11/22/2014 05:14 PM
Kenya bus gunmen 'want religious war'
The slaughter of 28 people on a bus in Kenya is an attempt to start a religious war, an adviser to President Uhuru Kenyatta tells the BBC.
11/22/2014 02:10 PM
'Big gaps' hamper Iran nuclear talks
Important sticking points remain in talks with Iran, Western powers warn, as negotiations on Tehran's nuclear programme enter their final stages.
11/22/2014 01:09 PM
West 'seeks Russia regime change'
Western sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine are aimed at forcing regime change in Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.
11/22/2014 07:48 PM
Flood warnings for US snowmelt
Snowfall in the north-eastern US subsides, but there are now warnings of serious flooding from melting snow as temperatures rise.
11/22/2014 05:36 PM
Hamilton eyes 'biggest day of life'
Lewis Hamilton says Sunday's F1 title showdown with Nico Rosberg in Abu Dhabi will be "the biggest day of my life".
11/22/2014 10:33 AM
Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO
The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says.
11/22/2014 06:30 AM
US 'to expand' Afghan combat role
US troops in Afghanistan will have a broader role than initially planned next year, as their combat mission draws to a close, US officials say.
11/22/2014 05:50 PM
Albania opens huge Cold War bunker
A secret five-storey bunker that Albania's communist regime built in the 1970s to survive a nuclear bomb opens to the public for the first time.
11/22/2014 08:18 AM
Iraq troops battle IS in Ramadi
Iraq's army launches an operation to retake parts of Ramadi in Anbar province, a major city largely controlled by Islamic State militants.
11/22/2014 06:24 AM
Thai king's absence sparks concern
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand fails to appear for a scheduled event, raising fresh concerns about his health.
11/22/2014 12:16 PM
Pilgrims flock to 16th-Century saint
Thousands of Catholic pilgrims are converging on Goa in India to see the relics of Saint Francis Xavier, a 16th Century Spanish missionary.
11/22/2014 04:35 PM
Barcelona 5-1 Sevilla
Barcelona's Lionel Messi becomes the Spanish league's all-time top scorer with a hat-trick against Sevilla.
11/21/2014 05:40 PM
VIDEO: Ukraine uprising: One year on
Services have been held in Ukraine to mark the anniversary of the mass protests which sparked the downfall of former president Viktor Yanukovych.
11/22/2014 12:36 AM
VIDEO: 100-year-old sees ocean for first time
The moment a 100-year-old American woman, Ruby Holt, sees the ocean for the first time.
11/21/2014 06:27 AM
VIDEO: YouTube studios for internet stars
YouTube is investing millions of dollars to set up professional studios which are free to use for anyone who has at least five thousand subscribers.
11/22/2014 08:39 PM
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
11/20/2014 06:17 PM
VIDEO: £3bn to fix crumbling Westminster
Taxpayers may have to spend more than £3bn to stop the Palace of Westminster turning into an unusable "ruin", the BBC has learned.
11/21/2014 01:18 PM
VIDEO: Twitter co-founder defends application
The chairman and co-founder of Twitter is in London for the global launch of his new company 'Square'.
11/20/2014 10:09 AM
VIDEO: The Bristol bus powered by poo
Britain's first Bio-Bus, nicknamed "the number two," powered by human and food waste has taken to the roads in Bristol.
11/20/2014 09:08 AM
VIDEO: Police raid Japan widow's home
Police in Japan have raided the homes of a 67-year-old Japanese woman arrested on suspicion of poisoning her husband, as details of six former partners' deaths emerge in local media.
11/21/2014 10:18 PM
Military force: Not the way to win?
The nature of war has changed, says Jonathan Marcus, and military might is no longer a guarantee of success.
11/21/2014 05:40 PM
Did Obama deliver for Hispanics?
President Obama's immigration speech was a long-awaited moments for the United States' large Hispanic community. But it's what comes next that will matter most.
11/21/2014 10:34 AM
Bahrain: Will polls fuel unrest?
The people of the island kingdom of Bahrain go to the polls on 22 November in the first general election since the Arab Spring protests of 2011.
11/22/2014 01:56 AM
VIDEO: 15 secs: How to block spying
Human rights group Amnesty International has released software to stop governments learning secrets from your computer.
11/20/2014 07:24 PM
VIDEO: Ferguson decision: A timeline of events
Protesters and police in Ferguson are all part of a tense waiting game, wondering if a police officer will be indicted for the death of Michael Brown. A look at the events that lead to these circumstances
11/22/2014 03:23 PM
'Hitler' painting fetches $161,000
A watercolour thought to be painted by Adolf Hitler sells at an auction in Nuremberg, Germany, for 130,000 euros (£103,000; $161,000).
11/22/2014 06:55 AM
Indonesian president flies economy
Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo takes an economy-class seat on the national carrier to go to Singapore for his son's high-school graduation.
11/21/2014 05:32 PM
US stocks boosted by China rate cut
US stocks close at yet another record high after China announced a surprise rate cut and the head of the European Central Bank hinted at further stimulus action.
11/21/2014 05:03 AM
Delta swaps Boeings for Airbus jets
American airline Delta replaces its old Boeing planes in a $14bn order for 50 Airbus wide-body jets powered by Rolls Royce engines
11/21/2014 07:21 AM
Police make computer hijack arrests
Fifteen people have been arrested, including four in the UK, in connection with the hijacking of computers.
11/21/2014 11:30 AM
Google tries ad-free net experiment
Search giant Google has unveiled an experiment that lets people pay to visit sites rather than see adverts.
11/21/2014 04:58 AM
O'Keeffe work sets female art record
A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.
11/21/2014 12:21 PM
Cosby carries on with one-man show
US entertainer Bill Cosby presses on with a series of comic engagements despite mounting allegations that he sexually assaulted a number of women.
11/20/2014 07:39 AM
Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge
Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (£6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change.
11/21/2014 07:00 AM
Embrace the arts, engineers told
Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.
11/20/2014 11:59 AM
Female bosses 'more depressed'
Women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression, according to research in the US.
11/20/2014 03:11 AM
Obesity 'costing same as smoking'
The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, research suggests.
11/22/2014 03:26 PM
Wales 16-34 New Zealand
Wales slip to a 34-16 defeat to New Zealand in Cardiff - continuing a run of 61 years without a win over the All Blacks.
11/22/2014 12:50 PM
Red Bull excluded from qualifying
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel are excluded from qualifying at the Abu Dhabi GP for driving illegal cars.
11/20/2014 06:30 PM
The day the entire German fleet surrendered
Armistice Day is remembered as the day World War One ended, but for naval historians Britain's greatest victory came 10 days later.
11/19/2014 05:53 PM
City at war - where a police officer is killed every day
Pakistan's police are battling the Taliban - not just in the remote north of the country near the border with Afghanistan, but in Karachi, the country's economic and cultural heart.
11/21/2014 05:39 AM
Police in toastie mercy dash
Officers in New Zealand come to the rescue of a distressed woman who hadn't eaten for three days.
11/21/2014 10:25 AM
Writing lessons give way to typing
Finnish students will no longer be taught joined-up handwriting, and will get typing lessons instead.
11/21/2014 05:38 PM
