Ad Balla - Curated Advertising News http://www.adballa.com/latest_stories en Stamps on Malay folk stories to be launched http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/170584/stamps-malay-folk-stories-be-launched Kuala Lumpur, Oct 25 (IANS) Malay folklore will be depicted on a new stamp collection to be launched by Malaysian postal services Monday. According to the postal service or Pos Malaysia, the "...]]> Art/Culture/Books Malaysia News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:04:08 +0000 ians 170584 at http://www.adballa.com Japan's Kabuki theatre goes global through internet http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/170518/japans-kabuki-theatre-goes-global-through-internet Tokyo, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) Kabuki, the traditional Japanese theater, is seeking to become more global, and to that end, an "online" project was introduced Friday, a platform for connecting fans of...]]> Art/Culture/Books Japan Technology News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:42:04 +0000 ians 170518 at http://www.adballa.com IS abducts Iraqi journalists as its positions get bombed (Roundup) http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/170513/abducts-iraqi-journalists-its-positions-get-bombed-roundup Baghdad/Paris, Oct 24 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group Friday kidnapped three Iraqi reporters in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul even as French fighter jets and Iraqi military...]]> Defence/Security MEDIA Iraq Terrorism News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:28:04 +0000 ians 170513 at http://www.adballa.com IS abducts three journalists in Iraq http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/170490/abducts-three-journalists-iraq Mosul (Iraq), Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group Friday kidnapped three Iraqi reporters in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, a human rights official told Efe news agency. The...]]> Burkina Faso Defence/Security MEDIA Terrorism News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:34:06 +0000 ians 170490 at http://www.adballa.com Unesco chief condemns murder of Paraguayan journalists http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/170469/unesco-chief-condemns-murder-paraguayan-journalists Paris, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) Unesco Director-General Irina Bokova Friday condemned the murder of Paraguayan journalist Pablo Medina Velazquez and his assistant Antonia Maribel Almada Chamorro, who were...]]> Crime/Disaster/Accident Immigration/Law/Rights MEDIA France News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:36:04 +0000 ians 170469 at http://www.adballa.com Dark shadow of Ebola now a global threat: Trinidad PM http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/170448/dark-shadow-ebola-now-global-threat-trinidad-pm Port-of-Spain, Oct 24 (IANS) The dark shadow of the Ebola has now become "a real and imminent global threat", Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has said. In a message...]]> Art/Culture/Books Health/Medicine France News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:40:07 +0000 ians 170448 at http://www.adballa.com Twitter declares war on passwords http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/170377/twitter-declares-war-passwords San Francisco, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) Twitter formally declared war on passwords during a developers' conference in San Francisco, unveiling a new system that allows users to log-in to mobile apps with...]]> MEDIA Costa Rica Technology News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:32:25 +0000 ians 170377 at http://www.adballa.com Sydney Opera House lights up for Diwali http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/170197/sydney-opera-house-lights-diwali Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) The Sydney Opera House was lit up in a vibrant orange colour to celebrate Diwali, the Indian festival of lights. According to a statement released by the Community Relations...]]> Art/Culture/Books Australia Diaspora News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:26:05 +0000 ians 170197 at http://www.adballa.com Archaeologists discover lost Sphinx head in Greece http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/170190/archaeologists-discover-lost-sphinx-head-greece Athens, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) Archaeologists excavating the tomb of Amphipolis in northern Greece have uncovered the head of one of the two sphinxes that guard the entrance to the site which dates back...]]> Art/Culture/Books Greece News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:24:07 +0000 ians 170190 at http://www.adballa.com Former Washington Post editor Benjamin Bradlee dead http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/170174/former-washington-post-editor-benjamin-bradlee-dead Washington, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) Benjamin Bradlee, the man who turned The Washington Post into a global name and made history with the paper's coverage of the "Watergate" scandal, died at his home in...]]> MEDIA United States News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:32:06 +0000 ians 170174 at http://www.adballa.com Father of British hostage John Cantlie dies http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/170173/father-british-hostage-john-cantlie-dies London, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) The father of British hostage John Cantlie, who has been held captive by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria since 2012, has died days after recording a video...]]> Defence/Security MEDIA Terrorism United Kingdom News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:28:04 +0000 ians 170173 at http://www.adballa.com Malaysian Indians celebrate Diwali http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/170168/malaysian-indians-celebrate-diwali Kuala Lumpur, Oct 22 (IANS) Malaysian Indians and people of the Hindu faith Wednesday celebrated Diwali with a great fervour here, media reported. A Diwali open house was hosted by the Malaysian...]]> Art/Culture/Books Malaysia Diaspora News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:04:05 +0000 ians 170168 at http://www.adballa.com Journalist shot dead in Paraguay http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/169424/journalist-shot-dead-paraguay Asuncion, Oct 17 (IANS/EFE) A reporter with Paraguay's ABC Color newspaper was shot dead Thursday in the eastern town of Curuguaty, the third journalist to be slain in the country in 2014. Two...]]