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world VIDEO: Sir Nicholas Winton 'saved my life'

Lord Dubs, a Czech-born British Labour Party politician, recalls how Sir Nicholas Winton rescued him from the Nazi regime.

23 minutes ago // BBC

world Sanctions on South Sudan generals

The UN Security Council imposes sanctions on six generals accused of fuelling the 18-month conflict in South Sudan, the world's newest state.

23 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Why the Daily Mail is right to support the BBC over 'Islamic State'

Prime minister was wrong to criticise corporation over term for terrorist groupThe BBC was right to reject demands from MPs that it should stop referring to the Middle East terrorist group as Islamic State.As I wrote

25 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: The robots that could change our lives

From machines that can help around the house, to ones that could be used as sales assistants, robots can change the way we live our lives.

26 minutes ago // VOA

world UN: Rebels in South Sudan Attack Civilian Refugee Camp

The United Nations mission in South Sudan says anti-government rebels have opened fire on a peacekeeping base sheltering thousands of civilians, killing at least one person and wounding six others. The mission, known as UNMISS, released a statement late Wednesday saying the base in the northeastern town of Malakal, which sheltered civilians displaced by the country's violent conflict, was attacked by gunmen on Wednesday. It said U.N. peacekeepers returned fire. UNMISS said the wounded had be

29 minutes ago // BBC

world RAF repatriates more UK Tunisia dead

The bodies of nine more Britons killed in the Tunisian beach massacre arrive at the Tunis military airbase ready to be flown back to the UK.

29 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Greek debt crisis: Yanis Varoufakis says he'll resign if Greece votes Yes - live updates

Both sides are entrenched, three days before Greeks head to the pollsVaroufakis: Ill resign if Greece votes YesDoes Merkel want you out? You might think that.

31 minutes ago // Reuters

world Iran nuclear talks not at breakthrough moment: Hammond

VIENNA Reuters - The Iran nuclear talks are not at a breakthrough moment yet, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told reporters on Thursday.

32 minutes ago // BBC

world Solar Impulse breaks solo record

Swiss adventurer Andre Borschberg breaks the record for the longest ever non-stop solo-flight without refuelling, as his solar-powered plane continues to reach across the Pacific.

33 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world At least 36 dead after Philippine ferry capsizes

The ship, which had 173 passengers and 16 crew on its manifest, overturned just 30 minutes after leaving the port after it encountered big wave, says official

33 minutes ago // ABC

world The Latest: Greece's Varoufakis Will Quit If 'Yes' Wins

The Latest: Greece's Varoufakis says he'll quit as finance minister on Monday if 'Yes' wins

34 minutes ago // New York Times

world Dozens Killed as Ferry Sinks Off Philippines

A ferry carrying 173 people capsized off the coast of the central Philippines on Thursday, killing at least 34 people.

36 minutes ago // The Independent

world The humble photo that shows education should never be taken for granted

A simple picture really can say many words and this one says: Never take education for granted.

37 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Greek debt crisis: Yanis Varoufakis says he'll resign if Greece votes Yes - live updates

Both sides are entrenched, three days before Greeks head to the pollsVaroufakis: Ill resign if Greece votes YesVaroufakis interviewed on Bloomberg

37 minutes ago // The Independent

world Amazing GoPro footage shows turtle eye view of the Great Barrier Reef

WWF have teamed up with GoPro to create something incredible. Watch the video below to see what its like for a turtle swimming deep underwater in the Great Barrier Reef.

37 minutes ago // BBC

world Regatta teams' 'mystery melting oars'

The hot weather may be the cause of the "mysterious case of melting oars" at Henley regatta, say organisers.

38 minutes ago // ABC

world Winton's Rescue of Jewish Children Revealed After 50 Years

Nicholas Winton, the savior of Jewish children who stayed silent for a half-century

38 minutes ago // ABC

world Egypt Media Says Sophisticated Weapons Used in Sinai Attack

Egypt media says sophisticated weapons used in Sinai attack, country in state of war

39 minutes ago // Fox News

world Egypt media says sophisticated weapons used in Sinai attack, country in state of war

A newspaper close to the Egyptian government says the Islamic State-linked militants who attacked troops in the Sinai Peninsula used sophisticated weaponry, including Russian-made Kornet anti-tank missiles.

44 minutes ago // BBC

world RAF repatriate more UK Tunisia dead

The bodies of nine more Britons killed in the Tunisian beach massacre arrive at the Tunis military airbase, ready to be flown back to the UK.

