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world Two people killed in car crash

Two people have died after a car crash near Wrexham on Thursday night.

13 minutes ago // Reuters

world Muslim men over 50 return to Jerusalem's Aqsa mosque, tension high

JERUSALEM Reuters - Muslim worshippers over the age of 50 returned to pray at Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday, a day after Israeli authorities shut down all access to the sacred compound following violence in East Jerusalem.

16 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Israel reopens al-Aqsa mosque compound before Friday prayers

Rare closure followed fatal police shooting of Palestinian suspected of having been the attempted killer of a rabbi Continue reading...

20 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Endless Debt: Native Americans in High-Interest Loan Trap

Advocates say that Native American communities appear to be more saddled with predatory loans than any other community in the United States.

22 minutes ago // Fox News

world Japan's huge public pension fund OK's plan to boost share purchases, pare bond holdings

Japan's $1.1 trillion public pension fund has approved a plan to double its holdings of shares and cut back sharply on bonds in its portfolio to help improve its investment returns.

24 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Lead Poisoning: A Hidden Danger at Shooting Ranges

With more women and youth joining the 40 million Americans who enjoy gun sports, experts say the use of lead ammunition can pose deadly risks.

25 minutes ago // ABC

world Japan's $1.1 Trillion Pension Fund Clears Plan to Double Share Purchases, Cut Bond Holdings

Japan's $1.1 trillion pension fund clears plan to double share purchases, cut bond holdings

25 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: The dancers who light up the stage

The Japanese dance group using wearable technology to lighten up their act.

26 minutes ago // BBC

world Person missing after fireworks blaze

One person remains missing after a major blaze in a Stafford fireworks warehouse that left two people needing hospital treatment.

27 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Burkina Faso president refuses to resign in face of violent protests

Blaise Compaor says he will lead transitional government after parliament is disolved Continue reading...

27 minutes ago // BBC

world Victims to meet abuse inquiry staff

Victims' groups are due to meet officials from a child sex abuse inquiry and are expected to call for inquiry chair Fiona Woolf to resign.

29 minutes ago // Reuters

world Russia may resume Ukraine gas supply next week if bills paid: Gazprom CEO

MOSCOW Reuters - Russia may restart gas supplies to Ukraine as soon as next week if all financial conditions are met, Alexei Miller, head of state gas monopoly Gazprom, said on Friday.

29 minutes ago // BBC

world Hungary shelves toxic internet tax

Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.

31 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world UN envoy proposes Syria 'fighting freeze'

Staffan de Mistura says local ceasefires in different parts of the war-torn country could help get aid deliveries in.

33 minutes ago // Time

world Unwed Indian Moms Applying for Childs Passport Are Asked If They Were Raped

They also need to file an affidavit detailing how the child was conceived, a lawyer for the Indian government said

37 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Ebola Aid Groups: Quarantine Debate Discourages Volunteers

Some aid organizations say people are more hesitant to sign up.

37 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Ebola Aid Groups: Quarantine Controversy Discourages Volunteers

Some aid organizations say people are more hesitant to sign up.

40 minutes ago // NPR

world Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buy Back Program Is Booming

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.

40 minutes ago // NPR

world Why Deflation Is Such A Big Worry For Europe

Some of the weakest countries, such as Spain and Italy, are experiencing a broad drop in incomes and asset values. Deflation is a painful process that can be hard to reverse once it starts.

40 minutes ago // NPR

world Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola Mysteries

Big questions have bedeviled virus hunters for 38 years: Why do people differ in their response to Ebola? Is it becoming more or less dangerous? There's now more evidence about who gets sick and why.

40 minutes ago // NPR

world Look Here: Phone App Checks Photos For Eye Disease

Bryan Shaw showed it was possible to detect early signs of eye cancer from a family photo album. Now, he and his research team have made an iPhone app.

44 minutes ago // MSNBC

world No Trick: Poconos Breathe Easy as Frein Manhunt Ends

Halloween is back on in eastern Pennsylvania as besieged residence are able to breathe again.

44 minutes ago // CBS

world LeBron's return to Cleveland a bummer

Fans welcomed him with thunderous ovation for first game back with home state team he left 4 years ago -- but then came the game

55 minutes ago // Time

world Paranoid North Korea Handles Ebola Threat by Quarantining All Foreigners

North Korea, not a friend to much of anything coming through its borders or out of them, is certainly not keen to let Ebola in either

57 minutes ago // BBC

world Lawsuit over Malaysia missing plane

Two children whose father was on Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared file a lawsuit against the airline and Malaysia's government.

57 minutes ago // BBC

world Lawsuit over Malaysia missing plane

Two children who lost their father when Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared file a lawsuit against the airline and the Malaysian government.

58 minutes ago // The Independent

world Woman blinded as a child can see again after hitting her head on a coffee table

A woman who hasnt been able to see since she was 11 years old had her sight restored after an accident in which she hit her head on a coffee table.

58 minutes ago // The Guardian

world George Brandiss safeguard fails to ease journalists fears

The attorney general would have to decide whether to prosecute journalists for revealing special operations he himself approved Continue reading...

1 hour ago // ABC

world After 40 Years, a Look at Hello Kitty's Success

Hello Kitty at 40: How a nameless cat achieved global fame

1 hour ago // BBC

world Person missing after fireworks blaze

One person remains missing after a major blaze in a Stafford fireworks factory that left two people needing hospital treatment.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world This Ghost Town Just Sold for $1.9 Million

Originally marketed for $800,000, a Connecticut village sold for $1.9 million at a worldwide auction.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Greek Police Clear Apartment Used by Rebel Monks

Greek police clear Thessaloniki apartment used by zealot monks opposed to Orthodox Church head

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Protesters in Burkina Faso call for Campaore to step down

OUAGADOUGOU Reuters - Hundreds of protesters marched in the capital of Burkina Faso on Friday demanding that President Blaise Compaore step down, a day after the military dissolved parliament and announced a transitional government in the face of mass protests and violence.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Hello Kitty at 40: How a nameless cat achieved global fame

When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Greek police clear Thessaloniki apartment used by zealot monks opposed to Orthodox Church head

Dozens of Greek police have taken part in an operation to clear an apartment used as the headquarters of a rebel monastery whose monks have been declared schismatic by the Orthodox Church.

1 hour ago // The Independent

world Israeli police on high alert as Jerusalem holy site partially reopens

Police in Jerusalem will be on high alert as the Temple Mount, also known as the Noble Sanctuary, is reopened this morning after the shooting of a Jewish activist.