News archive from 8 September 2015

Why Iranian youth are endorsing the nuclear agreement

Why Iranian youth are endorsing the nuclear agreement

TEHRAN — Medical students hang out in front of the University of Tehran one stifling summer day, chatting and checking their smartphones. Asked about the nuclear agreement that had recently been signed in Vienna, they quickly offer opinions about a...

 
Turkey and Kurdish rebel clashes intensify

Turkey and Kurdish rebel clashes intensify

Several Turkish soldiers were killed and more wounded in an attack in southeastern Hakkari province carried out by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants, the military says, keeping tight-lipped over the scale of the death toll. Video provided by A...

 
Britain prepared for more drone strikes on own nationals

Britain prepared for more drone strikes on own nationals

David Cameron announced the RAF carried out a drone strike against a U.K. citizen in Syria, showing a sudden, rapid shift toward targeted killings. Video provided by Newsy Britain's defense minister on Tuesday said the United Kingdom was prepared to...

 
Pope Francis makes marriage annulments easier

Pope Francis makes marriage annulments easier

Pope Francis announced reforms Tuesday aimed at simplifying and speeding up the Roman Catholic Church's procedure for marriage annulments. A new law, issued Tuesday from the Vatican in Rome, involves a fast-track process that will be handled directly...

 
North-South Korea agree to family reunions

North-South Korea agree to family reunions

North and South Korea have agreed to host family reunions for families separated by the Korean War, according to media reports. The reunions for 100 separated families will be held Oct. 20-26 at Mount Kumgang, a resort on the North's east coast.,...

 
Obama weighs options on Syrian refugee crisis

Obama weighs options on Syrian refugee crisis

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is opening the door to the possibility of allowing more Syrian refugees into the United States, marking a subtle but significant change in the White House's thinking about how best to respond to the mounting...

 
Stonehenge 'on steroids' found 2 miles away

Stonehenge 'on steroids' found 2 miles away

Researchers in England just discovered a "superhenge" monument buried underground near Stonehenge. Video provided by Newsy Stonehenge, the world-renowned circle of stone columns in southern England, may have had a brother. A much bigger,...

 
Italy's top court: Amanda Knox conviction based on poor case

Italy's top court: Amanda Knox conviction based on poor case

Italy’s top criminal court on Monday said the murder case of Amanda Knox had “stunning flaws” — and that prosecutors brought it to trial with an “absolute lack of biological traces” tying Knox and her co-defendant, former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito,...

 
A South American lesson for Donald Trump: Border walls are ugly and don’t work

A South American lesson for Donald Trump: Border walls are ugly and don’t work

Donald Trump might think that border walls are a great idea, but try telling that to the South American neighbors currently split apart by one. In recent months, residents from the leafy Paraguayan town of Encarnacion and its equally verdant Argentine...

 
Migrant crisis: What European nations are doing

Migrant crisis: What European nations are doing

European countries are taking a more generous approach to refugees, which could lead to more support for an EU-wide solution to the crisis. Video provided by Newsy Hundreds of thousands of migrants are flooding into Europe from such war-torn nations...

 
Guatemala’s presidential election appears headed to runoff

Guatemala’s presidential election appears headed to runoff

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A former television comic was heading for a runoff with either a wealthy businessman or a former first lady in voting for Guatemala’s next president, days after the Central American nation’s leader resigned over a corruption...

 
Something just killed 120K endangered antelopes

Something just killed 120K endangered antelopes

(NEWSER) – An already critically endangered species has been driven even further to the brink after an insane population decline compounded by the fact that scientists are at a loss to explain it. Initially, scientists weren’t too perturbed to hear...

 

Media General to buy Meredith in TV, magazine deal

Media General reached a deal to acquire Meredith Corp. for $2.6 billion, creating the third largest TV station company in the U.S. Meredith owns or operates 17 TV stations and owns several national magazines targeted primarily at women, including...

 
FlightCar helps owners rent their cars to others while traveling

FlightCar helps owners rent their cars to others while traveling

The Great Recession may be over, but many people are still trying to save money or earn a little extra. Rujul Zaparde’s company helps travelers do both. Many travelers are familiar with this scenario: After a long flight, you pick up your car at the...

 
Ask Matt: Are ETFs really that bad?

Ask Matt: Are ETFs really that bad?

Q: Are ETFs really that bad? A: Exchange-traded funds are among the most investor friendly inventions in decades. Don't let rare problems with small and lightly traded ETFs discourage you from taking advantage of these tools. Exchange-traded funds,...

 

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