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5 minutes ago // NPR

world A Letter From Young Asian Americans To Their Families About Black Lives Matter

Shereen Marisol Meraji and Kat Chow talk to young Asian Americans who crowd-sourced an open letter to their family members, asking them to care about police violence against black Americans.

13 minutes ago // BBC

world Ben Stokes: England all-rounder to miss third Test against Pakistan with calf injury

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is ruled out of next week's third Test against Pakistan with a calf injury.

13 minutes ago // NPR

world John Hinckley, Who Tried To Kill A President, Wins His Freedom

A federal judge in Washington will allow John Hinckley to leave a mental institution and to live full-time with his mother. Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981.

16 minutes ago // ABC

world Pope Francis Travels to Poland to Meet World Catholic Youth

Pope Francis is traveling to Poland to meet young Catholics from around the globe and visit the Auschwitz death camp and many Catholic places in this deeply religious nation

17 minutes ago // UPI

world Ex-parliament minister was suicide bomber in Somali attack, al-Shabab says

Allen ConeMOGADISHU, Somalia, July 27 UPI -- A former minister of parliament was one of two suicide car bombers in Tuesday's attack near the Mogadishu airport, al-Shabab claimed.

20 minutes ago // Fox News

world Attackers forced church attendee to record French priest's murder, hostage says

The attackers who stormed a Catholic church in France forced one of the congregants to take pictures and video showing the body of the murdered priest to memorialize the atrocity, a hostage revealed on Wednesday.

20 minutes ago // ABC

world UK Police Issue Pics of Suspects in Airman Abduction Attempt

British police have released likenesses of two men suspected of trying to abduct a serviceman near a Royal Air Force base in eastern England

21 minutes ago // Fox News

world UK police issue pics of suspects in airman abduction attempt

British police have released likenesses of two men suspected of trying to abduct a serviceman near a Royal Air Force base in eastern England.

24 minutes ago // Reuters

world After mass shooting, German police focus on "dark net" crime

WIESBADEN, Germany Reuters - German police will do more to fight crime committed on the "dark net", they said on Wednesday, days after a gunman killed nine people with a weapon bought on that hidden part of the internet.

29 minutes ago // New York Times

world Chinese Court Sentences American Publisher to Prison

In a case bearing striking similarities to Beijings recent detentions of five Hong Kong-based booksellers, James J. Wang received a sentence of over five years.

31 minutes ago // Newsvine

world 8-Year-Old Boy Makes Mailman's Day By Leaving Him Gatorade and Special Note

Ill bet he was happy to get a drink. Feel Good Wednesday.

32 minutes ago // USA Today

world Blast in northern Syria kills at least 44

The apparent car bomb exploded near a Kurdish security HQ near the Turkish border.

33 minutes ago // ABC

world Kerry Talks With New Philippine President Critical of US

America's top diplomat has shared a working lunch with the new Philippine president, who has criticized U.S. security policies and publicly made friendly overtures to China

35 minutes ago // Fox News

world Kerry talks with new Philippine president critical of US

America's top diplomat has shared a working lunch with the new Philippine president, who has criticized U.S. security policies and publicly made friendly overtures to China.

37 minutes ago // ABC

world Thousands of Russian Orthodox Gather in Kiev Despite Threats

Thousands of Russian Orthodox Christian pilgrims have reached the center of Ukraine's capital to finish their procession to the city's most revered monastery after their march was disrupted on Tuesday

37 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.S. Backs Philippines in Call for South China Sea Talks

Kerry signaled that Beijing must recognize an international tribunals ruling against its sweeping sea claims.

39 minutes ago // Fox News

world Thousands of Russian Orthodox gather in Kiev despite threats

Thousands of Russian Orthodox Christian pilgrims have reached the center of Ukraine's capital to finish their procession to the city's most revered monastery after their march was disrupted on Tuesday.

43 minutes ago // Reuters

world French ex-commissioner to lead EU Brexit talks, Britain cool on move

BRUSSELS Reuters - A French politician who introduced a swathe of European financial regulation after the financial crisis was named on Wednesday to represent Brussels in negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union, drawing a cool response in London.

