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world Somali Islamic extremists kill 28 bus passengers in Kenya

Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, Al-Shabab, attacked a bus in northern Kenya at dawn Saturday, singling out and killing 28 passengers who could not recite an Islamic creed and were assumed to be non-Muslims, Kenyan police said.

16 minutes ago // Mercury News

world Hundreds evacuated, 14 hurt after London hotel explosion

A suspected gas leak touched off an explosion in the basement of the Hyatt Regency Churchill in London, injuring 14 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of hotel guests, authorities said Saturday.

22 minutes ago // NPR

world In Response To Attacks, Israel Takes Down Palestinian Homes

After a deadly attack by a Palestinian militant last month, Israel blew up his apartment building. Israel says the aim is deterrence, while the Palestinians call it "collective punishment."

23 minutes ago // ABC

world Japan Earthquake Collapses Homes, Causes Injuries

Strong earthquake strikes central Japan; at least 10 homes collapse, several people injured

24 minutes ago // ABC

world Anti-Government Protest in Albania's Capital

Large demonstration takes place in Albania's capital against government's economic policies

24 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Two British citizens killed fighting for Islamic State in Syria

Abu Abdullah al Habashi and Abu Dharda, both from London, are reported to have died in Syrian border town of Kobani Continue reading...

24 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Japan earthquake collapses homes, causes injuries

TOKYO A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring several people, officials said.The magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck near Nagano city shortly after 10 p.m. 1300 GMT at a depth of 10 kilometers 6 miles, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake's magnitude at 6.2. Since the quake occurred inland, there

31 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Lawyer Alice Lee dies at 103; sister of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author

Alice Finch Lee had neither the fame nor the notoriety of Truman Capote and Harper Lee, who grew up in the same tiny Alabama town where she was born. But she was a legend in her own right.

32 minutes ago // The Guardian

world US to devote $135m in aid to feed Syrian refugees, Biden announces in Turkey

Vice-president Joe Biden announces humanitarian aid in country that hosts an estimated 1.6 million civilians displaced by the Syrian civil warBiden warns of corrosive government powers in Turkey Continue reading...

34 minutes ago // BBC

world Chelsea 2-0 West Bromwich Albion

Premier League leaders Chelsea establish a seven-point lead as goals by Diego Costa and Eden Hazard see off 10-man West Brom.

42 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Magnitude 6.8 Quake Hits Central Japan: NHK

The Japan Meteorological Agency said no tsunami warning was issued after the quake, which was felt in the capital of Tokyo 110 miles away.

42 minutes ago // VOA

world Mali Confirms New Ebola Case

Mali has confirmed a new case of the Ebola virus and said two more patients are being tested for the disease. The government said in a statement Saturday that the patient who tested positive for Ebola has been quarantined and is receiving intensive treatment. Mali is monitoring more than 300 people who had contact with Ebola patients, in an effort to limit the spread of the virus. Seven Ebola cases have been confirmed in the West African nation, and all of those patients, except the most rec

44 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Obama plays dirty politics with the Constitution

Six years into his presidency, and having promised to bring about "hope and change," Barack Obama's immigration reform shows he is still playing games, writes Matt Lewis

45 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Mali Confirms New Case of Ebola

This country has confirmed a new case of Ebola and identified two new suspected cases, raising concern about further spread of the disease, which has killed at least five people in Mali.

50 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Saviour of Frances art: how the Mona Lisa was spirited away from the Nazis

Secret operation by Louvre staff on eve of war is revealed in new documentary on forgotten hero Jacques Jaujard Continue reading...

50 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Kerry says gaps remain in talks about Iran's nukes

VIENNA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned of "serious gaps" in talks about a nuclear deal with Iran, but as Monday's deadline approached his German counterpart said Tehran and six world powers have "never been closer" to agreement since they started negotiating more than six years ago.

53 minutes ago // NPR

world Tiny Texas Town Sees School's Record-Setting Football Season End

The 29 players on Booker High School's football team include two cousins who became the state's all-time leading passer and leading receiver this season.

