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23 minutes ago // BBC

world Police search ex-Tory MP's home

The home of former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor is searched by police investigating historical allegations of child abuse.

24 minutes ago // The Guardian

world US ambassador to South Korea slashed with razor by political extremist

Man carrying blade and wearing traditional clothing lunged at envoy while shouting slogans about Korean reunification and joint military drillsThe US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, has been slashed by a political extremist armed with a razor at a function in Seoul where he was to give a lecture.Lippert, who became Washingtons envoy in the South Korean capital in October 2014, was taken to hospital with cuts to his hand and face after the attack on Thursday morning.

25 minutes ago // BBC

world SNP 'could take safest Labour seat'

The SNP could win the safest Labour seat in Scotland and oust Charles Kennedy at the general election, according to a new poll.

26 minutes ago // The Guardian

world India's Daughter: Delhi gang-rape film airs early on BBC following objections

Transmission date brought forward after Indian government protested lack of input it was allowed into the films approval for release Continue reading...

28 minutes ago // Fox News

world Australia offers Indonesia prisoner swap to save lives of drug smugglers

Australia has offered Indonesia a prison swap deal in a last-ditch bid to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers who have been transferred to an island prison where they are to be killed by firing squad within days.

33 minutes ago // BBC

world Reid signs new West Ham contract

Centre-half Winston Reid agrees a new six-and-a-half-year contract with the Hammers.

33 minutes ago // BBC

world Reid signs new West Ham contract

West Ham United central defender Winston Reid has signed a new six-and-a-half year contract.

33 minutes ago // ABC

world Australia Offers Indonesia Prisoner Swap to Stop Executions

Australia offers Indonesia a prisoner swap deal in last-ditch bid to save death row prisoners

35 minutes ago // BBC

world Derry's Peace Bridge is first class

Londonderry's Peace Bridge is included in the Royal Mail's latest collection of first class stamps.

36 minutes ago // BBC

world Ukraine declares mourning for miners

The Ukrainian president declares a day of national mourning as the death toll from a gas blast in a coal mine reaches 32, with one still missing.

36 minutes ago // BBC

world Cardiff Airport jobs and route boost

Airline Flybe is to operate new routes flying from Cardiff Airport, creating 50 new jobs.

39 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Kerry in Saudi Arabia to talk Iran, Yemen instability

US secretary of state John Kerry is in Saudi Arabia seeking to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran as well as instability in Yemen and other nations.

41 minutes ago // VOA

world Iran: Diplomat Kidnapped in Yemen Returns Home

An Iranian diplomat kidnapped in Yemen in July 2013 has been released and returned home, state media said Thursday. Noor Ahmad Nikbakht was working at the Iranian embassy in Sana'a when suspected al-Qaida militants abducted him. Iran's deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said a special intelligence ministry task force freed Nikbakht from the militants with a "complicated, tough operation in a very perilous part of Yemen," according to the state-run I

41 minutes ago // MSNBC

world 'Senseless': U.S. Ambassador in South Korea Slashed With Knife

Mark Lippert, Cincinnati native and Iraq War veteran, was reportedly injured with a razor while on his way to a lecture in Seoul.

42 minutes ago // CBS

world California man charged with trying to join ISIS

Investigators say Adam Dandach planned to pledge allegiance to terror group, called killing of U.S. soldiers justified

46 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Putin Makes First Public Comments on Nemtsov Killing

Russian President Vladimir Putin told senior police officials they should finally rid Russia of shame and tragedy such as the killing of opposition activist Boris Nemtsov.

49 minutes ago // Reuters

world Indonesian official rejects Australian death row prisoner swap proposal: media

JAKARTA Reuters - Indonesia's deputy foreign minister Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir said on Thursday the government has rejected Australia's proposal of a prisoner swap to save the lives of two convicted Australian drug traffickers on death row, media reported.

