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world West Brom agree Man Utd Evans fee

West Brom agree a fee with Manchester United for defender Jonny Evans.

12 minutes ago // UPI

world North Korean airline is ranked worst in the world

Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, Aug. 28 UPI -- North Korea wants to attract as many as 1 million visitors annually to its tourist zones but Pyongyang may have a problem with its national carrier, recently ranked the world's worst for the fourth year in a row.

17 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Panama Canal Cancels Plans to Restrict Ship Drafts

The Panama Canal Authority backed off plans to reduce the maximum draft for ships passing through the waterway as an El Nio-related drought eased

18 minutes ago // The Guardian

world El Pulso de la Republica: meet Chumel Torres, Mexico's answer to Jon Stewart

In a country where national television is accused of being a vehicle of societys elite, Torres took to YouTube armed with satire and a hope of spurring the young middle class: Were tired of the old generation being all corrupt and full of shitChumel Torres gathers steam during his opening monologue on drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, who just two days earlier had

22 minutes ago // Reuters

world Dutch must end 'Black Pete' racial stereotypes: U.N. body

AMSTERDAM Reuters - A U.N. body called on the Netherlands on Friday to revamp its "Black Pete" Christmas tradition, where white performers black up to entertain children, as many saw it as a "vestige of slavery".

22 minutes ago // NPR

world When He Says Yoga Saved His Life, He's Not Exaggerating

A boy loses his father. A family loses its livelihood. The boy runs drugs and picks pockets so his siblings can eat. He is convinced he will die. And then ... he takes a yoga class.

23 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Police arrest four over air rifle shooting of three-year-old girl

Three teenagers and 23-year-old man held on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after child struck by pellet in Hanworth Park, west LondonPolice investigating the shooting of a three-year-old girl hit by an air rifle while playing with her family in a park have arrested three teenagers and a man.The child was running from her mother to her grandfather in Hanworth Park, west London, when she was struck by the pellet and began bleeding. She was rushed to hospital, where she underwen

23 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Police arrest four over air rifle shooting of three-year-old girl

Three teenagers and 23-year-old man held on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after child struck by pellet in Hanworth Park, west LondonPolice investigating the shooting of a three-year-old girl by an air rifle while playing with her family in a park have arrested three teenagers and a man.The child was running from her mother to her grandfather in Hanworth Park, west London, when she was struck by the pellet and began bleeding. She was rushed to hospital, where she underwent su

26 minutes ago // MSNBC

world George W. Bush Praises a Resilient New Orleans

Bush was in the beginning of his second term when Katrina made landfall in 2005 a natural disaster that also tarnished his political legacy.

29 minutes ago // The Guardian

world FTSE suffers worst month since 2012 - as it happened

FTSE100 recoups weeks losses, but down sharply in AugustAsian markets make gains

31 minutes ago // The Independent

world Sierra Leone's first Ebola survivor gives birth to healthy baby boy

Sierra Leones first Ebola survivor has given birth to a baby boy just moments away from the spot where she almost died last year.

31 minutes ago // Reuters

world Evacuation of wounded in Syrian areas delayed: sources

BEIRUT Reuters - An evacuation of wounded people from three areas in Syria failed to go ahead as planned on Friday but talks continued between the warring parties, sources on both sides of the negotiations said.

32 minutes ago // BBC

world Sixth Shoreham crash victim named

The sixth victim of the Shoreham air crash has been named as a 53-year-old health worker and aircraft enthusiast who had learnt to fly at the airport.

33 minutes ago // ABC

world Exhausted Migrants Scuffle at Greek-Macedonian Border

Exhausted and thirsty, migrants scuffle to get across the Greek-Macedonian border

35 minutes ago // Fox News

world Exhausted and thirsty, migrants scuffle to get across the Greek-Macedonian border

Scuffles and limited fights broke out Friday among more than 1,000 people at Greece's northern border with Macedonia as exhausted, thirsty migrants jostled to get into position to cross.

37 minutes ago // NPR

world Is Donald Trump Nice Enough?

The GOP frontrunner is happy to pile on criticisms and jabs at his fellow rivals, but he gets testy if you criticize him.

37 minutes ago // CBS

world Nicki Minaj to open MTV VMAs on Sunday

It marks the third time Minaj has played the MTV Video Music Awards

41 minutes ago // Time

world German Chancellors Name Is Now Slang for To Do Nothing

Some Germans have coined the verb "merkeln" to mean "to do nothing"

42 minutes ago // BBC

world Satellite image of IS destruction

A French satellite system pictures a rubble pile where the Temple of Baalshamin at Palmyra in Syria used to stand.

43 minutes ago // The Times of India

world 70k people expected to greet PM Modi during his maiden visit to UK

A 70,000 strong reception in one of Englands iconic landmarks the Wembley stadium is all set to greet prime minister Narendra Modi when he embarks on his maiden visit to UK later this year.

