- 13:46 | In the world Mars and the "mohawk guy": Nasa basks in PR triumphs even as funding shrivels
- 13:28 | In the world New "Trumbo" trailer reveals Bryan Cranston behind bars
- 13:08 | In the world Lifetime casts its Toni Braxton for biopic
Lex Scott Davis will play singer Toni Braxton in the upcoming Lifetime biopic “Un-break My Heart,” TheWrap has learned.
- 12:48 | In the world Mexico: Migration through a lens
An exhibition of photographs by members of a citizen photojournalism tour to Mexico highlights the human side of migration to the United States.
- 12:10 | In the world Childcare costs even more than rent in most of the U.S.
Daycare costs are the biggest line item in many household budgets, Economic Policy Institute data show.
- 10:54 | In the world NASA releases trove of over 8,000 HD photos from the Apollo Moon missions
During the course of the Apollo space program astronauts were charged with enduring unknown perils, conducting science experiments, piloting spacecraft, walking on the surface of the moon, and comprehending sights, sounds, and physical stresses never before experienced by humans.
- 10:36 | In the world Facebook data transfers threatened by Safe Harbour ruling
The European Court of Justice said that the Safe Harbour agreement did not eliminate the need for local privacy watchdogs to check US firms were taking adequate data protection measures.
- 10:18 | In the world ‘Ant island’ floats on South Carolina floodwaters
Fire ants have the ability to form life rafts out of their own bodies, FOX Carolina reports, citing researchers at Georgia Tech. The ants can reportedly remain in the formation for weeks.
- 10:00 | In the world Ex-UN President John Ashe arrested in $500G bribery scheme
In exchange for the money, federal prosecutors say Ashe used his position as Permanent Resident to the United Nations for Antigua and Barbuda and General Assembly head to introduce a U.N. document in support of a real estate project being developed by Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng.
Source: Fox News
- 21:00 | In the world New York in miniature: artist creates storefront replicas
From icons like CBGB to the city’s mom and pop stores, artist Randy Hage produces impeccably detailed models of the disappearing facades of New York.
- 20:42 | In the world Afterlife: how hip replacements can end up in jet engines
Our bodies might not live forever, but the prospect of an afterlife beckons for the metal hips or knees we might be carrying.
- 20:22 | In the world Run this town – discovering a new neighbourhood with trainers on
Running can be a great way to get to know a new city. Here’s some tips for getting the most out of a new home, whether it’s temporary or permanent.
- 20:02 | In the world American Apparel goes out of fashion and into bankruptcy
For over a decade, American Apparel was a byword for cool. Simple T-shirts in technicolour prints, crop tops and high-waisted jeans – the uniform for those in the know.
- 19:42 | In the world Japan's Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Canada's Arthur B. McDonald win Nobel Physics Prize
They were honoured "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.
- 19:24 | In the world 'Hog-nosed rat' discovered in Indonesia
Researchers working in Indonesia have discovered a new species of mammal called the hog-nosed rat, aptly named after its features, that scientists said they had never been seen before.
- 19:04 | In the world Photo of the day
- 18:44 | In the world Thoroughly modern Stella McCartney muses over real women
The idea of the artist and their muse influenced the designer’s Paris fashion week show, but her interpretation was firmly rooted in real life.
Source: The Guardian
- 18:24 | In the world George Takei Goes from 'Star Trek' to Starring on Broadway
Actor, LGBT activist, social media aficionado--and now a musical star: He is making his Broadway debut in "Allegiance," a musical inspired by his own experiences as a Japanese American placed in an internment camp during World War II.
- 18:04 | In the world Premier League Playback: Brendan Rodgers gone, but not forgotten
Those are likely to be the sentiments flowing through the minds of Liverpool fans as they sip on their Monday morning coffee less than 24 hours after Brendan Rodgers was fired as Liverpool’s manager.
