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7 minutes ago // UPI

world TransAsia: 10 passengers survived Taiwan plane crash

JC FinleyTAIPEI, Taiwan, July 24 UPI -- Ten people survived a plane crash on Wednesday in Taiwan that killed at least 48 people.

7 minutes ago // CBS

world Queen Elizabeth photobombs hockey players' selfie

The Queen of England also showed off a rare smile in the photo

7 minutes ago // CBS

world Queen Elizabeth photobombs athletes' pic

The Queen of England also showed off a rare smile in the photo

11 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world ESPN's SEC Network reaches distribution deal with Time Warner Cable

ESPN's new SEC Network scored another touchdown with Time Warner Cable signing a deal to carry the new network.

12 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Rebounding airlines plan dividend payouts, stock buybacks

Investing in airlines has long been the butt of jokes, especially when many U.S. carriers traipsed through Bankruptcy Court in the last decade.

14 minutes ago // Reuters

world Iran detains four journalists, three of them Iranian-American, says CPJ

ANKARA Reuters - The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday called on the Iranian government to immediately release four detained journalists, three of whom it said had U.S.-Iranian nationality.

15 minutes ago // NPR

world The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.

18 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins expands educational gaming app

Trip Hawkins' educational gaming company If You Can on Thursday released an expansion of its iPad game that aims to teach children lessons about social and emotional behavior.

20 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Jim Mora calls UCLA 'home,' says he'll stay 'until they kick me out'

UCLA Coach Jim Mora has 19 wins during his first two seasons as head coach, a better start than any other Bruins coach. He has NFL experience, and was linked to job openings repeatedly this summer.

22 minutes ago // BBC

world Success for hosts at Glasgow 2014

Host nation Scotland has a successful first day at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning 10 medals.

22 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Amazon shares fall after surprising earnings loss

Shares of Amazon.com Inc. fell Thursday after the e-commerce retailer reported a larger than expected second quarter loss as expenses outpaced a surge in revenue.

23 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: Could Syrias Islamist fighters hit Europe?

Norway's security police announced on Thursday that the country was facing an imminent terror threat.ThePST Norway's Police Security Service recently received information that individuals affiliated with an extreme Islamist group in Syria may have the intention of carrying out a terrorist action in Norway, a statement posted to the PST's Web site reads, adding that the attack would most likely be "carried out shortly probably in a few d

24 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Gaza crisis: UN claims Israel did not allow evacuation from shelter before strikes - as it happened

Israeli army says it allowed four hours for evacuationsIsraeli strike on UN shelter kills at least 15US says Israel 'could take additional steps to prevent civilian casualties'Protest marches unfold in West Bank and Tel AvivRead the latest blog summary

26 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Seattle bank guard seriously wounded in struggle with man over gun

A Seattle bank guard was seriously injured when a man allegedly tried to steal his gun and fired wildly before shooting himself, authorities said.

29 minutes ago // Reuters

world U.N. aviation body to hold safety meeting with IATA, others -sources

MONTREAL Reuters - The U.N. civil aviation agency will hold a broad international meeting next week to discuss airline safety in the industry's most coordinated response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

33 minutes ago // The Independent

world 'No loud Americans' sign in County Kerry, Ireland, slammed by local residents

A shopkeeper in an Irish village faced a backlash from members of his community, after he saidhe would not serve loud Americans.

34 minutes ago // Reuters

world Indian markets' post-election enthusiasm lost on consumers

NEW DELHI Reuters - Software engineer Sanjay Bhatnagar used to watch a new Bollywood movie every week with his family, but now goes to the cinema once a month as spiraling costs of food and other staples eat into his budget for non-essentials.

34 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Pac-12 media day: Washington QB Cyler Miles suspended for opener

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles has been suspended for the Huskies Aug. 30 opener at Hawaii, Coach Chris Petersen announced Thursday.

