- 08:58 | In the world Beached whales dead in Florida
Ten whales have died and as many as 30 more are stranded after a pod beached off Florida's Everglades National Park.
- 08:47 | In the world Female army members allegedly pressured into prostitution by officers at Ft. Hood
A number of female Army privates at Fort Hood military base in Texas were allegedly pressured to prostitute themselves to superior officers, with the senior-most officer being the one in charge of sexual assault prevention for the unit.
- 08:45 | In the world Russian, US top diplomats discuss Syria conference preparation
Russia’s Sergei Lavrov and America’s John Kerry also discussed the disposal of Syrian chemical weapons.
Source: RIA Novosti
- 08:40 | In the world Mexico: Stolen radioactive material found
The stolen vehicle was carrying delicate cargo -- a radioactive element used for medical purposes that also can be used to make a so-called dirty bomb.
- 08:35 | In the world Ukraine unrest: Former presidents back mass protests
In a statement, Leonid Kravchuk, Leonid Kuchma and Viktor Yushchenko expressed "solidarity" with peaceful rallies.
- 08:28 | In the world Protest-hit Thailand marks king's birthday
Thailand is marking the 86th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, amid a truce after days of violent demonstrations in the capital Bangkok.
- 21:00 | In the world Could Facebook trigger eating disorders? Teenage girls who spend hours looking at posted photos 'develop poor body image'
It is not the overall time spent on the social network that is the problem, but the amount of time spent looking at pictures, doctors said.
Source: The Daily Mail
- 20:45 | In the world Bird-flu case in Hong Kong appears isolated
Preliminary tests on 17 people who had close contact with an Indonesian worker infected with Hong Kong's first confirmed case of H7N9 bird flu yielded negative results, the city's health authorities said Wednesday.
Source: The Wall Street Journal
- 20:37 | In the world Morgan Freeman portrait: The world's most realistic finger painting?
In what is being heralded as 'the most realistic finger painting ever', British artist Kyle Lambert completed the picture in over 200 hours, using 285,000 ‘brush strokes’ with his fingertips.
Video: The Independent
- 20:30 | In the world Hezbollah commander killed outside home in Lebanon
Gunmen assassinated a senior Hezbollah commander outside his home Wednesday in southern Beirut, a major breach of the Shiite militant group's security as it struggles to maintain multiple fronts while it fights alongside President Bashar Assad's forces in Syria.
Source: Associated Press
- 20:22 | In the world Syria's chemical weapons to be shipped in delicate US-Danish operation
Hazardous cargo of nerve agents and sarin could set sail at the beginning of 2014, but final destination is still unknown.
Source: The Guardian
- 20:14 | In the world François Hollande admits he was treated for 'benign' enlarged prostate
Hollande acknowledges having surgery for “benign” swollen prostate two weeks before entering the presidential race.
Source: The Telegraph
- 20:08 | In the world Palestinian peace envoy urges Kerry to "save talks" with Israel
The top Palestinian peace negotiator urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday to salvage American-brokered Israeli-Palestinian peace talks that both sides say are faltering.
- 20:00 | In the world Ukraine unrest: PM warns against 'escalating tensions'
He warned protesters that anybody found guilty of violating the constitution and laws would be punished.
- 18:49 | Region Iranian ambassador to Baku: Azerbaijani MPs in Istanbul discuss issues concerning collapse in Iran
"Azerbaijani deputies in Istanbul discussed issues concerning collapse in Iran,” Mohsen Pak Ayeen stated.
Source: Eslami Sesi
- 18:13 | Armenia Armenia to face Netherlands in World Chess Team Championship round 8
The 8th round matches of the World Chess Team Championship will be held today in Antalya.
- 18:10 | Armenia Ex-Ombudsperson criticizes Armenia’s government system
“Armenia cannot achieve success unless we learn to respect our state and society,” ex-Ombudsperson of Armenia Larisa Alaverdyan told reporters.