- 17:47 | In the world Humans are worse than radiation for Chernobyl animals, study finds
Elk, roe deer, wild boars, and other wildlife are thriving in a radiation-contaminated preserve largely off limits to people near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, researchers have found.
- 17:27 | In the world European Union helps match refugees with science jobs
Since the beginning of the year, over 500,000 refugees fleeing civil war and unrest in the Middle East and elsewhere have sought safety in the European Union (E.U.). Yesterday, the European Commission said it will do its bit to help the scientists among them find research jobs.
- 16:50 | In the world When white actors play other races
The practice of casting white actors in non-white roles is still prevalent in Hollywood – despite widespread condemnation and protest.
- 16:30 | In the world Nazis turned candy bars into a secret weapon
First, force the British to endure food shortages—then make them eat exploding candy bars. That was at least part of the Nazi plan to destroy Britain during World War II, according to drawings of German weapons recently seen for the first time.
- 16:10 | In the world Everything you need to know about honey
The addiction started eight years ago. I was visiting the Union Square Greenmarket for the first time, and there was a local beekeeper there. He had samples.
- 15:52 | In the world Court rules it’s too easy for US spies to get europeans’ Facebook data
The European Union’s highest court has challenged the key basis of rules granting US authorities swift access to Europeans’ personal data through Facebook and other US tech giants.
- 15:35 | In the world Tiny neutrinos win Nobel prize in physics
The particle physics winners revealed these elusive sub-atomic particles change identities and have mass.
- 14:52 | In the world Gold սtandard Oscar watch: 'The Martian,' 'Steve Jobs' and 'Bridge of spies' make their cases
- 14:35 | In the world Light shows in Berlin
Two light festivals at once will illuminate Berlin over the next two weeks. Both events are free and cast their spell on two million people each year.
- 14:17 | In the world Air France managers flee job cuts protest in ripped shirts
Two mangers whose shirts were ripped off by activists have scaled a fence and fled under police protection after protesters stormed the airline's HQ. The demonstration was against proposed layoffs.
- 14:00 | In the world Spielberg's Berlin spy epic premieres in New York
Spielberg's Cold War spy thriller "Bridge of Spies" has opened in New York to rave reviews. Starring Tom Hanks, the film tells of the near-nuclear fallout after the downing of a US spy plane over the Soviet Union.
- 13:41 | In the world Nature thrives in Chernobyl, site of worst nuclear disaster
The remarkable turnaround in the area, which was declared a permanent no-go zone for people after the accident in 1986, suggests radiation contamination is not hindering wildlife from breeding and thriving, but underscores the negative impact humans have on populations of wild mammals.
- 13:22 | In the world Elvis Presley's gold grand piano, Beatles drum skin up for auction
The Gold-leaf grand piano is expected to fetch more than half a million dollars at a November auction that will also feature a Beatles logo drum skin used by the British group in their first performances in the United States.
- 13:04 | In the world Disney considers off-peak pricing, revamps season pass price structure
Disney announced it's considering a version of surge pricing for park admission where tickets to its U.S. parks on busy days would cost extra or come with more restrictions while slower days would cost less or offer special perks.
- 12:46 | In the world Historic Pacific trade deal faces skeptics in U.S. Congress
Yesterday Twelve Pacific Rim countries reached the most ambitious trade pact in a generation, aiming to liberalize commerce in 40 percent of the world's economy in a deal that faces skepticism from U.S. lawmakers.
- 12:29 | In the world SABMiller said to have rejected informal offer from AB InBev
London-based SABMiller communicated to AB InBev the terms at which it would be willing to negotiate after the rejection, one of the people said.
- 12:27 | In the world The best cruise lines in the world, according to Cruise Critic
In the past, the list focused primarily on ocean cruises, but this year, editors from around the world also created a separate category for the best in river cruises, recognizing a growing trend among cruising travelers.
