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world Alitalia Calls 24-Hour Strike 'Disrespectful' of Passengers

Alitalia: 24-hour strike Monday is 'disrespectful' of passengers in wake of Rome airport fire

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world El Salvador Hosts Beatification Ceremony of Slain Archbishop Romero

Huge crowds were expected at Saturday's ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and declared a martyr for his faith this year by Pope Francis. It is the first step toward possible canonization, although many of the 260,000-plus faithful anticipated to fill the capital's Savior of the World Plaza already credit him with miracles and refer to him as "Saint Romero of the Americas." On Saturday, U.S. President Barack Obama

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world Bringing in the Snoek, One of South Africa's Staple Fish

A South African fishing town centers on bringing in snoek, a staple fish

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world Yemeni Official: President Will Not Attend Peace Talks

Yemeni official: Embattled president will not attend upcoming peace talks in Geneva

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world 20 Other Countries Where Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal Nationwide

In light of Ireland voting to legalize same-sex marriage, here is a list of other countries where same-sex couples can marry

16 minutes ago // Reuters

world Arab air strikes hit military bases in Yemen

CAIRO Reuters - Saudi-led air strikes hit three military bases in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday and the Yemeni government in exile expressed reservations about United Nations-led talks aimed at ending the eight-week war.

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world US officer cleared over deaths

A judge in the US city of Cleveland clears a police officer over the deaths of two unarmed black people killed in a barrage of police fire.

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world Rail disaster victims remembered

A memorial service is held in Edinburgh to commemorate the deaths of more than 200 people in Britain's worst rail disaster 100 years ago.

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world Fierce Gun Battle Kills 43 in West Mexico Cartel Territory

One of Mexico's deadliest gun battles kills 43 as police, suspects face off in cartel region

21 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage, both sides say

In what appears a landslide, Irish voters were backing the legalization of gay marriage in a referendum that would change the Roman Catholic countrys constitution.

21 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 27 essential Memorial Day books

Memorial Day is meant to give Americans a time to remember the veterans and fallen soldiers of our many wars. The Los Angeles Times Book section has chosen these 27 books novels and nonfiction, some stories absurd, others painful as essential to understanding the American fighters experience....

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world Cleveland officer not guilty over deaths of two people shot at 137 times by police

Protesters gather after Michael Brelo acquitted and dischargedMalissa Williams and Timothy Russell were killed in 2012 Continue reading...

30 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Peru Declares 2-Month Martial Law in Area of Disputed Copper Mine

The government of President Ollanta Humala on Saturday started a two-month martial law in Arequipa, where residents are protesting Southern Coppers plan to set up a copper mine known as Tia Maria.

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world Freed Alabama death row inmate: 'I'm at peace with myself. Are they at peace?'

Ray Hinton spent 28 years in jail for a crime he didnt commit. Now enjoying his freedom, he says faith in God and harnessing his imagination kept him going Continue reading...

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world Cleveland officer Michael Brelo acquitted in killings that followed wild chase

Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo has been acquitted of manslaughter chargesafter he shot two people at the end of a wild 2012 car chase in which officers fired 137 shots.

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world Joyful Burundi Refugees Leave Disease-Stricken Camp

Songs of joy as Burundi refugees move from makeshift camp stricken by cholera outbreak

33 minutes ago // VOA

world Ghana Law Group Demands Inquiry into Opposition Figures Murder

The Ghana Bar Association has condemned the murder of a leading member of the opposition New Patriotic Party, saying it is a blight on the countrys democratic credentials. The GBA called for a thorough investigation, saying the masterminds should be quickly prosecuted to serve as a deterrent. Adams Mahama, the Upper East Regional Chairman of the NPP, was doused with acid by unknown assailants. He was admitted to a hospital, where he died on Thursday. Tony Forson, spokesman for the G

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world Songs of joy as Burundi refugees move from makeshift camp stricken by cholera outbreak

Hundreds of women, many with children strapped on their backs alongside their few belongings, sing melodious tunes expressing their joy as the small boats approach the ferry M.V.

35 minutes ago // Reuters

world British anti-slavery chief enlists Vatican in global pact to end slavery

VATICAN CITY Thomson Reuters Foundation - Britain's anti-slavery commissioner received the backing of the Catholic Church on Saturday for a campaign to push for a global pact vowing to eradicate slavery in the next 15 years.

