home, country, national, saturday

Merkel, Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss Libya ahead of summit   4%

German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the need to end foreign interference in Libya with Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince Saturday, a day before she hosts an international conference on Libya, … Click to Continue »


Russia's Ivanova claims gold in World Cup luge   80%


Russia's Tatyana Ivanova raced to gold in women's luge at the World Cup event in Lillehammer, Norway, on Saturday. Russia also finished atop the podium in doubles with Aleksandr Denisev and Vladislav Antonov securing the win.


Musk's SpaceX to simulate rocket failure in final astronaut capsule test   -6%

Elon Musk's SpaceX is gearing up to destroy one of its own rockets on Saturday to test a crucial emergency abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, the company's final milestone test before flying NASA astronauts from U.S. soil.


Kenya: Kipchoge Discusses Track Races as Mo Farah Lands in Iten   20%

[Nation] Despite the country's embarrassment of talent in distance running, it's a bizarre fact that Kenya has won the Olympic gold medal only once each in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres races.


Georgia: I would drink to black out it was destructive and dangerous   3%


The DIY musician's second album, Seeking Thrills, is a paean to the transcendental power of dance. She tells Alexandra Pollard about her love of house music, her rocky relationship with alcohol and how her hometown of London has changed for the worse


Vancouver's drug-dispensing machine: Why it exists and how it works   25%


Health advocates say a safe supply of opioids is critical to help stop people from overdosing on tainted street drugs. Now, a pilot project in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside provides some high-risk users with access to an automated machine that dispenses opioids prescribed by a doctor.


Veganuary: The makers behind the vegan-friendly kilt  

Kiltmakers are coming up with alternatives to leather and wool when making Scotland's national dress.


Meghan makes second public appearance since royal announcement at womens charity in Vancouver   31%


'Was great to talk about the importance of a holistic approach to social justice, and the power of young women's leadership,' says organisation


Siemens will decide on Australian mine role on Monday   25%

As bushfires rage in Australia, the country's coal sector is in the firing line over its high carbon emissions. So too is Siemens over its role in a huge mine project that has courted much controversy.


South Africa vs England: Dom Bess joins exclusive club to inspire tourists towards victory   25%


It was the Yorkshire loanee's first five-wicket haul in Test cricket as the hosts battle to survive on day three in Port Elizabeth


Frank Cruz had a short fuse for second-class treatment. So he blazed a path for himself   -12%


Frank Cruz always told other people's stories. Now, he tells all in his memoir about his days as a reporter, Telemundo co-founder and everything in between. He carved paths for others along the way.


Arts academy under attack: Police questionings, censorship and a blow to academic freedom   20%

'There were threats and curses that came to the department offices and to my personal email, in writing and orally,' says Eli Petel, head of Bezalel's Fine Arts Department.


'Yoni Netanyahus mistake nearly led to disaster': U.K. historian sets the record straight on Operation Entebbe  

The PM's slain brother was not a central figure in the operation, Saul David, on whose book the film '7 Days in Entebbe' was based, tells Haaretz


Trump donor allegedly spying on Ukraine ambassador was drunk all the time, Giuliani associate says  


Businessman dismisses Republican activist's claims about tracking ambassador


Transfer news: Man Utd to spoil Arsenal and Tottenham plans as Liverpool eye 54m wonderkid   10%


Review the day's transfer stories with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea all facing a busy month in the hunt for reinforcements



Police offer few details in death of 11-year-old Placerville boy  


A woman who described herself as the biological mother of 11-year-old Roman Lopez says she found out about her son's death from an online article.


Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram wins five medals at world cup  

The country's top rhythmic gymnast will bring home two gold medals, two silver, and a bronze


Stephanie Grishams laughable dodge  

Fox News reaps a windfall from the press secretary's availability.


Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick Receives Support After Announcing Alcohol Dependence Treatment  

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona says she's getting treatment for alcohol dependence. She received messages of support from both parties.


President George W. Bush proudly displays paintings of world leaders  

You're either with these paintings, or against them: Olmert, Putin, Merkel, Singh, Dalai Lama, among others, inspire Bush's art.


Manchester United v Wolves: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows his cup team need eyes on bigger prizes   40%


United's post-Ferguson era is not trophyless but has lacked genuine challenges


Anthony Davis will miss fourth straight game when Lakers play Magic tonight   -7%


Anthony Davis is out for Wednesday's game against the Orlando Magic, making it the fourth consecutive game he'll miss because of a bruised gluteus maximus.


For first time, Israeli artist wins top British portrait award  

The art prize, which includes a $47,500 cash stipend, was presented to Matan Ben-Cnaan at London's National Portrait Gallery during a ceremony on Tuesday.


