09/20/2014 01:17 AM
Politicians ponder Scotland's future
Politicians on both sides of the independence debate are to consider the best way ahead for Scotland after voters backed remaining in the UK.
09/20/2014 03:30 AM
Turkish hostages in Iraq released
Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June are back in Turkey, says Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
09/20/2014 02:43 AM
Ukraine deal with eastern rebels
The Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels agree a memorandum on a peace plan for the conflict in the east of the country, at talks in Minsk.
09/19/2014 07:40 PM
Russian jets intercepted off Alaska
Six Russian fighter jets are intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials confirm.
09/19/2014 05:16 PM
New Zealand votes in 'dirtiest' poll
Voters in New Zealand go to the polls after what is being called the dirtiest campaign in the nation's history.
09/19/2014 08:48 PM
Imams in hostage video appeal to IS
Leading British Muslim scholars make a direct appeal to Islamic State militants to free Alan Henning, a UK hostage threatened with death.
09/20/2014 12:28 AM
Intruder sparks White House alert
Secret Service agents briefly evacuate part of the White House after an intruder was spotted running through the grounds.
09/19/2014 08:08 PM
Court to hear Berlusconi fraud appeal
The European Court for Human Rights will hear Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi's appeal against a fraud conviction, his lawyer says.
09/19/2014 05:03 PM
Kerry says Iran can help defeat IS
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Iran has a role to play in the fight against Islamic State despite not being part of the US-led coalition.
09/19/2014 10:10 PM
UK couple missing after hurricane
A British couple are reported missing off the Mexican coast after Hurricane Odile hit the country last weekend.
09/19/2014 09:50 PM
Guilty plea in US embassy bombings
An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania pleads guilty in a New York court.
09/19/2014 05:30 PM
Catalonia approves independence vote
Catalonia's parliament votes to give its leader the power to call a secession consultation, a move the Spanish government has criticised.
09/19/2014 04:21 PM
VIDEO: Guinea Ebola team found killed
Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea, officials say.
09/19/2014 09:12 AM
VIDEO: US jet in emergency landing
A JetBlue airlines A-320 flying over California has been forced to make an emergency landing when an engine problem caused smoke to enter the aircraft's cabin.
09/19/2014 02:39 PM
VIDEO: Madrid opposes Catalan referendum
The Spanish government in Madrid says a referendum in Catalonia would be illegal under the national constitution.
09/20/2014 12:36 AM
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
09/19/2014 05:36 PM
VIDEO: Obama: We must stop sexual assault
US President Barack Obama launches the new 'It's on Us' campaign, which aims to prevent sexual assault at American universities.
09/19/2014 09:47 AM
VIDEO: Hiding currency in the Dark Wallet
The developer behind the new Bitcoin tech on the fears it will hide criminal activity.
09/19/2014 05:31 AM
VIDEO: California 'King fire' doubles in size
Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in northern California after a wildfire burning out of control doubled in size in just 12 hours.
09/19/2014 06:49 PM
VIDEO: French launch first strikes on IS
French fighter jets have launched their first air strikes against Islamic State in northern Iraq as Kurds in northern Syria flee attacks by IS militants.
09/19/2014 06:15 AM
VIDEO: First buyer drops brand-new iPhone 6
The first person to buy the iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia, dropped his new gadget during an interview with a TV reporter.
09/19/2014 06:30 AM
Baby giraffe: 'It's a girl'
Belfast Zoo has revealed a baby giraffe born in front of surprised visitors at the animal enclosure is a girl.
09/19/2014 04:31 PM
Alibaba shares surge on NY debut
Alibaba's shares closed significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.
09/19/2014 06:28 AM
GSK fined $490m by China for bribery
China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.
09/19/2014 10:38 AM
eBay flaw has existed for months
A dangerous flaw that has exposed eBay customers to malicious websites has been affecting the site since at least February, the BBC has found.
09/19/2014 07:55 AM
Google, Apple to encrypt by default
Google and Apple commit to encrypting users' data by default, to protect against hackers and the requests of law enforcement agencies.
09/19/2014 11:32 AM
Ukraine exits next year's Eurovision
Ukraine announces it will not take part in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest due to financial constraints.
09/19/2014 03:49 AM
Spacey stalker given four years
A woman who engaged in a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking campaign against actor Kevin Spacey has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.
09/18/2014 08:12 PM
'Artificial eye' to detect particles
The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.
09/18/2014 08:21 PM
Forest land rights need global focus
Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.
09/19/2014 12:58 PM
Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown
A three-day curfew is under way in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little.
09/19/2014 04:58 AM
Ebola health team killed in Guinea
Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers in Guinea, officials say.
09/20/2014 02:18 AM
Yaya Toure targets Champions League
Manchester City's Yaya Toure tells BBC's Football Focus he wants to win the Champions League for the club's fans.
09/19/2014 01:45 PM
Red Bull 'can upset Mercedes fight'
Sebastian Vettel believes Red Bull could upset the Mercedes title battle in this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.
09/18/2014 07:20 PM
My family and other ibex
The mountain goats of the Italian Alps used to be encountered by any hiker who ventured high enough. Not any more.
09/18/2014 07:19 PM
The father of 26 preaching birth control
Rural women in Ivory Coast typically work from dawn to dusk, while men get time off to relax. But now some men are being sent back to school.
09/19/2014 05:33 PM
ICC summons Kenya leader to hearing
The International Criminal Court orders Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to appear on 8 October, over claims his government obstructed prosecutors.
09/19/2014 04:41 AM
China tennis star Li Na retires
China's sporting hero Li Na announces her retirement from tennis at the age of 32, citing injury problems.
09/19/2014 05:24 PM
Salmond to quit after Scots vote No
Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland and Scottish National Party leader after voters rejected independence in Thursday's referendum.
09/19/2014 01:52 PM
Mexico 'leading drug lord' killed
Mexican police find the body of Aquiles Gomez, who was believed to be one of the top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel.
09/19/2014 08:20 AM
Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds
Turkey allows thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State to cross its southern border, as the militants close in on a strategic Syrian town.
09/19/2014 05:01 PM
NFL boss sorry over abuse scandals
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he 'got it wrong' in dealing with issues of domestic violence that have plagued the league over the past weeks.
09/20/2014 03:05 AM
William starts solo visit to Malta
The Duke of Cambridge is to celebrate Malta's 50th anniversary of independence on an official visit to the country, as a last-minute replacement for his pregnant wife.
09/19/2014 04:43 PM
Alice suspect's bike is recovered
Police recover the mountain bike ridden by a convicted murderer wanted over the disappearance of 14-year-old schoolgirl Alice Gross.
09/19/2014 11:22 PM
Oil firm to create West Lothian jobs
Aberdeen-based Oil and gas services company Oil States announces plans to create 100 new jobs in West Lothian.
09/19/2014 05:07 PM
Mother unlawfully killed son, four
A four-year-old boy died when his mother set fire to their Liverpool home a day before he was due to be handed into the custody of his father, an inquest hears.
09/19/2014 08:23 AM
Day in pictures: 19 September
News images from around the world: 19 September
09/19/2014 04:13 AM
In pictures: Scottish independence referendum results
Scotland votes "No" to independence
09/17/2014 11:26 AM
Your pictures: Vintage
Readers' photos on the theme of "vintage"
09/18/2014 08:33 AM
Day in pictures: 18 September
News images from around the world: 18 September
09/17/2014 03:48 AM
In pictures: Memory of History
Lewis Bush's pictures link the past with the present
09/19/2014 12:50 AM
In pictures: Scotland decides
Images from the Scottish independence referendum
09/17/2014 03:26 AM
Your Pictures: Photos from Wales
A selection of your photos from around Wales
09/17/2014 09:11 AM
Day in pictures: 17 September
News images from around the world: 17 September
09/19/2014 07:00 PM
The scary element that saved the crew of Apollo 13
The scary element that helped save the crew of Apollo 13
09/19/2014 07:05 PM
Why I'll risk my life for Ebola patients
Why I'm risking my life to help people with Ebola
09/19/2014 07:10 PM
Migrants speak of horror at sea off Malta
Migrant survivors in Malta speak of horror at sea
09/19/2014 12:31 PM
Syrian heritage destruction revealed in satellite images
Satellite images reveal Syria's heritage trashed by war
09/19/2014 04:23 PM
Sarkozy comeback ahead of 2017 poll
Sarkozy II: Urgency, passion, devotion - plus self-awareness?
09/19/2014 05:18 PM
Hiding currency in the Dark Wallet
The bitcoin wallet with controversial users
09/19/2014 07:13 PM
VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds
Trends of the week in 60 seconds
09/19/2014 10:19 AM
Week in pictures: 13-19 September 2014
The best news photos from around the world
09/19/2014 12:52 PM
10 things we didn't know last week
The most efficient break is 17 minutes, and more nuggets
09/19/2014 12:29 PM
The Alex Salmond story
The life and times of Scotland's independence leader
09/18/2014 07:36 PM
The Freudian phrases you use without realising it
The Freudian phrases you use without realising it
09/18/2014 07:40 PM
How real is The Riot Club?
How real is the Riot Club?
09/19/2014 06:26 AM
Li Na: China's trailblazing tennis star
Trailblazing tennis star Li Na's legacy
09/19/2014 05:02 AM
Banks lead business reaction to the Scottish referendum
Banks lead business reaction to Scottish referendum
09/19/2014 03:39 AM
The politics of the English Question
The politics of the English Question
09/20/2014 01:17 AM
Politicians ponder Scotland's future
Politicians on both sides of the independence debate are to consider the best way ahead for Scotland after voters backed remaining in the UK.
09/20/2014 03:30 AM
Turkish hostages in Iraq released
Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June are back in Turkey, says Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
09/20/2014 02:43 AM
Ukraine deal with eastern rebels
The Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels agree a memorandum on a peace plan for the conflict in the east of the country, at talks in Minsk.
09/19/2014 07:40 PM
Russian jets intercepted off Alaska
Six Russian fighter jets are intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials confirm.
09/19/2014 05:16 PM
New Zealand votes in 'dirtiest' poll
Voters in New Zealand go to the polls after what is being called the dirtiest campaign in the nation's history.
09/19/2014 08:48 PM
Imams in hostage video appeal to IS
Leading British Muslim scholars make a direct appeal to Islamic State militants to free Alan Henning, a UK hostage threatened with death.
09/20/2014 12:28 AM
Intruder sparks White House alert
Secret Service agents briefly evacuate part of the White House after an intruder was spotted running through the grounds.
09/19/2014 08:08 PM
Court to hear Berlusconi fraud appeal
The European Court for Human Rights will hear Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi's appeal against a fraud conviction, his lawyer says.
09/19/2014 05:03 PM
Kerry says Iran can help defeat IS
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Iran has a role to play in the fight against Islamic State despite not being part of the US-led coalition.
09/19/2014 10:10 PM
UK couple missing after hurricane
A British couple are reported missing off the Mexican coast after Hurricane Odile hit the country last weekend.
