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Raids hit Yemen rebels, allies ahead of new talks bid Rohingya pay off traffickers to save stranded migrants
 

Raids hit Yemen rebels, allies ahead of new talks bid

Saudi-led coalition warplanes carried out fresh raids on rebel positions in southern Yemen on Thursday as pro-government tribesmen advanced on Houthi strongholds in the north, tribal and army sources said. On the political front, Iran said it backed UN-brokered efforts to relaunch political talks but was opposed to foreign interference in Yemen’s conflict, in which [...]

Rohingya pay off traffickers to save stranded migrants

Sittwe (Myanmar) (AFP) – As Mahmoud Yasien kneeled before the people smugglers and begged for his pregnant wife’s life, the Rohingya migrant’s dreams of a better life evaporated, his ship stranded hundreds of miles from its destination in Malaysia. His pleas spared her life and when phone calls relayed news of their nightmare journey back [...]

Joss Whedon Discusses Veronica Mars' Kickstarter Campaign As It Relates To A …

29 May 2015

Joss Whedon Discusses Veronica Mars' Kickstarter Campaign As It Relates To A … Following the speedy success of the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter campaign, fans of other series are naturally hopeful that this potentially groundbreaking movement to get a film made could open up opportunities for other projects. Perhaps a Freaks and …See Original Article [...]

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India bank shares fall on RBI probe

29 May 2015

India bank shares fall on RBI probe India's central bank has launched an investigation into allegations of money laundering at branches of ICICI, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank, the country's three largest private-sector banks by assets. Shares in ICICI fell more than 4 per cent on Friday while HDFC …See Original Article » North Korea [...]

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Motown songwriter-producer Deke Richards dies

29 May 2015

Motown songwriter-producer Deke Richards dies BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Motown songwriter-producer Deke Richards has died at a hospice at age 68. Richards, whose real name was Dennis Lussier, died Sunday at the Whatcom Hospice House, Peace Health St. Joseph Medical Center …See Original Article » Best and worst of NCAA tournament's 1st weekend Florida Gulf [...]

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NJ Politics Roundup: Christie still highly popular; Democrats back Cryan

28 May 2015

NJ Politics Roundup: Christie still highly popular; Democrats back Cryan POLITICS AROUND THE WEB. • NJ.com: U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9th Dist.) sought input on gun control laws from a group of law enforcement officers and first responders. • New York Times: While the U.S. Supreme Court discussed a landmark gay marriage …See Original Article [...]

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Italy Is The Real Doom of the Eurozone

28 May 2015

Italy Is The Real Doom of the Eurozone Specifically Italian politics where Democratic Party leader Pier Luigi Bersani confirmed that there's no coalition that can secure majority support in the upper house of parliament. Not only does that mean political deadlock, it's far from clear that a …See Original Article » Politics were at play [...]

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Realignment Becomes Official, Separating the Hawks and Wings

28 May 2015

Realignment Becomes Official, Separating the Hawks and Wings NHL realignment became official on Thursday, when the league's Board of Governors voted to approve the restructuring that will send the Detroit Red Wings East, and leave the Chicago Blackhawks with only two games a year against their storied rivals.See Original Article » Obama to unveil alternative [...]

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Pontiff's message transcends politics

27 May 2015

Pontiff's message transcends politics Pontiff's message transcends politics. Letters Policy. The Dispatch welcomes letters to the editor from readers. Typed letters of 200 words or fewer are preferred; all might be edited. Each letter must include name, home address and daytime phone number.See Original Article » Abuse of frailty? Since his defeat, the right-wing UMP [...]

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Social media empower businesses to innovate

27 May 2015

Social media empower businesses to innovate JEDDAH – Social media literacy has well and truly transitioned from fringe concern to a MENA business must-have, according to the most comprehensive survey of its kind ever conducted. According to a study by Dubai School of Government's Governance …See Original Article » Social media swelled crowd at college [...]

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Richard Branson Reveals Virgin's Social Media Secrets

27 May 2015

Richard Branson Reveals Virgin's Social Media Secrets Hear from American Express, GE, McDonald's and other Fortune 500 co's on measuring social media impact at “Social Media ROI,” Business Insider's conference on top tactics for Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and more.See Original Article » Digg Hints Its Google Reader Replacement Will Go Beyond [...]

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Tips for social media etiquette – Holy Kaw!

27 May 2015

Tips for social media etiquette – Holy Kaw! “Social media allows us to be super social — it's part of the name, after all. Providing us with the opportunity to meet, connect and build relationships across continents, social platforms lik…Holy Kaw!See Original Article » How to use images, social media to showcase your work Turn [...]

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New, stricter medical marijuana bill introduced

27 May 2015

New, stricter medical marijuana bill introduced Politics Now · New, stricter medical marijuana bill introduced. March 27, 2013 – 9:39 AM. By Tom Precious. ALBANY — Lawmakers have introduced a measure with stricter provisions than failed past efforts to legalize marijuana sales to New Yorkers with a …See Original Article » Cruel and Unusual Punishment: [...]

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JAMIE BUTOW: Kids' Choice Awards hot topic on social media

27 May 2015

JAMIE BUTOW: Kids' Choice Awards hot topic on social media Well this was unexpected. Last week's 'Walking Dead,” the finale of “Pretty Little Liars” and all the March Madness games were talked about on social media, but not nearly as much as the Kids' Choice Awards on Nickelodeon. According to Bluefin Labs …See Original Article [...]

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Pa. groundhog's handler taking blame for forecast

27 May 2015

Pa. groundhog's handler taking blame for forecast PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor who light-heartedly filed a criminal indictment against the famous Pennsylvania groundhog who fraudulently “predicted” an early spring said he may consider a pardon now that the animal's handler is taking the …See Original Article » Simple Breath Test Might Diagnose Heart Failure [...]

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Oil nearly unchanged after Cyprus rescue bailout

26 May 2015

Oil nearly unchanged after Cyprus rescue bailout BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil was steady Tuesday as a financial rescue package to keep Cyprus from bankruptcy came under renewed scrutiny. Benchmark crude for May delivery was down 1 cent to $94.80 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in …See Original Article » 5 Afghan [...]

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