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29 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Jim Mora isn't afraid to push UCLA's football team toward greatness

Four days before what could be the greatest powder-blue football season in history, the leader of UCLA's team is dressed in black and staring darkly.

31 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Ukraine Says Russia Has Invaded

Kiev and its Western backers accused Moscow of sending Russian troops and armor to fight alongside rebels in eastern Ukraine, prompting the U.S. and Europe to threaten new sanctions.

34 minutes ago // ABC

world Fiji Says 43 Soldiers Captured in Golan Heights

Fiji's military says 43 soldiers captured in Golan Heights are alive and unharmed

35 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Boxer Gennady Golovkin embraces challenge posed by Marco Antonio Rubio

Unbeaten middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin and the people directing his career understand the challenges of getting American fight fans interested in a Kazakhstan boxer whom everyone seems to be avoiding.

39 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Untangling a Bank Mess in Europe

An Ex-Detective Working for Austria's Troubled Hypo Bank is Tracing the Losses Behind a Lending Debacle That Has Cost Taxpayers Billions of Euros So Far

43 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Libya government resigns to allow new cabinet

Government of Abdullah al-Thinni steps down amid fighting between rival militias in the capital, Tripoli.

44 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Pakistan Army Chief Intervenes in Crisis

Pakistan's military says it will mediate a dispute between the government and protesters, signaling a loss of power for the country's embattled prime minister.

45 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Turner management shake-up continues with Michael Wright exit

The Turner Broadcasting shake-up continues with the departure of Michael Wright, president of programming for the popular channels TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies.

48 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Icac: Nathan Tinkler in the stand

Former coal baron Nathan Tinkler fronts New South Wales corruption inquiry after weeks of allegations he was involved in funnelling illegal donations to state politicians. Continue reading...

49 minutes ago // ABC

world Philippine Man Sentenced to Death in Vietnam

Philippine man sentenced to death in Vietnam for cocaine trafficking

49 minutes ago // CBS

world Most U.S. children get vaccines, but some states do better than others

The CDC says that while most kids get vaccinated, too many parents fail to follow-up with required booster shots

53 minutes ago // VOA

world Ebola Vaccine Trials To Begin Next Week

The National Institutes of Health says it is launching early stage trials of a vaccine to prevent the Ebola virus, which has infected or killed thousands of people across West Africa. The World Health Organization says Ebola could infect more than 20,000 people across the region by the time the outbreak is over. The epidemic has health experts and governments scrambling to prevent more people from becoming infected. Zlatica Hoke has more.

54 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Russia strikes back at Canada in Twitter war of the maps over Ukraine

Apparently frivolous exchange masks gravity of Nato concern at Russian incursions across Ukraine border Continue reading...

55 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Fighter Pilot Was Killed in Jet Crash, Military Says

The pilot was unable to eject and died when the F-15C Eagle fighter jet he was flying crashed in a mountainous area of Virginia, officials said.

57 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Kevin Andrews pulls out of World Congress of Families conference

Social services minister and Victorian MP Bernie Finn cancel appearances at conservative Christian conference over safety fears Continue reading...

57 minutes ago // The Guardian

world ICAC: Nathan Tinkler in the stand

Former coal baron Nathan Tinkler fronts New South Wales corruption inquiry after weeks of allegations he was involved in funnelling illegal donations to state politicians. Continue reading...

58 minutes ago // BBC

world Argentina general strike 'success'

Labour groups opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner stage a second general strike this year and claim success.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world News Analysis: Air Encounter More Likely to Cause Alarm Than Change

The Pentagon called a Chinese fighter pilots approaching an American spy plane very dangerous, but the Beijing-Washington division on surveillance flights will probably remain.

1 hour ago // VOA

world Judge Dismisses Apartheid Case against US Companies

A U.S. judge has dismissed a 12-year-old lawsuit against two major corporations accused of encouraging human rights violations in apartheid-era South Africa. Black South Africans brought the case against car manufacturer Ford Motor Company and technology firm IBM in 2002, accusing them of supporting the South African government by providing vehicles and computers during decades of institutionalized segregation, discrimination and violence. According to the plaintiffs, the U.S. companies were

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Japan Inflation Steady, But Recovery Slow

Japanese consumer prices continued to rise in July with the rate of inflation steady, suggesting the country's economic recovery remains intact, despite the recent contraction.

1 hour ago // VOA

world Obama: No Strategy Yet on Islamic State Threat

President Barack Obama says he has no strategy yet on how to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria and will send Secretary of State John Kerry to the region to build a coalition. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

UNITED NATIONS Reuters - Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday.

1 hour ago // Al Jazeera

world Russia accused of lies over troops in Ukraine

US says that Russia "outright lied" over its military presence in Ukraine, after Nato releases photographic evidence.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Google tests home delivery drones in Queensland, Australia video

Google has been testing drones in Queensland, Australia, that are able to fly on their own and deliver everything from candy to medicine. Google said it would be years before Project Wing could become a service with multiple vehicles making multiple deliveries a day. It represents Google's latest effort to expand beyond the web, with projects including self-driving cars and solar-powered balloons.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Heavy Use of Banned Cluster Bombs Reported in Syria

The Cluster Munition Coalition said the weapons had claimed more casualties in Syrias civil war than during the denounced deployment of them by Israel in 2006.

1 hour ago // The Times of India

world US openly accuses Russia of sending combat troops to Ukraine

The United States openly accused Russia on Thursday of sending combat forces into Ukraine and threatened to tighten economic sanctions, but Washington stopped short of calling Moscow's intensified support for separatist forces an invasion.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Fighter Pilot Was Killed in Jet Crash, Military Says

The military said a pilot missing after the crash of a Massachusetts F-15C fighter jet that crashed in Virginia Wednesday was killed.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world D-Fenders hire Phil Hubbard to coach Lakers' D-League affiliate

The D-Fenders have hired Phil Hubbard as the head coach of the Lakers' NBA Development League affiliate.

1 hour ago // The Times of India

world Libya's interim government resigns under pressure

Libya's toothless interim government, led by prime minister Abdullah al-Thani, announced it had tendered its resignation to the elected parliament, days after a rival Islamist administration was created.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Low Inflation Pressures ECB

Low German inflation and falling Spanish consumer prices put added pressure on the ECB to take steps to prevent ultralow inflation from further damaging the euro zone's stagnant economy.

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

world UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria

UNITED NATIONS An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said.The peacekeepers were detained on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights during a "period of increased fighting between armed elements and the Syrian Arab Armed Forces," the office of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement. It said another 81 peacekeepers are "currently being restricted to their positions

1 hour ago // BBC

world Ford 'threatened' fellow school coach

As a youth football coach, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly threatened a teacher and made players roll in goose droppings, newly released documents say.

1 hour ago // Al Jazeera

world Google drones: tech giant plans robot fleet

Google says it wants to create of sophisticated airborne drones to deliver packages to customers.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world U.S. Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria

Nearly a dozen Americans are known to have traveled to Syria to fight for ISIS, the militant group that the Obama administration says poses the greatest threat to the United States since Al Qaeda before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world U.S. Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria

ISIS has become more attractive to would-be militants because, unlike Al Qaeda, it has seized territory that it rules by strict Islamic law.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Murray breezes into US Open last 32

Andy Murray makes short work of German qualifier Matthias Bachinger as the Briton advances to the US Open third round.