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world Hill Harper opens up on #OscarsSoWhite, "Limitless"

The actor believes his "Concussion" colleague Will Smith gave an Oscar-worthy performance

15 minutes ago // CBS

world "My head hurts": Dad listens to daughter's shooting death on phone

"I didn't realize at the time but I was just having the last conversation with my daughter," David O'Connor said of his kid, a recent Chicago transplant

19 minutes ago // The Guardian

world GMB tells Labour: 'listen to working people in debate over Trident'

Trade union piles pressure on leadership, warning it will not not stand idly by as party reviews whether to drop support for replacing nuclear deterrentOne of Labours biggest trade union donors has warned the partys leadership to start listening to working people outside Westminster, after another bout of infighting about Trident.The GMB, which supports the renewal of Trident to protect jobs in the defence industry, warned it would not stand idly by durin

21 minutes ago // CBS

world Have Einstein's gravitational waves finally been found?

A century after Einstein predicted ripples in spacetime, scientists may be getting ready to announce a breakthrough

21 minutes ago // BBC

world EU referendum: Why can't Brussels be simpler?

Journalists often struggle to bring clarity to complex EU politics, the BBC's Laurence Peter reports.

22 minutes ago // The Guardian

world RAF in Libyan missions in preparation for helping unity government

UK troops may help Libyan army to combat Isis if unity government is formed, foreign office minister tells select committee The Royal Air Force is already flying missions over Libya in preparation for a possible invitation by a Libyan government of national unity to help its army stabilise the country, including combating the growing threat of Islamic State Isis, Tobias Ellwood, the foreign office minister, said on Tuesday.

23 minutes ago // BBC

world Union boss warns off Corbyn 'plotters'

Unite leader Len McCluskey accuses a "cabal" of Labour MPs of plotting against Jeremy Corbyn and urges them to "stop the sniping".

23 minutes ago // NPR

world 'Luncheon In Fur': The Surrealist Tea Cup That Stirred The Art World

In 1936, the surrealist Meret Oppenheim wrapped a teacup, saucer and spoon in fur. In the age of Freud, a gastro-sexual interpretation was inescapable. Even today, the work triggers intense reactions.

23 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Developer of Taiwans quake-hit highrise held

Prosecutors in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan have arrested the developer of a building which collapsed during an earthquake on Saturday killing at least 39 people, officials said on Tuesday, as rescue efforts increasingly turned to recovery.

24 minutes ago // ABC

world Hoarding, Fuel Shortages Seen as Syrian Troops Near Aleppo

As government troops close in on Aleppo, some residents are preparing to flee Syria's largest city while others are hoarding food in case of a long siege

27 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Soon, UAE to get ministers for happiness and tolerance

Dubais ruler said on Monday the United Arab Emirates will privatise some government services in the oil rich country, as well as create a state minister position devoted to ensuring the happiness of its citizens.

28 minutes ago // USA Today

world 2 German trains collide head-on; 10 dead, 80 injured

Collision may be blamed on automatic safety braking system that apparently failed.

28 minutes ago // CBS

world Father helping son in wheelchair at skate park goes viral

The 8-year-old's parents say they hope the heartwarming video will bring attention to cerebral palsy

29 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Medicinal cannabis a step closer with legislation to allow cultivation

Health minister Sussan Ley says a bill to allow the cannabis to be grown for use in medical trials will be introduced on Wednesday and passed this sittingPatients suffering chronic and painful illnesses are a step closer to accessing medicinal cannabis.Legislation allowing the controlled cultivation of the plant for medicinal or scientific purposes through a national scheme will be introduced to parliament by the Turnbull government on Wednesday.

30 minutes ago // ABC

world US Army Study: Iraq's Mosul Dam at 'Higher Risk' of Failure

Iraq's Mosul Dam has long been branded the world's most dangerous dam, at risk of collapsing and sending water crashing over millions of people

32 minutes ago // ABC

world Train Crash in Germany Kills at Least 10, Injures 80

Crews using helicopters and boats rescue dozens of people from the wreckage of two German commuter trains that crashed head-on in an isolated part of Bavaria, killing at least 10

36 minutes ago // New York Times

world United Arab Emirates Want to Top the World in Happiness, Too

The emirates already have the worlds tallest building and a wealth of international talent. Soon, they will also have ministers of happiness and tolerance.

36 minutes ago // New York Times

world Emirates Want to Top the World in Happiness, Too

The United Arab Emirates have the worlds tallest building and a wealth of international talent. Soon, they will also have ministers of happiness and tolerance.

