Saturday 25th January 2014,
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American dream increasingly found in cities, not suburbs

American dream increasingly found in cities, not suburbs

When Justine Posluszny Bello became pregnant with her first child, the 30-year-old professional decided to swap her surburban existence for a new life in the heart of Washington [...]

January 25, 2014 Reporters365 Around the World 0

Use of force in Ukraine ‘unacceptable’: richest man Akhmetov

Use of force in Ukraine ‘unacceptable’: richest man Akhmetov

Any use of force to solve the crisis in Ukraine is unacceptable and talks must be the only solution, the country’s richest man Rinat Akhmetov, a key ally of President Viktor Yanukovych, said Saturday. “There can be only one solution to the political crisis [...]

January 25, 2014 Reporters365 Around the World 0

Google apologizes after online services stumble

Google apologizes after online services stumble

Google apologized Friday after the Internet giant’s widely used free email and an array of other services were disrupted by apparent software woes. “Earlier today, most Google users who use logged-in services like Gmail, Google+, Calendar and Documents found they were unable to access those services for approximately 25 minutes,” Google engineering vice president Ben [...]

January 25, 2014 Reporters365 Around the World 0

AFP Special Lifestyle Advisory: City Living – Program

AFP Special Lifestyle Advisory: City Living – Program

AFP this week is moving a 10-part multimedia package on city living and how urban habitats are changing behaviour and lifestyles of people around the globe. Today’s stories take a look at how US suburbs [...]

January 25, 2014 Reporters365 Around the World 0

North Korea takes diplomatic offensive to UN

North Korea takes diplomatic offensive to UN

North Korea took its demand for a thaw in ties with South Korea to the United Nations on Friday,  urging its rival to “end the vicious cycle of slandering and hatred.” UN ambassador Sin Son-Ho gave a rare press conference setting out the North’s proposals to avoid a “nuclear holocaust” and condemning South Korea’s planned [...]

January 24, 2014 Reporters365 Around the World 0

Pinterest gets playful with “GIF” animated clips

Pinterest gets playful with “GIF” animated clips

Pinterest is letting members add playful animated clips called “GIFs” to the hot bulletin board-style social network. “The well-timed GIF may be the greatest thing to have happened to the Internet since emoticons, and lots of people have said they’d love to see playable GIFs on Pinterest,” Ludo Anotov, a software engineer at the California-based [...]

January 24, 2014 Reporters365 Around the World 0

Malawi minister quits ahead of elections

Malawi minister quits ahead of elections

A Malawi cabinet minister who held a senior post in the ruling party resigned his functions Friday just months before crucial general elections due in May. Sidi Mia, who was one of the People’s Party’s three vice presidents to President Joyce Banda and the government’s transport and public infrastructure minister, said he was stepping down [...]

January 24, 2014 Reporters365 Around the World 0

Iran FM denies sending Hezbollah to Syria

Iran FM denies sending Hezbollah to Syria

 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Friday denied his country had sent Hezbollah militants to fight in Syria, saying the Tehran-backed Shiite extremist group was making its own decisions. And he told a gathering at the World Economic Forum that he believed the Syrian conflict could be resolved within the next year, saying he hoped [...]

January 24, 2014 Reporters365 Around the World 0

A peek at Rio’s World Cup security nerve center

A peek at Rio’s World Cup security nerve center

  The World Cup security command center in Rio is for now just an empty room with a large interactive touchscreen table for emergency officials to monitor the situation during the tournament. It is here on the third floor of the city’s integrated command and control center that security force officers, the state governor and [...]

January 24, 2014 Reporters365 Around the World 0

Food and medical shortages leave 63 dead in Syria camp: NGO

Food and medical shortages leave 63 dead in Syria camp: NGO

 A shortage of food and medical supplies has left dead at least 63 people, including women and children, in a besieged Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, a Syrian monitor said Friday. The Yarmuk camp in southern Damascus has been choked by the army since June, along with other opposition-held areas across Syria, mostly around the [...]

January 24, 2014 Reporters365 Around the World 0