> Crime/Disaster/Accident Paraguay MEDIA News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:32:06 +0000 ians 169424 at http://www.adballa.com Journalist missing in Mexico http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/169128/journalist-missing-mexico Culiacan (Mexico), Oct 15 (IANS/EFE) The editor of the Nueva Prensa political magazine based in Ahome, a city in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, has disappeared, his family said. Jesus Antonio...]]> MEDIA Mexico News Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:02:05 +0000 ians 169128 at http://www.adballa.com Bush shoe-tossing painting hits record at Doha auction http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/169109/bush-shoe-tossing-painting-hits-record-doha-auction Doha, Oct 15 (IANS/EFE) A controversial painting by Iranian artist Mahmud Obaidi, depicting an Iraqi journalist throwing shoe in 2008 at then US president George W. Bush, was sold for $62,500 at a...]]> Art/Culture/Books Qatar News Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:34:04 +0000 ians 169109 at http://www.adballa.com Australian Richard Flanagan wins 2014 Man Booker prize http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/169100/australian-richard-flanagan-wins-2014-man-booker-prize London, Oct 15 (IANS) The first Man Booker prize to allow American nominees was Tuesday night won by an Australian, with Richard Flanagan triumphing for a novel of love and war that tells the...]]> Art/Culture/Books United Kingdom News Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:26:06 +0000 ians 169100 at http://www.adballa.com Journalist probing illegal logging murdered in Cambodia http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/168920/journalist-probing-illegal-logging-murdered-cambodia Bangkok, Oct 13 (IANS/EFE) Three members of Cambodia's security forces have been arrested for murdering a journalist who was investigating illegal logging in the northeast of the country, media...]]> Crime/Disaster/Accident Immigration/Law/Rights Thailand MEDIA News Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:38:04 +0000 ians 168920 at http://www.adballa.com Naomi Campbell congratulates 'malaria' for Nobel Peace Prize http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/168715/naomi-campbell-congratulates-malaria-nobel-peace-prize Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) English supermodel Naomi Campbell's tweet congratulating "malaria" for winning the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize has gone viral on social media. Campbell was apparently meaning...]]> Cinema/Showbiz Human Interest/Society MEDIA Pakistan News Sat, 11 Oct 2014 15:56:08 +0000 ians 168715 at http://www.adballa.com Malala 'really happy' to share Nobel prize with an Indian http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/168628/malala-really-happy-share-nobel-prize-indian London, Oct 11 (IANS) Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai Friday said she is "really happy" on sharing the Nobel Peace Prize with a person from India and both have decided to invite Indian Prime...]]> Art/Culture/Books Immigration/Law/Rights Indo-Pak/Pakistan United Kingdom News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:24:05 +0000 ians 168628 at http://www.adballa.com Indian and India-origin Nobel laureates http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/168565/indian-and-india-origin-nobel-laureates The following Indian and Indian-origin people have won the Nobel Prize: Rabindranath Tagore (1913/Literature); C.V. Raman (1930/Physics); Har Gobind Khorana (1968/Medicine); Mother Teresa (1979/...]]> Art/Culture/Books Science/Tech Diaspora National United Kingdom News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:50:07 +0000 ians 168565 at http://www.adballa.com International icons of contemporary art come together in Argentina http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/168544/international-icons-contemporary-art-come-together-argentina Buenos Aires, Oct 10 (IANS/EFE) The Argentine capital is celebrating the Second International Biennial of Contemporary Art featuring artists from 38 countries with over 300 works which use the...]]> Art/Culture/Books Costa Rica News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:40:04 +0000 ians 168544 at http://www.adballa.com Women pay more attention to art, men prod artist's history http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/168530/women-pay-more-attention-art-men-prod-artists-history New York, Oct 10 (IANS) When it comes to evaluating artwork, men seem to focus more on the artist's background and authenticity while women pay more attention to the art itself. The sexes show...]]> Art/Culture/Books United States News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:44:05 +0000 ians 168530 at http://www.adballa.com French author gets Nobel Prize for literature http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/168429/french-author-gets-nobel-prize-literature Stockholm, Oct 9 (IANS) This year's Nobel Prize for literature has been awarded to French author Patrick Modiano, it was announced Thursday. He has been awarded the prize "For the art of memory...]]> Art/Culture/Books Sweden News Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:38:05 +0000 ians 168429 at http://www.adballa.com Literature Nobel goes to French writer for evoking 'art of memory' http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/168423/literature-nobel-goes-french-writer-evoking-art-memory London, Oct 9 (IANS) The 69-year-old Patrick Modiano Thursday became the 11th French writer to win the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most...]]> Art/Culture/Books United Kingdom News Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:22:07 +0000 ians 168423 at http://www.adballa.com Hong Kong protests stood out for peace and art http://www.adballa.com/2014/10/168379/hong-kong-protests-stood-out-peace-and-art Hong Kong, Oct 9 (IANS/EFE) The recent pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong attracted global attention not only for their remarkably peaceful nature and the friendly spirit of its participants but...]]> Art/Culture/Books Hong Kong News Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:08:04 +0000 ians 168379 at http://www.adballa.com