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world VIDEO: New coin to commemorate Queen's reign

The Royal Mint releases a commemorative coin depicting the Queen through her reign to mark her becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history.

21 minutes ago // Reuters

world Islamist militants attack African Union base in south Somalia

MOGADISHU Reuters - Al Shabaab militants attacked an African Union AU base in southern Somalia early on Tuesday, the Islamist group and residents said, with unconfirmed reports that dozens of AU soldiers were killed.

22 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Suicide bomber kills six in northwestern Pakistan: Officials

A suicide bomber struck outside a local government office in a northwestern Pakistani tribal area on Tuesday, killing at least six people and wounding 31 others, officials said.

24 minutes ago // CBS

world Obama warns of danger posed by climate change

In Alaska, president stressed consequences of failing to act, saying moment of being too late "is almost upon us"

26 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Five foot seven and claws out of its head: meet Earth's first big predator

Fossils of Pentecopterus decorahensis, which hunted in the oceans half a billion years ago, discovered in Iowa river bedEarths first big predatory monster was a giant underwater scorpion that reigned in the ocean almost half a billion years ago, well before the dinosaurs, scientists have discovered.The creature grew to 170 centimtres 5ft 7in and ha

29 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Asian stock markets rattled again after fresh evidence of Chinese slowdown

The huge manufacturing sector showed further signs of weakness in August, with surveys of large and small factories showing a dip in activityAsia Pacific stock markets were rattled again on Tuesday after Chinese manufacturing showed further signs of weakness, adding to evidence of an inexorable slowdown in the worlds second biggest economy.Two closely watched barometers of factory activity released on Tuesday were at multi-year lows, reviving concerns about the state of the c

29 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Asian stock markets rattled again after fresh evidence of Chinese slowdown

The huge manufacturing sector showed further signs of weakness in August, with surveys of large and small factories showing a dip in activityAsia Pacific stock markets were rattled again on Tuesday after Chinese manufacturing showed further signs of weakness, adding to evidence of an inexorable slowdown in the worlds second biggest economy.Two closely watched indexes of factory activity released on Tuesday were at multi-year lows, reviving concerns about the state of the coun

37 minutes ago // The Guardian

world This has to be the year the world agrees on climate change, says Obama in Alaska video

The US president has urged world leaders to agree to cut carbon emissions at a UN summit in Paris later this year. Speaking in Alaska, Barack Obama said the US recognises its role in creating climate change and will embrace attempts to solve it. The fact is that climate is changing faster than our efforts to address it. That, ladies and gentlemen must, change, Obama said

38 minutes ago // VOA

world Thai Court Clears Journalists of Defamation

A court in Thailand has found an Australian journalist and his Thai colleague not guilty of defamation over a report linking the Thai navy to a human trafficking ring. Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian each had faced up to seven years in prison for the 2013 article in the Phuketwan English-language news website. Speaking outside the court after the verdict was delivered, Morison said it was "a fantastic day for us, to be free of this charge." "We're just so pleased that it's over. It's

41 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Parachutist gets 300 hours' community work for One World Trade Center jump

Marko Markovich also fined US$2000 for what defence lawyers described as well planned and not reckless jumps by three men in New YorkA man convicted of parachute-jumping from the top of the One World Trade Center in New York with two other men was sentenced on Monday to 300 hours of community service.Marko Markovich was also ordered to pay a $2000 fine.

43 minutes ago // VOA

world Al-Shabab Militants Attack AMISOM Base

Residents in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region said al-Shabab militants attacked an African Union force base early Tuesday. There was no immediate information about casualties in the attack in the town of Jannaale, located about 120 kilometers south of the capital, Mogadishu. The residents said militants using a car bomb and portable rocket launchers came at the base from multiple directions and entered the facility. In June, al-Shabab attacked another AMISOM base in the same region, killing

51 minutes ago // New York Times

world European Firms Team Up to Target Google in Civil Lawsuits

A law firm and public affairs company have created an online platform to help European companies sue Google for financial damages from anticompetitive practices..

52 minutes ago // BBC

world Charities 'sold 87-year-old's details'

The Information Commissioner's Office is investigating claims that an 87-year-old man's personal details were sold or passed on by charities up to 200 times.

52 minutes ago // The Guardian

world The fortune-teller of Kabul May Jeong

For centuries mystics have channelled hopes and fears of Afghans. With the nation in turmoil, their services are as popular as ever. But can they survive the latest crackdown by religious hardliners?Last November, Abdullah Sharifi visited a spirit medium. By his own admission, Sharifi was the last person you would expect to indulge in mysticism. Twenty-two years old, tall, handsome, with slicked-back hair, Sharifi usually wears blue jeans and a leather jacket, and walks with a swag

53 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Adelaide fire rips through CBD building, forcing hundreds to evacuate

Seventy firefighters tackle the blaze at a martial arts academy behind the rear of the Hotel Grand ChancellorA fire ripped through a three-storey building in the centre of Adelaide on Tuesday, collapsing the roof and forcing hundreds of people to be evacuated. Continue reading...

53 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Large Adelaide CBD fire sees hundreds evacuated as building collapses

Hundreds of people have been evacuated as 70 firefighters tackle the blaze at a martial arts academy behind the rear of the Hotel Grand ChancellorHundreds of people have been evacuated from buildings in the centre of Adelaide after a large fire caused the roof of a building to collapse. Continue reading...

57 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Australian and Thai journalists cleared of defaming Thai navy

Phuketwan news website was targeted for using Reuters story alleging that officers were taking cash to traffic Rohingya Muslims fleeing Burma

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Reporters cleared in Thai navy defamation case

PHUKET, Thailand Reuters - A court on the Thai island of Phuket cleared two journalists on Tuesday of defaming the Thai navy and other related charges in a report they published in 2013 on the trafficking of Muslim minority Rohingya people from Myanmar.

