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world Omagh bombing: European court dismisses Real IRA men's claim

A bid by two republicans to overturn a landmark civil ruling that found them liable for the Omagh bomb is rejected by the European Court of Human Rights.

11 minutes ago // ABC

world Beijing's Latest Answer to Pollution: the Smog Free Tower

In a city where smog routinely blankets the streets, a Dutch artist has offered an eccentric solution: a 6-meter 20-foot metal structure that takes in smog and expels cleaner air

15 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world After Islamic State, Fears of a 'Shiite Crescent' in Mideast

As Islamic State loses more land to Iranian allies, Sunni Arab countries face a potentially more dangerous challenge: a land corridor from Tehran to Beirut that would reinforce a more capable and no less implacable enemy.

15 minutes ago // ABC

world The Latest: EU Leaders Send Peres Condolence Letter

European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean Claude-Juncker have sent a letter of condolence to Israel's President Reuven Rivlin following the death of the country's ninth President Shimon Peres

16 minutes ago // ABC

world Germany's Commerzbank to Cut 7,300 Jobs in Restructuring

Germany's Commerzbank AG says it expects to cut a total of 7,300 full time jobs as part of a restructuring to concentrate on its core businesses

16 minutes ago // ABC

world 75,000 Could Starve to Death in Nigeria After Boko Haram: UN

As many as 75,000 children will die over the next year in famine-like conditions created by Boko Haram if donors don't respond quickly, the U.N. Children's Fund is warning

18 minutes ago // USA Today

world Search on after 2 lions escape from cage in German zoo

The zoos not opening to the public until the two cats are found.

19 minutes ago // Reuters

world Thousands of Israelis file past coffin of former president Peres

JERUSALEM Reuters - Thousands of Israelis filed past the flag-draped coffin of Shimon Peres outside parliament on Thursday, honoring the former president and prime minister who won worldwide praise for his efforts in peace talks with the Palestinians.

20 minutes ago // Reuters

world China again warns against U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea

BEIJING Reuters - China "means what it says" when it says it will consider countermeasures against the planned U.S. deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea, the defense ministry said on Thursday.

22 minutes ago // Fox News

world Rights group says Sudan used chemical weapons in Darfur

The human rights group Amnesty International says it has gathered "horrific evidence" that the Sudanese military has used chemical weapons against civilians, including very young children, in one of the most remote corners of the Darfur region over the past eight months.

23 minutes ago // MSNBC

world India Strikes Militants Inside Nuclear-Armed Pakistan

Both India and Pakistan have nuclear weapons. They have fought three wars since independence from Britain in 1947, two of them over Kashmir.

24 minutes ago // BBC

world China Typhoon Megi: Rescuers struggle with mudslides and floods

Rescuers in China's eastern Zhejiang province have been searching for survivors at the site of landslides triggered by heavy rain.

25 minutes ago // ABC

world The Latest: Syrian Military Video Shows Aleppo Destruction

Syria's military has released a video of its new advances in the contested Syrian city of Aleppo, showing destruction and ruins in a neighborhood that is hundreds of years old

26 minutes ago // Fox News

world The Latest: Syrian military video shows Aleppo destruction

The Latest on the conflict in Syria all times local: 12:40 p.m.

29 minutes ago // USA Today

world Search on after 2 lions escaped from cage in German zoo

The zoos not opening to the public until the two cats are found.

29 minutes ago // Reuters

world China armed forces warn Japan against South China sea patrols

BEIJING Reuters - Japan is "playing with fire" with plans to step up activity in the contested South China Sea through joint training patrols with the United States, China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday, warning it would not sit watching from the sidelines.

33 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Pope Faces Pressure Over Russia in Georgia Visit

Pope Francis visit to the former Soviet state of Georgia this week poses a dilemma for the Catholic leader, as his pursuit of warmer relations with Russia puts him at risk of accusations he is soft-pedaling his central human-rights agenda.

36 minutes ago // Time

world Indian Fire Kills Two Pakistani Soldiers in Kashmir, Pakistans Military Says

The incident comes a day after Pakistan said India will "disintegrate" when Kashmir gains independence

39 minutes ago // USA Today

world In 48 hours, 33,771 Jews slaughtered at Babi Yar

Ukraine is marking 75 years since the World War II massacre.

