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world Farage compares himself to Gandhi

UKIP leader Nigel Farage quotes Mahatma Gandhi as he describes his battle with the political establishment.

11 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Jacarandas: You either love them or hate them

The jacaranda is a striking but polarizing piece of the Southern California streetscape.

18 minutes ago // Reuters

world South Africa's Zuma cancels foreign trip over anti-immigrant unrest

JOHANNESBURG Reuters - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Saturday canceled a state visit to Indonesia to deal with a wave of anti-immigrant violence at home.

19 minutes ago // The Independent

world Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for 62,500 on eBay

So it turns out that some beanie babies can make you rich.

20 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Dodgers' Adam Liberatore makes dream debut

As much as Adam Liberatore tried to speak about his major league debut matter-of-factly, the smile he occasionally cracked revealed how much this day meant to him.

22 minutes ago // VOA

world Iraqi Forces Retake Most of Baiji Refinery

Iraqi forces retook most of the country's largest refinery from Islamic State on Saturday, security officials said, reversing gains by the militants who seized parts of the sprawling complex this week. The insurgents attacked Iraq's Baiji refinery a week ago by blasting through the security perimeter around it and taking over several installations, including storage tanks. A spokesman for Iraq's counterterrorism forces told Reuters troops protecting the refinery had now retaken most faciliti

22 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Afghan suicide bombing blamed on Islamic State kills 35

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 people in a deadly attack the country's president said was claimed by the Islamic State group.

23 minutes ago // MSNBC

world St. Louis County Cops Fatally Shoot Man Holding Knife

Two St. Louis County officers shot and killed an armed suspect after he charged them while holding a knife, officials said in a statement Saturday.

23 minutes ago // BBC

world Attack on UN Mali convoy kills two

A United Nations supply convoy is attacked near the city of Gao in northern Mali, with two civilian drivers killed.

26 minutes ago // ABC

world Yemen Militia Says It Is Besieging Rebels at Strategic Base

Yemen militia aligned with embattled president says it is besieging rebels at strategic base

26 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Calais child killer 'should have been in prison in Poland'

Polish man who killed a nine-year-old girl in northern France on his way to Britain 'should have been in prison in Poland'

26 minutes ago // BBC

world Son sought after double family murder

Police investigating the murders of a mother and daughter in Merseyside urgently want to trace one of their relatives.

27 minutes ago // New York Times

world Germanwings Crash Exposes History of Denial on Risk of Pilot Suicide

In the days after Andreas Lubitz flew himself and 149 others into a mountainside, investigations have exposed weaknesses throughout the airline industry in dealing with mental illness among pilots.

28 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Former Washington state governor ejects man from car

Former Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire used fast thinking and driving to stop a stranger from climbing into her car in a store parking lot, Olympia police said on Thursday.

28 minutes ago // Reuters

world Putin says ready to work with United States: TV

MOSCOW Reuters - Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it on a common agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday in a television interview.

28 minutes ago // BBC

world GB's Smith and Thomas win Euro gold

Louis Smith and Great Britain team-mate Kristian Thomas win gold medals at the European Gymnastics Championships.

29 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Clowns Brawl With Animal Rights Activists Under Big Top

Hundreds of spectators in San Bernardino, California, watched the fight break out when activists tried to force their way inside a performance.

30 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Advocates seek to kill deal that sticks ratepayers with San Onofre costs

Consumer advocates, outraged by a secret negotiation in Poland over the $5-billion cost of closing the San Onofre nuclear power plant, are asking the California Public Utilities Commission to reconsider a deal that sticks utility customers with the bulk of the bill.

34 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Hillary Clinton's Big Benefactor Has Trade Links with Iran

Enemies of Hillary Clinton waiting to discredit her bid for the White House are likely to seize on news that one of the biggest benefactors to the Clinton Foundation has been trading with Iran and may be in breach of US sanctions imposed on the country. Ukrainian oligarch Victor …

36 minutes ago // BBC

world Son sought over double family murder

A man suspected of killing his mother and sister is sought by police in Merseyside.

