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world Islamic State kills 85 more members of Iraqi tribe

BAGHDAD Reuters - Islamic State militants have executed 85 more members of the Albu Nimr tribe in Iraq in a mass killing campaign launched last week in retaliation for resistance to the group's territorial advances, a tribal leader and security official said on Saturday.

18 minutes ago // BBC

world Men killed in fireworks blaze named

Two men killed in a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in Stafford are identified as a 41-year-old employee and a 57-year-old customer.

19 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Iraqi Kurdish Fighters Enter Syria

A column of Iraqi Kurdish forces rolled across Turkeys border with Syria to help Syrian Kurdish militia defend the besieged city of Kobani, which has become a focus of a Western-backed war against Islamic State jihadists.

22 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Cruise ship stuck off Norway, no damage

COPENHAGEN, Denmark Norwegian rescue officials say a Bahamas-registered cruise liner with more than a thousand people on board has run aground in northern Norway, in sight of the pier where it was to be moored.The Norwegian rescue services say some passengers have been allowed to leave the "Marco Polo" cruise ship, which ran aground in the Lofoten archipelago early Saturday. A Norwegian pilot was onboard "Marco Polo" and two tugboats were on their way to try to free the vessel.

22 minutes ago // BBC

world Concerns over adoption service cash

Children in Wales up for adoption may miss out because the service in England will have a fund for supporting families, experts fear.

25 minutes ago // VOA

world Italy Ends, EU Begins Sea Rescue Mission

Italy has ended its Mediterranean sea rescue mission that has saved the lives of at least 100,000 migrants, mainly from Africa and the Middle East. The Mare Nostrum, or Our Sea mission, closed Friday, to make way for the European Union's new search and rescue mission for migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Triton, the EU operation, began Saturday. The Italian operation started a year ago after a shipwreck left more than 350 men, women and children dead near the Sicilian island of Lampedusa.

26 minutes ago // ABC

world Iraqi Officials: IS Extremists Line up, Kill 50

Iraqi officials say Islamic State group lines up, kills 50 tribesmen, women in Anbar province

29 minutes ago // ABC

world Cruise Ship Stuck off Norway, No Damage

Cruise liner aground in northern Norway, no injuries, no damage

31 minutes ago // Reuters

world Suicide car bomber kills 11 police, soldiers in Afghanistan

PUL-I-ALAM Afghanistan Reuters - A suicide car bomber killed at least 11 members of the security forces and wounded more than 20 civilians near a police checkpoint in eastern Logar province in Afghanistan on Saturday, local officials said.

33 minutes ago // BBC

world Egypt jails 'gay wedding video' men

Egypt court sentences eight men to three years in prison for appearing in a video alleged to be of a gay marriage.

34 minutes ago // BBC

world Three held on suspicion of murder

Two men and a woman are held on suspicion of murder following the unexplained death of a 50-year-old man in Pembroke Dock.

36 minutes ago // ABC

world Iraqi Officials Say Islamic State Group Lines up, Kills 50 Tribesmen, Women in Anbar Province

Iraqi officials say Islamic State group lines up, kills 50 tribesmen, women in Anbar province

38 minutes ago // Fox News

world Cruise liner aground in northern Norway, no injuries, no damage

Norwegian rescue officials say a Bahamas-registered cruise liner with more than a thousand people on board has run aground in northern Norway, in sight of the pier where it was to be moored.

44 minutes ago // BBC

world Van Gaal keen to exploit City form

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal hopes his team can exploit Manchester City's dip in form at the Etihad on Sunday.

46 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Egyptian helicopters fire on Sinai villages

Assault launched overnight, residents say, after rise in attacks on soldiers and a declaration of a state of emergency.

47 minutes ago // VOA

world Boko Haram: Kidnapped Schoolgirls 'Married Off'

The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram says the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped in Chibok earlier this year have all converted to Islam and have been married off. Abubakar Shekau said in a video the girls, who he says are now in their marital homes, have memorized two chapters of the Quran. Nigeria had announced it was in negotiations with Boko Haram to release the girls. Shekau denied those claims, saying he did not know the man who claimed to represent Boko Haram in the n

52 minutes ago // MSNBC

world I Killed Wife So We Wouldn't Be Burden: Elderly Husband

An 88-year-old accused of fatally stabbing his 86-year-old wife told investigators he didn't want the couple to be a burden on their family.

