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world Incomes 'back to pre-crisis level'

Average household incomes are back to pre-crisis levels, but still more than 2% below their 2009-10 peak, according to research by the Institute of Fiscal Studies IFS.

34 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Iran nuclear deal 'will be a farewell to arms control', Netanyahu tells Congress

Israeli prime minister received loud applause in Congress and Barack Obama issued a stinging rebuttal saying Netanyahu had said nothing new Binyamin Netanyahu has urged a packed US Congress to resist an emerging deal to contain Irans ability to develop nuclear weapons in a fiery speech that may significantly complicate ongoing international negotiations in Switzerland.Despite a boycott by up to a quarter of House Democrats and eight senators, the Israeli prime minis

35 minutes ago // Time

world Official Says China to Boost Military Budget by 10%

The military budget will grow by almost 10% despite slowing economic growth

35 minutes ago // The Guardian

world More than 30 killed in explosion at coal mine in Donetsk, says official

Ukrainian rescuers hope to enter the mine after removing poisonous gasesAn early morning mine blast in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed more than 30 people and injured 14, a local official said. Approximately 70 people were working underground at the time of the explosion, a local emergencies ministry official told the Donetsk separatist press service. Continue

39 minutes ago // Reuters

world More than 30 killed in mine blast in rebel east Ukraine: local authority

DONETSK, Ukraine Reuters - An early morning mine blast in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed more than 30 people and injured 14, a local official said on Wednesday.

43 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Brothers Drugged Teen, Forced Her Into Prostitution: DA

Bogacski Thomas and Tavarus Ballard forced the 16-year-old to have sex with many men in what is being called a "horrifying" case.

45 minutes ago // BBC

world Ukraine mine blast 'traps dozens'

Dozens of workers are trapped underground after a suspected methane gas blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held region of eastern Ukraine, reports say.

47 minutes ago // The Guardian

world More than 30 killed in explosion at coal mine in Donetsk

Local report says Ukrainian rescuers hope to enter the mine after removing the poisonous gas Continue reading...

49 minutes ago // Time

world Joaquin Phoenix Speaks Out Against Chinas Brutal Dog-Leather Industry in New Video

It's "one of the worst things" the actor has ever seen

50 minutes ago // USA Today

world China plays down U.S. concerns over anti-terror legislation

Fu Ying, spokeswoman for China's legislature, said the legislation is in line with the kind of access to electronic communications that Western governments have sought.

52 minutes ago // BBC

world ITV delivers 'strong performance'

Commercial broadcaster ITV, home of Downton Abbey, reports a big rise in pre-tax profits for 2014.

53 minutes ago // ABC

world N. Korea Shifts More Responsibility to Factories, Farmers

To boost economy without easing grip on power, N. Korea gives managers, farmers more authority

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Reports journalists were banned from asking about West Papua condemned

Journalists in Papua New Guinea say they were told not to ask Indonesian foreign minister Retno Marsudi about West Papua and reporters in the Solomon Islands say they were uninvited to an event with Marsudi Continue reading...

1 hour ago // Reuters

world China says detained ship involved in 'normal trade cooperation'

BEIJING Reuters - China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that a ship detained in Colombia for illegally transporting arms and operated by China's largest shipping group was involved in "normal trade cooperation".

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Police search for 5 people in connection with Reseda triple shooting

Los Angeles police were searching Tuesday night for fivesuspects in connection with a tripleshooting in Reseda.

1 hour ago // CBS

world Officials: Man killed by LAPD on Skid Row robbed bank, stole identity

Homeless man was wanted for probation violation after bank robbery conviction, had stolen French citizen's identity, authorities say

1 hour ago // ABC

world Prince William Meets Elephants on Final Day of China Tour

Prince William meets Asian elephants in China, brings up plight of their African counterparts

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Real identity of homeless man killed by LAPD an international mystery

Like so many residents of Los Angeles' skid row, the homeless man shot and killed by police on Sunday had a complicated past marred by mental illness and crime.

