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world Kurdish Rise Helps West, Worries Turkey

Kurds in Iraq and Syria set aside long-held rivalries and took steps to unify their forces this week to battle Islamic State, magnifying fears in Turkey that a powerful enemy is on the rise.

10 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Palestinian Driver Rams Crowd

A Palestinian driver rammed into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing an infant girl and wounding eight other people, including her parents, in what police called a terrorist act.

11 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Iraqi Kurds to send forces to Syria's Kobane

Kurdish authorities agree to send Peshmerga fighters to northern Syrian town to fight ISIL after Turkey allows passage.

15 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Pakistan bus attack kills eight in Quetta

The victims, members of the citys Shia Hazara community, were returning from a vegetable market when gunmen opened fire Continue reading...

18 minutes ago // BBC

world Alice Gross funeral to take place

The funeral for murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross is taking place in west London.

19 minutes ago // VOA

world UK's Tesco Chief to Resign After Massive Accounting Gaffe

The head of British retail giant Tesco says he will step down following the revelation of a $422 million accounting discrepancy. An interim earnings report released Thursday included the news that chairman Richard Broadbent will leave the company after a three-year tenure. No specific date was given for his resignation. "A new management team is in place to address the root causes of the misstatement and to develop and implement the actions that will build the companys future," Broadbent

22 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Funeral held for baby killed in Jerusalem car attack video

A funeral is held in Jerusalem for a three-month-old baby killed in what Israel police described as a terrorist attack. Chaya Zissel Braun, a US citizen, was killed when a speeding car drove onto a pavement crowded with pedestrians alighting from the city's light railway. Eight other people were wounded. The killer, Abed a-Rahman a-Shaludi, 20, from east Jerusalem, was shot dead by police

22 minutes ago // BBC

world Netanyahu blames Abbas over attack

Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the Palestinian president of incitement, after an attack which killed a baby in Jerusalem.

24 minutes ago // Reuters

world Exporters fail on pledge to curb bribery: watchdog

BERLIN Reuters - Big exporting nations are breaking their pledge to fight corruption in global trade, with more than half of the countries that have signed an anti-bribery convention failing to implement it, a report by Transparency International TI showed on Thursday.

28 minutes ago // BBC

world Nato jets 'intercept Russian plane'

Nato warplanes have intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea, the alliance says, amid heightened tensions between the West and Russia.

28 minutes ago // Time

world Coalition Airstrikes Have Killed More Than 500 Militants Across Syria

Monitors say that dozens of civilians have also been killed by the aerial onslaught

29 minutes ago // VOA

world Bomb Kills 5 in Northern Nigeria

A bomb has exploded at a bus station in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least five people and wounding 12 others. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast late Wednesday in Azare. The town, in Bauchi state, has seen multiple attacks by the militant group Boko Haram in the past six months targeting banks, police stations and schools. A police spokesman said the bomb Wednesday left the dead "burned beyond recognition." The attack is the latest to hit northern Nigeria s

29 minutes ago // BBC

world Flintoff signs for Brisbane Heat

Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff joins Brisbane Heat for the Australian Big Bash T20.

32 minutes ago // New York Times

world Gunmen Kill 8 Members of Persecuted Minority in Pakistan

The victims Thursday were ethnic Hazara, a Persian-speaking Shiite Muslim group that has been repeatedly targeted by Sunni extremists.

33 minutes ago // VOA

world Sectarian Shooting in Pakistan Kills 8 Hazara Shiites

Gunmen opened fire on a bus in the capital of Pakistan's volatile Baluchistan province on Thursday, killing eight Shiite Muslims from the ethnic Hazara minority community. Police say four assailants on motorcycles targeted the men, who were coming from a vegetable market in Quetta. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but deadly violence against the Hazara is frequent in the country. A suicide attacker killed at least four people in a predominantly Shiite area of Quetta in e

34 minutes ago // The Independent

world Ottawa shooting: Canadian prime minister says country 'will never be intimidated' following deadly attack

The prime minister of Canada has declared the country "will never be intimidated" following the fatal shooting of a soldier in Ottawa but said it was a reminder the country is "not immune" to "terrorist attacks".

