday shopping weekend off to solid start
CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shoppers filled up malls and department stores on the last weekend before Christmas, as the weather cooperated to help raise the prospect of a solid finish to a holiday season that has so far produced mixed results.

12/20/2014 02:29 PM
ECB's Coene supports government bond purchases: newspaper
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Central Bank should start buying government bonds to tackle poor investor confidence and low inflation in the euro zone, governing council member Luc Coene said in an interview published on Saturday.

12/19/2014 10:55 PM
Three air-bag accidents at Boeing plant lead to extra safety measures
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Workers at planemaker Boeing's Everett plant near Seattle are following extra safety measures after three air bag-related accidents, including the death of a technician last month, the company said on Friday.

12/19/2014 09:00 PM
Wall Street up for third day, led by energy shares
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks extended gains for a third session on Friday, giving the S&P 500 its best weekly performance in nearly two months as energy shares continued to rebound.

12/22/2014 02:55 AM
Lens-free microscope lets almost anyone spot cancer
High-powered microscopes are useful for spotting cancer and other diseases in cells, but they're expensive and complicated. Your local physicians probably won't have a microscope on hand, and you'll probably need at least some skill to use one. Howev...

12/22/2014 12:47 AM
Quantum physics theory is easier to understand than you think
Wrapping your head around quantum physics is tricky, no matter how well-educated you are -- if it were easy, there wouldn't be problems making quantum computers. However, researchers at the National University of Singapore believe they've found a way...

12/21/2014 10:36 PM
How would you change Acer's Iconia W3 tablet?
If you want to judge a gadget on its true strengths, stick several in a room full of Engadget editors and see which one they swarm around. For that alone, Acer's Iconia W3 was a winner as soon as the eight-inch full-Windows tablet arrived in the offi...

12/21/2014 08:38 PM
The Big Picture: Monitoring the brains of online game addicts
Online game addiction is a real problem, and some countries are willing to take drastic measures to get these players living a healthier lifestyle. Need proof? Just look up. Photographer Fernando Moleres recently visited an internet gaming rehab camp...

12/21/2014 06:34 PM
Snapchat alternatives (and their users) vanish from Windows Phone
Snapchat warned that it was clamping down on third-party apps to prevent sketchier examples from compromising your security, and it appears to be making good on its word -- much to the chagrin of Windows Phone users, who haven't had an official Snapc...

12/21/2014 04:23 PM
Watch the first steps of a robot inspired by stick bugs
They grow up so fast, don't they? It was just a few years ago that HECTOR the stick bug robot was little more than a twinkle in Bielefeld University's eye, and it's already taking its first steps. Okay, so this isn't quite a tear-jerking moment, but ...

12/21/2014 02:18 PM
Samsung's super-wide curved monitor makes your PC extra trendy
If both ultra-widescreen and curved computer monitors are all the rage these days, then Samsung's new SE790C display is supremely fashionable. The 34-inch, 3,440 x 1,440 LCD has both a super-wide 21:9 aspect ratio and a gentle arc, combining two tren...

12/21/2014 12:07 PM
Obama doesn't believe the Sony hack was an act of war
If you were worried that the US government would see the Sony Pictures hack as grievous enough to prompt a larger conflict with North Korea, you can relax. President Obama tells CNN that he doesn't see the digital assault as an "act of war" -- it was...

12/21/2014 10:00 AM
Inhabitat's Week in Green: terra-cotta heaters, edible snow globes and 3D-printed dog legs
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. In a big win for the environment, New York just became the first state in the country to ban hydraulic fr...

12/21/2014 06:02 AM
Bitcoin exec to spend two years behind bars for Silk Road transactions
Charlie Shrem, former Bitcoin Foundation board member and CEO of the now-defunct exchange BitInstant, has been sentenced to two years in prison for helping Silk Road users anonymously swap cash for digital currency. Silk Road, as you know, was the on...

12/21/2014 01:55 AM
Dish Network's latest squabble turns off Fox News, Business channels
Stop us if you've heard this one before: Dish Network is without a couple of channels tonight because it couldn't reach a deal with major media company. After Turner and CBS, this time it's Fox. The dispute between the two is only affecting the Fox N...

