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world Panel: Defeat Al-Shabab With Correct Interpretation of Islam

The dissemination of the correct interpretation of Islam is one way Islamic scholars could help defeat al-Shabab, according to a VOA panel discussion held Saturday in Nairobi. Panel members agreed an ideological war, combined with military power, must be waged in the fight against the militant group. Some panel members voiced concern that the way Kenyan security forces treat some communities is resulting in young people turning to al-Shabab. One panel member spoke about allegations of ex

15 minutes ago // NPR

world Refugee Children Rescued In Austria Reportedly Disappear From Hospital

The three Syrian children, aged five and six, were near death from dehydration when they were discovered by police in the back of a minivan on Saturday.

19 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Oregon Democrat becomes 31st senator to back Iran nuclear deal

Jeff Merkley announces support as White House nears 34 senatorial votes needed to uphold a veto of congressional action opposing agreementThe Oregon Democratic senator Jeff Merkley on Sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum continued to build behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated

20 minutes ago // BBC

world Man City sign De Bruyne for 55m

Manchester City sign midfielder Kevin de Bruyne from Wolfsburg on a six-year contract for a club-record fee of 55m.

23 minutes ago // The Independent

world Three Syrian refugees disappear from Austrian hospital after being rescued from minivan

Three Syrian children and their families who were rescued from a minivan holding 26 migrants have disappeared from the hospital where there are being treated.

24 minutes ago // BBC

world Inquiry into restaurant tipping abuse

The abuse of tipping by restaurants is to be the subject of an investigation launched by Business Secretary Sajid Javid.

24 minutes ago // The Independent

world Baseball fan falls to death in stadium during Atlanta Braves game

A man has died at a baseball game in Georgia after falling from the upper deck of the Turner Field stadium.

26 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Egypt summons UK ambassador in row over al-Jazeera convictions

Foreign ministry in Cairo says comments by John Casson are incompatible with the norms of diplomatic practicesBritains ambassador to Egypt has been summoned to a meeting with officials in Cairo after they accused him of unacceptable interference with the judiciary over comments he made about the convictions of three al-Jazeera journalists.John Casson Cont

29 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Germany, France, Britain press for EU action on migrants

BERLIN The top security officials of Germany, France and Britain are pressing for better processing of migrants arriving in southern Europe and for a European Union-wide list of countries considered safe.

30 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Scott Walker says building Canada border wall is a 'legitimate issue'

The GOP candidate said voters have raised concerns to him about terrorists entering US from north, as immigration has become hot-button Republican topicThe Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker said on Sunday that building a wall on the US northern border with Canada was a legitimate issue for us to look at. Related: Scott Walker's new immigra

31 minutes ago // MSNBC

world 'Awakenings' Author, Neurologist Oliver Sacks Dies at 82

In his best-selling 1985 book, he described a man who really did mistake his wife's face for his hat while visiting Sacks' office.

33 minutes ago // UPI

world Three critically-ill Syrian children disappear from Austrian hospital

Andrew V. PestanoBRAUNAU, Austria, Aug. 30 UPI -- Three critically-ill Syrian children and their families rescued from a minivan containing 26 migrants have disappeared from a hospital in Austria on Saturday.

34 minutes ago // ABC

world Spanish Mayor Denies His Town Destroyed Stone Age Tomb

Spanish mayor denies town destroyed protected Stone Age tomb and replaced it with picnic table

35 minutes ago // Fox News

world Spanish mayor denies town destroyed protected Stone Age tomb and replaced it with picnic table

The mayor of a village in northwestern Spain denies his town council destroyed a heritage-protected Stone Age monument to replace it with a picnic table.

