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world 100 years ago: First gas attacks in WWI

Warfare would never be the same as deadly chlorine gas introduced on the battlefield

15 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Festival of Books: Can social media solve the social justice problem?

When it comes to the battle for social justice, it's not over.

21 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Coachella 2015: Ciara, DMX and more highlights from Day 1

Day 2 of Weekend 2 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is slowly getting underway and its a rough morning out in Indio for those of us who forgot how punishing it is to dart around the Empire Polo Club for over 10 hours.

24 minutes ago // VOA

world IMF Committed to 'More Robust' Economy

The International Monetary Fund warned Saturday that while economic growth in advanced countries has strengthened, some emerging economies are facing weaker commodity prices and exports. In a communique, the IMF's steering committee said the organization was committed to taking additional measures to support a "more robust, balanced and job-rich global economy." With the United States poised to hike interest rates, the committee speaking for the fund's 188 member nations - said moves

38 minutes ago // CBS

world Russell Crowe on the almost greatest job in the world

Preview: The Oscar-winner talks to Seth Doane about the fascination of acting, and about the job he enjoyed even more.

39 minutes ago // NPR

world Syria's Minorities: Caught Between Sword Of ISIS And Wrath of Assad

Many of Syria's minorities have tried to lie low and avoid direct involvement in the country's civil war. But they frequently get caught in the crossfire, with no protector to turn to.

41 minutes ago // Fox News

world Pope: Milan's soon-to-open Expo can boost efforts to save planet 'God put in humanity's care'

Pope Francis says Milan's world's fair, which opens on May 1, can inspire decision-makers to help save the "health of the planet that God entrusted to the care of the human race." Francis on Saturday praised Expo's theme of exploring ways the planet can feed its people.

42 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ed Miliband issues call to moderate Tories: Ill be your champion

Labour leader tells one nation Conservatives hes on the centre ground and will keep Britain at heart of EU Continue reading...

44 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Civil rights groups seek federal review of South Carolina police shootings

Amid mounting suspicion that police officers in South Carolina attempted to cover up the circumstances of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man, civil rights leaders are urging the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate all fatal shootings by police in Charleston County in the last two...

48 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Festival of Books: What's the secret to making a crime novel work?

To write a good mystery novel, you've got to have a strong sense of place.

57 minutes ago // Time

world Titanic Deckchair Sells for 100,000 Pounds at Auction

A crew dispatched to gather bodies from the water found the chair in 1912

59 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Migrant boat disaster: irresponsible rhetoric blamed for failure to restart rescue

UN official accuses politicians in Britain and across Europe of obstructing attempts to save migrant lives after boat sinks in Mediterranean Continue reading...

59 minutes ago // UPI

world Russia denies report of 5B pipeline deal with Greece

Doug G. WareMOSCOW, April 18 UPI -- After a similar gas pipeline project was killed in December, Russia has reportedly promised debt-ridden Greece 5 billion euros in advance of a new pipeline.

1 hour ago // USA Today

world Delamaide: IMF faces tipping point over Greece

The IMF's hard-line stance in talks with Greece risks wider economic turmoil.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'Books spawn change,' Times' Austin Beutner says to open Festival of Books

Dozens of people wandered the USC campus a half hour before the 10 a.m. official opening Saturday, stopping by booths and scouring maps to prepare for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Many stopped to snap a selfie with Tommy Trojan as they waited for the kickoff.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Police review UK Anzac Day security

UK police are reviewing security plans for Anzac Day events after Australian authorities said they foiled a terror plot to attack an event in Australia.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world ISIS Allies Claim Deadly Afghan Blast

Militants allied with Islamic State said they were behind a suicide bombing near a bank in Jalalabad that killed at least 33 people.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Islamic State Blamed for Afghan Suicide Bombing Killing 35

Islamic State group blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35, a potential major escalation

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

world Islamic State blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 and wounding 125 in an assault the country's president blamed on the Islamic State group.The accusation by President Ashraf Ghani, following local media reporting the Islamic State group's Afghan affiliate claiming the attack, would mark a major escalation in the extremists' nascent campaign of violence in the country.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world California drought water-use rules could force 36% reduction on Beverly Hills

Officials introduce proposals for different cities and counties, backed up with heavy potential fines, in order to meet governors executive order Continue reading...

1 hour ago // BBC

world Zuma vows to end xenophobic attacks

President Jacob Zuma visits migrant workers who have fled xenophobic attacks, saying the violence goes against South African values and must end.

1 hour ago // USA Today

world Delamaide: IMF faces tipping point over Greece

The IMF's hardline stance in talks with Greece risks wider economic turmoil.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Australia Arrests Five Teens in Terror Plot

Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack that included targeting police officers, officials said.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Reading 1-2 Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez scores twice as FA Cup holders Arsenal move into the 2014-15 final by beating Reading after extra time.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Released Copter Pilot Goes Home to Florida in a Car

Doug Hughes, a mailman, must wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet until a May 8 court hearing in Washington, D.C.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Trott has earned place - Moores

Jonathan Trott deserves another chance to prove himself as an England opener, says head coach Peter Moores.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Who's Being Honored in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Starr will be honored with Green Day, Bill Withers, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and more.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world State water board issues revised drought regulations

Anticipating a seasonal spike in summertime water usage, Californias Water Resources Control Board released a modified set of proposed conservation restrictions Saturday that would take effect in June.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Murder suspect wounded by San Diego police during gun battle

In a brief gun battle early Saturday, San Diego police wounded a 30-year-old man suspected of killing a customer during a robbery at a gas station.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Jamaica's Government Organizes Trade Mission to Cuba

Jamaican officials to visit Cuba on trade mission, seek economic opportunities

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Jamaican officials to visit Cuba on trade mission, seek economic opportunities

The Jamaican government is organizing a trade mission to Cuba with representatives from 18 private sector companies.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Arrest of Gulf Cartel Chief Sparks Mexico Border Gunfights

Arrest of Mexico's Gulf Cartel chief, others sparks gunfights, blockades on Mexico-US border

1 hour ago // The Times of India

world Afghan blast kills 33; president blames Islamic State

A suicide bomber in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday, setting off a blast outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world How an Oklahoma bombing victim's dad made friends with Timothy McVeigh's father

Twenty years after the attack that killed 168 people, Bud Welch talks about his bond with the bombers family and why he campaigns against the death penalty Continue reading...

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Essential tracks: Natalie Prass' debut has plenty of brass, irresistible songs

Other picks include Adrian Sherwood and Calexico.Other picks include Adrian Sherwood and Calexico.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world A meager lifestyle for workers who cater to the high-flying

Rafael Leon could not believe his sudden reversal of fortune. So timely was his lucky break, on a December day in 2013, he suspected it must have been a case of divine intervention.