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world Angels find much stronger relief this season

It was a look, and a feeling, that Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto came to dread, not only last season, but at times in April and May. The bullpen gate would open in the late innings of a close game and a sense of uncertainty would trot in with an Angels reliever.

8 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Bo Porter is fired as manager of the Houston Astros

The Houston Astros fired Manager Bo Porter on Monday in his second season with the club.

11 minutes ago // BBC

world NHS trust put into special measures

A hospital trust which runs five hospitals in Kent is put into special measures because of "serious failures" in patient safety.

17 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world As battle lines shift in Iraq, Sunnis who welcomed the Islamic State fear retribution.

BAGHDAD A day after breaking through a siege by Islamic State militants on the Shiite town of Amerli, Iraqi forces and pro-government militias on Monday pushed their way into nearby villages they accuse of helping to enforce the months-long blockade. &#

17 minutes ago // USA Today

world Richardson: N. Korea seeks talks through U.S. prisoners

North Korea offers Americans as bargaining chips, a former ambassador says

18 minutes ago // BBC

world Infants' school meals free from today

Pupils up to the age of seven in England will be entitled to a free hot school lunch from today, as most schools re-open for the new term.

18 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Tale of British Jihadists Shows Risks for West

The saga of two Birmingham friends underscores the hurdles that face Western intelligence agencies as they scramble to curb the number of young, Western-born men traveling to Syria and Iraq to wage jihad.

19 minutes ago // BBC

world Hospitals seeing more skin cancer

The number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer treatment in England rose by nearly a third in five years, figures show.

20 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: The most future-proof profession?

BBC News talks to Ian Lowe, a blacksmith who teaches other people an ancient art he believes to be future-proof.

22 minutes ago // The Independent

world Postcard from... Tokyo

Japans government is urging people to stock up on toilet paper, because more than 40 per cent of the nations supply comes from a high-risk earthquake zone.

22 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: From slow summer to massive start-up

How three students took advantage of a strike by lecturers to create a massive online job site in Nigeria.

23 minutes ago // CBS

world "Guardians of the Galaxy" is summer's biggest hit

The intergalactic misfits of "Guardians of the Galaxy" are the summer's box-office superheroes

26 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Morning Mail: Abbott on Iraq, new Nato strikeforce, and those Jennifer Lawrence pictures

Guardian Australias morning news briefing from around the web Continue reading...

27 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Kasey Kahne joins Big Brothers in Chase for Sprint Cup title

Kasey Kahne is a bit of an accidental tourist to the NASCAR Chase.

27 minutes ago // VOA

world Iran Foreign Minister 'Optimistic' About Nuclear Talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says he is "quite optimistic" that a dispute over Tehran's nuclear program can be resolved by a November 24 deadline. Zarif on Monday held what he described as "good'' talks with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in Brussels. He also held separate talks with Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. Iran and top world powers are working to strike a comprehensive agreement, under which Iran would curb its nuclear activities in e

27 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Iraq and budget top parliament agenda politics live

Tony Abbott is still pedalling hard to get his budget through as Labor attacks the governments planned delay on superannuation. Follow parliament live... Continue reading...

29 minutes ago // ABC

world Peru Police Display Record 7.7-Ton Cocaine Haul

Peru police display record 7.7-ton cocaine haul in Lima hangar

30 minutes ago // Fox News

world Peru police display record 7.7-ton cocaine haul in Lima hangar

Peruvian police displayed in a Lima airport police hangar on Monday what officials called the largest cocaine haul ever in the Andean nation, 7.7 metric tons 8.5 tons.

30 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Australian father of surrogate twins charged with sexually abusing them

Thai-born children being cared for by mans ex-wife as authorities consider plans for their long-term care, ABC reports Continue reading...

32 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Ukraine Shifts to Defense Against Russia

Ukraine is shifting the focus of its military operation from rooting out pro-Russian rebels in the east to defending against a broader incursion by Moscow, a top official said, as talks in Minsk ended without apparent results.

35 minutes ago // Sky News

world North Korea Puts Detainees Before The Media

Kenneth Bae, Jeffrey Fowle and Mathew Miller, who are being held in the secretive state, use an interview to appeal to Washington.

40 minutes ago // USA Today

world Richardson: N. Korea seeks talks through U.S. prisoners

North Korea offering Americans as bargaining chips, former ambassador says

40 minutes ago // BBC

world Iraq forces push against jihadists

Iraqi Shia and Kurdish forces capture an Islamic State stronghold, as a BBC team enters Amerli the day after a two-month siege ends.

43 minutes ago // BBC

world China accuses MPs of 'interference'

Chinese authorities have accused British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, Newsnight learns.

43 minutes ago // ABC

world Ukraine Battleground: What We Know Now

Russia pressed Ukraine to call a ceasefire in its battle to wrest control of eastern Ukraine from rebels, but Ukraine's leaders have responded with defiance. A great war has come, the likes of which Europe has not seen since the Second World War,? Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey said on his Facebook page Monday.

46 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world BOJ May Be Reluctant to Affirm Positive Economic Cycle

When Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at a two-day policy meeting starting Wednesday, economists say he may be wary of stating that a positive economic cycle is firmly in place in Japan.

47 minutes ago // Sky News

world Shootings Ahead Of Annual New York Carnival

One man is killed and up to four others are injured in attacks just hours before the start of Brooklyn's West Indian Day Parade.

52 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Deadly knife attack at China school

Man stabs three children and teacher to death in school that reportedly denied his daughter admission.

53 minutes ago // CBS

world Why watching action movies could make you overeat

Certain types of shows encourage more high-calorie snacking than others; researchers explain why

54 minutes ago // CBS

world Miley Cyrus still loves Liam Hemsworth

The singer opens up about her ex in an interview with with Australia's Sunday Night

56 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Land Move by Israel Draws Criticism

Allies and critics of Israel said its plans to nationalize 1,000 acres of West Bank territory for settlement building would undermine attempts to resume peace talks with the Palestinians.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Iraq's Shiite Militias Complicate Battlefield

Iraq's prime minister thanked Shiite militias on Monday for helping break a two-month siege by Sunni insurgents on the town of Amirli, a victory speech that showed how the fight against Islamic State extremists is hardening the country's sectarian divisions.

1 hour ago // USA Today

world Marine Corps helicopter crashes; all 25 aboard rescued

The 17 Marines and eight Navy sailors were recovered and were on board the USS Mesa Verde.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Chris Kirk shoots final-round 66 to win Deutsche Bank Championship

NORTON, Mass. --Chris Kirk picked up the biggest victory of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.S. Strikes Help Break Iraq Siege

U.S. airstrikes helped break a two-month siege by Sunni militants on a Shiite town on Sunday, in apparent coordination with ground attacks by Shiite militias, local civilian fighters and Kurdish troops.

1 hour ago // Sky News

world FBI Investigating Leaked Nude Celeb Photos

Jennifer Lawrence is just one of dozens of film and music stars who appear to have been affected by the hacking.