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world Clashes During Israeli Raid to Arrest Militant in West Bank

Clashes erupt during Israeli raid to arrest a Hamas leader in the West Bank

18 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Mentally ill Iranian asylum seeker girl, 17, begs not to be sent back to Nauru

Girl and her family in detention in Darwin expect to be returned to island despite psychiatrists report warning she could acutely deteriorateA 17-year-old girl and her family who sought asylum in Australia expect to be returned to the offshore detention centre on Nauru, despite a psychiatrists recommendation against it because of the girls severe mental health problems.The teenager has written to the immigration minister, Peter Dutton, pleading

20 minutes ago // UPI

world Concert pianist Natalia Strelchenko found slain in Manchester home

Jared M. FeldschreiberMANCHESTER, England, Aug. 31 UPI -- Natalia Strelchenko, a 38-year-old Norwegian concert pianist of Russian origin, was found dead with head and neck injuries her in Manchester, England, home.

22 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Frazier Cross Convicted of Three Jewish Centers Murders

Cross defiantly admitted killing three people at two Jewish centers last year near Kansas City, Missouri.

27 minutes ago // Reuters

world Japan nuclear power outlook bleak despite first reactor restart

TOKYO Reuters - The number of Japanese nuclear reactors likely to restart in the next few years has halved, hit by legal challenges and worries about meeting tougher safety standards imposed in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, a Reuters analysis shows.

30 minutes ago // Reuters

world Migrant trains reach Germany as EU asylum system creaks

VIENNA/MUNICH Reuters - Trainloads of migrants arrived in Austria and Germany from Hungary on Monday as European Union asylum rules collapsed under the strain of a wave of migration unprecedented in the EU.

37 minutes ago // The Guardian

world The couple desperate for marriage equality before Alzheimer's takes hold

After 31 years together, Anne and Edie would love to tie the knot before Edie, who has younger onset dementia, forgets who the love of her life isFive years ago, the issue of marriage equality became all the more pressing for Anne Tudor and Edie Mayhew. While the couple of more than three decades believe the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia is inevitable within their lifetime, there is now an urgency to their hopes for that day to occur. Related:

38 minutes ago // Reuters

world Colombia peace talks have advanced significantly: President Santos

BOGOTA Reuters - Colombia's peace talks with Marxist rebels have advanced more in recent weeks than they have in previous months, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday, as the country continues efforts to end more than five decades of war.

42 minutes ago // New York Times

world Indias Supreme Court Suspends Ban on Starvation Ritual

A state-level court had banned santhara, considered essential to followers of the Jain religion, ruling that it was tantamount to suicide, which is illegal in India.

42 minutes ago // New York Times

world Indias Supreme Court Suspends Ban on Fasting to the Death

A state-level court had banned santhara, considered essential to followers of the Jain religion, ruling that it was tantamount to suicide, which is illegal in India.

48 minutes ago // The Independent

world Bono has made more money from Facebook investment than from all his music

Bono has written dozens songs during his long and enduring career.

51 minutes ago // ABC

world Violent Ukraine Protests 'a Stab in the Back' for New Government

A grenade exploded outside Ukraine's parliament during a nationalist protest.

51 minutes ago // New York Times

world Medical Fraud Grows in Gaza as Residents Seek Exit Permits

Israeli permits to cross the border are reserved mainly for merchants and medical patients, spurring a black market for fake medical referrals.

52 minutes ago // NPR

world Prosecutor Says Texas Gunman "Unloaded The Entire Pistol Into Deputy"

Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson says Miles ran up behind Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth and shot him 15 times.

54 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed

KIEV, Ukraine As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a grenade blast and more than 100 wounded.It was the worst violence in the capital since the government took power in February 2014.

58 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world British journalists charged with 'engaging in terror activity' on behalf of Islamic State

Two Vice News reporters were allegedly reporting from Turkey's majority Kurdish south-east without accreditation

58 minutes ago // ABC

world Massive Gas Find Promises to Ease Egypt's Fuel Crisis

Huge offshore gas field could end Egypt's fuel crisis, but will take years to develop

1 hour ago // VOA

world China Religious Rights Lawyer Given 6 Months of Detention

Attorneys in China have confirmed that a prominent human rights lawyer has been put under six months of residential surveillance after being taken away by police from a Christian church in Wenzhou. Colleagues of Zhang Kai told VOA Monday he has been confined on suspicion of "endangering state security and disturbing the public order," two charges that are routinely brought against dissidents in China. Human rights activists have told VOA that after taking away Zhang Kai and two assista

