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world Court issues warrant for Libya's Haftar

Move comes hours after Khalifa Haftar's forces hit air base in Tripoli, fuelling country's violent power struggle.

20 minutes ago // BBC

world Concerns raised over anti-terror bill

Powers to exclude some British fighters returning from Syria and Iraq was an "announcement waiting for a policy", the independent reviewer of terrorism says.

22 minutes ago // BBC

world Vitamin D warning from NICE

More people should be given vitamin D tablets to counter a hidden epidemic of deficiency, a report says.

23 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Two FBI Agents Shot at Barricaded Home Near Ferguson

Two FBI agents were shot at a barricaded home in north St. Louis County early Wednesday, NBC station KSDK reported.

24 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Syria Strikes Militant Stronghold

Syrian warplanes pounded the northern city of Raqqa, a stronghold of extremist group Islamic State.

24 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Film producer mounts legal challenge over Charles Taylor interview

Exclusive: UKs refusal to allow interview with ex-Liberian president jailed for war crimes raises public interest questions Continue reading...

25 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Vietnam to Let Foreigners Buy Homes

Foreign organizations, companies and individuals will be able to buy houses and apartments in Vietnam, which is trying to revive its real-estate market and attract outside investment.

27 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 4 polio workers shot dead in Pakistan hours after reported drone strike

Gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team Wednesday, killing four health workers, while a suspected U.S. drone strike killed four alleged militants in Pakistan, officials said.

28 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world South Asian leaders meet at Nepal summit

Afghan president Ghani says he will not tolerate proxy war as first day of SAARC regional summit begins in Kathmandu.

30 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world China Mine Fire Kills 26 Workers

A coal-mine fire in northeastern China killed 26 workers and left 50 others injured on Wednesday, state media said, in one of the worst accidents so far this year in the countrys accident-prone mining industry.

30 minutes ago // BBC

world Concerns raised over anti-terror bill

Plan to exclude UK fighters returning from Syria and Iraq prompts "concern" of independent reviewer of terrorism

32 minutes ago // New York Times

world Sinosphere Blog: Bean Sprouts Tainted With Banned Additive Are Again Found in China

Sprouts produced at a site on the southern outskirts of Beijing were treated with high levels of 6-benzyladenine, a plant hormone, to speed up the growth cycle and make them more attractive to buyers, The Beijing News reported.

33 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ferguson: second night of protests throughout the US - in pictures

Teargas was fired overnight in Ferguson by police to disperse protesters while hundreds gathered in cities throughout the US to demonstrate against the decision not to charge a police officer over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown Continue reading...

39 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Police Clear Mong Kok Protest Site

Hong Kong police have cleared the most volatile protest site and arrested several student leaders in a 24-hour operation that marked a new phase in the two-month long occupation.

40 minutes ago // NPR

world Pandora's New Deal: Different Pay, Different Play

The Internet radio service offers greater exposure to artists in exchange for a lower royalty rate.

40 minutes ago // BBC

world Police probe death at hospital

Dyfed-Powys Police launch an investigation into the death of a patient at a Pembrokeshire hospital.

41 minutes ago // VOA

world South Korea Considering Bills to Improve Human Rights in North Korea

Following the recent United Nations resolution condemning the dire human rights situation in North Korea, the South Korean parliament is now considering taking action on the issue, reviving a longstanding debate in the South over how to effect change in the North. The two major political parties in South Korea have somewhat diametrically opposed views on North Korea. The ruling conservative Saenuri Party supports cautious dealings with the secretive and authoritarian Kim Jong Un regime. Th

41 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Hong Kong protesters clash with police as student leaders arrested video

Two high-profile pro-democracy protesters, Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, are detained on Wednesday in Hong Kong as police and bailiffs attempt to clear the city's main protest site at Mong Kok. More demonstrators poured onto the streets in a backlash in protest at the arrests Continue reading...

