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world This may solve plane mystery

Forensic experts say cell phones could solve one of the biggest aviation mysteries in history. Ted Rowlands reports.

24 minutes ago // BBC

world UK science to get 200m polar ship

UK scientists are to get a 200m icebreaker, which will be one of the biggest, most capable polar research vessels in the world.

24 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Residents of Rio De janeiro slum stage protest

The protest followed the burial of a young man, Douglas Pereira, whose shooting death sparked clashes.

26 minutes ago // The Guardian

world MH370: nearly completed underwater search fails to find any signs

The autonomous underwater vehicle, Bluefin-21, has so far searched 95% of the focused underwater search area Continue reading...

28 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world A Year Later, Rana Plaza Survivors Struggle

Bangladesh's biggest industrial accident has left many of the roughly 2,500 survivors awaiting compensation and struggling to adjust to life with extensive injuries.

31 minutes ago // VOA

world Scientists Build a Custom Chromosome

Scientists have built a custom chromosome -- a package of genetic material assembled entirely from synthetic DNA. This engineered chromosome belongs to yeast, but experts say it can help them understand how genes work in humans as well. And it could help make these tiny living factories better at producing everything from medicines to biofuels. VOAs Steve Baragona tells us students were key to the project.

36 minutes ago // Newsvine

world WEST BANK: Palestinian Christians denied access to holy places in Jerusalem during Easter -

Since Israel cut off East Jerusalem from the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories in the early 1990s, Palestinian residents of the West Bank and Gaza Strip have been required to get Israeli army permission before they can enter Jerusalem. The situation worsened since the …

37 minutes ago // Sky News

world Israel: Hamas Unity Deal 'Kills Peace Process'

Fragile peace talks between Israel and Palestinian leaders break down as Fatah and Hamas vow to create a unified government.

40 minutes ago // Sky News

world US Accuses Russia Of Ukraine 'Deception'

In an uncompromising message, US Secretary of State John Kerry warns Moscow: "The window to change course is closing."

41 minutes ago // BBC

world Westminster without Scotland?

How a Scottish Yes vote would change the UK Parliament

46 minutes ago // The Guardian

world South Korea ferry: angry relatives confront minister and coast guard chief

Families camped out at information centre surround officials and accuse them of lying about the rescue operation Continue reading...

53 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.S., Japan Fail to Cinch Trade Deal

The U.S. and Japan failed to meet a goal of reaching a broad agreement on free trade during President Obama's three-day stay in Tokyo, Japan's economy minister said.

58 minutes ago // BBC

world New clashes in Rio over dancer death

Brazilian police clash with residents of a Rio de Janeiro shantytown that saw deadly protests on Tuesday over the death of a popular dancer.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Gang Leader From Mexico Gets Life Term

According to U.S. officials, Arturo Gallegos Castrelln, 35, ordered hundreds of killings as cartels battled over control of Ciudad Jurez.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Korean school tribute leaves empty spaces for unfound ferry victims

ANSAN, South Korea/SEOUL Reuters - A floral tribute to the children who drowned in a sinking South Korean ferry features photographs of the victims in their school uniforms and lines of empty spaces waiting to be filled with photos as the confirmed death toll rises.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Sugimoto's Brave New World

The subject of a vast new show at Paris's Le Palais de Tokyo, Japanese photographer and collector Hiroshi Sugimoto's visions of a world after human beings have ceased to exist are both exhilarating and full of dread.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Tech giants settle hiring court case

Technology giants Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe settle a class action lawsuit alleging they conspired to hold down salaries.

1 hour ago // Newsvine

world Ukraine spies release phone taps implicating rebel in murder Reuters

Reuters reports that the Ukrainian security force SBU, has released audio showing complicity in torture and murder.

1 hour ago // CBS

world Michael Pineda's big fault isn't cheating -- it's getting caught

Insiders say everybody breaks the rules in baseball; Yankees pitcher is getting flak only because he was too obvious

1 hour ago // Al Jazeera

world Israel suspends peace talks with Palestinians

Talks halted in response to a new unity agreement between rival Palestinian factions.

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world Kerry reminded no peace deal can be struck without addressing Gaza

Reconciliation between Fatah movement and the Islamist Hamas may prove the final act in seemingly moribund peace talks that were built more on hope that expectaction

1 hour ago // BBC

world MPs' 'localness' level measured

Almost two-thirds of MPs are "local" to the area they represent, research suggests.

1 hour ago // BBC

world MPs urge action on foreign prisoners

Foreign prisoners are not being deported quickly enough to help cut costs and relieve overcrowding in jails, MPs warn.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Green groups to wage legal war against Tony Abbott's pro-development agenda

Conservationists will move away from lobbying in favour of legal confrontation with a government they see as anti-environment Continue reading...

1 hour ago // New York Times

world News Analysis: Wrong Guesses About North Korea Leave U.S. Struggling to Adjust

Almost everything American intelligence agencies and North Korea-watchers thought they understood two years ago about Kim Jong-un, the Norths young leader, turns out to have been wrong.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Denmark Raises Deposit Rate to 0.05%

The Danish central bank Thursday raised one of its most important interest rates in an effort to support the Danish currency, which has weakened against the euro over recent months.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Residents of Conflictive Rio Slum Stage Protest

Residents of Rio slum wracked by conflicts with police stage demo in Copacabana neighborhood

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Draghi: ECB Is Open to Asset Purchases

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the institution is open to broad-based purchases of assets if consumer-price growth weakens to the point of threatening the euro zone's fledgling recovery.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Rome Braces as Popes Become Saints

Rome, already straining to handle crowds drawn by the immensely popular Pope Francis, is girding for an epic flow of pilgrims with this Sunday's canonization of two other beloved pontiffs, Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world No Consensus Reached at Brazil Internet Conference

The two-day Net Mundial conference on Internet governance came to a close in Brazil with a crowd of representatives from governments, companies and interest groups still divided over key issues.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world In India, Officials Brave Hungry Crocodiles to Reach Voters

When election time rolls around in India, poll volunteers go to extraordinary lengths to reach remote areas, braving hungry crocodiles and herds of elephants.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Venezuelan Economy Slows Sharply

Caracas said GDP growth slowed to 1.3% in 2013 compared to 5.6% the prior year, and inflation soared 4.1% in March compared with the previous month.

1 hour ago // Al Jazeera

world Syrian warplanes target crowded market

Airstrikes kill at least 30, as Assad government nearly finishes surrender of its chemical weapons stockpile.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Japan CPI Rises Less Than Expected

A closely watched Japanese inflation gauge rose a bit less than expected in April, the government said Friday, creating room for possible doubts among Bank of Japan policy makers that the recent increase in the domestic sales tax would stoke strong upward price movements.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world China Court Releases Japanese Ship at Center of Dispute

A Chinese maritime court said Mitsui O.S.K. Lines paid 4 billion $39 million to release a ship impounded over a civil suit regarding Chinese war-reparations claims from the 1930s.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Obama Suffers Setbacks in Japan and the Mideast

While offering security assurances to Japan, President Obama did not take sides over who has sovereignty over islands that are also claimed by China.