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world Afghan Mullah Who Raped Girl in His Mosque Receives 20-Year Prison Sentence

Womens activists attending the packed proceedings hailed it as a victory because the mullah was successfully prosecuted under a 2009 law meant to fight violence against women.

21 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Followers of Jediism are aiming to build a belief system that goes beyond the Star Wars films. But does it amount to a new religion?

Patrick Day-Childs, a 21-year-old video games journalist in Southampton, is a council member of the UK's Church of Jediism. The Church has 200,000 people around the world who are active online, he says, although not all are necessarily believers. Day-Childs first joined when he …

21 minutes ago // NPR

world 'Near-Space Dive' Sets New Skydive Record, 25 Miles Above Earth

Google's Alan Eustace fell from an altitude of more than 135,000 feet, plummeting for some 15 minutes. The jump broke the record of 127,852 feet that Felix Baumgartner set in 2012.

25 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Labour asks George Osborne to reveal when he knew about 2.1bn EU bill

Shadow minister Chris Leslie calls on chancellor to explain how long government has known about European Commission surcharge Continue reading...

26 minutes ago // New York Times

world Rights Groups Condemn Iranian Execution

The execution of a woman in Iran who killed a doctor she said had tried to rape her was carried out Saturday despite international condemnation.

27 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'Monsters, Mummies and Mayhem' at Hollywood Museum

The Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor Building is getting its "Boo!" on for Halloween with its new exhibition "Monsters, Mummies and Mayhem: Your Worst Nightmares Comes to Life." The exhibition, which continues through Nov. 11, ranges from Hannibal Lecter's prison cellblock from...

33 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Shock, Tears and Anger: Families of Victims Grieve by Bedsides

A student gunman killed himself and another student, and injured four others in a shooting at a Washington school Friday.

34 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi issues order after 31 soldiers were killed in gun and bomb attack in the country's north.

40 minutes ago // BBC

world Scots Labour needs 'real discussion'

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont says her resignation will enable the party to have a "real discussion" about its future.

40 minutes ago // CBS

world Why being second in charge may be best

Consiglieri: Leading From The Shadows" examines why all leaders need a smart, competent second in command. Author Richard Hytner joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss why being number two may be more important than being on top. Take the consiglieri quiz here.

42 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Drone strike kills 3 al-Qaida-linked militants: Tribal sources

A US drone strike killed three suspected members of the al-Qaida-linked group near their battlefront with arch-rivals from the Shia Muslim Houthi group, tribal sources said.

43 minutes ago // Reuters

world Blast injures three U.N. peacekeepers in northern Mali

BAMAKO Reuters - Three United Nations peacekeepers were injured in northern Mali on Saturday when a blast struck their convoy near the northern desert town of Kidal, the U.N. mission said.

44 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Hong Kong protest leaders to poll followers about officials' offer

Hong Kong democracy protest leaders were organizing for an electronic vote Sunday to gauge protesters opinions about the governments recent olive branch. But some supporters of the sit-ins warned the poll could backfire.

45 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Iraq Struggles With Militants Near Baghdad

The weakness of Iraqs U.S.-trained military is a growing worry as Islamic State fighters threaten Baghdad, with attacks as close as 12 miles west of the capital.

46 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Whisper CEO suspends staff pending inquiry into 'anonymity' revelations

Editor-in-chief reported to be placed on leaveHeyward: Guardian reporting just plain wrongRevealed: how Whisper tracks anonymous usersTen questions Whisper must answer on Capitol Hill

55 minutes ago // CBS

world After shooting, community searches for answers

Popular freshman's shooting spree leaves fellow students stunned; two of the wounded are gunman's cousins

56 minutes ago // ABC

world Mussolini Air Raid Shelter Opens to Tourists

Rome wine cellar-turned-air raid shelter for Mussolini aopens its steel doors to public

58 minutes ago // Fox News

world Rome wine cellar-turned-air raid shelter for Mussolini aopens its steel doors to public

A Roman villa's wine cellar, which was converted into an air raid shelter for Benito Mussolini and the Italian dictator's family, is opening its anti-gas steel doors to tourists.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Canada's parliament building grounds reopen three days after deadly shooting

Ottawa slowly returns to normalcy as officials vow to toughen laws against terrorism despite the countrys commitment to openness Continue reading...

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Ottawa's Parliament Reopens to Public After Shooting

Police are still seeking the public's help in piecing together gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's final days. He fatally shot Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Iran woman's hanging draws protests

Iran hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, drawing protests from human rights groups and western countries.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Egypt President Denounces Sinai Attack

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi called an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops a foreign-funded operation and vowed to take action against militants.

1 hour ago // The Independent

world North Korea: Rare photos show a glimpse of life inside the hermit kingdom

Photographs taken from inside North Korea give a rare glimpse of everyday life for residents living inside the notorious hermit kingdom.

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world Iraqi forces press to secure Shiite south ahead of religious festival

BAGHDAD Iraqi security forces said they cleared booby traps and explosives from a flash-point town south of Baghdad on Saturday after retaking it from Islamic State militants, amid a push to shore up security ahead of a major religious festival.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Gallagher: Beady Eye have split up

Liam Gallagher tweets that his band Beady Eye are no more.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Gallagher: Beady Eye have split up

Liam Gallagher tweets that his band Beady Eye are no more

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Italians Protest Plan to Make Firing Easier

Thousands of protesters rallied in Rome to protest Premier Matteo Renzis plan to make it easier to fire workers.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Researcher nears crowdfunding goal in fight against Ebola

A scientist at the Scripps Research Institute is nearing her goal of raising $100,000 through a crowdfunding website to buy equipment to assist the international effort to find a cure for Ebola.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Protesters scuffle at N Korea border

Scuffles break out as South Korean residents try to prevent activists sending balloons into the North carrying anti-government leaflets.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Bath 19-21 Toulouse

Bath mount a late fightback at the Rec but Toulouse hold on to win the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool Four encounter.

1 hour ago // ABC

world From Job to Job to Job, a Life Lived and Lost

With her final shift over, a young woman wearied by 3 jobs at last finds rest

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world With barns disappearing in Midwest, a preservation movement rises

For years Pat Huth came home from vacation with photos she'd taken of barns she admired on her journeys, but she never thought to take any of the ones around her home in central Illinois.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Classic Hollywood: Honoring Jay Ward of Bullwinkle and Rocky fame

In fall 1961, TV animation pioneer Jay Ward was awaiting NBC's prime-time launch of "The Bullwinkle Show" his clever, satirical series that appealed to children and adult sensibilities.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Liverpool 0-0 Hull City

Liverpool fail to break down a resolute Hull City side as Reds striker Mario Balotelli suffers another frustrating day.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Battle-Scarred Ukraine Prepares for Election

Ukraine's pro-Western president called Sunday's snap vote to secure increased legitimacy for Kiev's leadership in the face of pressure from Russia.

1 hour ago // Al Jazeera

world Lebanese army cracks down on 'ISIL suspects'

Raids and confrontations continue day after at least four people are killed in clashes starting in old market.