01/27/2015 11:31 AM
Auschwitz survivors appeal to world
Auschwitz survivors urge the world not to allow a repeat of the crimes of the Holocaust as they mark 70 years since the death camp's liberation.
01/27/2015 09:56 AM
Militants attack top Libya hotel
Militants attack a hotel popular with foreigners in Libya's capital Tripoli, killing at least three people and injuring 12 others, officials say.
01/27/2015 10:48 AM
Mayor defends New York snow warnings
New York's mayor rebuffs suggestions that city officials overreacted to the threat of a heavy winter snow storm, saying "we dodged a bullet"
01/27/2015 10:19 AM
Litvinenko 'perhaps poisoned twice'
Ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been poisoned with polonium "not once but twice", the public inquiry into his death has heard.
01/27/2015 08:53 AM
Planet hosts giant ring system
Astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet - the first such structure discovered outside our Solar System.
01/27/2015 05:00 AM
China probes 'salamander banquet'
China investigates allegations that officials ate a rare giant salamander at a lavish banquet, and that journalists who took photos were beaten up.
01/26/2015 10:01 PM
Greece debt repayment 'unrealistic'
It is unrealistic to expect Greece to repay its huge debt in full, a spokesman for Syriza - which won Sunday's election - tells the BBC.
01/27/2015 08:45 AM
Obama visits new Saudi King Salman
US President Barack Obama cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.
01/27/2015 04:49 AM
Argentina to disband intelligence body
The Argentine president announces plans to dissolve the country's intelligence agency after the mysterious death of a prosecutor.
01/27/2015 06:45 AM
Police raid Amazon's Tokyo offices
Japanese police have raided Amazon's Tokyo offices as part of an investigation into alleged sales of images of child sexual abuse.
01/27/2015 04:27 AM
AirAsia recovery operation suspended
The Indonesian military suspends recovery operations for AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea after repeatedly failing to lift the fuselage.
01/27/2015 12:42 AM
Fidel Castro reacts to US-Cuba thaw
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to have given tacit approval to recent moves by Cuba and the US to restore diplomatic relations.
01/27/2015 06:34 AM
VIDEO: 'I was just a number': Survivor's story
Arek Hersh is returning to Auschwitz, where he was imprisoned as a boy, 70 years after it was liberated.
01/27/2015 10:54 AM
VIDEO: 'Auschwitz I got over, the loss I never did'
Eva Schloss survived the Holocaust with her mother Fritzi after being imprisoned in Auschwitz.
01/26/2015 07:05 PM
VIDEO: Auschwitz survivor's search for twin
Menachem Bodner is one of many Holocaust survivors searching for relatives 70 years on.
01/26/2015 09:21 PM
VIDEO: Holocaust-era violins play again
Violinmaker Amnon Weinstein talks about his work restoring Holocaust-era violins, on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz death camp.
01/27/2015 05:07 AM
VIDEO: Survivors lay wreaths at death wall
Wreaths are laid and candles lit at Auschwitz to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation.
01/26/2015 09:17 AM
VIDEO: Aerial video of Auschwitz-Birkenau
BBC drone video from January 2015 shows what remains of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
01/26/2015 06:28 PM
VIDEO: Auschwitz survivors revisit camp horror
Survivors have returned to Auschwitz to remember those lost and to be reunited with fellow captives, 70 years after the camp was liberated.
01/26/2015 06:33 PM
VIDEO: Living with death on the doorstep
Janina Paszek and her family tried to help prisoners in Auschwitz by secretly giving them food.
01/26/2015 09:15 PM
Auschwitz message still resonates today
The recent attacks in Paris underline the continuing relevance of the symbolism of Auschwitz, says Caroline Wyatt.
01/26/2015 07:05 PM
Where next for the eurozone?
Syriza's election victory in Greece raises some difficult questions for the other countries using the currency and for the European institutions.
01/27/2015 04:11 AM
Airline wars - IAG plots Irish government charm offensive
Tuesday saw a significant moment in IAG's mega-bid to take over Aer Lingus; now it gets political.
01/26/2015 09:40 PM
Seventy years since Auschwitz liberated
Following the liberation of Auschwitz 70 years ago, BBC News explores what the Allies discovered at the camps and what remains of the site today.
01/26/2015 09:32 PM
Uncanny political parallels with 1974
Much uncertainty surrounds the coming General Election - just as it did in February 1974, says Julia Langdon.
01/26/2015 11:38 AM
VIDEO: Greek elections: What next?
A closer look at the Greek elections and what the result means for the country.
01/27/2015 11:00 AM
Mr Men and Little Miss in film deal
Film rights for the Mr Men and Little Miss characters are secured by Fox Animation, the studio behind the Ice Age and Rio franchises.
01/26/2015 06:57 PM
UK minister makes Taiwan watch gaffe
A UK government minister apologises after giving a watch to the mayor of Taipei, not realising it was a taboo act in Chinese culture.
01/27/2015 06:22 AM
Dubai claims Heathrow's traffic crown
Dubai International has taken over from Heathrow as the world's busiest international airport in terms of yearly passenger numbers.
01/27/2015 06:16 AM
UK economic growth hits 2.6% in 2014
The UK's economy grew by 2.6% last year, the fastest pace since 2007, but there was a slowdown in the last three months, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
01/27/2015 08:39 AM
Web attacks 'growing' in volume
Hacktivists and angry gamers are becoming the main users of net attacks that knock sites offline by bombarding them with data, suggests a report
01/27/2015 10:04 AM
Thailand draws up tough drone laws
The Transport Ministry in Thailand is seeking to ban all unlicensed drone flights, local media reports.
01/27/2015 04:35 AM
Petty given credit on Sam Smith song
Tom Petty is given a song writing credit on Sam Smith's hit Stay With Me over the similarities to his 1989 track I Won't Back Down.
01/27/2015 11:31 AM
Joan Rivers' daughter sues clinic
Joan Rivers' daughter files a malpractice claim against the New York clinic that treated her mother days before she died.
01/27/2015 11:44 AM
Best ever view of asteroid Ceres
The best image ever acquired of Ceres, the largest asteroid in the Solar System, is now in the hands of science.
01/27/2015 09:52 AM
England's environment 'in decline'
England's natural environment is in decline and its deterioration is harming the economy, an independent advisory group warns.
01/25/2015 10:01 AM
WHO vows reform after Ebola 'shocks'
The World Health Organization sets out plans for reform, admitting it was too slow to respond to the "horrific" Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
01/27/2015 07:27 AM
Dementia 'link' to common drugs
A study links commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.
01/27/2015 05:40 AM
Murray into Australian Open semis
Britain's Andy Murray reaches the Australian Open semi-finals with a straight-sets win over home favourite Nick Kyrgios.
01/26/2015 07:00 PM
Astana should be banned - Armstrong
Lance Armstrong is unimpressed with Brian Cookson's start as UCI boss but is sorry riders must keep answering drugs questions.
01/25/2015 08:36 PM
The camera that captured readers' lives
Readers from around the world share their photographs, old and new, taken with Brownie cameras.
01/25/2015 08:30 PM