09/19/2014 09:50 PM
Guilty plea in US embassy bombings
An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania pleads guilty in a New York court.
09/19/2014 05:30 PM
Catalonia approves independence vote
Catalonia's parliament votes to give its leader the power to call a secession consultation, a move the Spanish government has criticised.
09/19/2014 04:21 PM
VIDEO: Guinea Ebola team found killed
Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea, officials say.
09/19/2014 09:12 AM
VIDEO: US jet in emergency landing
A JetBlue airlines A-320 flying over California has been forced to make an emergency landing when an engine problem caused smoke to enter the aircraft's cabin.
09/19/2014 02:39 PM
VIDEO: Madrid opposes Catalan referendum
The Spanish government in Madrid says a referendum in Catalonia would be illegal under the national constitution.
09/20/2014 12:36 AM
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
09/19/2014 05:36 PM
VIDEO: Obama: We must stop sexual assault
US President Barack Obama launches the new 'It's on Us' campaign, which aims to prevent sexual assault at American universities.
09/19/2014 09:47 AM
VIDEO: Hiding currency in the Dark Wallet
The developer behind the new Bitcoin tech on the fears it will hide criminal activity.
09/19/2014 05:31 AM
VIDEO: California 'King fire' doubles in size
Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in northern California after a wildfire burning out of control doubled in size in just 12 hours.
09/19/2014 06:49 PM
VIDEO: French launch first strikes on IS
French fighter jets have launched their first air strikes against Islamic State in northern Iraq as Kurds in northern Syria flee attacks by IS militants.
09/19/2014 06:15 AM
VIDEO: First buyer drops brand-new iPhone 6
The first person to buy the iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia, dropped his new gadget during an interview with a TV reporter.
09/19/2014 06:30 AM
Baby giraffe: 'It's a girl'
Belfast Zoo has revealed a baby giraffe born in front of surprised visitors at the animal enclosure is a girl.
09/19/2014 04:31 PM
Alibaba shares surge on NY debut
Alibaba's shares closed significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.
09/19/2014 06:28 AM
GSK fined $490m by China for bribery
China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.
09/19/2014 10:38 AM
eBay flaw has existed for months
A dangerous flaw that has exposed eBay customers to malicious websites has been affecting the site since at least February, the BBC has found.
09/19/2014 07:55 AM
Google, Apple to encrypt by default
Google and Apple commit to encrypting users' data by default, to protect against hackers and the requests of law enforcement agencies.
09/19/2014 11:32 AM
Ukraine exits next year's Eurovision
Ukraine announces it will not take part in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest due to financial constraints.
09/19/2014 03:49 AM
Spacey stalker given four years
A woman who engaged in a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking campaign against actor Kevin Spacey has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.
09/18/2014 08:12 PM
'Artificial eye' to detect particles
The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.
09/18/2014 08:21 PM
Forest land rights need global focus
Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.
09/19/2014 12:58 PM
Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown
A three-day curfew is under way in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little.
09/19/2014 04:58 AM
Ebola health team killed in Guinea
Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers in Guinea, officials say.
09/20/2014 02:18 AM
Yaya Toure targets Champions League
Manchester City's Yaya Toure tells BBC's Football Focus he wants to win the Champions League for the club's fans.
09/19/2014 01:45 PM
Red Bull 'can upset Mercedes fight'
Sebastian Vettel believes Red Bull could upset the Mercedes title battle in this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.
09/18/2014 07:20 PM
My family and other ibex
The mountain goats of the Italian Alps used to be encountered by any hiker who ventured high enough. Not any more.
09/18/2014 07:19 PM
The father of 26 preaching birth control
Rural women in Ivory Coast typically work from dawn to dusk, while men get time off to relax. But now some men are being sent back to school.
09/19/2014 05:33 PM
ICC summons Kenya leader to hearing
The International Criminal Court orders Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to appear on 8 October, over claims his government obstructed prosecutors.
09/19/2014 04:41 AM
China tennis star Li Na retires
China's sporting hero Li Na announces her retirement from tennis at the age of 32, citing injury problems.
09/19/2014 05:24 PM
Salmond to quit after Scots vote No
Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland and Scottish National Party leader after voters rejected independence in Thursday's referendum.
09/19/2014 01:52 PM
Mexico 'leading drug lord' killed
Mexican police find the body of Aquiles Gomez, who was believed to be one of the top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel.
09/19/2014 08:20 AM
Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds
Turkey allows thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State to cross its southern border, as the militants close in on a strategic Syrian town.
09/19/2014 05:01 PM
NFL boss sorry over abuse scandals
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he 'got it wrong' in dealing with issues of domestic violence that have plagued the league over the past weeks.
09/20/2014 03:05 AM
William starts solo visit to Malta
The Duke of Cambridge is to celebrate Malta's 50th anniversary of independence on an official visit to the country, as a last-minute replacement for his pregnant wife.
09/19/2014 04:43 PM
Alice suspect's bike is recovered
Police recover the mountain bike ridden by a convicted murderer wanted over the disappearance of 14-year-old schoolgirl Alice Gross.
09/19/2014 11:22 PM
Oil firm to create West Lothian jobs
Aberdeen-based Oil and gas services company Oil States announces plans to create 100 new jobs in West Lothian.
09/19/2014 05:07 PM
Mother unlawfully killed son, four
A four-year-old boy died when his mother set fire to their Liverpool home a day before he was due to be handed into the custody of his father, an inquest hears.
09/19/2014 08:23 AM
Day in pictures: 19 September
News images from around the world: 19 September
09/19/2014 04:13 AM
In pictures: Scottish independence referendum results
Scotland votes "No" to independence
09/17/2014 11:26 AM
Your pictures: Vintage
Readers' photos on the theme of "vintage"
09/18/2014 08:33 AM
Day in pictures: 18 September
News images from around the world: 18 September
09/17/2014 03:48 AM
In pictures: Memory of History
Lewis Bush's pictures link the past with the present
09/19/2014 12:50 AM
In pictures: Scotland decides
Images from the Scottish independence referendum
09/17/2014 03:26 AM
Your Pictures: Photos from Wales
A selection of your photos from around Wales
09/17/2014 09:11 AM
Day in pictures: 17 September
News images from around the world: 17 September
09/19/2014 07:00 PM
The scary element that saved the crew of Apollo 13
The scary element that helped save the crew of Apollo 13
09/19/2014 07:05 PM
Why I'll risk my life for Ebola patients
Why I'm risking my life to help people with Ebola
09/19/2014 07:10 PM
Migrants speak of horror at sea off Malta
Migrant survivors in Malta speak of horror at sea
09/19/2014 12:31 PM
Syrian heritage destruction revealed in satellite images
Satellite images reveal Syria's heritage trashed by war
09/19/2014 04:23 PM
Sarkozy comeback ahead of 2017 poll
Sarkozy II: Urgency, passion, devotion - plus self-awareness?
09/19/2014 05:18 PM
Hiding currency in the Dark Wallet
The bitcoin wallet with controversial users
09/19/2014 07:13 PM
VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds
Trends of the week in 60 seconds
09/19/2014 10:19 AM
Week in pictures: 13-19 September 2014
The best news photos from around the world
09/19/2014 12:52 PM
10 things we didn't know last week
The most efficient break is 17 minutes, and more nuggets
09/19/2014 12:29 PM
The Alex Salmond story
The life and times of Scotland's independence leader
09/18/2014 07:36 PM
The Freudian phrases you use without realising it
The Freudian phrases you use without realising it
09/18/2014 07:40 PM
How real is The Riot Club?
How real is the Riot Club?
09/19/2014 06:26 AM
Li Na: China's trailblazing tennis star
Trailblazing tennis star Li Na's legacy
09/19/2014 05:02 AM
Banks lead business reaction to the Scottish referendum
Banks lead business reaction to Scottish referendum
09/19/2014 03:39 AM
The politics of the English Question
The politics of the English Question
09/20/2014 03:28 AM
:: تشدید نگرانی خانواده‌های دراویش زندانی در پی وخامت حال دانشجو و اسلامی
مریم شیرینی – همسر امیر اسلامی وکیل زندانی دراویش گنابادی – در فیس بوک خود از وخامت حال این وکیل خبر داده و نوشته است امیر تنها از وصیت خود حرف می‌زند. به گزارش مجذوبان نور؛ از زندان اوین خبر می‌رسد که حال این حقوقدان در نتیجه اعتصاب غذا و قطع خودخواسته داروهای قلبی و می‌گرنی به شدت رو به وخامت گذاشته است. اخبار رسیده همچنین از اختلال شدید در سیستم گوارشی و تنگی مجاری ادرار مصطفی دانشجو، دیگر وکیل زندانی دراویش حکایت دارد. آقای دانشجو همچون امیر اسلامی و هفت درویش دیگر در اعتراض به سنگینی نگاه امنیتی بر دراویش گنابادی و حمایت قوای امنیتی و قضایی از قشریون در حمله به پیروان طریقت و عرفان دست به اعتصاب غذا و دارو زده است. خانواده‌های این دو درویش اعلام کرده‌اند همراه با بستگان دیگر دراویش زندانی، فردا شنبه ۲۹ شهریور برای درخواست مجوز آخرین ملاقات با زندانیانشان، مقابل دادستانی تهران حضور خواهند یافت. خانواده‌های دراویش زندانی که بیش از دو ماه است که از هرگونه ملاقاتی با زندانیان خود محروم بوده‌اند پیش‌تر با ابراز نگرانی از وضعیت وخیم جسمی آن‌ها وعدم پاسخگویی و توجه مسئولین به این اعتصاب غذا اعلام کرده بودند که: «این بار ما برای درخواست آخرین ملاقات با عزیزانمان به دادستانی‌ای می‌رویم که در مدت حبس همسران و فرزندانمان، تنها بی‌داد بر ما روا داشته‌اند. ما می‌خواهیم صورت زندانیانمان را برای آخرین بار ببینیم و تنها کاری که از دستمان برمی‌آید این است که آن‌ها را به سمت راهی که انتخاب کرده‌اند، بدرقه کنیم». مجذوبان نور می‌افزاید: دو هزار درویش گنابادی عضو کمپین کوچ سراسری دراویش از ایران به زندان اوین نیز اعلام کرده‌اند در همراهی با خانواده‌های دراویش زندانی و در واکنش به سال‌ها نقض حقوق مصرح قانونی دراویش با چشم‌ها و دست‌های بسته مقابل دادستانی حضور یافته و از مقامات قضایی خواهند خواست که حکم بازداشت و زندان ایشان را صادر کرده و یا به ظلم و ستم بر دراویش پایان داده شود.
با ۱۶ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش اجتماعی
لینک مستقیم
09/20/2014 03:08 AM
:: شکست طرح استقلال اسکاتلند و درسی برای تجزیه طلبان ضدمیهنی
اول -انگلیسیها دقیقا از ابتدا با نظر سنجی های میدانی می دانستند که استقلال اسکاتلند با شکست مواجه خواهد شد به دو دلیل اجازه همه پرسی در اسکاتلند را صدور نمودند.و دلایلی گوناگونی برای این کار داشتند.
با ۲۵ امتیاز و ۱ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش سیاست
لینک مستقیم
09/20/2014 03:08 AM
:: تنها جزيره ايراني خزر در آتش ‌سوخت +عكس
رسمي اوليه اين آتش از محل كانال خوزيني واقع در غرب جزيره آغاز شد. آتش‌سوزي حدود 100 هكتار از مراتع و درختان جزيره را فراگرفته بود كه با همت مأموران از دستگاههاي مختلف عضو ستاد مديريت بحران شهرستان بندر تركمن و با تجهيزات و ماشين‌آلات مختلف سرانجام مهار گرديد. آتش، علاوه بر خسارات زياد به تجهيزات، مراتع و جنگل آشوراده هم‌چنين تعدادي از پرندگان و حيوانات جزيره را سوزانده است. گفته مي‌شود در اين آتش‌سوزي حدود 80 درصد سازيل، 15درصد تمشك و 5 درصد انار وحشي از بين رفته است. "آشوراده" در مركز شبه جزيره ميانكاله و در حاشيه ساحل بندرتركمن از شمال به درياي خزر، از شرق به تنگه‌اي باريك موسوم به "چپق اوغلي" و از غرب به كانال طبيعي خزيني و از جنوب به خليج گرگان منتهي مي‌شود. در برخي منابع تاريخي از اين منطقه به‌عنوان مجمع الجزاير آشوراده متشكل از سه جزيره ياد شده است؛ گفته مي‌شود با بالا آمدن سطح آب درياي خزر دو جزيره كوچك انتهاي آشوراده در آب فرو رفتند و اينك تنها يك جزيره از آن باقي مانده است. جزيره آشوراده با آب و هواي معتدل در غرب بندرتركمن قرار دارد و تا سالها قبل با امكاناتي چون پاسگاه ژاندارمري، شركت تعاوني روستايي، مدرسه راهنمايي، مغازه، مسجد و حسيني ه بيش از هزار نفر سكنه داشت كه به مشاغل دامداري، كارگري، پيشه وري و ماهيگيري مشغول بودند، اما با وقوع سيل در سال 1372 اين جزيره خالي از سكنه شد. پوشش گياهي جزيره بوته‌هاي تمشك، نوعي خار خودرو و درخت انارترش است و حيواناتي هم‌چون شغال، روباه، خرگوش، قرقاول، كبك و پرندگان دريايي در جزيره و
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09/20/2014 03:08 AM
