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world Untangling The Many Deductibles Of Health Insurance

Some people wind up having to pay hospital deductibles on top of other medical deductibles. But those do not apply to outpatient procedures.

16 minutes ago // MSNBC

world This Place Rations Birthday Bashes If You're Over 70

Tongjiang County in central Sichuan province has decreed that those over 70 should hold "birthday banquets" no more often once than every decade.

19 minutes ago // BBC

world Bin lorry driver told to stop work

A bus company's medical advisor told the Glasgow bin lorry crash driver to "remain off driving duties" while his health was investigated, the FAI into the tragedy is told.

20 minutes ago // BBC

world IS extremists 'back in region'

The police chief in charge of counter-terrorism in the East Midlands says some people who travelled to join the so-called Islamic State have since returned.

20 minutes ago // BBC

world EU and Vietnam in major trade deal

The EU and Vietnam have reached a free trade agreement - the second such EU deal with a South-East Asian nation.

22 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Aftermath of double train derailment in India video

Rescue operations continue, following the derailment of two passenger trains within minutes of each other in central India on Wednesday. At least 21 people have been killed. The trains, going in opposite directions, came off the track at the same point on a bridge outside the town of Harda, in Madhya Pradesh state, after heavy rains and flash flooding appear to have destroyed the river crossing

23 minutes ago // New York Times

world Q. and A.: The Migrant Crisis in Calais

Katrin Bennhold, a reporter for The New York Times based in London, answers readers questions about the migrant crisis in Calais, France.

23 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world For these Druze refugees from Syria, help comes from an unexpected source

ZARQA, Jordan At first glance, there is nothing surprising about the recent visit by a small group of Druze spiritual leaders to the tiny, crooked house of Mohana Abu Zen El Din and his extended family just outside the Jordanian capital, Amman.

24 minutes ago // ABC

world South Sudan Shutters 2 Newspapers in Apparent Crackdown

South Sudan government shutters 2 newspapers in apparent crackdown on the independent press

25 minutes ago // Fox News

world South Sudan government shutters 2 newspapers in apparent crackdown on the independent press

Two newspapers in South Sudan say the government has stopped their operations in an apparent crackdown on the independent media.

36 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Horrors of Hiroshima: Nuke Bomb 'Should Never Be Used Again'

Seven decades after the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Japan, a 99-year-old veteran refuses to give up his life's mission.

41 minutes ago // Time

world Millions Affected as Widespread Flooding Inundates Swaths of Southern Asia

Millions of people have been affected, hundreds are dead and thousands of have lost their homes and land

41 minutes ago // Time

world Millions Affected as Widespread Flooding Inundates Swathes of Southern Asia

Millions of people have been affected, hundreds are dead and thousands of have lost their homes and land

41 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ryanair 'first to carry 10 million-plus international passengers in a month'

Irish airline says it flew record number of travellers in July and that its flights were 95% full during the month, its highest ever load factorRyanair says it has become the first airline to fly more than 10 million international passengers in a month as its customer service overhaul continues to increase business.The Irish no-frills carrier, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, flew 10.1 million customers in July, up 11% from a year earlier. Its planes flew 95% full last

42 minutes ago // ABC

world Zimbabwean Trial of Guide in Cecil Killing Is Postponed

Zimbabwean trial of guide who helped US hunter kill lion named Cecil is postponed to Sept. 28

42 minutes ago // Fox News

world Zimbabwean trial of guide who helped US hunter kill lion named Cecil is postponed to Sept. 28

The trial of a professional hunter who helped an American kill a popular lion named Cecil in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe has been postponed to Sept. 28.

43 minutes ago // BBC

world Traditional subjects making comeback

The number of students taking traditional subjects like English, maths and science in GCSE and A-level exams is on the rise in England.

44 minutes ago // BBC

world Greek bank stocks down for third day

Greek bank shares have fallen sharply for a third day, continuing the trend seen since the stock exchange re-opened at the start of the week.

45 minutes ago // MSNBC

world World's Greatest Freediver Feared Dead in Depths

Natalia Molchanova, 53, held 41 world records and was a 23-time world champion in freediving.

