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world Lebanese Minister Rejects Calls to Resign

A Lebanese minister defied demands from protesters to step down and rejected calls for the dissolution of the cabinet, a stance that risked inflaming an antigovernment movement.

31 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Governor: Boko Haram kills 56 in remote part of Borno State

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Islamic extremist group Boko Haram killed 56 villagers in a remote area, the governor of Borno State of the region said Sunday, as the government warned that the extremists are trying to extend their violent campaignGov. Kashim Shettima confirmed the attack in Baanu village during a meeting with the parents of the 219 girls abducted from a school in the region by the extremists last year. Thursday marked 500 days of captivity of the girls from a school in Chibok

37 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Arthur Sinodinos says Abbott ministers leaking on Hockey should be sacked

Former minister says colleagues should be working to win Canning byelection rather than backgrounding against treasurer to scapegoat a potential lossFormer minister Arthur Sinodinos has attacked colleagues backgrounding journalists that the prime minister should sack treasurer Joe Hockey if the Canning byelection goes badly, and suggested Abbott instead sack the leakers.Ministers should be working hard to win the Canning byelection rather than backgrounding agains

38 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Hopeless in Gaza?

Gaza’s plight serves no one, on pragmatic grounds, never mind moral or humanitarian considerations. “The policies of isolating Hamas and blockading Gaza,” the report argues, “have neither brought a political settlement closer nor dislodged Hamas. There i …

43 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.A.E. Takes Lead in Southern Yemen

U.A.E. forces prevented Houthi rebels in Yemen from overrunning the Yemeni port city of Aden and now also reluctantly find themselves in the business of nation-building.

46 minutes ago // UPI

world Turkey carries out first airstrikes as part of U.S.-led coalition against IS

Fred LambertANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 30 UPI -- Turkey carried out its first anti-Islamic State airstrikes as an official member of the U.S.-led bombing coalition known as Operation Inherent Resolve.

51 minutes ago // BBC

world US horror filmmaker Wes Craven dies

US horror film director Wes Craven, creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, dies aged 76, US media say.

51 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Tropical storm Erika: Dominica declares disaster status and appeals for aid

Flooding and landslides kill at least 20 people and leave more than 50 missing on Caribbean islandRescue teams worked to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica on Sunday after tropical storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and left more than 50 missing on the Caribbean island.Access by road to these communities is impossible, said the prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit. These towns are cut off from the rest of the country.

52 minutes ago // ABC

world Activists Say IS Damages Ancient Temple in Syria's Palmyra

Activists say Islamic State militants damage ancient Bel Temple in Syria's Palmyra

1 hour ago // ABC

world China Says 197 Punished in Crackdown on Online Rumors

China says netizens who spread rumors about Tianjin blasts, stock slide among 197 punished

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Ragunan Zoo launch a phone app

Ragunan Zoo introduces a mobile phone app to navigate the park.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Tens of thousands of peace protesters take to streets of Japan video

More than 120,000 peace protesters have taken to the streets of Tokyo demonstrating against legislation that would end Japans legacy of non-deployment in overseas wars. The changes, put forward by the Abe government, would allow the nations armed forces to fight abroad for the first time since the second world war. The protests have been taking place all summer, but on Sunday organisers were reported as saying more than 120,000, including leading opposition politicians, were involved

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Scores of thousands of peace protesters take to streets of Japan video

More than 120,000 peace protesters have taken to the streets of Tokyo demonstrating against legislation that would end Japans legacy of non-deployment in overseas wars. The changes, put forward by the Abe government, would allow the nations armed forces to fight abroad for the first time since the second world war. The protests have been taking place all summer, but on Sunday organisers were reported as saying more than 120,000, including leading opposition politicians, were involved

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Self-Help Pioneer Wayne Dyer Dies: Family, Publisher

Dyer wrote "Your Erroneous Zones," a best-seller for 64 weeks, and claimed to have treated his own leukemia through remote "psychic surgery."

1 hour ago // New York Times

world At Least 13 Reported Dead in Yemen Strikes

The Saudi-led military coalition killed workers at a water plant on Sunday, the plants owner said, while a coalition spokesman said Houthi rebels had made explosive devices at the site.