- 12:09 | In the world ISIS touts baby boom as key to caliphate's future
The terrorist group has combined its signature medieval brutality with a sophisticated push for pregnancies within the territory it controls in Syria and Iraq.
- 11:50 | In the world Microsoft launches Windows laptop
Microsoft has launched a laptop dubbed the Surface Book, as part of a suite of new Windows 10 products. It also showed off two new smartphones, an updated Surface tablet and a new fitness band.
- 11:50 | In the world Edward Snowden: "Smartphones can be taken over"
Smartphone users can do "very little" to stop security services getting "total control" over their devices.
- 11:30 | In the world A canopy of 1,100 umbrellas above the 2015 habitare design fair in Finland
To transform the interior of the Ahead Arena at the 2015 Habitare Design Fair in Finland, environmental artist Kaisa Berry and creative director Timo Berry of BOTH conceived of this lighter-than-air umbrella cloud suspended above a main stage.
- 11:30 | In the world Microsoft Windows 10 hardware event: What to expect
The eyes of the tech world will be on New York City Tuesday when Microsoft hosts a major Windows 10 hardware event, which is expected to mark the debut of new smartphone, tablet and wearable technology.
- 11:13 | In the world Tourists urged to please stop fondling statue's breasts for photos
Officials at the Huaqing Hot Springs in Shaanxi province have urged visitors to please, please kindly refrain from taking pictures of themselves feeling up a statue of an ancient Chinese beauty after it stopped being funny a long time ago.
- 11:12 | In the world Will Smith is 'recording new music and planning world tour'
Will Smith has revealed he is planning a musical comeback, including a new album and his first ever world tour with sidekick DJ Jazzy Jeff next year.
- 10:54 | In the world World's highest marathon returns to quake-hit Everest
Dozens of runners donned snow goggles and braved icy temperatures to participate in the world's highest marathon in the foothills of Mount Everest.
- 10:36 | In the world 60 mn people in sub-Saharan Africa risk famine
Floods and drought had dramatically reduced maize production, the regional staple, in southern Africa, while the region was also hit by erratic rainfall, failed crops and violence.
- 10:18 | In the world Monumental splashes of stainless steel calligraphy by Zheng Lu
To make each artwork Lu begins with with a plaster base to which he gradually adheres thousands of laser-cut Chinese characters. The final pieces can sit either freestanding on a pedestal or installed as numerous suspended parts that are linked in space to fill an entire gallery.
- 10:00 | In the world Alexandre Dubosc’s Newest Animated Zoetrope Cake, "Melting Pop"
- 21:00 | In the world Blake Shelton talks life after Miranda Lambert divorce
Lambert, 31, and Shelton, 39, announced on July 20 that they were ending their four-year marriage. "This is not the future we envisioned," they said in a statement then. "And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately."
- 20:36 | In the world Trans-pacific partnership negotiators reach landmark trade deal
Leaders from a dozen Pacific Rim nations are poised to announce the pact later on Monday.
- 20:18 | In the world Doctors without borders denies taliban were firing from Afghan hospital hit by airstrike
A medical aid group on Sunday struck back at allegations that Taliban fighters were operating in an Afghan hospital that was bombarded by U.S. forces, leaving at least 22 dead on Saturday.
- 19:48 | In the world How eating in public became a thing in Pakistan
The photograph shows a truck stop on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan's largest and most violent city. There are no seats in the dhaba, as these roadside restaurants are called — only wooden beds called charpoys.
- 19:13 | In the world The monumental Arch ISIS blew up in Palmyra
“Arch of Triumph” one of the most famous monuments in the 2,000-year-old city of Palmyra, which was blown up by ISIS on Sunday.
- 18:54 | In the world Jack Dorsey named permanent CEO of Twitter
He will also remain the chief executive and chair of Square.
- 18:36 | In the world Afghan conflict: MSF 'disgust' at government hospital claims
The charity blames US-led Nato forces for Saturday's attack which killed at least 22 people, including MSF staff.