12/21/2014 12:29 AM
Judge says police can create fake Instagram accounts to see photos
Many would argue that cops cross the line when they impersonate people on social networks to catch suspects, but that doesn't mean that fake accounts are always off the table. In a recent opinion, New Jersey district judge William Martini contends th...

12/20/2014 10:26 PM
The future of VR, how the NFL uses the Surface Pro 2 and other stories you might've missed this week
It's been a busy week, folks: We spoke with Seahawks quarterback Russel Wilson about how the NFL uses the Surface Pro 2, interviewed RuPaul about "gaymers," learned that North Korea was the source of the Sony Pictures hack, and more. So sit back, rel...

12/20/2014 07:57 PM
The US wants China's help blocking North Korean hackers
Apparently, the US is willing to recruit any ally it can get in its digital battles -- including countries that are frequently its adversaries. Sources for both the Associated Press and the New York Times claim that American officials have asked Chin...

12/20/2014 05:58 PM
Google+ can automatically 'enhance' your mobile video recordings
Google's no stranger to tweaking your photos automagically, and now it's extending that expertise to video. By using Google+ and its auto-backup system for your media, Mountain View says it can adjust the lighting, color, stability and, soon enough, ...

12/20/2014 03:41 PM
Evernote now adds context to your memos on Android and Windows
Evernote's bringing Context, one of its more interesting announcements during its fourth conference in October, to Android and Windows. This feature, which was first made available to iOS and Mac users in November, pulls content (based on what you're...

12/20/2014 01:31 PM
Here's what astronauts aboard Orion will see during re-entry
Most of us will never be astronauts -- sorry to break it to ya -- but we can at least pretend to be aboard the Orion capsule with this video (below the fold), courtesy of NASA. Orion's camera captured 10 minutes of footage from the time it started bl...

12/20/2014 11:33 AM
Chromebooks are getting always-on 'OK, Google' voice search
Google is ready to up the level of Chromebook voice control, judging by a new, experimental release. According to François Beaufort, you can now say "OK, Google" to activate voice search on your Chrome OS notebook anytime the screen is on and unlocke...

12/20/2014 09:30 AM
Recommended Reading: The life and death of 'The Colbert Report'
Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. Stephen Colbert Is Dead. ...

12/20/2014 08:20 AM
Google lawsuit forces MPAA-backed attorney general to retreat
Remember that post Google put up this week that accused the MPAA of trying to resurrect the spirit of SOPA with the help of state prosecutors (that included evidence based on some of Sony Pictures' leaked emails)? It just turned into a lawsuit -- and...

12/20/2014 06:14 AM
Volvo's bike helmet concept alerts riders and drivers to each other
You know what will go perfectly with those futuristic rocket-powered, heartrate-monitoring bikes? This smart helmet that Volvo wants to create. It's a two-way system that works by uploading both cyclists' and drivers' locations to Volvo's cloud. Whil...

12/20/2014 05:38 AM
North Korea denies attacking Sony, offers to help investigate (updated)
North Korea has ratcheted the absurdity level of the Sony hack up a notch by pleading its innocence again and even offering to help find the real perpetrators. The FBI recently blamed North Korea for the attack that forced Sony Pictures Entertainment...

12/20/2014 02:33 AM
Google needs partners to actually build its self-driving car
After helping push the entire automotive industry forward when it comes to autonomous driving, it appears Google is ready for some help with its own driverless cars. As the leader of the project told The Wall Street Journal, the folks in Mountain Vie...

12/19/2014 10:02 PM
Microsoft apologizes for broken 'Halo' multiplayer with more 'Halo'
You know Halo: The Master Chief Collection's multiplayer has been, well, problematic since launch despite numerous patches. We know it and Microsoft does, too. That's why it's making it up to everyone who's played it with freebies. Those include a re...

