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world "The Thorn Birds" author Colleen McCullough dies at age 77

The best-selling Australian author, whose novel sold 30 million copies worldwide, died Thursday after a long illness

12 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler arrested in Death Valley bar fight

Geezer Butler, the longtime Black Sabbath bassist, allegedly has a knack for bashing listeners offstage as well.

12 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Indiana governor scraps plan for state-run news agency

After a wave of criticism over his administration's plan to create a government news agency that would feed pre-written stories to local media, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Thursday that he will scrap the idea.

12 minutes ago // BBC

world Gunman arrested at Dutch TV station

A gunman is arrested in the studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS after disrupting the main evening news programme, reportedly demanding airtime.

16 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Dutch police arrest armed man demanding to go on national TV

News agencies report that building of national broadcaster NOS in Hilversum has been cleared after man entered offices Continue reading...

16 minutes ago // CNN

world Jewish leader: Group locked into Auschwitz

A row has erupted over allegations by representatives of Rome's Jewish community that they were locked into the former Nazi Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland and treated "like real criminals" after filming a TV interview.

18 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Gas Blast at Mexico Maternity Hospital, At Least Two Dead

A gas tank truck exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, collapsing much of the building.

20 minutes ago // CNN

world UK inquiry seeks to find if Russia put polonium in spy's tea

A UK public inquiry into the 2006 death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko opened Tuesday at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, after years of wrangling over what evidence can be heard.

20 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Five must-see booths at the L.A. Art Book Fair

Hundreds of art books, zines, catalogs, one-of-a-kind artist books and out-of-print rarities will be on view starting Thursday at theL.A. Art Book Fair, which promises to be the biggest edition of the fair since it launched in 2013.Last year's fair drew more than 25,000 visitors...

20 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Castro's new demands may be more Cuban politics than diplomacy

Cuban President Raul Castro appeared to toss a wrench into normalization talks with his surprise announcement Wednesday that the U.S. government must first give up the military base at Guantanamo Bay, rescind the congressionally mandated trade embargo and compensate Cuba for damages.

20 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Mexico gas blast: Aerial video

A gas tank lorry has exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City causing dozens of casualties.

21 minutes ago // CNN

world UK summons Russian envoy

Two UK Royal Air Force jets intercepted a pair of Russian bombers flying over the English Channel near British airspace this week, the British defense ministry says.

21 minutes ago // Reuters

world Six dead, Egyptian state newspaper office destroyed in Sinai attack: state media

CAIRO Reuters - Six people were killed and 30 wounded in an attack on military buildings in the capital of Egypt's restive North Sinai province, medical and security sources said.

22 minutes ago // New York Times

world Government Allies Are Said to Have Killed Dozens of Sunnis in Iraq

Dozens of people from a mostly Sunni village in eastern Iraq were methodically singled out for slaughter this week, witnesses and local Sunni leaders say.

22 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Militants' Deadline Expires on Prisoner Swap

As Jordan demanded proof from Islamic State that a captured Jordanian pilot is alive, the militants stated deadline of sundown Thursday expires for a swap for a woman convicted of a bombing in Amman.

22 minutes ago // CBS

world Hostage's wife issues plea as ISIS deadline passes

Speaking out for the 1st time, Japanese man's wife begs Jordanian, Japanese officials to "understand that the fates of both men are in their hands"

22 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Report: Armed man enters Dutch national broadcaster

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The director of Dutch national broadcaster NOS says an armed man entered the building of the broadcaster and demanded airtime on television.Jan de Jong, director of the NOS, told national radio "Someone got into the building" and added that the man had been detained.The Thursday evening edition of the NOS news was not broadcast. Further details were not immediately available.Police didn't immediately return calls seeking commen

25 minutes ago // Reuters

world Wife of flogged Saudi blogger says his health is worsening

OTTAWA Reuters - The wife of a Saudi rights activist, sentenced last year to 1,000 lashes for criticizing the Kingdom's clerics in his blog, said on Thursday her husband's health had worsened after the first round of flogging and that he could not survive the full punishment.

