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14 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Tropical Storm Erika to lose steam, but death toll rising

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam Friday as it dumped rain over Haiti and the Dominican Republic, but it left behind a trail of destruction that included at least a dozen people killed on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

24 minutes ago // CBS

world Amy Schumer, Jennifer Lawrence upstage Billy Joel show

"Trainwreck" fans will be happy to see Amy Schumer reprise some of her dance moves from the comedy movie

26 minutes ago // BBC

world Ex-Sainsbury's boss slams Living Wage

Justin King, the former chief executive of Sainsbury's, says the National Living Wage will "destroy jobs".

27 minutes ago // New York Times

world Consumer Anxiety in China Undermines Governments Economic Plans

Middle-class Chinese are reining in spending amid the economic slowdown, damaging the ruling partys hopes to push consumer spending as a new engine of growth.

28 minutes ago // MSNBC

world The Last Grocery Store in the Lower Ninth Ward

Ten years after Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, Burnell Cotlon runs the only grocery store servicing New Orleans' hardest-hit neighborhood.

32 minutes ago // New York Times

world Consumer Anxiety in China Undermines Goverments Economic Plans

Middle-class Chinese are reining in spending amid the economic slowdown, damaging the ruling partys hopes to push consumer spending as a new engine of growth.

37 minutes ago // ABC

world Money Laundering Probe in Case of Argentine Prosecutor

Twist in mystery over Argentine prosecutor's death: judge allows money laundering probe

38 minutes ago // Fox News

world Twist in mystery over Argentine prosecutor's death: judge allows money laundering probe

An Argentine judge is approving a money laundering probe involving a prosecutor who died mysteriously while investigating the bombing of a Jewish center.

41 minutes ago // BBC

world Year-long 'Mars isolation' to begin

A team of Nasa recruits is set to begin a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars.

45 minutes ago // The Independent

world Migrant crisis: Europe should be 'ashamed' says Save the Children CEO

Save the Children has said we should be ashamed to see children dying on our doorstep, in a damning assessment of Europe-wide response to the migrant crisis.

45 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world An 8-year-olds tragic illness tests Mexicos ban on marijuana use

MONTERREY, Mexico They can tell the next ones coming when she begins rubbing her hands together, as if washing them. Her head slumps, and she looks left. She starts to flick her fingers and knead her skinny thigh.

46 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ted Noffs Foundation chief to take ice users to confront Scott Morrison

Matt Noffs criticises social services minister over reported plan to have Centrelink staff put suspected drug users on quarantined paymentsA social worker has vowed to take a busload of former and current ice users to Canberra to confront the social services minister, Scott Morrison, over his plan to quarantine welfare payments of those who use the drug. Related:

48 minutes ago // MSNBC

world The Last Grocery Standing in the Lower Ninth Ward

Ten years after Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, Burnell Cotlon runs the only grocery store servicing New Orleans' hardest-hit neighborhood.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Drinking water 'no hangover cure'

Snacking or drinking water after a heavy night of drinking alcohol does not prevent a hangover, research on Dutch students suggests.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Shoreham crash marked one week on

A series of memorial events is to take place later to mark one week since the Shoreham air crash in which 11 people are thought to have died.

1 hour ago // Newsvine

world Swiss envoy says: invest in Iran, Middle East's pole of stability

Switzerland's ambassador on Thursday called Iran a "pole of stability" in the Middle East and urged companies to make the most of a lucrative market about to re-open after years of crippling sanctions. Ambassador Giulio Haas was addressing some 500 Swiss business people as Eur …

1 hour ago // BBC

world Funding call over veterans' care costs

Ministers must provide more funding to protect injured war veterans from spending compensation on social care costs, local authority leaders say.

1 hour ago // The Independent

world Rhodri Marsden's Interesting Objects: The presidential hotline

At the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, there's a phone on display with no dial. "The red phone was a hotline to the Kremlin in Moscow," says the accompanying sign. "A US president could pick up the phone and speak directly to Soviet leaders in times of crisis." But the hotline, installed this weekend in 1963, never use

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world China may fear reputation damage more than military threats over South China Sea Ashley Townshend

To effectively prevent China from militarising its new islands, the US should look to regional economic, rather than military, threats Chinas rapid construction of a string of artificial islands in the South China Sea has entered a more troubling phase. According to a major Pentagon report released last week, Beijing is shifting its focus from land reclamation to building de

1 hour ago // ABC

world Extremists Kill 28 in Villages in Northeastern Nigeria

Extremists reportedly kill 28 in attack on remote villages in northeastern Nigeria

1 hour ago // BBC

world Migration - in Europe and the UK

Migration is once again front-page news, although papers take very different approaches to the topic.