Five ways an American changed how Sherlock Holmes looks and talks
A 1916 silent movie featuring Sherlock Holmes - long presumed lost - is due to have its premiere in Paris. It stars a man who changed the way we see Conan Doyle's famous sleuth forever.
01/27/2015 07:32 AM
Turkmenistan 'bans black cars'
Customs officials in the Central Asian country say people should buy white cars instead.
01/27/2015 09:52 AM
Secession debate in Czech border town
Mayor of Hora Svate Kateriny says an planned mine expansion would cut off the town.
01/26/2015 07:50 PM
Oxfam seeks post-Ebola Marshall Plan
Oxfam calls for a multi-million dollar Marshall Plan-type scheme to help West African countries worst affected by Ebola recover from the crisis.
01/27/2015 03:05 AM
US and India can be 'best partners'
President Barack Obama says the US and India should "stand together" as he concludes a three-day visit seen as a sign of warming ties between the two countries.
01/27/2015 08:00 AM
EU weighs more sanctions on Russia
EU leaders ask their foreign ministers to consider imposing further sanctions on Russia in response to the continued fighting in Ukraine.
01/26/2015 08:40 PM
Thousands march for Mexico missing
Thousands take part in marches in Mexico City to demand a full investigation into the disappearance of 43 students four months ago.
01/26/2015 06:46 PM
Islamic State 'driven out of Kobane'
Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from of Kobane, officials say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town.
01/26/2015 01:42 PM
Device triggers White House alert
A flying device known as a "quad copter" triggered a security alert when it landed in the grounds of the White House, a US official says.
01/27/2015 11:01 AM
UK Holocaust memorial centre announced
A new Holocaust memorial and education centre is announced as the UK commemorates the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
01/27/2015 10:16 AM
Leaders in '100 days to go' battle
Labour sets out details of a "10-year plan" for the NHS and the Conservatives outline plans to lower the benefits cap as they step up campaigning 100 days from the general election.
01/27/2015 11:10 AM
Assault claims untrue, says Glitter
Former rock star Gary Glitter tells a jury he did not carry out sexual assaults against three girls in the 1970s.
01/27/2015 11:30 AM
EDF to cut gas prices by 1.3%
EDF says it will cut gas prices by 1.3%, the last of the "big six" energy firms to do so.
01/26/2015 11:54 AM
Taking the plunge
Cold Water Swimming Championships
01/26/2015 08:40 AM
In pictures: Church of England's first woman bishop consecration
Church of England's first female bishop
01/26/2015 01:10 AM
In pictures: Australia Day 2015
The country celebrates its official national day
01/26/2015 08:12 AM
Day in pictures: 26 January 2015
Images from around the world: 26 January
01/23/2015 11:51 AM
Week in pictures: 17-23 January 2015
News photos from around the world
01/23/2015 12:40 PM
In pictures: Saudi King Abdullah mourned
Ceremony hours after Saudi King's death
01/23/2015 08:37 AM
Day in pictures: 23 January 2015
Images from around the world: 23 January
01/22/2015 09:08 PM
Picture power: Tear gas at Kenyan primary school
Story behind the Kenyan protest photo
01/26/2015 07:04 PM
The woman who swapped home for a hut near Chechnya
The German woman who swapped home for a mountain cave
01/26/2015 07:05 PM
Still thirsty after Malawi's flood
Water everywhere in Malawi and not a drop to drink
01/26/2015 07:10 PM
Auschwitz anniversary: The survivor who brought the Holocaust to life
How a young survivor's drawings helped bring the Holocaust to life
01/26/2015 09:08 PM
Building the world's tallest minaret
Why Algeria is building the world's tallest minaret
01/27/2015 07:25 AM
Day in pictures: 27 January 2015
A selection of news photos from around the world
01/26/2015 11:21 AM
Demis Roussos: A colourful career
Some surprising career moments of the late Demis Roussos
01/27/2015 06:38 AM
#FreeSpeechStories: Why was one death singled out in Egypt?
Why one protester's death went big on social media
01/27/2015 07:20 AM
Syriza's Tsipras faces great expectations
After the promises, new leader Tsipras faces big challenges
01/26/2015 08:21 PM
VIDEO: Lip-synching goes viral: the rise of Dubsmash
Why lip-syncing app Dubsmash went viral
01/26/2015 11:44 AM
RK Laxman: Cartoonist behind India's 'Common Man'
The man behind India's iconic cartoon
01/26/2015 07:01 PM
How to build world's tallest lift
The challenges in building the world's tallest lift
01/27/2015 11:31 AM
Auschwitz survivors appeal to world
Auschwitz survivors urge the world not to allow a repeat of the crimes of the Holocaust as they mark 70 years since the death camp's liberation.
01/27/2015 09:56 AM
Militants attack top Libya hotel
Militants attack a hotel popular with foreigners in Libya's capital Tripoli, killing at least three people and injuring 12 others, officials say.
01/27/2015 10:48 AM
Mayor defends New York snow warnings
New York's mayor rebuffs suggestions that city officials overreacted to the threat of a heavy winter snow storm, saying "we dodged a bullet"
01/27/2015 10:19 AM
Litvinenko 'perhaps poisoned twice'
Ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been poisoned with polonium "not once but twice", the public inquiry into his death has heard.
01/27/2015 08:53 AM
Planet hosts giant ring system
Astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet - the first such structure discovered outside our Solar System.
01/27/2015 05:00 AM
China probes 'salamander banquet'
China investigates allegations that officials ate a rare giant salamander at a lavish banquet, and that journalists who took photos were beaten up.
01/26/2015 10:01 PM
Greece debt repayment 'unrealistic'
It is unrealistic to expect Greece to repay its huge debt in full, a spokesman for Syriza - which won Sunday's election - tells the BBC.
01/27/2015 08:45 AM
Obama visits new Saudi King Salman
US President Barack Obama cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.
01/27/2015 04:49 AM
Argentina to disband intelligence body
The Argentine president announces plans to dissolve the country's intelligence agency after the mysterious death of a prosecutor.
01/27/2015 06:45 AM
Police raid Amazon's Tokyo offices
Japanese police have raided Amazon's Tokyo offices as part of an investigation into alleged sales of images of child sexual abuse.
01/27/2015 04:27 AM
AirAsia recovery operation suspended
The Indonesian military suspends recovery operations for AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea after repeatedly failing to lift the fuselage.
01/27/2015 12:42 AM
Fidel Castro reacts to US-Cuba thaw
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to have given tacit approval to recent moves by Cuba and the US to restore diplomatic relations.
01/27/2015 06:34 AM
VIDEO: 'I was just a number': Survivor's story
Arek Hersh is returning to Auschwitz, where he was imprisoned as a boy, 70 years after it was liberated.
01/27/2015 10:54 AM
VIDEO: 'Auschwitz I got over, the loss I never did'
Eva Schloss survived the Holocaust with her mother Fritzi after being imprisoned in Auschwitz.
01/26/2015 07:05 PM
VIDEO: Auschwitz survivor's search for twin
Menachem Bodner is one of many Holocaust survivors searching for relatives 70 years on.
01/26/2015 09:21 PM
VIDEO: Holocaust-era violins play again
Violinmaker Amnon Weinstein talks about his work restoring Holocaust-era violins, on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz death camp.
