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world Death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar confirmed by Afghan officials

BREAKING: Mullah Mohammad Omars death was confirmed by Afghan officials. KABUL Afghanistans intelligence agency said Wednesday that the Talibans longtime leader died more than two years ago, a news report said, suggesting possible shake-ups within the militant group that could complicate recently opened peace talks.

11 minutes ago // BBC

world Taliban leader Mullah Omar 'dead'

Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago in Pakistan, Afghanistan's government and security services say.

12 minutes ago // BBC

world Two bailed over Zimbabwe lion killing

Two men accused of helping a US tourist hunt and kill Zimbabwe's most famous lion are released on bail by a Zimbabwean court.

13 minutes ago // BBC

world Mugging victim 'called by God'

Disabled mugging victim Alan Barnes is leaving the home bought through a fundraising campaign to move to Shetland due to a "calling from God".

13 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Afghan government confirms Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead

Omar, who was the Talibans head of state from 1996, had not been seen in public since the US-led coalition toppled his government in 2001 The Afghan government has confirmed that Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar died in Pakistan more than two years ago.The announcement was based on credible information, the presidents spokesman said in an emailed statement on Wednesday, without providing any further details.

14 minutes ago // BBC

world BA flight diverted to Montreal

A British Airways flight from Las Vegas to London Heathrow lands in Montreal after a reported alert.

15 minutes ago // Reuters

world U.S. approves possible sale of $5.4 billion in missiles to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON Reuters - The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Saudi Arabia of $5.4 billion in additional PAC-3 missiles built by Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

16 minutes ago // BBC

world River search for gun after shooting

Police search the River Cynon for a firearm after a shooting in Rhondda Cynon Taff left a man in a critical condition in hospital.

16 minutes ago // Reuters

world Afghan intelligence agency says Taliban's leader is dead

KABUL Reuters - A spokesman for Afghanistan's intelligence agency said on Wednesday that Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar died two years ago in a Pakistani hospital.

16 minutes ago // VOA

world Lithium Find in Exploding Star Could Help Solve Astronomy Puzzle

Astronomers have discovered lithium in a type of stellar explosion known as a nova for the first time, a find that helps clear up a longstanding mystery in astrophysics about the quantity of the element that has been observed in stars. Using two telescopes in Chile, astronomers detected tiny amounts of the chemical element lithium in Nova Centauri, which exploded in 2013 the brightest nova so far this century, the European Southern Observatory said this week. That could be the first step

18 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Majella Lynch: victim of sexual assault with shampoo bottle was 'lost soul'

Woman who died of septicaemia two days after sadistic attack by Daniel McBride described by friends and support workers as kind, sweet ladyMajella Lynch, known as Maj, was described by her friends and support workers as friendly, gentle and kind though with a fierce temper. She loved to chat often, frankly, over a can of super-strong lager on the steps outside her flat, outside the fire station and over in the park. Related:

19 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Taliban's One-Eyed Leader Is Dead: Afghan Official

The Afghan government on Wednesday announced Mullah Omar, the longtime leader of the Taliban, was dead.

20 minutes ago // New York Times

world Tsipras Seeks to Avert Party Split as Greeces Creditors Arrive for Talks

As dissenters pushed for a congress of his Syriza party, the premier said that sealing an agreement on a bailout was the current priority.

20 minutes ago // ABC

world UK Man Found Guilty of Attempt to Buy Deadly Ricin Online

British man who tried to buy ricin on the Internet convicted of chemical weapons charge

20 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Aerial views show scale of Calais migrant crisis - video

Aerial video shows the widespread effects of the Calais crisis, ranging from migrant shanty towns - known as the jungle - surrounding the port to huge traffic jams in Kent as freight and holiday makers wait to cross the Channel. On Tuesday night there were 1,500 attempts by migrants to access the Eurotunnel and, according to a spokesman from the Eurotunnel, a further 2,000 attempts on Monday night. At least nine migrants have died since the beginning of June

20 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Zimbabweans linked to illegal lion hunt appear in court

HARARE, Zimbabwe Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion named Cecil were in court on Wednesday as anger at the kill by an American dentist escalated."If, as has been reported, this dentist and his guides lured Cecil out of the park with food so as to shoot him on private property ... he needs to be extradited, charged, and, preferably, hanged," People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said in a statement Wednesday. The statement, emailed to The Associate

20 minutes ago // Reuters

world U.N. mediator proposes Syria working groups on issues in conflict

UNITED NATIONS Reuters - The United Nations mediator in Syria's civil war proposed on Wednesday inviting Syrians to take part in U.N.-led working groups to sort out four big issues, since the warring parties were not ready to hold formal peace talks.

22 minutes ago // New York Times

world Chinese Trade Rules Put South Koreas Kimchi Industry in a Pickle

South Korea is not permitted to export Kimchi, fermented cabbage, to China, but cheaper Chinese kimchi flows freely into South Korea, competing with the domestic product.

