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world Libyan Rebels Capture Special-Forces Base in Benghazi

Libya is quickly sliding into the realm of a failed state as rebel forces and Islamist militants battle against government troops

14 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Boy's body found in US military plane

Youth apparently climbed into compartment under Germany-based C-130J cargo aircraft during mission in Africa Continue reading...

15 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Deaths as Israeli shell hits Gaza UN school

School being used as shelter in coastal enclave kills 23 people and injures scores of others, medics say.

16 minutes ago // Sky News

world New Sanctions Target Russian Oil And Banks

The US says the move aims to "ratchet up the pressure on the cronies and firms supporting Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine".

17 minutes ago // Reuters

world EU and U.S. announce new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON Reuters - The European Union and the United States on Tuesday announced further sanctions against Russia, targeting its energy, banking and defense sectors in the strongest international action yet over Moscow's support for rebels in eastern Ukraine.

19 minutes ago // Reuters

world At least 43 Palestinians killed as Israel maintains pressure on Gaza

GAZA/JERUSALEM Reuters - Israeli fire killed at least 43 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday as the Jewish state said it targeted Islamist militants at dozens of sites across the coastal enclave, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised ceasefire proposal.

23 minutes ago // Time

world Driverless Cars to Hit Public Roads in Britain by January 2015

On Wednesday, the British Government will announce its plans to test autonomous vehicles on public roads by January 2015, but first the Highway Code will need to be revised to allow the driverless cars on the streets

24 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Pauley Pavilion: Workers use squeegees on flood waters at UCLA

Pauley Pavilion atUCLAwas flooded Tuesday after abroken water main on Sunset Boulevard sent millions of gallons of water streaming on to the Westwood campus.

30 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Last US crew member of Hiroshima bomber dies

Theodore Van Kirk, also known as "Dutch," died on Monday of natural causes at the retirement home where he lived in Stone Mountain, Georgia, his son Tom Van Kirk said. He was 93.

34 minutes ago // Time

world Australian Flight Attendant Reminds Cabin to Flush Drugs Down Toilet

Such announcements are routine, but this employee's words were "poorly chosen," Australian airline Jetstar said

35 minutes ago // ABC

world Argentina, US Bondholders Meet as Deadline Looms

Argentina officials and US bondholders meet for first time at NY talks meant to avert default

35 minutes ago // Sky News

world Bombing Kills 43 In Gaza As UN School Hit

Another night of bombing leaves many more dead, including 20 at a refugee camp in Gaza for those displaced by the conflict.

36 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Huge water main leak gouges LA road

A burst water main on Los Angeles' iconic Sunset Boulevard has caused flooding at the University of California, Los Angeles, local officials say.

44 minutes ago // BBC

world Khmer Rouge duo begin genocide trial

The last two surviving leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime are to begin their second trial, this time for genocide, in Phnom Penh.

44 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Kathy Jackson tells union inquiry it 'ambushed' her over $50,000 payment

Royal commission hears Health Services Union whistleblower took $50,000 from a slush fund and gave it to her former husband Continue reading...

45 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Daybreak at Sea: Lobstermen Get to Work at Early Light

Brandon Demmons starts his day as a sternman aboard a lobster fishing boat a little earlier than most people, at 3:00 a.m.

45 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Clive Palmer snubs parliamentary inquiry into conduct of 2013 election

Mining magnate fails to turn up to give evidence despite asking to attend and his outspoken criticism of the electoral system Continue reading...

49 minutes ago // Sky News

world Bombing Kills 20 At Gaza Refugee Camp

Another night of bombing leaves many more dead, including 20 at a refugee camp in Gaza for those displaced by the conflict.

49 minutes ago // CBS

world NCAA sets new policy for head injuries

Following a lawsuit filed on behalf of former collegiate athletes, the NCAA has agreed to pay for any college athlete from the last 50 years to undergo neurological testing. The NCAA admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement

52 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Air officials 'closing safety gaps'

Following the shooting down of flight MH17, aviation officials have been meeting in Montreal in Canada to discuss air safety.