1 hour ago // CBS

world Obama renaming America's tallest mountain

The peak's new name is already widely used among native Alaskans

1 hour ago // Reuters

world 'The Storm Makers' puts Cambodia's sex-trafficking under spotlight

LONDON Thomson Reuters Foundation - Cambodians say that when human traffickers arrive in a village, they bring a storm and tears with them, an experience that Aya, sold into slavery when she was 16, will never forget.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Clan warfare trumps diplomacy in Mali's fragile north

GAO Reuters - The United Nations has deployed 10,000 peacekeepers and poured more than $1 billion into Mali but its efforts to end a three-year conflict are threatened by the reemergence of a centuries-old rivalry between Tuareg clans.

1 hour ago // BBC

world EU calls crisis talks on migration

The European Union announces emergency talks on its escalating migrant crisis, as record numbers try to enter the bloc by sea or land.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Caste Quotas in India Come Under Attack

Resentment has gelled into opposition to Indias version of affirmative action, a system of strict quotas that reserves nearly half of jobs for those from disadvantaged castes or tribes.

1 hour ago // UPI

world Afghan forces recapture district in Helmand province from Taliban

Fred LambertMUSA QALA, Afghanistan, Aug. 30 UPI -- Afghan forces, backed by U.S. air power, recaptured the Helmand province district of Musa Qala after it was seized by Taliban forces last week.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Obama Doubles Down on Climate Change

The president's trip to the Alaskan Arctic the first by a sitting president is part of an increasingly forceful climate change policy push.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world After Missing for 9 Days, Calif. Hiker Is Recovering

Miyuki Harwood, 62, was recovering Sunday in a Fresno hospital after she was found alive Saturday.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Growing Migrant Crisis Prompts Call for Urgent Meeting of E.U. Officials

Germany, France and Britain appealed for the nations to establish specific measures for helping people who flee to the continent, and the European Unions leadership set a meeting for Sept. 14.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world How the Truck Refugees Met Their End

Forensic examiners in Vienna have performed autopsies on 16 of the 71 bodies, police said Sunday. Initial tests indicated they had suffocated.

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world Egypt censures British ambassador for criticising Al Jazeera sentences

Diplomatic row brews after our man in Cairo adds voice to international condemnation of prison terms handed to three journalists

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Indian Scholar Who Criticized Worship of Idols Is Killed

The killing of the scholar, Malleshappa Madivalappa Kalburgi, drew immediate comparisons to the 2013 murder of Dr. Narendra Dabholkar, who spent decades debunking gurus, sorcerers, healers and godmen.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world ISIS Damages Temple of Baal in Palmyra

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that fighters had destroyed part of the nearly 2,000-year-old temple.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world ISIS Damages a Temple in Palmyra

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activist and monitoring group based in Britain, said Sunday that Islamic State fighters had destroyed part of the nearly 2,000-year-old Temple of Baal.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Governor: Boko Haram Kills 68 in Remote Part of Borno State

Governor: Islamic extremist group Boko Haram kills 68 in remote part of Borno state

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Highest Peak in North America Renamed Denali

For more than a century, the continent's tallest mountain was named after the 25th U.S. president. Now, it's officially being changed it to Denali.

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

world Governor: Boko Haram kills 68 in remote part of Borno State

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria The governor of Borno in northeast Nigeria says Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has killed 68 villagers in a remote area of his state.Kashim Shettima on Sunday confirmed the attack without providing more details, during a meeting with the parents of the 219 girls abducted from a school in the region by the extremists last year. Thursday marked 500 days of captivity of the girls from a school in Chibok.Fleeing residents of Baanu village say they were at

2 hours ago // VOA

world Iran Sentences 2 on Spy Charges

Iran's Revolutionary Court sentenced two people to 10 years in prison Sunday for spying, but did not identify the suspects or their nationalities. A court spokesman said the two spied for the United States and Israel. Iran arrested several alleged spies last October in southern Bushehr province, home to the country's first nuclear power plant. But it is unclear if Sunday's verdict is related to those arrests. It is also unknown if one of those convicted is Iranian-American Washington Post

2 hours ago // MSNBC

world Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump Surge in New Iowa Poll

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Donald Trump the two biggest anti-establishment candidates in the Democratic and Republican presidential primary fields, respectively have seen their support surge, according to a new survey of voters likely to participate in the Iowa caucus.

2 hours ago // USA Today

world Fears ISIS will destroy Palmyra are once again justified

ISIS followed up the destruction of Palmyra's temple of Baalshamin last week by blowing up the Bel Temple. Video provided by Newsy