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world VIDEO: Why the Common Dolphin is becoming more common

The BBC's John Maguire joins a scientific expedition that is studying the Common Dolphin population off the west coast of Scotland, and trying to find out why, until recently, it was quite a rare sight.

20 minutes ago // BBC

world Rinehart loses family trust battle

Australia's richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, loses control of the family trust to her daughter, after a long running legal battle.

21 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Methodist Church in Britain apologises for historical abuse

Institution makes public apology after independent investigation unearths nearly 2,000 reported cases of abuse dating to 1950 Continue reading...

21 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Anthrax: Pentagon accidentally sent bioweapon to as many as nine states

Department of Defense meant to send dead or inactivated spores, but government does not believe there is a risk to the public, spokesman says Continue reading...

26 minutes ago // BBC

world Barman guilty over 56-shot death

A French barman is convicted of manslaughter and given a suspended sentence for allowing a customer to drink 56 shots that led to his death.

30 minutes ago // The Independent

world Rohingya migrant boat crisis: Dalai Lama puts pressure on Aung San Suu Kyi to do more

The Dalai Lama has urged Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do more to help Burmas persecuted Muslim Rohingya.

31 minutes ago // The Independent

world Fifa president Sepp Blatter skips third public appearance as sponsors threaten future after corruption arrests

Fifa President Sepp Blatter has pulled out of a third scheduled public appearance since the arrest of seven Fifa executives at their Zurich hotel y

34 minutes ago // Fox News

world Swiss prosecutors say FIFA raids coordinated with US for maximum effect

For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world.

36 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Man who smoked pot with chameleon is cleared of animal cruelty

Chicago judge rules Bruce Blunt blowing marijuana smoke into pet Binnas mouth was not high enough on scale of wrongdoing to warrant a conviction Continue reading...

36 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Italy Separatists Switch Message to Solidarity in Bid for Votes

With the collapse of former Premier Silvio Berlusconis center-right party, Matteo Salvini is seeking to position the Northern League as a new face to capitalize on voter discontent in upcoming regional elections.

39 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Malaysian police arrest own officers over involvement in migrant death camps

Authorities say two officers are being investigated for aiding people smuggling as the government faces criticism it failed to act to stamp out networks and camps Continue reading...

42 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Norway's sovereign wealth fund accused of 'pretend divestment'

Worlds richest sovereign wealth fund increase its investments in coal despite high profile pledge to dump fossil fuels, financial analysis shows Continue reading...

43 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Guantanamo detainee doesn't trust memory of battle he was convicted over

Canadian who was Guantnamo Bays youngest prisoner says he is unsure about his memory of the firefight that his murder conviction is based on Continue reading...

43 minutes ago // BBC

world Fifa arrests spark sponsor concerns

World football governing body Fifa is to open its annual congress despite sponsor concerns over the arrest of senior officials on corruption charges.

45 minutes ago // New York Times

world Other Foreigners Detained in Iran

In the past seven years, other journalists and American travelers have been arrested in Iran for spying. All have denied the accusations.

46 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Envelope with 'suspicious' powder sent to Indonesian consulate in Darwin

Incident comes day after similar letters were received by Indonesian consulates in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne, and earlier this month by consulate in Canberra Continue reading...

46 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Lohan Moonlights to Meet Court-Ordered Deadline

Lindsay Lohan doubled up on community service jobs while in New York City in order to complete the hours required to avoid jailtime by her May 28 deadline.

46 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Sepp Blatter, FIFA's Embattled Leader

As FIFA is enveloped in crisis amid charges of corruption among top officials, Joseph Sepp Blatterthe highly controversial president of soccers world governing bodyis thrust into the limelight once again.

47 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Bangladeshi blogger named on hitlist warned: 'You will be next'

Ananya Azad among the writers concerned for their safety after murder of three men who criticised intolerance and religious fundamentalism Continue reading...

47 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Millennium development goals 4 and 5: 15 achievements on reducing child mortality and better maternal health

Fewer children under five are dying from preventable causes than ever before, while maternal mortality has been almost halved since 1990 Continue reading...

50 minutes ago // BBC

world Boxing is a weird career - Mitchell

Talented East End boxer Kevin Mitchell who "lived like a monk" before booze derailed his career has another shot at a world title.

53 minutes ago // ABC

world China Detains Artist Who Posted Humorous Photo of President

China detains artist who posted humorous portrait of president amid wider crackdown on dissent

55 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Former Fifa vice president taken away by police in Trinidad - video

Former Fifa vice president Jack Warner surrenders to the police mid-afternoon in Port of Spain on Wednesday. Warner made an initial court appearance on 12 charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering and was granted TT$2.5 million 260,200 bail. Warner is among the nine Fifa officials and five corporate executives who were accused of criminal behaviour in New York

56 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: UK 'colluded with NI paramilitaries'

A BBC Panorama investigation has revealed UK authorities were working in collusion with paramilitaries during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

56 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Federal police commissioner faces Senate estimates 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...

58 minutes ago // MSNBC

world 'Draw Muhammad' Contest Planned in Phoenix

A Phoenix area anti-Muslim activist is planning a protest and "Draw Muhammad" cartoon contest near the Islamic Community Center.

59 minutes ago // BBC

world Thursday's gossip column

Real Madrid to target Raheem Sterling, Man City lead Pogba chase, Ancelotti keen to manage Liverpool, plus more.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Boat People Talks: Key Issues and Expectations

Boat people talks: Key issues and expectations at regional talks on Rohingya migrant crisis

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Cameron sets off on mission to win over EU leaders

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

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world Fifa crisis: Visa threatens position as major sponsors start to turn - live

Latest news and reaction as Coca-Cola also among those to turn on governing body after dramatic 24 hours in Zurich

1 hour ago // VOA

world Pentagon: Live Anthrax Accidentally Sent to US Labs, Overseas Military Facility

Over two dozen people are undergoing precautionary treatment for anthrax after the U.S. military accidently shipped live samples of the deadly bacteria to civilian commercial labs in nine states and a military lab in South Korea. Officials say four laboratory workers in the United States, along with 22 personnel at Osan Air Force Base outside of Seoul, may have been exposed to anthrax shipped from the Army's Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. The facilities were supposed to receive dead anthrax sp

1 hour ago // ABC

world Croatian Dilemma: Oil in the Adriatic, or Tourism

Croatia's plans to allow oil digging in Adriatic Sea splits the newest EU-member nation

1 hour ago // BBC

world UK car production falls in April

UK car production fell in April, the industry body says, after a rise in output for the domestic market failed to offset a drop in exports.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Croatia's plans to allow oil digging in Adriatic Sea splits the newest EU-member nation

Peter Fries has been coming to Croatia for years after falling in love with its pristine coastline, fresh seafood, mellow wine and friendly hosts.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world New York judge asked to rule on whether chimps are 'persons' video

Animal rights activists are arguing that a chimp can be a 'person'. The two chimps in question are being used as research subjects at a state university in New York. The activists hope a judge will rule the chimps be freed, allowing them to be taken to an animal sanctuary in Florida. An attorney for the state argues that the chimps, named Leo and Hercules, are not human Continue reading...

1 hour ago // The Independent

world Fifa corruption live: Sponsors turn on football's governing body as Sepp Blatter goes into hiding

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has skipped a third planned public meeting in Zurich as sponsors turn on football's governing body over its unfolding corruption scandal. Here are the latest updates: Visa, Coca-Cola and other major sponsors react to corruption probes with damning statements Sepp Blatter goes in