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world Shelling Sends Donetsk Residents into Stalin-era Shelter

Fighting in eastern Ukraine has sent some residents fleeing to bomb shelters from previous wars. Despite a cease-fire reached in September, clashes between the government and pro-Russian separatists continue as the two sides fight for control of Donetsk airport. Some civilians are getting caught in the crossfire. Kievskiy district in Donetsk is caught in the battle for Donetsk airport. Many shops and residences have been destroyed by shelling in recent days. A group of people who lost their

25 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Texas Oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt Dies at 88

Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas oilman who once tried to corner the silver market with one of his brothers only to see the move end in financial disaster, has died. He was 88 years old.

26 minutes ago // VOA

world US Candidates Tap into Fears to Mobilize Voters

Recent opinion surveys reflect an undercurrent of unease among American voters ahead of the November 4 congressional, state and local elections. A Gallup poll says the Ebola virus and the threat posed by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria are among the top 10 issues Americans consider the most important facing the country. VOAs Cindy Saine reports from Capitol Hill on the fear factor in the 2014 elections.

26 minutes ago // VOA

world Shelling Sends Donetsk Residents into Stalin-era Shelter

Fighting in eastern Ukraine has sent some residents fleeing to bomb shelters from previous wars. Despite a cease-fire reached in September, clashes between the government and pro-Russian separatists continue as the two sides fight for control of Donetsk airport. Some civilians are getting caught in the crossfire. Zlatica Hoke reports on how people are coping with the fear of shelling and the lack of basic necessities ahead of winter.

27 minutes ago // CBS

world Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post Executive Editor, dead at 93

The well-respected editor was best known for his leadership of the paper through the Watergate scandal

28 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Can you ask Obama 'not to touch your girlfriend'? This man did

A young woman, Aia Cooper, was voting next to Obama when her boyfriend, Mike Jones, decided to crack wise: "Mr President, don't touch my girlfriend."

29 minutes ago // ABC

world Hunt for 43 Students Highlights Mexico's Missing

Hunt for 43 'disappeared' youths puts spotlight on Mexico's long, and growing, list of missing

35 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'Django Unchained' actress, boyfriend charged with lewd conduct

A "Django Unchained" actress and her boyfriend who accused Los Angeles police of unjustly handcuffing her last month in Studio City have been charged with lewd conduct in connection with the incident.

35 minutes ago // VOA

world US Candidates Tap into Fears to Mobilize Voters

Recent opinion surveys reflect an undercurrent of unease among American voters ahead of the November 4 congressional, state and local elections. A Gallup poll says the Ebola virus and the threat posed by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria are among the top 10 issues Americans consider the most important facing the country. Some Republican candidates are questioning how safe Americans are under Democratic President Barack Obama, and some Democrats are blaming Republicans for cutting fund

39 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Marine Suspect in Philippine Custody

The U.S. military turned over a Marine suspect in the killing of a transgender Filipino to the Philippine militarys main camp in the capital, easing a looming irritant over his custody, officials said.

39 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Now that Scotland has had its say, it's England's turn to vent

CHELMSFORD, England — Just a month after the United Kingdom survived a near-death experience when nearly half of Scots voted to secede, the focus of British politics has rapidly shifted to that other hotbed of churning nationalist discontent: England. The English, genteel …

40 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world North Korea frees detained American man

Jeffrey Fowle, one of three US nationals arrested by communist state, flown home to Ohio by military jet after release.

42 minutes ago // The Guardian

world 'I am a Liberian, not a virus': west Africans hit back against Ebola stigma

With Ebola panic spreading across the US, a social media campaign aims to counter discrimination Continue reading...

42 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Life along Afghanistan's highway one in pictures

Around 14 million people live along highway one, a 2,000-kilometre ring road that connects the countries largest cities Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Kabul, Ghazni and Kandahar. Snaking around the Hindu Kush across barren deserts and imposing mountain passes, the road is fraught with potholes, explosives and treacherous bends. The list long list of countries that participated in its decades-long construction consider the ring road a key infrastructural achievement. As Nato withdraws from Afghanistan

45 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Houthis and Sunni tribesmen clash in Yemen

Protesters demand Shia fighters leave Sanaa as deadline to form new government passes without political agreement.

47 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Diwali sees Asia retail sales spike

The Hindu festival of Diwali has a big impact on the economies of India and other Asian countries. Sharanjit Leyl reports from Singapore.

