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world EU Lines Up Broader Sanctions on Russia

European nations are coalescing behind a plan to impose wider economic sanctions on Russia as early as Tuesday, a top European Union official says.

7 minutes ago // CNN

world Ukrainian civilians caught in crossfire

CNN's Ivan Watson speaks to the people living in the middle of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

12 minutes ago // CBS

world House to Obama: Don't send troops to Iraq without our approval

On a broad bipartisan vote, House lawmakers vote to bar the president from sending combat troops to Iraq to fight insurgents without congressional approval

17 minutes ago // BBC

world Fewer 'nimbys' and 'poor doors' - papers

Different trends affecting the housing market are reported on some of Saturday's front pages, while the papers report positive economic news.

18 minutes ago // CBS

world What can you learn from a sleep tracking device?

Wearable tech that keeps tabs on your shuteye may be a good start in your quest for a better night's rest

20 minutes ago // BBC

world Israel and Hamas 'agree short truce'

Israel and Hamas agree to 12-hour Gaza truce on Saturday, as international efforts continue to negotiate a longer seven-day ceasefire.

22 minutes ago // CBS

world Kerry says no deal yet on 7-day Gaza truce

Top U.S. diplomat says "terminology" on truce framework needs work; Israel says it might broaden Gaza operation

24 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Satellite data show big groundwater loss in Colorado River Basin

For more than a decade, photos of the biggest reservoirs on the Colorado River have shown the dramatic drop in water levels caused by prolonged drought. But a new study suggests the greatest water losses have gone sight unseen.

30 minutes ago // Reuters

world Islamic State kills Syrian soldiers, captures parts of base: group

BEIRUT Reuters - Fighters from al Qaeda offshoot Islamic State killed at least 50 Syrian army soldiers and took over parts of their base on Friday outside the northern city of Raqqa, as the radicals escalated their attacks on government forces, a monitoring group said.

30 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Privacy fears as Australian surveillance laws are dragged into the digital era

Special report: How will police and security services monitor our communications? Will they be allowed to mine metadata? Will it be regulated? Key questions as parliament reshapes outdated laws Continue reading...

30 minutes ago // The Times of India

world China trying to revive Myanmar rail project

China is desperately trying to revive a railway project connecting it with Myanmar. The $20 billion project that would connect China to the Indian Ocean through Myanmar has been cancelled by Nay Pyi Taw, according to reports i

30 minutes ago // NPR

world 'I Love Your Country,' New House Member Tells U.S. Officials

Rep. Curt Clawson, a Republican from Florida, tells subcommittee witnesses from two U.S. agencies, "I'm familiar with your country; I love your country."

32 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Two University of Texas football players charged with sexual assault

Two University of Texas Longhorn football players have been arrested and charged with sexual assault after a female student reported that she had been raped in a campus dorm in June.

35 minutes ago // UPI

world Woman infected with Ebola missing from hospital in Sierra Leone

JC FinleyFREETOWN, Sierra Leone, July 25 UPI -- A 32-year-old woman infected with the Ebola virus is missing from a hospital in Sierra Leone after her relatives forcibly removed her.

38 minutes ago // Reuters

world Israel rejects ceasefire plan, source says, as death toll nears 850

GAZA/JERUSALEM Reuters - Israel has rejected international proposals for a ceasefire in its fight against Islamist militants in Gaza, a government source said on Friday, but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said no formal proposals had yet been put forward.

39 minutes ago // CBS

world Researcher disputes account of sixth-grader's "scientific breakthrough"

A Florida girl's science fair project was hailed as a "breakthrough," but another researcher's claims may put an end to that

41 minutes ago // ABC

world Israel Agrees to 12-Hour Cease-Fire, Netanyahu Tells Kerry

Israel has agreed to a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza on Saturday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Secretary of State John Kerry today.

41 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Foster Dad in Hot-Car Tragedy 'Wants to Die'

Police were questioning the two foster parents, and two other children were taken into protective custody.

41 minutes ago // VOA

world Karzai Leaving Mixed Legacy in Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has led his nation for more than 12 years and will soon step down in what is expected to be a peaceful handover of power. While he leaves office with a list of achievements, analysts say his legacy is very mixed. VOA correspondent Meredith Buel has more.

44 minutes ago // CBS

world Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 2 kids

Two men allegedly carjacked a woman at gunpoint and drove her car into a group of people on a Philadelphia street corner; suspects being sought

44 minutes ago // BBC

world Israel and Hamas 'agree short truce'

Israel and Hamas agree to a 12-hour Gaza truce on Saturday, reports say, as international efforts continue to negotiate a longer seven-day ceasefire.

45 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Reports: Hamas and Israel agree 12-hour truce

Hamas and Israel said to have agreed to a temporary humanitarian pause in fighting in Gaza from 05:00 GMT on Saturday.

46 minutes ago // BBC

world From cigarettes and alcohol to marathon man

Steve Way, 40, will compete for England at the Commonwealth Games, despite only taking up running in 2007.

47 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world 10,000 Bodies: Inside Assad's Crackdown

A trove of photographs of corpses smuggled out of Syria by a military-police photographer offer what U.S. investigators say is evidence of an industrial-scale campaign against political opponents by the government of Bashar al-Assad.

47 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Islamic State Erases Iraq's Cultural Heritage

The latest casualty of jihadists' campaign to establish a caliphate is a shrine in the once religiously mixed Iraqi city of Mosul. The shrine is said to be the burial ground for Jonah, revered as a prophet by Jews, Christians and Muslims.

49 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Reports: Hamas and Israel agree 12-hour truce

Hamas and Israel said to have agreed to a temporary humanitarian pause in fighting in Gaza from 04:00 GMT on Saturday.

49 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Pinterest, dominated by white and Asian workers, looks to diversify

Like many other big tech companies, Pinterest says it knows it has a problem with diversity, or lack thereof.

51 minutes ago // ABC

world Priest in Guam Removed Over California Allegations

Catholic priest in Guam is removed from his post over Los Angeles allegations dating to 1970s

54 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Docs With Guns Likely More 'Harmful Than Helpful'

Psychiatrists and mental health experts interviewed by NBC News didnt see gun-toting doctors as a new trend.

55 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Investigators Probe if Storm Downed Flight 5017

Investigators are looking into whether Air Algrie flight 5017 was downed by storms along the southern rim of the Sahara, killing all those aboard and renewing questions about air safety in a fast-growing African air-travel sector.

56 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Russia Is Pregnant with Ukraine by Vladimir Sorokin

Russia is pregnant with Ukraine. Birth is inevitable. There is more to come: the intensifying labor pains, the tearing of the umbilical cord, the newborn’s first cries… The infant’s name will be beautiful: Farewell to Empire. Will it have a happy childhood? W …

57 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Kerry to Push Mideast Cease-Fire Effort This Weekend

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed to secure a temporary cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas after nearly a week of shuttle diplomacy, but pledged to continue his efforts over the weekend.

1 hour ago // BBC

world 20m Lovren to have Liverpool medical

Southampton defender Dejan Lovren will undergo a medical with Liverpool this weekend after the clubs agree a 20m fee.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Ukraine Troops Take Rebel Stronghold

The Ukrainian government said it had regained control of the key separatist stronghold of Lysychansk after several days of fighting.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Israel and Hamas 'agree short truce'

Israel and Hamas agree to 12-hour Gaza truce on Saturday brokered by US secretary of state, reports say