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world Arrest after two people found dead

Two people have been found dead in Carndonagh in Co Donegal and one person has been arrested.

9 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Spain's Recovery Continues

Spains economy likely grew 0.5% in the third quarter from the second, the central bank said. Separately, a solid summer tourist season drove a decrease in the unemployment rate to 23.7%, the statistics bureau said.

12 minutes ago // Time

world Witness Says Suspect U.S. Marine Didnt Know Murdered Filipina Was Transgender

A primary witness in the high-profile murder case gave testimony to a Philippine Senate hearing today

17 minutes ago // New York Times

world Sinosphere Blog: Chinese AIDS Activist Says She Was Kept From U.N. Conference

A Chinese AIDS activist said she had to cancel a trip to Geneva this week to attend a United Nations conference on women after local officials seized her passport and forced her to tell conference organizers that she was too sick to participate.

18 minutes ago // VOA

world Baseball Championship Returns to Heart of the USA

Major League Baseballs World Series is under way between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals. While the Giants have won the baseball championship in recent years, its been almost three decades since the Royals made it this far. As VOAs Kane Farabaugh reports, the return of baseballs biggest game here to Kansas City has energized baseball fans in the heart of the United States, while also providing an economic boost to area attractions.

19 minutes ago // BBC

world Coalition Syria strikes 'kill 553'

US-led air strikes against Islamic State IS militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.

19 minutes ago // Reuters

world East of Kobani, Turkish town appreciates 'peace' brought by Islamic State

AKCAKALE Turkey Reuters - Residents of a Turkish border town, an hour's drive from where Islamic State is battling for control of Kobani, appreciate the quiet they say the Sunni militants brought when they swiftly seized neighboring Syrian territory.

19 minutes ago // The Guardian

world North Korea to bar tourists over Ebola concerns

Sources inside the secretive country told tour operators the ban will come into effect on Friday Continue reading...

20 minutes ago // CNN

world Kenny G angers China with Hong Kong protest visit

Smooth jazz saxophonist Kenny G wants everyone to know that he's not a foreign agitator trying to defy the Chinese Communist Party.

20 minutes ago // CNN

world Lunar mission to test China's space program

China says it will launch an experimental spacecraft between Friday and Sunday that will orbit the moon before returning to Earth, in a first for the country's ambitious space program.

21 minutes ago // CNN

world Snow plow driver, 4 others held over Moscow plane crash

A snow plow driver who's been blamed by Russian authorities for a plane crash that killed the chief executive of the oil company Total has been sent to pretrial detention, his lawyer said Thursday.

21 minutes ago // ABC

world Activists: Syria Airstrikes Toll Over 500

Activists: Coalition airstrikes on Syria have killed 500 people, mainly fighters

22 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Hong Kong protesters frustrated as officials' reform plan stays fuzzy

Student leaders of Hong Kongs pro-democracy protests said Thursday that they see little point in engaging in further dialogue with the government if officials dont offer more specific details on a political reform proposal.

22 minutes ago // CNN

world Canada shooting: Is there an ISIS connection?

In recent days, Canada has become more involved in the global fight against ISIS.

24 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Lady and the legend: Gaga and Bennett

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have been speaking to the BBC about their new collaboration

25 minutes ago // ABC

world Threat to Break Isolation in Liberia Over Food

43 quarantined people threaten to break out of Ebola isolation for lack of food in Liberia

27 minutes ago // Reuters

world Tunisian policeman killed in clash with militants: ministry

TUNIS Reuters - One Tunisian policeman was killed on Thursday when security forces clashed with Islamist militants on the outskirts of Tunis just days before the country holds parliamentary elections, an interior ministry spokesman said.

28 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world China's fastest-growing cities and why you should visit them

China's cities have seen staggering growth in recent years - here are some of the biggest and why you should visit them

29 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Mexico orders mayor's arrest over students

Authorities accuse Jose Luis Abarca of masterminding last month's attack that left six students dead and 43 missing.

30 minutes ago // Reuters

world Russian prosecutors detain more suspects in Total CEO plane crash

MOSCOW Reuters - Russian prosecutors detained four Moscow airport workers and denied bail to the driver of a snow plough which hit a private jet killing the CEO of French oil company Total earlier this week, officials said on Thursday.

31 minutes ago // VOA

world Chinese Scientists Testing Possible Cancer-Killing Virus

A group of Chinese scientists says it has discovered and is testing a virus that could be used to kill cancer cells without harming normal ones. Chinese state media say the virus, known as M1, was extracted from a "certain kind of mosquito" found in the southern province of Hainan. The virus has been used to prevent growth in cancer cells of the liver, bladder, colon and rectum. So far, it has only been tested on mice. The state-run China Radio International reported Thursday that scientis

32 minutes ago // Reuters

world U.S.-led air strikes killed 521 fighters, 32 civilians in Syria: monitor

BEIRUT Reuters - Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 521 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday.

33 minutes ago // The Guardian

world US jury convicts Blackwater guards in 2007 killing of Iraqi civilians

Security guards for private US contractor guilty of manslaughter for notorious 2007 incident that left 17 dead in Baghdad Continue reading...

35 minutes ago // Time

world Watch Hong Kongs Poor Demand Their Say in the Way the City Is Run

Lower-income groups have a huge stake in democracy protests currently rocking the city

38 minutes ago // New York Times

world Sinosphere Blog: A Banner on a Hong Kong Landmark Speaks of Democracy and Identity

The group that unfurled the banner, calling for free elections, from a prominent feature of the Hong Kong landscape said it was drawing attention to how the city was not just about money but also about spirit.

38 minutes ago // ABC

world Full Episode: Nightline 10/22: Canadian Parliament Shooting Launches New Terror Alerts

Renee Zellweger 'Glad' People Think She Looks Different; 'Back to the Future' Today? Inventor Pushes for Hoverboard

40 minutes ago // MSNBC

world The 'Bibical Famine' Report That Changed the World

A report about famine in Ethiopia, first broadcast 30 years ago today, is one of a handful of TV news reports that changed the way we view the world.

41 minutes ago // ABC

world Rwanda Cancels Ebola Screenings for US, Spain

Rwanda cancels Ebola screenings for US, Spanish travelers; official 'acts first, thinks later'

43 minutes ago // BBC

world Alice Gross funeral taking place

The funeral for murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross is taking place in west London.

43 minutes ago // Reuters

world Special Report: Why Ukraine's revolution remains unfinished

KIEV Reuters - In the afternoon of February 20, after the mornings dead had been cleared away, Volodymyr Melnychuk arrived outside Kievs October palace.

43 minutes ago // ABC

world Tesco Chairman Resigns After Accounting Scandal

British retailer Tesco says chair resigns after accounting scandal, 99 percent drop in profits

45 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Chuck Todd: Takeaways From 'Meet the Voters' in Kansas

Voters in the Sunflower State spent some time Wednesday talking to NBC News about the unpredictable Senate and gubernatorial races here.

45 minutes ago // Time

world A Guy Held a Dog-Petting Event and Got Death Threats From Muslim Hard-Liners

Hard-liners in Malaysia insist he should be stoned to death because dogs are considered unclean

45 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Hazaras shot dead in attack on Pakistan bus

At least eight members of the Shia ethnic community killed when gunmen opened fire at a bus in a market outside Quetta.

46 minutes ago // ABC

world Threat to Break Isolation in Liberia Over Food

43 quarantined people threaten to break out of isolation for lack of food in Liberia

48 minutes ago // ABC

world China, Iran Defense Officials Pledge Closer Ties

China, Iran defense officials meet in Beijing, pledge closer ties