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world Firefighters to strike over eight days

Firefighters in England and Wales are to stage a fresh series of strikes over eight days from 9 August in a pensions dispute, the Fire Brigades Union announces.

17 minutes ago // Reuters

world Greek court ruling on migrant shootings causes outrage

ATHENS Reuters - A Greek court acquitted two men accused over the shooting of migrant farm workers who were demanding unpaid wages and gave two foremen suspended sentences in a ruling that prompted outrage from unions and rights groups on Thursday.

20 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Ebola virus outbreak: live

World Health Organisation reports 57 die from the Ebola virus in four days as union leader warns UK border staff feel unprepared for the possibility of the disease coming to the UK, follow the latest developments here

22 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Uganda anti-gay law challenged in court

Constitutional court petitioned to scrap law that calls for gay people to be jailed for life and obliges Ugandans to denounce them to authorities Continue reading...

22 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Spain's King Juan Carlos faces paternity claim from alleged illegitimate son

A Catalan waiter claims he is the illegitimate son of the abdicated monarch in first legal test for King Juan Carlos

22 minutes ago // NPR

world Conflict In Gaza: What You Need To Know Today

Israel called up 16,000 reservists, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to destroy tunnels built by Hamas "with or without a ceasefire."

23 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Six judges accused of leading role in Iranian crackdown on free speech

Human rights groups say judges, under influence of intelligence apparatus, spearheading crackdown on journalists and activists Continue reading...

25 minutes ago // BBC

world Man jailed after door banging death

A drug addict brandishing a hammer is jailed after he frightened a woman in her own home so she suffered a heart attack and died.

25 minutes ago // ABC

world Russia Tensions Hurting European Companies

German machinery industry cuts outlook, Adidas issues profit warning as Russia casts shadow

27 minutes ago // CBS

world Small plane crash in a Target, Costco parking lot could have been worse

One person killed in San Diego incident but police officer says, "We were very lucky"

27 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Gaza's corpse-ridden farms reveal destruction of Palestinian livelihoods

Perished livestock and destroyed crops leave ordinary Gazans facing financial ruin

28 minutes ago // New York Times

world Ilham Tohti Faces Criminal Trial Over Uighur Advocacy

Ilham Tohti, an economics professor and one of the few outspoken advocates for Uighurs, had been in detention since January.

28 minutes ago // ABC

world UK Judge Opens Inquiry Into Litvinenko Killing

British judge opens inquiry into Alexander Litvinenko killing, says Russian role is key issue

29 minutes ago // BBC

world Firefighters to strike in August

Firefighters in England and Wales are to stage a fresh series of strikes over eight days from 9 August in a pensions dispute, the Fire Brigades Union announces.

29 minutes ago // ABC

world Inflatable Frog Censored After Comparisons to China's Ex-Leader

Chinas newest celebrity is a large inflatable toad floating in the middle of a Beijing pond, but mentions of the giant frog disappeared from some of China's news and social media sites after some netizens pointed out similarities to Jiang Zemin, China's retired leader.

30 minutes ago // BBC

world Major roads closed for cycling event

Major road closures take place in and around Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games cycling time trial.

30 minutes ago // USA Today

world Israel vows to demolish Hamas tunnels 'with or without cease-fire'

Prime Minister Netanyahu says he won't accept any truce that will not allow Israel to achieve its goal.  

31 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Replacing photojournalists with drones will only bring us 'war porn'

The human touch is essential when covering that most human of dramas - war, says Harry de Quetteville

33 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Eurozone inflation falls to just 0.4%; Argentina defaults after last-ditch talks fail business live

Standard & Poors has placed Argentina in selective default, while Europes inflation rate has slipped to a near five-year lowLatest: Argentina hits backLarry E

33 minutes ago // BBC

world Firefighters to strike in August

Firefighters in England and Wales to stage fresh series of strikes over eight days from 9 August in pensions dispute

34 minutes ago // Reuters

world Russia may restrict Greek fruit, U.S. poultry imports: reports

MOSCOW Reuters - Russia's Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service VPSS may restrict fruit imports from Greece next week, RIA news agency reported, citing the watchdog agency.

37 minutes ago // Reuters

world Stop-start Afghan vote audit gets green light, but troubles remain

KABUL Reuters - The mammoth task of auditing eight million votes cast in the second round of Afghanistan's presidential election will restart on Saturday, the electoral commission said on Thursday, but disputes still hang over the process.

37 minutes ago // BBC

world Forensic scientists reach MH17 site

International forensic scientists reach the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine after the government halts military operations for a day.

39 minutes ago // CBS

world Kristian Bush plays "Southern Gravity"

The Sugarland member performs the title track off his upcoming solo album during a stop at CBS News.

40 minutes ago // CBS

world Kristian Bush performs "Trailer Hitch"

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, who's one-half of Sugarland, plays his new solo single during a visit to CBS News.

40 minutes ago // CBS

world Kristian Bush to fans: "Don't freak out"

Grammy-winning artist tells CBS News' Lauren Moraski about his new solo album and future plans with Sugarland partner Jennifer Nettles.

43 minutes ago // Reuters

world 'Russian involvement' central to UK inquiry into ex-KGB agent's death

LONDON Reuters - Evidence which shows Russia was behind the 2006 murder of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London will mostly be given in secret, the chairman of a public inquiry into his death said on Thursday.

46 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Zhang Tiesheng: from leftist hero to China's latest multi-millionaire

Few stories encapsulate China's rush from Mao to the market as well as Tiesheng's rise from jailed leftist to wealthy businessman Continue reading...

49 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Gay activists in China sue over electric shock therapy used to cure homosexuality

BEIJINGGay rights activists sued a counseling center Thursday for its offers to cure homosexuality through gay conversion therapy -- the first lawsuit of its kind in a country where few rights and recognition exist for those who are gay.

49 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Gay activists in China sue over electric shock therapy used to cure homosexuality

BEIJINGGay rights activists sued a counseling center Thursday for its offers to cure homosexuality through gay conversion therapy the first lawsuit of its kind in a country where few rights and recognition exist for those who are gay.

51 minutes ago // CNN

world Dramatic video of Gaza market attack

CNN's Erin Burnett and John Vause discuss dramatic footage of a deadly attack at a market in Gaza.

53 minutes ago // BBC

world Argentina blames US for debt default

Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent".

54 minutes ago // CNN

world Brutal scene after attack at U.N. school

CNN's Karl Penhaul shows the devastation following another attack on a U.N. shelter in Gaza.

55 minutes ago // MSNBC

world What Would The U.S. Do? Israeli Ambassador Asks

The Israeli ambassador to the United States continued to defend his nations military actions, insisting Thursday that Israel must strike back against Hamas rather than cowering in bomb shelters.

55 minutes ago // MSNBC

world What Would the U.S. Do? Israeli Ambassador Asks

The Israeli ambassador to the United States continued to defend his nations military actions, insisting Thursday that Israel must strike back against Hamas rather than cowering in bomb shelters.

55 minutes ago // Time

world The U.S. Has Deported More Than 30,000 Guatemalans This Year Alone

TIME received rare access to the first moments of their re-integration process