24 minutes ago // The Guardian

world British Airways flight evacuated after bomb threat - video

A British Airways flight from Las Vegas to London is evacuated in Montreal after the pilot diverted the plane following a bomb threat, according to the Canadian national police. Flight BA274 touched down at Montral-Pierre Elliott Trudeau international airport on Wednesday at about 5.15am local time.

25 minutes ago // NPR

world 'Key & Peele' Is Ending. Here Are A Few Of Its Code Switch-iest Moments

From Luther the "anger translator" for President Obama to everyday situations, Key and Peele have always put code-switching from and center in their comedy show.

25 minutes ago // BBC

world Taliban head Mullah Omar 'dead'

Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago in Pakistan, a spokesman for Afghanistan's security services says.

27 minutes ago // The Guardian

world 13 Hours trailer: does Libya embassy thriller reveal Michael Bay's subtle side?

The director famous for big-bucks action takes on more serious themes in this adaptation of book describing 2012 attack on US compound in BenghaziParamount has released the first trailer for Michael Bays movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, about the 2012 attack on the US compound in Benghazi, which resulted in the death of the US ambassador to Libya, J Christopher Stevens. Related:

28 minutes ago // New York Times

world Sweden Spots a Russian Submarine, 99 Years Late

The authorities said that it was an imperial submersible that probably sank after colliding with another vessel in 1916, during World War I.

29 minutes ago // The Times of India

world China builds massive solar power station to help Sharif in Pakistan

China has built the world's largest single solar photovoltaic power plant in Bahawalpur, which is in the Punjab province of Pakistan, according to the state media in Beijing.

32 minutes ago // NPR

world Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr., Of Philadelphia, Indicted On Corruption Charges

The Justice Department alleges that Fattah was involved in a wide-ranging conspiracy that included bribery, the illegal use of campaign contributions and theft of charitable funds.

32 minutes ago // UPI

world North Korea blasts Donald Trump's South Korea remarks

Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, July 29 UPI -- Donald Trump's scathing remarks about U.S. defense spending in South Korea has reached Pyongyang, and North Korea is taking Trump's comments as an opportunity to blast both Seoul and Washington.

32 minutes ago // ABC

world Rome's Hot Summer: Corruption, Breakdowns Run City to Ground

Rome's hot summer: public services breakdown, rampant corruption run eternal city to ground

33 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Report: Afghan intelligence agency says Taliban leader died in 2013

KABUL Afghanistans intelligence agency said Wednesday that the Talibans longtime leader died more than two years ago, a news report said, suggesting possible shake-ups within the militant group that could complicate recently opened peace talks.

33 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Cecil the lion hunter Walter Palmer faces calls for prosecution

US uproar over death of protected animal forces Walter Palmers practice to close, as two others attend Zimbabwean court to face poaching chargesThere are mounting calls for the prosecution of an American dentist who shot dead one of Africas most famous lions, as two other men involved in the hunt appeared in court in Zimbabwe to face poaching charges.Walter Palmer, who runs a dental practice in Minnesota and hunts big game in his spare time,

33 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Cecil the lion: hunter Walter Palmer faces calls for prosecution

US uproar over death of protected animal forces Walter Palmers practice to close, as two others attend Zimbabwean court to face poaching chargesThere are mounting calls for the prosecution of an American dentist who shot dead one of Africas most famous lions, as two other men involved in the hunt appeared in court in Zimbabwe to face poaching charges.Walter Palmer, who runs a dental practice in Minnesota and hunts big game in his spare time,

34 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Rep. Chaka Fattah Indicted in Racketeering Case

The US Attorney's office has announced a 29-count case against Fattah and three others in a racketeering case.

34 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Is Dead, Afghan Spy Agency Says

Mullah Mohammad Omar, who went from being an obscure cleric to one of the worlds most wanted fugitives as the spiritual leader of the Taliban, is dead, according to Afghanistans spy agency and two people close to the insurgent group.

35 minutes ago // Fox News

world Rome's hot summer: public services breakdown, rampant corruption run eternal city to ground

Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year for Rome, and the first of as many as 30 million people may start pouring into Rome.

35 minutes ago // UPI

world German citizen behind Mogadishu, Somalia hotel attack

Ed AdamczykMOGADISHU, Somalia, July 29 UPI -- The suicide bombing of a landmark Mogadishu, Somalia, hotel this week, in which at least 13 died, was caused by a German citizen of Somali origin.

36 minutes ago // NPR

world To Shed Pounds, Going Vegetarian Or Vegan May Help

A meta-analysis found that people on vegetarian diets lost around 4.4 pounds more than the control group who had no change in diet. Those who tried a vegan diet dropped 5.5 pounds more.

36 minutes ago // The Independent

world Lawyer for campus cop who fatally shot Sam DuBose expects indictment

The attorney for University of Cincinnati cop Ray Tensing said that he expects an indictment against his client, who fatally shot an unarmed black man at a traffic stop.