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world Taliban pick Mullah Omar's successor

The Taliban appoint a successor to Mullah Omar and confirm that the veteran leader has died, as reported earlier by the Afghan government.

14 minutes ago // BBC

world 'No references' for bin lorry driver

The Glasgow bin lorry inquiry into the deaths of six people hears the driver had no references on his file and was suspended from his former job.

15 minutes ago // VOA

world US, Turkey Differ Over How to Fight IS From Incirlik Air Base

Differences have emerged between Washington and Ankara over how to use a Turkish air base near the Syrian border in the fight against Islamic State militants. Ankaras decision in recent days to open the Incirlik airbase to U.S. jets was reportedly described as a game changer by one U.S. official in the battle against IS. Incirlik is located 110 kilometers from the Syrian border, meaning U.S. jets could reach their targets much faster than from the locations they've been using. Anti-

19 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Cincinnati Cop Pleads Not Guilty to Murder in Traffic Stop

University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing pleaded not guilty to murder in the fatal shooting of unarmed motorist Samuel Dubose.

19 minutes ago // ABC

world MH370 Investigation: What Is a Flaperon?

After what appears to be a Boeing 777 part was recovered, sparking renewed interest in the MH370 investigation, Malaysia Airlines referred to the debris as a ???flaperon."

21 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Several California wildfires rage on as evacuations ordered

About 500 people in Lake County forced to leave as blaze that broke out Wednesday afternoon has not been contained at all as of Thursday morning A fast-spreading wildfire in northern Californias Lake County has destroyed two buildings and more than doubled in size overnight. Related: Northern California wildfire threatens 150 homes and

23 minutes ago // ABC

world US Delivering 8 Newer F-16 Warplanes to Egypt

US delivering 8 newer F-16 warplanes to Egypt as part of continuing military aid package

26 minutes ago // The Guardian

world China doesnt want to suppress Christianity just control it Andrew Brown

The recent removal of crosses wont be the last wave of persecution. The Communist party is keen to decide who runs the churches in its countryWhen considering the latest outbreak of persecution against Christians in China, what you have to understand is that there are already thought to be more Christians there some 100 million than members of the Communist party 87 million. This is not an impressive outcome for 70 years of intermittently ferocious atheist suppression of religion: when

28 minutes ago // ABC

world Trump Turns Golf Trip Into Extension of Campaign Trail

Donald Trump turns trip to Women's British Open into extension of presidential campaign trail

31 minutes ago // Fox News

world Afghan Taliban names new leader to replace Mullah Omar

Afghanistan's Taliban on Thursday confirmed the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, who led the group's self-styled Islamic emirate in the 1990s, sheltered Al Qaeda through the 9/11 attacks and led a 14-year insurgency against U.S. and NATO troops.

31 minutes ago // ABC

world Al-Qaida Kills 6 Captured Yemeni Rebels North of Aden

Al-Qaida's Yemeni affiliate kills 6 captured Shiite rebels north of Aden

32 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Calais crisis: 'Its easier to leave us living like this if you say we are bad people'

Migrants stuck in the camp outside Calais say politicians know nothing about them nor the desperate conditions they are living inOn the edge of the jungle just beneath the imposing security fence that separates the 3,000 people living in Calaiss migrant camp from the motorway that runs to the port Tewedros lifts up the sleeve of his shirt to show his latest injury.The 20-year-old, who fled Eithiopia two years ago after his father was killed, said a policeman had hit him

32 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Taliban Confirms Death of Mullah Omar

The Taliban appointed its acting head as their new leader, a Pakistani official and people close to the insurgent group said Thursday, as they confirmed the death of their founder, Mullah Mohammad Omar.

32 minutes ago // Fox News

world Al-Qaida's Yemeni affiliate kills 6 captured Shiite rebels north of Aden

Yemeni security officials and witnesses say al-Qaida fighters have publicly shot to death six Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, in a town north of Aden.

34 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Authorites investigate Confederate flags on historic Atlanta church grounds

A worker discovered the flags at 6am on the grounds of Ebenezer Baptist church, near the historic old church where Martin Luther King Jr once preachedFour Confederate battle flags were found on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist church near the Martin Luther King Jr Center in Atlanta on Thursday, and police and federal authorities were investigating.Officer Gary Wade said a maintenance worker discovered the flags at 6am Thursday and notified the National Park Service, which ope

35 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Former BBC Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs found dead

Isle of Man police say they are not treating 27-year-olds death as suspicious but cause remains unknown Former BBC Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs has been found dead at the age of 27 in his home on the Isle of Man.Baggs, who was the youngest ever candidate when he appeared on the BBC1 show in 2010 aged 21, styling himself as Baggs the Brand, was discovered by a friend on Thursday morning at the property on Central Promenade in Douglas.

35 minutes ago // VOA

world Buhari Calls for Regional Trust, Confidence on Cameroon Trip

Nigeria's new president, Muhammadu Buhari, has left Cameroon after a two-day visit that included talks with Cameroon's president, Paul Biya.Key topics included the Boko Haram insurgency that has spawned much deadly violence and continues to claim lives. Buhari said he will collaborate with Cameroon, Chad and Niger to stop the six-year Boko Haram insurgency in the shortest possible time. Buhari said there should be trust and confidence among countries that are contributing troops to fight the

35 minutes ago // New York Times

world Feature: Is This the End of Christianity in the Middle East?