52 minutes ago // ABC

world UN: At Least 1,273 Iraqis Killed in October

UN report: At least 1,273 Iraqis killed in October violence, a slight increase over last month

53 minutes ago // Fox News

world UN report: At least 1,273 Iraqis killed in October violence, a slight increase over last month

The United Nations mission in Baghdad says at least 1,273 Iraqis were killed in violence in October, a slight increase compared to last month amid the ongoing assault by the extremist Islamic State group.

55 minutes ago // ABC

world 2nd Soldier Claims Presidency in Burkina Faso

2nd Burkina Faso soldier declares he is head of state after protest push president from power

57 minutes ago // VOA

world Zambian President's Remains Return Home

The remains of Zambia's late president return to the country Saturday. Michael Sata died Tuesday in a hospital in London from an unspecified illness. Information Minister Joseph Katema says the president's body will lie in state in Lusaka's Mulungushi Conference Hall and a state funeral will be held November 11. For months, officials in the southern African nation had repeatedly denied that Sata was sick, despite making several trips abroad for medical help. Sata led Zambia since w

59 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Vietnam Duo Arrested Over Rhino Horns

South African police have arrested two people from Vietnamese after allegedly confiscating a number of rhinoceros horns as part of an anti-poaching operation, authorities said.

1 hour ago // UPI

world Dude: Pot clubs set to go legal in Uruguay

Mary PapenfussMONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Nov. 1 UPI -- Cannabis clubs are registering in Uruguay as the world's first nation to approve a state-run system to supervise drug distribution moves to the next phase.

1 hour ago // BBC

world No Canada visas for Ebola countries

Canada suspends visa applications from countries in the grip of the Ebola outbreak, in a move similar to a much-criticised Australian plan.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Afghan President: Corruption, Security Top Issues

Afghanistan's new president says fighting corruption, ensuring security his top priorities

1 hour ago // NPR

world Hollaback! Video Calls Out Catcallers, But Cuts Out White Men

In the video, most of the men who street-harass, who cat-call, yell sand follow the woman are black and Latino. Noticeably absent from the video? White men.

1 hour ago // ABC

world UK Warns Travelers They Could Be Terror Targets

UK warns British travelers they could be targeted by Islamic State group terrorists

1 hour ago // Fox News

world UK warns British travelers they could be targeted by Islamic State group terrorists

Britain has taken the unusual step of issuing a general terror warning to all U.K. travelers overseas because of fears that they could be targeted by Islamic State group terrorists seeking revenge for coalition actions in the Middle East.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world 2nd Burkina Faso soldier declares he is head of state after protest push president from power

A largely unknown military colonel has emerged to say he has taken the helm of Burkina Faso, hours after an army general had made a similar declaration following the ouster of the country's president of 27 years.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world 2 firms that won LAUSD's tech program most active in seeking meetings

More than a year before the Los Angeles Board of Education agreed to an iPads-for-all program, Apple and a leading curriculum company repeatedly sought meetings with school board members, newly released emails and records reviewed by The Times show.

1 hour ago // Al Jazeera

world Egyptian helicopters shell villages in Sinai

Assault launched overnight, residents say, after rise in attacks on soldiers and a declaration of a state of emergency.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Libyan port rebel leader refuses to hand over oil ports to rival group

TUNIS Reuters - A former Libyan rebel leader, who seized oil ports in the past to campaign for eastern autonomy, said he had turned down an offer to join an armed group challenging the internationally-recognized government.

1 hour ago // VOA

world Lt. Colonel Taking Power in Burkina Faso

A lieutenant colonel in Burkina Faso's presidential guard has declared himself the new head of state. Yacouba Issac Zida said Saturday in a statement broadcast on the radio and posted on the Internet that he is assuming the "responsibilities of head of this transition and head of state to guarantee the continuity of the state." "While waiting to define in a consensual manner, with all the political parties and civil society organizations, the content and the contours of this peaceful d

1 hour ago // BBC

world Murphy apologises to Scottish voters

Scottish Labour should "apologise" for not listening to voters after electoral defeat, leadership candidate Jim Murphy says.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Man dies following Holywood crash

A man in his 30s dies following a crash on the A2 in Holywood, County Down.

1 hour ago // Al Jazeera

world Zambia president's remains arrive home

Michael Sata died in a London hospital after a long illness and is to be buried on November 11.