25 minutes ago // Time

world Armed Man Reportedly Enters Dutch National Broadcaster

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The director of Dutch national broadcaster NOS says an armed man entered the building of the broadcaster and demanded airtime on television. Jan de Jong, director of the NOS, told national radio “Someone got into the building” and added that the man had been detained. The Thursday evening edition of the…

26 minutes ago // UPI

world Three U.S. contractors killed in Kabul airport

Ed AdamczykKABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 29 UPI -- Three American contractors and an Afghan national were shot to death in an incident Thursday at the Kabul, Afghanistan, airport, U.S. military officials said.

27 minutes ago // BBC

world Fraudster will serve time 'at home'

A woman who admitted conspiring to commit wire fraud after being extradited to America is ordered to spend 18 days in home confinement.

27 minutes ago // Reuters

world Mexico revises hospital gas blast death toll, says two dead not seven

MEXICO CITY Reuters - One woman and a child were killed when a gas explosion tore through a maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City on Thursday, the capital's mayor said, revising down an earlier toll of seven announced by national emergency services.

28 minutes ago // ABC

world Watch: Massive Explosion Outside a Children's Hospital in Mexico City

Officials say Gas Truck Blew-up, at least 2 people are dead and dozens more injured.

28 minutes ago // Reuters

world Iran says nuclear talks with Europeans 'promising' but no progress

ANKARA Reuters - Iran said talks with France, Germany and Britain on Thursday on its nuclear program were "promising" but more work was needed to settle the 12-year standoff, the official IRNA news agency reported.

31 minutes ago // Reuters

world Saudi king reshuffles cabinet but keeps oil, finance posts

RIYADH Reuters - Saudi Arabia's new King Salman ordered a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday but kept in place veteran Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi, Finance Minister Ibrahim Alassaf and Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal.

32 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'A fighter of lions' leads the pack for JW North

The best first name in high school basketball belongs to Dikymbe Martin of Riverside JW North.

33 minutes ago // ABC

world Several Simultaneous Attacks in Egypt's Sinai Kill 6

Simultaneous attacks on security forces in 3 towns kill 6 in Egypt's Sinai

33 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Obama's proposed Pentagon budget exposes familiar GOP divide

When President Obama and Congress agreed to the "sequester" cuts in 2011, neither really thought they would happen.

33 minutes ago // Time

world Hungarys Experience Suggests Greece Will Follow E.U. on Russia For a Price

Both Budapest and Athens have flirted with support for Russia but have fallen in line with Brussels

33 minutes ago // The Independent

world EU countries could hire PR firms to beat back Isis

European countries could hire public relations experts to counter extremist propaganda on the internet under plans being drawn by the European Union.

34 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Mother and child killed in fast-moving Inglewood apartment blaze

A mother and child were killed in a fast-moving apartment fire Thursday morning in Inglewood, authorities said.

34 minutes ago // BBC

world Deadly blast hits Mexico hospital

A gas tank lorry explodes outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City causing dozens of casualties.

35 minutes ago // CBS

world The Romneys will dine with Chelsea Clinton and her husband Friday

The lunch comes two days after Romney criticized Hillary Clinton in a speech

36 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 6

Egypt state TV says six people were killed and 18 wounded in what security officials described as simultaneous attacks by militants on more than a dozen army and police positions in the restive Sinai Peninsula.

37 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Video: Man hurls flaming container into Orange County home

Arson investigators are looking for a man who they say hurled a flaming fuel container into a Yorba Linda home and rode off on a childs bicycle.

37 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Did Alberta Just Break a Fracking Earthquake World Record?

Hydraulic fracturing, a technology used to crack open difficult oil and gas formations, appears to have set off a swarm of earthquakes near Fox Creek, Alberta, including a record-breaking tremor with a felt magnitude of 4.4 last week. That would likely make it the largest felt …