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world Britain to test driverless cars next year

LONDON British officials says driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program to begin in JanuaryOfficials said Wednesday the tests will last up to three years. Sensors and cameras will guide the cars.The plan will include two types of driverless technology. One places a driver in the car who can take the controls if needed; another calls for a fully autonomous vehicle with no driver present.

13 minutes ago // CNN

world 'Mad Max' architecture of future

Designer Justin Plunkett layers photos and computer-generated illustration to create apocalyptic images.

16 minutes ago // ABC

world Following Malaysia Airlines Tragedy, Is It Safe to Fly?

The United Nations agency that governs civil aviation is creating a task force aimed at improving security measures after the shoot-down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine.

16 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Ukraine forces tighten grip on Donetsk

Heavy fighting around Donetsk has seen government forces make strategic advances in their attempt to wrest control of the area from pro-Russian separatists.

17 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Argentine Debt Talks to Resume as Default Deadline Looms -

“There was a frank exchange of views and concerns,” Pollack said in the statement. “The issues that divide the parties remain unresolved. Whether and when the parties will meet” again will be determined overnight, he wrote. . . . Standard & Poor&rsquo …

18 minutes ago // Sky News

world Bodies Of Missing Father And Baby Boy Found

Mystery surrounds the discovery after the boy's mother is found beside the road in Arkansas after apparently leaving her family.

18 minutes ago // Reuters

world Moscovici says confident will have important economic role in EU Commission

PARIS Reuters - France's candidate for the European Commission Pierre Moscovici is convinced he will have an important economic portfolio, he told Reuters on Wednesday, rebuffing German concerns that France lacked the budget credibility to take such a job.

19 minutes ago // BBC

world Gwent police chief in fraud inquiry

The chief constable of Gwent Police and other senior officers are under investigation following the acquittal of two men in a fraud case.

20 minutes ago // ABC

world British Airways Sued in Pilot Sex Abuse Allegation

British Airways sued over allegations pilot sexually abused girls in East Africa on layovers

21 minutes ago // Fox News

world British Airways sued over allegations pilot sexually abused girls in East Africa on layovers

A London law firm is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania during layovers.

22 minutes ago // UPI

world Ebola is a threat to U.K. warns Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

Evan BleierLONDON, July 30 UPI -- The Ebola virus, which has already killed more than 670 people in Africa, is a serious threat to Britain, warns U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

23 minutes ago // BBC

world PM pledges 3m in extra aid for Gaza

An additional 3m in UK aid is to be made available to help the humanitarian situation in Gaza, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

23 minutes ago // BBC

world US economy grows more than expected

The US economy grew by 4% in the second-quarter, according to a preliminary reading by the US Department of Commerce, beating expectations.

23 minutes ago // Time

world Israel Announces 4-Hour Humanitarian Cease-Fire

As at least 15 were killed in the shelling of a UN school in the Jebaliya refugee camp in Gaza

24 minutes ago // Reuters

world Carnage at U.N. school as Israel pounds Gaza refugee camp

GAZA/JERUSALEM Reuters - Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering in a school in Gaza's biggest refugee camp on Wednesday, the Health Ministry said, as Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal to try to halt more than three weeks of fighting.

25 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Colombian peace talks will fail without government concessions, Farc warns

In exclusive interview, Farc leaders say hopes for peace will be lost unless government accepts democratic and social reform Continue reading...

26 minutes ago // CBS

world U.N.: Israeli tanks hit refugees at school

Officials say shells slammed into school sheltering Palestinian civilians, killing 15, amid Israel's most intense bombardment yet

26 minutes ago // CBS

world U.N.: Israeli tanks hit refugees at school

Hamas dismisses Israeli offer of "humanitarian window" after officials say shells slammed into school sheltering Palestinian civilians, killing 15

32 minutes ago // MSNBC

world 'She's Fighting Through It': U.S. Ebola Victim's Son Speaks

The son of a North Carolina missionary who is fighting the Ebola virus in Liberia during the worst outbreak in history said she continues to improve in her battle against the deadly disease.

32 minutes ago // USA Today

world Shells strike U.N. school in Gaza

U.N. and Palestinian officials say 15 people died. Israel said it would hold fire for 4 hours.  

35 minutes ago // CNN

world China's meat scandal explained

McDonald's restaurants in many Chinese cities have been eerily quiet this past week.

36 minutes ago // ABC

world AP PHOTOS: Cambodians Attend Khmer Rouge Tribunal

AP PHOTOS: Cambodians attend hearing as tribunal prepares genocide case against Khmer Rouge

36 minutes ago // Time

world Ukraine Official: Rebels Placed Land Mines on Roads to MH17 Crash Site

Spokesman for the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council says it has been "impossible" for international investigators to reach site

37 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Greece: Farm owner cleared over migrant shootings

ATHENS, Greece A court in southern Greece has convicted two employees at a strawberry farm for shooting and wounding 28 migrant workers protesting unpaid wages, but the farm's owner and head foreman were cleared.The shotgun attack occurred last year in Manolada, 260 kilometers 160 miles southwest of Athens, where mostly Bangladeshi migrants work, and drew international attention to the often appalling conditions facing migrant laborers at Greek farms.

37 minutes ago // USA Today

world Ukraine official: Rebels lay mines near crash site

The OSCE observers headed back to the city of Donetsk after discussions with rebels on the city's outskirts.  

38 minutes ago // BBC

world Savile charity to challenge payouts

A charity set up by Jimmy Savile is challenging any payouts of compensation to victims of the sex attacker, victims' lawyers say.

38 minutes ago // CNN

world Official: Landslides trap 150 people or more in western India

Landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains may have trapped 150 people or more in a village in western India, a senior official said Wednesday.

39 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world U.N. agency: Israeli artillery fired on Gaza school; 16 evacuees killed

GAZA CITY Israeli artillery shells slammed into U.N.-run school sheltering evacuees from the Gaza conflict early Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding dozens of others as they slept, according to Palestinian health officials and the U.N. agency in charge of the school.

39 minutes ago // BBC

world Ex-policeman on Rodney murder charge

A former policeman is to be charged with murdering a man who was shot dead after a car was stopped by officers in north London nine years ago.

41 minutes ago // ABC

world Greece: Farm Owner Cleared Over Migrant Shootings

Greece: Farm owner cleared over shotgun attack on migrant strawberry pickers

41 minutes ago // Fox News

world Greece: Farm owner cleared over shotgun attack on migrant strawberry pickers

A court in southern Greece has convicted two employees at a strawberry farm for shooting and wounding 28 migrant workers protesting unpaid wages, but the farm's owner and head foreman were cleared.

42 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Staredown: Teen Faces Suspected Kidnapper in Court

More details about the teen's ordeal are expected to be released as Nathaniel Kibby makes his first court appearance.

42 minutes ago // CNN

world Poll: 86% of Israelis don't want cease-fire

A new poll released in Jerusalem shows 86 percent of the Israeli people don't want a cease-fire until victory is achieved.

43 minutes ago // CNN

world U.N. school shelled in Gaza

Five shells strike a U.N. school at a refugee camp in northern Gaza. CNN's John Vause has more.

44 minutes ago // BBC

world Life for road rage killer trucker

A lorry driver is jailed for life for using his 17-tonne truck to murder another motorist by deliberately driving over him.

45 minutes ago // Fox News

world Rebels laying mines near MH17 crash site, Ukrainian official says

International observers turned back Wednesday after making another attempt to reach the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down in eastern Ukraine, and a government official said the area near the zone had been mined by pro-Russian separatists who control it.