- 14:37 | Armenia Protest against accumulative pension system joined by opposition factions
Members of Armenian National Congress, ARFD, Prosperous Armenia and Heritage parliamentary factions joined today the protest against the introduction of a compulsory accumulative pension system outside the Armenian parliament.
- 14:36 | Armenia Armenian Education Minister to visit Slovakia
A delegation led by Armenian Education and Science Minister Armen Ashotyan will pay an official visit to Slovakia on December 4-6.
Source: Education Ministry
- 14:10 | In the world Karabakh freedom celebrated on Capitol Hill
Republic of Nagorno Karabakh Parliament Speaker Ashot Ghulian headlined a Congressional celebration of 22 years of Artsakh's independence, featuring remarks by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and other leading U.S. legislators.
- 14:02 | Region No ceasefire violation fixed during OSCE monitoring of contact line
On December 4, the OSCE Mission conducted a planned monitoring of the Line of Contact between the armed forces of Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan in the Hadrut direction.
Source: NKR MFA
- 13:19 | Armenia Nazaryan and Sargsyan hope to get a new position
Although former chief of Yerevan police Nerses Nazaryan realized during the recent deputy police chiefs’ reshuffle that his return to the system is delayed for an indefinite time, he is still optimistic about it.
- 12:44 | Armenia Another elite wedding in Ojakh Restaurant
The wedding of daughter of Ara Babloyan, Republican MP, chairman of the NA Standing Committee on Health Care, will take place in Ojakh Restaurant on December 14.
Source: Chorrord Inknishkhanutyun
- 12:18 | Armenia MFA bought brandies of USD 7.4 thousand in November
Brands of the brandies suggest that they were purchased as gifts for guests: these were mainly vintage brandies such as 30-year-old Dvin, 20-year-old Nairi and 10-year-old Akhtamar.
- 11:43 | Armenia Republican MP to vote against law on accumulative pension system
Member of Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) parliamentary faction, retired general Seyran Saroyan told Zhoghovurd daily that he will vote against the law on accumulative pension system.
- 11:11 | Armenia Armenia beats Turkey in World Chess Team Championship round 7
Armenian team currently has 8 points and is sharing 4th-5th position with the Netherlands, whom it will face in round 8 scheduled for Wednesday.
- 10:33 | Armenia Lyudmila Sargsyan applies to State Register for registration of new party
MP, former chairwoman of Social Democrat Hunchakian Party Lyudmila Sargsyan has applied to the State Register for registration of a new party whose founding convention is scheduled for January 7, 2014.
- 09:03 | In the world UK investigators threaten Guardian editor with terrorism charges over Snowden’s leaks
British police have launched an investigation into whether the Guardian committed “potential” terrorism offenses by publishing the incriminating NSA and GCHQ documents leaked earlier this year by Edward Snowden.
- 08:57 | In the world US urges Ukraine to heed calls for European future
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday called on Ukraine to “listen to the voices of its people” amid mass protests in the former Soviet republic over its government’s sudden rejection of a long-awaited trade deal with the European Union.
Source: RIA Novosti
- 08:52 | In the world Yasser Arafat's widow challenges French finding of 'natural cause' death
"I'm convinced there is something wrong, and he did not die from a natural death," Suha Arafat said at a news conference in Paris.
- 08:46 | In the world Tensions ease in Thailand as police remove barriers
The Thai government said it had negotiated a truce with protesters for the next several days to honor the birthday of the country's deeply revered King.
- 08:41 | In the world US army halts shipments from Afghanistan via Pakistan
Pentagon spokesman Mark Wright said this would affect outgoing shipments of equipment and other goods from US units on Afghan soil.
- 08:36 | In the world Saudis behind blasts at Iran embassy, Hezbollah says
The head of the Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah has said Saudi Arabia was behind last month's bombings outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut.
- 22:00 | In the world Thai protesters claim 'victory' as they occupy government headquarters
Police remove barricades and step aside to let hundreds of protesters into Government House in effort to stop violence that has consumed the Thai capital in recent days.
