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world Councils want new litter fine powers

Councils in England and Wales call for new powers to tackle the "huge and spiralling" problem of people throwing litter from vehicles.

20 minutes ago // Reuters

world Rockets land in Israel, Egypt's IS affiliate claims responsibility

JERUSALEM/CAIRO Reuters - Militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula fired rockets into southern Israel on Friday in an incident that caused no casualties but appeared to be linked to fighting between Islamist insurgents and Egyptian security forces.

21 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Independence Day event at UK military base cancelled over security fears

Red Arrows had been due to perform on Saturday but public gathering in Norfolk was scrapped by the US Air Force after local threat assessmentsThe US Air Force has cancelled an Independence Day event at a UK base over security concerns.The Royal Air Forces aerobatic team the Red Arrows had been due to perform on Saturday at RAF Feltwell in Norfolk, during a two-day public event hosted by USAF members based at RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall.

25 minutes ago // Fox News

world Campaigns on referendum choice halt as Greeks face vital decision

Campaigns halt in Greece on Saturday on the eve of a closely watched bailout referendum with voters in a dead heat over whether to defy creditors and push for better repayment terms or essentially seek new political leadership to find a compromise.

31 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Stone of Scone going home after 700 years: from the archive, 4 July 1996

John Majors announcement that the Stone of Destiny plundered by the English will return to Scotland took Westminster by surpriseJohn Major delighted patriotic Scots but astonished the political establishment at Westminster yesterday by unexpectedly announcing that the ancient Stone of Scone is to be returned to Scotland 700 years after it was seized by the marauding English.The Prime Ministers announcement, which ministers insisted was not a political gesture towards

43 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Julian Assange denies making asylum request that was refused by France

The WikiLeaks founder has also revealed the existence of a child, who is French, he has not seen for five yearsWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has denied filing a request for asylum in France after revealing the existence of a child he has not seen for five years.His legal defence team took issue on Friday with a statement from the Elysee Palace that an asylum request from the Australian had been declined.

45 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Triumph for solar-powered flight

Solar Impulse aircraft lands in Hawaii without refuelling after record-breaking flight around the world.

53 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: King of Tonga formally crowned

Tupou VI has been formally crowned king of Tonga in the capital, Nuku'alofa.

56 minutes ago // ABC

world Papal Visit Puts Andes Presidents' Eco-Record Under Scrutiny

Pope Francis visit puts pro-extraction politics of Andean leaders under magnifying glass

58 minutes ago // Fox News

world Pope Francis visit puts pro-extraction politics of Andean leaders under magnifying glass

In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that provide water to the indigenous Guarani who live nearby.

59 minutes ago // ABC

world Police: Beltran Leyva Cartel Boss Arrested in Mexico City

Police: Beltran Leyva cartel operative, wanted in US, captured in Mexico City

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Police: Beltran Leyva cartel operative, wanted in US, captured in Mexico City

One of the leaders of the once-powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel was arrested Friday in a trendy neighborhood in Mexico City, authorities said.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Tonga King Tupou VI formally crowned

The king of the Pacific island nation of Tonga, Tupou VI, is formally crowned, more than three years after ascending to the throne.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Hundreds of Arizona Prisoners Moved Following Riot

About 700 inmates at an Arizona prison were being moved to new locations Friday after disturbances on consecutive days left their housing units uninhabitable

1 hour ago // ABC

world Full Episode: WN 07/03/15: Major US Cities Ramp Up Security for July 4th

Controversy Over Baltimore Police Van Sign: 'Enjoy Your Ride, Cuz We Sure Will'; Video Shows Men Catching Shark Off Coast of North Carolina

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Honduras protesters stage biggest march yet to demand president resign

Estimated 60,000 Hondurans gather in capital Tegucigalpa for a sixth week, calling for Juan Orlando Hernndez to step down over corruption claimsTens of thousands Hondurans poured onto the streets of the capital Tegucigalpa on Friday to demand the resignation of the president, Juan Orlando Hernández, in the biggest demonstration yet against the countrys leader over allegatio

1 hour ago // BBC

world Last UK bodies returning from Tunisia

The final five bodies of British victims killed in the Tunisia beach attack are due to be flown back to the UK later.

