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Australia gift to Britain's new princess to help pygmy possums

a shared story    21 hours 27 minutes ago
Australia will send a fine woollen blanket embroidered with yellow flowers to Britain's new princess, but the royal baby will also be honoured with a more unusual gift -- support for a rare possum. Fervent royalist Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the cot blanket made from...(more) 



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Pakistan pushes to put stalled climate policy into action

a shared story    21 hours 27 minutes ago
By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan's provinces will create committees to oversee reductions in carbon emissions and support climate change adaptation, in a push to implement a long-stalled national climate policy. Under an agreement reached at the first meeting of...(more) 



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Benin president's party wins election but fails to get majority

a shared story    21 hours 27 minutes ago
The party of President Thomas Boni Yayi won Benin's parliamentary elections with 33 seats out of 83, but failed to secure an absolute majority, the Constitutional Court said Sunday evening. The Beninese went to the polls on Sunday April 26 for elections regarded as a popularity...(more) 



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Israeli PM to meet Ethiopian community after clashes

a shared story    21 hours 27 minutes ago
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to meet members of Israel's Ethiopian community Monday in a bid to ease tensions after clashes over allegations of police brutality and widespread discrimination. The meeting was announced late on Sunday as thousands of Ethiopian Israeli demonstrators clashed with police at...(more) 



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TomTom CEO says its maps destined for use in self-driving cars

a shared story    21 hours 27 minutes ago
Dutch navigation company TomTom aims to become a main provider of technology for self-driving cars as it charts its way back to success after seven lean years, chief executive Harold Goddijn said. Goddijn told Reuters that an overhaul of TomTom's digital mapping architecture lies behind a...(more) 



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Rugby-Australia hooker Polota-Nau wary of another head knock

a shared story    22 hours 27 minutes ago
Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau could take a long leave of absence from rugby or even the quit the game entirely if he suffers another heavy head knock. Polota-Nau, who has been working with Australian neurologists on the effects of concussion, was forced from the ground with...(more) 



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How the Garland, Tex. shootings played out on Twitter

a shared story    22 hours 27 minutes ago
Social media played a key role in the minutes following the shootings outside an event in Garland, Tex. featuring cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad Sunday.          



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Win or lose, Cameron's political career hangs by a thread

a shared story    22 hours 27 minutes ago
By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron is Britain's most popular major party leader and his Conservative Party the most trusted on the economy after helping revive it. A descendant of King William IV, Cameron, who came to power in a coalition with...(more) 




Clashes in Tel Aviv 'racism' protest

a shared story    22 hours 27 minutes ago
Dozens of police and protesters are injured in clashes as a protest by Ethiopian Israelis against alleged police brutality turns violent in Tel Aviv. 



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About 100 bodies found in Nepal trekking village

a shared story    22 hours 27 minutes ago
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali police and local volunteers found the bodies of about 100 trekkers and villagers buried in an avalanche set off by last month's devastating earthquake and were digging through snow and ice for signs of dozens more missing, officials said...(more) 



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Two dead at US Mohammed cartoon event

a shared story    22 hours 27 minutes ago
Police shot dead two gunmen Sunday outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas attended by controversial Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders, authorities said. While no immediate claim of responsibility was made, similar depictions of the Prophet Mohammed prompted a shooting at French satirical weekly Charlie...(more) 



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Facebook launches open Internet.org platform amid net neutrality debate in India

a shared story    22 hours 27 minutes ago
By Aman Shah and Nivedita Bhattacharjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is launching an open platform for online content and application developers to join its Internet.org service, in a move the social media giant said would boost efforts to get people online in low-income and rural...(more) 



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