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world French customs seize $27 million Picasso painting

Tomas MonzonCORSICA, France, Aug. 4 UPI -- French customs officers Tuesday seized a Pablo Picasso painting worth more than $27 million at a port off the French city of Corsica.

8 minutes ago // BBC

world Bus hits man on Kingsway, Swansea

A man is hit by a bus on The Kingsway in Swansea city centre.

8 minutes ago // BBC

world Heath investigated by four forces

Former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath is being investigated by four police forces as part of their inquiries into allegations of historical child abuse.

10 minutes ago // CBS

world Deadly shooting at Toronto nightclub party featuring Drake

Police say at least two people were killed and three wounded at an after-party featuring famous rapper; not clear if Drake was present or not

11 minutes ago // NPR

world Your Pill Is Printing: FDA Approves First 3-D-Printed Drug

The company that makes Spritam says the 3-D-printed pill dissolves quickly, even at the highest doses.

12 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Referee in hospital after Russian football match ends in violence

Match official Nikolai Moshchev, 65, who brandished a stun gun in second half, taken to hospital after awarding late penalty and being kicked in the faceA non-league Russian football match ended in chaos on Sunday, with the referee in hospital and players from both sides questioned by police. The referee had taken to the field with a stun gun in an attempt to ward off the unruly players but still ended the match unconscious. The game was between Porkhov and Gdov, two sides playi

12 minutes ago // BBC

world Guy claims gold in 200m freestyle

Britain's James Guy wins 200m freestyle gold at the World Swimming Championships while Adam Peaty sets a new 50m breaststroke record.

14 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Republican presidential hopefuls wait to see if they make the cut for TV debate

Donald Trump, who leads opinion polls, is guaranteed a podium on ThursdayFox News will invite top 10 contenders based on five national pollsDonald Trump stands poised to win at least one campaign competition on Tuesday: center stage at the first Republican primary debate, the biggest victor of Fox Newss selection process for 10 of 17 conservative candidates. Related:

15 minutes ago // Reuters

world Turkish jets hit PKK targets, soldiers killed in southeast

DIYARBAKIR Reuters - Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish rebel targets in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday, Dogan news agency reported, and three soldiers were killed in two separate attacks in a neighboring province, the military said.

16 minutes ago // ABC

world Report: Turkish Jets Attack PKK Targets in Southeast Turkey

Report: Turkish jets strike PKK targets in southeast in response to attack on soldiers

16 minutes ago // Reuters

world U.S. lawmakers offer Nigeria support in Boko Haram fight

ABUJA Reuters - The United States could lift a ban on shipping arms to Nigeria's military to help fight the militant Islamist group Boko Haram if Abuja improves its human rights record, visiting U.S. Congress members said on Tuesday.

17 minutes ago // Reuters

world Spanish prime minister lambasts Catalan independence drive

MADRID Reuters - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Tuesday lambasted Catalan plans to test support for independence by holding a regional election, saying he would not allow anyone to break up Spain or to derail an economic recovery.

18 minutes ago // USA Today

world Giant Minion blocks traffic on Dublin road

Minions cause mayhem on screen, but an inflatable Minion came loose in Ireland.

19 minutes ago // VOA

world Firing of Generals Raises Fear of Return to Algerian Strife

Algeria is in the grips of political intrigue, as the president nears death and rumors of coup attempts swirl. Now, the unprecedented firing of three top generals is generating fear that a power struggle within the regime will break into the open unleashing a new cycle of the bloodshed that plagued the country in the 1990s. The stakes for the oil-rich nation a key U.S. ally against terrorism are especially high because of the dramatic drop in oil prices and the rising threat from e

23 minutes ago // USA Today

world Giant inflatable 'Minion' wreaks havoc in Dublin

An enormous 'Minion' balloon was a huge hit at a fair in Dublin, Ireland until it toppled over into traffic. Buzz60's Leigh Scheps LeighTVReporter has the story.

24 minutes ago // ABC

world Wounded Burundi Activist Is Hospitalized but Not in Danger

Wounded Burundi activist remains hospitalized but his life not in danger: daughter

25 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Support cut-off for refused asylum seekers may affect 2,900 families in UK

Home Office ministers calculate savings of 49m a year in move to withdraw state pay-outs of 36.95 a week to rejected applicantsAt least 2,900 asylum seeker families who have exhausted all their appeal rights to stay in Britain will each year have to leave the country within 28 days , or face destitution, under hardline plans on asylum support published by Home Office ministers on Tuesday.An official consultation paper and impact assessment estimates that as much as £49

25 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Assassination attempt on Burundian human rights activists causes outrage

Shooting of Pierre Claver Mbonimpa raises concerns about escalation in violence after controversial re-election of President Pierre NkurunzizaThe attempted murder of a leading Burundian human rights activist has triggered international outrage and concern.Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, who publicly opposed President Pierre Nkurunzizas controversial and successful attempt for a third term in office last month, was shot in the face as he made his way home from work in the capital, Buj

25 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Assassination attempt on Burundian human rights activists triggers outrage

Shooting of Pierre Claver Mbonimpa raises concerns about escalation in violence after controversial re-election of President Pierre NkurunzizaThe attempted murder of a leading Burundian human rights activist has triggered international outrage and concern.Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, who publicly opposed President Pierre Nkurunzizas controversial and successful attempt for a third term in office last month, was shot in the face as he made his way home from work in the capital, Buj

28 minutes ago // UPI

world Guatemalan soldiers filmed beating teens; investigation launched

Andrew V. PestanoGUATEMALA CITY, Aug. 4 UPI -- A video of Guatemalan soldiers beating underage teens in the streets is creating condemnation and has sparked a government investigation.