01/27/2015 05:07 AM
VIDEO: Survivors lay wreaths at death wall
Wreaths are laid and candles lit at Auschwitz to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation.
01/26/2015 09:17 AM
VIDEO: Aerial video of Auschwitz-Birkenau
BBC drone video from January 2015 shows what remains of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
01/26/2015 06:28 PM
VIDEO: Auschwitz survivors revisit camp horror
Survivors have returned to Auschwitz to remember those lost and to be reunited with fellow captives, 70 years after the camp was liberated.
01/26/2015 06:33 PM
VIDEO: Living with death on the doorstep
Janina Paszek and her family tried to help prisoners in Auschwitz by secretly giving them food.
01/26/2015 09:15 PM
Auschwitz message still resonates today
The recent attacks in Paris underline the continuing relevance of the symbolism of Auschwitz, says Caroline Wyatt.
01/26/2015 07:05 PM
Where next for the eurozone?
Syriza's election victory in Greece raises some difficult questions for the other countries using the currency and for the European institutions.
01/27/2015 04:11 AM
Airline wars - IAG plots Irish government charm offensive
Tuesday saw a significant moment in IAG's mega-bid to take over Aer Lingus; now it gets political.
01/26/2015 09:40 PM
Seventy years since Auschwitz liberated
Following the liberation of Auschwitz 70 years ago, BBC News explores what the Allies discovered at the camps and what remains of the site today.
01/26/2015 09:32 PM
Uncanny political parallels with 1974
Much uncertainty surrounds the coming General Election - just as it did in February 1974, says Julia Langdon.
01/26/2015 11:38 AM
VIDEO: Greek elections: What next?
A closer look at the Greek elections and what the result means for the country.
01/27/2015 11:00 AM
Mr Men and Little Miss in film deal
Film rights for the Mr Men and Little Miss characters are secured by Fox Animation, the studio behind the Ice Age and Rio franchises.
01/26/2015 06:57 PM
UK minister makes Taiwan watch gaffe
A UK government minister apologises after giving a watch to the mayor of Taipei, not realising it was a taboo act in Chinese culture.
01/27/2015 06:22 AM
Dubai claims Heathrow's traffic crown
Dubai International has taken over from Heathrow as the world's busiest international airport in terms of yearly passenger numbers.
01/27/2015 06:16 AM
UK economic growth hits 2.6% in 2014
The UK's economy grew by 2.6% last year, the fastest pace since 2007, but there was a slowdown in the last three months, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
01/27/2015 08:39 AM
Web attacks 'growing' in volume
Hacktivists and angry gamers are becoming the main users of net attacks that knock sites offline by bombarding them with data, suggests a report
01/27/2015 10:04 AM
Thailand draws up tough drone laws
The Transport Ministry in Thailand is seeking to ban all unlicensed drone flights, local media reports.
01/27/2015 04:35 AM
Petty given credit on Sam Smith song
Tom Petty is given a song writing credit on Sam Smith's hit Stay With Me over the similarities to his 1989 track I Won't Back Down.
01/27/2015 11:31 AM
Joan Rivers' daughter sues clinic
Joan Rivers' daughter files a malpractice claim against the New York clinic that treated her mother days before she died.
01/27/2015 11:44 AM
Best ever view of asteroid Ceres
The best image ever acquired of Ceres, the largest asteroid in the Solar System, is now in the hands of science.
01/27/2015 09:52 AM
England's environment 'in decline'
England's natural environment is in decline and its deterioration is harming the economy, an independent advisory group warns.
01/25/2015 10:01 AM
WHO vows reform after Ebola 'shocks'
The World Health Organization sets out plans for reform, admitting it was too slow to respond to the "horrific" Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
01/27/2015 07:27 AM
Dementia 'link' to common drugs
A study links commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.
01/27/2015 05:40 AM
Murray into Australian Open semis
Britain's Andy Murray reaches the Australian Open semi-finals with a straight-sets win over home favourite Nick Kyrgios.
01/26/2015 07:00 PM
Astana should be banned - Armstrong
Lance Armstrong is unimpressed with Brian Cookson's start as UCI boss but is sorry riders must keep answering drugs questions.
01/25/2015 08:36 PM
The camera that captured readers' lives
Readers from around the world share their photographs, old and new, taken with Brownie cameras.
01/25/2015 08:30 PM
Five ways an American changed how Sherlock Holmes looks and talks
A 1916 silent movie featuring Sherlock Holmes - long presumed lost - is due to have its premiere in Paris. It stars a man who changed the way we see Conan Doyle's famous sleuth forever.
01/27/2015 07:32 AM
Turkmenistan 'bans black cars'
Customs officials in the Central Asian country say people should buy white cars instead.
01/27/2015 09:52 AM
Secession debate in Czech border town
Mayor of Hora Svate Kateriny says an planned mine expansion would cut off the town.
01/26/2015 07:50 PM
Oxfam seeks post-Ebola Marshall Plan
Oxfam calls for a multi-million dollar Marshall Plan-type scheme to help West African countries worst affected by Ebola recover from the crisis.
01/27/2015 03:05 AM
US and India can be 'best partners'
President Barack Obama says the US and India should "stand together" as he concludes a three-day visit seen as a sign of warming ties between the two countries.
01/27/2015 08:00 AM
EU weighs more sanctions on Russia
EU leaders ask their foreign ministers to consider imposing further sanctions on Russia in response to the continued fighting in Ukraine.
01/26/2015 08:40 PM
Thousands march for Mexico missing
Thousands take part in marches in Mexico City to demand a full investigation into the disappearance of 43 students four months ago.
01/26/2015 06:46 PM
Islamic State 'driven out of Kobane'
Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from of Kobane, officials say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town.
01/26/2015 01:42 PM
Device triggers White House alert
A flying device known as a "quad copter" triggered a security alert when it landed in the grounds of the White House, a US official says.
01/27/2015 11:01 AM
UK Holocaust memorial centre announced
A new Holocaust memorial and education centre is announced as the UK commemorates the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
01/27/2015 10:16 AM
Leaders in '100 days to go' battle
Labour sets out details of a "10-year plan" for the NHS and the Conservatives outline plans to lower the benefits cap as they step up campaigning 100 days from the general election.
01/27/2015 11:10 AM
Assault claims untrue, says Glitter
Former rock star Gary Glitter tells a jury he did not carry out sexual assaults against three girls in the 1970s.
01/27/2015 11:30 AM
EDF to cut gas prices by 1.3%
EDF says it will cut gas prices by 1.3%, the last of the "big six" energy firms to do so.
01/26/2015 11:54 AM
Taking the plunge
Cold Water Swimming Championships
01/26/2015 08:40 AM
In pictures: Church of England's first woman bishop consecration
Church of England's first female bishop
01/26/2015 01:10 AM
In pictures: Australia Day 2015
The country celebrates its official national day
01/26/2015 08:12 AM
Day in pictures: 26 January 2015
Images from around the world: 26 January
01/23/2015 11:51 AM
Week in pictures: 17-23 January 2015
News photos from around the world
01/23/2015 12:40 PM
In pictures: Saudi King Abdullah mourned