:: رسوایی اخلاقی در کاروان اعزامی ایران به اینچئون
سایت رسمی بازی های آسیایی 2014 اینچئون از آزار و اذیت یک داوطلب زن اهل کره جنوبی از یکی از دست اندر کاران تیم فوتبال امید ایران خبر داد.
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09/20/2014 03:08 AM
:: «نه» به استقلال اسکاتلند از بریتانیا
رای‌دهندگان در همه‌پرسی اسکاتلند با استقلال این سرزمین از بریتانیا مخالفت کردند. وزیر اول دولت محلی اسکاتلند که رهبر استقلال‌طلبان به شمار می‌رود، شکست را پذیرفته است. با پایان کار ۳۱ مرکز شمارش آرا، بیش از ۵۵ درصد از رای‌دهندگان در همه‌پرسی، رای «نه» به استقلال داده‌اند. در حالی که در بسیاری از مناطق اسکاتلند شمار مخالفان استقلال از موافقان بیشتر بوده است، اما برای نمونه در گلاسکو، بزرگ‌ترین شهر این سرزمین، رای‌دهندگان با بیش از ۵۳ درصد رای موافق، هوادار جدایی از بریتانیا بودند. در دیگر سو در مناطق مرزی با انگلستان، هواداران حفظ یکپارچگی، نزدیک به هفتاد درصد رای‌دهندگان را تشکیل داده‌اند. مقام‌ها شمار مشارکت در همه‌پرسی روز پنج‌شنبه را بیش از ۸۰ درصد اعلام کرده‌اند. چهار میلیون و سصید هزار نفر می‌توانستند در رای‌گیری شرکت کنند. ۹۷ درصد از واجدین شرایط برای شرکت در آن ثبت‌نام کرده بودند.
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09/20/2014 03:08 AM
:: گزارش شورای حقوق بشر نسبت به وضعیت کشیش ایرانی در ایران
در حالیکه روحانی رئیس جمهور ایران برای شرکت در نشست سالانه مجمع عمومی سازمان ملل متحد عازم نیویورک می باشد ، اعتراض ها برای عدم بهبود وضعیت حقوق بشر در ایران همچنان.....
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09/20/2014 02:59 AM
:: جزئیات فعالیت شبکه مافیایی بابک زنجانی
بابک زنجانی در زندان است اما...
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09/20/2014 02:55 AM
:: آیفون 6 و قیمت‌های چند هزار دلاری در فروشگاه eBay
باورکردنی نیست ولی تعدادی آیفون در فروشگاه eBay با قیمت‌های سرسام آور چندهزار دلاری برای خرید لیست شده‌اند. با این‌‌که عرضه‌ی رسمی آیفون ۶ از جمعه ۱۹ سپتامبر به طور رسمی آغاز می‌شود٬ ولی نسخه‌هایی از این تلفن هوشمند شرکت اپل با قیمت‌هایی باورنکردنی در eBay به فروش می‌رسند.
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09/20/2014 02:55 AM
:: تغییر ادراک مغز انسان از علامت‌های رایانه‌ای مانند :-) / ترجمه شده
هیچ‌گونه پاسخ عصبی به صورت مادرزاد برای این شکلک‌ها وجود ندارد و قبل از سال ۱۹۸۲ نیز هیچ دلیلی وجود نداشت که شکلک (-: باعث فعال شدن قشرهای محرک تشخص چهره در مغز شود اما از آنجا که آموخته‌ایم این علائم نمایانگر چهره‌ای می‌باشند این واکنش هم اکنون صورت می‌گیرد. چیزی که در این موضوع جالب به نظر می‌رسد این است که شکلک‌ها با پیش‌زمینه کاملاً فرهنگی این واکنش عصبی را ایجاد کرده‌اند.
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09/20/2014 02:55 AM
:: هشدار به لرستانی‎ها / ورود 5 واگن سود سوزآور به رودخانه سزار
در پی واژگونی قطار باری و ورود محموله سود سوزآور به درون رودخانه «سزار» در استان لرستان، نزدیک به ۱۲۰ هزار قطعه آبزی تلف شده و مسوولان نسبت به استفاده از آب این رودخانه هشدار دادند.شامگاه چهارشنبه هفته جاری واژگونی قطار باری در مسیر رودخانه سزار در شهرستان دورود موجب ورود هزاران لیتر «سود سوزآور» به درون این رودخانه شد؛ رویدادی که به گزارش افکارنیوز، مسوولان از چشم رسانه ها دور نگه داشتند. اما تلفات بالای ماهی ها در رودخانه سزار موجب شد مسوولان در اطلاعیه هایی از مردم بخواهند از استفاده ماهی ها و آب این رودخانه تا اطلاع ثانوی خودداری کنند. رییس اداره نظارت و پایش اداره کل حفاظت از محیط زیست لرستان در این رابطه به مهر گفته است: «حادثه در ساعت ۹ شب روز چهارشنبه هفته جاری در رودخانه سزار، در سه کیلومتری جنوب شهر دورود و در محل تلاقی رودخانه های "تیره" و "ماربره" رخ داده است.» «سالاروند» با اشاره به خروج هفت واگن باری از ریل افزوده است: «از این تعداد، پنج واگن حامل سود سوزآور (هیدوکسید سدیم) و دو واگن حامل کک بوده اند. به گفته وی، هر تانکر حامل ۶۰ هزار لیتر سود سوزآور بوده است که یک واگن از این تعداد به طور کامل در رودخانه تخلیه شده و دو واگن دیگر نیز در حال نشت بوده اند:«در این راستا از مسوولان راه آهن خواستیم که نسبت به زدن سد خاکی برای جلوگیری از ورود بیش‌تر اسید به رودخانه اقدام کنند. » این مقام مسوول ادامه داد:« ساعت ۱۲ روز گذشته در جریان بازرسی مجدد از محل متوجه شدیم که میزان آلودگی تا ۱۰ کیلومتری محل حادثه نیز رسیده و خنثی سازی در آب انجام نشده است. مطابق بررسی صورت گرفته، "پی اچ" آب رودخانه نزدیک به ۱۱ بوده و وضعیت آب اسیدی گزارش شده است.» سالاروند از تلف شدن نزدیک به ۱۲۰ هزار قطعه آبزی در این رودخانه خبر داد و یادآور شد: «حادثه رخ داده و تلفات ناشی از آن صورت جلسه و پرونده قضایی در این زمینه تشکیل شده است و روز شنبه هفته آینده موضوع از طریق مراجع قضایی پی‌گیری خواهد شد.» وی گفت:« با هماهنگی با فرمانداری، اطلاع رسانی لازم برای جلوگیری از استفاده از ماهی های رودخانه، آب پایین دست و حتی صید و خرید و فروش ماهی انجام شده است.اما متاسفانه به دلیل این که در جریان آلودگی اسیدی، اختلاط سریع صورت می گیرد راه حلی برای پاک سازی رودخانه وجود ندارد.»
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09/20/2014 02:55 AM
:: جالب ترین ویژگی های iOS 8 که باید در موردشان بدانید+ چگونگی استفاده از آنها
بالاخره iOS 8 در دسترس عموم قرار گرفت و تعداد زیادی ویژگی جدید بعلاوه ی بروز رسانی و بهتر شدن ویژگی هایی که از قبل وجود داشت را با خود به ارمغان آورد. این وسط چیز های زیادی برای کنکاش و فراگیری وجود دارند، از کیبورد های سفارشی گرفته تا راه های جدید برای ساکت کردن گوشی و فرستادن پیامک. بنابراین هنگامی که آیفون یا آیپد خود را به نسخه جدید iOS ارتقاء می دهید، اینها جالب ترین ویژگی های iOS 8 هستند که به عقیده ما بهتر است قبل از هر کار دیگر آن ها را چک کنید...
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09/20/2014 02:54 AM
:: محمدتقی مصباح یزدی در کنایه‌ای به هاشمی رفسنجانی: برخی افراد انقلابی قاچاقچی شده‌اند
محمدتقی مصباح یزدی گفته افرادی ۳۰ سال در مسیر انقلاب بودند «اما امروز تغییر مسیر داده» و «قاچاقچی و ضدانقلاب» شده‌اند. به گزارش خبرگزاری رسا٬ آقای مصباح یزدی شامگاه پنج شنبه (۲۷ شهریور ماه) در دیدار جمعی از دانشجویان «طرح ولایت» این اظهارات را بیان کرده است. رئیس مؤسسه «امام خمینی» افزوده در انقلاب افرادی داشتیم که ۳۰ سال «انقلابی بودند، زندان رفته، شکنجه شده و گاهی تا پای مرگ رفته بودند، ولی پس از چندی از مسیر خود برگشته‌اند.»
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09/20/2014 02:54 AM
:: تهدید خانواده زندانی سیاسی محمد عبدالهی توسط نیروهای امنیتی: اعدامش میکنیم، اگر بگوئید سیاسی بوده با شما برخورد میشود
به گزارش خبرگزاری «هرانا» متعلق به مجموعه فعالان حقوق بشر در ایران، طی روزهای گذشته تعدادی از نیروهای امنیتی در ملاقات با خانواده آقای عبدالهی و تنی از نزدیکان ایشان به این افراد گوشزد کرده اند که آنها آقای عبدالهی را زندانی سیاسی نمی دانند و چنانچه حکم اعدام ایشان اجرا شود و خانواده ادعایی غیر از این کنند با آنان برخورد خواهد شد، این تحرکات نیروهای امنیتی نگرانی فعالان حقوق بشر در خصوص احتمال اجرای حکم محمد عبدالهی را در پی داشته است. به گزارش خبرگزاری هرانا، ارگان خبری مجموعه فعالان حقوق بشر در ایران، در طی هفته های اخیر در چندین نوبت نیروهایی امنیتی در شهر مهاباد به دیدار خانواده محمد عبدالهی، زندانی سیاسی محکوم به اعدام در منزل ایشان و همچنین تعدادی از بستگان وی در اماکنی همچون محل کار رفته و ضمن صحبت با افراد مورد اشاره ادعا کرده اند که جرم آقای عبدالهی سیاسی نیست و ایشان یک فرد بزهکار هستند، این افراد به خانواده و بستگان وی هشدار داده اند که چنانچه احتمالا حکم اعدام ایشان اجرا شد حق ندارند وی را فعال سیاسی معرفی کنند یا برای وی مراسمی برگزار کنند. این موضوع بعنوان زمینه سازی دستگاه امنیتی نگرانی ها در مورد احتمال اجرای قریب الوقوع حکم اعدام محمد عبدالهی را افزایش داده است. لازم به یادآوری است برخلاف ادعاهای نیروهای امنیتی، محمد عبدالهی ۳۳ ساله، متاهل و شهروند ساکن شهر بوکان به اتهام محاربه از طریق عضویت در یکی از احزاب کردی توسط شعبه اول دادگاه انقلاب شهر مهاباد محاکمه شده است و حکم اعدام وی، پس از تایید در دیوان عالی کشور در فرودین ماه سال جاری به صورت رسمی از سوی دایره اجرای احکام زندان مهاباد به او ابلاغ شده است.
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09/20/2014 02:39 AM
:: فولاد خوزستان در حضور کی روش استقلال تهران را شکست داد
در ادامه رقابت های هفته نهم لیگ برتر فوتبال ایران ، تیم فولاد خوزستان روز جمعه 19 سپتامبر در ورزشگاه آزادی ، استقلال تهران را یک بر صفر شکست داد.
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09/20/2014 02:39 AM
:: آنچه در آیفون 6 جدید است و آیا باید یک آیفون 6 خرید؟
بعد از انتشار نهایی و ورود آیفون ۶ به بازار از سوی شرکت اپل، گزارشات ضد و نقیض در خصوص آن در فضای نت منتشر شده است. درحالی‌که بسیاری آن را یک نمونه موفق از گوشی‌های هوشمند می‌دانند، بسیاری نیز آیفون ۶ را یک نمایش ضعیف و ناامید کننده از اپل می‌دانند که بعد از مدت‌ها امکانات اندروید را به هوشمند خود اضافه کرده است. اما چه چیز در آیفون ۶ تغییر کرده است؟
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09/20/2014 02:38 AM
سرگرمی :: تمسخر فیلم 300 توسط شرکت ترسل ترکیه
در این کلیپ تبلیغاتی شرکت ترسل فیلم 300 را به تمسخر می کشد . گفتنی است که ترک ها با یونانی ها دشمنی دیرنه دارند و سمپاتی بیشتری نسبت به ایرانی ها دارند.
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09/20/2014 02:38 AM
:: عکس‌هایی از یک فاجعه‌ی تاریخی در شیراز
تخریب بافت تاریخی شیراز از سه روز پیش آغاز شده؛ لودرها شبانه به جان خانه‌های تاریخی افتادند که قدمت برخی از آن‌ها به دوره‌ی ایلخانی برمی‌گردد. این خانه‌های تاریخی در محله‌ی اسکندری شهر شیراز، پشت شاه‌چراغ قرار دارند که قربانی طرح توسعه‌ی بین‌الحرمین شده‌اند. در شب نخست که لودرها و بیل‌های مکانیکی به جان این خانه‌ها افتادند، پنج عمارت تاریخی تخریب شد.
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09/20/2014 02:25 AM
:: افتتاح بازیهای آسیایی ۲۰۱۴/عکس
هفدهمین دوره بازیهای آسیایی در ورزشگاه اصلی بازیها در شهر اینچئون کره جنوبی گشایش یافت. برای سومین بار بازی‌های آسیایی در کشور کره جنوبی برگزار می‌شود. تصویر: لوگوی این دور از بازی‌ها.
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09/20/2014 02:15 AM
:: شمارش نتایج همه‌پرسی اسکاتلند
تا این لحظه مخالفان استقلال اسکاتلند 381 هزار و 25 نفر بوده اند و موافقان آن 335 هزار و 482 که در زبان درصدها می شود 53/18 درصد نه و 46/82 درصد آری. تا ساعاتی دیگر سرنوشت همه پرسی تاریخی اسکاتلند مشخص می‌شود.
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09/20/2014 02:04 AM
:: حكم زندان و شلاق برای بازیگران ویدیوی هپی
شش بازیگر ویدیوی "هپی"، که بر اساس آهنگ معروف خواننده آمریکایی ساخته شده بود
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09/20/2014 02:00 AM
:: اهميت پرچم ايران باستان در ميدان جنگ و برای سرباز ايرانی
تئودوسيوس دوم امپراتور روم ۱۲ مه سال ۴۲۰ ميلادی در آخرين ديدار خود با افسران واحدهای ارتش اين كشور كه عازم جنگ با ايران بودند به آنان توصيه كرد كه پس از رو به رو شدن دو ارتش و آغاز زد و خورد، بهترين هنگ رومی را مأمور تصرف پرچم ايران كنند و تأكيد كرد كه با تصرف پرچم، سربازان ايران روحيه خود را از دست خواهند داد كه عاملی است مهم به سود ما. مورخ ارتش روم كه در اين جلسه حضور داشت و بعدا ناظر صحنه های اين جنگ ايران و روم بود كه دو سال طول كشيد نوشته است كه در جريان جنگ، نيروهای رومی بارها كوشيدند تا پرچم ايران را به دست آورند، ولی موفق نشدند. اين مورخ سپس به توصيف اين پرچم و روش محافظت از آن پرداخته و نوشته است: ابعاد پرچم ايران (درفش كاويان) هفت متر در پنج متر است (اندازه ها بعدا به نظام متريك محاسبه شده است)، بر بالای آن نقش يادآوری اهورا مزدا (فروهر) قرار دارد،
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09/20/2014 01:26 AM
:: دستان آسمانیتان را به ما بسپارید، تا فردایی روشن برای تمامی کودکان نیازمند سرزمینمان بسازیم.
بازهم مهر و بوی مدرسه دوستان و همیاران عزیز، تا شروع سال تحصیلی آینده زمان چندان زیادی باقی نمانده است. عده زیادی از 6500 دانش آموز تحت پوشش بنیاد کودک در گرمای تابستان سخت مشغول کار هستند به امید آن که بتوانند گوشه­ای از مخارج سنگین کیف و کتاب و کفش و لباس مدرسه را فراهم کنند. پدران و مادرانی که ناتوان از تهیه و تامین نیازهای اولیه زندگی خانواده هایشان هستند چاره ای جز کمک گرفتن از کودکان خود ندارند. بنیاد کودک، به روال سالهای گذشته...
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09/20/2014 01:15 AM
:: قدرت های جهانی با امیدواری به مذاکرات نیویورک نیامده اند
خبرگزاری فرانسه به نقل از یک مقام آمریکایی که نامش فاش نشده، تأکید کرده که دور جدید مذاکرات ایران بسیار سخت خواهد بود به گونه‌ای که مقامات شرکت کننده در این مذاکرات با امیدواری چندانی به نیویورک نیامده اند.
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09/20/2014 12:38 AM
:: پورشه پانامرای 2015 در خیابان های تهران / عکس
نسخه فوق مدل Panamera 4s است که در آن‌سوی آب‌ها به قیمت 98 هزار و 300 دلار خرید و فروش می‌شود. این پورشه با موتور 3 لیتری شش سیلندر خود می‌تواند 420 اسب‌بخار نیرو تولید کند. بزرگ‌ترین تفاوت نسخه 2014 و 2015 بیشتر در ظاهر آنها به خصوص چراغ‌های جلو و عقب دیده می‌شود. در غیر این‌صورت از نظر فنی و پیشرانه فرقی نکرده‌اند.
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09/20/2014 12:28 AM
:: سریال معراجی ها قسمت هفتم منتشر شد
سریال معراجی ها قسمت هفتم منتشر شد
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09/20/2014 12:26 AM
:: خودکشی جوان روس در برابر دیدگان صدها نفر در Skype
سرگئی کریلوف، جوان ۲۶ ساله روس از اهالی مسکو، روز یکشنبه گذشته به قول کشنده ای که داده بود، در برابر دیدگان صدها کاربر اینترنت و به صورت آنلاین، جامه عمل پوشاند.
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09/19/2014 11:27 PM
:: صاحب این کافی شاپ در تهران، زنان را با افراد مست و مجرمین کیفری در یک ردیف قرار میدهد !