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Afghanistans Electoral Reform Plan Is Met With Skepticism

Some of the reactions to the proposals made clear that they would not signal a quick end to the reform process and the gridlock within the Afghan government.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Supreme court: Virginia's ex-governor can stay out of prison during appeal

Bob McDonnells lawyers expected to ask justices to hear former Republican leaders full appeal after he was convicted in a corruption scandalThe US supreme court on Monday granted a request by former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell to remain out of prison while he appeals against his corruption convictions.In a brief unsigned order, the court said McDonnell, who was governor from 2010 until 2014, would not have to report to prison until he completes the appeals process.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Supreme court: Virginia's ex-governor can stay out of prison during appeal

Bob McDonnells lawyers expected to ask justices to hear former Republican leaders full appeal after he was convicted in a corruption scandalThe US supreme court on Monday granted a request by former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell to remain out of prison while he appeals his corruption convictions.In a brief unsigned order, the court said McDonnell, who was governor from 2010 until 2014, would not have to report to prison until he completes the appeals process.

1 hour ago // NPR

world The Restaurant With No Visible Workers

A new highly automated restaurant opening in San Francisco looks to speed service through efficiency. You won't see any people taking your order or serving you at eatsa, a fast-casual quinoa eatery.

1 hour ago // USA Today

world 1 dead, 100 injured in Ukraine clashes

One national guard member was killed and 100 people were injured in clashes in Ukraine.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Chasing History, Serena Pauses to Remember Ailing Father

As Serena Williams chases the Grand Slam, her thought are with her father, who is in Florida, unable to attend.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world US stock markets finish down to close out worst August in three years

Dow off 114 points, S&P 500 down 16 and Nasdaq slides 52 on MondayHand-wringing continues over Chinas economy and potential US rate hikeUS stock markets all fell on Monday, ending the worst August in three years as investors worldwide continued to fret over Chinas economy and the timing of the first increase in US interest rates in a decade.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Virginia Tech Football Team Will Honor Slain Journalists

The Virginia Tech Hokies will wear stickers on their helmets featuring teal and maroon ribbons during their season opener against Ohio State.

1 hour ago // The Independent

world University of Texas removes statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis

A statue of the Confederate president Jefferson Davis, which had long stood in a prominent location on the grounds of the University of Texas in Austin, has been removed after critics argued that it represented and celebrated racism.

1 hour ago // CBS

world Chrissie Hynde on rape: "This was all my doing"

The Pretenders singer told the Sunday Times magazine that she completely blamed herself for the time she was raped

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Donald Trump: second Scottish independence vote would be 'crazy'

US Republican candidate believes Scotland is better being part of the United KingdomHes currently preoccupied by his battle for popularity against other candidates seeking the US Republican presidential nomination, yet Donald Trump has still found time to advise prime minister David Cameron on Scottish issues.The billionaire, whose own relationship with Scotland has bee

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Donald Trump: second Scottish independence vote would be 'crazy'

US Republican candidate believes Scotland is better being unified as opposed to being independentHes currently preoccupied by his battle for popularity against other candidates seeking the US Republican presidential nomination, yet Donald Trump has still found time to advise prime minister David Cameron on Scottish issues.The billionaire, whose own relationship with Scotland

1 hour ago // VOA

world Survivor Video Testimonies Recount Horrors of Guatemalan Genocide

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the end of the civil war in Guatemala. During the conflict that spanned more than three decades, tens of thousands of indigenous Mayans were killed in what is known as the Guatemalan genocide. Researchers are now collecting video testimonies of the survivors to preserve the memories of what happened to prevent future genocides. Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Dozens of Venezuelans Shot by Police Amid Crime Crackdown

Venezuela police shootings raise concerns about crime crackdown, but also draw support

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

world Dozens of Venezuelans shot by police amid crime crackdown

MARACAY, Venezuela Workers in the industrial complex had been hiding in bathrooms and closets for hours when the shooting stopped. The last of the four suspected thieves, a slightly built man in yellow rain boots, surrendered on the roof, crying out, "Jesus saves!"Police put him into a truck and drove away. But then witnesses watched, confused, as the truck circled back.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world McDonald's Is Messin' With Your McMuffin

McDonald's is changing the way it cooks items with English muffins, biscuits and bagels to include real butter.

1 hour ago // The Independent

world Suspect kills Houston police officer after shooting 15 times during ambush

A man charged with killing a Houston police officer allegedly fired a total of 15 times, CBS News reported.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Venezuelan Leader Says Colombia Plotting His Assassination

Venezuelan leader accuses Colombia of plotting his assassination as border dispute continues