Ceremony hours after Saudi King's death
01/23/2015 08:37 AM
Day in pictures: 23 January 2015
Images from around the world: 23 January
01/22/2015 09:08 PM
Picture power: Tear gas at Kenyan primary school
Story behind the Kenyan protest photo
01/26/2015 07:04 PM
The woman who swapped home for a hut near Chechnya
The German woman who swapped home for a mountain cave
01/26/2015 07:05 PM
Still thirsty after Malawi's flood
Water everywhere in Malawi and not a drop to drink
01/26/2015 07:10 PM
Auschwitz anniversary: The survivor who brought the Holocaust to life
How a young survivor's drawings helped bring the Holocaust to life
01/26/2015 09:08 PM
Building the world's tallest minaret
Why Algeria is building the world's tallest minaret
01/27/2015 07:25 AM
Day in pictures: 27 January 2015
A selection of news photos from around the world
01/26/2015 11:21 AM
Demis Roussos: A colourful career
Some surprising career moments of the late Demis Roussos
01/27/2015 06:38 AM
#FreeSpeechStories: Why was one death singled out in Egypt?
Why one protester's death went big on social media
01/27/2015 07:20 AM
Syriza's Tsipras faces great expectations
After the promises, new leader Tsipras faces big challenges
01/26/2015 08:21 PM
VIDEO: Lip-synching goes viral: the rise of Dubsmash
Why lip-syncing app Dubsmash went viral
01/26/2015 11:44 AM
RK Laxman: Cartoonist behind India's 'Common Man'
The man behind India's iconic cartoon
01/26/2015 07:01 PM
How to build world's tallest lift
The challenges in building the world's tallest lift
01/27/2015 11:37 AM
:: جشنواره فیلم فجر؛ ده فیلمی که باید دید
سی و سومین جشنواره فیلم فجر از ۱۲ تا ۲۲ بهمن ماه برگزار می شود و ۲۲ فیلم برای حضور در بخش مسابقه سینمای ایران (سودای سیمرغ) به نمایش در می‌آیند. فهرست ده‌تایی زیر از بین فیلم‌هایی که قرار است در سی و سومین دوره جشنواره فیلم فجر به نمایش دربیایند انتخاب شده، فهرستی است که برای حدس‌ها، امیدها و نظرها شکل گرفته است. این‌ها ده فیلمی از جشنواره امسال هستند که به دلایل مختلف بهانه‌هایی برای تلنگر زدن به بیننده دارند: تولید جنجالی یا پرحاشیه‌ای داشته‌اند، استعدادهای اصلی سینمای ایران در تولید آن دخالت داشته‌اند، سفرهای جشنواره‌ای آینده سینمای ایران از دل آن‌ها بیرون خواهد آمد و یا شانس‌های گیشه‌ای سال پیش رو محسوب می‌شوند...
با ۲۰ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش هنر و ادبیات
لینک مستقیم
01/27/2015 11:32 AM
:: شورای ملی ایران، سالروز انقلاب سفید را گرامی می دارد.
شورای ملی ایران، سالروز انقلاب سفید را گرامی می دارد. عدالت اجتماعی و برابری شهروندان، بنیان شکل گیری جامعه مدنی و مدرن است، و یکی از مهمترین سدهای پیش روی جامعه ایران، برای نیل به این هدف، وجود نظام ارباب-رعیتی در کشور بوده است. تا قبل از سال ۱۳۴۱، بیش از پنجاه درصد از زمین های قابل کشت کشور، در دست مالکان بزرگ (یا همان خان ها) بوده است، و بیست درصد دیگر از زمین ها نیز با عنوان وقف، در اختیار روحانیون قرار داشت، روستاییان، به عنوان کشاورزان و زحمتکشانی که وظیفه تولید در کشور را بر عهده داشتند، تنها مالکیت کمتر از بیست درصد از زمین های کشاورزی را در اختیار داشتند این تقسیم بندی غیر عادلانه، علاوه بر اینکه بی عدالتی را در جامعه نهادینه می کرد، باعث می شد که به اربابان، قدرت مافوق تصور داده شود، و آنها این فرصت را بیابند که فراتر از قانون، حرکت کنند، و در نتیجه «حکومت قانون» در جامعه، در فراموشی قرار می گرفت. نمی توان منکر این واقعیت شد که بسیاری از این مالکان در گذشته، با توسل به زور این املاک را به چنگ آورده بودند، و به صورت مشروع در تملک آنها قرار داده نشده بود. دولت وقت در اقدامی شجاعانه، در تاریخ ۶ بهمن ۱۳۴۱، اصلاحات ارضی و تقسیم عادلانه را به همه پرسی گذاشت، و با استفاده از قدرت بالاترین مرجع قانونی، یعنی اکثریت مردم ایران، اصلاحات ارضی به شکل قانون درآمد، و برای اولین بار در چند صد سال اخیر، جامعه ایران شاهد شکل گیری بنیان های عدالت گشت. اقدام شجاعانه بعدی، اعطای حقوق برابر به زنان ایران بوده است. در جامعه ای که از دیرباز به شهروندان ایرانی به چشم شهروند درجه دو نگریسته می شد، به تمامی بانون حقوقی برابر داده شد. نمی توان ادعای حقوق بشر و کرامت انسانی داشت، اما اقدام شجاعانه اصلاحات ارضی، اعطای حق رای به زنان، و اعزام سپاه دانش و بهداشت و ترویج آبادانی به روستاها را ستایش نکرد، کافیست به یادآوریم که اربابان در روستاها، به مانند حاکم مطلق، با هزاران انسانی که در روستاهای تحت مالکیت خود زندگی می کردند، به مانند برده رفتار می کردند. براستی، آیا بدون انقلاب سفید و اصلاحات ارضی، ما شاهد شکل گیری ایران مدرن، تشکیل قشر فرهیخته و تحصیل کرده، و شکل گیری بنیان های دمکراسی در ایران می بودیم؟ در این میان، نمی توان از خیانت افرادی که با برابری زن و مرد، و یا برابری رعیت و ارباب، منافع خود را در خطر می دیدند ، چشم پوشید، افرادی چون خمینی و یا برخی از روحانیون که پیوندی دیرینه با اربابان داشتند، و از طرفی، مخالف برابری زن و مرد بودند، به مخالفت با این اقدامات پرداختند. هر چند از زمانی که خمینی، بر کرسی ولایت فقیه، به عنوان دیکتاتوری بی رحم تکیه کرد، به همراه دیگر ایادی خود، تمامی تلاش خود را به کار بستند تا جامعه ایران را به قهقرا ببرند، اما واقعیت این است اثرات انقلاب سفید آنچنان شگرف و عمیق بوده، که آنها چنین توانی را نداشتند این انقلاب سفید بود که باعث شد جامعه ایران، از شکل سنتی خارج گشته و به شکل جامعه ای مدرن در آید، و پرچم کشور ایران، یک سر و گردن بالاتر از کشورهای منطقه، افراشته گردد. این انقلاب ارزشمند جامعه ایران در همه ابعاد، مدرن می ساخت و عدالت را به بطن جامعه می آورد.
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01/27/2015 11:18 AM
:: قلب شکسته فوتبال
کارتون امین منتظری
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01/27/2015 11:14 AM
:: شبکه اسراییلی با استناد به تصاویر ماهواره‌ای: جمهوری اسلامی موشک دوربرد جدیدی ساخته است
بر اساس گزارشی که شامگاه چهارشنبه (۲۱ ژانویه-۱ بهمن) در شبکه خصوصی کانال دو اسراییل پخش شد، این موشک جدید توانایی حمل کلاهک انفجاری تا اهدافی ورای اروپا را دارد. این شبکه تلویزیونی همچنین تصاویر ماهواره‌ای از موشک مورد ادعای خود نمایش داد که به گفته گوینده، “نخستین تصاویر” از آن موشک هستند که در غرب دیده می‌شوند. این تصاویر توسط ماهواره اروس-بی (Eros B) که یک ماهواره تجاری اسراییلی است برداشته شده‌اند و موشک آماده پرتاب را نشان می‌دهند.
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01/27/2015 11:14 AM
:: ۲۲ ترفند گوگل که کمتر کسی از آن‌ها با خبر است / ترجمه شده با تصویر
سال گذشته حدود ۲.۱۶۱.۵۳۰.۰۰۰.۰۰۰ مرتبه گوکل مورد استفاده قرار گرفت. با این وجود بسیاری از افراد احتمالاً نمی‌دانستند که گوگل قادر به انجام کارهای بیشتری نیز هست. در فهرست زیر ترفند‌هایی را برایتان جمع‌آوری کرده‌ایم که از بیشتر آن‌ها بی‌خبر بوده‌اید.
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01/27/2015 11:14 AM
:: زنان: از کوبانی تا شنگال، از تراژدی تا حماسه
جنگی که در یک سوی آن «زن آزاد» و در سوی دیگرش «مرد ضدزن» مقابل هم صف آرایی کرده بودند تبدیل به تقابل تاریخی شد. این جذاب‌ترین تقابل در جنگ کوبانی بود.اگرچه همذات‌پنداری‌های عظیمی در سطح دنیا با کوبانی و مقاومت‌اش صورت گرفت، اگرچه زنان کوبانی در سرتاسر جهان الهام‌بخش شدند، به ندرت به این نکته پرداخته شد که ارزش‌هایی که در مقاومت کوبانی ظاهر شدند، با آن که برای دنیا تازگی داشته، دست کم دو دهه پیشینه داشت. همه‌ی آن‌ها زن بودند، کرد بودند، چه آنانی که در کوبانی می‌زیستند، چه آنانی که در شنگال، و چه آنانی که در کردستان عراق. رفتار و سرنوشت آن‌ها اما به شکلی عجیب متفاوت بود. تنها کافی بود سر و کله‌ی جنگی مخوف پیدا شود، سر و کله‌ی داعشی که این جنگ را تحمیل می‌کرد؛ آن وقت مشخص می‌شد که زنان در کدام‌یک از این مختصات، برای آزادی، برای مقاومت، برای جنگ، و برای حضور فعالانه در صحنه‌های اجتماعی و سیاسی و نظامی مستعدتر و آماده‌تر هستند، و در کدام قلمرو زنان به بردگی کشانده می‌شوند، مورد تعرض و تجاوز واقع می‌شوند.و در پس همه‌ی این تصویر‌ها و قیاس بین «زن آزاد» و «زن برده»، یک پرسش بزرگ پیرامون این تفاوت خود را تحمیل می‌کرد: چرا؟
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01/27/2015 11:13 AM
سرگرمی :: عکس: ابیانه دیگر زیبا نیست • روستای تاریخی ایران رو به ویرانی