1 hour ago // The Independent

world Donald Trump's 'hurtful and unjust' comments on Mexican migrants slammed by Miss Universe

Now even royalty, of a sort, is turning on Donald Trump. Two weeks into to the ugly ruckus that began when he described Mexican immigrants as drug dealers and rapists while announcing his run for president, Paulina Vega, the reigning Miss Universe, has condemned his comments as unjust and hurtful.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Alligator Kills Texas Man During Late-Night Swim

A man was killed early Friday when an alligator attacked him during a late-night swim at a Southeast Texas marina, according to police.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Taiwan Stands up to China With World War II Military Parade

Taiwan stands up to China with military parade to underline its role against Japanese in WWII

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Taiwan stands up to China with military parade to underline its role against Japanese in WWII

Taiwan has marched out thousands of troops in a parade to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces and not the Communists who took over China routed the Japanese in World War II.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Ukraine far-right in war march

A 1,000-strong rally called by Ukraine's ultra-nationalists is held in the capital, Kiev, demanding a formal declaration of war on rebels in the east.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Yes or No? What Greece's Landmark Vote Might Bring

As Greeks prepare for crucial referendum, implications of the vote unclear

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Japan pledges $6 billion to Mekong nations as China prepares new bank

TOKYO Reuters - Japan said on Saturday it would extend around $6 billion in development aid to Mekong region countries, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender seen as encroaching on the regional clout of Tokyo and ally Washington.

1 hour ago // The Independent

world Solar Impulse plane touches down in Hawaii after breaking non-stop solo record

A solar powered plane has landed in Hawaii after a record-breaking flight across the Pacific.

1 hour ago // ABC

world China Says 6.5 Quake in Far West Kills 3, Collapses Homes

China says 3 killed, thousands of houses collapse in magnitude-6.5 quake in far western region

1 hour ago // The Times of India

world MERS cases keep coming from Samsung hospital

The 25-year-old female doctor at Samsung Medical Centre has become the 185th person infected with the virus in South Korea.

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world Tunisian police too slow to react, admits country's Prime Minister

Habib Essid admits police response to assault was a factor as he accuses Libyan terrorist group, Ansar al-Sharia, of training gunman

1 hour ago // BBC

world Tories to change inheritance tax rule

Chancellor George Osborne is to announce the end of inheritance tax on family homes worth up to 1m in Wednesday's Budget.

2 hours ago // The Guardian

world Golfer Bubba Watson criticised for vow to take Confederate flag off 'General Lee' car

Two-time Masters champion abused on social media for making gesture in wake of wider debate about flags meaningGolfer Bubba Watson has drawn fire for pledging to paint over the Confederate flag on the car made popular in The Dukes of Hazzard TV series amid ongoing controversy about the symbolism of the flag. The two-time Masters champion said on Friday that he would instead add the US flag to the roof of the General Lee 01.

2 hours ago // CBS

world America ready to celebrate July 4th with tight security

"To anyone that is intent on causing us harm here in this city: We are well prepared and we're ready," says NYPD counterterrorism chief

2 hours ago // MSNBC

world 'Enjoy Your Ride' Sign Found in Baltimore Police Van

The sign appearing to taunt prisoners was found months after a handcuffed man suffered a fatal spinal injury while in a police van in April.

2 hours ago // The Independent

world Greece debt crisis: Ex-military leaders urge Greeks to show 'calm and national unity'

Sixteen retired leaders of the countrys armed forces have issued a joint declaration calling on Greeks to show calm and national unity in the run-up to Sunday's referendum, insisting: Greece is and must remain a protagonist in European affairs Greece is Europe.

2 hours ago // Reuters

world Honduras stages biggest march yet to demand president step down

TEGUCIGALPA Reuters - Tens of thousands Hondurans poured onto the streets of the capital Tegucigalpa on Friday to demand the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez in the biggest demonstration yet against the country's leader over allegations of corruption.

2 hours ago // MSNBC

world Watch Incredible Lightning Flash Over Cinderella's Castle

Lightning flashes over Cinderella's Castle at Magic Kingdom park in Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

2 hours ago // BBC

world Shot PC's family 'wait for justice'

The family of the police officer shot by gunman Raoul Moat are still waiting for justice five years later, his grieving twin brother says.