12/19/2014 08:42 PM
Staples breach may have affected over a million credit cards
Good grief, the hacks just don't stop. Now office-supply store Staples believes that it suffered an attack that compromised some 1.16 million payment cards. Between August 10th and September 16th this year, 115 stores were afflicted by malware that "...

12/22/2014 03:44 AM
Asian stocks rise in thin trade, tracking Wall St gains

Asian markets rose in thin trade on December 22, ahead of the festive season, with Sydney soaring 1.94%Asian markets rose in thin trade Monday ahead of the festive season, tracking cues from Wall Street where stocks surged in a Federal Reserve-fuelled "Santa Claus rally" last week.



12/22/2014 01:55 AM
Asian shares take cue from Wall Street's rally

Passersby are silhouetted in front of an electronic board displaying Japan's Nikkei average and various countries' stock price index outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares took their cues from Wall Street and kicked off a holiday-shortened week on a strong footing on Monday as oil prices recovered, while the euro touched a fresh two-year low against the greenback on divergent monetary policy expectations. Spreadbetters at IG expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open up by 32 points, or 0.5 percent. They predicated Germany's DAX would edge up by 5 points, or 0.1 percent, and France's CAC 40 would open up by 13 points, or 0.3 percent. ...



12/22/2014 12:39 AM
Xiaomi raising over $1 bln from investors including GIC -source

People stand near a logo of Xiaomi ahead of the launching ceremony of Xiaomi Phone 4, in BeijingSINGAPORE/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Xiaomi is raising over $1 billion from investors including Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC that would value the smartphone maker at over $45 billion, a person familiar with the deal said. The fund raising was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which also said this round was led by tech fund All-Stars Investment and included Russian tech fund DST Global and Yunfeng Capital, a private-equity firm affiliated with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Executive Chairman Jack Ma. All-Stars Investment is led by former Morgan Stanley analyst Richard Ji. ...



12/22/2014 12:38 AM
Xiaomi raising over $1 billion from investors including GIC: source

People stand near a logo of Xiaomi ahead of the launching ceremony of Xiaomi Phone 4, in BeijingSINGAPORE/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Xiaomi is raising over $1 billion from investors including Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC that would value the smartphone maker at over $45 billion, a person familiar with the deal said. The fund raising was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which also said this round was led by tech fund All-Stars Investment and included Russian tech fund DST Global and Yunfeng Capital, a private-equity firm affiliated with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Executive Chairman Jack Ma. All-Stars Investment is led by former Morgan Stanley analyst Richard Ji. ...



12/21/2014 11:06 AM
S&P: Stable bank prospects despite China slowdown
STANDARD and Poor’s (S&P) expects the top 41 banks in the Asia-Pacific region, including three Malaysian banks, to enjoy stable prospects next year even as the slowdown in China remains a hot spot.
12/20/2014 10:18 PM
Wall Street eyes Uber, Airbnb after hot 2014 for IPOs

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba founder Jack Ma smiles as he waits for trading to open on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York September 19, 2014Wall Street in 2014 enjoyed its best year for initial public offerings since 2000, thanks to the record-setting flotation of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba and a barrage of biotech deals. Activity was "uninterrupted" and proved largely immune to forces that at times rattled equity markets, Renaissance Capital said in a report this week. "While various global events, such as Russia's incursion into the Ukraine and conflicts in the Middle East, caused nervousness in global markets, they largely failed to disrupt the US IPO applecart," Renaissance said. Renaissance said there were 273 stock debuts in 2014, up 23 percent from 2013.



12/19/2014 09:02 PM
Equities extend rally; oil rebounds, helping rouble rise

Trader Peter Tuchman watches the Dow Jones Industrial average just before the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy David Gaffen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Equity markets worldwide extended the week's rally on Friday and oil prices rebounded from recent lows, as investors closed out the last full week of trading in 2014 on an upbeat note. Wall Street rose, and the S&P 500 came within a few points of its closing record high. The index has gained 5 percent since Wednesday for its best three-day stretch since 2011. The release on Wednesday afternoon of the U.S. Federal Reserve's last policy statement of the year, in which it pledged to be patient in raising rates, injected markets with a jolt of enthusiasm. ...