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01/27/2015 11:13 AM
سرگرمی :: یادش بخیر قدیما شب که میشد میخوابیدیم ...
یادش بخیر خخخخ
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01/27/2015 11:12 AM
:: پدیده گرد و غبار موجب تعطیلی پروازهای فرودگاه آبادان و اهواز شد
در پی بروز پدیده گرد و غبار در شهرهای اهواز و آبادان، کوروش بهادری، مدیرکل هوا‌شناسی خوزستان امروز سه‌شنبه هفت بهمن ماه اعلام کرد که پروازهای فرودگاه‌های آبادان و اهواز لغو شده است. به گزارش خبرگزاری تسنیم، مدیر کل هواشناسی استان خوزستان علت لغو پرواز این دو فرودگاه را کاهش میدان دید تا ۲۰۰ متر در شهرهای آبادان و اهواز اعلام کرده و گفته است که میدان دید لازم برای پرواز هواپیما ۲ هزار متر است و با توجه به شرایط موجود پروازهای این دو فرودگاه لغو شده است. آقای بهادری با اشاره به کمبود بارندگی در این منطقه گفت: "بارش باران نسبت به سال گذشته در استان خوزستان ۳۰ درصد کاهش داشته و این یکی از عوامل اصلی کم بودن رطوبت خاک این استان است؛ همچنین به دلیل خشکی هوا و کم بودن رطبت جو، شدت و غلظت گرد و غبار افزایش پیدا می‌کند." مسئ
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01/27/2015 11:12 AM
:: شنوندگان عزيز توجه فرماييد شنوندگان عزيز توجه فرماييد...!
‏كوبانى‬ شهر خون شهر مقاوت و ايثار شهر شیر زنان و شیرمردان ازاد شد
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01/27/2015 11:11 AM
:: "کــوبـانی " آزاد شد...
از تمام مردمان آزادی خواە منطقە و جهان کە با ملت کورد همدردی کردند و ما را در این راه، چە در دنیای مجازی، چە واقعی تنها نگذاشتند. و جا دارد کە درود بفرستیم بر تمام شهدای آزادسازی کوبانی. اعم از شهدای کورد و غیر کورد کە بە نام انسانیت و مبارزە با سیاهی جان فدا کردند، مخصوصا کوردهایی کە از 3 بخش دیگر کوردستان خود را بە کوبانی رساندند و بار دیگر ثابت کردند کە تنها رمزِ پیروزی کوردها در اتحادشان است، فارغ از هر دین و گویش و ایدیولوژی!
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01/27/2015 11:07 AM
سرگرمی :: سوتی : رنگی شدن لباس پورعلی گنجی پس از گل به عراق !
نکته ای که کم تر کسی متوجه شد : صورتی شدن پیراهن مرتضا پورعلی گنجی پس از زدن گل به عراق و خوشحالی بین هواداران زن ایرانی !!
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01/27/2015 11:06 AM
:: تخلف قانونی فدراسیون فوتبال + سند
آفاق پرس: مجمع عمومی فدراسیون فوتبال درحالی در ششم دی ۹۳ برگزار شد که بر اساس اعلام ناظران مجمع، روند برگزاری این مجمع برخلاف اساسنامه فدراسیون فوتبال بوده و عملا تخلف قانونی رخ داده است.
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01/27/2015 11:05 AM
:: جریمه 30میلیونی برای سربازان فراری، مجرد و بالای 30سال
آفاق پرس: یک عضو کمیسیون تلفیق لایحه بودجه سال 94 از تعیین تکلیف این کمیسیون برای سرباز فراری‌ها و تعیین جریمه 30 میلیون تومانی برای سربازان فراری 30 سال به بالای مجرد خبر داد.
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01/27/2015 11:05 AM
:: در هفتادمین سالگرد آشوویتس، قربانیان از جنایات فاشیستها می‌گویند
اعداد ممکن است برای هر کسی مفهومی داشته باشد اما برای بازماندگان آشویتس یادآور خاطراتی تلخ از جنایات فاشیسم هیتلری است. انسانهایی که تنها با اعداد شناخته می‌شدند، هویت آنها را یک عدد مشخص می‌کرد: اردوگاه آشوویتس، تاریخ سیاهی از بشریت را به نمایش می‌گذارد. الی بوزین، یکی از بازماندگان این اردوگاه نسل‌کشی در زمان جنگ جهانی دوم است. وی که بعد از پایان جنگ، از لهستان به فرانسه مهاجرت کرد، در سال ۱۹۵۹ بود که با عمل جراحی، شماره خالکوبی شده به روی پوست بازوی خود را جدا کرد تا از خاطرات روزهای اسارت خود دور شود. الی بوزین می‌گوید آلمانهای نازی با خالکوبی این شماره، می‌خواستند هویت زندانیان را از بین ببرند و آنها را تبدیل به یک عدد کنند. با این خالکوبیها نه تنها هویت زندانیها را از آنها می‌گرفتند بلکه آنها را به یک شماره تقلیل می‌دادند. ضمن آن که خالکوبی این اعداد روی بازوی زندانیان یک نوع سیستم ضدفرار بود و همه جا شناخته می‌شدند. این عدد برای من مثل یک سنگ‌قبر بود، سنگ‌قبر والدینم که آنجا مردند. نمی‌توانید با سنگ‌قبر والدین و یا پدر بزرگ و مادربزرگ تان که در آنجا مرده‌اند، مثل یک آدم معمولی زندگی کنید. مثل این است که بخواهید دائم بگویید که این اعداد نشانی از اجداد شما هستند که در آنجا کشته شده‌اند. این اعداد خالکوبی شده برای من این معنا را داشت. به همین خاطر تصمیم گرفتم پوست دستم را که این اعداد روی آن نوشته شده از بازویم جدا کنم به شرطی که آن را نگهدارم“. این بازمانده اردوگاه آشویتس، پوست کنده شده از بازویش را برای سالهای طولانی در کیف پولش نگه‌داشته بود تا این‌که آن را در جریان یک سرقت گم کرد. این جریان او را بیشتر غمگین کرده چرا که بخشی از سالهای زندگی‌اش را از دست داده بود. الی بوزین می‌گوید:“ در ابتدا این شماره‌ها را از روی بازویم جدا کردم چون نمی‌خواستم با آن شناخته بشوم. سالها بعد بود که فهمیدم این اعداد بخشی از زندگی و خاطره من است و معنای مهمی دارد“. این بازمانده آشویتس امروز با عکسها و تصاویری که از آن روزها باقیمانده، تلاش می‌کند تا مانع فراموش شدن هولوکاست و کشتار انسانهای بی‌گناه در این اردوگاهها شود.روز بیست‌و هفتم ژانویه ۲۰۱۵، مصادف با هفتادمین سالگرد آزادسازی اردوگاه آشویتس بود
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01/27/2015 11:05 AM
:: ویدئوی سخنان فعال زن مصری در جمع معترضین ساعاتی پیش از جان باختن
در جریان درگیریها میان پلیس و مخالفان دولت در مصر دستکم یازده نفر جانشان را از دست داده اند و بیش از ۳۰ نفر زخمی شده اند. در میان قربانیان درگیریهای دو روز گذشته، مرگ شیما صباغ، فعال چپ مصری اعتراضات زیادی را برانگیخته است. او در نزدیکی میدان تحریر قاهره با شلیک گلوله پلیس جان باخت. تصاویری از مرگ و لحظاتی پیش از آن در خبرگزاریها و شبکه های اجتماعی ثبت و باعث افزایش خشم مخالفان شده است......
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01/27/2015 11:05 AM
:: کشته شدن یک مزدور رژیم آخوندی
بر اساس گزارش رسیده از سراوان روز یکشنبه ۵ بهمن ماه یکی از مزدوران رژیم آخوندی که مشغول جاسوسی و اقدام علیه مردم بود، به هلاکت رسید. این مزدور کمال دمشادزهی نام داشت و تحت پوشش معلم علیه معلمان منطقه هم جاسوسی می‌کرد.
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01/27/2015 11:05 AM
:: ورشكستگي و كلاهبرداري مؤسسه اعتباري "ميزان" در مشهد و گناباد
ورشكستگي و كلاهبرداري مؤسسه اعتباري "ميزان" در مشهد و گناباد
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01/27/2015 11:05 AM
سرگرمی :: سوتی مهدی فلاحتی در تلویزیون ایران!
نمایش سوتی مهدی فلاحتی در تلویزیون ایران!
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01/27/2015 11:05 AM
سرگرمی :: واکنش به سخنان جنتی «اظهارات عوضی»
کارتون شاهرخ حیدری
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01/27/2015 11:04 AM
سرگرمی :: ولنتاین برای همه کسانی که دوستشان داریم
بسیاری از مردم هنوز هم فکر می‌کنند عشق تنها میان یک زن و یک مرد وجود داشته باشد، اما شما می‌توانید پدر، مادر، خواهر، برادر یا دوست‌تان را واقعا از صمیم قلب دوست داشته باشید. این افراد همواره آماده حمایت و کمک به شما هستند و زمانی که به آن‌ها نیاز دارید با جان و دل به شما کمک می‌کنند. ولنتاین روزی است که می‌توانید از آن‌ها به خاطر همه‌ی زمان‌هایی که در کنار شما بوده‌اند تشکر کنید.
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01/27/2015 11:04 AM
سرگرمی :: کسب و کار! Gif
بیزینس!
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01/27/2015 11:02 AM
:: ایا گزارش دروغین پنتاگون و کنگره امریکا یک فرار به جلو و یک توهین به شعور ملی نیست ؟
نامه توسط پنتاگون
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01/27/2015 11:02 AM
:: تصاوير فوق العاده ديدني از نزديكترين كهكشان به زمين در شفافترين شكل
...تصاوير اين كهكشان در شفافترين شكل بطوريكه تك تك ستاره هاي آن عكسبرداري شده و ....
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01/27/2015 11:02 AM
:: تصاویر برگزیدۀ هفته
مجموعه‌ای از عکس‌های زیبا و هنری
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01/27/2015 11:02 AM
:: قسمت 15-کمونیستها چه میگویند.
بخش 15 از کمونیست ها چه میگویند. برنامه ای از اصغر کریمی در معرفی برنامه *دنیای بهتر برنامه* حزب کمونیست کارگری ایران.در این بخش میپردازیم به انحلال ارتش و اینکه کمونیستها چگونه به ارتش و اساسأ نیروهای نظامی و نقش و عمل کرد این نیروها در جامعه را ارزیابی میکنند......................
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01/27/2015 11:01 AM
سرگرمی :: معرفی متفاوت احسان علیخانی از زبان بنیامین: هم چشم های رنگی داره، هم صدای قشنگ!
معرفی متفاوت احسان علیخانی از زبان بنیامین: هم چشم های رنگی داره، هم صدای قشنگ/یکی هست مرتضی پاشایی را این بار با صدای بنیامین گوش کنید/قسمت دوم کنسرت باشکوه بنیامین در ساری
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01/27/2015 11:01 AM
سرگرمی :: سوتی مهمان برنامه زنده تلویزیون!
سوتی مهمان برنامه زنده تلویزیون، امروز دویست کیلومتر پیاده روی کردم!
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01/27/2015 11:01 AM
سرگرمی :: قیافه مردان هنگامی که با زنان به خرید می روند