Source: The Telegraph
- 21:47 | In the world Ukraine protest swells as opposition loses vote
Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said Tuesday the government was "open to dialogue" with the opposition demanding his ouster, but that if the offer is met with "a fist, I say frankly -- we have enough forces."
- 21:40 | In the world Mixing alcohol and energy drinks increases the risk of poisoning, experts warn
Jäger bombs are a favourite among many party goers, but new research suggests they could put people at greater risk of alcohol poisoning.
Source: The Daily Mail
- 21:32 | In the world Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses militants of trying to overthrow Ukraine's government
Protesters blockaded the main government building, seeking to force President Viktor Yanukovych from office with a general strike after hundreds of thousands demonstrated against his decision to abandon the pact, which was scheduled to be signed last week.
Source: The Independent
- 21:25 | In the world Attack by Boko Haram Islamists in Nigeria leaves many dead, say witnesses
Hundreds of militants lay seige to military bases and destroy buildings in city of Maiduguri, leading to 24-hour curfew.
Source: The Guardian
- 21:16 | In the world Guardian: We have published 1 pct of Snowden leak
The editor of the Guardian said Tuesday that his newspaper has published just 1 percent of the material it received from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, and denied that the paper had placed lives or national security at risk.
Source: Associated Press
- 21:10 | In the world Thai police remove barricades to police and PM offices
Thai protesters entered the government's headquarters after police removed barricades from outside both Government House and the police office.
- 21:00 | In the world Limitations of nuclear deal temper Iranians' enthusiasm
It was a flourishing packing business in Iran's historic city of Isfahan, but the last two years of harsh economic sanctions brought the family enterprise to its knees.
- 20:24 | Region Chairman of Iranian Polo Federation: The whole world knows that Azerbaijan has never had sport game called Polo
“The sport game Polo has a 3000 years old history which has been developed in Iran,” Hamzeh Ilhani Zadeh noted.
- 19:14 | Region Archeological findings barbarously destroyed in Azerbaijan:‘‘Zerkalo’’ compares NKR’s attitude towards its cultural heritage
Ancient settlements that are found on the Azerbaijani side of the border with Karabakh are destroyed by the lootings of the locals and rains as the Azerbaijani authorities do not allocate funds needed to save the ancient settlements.
- 18:43 | Armenia Armenia, Russia discuss military cooperation
Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan received Russian First Deputy Defense Minister Arkady Bakhin.
Source: Defense Ministry
- 18:13 | Armenia Armenian FM to attend OSCE Ministerial Council meeting
Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian will be in Ukraine on a visit on December 4-6 for participation in the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting in the capital Kiev.
Source: RA MFA
- 16:52 | Armenia Armenian-Russian inter-regional expo opens in Yerevan
Armenian-Russian inter-regional exhibition of industrial innovations opened today in Yerevan as part of the third Armenian-Russian Interregional Forum “Russia. Armenia. Customs Union.”
- 16:14 | Armenia Armenia managed to maintain relations with EU and Russia – expert
“We have clear expectations after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit,” political scientist Hrant Melik-Shahnazaryan told reporters.
- 15:24 | Armenia Armenian parliament speaker to visit India
As part of his visit, Mr Abrahamyan will meet the Indian President, the speaker of the House of the People and the Foreign Minister.
Source: RA NA
- 15:23 | Armenia Armenian, Azeri Foreign Ministers to meet tomorrow in Kiev
“The Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan will meet tomorrow in Kiev on the sidelines of the meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council,” Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian told reporters.
- 14:21 | Armenia Parliament to vote on postponement of compulsory pension system introduction tomorrow
At the beginning of tomorrow’s session, Armenian parliament will vote on the postponement for a year of the introduction of compulsory accumulative pension system.
- 13:47 | Armenia Protest against accumulative pension system staged near parliament
Over two dozen members of civil initiative “Against compulsory pension payments” are holding a protest action near the Armenian parliament while the parliament is discussing the postponement for a year of the introduction of compulsory accumulative pension system.
