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world Australian survivor of World War II's 'Great Escape' dies at 101

Paul Royle, an Australian pilot who took part in a mass breakout from a German prisoner of war camp during World War II that is remembered as The Great Escape, has died in his hometown of Perth, his son said Friday. He was 101.

9 minutes ago // USA Today

world EU migrant crisis: Austrian van death toll rises to 70

BERLIN The number of people founddead in an abandoned truck on an Austrian highway rose to at least 70 on Friday, Austrian officialssaid.

15 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Death Toll Reaches 70 After Truck Found on Highway

The bodies of more than 70 refugees were found inside an abandoned truck on the side of a highway in Austria, the country's interior ministry said.

18 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Britain braces for rain over bank holiday weekend

Showers and some thunderstorms forecast for most of England on Sunday with some improvement expected on MondayMillions of Britons planning a bank holiday getaway should expect a messy weekend of weather, forecasters have warned, as rain and thunderstorms hit parts of the UK.More than 13 million drivers are expected to take to the roads over the long weekend, with congestion set to be worst on Friday evening, according to the AA.

23 minutes ago // BBC

world More than 70 bodies in Austria lorry

Austrian officials now say more than 70 bodies, thought to be migrants, were in an abandoned lorry found on a road near the Hungarian border.

27 minutes ago // MSNBC

world How to Buy an Ethical Diamond

The diamond industry is still tainted by conflict, but it's possible to buy a jewel that helps peopleinstead of hurting them.

28 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Australian Border Force blames farcical events in Melbourne on 'low level' official live

Plan to flood city with officers for random checks on visas prompts uproar and forces police to cancel media conference, then entire operation. Follow developments liveWhat you need to know if you are stopped

28 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Irish Whiskey toasts rule change

New rules are being introduced to protect the authenticity of Irish Whiskey and support the increasing number of distilleries across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

34 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world At least 70 migrants found dead in truck on Austria highway, says government

The Austrian government confirms a higher than expected death toll after the discovery of the truck on a parking strip off the highway in Burgenland state

34 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Protest in Melbourne forces Australian Border Force to cancel visa crackdown video

Demonstrators blocked streets in central Melbourne on Friday in protest against the Australian Border Forces plan to flood the city with officers for random checks on visas. As a result of the spontaneous protest, police cancelled a planned media conference and then the entire operation.Follow live updates here

36 minutes ago // ABC

world India's Polluted Waters Cleanse Spirits at Hindu Festival

For Hindus at Kumbh Mela festival, polluted waters of India's Godavari River cleanse spirits

38 minutes ago // Fox News

world For Hindus at Kumbh Mela festival, polluted waters of India's Godavari River cleanse spirits

It's just water, and far from the cleanest you could find.

38 minutes ago // ABC

world Greece's New Prime Minister to Name Caretaker Cabinet

Greece's new PM to name caretaker cabinet members as country heads to early election

39 minutes ago // BBC

world More than 70 bodies in Austria lorry

Austrian officials now say more than 70 bodies, thought to be migrants, were in an abandoned lorry found on a motorway near the Hungarian border.

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world Greece's new PM to name caretaker cabinet members as country heads to early election

Greece's new prime minister, a top judge who is the country's first female premier, is to name the members of her caretaker government as the country heads to early elections next month, the third time Greeks will go to the polls this year.

44 minutes ago // The Independent

world Migrant crisis: Hundreds trapped in holds feared dead after two boats capsize off Libyan coast

Hundreds of people are feared dead after being trapped in the holds of two boats that capsized off the Libyan coast en route to Italy late on Thursday night.

44 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Up to 200 dead after boat carrying refugees sinks off Libya

Around 40 bodies found on boat and another 160 floating in sea about a kilometre from Zuwara, a port in western Libya Up to 200 bodies have been discovered floating off the coast of one of Libyas main people-smuggling hubs on Thursday, in the latest tragedy of the European migration crisis.The bodies were found by a Libyan coastguard vessel around a kilometre from Zuwara, a port in western Libya that is a major departure point for refugees hoping to reach Italy.

44 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Up to 200 dead after boat full of migrants sinks off Libya

Around 40 bodies found on boat and another 160 floating in sea about a kilometre from Zuwara, a port in western Libya Up to 200 bodies have been discovered floating off the coast of one of Libyas main people-smuggling hubs on Thursday, in the latest tragedy of the European migration crisis.The bodies were found by a Libyan coastguard vessel around a kilometre from Zuwara, a port in western Libya that is a major departure point for refugees hoping to reach Italy.

