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world PNG police searching for more suspects in murder of Reza Barati on Manus

Police say they want to speak more than three additional people, possibly including Australians, over the death of the 23-year-old Iranian at the Manus Island processing centre Continue reading...

16 minutes ago // VOA

world Search Continues for 25 Trapped Miners; 2 Rescued

Rescuers continue searching for 25 workers who became trapped following a gas explosion in a coal mine in eastern China. Officials quoted by the official Xinhua news agency said two bodies were pulled early Wednesday from deep within the partially collapsed mine. Authorities still do not know what led to the Tuesday explosion at the Dongfang Coal Mine, which is located in eastern Anhui province. A local emergency official said the privately owned mine was operating against orders to stop w

16 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Fatal landslide tears through Hiroshima in Japan video

Landslides have hit the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing at least 18 people, the national broadcaster reported. After heavy rain in the western city, mud poured down into a suburb of the city, crushing houses and carrying away cars Continue reading...

17 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Iraq crisis: outrage over Isis beheading of US journalist James Foley live updates

Foleys executioner had a British accentIsis threatens to kill another captured journalistFoleys mother: He was an extraordinary son Continue reading...

23 minutes ago // ABC

world Israeli-US Relations Tested Once Again in Gaza War

Delay of weapons shipment during Gaza war highlights deteriorating Israeli-US relations

23 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ferguson protests continue after second police shooting

A 23-year-old man has been fatally shot by St Louis police who said he was wielding a knife, as 52 are arrested in continuing protests after the shooting death of unarmed Mike BrownSt Louis police shoot erratic man with knife near FergusonFerguson officials call for cal

26 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Ebola Virus Deals Blow to Africa Tourism

The outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa is threatening tourism across the continent, as jittery travelers reconsider trips to places as far away as Kenya and South Africa.

27 minutes ago // BBC

world Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides

At least 27 people are killed in landslides caused by heavy rain that buried houses in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say.

28 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Dodgers rally past Padres, 8-6

KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers were trailing, 3-2, until they scored three runs in the fourth inning to move in front, 5-3. Matt Kemp, who led off the inning with a double, scored on a double by Justin Turner. Carl Crawford, who reached base on a walk, scored on a sacrifice fly by A.J. Ellis. Turner...

30 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ferguson turns tense around midnight; protesters step in to keep peace

After a night of virtual calm on Ferguson streets, protests over the Aug. 9 police killing of an unarmed black man turned tense shortly before midnight Tuesday when someone threw a bottle and police swarmed to make an arrest.

31 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Dozens of councils suspend rubbish collection over truck safety fears

Australias largest waste management firm removes fleet from the roads after accident left two people dead Continue reading...

31 minutes ago // ABC

world North Korea Insults John Kerry Over His Looks

North Korea fires off crude insults against Secretary of State Kerry over his looks

31 minutes ago // Fox News

world North Korea fires off crude insults against Secretary of State Kerry over his looks

In its latest personal attack on a prominent official, North Korea has called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wild dog with a "hideous lantern jaw." Wednesday's slur from the National Defense Commission, the North's top governing body, is the latest in a slew of crude insults against U.S. and South Korean leaders.

36 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Carl Crawford sparks Dodgers' 8-6 victory over Padres

There are times Carl Crawford can offer reminders of how he once landed a $142-million contract.

36 minutes ago // BBC

world Cut Scottish spending, poll told

Almost half of voters in Wales think public spending in Scotland should be cut if Scots vote to remain in the UK, according to a new survey.

37 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Steelers fans make special foam fingers for Johnny Manziel's arrival

Don't be surprised to see oversize, yellow foam fingers flipping the bird on TV when the Cleveland Browns go to Pittsburgh for their regular-season opener in a few weeks.

37 minutes ago // Reuters

world Chinese paper calls for retaliation over Australia tycoon attack

BEIJING/SYDNEY Reuters - An influential Chinese newspaper called for retaliation against Australia on Wednesday after Australian mining mogul and politician Clive Palmer described China's government as "bastards" who shoot their own people.

42 minutes ago // BBC

world Financial firm creates 89 jobs

A new financial services company is creating 89 jobs by setting up its head office in Cardiff.