41 minutes ago // ABC

world Spain: Socialists in Turmoil as Board Revolts Against Leader

Spain's leading opposition Socialist party was in the throes of a crisis Thursday, a day after nearly half of its executive board resigned in a rebellion against leader Pedro Sanchez

43 minutes ago // Reuters

world Signing peace deal, Afghan warlord calls for an 'end to current crisis'

KABUL Reuters - Afghan president Ashraf Ghani formalized a controversial accord with one of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords on Wednesday, a deal the government hopes will lead to more peace agreements.

48 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Obama orders US flags be flown at half-mast in honor of Peres The Times of Israel

“There are few people who we share this world with who change the course of human history, not just through their role in human events, but because they expand our moral imagination and force us to expect more of ourselves. My friend Shimon was one of those people,” …

49 minutes ago // UPI

world South Australia battered by lightning, high winds

Shawn PriceADELAIDE, Australia, Sept. 29 UPI -- South Australia is being lashed by lighting strikes, heavy rain and high winds that have knocked out power to city of Adelaide and surrounding rural areas.

52 minutes ago // Reuters

world In escalation, India says it launches strikes on militants in Pakistan

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD Reuters - India said on Thursday it had conducted "surgical strikes" on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, making its first direct military response to an attack on an army base it blames on Pakistan.

53 minutes ago // ABC

world 75,000 Could Starve to Death in Nigeria After Boko Haram: UN

Aid workers warn that tens of thousands of children in northeastern Nigeria will die in famine-like conditions created by Boko Haram's Islamic uprising if food doesn't reach them quickly

54 minutes ago // Reuters

world Russia says U.S. Syria statement shows Washington supports terrorism

MOSCOW Reuters - Russia is outraged by the threatening tone of the latest U.S. statement on Syria, viewing it as tantamount to supporting terrorism, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Thursday, according to Russian news agencies.

55 minutes ago // Reuters

world Erdogan says extending state of emergency would be good for Turkey

ANKARA Reuters - Extending a state of emergency for another three months would be beneficial for Turkey as it requires more time to eradicate the threat from terrorist groups after a failed coup attempt in July, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

57 minutes ago // New York Times

world India Claims Surgical Strikes in Pakistani-Controlled Kashmir

Pakistan played down the early morning operation, which it said killed two of its soldiers, calling it ordinary cross-border fire initiated by India.

57 minutes ago // USA Today

world In 48 hours, 33, 771 Jews slaughtered at Babi Yar

Ukraine is marking 75 years since the World War II massacre.

57 minutes ago // ABC

world Russia Says It Would Support 48-Hour Truce in Syria's Aleppo

A top Russian diplomat says a United States' threat to halt cooperation with Russia in the Syria conflict constitutes an "emotional breakdown" and says Russia is willing to support a 48-hour cease-fire around Aleppo

58 minutes ago // USA Today

world Indian army claims 'surgical strikes' on militants

The Pakistani military denied there had been any surgical strikes.

58 minutes ago // Fox News

world Russia says it would support 48-hour truce in Syria's Aleppo

A top Russian diplomat says a United States' threat to halt cooperation with Russia in the Syria conflict constitutes an "emotional breakdown" and says Russia is willing to support a 48-hour cease-fire around Aleppo.

58 minutes ago // ABC

world Search on for 2 Lions Escaped From Cage in German Zoo

Germany's Leipzig Zoo says two lions have escaped from their cages, and a search is on

59 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Flash Floods Feared as Rain Drenches D.C. Area

Heavy, potentially dangerous rain has started to douse parts of the D.C. area Wednesday evening with as much as 5 inches possible in some places.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Israelis Pay Respects to Peres, Clinton Arrives in Israel

Hundreds of Israelis, among them Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven, are paying their respects to Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres, who is lying in state at parliament

1 hour ago // BBC

world Omagh bombing: European court dismisses real IRA men's claim

A European court has dismissed a claim by men found liable for the Omagh bomb that court action against them was unfair.