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01/27/2015 11:00 AM
:: افشاگري عجيب و تكاندهنده: بلايي كه مأموران اطاعات برسر بچه هاي كم سن و سال در جبهه مي آوردند!
قسمتهايي از نوشته هاي روشنگرانه ... بجای مجازات کسانی که در سنگر شلمچه، من را مورد آزار جنسی قرار داده و زندگی مرا نابود کرده اند، من باید مجازات شوم که چرا در ...
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01/27/2015 11:34 AM
U.S. durable goods data signal weaker business spending
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gauge of U.S. business investment plans fell for a fourth straight month in December, a potential sign that slowing global growth and falling crude oil prices were starting to weigh on the economy.







01/27/2015 11:33 AM
Oil to stay lower for longer; Chinese demand growth to slow - Goldman
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices will stay lower for longer after more than halving since June, Goldman Sachs' chief commodity analyst said, arguing in his latest research note that demand growth in China and other emerging economies is set to slow.

01/27/2015 11:30 AM
DuPont plans $4 billion share buyback
(Reuters) - DuPont , under pressure from activist investor Nelson Peltz to improve shareholder returns, said it plans to buy back up to $4 billion of its stock using a dividend expected from a spinoff of its performance chemicals business.

01/27/2015 11:20 AM
U.S. trade official says Treasury taking lead on currency manipulation
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury is taking the lead on addressing currency manipulation, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Tuesday.

01/27/2015 11:15 AM
Wall St tumbles with Microsoft, Caterpillar; data weighs
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell sharply on Tuesday, with Microsoft and Caterpillar shares tumbling after quarterly results, while an unexpected decline in durable goods orders also weighed on sentiment.







01/27/2015 10:57 AM
Lockheed Martin profit forecast misses on lower pension income
(Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp , the Pentagon's largest arms supplier, forecast 2015 earnings below analysts' estimates due to lower pension income.







01/27/2015 10:40 AM
U.S. consumer confidence rises to strongest since August 2007
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence strengthened to its highest level in more than seven years in January on growing optimism about the jobs market and the overall economy, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.

01/27/2015 10:22 AM
U.S. consumer confidence rises to strongest since August 2007
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence strengthened to its highest level in more than seven years in January on growing optimism about the jobs market and the overall economy, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.







01/27/2015 10:18 AM
U.S. new home sales surge in December
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sales of new U.S. single-family homes jumped in December, unwinding the prior month's decline, but the overall trend remained consistent with a gradual housing market improvement.

01/27/2015 09:53 AM
Oil price holds above $48 as market stabilizes
LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude futures held above $48 on Tuesday as a weaker dollar offset the impact of a global supply glut, with traders questioning if the nearly 60 percent price fall since June has run its course.







01/27/2015 09:19 AM
Commodities rout slows Caterpillar
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc on Tuesday reported lower quarterly net profit that missed expectations as lower prices for copper, coal and iron ore hurt mining equipment orders, and warned the recent fall in oil prices would make for a difficult year in 2015.







01/27/2015 08:44 AM
P&G warns of drop in full-year net sales as dollar strengthens
(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co , the world's largest household products maker, said net sales would fall 3-4 percent in the full year due to a stronger dollar, sending its shares down 3 percent in premarket trading.

01/27/2015 07:52 AM
Mixed earnings, Greek jitters fuel market caution
LONDON (Reuters) - The euro rose and shares slipped in Europe on Tuesday as mixed corporate earnings and concerns over Greece kept investors cautious ahead of a busy week which will include the first policy meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve this year.







01/27/2015 07:31 AM
Pfizer's 2015 forecast disappoints, crimped by generics, dollar
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results as sales of vaccines and cancer drugs increased, but the company forecast 2015 earnings below Wall Street expectations, citing patent expirations and the stronger dollar.







01/27/2015 07:12 AM
Nelson Peltz slashes stake in Family Dollar
(Reuters) - Investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management LP slashed its stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc by more than two-thirds to 2.07 percent, days after the company's shareholders agreed to Dollar Tree Inc's $8.5 billion buyout offer.







01/27/2015 05:33 AM
British growth slows, but 2014 still fastest in seven years
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economic growth slowed more than expected in the final three months of last year, but with annual growth still at its fastest since 2007 the data gave ammunition to both sides of the political divide heading into May's election.

01/27/2015 05:30 AM
Exclusive: EU aims to complete capital markets union by 2019 - document
LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union will put in place its "capital markets union" by 2019, starting with quick wins like encouraging direct investment in businesses, an EU document seen by Reuters showed.







01/27/2015 05:28 AM
Exclusive: Apple supplier Foxconn to shrink workforce as sales growth stalls
SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, will cut its massive workforce, the company told Reuters, as the Apple Inc supplier faces declining revenue growth and rising wages in China.

01/27/2015 01:05 AM
U.S. oil well shut-ins start as crude rout batters small producers
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Collapsing crude prices are confronting scores of smaller U.S. oil producers with the grim choice of either shutting older high-cost wells or burning through cash in the hope of riding out the downturn.

01/26/2015 09:03 PM
Microsoft profit falls on sluggish Windows, currency pressure
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Monday reported a fall in its quarterly profit that was in line with Wall Street forecasts, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of the strong U.S. dollar.

01/27/2015 11:33 AM
Netflix's 'A.K.A. Jessica Jones' gets David Tennant for a villain
Once you've won the hearts of a planet as the dashing lead in a science fantasy show, you're faced with the lingering specter of typecasting. One actor who has managed to avoid such perils is David Tennant, who has thrown himself into any - and every...

01/27/2015 11:25 AM
Snapchat delivers news (and ads) with Discover
It's been a long time in the making, but Snapchat's new Discover feature is ready to go... and so is the app's transformation from a pure messaging service into a full-blown media destination. Once the app update is in place, a quick tap on a circle ...

01/27/2015 11:01 AM
Announcing 'Three Bens in VR', a podcast about virtual reality
Do you like podcasts? Do you like virtual reality? I'm hoping you occupy that particular sweet spot on the venn diagram. I'm Ben Gilbert, and this is "Episode Zero" of "Three Bens in VR," the pilot episode of a podcast about all things virtual realit...

01/27/2015 11:00 AM
Engadget giveaway: win a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 courtesy of Parallels!
Parallels has been helping people toggle OSes for years with its virtualization software, and even lets mobile users access their PC-based files with apps for Android and iOS. This year, the company launched Parallels Access 2.5 to help unify the exp...

01/27/2015 10:12 AM
Boeing and SpaceX schedule crucial safety tests ahead of ISS trips
SpaceX and Boeing spoke together in public for the first time with NASA and unveiled their plans to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017. NASA selected the companies last September to build manned spacecraft for its Comme...

01/27/2015 09:30 AM
Catch up on all the virtual reality news from Sundance
Right now is an exciting time for VR, and this year's Sundance Film Festival is full proof of that. Over the past few days, we've experienced new virtual reality horizons and got to know some of the visionaries who have jump-started the technology. V...

01/27/2015 09:15 AM
Self-destructing chat app Wickr uses cat pics to hide photos in plain sight
Doing its part to contribute to the feline takeover of the internet, the secure chat app Wickr is now relying on adorable kitties to protect your private photo posts. The company is pulling the wraps off a new self-destructing photo feed feature for ...

01/27/2015 09:12 AM
What is Guvera and what does it have planned for Blinkbox Music?
Tesco has had a tough old time of late, with falling sales and a fresh investigation into its accounts. The battered supermarket needs to turn itself around, and fast, so it's been looking to offload any nonessential services that may have been dragg...

01/27/2015 09:06 AM
Twitter finally delivers group messaging and video
At its heart, Twitter seems to be suffering from some sort of existential crisis, struggling to work out if it's a social network, a messaging service or a publishing platform. Today sees the company launch two features that, if we're honest, only re...

01/27/2015 09:00 AM
Prynt's smartphone instant selfie printer lands on Kickstarter for pre-orders
Is 2015 the year that we start rolling back the progress of the last 20 years? In addition to dressing like extras from The Facts of Life, we've started buying Vinyl again and people are even discovering the "joys" of instant photography. In fact, it...

01/27/2015 09:00 AM
Smart mattress cover can control the temperature and the coffeemaker
For those who can't commit to a $1,000 mattress (a lot of people, most likely) even if it is high-tech, this much cheaper smart mattress cover called Luna might be the better choice. It's embedded with sensors to detect breathing and heart rate, acce...

01/27/2015 09:00 AM
Tron-like Glow headphones pulse to the music and your heart
At first glance, a pair of Glow headphones might seem like gimmicky glow-in-the-dark earbuds that are designed to get your attention and not much else. But look a little closer and you'll find something a whole lot more interesting: Glow purports to ...