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09/19/2014 11:27 PM
:: احضار، بازجویی و تشکیل پرونده برای امین عباسی شاه ابراهیمی از کنشگران کورد آئین یارسان
به گزارش خبرگزاری هرانا ، سید امین عباسی شاه ابراهیمی، از فعالان کورد جامعه مدنی یارسان پس از احضار کتبی‌ توسط پلیس امنیت کرمانشاه ،مورد بازجویی قرار گرفته و برای او پرونده قضایی تشکیل شده است.او قبلاً با انتشار پستی در فیس بوک گفته بود: ” نظام حاکم بر ایران ، مردم یارسان را به مردگی می‌‌خوانند اما ما باید نشان دهیم که زنده‌ایم و تا پای جان خود و بچه‌هایمان از حقوق قانونی خود دفاع می‌‌کنیم و کوتاه نخواهیم آمد و آینده یارسان را آنگونه که خود می‌‌خواهیم خواهیم ساخت نه آنگونه که اینان میخواهند .” امین عباسی، همچنین در یک مصاحبه تلویزیونی دیگر می‌‌گوید:” آنقدر فشار بر مردم یارسان زیاد است که حتی جرات ابراز این را ندارند که بگویند پیرو آئین یارسان هستند.مردم یارسان ۳۵ سال است که هیچ حق و حقوقی در وطنمان ایران نداشته‌اند و ما شهروندان درجه ۳ و ۴ حساب می‌شویم.” او همچنین ضمن گله گی‌ از بعضی‌ از پیروان این آئین اضافه می‌‌کند :”افرادی داریم، به جای اینکه از فعالان مدنی جامعه یارسان همکاری و پشتیبانی‌ بکنند،مانع ما میشوند و از فعالیت‌های ما جلوگیری میکنند و کاری میکنند که مردم با ما همکاری نکنند. باید مردم کورد آئین یارسان نیز به این باور برسند که ما هم انسان بوده و دارای حق و حقوقی هستیم.” او در پایان مصاحبه از مردم کورد یارسان تقاضای پشتیبانی‌ از فعالیت‌های مدنی جامعه یارسان می‌کند و میگوید:”بیایید دست به دست هم بدهیم و فریاد مظلومیت خود را به گوش هموطنانمان و مردم جهان برسانیم.”م...
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09/19/2014 11:26 PM
:: برافراشتن پرچم امریکا در تهران!
گزارش جالب شبکه سی ان ان امریکا از برافراشتن پرچم امریکا در تهران و مصاحبه رضا سیاح با اعضای تیم چوگان امریکا در ایران - شبکه تصویری ایرانیان
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09/19/2014 11:26 PM
:: دانلود آی‌کلاود درایو برای سیستم‌های ویندوزی!
با به‌روز رسانی نرم‌افزار آی‌کلاود و سازگار کردن آن با پلت‌فورم ویندوز، اکنون کاربران سیستم عامل ویندوز می‌توانند به داده‌هایی که توسط iOS و OS X در آی‌کلاود ذخیره شده است، دسترسی داشته باشند...
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09/20/2014 02:12 AM
Dollar's rally bad news for oil, multinationals
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The asset with the greatest prowess of late has been the U.S. dollar, and if its rally continues, it threatens to eat into the earnings of multinational companies.







09/20/2014 02:10 AM
Exclusive - Hyundai directors kept in dark on size of $10 billion land bid: sources
SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor and two listed affiliates did not seek board clearance for the size of their record $10 billion bid for a plot of land in Seoul, more than triple its appraised value, four board members of the companies told Reuters.

09/20/2014 12:54 AM
As G20 chases growth goal, members differ on how to get there
CAIRNS Australia (Reuters) - As the Group of 20 leading economies meet to change no less than the "destiny" of the global economy, members remain divided on how to get there with Germany pushing back at U.S. calls for more government stimulus.







09/19/2014 08:30 PM
Alibaba surges 38 percent on massive demand in market debut
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China's burgeoning middle class.

09/19/2014 07:24 PM
When music stops for Oracle CEO dance, Catz may grab Ellison's chair : analysts
NEW YORK (Reuters) - If Larry Ellison sailed off on his yacht for good tomorrow, who would really run Oracle Corp ?







09/19/2014 06:31 PM
U.S. court voids RadioShack class-action settlement over card receipts
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday voided RadioShack Corp's class-action settlement with customers who objected to its putting credit and debit card expiration dates on receipts, saying the benefits of the accord appeared too small relative to the proposed legal fees.

09/19/2014 06:02 PM
U.S. court tosses Argentina, Citigroup appeal in bond case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday dismissed an appeal by Citigroup Inc and Argentina of a judge's order blocking the bank from processing payments on $8.4 billion in bonds issued under the country's local laws following its 2002 default.







09/19/2014 05:28 PM
Alibaba surges 38 percent on massive demand in market debut
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China's burgeoning middle class.







09/19/2014 04:47 PM
Exclusive: France's Iliad sets mid-Oct deadline for T-Mobile US bid - sources
LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - French low-cost telecom operator Iliad has set a mid-October deadline to decide whether to improve its bid for T-Mobile US or walk away as it faces resistance from seller Deutsche Telekom, several people familiar with the situation said.

09/19/2014 04:40 PM
Wall St. flat as Oracle takes air out of Alibaba debut
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed little changed on Friday after Alibaba's strong debut was offset by falling technology shares as Oracle and Yahoo stumbled, but the Dow managed to edge higher to set a record for a second straight session.







09/19/2014 03:30 PM
U.S. judge orders discovery to begin in some GM ignition switch cases
(Reuters) - A federal judge in Manhattan on Friday ordered discovery to begin for some cases filed against General Motors Co in connection with its recall of millions of cars for a faulty ignition switch.

09/19/2014 03:24 PM
Some consumers say Apple is losing its 'cool' factor
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Holly Riggle, a 29-year-old white-collar worker from Ohio, is just the kind of everyday customer Apple Inc would love to have for its new iPhone 6, which launches Friday.







09/19/2014 03:23 PM
With co-CEOs, Oracle sets challenging course
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - By promoting its two presidents to serve as co-chief executives instead of founder and CEO Larry Ellison, database-and-software behemoth Oracle is setting itself a course that has confounded other big companies.

09/19/2014 02:57 PM
In film on alternative car fuels, former Shell executive speaks out
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Frustrated by what he describes as a lack of political courage, a former president of the U.S. unit of Royal Dutch Shell takes center stage in a new documentary film that makes the case for using alternative fuels in cars.







09/19/2014 02:55 PM
Retail investors rush to buy Alibaba IPO
(Reuters) - The biggest initial public offering of all time appears to have finally gotten U.S. retail investors' attention.

09/19/2014 01:45 PM
Rivals dash to support Apple Pay for fear of losing out
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - In the hype-fueled technology industry, "revolutionary" is a word in danger of losing its meaning.

09/19/2014 01:17 PM
Exclusive: Exxon Mobil puts Torrance, Calif, refinery up for sale - sources
(Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp. has put its Torrance, California, refinery on the block, according to two people familiar with the matter, making it the latest big oil company to consider exiting the state amid tougher environmental standards.

09/19/2014 01:01 PM
U.S. judge awards $40.7 million in SEC case over bitcoin Ponzi scheme
(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge in Texas ordered Bitcoin Savings and Trust and its owner to pay a combined $40.7 million after the Securities and Exchange Commission established that the company, which sold investments using the virtual currency, was a Ponzi scheme.

09/19/2014 11:59 AM
Fiat to suspend output at Italian plant as demand falls: union
MILAN (Reuters) - Italian automaker Fiat will temporarily suspend production at its Pomigliano plant in southern Italy from Oct. 16-27 amid weak demand, a union representative said on Friday.

09/19/2014 11:29 AM
German minister: EU-U.S. trade talks not perfect but EU's best chance
BERLIN (Reuters) - A European free trade deal with the United States may not be perfect but is the last chance for Europe to remain globally relevant, Germany's economy minister said on Friday.

09/19/2014 11:28 AM
U.S. Senate Democrats propose exit tax for inverting companies
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Senate Democrats want to force U.S. companies to pay an exit tax on any profits held overseas if the companies decide to reincorporate abroad to cut their tax bills, the latest in a slew of proposals to stem such "inversion" deals.







09/19/2014 10:20 AM
U.S.: BofA bid to void $1.27 billion fraud verdict defies common sense
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government said Bank of America Corp's bid to throw out a jury verdict finding it liable for the sale of questionable loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the financial crisis, which led to a $1.27 billion penalty, defies common sense and should be rejected.

09/19/2014 10:05 AM
'Hundreds of thousands' of orders placed for Alibaba in debut: NYSE
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A top New York Stock Exchange executive on Friday said on CNBC that "hundreds of thousands of orders" for shares of Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. had been placed ahead of the stock's trading debut, expected later in the morning.

09/19/2014 09:45 AM
China hands drugmaker GSK record $489 million fine for paying bribes
SHANGHAI/LONDON (Reuters) - China fined GlaxoSmithKline Plc a record 3 billion yuan ($489 million) on Friday for paying bribes to doctors to use its drugs, underlining the risks of doing business there while also ending a damaging chapter for the British drugmaker.

09/19/2014 09:23 AM
GM's Cadillac to introduce high-end sedan in late 2015
DETROIT (Reuters) - As it strives to energize its Cadillac brand that once led the U.S. luxury auto market, General Motors Co said on Friday it will begin production of a new "top-end, high-technology car" by the end of 2015.







09/20/2014 03:42 AM
Google's easing back on G+ sign-ups for new email accounts
Need to make a new Gmail account but don't want to deal with creating a mandatory Google+ profile to go with it? Don't sweat it, because Mountain View's removed that requirement to join its ailing social network, and once again signing up for the...

09/19/2014 11:48 PM
Ex-NBAer Rex Chapman allegedly stole from Apple Stores by faking EasyPay
Remember when Apple introduced its EasyPay self-checkout feature in 2011, and everyone wondered "how can they really tell if a customer is buying something or just shoplifting?" According to the Scottsdale, AZ police, former college and professional...

09/19/2014 10:32 PM
Alibaba IPO makes it worth $231 billion, more than Amazon and eBay combined
We'd heard that the US IPO for Chinese company Alibaba could be among the biggest ever, and it did not disappoint. Closing at a stock price of $93.89, it raised $21.8 billion for the company and is the biggest IPO in US history. According to...

09/19/2014 09:10 PM
We're taking over Los Angeles on October 3rd
Austin, Seattle and Boston welcomed our Engadget Live tour this year with open arms and before we gear up for Engadget Expand, we're heading to one more city: Los Angeles. Grab your free tickets and join us at the Belasco Theater on October 3rd at...

09/19/2014 08:34 PM
Watch out: eBay vulnerability leads to phishing log-in page
Thinking about picking up a used iPhone on eBay? Shop carefully, friends: it's apparently phishing season. The BBC is reporting some auction listings are redirecting to counterfeit eBay login pages -- fronts for phishing scams designed to steal...

09/19/2014 07:37 PM
The first zero-g 3D printer is about to launch into orbit (update: launch scrubbed)
Gravity. More than the name of a killer movie, it's likely something we take for granted every single day. After all, nearly everything we do is reliant on the idea that stuff stays in place when we stop holding it. Astronauts don't have that luxury,...

09/19/2014 06:44 PM
Engadget Daily: NVIDIA revisits the moon landing, why Microsoft is buying 'Minecraft,' and more!
Still don't believe man journeyed to the moon? According to NVIDIA's recreation of the landing site, it definitely happened. But that's not all we have on deck for the weekend. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours, including...

09/19/2014 06:01 PM
Researchers have created an oscillator that could silence the mechanical watch
You're running late to a meeting, glaring at your wrist in disbelief that it's fifteen minutes past the hour. Are you really that late? Lifting the watch to your ear you hear the all-too familiar tick of its internal mechanisms. Yes, it works -- and...

09/19/2014 05:19 PM
MIT can turn your smartphone into a different kind of second screen
Sure, we've seen apps that let you easily share files between your phone and PC. No biggie there. But the demo we're about to show you is a tad more sophisticated than that. Over at MIT, two teams of researchers have developed a smartphone system...

09/19/2014 04:45 PM
Fingertip sensor lets robots 'see' what they're touching
We've seen robotics improve by (literal) leaps and bounds recently, but what about more nuanced things, like a fine sense of touch? Researchers at MIT and Northeastern University are showing off a new fingertip version of the GelSight sensor, a...

09/19/2014 04:12 PM
Tesla Model S update brings calendar integration and traffic-based navigation
If you look at the changelog for Tesla's Model S, you'll see most of the updates have been minor bug fixes; it's fairly rare that the luxury electric vehicle gets upgraded with new features. Every once in a while, though, Elon Musk and co. unleash a...

09/19/2014 03:39 PM
Samsung's Galaxy A5 has some Alpha style, but not the substance
Samsung likes to get some mileage out of its lofty design themes and plenty of people have gone gaga over the Galaxy Alpha's subtle style, so it's no surprise that the phone's design DNA is being injected into other devices. SamMobile has been...

09/19/2014 03:07 PM
US Navy's Triton UAV completes first cross-country flight
While Triton -- the US Navy's largest unmanned craft -- might have no one in the cockpit, it still requires a hefty ground team to keep it (safely) in the air. Never more so than on a recently completed cross-country flight. Back in March, the...

09/19/2014 02:36 PM
Which portable speakers are worth buying?
While some people like to listen to their favorite music on a quality sound system with a set of high-end speakers or headphones, most people are just fine listening from a cheap headset or the built-in speakers on their phones. But what if you're...

09/19/2014 02:04 PM
Politician wants Iceland to become 'the Switzerland of bits'
Birgitta Jónsdóttir was sitting in the audience at the Icelandic Digital Freedom Conference when John Perry Barlow, a co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation called for Iceland to "become like the Switzerland of bits." Six years later,...

09/19/2014 01:37 PM
Wolfram Alpha will answer your important questions on Twitter
Wouldn't it be great if you could just call up a supercomputer and ask it to do your data-wrangling for you? Actually, scratch that, no-one uses the phone anymore. What'd be really cool is if machines could respond to your queries straight from...

09/19/2014 01:23 PM
Vodafone buys 140 Phones4u stores, saving 900 jobs in the process
A lot can happen in a week: just five days after Phones4u announced it was entering administration, leaving 5,596 employees facing a very uncertain future, retailers and carriers alike have stepped in to strip the company of its most important parts....

09/19/2014 01:03 PM
Netflix support is officially making its way to Linux, finally
Linux users, you've been very, very, very, very, very, very patient. And now, your patience is being rewarded with Netflix support on your OS of choice. For the longest time Netflix relied on Microsoft's would-be Flash competitor Silverlight. But, of...

09/19/2014 12:36 PM
Apple gives PCs access to iCloud Drive before Macs
iOS 8 might working its way to iPhones and iPads, but Apple's long-awaited desktop refresh, Yosemite, is still receiving the final tweaks before it launches to the public. One element that features prominently between both platforms is iCloud Drive,...

09/19/2014 12:00 PM
Belkin Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker review: Can WiFi make cooking easier?
Frying, baking, grilling, searing, boiling, roasting -- whatever the method, I love to cook. It's not always easy, and sometimes it's just plain hard work, but at least it's the kind of work I enjoy. Even so, I've never used a slow cooker, and have...

09/19/2014 11:30 AM
I'm a neurotic. IBM told me so.
I'm a late Wednesday afternoon tweeter. It's not a characteristic I'd necessarily include on any of my dating app profiles, but it accurately sums up my online behavior nonetheless. I'm also a tremendous neurotic (which should come as no surprise to...

09/19/2014 11:08 AM
Sony brings PlayStation Now game streaming to the PS3
You don't need a fancy current-gen console to stream all those Sony classics -- the company announced last night that its Netflix-esque PlayStation Now open beta is finally, well, open to PlayStation 3 owners in the United States and Canada. It's...

09/19/2014 10:30 AM
Why is Microsoft buying Minecraft?
Microsoft announced this week that it's buying hugely popular game franchise Minecraft for $2.5 billion. For that money, Microsoft gets rights to the game and ownership of its Stockholm, Sweden-based development studio, Mojang. It doesn't retain the...

09/19/2014 09:59 AM
Verizon isn't getting WiFi calling until next year, either
AT&T isn't the only carrier not getting WiFi calling until 2015 -- a certain red-branded network's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus won't, either. Speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference, Verizon's CFO Fran...

09/19/2014 09:27 AM
Neal Stephenson's crowdfunded game finally canceled
After a year of development and another year on life support, Clang -- the sword-fighting game from science fiction writer Neal Stephenson and Subutai games -- is finally dead. Thing started off well enough after it topped its $500,000 crowdfunding...

09/20/2014 01:31 AM
Alibaba shares close 38 percent above initial asking price on NYSE
London, Sep 20 (ANI): Chinese Internet giant Alibaba's shares closed significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday, ending 38 percent above their initial asking price.
09/19/2014 06:02 PM
Campaign donations highlight winners, losers in Brazil election

Presidential candidate Marina Silva of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) attends a campaign rally in Sao Bernardo do CampoBy Silvio Cascione and Brad Haynes BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's financial markets have rallied on the prospect of environmentalist Marina Silva unseating President Dilma Rousseff in next month's election, but political donations show plenty of companies may be wary of a new administration. Silva's market-friendly proposals promise relief for oil giant Petrobras, ethanol mills and private banks. The money pouring into Brazil's stock market has gone in the opposite direction, driving up shares of companies that would benefit from a Silva presidency and lifting the Bovespa index as much as 11 percent when she first surged in polls. "Right now in the investor community we're focused on just getting Dilma Rousseff out of office, but once Silva is in power it's a different ball game," said Aryam Vazquez, a senior economist with the Oxford Economics investment consulting firm.



