Latest World News
- September 1 2014 06:33: UPDATE 1-Afghan talks for unity government collapse; crisis deepens - World News Headlines - Yahoo News
By Hamid Shalizi and Sanjeev Miglani KABUL (Reuters) - Talks on a power sharing deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, have collapsed, a top leader said on Monday, rekindling fears of ethnic unrest over the disputed vote. Secretary of State John Kerry, the runner-up in the election would name a "chief executive" in a unity government conceived to keep the lid on political tensions. The political process is now at a stalemate, we don't see any way out," Mohaqeq, a leader of the minority Hazara community, said in an interview in Kabul, as a months-long power struggle for a successor to President Hamid Karzai showed no signs of a resolution. On Monday, a spokesman for the Abdullah campaign said it would withdraw from the political process if its demands were not met by Tuesday.
Latest U.S. News
- September 1 2014 05:56: Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' - U.S. News Headlines - Yahoo! News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the election of contradictions.
Latest Business News
- September 1 2014 05:33: European investors hold nerve as Russia-Ukraine warnings ratchet up - Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - European markets cautiously navigated warnings that the conflict in Ukraine was sliding out of control, focusing instead on whether the European Central Bank will strengthen its stimulus plans when it meets this week. Ukraine reported its forces were under fire again from Russian tanks on Monday as fresh signs emerged that the troubles are damaging the euro zone's already-fragile economy. Signs that growth impetus waned in the key industrial engine of Germany, and in Spain and the Netherlands too, is also less than reassuring." Despite the uncertain backdrop, shares on Europe's FTSEurofirst 300 index largely held their ground in morning trading after markets in Asia had also shrugged off some mildly disappointing data from China. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned at the weekend that a "full-scale war" was imminent if Russian troops continued to support pro-Moscow rebels as European leaders threatened new sanctions.
Latest Tech News
- September 1 2014 06:20: Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and others leak in alleged iCloud hack - Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
With just over a week to go until the iPhone 6 is finally unveiled, Apple’s most important product launch of the year, the company may have a major scandal to deal with that’s directly related to its iOS ecosystem. Mashable reports that hackers managed to break into a number of iCloud accounts belonging to certain celebrities, and alleged nude photos and even compromising videos have been posted as a result. It’s not clear how the hack was possible or whether or not iCloud was indeed hacked by a malicious third party interested in stealing such sensitive information in order to sell it online. The hackers first took to 4chat to tease the “goods,” revealing they managed to access handsets belonging to quite a
Latest Entertainment News
- September 1 2014 04:28: Chinese director Jiang Wen launches latest movie - Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News
BEIJING (AP) — Hoping for maximum publicity, Chinese director Jiang Wen launched his latest movie at an event Monday — more than three months before it is due to open in cinemas.
Latest Sports News
- September 1 2014 04:01: Ryder Cup wildcard challenge for McGinley and Watson - Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Ryder Cup captains Paul McGinley and Tom Watson take centre stage on Tuesday when they both name their three wildcard picks to complete their lineups for Gleneagles. McGinley in particular is facing a tough choice with two former world number ones, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald, along with the Ryder Cup hero of two years ago Ian Poulter all failing to make it into the nine automatic qualifying slots. Normally they would all be clearcut picks for the Irishman, but complicating the situation is the good form of Scotland's Stephen Gallacher, who narrowly missed out on supplanting Graeme McDowell in the ninth and final qualifying spot by finishing third on Sunday at the Italian Open. McGinley, who played and missed the cut in Turin, was on hand to see how hard Gallacher battled to make the team and he was full of praise for the 39-year-old who lives just 35 miles from Gleneagles and knows the course better than anyone else among the Ryder Cup hopefuls.
Latest Science News
- September 1 2014 05:16: Labor Day in Space: A Weightless Holiday for US Astronauts - Science News Headlines - Yahoo News
Right now, NASA astronaut Steve Swanson commands the International Space Station with fellow American Reid Wiseman serving as a flight engineer. The pair forms one-third of the space station's six-man Expedition 40 crew, with three Russian cosmonauts and European Space Agency astronaut rounding out the crew. "The entire six-man crew of Expedition 40 will have an off-duty day with only their exercise and one or two maintenance activities scheduled," NASA spokesman Daniel Huot told Space.com in an email. Swanson and Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev from the Russian Space Agency are due to return to Earth on Sept. 10, while Wiseman, Maxim Suraev from the Russian Space Agency and Alexander Gerst from ESA will remain in orbit until November.
Latest Politics News
- September 1 2014 06:29: China universities vow ideology clampdown on staff, students - Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
Three top Chinese universities have vowed to tighten "ideological" control over students and teachers, as a wider clampdown on free expression in the country intensifies. The comments came from the Communist Party committees of Peking University, Shanghai's Fudan University, and Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, which each wrote a statement in the Communist Party theoretical journal Qiushi. The statement from Peking University -- China's top academic institution -- condemned those with "ulterior motives" who target the ruling party. "In recent years, some people go on the Internet and with ulterior motives add fuel to the fire... ultimately targeting the Chinese Communist Party and the socialist system," it said.