- 13:11 | Armenia Armenia to face Turkey in World Team Chess Championship round 7
Armenian men’s chess team lost to Germany 1-3 in round 6 of the World Team Chess Championship in Antalya.
- 12:20 | Armenia Relations between Zohrabyan and Urikhanyan become strained
Secretary of Prosperous Armenia Party parliamentary faction Naira Zohrabyan accused party spokesman, MP Tigran Urikhanyan of making public statements on behalf of the party.
- 11:48 | Region OSCE Mission to monitor NKR-Azerbaijan contact line on Dec 4
The NKR authorities have expressed readiness to assist in conducting the monitoring and to ensure security of the OSCE Mission members.
Source: NKR MFA
- 11:23 | Armenia Only ‘Putin’s admirers’ were sent to airport
Hovik Abrahamyan did not allow MPs to miss parliament sessions and only ‘Putin’s admirers’ – Hayk Babukhanyan, Artashes Geghamyan and deputy speaker Hermine Naghdalyan – were sent to the airport.
09:10 05/12/2013 » Politics
09:09 05/12/2013 » In the world
09:08 05/12/2013 » In the world
09:36 05/12/2013 » Politics
Press TV has conducted an interview with Mark Glenn, political commentator, about foreign-backed militants in Syria kidnapping 12 nuns from a convent in the Christian town of Ma'loula. - Mr. Glenn, why is it that these so-called insurgents which unfortunately call themselves Muslim, are attacking and kidnapping people from other faiths? - Well I think the first thing that we need to keep in mind here is that these rebels, these terrorists, whatever we want to call them, wild dogs ...
09:27 05/12/2013 » Topic of the day
December 5th is International Volunteer Day. International Volunteer Day (IVD) offers an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to make visible their contributions - at local, national and international levels - to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Apart from mobilising thousands of volunteers every year, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme works closely with partners and governments to establish national volunteer ...
09:19 05/12/2013 » Politics
The United Nations claims Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is implicated in war crimes in his country. The organization’s human rights chief has said an inquiry produced evidence that war crimes in Syria were authorized at the ‘highest level’, including by the President. Commissioner Navi Pillay said both sides in the conflict had committed human rights violations but that those by the Syrian government were on a much bigger scale. Marinella Correggia, Italian anti-war ...
09:15 05/12/2013 » Politics
Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lead sponsor of the Armenian Genocide Resolution in Congress, met with Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) Parliament Speaker Ashot Ghoulian on Wednesday in his Capitol Hill office, Asbarez reported. Schiff and Speaker Ghoulian exchanged views on a wide variety of issues, including the status of the Minsk process, the development of the Artsakh economy, demining efforts, and the importance of continued U.S. assistance to Artsakh, both for economic ...
09:13 05/12/2013 » Miscellaneous
Ten whales have died and as many as 30 more are stranded after a pod beached off Florida's Everglades National Park, the BBC reported, citing US government officials. The pilot whales were swimming in only 3ft (0.9m) of salt water at a remote beach on Tuesday. Initial rescue efforts have been stymied because the water around the animals is too shallow for boats. Scientists believe the whales may have become stranded during low tide and were unable to return to deeper water. ...
09:11 05/12/2013 » Law
A number of female Army privates at Fort Hood military base in Texas were allegedly pressured to prostitute themselves to superior officers, with the senior-most officer being the one in charge of sexual assault prevention for the unit, RT reported. The news originated in the court-martial trial of Master Sergeant Brag Grimes, who, after a two day trial, was found guilty of conspiring to patronize a prostitute and solicitation to commit adultery. He will receive a letter of reprimand and ...
09:10 05/12/2013 » Politics
Russia’s foreign minister and the US secretary of state on Sunday discussed cooperation in preparing for an international conference on Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said, according to RIA Novosti. Russia’s Sergei Lavrov and America’s John Kerry also discussed the disposal of Syrian chemical weapons, the ministry’s statement said. The long-delayed Geneva-2 international peace conference, dedicated to ending the conflict in Syria, is expected to be held on ...
