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19 minutes ago // CBS

world Under pressure, N. Korea wages charm offensive

Amid push for leaders to be referred to global court for human rights violations, regime surprises U.N. diplomats with coffee invites

22 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

LONDON He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card.A British fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around supermarkets.Alan Knight of Swansea, Wales, stole more than 40,000 pounds $64,000 from the bank account of an elderly neighbor with Alzheimer's disease, prosecutors said.

26 minutes ago // CNN

world Man confesses to 39 murders

A Brazilian man nicknamed "handsome" serial killer has confessed to 39 murders. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

27 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Australian finishes marathon swim in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel has successfully completed a 78-mile 126-kilometer swim between two islands in the Bahamas.McCardel's support team says the 42 hour effort is the longest open-water solo, continuous marathon swim in history, though such claims come with complications. The Marathon Swimmers Federation says it is difficult to compare marathon swims because currents vary in different locations and some previous efforts were not well-documented.

37 minutes ago // New York Times

world Kenny G Stirs Controversy With Visit to Hong Kong Protest

The musician is hugely popular in China, and Beijing didnt appreciate his getting involved in the pro-democracy demonstrations.

38 minutes ago // CNN

world World-class education free of charge?

If you want a world-class education without the hefty price tag it usually carries, it's time you pack your bags and head to Germany.

38 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Bayern meet Pope Francis in the Vatican

"You played a wonderful game yesterday," Pope Francis, a passionate football fan, said in Italian to the team, before he added that he was "surprised" at the result in Bayern's game against Roma. Bayern team captain Philipp Lahm and Manuel Neuer presented the pontiff with …

38 minutes ago // Reuters

world Iranian human rights lawyer stages protest over ban from practice

DUBAI Reuters - Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh said on Wednesday she would protest outside the Iranian Bar Association offices in Tehran until it reversed a decision to ban her from practicing law for three years.

40 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Kenny G visit to Hong Kong protest site prompts chorus of anger in China

US saxophonist rebuked by authorities after making victory sign and tweeting message of support for pro-democracy activists Continue reading...

40 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Vietnam blogger jailed for posts about China deported to US

Nguyen Van Hai, known online as Dieu Cay, has been freed from prison after being jailed in 2012 for anti-state propaganda Continue reading...

41 minutes ago // BBC

world 'Fake' Premier League star jailed

A former footballer who posed as a Chelsea player to live a lavish lifestyle is jailed for fraud.

41 minutes ago // ABC

world Missile, Fire From Egypt Wounds 2 Israeli Troops

Anti-tank missile, gunfire from Egyptian side of border wounds 2 Israeli soldiers, army says

45 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Disabled inmates in Oscar Pistorius prison speak out against poor treatment

At Kgosi Mampuru II jail in Pretoria where the Paralympian was sent on Tuesday, inmates with disabilities tell Daily Maverick of the daily hardships they face Continue reading...

45 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Madison Triplett crowned as 2015 Rose Queen

Madison Elaine Triplett reacted as many young Rose Queens have before her: a gasp, hand raised to mouth under wide eyes as her fellow princesses jubilantly congratulated her.

45 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Pandora holds out olive branch of data to musicians

Pandora Media, the king of personalized online radio services, pays recording artists, songwriters, record labels and music publishers close to $300 million a year in royalties. That's not nearly enough to satisfy the company's critics in the music industry, who resent how little Pandora pays...

45 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world American Cinematheque keeps the McConaissance rolling

The American Cinematheque kept the McConaissance rolling Tuesday night, giving Matthew McConaughey its 28th American Cinematheque Award in an evening that celebrated the 44-year-old actor's career, his eccentricities and the loyalty and love he shows to his family and friends.

45 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ebola-free: How did Nigeria and Senegal do it?

International health authorities have heralded Nigeria and Senegal as examples of how countries can beat back Ebola.

45 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Tuesday's sound bites from UCLA practice

For me, one of the best stories of the year is Takkarist McKinley. Here is a player who began his UCLA career in mid-September, but started against California and played more than 50 snaps. There was a story on him yesterday, plus a post on Nelson Spruce of Colorado and a notebook from...

