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world Tributes to 'huge talent' Cilla Black

Tributes are paid to singer and TV star Cilla Black following her death at the age of 72, as a post-mortem examination is due to take place.

9 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Man's foot amputated after falling into escalator at a Shanghai mall video

CCTV footage shows the moment a cleaner's foot was caught in an escalator at a shopping mall in Shanghai on Saturday night. Within seconds of stepping over the escalator's top platform, Zhang's left foot was caught between a gap in the escalator's steps. It took firefighters around 20 minutes to free him and doctors were unable to save his foot. The incident comes a week after

9 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Greek shares set to fall sharply as Athens stock market reopens

After a five-week shutdown designed to save the countrys banks from collapse, traders predict heavy selling amid more falls in Asian marketsGreek investors expect a tumultuous days trading when Athens stock market reopens on Monday after a five-week shutdown.The resumption of trading in Greek stocks will be the latest step back towards economic normality, after the prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, struck a deal with the countrys creditors to open talks on

16 minutes ago // ABC

world China Bureau Probing Controversial Shaolin Temple Abbot

Local Chinese bureau probing controversial Shaolin Temple abbot over online allegations

20 minutes ago // MSNBC

world 9-Year-Old Bat Boy Dies After Being Struck by Player's Swing

Carlile had been in critical condition since being struck while wearing a helmet during a game against the San Diego Waves in Wichita on Saturday.

21 minutes ago // ABC

world Afghan Government Says It Won't Separately Deal With Taliban

Afghanistan says it won't separately deal with Taliban as militant group faces power struggle

22 minutes ago // Fox News

world Afghanistan says it won't separately deal with Taliban as militant group faces power struggle

Afghanistan's government has addressed the growing leadership crisis in the Taliban for the first time, saying it won't deal with the militant group separately from other "armed opposition" in the country.

24 minutes ago // ABC

world Zimbabwe Accuses 2nd American of Illegally Hunting Lion

Zimbabwe officials accuse 2nd American of killing lion in illegal hunt months ago

24 minutes ago // The Guardian

world South Africa's circular economy could be lifeline for its 25% unemployed

With unemployment at a 10 year high, hope is coming in the form of new jobs offered by the countrys burgeoning circular economySouth Africas economy is having a tough time. The country is struggling to escape the effects of the global financial crisis and mining companies one of South Africas key economic sectors are laying off workers in respons

25 minutes ago // Fox News

world Zimbabwe officials accuse 2nd American of killing lion in illegal hunt months ago

Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July.

26 minutes ago // VOA

world Wildfire Raging North of San Francisco Threatens Homes

Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and setting off evacuations. Wildfires are also burning in Washington and Oregon. The biggest California wildfire - raging in the Lower Lake area north of San Francisco -spread through Sunday to cover even more drought-stricken ground. The fast-moving blaze had charred nearly 22,000 hectares by Sunday night, an area much bigger th

30 minutes ago // ABC

world Zimbabwe Accuses 2nd American of Illegally Hunting Lion

Zimbabwe officials accuses 2nd American of killing lion in illegal hunt months ago

34 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Sierra Leone's ebola burial workers bear the deep mental scars of haunting deaths Misha Hussain

Traumatised and stigmatised, Ebola aid workers have been left to cope alone but now help is at hand with counselling and efforts to reintegrate them into societyFatimatu was dead. Mohamed Conte, a member of the Red Cross Ebola burial team, had lowered her corpse into the ground. But when he returned to the van to take off his protective clothing, she stood defiantly in front of him, an apparition.Isnt that Fatimatu? I shouted to my colleagues. But they couldnt see

34 minutes ago // The Guardian

world EU Kosovo mission accused of trying to silence whistleblower

Maria Bamieh says threat of prosecution by Eulex is attempt to stop her from publishing claims about culture of corruption The European Unions biggest foreign mission has been accused of using its powers to try to silence a whistleblower who claims to have uncovered evidence of possible corruption.Eulex, the foreign mission in Kosovo, is being taken to an employment tribunal by the London-based lawyer Maria Bamieh. She claims she was forced from her job as a prosecutor after

34 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Sierra Leone: foot soldiers in the struggle to overcome Ebola in pictures

In Sierra Leone, safe and dignified burial teams are working with diligence and compassion to contain the spread of Ebola and help to eradicate the virus in the country. Cafod photographer Louise Norton trained her lens on some of the unsung heroes trying to make Sierra Leone Ebola freeAll photographs by Louise Norton

34 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Military aircraft interventions have surged: Top Gun ... but for real

In Europe, over the Aegean and in the Asia-Pacific region, interventions are almost routine but the sheer volume of incidents risks escalationWorld powers are reporting surges in airspace violations and instances where aircraft are scrambled to intercept foreign jets, amid a sharp rise in geopolitical tensions in Europe and Asia.Nato member aircraft were forced to conduct more than 500 scrambles over Europe in 2014 a fourfold increase on the previous year. Nearly 85% o

34 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Military aircraft interceptions have surged: Top Gun ... but for real

In Europe, over the Aegean and in the Asia-Pacific region, interceptions are almost routine but the sheer volume of incidents risks escalationWorld powers are reporting surges in airspace violations and instances where aircraft are scrambled to intercept foreign jets, amid a sharp rise in geopolitical tensions in Europe and Asia.Nato member aircraft were forced to conduct more than 500 scrambles over Europe in 2014 a fourfold increase on the previous year. Nearly 85% o

