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18 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Australia's move against Sepp Blatter in Fifa vote is honourable but risky

Frank Lowy, the boss of Australian soccer, is playing a dangerous game in the Fifa crisis. And he has slim chance of getting a new vote on the World Cup bid Continue reading...

19 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Japan Inflation Slips to Zero

Data released Friday shows the paradox hampering Japans economic revivalwhile the labor market is improving, consumer spending remains stubbornly weak.

22 minutes ago // VOA

world Russian Anti-Corruption Campaigner Slams Putins Crackdown on Dissent

Russian anti-corruption campaigner and opposition blogger Alexei Navalny on Thursday slammed President Vladimir Putins increasing crackdown on dissenting voices with a law against undesirable NGOs. The legal measure follows 2012 legislation allowing the branding of any group that receives foreign funding as a foreign agent and is part of a Kremlin-fueled campaign that associates its critics with a so-called fifth column of national traitors. Daniel Schearf reports.

28 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Japan Consumption Disappoints as Inflation Slips to Zero

Data released Friday shows the paradox hampering Japans economic revivalwhile the labor market is improving, consumer spending remains stubbornly weak.

30 minutes ago // Reuters

world U.S. says need to save lives as Asia migrant crisis talks begin

BANGKOK Reuters - The United States said on Friday that thousands of vulnerable migrants adrift in Southeast Asian seas needed urgent rescue, as countries gathered in Bangkok to discuss the regional crisis.

32 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Football: Crespi running back Jalen Starks commits to UCLA

Jalen Starks, a powerful running back at Encino Crespi who figures to be a fullback at the next level, has committed to UCLA, Coach Troy Thomas said.

33 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world L.A. labor leaders agree to delay minimum wage exemption for unions

A union official said Thursday night that two prominent Los Angeles labor groups would not oppose the passage of a citywide minimum wage increase that omits an exemption for unionized businesses.

35 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Japanese Island Evacuated as Volcano Erupts

Japanese authorities said all of the estimated 137 people on a small island were confirmed safe.

37 minutes ago // BBC

world Fifa to decide on Blatter presidency

The 209 members of Fifa are set to vote for their new president amid a huge corruption scandal, with Sepp Blatter seeking a fifth term.

38 minutes ago // ABC

world Thai Official Warns of 'Alarming Level' of Boat People

Thai official warns of 'alarming level' of boat people, says root cause must be addressed

40 minutes ago // Newsvine

world CPJ condemns Putin's decree banning coverage of military casualties - Committee to Protect Journalists

New York, May 28, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's presidential decree that extends a ban on coverage of military casualty figures to "peacetime, during special operations," as well as in wartime. Such coverage, deemed to be disclosure of state secret …

44 minutes ago // ABC

world Ex-Guatemala Vice President's Properties Raided Amid Scandal

Guatemala officials raid properties linked to ex-vice president as part of corruption probe

45 minutes ago // CBS

world Psychiatrist: James Holmes was sane at time of Colorado shooting

In videotaped interview with psychiatrist, Holmes admitted he has "regrets" about deadly 2012 shooting at movie theater

45 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Glendale man ends 55-day fast protesting Armenian genocide

Agasi Vartanyan paced back and forth in the glass box he's called home for the last 55 days, his voice booming as he chatted on his phone during the final hours of his fast commemorating the Armenian genocide.

47 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world National spelling bee ends in a tie for the second year

They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

47 minutes ago // Newsvine

world FIFA Should Give Israel the Red Card

On Friday, the annual congress of FIFA, the governing body of world soccer, is scheduled to vote on a proposal to suspend Israel from the organization. The Palestine Football Association called for this measure because Israel prevents our national team from participating in nor …

59 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Friday's TV highlights: 'The Third Man' and more

Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes

59 minutes ago // Reuters

world Al Jazeera reporter Greste fears Egyptian conviction in absentia

SYDNEY Reuters - Al Jazeera reporter Peter Greste, deported after spending 400 days in an Egyptian jail on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, fears he will be found guilty in absentia at a retrial that resumes in Cairo next week.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Calls for WW2 sinking commemoration

Campaigners are calling on the government to do more to commemorate the sinking of the troopship Lancastria, one of the worst maritime disasters of World War Two.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Australian women 'trying to join IS'

Authorities in the Australian state of Victoria say young women are being lured by romantic notions to the Middle East to join Islamic State.

1 hour ago // Newsvine

world Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community - Yahoo News

It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel's Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: "Take your h …

1 hour ago // Reuters

world U.S. says lives must be saved urgently in Asia migrant crisis

BANGKOK Reuters - The United States said on Friday the thousands of migrants adrift in Southeast Asian seas needed urgent rescue, as countries gathered in Bangkok to discuss the regional crisis.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world The moment Japan's Mount Shindake volcano erupts in spectacular fashion

Kuchinoerabu island is evacuated after eruption on Friday morning Continue reading...

1 hour ago // VOA

world US National Spelling Bee Ends in Tie for 2nd Year in a Row

They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. So they shared the title, making history in two different ways. The bee hadn't ended in a tie for 52 years - until last year. Now it's happened for an unprecedented two years running. Vanya, 13, of Olathe, Kansas, is the first sibling of a past champion to win. Her sister, Kavya, won in 2009. Vanya's

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world If NSA surveillance program ends, phone record trove will endure

The National Security Agency will mothball its mammoth archive of Americans' telephone records, isolating the computer servers where they are stored and blocking investigators' access, but will not destroy the database if its legal authority to collect the material expires on schedule this Sunday,...

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Broadcom's co-founders built a behemoth as a formidable team

The Broadcom tale of the two Henrys is a study in contrasts: one man deliberate and reserved, the other anything but.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Woman comes face to face with her dead brother's transplanted face

Severely disfigured in a shooting accident, Richard Norris, 39, given the face of Joshua Aversano, who died aged 21 after being run over Continue reading...

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Avago to buy Broadcom in $37-billion deal

Long before Snapchat or Silicon Beach were ideas, chip maker Broadcom Corp. grew from its roots in a Santa Monica condominium into a 10,000-worker powerhouse in Irvine that helped turn Orange County into a technology hub.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Beer Giant Stops Production to Give Water to Storm Victims

Anheuser-Busch says it has stopped beer production at a Georgia brewery to produce thousands of cans of water for the American Red Cross.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Thai Official Warns of 'Alarming Level' of Boat People

Thai official warns of 'alarming level' of boat people migrants

1 hour ago // NPR

world National Spelling Bee Crowns Co-Champs For Second Straight Year

Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar went back and forth so long the judges were running out of words. Told he needed one more correct spelling to forge a tie, Gokul needed nothing but the word.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world FIFA balance of power tips from Sepp Blatter to outraged sponsors

Sepp Blatter's days are numbered. And that number may not be a big one.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Thai Official Says Boat People Crisis at "Alarming Level," Calls for Root Causes to Be Solved.

Thai official says boat people crisis at "alarming level," calls for root causes to be solved.

1 hour ago // The Times of India

world Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar win Scripps National Spelling Bee

The bee hadn't ended in a tie for 52 years -- until last year. Now it's happened for an unprecedented two years running.

1 hour ago // The Times of India

world National Spelling bee ends in tie for 2nd year in a row

The bee hadn't ended in a tie for 52 years -- until last year. Now it's happened for an unprecedented two years running.

1 hour ago // The Times of India

world Volcano erupts on southern Japanese island

Mount Shindake erupted about 10am in spectacular fashion, spewing towering black-gray clouds into the sky.