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Richest 1% to own more than rest of world - Oxfam

Monday, 19 January 2015 13:55

Wealth amassed by the richest 1% will overtake the amount owned by the rest of the people in the world, according to a study by charity group Oxfam.

Islamic State in Iraq free elderly Yazidis

Sunday, 18 January 2015 14:53

The Islamic State (IS) militant group has freed at least 200 members of the Yazidi religious community in northern Iraq.

Pakistani protesters call to hang Charlie Hebdo cartoonists

Friday, 16 January 2015 13:17

Protesters in Pakistan marched through Lahore on Thursday calling for the deaths of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists. Around 300 people from a little known Pakistani religious group rallied, carrying placards that read "Down with Charlie Hebdo" and a banner demanding that those drawing the prophet's caricatures be hanged. The rally started from a main thoroughfare in the heart of the city and culminated outside the US Consulate.

Phone bug wakes up Australians an hour early

Thursday, 15 January 2015 18:49

Australians living in Queensland were woken prematurely after a network glitch caused smartphone alarms to trigger an hour earlier than desired.

Charlie Hebdo publishes new issue

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 12:26

The new edition of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has gone on sale, with a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad on its cover.

Saudi cleric issues Fatwa ‍forbidding snowmen

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 10:12

A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious ruling forbidding the building of snowmen, described them as anti-Islamic.

AirAsia jet's cockpit voice recorder retrieved

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 09:55

Divers retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet on Tuesday, MetroTV said quoting a transport official, a key piece of evidence for investigators to determine the cause of the crash that killed 162 people.

Thousands ride bare-legged for No Pants Day

Monday, 12 January 2015 17:56

Hairy thighs, pale calves, and polka dot underwear. There was no shame for the thousands of commuters around the world who travelled sans trousers for the 14th No Pants Subway Ride and its variants on Sunday.

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