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world New arrest linked to gun used after Boston Marathon attacks

Friend of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is thought to have provided gun used to kill MIT police officer, sources say

16 minutes ago // BBC

world Engineering firm to create 40 jobs

A Londonderry-based engineering firm is to create 40 new jobs after bringing a new investor on board.

20 minutes ago // BBC

world Costa Concordia to be towed away

The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is to be towed away for scrap, as one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever goes on.

24 minutes ago // VOA

world Subianto to Challenge Widodo Victory in Indonesian Election

Former army General Prabowo Subianto, who lost Indonesia's presidential election, said he would challenge the result at the country's Constitutional Court. The move was announced by his spokesman on Wednesday, a day after the election commission named his rival, ex-Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, the winner of the July 9 vote. Subianto said Widodo's campaign took part in large-scale vote-buying and other fraud and accused the election commission of not doing its duty in investigati

26 minutes ago // VOA

world Striking South African Workers Consider Latest Wage Proposal

The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa NUMSA, the countrys largest labor union, is considering the latest offer from employers aimed at ending a three-week strike in the countrys steel and engineering sector.   At the intervention of the Labor Ministry, the Steel and Engineering Federation of Southern Africa SEIFSA agreed Tuesday to increase by 10 percent the salaries of three categories of workers over the next three years. But, SEIFSA reportedly threatened to ta

32 minutes ago // The Guardian

world International flights to and from Israel suspended over security concerns

Move likely to alarm Israeli government as Ban Ki-moon says end to fighting in Gaza could be 'very near' Continue reading...

34 minutes ago // The Guardian

world India seeks access to 157 Tamil asylum seekers being held at sea by Australia

Request follows visit to New Delhi by Scott Morrison, signalling Australia may be trying to return asylum seekers to India Continue reading...

41 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Suicide bomber hits Baghdad checkpoint

Officials say at least 23 people killed and 35 injured in suicide car bombing at police checkpoint in Iraq's capital.

42 minutes ago // ABC

world Asia Stocks Bolstered by US Earnings, Home Sales

Asian stock markets bolstered by solid US corporate earnings, home sales

44 minutes ago // BBC

world Rival to challenge Indonesia result

The losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, will challenge the result in court, his spokesman says.

50 minutes ago // Reuters

world Thai junta leader could be PM under interim charter: adviser

BANGKOK Reuters - The leader of Thailand's junta could become prime minister in a government to be set up under a newly drafted interim constitution, but that will be decided by an appointed provisional parliament, a junta legal adviser said on Wednesday.

55 minutes ago // BBC

world Lift Gaza 'siege' - Palestinian PM

The Palestinian PM calls for the Gaza blockade to be lifted as part of a ceasefire deal, as diplomatic efforts continue to end the conflict.

59 minutes ago // BBC

world Booker longlist set to be revealed

The longlist for the Man Booker Prize is set to be unveiled, with titles from around the world eligible for contention for the first time in its history.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Train carrying MH17 bodies reaches government-held Ukrainian city

DONETSK Ukraine Reuters - A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in a Ukrainian government-held city on Tuesday on the first leg of their final journey home to be reclaimed by their families.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Ukraine jet disaster won't distract Australia from solving first Malaysia Airlines catastrophe

Australia says the hunt for the Malaysian airliner that vanished off the Australian coast continues uninterrupted despite the top search official shifting his attention to recovering bodies from the Ukraine air disaster.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world White House working on new birth control insurance rule

The Obama administration plans to make another change in the rules governing how employer healthcare plans cover birth control, one in a long series of efforts to accommodate religious objections to some contraceptives.

1 hour ago // Newsvine

world US Air Carriers and Air Canada cancels Tel Aviv flight over safety concerns after rockets penetrate and fall in Ben Gurion Airport Israel

It looks like Israel may be in for another surprise wake-up call. News Channels are reporting, rockets are falling around Ben-Gurion. As a result US and Canadian air carriers have immediately halted all flights into Tel Aviv. Air Canada has cancelled its scheduled flight to Tel …

1 hour ago // Sky News

world Major Airlines Suspend Flights To Israel

Services to Israel are cancelled amid airline safety concerns caused by the Gaza conflict, which has killed more than 620 people.