01/27/2015 08:03 AM
Adam Sandler's first Netflix-exclusive movie has its cast
If there's one thing that America loves more than Netflix, it's movies where Adam Sandler sits around in loungewear cracking wise with Kevin James. It was back in October that the streaming company decided to give the public what it needed, teaming u...

01/27/2015 08:01 AM
What you should know before flying a drone in the UK
Drones used to be scary, specialist equipment reserved for the military and dystopian sci-fi novels. But now they're everywhere. Companies have worked out how to make these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) cheap and reasonably easy to fly, enticing a ...

01/27/2015 07:00 AM
Oculus Story Studio is the Pixar of virtual reality
Moments before Oculus Story Studio's new virtual reality short Lost reached its satisfying climax, I found myself in a compromised position. Sequestered in a private demo booth, I was involuntarily crouched down, covering my head in a defensive posit...

01/27/2015 06:24 AM
Justice Department is reportedly spying on millions of US cars
While law enforcement has been using license plate readers to track vehicles for a while, they never formed into a unified network. In fact, the Department of Homeland Security posited a 29-page document about a vehicle-tracking network, but the idea...

01/27/2015 05:33 AM
Twitter brags that your location data could swing Britain's next election
The UK is 100 days away from one of the most contentious general elections in a generation, but locals shouldn't expect to be visited by a door-to-door campaigner. Instead, Britons that also have a Twitter account are going to find that their social ...

01/27/2015 05:00 AM
Super-thin Kevlar layers promise safer, slimmer batteries
Scientists have spent a lot of time trying to lengthen battery life, but safety and thickness matter, too. Just ask Boeing about that first problem -- its 787 Dreamliner was grounded for months thanks to battery fires. However, a group of University ...

01/27/2015 04:09 AM
Xbox One update targets disconnecting gamepads
If you've been experiencing random disconnection with your Xbox One's controller, there may be relief in site, according to a Major Nelson blog post. The latest preview features a controller update that's supposed to fix "(stability) issues submitted...

01/27/2015 02:56 AM
Your brain can be conned into believing you committed a crime
How much do you trust your brain? We're asking, because a new study published in Psychological Science provides scientific evidence that it's not hard to manipulate people's memories -- even to make them believe they've committed a crime. Researchers...

01/27/2015 02:11 AM
Facebook and Instagram get knocked offline... for about an hour
Snowmageddon might not be all that fun those experiencing it on the East Coast, but it could well be affecting the rest of us too. Starting around 1am ET, Facebook and Instagram were both inaccessible, as well as apps that require FB credentials. Tin...

01/27/2015 01:24 AM
Smart Kegel exerciser can hurt women as much as it helps
If men can have a fitness device for their nether regions, women certainly can, too. Minna Life has released the kGoal, a $149 "smart Kegel exerciser" that helps you work your pelvic floor muscles (read: the vaginal area) in order to both improve you...

01/27/2015 12:00 AM
This smart toolbox promotes drinking on the job
You can now add "toolbox" to the growing list of mundane objects looking to up their IQ. Enter the Coolbox, a tech-laden, "smart" toolbox that launches today on Indiegogo. In addition to toting your tools, it packs a 12v rechargeable battery, two USB...

01/26/2015 11:29 PM
GamerGate target working with 'major social media' to end online abuse
Along with game developer Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian is likely one of the most knowledgeable people when it comes to online harassment. Both have been targets of intense cyber-abuse campaigns stemming from the GamerGate movement, and like Quinn, Sar...

01/26/2015 10:00 PM
Here are the first films from Oculus Story Studio
Look out, Hollywood, because Oculus VR is coming for you. Earlier today, the Facebook-owned company introduced its new film division Story Studio, as it looks to broaden its horizons and experiment with narrative through virtual reality. The first sh...

01/27/2015 11:22 AM
Dow plunges after weak earnings, econ news

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, Wall Street is etched in the facade of a building in New York's Financial District. The U.S. stock market is opening sharply lower, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, following disappointing corporate earnings and weak economic news. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)The Dow Jones industrial average has dropped nearly 400 points in late morning trading after disappointing earnings reports and a surprise drop in orders for long-lasting goods.



01/27/2015 11:12 AM
US stocks tumble on weak company earnings, US economic data

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, Wall Street is etched in the facade of a building in New York's Financial District. The U.S. stock market is opening sharply lower, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, following disappointing corporate earnings and weak economic news. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)A double-whammy hit U.S. stocks early Tuesday, when disappointing earnings from big-name companies and an unexpected drop in orders of long-lasting goods drove the Dow Jones industrial average down nearly 400 points.



01/27/2015 11:04 AM
Stocks fall as U.S. earnings disappoint; euro up vs dollar

An electronic information board is seen at the London Stock Exchange in the City of LondonBy Caroline Valetkevitch LONDON (Reuters) - Global stock indexes fell on Tuesday following disappointing earnings results and weaker-than-expected U.S. durable goods orders, while the euro rose for a second day against the dollar. All three major U.S. stock indexes were down around 2 percent in early trading. Shares of Microsoft and Caterpillar weighed on U.S. stocks. Microsoft's results showed the main engine of its historic earnings power, selling Windows and Office software to big businesses, is waning.



01/27/2015 10:33 AM
Multinational earnings hit hard by strong dollar

U.S. dollar bank notes are seen in a bank in BudapestBy Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - As earnings season heats up, a slew of large multinational companies have posted disappointing results and outlooks with a common culprit to bl...



01/27/2015 09:43 AM
US stock market opens lower after disappointing earnings
The U.S. stock market is opening sharply lower following disappointing corporate earnings and weak economic news. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 297 points, or 1.7 percent, to 17,381 early Tuesday. ...
01/27/2015 09:42 AM
P&G fiscal 2Q earnings drop 31 pct, hurt by exchange rates

FILE - This Aug. 2, 2010, file photo, shows the Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters building in Cincinnati. Procter & Gamble reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)Procter & Gamble's second-quarter earnings sank 31 percent as the strong U.S. dollar cut into the performance of the world's largest consumer products maker.



01/27/2015 09:40 AM
Market reaction muted after S&P drops Russia to 'junk'
By Alexander Winning MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian financial markets saw a muted reaction on Tuesday after ratings agency S&P downgraded the country's sovereign credit rating to 'junk', with the rouble strengthening and Moscow-listed shares broadly steady. Although the rouble fell sharply on Monday and bond yields rose, analysts said that the immediate implications of the downgrade were limited, as the move was largely priced in and other major agencies still rate Russia above junk. Russian assets had already fallen sharply before the decision because of renewed fighting in Ukraine and the threat of fresh Western sanctions against Russia. S&P cut Russia's rating from BBB- to BB+, citing Russia's weakened economic growth prospects, hit by low oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
01/27/2015 09:28 AM
US pre-open: Futures point to lower open amid disappointing earnings
US stock futures pointed towards a lower open on Tuesday, as disappointing earnings weighed on the markets.
01/27/2015 09:19 AM
Commodities rout slows Caterpillar

File photo of Caterpillar construction machines in Hammond, IndianaCHICAGO (Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc on Tuesday reported lower quarterly net profit that missed expectations as lower prices for copper, coal and iron ore hurt mining equipment orders, and warned the recent fall in oil prices would make for a difficult year in 2015. The report sent the company's shares down nearly 6 percent in premarket trading. The world's largest maker of construction and mining equipment said it expects only a modest improvement in the global economy in 2015 and gave an earnings outlook for the year below Wall Street estimates. ...



01/27/2015 07:54 AM
Pfizer's 2015 forecast disappoints, crimped by generics, dollar

The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New York(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc reported stronger-than-expected quarterly sales due to cost cuts and demand for its vaccines and cancer drugs, but the company forecast 2015 earnings below Wall Street expectations, citing patent expirations and the stronger dollar. The largest U.S. drugmaker said on Tuesday that it earned $1.23 billion (0.81 billion pounds), or 19 cents per share, in the fourth quarter. That compared with $2.57 billion, or 39 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding special items, Pfizer earned 54 cents per share. ...



01/27/2015 07:53 AM
Mixed earnings, Greek jitters fuel global market caution

A trader sits at his desk at IG Index in LondonBy Lionel Laurent LONDON (Reuters) - The euro rose and shares slipped in Europe on Tuesday as mixed corporate earnings and concerns over Greece kept investors cautious ahead of a busy week which will include the first policy meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve this year. Russia was also in the spotlight after a cut to its credit rating dealt a further blow to the rouble, though by Tuesday the currency had regained some ground against the dollar. Investors will be keen to hear the Fed's response to policy easing by global central banks such as the European Central Bank, whose long-awaited plan to buy bonds to revive the flagging euro zone economy has propelled bond yields and the euro to multi-year lows and stocks to multi-year highs. Although core bond yields held near those lows, lower-rated bond yields rose after Europe signalled it would not yield to a new Greek government's demands for debt forgiveness, though it showed a willingness to give Athens more time to pay its debts.