09/19/2014 05:18 PM
As Wall Street watches Alibaba, stocks drift

FILE - This Aug. 9, 2011 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. The British pound jumped and world stock benchmarks rose Friday Sept. 19, 2014 as Scotland voted to stay part of the United Kingdom, avoiding a messy breakup that could have roiled financial markets. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — With Wall Street focused on the debut of Alibaba Group, the stock market drifted into the weekend and major indexes ended little changed.



09/19/2014 04:48 PM
Alibaba surges in Wall Street debut

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba CEO Jack Ma (C) gives two thumbs up as he arrives at the New York Stock Exchange on September 19, 2014A buying frenzy sent Alibaba shares sharply higher Friday as the Chinese online giant made its historic Wall Street trading debut.



09/19/2014 04:40 PM
Oracle and Concur are big market movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Oracle Corp., down $1.75 to $39.80 The technology company's CEO, Larry Ellison, ...
09/19/2014 04:11 PM
Wall St ends flat, tech pressures Nasdaq

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeNEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 ended Friday's session with slight moves, while the Nasdaq closed lower after Alibaba's strong debut was offset by such falling technology shares as Oracle and Yahoo. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 16.16 points, or 0.09 percent, to 17,282.15, the S&P 500 lost 0.8 points, or 0.04 percent, to 2,010.56 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 13.64 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,579.79. For the week, the Dow rose 1.7 percent, the S&P rose 1.3 percent and the Nasdaq rose 0.3 percent. (Reporting by Ryan Vlastelica; Editing by Nick Zieminski)



09/19/2014 11:33 AM
Alibaba debuts on Wall St
ALIBABA made its long-awaited Wall Street debut yesterday on the heels of a record stock offering that opens the door to global expansion for the Chinese online retail giant. Company founder Jack Ma was on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as trading opened, while a group of Alibaba customers rang the opening bell. A trading price was not available in the early minutes after the opening, which is not uncommon for stock market debuts.
09/19/2014 11:22 AM
Alibaba seeing unmatched orders at top of range - NYSE exec on CNBC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of the New York Stock Exchange's listing business said on CNBC on Friday that millions of orders in Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd at the high end of the indicated range have not yet been matched. Scott Cutler also told CNBC that the opening trades in Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. were expected shortly, some time after 11:15 a.m. EDT (04:15 p.m. BST). Cutler told CNBC that 25 million orders had been paired between buyers and sellers at high end of the stock's indicated range, which at the time of his remarks was $87 to $89. ...
09/19/2014 10:22 AM
Ahead of Alibaba debut, NYSE says all systems operating normally
NEW YORK (Reuters) - In advance of the widely anticipated trading debut of Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. , the New York Stock Exchange on Friday said all of its systems are operating normally. In a market status update issued to clients at 7:30 a.m., the exchange said, "Common Customer Gateways (CCGs) are open for members to submit orders.  All NYSE systems are currently operating normally." Alibaba, which priced its massive initial public offering at $68 a share late on Thursday, will begin trading on the NYSE under the ticker "BABA" later on Friday morning. ...
09/19/2014 10:05 AM
'Hundreds of thousands' of orders placed for Alibaba in debut - NYSE
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A top New York Stock Exchange executive on Friday said on CNBC that "hundreds of thousands of orders" for shares of Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. had been placed ahead of the stock'...
09/19/2014 09:03 AM
Watch Jack Ma’s First-Ever, Inspiring Speech To Alibaba’s Employees — A Handful Of People In His Apartment
Former English teacher Jack Ma founded Alibaba out of his small apartment in 1999.  The Chinese e-commerce giant starts trading on the New York Stock Exchange this morning and it will be the largest IPO in the history of the US stock market.  Ma created the company with the help of 17 friends—and the first speech that he ever gave to the team was caught on film.   It’s almost surreal to see this man, who’s now worth about $10 billion, earnestly asking the team, “So what will Alibaba become in the future?” Even way back then, when many people in China didn’t even understand what the internet  was, Ma saw Alibaba becoming a global powerhouse. Watching the speech you can see his ambition (“Our competitors are not in China, but in America’s Silicon Valley”) and well as his idealism.  After conceding that the tech bubble and spree of sky-high IPOs of the late 90s and early 2000s couldn’t last forever, he says that at least “the dream of the internet won’t burst.” The clip is from “Crocodile in the Yangtze,” a film by long-time Alibaba employee Porter Erisman.  The documentary tells Alibaba’s incredible founding story through old footage and photos, and highlights how it managed to beat out eBay in China despite being the underdog in almost every way. Watch the entire speech: Read more stories on Business Insider, Malaysian edition of the world’s fastest-growing business and technology news website.
09/19/2014 07:07 AM
Asian shares follow Wall St higher, pound up on Scotland vote

Pedestrians pass before a share prices board in Tokyo on September 19, 2014Asian markets rose Friday following a record close on Wall Street, while the pound rallied against other major currencies after Scottish voters rejected independence from the United Kingdom.



09/19/2014 05:33 AM
UK markets welcome Scotland's rejection of independence
Investors in British financial markets breathed a sigh of relief on Friday, after a Scottish vote against independence spared them prolonged and unprecedented uncertainty that a break up of the United Kingdom might have unleashed. Stocks rose, sterling hit a two-year high against the euro, and currency market volatility - which had reached historically high levels ahead of Thursday's vote - collapsed. Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE: RBS.L - news) said it had scrapped contingency plans to relocate to England. Shares (Frankfurt: DI6.F - news) in RBS and other financial firms, particularly those domiciled in Scotland, led the stock market rally.
09/19/2014 05:22 AM
South Africa's Investec sees stronger H1 earnings
South African investment bank Investec (LSE: INVP.L - news) expects an improved first half performance, boosted mainly by increased assets under management, the company said on Friday. The wealth manager said its asset management division had seen net inflows of 2.7 billion pounds ($4.4 billion) as third party funds increased by 9 percent in the five months to the end of August. Investec sold its Australian professional finance and leasing businesses for A$440 million ($393 million) to Bank of Queensland as part of its strategy to offload struggling non-core operations. Impairments in South Africa were low at the moment, but could tick up should the economy remain weak, Chief executive Stephen Koseff told investors.
09/19/2014 04:51 AM
Asian shares up, Scottish vote seen lifting Europe

Employee of a foreign exchange trading company looks at a monitor displaying the Scottish independence vote news in TokyoBy Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - The British pound rose sharply after the Scottish independence vote indicated Scotland would remain in the United Kingdom, while Wall Street's overnight gains and Alibaba Group's red-hot initial public offering underpinned Asian shares. The cheer was expected to spread to European bourses, where financial spreadbetters predicted Britain's FTSE 100 would open up by 78-79 points, or 1.2 percent; Germany's DAX was seen opening 70-72 points, or 0.7 percent higher; and France's CAC 40 was expected to rise by 13-14 points, or 0.3 percent. ...



09/19/2014 04:42 AM
S&P says no impact on UK credit rating from Scotland vote

A view shows the Standard & Poor's building in New York's financial districtLONDON (Reuters) - Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's said the rejection of independence by voters in Scotland had no impact on its AAA rating for the United Kingdom, nor its stable outlook for the rating. S&P is the only one of the three main international ratings agencies to have kept the UK at AAA. ...



09/19/2014 03:11 AM
UK leads European shares higher as Scots snub independence
European shares surged higher early on Friday, buoyed by gains on the UK stock market which rose after Scotland's decision to vote "No" to independence from the United Kingdom. Britain's blue-chip ...
09/18/2014 11:57 PM
KL shares on bullish note mid-morning
KUALA LUMPUR: Share prices on Bursa Malaysia were on a bullish note at mid-morning today with the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) trading 0.29 per cent higher, in tandem with most of its regional peers following a positive overnight performance on Wall Street.
09/18/2014 10:56 PM
Australia shares edge up, braced by banks, as investors eye Scotland
* Early 'No' votes in Scottish referendum underpins sentiment (Adds analysis, quotes, stocks on the move) SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Australian shares added 0.2 percent on Friday as Wall Street climbed, though continued weakness in iron ore hit resource stocks, and investors continued to scrutinise results trickling in from the Scottish independence referendum. Federal Reserve kept intact its pledge to keep interest rates low, providing a backstop for investors that helped lift both the Dow and S&P to record highs. Banks underpinned the market as investors slipped back into the recently sold-off stocks, with National Australia Bank and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group both climbing 1.1 percent.
09/18/2014 10:39 PM
Dow, S&P 500 at records as Fed-driven rally continues
NEW YORK: US stocks rose on Thursday, a day after the US Federal Reserve kept intact its pledge to keep interest rates low, providing a backstop for investors that helped lift both the Dow and S&P to record highs. The Fed said Wednesday at the conclusion of a two-day policy meeting it would keep interest rates near zero for a "considerable time," language supportive of equities which some had expected to be dropped from the statement. Goldman Sachs rose 1.7 per cent to US$187.89, the biggest boost to the Dow.
09/18/2014 10:14 PM
SEC probing Goldman Sachs internship for brother of Libyan ex-official: WSJ

Goldman Sachs sign is seen above floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in the Manhattan borough of New York(Reuters) - U.S. regulators are investigating a Goldman Sachs Group Inc internship for the brother of a former official at Libya's sovereign wealth fund and perks allegedly offered by the bank to the fund, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. As part of an ongoing investigation into Goldman's ties to Libya's sovereign wealth fund, the Securities and Exchange Commission is reviewing the company's decision in June 2008 to hire the brother of Mustafa Zarti, then deputy chief of the Libyan Investment Authority, as an intern, the WSJ report said. ...