45 minutes ago // Fox News

world Australian Chloe McCardel finishes marathon swim between 2 islands in Bahamas

Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel has successfully completed a 78-mile 126-kilometer swim between two islands in the Bahamas.

46 minutes ago // VOA

world Burkina Faso Government Looks to End Presidential Term Limits

Burkina Faso's government is launching a new push to end a two-term limit on the presidency. The country's interior minister said Tuesday the government would submit a bill to parliament calling for a referendum on the issue. Supporters of longtime President Blaise Compaore have pushed for changes that will enable him to run for re-election next year when his second term comes to an end. Opposition leader Benewende Stanislas Sankara said the opposition would fight the proposed referendu

46 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Loose Women airs last Bellingham show

ITV's Loose Women broadcasts a final interview with Lynda Bellingham, recorded earlier this month.

47 minutes ago // Reuters

world Air strikes kills around 25 Islamic State fighters in Iraq: residents

BAGHDAD Reuters - Coalition air strikes killed around 25 Islamic State fighters on Wednesday near the northern Iraqi city of Baiji, residents told Reuters.

48 minutes ago // VOA

world Russia Wants Ukraine Assurance of Gas Payment

Ukraine should be able to find ways of paying for Russian gas supplies within a week, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday, suggesting a standoff would end once Moscow received financial guarantees from Kyiv. The latest round of gas talks between Moscow and Kyiv ended late on Tuesday in Brussels with no agreement in a dispute that prompted Russia to cut off gas supplies to its neighbor in mid-June, potentially hurting flows west to the European Union. But while Novak sai

49 minutes ago // Reuters

world Congo, U.N. troops fire live rounds amid protest against killings

BENI Democratic Republic of Congo Reuters - Congolese troops and United Nations peacekeepers fired live rounds to disperse hundreds of people protesting outside a U.N. base in the eastern Congolese town of Beni on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said.

49 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ebola patients could get transfusions from survivors within weeks

Work has commenced to make it possible to use blood in epidemic-hit countries, says World Health Organisation Continue reading...

49 minutes ago // CNN

world 100 snakes found inside house

More than 100 snakes were found inside a Canada home. CBC News has more.

50 minutes ago // BBC

world Addict kills days after prison exit

A heroin addict is found guilty of murdering a man just five days after coming out of jail and using his money for a drug deal.

55 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Ebola Vaccines' Trials in West Africa Due January

WHO official cautions against anticipating a mass Ebola vaccination campaign for affected African countries by January.

56 minutes ago // NPR

world Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances, doesn't mean the product disappears from the market.

57 minutes ago // BBC

world Protest group ends Islamabad sit-in

Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif, but others remain.

58 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Russia has no major racism problem says sports minister Vitaly Mutko -

Russian champion CSKA Moscow have been forced to play all of their Champions League home group games this season behind closed doors as punishment for repeated racist incidents involving their fans, and there have been further cases in the Russian league. "I don't see that we …

59 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: 'Dean abused me in childhood'

A man who was abused by the late Dean of Manchester speaks about his childhood ordeal, as an inquiry criticises the Church of England's handling of allegations of sexual abuse.

59 minutes ago // Reuters

world Amid regional turmoil, Israel looks to its firm bond with Jordan

JERUSALEM Reuters - If there were a heat map showing instability in the Middle East, the area around most of Israel's borders would have turned a steadily deeper shade of red over the past few years.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Microsoft to phase out Nokia name

Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.

1 hour ago // VOA

world Afghan President's First Trip Abroad Will Be to China

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will travel to China this month, China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, marking what will be the leader's first foreign trip since being sworn in in September after a protracted election stalemate. China had hoped to host an international conference on Afghan's stability last summer, but was forced to shelve the idea as the Afghan election standoff between Ghani and now chief executive Abdullah Abdullah delayed the inauguration of a new president. China, wh

1 hour ago // ABC

world Total Acts Swiftly to Replace CEO Killed in Crash

French oil giant Total names Pouyanne CEO, replacing executive killed in Russian plane crash