01/27/2015 05:40 AM
S&P downgrades Russia's sovereign credit rating to "junk"

People walk in the Red Square as it snows in central MoscowBy Thomas Grove and Darya Korsunskaya MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ratings agency S&P cut Russia's sovereign credit rating to junk status on Monday, bringing it below investment grade for the first time in a decade. Warning of difficult times ahead for Russia's economy, S&P said it had cut the rating from BBB- to BB+ and that Russia's economic growth prospects, hit by low oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, had worsened. The rouble weakened to 68.65 against the dollar, more than 6 percent lower than the previous close on the Moscow Exchange, and the cost of insuring Russian sovereign debt for five years rose, in a sign of investors' concern.



01/27/2015 04:28 AM
Wall Street left with skeleton crews down as blizzard bears down
By John McCrank and Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blizzard bearing down on New York hollowed out Wall Street offices on Monday, leaving most investment banks and fund managers with skeleton staffs as many employees opted to work from home. "No one will give me a medal for making it to work after a five-hour commute," said Anurag Bhardwaj, a managing director who works with hedge funds at Barclays Capital in New York, who expected to work from home on Tuesday. Big investment banks, which serve a broad array of clients globally that were not hit by the storm, emphasized they were open for business. "Most brokers down here have already gotten a room in the city and mostly right downtown near the financial district," said Ken Polcari, director of the NYSE floor division at O’Neil Securities in New York.
01/27/2015 04:16 AM
MIDEAST STOCKS-Egypt resumes rally; Saudi Arabia extends gains
(Updates with Saudi Arabia, Egypt open) DUBAI, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Egypt's stock market turned bullish again in early trade on Tuesday after a short bout of profit-taking, while Saudi Arabia's bourse edged up on the back of banking stocks. Property firm Medinet Nasr Housing and Development led gains, surging 5.1 percent as Egypt's central bank continued the gradual depreciation of the pound. Saudi Arabia's index edged up 0.5 percent as lenders Samba Financial Group and Al Rajhi rose 2.2 and 0.8 percent respectively.
01/27/2015 03:54 AM
Foxtons sees lower full-year earnings after property sales slow

A Foxtons estate agent sign is seen outside a branch in north LondonShares in British real estate agent Foxtons fell nearly 4 percent in early trading on Tuesday after it said it expected full-year earnings to fall slightly, reflecting the cooling of London's red-hot property market. Foxtons, which has become a symbol of the British capital's property boom, said it expected full-year earnings to be in region of 46 million pounds, down from 49.6 million, after it posted a 12 percent fall in residential property sales in the fourth quarter. Foxtons said it did not expect a recovery in the property market until after Britain's general election in May. Shares in the company fell nearly 4 percent to 155 pence in early trading, and were 2.9 percent lower at 155.5 by 0826 GMT.



01/27/2015 03:20 AM
Asia shares inch ahead, euro steady as Fed meets

Employees of a foreign exchange trading company work under monitors displaying the exchange rates between the Japanese yen and the U.S. dollar, yen against the Euro, and Japan's Nikkei average, in TokyoThe main European indices were expected to open higher, though foul weather in the United States will curb activity on Wall Street. The Federal Reserve also starts its first policy meeting of the year, in what is a busy week for earnings. Japan's Nikkei gained 1.4 percent, while Australia's main index added 0.8 percent.



01/27/2015 02:25 AM
MIDEAST STOCKS-Uninspiring earnings drag down UAE bourses
(Updates with markets open) DUBAI, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Uninspiring earnings posted by companies listed in the United Arab Emirates dragged down bourses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in early trade on Tuesday, while Kuwait edged down after the government announced a draft budget for the next fiscal year. Dubai's index fell 1.0 percent as shares in developer Union Properties tumbled 8.3 percent. Builder Arabtec fell 1.1 percent although its main shareholder, Abu Dhabi fund Aabar Investments, received regulatory approval to buy a further 100 million shares, according to Arabtec.
01/27/2015 12:43 AM
MIDEAST STOCKS-Steadier oil may support Gulf markets
Brent crude edged up and held above $48 a barrel in Asian trade after OPEC secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri said oil may have bottomed and warned of the possibility of a future spike. Oil prices have been the main factor affecting Gulf equities in the last few months as the commodity's plunge sparked panic stock market sell-offs. Investors' main concern so far has been that governments in the Gulf will cut spending in line with falling revenues.
01/26/2015 09:17 PM
Microsoft earnings report doesn’t excite market
SAN FRANCISCO: Big jumps in sales of its Surface tablets, cloud computing software and Lumia smartphones drove Microsoft’s quarterly revenue above expectations, as CEO Satya Nadella continues to steer toward the mobile gadget market and shift Microsoft away from its traditional focus on the PC. Revenue from cloud computing products, in which businesses pay to use online software housed in Microsoft’s data centers, more than doubled. BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis said investors are reacting to results in Microsoft’s “core” business of Windows software, which he called “not great.” While Nadella is pointing Microsoft toward mobile, the Redmond, Washington, company still relies heavily on selling Windows software for PCs.
01/26/2015 07:08 PM
TE Connectivity nears deal to sell network business to CommScope - WSJ
(Reuters) - Swiss electronics company TE Connectivity Ltd is said to be nearing a deal to sell its network equipment unit to CommScope Holding Co Inc for about $3 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The deal does not include the networking business' subsea fibre optics operation, which is used by telecom and oil and gas customers, the Journal reported. The business for sale, called Network Solutions, had net sales of $2.92 billion, or nearly 21% of the company's total, for the year ended Sept. 26, 2014. ...
01/26/2015 06:25 PM
Microsoft sees currency cutting revenue growth by 4 pct this quarter
Microsoft Corp's Chief Financial Officer said on Monday that she expected the company's fiscal third-quarter revenue growth to be cut by four percent by unfavorable currency exchange rates, assuming the U.S. dollar continues its strong run. "In total we expect that FX will negatively impact revenue growth by approximately four points in Q3," said CFO Amy Hood in a call with Wall Street analysts after Microsoft's quarterly earnings release on Monday. Microsoft's shares dipped lower after her comments, dropping to around $45.20 in after-hours trading, about 3.8 percent below their closing price on Nasdaq.
01/26/2015 06:18 PM
Microsoft sees currency cutting revenue growth by 4 percent this quarter
Microsoft Corp's Chief Financial Officer said on Monday that she expected the company's fiscal third-quarter revenue growth to be cut by four percent by unfavourable currency exchange rates, assuming the U.S. dollar continues its strong run. "In total we expect that FX will negatively impact revenue growth by approximately four points in Q3," said CFO Amy Hood in a call with Wall Street analysts after Microsoft's quarterly earnings release on Monday. Microsoft's shares dipped lower after her comments, dropping to around $45.20 in after-hours trading, about 3.8 percent below their closing price on Nasdaq.
01/26/2015 05:17 PM
Microsoft profit falls on sluggish Windows, currency pressure

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Satya Nadella speaks at his first annual shareholders' meeting in Bellevue, WashingtonBy Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Monday reported a fall in its quarterly profit that was in line with Wall Street forecasts, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of the strong U.S. dollar. "While currency is a headwind for Microsoft and other large international companies, we would characterize the headline numbers as good enough, although some bulls may have been hoping for a bigger beat," said Daniel Ives, an analyst at FBR Capital Markets. Microsoft's flagship Windows business has been under pressure for three years as PC sales have declined, although the market appears to be stabilizing in recent months. Currency shifts against the strong U.S. dollar also crimped profit in the fiscal second quarter, ended Dec. 31, although Microsoft did not specify by how much.



01/26/2015 05:01 PM
Wall Street rises after Greek elections; energy climbs

Euronav CEO Rodgers waits for his company's stock to begin trading on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday as investors brushed off fears that a leftist victory in Greece would bring fresh crisis to the Eurozone and energy stocks advanced. Volume was light, with many market participants leaving early due to a massive snowstorm hitting the U.S. Northeast.



01/26/2015 04:39 PM
Microsoft profit falls on sluggish Windows demand, tax charge

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures during his keynote address at the company's "build" conference in San FranciscoMicrosoft Corp said on Monday fiscal second-quarter profit fell, in line with Wall Street's forecasts, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with unfavorable currency moves against the strong U.S. dollar. "While currency is a headwind for Microsoft and other large international companies, we would characterize the headline numbers as good enough, although some bulls may have been hoping for a bigger beat," said Daniel Ives, an analyst at FBR Capital Markets. Microsoft reported profit of $5.86 billion, or 71 cents per share for the latest quarter, compared with $6.56 billion, or 78 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.