38 minutes ago // BBC

world Demolition for Corfu deaths bungalow

The bungalow in Corfu where two British children died of carbon monoxide poisoning is to be demolished, its owner reveals.

38 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ireland gay marriage referendum result: Yes vote certain - live

With more than half of the results in, Ireland is on the verge of a historic Yes vote in its historic same-sex marriage referendumIn pictures: Ireland says Yes to same-sex marriageIreland set to be first country to legalise gay marriage via vote

40 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'Cultural feeding frenzy': Art world descends on Cuba for Havana Biennial

Rosa Lowinger hasbeen getting the invitations at a rate of two a day. The Los Angeles-based sculpture conservator ,who writes frequently on Cuba and leads art and architectural tours of the country, is in the Cuban capitalfor the opening of the latest edition of theHavana Biennial. And themood,...

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world Top US commander says IS actively recruiting in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan The commander of international forces in Afghanistan says the Islamic State group is actively recruiting in Afghanistan but is not yet operational there.General John F. Campbell said on Saturday the group's sophisticated social media campaign is attracting Taliban fighters in Afghanistan and Pakistan who are disgruntled with the lack of progress in more than 10 years of fighting to overthrow the Kabul government.He says many are pledging allegiance to the

43 minutes ago // BBC

world Britain qualify for Rio rugby sevens

England women seal Great Britain's qualification for Rio 2016 rugby sevens after beating USA 15-14 in the World Series.

43 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Somalia: 18 killed in extremist attack in rural Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya A Somali military official says dozens of Islamic extremists attacked two towns in southern Somalia earlySaturday and clashed with government troops in which 18 militants and soldiers were killed.Mohamed Abdullahi, a Somali military commander in Lower Shabelle region, said the fighting happened in Awdhegle and Mubarak towns and the militants were later repulsed. He gave no further details on the causalities.

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world Year-Old Thai Coup Imposes Superficial Calm but Little Else

1 year after coup, Thailand is calm but tensions simmer as generals shape politics

46 minutes ago // Reuters

world Protesters scuffle with men outside China-Taiwan meeting

TAIPEI Reuters - Protesters calling for Taiwan not to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank clashed with unidentified men in black T-shirts outside a meeting of officials from the two administrations on a Taiwanese island on Saturday.

48 minutes ago // BBC

world China's Amazon railway plan advances

A Chinese scheme to build a railway across South America, crossing the Amazon rain forest, moves a step closer as Peru agrees to study the plan.

50 minutes ago // Reuters

world Dozens killed in al Shabaab fighting in Somalia, attack in capital

MOGADISHU Reuters - Fighting in south Somalia between al Shabaab militants and government forces killed at least 24 people, while a rebel attack in the capital killed three Transport Ministry workers, officials and the group said on Saturday.

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world Eye Opener: Mansion murders manhunt isn't over

All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds

51 minutes ago // ABC

world Somalia: 18 Killed in Extremist Attack in Rural Somalia

Somalia: 18 killed as suspected Islamic extremists attack rural towns in Somalia

51 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Australia launches first air warfare destroyer

Australia launched HMAS Hobart, the first of three destroyers, at the Port River wharf in Adelaide on Saturday, a milestone for the country's Air Warfare Destroyer AWD programme, Australia's department of defence said in a statement.

52 minutes ago // Fox News

world Somalia: 18 killed as suspected Islamic extremists attack rural towns in Somalia

A Somali military official says dozens of Islamic extremists attacked two towns in southern Somalia earlySaturday and clashed with government troops in which 18 militants and soldiers were killed.

52 minutes ago // BBC

world Cooper warns Labour of in-fighting

Labour leadership contender Yvette Cooper warns her party against swinging too far to the left or right after the election defeat.

52 minutes ago // Reuters

world Egyptian court acquits 17 charged for protest at which activist killed

CAIRO Reuters - An Egyptian court on Saturday acquitted 17 people of violating a strict protest law earlier this year at a march commemorating a 2011 uprising, judicial sources said, a rare decision since Egypt introduced the statute in late 2013.

55 minutes ago // BBC

world US officer cleared over shootings

A judge in the US city of Cleveland clears a police officer over the deaths of two unarmed black people killed in a barrage of police fire.