09/18/2014 09:20 PM
11 Quotes That Illustrate The Strange, Relentless Genius Of Alibaba Founder Jack Ma

11 Quotes That Illustrate The Strange, Relentless Genius Of Alibaba Founder Jack MaChina Photo / Getty Images Alibaba founder Jack Ma Alibaba, the enormous Chinese e-commerce company, is expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange this Friday. At its helm is founder Jack Ma, a charismatic leader who started the company with 18 friends out of his small apartment in 1999. Although Ma is no longer CEO of Alibaba, he’s still the face of the company. Ma has succeeded because he is relentless, and some of his more memorable quotes — “Today is cruel, tomorrow is crueler” —  illustrate how that relentlessness has formed his thinking. On not giving up: “Today is cruel. Tomorrow is crueler. And the day after tomorrow is beautiful.” Source.  On past mistakes from “the dark days at Alibaba”: “If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. And, when you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.” Source.    On teamwork: “If we are a good team and known what we want to do, one of us can defeat ten of them.” Source.  On having a larger mission: “It doesn’t matter if I failed. At least I passed the concept on to others. Even if I don’t succeed, someone will succeed.” Source.    On perseverance: “We will make it because we are young and we will never, never give up.” Source.  On work: “If we go to work at 8 a.m. and go home at 5 p.m., this is not a high-tech company and Alibaba will never be successful. If we have that kind of 8-to-5 spirit, then we should just go and do something else.” Source.  On competition: “You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.” Source.    On Alibaba.com’s 2007 IPO: “Alibaba is not just a job. It’s a dream. It’s a cause. Let the Wall Street investors curse us if they want.” Source.  On starting a company: “If you want to grow, find a good opportunity. Today, if you want to be a great company, think about what social problem you could solve.” Source.  On the benefits of his technological ineptitude: “Intelligent people need a fool to lead them. When the team’s all a bunch of scientists, it is best to have a peasant lead the way. His way of thinking is different. It’s easier to win if you have people seeing things from different perspectives.” Source.  On growth: “In carrying out e-commerce, the most important thing is to keep doing what you are doing right now with passion, to keep it up.” Source.  Now, for another type of creativity… 14 Pinterest projects that failed hilariously>> Read more stories on Business Insider, Malaysian edition of the world’s fastest-growing business and technology news website.



09/18/2014 06:18 PM
How the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday
The U.S. stock market closed at record highs on Thursday following another piece of good news on the economy. Fewer Americans filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week, according to the ...
09/18/2014 03:33 PM
15 Things That Are Harder To Get Into Than Harvard

15 Things That Are Harder To Get Into Than HarvardREUTERS/Brian Snyder Students cheer at the Harvard Business School graduation ceremony Harvard is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The Cambridge, Massachusetts school accepted just 5.9% of roughly 34,000 applications for its class of 2018. As Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust recently said, “We could fill our class twice over with valedictorians.” The school seeks out students who not only have high grades, but also have outstanding achievements under their belts — from overcoming homelessness to starting their own nonprofits. The students who manage to catch the attention of admissions officers overcome exceptional odds, but they should maintain some perspective. Many things in life — like landing a job at some Wal-Mart locations — are harder to achieve than getting into that prestigious university. A Job At Some Wal-Mart Locations Met with both merriment and protest, Wal-Mart came to Washington, D.C. at the end of 2013.  The store received more than 23,000 applications but only hired 600 associates, NBC Washington reported. That’s a 2.6% acceptance rate — almost half as selective as Harvard.  While many Harvard graduates can expect a 6-figure income, Wal-Mart employees pocket an average of $11.83 an hour or nearly $25,000 annually,,according to the company. The Top 50 Posts On A Friend’s Newsfeed When Facebook compiles your Newsfeed, it chooses from roughly 1,500 different posts. The company uses an algorithm based on the popularity and relevance of posts, along with other factors, to decide what goes where. The chances of a certain post finding its way into the top 50 stories on someone’s Newsfeed is about 3.3%. If you want to boost your chances, posts with photos do far better than links or text-based posts.     The American Dream A recent report from researchers at Harvard and Berkeley Universities shows that in many major US cities, it’s very hard to achieve a rags-to-riches success story.  The report analyzes the number of people who were born into the lowest income quintile but ended up in the highest income quintile. The results don’t bode well for upward socioeconomic mobility. The chances were below 5% in Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Jacksonville, Florida; Columbus, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Indianapolis, Indiana. Even at the top of the list, people in San Jose, California showed just a 12.9% chance of living the American dream. A Job At Goldman Sachs In 2013, Goldman Sachs receieved more than 43,000 applications for 1,900 analyst positions, making the company hiring rate about 4.4%.  It’s no surprise so many people want to work there, as Fortune magazine named Goldman one of the 100 best places to work in 2014. Since the ranking began in 1984, Goldman is one of just five companies that made the list every year. According to Glassdoor, the average analyst there makes about $63,000 a year.  The Secret Service Protecting the president of the United States isn’t a job for any run-of-the-mill bodyguard or security detail.  The full responsibilities of the Secret Service are well, secret, but agents remain with the president and his family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Other important government officials, such as the vice presidents and their families, also receive protection, usually even after they leave their positions.  For these reasons, the Secret Service accepted less than 1% of their 15,600 special agent applications in 2011, Bloomberg reported. A Bootcamp For Data Scientists Foursquare’s Michael Li began work on another startup in 2014: The Data Incubator.  It’s essentially a boot camp for data scientists. While many programming PhDs have solid research skills, few can meet the pace of a startup. They need training.  Li hasn’t picked the first class of attendees from a batch of more than 1,000 applicants, representing more than 80 universities. But he told VentureBeat, “We cannot accept 5.8%,” referring to Harvard’s rate. “It’s just not possible.” Some Prestigious New York City Public High Schools Some of New York’s most in-demand public high schools are actually harder to get into than Harvard, as Brooklyn Magazine has noted.  For their September 2014 admission, 16,675 students listed the Brooklyn Latin School as a choice on their application, according to the New York City Department of Education. However, fewer than 3% were accepted.  Meanwhile, the High School of American Studies in the Bronx has an acceptance rate of around 1% as does the Queens High School for the Sciences at York College.  Getting into a good school in the city of New York is particularly important. While the citywide four-year graduation rate is roughly 65%, results differ wildly between public high schools. Concord High School in Staten Island had a four-year graduation rate of less than 20% in 2013, according to data published by the local radio station WNYC. Meanwhile, the Green Dot Charter School in the Bronx had a four-year graduation rate of nearly 99%. A Job At McDonald’s (Sometimes) McDonald’s hasn’t gone on a national hiring spree this year, but at one point, it was more difficult to land a job there than a spot at Harvard. In 2011, McDonald’s held a gigantic job fair. It advertised 50,000 jobs and ended up hiring 24% more than that — 62,000. One million people applied for positions, which made the odds of getting hired 6.2%. While Harvard has gotten even more selective, the school accepted about 7% of applicants in 2011.  A Hands-On Experience With An iPhone 6 (Before Sept. 19) On Tuesday Apple announced the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California.  Attendees were then invited to an early hands-on session with the devices across the road in a specially built showroom. Apple has already sold 4 million units of the iPhone 6 in pre-orders, while the Flint Center only had a capacity of 2,500. Comparing the number of people who want an iPhone 6 with the number who got their hands on one that day, you had less than a 0.1% chance of being in the room. You can, however, live vicariously through our tech reporter, Steve Kovach. A Job At The Apple Store In 2009, Apple’s much-anticipated Upper West Side store opened its doors, Gizmodo reported at the time. Out of 10,000 applications, only about 200 people got jobs: a 2% acceptance rate.  Harvard may be known for producing geniuses, but Apple’s “Genius Bar” is much more selective. A Green Card Up to 15 million people apply to the U.S. Green Card lottery every year, all hoping for a chance at a life in America, the Wall Street Journal has reported.  But only about 50,000 green cards are available. The odds of obtaining a Green Card (known officially a Diversity Visa) vary depending on the applicant’s region. If you’re not from Australia, New Zealand, or a Pacific island, however, the odds aren’t good. Fewer than 2% of applicants around the world end up getting a visa. The rate is about 6% in Oceania (because of fewer applications and relatively higher quotas).   The Indian Institute Of Management While Harvard lets in about 5.9% of applicants, not even 1% get accepted to India’s top business school, BloombergBusinessweek reported last year. The Indian Institute of Management in Ahmadabad (IIM-A) received 173,866 for its 2012-2014 class. The university has the luxury of being extra choosy because of India’s large population and the vast number of students with outstanding grades and test scores. Delta’s Flight Attendant Corps You have less than a 1% chance becoming a Delta Flight Attendant, according to Bloomberg, In 2010 Delta, the world’s second largest air carrier, received 100,000 applications for 1,000 jobs. In 2013, it received 44,000 applications for 400 jobs. Foreign language skills are highly valued by the company, with as many as 30% of hires speaking a second language. The Ranks Of Successful Startups Y Combinator is an exclusive startup program — sort of a startup school — founded by Paul Graham. Despite being extraordinarily picky and only accepting 3-5% of applicants, Y Combinator only considers 10% of its “graduate” startups successful after a few years. By putting those two statistics together, Business Insider’s own Henry Blodget estimates the success rate of startup companies could be as low as 0.4%.  It’s safe to say the smartest entrepreneurs are those with a backup plan.  A Job At Google After leaving Microsoft in 2009, Don Dodge became a Developer Advocate for Google. Within a year, he posted a lengthy explanation of the hiring process there on his personal blog, hinting at the company’s level of exclusivity, The Next Web reported.  In his words, Google receives about one million applications every year — but only hires 1,000 to 4,000 people. Best case scenario, that means only .4% of hopefuls land a job at Google.  They go through recruiter screening, two or three phone interviews, and then four or five in-person ones on site, not to mention jumping through other professional hoops. It’s safe to say Harvard doesn’t screen nearly as thoroughly.  Harvard may not be your top-choice, though. Click here to see the 50 best colleges in America » Read more stories on Business Insider, Malaysian edition of the world’s fastest-growing business and technology news website.



09/18/2014 02:47 PM
Wall Street sees holes in Fed's new policy-tightening plan

Morning commuters walk on Wall Street in New York's financial districtBy Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK (Reuters) - No sooner did the Federal Reserve reveal its plan for eventually tightening U.S. monetary policy than many on Wall Street flagged problems with the mechanics of the strategy, and said more adjustments would have to come. Some market participants worried that a new limit on the Fed's reverse repurchase facility would hurt efforts to raise interest rates as quarters draw to an end when investors typically hunt for collateral. Others predicted the controversial tool would ultimately play a bigger role than the U.S. central bank let on. ...