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world U.N. warns of coming hunger in North Korea

GENEVA Reuters - A drought in North Korea could lead to huge food shortages this year, the top U.N. official in the country told Reuters in an interview.

20 minutes ago // BBC

world Boy in court over knife murders

A 16-year-old boy appears in court charged with the murders of a man and woman in Colchester.

24 minutes ago // BBC

world Condition of bus couple improves

Police the condition of an elderly couple who were seriously injured by a bus in the centre of Glasgow has improved.

24 minutes ago // BBC

world Condition of bus OAPs improves

Police say condition of a man, 76, and woman, 72, who were seriously injured by a bus in the centre of Glasgow has improved.

25 minutes ago // Reuters

world Burundi election body's vice president has fled country: sources

BUJUMBURA Reuters - The vice president of Burundi's election commission has fled the country ahead of the poll, sources said on Saturday, amid a political crisis triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term.

32 minutes ago // Reuters

world U.S.-Egyptian released from Egypt jail: family

CAIRO Reuters - An Egyptian-American jailed in Egypt for nearly two years for involvement in the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood has been released and is headed for the United States, his family said on Saturday.

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world Greece open to compromise to seal deal this week: interior minister

ATHENS Reuters - Greece's government is confident of reaching a deal with its creditors this week and is open to pushing back parts of its anti-austerity program to make that happen, the country's interior minister said Saturday.

39 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Aftershock felt in quake-hit Nepal

Aftershocks continue to jolt Nepal over a month after the country's worst quake struck, with fresh tremors felt on Saturday.

42 minutes ago // BBC

world Service for Corrie's Anne Kirkbride

A memorial service for Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride is held at Manchester Cathedral.

44 minutes ago // MSNBC

world U.S. Slams China Over 'Militarization' of Disputed Isles

China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is out of step with international rules, the U.S. Defense Secretary told a security conference.

47 minutes ago // The Times of India

world In Nepal, kids back to school, under tarpaulin sheets

After getting the governments green signal, some schools in Nepal are gearing up to restart classes on Sunday, albeit in temporary structures. Textbook lessons are set to be replaced by group activities for now to provide psychological relief for kids.

50 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Fifa's Sepp Blatter holds news conference

Newly re-elected Fifa President Sepp Blatter gives a news conference in Zurich.

52 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Can Forcing Domestic Abusers to Give Up Guns Curb Murders?

A new gun surrender program in Texas has the government teaming up with a private gun range to collect firearms from convicted abusers.

52 minutes ago // Reuters

world China tells workplaces they must have Communist Party units

SHANGHAI Reuters - China has passed a regulation ensuring government organizations and private companies have Communist Party units so that party policy can be implemented across society, the People's Daily, the official party mouthpiece, said on Saturday.

56 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Sepp Blatter faces media after re-election as Fifa president live

Head of footballs world governing body holds press conference in Zurich after winning a fifth term and blasting US authorities Fifa investigation and what he calls Europes hate campaignSepp Blatter blasts US authorities over investigation into Fifa corruption

59 minutes ago // The Independent

world Texas legalises the open carrying of handguns

Texans will soon be able to openly carry handguns on the streets, after a bill permitting 'open carry' was successfully passed in the Texas House of Representatives.

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world Egypt Frees US-Egyptian National Sentenced to Life in Prison

Egypt frees dual US-Egyptian national sentenced to life in prison over charges from sit-in

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world Egypt frees dual US-Egyptian national sentenced to life in prison over charges from sit-in

Egyptian officials say authorities have freed a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen who had been sentenced to life in prison on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading "false news." Mohammed Soltan, the son of a prominent member of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was arrested in August 2013 when security forces came looking for his father at his house.

1 hour ago // The Independent

world David Gill rejects Fifa vice-president role after Sepp Blatter wins election because of the 'terribly damaging events' under his reign

David Gill has confirmed he has rejected the offer of becoming Fifa vice-president due to the "terribly damaging events" that culminated in

1 hour ago // Fox News

world THE LATEST: 2018 World Cup host Vladimir Putin congratulates Blatter on 5th term as FIFA chief

The latest developments concerning FIFA: 10:55 a.m. 0855 GMT, 4:55 a.m. EDT The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin, host of the 2018 World Cup, has sent a telegram to Sepp Blatter congratulating him on winning a fifth term at the helm of FIFA.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

Witnesses say hundreds of Islamist gunmen tried to advance on north-eastern city, but security sources say situation is under control Continue reading...

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world NHS inquiry call after care failings

The leader of the Welsh Conservatives is calling for a full inquiry into the NHS after a damning report into care at a mental health unit in Denbighshire.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Gunmen kill 20 bus passengers in Pakistan attack

QUETTA, Pakistan Reuters - Gunmen disguised as members of the Pakistani security forces killed at least 20 passengers late on Friday after forcing them off buses traveling from the western city of Quetta to Karachi on the southern coast, officials said.

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world UN Rights Chief Urges Deeper Probe of Central Africa Abuses

UN rights chief: step up probes of alleged violations by foreign soldiers in Central Africa

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world Tense standoff outside US mosque over cartoon protest

Anti-Islam protesters - some of them heavily armed - faced off against religious rights demonstrators outside a US mosque on Friday, in a tense but peaceful standoff

1 hour ago // BBC

world Saved by the Bell actor convicted

Former Saved by the Bell actor Dustin Diamond is convicted of two charges after a bar fight on Christmas Day - but cleared of a more serious claim.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world UN rights chief: step up probes of alleged violations by foreign soldiers in Central Africa

The United Nations' human rights chief is urging several countries to step up efforts to investigate allegations that peacekeepers in Central African Republic may have committed abuses, a call that comes as the U.N.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world FIFA's Blatter faces division and suspicion as fifth term begins

ZURICH Reuters - FIFA President Sepp Blatter began his fifth term at the helm of soccer's governing body on Saturday facing the daunting task of restoring public faith in an organization tainted by allegations of corruption and deeply divided over his re-election.

1 hour ago // The Independent

world Two-year-old says goodbye to bin man best friend

A two-year-old has had to say goodbye to his best friend due to his family moving house a bin man.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Indian government again issues land acquisition order

NEW DELHI Reuters - The Indian government has issued an executive order for the third time to make it easier to buy farmland for large projects after failing to win parliamentary for a controversial land bill championed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The ordinance was approved at a cabinet meeting on Saturday chaired by Modi. It will replace an existing ordinance that implemented the bill pending parliamentary approval, and needs the president's signature to take effect.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Minister on China 'export mission'

The agriculture minister makes a return trip to China as efforts intensify to secure a market for Northern Ireland pork.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Man in his 20s killed in stabbing

Police are treating the death of a man in his early 20s, who was stabbed in west Belfast, as murder.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Man in his 20s killed in stabbing

Police are treating the death of a man in his 20s stabbed to death in west Belfast as murder.

1 hour ago // Newsvine

world Barak: Israel should seriously consider unilateral disengagement from Palestinians

Former prime minister Ehud Barak said Thursday that Israel should consider unilateral moves to disengage from the Palestinians, in the event that efforts to relaunch negotiations with PA President Mahmoud Abbas should fail. Speaking in an interview with Army Radio on the occas …

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world Italy rescues 4,200 boat migrants in Mediterranean on Friday

International force of naval ships and merchant vessels rescues more than 4,200 migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean in just 24 hours

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Priest Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Woman on Flight

A Catholic priest was found guilty Friday in federal court of sexually assaulting a woman aboard a flight from Philadelphia to LAX.