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world No police action in hospital probe

No-one will be prosecuted after a police investigation into patient care at a hospital's mental health ward, BBC Wales understands.

18 minutes ago // CBS

world FIFA under fire after arrests in corruption probe

More than a dozen people facing charges of racketeering and bribery in what one U.S. official called "the World Cup of fraud"

19 minutes ago // Reuters

world U.S. hopes Chinese island-building will spur Asian response

WASHINGTON Reuters - By releasing video of Beijings island reclamation work and considering more assertive maritime actions, the United States is signaling a tougher stance over the South China Sea and trying to spur Asian partners to more action.

24 minutes ago // BBC

world Lough sand-dredging 'must stop'

Companies taking sand from the bed of Lough Neagh are told to stop or face prosecution.

26 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Chris Hatcher falters again in Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Braves

Chris Hatcher is one very frustrating pitcher. There are times when hes dealing and looks a lot like the reliever the Dodgers thought might serve as their set-up man.

31 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Feds order pipeline company to clean up Santa Barbara coastline

Federal authorities Wednesday issued a cleanup order to the company whose underground pipeline spilled thousands of gallons of crude oil into the Pacific last week, marring several miles of Santa Barbara County coastline.

36 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Man, child dead following barricade situation in Trabuco Canyon

A man and child were found dead in a Trabuco Canyon home Wednesday night following a barricade situation, according to the Orange County Sheriffs Department.

39 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Labor focuses on Sydney siege gunman's letter to George Brandis politics live

A bill to cut welfare payments to anyone charged with a serious criminal offence but confined to a psychiatric institution has passed the lower house. Follow the days news live Continue reading...

43 minutes ago // NPR

world Golden State Beats Houston, Will Face Cleveland For NBA Title

The Warriors return to the Finals for the first time in 40 years with a convincing 104-90 victory over the Rockets.

44 minutes ago // The Guardian

world China's lonely voice of dissent refuses to forget the victims of Tiananmen Square

Attacking the Beijing regime over the 1989 massacre remains a dangerous business, even for an outspoken critic who has has found refuge in Australia Continue reading...

45 minutes ago // BBC

world Methodist Church apologises for abuse

The UK's Methodist Church is to make a public apology after an investigation uncovered nearly 2,000 reported cases of abuse involving ministers, staff and members.

46 minutes ago // The Guardian

world David Cameron sets off on mission to win over European leaders

Prime ministers talks with leaders in The Hague, Paris, Warsaw and Berlin come after announcement of EU referendum bill Continue reading...

46 minutes ago // The Guardian

world The prison where murderers play for Manchester United

Luzira was once the most notorious prison in Uganda. Now its home to what is surely the worlds most elaborate prison football league and a model for the transformative power of the beautiful game Continue reading...

46 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Softball: It's a Chatsworth-Carson City final on Saturday

No. 1-seeeded Chatsworth will take on No. 2 Carson on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Cal State Dominguez Hills in the City Section Division I softball final.

49 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Man, 56, arrested in connection with downtown Da Vinci arson, officials say

A 56-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with a fire that destroyed a downtown Los Angeles apartment complex last year, causing tens of millions of dollars in damage to the unfinished structure and a nearby city-owned building, authorities said Wednesday.

53 minutes ago // CBS

world U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan found dead in his hotel

Dennis Sheehan, tour manager for the award-winning band U2 was found dead in his hotel room of an apparent heart attack. CBSN's Jeff Glor has the tragic discovery and reaction.

55 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world El Camino Real, Cleveland to play for City baseball title

Bunting is frequently an underrated skill, but for El Camino Real's Dylan Hirsch, his two-out bunt single in the bottom of the fifth inning Wednesday in a City Section Division I semifinal game against Narbonne was a game-changing moment.

58 minutes ago // CBS

world White House urging Senate passage of surveillance act

Obama administration pushes Senate to pass the USA Freedom Act, saying risk of terrorist attacks would increase if it fails

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Dalai Lama urges Suu Kyi to speak out on Burma's persecuted Rohingya people

The Burmese opposition leader has failed to act on the worsening Rohingya crisis, possibly fearful of alienating voters before elections later this year Continue reading...

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'World Cup of fraud' rocks FIFA, soccer's top body

After a day of police raids and high-profile arrests that staggered the world of soccer, prosecutors in the U.S. and Switzerland said their probe into corruption at the sport's highest levels had only begun.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Child sex abuse claims against Michael Jackson's estate ruled to be too late

Australian Wade Robson who testified in the singers defence during his 2005 criminal trial has waited too long to pursue legal action, a judge has ruled Continue reading...

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world From the archive, 28 May 1987: The trial of Klaus Barbie

Childrens ghosts confront the butcher of Lyons in French courthouse Continue reading...

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Baseball: Emotional Sam Villa leads Cleveland to Dodger Stadium

Sophomore pitcher Sam Villa of Reseda Cleveland was thinking about his father, Benjamin, as he stood on the mound at Birmingham High on Wednesday night. His father died last December, and it got very emotional for him in the City Section Division I semifinal game against Chatsworth.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Coalition forced to defend budget measures in question time politics live

A bill to cut welfare payments to anyone charged with a serious criminal offence but confined to a psychiatric institution has passed the lower house. Follow the days news live Continue reading...

1 hour ago // ABC

world Philippine Economic Growth Slows to 5.2 Percent in 1Q

Sluggish government spending slows Philippine economic growth to 5.2 percent in 1Q

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Sluggish government spending slows Philippine economic growth to 5.2 percent in 1Q

Officials say Philippine economic growth slowed in the first quarter of this year largely due to sluggish government spending.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Video of 9-Year-Old's School Bus Beating Prompts $10M Suit

A Maryland family filed a $10 million lawsuit against Prince George's County after their 9-year-old daughter was beaten on a school bus.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Iran, North Korea forging ballistic, nuclear ties: dissidents

PARIS Reuters - An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Thursday a delegation of North Korean experts in nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles visited a military site near Tehran in April amid talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Hotelier's Daring Letter to Chinese Premier Hits Home

A frustrated Chinese hotelier who wrote a daring letter to the countrys prime minister comparing private companies to slaves has become an unlikely poster boy for Beijings efforts to overhaul its economy.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Warriors finally return to NBA Finals with 104-90 victory over Rockets

Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years with a 104-90 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Suspect arrested in hunt for machete-wielding Boyle Heights rapist

A sense of relief washed over the Boyle Heights neighborhood Wednesday after police announced the arrest of a man suspected of breaking into a womans home armed with a machete and sexually assaulting her earlier this month.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Shocking Ads Ignite Debate About Abortion Ban in Chile

Shocking ads in Chile stoke debate about easing one of the world's toughest abortion bans

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Ex-Guantanamo inmate Khadr uncertain about firefight memory: paper

TORONTO Reuters - Canadian Omar Khadr, who was once the youngest prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, is unsure about his memory of a firefight that led to his murder conviction by a U.S. military tribunal, according to an interview published on Wednesday.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world L.A. mayor: Minimum wage exemption for unionized firms needs study

The path toward passage of Los Angeles landmark minimum wage increase took a rocky detour Wednesday, as business and elected officials reacted harshly to a last-minute push by labor leaders to create an exemption for companies with unionized workforces.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Full Episode: WN 05/27/15: Anthrax Mistake: Pentagon Accidentally Sent Live Anthrax to 9 States

Nineteen dead and 14 missing as another severe storm system is about to move in; Tracy Morgan settles with Walmart.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Growth in Philippines slows sharply

Growth in the Philippine economy slows to its lowest pace since 2011 in the first quarter from a year ago, figures showed.