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world ISIS captive sought 'story of what ISIS wants to do'

Kenji Goto had every reason to stay home in Japan. A successful career. A doting mother. A loving wife. A pair of young daughters, one of them just two-weeks old. And yet the experienced journalist felt he had to go into war-torn Syria.

8 minutes ago // BBC

world More snow forecast after disruption

Wintry weather causes hazardous conditions across many Scottish roads and leads to more than 100 school closures, with more snow on the way.

8 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Tripda, app to find long-distance rides, nabs $11 million in capital

Uber, Lyft and Sidecar have persuaded millions of Americans to trust people not licensed as taxi drivers to give them quick rides, but no company in the U.S. has been able to get the masses to take long-distance trips with unregulated drivers.

9 minutes ago // ABC

world Officials Say Gas Tank Truck Blast Damages Mexico City Maternity Hospital, Injuries Reported

Officials say gas tank truck blast damages Mexico City maternity hospital, injuries reported

9 minutes ago // BBC

world Children's entertainer is jailed

A children's entertainer is jailed for two years after admitting charges relating to child abuse images and drug offences.

9 minutes ago // ABC

world Angry Youths Stone Nigerian Leader's Convoy; Police Fire Gas

Youths angry at failure to fight Islamic uprising stone Nigerian president's convoy in Yola

11 minutes ago // BBC

world Flights resume at snow-hit airport

Flights resume at Manchester Airport after heavy snow resulted in services being suspended.

12 minutes ago // Time

world Murdered Argentine Prosecutor Didnt Trust His Bodyguards

Diego Lagomarsino had been in hiding since Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head.

12 minutes ago // VOA

world China Focuses on Greece Policy After Port Sale Halted

China is closely monitoring the policies of the new Greek government after Athens said this week it will stop the sale of a majority stake in Greece's biggest port, China's trade ministry said on Thursday. The Greek government last year had shortlisted China's Cosco Group as a potential buyer of a 67 percent stake in Piraeus Port Authority. But Greece stopped the sale this week, saying it would be put on hold as newly elected Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras halted privatization plans agreed un

13 minutes ago // BBC

world Jordan talks amid pilot swap pressure

The government of Jordan discusses the fate of captured pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh amid growing pressure after Islamic State threatens to kill him.

14 minutes ago // ABC

world Jordan Says Al-Qaida Prisoner Still in Country, Raises Doubt About Meeting IS Release Deadline

Jordan says al-Qaida prisoner still in country, raises doubt about meeting IS release deadline

16 minutes ago // CNN

world Sydney siege victim killed by police bullets

Only one of the Sydney siege victims was shot by the gunman, with the second killed by fragments of police bullets fired when officers stormed the cafe, an inquest has heard.

17 minutes ago // BBC

world Mutch joins Crystal Palace from QPR

Crystal Palace sign midfielder Jordon Mutch from Premier League rivals Queens Park Rangers for an undisclosed fee.

17 minutes ago // Reuters

world Russia warns West of 'catastrophe' over Ukraine

MOSCOW Reuters - Russia's envoy to the European security watchdog OSCE urged the United States and Europe on Thursday to stop supporting "party of war" in Ukraine and warned a "catastrophe" could lie ahead, Interfax news agency reported.

18 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'The Americans' recap: KGB spies struggle to infiltrate CIA

It's November 1982 and the Soviet Union is in turmoil as The Americans period drama begins its third season on FX with Episode 301 EST Men.

18 minutes ago // Reuters

world Women hold rally in Cairo to demand investigation into protestor deaths

CAIRO Reuters - A group of women protested in Cairo on Thursday against the death of Shaimaa Sabbagh and around 25 other activists allegedly killed by security forces at recent rallies marking the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising.

19 minutes ago // BBC

world Thai consortium takes over Sheff Wed

Championship side Sheffield Wednesday are taken over by a Thai consortium.