44 minutes ago // VOA

world Witnesses Say South Sudan Soldiers Raped Dozens Near UN Camp

South Sudanese government soldiers raped dozens of ethnic Nuer women and girls last week just outside a United Nations camp where they had sought protection from renewed fighting, and at least two died from their injuries, witnesses and civilian leaders said. The rapes in the capital of Juba highlighted two persistent problems in the chaotic country engulfed by civil war: targeted ethnic violence and the reluctance by U.N. peacekeepers to protect civilians. At least one assault occurred as p

44 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world French Clergy Urge Solidarity After Church Attack

French religious leaders called for unity after militants claiming allegiance to Islamic State murdered a Catholic priest in the middle of a Mass, as the government scrambled to shore up security across a country struggling to avert terrorism.

44 minutes ago // Reuters

world False alarm triggered Geneva airport security alert: prosecutors

ZURICH Reuters - A security alert at Geneva's Cointrin airport on Wednesday was triggered by a false alarm, prosecutors said.

48 minutes ago // New York Times

world Blast Kills Dozens in Kurdish-Held Syrian Town; Crisis in Aleppo Worsens

The explosion struck Qamishli, in the countrys northeast. Separately, Unicef said airstrikes hit four hospitals and a blood bank in Aleppo.

48 minutes ago // New York Times

world Blasts Kill Dozens in Kurdish-Held Syrian Town; Crisis in Aleppo Worsens

The explosions struck Qamishli, in the countrys northeast. Separately, Unicef said airstrikes hit four hospitals and a blood bank in Aleppo.

48 minutes ago // BBC

world Hugh Schofield: France's message of peace amid attacks

Secular France has responded to Islamist attacks by promoting values inspired by its cultural and religious inheritance, writes the BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris.

50 minutes ago // ABC

world Turkey Orders 47 Newspaper Journalists, Executives Detained

Turkish authorities issued warrants Wednesday for the detention of 47 former executives or senior journalists at the Zaman newspaper, which was associated with the U.S.-based Muslim cleric who the government says is behind Turkey's failed July 15 coup

50 minutes ago // Reuters

world South Africa's ANC likely to lose local vote in major cities: polls

SOWETO, South Africa Reuters - South Africa's ruling African National Congress ANC looks likely to lose major urban areas it has held since coming to power in 1994 at the end of apartheid, opinion polls ahead of next week's local elections showed.

52 minutes ago // ABC

world The Latest: Pope Francis Departs for Poland

Pope Francis has departed Rome for Poland, where he will spend five days meeting with young Catholics and visiting Auschwitz as well as some of Poland's most important Catholic shrines

53 minutes ago // Fox News

world The Latest: Pope Francis departs for Poland

The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Poland for World Youth Day events all times local: 2:20 p.m.

57 minutes ago // ABC

world The Latest: German Bomber May Have Detonated Inadvertently

Bavaria's top security official says it's unclear whether the man who blew himself up at a bar in the town of Ansbach meant to detonate it at the moment he did

57 minutes ago // Reuters

world Poland says EU actions on constitutional tribunal are 'premature'

WARSAW Reuters - European Commission's actions on Wednesday with respect to the issue of Poland's constitutional tribunal are premature and expose the Commission to a risk of losing its authority, the Polish foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

58 minutes ago // Time

world The True Story of the Heroic Battle That Inspired the New Netflix Film The Siege of Jadotville

A small group of Irish soldiers went on a routine mission but soon found themselves under attack by a much more powerful force

1 hour ago // BBC

world MH370: Missing jet 'could be further north'

The crashed remains from Flight MH370 could be as much as 500km further north than the current search area, argues a new modelling study.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world French Clergy Urge Solidarity After Church Attack

French religious leaders on Wednesday called for unity after militants claiming allegiance to Islamic State murdered a Catholic priest in the middle of a Mass, as the government scrambled to shore up security across a country struggling to avert terrorism.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Pope Francis Departs Rome for Poland, Where He Will Meet With Young Catholics, Visit Auschwitz and Catholic Sites

Pope Francis departs Rome for Poland, where he will meet with young Catholics, visit Auschwitz and Catholic sites

1 hour ago // ABC

world EU Commission Refrains From Fining Spain, Portugal

The European Union's executive has refrained from calling for heavy fines against Spain and Portugal over budgetary breaches over the past years and sought to set "new fiscal paths" for the two Iberian countries

1 hour ago // Fox News

world EU Commission refrains from fining Spain, Portugal

The European Union's executive has refrained from calling for heavy fines against Spain and Portugal over budgetary breaches and sought instead to set "new fiscal paths" for the two countries.