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10 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ireland water charge protests: share your photos and experiences

The introduction of water charges in Ireland is causing widespread protests and wed like to hear from people taking part. Share your photos and your views via GuardianWitness Continue reading...

15 minutes ago // ABC

world Canadian Gets Life Sentence in Mounties Shootings

Canadian accused of fatally shooting 3 Mounties to serve at least 75 years in prison

16 minutes ago // UPI

world Somali pirates release Indian hostages after 4 years

Ed AdamczykMOGADISHU, Somalia, Oct. 31 UPI -- Seven sailors aboard a ship hijacked by Somali pirates in September 2010 were released, a Somali governor announced.

17 minutes ago // BBC

world Firefighters strike over pensions

Firefighters across England begin a four-day strike in a row over pensions during one of the service's busiest weekends of the year.

17 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Szechuan Impression skewers all expectations

Bobo chicken, at least as interpreted at Szechuan Impression, is a party in a pot, a ceramic pot that strongly resembles a novelty St. Patrick's Day hat, half-filled with chile-laced broth and with long bamboo skewers sticking up from the vessel in almost comic profusion, like spines from a...

18 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Why UC Berkeley got it wrong on Bill Maher's speech

Theres been a great deal of celebration about UC Berkeley sticking to its invitation to Bill Maher as a commencement speaker. Free speech in the cradle of the free speech movement, students should be open to provocative views that differ from their own, and all that. Mahers...

19 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Full interview with Fiona Woolf

Fiona Woolf resigns as chair of the child abuse inquiry

21 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Canada's Prime Minister to Travel to China Next Week to Meet Xi Jinping

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday he would travel to China next week for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

23 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Maine judge rejects Ebola quarantine of Kaci Hickox

A judge rejected a bid by Maine to restrict the movements of Kaci Hickox, the nurse who treated Ebola patients in Africa and who has defied state quarantine efforts.

23 minutes ago // CBS

world Hello Kitty convention hits L.A.

Super fans of the famous cartoon cat gather in California

23 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Yemen's Houthis give ultimatum to president

Rebel group says "all options are open" if Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fails to form new government in next 10 days.

25 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes

TOKYO Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen $1.2 billion last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink.The Tokyo-based maker of the PlayStation 4 video game machines, Spider-Man movies and Xperia smartphones had reported a 19.6 billion yen loss for the same July-September period a year earlier.The poor result released Friday was despite a 7 percent increase in quarterly sales to 1.9 trillion y

26 minutes ago // CBS

world "Nightcrawler" review round-up

Get the scoop about Jake Gyllenhaal's chilling new satire on the media co-starring Rene Russo

27 minutes ago // ABC

world Kurdish Official Blames Turkey for Peshmerga Delay

Senior Kurdish official blames Turkey for delay in deployment of peshmerga fighters to Kobani

31 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Hungary Drops Internet Tax Plan

Hungarys prime minister has backtracked from his plan to impose a levy on online traffic after mass protests and corporate opposition.

32 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world The Keanes, sad-eyed art and the journey to 'Big Eyes'

Why'd we make a movie about Margaret and Walter Keane? Well, script ideas can come from the strangest places.

34 minutes ago // The Independent

world Bhopal gas tragedy: How the victims of one of the world's worst industrial accidents are still waiting for justice thirty years later

The women of Bhopal lined up yesterday to spit on a photograph.

35 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Suffers 'Anomaly'

Virgin Galactic said its SpaceShipTwo rocket plane suffered an "in-flight anomaly" during a powered test flight on Friday.

36 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.S. Sanctions Myanmar Lawmaker Ahead of Obama Visit

The U.S. has imposed sanctions on a Myanmar lawmaker and businessman linked to attacks on Myanmars democratic opposition.

36 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world At BAFTA event, Emma Watson dedicates award to her long dead hamster

Emma Watson dedicated her Britannia Award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles on Thursday to her late hamster Millie.

37 minutes ago // CBS

world Connecticut ghost town auctioned for $1.9 million

Some say abandoned village with 62 acres of pristine New England real estate is haunted

37 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Takata, Honda face class-action lawsuit over faulty air bags

The national law firm that negotiated one of the largest class-action settlements ever against an automaker has filed suit against Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp. and Honda Motor Co. over the installation of faulty air bag inflators in millions of vehicles in the United States.

38 minutes ago // CBS

world Chelsea Handler blasts Instagram for removing topless pic

Comedian's war of words with the photo-sharing app began after she posted a pic spoofing Russian president Vladimir Putin

38 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

FORT KENT, Maine AP — A Maine judge on Friday rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a state quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere ruled that Hickox should c …

38 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Burkina Faso president resigns amid protests; military takes power

After 27 years in power, the president of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaore, bowed to popular anger and announced Friday that he was stepping down after a failed attempt to seek a fifth term in office.

38 minutes ago // CBS

world Woman hit by truck awakens from coma, gives birth in Florida

Tampa woman in a coma for several weeks gives birth to a healthy baby girl by C-section

39 minutes ago // BBC

world 10 things we didn't know last week

Scratching really does make things itch more, and other nuggets

39 minutes ago // ABC

world Colombians Jailed in Venezuela for $15 Grocery Run

$15 grocery run lands Colombian women in Venezuelan jail as cross-border tensions rise

42 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Google fined over Street View image of woman's cleavage

Google must pay a woman in Canada 1,250 after it published a photo showing her cleavage on its Street View mapping service

44 minutes ago // BBC

world Bid to halt chief's pay-off fails

A last ditch bid to stop a pay-off for Pembrokeshire council chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones fails.

47 minutes ago // Fox News

world $15 grocery run lands Colombian women in Venezuelan jail as cross-border tensions rise

A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail — and a possible 14-year prison sentence.

48 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Sen. Mary Landrieu says race hurts Obama in Louisiana

Embattled Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress, has struggled throughout her reelection campaign this fall to cope with the low approval ratings of President Obama, whose signature energy and healthcare policies are widely disliked in the state.

48 minutes ago // CBS

world Rebuilt Hawaii town offers glimpse at life after lava

10 miles from town being menaced by stream of lava, there's another town that was almost swallowed by molten rock 30 years ago

49 minutes ago // Mercury News

world Israel reopens Jerusalem holy site for Muslim men over 50

Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city.

49 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: Hong Kong politician likens protesters to American slaves

A leading Hong Kong businesswoman and member of the city's Executive Council, which deliberates policy, compared the struggle of pro-democracy protesters to that of slaves in the American South in the 19th century. The remarks, which ran in a local English-language daily, have triggered an angry response from many in the Chinese territory.

52 minutes ago // ABC

world 2 Bodies Found After UK Fireworks Warehouse Blaze

Bodies of 2 men found after blaze at UK fireworks warehouse