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world Labour plans technical universities

Labour is calling for technical universities to be created as part of a blueprint for reshaping the higher education system to create a hi-tech, high-income economy.

13 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Cara Black, advancing in U.S. Open doubles, thrives far from spotlight

Cara Black is one of the have-nots in the world of professional tennis. But then, there is so much money in the sport that we might all be happy not having. Cara Black is one of the have-nots in the world of professional tennis. But then, there is so much money in the sport that we might all be happy not having.

18 minutes ago // BBC

world 'Deeply elitist UK locks out talent'

The UK is "deeply elitist" according to a new analysis of the backgrounds of more than 4,000 business, political, media and public sector leaders.

18 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world College football: Let's judge what happens on the field

The time has come to stop talking and start playing. Let the sweet sound of a referee's whistle mercifully replace the pound of a judge's gavel.

19 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world More Recanted Confessions in Jakarta School Trials

In a second day of trials, janitors who admitted to gang-raping a child at the prestigious Jakarta International School recanted their confessions.

19 minutes ago // VOA

world Blackwater Case Goes to Jury

The case of four former Blackwater security guards charged with killing Iraqi civilians is in the hands of a federal jury in the U.S. capital, Washington, DC. Both sides presented closing arguments Wednesday. The four defendants allegedly killed 14 Iraqis and wounded 18 at a traffic circle in Baghdad in 2007. The defense argued that the four shot their weapons in self defense against gunfire from insurgents. It said Iraqi police deliberately took evidence away from the scene that would pro

19 minutes ago // New York Times

world As Truce Holds, Dazed Gazans Get to Work

Palestinian workers began clearing rubble and repairing damage from Israeli attacks as residents returned home, but some residents of southern Israel remained wary of the cease-fire.

19 minutes ago // CBS

world Sen. Kirsten Gilllibrand: Male colleague called me "porky"

The New York Democrat recalls sexist, insulting encounters with several unnamed congressmen in a new memoir

22 minutes ago // CBS

world Pro-Russian separatists launch offensive, seize territory along Ukraine coastline

Bold offensive could represent attempt to create a land link between Russia and Crimea

22 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Clippers Coach Doc Rivers' new deal is Steve Ballmer's first big move

Steve Ballmer got his team. Now he's locked up his coach.

24 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Pakistani Leader Nears Pact With Army

The Pakistani military is close to an agreement forcing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to relinquish control of security affairs and foreign policy.

25 minutes ago // BBC

world Depression in cancer 'overlooked'

Three-quarters of cancer patients who are depressed are not getting the psychological therapy they need, researchers say.

26 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Mum pleads for life of Islamic State hostage

Mother asks leader to release Steven Sotloff, a US journalist held in Syria, a week after murder of another reporter.

29 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Cara Black, advancing in U.S. Open, thrives far from spotlight

Cara Black is one of the have-nots in the world of professional tennis. But then, there is so much money in the sport that we might all be happy not having.Cara Black is one of the have-nots in the world of professional tennis. But then, there is so much money in the sport that we might all be happy not having.

30 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Talks to resolve Pak crisis stalled

Confrontation between Pakistan government and the opposition escalated today with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif rejecting demands for his resignation and Imran Khan calling off the dialogue with his regime until he quits.

30 minutes ago // ABC

world Qantas Airways Posts $2.6 Billion Loss for Year

Qantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year reflecting fleet write downs and competition

32 minutes ago // Reuters

world U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State

WASHINGTON Reuters - The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday.

32 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Tsarnaevs' sister arrested on suspicion of making a bomb threat

The sister of the men suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings was arrested in New York on Wednesday on suspicion of threatening to bomb her boyfriend's ex, a police spokesman said.

38 minutes ago // New York Times

world Proposing New Capital Is Old Idea in Argentina

President Cristina Fernndez de Kirchners suggestion to consider making Santiago del Estero the nations capital reflects longstanding tension between Buenos Aires and Argentinas provinces.

39 minutes ago // VOA

world Girl, 9, Accidentally Kills Instructor With Uzi in Arizona

A 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi submachine gun accidentally shot her instructor in the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona. Instructor Charles Vacca was standing next to the girl Monday at a shooting range in Mohave County, south of Las Vegas, when she squeezed the trigger. The recoil wrenched the Uzi upward, and Vacca was shot in the head. He later died of his injuries. The identities of the girl and her family have not been released. Prosecutors say they will not file charge

42 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Russia has opened new war front: Ukraine

The Obama administration, which has placed increasingly punitive economic sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, on Tuesday asserted that the Russians had sent new columns of tanks and armour across the Ukrainian border

42 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Over Half of MH17 Victims Identified

Dutch forensic specialists have identified more than half the victims from the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine, but say identifying the rest may take months.

45 minutes ago // CBS

world Did Tony Soprano die in "The Sopranos" finale?

A new interview with series creator David Chase may shed some light on the ending of "The Sopranos"

45 minutes ago // CBS

world Did Tony Soprano die in the finale of "The Sopranos"?

A new interview with series creator David Chase may shed some light on the ending of "The Sopranos"

45 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Ukrainian Sergeant: This Is Now A War With Russia

Ukraine and Western officials on Wednesday warned that Russian forces are opening up another, major front in the war, according to The New York Times. “This is what happened: they crossed the border, took up positions, and started shooting," Sgt. Aleksei Panko said after …

45 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Foreigners Who Serve in Israeli Army Face could face War Crimes Charges?

ISRAELI WAR CRIMES TO BE PROSECUTED:"Haaretz — Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki has sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon and a number of Western foreign ministers asking them to bring to trial their citizens who serve in the Israeli army or volunteer w …

46 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world US police shoot dead robber and TV crew man

Officers kill suspected robber carrying plastic-pellet gun, while crew member of TV show 'Cops' also dies.

46 minutes ago // USA Today

world U.S. eyes 'name and shame' in climate talks

U.S. eyes treaty-free climate accord to "name and shame" countries to cut emissions.

51 minutes ago // ABC

world Girls in Colombian Town Struck by Mystery Illness

Scores of teenage girls in Colombia struck by mystery illness parents blame on vaccine

52 minutes ago // BBC

world Russia pressed over Ukraine fighting

Germany demands an explanation from Russia's Vladimir Putin amid reports that Russian troops launched an incursion into south-east Ukraine.

52 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Niger political leader flees baby abuse probe

President of National Assembly runs to Burkina Faso after being stripped of immunity in baby-trafficking scandal.

53 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Syrian Rebels Seize Border Crossing With Israel

First ,and this is important to note, I obviously am not a Middle Eastern expert, but, that fact does allow me the nerve to think out of box.;- Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al-Qaida-linked group, seized control of a frontier crossing with Israel

57 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Firing range instructor dies after 9-year-old girl shoots him with Uzi

An instructor at a shooting range in Arizona died Monday after a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot him in the head with an Uzi he was showing her how to use, the Mohave County Sheriffs Office said.

57 minutes ago // BBC

world Red squirrels face leprosy threat

Scotland's red squirrels are facing a new threat from a form of leprosy, according to scientists in Edinburgh.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Blackwater Defense Says Iraqi Police Removed Evidence

In closing arguments, a defense attorney told a federal jury that Iraqi national police removed evidence that would prove Blackwater security guards were being fired on by insurgents.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Qantas reports its biggest loss ever

Australia's national flag carrier Qantas reports a net loss of A$2.8bn for the year ending in June - its biggest ever financial loss.