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14 minutes ago // The Guardian

world GCHQ spied on Amnesty International, tribunal tells group in email

Human rights group denounces revelation as outrageous as after Investigatory Powers Tribunal says its communications have been illegally retainedThe governments electronic eavesdropping agency GCHQ spied illegally on Amnesty International, according to the tribunal responsible for handling complaints against the intelligence services.Confirmation that surveillance took place emerged late on Wednesday when the human rights group revealed that the Investigatory Powers Tribunal

17 minutes ago // Time

world How Germany Called Greeces Bluff Ahead of Bailout Vote

The leftist government in Greece may have overestimated the resolve of its supporters

22 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Russia and China pose largest security threats, says US military report

Low but growing chance of war with major power, report saysIran and North Korea also pose serious security concernsAmericas new military strategy singles out states like China and Russia as aggressive and threatening to US security interests, while warning of growing technological challenges and worsening global stability.A somber report r

25 minutes ago // VOA

world Greece Signals Willingness to Negotiate If Creditors Make New Concessions

Greece stoked hopes for a negotiated solution to its debt crisis Wednesday when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras issued a statement that his government might accept a European bailout if creditors were willing to make concessions. But European leaders said there can be no new negotiations until after Greece holds a national referendum on Sunday. Mil Arcega has more for VOA.

26 minutes ago // VOA

world UN Declares Highest-level Humanitarian Emergency for Yemen

The United Nations has declared its highest-level humanitarian emergency for Yemen, where it says an ongoing conflict has put more than 80 percent of the countrys population in desperate need of aid. U.N. officials Wednesday said 13 million Yemenis barely have enough food and more than nine million have little or no access to clean water. Declaring a level-3 emergency for Yemen, humanitarian workers will try to reach nearly 12 million people who are determined to be most in need. The mi

30 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Temperatures soar across Europe in pictures

A widespread, long-lasting heatwave will spread across much of western Europe as Britain experiences its hottest day in nine years. Here are some ways to cool off Continue reading...

30 minutes ago // CBS

world Toymaker, studio bet on "Monopoly" movie

Script will be penned by Andrew Niccol, who was nominated for an Academy Award for writing "The Truman Show"

31 minutes ago // CBS

world Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck file for divorce

Hollywood stars Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have filed for divorce

34 minutes ago // The Independent

world Former slave Myint Naing reunited with his family after 22 years at sea

A Burmese man who was separated from his family after being tricked into slavery has been reunited with them after 22 years away from home.

36 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Murder investigation after John 'Goldfinger' Palmer shot dead

Essex police confirm notorious criminal has been found dead, with post-mortem citing cause of death as gunshot wounds to the chestA murder investigation has been launched after notorious British criminal John Goldfinger Palmer was shot dead, Essex police have confirmed.The body of Palmer, 64, was discovered by his family at an address in South Weald, Brentwood, on 24 June.

36 minutes ago // USA Today

world Scores reported dead in Islamist attacks in Egypt

A wave of simultaneous terror attacks targeted checkpoints in the northern Sinai.

37 minutes ago // ABC

world Officials: Facebook, Twitter Not Reporting ISIS Messages

Civil liberties group: Bill would turn social media cos. into "secret police."

39 minutes ago // CBS

world TV Land dumps "The Dukes of Hazzard"

The network is confirming that reruns of the 1980s action comedy, with its Confederate flag imagery, have been pulled from the schedule

42 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Elderly man trapped in a chair for up to four days after carer son died

Man in his 50s thought to have died of natural causes, leaving his 89-year-old infirm father alone and unable to care for himself in their Geelong homeAn elderly, infirm Victorian man is recovering in hospital after his carer son died, leaving him trapped in a chair for up to four days.A man in his 50s, who was acting as carer for his 89-year-old father, is thought to have died from natural causes, leaving the father alone and unable to care for himself inside their home in the

45 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.S. Gives U.N. Agency Big Role in Iran Deal

Some U.S. lawmakers and international experts worry the International Atomic Energy Agency lacks the resources and intelligence capabilities to monitor Tehrans compliance.

48 minutes ago // ABC

world Some Cubans See US Thaw as a Boon, Others Pessimistic

Some Cubans see US thaw as improving their lives, others pessimistic about prospects

49 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Gunman Killed Trying to Rob Ex-Reporters in Albuquerque

Police told NBC News that former reporter Chuck de Caro shot and killed a man who tried to rob him and his wife, former news anchor Lynne Russell.

49 minutes ago // Reuters

world More than 100 dead as militants, Egyptian army clash in North Sinai

ISMAILIA, Egypt/CAIRO Reuters - Egypt's army said on Wednesday more than 100 militants and 17 soldiers were killed after simultaneous assaults on military checkpoints in North Sinai, in the deadliest fighting in years in the restive province.

50 minutes ago // Fox News

world Some Cubans see US thaw as improving their lives, others pessimistic about prospects

As Havana and Washington move to restore full ties, Cubans are watching closely.

