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world Ukraine Town Digs WWI-Style Trenches to Fend Off Rebels

A network of trenches dug by Ukrainian volunteers is all that stands between the city of Mariupol and Russian rebel forces who have taken over a nearby town.

13 minutes ago // CBS

world Apple to turn iPhone 6 into digital wallet, reports say

Apple has reportedly reached deals with major credit card companies and will equip new iPhone with mobile payment system

14 minutes ago // Sky News

world Madeleine McCann: Secret Report On Police Probe

So many UK agencies got involved in the hunt for the missing girl it damaged relations with Portuguese police, Sky News learns.

16 minutes ago // ABC

world ISIS Turning Old Enemies into Awkward Allies

The Islamic army known as ISIS is turning old enemies into awkward allies.

17 minutes ago // VOA

world Germanys New Anti-Euro Party Chides Merkel

Riding the momentum from a strong showing in a regional election, Germany's new anti-euro party on Monday said it was time for Chancellor Angela Merkel to accept it as a new conservative force in German politics. Like the UK Independence Party UKIP in Britain and the National Front in France, the Alternative for Germany AfD has tapped into a vein of discontent with career politicians and bureaucrats, carving out a niche to the right of the mainstream parties. On Sunday, it scored a surpr

19 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Greece's migrant fruit pickers: 'They kept firing. There was blood everywhere'

Last year, Greek farm guards shot at illegal migrant strawberry pickers, wounding 35. When a court acquitted them this summer, there was outrage. At the camp, where they continue to live like slaves, the workers share their stories Continue reading...

20 minutes ago // CBS

world Burning Man 2014

Images from the outdoor art festival in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada

22 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Ukraine Shifts to Defense Against Russian Incursion

Ukraine is shifting the focus of its military operation from rooting out pro-Russian rebels in the east to defending against a broader incursion by Moscow, a top official said, as talks in Minsk ended without apparent results.

23 minutes ago // CBS

world Jay Z's 2014 Made in America festival full of musical diversity

A major outdoor music festival in downtown Los Angeles reflected the city's diversity with a lineup that included rap, rock, punk, blues and Latin music

23 minutes ago // CBS

world Jay Z's Made in America festival full of diversity

A major outdoor music festival in downtown Los Angeles reflected the city's diversity with a lineup that included rap, rock, punk, blues and Latin music

23 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Pupils begin 'tough' new curriculum

Millions of children in England will begin a "tough" new national curriculum when they return to school this week.

28 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Is Vladimir Putin Covering Up the Deaths of Russian Soldiers in Ukraine?

So, for all the demonization of Yeltsin, it seems that puting khuylo had decided to copy him.

29 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Lesotho 'coup': Thabane calls on South Africa to send peacekeeping troops

Lesotho's exiled prime minister accuses military of seizing power and calls for intervention as tensions continue to escalate Continue reading...

30 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: 'Bacon butty' for British Ebola nurse

The parents of the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa say he is recovering well.

33 minutes ago // CNN

world Brits say 'EU sucks' over vacuum cleaner ban

The EU police are not about to take your vacuum cleaner away from you. So, stop worrying.

34 minutes ago // CBS

world Fearing invasion, the U.S. once trained Alaskans as "stay-behind agents"

A Soviet takeover of Alaska seemed like such a possibility in the 1950s, federal agents created a top-secret program there called "Washtub"

34 minutes ago // ABC

world Ukraine Town Digs WWI-Style Trenches To Fend Off Rebels

A network of trenches dug by Ukrainian volunteers is all that stands between the city of Mariupol and Russian rebel forces who have taken over a nearby town.

35 minutes ago // NPR

world To Model Manhood, Immigrant Dads Draw From Two Worlds

Many immigrant men in the U.S. work hard to hold onto definitions of masculinity from their native countries while also rejecting more rigid gender roles that may be the norm in their homelands.

35 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Can new powers stop UK jihadists?

David Cameron says tougher measures are needed to prevent people from travelling abroad to fight for extremist groups like Islamic State.