Justin Trudeau says intelligence indicates Ukraine plane was shot down by Iran missile   10%


Video emerges appearing to show jet being struck near Tehran's airport


Making green products from harvest waste in Thailand   -7%

In Jaruwan Khammuang's home village, leftover straw from the harvest was often burned. The young entrepreneur saw an opportunity to create green products from the waste — such as tableware.


Detroit Lions have Utah State QB Jordan Love on radar at Senior Bowl: Players to watch   4%


Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy called Michigan's Josh Uche one of the two most versatile linebackers in the game

       


War in Syria drives out Christian community   -33%

Three months into Turkey's offensive, an ancient Christian community in Syria's northeast is experiencing a nightmare in a loop. With nowhere to go, their future looks increasingly bleak.


Adhering to 1992 Consensus unshakable foundation for peaceful, stable cross-Strait ties   25%

BEIJING, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Adhering to the 1992 Consensus that embodies the one-China principle is the unshakable foundation for the peaceful and stable development of relations between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait, a mainland spokesperson said Wednesday.

Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, made the remarks at a regular press conference while asked to comment on remarks regarding cross-Strait ties made by Tsai Ing-wen, the Democratic Progressive Party candidate, following her win in Saturday's Taiwan leadership election.

Ma said "Taiwan independence" secessionist forces and their activities are the biggest threat to peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and the greatest scourge to the interests and wellbeing of people on both sides of the Strait and must be resolutely curbed.

The tide of the times -- the cross-Strait situation moving toward peace and stability and cross-Strait relations continuing to move forward -- cannot be stopped by any force or anyone, he said.

"The future of Taiwan lies in national reunification and the wellbeing of the people in Taiwan hinges on the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation," the spokesman said. "Taiwan is the Taiwan of all Chinese people, including Taiwan compatriots, and Taiwan's future is jointly decided by all Chinese people," he added.

When asked to comment on Tsai's remarks regarding "one country, two systems," Ma said "peaceful reunification" and "one country, two systems" have remained the mainland's fundamental principles toward Taiwan over the past 40 years.

"Different systems are not obstacles to reunification, nor are they excuses for secession," Ma said.

"Peaceful reunification" and "one country, two systems" are the fundamental guideline for seeking a solution to the Taiwan question and are the best approach to realizing national reunification, he said.

"One country, two systems" will be practiced in Taiwan in a manner that gives full consideration to the island's actual conditions, the opinions and suggestions of various circles on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, as well as the interests and feelings of Taiwan compatriots, he said.


My sister's gift to me: She opened the door to the world and coaxed me through it   45%


She is older and much more adventurous than me. So it's not surprising that she showed me the rewards of putting yourself out there.



Rob Burrow interview: I cannot get over how much people are willing to do for me   48%


The former Leeds and Great Britain half-back was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in December but will remarkably pull on his boots to play in Sunday's pre-season friendly with Bradford at Headingley


Contenders to lead UK Labour Party stress unity after loss   37%

Politicians vying to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader of Britain's faltering Labour Party pleaded for unity during their first campaign event held Saturday in Liverpool. Most of the leading contenders … Click to Continue »


Notts County's Michael Doyle scores stoppage-time winner from halfway video   20%


There was a stunning injury-time winner in Notts County's FA Trophy tie with Dagenham and Redbridge, as 38-year-old Michael Doyle's strike secured a 2-1 victory. After a poor clearance from Daggers goalkeeper Elliot Justham, the midfielder took a touch before striking the ball from just inside the halfway line into the net. 'In your life, in your career, Michael Doyle, you're 38 years old, have you ever scored a goal like that?' said the commentators. Well, he has, but this was still a beauty.

Continue reading...


Adani's coal mine plans, and why coal is still so lucrative   -26%

Siemens' support for Adani's coal mine in Australia has outraged environmentalists, but it's not a unique case. Hundreds of companies and countries around the world are planning to expand their coal activities. But why?


We Answer Your Questions About Perimenopause   -10%

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to menopause expert Dr. JoAnn Pinkerton, division director of the Midlife Health Center at the University of Virginia, who answers listeners' questions.


Bajrang Punia enters final; Jitender, Deepak crash out of Rome wrestling   -15%


India's star wrestler Bajrang Punia assured himself of at least a silver medal by entering the final of the 65kg freestyle category at the Ranking Series event on Saturday.


Louis Vuitton purchases worlds second-biggest diamond  


Diamond's name 'Sewelo' translates to 'rare find'


The quietest and busiest train stations in Britain  


London Waterloo once again Britain's busiest station