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18 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Britons arrested on Turkey's border with Syria arrive at police station video

Nine British nationals reportedly arrested on Turkey's border with Syria are brought into a police station in the Hatay province on Thursday. News camera footage shows brief glimpses of the detainees, who are largely obscured behind tinted windows. It follows the arrest of at least four young men and women at the Turkey-Syria border last month Continue reading...

23 minutes ago // Reuters

world Death toll in Egypt Sinai attack rises to 17: security sources

Reuters - The death toll from attacks by gunmen with rocket-propelled grenades on military checkpoints in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Thursday climbed to 15 soldiers and two civilians, security and medical sources said.

24 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Russian fishing boat sinks in Sea of Okhotsk, at least 54 crew members die

A Russian trawler sank in just 15 minutes in icy waters off Russia's Far Eastern coast early Thursday, killing at least 54 crew members, rescue workers said.

24 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Al-Qaida frees senior terrorist in Yemen prison swoop

Khalid Batarfi among more than 300 inmates who escaped from jail while fighting rages on following a week of Saudi-led air strikes Continue reading...

25 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Criticism Mounts on Iran Talks

The White House began discussing its options in case of failure to reach a nuclear deal with Iran.

25 minutes ago // USA Today

world Raw: Gunmen Attack University in Kenya

Gunmen attacked Garissa University College in eastern Kenya early Thursday, shooting indiscriminately in campus hostels, killing at least two people and wounding four others, police said. April 2

25 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Catalan President Sees Obstacle in Upstart Party

The emergence of Spains upstart populist party Podemos could set back Catalonias independence movement by diverting attention from its grievances with Madrid, Catalonias leader said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

27 minutes ago // Reuters

world Death toll in attack on Kenyan university rises to 14: police source

NAIROBI Reuters - The death toll in an attack by gunmen on a Kenyan university campus near the border with Somalia has risen to 14, a police officer at the scene said on Thursday.

28 minutes ago // The Guardian

world British banker Rurik Jutting appears in court charged with Hong Kong murders

Jutting enters no plea as trial for alleged killings of Sumarti Ningsih and Seneng Mujiasih, whose bodies were found in his apartment, is adjourned Continue reading...

29 minutes ago // BBC

world Afghan 'suicide bomb blast kills 16'

At least 16 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern Afghan city of Khost, officials say.

32 minutes ago // The Independent

world World's oldest person Misao Okawa revealed the secret to her long life before she passed away

Japan mourned the loss of the worlds oldest person Misao Okawa on 1 April.

32 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Sneak peek at election debate studio

The BBC's Ross Hawkins snuck inside ITV's studios at Media City in Salford, to get a sneak preview of the set where tonight's election debate will be held.

33 minutes ago // BBC

world Gunmen 'seize hostages' in Kenya

Gunmen take students hostage and kill four people after storming a university in the north-eastern Kenyan town of Garissa, authorities say.

36 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Iran talks head into double-overtime Thursday morning

LAUSANNE, Switzerland Negotiators over Irans nuclear program held a marathon all-night session Thursday, breaking before dawn and resuming just a few hours later in a last-ditch effort to get a preliminary agreement to constrain Irans nuclear capacity in exchange for easing sanctions.

37 minutes ago // Reuters

world China angered after U.S. fighter jets land in Taiwan

BEIJING Reuters - China's Foreign Ministry expressed anger on Thursday after two U.S. fighter jets landed in Taiwan, in a rare official contact between the militaries of the United States and the self-ruled democratic island.

39 minutes ago // Reuters

world Syrian aircraft bomb area near seized Jordan crossing

BEIRUT Reuters - Syrian military helicopters bombed areas close to the Jordanian border overnight after insurgents captured the Nasib border crossing, witnesses and a group monitoring the war said on Thursday.

40 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: Photo: Were Iranian soldiers fighting in Tikrit?

TIKRIT In the center of the Iraqi city of Tikrit freshly sprayed graffiti on walls and shop fronts record the names of the groups that fought against Islamic State militants here.While the Iraqi government insists there were only Iraqi ground troops involved, spray paint that is scrawled outside the citys newly freed former presidential palace compound points to the heavy Iranian influence on the ground and the possibility that some of that country's forces were present -- even as planes

40 minutes ago // New York Times

world In Tunisia, One Brother Studied Philosophy, Another Gunned Down Tourists

Interviews with relatives and neighbors of the gunmen whose March 18 shooting rampage killed 21 foreign tourists betrayed equal measures of shock and shame.

41 minutes ago // The Guardian

world From Britain to Beijing: how governments manipulate the internet

The Kremlins cyber army is gaining increasing notoriety, but similar tactics are used to influence opinion around the world Continue reading...

