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world 'Illegal' Malaysian protests demand PM Najib Razaks resignation

Organisers say past rallies show police will use force against thousands calling for the government to address multi-million dollar financial scandalMalaysians are staging protests calling for the resignation of the prime minister, Najib Razak, who is battling the fallout from a damning financial scandal.The government was quick to condemn the weekend-long rallies, calling them illegal and blocking the website of the organisers, a coalition of non-governmental organisations.

16 minutes ago // The Guardian

world A shed load of top cuisine in Anglesey

The surprise arrival in this years Good Food Guide is sited on a caravan park, complete with corrugated iron roof Its a one-time chicken shed on a Welsh caravan park, with half-wood, half-breeze block walls and a corrugated iron roof.Not quite the type of place youd expect to be bracketed with the culinary elite such as the Ledbury and Le Gavroche perhaps. But turn off onto a quiet patch of countryside in the south of Anglesey and

24 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Consumer anxiety in China undermines government's economic plans

Many young middle-class Chinese who grew up during the nation's glittering boom years, when double-digit growth was the norm, are suddenly confronting the shadow of an economic slowdown, and even hints of austerity.

27 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Mother and four children heading from Britain to Syria, say police

Scotland Yard launches appeal after Zahera Tariq, three sons and daughter go missing from home in Walthamstow, east LondonA missing mother and her four children are feared to be travelling from Britian to Syria, Scotland Yard has said.Police are trying to trace Zahera Tariq, 33, her sons Muhammad, 12, Amaar, 11, Aadid, four and daughter Safiyyah, nine, who were last seen at her home address in Walthamstow, east London, on Tuesday.

31 minutes ago // ABC

world Afghan Official: Taliban Kill 8 Police Officers in Attacks

Afghan official says Taliban kill 8 police officers in attacks on checkpoints in restive east

31 minutes ago // Fox News

world Afghan official says Taliban kill 8 police officers in attacks on checkpoints in restive east

An Afghan official says at least eight police officers have been killed in separate attacks by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan.

42 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Bill Shorten says Labor won't back off over China trade deal negotiations

Opposition leader says doomsday sort of threats from trade minister Andrew Robb are not helping the process and will not pressure LaborThe opposition leader, Bill Shorten, has said he wont bend to political pressure from the trade minister to ratify the China free trade agreement without negotiations. Related:

44 minutes ago // Reuters

world Ceasefire breaks down in three areas in Syria: monitor

BEIRUT Reuters - A ceasefire in a Syrian town near the Lebanese border and two villages has broken down after renewed shelling, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Saturday.

46 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Gung-ho Americans, steady Brits, and a lack of French resistance but was the story of the terror train really so clear?

A narrative straight out of the second world war changed every time you read it, and true or not, each re-mix added something delightfulThe story of the French terror train was and remains uplifting, heroic, wonderful. From an early stage, however, a simple scenario tourists overpower gunman showed an extraordinary capacity to shift shape, to subtly adjust itself in sync with

52 minutes ago // Fox News

world New Greek election could mean new govt partners for Tsipras and his Syriza party

Greece's outgoing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, is banking on his popularity to win a national election next month and strengthen his grip on power after purging his radical left Syriza party of dissenters.

54 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Pensioner looking for cheap goods killed in Venezuela supermarket crush

Democratic Unity coalition says Maria Aguirre died and 75 were injured amid chaos when troops tear gassed a 5,000-strong crowd looking for subsidised foodAn 80-year-old Venezuelan woman died, possibly from trampling, in a scrum outside a state supermarket selling subsidised goods, the opposition and media said. The melee at the store in Sabaneta, the birthplace of former Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez, was the latest such incident in a country where economic hardship

56 minutes ago // New York Times

world The Saturday Profile: U.S. Citizen, Once Held in Egypts Crackdown, Becomes Voice for Inmates

Mohamed Soltan, who had been arrested at an Islamist protest, has argued to American officials that Egypts mass incarcerations are radicalizing youth and damaging United States interests.

57 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Tropical storm Erika batters Dominica

At least 20 people have died after tropical storm Erika swept across the Caribbean island of Dominica.

58 minutes ago // Reuters

world Protesters gather to pile more pressure on Malaysia's PM

KUALA LUMPUR Reuters - Thousands of protesters gathered in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday for a two-day rally to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, bringing to the streets a political crisis over a multi-million-dollar payment made to an account under his name.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Texas Sheriff's Deputy Killed 'Execution-Style' at Gas Station

A uniformed sheriff's deputy was shot and killed while filling his patrol car at a Houston gas station Friday night.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Sherriff's deputy shot dead in Houston

Officer in uniform was filling up car at gas station when he was shot repeatedly at close range before gunman drove off, say Harris county policeA sheriffs deputy in uniform died after he was shot while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station on Friday night, police said.Harris county sheriffs office spokesman Ryan Sullivan said a man approached the deputy from behind and fired multiple shots. Once the deputy fell to the ground, the suspect fired more s

