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world Bangladeshi leader jailed for war crime dies

Ninety-one-year old Ghulam Azam, sentenced to 90 years over atrocities during the 1971 war, has life support removed.

16 minutes ago // BBC

world Scotland to reduce drink-drive limit

The Scottish government announces plans to reduce the country's drink-drive limit in time for Christmas, making the limit lower than in England.

19 minutes ago // Reuters

world Japan prosecutors delay ruling on possible Fukushima indictments

TOKYO Reuters - Japanese prosecutors have delayed a decision on whether to charge three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co for their handling of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, an official with a special panel that requested an indictment said on Friday.

19 minutes ago // VOA

world Canadian Couple Accused of Spying in China Held in Near Isolation

A Canadian couple accused of spying near China's sensitive border with North Korea has been kept in near isolation for more than 80 days, their son said, and they have repeatedly been denied access to legal counsel. Treatment of the couple, who are being held without charge at a remote facility in the border city of Dandong, has seriously strained China's ties with Canada ahead of a planned visit by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for a multilateral summit next month in Beijing. Kevin

21 minutes ago // ABC

world Marine Murder Case Reveals US-Philippine Sore Spot

2 rings of security 1 US, 1 Filipino around arrested Marine reflect sore spot in relations

34 minutes ago // Reuters

world Canadian couple accused of spying in China held in near isolation

BEIJING Reuters - A Canadian couple accused of spying near China's sensitive border with North Korea has been kept in near isolation for more than 80 days, their son said, and they have repeatedly been denied access to legal counsel.

34 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Briton killed in Brazil during robbery

Man named locally as Jason Richard Stevens understood to be working as translator in in Sao Paulo Continue reading...

38 minutes ago // Reuters

world Security tight in Canada as police probe Parliament gunman's ties

OTTAWA Reuters - Canada's capital faced a third day of heightened security on Friday as police searched for any clues that the man who shot and killed a soldier and charged into the parliament building had help in plotting his attack.

43 minutes ago // The Independent

world Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street

An axe-wielding man who attacked four police officers posing for a photograph on a busy street in New York has been shot dead.

49 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ebola patient doctor tracked to New York trains, taxis and the High Line

Epidemiologists use Craig Spencers Metrocard and credit card to trace his movements around the city Continue reading...

49 minutes ago // BBC

world Son is held over couple's deaths

It is understood the man being questioned about the deaths of an elderly couple in County Donegal is their son Julian Cuddihy.

51 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Another CSUN fraternity being investigated for possible hazing

School officials said late Thursday that a fraternity at Cal State Northridge was under investigation for possible hazing, months after a pledge at a different Greek organization died during a mandatory hike.

51 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Former Bangladeshi Islamist leader jailed for war crimes dies in prison

Ghulam Azam, 91, sentenced to 90 years for atrocities during 1971 Bangladesh war of independence, dies of heart attack Continue reading...

51 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ebola aid: Tanya Plibersek puts more pressure on Coalition

Health minister, Peter Dutton, responds: Labor must immediately stop playing politics with Ebola Continue reading...

54 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world World Series notes: Royals get ready for their first game at AT&T Park

Eric Hosmer is eager to see what makes San Francisco's waterfront ballpark unique.

57 minutes ago // ABC

world Poland's Tusk Denies Claim on Partition Offer

Poland's former prime minister denies that Russia suggested partition of Ukraine with Poland

58 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world China Housing Prices Fall

The average price of new homes in 70 Chinese cities fell year over year in September for the first time in nearly two years, signaling that risks and uncertainties remain in the flagging property market, which poses one of the biggest risks to Chinas slowing economy.

59 minutes ago // Fox News

world Sweden calls off search for submarine

Swedish authorities say they have called off their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago.

59 minutes ago // Fox News

world Poland's former prime minister denies that Russia suggested partition of Ukraine with Poland

Poland's former prime minister, Donald Tusk, has denied that Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that Russia and Poland carve up Ukraine.

59 minutes ago // BBC

world US firm fine for underpaying Indians

US authorities penalise a Silicon Valley company for "grossly underpaying" eight workers brought over from India for a special project.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ground, air crews fighting brush fire in Rustic Canyon area

Ground and air crews were aggressively attacking a brush fire in the Rustic Canyon area near Brentwood late Thursday, according the Los Angeles Fire Department.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Ebola crisis: Doctor at New York hospital tests positive

Preliminary test confirms virus in Craig Spencer, a physician with Doctors Without Borders who had been working in west AfricaGary Younge: Ebola has exposed Americas fear Continue reading...

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world EU budget: UK ordered to pay extra 2.1bn by December

Tories and Ukip condemn Brussels demand after EU statistics agency exposes major discrepancy in contribution calculations Continue reading...

1 hour ago // ABC

world Sweden Calls off Search for Submarine

Sweden calls off weeklong search for suspected submarine in Stockholm archipelago

1 hour ago // BBC

world Standalone TSB picks up customers

Newly independent bank TSB says it is attracting more new customers than it had expected.

1 hour ago // The Independent

world Malaysian man crawls for three days through jungle after crashing in remote location

A Malaysian man seriously injured in a horrific car crash crawled through remote jungle before stumbling upon an isolated village.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world US must apologize to free detainees, North Korea expert says

After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Swedish military calls off hunt for suspected submarine

STOCKHOLM Reuters - The Swedish military said on Friday that it had called of its search for a suspected foreign submarine in waters off Stockholm after a week-long hunt, ending the country's biggest military mobilization since the Cold War.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Sweden calls off weeklong search for suspected submarine in Stockholm archipelago

Swedish authorities say they have called off their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Mother of ISIS Hostage Makes New Plea for Son's Safety

The mother of an American captive threatened with execution by ISIS made a new plea to the group on Twitter for information about how to help her son.

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: WTA tennis finals 'historic moment'

The Women's Tennis Association finals are being held in Asia for the first time. Sharanjit Leyl speaks to the chair and chief executive of the WTA, Stacey Allaster.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Sweden calls off search for sub

Sweden calls off its week-long search for a suspected submarine in the sea south of Stockholm.

1 hour ago // NPR

world Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies

The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Sweden Calls off Weeklong Search for Suspected Submarine in Stockholm Archipelago

Sweden calls off weeklong search for suspected submarine in Stockholm archipelago

1 hour ago // VOA

world Hong Kong Protesters to Vote on Government Reform Proposals

Hong Kong's student protest leaders plan to hold a vote to measure demonstrator support for government reform proposals offered at talks earlier this week. A coalition of protest groups says it will hold the referendum on Sunday at the main downtown protest site, where demonstrations are now entering their fifth week. Following landmark Tuesday talks, Hong Kong authorities offered to send a letter to China's cabinet relaying protesters' dismay at Beijing's decision to pre-approve candidates

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world EU Agrees to Long-Term Climate Targets

European Union leaders agreed on a set of long-term targets on energy and climate change, agreeing to financial sweeteners and weakening some objectives in order to get a deal.