1 hour ago // VOA

world Indonesia Prepares to Execute 9 Foreigners

Two Australian drug smugglers in Indonesia were taken from their Bali prison Wednesday to an island where they are to be executed. Andrew Chan, 31, and Myuran Sukumaran, 33, who have spent the past decade behind bars, were accompanied by Raheem Agbaje Salami, 45, a Nigerian national who was born in Cordova, Spain, and 30-year-old Philippine national Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso. All four will be transferred to Nusakambangan Island, where they are expected to face the firing squad in the coming da

1 hour ago // Time

world India Bans Documentary Featuring Interview With Infamous Delhi Rapist

Speaking from prison, Mukesh Singh blames his victim for fighting back and being outside late at night

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Air Terror: Turkish Airlines Jet Skids off Runway on Landing

Turkish Airlines Flight TK 726 skidded of the runway after landing in Kathmandu with 224 passengers aboard. Only one person was slightly injured.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Man held over teen cyclist murder

A man is arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 15-year-old who was stabbed to death while riding a bicycle with his friends.

1 hour ago // CBS

world #DearMe campaign goes viral, empowers women

Youtube campaign encourages users to upload "video letters" offering advice to their younger selves; within hour of launching, it became No. 1 trending Twitter topic worldwide

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Charities that funded Cage, one time supporter of IS's Emwazi, under pressure

LONDON Reuters - The financial backers of a campaign group that had contact with the man later known as 'Jihadi John' are under pressure from British politicians and a regulator's investigation to explain why they gave it several hundred thousand pounds.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Welsh voters 'prefer Cameron as PM'

More Welsh voters think David Cameron would be a better prime minister than Ed Miliband, according to a new poll for BBC Wales.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world USC's Bryce Dixon absent from practice because of student-conduct issue

USC began spring football practice Tuesday with several marquee returning players and five new ones.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Ebola leaves 12,000 orphans in Sierra Leone

UK charitys survey shows scale of crisis caused by disease, with children who lost parents facing a dire future Continue reading...

1 hour ago // Fox News

world New Malaysia Airlines CEO "battle hardened" outsider taking on industry's toughest job

When the owners of embattled Malaysia Airlines went looking for a new CEO to lead its restructuring, they chose a German turnaround specialist known as "The Terminator" to take on what's been dubbed the toughest job in aviation.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world US billionaire Paul Allen discovers wreck of Japan's biggest warship Musashi

Microsoft co-founder says his exploration vessel M/Y Octopus found the battleship off the coast of the Philippines Continue reading...

1 hour ago // BBC

world Broad admits to injury 'nightmares'

England's Stuart Broad says he is yet to get over the mental scars of being hit in the face by a bouncer last year.

1 hour ago // VOA

world Iraqi Advance to Tikrit Continues as Worries About Abuses Rise

Human Rights Watch is urging Iraqi forces and pro-government fighters to protect civilians as they press an offensive against the Islamic State group to reclaim the strategic city of Tikrit. The group said Wednesday that is has documented multiple instances of those forces committing abuses after retaking other towns in Iraq, and stressed the need for all sides to make sure civilians are able to leave combat zones. "The warring parties throughout Iraq need to protect civilians caught in the

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Becky Watts' parents 'devastated'

Police in Bristol discover body parts in the search for missing 16-year-old Becky Watts.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Becky murder suspects still quizzed

Police have until this afternoon to question two people suspected of murdering Bristol teenager Becky Watts.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Two still held over Becky 'murder'

Police have until this afternoon to question two people suspected of murdering Bristol teenager Becky Watts.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world One incumbent trails charter-school backed challenger in L.A. board balloting

In the three most contested races for the L.A. Board of Education, those candidates with support from a charter group held early leads. Two of those are incumbents -- Tamar Galatzan and Richard Vladovic. The third, candidate Ref Rodriguez, was leading one-term incumbent Bennett Kayser.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ducks' trades pay off in 4-1 win over Arizona

Among the Ducks' aims in making one trade last week and four more in the hours before the NHL deadline was to become faster and better equipped to handle any style opponents throw at them. They needed to add speed on defense and add skill, but General Manager Bob Murray knowingly took a risk by...