12/19/2014 06:40 PM
Hasbro and Xerox are big market movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Teekay Tankers Ltd., down 70 cents to $4.70 The ocean-freight hauler is buying ...
12/19/2014 05:02 PM
Wall Street up for third day, led by energy shares

Man carries an umbrella in the rain as he passes the New York Stock ExchangeNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks extended gains for a third session on Friday, giving the S&P 500 its best weekly performance in nearly two months as energy shares continued to rebound.



12/19/2014 04:51 PM
US stocks inch higher after a big two-day rally

FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Major stock indexes are creeping higher on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, as the market comes off a massive two-day rally spurred by the Federal Reserve's assurance that it was in no hurry to hike interest rates. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Oil and gas companies led the stock market up Friday, helping the Standard & Poor's 500 index notch its second-best week this year.



12/19/2014 03:16 PM
Oil's slide shakes up the junk-bond market

FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, file photo, specialist Charles Solomon works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Oil’s slump didn’t just hit the stock market, but it shook up the junk bond market too. High-yield bonds are on track for their worst monthly performance in a year and a half after investors dumped risky securities issued by energy companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Oil's slump didn't just hit the stock market, it's shaken up the junk-bond market, too.



12/19/2014 11:34 AM
Asian markets enjoy best day in 15 months
SYDNEY: Asian shares enjoyed their best day in 15 months yesterday, after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 amid relief that the United States Federal Reserve (Fed) was in no rush to withdraw stimulus from the US economy.
12/19/2014 11:31 AM
KNM: Falling oil price unlikely to hit earnings
KNM Group Bhd said the global oil price collapse is not likely to hurt its future earnings that much as its order book of RM5 billion will keep it busy for the next two years.
12/19/2014 10:45 AM
Washington closes out last big position in Wall Street bailout

A Wall Street sign is pictured in the rain outside the New York Stock ExchangeWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States closed out its last big investment taken on during a 2008 bailout of U.S. banks and automakers, selling its remaining shares in the former financing arm of General Motors, the U.S. Treasury said on Friday.



12/19/2014 09:33 AM
Wall Street little changed at open after 2-day run

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened little changed on Friday, after the Federal Reserve's most recent policy statement sparked the best two-day run for the benchmark S&P 500 in three years. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 37.24 points, or 0.21 percent, to 17,815.39, the S&P 500 gained 2.69 points, or 0.13 percent, to 2,063.92 and the Nasdaq Composite added 3.63 points, or 0.08 percent, to 4,752.03. (Editing by Bernadette Baum)



12/19/2014 08:21 AM
Engagement – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

Engagement – You Ain’t Seen Nothing YetA friend of mine forwarded me a very interesting article from the Wall Street Journal last week. The article was about a chat app very popular with younger people called Kik. The big news was not about Kik, however. Rather, the article was about new bots that are enabling Kik users to converse in real […]



12/19/2014 06:32 AM
Sensex gains for second day; IT stocks, Reliance lead

A man looks at a screen across the road displaying the election results on the facade of the BSE building in MumbaiBy Abhishek Vishnoi MUMBAI (Reuters) - The BSE Sensex and Nifty rose for a second consecutive day on Friday, led by gains in IT stocks after global rival Accenture Plc raised its revenue forecast while Reliance Industries rose on bets it will roll out its telecom services in the next few months. Gains also tracked Asian shares that enjoyed their best day in 15 months after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 amid relief the Federal Reserve was in no rush to withdraw stimulus from the U.S. economy. ...



12/19/2014 06:09 AM
Asian markets extend gains after Fed statement

Share prices are seen displayed in Tokyo on December 18, 2014Hong Kong (AFP) - Asian markets rallied for a second straight session Friday, boosted by another strong performance on Wall Street while renewed confidence helped push the dollar back towards the 100 yen mark.



