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world North Korea releases new missile footage

Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, May 27 UPI -- North Korea released new footage of what it claims is the triumphant lift-off of a submarine-launched ballistic missile.

19 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Syria: Isis releases footage of Palmyra ruins intact and 'will not destroy them'

Ancient ruins are not statues and so will be spared, Isis commander reportedly tells radio station amid new humanitarian crisis in the areaIslamic State has released new footage depicting unscathed ruins in the Syrian city of Palmyra, and activists say the group has promised to spare much of the ancient site and only destroy statues deemed polytheistic raising hopes that some of the most magnificent surviving ruins of antiquity may remain intact.But the human toll of the con

20 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Britain's Tony Blair reportedly to step down as U.N. Middle East envoy

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced in a letter to the United Nations chief on Wednesday that he will step down as the world body's special Middle East envoy at the end of June, British media reported, citing unnamed diplomatic sources.

21 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Sorry, 'Mindy' fans: Kaling's book with B.J. Novak won't be sexy tell-all

"The Office" actors Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak are working on a book together, but contary to earlier reports, it won't be a "sexy" tell-all memoir, according to "The Mindy Project" star Kaling.

23 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world The 20 greatest Dodgers of all time, No. 8: Tommy Lasorda

Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest Dodgers of all time, as selected by our readers.

23 minutes ago // BBC

world Robots adapt to damage in seconds

Researchers develop robots that adapt to damage in less than a minute, instead of the many hours needed by traditional self-learning systems.

30 minutes ago // UPI

world Russian sub, ship spotted near Latvian waters

Ed AdamczykRIGA , Latvia, May 27 UPI -- Latvia said Wednesday two Russian vessels, a submarine and a naval ship, were observed near its territorial waters.

30 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Bristol Palin addresses canceled wedding plans: 'This is a painful time'

Bristol Palin, daughter of former vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, is breaking her silence on her canceled wedding to medal of honor recipient Dakota Meyer.

31 minutes ago // BBC

world Man, 71, missing on Isle of Wight

A pensioner from south Wales is at the centre of a police hunt after vanishing during a coach holiday to the Isle of Wight.

31 minutes ago // The Times of India

world China's first lady Peng, Michelle Obama on Forbes list of influential women

Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese president Xi Jinping, has made it to the Forbes list of 100 most influential women in 2015 along with another presidential spouse, Michelle Obama.

34 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world In Yemen, at least 75 people killed in Saudi-led aerial onslaught

Thunderous airstrikes hit Yemens capital, a Red Sea naval port and a border province Wednesday, killing at least 75 people and injuring more than 100 others, officials and residents said. It was believed to be the largest single-day death toll of the 2-month-old Saudi-led aerial offensive.

35 minutes ago // NPR

world Scott Walker Says Ultrasounds Are 'Just A Cool Thing'

Speaking about a law that requires an ultrasound before an abortion, Gov. Scott Walker said he meets people all the time who are excited to show him ultrasounds. "It's just a cool thing out there."

35 minutes ago // BBC

world Kenya payout over birth control

A Kenyan court orders a private hospital to pay $48,000 31,000 to a woman who became pregnant despite having a contraceptive implant.

35 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Power Cut Disrupts Air Traffic Over Belgium

Thousands of passengers had their flights canceled or rerouted to other cities on Wednesday after a power cut knocked out the air-traffic-control system in Brussels.

36 minutes ago // NPR

world Scott Walker Says Ultrasounds Are 'Just A Cool Thing'

Speaking about his state's law that requires an ultrasound before an abortion, the Wisconsin governor said he meets people all the time who are excited to show him ultrasounds of their grandkids.

37 minutes ago // ABC

world Spain Seeks Revamp of EU Financial Powers, New ECB Mandate

Spain seeks revamp of EU monetary system, new mandate for European Central Bank

40 minutes ago // The Independent

world Skeleton found in Spain could be the world's first-ever murder victim

A death 430,000 years ago may be the first confirmed murder in human history. Scientists using modern forensic techniques have determined the victim was probably killed by two blows to the head before being tossed down a cave system shaft.

40 minutes ago // Time

world Palestinians Hope FIFA Corruption Scandal Wont Affect Motion to Expel Israel

Israel rejects Palestinian charges of preventing freedom of movement for Palestinian players and not cracking down on racism

41 minutes ago // BBC

world Fifa an embarrassment - Lineker

Gary Lineker says it is "nauseating" to be involved in football after seven Fifa officials are arrested on bribery charges.

42 minutes ago // New York Times

world Other Foreigners Detained in Iran

In the past seven years, other journalists and American travelers have been arrested in Iran for spying. All have denied the accusations.

43 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Letter to Obama discussed at Post reporter's trial in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran A letter a detained Washington Post journalist wrote to U.S. President Barack Obama and a trip he made to the U.S. Consulate in Dubai have become major topics of his espionage trial in Iran.Jason Rezaian, the Post's 39-year-old bureau chief in Tehran, is being tried in a Revolutionary Court on allegations of "espionage for the hostile government of the United States" and propaganda against the Islamic Republic, Iran's official IRNA news agency has reported. The Post h

43 minutes ago // ABC

world Greece Says Deal With Creditors Is Close; Markets Rally

Greece's Tsipras says deal with bailout creditors is close, causing markets to rally

47 minutes ago // NPR

world Nebraska Governor's Veto Of Death Penalty Repeal Sets Up Override Vote

Thirty votes are needed in the state's unicameral Legislature to override Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto. The vote is expected to be close.

47 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Greece says deal with creditors is close; markets rally

ATHENS, Greece Greece's prime minister said Wednesday that his country is close to reaching a deal with bailout creditors, prompting European stock markets to jump on hopes of a breakthrough in the slow-moving, often acrimonious talks.Alexis Tsipras spoke shortly before Greek negotiators were due to meet in Brussels with representatives of the bailout creditors whose cash has kept Greece from bankruptcy for the past five years.

48 minutes ago // USA Today

world Monks won't leave ancient monastery amid ISIL threat

Outside the ancient walls of Saint Matthew's Monastery, the battle for Iraq is raging.

49 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Price chops: Josh Groban tunes his asking price in Malibu

Is Josh Groban finally in tune with the Malibu market? The acclaimed singer-songwriter relisted his gated estate in the area at $4.695 million, down $300,000 from the previous asking price of $4.995 million.

49 minutes ago // USA Today

world Monks won't leave ancient monastery amid ISIL threat

St. Matthew's Monastery is recognized as one of the oldest Christian monasteries in Iraq. Today, it looks down on the hills of one of Iraq's most active frontlines against the Islamic State.

49 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges as World Cup inquiry launched

Senior Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in morning raid as Swiss police open criminal investigation into 2018 and 2022 World Cup awardsBlog: look back at all the days developments on the Fifa arrests Continue reading...

50 minutes ago // Fox News

world World War II bomb forces evacuation of 20,000 in Cologne

Some 20,000 residents in the western German city of Cologne are being forced to evacuate their homes after authorities discovered a 200-kilogram 440-pound bomb from World War II.

52 minutes ago // The Guardian

world IRS: hackers stole information from 100,000 taxpayers video

The IRS says hackers have stolen information from about 100,000 taxpayers over the past four months. Data thieves used social security numbers and addresses that they had already gathered to access an online service provided on the IRS website. Once in the system, the hackers stole personal information including past tax returns. The IRS says the hackers will likely try to use the stolen information to file fraudulent returns next year

52 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world German City Evacuated Over Bomb

German authorities ordered one of the countrys biggest postwar evacuations after an unexploded U.S. bomb from World War II was found buried deep in the ground in the city of Cologne.

53 minutes ago // New York Times

world Q. and A.: As Jason Rezaian Stands Trial in Iran, Former Prisoners Share Their Experiences

Shane M. Bauer, Joshua F. Fattal and Roxana Saberi, three Americans convicted, imprisoned and later released by Iran, talk about their closed trials.

54 minutes ago // Reuters

world Queen Elizabeth sets in motion Britain's EU referendum plan

LONDON Reuters - Britain's Queen Elizabeth set in motion on Wednesday the new government's plans for an in-out referendum on staying in the European Union, but left open questions about when it will be and what changes to the EU the government wants beforehand.

57 minutes ago // ABC

world Germany Wants UK in EU, but Warns of Limits on Concessions

Germany wants UK to remain in EU, but warns of limits on concessions

58 minutes ago // VOA

world Sonny FIFA Corruption Charges Final

VOA Africa sports reporter Sonny Young explains what the FIFA corruption charges mean to football world, and how it may impact Sepp Blatter's bid to retain his position as world football body's chief.

58 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Cool Response to EU Refugee Plan

An EU proposal to resettle tens of thousands of refugees from Syria and Eritrea across Europe met with strong resistance from some governments, while the U.N. chief criticized a planned naval operation.