ISIS and other extremist movements across the region are enslaving, killing and uprooting Christians, with no aid in sight.

38 minutes ago // BBC

world Blackpool fined for pitch invasion

Blackpool receive a 50,000 fine after the pitch invasion that caused their game against Huddersfield to be abandoned.

38 minutes ago // ABC

world Afghan Taliban Confirm Mullah Omar's Death, Choose Successor

Afghan Taliban confirm death of longtime leader Mullah Omar, appoint his deputy as successor

41 minutes ago // Reuters

world After Russia U.N. veto, countries seek court for Flight MH17 prosecutions

AMSTERDAM Reuters - The five countries investigating the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine a year ago are considering setting up an independent international tribunal after Russia vetoed attempts to establish a U.N.-backed court to prosecute suspects.

43 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Wild pony fantasy: bliss out at the Chincoteague Island horse swim video

Wednesday marked the 90th annual Chincoteague Island Pony Swim. Hundreds of spectators braved muck and mosquitos to see approximately 150 wild ponies swim across the channel from Assateague Island over to Chincoteague. A small group of volunteers called "The Saltwater Cowboys" herd the ponies through slack tide and onto the shore. The event is hosted by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company who control the herd size with a pony auction the day after the swim. The swim was made famo

45 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Afghan Taliban confirm leader Mullah Omar's death

The Taliban on Thursday confirmed the death of their leader Mullah Omar but gave no word about who would take charge of the movement still waging a bloody insurgency in Afghanistan.

47 minutes ago // VOA

world Unusual Terror Case Going to Trial in Virginia Court

Hundreds of terror suspects have been tried in U.S. federal courts since the 2001 attacks, but a case unfolding in Virginia differs from most in at least one key respect. Irek Hamidullin was a combatant captured on the battlefield - not a financier, recruiter or schemer arrested outside the theater of war, like so many of the suspects who have been tried by civilian courts instead of by the U.S. military. The Russian military veteran is charged with leading a Taliban attack on U.S. forces in

47 minutes ago // ABC

world British Teen Convicted of Planning College Massacre

British teenager accused of planning gun and bomb attack on college that had expelled him

48 minutes ago // Fox News

world British teenager accused of planning gun and bomb attack on college that had expelled him

A British teenager has been convicted of planning a gun and bomb attack at his former college, buying a semi-automatic handgun and ammunition online to carry out a massacre.

50 minutes ago // Reuters

world Afghan Taliban name a new leader, but peace talks delayed

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Reuters - The Taliban have chosen late supreme leader Mullah Omar's longtime deputy to replace him, two militant commanders said on Thursday, as Pakistan announced that peace talks between the insurgents and the Afghan government had been postponed.

50 minutes ago // BBC

world Ohio police officer denies murder

A police officer who killed an unarmed black man during a traffic stop pleads not guilty to murder, as his bond is set at $1m.

52 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Islamic State recruiting offsets 15,000 killed by airstrikes in past year

WASHINGTON — In a sign of its resilience, the Islamic State appears to have recruited new fighters to offset 15,000 militants killed in a U.S.-led airstrike campaign approaching its first anniversary, U.S. military and intelligence estimates show. More than …

56 minutes ago // New York Times

world Taliban Confirm Death of Mullah Omar and Weigh Successor

The insurgent group is mulling its future after the death of its leader and deciding whether to keep trying to engage in talks with the Afghan government.

57 minutes ago // NPR

world How To Convince Teen Girls To Stay Away From Sugar Daddies

In Botswana, girls often think an older guy is a great boyfriend. They believe he's less likely to have HIV than a teenager. Plus, he's flush with cash. 'Sugar-daddy classes' are changing their minds.

57 minutes ago // Reuters

world British Eurosceptic Farage says pro-EU campaign is stealing a march on 'No'

LONDON Reuters - Eurosceptics who want Britain to quit the European Union are letting pro-EU campaigners get a head start in mobilizing opinion ahead of an In/Out referendum that could take place within a year, Britain's most prominent Eurosceptic said on Thursday.

58 minutes ago // ABC

world OPEC Chief Expects Oil Prices to Stabilize

OPEC, Russia expect global oil market to become more balanced and stable

1 hour ago // Fox News

world OPEC, Russia expect global oil market to become more balanced and stable

OPEC and Russia say they expect the global oil market to become more balanced and stable next year after the recent sharp drops.

1 hour ago // UPI

world Runaway truck kills at least 25 during religious procession in Mexico

Andrew V. PestanoMAZAPIL, Mexico, July 30 UPI -- At least 25 people were killed and at least 30 were injured after a runaway truck crashed into a religious procession in Mexico.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Serbia Lottery Chief Resigns in Live Ticket Draw Scandal

Serbia lottery chief resigns, police probe allegations of fraud during live ticket draw