55 minutes ago // CBS

world Women survive after being run over by train

Two women trespassing on an Indiana railroad bridge were run over by a locomotive, but escaped apparently unharmed

56 minutes ago // Reuters

world Colombia president says 'demented' FARC attacks could end peace talks

BOGOTA Reuters - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos warned on Tuesday that continuing attacks perpetrated by leftist FARC guerrillas, many of which target infrastructure, could bring an end to peace negotiations with the government.

58 minutes ago // BBC

world HSBC closes some Muslims' accounts

HSBC bank writes to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim individuals and organisations around the UK giving them notice their accounts will be closed.

58 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Belarusians caught littering 'could have cars confiscated'

Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko has announced tough new measures to tackle what he calls an 'I-couldn't-care-less-attitude'. Charter97 reports Continue reading...

58 minutes ago // The Guardian

world The women beekeepers of Cameroon - in pictures

Spotting an opportunity for women like her to earn a simple, additional income, Marianna Tanda Fumsi founded a cooperative of women beekeepers on the outskirts of Bamenda in north west Cameroon in 1997. Ever since, it has been helping women to sell honey to help pay for their children's education.Eleri Griffiths, winner of the 2013 Royal Photographic Society's Joan Wakelin award, used her bursary to docu

59 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Bear Bolts Through Smoke-Filled California Forest

A photo distributed by the Madera County Sheriff's department shows a bear running through smoke in Sierra National Forest, Calif., on Tuesday.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Mass Assault Belatedly Reported in Chinas Far West

Chinas state news media said dozens of people were killed or wounded on Monday in what was described as a terror attack in the troubled Xinjiang region.

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

world At least 20 killed by Israeli tank shelling at UN school in Gaza, official says

GAZA CITY At least 20 people are killed and more than 50 injured when Israeli tanks shell a school used as an emergency shelter by refugees in Gaza, the Health Ministry says.Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qedra says tanks shelled the school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in the northern Gaza refugee camp of Jabalia early Wednesday.Witnesses tell Gaza radio stations that several tanks hit the al-Hussein school where scores of civilians had taken refuge after

1 hour ago // ABC

world Argentina Talks Go Long as Debt Deadline Looms

Argentina officials work all day at NY talks aimed at averting a default over bond crisis

1 hour ago // VOA

world Chinese State Media Praise Zhou Corruption Probe

Chinese state media praised the Communist Party's decision to open a corruption probe into retired senior politician Zhou Yongkang. The party announced late Tuesday it is investigating Zhou, China's former security czar, for unspecified "serious disciplinary violation." The 71-year-old Zhou, who retired in 2012, was a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, China's highest governing body. The investigation breaks a longstanding, unwritten rule that China's top

1 hour ago // Newsvine

world French lawyer files complaint against Israel at ICC - France 24

A French lawyer said on Friday that he had filed a complaint on behalf of the Palestinian justice minister at the International Criminal Court ICC, accusing Israel’s military of having carried out “war crimes” in the Gaza Strip. More than 1000 Palestinians ha …

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Dodgers can't be seen, but criticism of TV deal heard loud and clear

The Dodgers may be invisible to most of their fans, but their desperation to dodge the overwhelming criticism of their massively botched TV deal has become palpable.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Theodore Van Kirk, last surviving member of Enola Gay crew, dead at 93

Theodore Van Kirk, the last surviving member of the Enola Gay flight crew that bombed Hiroshima in the final stages of World War II, died Monday at an assisted living facility in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was 93.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Theodore Van Kirk, last surviving member of Enola Gay crew, dead at 93

Theodore Van Kirk, the last surviving member of the Enola Gay flight crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in the final stages of World War II, died Monday at an assisted living facility in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was 93.

1 hour ago // Al Jazeera

world Hamas demands end to siege before truce

Qassam Brigades chief says Israel must lift blockade of Gaza, hours after PLO attempt to agree 24-hour ceasefire stalls.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Mother suing Border Patrol in Mexico boy's 2012 death wants answers

The mother of a Mexican teenager killed in Mexico when at least one U.S. Border Patrol agent opened fire north of the border has filed suit, alleging that the agent violated the law, her attorneys and the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.