34 minutes ago // The Guardian

world 'Everyone here associates death with the mining': the Kyrgyz town sitting on nuclear waste

Residents of Mailuu-Suu, one of the most polluted places on the planet, complain that officials are doing little to protect them from health hazards. EurasiaNet reports On the ground floor of Mailuu-Suus central hospital, pharmacist Ainagul Parpibaeva says shes had enough.Were full of illness. Many people have cancer, leukaemia. I think this is because of the uranium, but the government never tells us anything,

41 minutes ago // The Guardian

world MH370 investigators to meet in France ahead of debris analysis

Flaperon to undergo intense scrutiny, including by an electron microscope, to determine how it was damagedFive days after the discovery of a Boeing 777 wing fragment on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion, French and Malaysian aviation experts will meet police and magistrates in Paris to coordinate their work in the investigation into the disappearance of Flight MH370.It comes after a fevered hunt for more possible wreckage on the island turned up no further clues on

41 minutes ago // The Guardian

world MH370 investigators to meet in France ahead of debris analysis

Flaperon to undergo intense scrutiny, including by an electron microscope, to determine how it was damagedFive days after the discovery of a Boeing 777 wing fragment on La Reunion island, French and Malaysian aviation experts will meet together with police and magistrates in Paris Monday to coordinate their work in the investigation into the disappearance of Flight MH370.It comes after a fevered hunt for more possible wreckage on La Reunion island turned up no new clues Su

45 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Monsoon rains leave 100 dead in India

More than 200,000 people in West Bengal have been forced to shelter in state-run relief camps after heavy rains triggered flooding and dozens of fatalities Heavy monsoon rains have killed more than 100 people in India in the past week and forced tens of thousands of people to take shelter in state-run relief camps, Indias home ministry has said.A cyclone struck the worst-hit state of West Bengal, where 48 people have been killed and nearly 215,000 villagers have been taken t

49 minutes ago // The Independent

world Clean Power Plan: Barack Obama ignites war on coal to hit climate change targets

When coal was king, it fuelled the generation of more than half of Americas electricity. And US presidential hopefuls paid homage to coal, courting mine owners and miners.

50 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Kent pays migrant kids' 150 Dover-to-London cab fare due to lack of local foster homes

Local council struggling to cope with huge surge in young asylum seekers, as Calais chaos deepens

52 minutes ago // BBC

world HSBC's profit up 10% in first half

Profit at HSBC, Europe's largest bank, was up 10% in the first half of this year compared with a year ago on strong earnings in Hong Kong.

55 minutes ago // BBC

world How do cricketers cope with rain?

Heather Knight on the Women's Ashes, rain, 'dorky' cap presentations, bad navigators and inspiring the next generation of girls.

56 minutes ago // ABC

world AP WAS THERE: US Drops Atomic Bombs on Japan in 1945

AP WAS THERE: 70 years ago US drops devastating atomic bombs on Hiroshima, Nagasaki

59 minutes ago // Time

world The Canadian Prime Minister Has Called a General Election

Stephen Harper is vying for a fourth term in power

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: A look back at the life of Cilla Black

A look back at the life of singer and TV star Cilla Black, who enjoyed a 50-year showbusiness career.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Greg Hunt urged to scrap Carmichael mine plan after new evidence of impact

ACF writes to environment minister after evidence shows the coalmines impact on groundwater and threatened species substantially greater than thoughtGreg Hunt, the federal environment minister, has been urged to revoke his approval of Australias largest mine due to newly revealed information about its impact upon groundwater and threatened species.The Australian Conservation Foundation ACF has written to Hunt to ask him to reverse his approval of the $16bn Carmicha

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world Bad weather forces evacuation of Lollapalooza music festival

Festival closed for an hour due to threat of severe thunderstorms in the area

1 hour ago // BBC

world Welsh broadcasting 'still crucial'

Welsh language broadcasting still packs a "real punch" and its role in sustaining culture is growing, BBC Wales' director tells the National Eisteddfod.

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world Iran's reformists hope regime will temper its harshness

The repression has eased since Hassan Rouhani became president - but Iran still locks up journalists and hangs more people than any country except China

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Mexican Photojournalist Found Beaten, Shot in the Head

Prominent Mexican photojournalist Ruben Espinosa had moved to Mexico City two months ago after publicizing threats against his life.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Three bikers die in separate crashes

Three motorcyclists are killed in separate accidents across Wales within four hours of each other.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Sydney siege gunman's former partner to stand trial for murder

Amirah Droudis, 36, will stand before the supreme court for the alleged murder of the ex-wife of her former partner, Man Haron MonisThe former partner of Sydney siege gunman, Man Haron Monis, has been committed to stand trial for the murder of his ex-wife.Amirah Droudis, 36, is accused of murdering Monis former wife, Noleen Pal, who was stabbed and set alight at a Werrington apartment block in Sydneys west on 21 April 2013.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Blinds company to create 80 jobs

Decora Blind Systems plans to expand its operation in Lisburn, County Antrim, creating 80 new jobs over the next two years.