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Nobel Prize for physics goes to Japanese, American inventors of LED light

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:32
Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano and American Shuji Nakamura won the 2014 Nobel Prize for physics for inventing the LED, an energy efficient and environmentally-friendly light source, the award-giving body said on Tuesday.

Mexican federal police take over city of 'student massacre'

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:50
Mexico sent federal agents to take over security in a troubled city in southern Guerrero state after the discovery of a mass grave and charges that local police conspired with a criminal gang to kill and disappear students.

Israel summons Swedish envoy over recognition of Palestine

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:09
The Israeli foreign ministry on Monday summoned Sweden's ambassador to protest over Stockholm's declared intention to recognise a Palestinian state.

US Supreme Court rebuffs marriage equality opponents

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 15:30
The US Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way on Monday for a dramatic expansion of gay marriage and may have signalled that it’s only a matter of time before same-sex couples can marry in all 50 states.

Spanish nurse first to contract Ebola outside West Africa

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 13:12
A Spanish nurse who treated two Ebola victims at a Madrid hospital has tested positive for the disease, becoming the first to contract the virus outside of Africa, Spain’s health ministry said Monday.

Video: Amateur footage shows Bianchi’s car hitting tractor

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 13:03
A new video has emerged showing the moment Formula One pilot Jules Bianchi’s racecar crashed into a tractor during the Japanese Grand Prix.

Turkey says Kobane ‘about to fall’ to IS jihadists

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:59
Turkey’s President said Tuesday that the key Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane is ‘about to fall’ to the Islamic State (IS) group and that a ‘ground operation’ is needed to defeat the jihadists.

Video: African forces in final push on al Shabaab stronghold

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:47
African Union and Somali soldiers remained on their guard after gaining ground on al Shabaab militants in the port city of Barawe over the weekend. FRANCE 24 reports from the frontline of the war against Islamist rebels in East Africa.

‘France is pro-business,’ French PM tells London

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:03
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls insisted he was “pro-business” on a trip to London on Monday where he defended his Socialist government against a string of criticism of its economic and business reforms.

Kenya’s president ‘to attend ICC hearing' in The Hague

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:56
Kenya’s president said on Monday he would attend a hearing at the International Criminal Court this week, the first sitting world leader to appear in The Hague-based court, although he said he would be going in a personal capacity.

Bodies in Mexico mass graves ‘probably’ missing students

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:53
Authorities said Sunday they have so far uncovered 28 badly charred bodies from mass graves discovered in Iguala in southwest Mexico, with the remains of dozens of students who went missing in the city a week ago likely to be among them.

Hong Kong officials resume work as protests thin

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 21:58
Hong Kong’s civil servants returned to work and schools were reopening Monday as a massive pro-democracy protest that has occupied much of the city center for the week dwindled.

Brazil's Rousseff to face pro-business Neves in 'surprise' runoff

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 16:23
Brazil's unpredictable election took another twist on Sunday, with left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff being forced into a runoff race as expected, but against a conservative challenger who only surged in the final week of the campaign.

Brazil’s Rousseff 'likely to win' first round in presidential election

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 15:13
Brazilians headed to the polls Sunday with President Dilma Rousseff likely to win the first round but facing a run-off as voters weighed her party's social gains against rival promises to revive the economy.

Defiant Hong Kong protesters remain at government HQ as deadline looms

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 13:34
Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters remained stubbornly encamped outside the city's government headquarters in the early hours of Monday, with no sign that they would meet a deadline to clear the area by morning.

Protesters take to streets over French govt’s ‘familyphobia’

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:57
Brandishing placards and flags proclaiming, “Humans are not a commodity” and “No to the demolition of the family,” tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Paris Sunday to oppose what they call the government’s “anti-family” policies.

French driver Bianchi suffers 'severe head injury' after F1 crash

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 07:36
Frenchman Jules Bianchi underwent emergency surgery on Sunday after crashing in slippery conditions near the end of an incident-packed Japanese Grand Prix.

Pope launches review of Church teaching on family, marriage

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 05:55
Pope Francis on Sunday launches a major review of Catholic teaching on the family that could have far-reaching implications for the Church’s attitude to marriage, cohabitation and divorce.

Brazilians go to polls in close call election for president

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 05:25
Polls opened in Brazil Sunday as citizens begin to vote in the country's most unpredictable presidential election in decades and the first since the end of an economic boom underpinning the leftist Workers’ Party’s 12-year rule.

Twitter gaffe reveals Afghan Taliban spokesman’s Pakistan location

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 02:08
An apparently errant tweet by the Taliban’s spokesman in Afghanistan gave his location as being in neighboring Pakistan.