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Peshawar School Massacre Splits Afghan, Pakistani Militant Groups

NBCNews.com - ‎9 minutes ago‎
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - The massacre of innocent schoolchildren at a military-run school in Pakistan this week didn't just shock the nation and the world - it divided even the militant groups who had seemed hardened to indiscriminate violence.
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Kepler Just Discovered a New Super Earth, Against All Odds

Gizmodo - ‎1 hour ago‎
In May 2013, NASA's exoplanet-seeking spacecraft, Kepler, seemed doomed. Two of four wheels that stabilized its telescope had malfunctioned—and NASA appealed to scientists from around the world for ideas to salvage its mission.
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Daniel Kidega is new EALA Speaker

New Vision - ‎4 hours ago‎
Ugandan legislator Daniel Kidega has been named the new Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly, replacing Margaret Zziwa.

Mutungi to Grace 'Peace Concert'

AllAfrica.com - ‎9 hours ago‎
Arusha - THE first Peace and Unity concert will be staged at the Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium in Arusha on Saturday with the Registrar of Political Parties, Justice Francis Mutungi, expected to grace the event.
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Reports of machete and axe attacks in DRC

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - ‎39 minutes ago‎
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said it is greatly concerned by the ongoing killings and human rights violations against civilians in the Beni area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's North Kivu Province.
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Land grab at Namibian holiday town

Independent Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
Windhoek - A group of informal settlement dwellers outside Namibia's coastal holiday town Swakopmund have occupied municipal land and want to settle there.
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Chairman of Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament

Ghana News Agency - ‎5 hours ago‎
Accra , Dec 19, GNA - Parliament has approved the nomination of Dr. Kwabena Donkor, the Member of Parliament for Pru East, as Minister of the newly created Power Ministry.

Classroom 'SOS' As Majority Picked for Form One

AllAfrica.com - ‎12 hours ago‎
THE majority of Standard Seven pupils who sat and passed their Primary School Leaving Examinations in September have been selected to join Form One next year, with district and municipal councils issued with instructions to mobilise resources towards ...
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Israeli military says Gaza rocket hits Israel

Ahram Online - ‎4 hours ago‎
File Photo of Smoke trails of rocket fired from Gaza Strip towards Israel in October 2012. (Photo:AP). Related. Israel's military opens eight new probes into its Gaza offensive conduct · Israeli gunfire wounds Gaza fisherman: Palestinians · Desperate for cement ...
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Business Council Launches Branch in Rukwa

AllAfrica.com - ‎9 hours ago‎
RUKWA regional authorities and other stakeholders in the private sector have been urged to form a community bank to help farmers and entrepreneurs raise capital for commercial operations.

No Plan to Resign, Says Tibaijuka

AllAfrica.com - ‎9 hours ago‎
LANDS, Housing and Human Settlements Development Minister, Professor Anna Tibaijuka, said yesterday that she had no plan to resign over the Tegeta Escrow account scandal, saying such a move will surprise even her boss.
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Google Sues Mississippi Attorney General, Alleging Internet Censorship

Huffington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Google is taking an attorney general to court on the grounds that his actions could threaten the freedom of the Internet. The tech giant sued Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood (D) in a U.S.
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This Is Why You Just Lost a Bunch of Instagram Followers

TIME - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Instagram The Instagram logo is displayed on a smartphone on December 20, 2012 in Paris. Lionel Bonaventure—AFP/Getty Images. Instagram eliminates millions of fake accounts in a matter of hours.
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Brad Pitt Dismissed From Jury Duty for Being Too "Distracting": Report

Us Magazine - ‎8 minutes ago‎
If only that excuse worked for everyone! Brad Pitt was ready and willing to do his civic duty as a juror in L.A., but his dream of a real-life 12 Angry Men was short-lived.
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Bruce Jenner to get $2.5 million in split

The Spokesman Review - ‎10 hours ago‎
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Kenneth Turan's best films of 2014

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
What's the point of doing a 10 best list if you put only 10 films on it? Ideally, these lists are not only fun to read but they also serve a utilitarian purpose of reminding interested parties of worthy films that came and went too fast to catch up with the first time ...
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Iran tops in AFC in latest FIFA men's football ranking

Boxscore - ‎2 hours ago‎
AFC: Kuala Lumpur (December 19, 2014) Iran will head into the 2015 AFC Asian Cup as the continent's highest ranked side following the release of December's FIFA ranking.

Kigoma, Dodoma advance into Copa Coca-Cola semis

IPPmedia - ‎11 hours ago‎
Kigomaboys' team cruised into the semi-final of the U-15 Copa Coca-Cola youth football championships after beating their Mwanza counterparts 1-0 in a tough but thrilling match played at Karume Memorial Stadium in Dar es Salaam yesterday.
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How Scientists Found Deepest-Ever Fish 5 Miles Down

ABC News - ‎22 minutes ago‎
An underwater voyage has found an unidentified species of fish more than 5 miles down -- deeper than any other fish has ever been found before.
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Group of Birds Sensed Tornadoes this Year Without Any Environmental Cues ...

University Herald - ‎6 minutes ago‎
Just days ahead of an outbreak of tornadoes in the south and central U.S., a group of golden-winged warblers left their nests to avoid the storms.
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Best of Science 2014: Rosetta, manipulating memories, coordinating robots

Livemint - ‎5 hours ago‎
Rosetta's lander module Philae landed on the surface of the speeding comet in a very complicated mission. Photo: AP. New Delhi: The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft along with its Philae lander, which reached comet ...
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Carnivore comeback: Bears and wolves are thriving in Europe

Fox News - ‎2 hours ago‎
In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, a European wolf is pictured in a wildlife park in Hanau, Germany. Scientists studying populations of bears, wolves, Eurasian lynx and wolverines found they have flourished on the continent, decades after being ...
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Print me up, Scotty: Astronauts make wrench on 3D printer in space after being ...

Mirror.co.uk - ‎2 hours ago‎
Astronauts have made the first 3D printed tool in space after being emailed the instructions from Earth. The six-strong crew of the International Space Station created a wrench while orbiting 220 miles above the globe.
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Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: As the Weekend Nears, We're Reading About Roche ...

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎4 hours ago‎
Once again, another working week is about to draw to a close. Of course, the holiday break is just around the corner, as well. So what better time to start daydreaming about things to do?
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Predict Stroke Risk by Standing on One Leg? Yes, Says Study

Monthly Prescribing Reference - ‎10 minutes ago‎
(HealthDay News) - Difficulty standing on one leg may indicate that lacunar infarctions or microbleeds have already occurred, which means the risk for more serious strokes is high, according to research published online December 18 in Stroke.
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6% of Planet's People May Be Addicted to Internet

Newser - ‎2 hours ago‎
(Newser) - Internet addiction may be a reality for more than 1 in 20 people worldwide, according to new research out of the University of Hong Kong and published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.
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