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world Ants in space grapple with zero-g

A study finds that ants on board the International Space Station still used teamwork to search new areas, despite falling off the walls of their containers for up to eight seconds.

15 minutes ago // ABC

world Spain: Police Arrest Family, Say Children Were to Join Jihad

Spain: Police arrested family including 2 minors allegedly intending to join jihadis in Syria

19 minutes ago // The Independent

world Saudi Arabia accused of killing 40 including children in air strike on Yemen refugee camp

Saudi Arabia is accused of killing up to 40 people at a refugee camp in Yemen as it continues to lead an international coalition waging war on Houthi rebels.

20 minutes ago // Reuters

world Iran, powers push for nuclear deal as clock ticks toward deadline

LAUSANNE, Switzerland Reuters - Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace at Tuesday's negotiations over a preliminary deal on the Iranian nuclear program, as their self-imposed deadline approached and both sides warned it was crucial to overcome differences that could wreck an agreement.

22 minutes ago // Reuters

world Japan and U.S. look to extend naval missions after law change

TOKYO Reuters - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to allow Tokyo to come to the aid of an ally under attack will pave the way for closer cooperation between U.S. and Japanese forces in Asia, a top U.S. commander said on Tuesday.

24 minutes ago // BBC

world Yoox agrees Net-a-Porter deal

Italian online fashion retailer Yoox agrees an all-share merger deal London-based rival Net-a-Porter.

27 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Myanmar government, rebel groups sign draft ceasefire deal

Myanmar's government and 16 ethnic armed groups have agreed on the text of a draft nationwide ceasefire agreement aimed at ending decades of civil unrest.

29 minutes ago // ABC

world Tokyo Ward 1st in Japan to Recognize Same Sex Marriage

Tokyo's Shibuya ward passes Japan's first ordinance to recognize same sex marriage

31 minutes ago // Reuters

world Myanmar government, rebels sign draft nationwide ceasefire accord

YANGON Reuters - Myanmar President Thein Sein attended the ceremonial signing on Tuesday of a draft ceasefire accord between the government and ethnic rebel groups that is aimed at ending more than 65 years of armed conflict in the country.

31 minutes ago // VOA

world China, Singapore Join Japan, South Korea in Restricting Thailand Flights

China and Singapore have joined Japan and South Korea in restricting flights by Thailand's airlines as the kingdom scrambles to address "significant safety concerns" by the U.N.'s International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO. The January audit in Thailand "revealed some safety concerns, primarily relating to air operator certification procedures," said Anthony Philbin, communications chief for the ICAO Secretary General in Montreal in an e-mailed response to a VOA query. "We cant discus

32 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Diplomats scurry to make a deal before self-imposed midnight deadline

LAUSANNE, Switzerland As deadline day dawned at the Iran nuclear talks Tuesday, diplomats scurried to find a way out of an impasse over sanctions and research so they can make a preliminary deal by their midnight deadline.

33 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Singapore teenager charged over critical Lee Kuan Yew video

Amos Yee Pang Sang, 16, could face up to three years in prison over footage calling city states first minister and Jesus Christ malicious Continue reading...

39 minutes ago // VOA

world The World According to Julius: South Africas Most Radical Politician Speaks

South African politician Julius Malema knows how to make news. This week, the head of the Economic Freedom Fighters, South Africas youth-driven far-left political party, filled a room with eager foreign correspondents. The 34-year-old party leader spoke for nearly two straight hours, touching on so many issues it would impossible to highlight just one. So VOA News, which watched one camera battery die after another as Malema raced on, brings you an edited selection of the more interesting p

48 minutes ago // Reuters

world Malaysian police arrest three editors in sedition investigation

KUALA LUMPUR Reuters - Police have arrested three editors from a Malaysian news portal on suspicion of sedition, their lawyers and authorities said on Tuesday, over a news report on discussions about punishments meted out under Islamic law.

50 minutes ago // BBC

world Myanmar drafts ceasefire with rebels

Myanmar's President Thein Sein witnesses the signing of a draft ceasefire agreement between the government and 16 rebel groups.

50 minutes ago // Reuters

world Indonesia launches military exercises to guard against security threats

JAKARTA Reuters - Indonesia has launched military exercises in the eastern island of Sulawesi, a haven for radical Islamists, as part of broader efforts to crack down on militants with suspected links to the Islamic State group, officials said on Tuesday.

