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world MPs back 'recall' powers for voters

MPs back plans to allowed themselves to be sacked using a "power of recall" if they are found guilty of serious wrongdoing.

11 minutes ago // ABC

world IS Fighters Seize Weapons Cache Meant for Kurds

Activists, militants say Islamic State group fighters seize weapons airdrop meant for Kurds

12 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world American Jeffrey Fowle to Return Home from North Korea

An American tourist held in North Korea since the spring has been released, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

16 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Death in Venice: long-admired gondola feature threatened by rising waters

Gondoliers increasingly forced to remove iron ornament from stern to get their boats under bridges during high waters Continue reading...

18 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Takkarist McKinley's development proves crucial for UCLA defensive line

Takkarist McKinleys athleticism and natural pass-rushing ability were never in question. Even though he didnt sign a letter of intent with UCLA until mid-September, Coach Jim Mora said at the time that McKinley was good enough to come in and contribute right away.

18 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Universal Pictures says millions viewed first Snapchat ad, a success

A 20-second trailer for the movie "Ouija" that ended with a terrifying shriek was viewed by millions of people on Snapchat last weekend in what a Universal Pictures executive called a satisfying first run at advertising on the messaging app.

19 minutes ago // The Guardian

world 'We're in limbo': the families marooned at a British air base for 16 years

In 1998, Layali Ibrahim was born on the open deck of a fishing boat crammed with migrants, before they washed up by an RAF base on Cyprus. She and her family are still there, embroiled in one of Britains longest-running and most bizarre refugee cases Continue reading...

19 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Paris Opera asks woman in veil to leave, renewing national debate

France's national debate about overt displays of religion in public -- specifically full veils worn by some Muslim women -- has resurfaced after an incident at the Paris Opera.

19 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Clippers set for second exhibition game against Golden State Warriors

As they continue to struggle with rebounding and defense, the Clippers are set to play their sixth preseason game Tuesday, taking on the Golden State Warriors in Oakland at 7:30 p.m.

20 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

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20 minutes ago // VOA

world Sweden Ready to Use Force Against Suspected Underwater Vessel

Sweden's military says it may use force to bring a suspected foreign vessel photographed underwater in the Stockholm archipelago to the surface. The supreme commander of Swedish armed forces, General Sverker Goeranson, told reporters Tuesday in Stockholm that he was ready to use weapons if necessary to force the mystery vessel to surface. Since Friday, naval ships, helicopters and more than 200 troops have searched an area about 30 to 60 kilometers off Sweden's eastern coast

21 minutes ago // BBC

world Infant bodies found in Canada locker

The bodies of up to four infants have been found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, Canada, authorities say.

24 minutes ago // BBC

world CSKA Moscow 2-2 Man City

Manchester City surrender a two-goal lead to draw at CSKA Moscow, leaving their Champions League hopes in the balance.

25 minutes ago // UPI

world North Korea's release of detained American Jeffrey Fowle 'welcomed' by White House

JC FinleyWASHINGTON, Oct. 21 UPI -- Jeffrey Fowle, a 56-year-old American man detained by North Korea since April for allegedly violating visa-related regulations, has been released.

28 minutes ago // BBC

world 'Tissue of lies' over health service

Health Minister Mark Drakeford launches a stinging attack on the Conservatives for telling a "tissue of lies" about the state of the Welsh NHS.

29 minutes ago // BBC

world Taylor outlines retirement plan

Phil Taylor says he plans to retire from competitive darts in "two or three years", but will stay in the game.

29 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: More UK medics travel to Ebola area

International development secretary Justine Greening travels with soldiers from the Royal Army Medical Corps to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone.

30 minutes ago // VOA

world Ukraine to Try Fugitive Yanukovych in Absentia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, in a move to head off discontent before an election, signed a law on Tuesday that will allow ousted leader Viktor Yanukovych to be tried by court in his absence for crimes carried out while he was in power. Poroshenko and his pro-Western government, who are seeking a strong mandate in a parliamentary election on Sunday, face criticism from many for not being tough enough in bringing to justice Yanukovych who fled "Euromaidan" street protests last February

32 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Taylor Swift, Gwen Stefani top Oct. 24 breast cancer benefit

Taylor Swift, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams and Iggy Azalea are among a raft of pop stars slated to perform Friday at the Hollywood Bowl in a benefit for a breast cancer survivor support organization.