1 hour ago // Time

world With the Election of Joko Widodo, Indonesia Writes a New Chapter

For the first time, the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation, and third biggest democracy, has an Everyman for President

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world China warns of major airport delays

Military exercise running until 15 August will affect Shanghai and other eastern airports, say authorities Continue reading...

1 hour ago // VOA

world Typhoon Matmo Drenches Taiwan; 1 killed, 1 missing

Typhoon Matmo slammed into Taiwan on Wednesday, bringing torrential rains and strong winds before heading north for China. No serious damage was reported, though one farmer was killed and a tourist was reported to be missing after being swept to sea. Warnings of flash floods and landslides have forced the closure of financial markets and most schools and government offices in Taiwan. Up to 20 centimeters of rain are expected to fall as the storm makes its way past the island on Wednesday.

1 hour ago // Sky News

world MH17: Victims' Bodies Flown To The Netherlands

Military aircraft will fly some of the dead to the Netherlands, as the US says it has no direct evidence of Russian involvement.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Manchester United's new coach is late to the party

Louis van Gaal hasn't had a chance to see many of the sights since arriving in Los Angeles last weekend. But on Tuesday he did get to experience the Southern California lifestyle.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Georgians choose millionaire newcomer Perdue in GOP Senate runoff

Georgia voters Tuesday chose a millionaire from a political family, David Perdue, over longtime congressman Jack Kingston as the Republican nominee for an open Senate seat, ending a bruising primary fight that may have roughed up the party's prospects this fall in the battle for control of...

1 hour ago // ABC

world Venezuelan Conspiracy Theories a Threat to Critics

Escalating denunciations of purported coup plots instill fear in Venezuela's opposition

1 hour ago // VOA

world Double Suicide Attack Kills 4 at Libyan Army Base

A double suicide attack on an army base in Benghazi killed at least four people, a Libyan special forces commander said early Wednesday. The two attackers, who detonated car bombs, targeted a Libyan army special forces barracks in the Bouatni area of Benghazi, an army official told the French news agency AFP. The attack is an escalation of clashes between Islamist militants and regular forces battling to oust them from the city. A first attacker blew himself up at the entrance to Benghazi&

1 hour ago // Al Jazeera

world US says rebels downed MH17 plane 'by mistake'

Intelligence officals say separatists in Ukraine fired Russian SA-11 missile at jet thinking it was different aircraft.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Escalating denunciations of purported coup plots instill fear in Venezuela's opposition

Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world North Korea unveils plans for underwater hotel in new 'tourist city'

Grand infrastructure projects would turn the east coast city of Wonsan into a modern tourist haven if they get off the ground. NK News reports Continue reading...

1 hour ago // USA Today

world Cockpit of MH17 found sawed in half at crash site

The bodies of more than 200 victims are expected to be flown to the Netherlands on Wednesday.  

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Britain Opens Probe of Litvinenko's 2006 Death

Eight years after Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko died of radioactive poisoning, the British government is opening a formal investigation.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world MH17: Bill Clinton praises Julie Bishop for securing UN resolution

Former US president says he was proud to be in Australia at time of foreign minister's UN speech on disaster Continue reading...

1 hour ago // VOA

world Troubled Chinese Steel Makers Lose Lifeline of Cheap Credit

In Tangshan, a polluted industrial Chinese city that produces more steel a year than the entire United States, the Xinming Steel Pipe Plant shut earlier this month leaving more than 400 workers and a host of creditors unpaid. The turmoil at the firm shows how huge overcapacity is pushing scores of similar steel enterprises to the brink of bankruptcy. Unlike in the past, however, provincial governments are now unwilling or unable to bail them out. In a bid to rebalance the world's second-

1 hour ago // ABC

world China Braces for 2nd Typhoon; Taiwan Drenched

China braces for 2nd typhoon after storm drenches Taiwan, injuring 5 people and cutting power

1 hour ago // NPR

world Former CEO David Perdue Wins Georgia's GOP Senate Runoff

Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate