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world France 'Not Sick Child of Europe,' Premier Tells Germany

Manuel Valls, France's new prime minister, sought to reassure a skeptical Germany that Paris is serious about economic reform.

5 minutes ago // CBS

world New report in Ray Rice case suggests Ravens coverup

Latest allegations in Ray Rice case -- about who knew what, when -- have NFL and Baltimore Ravens playing defense once again

6 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Turkey locks down border after refugee surge from Syria fleeing Islamic State

BEIRUT Turkish paramilitary forces locked down stretches of the border with Syria on Monday after facing a flood of more than 130,000 Syrian refugees fleeing the latest advance by Islamic State militants.

11 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Celebrate Banned Books Week with the 10 most-challenged books

Every year kids go to school or the library and bring back books that make some parents raise their eyebrows. Such language! Boy wizards! Sexual situations! Underpants!

11 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Nelson Agholor tied for 10th nationally in receptions per game

USCs Nelson Agholor will enter Saturday nights game against Oregon State ranked among the top 10 nationally in receptions per game.

11 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Gear: Baggage kills pests that might hide inside

Bedbugs and lice can surreptitiously infiltrate luggage and clothing before or after a trip. Now comes luggage that functions as an execution chamber for stowaway bugs by heating them to death.

12 minutes ago // Sky News

world White House Breach: Checkpoints May Be Coming

Friday's intrusion is followed by another incident less than 24 hours later, prompting a security review at the President's home.

13 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Pilots reject Air France offer to end strike

Pilots union rejects Air France "last offer" to end a week-long strike, describing the deal as a "smokescreen".

13 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Islamic State group calls for attacking civilians

BEIRUT Fighters of the Islamic State militant group are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition seeking to destroy it, the group's spokesman said in a new audio recording in which he called on Muslims worldwide to kill civilians of nations that join the fight.American and French warplanes have carried airstrikes against the group, and U.S. President Barack Obama is working to form a global coalition to confront the group, which controls large parts of Syria and Iraq.

16 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Isis's online propaganda outpacing US counter-efforts, officials warn

Batch of US initiatives seeking to undermine Isiss sophisticated online image is unlikely to work on internet-affluent youths Continue reading...

16 minutes ago // Reuters

world Eyeing 2015 vote, Britain's Labour says it can be trusted to revive the economy

MANCHESTER England Reuters - Britain's opposition Labour party promised on Monday to keep a firm grip on spending if it wins next year's election, seeking to persuade voters with tough budget talk that the recovering economy will be safe in its hands.

17 minutes ago // CBS

world Back-to-back emergency landings at Dallas airport

American Airlines flights to Buenos Aires and to Fresno, Calif. turn back and land within two minutes of each other, the carrier says

19 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Kurds, Islamic State Fight for Control of Syrian City

Heavy fighting rages around Ayn al-Arab, as number of Syrians fleeing into Turkey from besieged area reaches 130,000.

19 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Pentagon allows police accused of civil rights abuses to apply for military gear

Apparent lack of communication with Justice Department, which investigates police accused of violations, results in Pentagon practice Continue reading...

21 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Italy GDP Overhaul Offers Limited Help

A statistical review of Italy's growth data for the past five years, including illegal activities like drugs and prostitution, will provide only limited help to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in his struggle to keep Italy's budget under control.

22 minutes ago // BBC

world Travis jury given majority direction

The judge in former BBC broadcaster Dave Lee Travis's trial for indecent assault and sexual assault tells the jury he will accept majority verdicts.

24 minutes ago // Reuters

world Ivory Coast deal may seal Ouattara's reelection, fuel uncertainty

ABIDJAN Reuters - An endorsement from Ivory Coast's influential former leader Henri Konan Bedie has cleared President Alassane Ouattara's path to reelection next year but fuels uncertainty over the booming nation's longer-term future.