34 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world US: One American released from North Korea

WASHINGTON American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.

34 minutes ago // New York Times

world Paris Journal: The Secret Is Out on a Cherished Underground Haven

A secretive community of street artists, history buffs and other Parisians regularly prowl a network of abandoned tunnels and chambers.

34 minutes ago // BBC

world 'Negligence' behind Total boss death

Russian investigators say "criminal negligence" caused the crash that killed the boss of oil firm Total and the three crew members of his private jet.

34 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Woman, 79, Survives Five Days Lost in Arizona Desert

Ethel Crescenzo was going to a Scottsdale casino on Oct. 14 when she wound up lost in the desert. She was found Sunday after slipping down an embankment.

35 minutes ago // New York Times

world Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw to Unveil Core Exhibition

An exhibition in Warsaw, occupying eight sprawling galleries, traces the history of Jews from their first appearance in Poland in the Middle Ages to the present day.

35 minutes ago // New York Times

world Jeffrey Fowle, American Held by North Korea, Is Released

The Ohio man was let go after six months of captivity, officials said. The U.S. is still working on freeing two other Americans held by North Korea.

35 minutes ago // ABC

world Pistorius Sentencing: What It Means

Oscar Pistorius: How much prison time will he serve? Will the Blade Runner run again?

37 minutes ago // Fox News

world Oscar Pistorius: How much prison time will he serve? Will the Blade Runner run again?

How much prison time will Oscar Pistorius ultimately serve for killing his girlfriend? And will the double-amputee Olympian ever run competitively again on the carbon-fiber blades that made him one of the world's most recognizable athletes? Here's what Pistorius' five-year jail sentence for culpable homicide in Reeva Steenkamp's shooting death means: HOW MANY YEARS IN PRISON? Judge Thokozile Masipa sentenced Pistorius to five years in prison for negligently killing Steenkamp by shooting her

38 minutes ago // ABC

world IAPA: Press Freedom Deteriorating in the Americas

IAPA says freedom of press is deteriorating in the Americas because of censorship, attacks

38 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Chris Christie: Next President 'Is Going to Be a Governor'

"We have had the experiment of a legislator who's never run anything getting on-the-job training in the White House. It has not been pretty."

39 minutes ago // Fox News

world IAPA says freedom of press is deteriorating in the Americas because of censorship, attacks

The Inter American Press Association says freedom of the press has sharply deteriorated in the Americas over the last six months.

39 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Passengers from Ebola-stricken countries to use five U.S. airports

Passengers flying to the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken countries will have to fly into one of five designated American airports for additional screening, including having their temperature taken, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Tuesday.

41 minutes ago // ABC

world American Released From North Korea Flies Home on US Jet

Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, was abruptly allowed to leave today on a U.S. government jet.

44 minutes ago // The Independent

world Former British private school teacher preyed on homeless Kenyan boys

A former British teacher preyed on needy young Kenyan boys, picking them up off the street before taking them home to sexually abuse them, a jury has heard.

45 minutes ago // NPR

world 'Mr. President, Don't Touch My Girlfriend,' Chicago Voter Teases Obama

CNN called it a "presidential love triangle" at an Illinois polling location, but, really, the episode was just some good fun.

45 minutes ago // The Independent

world Ebola outbreak: Nowhere is safe until virus is contained in Africa, claims the top doctor who beat it in Nigera

No country in the world will be safe from Ebola as long as the outbreak continues in West Africa, the doctor who led Nigerias hugely successful containment of the virus has warned.

45 minutes ago // Mercury News

world North Korea releases U.S. detainee Jeffrey Fowle

Jeffrey Fowle was released with the help of Sweden, which has been acting as an intermediary, the White House said.