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11 minutes ago // BBC

world Bodies found after fireworks blaze

Two bodies are found after a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in Stafford, police say

14 minutes ago // BBC

world A&E targets breached as MIUs close

A&E waiting time target breaches in Northern Ireland increased "markedly" on the same day as health chiefs announced three minor injuries units MIUs are to shut.

21 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Acura combines two middling sedans into one competent model with the 2015 TLX

Honda may build some of the most popular and competitive cars in the country, but that doesn't mean its Acura formalwear division has the same mojo.

24 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Starbucks to deliver coffee to your desk starting in 2015

Want to avoid the morning rush at the local Starbucks?

25 minutes ago // BBC

world Man killed partner in fear of demons

A man cut his partner's throat to save her from a "fate worse than death" because he thought demons were about to break into their home in Ceredigion, a court heard.

29 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world TV This Week Nov. 2 - 8: The Game," on BBC America

Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes

33 minutes ago // The Independent

world American crash-test dummies made morbidly obese to reflect nations expanding waistlines

Crash-test dummies made to test cars for American roads are being made larger and heavier in order to reflect the increasingly obese American body shape.

35 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world CEO blamed for Bhopal gas disaster dies

Records show Warren Anderson, wanted over gas leak which killed thousands in Indian city in 1984, died in US last month.

35 minutes ago // Reuters

world Germany's Schaeuble says doesn't think 'reasonable' British will leave EU

DUBLIN Reuters - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday he does not believe Britain will leave the European Union as the English are "a reasonable people" and quitting the bloc would be a disaster.

35 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Book offers peek into musical world of Hollywood's Stein on Vine

The plane landed in Los Angeles, and Gary Chen decided not to make his connection to Taiwan.

36 minutes ago // NPR

world Seeing Red During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Decades of effort to raise awareness of breast cancer hasn't helped to reduce the death toll once it spreads. One woman living with metastatic breast cancer says it's way past time for a change.

37 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Close call with a shark - in pictures

Surfer Andy Johnston had a close call with a shark at West Beach in Perth, Western Australia on 21 September 2014, as these images show. Captured by Frits De Bruyn, a tourist in the area, they have emerged more than a month after the near shark attack Continue reading...

37 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams lose first round in 'Blurred Lines' case

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have lost the first round in their battle with Marvin Gayes family in an ongoing debate over whether their 2013 megahit Blurred Lines infringed on Gayes 1977 song Got to Give It Up.

39 minutes ago // ABC

world South Africa: Suspect Arrested in Soccer Killing

South African official says suspect faces murder charge for killing of soccer team captain

39 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world USC football morning report

This week's game: USCplaysWashington State at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash.

39 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Chicago Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo reportedly fails doping test

Marathon officials have postponed an awards ceremony amid news that Kenyan runner Rita Jeptoo tested positive for a banned substance prior to her victory at the Chicago Marathon earlier this month.

41 minutes ago // Fox News

world South African official says suspect faces murder charge for killing of soccer team captain

A South African official says a suspect has appeared in court on a murder charge for the killing of Senzo Meyiwa, the national soccer team captain.

41 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'Imitation Game's' outsiders plot lured Morten Tyldum

"The Imitation Game" could appear at first glance to be the product of some algorithm designed for maximum impact as a year-end prestige picture.

43 minutes ago // Reuters

world Election-year water crisis taking a toll on Brazil's economy

SAO PAULO Reuters - After a grueling election campaign in which officials faced fierce criticism for downplaying the effects of a year-long drought, Brazil's most populous state is finally coming to terms with an uncomfortable reality: it is running out of water.

44 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Halloween rain: Storm to hit Friday afternoon; roads to get slick

A Pacific Northwest rainstorm should arrive in Southern California on Friday afternoon, disrupting Halloween plans and setting the stage for dangerously slick road conditions.

45 minutes ago // Reuters

world Iran hits back after West condemns its human rights record

GENEVA Reuters - Iran defended itself on Friday against Western accusations of repression and a sharp rise in executions, including that of a woman hanged for murdering a man she accused of trying to rape her.

46 minutes ago // UPI

world Britain to pay off some World War I debt

Ed AdamczykLONDON, Oct. 31 UPI -- Some of the debt from financing the cost of World War I is about to be paid off, the British government announced Friday.

47 minutes ago // CNN

world 'I don't want to fight anymore'

Pulled from the rubble in Aleppo, unverified footage shows a terrified man telling rebels he is an Afghan immigrant to Iran. And Iranians are paying him $500 a month to fight in Syria, he says.

47 minutes ago // BBC

world IPCC keen to avoid old ghosts

Although awash with ambitious green plans, Copenhagen is still haunted by the spectre of 2009 as the IPCC hammers out its synthesis report.

48 minutes ago // ABC

world Coal Miners Stuck in the Middle of Ukraine's War

Deep in the mine, months without pay: Coal miners struggle amid the war in eastern Ukraine

48 minutes ago // CNN

world Sistine Chapel gets makeover

High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's masterpiece fresco is being seen in a new light.

48 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Army chief takes power in Burkina Faso

General Honore Traore in charge of West African nation after violent protests force President Blaise Compaore to resign.

50 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank video

Israeli security forces and protesters exchange stones and tear gas as violence erupts in the West Bank on Friday. A large Palestinian group tries to block the road to Hebron by throwing stones at Israeli military vehicles, while soldiers use stun grenades to disperse them. Tension are high after the closure of the al-Aqsa mosque compound on Thursday Continue reading...

50 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ten last-minute Russian halloween costumes and how to pull them off

Halloween has always been a contentious topic in Russia, with politicians labelling it as a morally corrupt US influence. But if youre keen to celebrate, The Moscow Times has some tips on how to do it Russian-style Continue reading...

51 minutes ago // ABC

world South African Official Says a Suspect Faces Murder Charge in Killing of Soccer Team Captain

South African official says a suspect faces murder charge in killing of soccer team captain

53 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Supervisor: Strip county fire of hiring authority amid nepotism claims

A county supervisor is proposing to take hiring authority away from the Los Angeles County Fire Department following a Times investigation that found a disproportionate number of firefighters have family ties within the department.

53 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world What we learned from the Kings' 3-0 loss to the Penguins

Their first defeat in regulation since the season opener against the Sharks on Oct. 8 was not pretty for the Kings on Thursday night at Pittsburgh. A few random thoughts as they dont have much time to regroup, facing Detroit on Friday night at Joe Louis Arena. The steady stream of...

54 minutes ago // Time

world Fissure Opens Between Pentagon and White House Over Assads Fate

Hagel told Rice a lack of clarity is complicating U.S. efforts to combat ISIS

54 minutes ago // Reuters

world Congo crowd kills man, eats him after militant massacres: witnesses

BENI Democratic Republic of Congo Reuters - A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning and eating his corpse, witnesses said, in apparent revenge for a series of attacks by Ugandan rebels.

54 minutes ago // CBS

world Dramatic Chihuahua plays dead when held

Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos, including motorcycle chariot racing, a musical tribute to Shia LeBeouf and a combat ship side launched into a river. Plus, a Chihuahua that, when held by a certain someone, freezes up like it was crossbred with a possum.

54 minutes ago // CNN

world Poland refuses to arrest filmmaker

Famed film director Roman Polanski, wanted in the United States for having sex with a minor in the 1970s, was questioned this week by Polish authorities but allowed to leave after the interview.