37 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Time Warner ad campaign may signal movement in Dodgers' TV impasse

It has been a reasonably civil dispute, taking any fun you might be able to scavenge out of this ongoing battle between Time Warner Cable and the other satellite and cable providers not broadcasting the Dodgers.

37 minutes ago // BBC

world I'm done with road racing - Wiggins

Sir Bradley Wiggins he will not ride the Tour de France again after describing road racing as having "no loyalty".

38 minutes ago // CBS

world Has Robin Thicke given up on Paula Patton?

After multiple public apologies and an album dedicated to his longtime love, a report says the singer may be ready to face the music

39 minutes ago // Sky News

world MH17: Ukraine Workers 'Chased Off Crash Site'

Armed separatists are accused of confiscating investigators' equipment and chasing them away from the wreckage of the downed jet.

41 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world US man 'in no pain' during two-hour execution

Review of execution process ordered as anti-death penalty advocates questioned procedures and calls for its abolition.

43 minutes ago // Sky News

world Palestinian Shot Dead During West Bank Protest

A 25-year-old man is killed as 10,000 people stage a massive protest at a checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem.

43 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Algerian Flight Likely Crashed in Mali

An Air Algrie jetliner with 118 people onboard lost contact with controllers and likely crashed in northern Mali, marking the latest in a string of global airline incidents.

44 minutes ago // VOA

world Death Toll From Israel-Gaza Conflict Surpasses 700

Gaza officials say a shelling hit a compound housing a United Nations-run school in the Gaza Strip, killing more than a dozen people, during an Israeli offensive in the area. Heavy fighting between the Israeli military and Hamas militants continued on Thursday, pushing up the death toll. So far, more than 730 Palestinians and 35 Israelis have been killed in the conflict. VOA's Scott Bobb has the latest from Jerusalem.

45 minutes ago // BBC

world Farah forgotten as Glasgow basks in golden glow

The day began with Mo Farah pulling out but ended with Scotland celebrating a golden day to savour.

46 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: There is a lizard sex satellite floating in space and Russia no longer has it under control

At this very moment, a Russian satellite full of geckos --possibly having sex -- is floating around in space -- and mission control has lost theability to control it. The Foton-M4 research satellite launched on July 19with five geckos onboard. The plan: To observe their mating activities in the zero-gravity condition

46 minutes ago // CNN

world Chief Ebola doctor contracts virus

A doctor who has played a key role in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone is infected with the disease, according to that country's Ministry of Health.

46 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Oregon gets picked in July, but Stanford has been winning in November

For the fourth year in a row, Oregon has been selected by the media to finish first in the Pac-12 North Division. The Ducks are the overwhelming favorite, getting 37 of 39 first-place votes.

47 minutes ago // CNN

world Rebels prevent search for more MH17 victims

The transfer from Ukraine to the Netherlands of remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shootdown is expected to be completed by Saturday, the Dutch prime minister said Thursday.

47 minutes ago // CNN

world Report: Wreckage of Air Algerie plane spotted in Mali desert

The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight that crashed in a remote area of Mali early Thursday has been found, the country's President told other officials, according to Reuters.

50 minutes ago // Reuters

world French warplanes search Mali desert for crashed Air Algerie plane

ALGIERS Reuters - French warplanes and U.N. helicopters scoured the north of Mali on Thursday for the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed carrying 110 passengers, nearly half of them French, from Burkina Faso to Algiers.

51 minutes ago // ABC

world Uruguay Leader Thirsty for Paraguay's Yerba Mate

Uruguay's president looks to Paraguay for cheaper yerba mate, the region's traditional tea

51 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Air Algerie plane crash: mystery of how the plane came down in terrorist heartland

Air Algerie flight disappeared from radar screens over Mali 50 minutes after take off en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers and six crew on board including 51 French nationals

52 minutes ago // Fox News

world Uruguay's president looks to Paraguay for cheaper yerba mate, the region's traditional tea

Paraguayan yerba mate producers say Uruguay's president is thirsty for more of the traditional tea for his country and is asking them to fill the need at a lower price.