44 minutes ago // MSNBC

world 36 Dead After Ferry Capsizes Just 650 Feet From Port

At least 36 people died after a ferry capsized after leaving a port in the Philippines on Thursday, the country's coast guard told NBC News.

46 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Khmer Rouge leaders begin appeal hearings

Two former Khmer Rouge leaders begin appeal hearings against their landmark convictions for crimes against humanity

46 minutes ago // BBC

world Ex-PM sorry for bank crisis hardship

The former Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen apologises for 'hardship and distress" caused by the Irish financial crisis which began during his tenure.

46 minutes ago // New York Times

world Weak Power Grids in Africa Stunt Economies and Fire Up Tempers

Sub-Saharan Africas power generating capacity amounts to less than South Koreas, and a quarter of it is unproductive at any given moment because of the continents aging infrastructure.

47 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: How not to write about Iran

In the Western imagination, Iran has long been akind of bogeyman. It's the landof hostage crises and headscarves. It was part of the Axis of Evil whatever that was. Its leaders grouse aboutdefeating Israel, an American ally. Its mullahs, say Iran's critics, plot terror and continentalhegemony.

47 minutes ago // New York Times

world Yes? No? Greek Voters Are Perplexed by a Momentous Referendum

A countrys fate rests on a hard-to-understand question about an economic program that no longer exists.

47 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Countries with more migrants better at integrating them, OECD study finds

Research finds eastern Europe most hostile to benefits of immigration, despite low levels of migrants Countries with larger migrant populations are paradoxically better at absorbing them into the workforce, a groundbreaking new report on integration within the worlds richest countries has revealed.Migrants to countries within both the EU and the Organisation for Economic Co-op

48 minutes ago // VOA

world Afghan Court Cancels Death Sentences in Mob Killing

An Afghan judge says a court has overturned the death sentences for four men convicted of taking part in the mob killing of a woman outside a Kabul shrine. Appeals Court Judge Abdul Nasir Murid said Thursday that three of the men convicted of the murder of Farkhunda Malikzada in March were instead given 20-year sentences. The fourth was sentenced to 10 years. The ruling was made in a closed-door hearing Wednesday and first reported by the independent Tolo TV. Tolo said the peddler at the shr

49 minutes ago // NPR

world Georgia Leads A Push To Help Ex-Prisoners Get Jobs

Federal grant money is flowing to skills training programs for ex-offenders. But aid will be successful only if employers are willing to hire them. That's where state re-entry programs show promise.

49 minutes ago // The Guardian

world If Boris Johnson housing policies are wrong, which would be right?

As Labour and other opposition politicians seek to succeed Londons Tory mayor next May, how would they use the limited housing powers he enjoys to better effect? Many measures are proposed by enemies of Boris Johnson for alleviating Londons housing woes. Heres a Top Ten of the more familiar. Continue reading...

49 minutes ago // NPR

world Sunnis Flee The Islamic State, But Still Fall Under Suspicion

The Islamic State is a Sunni Muslim group. Yet many Sunnis have abandoned their homes and fled areas where ISIS has taken over in Iraq. But that doesn't mean Shiites welcome them with open arms.

50 minutes ago // BBC

world Lightning storm across Scotland

A dramatic thunder and lightning storm lit up many parts of Scotland overnight.

51 minutes ago // Reuters

world Bangladesh arrests 12 suspected al Qaeda militants, weapons found

DHAKA Reuters - Bangladesh security forces have arrested 12 suspected militants, including the chief of the al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent AQIS, which claimed responsibility for two killings this year of bloggers critical of religious extremism.

51 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Labor frontbencher attacks unions inquiry before Bill Shorten appearance

Brendan OConnor criticises the integrity of the royal commission, saying it was denying natural justice. The commission denies the claimsLabor frontbencher Brendan OConnor has launched a blistering attack on the royal commission into trade unions less than a week before his party leader, Bill Shorten, is due to be questioned.OConnor accused the royal commissions officers of acting in a sensational manner, denying people natural justice and feeding unsubstantiat

52 minutes ago // MSNBC

world This Prince Is Donating $32 Billion to Charity

Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest people, announced Wednesday that he will donate all of his wealth of $32 billion to charity over the coming years.

52 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Dixons Carphone expands into US with Sprint joint venture

Dixons will initially supply mobile phone retail expertise to Sprint, which will open 20 shopsDixons Carphone is moving into America with plans for a chain of up to 500 stores after signing a joint venture deal with the US telecoms group Sprint. The move comes nearly three decades after Dixons ill-fated attempt to crack the notoriously difficult American market. It bought the Silo and Tipton electricals chains in 1987 and expanded rapidly. But Silo racked up millions of