Madagascar plague outbreak kills 40
An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people and infected dozens of others, the World Health Organization says.
11/21/2014 01:57 AM
Japanese PM Abe dissolves parliament
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe dissolves parliament paving the way for a snap election in December, as local media polls show a low level of support.
11/22/2014 09:24 AM
Portugal ex-PM held over tax fraud
The former prime minister of Portugal, Jose Socrates, has been arrested in Lisbon as part of an investigation into money-laundering and bribery.
11/22/2014 01:21 PM
Colombia general 'free next week'
Colombia's Farc rebels will release five captives, including Gen Ruben Dario Alzate, next week, President Juan Manuel Santos says.
11/22/2014 04:20 PM
Bahrain holds disputed election
Voters have taken part in Bahrain's first parliamentary elections since Arab Spring protests in 2011, but many Shias had urged a boycott.
11/21/2014 06:22 PM
Obama defends immigration reform
US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.
11/22/2014 07:08 PM
Mental health nursing cuts warning
Staff cuts and bed shortages are leaving mental health services "under unprecedented strain", says the nurses' union.
11/22/2014 07:07 PM
Call to sanction failing universities
It should be easier to remove the degree-awarding powers of universities that fail to meet academic and consumer standards, a report by Which? says.
11/22/2014 12:36 PM
NHS staff fly out to fight Ebola
The first group of NHS volunteers set off from London Heathrow, bound for Sierra Leone where they will help in the fight against Ebola.
11/22/2014 11:31 AM
Police and NHS phone lines restored
Non-emergency police and medical phone lines are now working, Vodafone says, after technical problems disrupted services for a number of hours.
11/21/2014 11:43 AM
Week in pictures: 15-21 November 2014
The best news photos from around the world
11/21/2014 07:31 AM
Day in pictures: 21 November 2014
24 hours of news images: 21 November
11/20/2014 11:54 AM
In pictures: Snow chaos in north-eastern US
Snowstorm hits north-east of the United States
11/20/2014 08:38 PM
Picture power: Bird flu
The story behind the picture
11/20/2014 09:34 AM
In pictures: Mike Nichols films
A glimpse at the work of film director Mike Nichols
11/20/2014 08:08 AM
Day in pictures: 20 November 2014
24 hours of news images: 20 November
11/20/2014 06:11 AM
In pictures: Scarcity and Waste
Finalists of Syngenta Photography Award
11/20/2014 03:59 AM
Children's art in Iraqi Kurdistan
Expressions of hope through art in Iraq
11/22/2014 07:04 PM
Jerusalem's 800-year-old Indian hospice
The retreat that has hosted Indian pilgrims since the Crusades
11/22/2014 07:03 PM
The parents refusing to vaccinate their children against polio
Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against polio
11/22/2014 07:15 PM
The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas
The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas
11/21/2014 05:08 PM
The day her family wasn't there
My family was deported while I was at school
11/21/2014 12:45 PM
Weekendish: The best of the week's reads
The best reads you need to catch up on
11/22/2014 07:18 PM
VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds
Trends of the week in 60 seconds
11/20/2014 04:39 AM
Your pictures: Movement
Readers' photos on the theme of 'movement'
11/22/2014 12:56 PM
VIDEO: Ferguson protests inspire local artist
US artist inspired by Ferguson anger at Michael Brown killing
11/21/2014 07:12 PM
Monsieur Romieu - a 'man of talents'
A French envoy is poisoned - are British diplomats to blame?
11/21/2014 05:00 PM
Haile Gebrselassie: From athletics to the boardroom
Haile Gebrselassie on his move from athletics to the boardroom
11/21/2014 07:11 PM
Is winning 100 caps still a big deal?
Why getting 100 caps for your country has got easier and easier
11/22/2014 05:14 PM
Kenya bus gunmen 'want religious war'
The slaughter of 28 people on a bus in Kenya is an attempt to start a religious war, an adviser to President Uhuru Kenyatta tells the BBC.
11/22/2014 02:10 PM
'Big gaps' hamper Iran nuclear talks
Important sticking points remain in talks with Iran, Western powers warn, as negotiations on Tehran's nuclear programme enter their final stages.
11/22/2014 01:09 PM
West 'seeks Russia regime change'
Western sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine are aimed at forcing regime change in Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.
11/22/2014 07:48 PM
Flood warnings for US snowmelt
Snowfall in the north-eastern US subsides, but there are now warnings of serious flooding from melting snow as temperatures rise.
11/22/2014 05:36 PM
Hamilton eyes 'biggest day of life'
Lewis Hamilton says Sunday's F1 title showdown with Nico Rosberg in Abu Dhabi will be "the biggest day of my life".
11/22/2014 10:33 AM
Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO
The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says.
11/22/2014 06:30 AM
US 'to expand' Afghan combat role
US troops in Afghanistan will have a broader role than initially planned next year, as their combat mission draws to a close, US officials say.
11/22/2014 05:50 PM
Albania opens huge Cold War bunker
A secret five-storey bunker that Albania's communist regime built in the 1970s to survive a nuclear bomb opens to the public for the first time.
11/22/2014 08:18 AM
Iraq troops battle IS in Ramadi
Iraq's army launches an operation to retake parts of Ramadi in Anbar province, a major city largely controlled by Islamic State militants.
11/22/2014 06:24 AM
Thai king's absence sparks concern
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand fails to appear for a scheduled event, raising fresh concerns about his health.
11/22/2014 12:16 PM
Pilgrims flock to 16th-Century saint
Thousands of Catholic pilgrims are converging on Goa in India to see the relics of Saint Francis Xavier, a 16th Century Spanish missionary.
11/22/2014 04:35 PM
Barcelona 5-1 Sevilla
Barcelona's Lionel Messi becomes the Spanish league's all-time top scorer with a hat-trick against Sevilla.
11/21/2014 05:40 PM
VIDEO: Ukraine uprising: One year on
Services have been held in Ukraine to mark the anniversary of the mass protests which sparked the downfall of former president Viktor Yanukovych.
11/22/2014 12:36 AM
VIDEO: 100-year-old sees ocean for first time
The moment a 100-year-old American woman, Ruby Holt, sees the ocean for the first time.
11/21/2014 06:27 AM
VIDEO: YouTube studios for internet stars
YouTube is investing millions of dollars to set up professional studios which are free to use for anyone who has at least five thousand subscribers.
11/22/2014 08:39 PM
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
11/20/2014 06:17 PM
VIDEO: £3bn to fix crumbling Westminster
Taxpayers may have to spend more than £3bn to stop the Palace of Westminster turning into an unusable "ruin", the BBC has learned.
11/21/2014 01:18 PM
VIDEO: Twitter co-founder defends application
The chairman and co-founder of Twitter is in London for the global launch of his new company 'Square'.
11/20/2014 10:09 AM
VIDEO: The Bristol bus powered by poo
Britain's first Bio-Bus, nicknamed "the number two," powered by human and food waste has taken to the roads in Bristol.
11/20/2014 09:08 AM
VIDEO: Police raid Japan widow's home
Police in Japan have raided the homes of a 67-year-old Japanese woman arrested on suspicion of poisoning her husband, as details of six former partners' deaths emerge in local media.
11/21/2014 10:18 PM
Military force: Not the way to win?
The nature of war has changed, says Jonathan Marcus, and military might is no longer a guarantee of success.
11/21/2014 05:40 PM
Did Obama deliver for Hispanics?
President Obama's immigration speech was a long-awaited moments for the United States' large Hispanic community. But it's what comes next that will matter most.
11/21/2014 10:34 AM
Bahrain: Will polls fuel unrest?
The people of the island kingdom of Bahrain go to the polls on 22 November in the first general election since the Arab Spring protests of 2011.
11/22/2014 01:56 AM
VIDEO: 15 secs: How to block spying
Human rights group Amnesty International has released software to stop governments learning secrets from your computer.
11/20/2014 07:24 PM
VIDEO: Ferguson decision: A timeline of events
Protesters and police in Ferguson are all part of a tense waiting game, wondering if a police officer will be indicted for the death of Michael Brown. A look at the events that lead to these circumstances
11/22/2014 03:23 PM
'Hitler' painting fetches $161,000
A watercolour thought to be painted by Adolf Hitler sells at an auction in Nuremberg, Germany, for 130,000 euros (£103,000; $161,000).
11/22/2014 06:55 AM
Indonesian president flies economy
Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo takes an economy-class seat on the national carrier to go to Singapore for his son's high-school graduation.
11/21/2014 05:32 PM
US stocks boosted by China rate cut
US stocks close at yet another record high after China announced a surprise rate cut and the head of the European Central Bank hinted at further stimulus action.
11/21/2014 05:03 AM
Delta swaps Boeings for Airbus jets
American airline Delta replaces its old Boeing planes in a $14bn order for 50 Airbus wide-body jets powered by Rolls Royce engines
11/21/2014 07:21 AM
Police make computer hijack arrests
Fifteen people have been arrested, including four in the UK, in connection with the hijacking of computers.
11/21/2014 11:30 AM
Google tries ad-free net experiment
Search giant Google has unveiled an experiment that lets people pay to visit sites rather than see adverts.
11/21/2014 04:58 AM
O'Keeffe work sets female art record
A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.
11/21/2014 12:21 PM
Cosby carries on with one-man show
US entertainer Bill Cosby presses on with a series of comic engagements despite mounting allegations that he sexually assaulted a number of women.
11/20/2014 07:39 AM
Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge
Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (£6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change.
11/21/2014 07:00 AM
Embrace the arts, engineers told
Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.
11/20/2014 11:59 AM
Female bosses 'more depressed'
Women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression, according to research in the US.
11/20/2014 03:11 AM
Obesity 'costing same as smoking'
The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, research suggests.
11/22/2014 03:26 PM
Wales 16-34 New Zealand
Wales slip to a 34-16 defeat to New Zealand in Cardiff - continuing a run of 61 years without a win over the All Blacks.
11/22/2014 12:50 PM
Red Bull excluded from qualifying
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel are excluded from qualifying at the Abu Dhabi GP for driving illegal cars.
11/20/2014 06:30 PM
The day the entire German fleet surrendered
Armistice Day is remembered as the day World War One ended, but for naval historians Britain's greatest victory came 10 days later.
11/19/2014 05:53 PM
City at war - where a police officer is killed every day
Pakistan's police are battling the Taliban - not just in the remote north of the country near the border with Afghanistan, but in Karachi, the country's economic and cultural heart.
11/21/2014 05:39 AM
Police in toastie mercy dash
Officers in New Zealand come to the rescue of a distressed woman who hadn't eaten for three days.
11/21/2014 10:25 AM
Writing lessons give way to typing
Finnish students will no longer be taught joined-up handwriting, and will get typing lessons instead.
11/21/2014 05:38 PM
Madagascar plague outbreak kills 40
An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people and infected dozens of others, the World Health Organization says.
11/21/2014 01:57 AM
Japanese PM Abe dissolves parliament
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe dissolves parliament paving the way for a snap election in December, as local media polls show a low level of support.
11/22/2014 09:24 AM
Portugal ex-PM held over tax fraud
The former prime minister of Portugal, Jose Socrates, has been arrested in Lisbon as part of an investigation into money-laundering and bribery.
11/22/2014 01:21 PM
Colombia general 'free next week'
Colombia's Farc rebels will release five captives, including Gen Ruben Dario Alzate, next week, President Juan Manuel Santos says.
11/22/2014 04:20 PM
Bahrain holds disputed election
Voters have taken part in Bahrain's first parliamentary elections since Arab Spring protests in 2011, but many Shias had urged a boycott.
11/21/2014 06:22 PM
Obama defends immigration reform
US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.
11/22/2014 07:08 PM
Mental health nursing cuts warning
Staff cuts and bed shortages are leaving mental health services "under unprecedented strain", says the nurses' union.
11/22/2014 07:07 PM
Call to sanction failing universities
It should be easier to remove the degree-awarding powers of universities that fail to meet academic and consumer standards, a report by Which? says.
11/22/2014 12:36 PM
NHS staff fly out to fight Ebola
The first group of NHS volunteers set off from London Heathrow, bound for Sierra Leone where they will help in the fight against Ebola.
11/22/2014 11:31 AM
Police and NHS phone lines restored
Non-emergency police and medical phone lines are now working, Vodafone says, after technical problems disrupted services for a number of hours.
11/21/2014 11:43 AM
Week in pictures: 15-21 November 2014
The best news photos from around the world
11/21/2014 07:31 AM
Day in pictures: 21 November 2014
24 hours of news images: 21 November
11/20/2014 11:54 AM
In pictures: Snow chaos in north-eastern US
Snowstorm hits north-east of the United States
11/20/2014 08:38 PM
Picture power: Bird flu
The story behind the picture
11/20/2014 09:34 AM
In pictures: Mike Nichols films
A glimpse at the work of film director Mike Nichols
11/20/2014 08:08 AM
Day in pictures: 20 November 2014
24 hours of news images: 20 November
11/20/2014 06:11 AM
In pictures: Scarcity and Waste
Finalists of Syngenta Photography Award
11/20/2014 03:59 AM
Children's art in Iraqi Kurdistan
Expressions of hope through art in Iraq
11/22/2014 07:04 PM
Jerusalem's 800-year-old Indian hospice
The retreat that has hosted Indian pilgrims since the Crusades
11/22/2014 07:03 PM
The parents refusing to vaccinate their children against polio
Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against polio
11/22/2014 07:15 PM
The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas
The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas
11/21/2014 05:08 PM
The day her family wasn't there
My family was deported while I was at school
11/21/2014 12:45 PM
Weekendish: The best of the week's reads
The best reads you need to catch up on
11/22/2014 07:18 PM
VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds
Trends of the week in 60 seconds
11/20/2014 04:39 AM
Your pictures: Movement
Readers' photos on the theme of 'movement'
11/22/2014 12:56 PM
VIDEO: Ferguson protests inspire local artist
US artist inspired by Ferguson anger at Michael Brown killing
11/21/2014 07:12 PM
Monsieur Romieu - a 'man of talents'
A French envoy is poisoned - are British diplomats to blame?
11/21/2014 05:00 PM
Haile Gebrselassie: From athletics to the boardroom
Haile Gebrselassie on his move from athletics to the boardroom
11/21/2014 07:11 PM
Is winning 100 caps still a big deal?
Why getting 100 caps for your country has got easier and easier
11/22/2014 08:32 PM
:: بسيجي بيسواد در لباس رئيس بهداري قصد زجر كش كردن زندانيان را دارد
... مدتي است كه به بيماري سل مبتلا شده است و در اثر اين بيماري دچار عوارضي هم‌چون تنگي نفس، تب، تعريق شبانه، كاهش وزن و سرفه مزمن شده و شرايط او به حدي حاد است كه به سختي قادر به نفس كشيدن است. اين زنداني مي‌بايست به سرعت به مراكز درماني خارج از زندان منتقل شود اما...
با ۲۱ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش اجتماعی
لینک مستقیم
11/22/2014 07:50 PM
:: گوشه هایی از حضور مردم در مراسم تشییع فروهرها
در این ویدیو گوشه هایی از حضور پر شور مردم عزادار در مراسم تشییع پروانه و داریوش فروهر به تصویر کشیده شده است. علاوه بر شعارهای مردمی و نماز میت مرحوم یدالله سحابی بر پیکر فروهرها سخنرانی مهندس معین فر وزیر نفت دولت بازرگان نیز مشاهده می شود.
با ۲۶ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش سیاست
لینک مستقیم
11/22/2014 07:49 PM
:: سبیل و اتفاقات! زناشویی
شما یادتان نمی آید قدیم ها نه تنها قبل از عقد بین زوجین «اتفاقی» نمی افتاد حتی بعد از عقد هم اصل بر آن بود که تا روزعروسی٬ «اتفاقی» نباید بیفتد. برای همین بین سبیل و اتفاقات! زناشویی٬ رابطه ای محکم برقرار می کردند. عروس خانوم برای مراسم عقد همان سبیل ها را حفظ می کرد با این تفاوت که آرایشگر دکلره شان می کرد تا کمتر توی چشم بزنند. سبیل ها می شد چیزی شبیه سبیل های استاد محمود دولت آبادی، زرد و پر پشت و جادار و مطمئن.
با ۲۳ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش اجتماعی
لینک مستقیم
11/22/2014 06:49 PM
:: خبری خوش برای فعالان حقوق بشر: عرضه Detekt برای ردیابی برنامه‌های جاسوسی
برنامه‌ای جدید به نام "Detekt" از سوی دو سازمان حقوق بشری عفو بین‌الملل و بنیاد مرزهای الکترونیک عرضه شد که براساس آن روزنامه‌نگاران و فعالان حقوق بشر از این پس می‌توانند به صورت رایگان آن را نصب کنند و برنامه‌های جاسوسی را کشف و ردیابی کنند. گوآرنیری نرم‌افزار "Detekt" را از روی برنامه‌ای که خودش و تیمش استفاده می‌کردند ارتقا داده است: «تصمیم گرفتم این برنامه را علنی کنم چرا که مخفی نگه داشتن آن بی‌معنا بود.» برنامه "Detekt" فقط برای ویندوز قابل استفاده است و نرم‌افزارهای مخربی که توسط کمپانی‌های تبلیغاتی به کار گرفته می‌شوند.
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11/22/2014 06:49 PM
:: محمد مرادی‌نصاری: در برخی شهرستان‌های استان ایلام اداراتی مثل فرهنگ و ارشاد عملاً حالت نیمه تعطیل دارند
فرهنگ و خاصه ادبیات در بیشتر جهان عموماً به صورتی مستقل است و هیچ نهادی نمی‌تواند به معنای واقعی کلمه خود را متولی آن بنامد. اما نهادها و موسسات دولتی می‌توانند بستر مناسبی برای فعالیت انجمن‌ها و... همینطور امکانات مادی لازم برای نشست‌ها و... را فراهم کنند. در مورد عملکرد نهادهای مربوطه در استان ایلام هم در تمام شهرهای استان نمی‌توان یک جور قضاوت کرد در برخی شهرستان‌ها اداراتی مثل فرهنگ و ارشاد عملاً حالت نیمه تعطیل دارن
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11/22/2014 06:49 PM
:: معرفی شاهکار «دولت‌آبادی»: جای خالی سلوچ
دولت آبادی که این روزها برای رمان «زوال کلنل» بیش از پیش زبان زد شده جالی خالی سلوچ را بلافاصله پس از آزادی از زندان ساواک و طی 70 روز به رشته تحریر آورده است.
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11/22/2014 06:48 PM
سرگرمی :: جراحی پلاستیک دختری به شکل سوپرمدل مشهور
یک مدل کره ای ، چهره خود را با چندین جراحی پلاستیک شبیه سوپرمدل مورد علاقه اش میراندا کر در آورده است. خانم هونگ یو ریوم که علاقمند به جراحی پلاستیک است می گوید این کار تاثیر چشم گیری در شغلش به عنوان مدل بین المللی داشته است. به گزارش پرشین وی او در یک برنامه ویژه در تلویزیون ژاپنی حضور پیدا کرد و در مورد الهام گرفتن از چهره سوپرمدل استرالیایی میراندا کر و انجام فرایندهای جراحی به منظور به دست آوردن چهره او صحبت کرد.
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11/22/2014 06:48 PM
سرگرمی :: یک تبلیغ صادقانه !
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11/22/2014 06:48 PM
:: دریا صفایی از فعالیت‌هایش برای بازگرداندن زنان ایرانی به ورزش‌گاه‌ها می‌گوید
“دریا صفایی”، دندانپزشک ایرانی مقیم بلژیک است که در ماه‌های گذشته و در جریان مسابقات جهانی والیبال، این شعار را به استادیوم‌های محل برگزاری این مسابقات در کشورهای مختلف اروپایی آورد: «بگذارید زنان ایرانی وارد ورزشگاه‌ها شوند.» حرکتی که بازتاب گسترده‌ای در رسانه‌های مختلف بین‌المللی داشت. آن‌ها از زنی ایرانی گفتند که تنها و بدون کمک سازمان یا نهاد خاصی و با هزینه شخصی تمام سعیش را می‌کند که ظلم رفته بر زنان سرزمینش را به گوش جهان برساند. خانم صفایی این روز‌ها و بعد از موفقیت رسانه‌ای در جهانی کردن مطالبه زنان ایرانی برای ورود به ورزشگاه‌ها، کمپینی نیز به نام «پیش به سوی ورزشگاه‌ها» راه‌اندازی کرده است.
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11/22/2014 06:47 PM
:: فیلم منتشر شده از حضور دانش آشتیانی در اعتراضات 88!+ فیلم
فیلم منتشر شده از حضور احمدی دانش آشتیانی وزیر پیشنهادی علوم در تحصن دانشگاه امیرکبیر پس از انتخابات 88، این فیلم توسط علیرضا زاکانی نماینده مردم تهران در جریان رأی اعتماد نمایندگان به وزیر پیشنهادی علوم به نمایش درآمد.
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11/22/2014 06:47 PM
:: اشتاین‌مایر: نتیجه مذاکرات اتمی فعلا نامشخص است
وزیر خارجه‌ی آلمان پس از دیدار دوجانبه با جان کری گفت که نتیجه مذاکرات فعلا نامشخص است، اما هیچ‌وقت این‌قدر به توافق نزدیک نبوده‌اند. جان کری با همتایان عرب، ترک و کانادایی خود نیز تلفنی مذاکره کرده است.
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11/22/2014 06:45 PM
:: ممانعت نیروهای نهادهای امنیتی و پلیس از ورود مردم به مراسم فروهرها
جرس: نیروهای نهادهای امنیتی و پلیس مانع از ورود کسانی شدند که قصد داشتند تا به مراسم شانزدهمین سالگرد قتل داریوش فروهر و پروانه فروهر بروند. به گزارش سایت کانون مدافعان حقوق بشر، نیروهای پلیس و لباس شخصی از دو ساعت مانده به آغاز مراسم سالگرد فروهرها دو سر کوچه ای که محل برگزاری مراسم در آن بود را بستند و به افراد اجازه ورود به داخل كوچه را ندادند. براساس این گزارش فقط تعداد اندکی که پیش از ظهر به محل مراسم رفته بودند توانستند تا در منزل فروهرها حاضر شوند. خواهر پروانه فروهر نیز که برای شرکت در این مراسم به خانه خواهر خود مراجعه کرده بود به دلیل ممانعت پلیس موفق نشد تا به منزل فروهرها داخل شود. براساس اطلاعیه ای که پرستو فروهر و آرش فروهر در روزنامه اطلاعات منتشر کرده بودند، قرار بود که روز شنبه اول آذر ماه از ساعت 4 تا 6 بعد از ظهر مراسمی را به یاد پدر و مادرشان در منزل فروهرها برگزار کنند
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11/22/2014 06:45 PM
سرگرمی :: ویدئو: معامله مواد مخدر در پخش زنده تلویزیونی؟
در این اتفاق کم‌نظیر و البته جالب، درست در پشت سر گزارش‌گر، دو مرد از دو طرف به یکدیگر نزدیک می‌شوند و در ازای پول، یک بسته‌ی مشکوک را بین یکدیگر رد و بدل می‌کنند. آن‌ها به فاصله‌ی چندثانیه از هم جدا می‌شوند و به دو مسیر مخالف هم می‌روند.
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11/22/2014 06:44 PM
:: ممانعت از برگزاری مراسم شانزدهمین سالگرد قتل فروهرها
گزارش ها حاکی است که ماموران امنیتی روز شنبه اول آذرماه مانع برگزاری مراسم شانزدهمين سالگرد قتل داريوش و پروانه فروهر در تهران شده اند. اين مراسم قرار بود ساعت ۴ بعدازظهر در خانه داریوش و پروانه (اسکندری) فروهر برگزار شود. اما، پرستو فروهر دختر اين دو چهره فعال سياسی در گفت وگو با رادیو فردا تصریح کرده است که امسال هم ازبرپائی مراسم گراميداشت ياد وخاطره داريوش و پروانه فروهر درمنزلشان درتهران جلوگيری بعمل آمده است. سال گذشته نيز، بعد از سالها ممانعت از برگزاری مراسم سالگرد قتل فروهرها، با روی کار آمدن حسن روحانی رئيس جمهوری ايران، مجوز برگزاری مراسم پانزدهمين سالگرد قتل فروهرها به خانواده شان داده شده بود، اما همان زمان پرستو فروهر در گفتگو با راديو فردا گفت که زمان برگزاری مراسم، محدوديت های رفت و آمد در دو سر کوچه از طرف نيروی انتظامی اعمال شد. اين دو چهره سرشناس سياسی اول آذرماه ۱۳۷۷ توسط عوامل وزارت اطلاعات جمهوری اسلامی ايران به قتل رسيدند. پرستو فروهر شنبه اول آذرماه درگفت و گو با راديو فردا درباره مراسم امسال می گويد: «متاسفانه از ساعت ۲ بعد از ظهر، يعنی دو ساعت مانده به شروع مراسم، حضور سنگين نيروهای امنيتی و انتظامی در دو سر کوچه مشخص شد و دو طرف را بستند و هيچ کس اجازه ورود به خانه را پيدا نکرد و تنها ده-دوازده نفری که قبل از اين ساعت به خانه آمده بودند، حضور داشتند و مراسمی اجرا نشد». بشنوید گفت گوی شهرام میریان با پرستو فروهر: لیست پخش بارگذاری بگفته وی با کسانی که برای شرکت در مراسم شانزدهمين سالگرد قتل فروهرها آمده بودند «با تندی» برخورد شده و گفته اند که نبايد اينجا بايستند. خانم فروهر می گويد که شنبه قبل از برگزاری مراسم به کلانتری محل احضار شده و به وی گفته اند که فقط بستگان و نزديکان باشند و تريبون «خاصی» آنجا نباشد. وی می گويد که انتظار نداشته است که اين مراسم به کلی از طرف نيروهای امنيتی ممنوع شود. داريوش و پروانه فروهر، هر دو از رهبران حزب ملت ايران و جبهه ملی ايران بودند. آقای فروهر قبل از انقلاب نيز چندين بار بازداشت شده بود و ۱۴ سال عمر خود را در زندان سپری کرده بود. وی پس از انقلاب به همراه ديگر زندانيان سياسی آزاد شد و در دولت مهدی بازرگان به وزارت کار و امور اجتماعی منصوب شد. وی سپس بعنوان وزير مشاور و نماينده دولت در امور کردستان منصوب شد. با اينحال، آقای فروهر بعد از چندی، يکی از منتقدان نظام جمهوری اسلامی شد و خواهان همه پرسی درباره تعيين نوع حکومت گرديد. وی در سال ۱۳۶۰ به زندان محکوم شد و نهايتا در اول آذرماه شانزده سال پيش، در خانه خود همراه با همسرش پروانه فروهر به طرز فجيعی با ضربات چاقو به قتل رسيد. اين قتل يکی از سلسله قتلهايی بود که به «قتلهای زنجيره ای» مشهور شد. قتل اين دو فعال سياسی به همراه قتل تنی چند مانند محمد مختاری و محمدجعفر پوينده از طرف جمهوری اسلامی به «گروهی خودسر» و «عوامل خاص» در وزارت اطلاعات منسوب گرديد و سعيد امامی مسئول اصلی اين قتل ها معرفی شد. بعد از بازداشت امامی، گفته شد که وی در زندان داروی نظافت خورده و خودکشی کرده است.
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11/22/2014 06:43 PM
:: دلار با توافق هسته‌ای گران می شود یا ارزان
دو روز مانده به پایان مذاکرات هسته ای در وین برای بسیاری این پرسش مطرح است که قیمت ارز در صورت توافق هسته ای چقدر خواهد شد؟
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11/22/2014 06:42 PM
:: فرشته قاضی: بازجوی من یک بیمار جنسی بود
تا پیش از این که در اتاق بازجویی با چشم‌بند و رو به دیوار بنشیند، هرگز تصور نمی‌کرد بازجوها او را با مسایلی مثل تجاوز تهدید کنند و از او بخواهند به اتهام روابط نامشروع با کسانی که حتی یک بار هم آن ها را ندیده است، اعتراف کند. روزنامه نگاران و فعالان اجتماعی و سیاسی زیادی در دوران بازداشت با اتهام های اخلاقی تهدید و شکنجه شدند اما «فرشته قاضی» یکی از اولین زنانی بود که پس از آزادی، از این موضوع آشکارا سخن گفت.
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11/22/2014 06:41 PM
:: مأموران امنیتی اجازه برگزاری مراسم بزرگداشت فروهرها را ندادند
بنا به گزارشها از تهران نیروهای امنیتی اجازه برگزاری مراسم بزرگداشت سالگرد شهادت داریوش و پروانه فروهر را ندادند.
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11/22/2014 06:41 PM
:: ماموران امنیتی مانع برگزاری مراسم یادبود فروهرها شدند
ماموران امنیتی در تهران مانع از این شدند که مراسم یادبود داریوش فروهر و پروانه اسکندری در خانه آنها برگزار شود. پرستو فروهر، فرزند آنها، به بی‌بی‌سی فارسی گفت: "از ظهر امروز نیروهای امنیتی در اطراف خانه نگذاشته‌اند دوستان و اقوام نزدیک، وارد خانه شوند."
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11/22/2014 06:41 PM
:: داريوش و پروانه فروهر دشمنان بي آزار خامنه اي!
بدنبال سلسله قتلهاي زنجيره اي سيد اين علي خامنه اي به صحنه آمد و به طور تلويحي رضايت خود را از اين ترورها ابراز كرده و اظهار داشت كه اينان دشمنان ما بودند البته دشمنان...
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11/22/2014 06:40 PM
:: مهارت در موسیقی به تقویت حافظه بلندمدت می انجامد
مطالعه جدیدی که توسط گروهی از پژوهشگران دانشگاه تگزاس به انجام رسده نشان می دهد که مهارت فرد در زمینه نواختن موسیقی موجب تقویت حافظه بلندمدت و نیز عملکرد شناختی او می شود.
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11/22/2014 06:38 PM
:: عکس منشوری پیام صادقیان
پیام صادقیان پس از دوران محرومیتش، دیگر از هیچ چیز عبایی ندارد. همانطور که می‌بینید عکس های منشوری با نقش و نگار های منشوری تر روی بدنش را بدون هیچ ترسی از کمیته انضباطی به نمایش عموم می‌گذارد. احتمالاً با خود می‌گوید که یک بار محرومم کرده اند و دیگر در طول فصل کاری با کارم ندارند. که به نظر میرسد دقیقاً همین طور باشد!
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11/22/2014 06:38 PM
سرگرمی :: گپ و گفت شنیدنی با رویا تیموریان
گپ و گفت شنیدنی با رویا تیموریان در برنامه هنرمندان شبکه آموزش
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11/22/2014 06:34 PM
:: عربستان کشور ثروتمندی است اما در خیابان‌هایش مراقب «سوراخ مرگ» باشید
اگر شما به عربستان سعودی به چشم یک کشور بسیار ثروتمند که همه چیز در کوچه و خیابان در بهترین،شیک ترین و مناسبترین وضع ممکن است نگاه میکنید، احتمالا اشتباه میکنید.
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11/22/2014 06:34 PM
:: مطهری: کاری نکنید برای مجلس جوک درست کنند که وزیر پیشنهادی باید بعد از 88 به دنیا آمده باشد!
سخنرانی شنیدنی علی مطهری در دفاع از احمدی دانش آشتیانی وزیر پیشنهادی علوم دولت روحانی در جلسه رای اعتماد در صحن علنی مجلس ایران - 27 آبان 93
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11/22/2014 06:34 PM
:: مذاکرات هسته ای: اراده ولایت یا اراده ملت؟
فیروز نجومی: دیپلمات های حکومت اسلامی وارد آخرین دور مذاکرات تکنولوژی هسته ای با قدرتهای بزرگ جهانی شده اند(۱۹ نوامبر ۲۰۱۴)، مذاکراتی که سرنوشت یک ملت بدان سخت ارتباط دارد. اما، این اراده ملت نیست که در تعامل با قدرت های بزرگ، بازتاب مییابد، بلکه اراده ولی فقیه، خداوندگار علی خامنه ای ست که تعین کننده نهایی ست. با اشاره اوست که مذاکرات میتواند به موفقیت و یا شکست بیانجامد. مهم نیست که ملت چه میخواهد و یا چه چیزی ست که بدان احتیاج دارد، به توسعه صنعت نفت و گاز، تولید اشتغال برای میلیونها جوان بیکار تحصیل کرده، کاهش نرخ تورم کمر شکن، پایان بخشیدن به فقر و عقب ماندگی، یافتن پاسخی برای رود خانه ها و دریاچه های خشک شده، ترمیم ندانم کاری های دولت پیشین و صدها مسائل دیگر ازجمله گسترش فحشا، اعتیاد و قتل و جنایت؟ یا اینکه ملت به “غنی سازی هسته ای بهر قیمتی” محتاج است، برنامه ایکه هزینه گرانبار آن پشت ملت را خمیده و روزگار مردم را سیاه کرده است. بهر سوی که روی کنیم همه بسته است به اراده ولی فقیه. چه خفتی و چه خواری؟...
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11/22/2014 06:33 PM
:: حضور ملی پوشان زن ایران در بازیهای ساحلی!
اصغر رحیمی سرپرست کاروان ایران در چهارمین دوره بازی‌های آسیایی ساحلی در پوکت درباره نبود بانوان در این رقابت‌ها گفت: «ما تا این لحظه (روز جمعه) عنوان ششمی با کاروانی حداقلی و البته بدون استفاده از پتانسیل ورزشکاران زن را به دست آورده‌ایم. شما با نگاه به جدول مدال آوری کشورهای بالا و پایین ایران به خوبی می‌بینید که نیم و بلکه بیش از نیمی از مدال‌های کشورهای رقیب را بانوان کسب کرده‌اند. در این دوره از بازی‌ها به دلیل بسیاری از مسائل امکان حضور بانوان نبود اما قطعا در آینده با استفاده از توانایی آنان می‌توانیم تعداد مدال و جایگاهمان را ارتقا ببخشیم.»
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11/22/2014 06:32 PM
:: سریال جدید پرده نشین قسمت اول - Parde Neshin
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11/22/2014 06:31 PM
:: چرا قیمت نفت خام در جهان سقوط کرده است؟
از تابستان امسال تا کنون قیمت نفت خام در جهان بیش از ٣٠ درصد سقوط کرده است. قیمت هر بشکه نفت خام سبک هم اکنون درحدود ٧۵ دلار در هر بشکه است. روزنامه لیبراسیون فرانسه دلایل این سقوط قیمت جهانی نفت را بررسی می کند.
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11/22/2014 06:29 PM
:: غنچه قوامی به یک سال حبس و دو سال ممنوع‌الخروجی محکوم شد
سوسن مشتاقیان، مادر غنچه قوامی، شهروند ایرانی-بریتانیایی زندانی در ایران گفت که دخترش به یک سال حبس تعزیری محکوم شده و برای دو سال از ایران ممنوع‌الخروج شده است. خانم مشتاقیان گفت که امروز حکم دادگاه به آنها نشان داده شده است. پیش از این، محمود علیزاده طباطبایی که وکالت خانم قوامی را به عهده داشت، گفته بود که حکم یک سال حبس خانم قوامی صادر شده، اما ابلاغ نشده است. آقای علیزاده طباطبایی امروز (شنبه، اول آذر) اعلام کرد که به خواست خانواده خانم قوامی از وکالت او استعفا داده است. مادر او گفته است که از این وکیل شکایت می‌کنند.
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11/22/2014 06:28 PM
:: اسرائیل گزینه نظامی علیه ایران را حفظ می‌کند
در حالی که فرصت چندانی به پایان مهلت مذاکرات هسته‌ای ایران با کشورهای گروه پنج به علاوه یک باقی نمانده، دولت اسرائیل اعلام کرد در صورت "توافق بد" در این مذاکرات، این کشور همچنان گزینه نظامی علیه ایران را حفظ خواهد کرد
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11/22/2014 09:35 AM
Europe not at risk of full-blown deflation: ECB's Constancio
FLORENCE Italy (Reuters) - Europe is not at risk of sliding into "full deflation" but the current rate of inflation is dangerously low, European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio said on Saturday.







11/22/2014 08:24 AM
China's rate-cut likely to hurt banks, curb new loans to small borrowers
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's latest interest rate cut is set to dent the profitability of domestic lenders, especially mid-sized banks, which are already suffering from higher bad loans and a slowdown in profit growth.

11/21/2014 08:28 PM
Giving thanks for big stock gains
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock investors head into the Thanksgiving holiday thankful for the market's recent strength, which puts major indexes on track for another year of double-digit gains, though the swiftness of the advance has raised eyebrows.







11/21/2014 07:41 PM
Visa sees Visa Europe option now costing more than $10 billion
(Reuters) - Visa Inc , the world's largest credit and debit card company, said it might have to pay more than $10 billion to buy its London-based European licensee, Visa Europe Ltd, if its owners exercise their option to sell it.

11/21/2014 06:44 PM
Lockheed, Pentagon ink $4.7 billion deal for eighth batch of F-35 fighters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Friday it had awarded Lockheed Martin Corp a contract valued at $4.7 billion for an eighth batch of F-35 fighter jets that lowered the average price per jet by 3.5 percent from the last contract, and 57 percent from the first batch.







11/21/2014 06:05 PM
European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution
By Alexei Oreskovic, Julia Fioretti and Alastair Macdonald







11/21/2014 05:39 PM
Bank of America hires U.S. officials for financial crime team
(Reuters) - Bank of America has hired two U.S. government officials to join its financial crimes team, according to three people familiar with the matter, as banks are under increasing pressure to police their transactions for suspicious activity.

11/21/2014 05:05 PM
Honda in talks with other suppliers for Takata air bag fix: WSJ
DETROIT (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co is in talks with two air bag suppliers to help it stock replacement parts for defective Takata Corp air bags, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people aware of the planning.

11/21/2014 04:33 PM
Wall St. ends at records on central bank action
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday, with major indexes notching a fifth straight weekly advance after China's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate and its euro zone peer announced asset purchases in efforts to boost each region's economy.







11/21/2014 04:21 PM
Apple $450 million e-book settlement gets final court approval
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc's agreement to pay $450 million to resolve claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices.







11/21/2014 04:08 PM
Aviva in $8.8 billion deal to buy Friends Life after pensions shake-up
LONDON (Reuters) - British insurer Aviva said on Friday it had agreed terms on a possible deal to buy rival Friends Life for 5.6 billion pounds ($8.8 billion) as British pension reforms put pressure on insurance companies to find new business.







11/21/2014 03:54 PM
American Airlines unit to transfer 50 regional aircraft, cut jobs
(Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc subsidiary Envoy Air plans to transfer at least 50 Embraer 145 aircraft to other regional carriers beginning in early 2015 in a move that will lead to job cuts, according to an internal letter reviewed by Reuters.







11/21/2014 03:03 PM
Canada sees Burger King/Tim Hortons decision before Christmas
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The Canadian government will decide before Dec. 25 on whether to approve the takeover by U.S.-based Burger King Worldwide Inc of Canada's iconic coffee-and-donut Tim Hortons Inc , Industry Minister James Moore said on Friday.

11/21/2014 02:35 PM
Draghi throws ECB door open to money printing as global prospects dim
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi threw the door wide open on Friday for more drastic measures to prevent the euro zone from sliding into deflation, promising to use whatever means necessary as China also acted to boost its sagging economic growth.







11/21/2014 02:20 PM
Walmart workers announce Black Friday protest locations
(Reuters) - A pressure group pushing for higher wages at Walmart stores said employees would stage protests at 1,600 U.S. stores on Black Friday, including 60 in Washington.







11/21/2014 01:24 PM
China cuts interest rates to spur growth, ease debt pressure
BEIJING (Reuters) - China cut interest rates unexpectedly on Friday, stepping up efforts to support the world's second-biggest economy as it heads toward its slowest expansion in nearly a quarter of a century, saddled under a mountain of debt.







11/21/2014 01:20 PM
EU investment plan to take shape next week
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Jean-Claude Juncker will unveil a much anticipated 300-billion-euro ($370 billion) investment plan on Wednesday that is meant to trigger economic growth in the European Union.

11/21/2014 12:59 PM
Credit Suisse ordered to pay $1.8 billion to finalize U.S. guilty plea
NORFOLK Va. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday accepted Credit Suisse's guilty plea to end a criminal case accusing it of helping wealthy Americans avoid paying taxes, and ordered the bank to pay roughly $1.8 billion in fines and restitution.







11/21/2014 11:58 AM
EU must not change course on U.S. trade talks: EU minister
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's proposed free trade agreement with the United States would collapse if European leaders bowed to pressure to remove investment protection from any deal, the chairman of EU trade ministers said on Friday.

11/21/2014 11:30 AM
RBS says it barely passed EU stress test, admits error
LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland said it only marginally passed a stress test last month by European regulators after admitting to an error in data it submitted, calling into question if it can pass a tougher test by British regulators.







11/21/2014 11:08 AM
Global M&A deals cross $3 trillion for first time since 2007
(Reuters) - Mergers and acquisition deals announced so far this year have topped $3 trillion, the highest since 2007, helped by mega deals in the healthcare, energy and power sectors.

11/21/2014 10:55 AM
Dow Chemical, Loeb's Third Point settle board debate
(Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co said it would add four independent directors to its board as part of an agreement with Daniel Loeb's hedge fund, Third Point LLC, avoiding a proxy battle.

11/21/2014 10:09 AM
Toyota Lexus to recall some 2006-2011 models due to fuel leak
DETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp will recall 422,509 of its luxury brand Lexus vehicles in the United States because of a possible fuel leak that increases the risk of fire, U.S. regulators said on Friday.

11/21/2014 09:57 AM
VW unveils multi-billion auto investments through next five years
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG is to invest 85.6 billion euros ($106 billion) in its automotive operations over the next five years to push foreign expansion, new models and technology to back its quest for global leadership.







11/21/2014 09:49 AM
ECB drops Citi from FX contact group
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank has dropped Citigroup from its experts' working group on foreign exchange, days after the U.S. bank was fined by U.S. and UK regulators for failing to stop traders from trying to manipulate the currency market.

11/22/2014 07:45 PM
SpaceX's reusable rockets get help from 'X-wing' fins and drone ships
SpaceX's reusable rockets already have a few tricks up their metal sleeves, but it looks like they're getting at least a couple more. Elon Musk has revealed that his company is testing new technologies that will assist future Falcon 9 launches,...

11/22/2014 05:21 PM
3D Robotics' new drone can follow you around, carry a mirrorless camera
3D Robotics is not about to let DJI hog all the press with its wild Inspire 1 Drone, so it just revealed its own semi-pro model: the X8+. The 8-prop UAV is designed to carry GoPro or lightweight mirrorless cameras, while offering a fully automated...

11/22/2014 03:01 PM
Samsung asks the US government to block NVIDIA's chips
The patent war between NVIDIA and Samsung isn't going to wind down any time soon. Samsung has backed up its countering lawsuit against NVIDIA with a US International Trade Commission complaint asking the agency to block imports of NVIDIA's GeForce...

11/22/2014 01:00 PM
One year in, here's what our readers think of the Xbox One
Since the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One launched in North America last year, our readers have had plenty of time to get to know both systems. Last week, we took a look at what you had to say about the PlayStation 4 one year in. Now, we're shining a...

11/22/2014 10:46 AM
Philae comet lander is sleeping, but not quiet
Philae's fate remains unknown as it snoozes underneath a cliff on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. But in the last few days, its ground crew has released a handful of updates that give us a better idea of what it's gone through since it left Rosetta for...

11/22/2014 09:30 AM
Recommended Reading: Silicon Valley's role in government surveillance
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. @War: The Rise of the...

11/22/2014 06:55 AM
Here's a machine that turns water into synthetic gasoline
Even with the amount of electric vehicles we've seen lately, it's likely going to be a long time until they completely replace traditional combustion engines on the road. So how are we going to get away from pricey fossil fuels until then? Well,...

11/22/2014 03:33 AM
Chromecast works better with Chromebooks, looks better with NASA
After a few months of testing, the feature that allows Chrome OS users to stream videos from Google Drive storage -- like the free 1TB allotted to new owners -- to a Chromecast is now available to (almost) everyone. An update on the stable channel...

11/21/2014 11:02 PM
You can finally watch Microsoft's 'E.T.' documentary on Xbox
What a long, strange trip it's been. Microsoft's effort to document the excavation of all those fabled E.T. The Extraterrestrial game cartridges from a New Mexico landfill -- and Atari's downfall -- is finally watchable on Xbox Video. As Variety...

11/21/2014 09:16 PM
You can use Twitter activity to track unemployment
Governments aren't usually quick to react to changes in demographics. They frequently have to take surveys that are not only slow, but don't always paint a complete picture of what's going on. Researchers at the Autonomous University of Madrid have...

11/21/2014 07:36 PM
Engadget Daily: Google's EU antitrust battle, Amazon's Fire HD 6, and more!
Google's been wrestling with the European Union over antitrust issues for a long while now. Today, though, Parliament says it's come up with a possible solution: severing search from the rest of Google. Read on for the rest of our news highlights...

11/21/2014 06:38 PM
Tina Fey's new show 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' moves from NBC to Netflix
Last year, NBC announced it would be home to a new show written and produced by Tina Fey (30 Rock, SNL) and starring Ellie Kemper (The Office), but now that show's going straight to Netflix. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will premiere across all of...

11/21/2014 05:50 PM
Sound Off! Do ridesharing privacy issues make you nervous?
Uber is not having a good week. Between surreptitiously tracking journalists' trips inside 'God View' and an executive implying the company should dig up dirt on reporters critical of the service, the company has been on a pretty bumpy road. However,...

11/21/2014 05:17 PM
Google Maps offers more info about destinations and alternate routes
Earlier this month, Google Maps for Android received the requisite Material Design update and tacked on in-app restaurant reservations for good measure (in the US). A new version is rolling out, and with it comes some handy features to lend a hand...