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world British Library turns down Taliban archive because of UK terror laws

Library declines offer of archive because it fears it could be in breach of legislation banning the collection of material which could be used for terror

1 hour ago // CBS

world Kentucky clerk asks Supreme Court to intervene in same-sex marriage case

Clerk has refused to comply with several court orders in recent weeks, citing religious reasons for turning away gay couples seeking marriage licenses

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

world Tropical Storm Erika to lose steam, but death toll rising

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam Friday as it skirted along the southern coast of the Dominican Republic, but it left behind a trail of destruction that included at least a dozen people killed on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Brooks 'to return as News Corp chief'

News Corp confirms it is in talks with Rebekah Brooks after the Financial Times newspaper reports she is to return as chief executive of its UK division.

1 hour ago // VOA

world Kurdish Fighters Seize Iraqi Territory From Islamic State

The Pentagon says Kurdish fighters have successfully cleared territory and freed villages in northern Iraq from Islamic State. The Kurdish forces, known as Peshmerga, were helped out by coalition airstrikes in seizing more than 200 square kilometers form the militants and clearing them out of seven villages since Wednesday. Video released Friday by the Pentagon shows a U.S. airstrike destroying an Islamic State armored vehicle to be used as a truck bomb near Tuz in northern Iraq. It says U

1 hour ago // VOA

world Kurdish Fighters Seize Iraqi Territory, Villages From Islamic State

The Pentagon says Kurdish fighters have successfully cleared territory and freed villages in northern Iraq from Islamic State. The Kurdish forces, known as Peshmerga, were helped out by coalition airstrikes in seizing more than 200 square kilometers form the militants and clearing them out of seven villages since Wednesday. Video released Friday by the Pentagon shows a U.S. airstrike destroying an Islamic State armored vehicle to be used as a truck bomb near Tuz in northern Iraq. It says U

1 hour ago // VOA

world Doctor: Use of Controversial Tissue Essential for Medical Research

Planned Parenthood, a U.S. government-funded womens health care organization, has been making headlines after an anti-abortion group released several undercover videos that show some of its employees discussing the availability of aborted fetal tissue for medical research. The heavily edited videos were secretly recorded and released by members of the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group. Group members, posing as medical researchers, met with Planned Parenthood officials

1 hour ago // VOA

world Doctor: Use of Controversial Tissue Essential for Research

Planned Parenthood, a U.S. government-funded womens health care organization, has been making headlines after an anti-abortion group released several undercover videos that show some of its employees discussing the availability of aborted fetal tissue for medical research. The heavily edited videos were secretly recorded and released by members of the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group. Group members, posing as medical researchers, met with Planned Parenthood officials

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Obama Tries to Soothe Divided Jewish Community on Iran Deal

Speaking to Jewish umbrella organizations, President Obama defended his nuclear accord with Iran and called for a more civil debate.

1 hour ago // USA Today

world Urging civility, Obama appeals to Jews on Iran deal

People opposed to the nuclear agreement "are still friends," Obama says.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Erika Expected to Weaken as It Approaches Florida

Flooding has killed at least 12 people on the Caribbean island of Dominica, but the storm could be a become a tropical depression by Saturday.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Canada government suspends scientist for folk song about prime minister

The song was written by Tony Turner, who worked at government agency Environment Canada and is a mainstay on the Ottawa folk music sceneAn environmental scientist working for a Canadian government agency has been suspended and will be investigated for recording a protest song about the prime minister, Stephen Harper, according to union representatives.The song is called Harperman and was written by Tony Turner

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Canada government suspends scientist for folk song about prime minister

The song was written by Tony Turner, who worked at government agency Environment Canada and is a mainstay on the Ottawa folk music sceneAn environmental scientist working for a Canadian government agency has been suspended and will be investigated for recording a protest song about prime minister Stephen Harper, according to union representatives.The song is called Harperman and was written by Tony Turner, who

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Aircraft fan killed in Shoreham crash was 'soulmate', says fiancee

Tony Brightwell is sixth person confirmed dead after a Hawker Hunter jet from Shoreham airshow crashed into the A27 in West Sussex and explodedThe fiancee of an avid aircraft enthusiast who was killed in the Shoreham air crash has described him as the love of her life and her soulmate.Tony Brightwell, 53, who had a private pilots licence, cycled to the West Sussex airshow on Saturday to watch the planes and was said by family to be excited about seeing one of the last flig