45 minutes ago // BBC

world Israel strike 'targeted Hamas chief'

The wife and child of Hamas militant leader Mohammed Deif have reportedly been killed as Israeli air attacks leave 11 people dead in Gaza.

45 minutes ago // BBC

world Murray seeded eighth for US Open

Britain's Andy Murray is seeded eighth for the 2014 US Open at Flushing Meadows, the tournament he won in 2012.

46 minutes ago // Reuters

world Chinese rail official gets death sentence in corruption case

BEIJING Reuters - A Beijing court on Wednesday sentenced a former railway official to death for corruption, but promised a reprieve after two years of good behavior, state media reported, in the latest graft case to hit China's sprawling rail network.

47 minutes ago // ABC

world New Zealand Bans Shark Finning

New Zealand bans shark finning in a move welcomed by environmentalists

47 minutes ago // Fox News

world New Zealand bans shark finning in a move welcomed by environmentalists

New Zealand is banning the practice of shark finning, a move the Pew Charitable Trusts says is welcome and will bring the country in line with other developed nations.

47 minutes ago // The Guardian

world From the archive, 20 August 1936: From New York to Frankfurt on the Hindenburg

Wonderfully smooth compared to aeroplane travel, one has a feeling of complete security, says reporter on board the Zeppelin Continue reading...

50 minutes ago // VOA

world Ferguson Descends into Chaos after Peaceful Protests

The town of Ferguson, Missouri has again turned chaotic after relatively peaceful protests linked to the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Following non-violent demonstrations, turmoil surfaced early Wednesday after water bottles were apparently thrown in the direction of police. Police moved in to calm the situation and ordered the protesters to immediately disperse. Television footage showed two men being led away in handcuffs. The developments follow

50 minutes ago // VOA

world Ferguson Again Gripped by Chaos after Peaceful Protests

The town of Ferguson, Missouri has again turned chaotic after relatively peaceful protests linked to the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Following non-violent demonstrations, turmoil surfaced early Wednesday after water bottles were apparently thrown in the direction of police. Police moved in to calm the situation and ordered the protesters to immediately disperse. Television footage showed two men being led away in handcuffs. The developments follow

51 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ferguson turns tense around midnight; protesters try to keep peace

After a night of virtual calm on Ferguson streets, protests over the Aug. 9 police killing of an unarmed black man turned tense shortly before midnight Tuesday when someone threw a bottle and police swarmed to make an arrest.

53 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Death toll touches 27 in Japan landslide

Dozens of houses were buried when a wall of mud thundered down a hillside in Hiroshima overnight.

54 minutes ago // NPR

world Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer Steps Down From Company's Board

Steve Ballmer, 58, on Tuesday resigned from the software giant's board because of other time consuming commitments including his new ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

57 minutes ago // Reuters

world North Korea on major sports drive, says Pyongyang official

SEOUL Reuters - North Korea hopes to harness the power of sport to raise its image on the world stage through international competitions such as the Olympic Games, and to bolster labor output and national defense by improving its citizens' well-being, the head of a North Korean sports delegation said on Wednesday.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Ex-India PM immune from some claims of Sikh genocide: U.S. judge

Reuters - Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is immune from claims that he supported the genocide of Sikhs during his decade leading the country, a federal judge has ruled.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Japanese exports rebound in July

Exports from Japan show a surprise pick-up in July, reigniting hopes of growth for the world's third largest economy.

1 hour ago // The Independent

world British Islamic State jihadist 'beheads American journalist James Foley' in chilling video

The mother of an American journalist thought to have been murdered by militants from the Islamic State Isis has urged his kidnappers to spare the lives of any remaining hostages.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Carl Crawford, Justin Turner lead Dodgers to 8-6 win over Padres

It can be a miserably long season, six grueling months with precious few days off, playing 162 games without a clock.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Palestinian rocket attacks, Israeli airstrikes after collapse of Gaza cease-fire talks

Palestinian militants are firing rockets from Gaza and Israel is launching airstrikes following the end of a cease-fire and the collapse of talks aimed at a lasting truce.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Gaza war resumes as talks break down

Palestinians say they offered concessions but were rebuffed, while Israelis walk out, saying Hamas broke ceasefire Continue reading...