50 minutes ago // NPR

world Cities In California Conserved A Lot Of Water In May

Felicia Marcus of the State Water Board said, "We need all Californians to step up and keep it up as if we don't know when it will rain and snow again, because we don't."

50 minutes ago // NPR

world Cities In California Conserved A Lot Of Water In May

State Water Board Chair Felicia Marcus said, "we need all Californians to step up and keep it up as if we don't know when it will rain and snow again, because we don't."

51 minutes ago // ABC

world Puerto Rico Power Company Forced to Sell Bonds Amid Crisis

Puerto Rico power company forced to sell bonds to obtain capital amid financial crisis

51 minutes ago // Reuters

world In emails, Hillary's outside advisers pushed hawkish Afghan line

WASHINGTON Reuters - In the fall of 2009, as U.S. President Barack Obama conducted a long, divisive review of whether to pour more U.S. troops into Afghanistan, an influential group of advisors were quietly pushing a hawkish line.

51 minutes ago // VOA

world Report: Nearly 1,400 Public Executions in N. Korea Since 2000

North Korea publicly executed close to 1,400 citizens since 2000, according to a South Korean government-run institute. The Korea Institute for National Unification released its annual white paper on the Norths human rights conditions Wednesday. The research institute estimated that 1,382 North Koreans were publicly executed between 2000 and 2014. The figure is based on extensive interviews with between 200 and 250 defectors from the North each year from 2008 to 2014. According to the w

52 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Puerto Rico power company forced to sell bonds amid crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico's troubled power company has been forced to sell bonds again to obtain capital and avoid defaulting on a $415 million debt payment due Wednesday amid a worsening economic crisis in the U.S. territory.The Electric Power Authority said it paid $153 million in cash and the remainder from its debt service reserve accounts. In turn, creditors agreed to buy $128 million worth of new bonds to provide liquidity, and those bonds have to be paid in full by

53 minutes ago // New York Times

world Ex-Nazi Admits Guilt but Offers No Apology in Trial in Germany

Oskar Grning, 94, said he could only ask forgiveness from the Lord at his trial over his role at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp.

54 minutes ago // BBC

world Egypt's Sinai hit by deadly attacks

Clashes between Islamic State militants and the army in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula have left more than 100 dead, the military says.

55 minutes ago // VOA

world Cambodia, Vietnam to Hold Border Talks Next Week

Cambodia and Vietnam say they will hold border talks next week, following clashes between Cambodian activists and Vietnamese border security forces. The head of Cambodias border committee, Var Kim Hong, told VOA that Phnom Penh would raise a number of sensitive issues with Hanoi, including road-building, pond-digging and the construction of a military outpost by Vietnam, all of which have come under fire as alleged encroachment. Were asking them to suspend these activities, because

57 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture

ATHENS, Greece The Greek government vowed Wednesday to go ahead with plans to have the people decide whether they want more austerity measures in exchange for a rescue deal. Greece offered more concessions to its creditors, but was rebuffed Eurozone finance ministers refused to negotiate any more aid until the referendum clears up what the country wants.The moves came on a fast-paced day of zigs-and-zags that saw the Greek prime minister back off his earlier refusal to conside

57 minutes ago // ABC

world WikiLeaks Claims NSA Targeted German Ministers Beyond Merkel

WikiLeaks publishes list allegedly showing NSA targeted German ministers beyond Merkel

58 minutes ago // The Guardian

world European parliament to showcase alleged Syrian torture pictures

Images smuggled out by former military photographer were banned from being shown, only for the decision to be subject to allegations of censorshipThe European parliament will allow a collection of photographs documenting alleged torture by Syrian government forces to be displayed in public on the legislatures grounds, reversing an earlier decision that exposed it to accusations of censorship. The exhibition, which includes photographs smuggled out of the country by a fo

58 minutes ago // The Guardian

world European parliament to showcase Assad regime torture photographs

Images smuggled out of Syria by former military photographer were banned, only for the decision to be subject to allegations of censorshipThe European parliament will allow a collection of photographs documenting alleged torture by Syrian government forces to be displayed in public on the legislatures grounds, reversing an earlier decision that exposed it to accusations of censorship. The exhibition, which includes photographs smuggled out of the country by a former mil

59 minutes ago // CBS

world The Rolling Stones announce touring rock 'n roll exhibit

They're more accustomed to stadiums, but the Rolling Stones are coming to a London art gallery

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Kids With ADHD Getting Wrong Drugs, Study Finds

Kids with ADHD may be getting strong antipsychotic medications meant to treat diseases such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, a new study finds.

1 hour ago // CBS

world Bobbi Kristina sued $730K for January car wreck

A Georgia motorist says he suffered spine, skull and facial fractures in a head-on collision with Brown

1 hour ago // NPR

world A Dose Of Culinary Medicine Sends Med Students To The Kitchen

Aspiring doctors at the University of Chicago are learning how to teach patients about healthy eating. Nutrition advocates say this kind of training is critical to fighting obesity and diabetes.