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world 'Loud wakeup call' over rare dolphin

The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, according to research.

24 minutes ago // ABC

world Taiwan Proposes Plan to Ease South China Sea Tensions

Taiwan suggests setting aside South China Sea disputes and jointly exploring for resources

32 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Live updates: Ducks vs. Chicago Blackhawks, Game 5

About midway through the period, the Ducks got another power-play opportunity but did little with it. Chicago was penalized for too many men on the ice, at 9:57.

37 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Fire at elderly people's care home in central China kills 38 people

A fire at a privately owned care home in Pingdingshan, Henan province, has left 38 dead and six injured, with two in critical condition, state media reports Continue reading...

41 minutes ago // BBC

world Australian koalas could be culled

The Victorian government may soon begin culling koalas in Cape Otway for the third time in three years because of "over population".

44 minutes ago // The Times of India

world First Memorial Day without ground war in 14 years

In remarks at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, Obama paid tribute to U.S. military personnel who served in conflicts such as World War Two as well as the more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which he wound down as commander in chief.

46 minutes ago // New York Times

world Fire Kills 38 at Seniors Home in China

With a rapidly aging population and an underfunded social security system, China faces increasing pressure to provide safe, affordable care for retirees.

47 minutes ago // ABC

world Fighter Jets Scramble Following at Least 6 Threats to Planes

Several planes had to be escorted to remote areas at JFK Airport.

48 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Seal Beach, marking its centennial, wasn't always sedate and calm

Seal Beach may seem like "Mayberry by the sea," with its quaint Main Street and small-town feel.

48 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Galpagos Islands volcanic eruption could threaten pink iguana species

The Wolf volcano, located at the highest point of the islands that inspired Charles Darwin, has erupted for the first time in more than 30 years Continue reading...

52 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Lee's Sandwiches recalls more than 210,000 pounds of meat products

A Garden Grove firm is recalling about 213,000 pounds of meat products that were not properly inspected, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Nepal earthquake: by candlelight vigil, Nepalis pledge to remember and rise again video

People gathered in the centre of Kathmandu on Monday to light candles in remembrance of those who were killed by the massive earthquake in Nepal one month earlier, on 25 April. With millions still affected by the disaster which claimed the lives of more than 8,000, World Vision organised the 'light for Nepal' event in the Bhrikutimandap district Continue reading...

1 hour ago // VOA

world Spy Trial of Washington Post Reporter Opens Tuesday in Tehran

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian goes on trial in Tehran Tuesday on spy charges in a court that will be closed to the public, press and family. Rezaian was arrested last July and held in the Iranian capital's notoriously dangerous Evin Prison. He was held in solitary confinement for part of his detention and is reported to have had health problems. The charges against Rezaian are very vague and no one has said exactly on what and for whom he is accused of spying. He has been permitted

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world Malaysia: Human Traffickers' Camps Had 139 Suspected Graves

Malaysia says jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves

1 hour ago // ABC

world Full Episode: WN 05/25/15: The Country Honors Those Who Died in US History

Water Spout Hurls Bounce House and Injures Three Children; Fighter Jet Escorts Air France Plane After Bomb Threat

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Pope: I Haven't Watched TV Since July 15, 1990

Pope Francis told an Argentinian newspaper that he hasn't watched television since 1990, and what he misses most of his old life is walking out for a good pizza.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Man Diagnosed With Lassa Fever Dies in US After Liberia Trip

Official: New Jersey man with Lassa fever, which is rare in US, dies after return from Liberia

1 hour ago // BBC

world Fish, fruit and veg in S Korea's markets

Ben Weller has been taking pictures of South Korea's markets.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Sydney siege inquest: gunman believed he was targeted because of Schapelle Corby rolling report

The coronial inquest into the deaths of Sydney siege hostages Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson and gunman Man Haron Monis continues. Follow the updates hereFirst Guardian Australia podcast on Sydney siege inquestMan Haron Monis cl

1 hour ago // Time

world This Is Why Australia Has National Sorry Day

Generations of Aboriginal children were wronged by misguided social engineering policies

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world $75,000 will get you a lot of house in Havana if youre Cuban

HAVANA A few hours and a mojito or two after arriving in this 500-year-old city, with its ocean vistas and dazzling architecture, American visitors often ask: Can I buy a piece of this?They cannot. The Cuban government doesnt allow it. The U.S. government doesnt allow it.

1 hour ago // BBC

world John Healey joins Labour deputy race

Former Labour housing minister John Healey announces his bid to become deputy leader after being "dismayed" by the debate within the party since the election.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Turkey's Erdogan accuses New York Times of meddling in country's affairs

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blasts editorial accusing him of a crackdown ahead of the 7 June election, telling the US daily to know your place Continue reading...

1 hour ago // VOA

world Deal Reached to End Nigeria Fuel Crisis

Nigeria's fuel wholesalers say they have reached a deal with the government to resume fuel distribution, ending a crisis that brought airlines, banks and phone companies to a standstill. The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association said Monday after meeting with Nigeria's finance minister that it will call off its campaign of fuel depot closures. The fuel wholesalers had stopped distributing the commodity, alleging the government owed them $1 billion. Government officials had said the who

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Mexico tornado kills 13 in seconds

A powerful tornado has swept through northern Mexico, killing at least 13 people and causing widespread destruction.

1 hour ago // VOA

world Amnesty International: 'Overwhelming Evidence' of War Crimes in Ukraine

Human rights group Amnesty International says there is overwhelming evidence of ongoing war crimes in Ukraine, despite a tentative cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels. Researchers interviewed more than 30 prisoners from both sides of the conflict and all but one said they were tortured. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Iran to begin spy trial of Washington Post journalist

Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian is due in court on Tuesday but the newspaper and his family say the hearing will be closed to the world Continue reading...

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world O.C. college district facing criticism over deal in Saudi Arabia

After years of competing with other college districts in Orange County for donor money, the Rancho Santiago Community College District thought it had struck upon a winning idea.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Apple design guru Jony Ive promoted

Apple promotes British designer Jony Ive to chief design officer, according to reports.

1 hour ago // UPI

world Gloria Steinem: Peace walk broke through 'artificial barriers' in North Korea

Elizabeth ShimPAJU, South Korea, May 25 UPI -- A group of international women activists led by feminist icon Gloria Steinem crossed the Korean demilitarized zone on Sunday.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Afghan police station 'under siege' by Taliban with officers and soldiers killed

Insurgents blockade Naw Zad compound in Helmand province, says police chief, while separate bomb attacks leave 11 dead in south of country Continue reading...

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Sloane Stephens sends Venus Williams to another early exit in Paris

A loss by Venus Williams in the first round at a Grand Slam is no longer a rarity.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Sinosphere Blog: China Hopes Blacklist Will Curb Its Travelers Misbehavior Abroad

With the number of overseas tourists from China surpassing 100 million, and many of those descending en masse in large tour groups, China is trying to ensure that they dont abuse their welcome.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Deadly tornado strikes Mexican city

At least 13 people die as a tornado strikes Mexico's Ciudad Acuna, with flooding over the border in Texas leaving three dead and 12 missing.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Germany protests as MP who called Russia a 'warmonger' is denied entry

Germany has described as incomprehensible and unacceptable Russias refusal to let a conservative lawmaker with links to Ukraine into the country Continue reading...