52 minutes ago // Reuters

world Iraq's PM orders easier access to streets closed by militias, factions

BAGHDAD Reuters - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday ordered security commanders to make it easier for civilians to get into Baghdad's fortified Green Zone as well as giving better access to streets across the country closed by political and security factions.

52 minutes ago // BBC

world Many feared dead in Libya sinkings

Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsize off the Libyan coast near the city of Zuwara.

53 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world George W Bush returns to New Orleans - the disaster that damaged his presidency

The former president marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina when the country watched in horror and the government seemed paralysed

55 minutes ago // Reuters

world Syriza's poll lead narrows ahead of Greek election

ATHENS Reuters - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' leftist Syriza will be the biggest party after elections on Sept. 20, but most voters think he was wrong to seek a fresh mandate, according to the first major opinion poll published since he resigned last week.

55 minutes ago // BBC

world More than 70 bodies in Austria lorry

Austrian officials now say more than 70 bodies, thought to be migrants, were in abandoned lorry found near border

56 minutes ago // ABC

world Asian Stocks Extend Global Rally on Upbeat US Growth Data

Asian stocks extend global market rally on US economic report; Shanghai up for 2nd day

59 minutes ago // Reuters

world More than 70 bodies found in Austrian refugee lorry: government

VIENNA Reuters - Investigators have found more than 70 bodies in a lorry full of refugees discovered abandoned on an Austrian motorway on Thursday, the interior ministry said on Friday.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Police fear as many as 50 migrants dead inside lorry left by Austrian motorway

Remains of people who are thought to have suffocated discovered in lorry abandoned on hard shoulder of motorway in east of countryThe bodies of at least 20 migrants and possibly as many as 40 or 50 have been found inside a parked lorry in eastern Austria, police said on Thursday, in a grim indication of the growing human toll of Europes worst refugee emergency since 1945.The badly decomposed remains were discovered on Thursday morning on Austrias A4 motorway betwee

1 hour ago // BBC

world Bell not ready to end England career

England batsman Ian Bell, 33, says he still has has the "hunger and desire" to play international cricket.

1 hour ago // ABC

world US National Security Adviser in China Ahead of Xi's US Trip

US national security adviser in Beijing to pave way for Chinese President Xi's visit to US

1 hour ago // Fox News

world US national security adviser in Beijing to pave way for Chinese President Xi's visit to US

The U.S. national security adviser is holding talks in Beijing to help lay the groundwork for Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Washington next month.

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: 'I was abused by nuns in an orphanage'

One woman describes being physically and sexually abused by nuns throughout her childhood in a Catholic-run orphanage in Dublin.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Japan Reports Inflation, Household Spending Soften in July

Japan reports inflation, household spending soften in July; incomes rise on bonus payments

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world Virginia TV shooting: News anchor describes colleagues as 'wonderful'

WDBJ TV Anchor Kimberley McBroom pays tribute to "beautiful and ambitious" Alison Parker and the "always smiling" Adam Ward who were shot dead live on air

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Stephen Fry in Central America review: despite Frys subversiveness, were firmly in Wish You Were Here territory

Mischievous and charming, he is moved to tears by a Mexico City demonstration against the drug wars but theres no attempt to investigate and tell us moreIts all Michael Palins fault. In 1989 Palin fronted Around the World in 80 Days, a recreation of Phileas Foggs global gambol for the BBC, and did such a good job that he inaugurated a new sub-genre: the celebrity travelogue. We all

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Don't sniff at clicktivism, says new British boss at Change.org

New managing director for Europe points to petition websites successes and asks what the chatterati are doing beyond whingeing about problemsClicktivism using the internet to take direct action to achieve a political or social aim could be one of the only ways we have left to change the world, a senior boss at Change.org has said.Simon Willis, the online petition sites new British managing director for Europe, said the cynical dinner party chatterati sn

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world The UK's new immigration bill creates perfect conditions for slavery to thrive Caroline Robinson

By creating a hostile environment for undocumented migrants, Britain is enabling exploiters to control victims and silence those who complainAs the media reports increasing numbers of migrants trying to reach Britain from Calais, the government has resorted to dog-whistle politics.With the ink barely dry on the

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Veteran Eritrean freedom fighters opposition gains momentum

After fighting on same side in liberation war, activists say President Afwerki has betrayed their principles by instituting a dictatorship In the spring of 1976, two young Eritrean men walked into the glass-fronted United Nations building in downtown Geneva to make a desperate plea. It was years into Eritreas struggle to break away from neighbouring Ethiopia, and occupying troops had recently shuttered schools across the country. With no outside help forthcoming, Habte Tesfam