41 minutes ago // ABC

world In Britain, US Turkey Dinner Is Big for Business

Return of the Pilgrims: British businesses make sure Americans gobble it up in style

43 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world China Says West Hampering Anticorruption Efforts

A Chinese diplomat said the lack of an extradition treaty with the U.S. and the prejudices of some Western officials are hampering Chinas efforts to retrieve fugitives involved in corruption cases and their assets.

44 minutes ago // Reuters

world Sao Tome ex-president's son returns to prime minister's job

SAO TOME Reuters - Patrice Trovoada, the son of Sao Tome and Principe's former President Miguel Trovoada, has been reappointed prime minister of the tiny island nation following his party's sweeping victory in parliamentary polls last month, a presidential decree stated.

45 minutes ago // BBC

world Caerphilly ranked as 'most deprived'

An area of Caerphilly becomes the most deprived community in Wales, official figures show.

45 minutes ago // ABC

world New Thai Tourism Strategy: 'I Hate Thailand'

Thailand comes up with new strategy to attract tourists with viral 'I Hate Thailand' video

45 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world US officer defends Michael Brown killing

Darren Wilson who shot dead unarmed black teenager in Ferguson stokes more anger after failing to express regret.

47 minutes ago // CNN

world Hong Kong student leader arrested as police clear key protest site

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was among a number of student leaders arrested Wednesday as authorities cleared a key demonstration camp in the city's Mong Kok district.

49 minutes ago // CNN

world Hong Kong student leader arrested

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was among a number of student leaders arrested Wednesday as authorities cleared a key demonstration camp in the city's Mong Kok district.

50 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Namibia prepares for Africa's first e-vote

Namibia will vote in Africa's first electronic ballot on Friday, a general election that will usher in a new president and quotas to put more women in government.

50 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Israeli bus hits Palestinians in West Bank

One Palestinian killed, two others injured after they were run over by bus with Israeli number plate in Bartaa village.

51 minutes ago // CNN

world Kofi Annan: Extensions will kill nuclear deal process

CNN's Hala Gorani speaks to Kofi Annan about whether or not he is optimistic a nuclear deal can be done with Iran.

51 minutes ago // New York Times

world Zimbabwes Vice President Barred From Ruling Partys Central Committee

Joice Mujuru, once seen as President Robert G. Mugabes heir apparent, was reported to have been disqualified because she had plotted to have him assassinated.

52 minutes ago // CNN

world Putin's killer tiger involved in cross-border raid

A daring cross-border raid by one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's associates has -- so far -- yet to sour Sino-Russian relations.

53 minutes ago // CNN

world Syria airstrikes kill 95 in ISIS stronghold, report says

At least 95 people have been killed and 120 injured in airstrikes by Syrian government forces on the northern city of Raqqa, a stronghold for the extremist group ISIS, a monitoring group said Wednesday.

53 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: North Korea says the U.S. is doomed just like the Roman Empire

On Nov. 15, President Obama was speaking at the University of Queensland in Australia when he began to talk about the present day's place in history. "I often tell young people in America that, even with todays challenges, this is the best time in history to be alive," the president said. The president's speech wasthen followed by one by

53 minutes ago // Reuters

world Turkey condemns Tripoli air strikes claimed by Libyan government

ISTANBUL Reuters - Turkey on Wednesday condemned air strikes claimed by the Libyan government on an airport in Tripoli controlled by a rival administration, setting it at odds with the country's internationally-recognized authorities.

56 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Vietnam Moves to Let Foreigners Buy Homes

Foreign organizations, companies and individuals will be able to buy houses and apartments in Vietnam, which is trying to revive its real-estate market and attract outside investment.

56 minutes ago // Reuters

world Exclusive: Libya's rival oil minister wants to attend OPEC meeting

TRIPOLI Reuters - Libya's rival government wants to send its oil minister to the OPEC summit in Vienna this week and will refuse to comply with any production decisions if it is denied access, the minister said.