37 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants

BAGHDAD Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shiite town.Nouri al-Maliki made the comments during an unannounced visit to the northern community of Amirli, where he was greeted with hugs. A day earlier, Iraqi forces backed by Iran-allied Shiite militias and U.S. airstrikes broke a two-mont

39 minutes ago // NPR

world Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss

A new diet study concludes that a low-carbohydrate diet leads to almost three times more weight loss than a traditional low-fat diet where carbs made up 40 to 45 percent of calories.

40 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Paris suburb building blast death toll reaches 8

PARIS The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building in a Paris suburb has risen to eight after emergency crews pulled the bodies of a man and a woman from the rubble.Fire department spokesman Gabriel Plus said the bodies were found Monday in Rosny-sous-Bois, a town northeast of the capital.Officials said there was no longer any danger in the neighborhood after an explosion sheared part of the building Sunday, scattering scraps of metal and househ

40 minutes ago // VOA

world Britain May Strip Suspected Islamist Fighters of Passports

Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday announced plans to strip suspected Islamist militants of their passports temporarily, to combat the threat posed by radicalized Britons returning from Syria and Iraq. The proposals come days after Cameron raised Britain's terrorism alert to its second-highest level, saying the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq posed the country's greatest-ever security risk. A video released last month by the Islamic State militants, purporting to show a man with

44 minutes ago // The Guardian

world UN to send investigators to Iraq over allegations of Islamic State 'atrocities'

Jihadis and Iraqi government forces both carried out 'acts of inhumanity', says human rights commissioner Continue reading...

45 minutes ago // Reuters

world Cubans angered by new consumer import restrictions

HAVANA Reuters - Cuba has raised duties and restricted imports on consumer goods brought in by air travelers or sent by mail, imposing greater hardship for a fledgling private sector and angering people looking to counter chronic shortages.

46 minutes ago // The Independent

world Japan tells people to stock up on toilet paper in case of earthquake

A public information campaign was launched yesterday to persuade people to stockpile toilet paper in case of emergency.

48 minutes ago // New York Times

world In Interviews, 3 Americans Held in North Korea Plead for U.S. Help

The three were interviewed by CNN and The Associated Press, and the choreography of the interviews suggested that North Korea wanted to use the prisoners as bargaining leverage.

51 minutes ago // ABC

world Nigerian Forces Clash With Boko Haram Fighters

Scores dead as Nigerian security forces defend town against attack by Boko Haram extremists

52 minutes ago // Fox News

world Scores dead as Nigerian security forces defend town against attack by Boko Haram extremists

Nigerian military officials say they killed about 70 Boko Haram fighters when the Islamic extremists attacked the northeastern town of Bama Monday morning.

52 minutes ago // Reuters

world NATO to create new 'spearhead' force to respond to crises

BRUSSELS Reuters - NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a "spearhead" rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a hotspot in as little as two days, officials said on Monday.

55 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Proton therapy: UK patient access

Dr Yen-Ching Chang, the lead on Proton Beam Therapy at University College London Hospital, says the UK has comprehensive access to the therapy for patients with the highest needs.

56 minutes ago // CBS

world Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade get married

The couple said their "I dos" in front of family friends over the weekend

57 minutes ago // The Independent

world Lesotho power vacuum after apparent coup attempt causes PM and deputy to flee

Police were off the streets and out of uniform in the Lesotho capital Maseru today after an apparent coup attempt by the army caused the Prime Minister to flee the country.

57 minutes ago // BBC

world Woman's body discovered in loch

Police are treating the death of a woman, whose body was found by a member of the public in Loch Morlich, near Aviemore, as unexplained.

57 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Scottish zoo: 'Bad news' for pregnant giant panda

LONDON Edinburgh Zoo warned Monday that its female giant panda, Tian Tian, may have lost her cub.Hopes were high that Tian Tian, or Sweetie, would give birth at the end of August following artificial insemination in April.But the zoo's panda expert said Tian Tian is "now past her due date," and hormone tests showed that "something may be amiss."

59 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Man Who Inspired Ice Bucket Challenge Is a New Dad

The ice bucket challenge gained incredible momentum through social media and contributed to the ALS Association raising more than $100 million.