43 minutes ago // VOA

world Radar Detects Object Believed to Be Missing Nazi Gold Train

A Polish official said Friday he has seen an image made by ground-penetrating radar that seemed to prove the discovery of an armored Nazi train missing in southwestern Poland since World War II. Local lore says a German train filled with gold, gems and armaments went missing around the city of Walbrzych while it was fleeing the Red Army in the spring of 1945. Fortune-hunters have looked for the so-called gold train for decades, and in the communist era, the Polish army and security serv

45 minutes ago // BBC

world HSBC starts processing delayed payments

HSBC says it has started processing the 275,000 payments affected by an IT glitch, and that they should be completed by Saturday.

46 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Appeals court rejects challenge to NSAs ongoing mass collection of phone data

Judges found that the man who brought the case, Larry Klayman, could not prove his particular phone records had been swept up in NSA dragnetsA federal appeals court has rejected a high-profile challenge to the ongoing mass collection of US phone data by the National Security Agency without ruling on the merits of bulk surveillance.Judges for the District of Columbia court of appeals found that the man who brought the case, conservative lawyer Larry Klayman, c

46 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Phone hacking: CPS may bring corporate charges against Murdoch publisher

Metropolitan police hands over file of evidence on Rupert Murdochs British newspaper arm to Crown Prosecution ServiceThe Crown Prosecution Service is considering bringing corporate charges against Rupert Murdochs British newspaper publisher over phone hacking, it has emerged.The Metropolitan police handed over a file of evidence on News International now renamed News UK to the Crown Prosecution Service for consideration after an investigation that stretches back to

46 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Paris prepares to rid its streets of cars for one day

City links: Car-free Paris, skyscrapers in a Mumbai slum, floating food forests in New York and Nairobis smart bus system feature in this weeks best city storiesThe best city stories from around the web this week see Paris gearing up to get rid of cars for one day only, vacant homes spreading across Tokyos satellite cities, a floating food forest in New York and a skycraper made of shipping containers in Mumbais Dharavi slum. Wed love to hear yo

46 minutes ago // Reuters

world Europe questions border rules after train attack, migrant moves

BRUSSELS Reuters - Concerned about security threats and illegal migration, some European governments are considering amending the Schengen border code, which eliminated systematic frontier controls across much of Europe.

51 minutes ago // The Guardian

world FBI demanded Scandinavian countries arrest Edward Snowden should he visit

The whistleblower will not travel to Norway next week to accept award after national broadcaster released letters US sent in 2013 requesting extraditionThe FBI demanded that Scandinavian countries arrest and extradite Edward Snowden if he flew to any of those countries and claimed asylum, newly released official documents reveal. In the summer of 2013 the whistleblower had left his hotel in Hong Kong and was holed u

53 minutes ago // CBS

world Robin Williams' family back in court over estate

Court documents indicate they remain at odds over the division of Williams' personal items

55 minutes ago // MSNBC

world North Carolina Police Officer Won't Be Retried For Killing

The North Carolina police officer who killed an unarmed former college football player in 2013 won't be retried, officials said.

56 minutes ago // NPR

world Freezing Eggs May Reduce A Woman's Odds Of Success With IVF

Women who used frozen donor eggs instead of fresh for IVF had lower odds of having a baby, a study finds. But frozen eggs remain a good option for many women, doctors say.

56 minutes ago // NPR

world Freezing Eggs May Reduce A Woman's Odds Of Success With IVF

Women who used frozen donor eggs instead of fresh for IVF had lower odds of having a baby, a study finds. But doctors say frozen eggs remain a good option for many women.

58 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Driver of lorry containing 71 dead refugees is arrested

Hungarian police have arrested four men in connection with the discovery of a lorry dumped in Austria in which 71 refugees perishedThe driver of a lorry dumped by the side of a road in Austria with the bodies of 71 refugees inside has been arrested, Hungarian police said on Friday, amid indications that those trapped in the vehicle including women and children had suffocated to de

58 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Driver of lorry containing 71 dead refugees is arrested

Hungarian police have arrested four men in connection with the discovery of a lorry dumped in Austria in which 71 refugees perishedThe driver of a lorry dumped by the side of a road in Austria with the bodies of 71 refugees inside has been arrested, Hungarian police said on Friday, amid indications that those trapped in the vehicle including four children had suffocated to death.

58 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Lord Janner will not be forced to attend court to face child abuse charges

Proceedings against former Labour peer are listed for 1 September at Old Bailey but Mr Justice Sweeney will not require him to appear in personGreville Janner will not be forced to attend crown court in person to face child abuse charges when the case comes up next week, it has been reported.Proceedings against the former Labour peer, who has Alzheimers disease, are listed for 1 September at the Old Bailey, but sources have told the Press Association the presiding judge, Mr J

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Chinas Vulnerability Is a Test for U.S. Presidential Candidates

The faltering Chinese financial markets pose such a threat to American interests that a strategy of chiding Beijing over human rights or cyberattacks seems risky.

1 hour ago // ABC

world The Latest: Migrants Spooked by Short Sea Crossing to Greece

The Latest: It's only a short boat trip from Turkey to Greece but migrants say it's harrowing