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The World's Most Valuable Sports Brands 2014

The Forbes Fab 40 consists of the 10 most valuable sports brands in each of four categories–businesses, events, teams and athletes–and quantifies the earning power of each brand relative to its competitors.<p>The most valuable sports business brand is Nike, worth $19 billion by my count, $1.7 billion …

The Ways Big Cities Think About Large-Scale Change

Change on a grand scale requires people to come together in new and different ways, and to reimagine what’s possible. This kind of change is hard, but it’s not impossible.<p>In 2010, Living Cities, a long-standing collaborative of 22 of the world’s leading foundations and financial institutions, …

5 Tips for New Team Leaders

I’ve been a new manager five times in my career: once as a first-time manager at Google going from being a teammate to leading peers, three times as I was promoted within Google, and most recently as the new Chief Revenue Officer for UberConference, a teleconferencing startup in San Francisco. What …

US in Syria: nothing has changed but the enemy

When it comes to President Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s reviled strongman, Barack Obama says nothing has changed. Like David Cameron and other western leaders, Obama insists Assad must step down as part of a democratic transition to end Syria’s civil war. Assad remains accused of committing war crimes …

Yemeni president urges rebels to pull out of capital

Yemen’s president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, has urged Shia rebels who overran Sana’a at the weekend to withdraw, accusing them of breaching a UN-brokered peace accord.<p>Houthi rebels who had besieged the capital for a month seized key state installations on Sunday without any resistance, after more …

No significant progress in Iran nuclear talks: French minister

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - There has been no significant progress in nuclear talks between Iran and major powers and, as a result, a meeting between the two sides planned for Friday had to be called off, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday.<p>French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent …

Locals honour murdered mountaineer while French Muslims express outrage

Residents of St Martin Vesubie near Nice turned out in their hundreds to honour the memory of Herve Gourdel, one of their own.<p>The mountaineer’s murder by extremists in Algeria allied to the self-styled Islamic State has led to heightened security in France. Gourdel’s family appealed for “dignity …

'What a shaker!' Deep, 6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes near Anchorage

Why aren't earthquake warnings better?<p><b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p><b>NEW:</b> There are more than a dozen aftershocks following the main quake• <b><br>NEW:</b> Seismologist: The quake was abnormally deep, felt over a large area• <b><br>NEW:</b> Pictures show toppled shelves, cracked walls, dangling ceiling panels<br>• The 64-mile deep earthquake …

Xinjiang unrest: China raises death toll to 50

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1111000/1111367_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534423642_6f5545c82ae134fb28907c49fd3f60a9<p><b>Fifty people died in violence on Sunday in Xinjiang, Chinese state media said, in what police called a "serious terrorist attack".</b><p>Earlier this week …

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Hamas and Fatah reach accord on unity cabinet

Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have reached a partial understanding that should put plans of a unified government back on track, after being hampered by fresh rifts that followed the latest war on Gaza.<p>Following two-day meetings in Cairo, officials from the rival groups agreed on Thursday …

Obama, at U.N., calls Ebola a threat to global security

President Obama and other leaders delivered a sobering message at the United Nations on Thursday, saying the world was not doing enough to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and avert a "humanitarian catastrophe."<p>"This is more than a health crisis," Obama told leaders at a special gathering …

Taliban behead 12 people in remote Afghan province

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban beheaded 12 Afghan civilians, mostly family members of local policemen, in an assault that was part of a …