19 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world The Women's Tennis Rivalry that Wasn't

Serena Williams has beaten Maria Sharapova 15 times in a row; I have the time of my life

20 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Malaysia: Flight 370 Disappearance Ruled Accident

Malaysia formally declared that the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was an accident, a step intended to help victims families process compensation claims.

20 minutes ago // CNN

world Twins need livers; dad can only help one

An Ontario father of adopted twins who both need liver transplants is a match to donate part of his organ, but can only help one. CBC News has more.

22 minutes ago // ABC

world AP NewsAlert

Jordan demands proof of life of pilot held by IS group before any prisoner swap

22 minutes ago // CNN

world 7 marathons. 7 days. 7 continents ... is he crazy?

World Marathon Champion David Gething speaks to CNN Today about the experience of competing and winning the World Marathon Challenge.

23 minutes ago // The Independent

world Ebola: Virus may have become more contagious after mutating since start of outbreak, scientists warn

The Ebola virus may have become more contagious after mutating since the start of the current outbreak, scientists have warned.

23 minutes ago // CNN

world Ebola 'patient zero's' dad: I thought it was witchcraft

Officials believe that the Ebola outbreak's "patient zero" is a boy who may have contracted the disease from a bat. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.

23 minutes ago // BBC

world Give us your source code, says China

Business groups have written to the Chinese government, asking it to rethink rules that would force them to hand over source code and create backdoors for officials in Beijing.

25 minutes ago // BBC

world Chad 'forces Boko Haram from town'

Chad's army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a senior official from Niger tells the BBC.

26 minutes ago // Time

world Kabul Suicide Bomber Strikes Funeral For Taliban Victims and Kills 16

Insurgents are increasingly targeting local police and Afghan forces after most foreign troops withdrew at the end of last month

26 minutes ago // ABC

world Youths Angry at Failure to Fight Islamic Uprising Stone Nigerian President's Convoy in Yola

Youths angry at failure to fight Islamic uprising stone Nigerian president's convoy in Yola

26 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 2 dead, firefighter injured in Inglewood apartment blaze

A fast-moving apartment fire killed two people and injured a firefighter early Thursday, Los Angeles County firefighters said.

27 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Israel: Hezbollah Doesn't Want to Escalate Hostilities

The defense minister said that the Lebanese group has sent a message through intermediaries saying that it doesnt want to escalate hostilities, despite the outbreak of the worst border violence in nearly a decade.

30 minutes ago // VOA

world US Firms Concerned About China's New Cyber Regulations

U.S. business groups have sent a letter to Chinas top security policy body, calling for urgent discussions and dialogue over new cybersecurity regulations that would force them to hand over technology secrets in order to keep doing business in China. Details of the letters contents that were leaked to the media say the new regulations would require technology companies doing business in the financial sector to hand over their source code and adopt Chinese encryption algori

30 minutes ago // CNN

world CSI: Pakistan?

An expert forensic scientist who helped lock up John Wayne Gacy and Mike Tyson is now cracking cases in Pakistan. CNN's Errol Barnett has more.

30 minutes ago // BBC

world How to say: Diplodocus

It's one of the biggest creatures to walk the earth, but how is its name pronounced?

31 minutes ago // The Independent

world Aaron Hernandez: Prosecution to open case against rising American Football star charged with 'execution-style' killing of another player

Prosecutors are to start laying out the arguments they hope will convince a jury that a rising American Football star carried out the "execution-style" killing of another player who was dating his finances sister.

35 minutes ago // BBC

world Children's entertainer is jailed

A children's entertainer is sentenced to two years in prison after admitting charges relating to child abuse images and drug offences.

37 minutes ago // Newsvine

world North Korea leader to visit Russia

Russia says North Korea's leader has accepted an invitation to travel to Moscow in May for World War Two anniversary celebrations. Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said his presence had been confirmed, and Russia was preparing for his visit. However, Mr Peskov did not menti …