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Talk of the town: French mayor's 'laboratory of the far right'

Robert Mnard is outraging the left in France, who view his policies in Bziers as pure provocation against secularism and immigrationIn the bullring of Béziers, with 8,000 people crammed into the stands and fanning themselves in the heat, an extraordinary spectacle began. Frances most controversial mayor, glancing up at the adoring crowds, solemnly paraded around the ring in an elaborate holy procession following an effigy of the Virgin Mary and a dozen horse riders

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world Wife of Raif Badawi: 'All of this has taught me to be stronger'

In 2013, the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail. His wife Ensaf talks about the effect it has had on their family

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Tony Abbott says border force announcement was 'over the top'

We would never stop people randomly on the street and demand their visa details, PM says, adding he had no prior knowledge of the Melbourne operationThe federal government is distancing itself from the bungled Australian Border Force operation saying it would never condone random visa spot checks.The prime minister, Tony Abbott, said

1 hour ago // The Times of India

world Man who shot Virginia journalists on-air identified with 9/11 attacks

The on-air killings have brought renewed calls for gun control in the United States and in Virginia, where the National Rifle Association gun lobby is headquartered.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world 'Illegal' Malaysian protests demand PM Najib Razaks resignation

Organisers say past rallies show police will use force against thousands calling for the government to address multi-million dollar financial scandalThousands of Malaysians are set to protest across the country and outside embassies abroad on Saturday calling for the resignation of the prime minister, Najib Razak, who is battling the fallout from a damning financial scandal.The government was quick to condemn the weekend-long rallies, calling them illegal and blocking the websit

1 hour ago // ABC

world Thousands Gather for Rally Urging Malaysian Leader to Quit

Thousands of Malaysians wearing yellow gather for big street rally demanding Najib quit

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Thousands of Malaysians wearing yellow gather for big street rally demanding Najib quit

Thousands of Malaysians wearing yellow T-shirts and blowing horns are gathering in Kuala Lumpur for a big rally to demand the resignation of embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Sarah Palin Lobs Softballs at Trump, Cruz, Bush

Sarah Palin interviewed multiple 2016 GOP contenders on Friday, but it was far from the grilling they got at the first Republican debate.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Spieth misses cut and loses top spot

Jordan Spieth loses his world number one ranking to Rory McIlroy after missing the cut at The Barclays in New Jersey.

2 hours ago // Fox News

world 7 killed, 2 injured after exposure to poisonous gasses at China paper mill

Seven workers were killed and two injured after exposure to poisonous gasses at a paper mill in central China, authorities said Saturday, in the latest in a spate of deadly accidents to strike the country involving dangerous chemicals.

2 hours ago // MSNBC

world Texas Sheriff's Deputy Fatally Shot While Pumping Gas

A uniformed sheriff's deputy was shot and killed while filling his patrol car at a Houston gas station Friday night.

2 hours ago // The Telegraph

world Nazi gold train: Russia may lay claim to any treasure

As speculation mounts that a Nazi train laden with gold has been found, it emerges Russia may claim treasure

2 hours ago // The Guardian

world Tropical storm Erika leaves at least 20 dead in Caribbean

Prime minister of Dominica says huge effort needed to rebuild after 15 inches of rain roared down on island, while Haiti and Dominican Republic also hitTropical storm Erika began to lose steam on Friday after causing a trail of destruction that included at least 20 people deaths and another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

2 hours 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.

2 hours ago // MSNBC

world Texas Sheriff's Deputy Fatally Shot While Pumping Gas

A uniformed sheriff's deputy was shot and killed while filling his police car at a Houston gas station Friday night.

2 hours ago // BBC

world Mum and children feared Syria-bound

A woman and her four children, who have missing since Tuesday, could be travelling to Syria, police have said.

2 hours ago // The Guardian

world Kevin Rudd as CNN host: no stuff-ups, but cricket joke probably went wide

An eager but slightly stiff former Australian prime minister switches to interviewer mode on the Amanpour show, tackling climate change and offering cutting-edge sporting analysisIt was a eager, if slightly stiff, Kevin Rudd who made his debut as an international television host on CNN on the weekend, playing to his strengths by interviewing the the Chinese vice-finance minister, Zhu Guangyao.Im Kevin Rudd, the president of the Asia Society Policy Institute, but more

2 hours ago // NPR

world Tropical Storm Erika May Fall Apart Over Hispaniola; Dominica Deaths At 20

The storm caused devastating flooding and landslides on the tiny island early this week, but may pose less of a threat to Florida, according to National Weather Service forecasts.

2 hours ago // Reuters

world Weekend of protests set to pile pressure on Malaysia's PM

KUALA LUMPUR Reuters - Protesters gathered on Saturday for a two-day rally in Kuala Lumpur to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, bringing to the streets a political crisis over a multi-million-dollar payment made to an account under his name.

2 hours ago // BBC

world Speed up autism diagnosis - experts

Children with autism are having to wait an average of three-and-a-half years before diagnosis, while adults wait on average two years, experts say.