11/21/2014 04:38 PM
Uh-oh, Moto: AT&T is sending back early Nexus 6 units over a bug
If you're an AT&T customer eager to get your hands on the over-sized Nexus 6, get ready to wait a bit. AT&T stores are apparently returning the first crop of Nexus 6 units to Motorola over a software bug, Droid Life reports. And it'll likely be a...

11/21/2014 04:07 PM
FCC Chairman says fear of lawsuits is holding up Net Neutrality
The Federal Communications Commission might seem slow, even resistant to calls for Net Neutrality, but FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says the organizations slow reaction is very deliberate. "The big dogs are going to sue regardless of what comes out," the...

11/21/2014 03:44 PM
EU wants to separate search from the rest of Google
Google's been caught up in an antitrust tango with the European Union for years, and since the EU hasn't been thrilled with the search giant's attempted concessions, there might be an extreme new option on the table. According to a report from the...

11/21/2014 03:26 PM
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge launch delayed until December 12th in the UK
We've a bit of bad news for anyone who wanted to pick up Samsung's unusual Galaxy Note Edge next week. We knew something was up when the original pre-order date of November 14th rolled around and the curved curiosity was a no-show. A Samsung...

11/21/2014 03:09 PM
Microsoft is adding Google Drive-style chat to Office Online apps
If you enjoy the handy chat feature inside shared docs on Google Drive, it appears Microsoft is adding the feature to its web-based productivity suite as well. According WinSuperSite, Office Online is getting those sidebar convos in the coming weeks,...

11/21/2014 02:34 PM
Country Music Association finds streaming is better for sales than radio
While the debate over compensation from streaming services rages on, the Country Music Association says those music libraries boost sales better than radio plays. In a recent study, the CMA found that listeners over the age of 18 were prone to...

11/21/2014 02:00 PM
What to get when you've got a drone enthusiast in your life
It's that time of year again! You know, the one when you have to hand over your hard-earned cash or dole out the credit card digits to get the loved ones in your life a little something celebratory. Lucky you, we've got a slew of great...

11/21/2014 01:30 PM
Playdate: We're livestreaming 'Super Smash Bros. for Wii U'! (update: game over!)
What is Super Smash Bros.? It is Nintendo at its most referential, its most detail-oriented. We already said all this once before, actually. Right here. Anyway, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (that's seriously the full title) has finally arrived on...

11/21/2014 01:02 PM
3D-printed livers go on sale to impatient scientists
So far, the biggest benefit of 3D-printing organs is that you don't need someone to donate their body to medical science before you can do an experiment. That's why Organovo's big news is so exciting for scientists, since the company has let it be...

11/21/2014 12:34 PM
LaserWatch: The story of a man with too much time on his hands
Your smartwatch may may be the height of wearables today, but it can't get you out of a supervillain's elaborate death trap. That's where Patrick Priebe's LaserWatch comes in, which is like something out of a Bond flick. On the surface, it looks like...

11/21/2014 12:02 PM
Google is giving away 1TB of free Drive space with new Chromebooks
Google really, really wants you to pick up a Chromebook this holiday, and it's sweetening the deal to make sure a Chrome OS-powered laptop is on your gift list. The company is now offering 1TB of free Google Drive space to anyone who buys a...

11/21/2014 05:06 PM
Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

The Wall Street subway stop on Broadway, in New York's Financial District, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. U.S. financial markets surged in early trading Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 as investors cheered a surprise interest rate cut in China and a hint of further stimulus for Europe from the head of the region's central bank. The rally extended gains from a day before, pushing the major market indexes further into record territory. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)The stock market closed out its fifth straight week of gains with another record high on Friday.



11/21/2014 05:05 PM
Honda in talks with other suppliers for Takata air bag fix - WSJ
DETROIT (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co is in talks with two air bag suppliers to help it stock replacement parts for defective Takata Corp air bags, the Wall Street Journal r...
11/21/2014 04:43 PM
GameStop and Gap are big market movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE GameStop Corp., down $5.68 to $37.86 The video game retailer reported worse-than-expected ...
11/21/2014 04:40 PM
Wall Street ends at records on central bank action

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday, with major indexes notching a fifth straight weekly advance after China's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate and its euro zone peer announced asset purchases in efforts to boost each region's economy. The gains were broad on a day when both the Dow and S&P 500 ended at closing records. All ten primary S&P 500 industry sectors ended the day higher, while 63 percent of stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange closed in positive territory. About 50 percent of Nasdaq-listed names were higher on the day. ...



11/21/2014 04:39 PM
Wall Street Week Ahead: Giving thanks for big stock gains

Man carries an umbrella in the rain as he passes the New York Stock ExchangeBy Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock investors head into the Thanksgiving holiday thankful for the market's recent strength, which puts major indexes on track for another year of double-digit gains, though the swiftness of the advance has raised eyebrows. The S&P 500 is up 13.3 percent from an intraday low hit on Oct. 15, and the gains since then have been broad. Since that bottom, all but 23 S&P 500 components are higher. The magnitude of the rally has some concerned. ...



11/21/2014 02:45 PM
Central banks set Wall Street up for 5th straight weekly gain

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Friday, putting major indexes on track for a fifth straight weekly advance, after China's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate and its euro zone peer announced asset purchases in efforts to boost each region's economy. The day's gains were broad even as indexes came off session highs. About two-thirds of NYSE stocks traded higher, down from four-fifths earlier in the session. The People's Bank of China said it was cutting one-year benchmark lending rates for the first time in more than two years. ...



11/21/2014 01:56 PM
What Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, And 11 Other Tech Visionaries Were Like In College

What Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, And 11 Other Tech Visionaries Were Like In CollegeDarren McCollester/Getty Images Bill Gates returned to Harvard years later to receive an honorary degree. The technology industry is known for having been created by college dropouts like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Larry Ellison, but that doesn’t mean these innovators didn’t have meaningful undergraduate experiences. Bill Gates became friends with Steve Ballmer at Harvard, Larry Ellison learned he was a pretty good computer programmer at the University of Illinois, and Steve Jobs considered his time at Reed College among the most valuable experiences of his life. Meanwhile, Peter Thiel actually graduated from Stanford, but today he thinks college is such a waste of time that he offers $100,000 scholarships to students who want to drop out. What can we say, everyone’s experience is different. Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through his personal investment company Bezos Expeditions. Larry Page, University of Michigan Google cofounder and CEO Larry Page had been a quiet child growing up in East Lansing, Michigan, but he began to find his footing socially while attending the University of Michigan during the early 90s. There, he made friends with other students who loved technology and became editor of a newsletter put out by Eta Kappa Nu, an electrical and computer engineering honor society, according to a Business Insider story earlier this year. BI’s Nicholas Carlson reports that Page also developed a reputation for prescient predictions about the future — such as when he realized that cheaper hard drives would make PCs a lot more useful — and a desire to solve big problems regardless of whether the technology existed to do so. Elon Musk, University of Pennsylvania PayPal cofounder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk studied physics and business at the University of Pennsylvania, transferring from Queen’s University in Canada following his sophomore year. Musk’s housemate at the University of Pennsylvania, Adeo Ressi, recalls at a 2010 event held by TheFunded.com that Musk did not drink and was “the biggest dork I’ve ever met.”  Meanwhile, The New Yorker reports Musk loved first-person shooter video games, and he was so focused on his schoolwork that his mother would check on him to make sure he was eating and changing his socks every day, according to a 2012 Forbes story. But in addition to all that studying and gaming, Penn’s alumni magazine reports that Musk and Ressi made money by charging other students to attend parties they threw at their house. Marissa Mayer, Stanford University Yahoo president and CEO Marissa Mayer was already an overachiever by the time she enrolled at Stanford in 1993, having served as president of her high school’s Spanish club, treasurer of its Key Club, and captain of both the debate team and pom-pom squad. This intense focus on achievement continued in Palo Alto, where a former classmate describes her as having been “very smart and very serious,” according to Business Insider’s Nicholas Carlson. Carlson reports that Mayer wavered from her initial plan to become a doctor, finding that she preferred the problem-solving skills used in computer programming to the rote memorization needed to succeed in pre-med classes. As an upperclassmen, Mayer excelled teaching younger students in her symbolic systems major, a course of study that combines linguistics, philosophy, cognitive psychology, and computer science classes. Steve Jobs, Reed College Apple cofounder Steve Jobs grew up in the San Francisco area, and his parents wanted him to go to college nearby at either Stanford University or the University of California, Berkeley. But according to Walter Isaacson’s biography, he wanted something more “artistic” and insisted that if he could not go to Reed College, a  liberal arts school in Portland, Oregon, he would not go to college at all. Reed’s rigorous academic curriculum caused Jobs to drop out after six months, but a sympathetic dean allowed him to live on campus free of charge for another year and a half.  During his time at Reed in the early 70s, Jobs experimented with LSD, became a vegetarian, and immersed himself in Zen Buddhism, Isaacson writes.  Though he was no longer enrolled at the school, he audited courses he was interested in, including a calligraphy class that would famously influence his understanding of design and the products he would go on to create. In a 1991 convocation speech at Reed, Jobs would say he learned more about generosity at the school than anywhere else in his life, and that the liberal arts requirements he once detested helped him “in everything I’ve ever done, although I wouldn’t have guessed it at the time.” Larry Ellison, University of Illinois Oracle cofounder and former CEO Larry Ellison is the world’s fifth richest man, but he was not a very good student. He hated his time as a pre-medical major at the University of Illinois, finding it difficult to focus his attention on memorizing material he considered boring, according to Matthew Symond’s biography, “Softwar: An Intimate Portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle.” In the book, Ellison says he once didn’t start an exam for an entire hour because he was so angry about having to spend so much time answering questions he didn’t care about. He dropped out in 1964 after his mother became ill with cancer during finals week. On the bright side, a physics class in college required him to learn computer programming, a skill he would soon begin using to make money as an independent contractor. “My short attention span didn’t work against me because I could get programs written very quickly,” he tells Symonds. Mark Zuckerberg, Harvard University Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was already a programming whiz when get to Harvard in 2002, having already built a program called Synapse that learned what kind of music a listener liked and created playlists based on their tastes. Shortly after creating Facebook during his sophomore year, Zuckerberg told The Harvard Crimson he was “like a little kid. I get bored easily and computers excite me. Those are the two driving factors here.” The story reveals an idealistic young man who says his two main goals in life are to create things he likes and never have a real job. “Making cool things is just something I love doing, and not having someone tell me what to do or a timeframe in which to do it is the luxury I am looking for in my life,” he tells The Crimson in a story published shortly before he dropped out to continue working on Facebook. Nonetheless, the site’s early success may have gone to his head. Instant messages published by Business Insider reveal that Zuckerberg spoke openly about screwing over the Winklevoss twins, two students he had said he would help build a site similar to Facebook. He also called his fellow students “Dumb f—s” for giving up their personal information to join Facebook. Evan Spiegel, Stanford University In 2011, Snapchat cofounder and CEO Evan Spiegel left Stanford three classes before finishing his degree in order to focus on the app, which he had presented in a product design class as his final project.  Spiegel was social chair of Stanford’s chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, where he met his two fellow cofounders, Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown. As part of Kappa Sigma, Spiegel hosted parties at his father’s $4.25 million Los Angeles estate and sent out emails in which he encouraged fraternity brothers to get blackout drunk and joked about urinating on women. After the emails were published on Valleywag, Spiegel told Business Insider he was “mortified and embarrassed” by his “idiotic” emails. Bill Gates, Harvard University Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates took a “rebellious” attitude toward college during his three years at Harvard in the 1970s, according to author Walter Isaacson. Convinced of his own ability to get good grades without showing up for class, Gates would skip lectures for the classes he was enrolled in, while attending the lectures of classes he was not signed up for. He was known for his intense work ethic, sometimes staying awake for 36 hours at a time, and for playing lots of poker all through the night. Isaacson writes in Harvard Magazine that while Gates was great at the mathematical calculations involved in the game, he was not a very good bluffer, a flaw that on one occasion caused him to hand his checkbook to his friend Paul Allen in order to stop himself from losing more money.  During his sophomore year, he and Allen would create the first software program for the personal computer company Altair, a venture that would ultimately lead to Gates dropping out and the formation of Microsoft. Meg Whitman, Princeton University Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman graduated from high school a year early and enrolled at Princeton in 1974, making her a member of just the fourth coed class in school history, she writes in her book, “The Power of Many: Values for Success in Business and in Life.” She originally was a pre-med major, but struggled with organic chemistry. Instead, she found that she loved economics and how it allowed her to use math to solve real problems. But what really changed her life was a job she got selling ads for Business Today, an undergraduate magazine created by Steve Forbes, who is today the editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine. Whitman took to the job immediately, finding that she loved talking to businesspeople and appreciated the fact that her success was directly related to how much work she put in. In “The Power of Many,” Whitman recalls one occasion during which she took four sales meetings in Milwaukee with a 104-degree fever. With each meeting, she began to feel a little bit better. “Then, as now, I found that doing business and achieving specific goals energizes me,” Whitman writes. “It resonates with my personality, my curiosity, and my competitive nature.” Jeff Bezos, Princeton University Amazon founder Jeff Bezos attended Princeton with the hopes of becoming a physicist, but he found his quantum mechanics class extremely difficult, according to a 2001 story published by The Guardian. Bezos quickly decided he was not cut out for physics in the same way some of his classmates were, gravitating instead toward computer science. In addition, he was a member of the school’s Quadrangle eating club, and served as president of the Princeton chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. Mark Cuban, Indiana University As you might expect, the outspoken Broadcast.com cofounder Mark Cuban was a brash college student who embraced a hard-partying, hard-working lifestyle, according to a 2012 interview with Elite Daily. As an undergraduate at Indiana University, Cuban snuck into MBA classes in order to soak in business knowledge and compare himself to the older graduate students. To pay for school, he started all kinds of business ventures, including promoting parties, running a campus bar, and teaching a disco dancing class (Cuban went to college in the 70s), according to the Wall Street Journal. He also was a member of the school’s rugby team, a cohort that engaged in wild parties where team members set alcohol on fire and sometimes got naked together. These activities were documented by Deadspin in a story that included photos of the parties, published with Cuban’s consent. Peter Thiel, Stanford PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel arrived at Stanford in the mid-80s with a pretty hefty intellectual résumé, having already established himself as an accomplished chess player and something of a math wiz, Fortune reports. In college, Thiel’s gifts would be complemented by a growing contrarian streak to create the highly outspoken man we know today. While majoring in philosophy, Thiel became influenced by the French thinker René Girard, who believed that social conflict is caused by people who learn from each other to want the same things and think the same way. The New Yorker reports that Thiel became known as a sharp debater among his group of friends, which included the left-leaning future PayPal executive and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman. Hoffman actually ran against Thiel in a student senate race before the two pals decided to combine forces, according to a Forbes story. Thiel expressed his growing conservatism by founding the Stanford Review, a right-wing campus publication that railed against what Thiel saw as the growing influence of multiculturalism and political correctness on campus. Jan Koum, San Jose State University WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum is worth about $7 billion today, but he was dirt poor when he was in college. Prior to enrolling at San Jose State University, Koum and his mother had to immigrated Mountain View, California to escape anti-Semitism in his native Ukraine. According to Forbes, he swept the floors of a grocery store to help the family make ends meet, but his real talent was in computer programming. Forbes reports that Koum worked part time in college as a security tester at Ernst & Young, a job that brought him into contact with early Yahoo employee Brian Acton when Koum was sent to inspect the company’s advertising system. Acton would later become Koum’s WhatsApp cofounder. Koum ultimately scored a part-time job at Yahoo, and dropped out of college when the company’s cofounder, David Filo, called him on his cell phone during class to frantically ask for his help fixing a broken server. Now see what successful people do next: What 17 Successful People Did Their First Year Out Of College >> Read more stories on Business Insider, Malaysian edition of the world’s fastest-growing business and technology news website.



11/21/2014 12:20 PM
Fed faces pressure to rein in Wall St
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Pharmaniaga Q3 net earnings jump to RM15m
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11/21/2014 09:02 AM
Wall St set to open higher on China rate cut, ECB hopes

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11/21/2014 08:53 AM
US STOCKS-Wall St set to open higher on China rate cut, ECB hopes
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11/21/2014 08:23 AM
Weary of the market rollercoaster, investors turn again to steady stocks

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11/21/2014 08:01 AM
INVESTMENT FOCUS-Weary of the market rollercoaster, investors turn again to steady stocks
The big story of recent stock market investment has been volatility, and the opportunities that sharp price swings can bring for those with strong nerves. But good news is emerging now for those who prefer ...
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Mauritius tourism earnings up 10.8 pct in 9 months

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11/20/2014 11:08 PM
PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Nov 21
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11/20/2014 09:41 PM
NZX links up with Bank of China
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11/20/2014 07:26 PM
Under Senate glare, Goldman rejects commodity manipulation

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11/20/2014 06:55 PM
Wall Street inches up to new Dow, S&P records

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11/20/2014 04:47 PM
Wall St. rises, yen hits seven-year low

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11/20/2014 04:45 PM
Wall Street rises, yen hits seven-year low

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11/20/2014 04:45 PM
Dow, S&P 500 end at records after U.S. data, Intel outlook

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 finished at record highs on Thursday as data showed further strength in the U.S. economy and Intel gave an upbeat forecast.



11/20/2014 04:15 PM
Dow, S&P 500 edge back up to record highs

FILE - This Oct. 8, 2014 file photo shows a Wall Street address carved in the side of a building, in New York. U.S. financial markets were mixed in early trading Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 as soft economic data out of China and Europe stoked concerns about a global slowdown. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)U.S. stocks are back at record levels as investors were encouraged by good news on housing, the job market and corporate earnings.



11/20/2014 03:49 PM
Wall St inches up after upbeat U.S. data, Intel forecast

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11/20/2014 02:39 PM
Goldman prepares to rebut Senate probe in Levin's committee showdown

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11/20/2014 02:35 PM
In Senate hot seat, Goldman denies commodity manipulation

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