Daily Archives: September 15, 2014

Iran supreme leader spurns U.S. overture to fight Islamic State


California state Senator Wright to resign following fraud conviction


Iraq ‘regrets’ IS talks ban on Iran

Iraq ‘regrets’ IS talks ban on Iran http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29214785

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this pressed: Home | The Roosevelts | PBS

Home | The Roosevelts | PBS.

Day in pictures: 15 September

Day in pictures: 15 September http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-29204063

Top US honour for Vietnam soldiers

Top US honour for Vietnam soldiers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29209790

Death count rises due to faulty GM ignition switches


After Saying Women On Medicaid Should Be Sterilized, Russell Pearce Resigns From Arizona GOP | NewsOK.com


U.S. to Launch City Programs to Deter Americans’ Enlistment in Terror Groups – WSJ




‘Django’ actress defends not giving cop ID


Liberians with Ebola find themselves on their own | Columbia Daily Herald


Wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue


Holder announces plan to combat American militants


Snowden alleges New Zealand spying plan to tap undersea telecom cable – The Globe and Mail


Islamic State crisis: World leaders pledge Iraq support – BBC News


Amy Winehouse statue unveiled

Amy Winehouse statue unveiled http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-29190616

German anti-euro party wins seats

German anti-euro party wins seats http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29203423

Thai tuna firm nets Norwegian rival

Thai tuna firm nets Norwegian rival http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29206256

OECD sees global economy held back

OECD sees global economy held back http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29202677

Samsung accuses LG of damaging goods

Samsung accuses LG of damaging goods http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29198728

Canon printer hacked to run Doom

Canon printer hacked to run Doom http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29203776

First Android One smartphones launch

First Android One smartphones launch http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29203249

Nato troops begin Ukraine drill

Nato troops begin Ukraine drill http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29204505

word: instigate


Definition: (verb) Provoke or stir up.
Synonyms: incite
Usage: The violence was instigated by ex-members of the secret police. Discuss.

Gioacchino Rossini

Gioacchino Rossini

Rossini was an Italian composer who wrote more than 30 operas as well as sacred music and piano pieces. The son of musicians, he began composing at age 12 and entered Bologna’s conservatory just two years later. Into the genteel atmosphere of lingering 18th-century operatic manners, Rossini brought genuine originality marked by rude wit and humor and a willingness to sacrifice all “rules” of musical and operatic decorum. For what two masterpiece operas is he best known? More… Discuss

Germany puts ‘IS fighter’ on trial

Germany puts ‘IS fighter’ on trial http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29203159

Ancient China fish ‘nearly extinct’

Ancient China fish ‘nearly extinct’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-29201926

Traitors in Putin’s Russia

Traitors in Putin’s Russia http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29202789

Scores of migrants ‘drown off Libya’

Scores of migrants ‘drown off Libya’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29203312

Hollande warns of global IS threat

Hollande warns of global IS threat http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29201317

British boy gets 1st proton treatment in Prague – Washington Times


France opens Iraq conference urging ‘global’ fight on jihadists