09:09 05/12/2013 » Society
A pair of thieves in Mexico may have stolen more than they bargained for when they targeted a truck this week, CNN reported. The stolen vehicle was carrying delicate cargo -- a radioactive element used for medical purposes that also can be used to make a so-called dirty bomb. Mexican authorities said they'd found the stolen truck and at least some of the radioactive cobalt Wednesday in a remote area about 40 km (25 miles) away from where it was taken. But officials aren't sure ...
09:08 05/12/2013 » Society
Ukraine's three previous post-Soviet presidents have given their support to mass anti-government protesters, the BBC reported. In a statement, Leonid Kravchuk, Leonid Kuchma and Viktor Yushchenko expressed "solidarity" with peaceful rallies. Thousands of protesters remain camped in Kiev's Independence Square, and are continuing to block the main government's building. They are angry at the government's last-minute decision not to sign an association deal with the EU. ...
09:07 05/12/2013 » Society
Thailand is marking the 86th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, amid a truce after days of violent demonstrations in the capital Bangkok, the BBC reported. People have been cleaning the streets in the capital ahead of festivities, while local media report hundreds are lining the streets near one of the king's palaces. There were violent clashes earlier in the week between police and protesters. The demonstrators were demanding that the current government resign. On Wednesday, ...
19:06 04/12/2013 » Society
French President Francois Hollande has revealed he had treatment for a benign enlargement of the prostate, just over a year before he was elected, the BBC reported. Mr Hollande, 59, spent several days in hospital in February 2011, after which no further medical treatment was deemed necessary, a communique said. Benign prostatic enlargement is a common condition in older men. The state of health of French leaders is closely watched after past leaders hid grave illnesses while in ...
18:54 04/12/2013 » Society
The government of Japan offered new measures to stop radioactive water leaking from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea as TEPCO runs out of storage places for contaminated water, RT reports citing AP. One of the new measures proposed by the panel includes covering the ground with asphalt to reduce rain inflow. According to experts, the underground water that flows into the reactor and turbine basements is mostly rainwater. However the panel has not yet developed a ...
18:48 04/12/2013 » Politics
“Azerbaijani deputies in Istanbul discussed issues concerning collapse in Iran,” Mohsen Pak Ayeen, the ambassador of Iran to Azerbaijan stated as the official site of the embassy reports. The ambassador of Iran in the interview given to Eslami Sesi news agency expressed his concern about the conferences with anti-Iranian content and noted in particular, “A conference was held last month in Istanbul, where discussions were held on collapse in Iran. MPs of Azerbaijani ...
18:39 04/12/2013 » Society
A mass grave containing 21 bodies has been found in Mali by investigators looking for missing red beret soldiers, the BBC reported. Mali's chief prosecutor, Daniel Tessougue, told the BBC that the remains were found buried at Diago, about 20km (12 miles) north of capital Bamako. The bodies were "probably" those of soldiers loyal to the former president, a justice ministry official told AFP. President Amadou Toumani Toure was toppled in a coup last year. The general who ...
18:25 04/12/2013 » Society
A truck carrying medical radioactive material has been stolen in Mexico, the UN's nuclear watchdog says, according to the BBC. Mexico told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that the truck was carrying a "dangerous radioactive source" used for cancer treatments when it was stolen on Monday. The radiotherapy source was being taken from a hospital in the northern city of Tijuana to a waste storage centre. It was stolen near the capital, Mexico City. ...
18:07 04/12/2013 » Sport
The 8th round matches of the World Chess Team Championship will be held today in Antalya. Armenian men’s chess team will play against the Netherlands. Giri Anish - Aronian Levon Van Wely Loek - Akopian Vladimir Tiviakov Sergei - Sargissian Gabriel L'ami Erwin - Petrosian Tigran L. Egypt will face Azerbaijan, Germany - China, Turkey - U.S., Ukraine - Russia.