41 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Salutin' Putin: our lives inside a Russian troll house

Former workers tell how hundreds of bloggers are paid to flood forums and social networks at home and abroad with anti-western and pro-Kremlin comments Continue reading...

41 minutes ago // VOA

world China: Google Website Security Move 'Unacceptable'

China's Internet regulator has slammed Google for deciding to not recognize the agency's website safety checks, following a security breach blamed on Beijing. The China Internet Network Information Center, or CNNIC, improperly certified false credentials for several Google domains, according to a blog post by the U.S.-based web giant. Those who visited the affected websites were vulnerable to so-called "man-in-the-middle" hacking attempts, which can be used to steal data and impersonate unsu

44 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Greece Presents Plan for Revising Its Bailout

Greece made little headway in negotiations toward ending its standoff with creditors, leaving the government with the prospect of at least another month without new financing.

46 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Typhoon Maysak: Space station captures spectacular images over Pacific

Astronauts capture dramatic images of super typhoon Maysak as it approaches the Philippines

46 minutes ago // BBC

world Mediterranean 'accumulating plastic'

Large quantities of plastic debris are building up in the Mediterranean Sea, say scientists.

47 minutes ago // BBC

world M&S shares jump on clothing sales

Marks & Spencer shares rise to a seven-year high after a 0.7% gain for closely-watched general merchandising sales, the best performance in nearly four years.

49 minutes ago // VOA

world Arkansas Governor Rejects Religious Freedom Law

Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas has changed his mind and now says he will not sign the state's new religious freedom law. Hutchinson announced his intentions during a news conference Wednesday, a day after the Arkansas legislature approved the measure. The Republican governor said he wanted state lawmakers to either recall the measure or revise it so that it would more closely mirror a federal religious freedom law. Hutchinson reversed course after critics of the bill said it would leg

50 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Iraq Militias Take Lead in Tikrit Fight

The Iraqi militarys operation to root out Islamic State militants from Tikrit this week has empowered a new generation of militias, which emerged from relative obscurity to take a lead role in the battle.

51 minutes ago // Reuters

world Cameron set to face six rivals in UK election's major TV debate

LONDON Reuters - Prime Minister David Cameron will face off against six political rivals on Thursday in the first and only full TV debate of Britain's election campaign, hoping the format will allow him to cast himself as a statesman against squabbling pretenders.

53 minutes ago // MSNBC

world 25,000 Foreign Fighters Now Linked to ISIS, Al Qaeda

More than 25,000 foreign fighters are linked to al Qaeda and ISIS, United Nations experts reported to the U.N. Security Council.

54 minutes ago // BBC

world Australia school 'caged' student

Australian education officials express shock over reports that a Canberra school put a child with special needs in a cage-like structure.

54 minutes ago // ABC

world Afghan Official: Suicide Bombing in East Kills 16

Afghan official: Suicide bombing in eastern city of Khost kills 16, wounds 40

55 minutes ago // VOA

world UN Rights Boss Decries Thai Junta Move as Paving Way for Abuses

The United Nations human rights chief said on Thursday that the Thai military government had replaced martial law with something even more draconian and called for a return to civilian rule. Thailand's ruling junta said on Wednesday it had lifted martial law imposed just before a coup 10 months ago. But it invoked a security clause in the country's interim constitution that will mean the military will retain broad powers. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein sai

56 minutes ago // MSNBC

world College Carnage: 2 Dead, 30 Hurt, Hostages Seized in Kenya

Masked gunmen stormed a college campus in northeastern Kenya on Thursday.

57 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Gunmen take students hostage in Kenya university attack

At least four dead as suspected al-Shabbab militants stage dawn raid on hostels and open fire on students and security guardsMasked gunmen are holding an unknown number of students hostage after a dawn raid on a university compound along the volatile Kenya-Somalia border that left at least eight people dead.Attackers thought to be from Somalias al-Shabaab terror group stormed into the university shortly after 5am in the town of Garissa, about 90 miles from the border with Som

57 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Gunmen take students hostage in Kenya university attack

At least four dead as suspected al-Shabbab militants stage dawn raid on hostels and open fire on students and security guardsMasked gunmen are holding an unknown number of students hostage after a dawn raid on a university compound along the volatile Kenya-Somalia border that left at least four people dead.Attackers thought to be from Somalias al-Shabaab terror group stormed into the university shortly after 5am in the town of Garissa, about 90 miles from the border with Soma

58 minutes ago // Reuters

world Four dead, scores wounded as gunmen storm Kenyan university

NAIROBI Reuters - At least four people were killed and scores wounded on Thursday when masked gunmen stormed a university campus near Kenya's border with Somalia, taking students hostage and exchanging fire with security forces over several hours.