40 minutes ago // ABC

world Official: Crews Locate Wreckage of Missing Plane

Cyprus official says search crews located wreckage of vanished plane, 2 aboard still missing

40 minutes ago // Fox News

world Cyprus official says search crews located wreckage of vanished plane, 2 aboard still missing

The chief of Cyprus' aircraft accidents board says search crews have found wreckage belonging to a small aircraft that vanished while en route to Beirut, Lebanon, from the east Mediterranean island.

41 minutes ago // The Guardian

world George Soros: Russia poses existential threat to Europe

Investor says Vladimir Putins aggressive nationalism challenges values and principles on which the EU was founded Continue reading...

44 minutes ago // Reuters

world At U.N., China asked to back rights case against North Korea

UNITED NATIONS Reuters - The chief U.N. investigator into human rights cases in North Korea said on Wednesday he has appealed to China to support calls to refer Pyongyang's actions to The Hague on suspicion of crimes against humanity.

45 minutes ago // BBC

world Japan minister in sex bar funds row

Japan's new trade minister Yoichi Miyazawa is forced to defend himself after it emerged support staff spent office money at a sex club.

48 minutes ago // MSNBC

world U.S. Baby Slain in Jerusalem 'Attack': Cops

A three-month-old girl killed when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a light railway stop in Jerusalem was an American.

53 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Mexican mayor and wife wanted over disappearance of 43 students

Students went missing from Iguala in the south-western state of Guerrero after clashing with police in September Continue reading...

55 minutes ago // Reuters

world China says wants closer military ties with Iran

BEIJING Reuters - China wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese defense minister told the visiting head of the Iranian navy on Thursday, state media reported, reaffirming diplomatic links despite controversy over Iran's nuclear plans.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Spain's Jobless Rate Falls to 23.7%

A solid summer tourist season drove a decrease in Spains unemployment rate to 23.7% in the third quarter from 24.5% in the previous quarter, the national statistics bureau said.

1 hour ago // The Independent

world Nathan Cirillo: Tributes pour in for young father photographed by tourists moments before fatal Ottowa shooting

The reservist soldier shot dead yesterday while he stood guard over Canadas War memorial has been described by friends and family as a great father and a kind and gentle man.

1 hour ago // VOA

world Activists: US-Led Airstrikes Killed 553 in Syria

Syrian activists say a month of U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria has killed 553 people, mostly militants from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday the deaths include 464 Islamic State fighters and 32 civilians. The group, which has tracked the violence in Syria throughout the country's civil war, said it believes even more Islamic State militants have actually died but remain unreported because of difficultie

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Trapped in toys: Toddler's arcade adventure

Firefighters had to free 18-month-old Colin Lambert after the toddler climbed inside an arcade game in Maryville, Tennessee.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Friend says Ottawa gunman knew homegrown jihadist, wanted to travel to Middle East

The convert to Islam who fatally shot a Canadian soldier guarding that country's national war memorial Wednesday morning before attacking Parliament and being fatally shot by its sergeant-at-arms was a bureaucrat's son who displayed possible signs of mental illness and had a connection to a homegrown jihadist who has traveled to Syria, according to a published report.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Bomb blast kills five at bus station in north Nigeria: police

ABUJA Reuters - A bomb exploded at a bus station in northern Nigeria's Bauchi state late on Wednesday, killing at least five people and wounding 12, police said.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Canada 'not intimidated' by attacks

Canada's leader says his country "will never be intimidated", after a gunman rampages through parliament before being shot dead.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Swedish Budget Leans to the Left

Swedens new finance minister presented a proposed budget with a clear leaning to the left, signaling an intention to increase some taxes and raise spending on job creation programs, welfare and schools.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Police killer Roberts to be freed

Police killer Harry Roberts is to be released after more than 45 years - a Parole Board decision described as "scandalous".

1 hour ago // Reuters

world UK anti-EU party on course to win second parliamentary seat: poll

LONDON Reuters - The UK Independence Party UKIP, which wants Britain to pull out of the European Union, is on course to win its second parliamentary seat as voters desert Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives, according to the latest opinion poll.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Rwanda MPs condemn BBC over genocide

Rwanda's parliament condemns the BBC for broadcasting a TV documentary which questions official accounts of the 1994 genocide in the country.

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Mum's fight to find young daughter's abusers

A woman has told the BBC that she herself had to track down a Sheffield gang who abused her daughter because police refused to act.