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8 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, wins kudos

Facebook has been blocked by Chinese authorities for over five years, but company founder Mark Zuckerberg appears to be on a new charm offensive to crack the massive market. In a move that has sent tongues wagging across China and around the globe, Zuckerberg showed off his nascent Chinese...

12 minutes ago // VOA

world Japan PM's New Minister Hit by Scandal Over Racy Bar Bill

Japan's new trade minister said on Thursday a political support group spent money at a racy bar, a blow for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after his cabinet suffered two high-profile resignations over separate funding scandals. Yoichi Miyazawa, a veteran politician and nephew of a former prime minister, was picked to head the trade ministry on Tuesday after the resignation of his predecessor, Yuko Obuchi, after allegations that her support groups misused political funds. Justice Minister Midori M

12 minutes ago // BBC

world Youth arrested over Cumbernauld rape

A 16-year-old boy is arrested after a 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped as she walked home in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire.

14 minutes ago // Time

world The Ottawa Attack Changes Everything and Hopefully Nothing at All

The Canadian capital has been shaken by the unprecedented attack at the National War Memorial, and yet is already showing its resilience

15 minutes ago // ABC

world Airstrikes Target Oil Field in Eastern Syria

Activists: Airstrikes target oil field in eastern Syrian province near Iraq

16 minutes ago // Reuters

world Mexico says mayor, wife were behind student-teacher disappearances

MEXICO CITY Reuters - A Mexican mayor and his wife were "probable masterminds" behind the disappearance of 43 student-teachers last month in the restive southwest, the country's attorney general said on Wednesday.

17 minutes ago // ABC

world Tunisia Forces Clash With Militants, Local Killed

Tunisian forces arrest militants in pair of operations, bystander shot ahead of elections

17 minutes ago // BBC

world Fire victim, 3, ambulance delay probe

The family of a three-year-old girl who died after a house fire are demanding to know why an ambulance was not available to help her.

18 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Spain's Economy Grew 0.5% in Third Quarter, Central Bank Estimates

Spains economy likely grew 0.5% in the third quarter from the second, the central bank said. Separately, a solid summer tourist season drove a decrease in the unemployment rate to 23.7%, the statistics bureau said.

19 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 99 ways to boost pensions in California -- at public cost

Directing traffic is part of a police officer's job, and in the city of Fountain Valley, keeping cars moving comes with a $145 monthly bonus and a bigger pension.

19 minutes ago // Reuters

world Lebanese army kills three men in raid: security sources

BEIRUT Reuters - Lebanon's army killed three men and arrested several others during a raid on an apartment containing weapons and ammunition where authorities suspected an attack was being planned, security sources said on Thursday.

20 minutes ago // BBC

world Caterham F1 site staff locked out

Staff working for the Caterham F1 team have been locked out of the firm's Oxfordshire site, the administrator confirms to the BBC.

20 minutes ago // BBC

world Balotelli shirt swap 'sheer madness'

Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson describes Mario Balotelli's half-time shirt swap as "sheer madness".

21 minutes ago // MSNBC

world When Canada 'Lost Its Innocence': Shootings Spark New Security Era

The shooting rampage in Ottawa could usher in a new era of increased vigilance and tighter security across Canada.

22 minutes ago // Reuters

world Japan PM's new minister hit by scandal over racy bar bill

TOKYO Reuters - Japan's new trade minister said on Thursday a political support group spent money at a racy bar, a blow for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after his cabinet suffered two high-profile resignations over separate funding scandals.

23 minutes ago // BBC

world Significant Bronze Age pottery find

A significant Bronze Age pottery find has been made in an archaeological dig on the east side of Lewis.

24 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Russian spy plane intercepted in Nato airspace: Alliance

It then flew north towards non-Nato member Sweden which also sent jets to intercept the plane.

28 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Baby killed and eight wounded in suspected terror attack in Jerusalem

Driver of car that ploughed through people standing on light railway platform dies after being shot by police Continue reading...

31 minutes ago // The Guardian

world White House fence-jumper kicks secret service dog video

Footage of a man who jumped over the White House perimeter fence kicking and then evidently punching at least one secret service dog that was released on him before he is surrounded by agents. Wednesday's incident comes less than five weeks after another man scaled the perimeter fence and broke into the White House Continue reading...

31 minutes ago // NPR

world Israel's Defense Minister: Mideast Borders 'Absolutely' Will Change

The blunt-talking Moshe Ya'alon says that Syria, Iraq and Libya have all been shattered by fighting in recent years and that the future map of the Middle East will look very different.

31 minutes ago // NPR

world Ebola Is Keeping Kids From Getting Vaccinated In Liberia

The rate for routine vaccinations of babies used to be 97 percent. Now the figure is 27 percent. Blame it on the rippling effects of the oubreak.

35 minutes ago // BBC

world UK retail sales fall in September

UK retail sales fall 0.3% September, adding to signs that the economic recovery may be losing steam.

36 minutes ago // ABC

world Investigators Detain 4 More in Moscow Plane Crash

Investigators detain 4 more suspects in Moscow plane crash that killed Total CEO and 3 crew

37 minutes ago // Fox News

world Investigators detain 4 more suspects in Moscow plane crash that killed Total CEO and 3 crew

Russian investigators have detained four more employees of Moscow's Vnukovo Airport following a plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil company Total and three crew members.

42 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Russian journalists set up shop in Latvia after Kremlin crackdown

As Moscow tightens its grip on the countrys independent media, a group of self-exiled reporters are hoping to evade the censors. Nadia Beard reports for The Calvert Journal Continue reading...

44 minutes ago // CBS

world Tempers flare during World Series Game 2

Kansas City Royals regain spunk that's marked their postseason run, top San Francisco Giants 7-2 and knot series at one game apiece

46 minutes ago // The Independent

world MH370 search latest: Wreckage from missing Malaysia Airlines jet 'most likely to wash up on Indonesian coast'

Wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is most likely to wash up on the coast of Indonesia, not Australia where the search for the missing jet is being coordinated, authorities have said.

47 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Woman accused of husband's murder in Bali could face death penalty

Noor Ellis, accused of arranging the murder of her husband Robert, may face charges that carry the death penalty if proven Continue reading...

49 minutes ago // NPR

world Mexican Prosecutor Says Mayor, Wife Ordered Attack On Students

The mayor of Iguala and his wife, accused of being connected to the disappearance of 43 students, are now fugitives. Thousands of protesters marched in Mexico City Wednesday demanding justice.

49 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Air Strike Campaign Kills 464 ISIS Fighters: Report

Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 553 people including 32 civilians in Syria, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

49 minutes ago // BBC

world Rokoduguni ready to fly for England

Semesa Rokoduguni is electrifying for Bath and has the attributes to be the same for England, says BBC pundit Jeremy Guscott.

49 minutes ago // ABC

world China Opposes Sending North Korea to Int'l Court

China says it's opposed to sending North Korea to int'l court over human rights record

50 minutes ago // Fox News

world China says it's opposed to sending North Korea to int'l court over human rights record

China says it's against referring ally North Korea to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record.

50 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Kurdish Rise Helps West, Worries Turkey

Kurds in Iraq and Syria set aside long-held rivalries and took steps to unify their forces this week to battle Islamic State, magnifying fears in Turkey that a powerful enemy is on the rise.

52 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Palestinian Driver Rams Crowd

A Palestinian driver rammed into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing an infant girl and wounding eight other people, including her parents, in what police called a terrorist act.

53 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Iraqi Kurds to send forces to Syria's Kobane

Kurdish authorities agree to send Peshmerga fighters to northern Syrian town to fight ISIL after Turkey allows passage.