53 minutes ago // Time

world Thousands Take Part in Spanish Anti-Abortion Rally

MADRID — Tens of thousands of people have taken part in a demonstration in Madrid to protest against the conservative government’s decision to scrap plans to restrict the availability of abortion. The march Saturday took place under the slogan “Every Life Matters.” Some 500 buses brought people from all over the country to take part.…

56 minutes ago // BBC

world Police and NHS phone lines restored

Non-emergency police and medical phone lines are now working, Vodafone says, after technical problems disrupted services for a number of hours.

57 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Al-Qaeda in Yemen claims 'Houthi killings'

Shia fighters reject AQAP claim, as they surround the governor's home in the predominantly Sunni province of Maarib.

58 minutes ago // ABC

world Geneva Hospital: Cuban Doctor With Ebola Stable

Geneva hospital: Cuban doctor infected with Ebola is stable after nearly 2 days of treatment

58 minutes ago // Reuters

world Colombia's Santos says FARC release of hostages will be next week

BOGOTA Reuters - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he hoped next week to secure the release of five captives, including an army general, held by Marxist FARC rebels, a move that will allow stalled peace talks to continue.

59 minutes ago // BBC

world 'Democracy rocks' for Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland's new first minister Nicola Sturgeon follows in the footsteps of pop stars Beyonce and Lady Gaga by appearing at Glasgow's Hydro arena.

59 minutes ago // BBC

world Democracy rocks for Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland's new first minister Nicola Sturgeon follows in the footsteps of pop stars Beyonce and Lady Gaga by appearing at Glasgow's Hydro arena.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Egypt Lawyers Union: Judge 'Terrorizing' Attorneys

Egypt lawyers union: Judge who imprisoned Al-Jazeera journalists now 'terrorizing' attorneys

1 hour ago // Newsvine

world The Candy Man Can't: School threatens to suspend 15-yo who's earned 22k selling sweets to pupils

A schoolboy has been threatened with suspension after raking in £14,000 $22,000 to pay for his University fees by selling sweets to pals in the playground. Budding businessman Tommie Rose, 15, has made a fortune by selling chocolate, crisps and fizzy drinks to pupils a …

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world US warns of 'serious gaps' in Iran talks as European source predicts extension

Secretary of state John Kerry expresses some reservations over nuclear talks in Vienna while German foreign minister says deal has never been closer Continue reading...

1 hour ago // BBC

world Scotland 37-12 Tonga

Scotland run in five tries as they complete their autumn international series with victory against Tonga at Rugby Park.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Source: NKorean Escapes Kidnap Attempt in Paris

Source: North Korean student with links to regime escapes kidnap bid in Paris, now in hiding

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

world Source: NKorean escapes kidnap attempt in Paris

PARIS A North Korean student with family ties to the regime in his country escaped a kidnapping bid in Paris, where he was studying, and is now in hiding, a French source with knowledge of the case said Saturday.The architecture student, identified only as Han, avoided the kidnapping attempt at a Paris airport where he was to be put on a plane for Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak

1 hour ago // BBC

world Red Bull face FIA front wing probe

Red Bull face an official investigation after governing body the FIA declared their car illegal at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world The end of the Austrian ski holiday?

A law enforcing the payment of the Austrian minimum wage is forcing British ski companies to rethink their operations in the country

1 hour ago // ABC

world Biden Announces New Aid for Syrian Refugees

Biden announces nearly $135 million in additional humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees

1 hour ago // BBC

world Colombia general 'free next week'

Colombia's Farc rebels will release five captives, including Gen Ruben Dario Alzate, next week, President Juan Manuel Santos says.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world U.S. releases Guantanamo prisoner to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON Reuters - A Saudi inmate held for 12 years at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on suspicion of fighting in Afghanistan for al Qaeda has been transferred to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. Defense Department said on Saturday.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Gunmen Kill 28 in Kenya Bus Hijacking

Gunmen ambushed a bus along Kenyas northern border with Somalia and killed 28 of those aboard, the government said. Militant group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.