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world Virgin Money announces float plan

Virgin Money, the UK challenger bank partly owned by entrepreneur Richard Branson, announces plans to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange.

8 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Up for grabs: Who will win Clacton seat?

The BBC's Adam Fleming visits Clacton as the campaigning for the by-election in the town enters its final week.

13 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Netanyahu: U.S. Lacks 'Facts' About New Israeli Housing

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sat down with NBC News' Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday evening.

14 minutes ago // BBC

world Derailed train disrupts services

Train services across south east Wales are disrupted after a train left the tracks at Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan.

16 minutes ago // New York Times

world Satellite Shows North Korea Has Upgraded Launch Station

Completion of the yearlong project would give North Korea a facility to test its intercontinental ballistic missile program, analysts said.

16 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world FCC has no business regulating the name of a football team

The Federal Communications Commission has been petitioned by an activist lawyer to effectively regulate the word redskins off the air. While this page has argued that the Washington Redskins football team should adopt a new name the current one is racist it would...

18 minutes ago // ABC

world Anger Mounts as Kashmir Floodwaters Subside

As winter nears, anger mounts among Kashmir flood victims over Indian gov't disaster response

19 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Clear, thoughtful rules are needed for recordings by LAPD

The Los Angeles police sergeant who caused a controversy when he detained Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts in response to a 911 call last month has now publicly defended his decision to turn over an audio recording he made of the incident to the celebrity news site TMZ,...

21 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Warning over alcohol 'pre-loading'

A leading accident and emergency doctor, Clifford Mann, has warned there's a "dangerous epidemic" of young people ending up in hospital, after getting drunk on cheap drinks before going out.

21 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Why the British Brimstone missile being used in Iraq is so sought after - in 60 seconds

The British-made missile is the most sophisticated of its kind being used in the air campaign to support Iraqi and Kurdish forces battling the militants

22 minutes ago // Fox News

world As winter nears, anger mounts among Kashmir flood victims over Indian gov't disaster response

As floodwaters ripped through Indian-controlled Kashmir, Abdul Majeed spent five days holed up with his family in their attic, watching helplessly as army helicopters plucked tourists from hotel rooftops and government boats ferried officials to safety.

24 minutes ago // Fox News

world China warns Hong Kong protesters of 'chaos', backs chief executive

China warned of "chaos" and threw its weight behind Hong Kong's embattled leader in his face-off with pro-democracy protesters who have threatened to occupy government offices unless he steps down by the end of Thursday.

24 minutes ago // Time

world Indias PM Narendra Modi Is Ordering Moguls and Bankers to Clean Its Streets

The campaign is more than a gimmick, as India contends with a long-standing hygiene problem that imperils the economy, exposes millions to sickness and heightens the risk of sexual assault

27 minutes ago // BBC

world 'Malnourished' in old people's homes

Care homes are leaving elderly residents "malnourished" because not enough thought is given to their meals, says Wales' older people's commissioner

30 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Why the rule of law requires the bite of punishment

Like all humans, judges are susceptible to fads. Anger management became a popular feature of American probationary sentences in the 1980s. A few years ago it was teen courts, then drug courts. The new fad is something called evidence-based sentencing, and it is both a...

32 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Hong Kong protests force China to suspends tours

Pro-democracy protesters threaten to escalate protests by occupying key government offices unless city's leader stands down

32 minutes ago // Reuters

world Young 'Chavista' lawmaker killed in Venezuela

CARACAS Reuters - A "Chavista" ruling party lawmaker was killed on Wednesday in Venezuela's latest high-profile violent crime.

37 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Woman killed, two children hurt after being struck by truck in Montebello

Authorities said a woman was killed and two children were injured Wednesday evening in Montebello after they were struck by a truck.

38 minutes ago // ABC

world Millions Across India Join Cleanliness Campaign

Millions across India pick up brooms and dustpans to clean up public spaces

38 minutes ago // Fox News

world Millions across India pick up brooms and dustpans to clean up public spaces

Millions of schoolchildren, officials and ordinary people pick up brooms and dustpans to join a countrywide campaign to clean parks, public buildings and streets.

42 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Argentina's Kirchner has fits of delusional parnoia: US could topple my government, kill me

- Don't believe US: Kirchner - Just hours after the US embassy here warned its citizens to take extra safety precautions in Argentina, an aggravated Kirchner said "when you see what has been coming out of diplomatic offices, they had better not come in here and try to sell …

42 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Argentina's Kirchner has fits of delusional parnoia: US could topple my government, kill me: - Yahoo News

- Don't believe US: Kirchner - Just hours after the US embassy here warned its citizens to take extra safety precautions in Argentina, an aggravated Kirchner said "when you see what has been coming out of diplomatic offices, they had better not come in here and try to sell …

48 minutes ago // ABC

world China Warns of Chaos If Hong Kong Protests Persist

China voices support for Hong Kong's leader as protesters threaten to occupy buildings

52 minutes ago // Fox News

world China voices support for Hong Kong's leader as protesters threaten to occupy buildings

China warned of "chaos" and threw its weight behind Hong Kong's embattled leader in his face-off with pro-democracy protesters who have threatened to occupy government offices unless he steps down by the end of Thursday.

55 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Hong Kong protests: China hardens stance as students demand CEO resign

Peoples Daily gives full backing to embattled Leung Chun-ying while foreign minister sends warning to the west Continue reading...

55 minutes ago // BBC

world Disappeared search body to be moved

Human remains thought to belong to one of the so-called Disappeared are expected to be removed from a bog in County Meath later.

57 minutes ago // BBC

world 'Election starts here' - the papers

The prime minister's speech to the Conservative Party conference, in which he promised tax cuts for 30 million Britons, leads most of Thursday's papers.

57 minutes ago // VOA

world Chinese President's Risky Options for Dealing with Hong Kong Protests

As Chinese President Xi Jinping considers how to respond to Hong Kong's unprecedented pro-democracy civil disobedience movement, he faces a series of risky choices. Some analysts say those options range from getting tough with the tens of thousands of Hong Kong activists who have been occupying city streets since Sunday to taking a conciliatory approach toward the protesters. So far, Xi's government has refused to back down on its August 31 ruling that Hong Kong can hold its first direct ele

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world White House: Israel faces estrangement from allies if settlement building proceeds - The Washington Post

The Obama administration sharply criticized Israel on Wednesday, just hours after President Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, warning that it will face international condemnation “from even its closest allies” if it proceeds with a massive ne …

1 hour ago // ABC

world Australia Lifts Ebola Donation to $16 Million

Australia lifts Ebola donation to $16 million but won't send personnel for fear of infection

1 hour ago // CBS

world Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis welcome baby girl

Former "That '70s Show" stars reportedly welcomed their first child together Tuesday

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Avalon, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening 12 miles from Avalon, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:12 p.m. PDT at a depth of zero miles.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Filipinos Express Support for Hong Kong Protest

Filipinos express support for Hong Kong protest, tell China not to use force

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Filipinos express support for Hong Kong protest, tell China not to use force

Filipinos opposed to Chinese claims in the South China Sea have expressed support for the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, saying Beijing should not use force to stop the protests in the global financial hub or in resolving its territorial disputes with the Philippines.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Dallas ER Sent Ebola-Infected Patient Home

Man who brought Ebola to US told nurse he just arrived from Africa, but was still sent home

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Merkel tells Putin Moscow has duty to temper separatists in Ukraine

BERLIN Reuters - German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Wednesday that Moscow had a duty to temper pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, a spokesman for the German government said.