26 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Winemakers use banknote-style holograms to stop fraud

As counterfeit wine traders make the headlines, vineyards in South Africa add holographic labels to their bottles to prevent fraud

27 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: Why Indias Narendra Modi may not eat at the White House dinner

NEW DELHI--Ronald Reagan famously said once: All great change in America begins at the dinner table. What if the dinner plate of the guest of honor is empty? Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting the United States later this week, his first trip to this country after his party won a resounding victory in May. It is a visitthat has been a long time coming and one that both nations hope will reboot U.S.-India relations

30 minutes ago // ABC

world Draghi: Euro Recovery Losing Momentum

European central bank head touts stimulus programs, warns of geopolitical risks, slow reforms

32 minutes ago // Fox News

world European central bank head touts stimulus programs, warns of geopolitical risks, slow reforms

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi defended the bank's new stimulus programs as he warned that a tepid economic recovery in the eurozone "is losing momentum." Draghi told members of the European parliament that recent economic indicators have given "no indication" of an upturn since August.

34 minutes ago // VOA

world Kerry: Islamic State Threatens Entire Middle East

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Islamic State militants threaten the entire Middle East, and the international community can not allow that threat to go unchecked. Kerry says the strength of Islamic State finances and the size of the area under its control in Syria and Iraq make it a more dangerous threat than al-Qaida. In an interview with MSNBC television Monday, he said the Obama administration is determined to prevent that threat from reaching the United States. "We learned with

35 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Iraq PM opposes foreign ground forces in Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi opposes the deployment of foreign ground forces in Iraq as part of efforts to combat jihadists, his office said.

36 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world TV reporter quits live on air as she reveals she is owner of Alaskan cannabis club

Alaska TV anchor quits live on air saying "f---- it, I quit" after reading a story about a cannabis club and revealing she actually owns the business

37 minutes ago // Fox News

world Blast at fireworks factory in southern China kills 6, injures 38

An explosion at a fireworks factory in southern China on Monday killed six people and injured 38 others, the local government said.

37 minutes ago // Sky News

world IS Urges Attacks In Egypt's Tourist Region

The call will raise concerns over ties between the terror group and Egyptian insurgents in a region popular with tourists.

39 minutes ago // BBC

world More dead in Nigeria church collapse

The number of deaths in Nigeria's church hostel collapse rises to 115, including 84 South Africans, a South African minister says.

39 minutes ago // NPR

world Hong Kong Students Begin Boycott To Call For Democracy

The activists plan to stay out of university classrooms this week to protest Beijing's plan to screen candidates for the territory's next chief executive.

40 minutes ago // BBC

world Officials: Vote 'properly conducted'

The chief counting officer defends the conduct of the Scottish referendum after allegations of vote rigging.

40 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Young British Muslims Are Campaigning Against The Islamic State's Corruption Of Their Religion - #NotInMyName

These young British Muslims have a message for the so-called “Islamic” State: Don’t murder innocents in my name. Activists led by Britain’s Active Change charity are spreading peace online, using the same social media platforms that the terrorists are u …

41 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'Gotham' is Batman & Co. before they were Batman & Co.

'Gotham' is a well-assembled new series set in the future Dark Knight's hometown before he became a caped crusader. Donal Logue is the series' warm, human heart.'Gotham' is a well-assembled new series set in the future Dark Knight's hometown before he became a caped crusader. Donal Logue is the series' warm, human heart.

42 minutes ago // Reuters

world Israel's Mossad takes hunt for foreign spies and informants online

JERUSALEM Reuters - It is already common for intelligence agencies to recruit their officers online, but Israel's Mossad has gone one further by touting for local agents and informants too.

43 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.A.E. Names Mansouri Central Bank Governor

Mubarak Rashid Al Mansouri has been named the United Arab Emirates' central bank governor, according to a report by the state news agency WAM, replacing his predecessor after 23 years steering the Gulf Arab country's main financial regulator.

43 minutes ago // New York Times

world Explosions Kill at Least 2 in Restive Region of China

The blasts in Xinjiang occurred on the same day that 17 officials were punished for failing to prevent attacks in July that left almost 100 dead.

44 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Alice Gross police search canal

Detectives investigating the disappearance of missing schoolgirl Alice Gross have been carrying out a fingertip search in the canal in West London near to where she was last seen.

48 minutes ago // BBC

world Armed police at incident in Glasgow

Police armed with guns and shields enter a property on the south side of Glasgow following an armed siege.