Shyftr Shyftr

Thursday, October 23, 2014


South African labour group and ANC ally may expel militant NUMSA union

51 minutes ago - Yahoo News
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's biggest union faced expulsion on Thursday from a labour federation linked to the ruling African National Congress, the first major crack in an alliance that has held sway since apartheid ended in 1994. Delegates from the powerful Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) were meeting in Johannesburg to...

Gauge of US economy posts solid 0.8 percent gain

48 minutes ago - Yahoo News
WASHINGTON (AP) — A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted a solid increase in September after no gain in the previous month

Mario Draghi's German problem

39 minutes ago - Yahoo News
By Noah Barkin , Eva Taylor and Paul Taylor BERLIN/FRANKFURT/PARIS (Reuters) - In early October, European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure paid a discreet visit to the Chancellery in Berlin to express concerns about rising criticism of the bank from German politicians. The Frenchman, one of ECB President Mario Draghi's closest allies in Fran...

Islamist preacher rejects link to Ottawa shootings, warns of threat to Britain

33 minutes ago - Yahoo News
By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's most high-profile Islamist preacher rejected suggestions on Thursday he had influenced the man believed to have shot dead a soldier in Ottawa, but warned there could be similar attacks in Britain from angry radicalized Muslims. Canadian police are investigating a man named as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Mu...

US journalist returns home after Ebola recovery

29 minutes ago - Yahoo News
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola is home in Rhode Island

Williams blitzes Bouchard to keep Finals hopes alive

25 minutes ago - Yahoo News
Serena Williams hit back from her embarrassing defeat at the WTA Finals by demolishing Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 to keep her campaign alive in fearsome fashion on Thursday. After only winning two games against Simona Halep, a grimly focused Williams only lost two against Bouchard as she swept the glamorous Canadian off court and out of the tourname...

'Boyhood' tops Gotham Awards with 4 nominations

23 minutes ago - Yahoo News
NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Linklater's 12-year-long family drama, "Boyhood," leads the Gotham Independent Film Awards with four nominations, including best feature

See Kevin Vickers, Gun in Hand, Moments After Shooting

1 hour 19 minutes ago - MSNBC Top Stories
Heroic sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers walks calmly through Parliament moments after he gunned down suspected Canadian Parliament shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

Renee's new look is raising eyebrows

1 hour ago - CNN Top Stories
A plastic surgeon weighs in on Zellweger's new look. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the eyebrow-raising details

Fixing 'Ebolanomics' in pursuit of vaccines and drugs

58 minutes ago - Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - As researchers from Africa to China to America race to develop vaccines and treatments to fight Ebola, health experts are grappling with the economics of a disease that until this year had been off the drug industry's radar

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