12/19/2014 04:59 AM
Tokyo market rides the bull into Christmas

The Tokyo market is in a bullish mood having shrugged off ruble jitters, analysts sayThe Tokyo market appears to have shrugged off fears about the Russian ruble crisis, with investors bullish as they prepared for the last few days of trading this year, analysts said. While plunging oil prices and the Russian currency crisis threatening to deliver investors a lump of coal, spirits remained high after the US Federal Reserve this week hinted that it was on track for a mid-2015 interest rate hike as data continues to show a recovery in the world's number one economy. The Tokyo Stock Exchange will be closed Tuesday for a national holiday, the emperor's birthday. On Friday, the Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange climbed 411.35 points to finish at 17,621.40, thanks largely to the robust performance on Wall Street shares overnight and a rising dollar.



12/19/2014 03:26 AM
Asia stocks boast biggest rise in 15 mths, BOJ brightens

A man is reflected in an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares enjoyed their best day in 15 months on Friday, after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 amid relief the Federal Reserve was in no rush to withdraw stimulus from the U.S. economy. The gains came even as oil stayed under pressure, suggesting equity investors were beginning to see the positives in lower fuel costs and increased consumer spending power. Japan's Nikkei climbed 2.0 percent to erase most of it's recent losses, while Australia's main index romped ahead by 2.1 percent. ...



12/19/2014 03:16 AM
Takata vows to step up airbag safety effort in open letter

Visitors look at displays of Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp, at a showroom in Tokyo, on November 11, 2014Embattled Japanese auto parts maker Takata has published an open letter in major US and German media, vowing to step up its safety record after an airbag crisis hammered the company's reputation. Chairman Shigehisa Takada said his family company understood public concerns and was "saddened" by the deaths of at least five motorists in the US and Malaysia who were allegedly killed after a defective air bag exploded, firing metal shards into the vehicle. "Since its founding, Takata's number-one priority has been the safety of the traveling public," said the letter published Thursday in several major newspapers including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The letter comes on the back of heavy criticism directed at Takata's top executive for remaining largely silent on the issue, and amid claims that the firm hid evidence of the defects for years.



12/19/2014 12:10 AM
Asia stocks boast biggest rise in 15 mths, BOJ quietly confident

An employee of Tokyo Stock Exchange touches his face as he works at the bourse at TSE in TokyoBy Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares enjoyed their best day in 15 months on Friday, after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 amid relief the Federal Reserve was in no rush to withdraw stimulus from the U.S. economy. The gains came even as oil stayed under pressure, suggesting equity investors were beginning to see the positives in lower fuel costs and increased consumer spending power. Japan's Nikkei climbed 2.1 percent to erase most of it's recent losses, while Australia's main index romped ahead by 2.2 percent. ...



12/18/2014 11:00 PM
Rupee edges up, tracking share gains; flows key

A customer hands bundle of Indian Rupee currency notes to teller at financial institution in MumbaiReuters Market Eye - The rupee is trading at 63.05/06 versus its Thursday's close of 63.11/12. Traders expect the Indian unit to move in a 62.80 to 63.50 range during the day. Asian markets rise after Wall Street boasts of its biggest two-day advance since late 2011. Nifty trading up 0.9 percent in early trade. Fund flows will remain crucial for intraday direction. Fed's statement that it was in no rush to start hiking rates continues to aid global financial markets. Asian currencies trading mixed versus dollar. (Reporting by Swati Bhat)



12/18/2014 09:00 PM
American Apparel approached for possible buyout: WSJ

The American Apparel factory headquarters is pictured in Los Angeles, California(Reuters) - Clothing manufacturer American Apparel Inc has been approached by private equity firm Irving Place Capital for a possible takeover, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources. The Los Angeles-based retailer received an expression of interest from Irving Place in the last couple of weeks, people familiar with the matter told the Journal, adding that the approach was initially rebuffed because of the low price. Irving Place then raised its price range to $1.30 to $1.40 per share. The board has yet to respond, the sources told the Journal. ...



12/18/2014 08:57 PM
Australia shares extend rally for second day on Fed rate outlook
Australian shares rose 1.8 percent on Friday in a broad-based rally after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 after the Federal Reserve promised patience in the timing of interest ...