47 minutes ago // BBC

world US Marine held for Philippine murder

A US Marine accused of murdering a transgender woman in the Philippines is moved to a Philippine army base, but fails to attend an initial hearing.

48 minutes ago // BBC

world UN chief plans Gaza conflict inquiry

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip.

49 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Giants hammer Royals, 7-1, in World Series opener

The Kansas City Royals would not be here without James Shields. They bet big on him, in one of the most criticized trades in recent memory, and they won. No pitcher in the major leagues started more games this season, and the Royals got into the playoffs, for the first time in 29 years.

51 minutes ago // ABC

world S. Korea Dismantles Border Christmas Tree

South Korea pulls down border Christmas tree that N. Korea views as propaganda warfare

52 minutes ago // Fox News

world South Korea pulls down border Christmas tree that N. Korea views as propaganda warfare

South Korea's Defense Ministry says it has pulled down a 43-year-old frontline Christmas tower that North Korea viewed as propaganda warfare.

53 minutes ago // BBC

world US probes 'stray Syria air drop'

The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters.

55 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world L.A. County OKs contract to design new touch-screen voting system

Los Angeles County is moving to overhaul the way millions of residents vote by replacing the antiquated, ink-based balloting system with modern touch-screen machines.

55 minutes ago // NPR

world Giants Pummel Royals From The Start In Game 1 World Series Win

A three-run first inning was all San Francisco needed to top Kansas City and steal home field advantage. They tacked on another four runs anyway to win 7-1.

1 hour ago // Al Jazeera

world US weighs 'Iraqi request for more advisers'

Official says request came up in meetings with Iraqi officials as battles with ISIL continue on Iraqi and Syrian fronts.

1 hour ago // VOA

world Father of British IS Hostage Dies after Pleading for Son's Release

The father of a British journalist held hostage by the Islamic State has died, weeks after pleading from a hospital bed for the extremist Islamist group to release his son. Paul Cantlie died last week from of "complications following pneumonia," his family announced Tuesday. November will mark two years since the abduction of his son John Cantlie, an independent photojournalist captured in northern Syria. He appeared in a video released by the Islamic State in September, gaunt and pale. In i

1 hour ago // VOA

world Father of British IS Hostage Dies after Pleading for Son's Release

The father of a British journalist held hostage by the Islamic State has died, weeks after pleading from a hospital bed for the extremist Islamist group to release his son. Paul Cantlie died last week from "complications following pneumonia," his family announced Tuesday. November will mark two years since the abduction of his son John Cantlie, an independent photojournalist captured in northern Syria. He appeared in a video released by the Islamic State in September, gaunt and pale. In it,

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Swedish bay search for 'foreign sub'

Naval vessels searching Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine are focusing on a bay near the capital Stockholm.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Education Secretary Duncan talks tech with L.A. Unified's Cortines

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, in a brief visit to Los Angeles on Tuesday, met with newly installed L.A. Unified Supt. Ramon C. Cortines to talk about local technology problems and the state of local schools.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world WHO aims for Ebola serum in weeks and vaccine tests in Africa by January

Details given of two vaccines being fast-tracked for trial on 20,000 health workers and antibody serum planned for Liberia Continue reading...

1 hour ago // Fox News

world APEC finance ministers meeting in Beijing amid concerns over regional slowdown

Asia Pacific finance ministers are meeting Wednesday in Beijing to consider coordinated responses amid concerns over a slowdown in the regional economy highlighted by lower Chinese growth figures.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Suspected Leader of Mexican Drug Cartel Arrested in Texas

Juan Francisco Senz-Tamez, 23, was apprehended on Tuesday while shopping, officials said. An indictment against him was unsealed the same day.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Suspected Leader of Mexican Drug Cartel Arrested in Texas

Juan Francisco Senz-Tamez, who American officials said led the Gulf Cartel after clawing his way to the top only last year, was arrested while shopping.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world World Briefing: Pakistan: Cleric Ends Islamabad Sit-In

The cleric, Muhammad Tahir-ul Qadri, announced that he would now tour major Pakistani cities to agitate for a revolution of the poor.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world The stagings of 'The Death of Klinghoffer' since its 1991 premiere

The 23-year journey of "The Death of Klinghoffer" to the Metropolitan Opera:

1 hour ago // New York Times

world World Briefing: Canada: Babies Bodies Found in Locker

The Winnipeg police said Tuesday that they had discovered four infants remains a number they could not cite with certainty in a storage locker.