46 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Levitating magnetic hoverboard unveiled

A levitating hoverboard which runs on a specially constructed magnetic skate park near Barcelona in Spain has been unveiled.

46 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Levitating magnetic hoverboard unveiled

A superconducting levitating hoverboard which runs on a specially constructed magnetic skate park in Barcelona, has been unveiled.

46 minutes ago // New York Times

world Trains Derail at Flooded River Crossing in India, Killing Dozens

Rescuers were still searching for survivors from two trains that overturned when monsoon rains undermined rail beds in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.

47 minutes ago // USA Today

world Flight 370 search: Investigators to analyze 777 wing flap

The part was taken to the DGA TA aeronautical testing site near Toulouse, southern France.

49 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Dodgy fertiliser is keeping Uganda hungry

A new study suggests that good quality fertiliser is more important than agricultural education or micro credit for improving food security in UgandaFor agricultural development practitioners, its one of the great unanswered questions: why has farm productivity in Africa lagged so far behind the rest of the developing world?A new study suggests part of the reason i

50 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Egypt to Inaugurate Expanded Suez Canal

Egypt is preparing to inaugurate an expanded Suez Canal, a project that cost $8.5 billion and stirred patriotic fervor.

52 minutes ago // ABC

world Full Episode: Nightline 08/04/15: Dealing with Airbnb Home Rental Nightmares

Going on a Free Romantic Getaway With a Stranger; One Direction Talks New Single Drop, Life After Zayn Malik

54 minutes ago // Reuters

world Syria says fight against Islamic State must include Damascus

BEIRUT Reuters - Syria supports any efforts to combat Islamic State if they are coordinated with Damascus but anything else would "be a breach of Syrian sovereignty", state television quoted the country's foreign minister as saying on Wednesday,

57 minutes ago // Fox News

world Pope: Divorced Catholics who remarry deserve better treatment from church, as do their kids

Pope Francis says divorced Catholics who remarry and their children deserve better treatment from the Catholic church.

58 minutes ago // Reuters

world Turkey says coalition to launch 'comprehensive battle' on Islamic State

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Reuters - Turkey said on Wednesday a U.S.-led coalition will soon launch a "comprehensive battle" against Islamic State militants in northern Syria from Turkish air bases.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world London tube strike: Boris Johnson urges unions to put new offer to members

Mayor attacks union ahead of Thursdays 24-hour strike but RMT says plan for all-night tubes is rushed and botched vanity projectLondons mayor, Boris Johnson, has urged unions to put an extremely fair and generous offer from London Underground to their members, with only hours to go before the second 24-hour strike by tube workers in a month.On Tuesday, London Underground and unions said there would be no further talks to avert the a

1 hour ago // BBC

world Why is the UK still so reliant on the Tornado?

Why is the Tornado still so vital to the RAF?

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Indonesia government aims to outlaw insulting president, sparks uproar

JAKARTA Reuters - Indonesian legislators and human rights activists criticized on Wednesday a government proposal to make insulting the president illegal, citing concern for freedom of speech in the world's third-largest democracy.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Natalia Molchanova: world's 'greatest freediver' feared dead

Molchanova was diving to a depth of 35 metres in the Mediterranean on Sunday, but she never surfaced, and friends and family believe she has diedThe woman considered one of the greatest freedivers of all time is feared dead after she failed to surface after a dive in the Mediterranean.Natalia Molchanova was diving without fins to a planned depth of 35 metres 115ft near La Savina port on Formentera, a small island that lies south of Ibiza, where it is feared she may have encoun

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world Chinese Father builds the 'world's longest seesaw'

An old playground toy is reinvented for the 21st century by one dad yearning to play with his distant son

1 hour ago // USA Today

world At least 24 killed, 300 survive after trains derail in India

The Kamayani Express was on its way to Mumbai when it derailed late Tuesday night.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Lord Coe vents anger at claims of IAAF drug-test failings

Sporting bodys vice-president hits back at allegations it did not act on suspicious blood tests involving hundreds of athletesSebastian Coe has expressed anger at allegations of widespread doping in athletics and said the sports international body shared information about all its investigations with the World Anti Doping Agency Wada.The IAAF vice-president was reacting to reports alleging the association had failed to a