50 minutes ago // CBS

world Pharrell Williams: We didn't copy Marvin Gaye song for "Blurred Lines"

In lawsuit brought by soul singer's family, Williams testifies he wanted to capture the feel of Marvin Gaye's music in hit 2013 song

50 minutes ago // CBS

world Pharrell Williams: We didn't copy Marvin Gaye song for "Blurred Lines"

In trial over lawsuit brought by soul singer's family, Williams testifies he wanted to capture the feel of Marvin Gaye's music in hit 2013 song

51 minutes ago // ABC

world Myanmar Police Drag Away Protesting Factory Workers

Myanmar police drag away factory workers after protest over working conditions

52 minutes ago // Reuters

world Kidnapped Iranian diplomat held in Yemen since 2013 freed: Iran state media

DUBAI Reuters - An Iranian diplomat held hostage in Yemen since 2013 returned home on Thursday following an intelligence operation to free him, Iranian state media reported, days after a kidnapped Saudi Arabian diplomat was freed in Yemen.

53 minutes ago // Reuters

world Two Germans to be caned, jailed for Singapore train graffiti

SINGAPORE Reuters - A Singapore court sentenced two Germans to nine months in prison and three strokes of the cane on Thursday after they pleaded guilty to breaking into a depot and spray-painting graffiti on a commuter train carriage.

54 minutes ago // ABC

world Iranian Special Operatives Free Diplomat Abducted in Yemen

Iran says team of special operatives has freed Iranian diplomat abducted in Yemen in 2013

57 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ducks are back atop the NHL standings with 3-1 victory over Montreal

John Gibson has won playoff games, posted a shutout in Chicago and started nine consecutive games in his young NHL career.

58 minutes ago // The Times of India

world NYC Hindu leaders upset over not including Diwali as holiday

Hindu community leaders in the US have expressed their disappointment over a decision by the city administration here of excluding Diwali from its list of school holidays.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world The women fighting on the frontline in Ukraine

Six female volunteers in the struggle against pro-Russian separatists talk about the decision to go to battle for their country and their hopes for life after war Continue reading...

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Will #SisiLeaks be Egypt's Watergate for Abdel Fatah al-Sisi?

Recordings allegedly implicate Egypts president in judicial interference, secret bank transfers from other countries and a conspiracy against Mohamed Morsi Continue reading...

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Chinese Premier Warns of Economic Barriers to Private Enterprise

Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday in his annual speech to the nation that China would have to overcome inefficiencies to maintain healthy growth.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world 'Senseless Act': U.S. Ambassador in S. Korea Slashed With Knife

Mark Lippert, Cincinnati native and Iraq War veteran, was reportedly injured with a razor while on his way to a lecture in Seoul.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Kidnapped Iranian diplomat held in Yemen since 2013 freed: Iran state media

DUBAI Reuters - An Iranian diplomat held hostage in Yemen since 2013 has been freed following an intelligence operation and returned home on Thursday, state media reported.

1 hour ago // CBS

world Florida drops bid to require drug tests for welfare applicants

Gov. Rick Scott won't ask U.S. Supreme Court to review rulings that Florida's mandatory drug tests were unconstitutional

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Election sets stage for L.A. Unified battle

Over the last few months, Los Angeles teachers union leaders have racked up a series of victories. They worked to push out Supt. John Deasy, elect a friendly candidate to the school board and win a ruling against a new evaluation system.

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world US ambassador Mark Lippert in stable condition after razor blade attack

US ambassador to South Korea is in a stable condition after a man slashes him on the face and wrist with a razor blade

1 hour ago // ABC

world China Defense Spending to Grow 10.1 Percent in 2015

China to raise defense spending by relatively mild 10.1 percent in 2015, amid neighbors unease

1 hour ago // BBC

world McDonald's in antibiotic chicken move

The world's biggest restaurant chain, McDonald's, will stop US purchases of chicken injected with antibiotics important to human medicine.