36 minutes ago // The Guardian

world PM's vow to assert sovereignty of UK parliament is pointless, says Grieve

Former attorney general says any attempt to challenge primacy of EU law would be thrown out by European court of justiceA plan by David Cameron to win the support of Boris Johnson in the EU referendum by asserting the sovereignty of parliament risks turning into a pointless gesture, the former attorney general, Dominic Grieve, has warned.As the London mayor keeps the Conservative party guessing about his plans, Grieve said that any attempt by an EU national parliament to c

36 minutes ago // The Guardian

world PM's vow to assert sovereignty of UK parliament is 'pointless', says Grieve

Former attorney general says any attempt to challenge primacy of EU law would be thrown out by European court of justiceA plan by David Cameron to win the support of Boris Johnson in the EU referendum by asserting the sovereignty of parliament risks turning into a pointless gesture, the former attorney general, Dominic Grieve, has warned.As the London mayor keeps the Conservative party guessing about his plans, Grieve said that any attempt by an EU national parliament to c

36 minutes ago // The Times of India

world UK PMs mom signs petition to protest his austerity plan

British Prime Minister David Camerons 81-yearold mother has signed a petition against her sons conservative policies which advocates spending cuts to childrens services.

38 minutes ago // Reuters

world EU executive to push Greece, Italy more on migration

BRUSSELS Reuters - The EU executive will push Greece and Italy on Wednesday to do more to control migrants arriving across the Mediterranean, as time runs out for Athens to fix frontier chaos or be suspended from Europe's free travel zone.

39 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Norway investigates child abuse at asylum-seekers centers

Norwegian police said Tuesday that they are investigating several cases of sex offenders allegedly abusing children at asylum-seekers reception centers in the country. Swedish police, meanwhile, arrested more than a dozen people suspected of planning an attack on a refugee center.

39 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Hoarding in Syrias largest city as government advances

As government troops close in on Aleppo, some residents are preparing to flee Syrias largest city while others are hoarding food in case of a long siege, even laying out bread on rooftops to dry it out for storage.

39 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world The Latest: Russia says it has new plan to end Syria war

The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence all times local:

39 minutes ago // ABC

world Watch: Man Clings to Sinking Boat in Turkish Coast Guard Rescue

The migrant was found atop an almost fully-submerged boat by members of the Turkish coast guard.

41 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Lancashire council's fracking refusal was 'democracy in action'

As public inquiry opens, council defends decision to reject energy firms planning application to drill for shale gas The decision to refuse planning permission for fracking in Lancashire was local democracy in action, a barrister for Lancashire county council has said at the first day of a public inquiry into the decision.Lancashire council in June refused applications by the energy firm Cuadrilla for permission to drill for shale gas at two sites in the county. The pub

41 minutes ago // Reuters

world U.N. fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppo

GENEVA/DAMASCUS/ONCUPINAR, Turkey Reuters - Hundreds of thousands of civilians could be cut off from food if Syrian government forces encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of a new exodus of refugees fleeing a Russian-backed assault.

43 minutes ago // CBS

world Woman's Fitbit fitness tracker detects her pregnancy

When a husband thought his wife's Fitbit was faulty, he turned to Reddit for answers - and got life-changing advice

44 minutes ago // CBS

world New Hampshire primary: Tracking the candidates

Voters are casting ballots on Tuesday in the first-in-the-nation primary

48 minutes ago // CBS

world Picking the brains of New Hampshire's late-deciders

CBS News talks to holdout voters who are waiting until primary day to make their final decision

49 minutes ago // Reuters

world Turkey summons U.S. envoy over comments on Kurdish PYD in Syria

ANKARA Reuters - Turkey summoned the U.S. ambassador to express its displeasure on Tuesday after a State Department spokesman said Washington did not regard Syria's Kurdish Democratic Union Party PYD as a terrorist organisation, a Turkish foreign ministry official said.

53 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Investigators considering criminal charges in Flint water crisis

The scope of potential criminal charges that may be considered include misconduct in office and involuntary manslaughterThe state of Michigans inquiry into the Flint water crisis will consider any potential criminal conduct, including involuntary manslaughter, investigators said Tuesday.Michigan attorney general Bill Schuette and a team of investigators appointed last month to examine Flint

53 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Thousands lost from retirement savings in fossil fuel investments report

Market Forces report finds members of 15 Australian super funds lost an average of $1,109 per member in fossil fuel investments over two yearsMany Australians are losing thousands of dollars a year from their retirement savings because their super funds continue to invest in fossil fuel companies, according to a new report. Related: Fo

54 minutes ago // VOA

world Pentagon Budgets Nearly $60 Billion for Overseas Operations

The Pentagon's budget for next year includes $58.8 billion for overseas contingency operations OCO, which will finance war efforts from Iraq to Afghanistan and quadruple funding for activities to reassure European allies. Most of the OCO budget funds the support and counterterrorism operation in Afghanistan, where 9,800 U.S. troops will remain in place through most of 2016 before dropping to about 5,500 in early 2017. The amount is slightly less than the allotment in the fiscal year 2016 bud

55 minutes ago // VOA

world Bulgarian Town Hopes Celebrity Murals Bring In Tourists

A sleepy village in central Bulgaria is harnessing the power of celebrities, hoping for an economic revival through art. Outdoor murals in the village of Staro Zhelezare feature local people alongside celebrities on their homes. Homeowners are depicted with personalities including Pope Francis, Queen Elizabeth II, Albert Einstein, the Dalai Lama, Angela Merkel, Indira Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher, Barack Obama and Fidel Castro. Even a Bulgarian is up on the wall: former strongman Todor Zhivkov