1 hour ago // Time

world Australian Journalist and Colleague Cleared of Charges in Thai Navy Defamation Case

Amnesty International called the verdict "a welcome move for freedom of expression"

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Coalition shelves $2bn tax on bank deposits as competition row deepens

Abbott government attempts to shift debate from internal divisions to economy even as sluggish growth predicted in June figuresThe Abbott government has abandoned a planned $2bn tax on bank deposits and deferred a highly controversial and divisive decision on competition law as its seeks to shift the debate from its deepening internal divisions on to the economy.But its jobs and growth slogan could again be challenged Wednesday, with economists predicting sluggish, and pos

1 hour ago // BBC

world UKIP to launch own EU vote campaign

The UK Independence Party says it will launch its own campaign against staying in the EU, instead of joining one of the two existing No campaigns.

1 hour ago // BBC

world UN confirms Palmyra temple destroyed

Satellite analysis confirms the destruction of the main temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, the United Nations says.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Barack Obama in Alaska: global fight against climate change starts here

President says massive areas of ice disappearing every year are not some far-off problem but a leading indicator of what the entire planet facesShrinking Alaskan glaciers served as a vivid backdrop for Barack Obamas latest push for action on climate change in Anchorage on Monday night as he warned that the equivalent of 75 blocks of ice the size of the national mall in Washington were melting from the state every year.The president, who will visit the nearby Sewar

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world Close aide warned Hillary Clinton that David Cameron would be "no partner" to US

Newly disclosed emails show presidential candidate was warned not to trust senior Conservative figures and told that Britain was no longer a bridge to Europe

1 hour ago // VOA

world Another China Chemical Plant Explosion Kills 1

An explosion at a chemical factory in eastern China has killed at least one person, according to government-run media, the latest in a series of deadly warehouse blasts that have raised questions about insufficient safety regulations. Pictures on Chinese social media showed a large fireball rising from what appeared to be an industrial area in Dongying, located in the eastern province of Shandong province late Monday. A news website run by the local government reported the explosion occurred

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Insight: Anti-Muslim Buddhist group moves toward Myanmar's mainstream

YANGON Reuters - Swathed in crimson robes, 77-year-old Ashin Tilawkar Biwonsa shuffles through a crowded conference room with the help of an aide, his supporters standing in respect as he takes a seat at the head of a table under a portrait of his own image.

1 hour ago // BBC

world NHS funds 'spent on patient treats'

Thousands of pounds of NHS personal health budgets are being spent on "treats", including holidays, clothes and pedalo hire, an investigation finds.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Large Adelaide CBD fire sees hundreds evacuated as building burns

A large plume of smoke is covering sections of Adelaides CBD after a fire broke out at the rear of the Hotel Grand ChancellorHundreds of people are being evacuated from buildings in the centre of Adelaide as firefighters battle a large fire at the rear of a city hotel. The Metropolitan Fire Service says the blaze is coming from a building behind the Hotel Grand Chancellor.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Full Episode: WN 08/31/15: Pope Francis Gets Ready For His Historic Visit to the United States

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1 hour ago // The Times of India

world Threat from terrorist groups emanates from Pakistan: US

The threat from terror groups, particularly Haqqani network, continues to emanate from Pakistan, the US has said, dismissing Pakistani National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz's remarks that the dreaded Afghanistan-based outfit has been almost wiped out from the country.

1 hour ago // VOA

world State Department: 150 More of Clinton Email Messages 'Upgraded' to Classified

The U.S. State Department has released a new batch of about 7,000 pages of Hillary Clinton's official email messages sent from her private server while she was secretary of state. About 150 messages of those released Monday were retroactively upgraded to classified status. The leading Democratic presidential hopeful has been losing support as the controversy over her emails deepens. Zlatica Hoke reports.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Kevin Rudd 'hoped for a sympathetic call' from Hillary Clinton, emails reveal

Correspondence released by State Department says former PMs aide mentioned his boss was keen to hear from secretary of state in the wake of his ousting Related: Kevin Rudd as CNN host: no stuff-ups, but cricket joke probably went wide Kevin Rudds aide told the US embassy that the former Australian prime minister had hop

1 hour ago // The Times of India

world US asks China to rethink about restrictions on Tibet

The US has asked China to reassess its policies which impose restrictions on religious freedom in Tibet, days after a top American diplomat concluded his visit to the Communist nation and discussed issues of human rights' violations and religious freedom with the Chinese officials.

1 hour ago // The Times of India

world Prison fire kills 17 in Venezuela

A fire at a prison in northern Venezuela has killed 17 people and injured another 11, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world At Chinas big parade, North Koreas stay-at-home leader will be a no-show

YANJI, CHINA When China celebrates its World War II victory day in a spectacular parade of military might Thursday, President Xi Jinpings true friends will be there.That includes Xis closest Korean friend. Not Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, a country once described as being as close as lips and teeth with China. No, its South Korean president Park Geun-hye who will be in attendance as 10,000 Chinese troops march through Tiananmen Square and fighter jets ro

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

world Unstable antenna atop Trump tower closes streets in Toronto

TORONTO Police have closed off a number of blocks in Toronto's downtown financial district because of an unstable antenna on the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto.Toronto police said Monday the area will be closed until at least noon on Tuesday. Several blocks around the luxury hotel and condo are cordoned off in what is a key part of the financial district. It has caused traffic chaos and police are stationed at the corner of each cordoned off block.