- 18:18 | In the world Lost 'Epic of Gilgamesh' verse depicts cacophonous abode of gods
A serendipitous deal between a history museum and a smuggler has provided new insight into one of the most famous stories ever told: "The Epic of Gilgamesh."
19:42 26/04/2014 » Society
Zerkalo: Azerbaijani society is seriously concerned with unprecedented growth of suicides in army
In January to April of 2014, for the first time since 2003, when the Azerbaijani military research center "Doctrine" carried out monitoring, the number of Azerbaijani soldiers who committed suicide reached 9. Never before had such a large number of suicides occurred in the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan within only 4 months. As stated in the article of the Azerbaijani newspaper "Zerkalo" these have been the data of the "Doctrine" center.
The experts of the center believe that such a large number of suicides in the Azerbaijani army causes serious concerns among the society, moreover the profession of the military itself creates distrust towards the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan.
According to the newspaper, the relevant structures, in particular, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry have not expressed their official disposition about the increasing number of losses in the army. Representatives of the Ministry claim in the comments given to various media that it is not possible to disclose the amount of losses in the defense sector, regarding the factor of preservation of military secret. However, independent experts disagree. According to them, in developed countries, as well as in some developing countries which have achieved some progress in army-building, the statistics of losses in defense and security sector is not concealed from the public.
In order to reduce the number of soldiers' deaths "Doctrine" Center offers to provide the public with information about each case of soldiers’ death and injury and the results of investigation carried out in the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. The activities of the Military Prosecutor's Office and the Ministry of Defense carried out in this direction should be transparent. Closeness in this sphere creates a climate of impunity in connection with the deaths of the Azerbaijani soldiers in non-combat conditions, experts of the Centre believe.
Moreover, it is necessary to carry out consistent educational activities in the military units to elucidate the rights of the servicemen, "Doctrine" experts say.
"The social protection and improvement of living conditions of the officers should also be provided. Often extortion by officers and soldiers cause hazing in the army. Officers receive rent allowance equal to 49 manats, while even in the countryside you cannot rent an apartment on that money. The salary of the officers in the rear is low too. Lieutenants receive only 450 manats ($ 575 – edt.). Their salaries should be increased at least by 1000 manats ($ 1,275 – edt.)," reads the article.
"Doctrine" also considers it important to implement a gradual transition to a contract system and stop system of accepting recruits in the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. In addition, the process of attracting civilians to military posts should be expanded. "In general, a strategy of Armed Forces construction should be carried out in the country, for the soldiers to see clearly what awaits them in the future. Today there is atmosphere of distrust among military towards this profession. This is unacceptable," Azerbaijani experts believe.
"Doctrine" believes that if these measures are not undertaken the noncombat losses will continue in the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.
According to the "Doctrine" 28 Azerbaijani soldiers were killed, another 35 were injured since 1 January to 15 April 2014. 19 out of 28 victims died in non-combat conditions (3 - in a car accident, 1 - for unclear reasons, 3 – as a result of hazing (illegal) actions, 3 - from diseases, 9 people committed suicide). As for the wounded and maimed, 13 of them became the victim of hazing action, 3 - during suicide attempts, 6 - in a car accident, one person was poisoned.
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13:37 07/10/2015 » Daily press
‘Zhoghovurd’ says the issue of ‘releasing’ the son of Syunik regional governor Suren Khachatryan will be resolved through a criminal case opened in connection with the attempted murder of the governor. Khachatryan’s son was arrested over a scuffle in Sdghi Gyol area of Goris. “In fact, Ara Budaghyan – the man arrested in the attempted murder case – has status of a hostage. Investigators did not even attempt to prove his involvement in ...
13:26 07/10/2015 » Society
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13:09 07/10/2015 » Daily press
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12:51 07/10/2015 » Society
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12:43 07/10/2015 » Daily press
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