World media - cs Copyright 2019, All Rights Reserved. Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:16:00 -1000 Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:16:00 -1000 - AktualneWorld media RSS kanál - Poslední zprávy - poslední články, zprávy a aktuality s tématem World media. Aktuální zpravodajství vždy na serveru - Prehled zpravodajstvi Scientists Have Discovered These Toxic Frogs Have Bones Glowing Through Their Skin

Tiny, adorable, toxic.

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:38:41 GMT
How Long Does a Human Head Actually Remain Conscious After Being Cut Off?

It's not as simple as you'd think.

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:37:37 GMT
Dallas star Ken Kercheval dies at 83

Actor played hapless Cliff Barnes and appeared in numerous films and TV shows

Ken Kercheval, who starred as Cliff Barnes in Dallas, has died at the age of 83.

The actor played the beleaguered brother-in-law to Larry Hagman’s Machiavellian oil baron, JR Ewing. He and Hagman were the only members of the cast to feature in all 14 seasons of the soap.

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Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:06:43 GMT
Cliques, clubs and cults: the treacherous allure of belonging | sarah henstra

Whether it is a social movement or a secret society, humans love to be part of something bigger than ourselves. Novelist Sarah Henstra looks at what we gain from group identity – and what we lose

Two years ago, I drove eight hours south from Toronto with two friends to participate in the Women’s March on Washington DC. That night we hand-lettered our posters (“This pussy grabs back!”) and stitched up the final seams of our pink knitted hats. In the morning, as we descended an escalator to a subway platform awash in pink, we soon realised the march was way too big – 500,000 people – to take its planned route along the National Mall. It was too big to march at all; instead, for seven hours, we stood packed in, shoulder to shoulder, chanting and cheering and straining to hear the speeches from the stage.

In some respects, it was the most exciting day of my life. Borne along by the crowd, I felt incredibly powerful; I felt my voice mattered, that my concerns were recognised and shared and my actions were making a difference in the world. I felt lucky to be part of something so massive and important. I was wholly present in the moment: This is the future and I’m helping to make it happen!

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Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:01:24 GMT
After Sri Lanka: the best books to understand modern terrorism

Though the first suicide bombing was in 1881, 40% of those killed by them have died in the last five years. Iain Overton picks the best books that explain why

Terror is not a new phenomenon. The 19th-century invention of dynamite by a man who is better known for his peace prize – Alfred Nobel – and the adoption of that explosive material by young radicals, with visions of utopia burning in their eyes, meant that Victorian papers were filled with tales of civilians killed by bombs thrown into restaurants across Europe’s capitals. Suicide bombers also long predate Islamic State – who on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attacks in Sri Lanka over the Easter weekend. The first suicide bombing was in 1881 (it killed the tsar of Russia), while the Chinese military invented the suicide belt when deploying their “Dare to Die Battalions” against the Russians and Japanese in the 1930s.

However, 40% of those killed by suicide bombs have died in the last five years. To put it another way, in 1976, no suicide bombs exploded anywhere in the world. In 2016, 40 years later, 469 strikes were launched in 28 countries. How did it come to this?

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Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:00:46 GMT
Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin pledge to strengthen ties

Russian president meets North Korean leader for first time at Vladivostok summit and offers to help break nuclear deadlock

Russian president Vladimir Putin and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have promised to forge stronger ties during their first summit together.

In a two-hour meeting in the Russian city of Vladivostok, Putin also offered to help break the deadlock over North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme.

Related: Donald Trump hails ‘great leader’ Kim Jong-un at Hanoi summit

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Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:54:43 GMT
Sainsbury shares slump to 33-month low after Asda merger is blocked - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

More banking news! Deutsche Bank’s attempts to merge with German rival Commerzbank have collapsed.

Deutsche Bank has just announced that negotiations to combine the two German lenders have ended without a deal.

After thorough analysis, we have concluded that this transaction would not have created sufficient benefits to offset the additional execution risks, restructuring costs and capital requirements associated with such a large-scale integration.

It’s also been a busy morning for UK banking.

Ross McEwan has resigned from Royal Bank of Scotland, after more than five years dragging the taxpayer-owned bank back to profitability (and plenty of criticism over his pay).

Related: Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Ross McEwan resigns

Related: Barclays cuts bonuses for investment bankers as profits slide

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Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:54:35 GMT
Tenerife cave: Son leads police to bodies of mother and brother The bodies of a German woman and another son were found, and the boys' father has been arrested. Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:52:40 GMT RBS chief executive Ross McEwan resigns Mr McEwan said he has "delivered the strategy" promised when he took over in 2013. Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:50:18 GMT Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank abandon merger talks Deutsche Bank says the benefits of a merger with Commerzbank would not have offset the costs. Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:49:59 GMT Extinction Rebellion: Climate activists block London Stock Exchange Protesters have glued themselves to each other and to the building in the City of London. Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:49:51 GMT Trump repeats unproven claims of GCHQ spying

GCHQ says US president’s claim that it spied on his election campaign is ‘utterly ridiculous’

Donald Trump has repeated unproven and unverified accusations that British intelligence agencies spied on his election campaign, just a day after the UK confirmed he had been invited to London on a state visit to meet the Queen.

The tweet also prompted GCHQ to reiterate that the US president’s claims were “utterly ridiculous”, although the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, maintained that the “special relationship” remained intact.

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Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:42:39 GMT
Extinction Rebellion protesters glue themselves to London Stock Exchange

Climate campaigners target financial district before ending occupations and blockades

Climate change activists have glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange, in protest against the role of the finance industry in fuelling climate change.

Extinction Rebellion plans to cause rush-hour disruption in London’s financial district before it brings an end to the wave of demonstrations in which protesters have occupied sites across London for more than a week.

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Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:40:26 GMT
Sainsbury's-Asda merger blocked by regulator A merger between the supermarkets would leave consumers worse off, the UK competition watchdog says. Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:30:29 GMT Chinatown murder case: woman whose body was found in Melbourne named

Christopher Bell, a ‘diagnosed schizophrenic’, is charged with killing Natalina Angok, 32

A man has faced court accused of murdering a woman whose body was found in Melbourne’s Chinatown on Wednesday.

Christopher Allen Bell, 32, from Phillip Island, is charged with killing the woman named as Natalina Angok, 32, of Geelong, whose body was found at the corner of a dead-end laneway.

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Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:27:45 GMT