39 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Europe hunts for people-trafficking gangs behind tide of migrant misery

The gangs behind the trafficking trade often go unidentified and unpunished, despite sending 170,000 people across the Mediterranean last year alone

41 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Anzac terror plot Isis-inspired, say Australian police - video

Australian police say five men were arrested in Melbourne on Saturday morning in relation to alleged plans to carry out Islamic State-inspired attacks against police at Anzac Day events in the city. Police carried out a series of house raids and say they are confident the threat has been contained. Tony Abbott, Australia's prime minister, says two of the men have been c

42 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Massive gas line explosion leaves destructive path in Fresno

The California Public Utilities Commission had a team in Fresno to investigate the cause of a spectacular gas line explosion that left 14 people hurt in Friday.

45 minutes ago // The Independent

world Vet posts image of her holding up corpse of pet cat on Facebook: 'My first bow kill...lol'

A vet has been fired from her clinic after posting a disturbing image to Facebook of her holding up a cat she claimed to have killed with an arrow, while grinning widely.

46 minutes ago // Newsvine

world How Israel Hid Its Secret Nuclear Weapons Program - Avner Cohen and William Burr - POLITICO Magazine

For decades, the world has known that the massive Israeli facility near Dimona, in the Negev Desert, was the key to its secret nuclear project. Yet, for decades, the world—and Israel—knew that Israel had once misleadingly referred to it as a “textile factory.& …

47 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Europe faces a 'real threat' from Russia, warns US army commander

The commander of the US army in Europe, Lt-Gen Frederick "Ben" Hodges, says that Nato must remain united "as insurance" against Russia

48 minutes ago // Reuters

world Two ships run aground in Suez Canal, delaying traffic

CAIRO Reuters - A container ship ran aground in Egypt's Suez Canal in dense mist on Saturday morning, the canal authority said, delaying traffic through a vital global trade route for several hours.

50 minutes ago // MSNBC

world St. Louis Police Shoot Man Holding Knife, Release Video

Two St. Louis police officers shot and killed an armed suspect after he charged them while holding a knife, officials said in a statement issued early on Saturday.

54 minutes ago // VOA

world President Ghani: IS Militants Claim Afghan Suicide Blast

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing Saturday that killed at least 33 people in eastern Afghanistan. Officials say more than 100 other people were wounded in the attack in Jalalabad. President Ghani called the incident "horrific," as he announced Islamic State militants had taken credit. He referred to the group as "Daesh" an acronym for its name in Arabic. The Taliban had earlier denied responsibility for the bombin

54 minutes ago // Reuters

world Mugabe 'shocked, disgusted' by South African anti-immigrant violence

HARARE Reuters - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Saturday expressed shock and disgust at attacks on immigrants in neighboring South Africa and said his government was working to bring back home affected Zimbabwean citizens.

1 hour ago // ABC

world UN: Assailants Attack Convoy, Kill 2, Wound 1 in North Mali

UN: Assailants attack UN convoy, kill 2, wound 1 near Gao in north Mali

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Assailants attack UN convoy, kill 2, wound 1 near Gao in north Mali

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali says two assailants attacked a U.N.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Hillary Clinton tees up an argument for opposing the TPP

You know that old joke about how to tell when a politician is lying?

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world 12 recipes for fava beans

A couple of years ago a spirited debate popped up on my Facebook page about the correct approach to preparing fava beans.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Dwight Manley and George Zimmer cut a deal on the Big Island

Prominent sports agent, real estate developer and coin collector Dwight Manley has purchased a parcel of land in Kamuela, Hawaii, for $1.725 million. The seller was George Zimmer, founder and former face of Mens Wearhouse.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Thanks to TV's strong women, voters are ready for a female president

Mere hours after Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her candidacy for president in 2016, "Madam Secretary's" Elizabeth McCord Ta Leoni helped prevent another Cold War. "The Good Wife's" Alicia Florrick Julianna Margulies, newly elected state's attorney, was thrown under the bus by the Democratic...