53 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: Two German businessmen are on a daring mission to save migrants from drowning in the Mediterranean

Harald Hppner and Matthias Kuhnt could have spent their savings on houses or cars. Instead, they decided to rescue refugees.Thousands ofpeople have died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea in recentyears.The twoCEOs of a mid-size company in eastern Germany had followed the news of capsized refugee boats in the Mediterranean Sea with growing outrage and finallydecided to buy a ship to patrol the Mediterranean on their own.

53 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Italy Is Running Out of Pizza Makers

Almost half of young Italians are unemployed, but few want to make pizzas for a living.

57 minutes ago // Reuters

world Spain arrests four including two teens planning to travel to Syria

MADRID Reuters - Two young teenagers were arrested early on Tuesday in northeastern Spain, the same morning they planned to travel to Syria to fight with Islamist militants there, the Spanish interior ministry said.

58 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Time Spent With Kids May Not Impact Success: Study

A new study challenges conventional parenting wisdom about what it takes to help young children grow up and have a successful life.

59 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Disability village 'under threat'

The village of Botton in North Yorkshire has been home to people with learning disabilities for 60 years, but there are claims that changes to employment laws are posing a threat to the community.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Myanmar Government, Rebel Groups Sign Draft Cease-Fire Deal

Myanmar government, rebel groups sign draft cease-fire agreement, fighting continues

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Myanmar government, rebel groups sign draft cease-fire agreement, fighting continues

Myanmar's government and 16 ethnic armed groups have agreed on the text of a draft nationwide cease-fire agreement aimed at ending decades of civil unrest.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Iran sends aid to Yemen's Shiite rebels, first such shipment since Saudi-led airstrikes began

Iran's official news agency says Tehran has sent aid to Yemen, its first such shipment since a Saudi-led coalition of Sunni Arab states launched airstrikes last week to halt the advance of the country's Shiite rebels known as the Houthis.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Fifteen killed in Kashmir landslide

At least 15 people have died in landslides following floods in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials say.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Depp injury delays Pirates filming

Filming on the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film is delayed until 15 April as star Johnny Depp continues to recover from a hand injury.

1 hour ago // BBC

world African comedian replaces Jon Stewart

Comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, it is announced.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Suspects Request to Testify Adds Wrinkle to Litvinenko Inquiry

The judge set July 27 as the date for testimony by Dmitri V. Kovtun, who demanded a chance to clear his name and exonerate the Kremlin.

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Alps crash site search intensifies

One week on from the Germanwings plane crash in the Alps, the search for victims' remains intensifies.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Thai PM asks king's permission to lift martial law

BANGKOK Reuters - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday he has asked for King Bhumibol Adulyadej's permission to lift martial law which has been in place nationwide since before a May coup.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Malaysia arrests three editors for sedition

Offices of Malaysian Insider raided over news report discussing proposal to amend federal law to introduce Islamic punishments Continue reading...

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Poland says will train 50 Ukrainian military staff this year

WARSAW Reuters - Poland will provide training to around 50 Ukrainian army instructors this year, the Polish ministry of defense said on Tuesday, a part of NATO's efforts to boost Ukraine's defense capacity as it faces a pro-Russian rebellion in the east.

1 hour ago // Newsvine

world Hacker Group Anonymous Threatens Israel With 'Electronic Holocaust'

Cyber activist group Anonymous has released an internet video which threatens Israel with an “electronic Holocaust” on April 7, in a massive cyber attack planned to fall just over a week before Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 16, known in Israel as Yom HaShoah. …

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Japan and U.S. look to extend naval missions after law change

TOKYO Reuters - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to revise the constitution to allow Tokyo's right to collective self defense will pave the way for closer cooperation between U.S. and Japanese forces in Asia, a top U.S. commander said on Tuesday.

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world Jay Z, Rihanna, Madonna, Kanye West attend launch of Tidal streaming service

Some of the world's biggest names in music including Beyonce, Cold Play's Chris Martin and Rihanna are backing Jay Z's new global streaming music service Tidal, which launched on Monday

1 hour ago // The Independent

world Anonymous vows to wreak 'electronic holocaust' on Israel for 'crimes in the Palestinian territories'

Anonymous has vowed to wreak an electronic holocaust on Israel next week to erase the country from cyberspace.