29 minutes ago // The Guardian

world The Rio property developer hoping for a $1bn Olympic legacy of his own

Carlos Carvalho, who owns 6m square metres of land in Barra, home of the Olympic Park, wants to create a city of the elite, of good tasteThe medal winners of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games will not be known for another 12 months, but there is already a clear frontrunner in the race for Olympic gold.Brazilian property tycoon Carlos Carvalho is not as famous as Usain Bolt, Mo Farah or Serena Williams. In fact,

30 minutes ago // The Guardian

world After the Greek crisis, it's time for a new deal on debt

There would have been risks in restructuring Europes debt, but running those risks would have been well worth itThe International Monetary Funds acknowledgement that Greeces debt is unsustainable could prove to be a watershed moment for the global financial system. Clearly, heterodox policies to deal with high debt burdens need to be

32 minutes ago // NPR

world The Strangest Presidential Campaign Ever

In the annals of American politics, there have been some pretty quirky quests for the White House.

35 minutes ago // Reuters

world U.S.-led coalition targets Islamic State with more air strikes

WASHINGTON Reuters - The United States and its allies targeted Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq with 19 more air strikes against the group on Monday, the task force leading the operations said.

35 minutes ago // BBC

world Picasso 'national treasure' seized

A Picasso artwork considered to be a national treasure by Spanish authorities is seized by French customs in Corsica.

37 minutes ago // UPI

world North Korean foreign minister to meet with Russia's Lavrov in Malaysia

Elizabeth ShimKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 4 UPI -- North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong is to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov during the ASEAN Regional Forum.

38 minutes ago // BBC

world England "proud" to stifle Clarke

Stuart Broad says England are "proud" of negating Australia captain Michael Clarke in the Ashes.

38 minutes ago // ABC

world Afghan Taliban Meet to Resolve Leadership Dispute

Afghan Taliban leaders meet with Mullah Omar's family in bid to end public leadership dispute

38 minutes ago // The Independent

world Family of Sandra Bland files federal lawsuit over her controversial death in police custody

The family of Sandra Bland, a black woman who died in Texas police custody, filed a lawsuit at the federal courthouse on Tuesday.

38 minutes ago // USA Today

world Egypt's new Suez Canal to be completed for Aug. 6 ceremony

Work on a parallel waterway to allow two-way traffic on Egypt's Suez Canal will be finished in time to allow ships to transit for a gala inauguration ceremony at the key trade route on Aug. 6, officials said Saturday. Work has been 85 percent compl

40 minutes ago // BBC

world German MP opens home to migrants

A German conservative MP, Martin Patzelt, is looking after two Eritrean refugees in his home and helping them find jobs.

40 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Toronto nightclub shooting leaves at least 2 dead, 3 wounded

TORONTO A shooting that started at a Toronto nightclub event hosted by rapper Drake, and then spilled onto the streets outside early Tuesday, left at least two people dead and three others wounded, police said. It wasn't clear if Drake was present during the shooting.Toronto Deputy Police Chief Peter Sloly said despite a large police presence outside the venue, shots were fired inside Muzik nightclub on the grounds of Exhibition Place. The shooting took place at approximately 3:30

40 minutes ago // New York Times

world Corruption Case Against Julius Malema, South African Opposition Leader, Is Dismissed

In an embarrassment for President Jacob G. Zuma, a court threw out the charges against Julius Malema, a critic of the governing party, because of delays in the case.

40 minutes ago // BBC

world Russia renews bid for Arctic regions

President Putin renews Russia's claim to about 1.2 million sq km 463,000 sq miles of the Arctic shelf in a new submission to the United Nations.

42 minutes ago // The Independent

world 'Racist' advert for far-right Sweden Democrats on Stockholm Metro prompts huge protest

Thousands are set to protest in a central Stockholm square after an advertising campaign for the far-right Sweden Democrats party went up at one of the city's metro stations.

43 minutes ago // VOA

world Cambodia Makes Progress Curbing Bear Trade

Cambodias wild bears are under unprecedented pressure. Their native forests are being cut down at record rates, and China's huge demand for traditional medicine has made them targets. But experts say Cambodia's conservation efforts are setting an example that has put it well ahead of its neighbors in protecting bears. Robert Carmichael reports for VOA from Phnom Penh.