35 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Spaniard becomes 12th person to die after being gored by bull

Number of fatalities raises questions about safety measures surrounding traditional summer fiestas in which bulls are let loose in Spanish streetsA 66-year-old Spaniard has died after being gored in the chest by a bull in a village festival in the province of Segovia, bringing the number of deaths by gorings in summer street festivities in Spain this year to a dozen. The mans death on Sunday, adding to the toll, has raised questions about health and safety measures surroundin

40 minutes ago // Reuters

world Greek leftists say they would apply bailout but fight to ease pain

ATHENS Reuters - The leftist Syriza party of former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will challenge Greece's creditors on unresolved aspects of the nation's bailout but implement unpopular reforms it has already agreed, it said on Sunday.

41 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Oliver Sacks, renowned neurologist and author, dies

Dr Oliver Sacks, whose books like "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died.

44 minutes ago // Reuters

world Migrants in Hungary seek traffickers on trip 'from death to death'

BUDAPEST Reuters - Ahmed, a Syrian man, and his wife wait with hundreds of other migrants at a railway station in central Budapest hoping to find a smuggler to take them to Germany, the final destination in an exhausting and dangerous journey.

44 minutes ago // ABC

world Fire at Saudi Oil Company Residence Kills 11

Fire at housing complex used by oil company in eastern Saudi Arabia kills 11, injures over 200

45 minutes ago // VOA

world US National Security Adviser, Pakistan PM Meet

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice met in Islamabad with Pakistan's prime minister and other top officials to discuss terrorism and other issues. Ahead of the talks, U.S. State Department officials said the meetings would include discussions on "terrorist and militant attacks emanating from Pakistani soil." After Rice met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sunday in Islamabad, the Pakistani leader's office said little about the content of the talks, noting that they focused on matters o

46 minutes ago // The Times of India

world South Africas Kruger Park still a magnet for rhino poachers

The poaching of rhinos has risen in South Africa's Kruger National Park this year but is on the decline elsewhere in the country, environment minister Edna Molewa said.

47 minutes ago // BBC

world Man City sign midfielder De Bruyne

Manchester City sign midfielder Kevin de Bruyne from German side Wolfsburg on a six-year contract for a club-record fee.

48 minutes ago // USA Today

world Fire at Saudi residential complex kills 11, injures more than 200

Huge blaze strikes complex used by state oil giant Aramco in oil-rich city of Khobar.

50 minutes ago // The Guardian

world What will Chinas Black Monday mean for the UK?

As jittery investors brace for more shockwaves after last weeks rout on world markets, we look at the impact, from property to petrol pricesThis was supposed to be the year when normality returned to the global economic landscape. Growth was looking more established and the legacy of the financial crisis was dimming. The US central bank and the Bank of England looked poised to affirm the recovery by finally starting to raise interest rates after keeping them for years at emergency l

57 minutes ago // BBC

world Hynde under fire for rape remarks

Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde comes under fire for comments in an interview suggesting it can be a woman's fault if she is raped.

1 hour ago // NPR

world Oliver Sacks Was A Boundless Explorer Of The Human Brain

Oliver Sacks, the acclaimed British-American neurologist and author, has died of cancer at the age of 82.

1 hour ago // VOA

world Poll: Democratic Candidate Clinton's Support Waning in Iowa

A new U.S. political survey shows support waning in the rural state of Iowa for Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton, five months ahead of the first presidential nominating contest. In their latest survey of voter preferences in the state, the Des Moines Register and Bloomberg Politics reported Sunday that 37 percent of Democrats likely to participate in the February 1 nominating caucuses favor the former secretary of state. Independent socialist Bernie Sanders, who is campaigni

1 hour ago // The Times of India

world Four civilians, two police officers killed in attacks in southeast Turkey

A child, three other civilians and two police officer were killed in violence in southeast Turkey on Sunday following the breakdown of a ceasefire between the government and Kurdish militants.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Fight for $15: the strategist going to war to make McDonald's pay

Scott Courtney says unionizing a few hundred McDonalds restaurants is too small of an approach in minimum wage movement gaining global momentum The Fight for $15 is giving McDonalds a stark choice: either sit down and work together with us to find a way to lift up hundreds of thousands of low-wage McDonalds workers or face continued economic war.That warning is not without heft. Already, as a result of the Fight for $15s prodding, Brazilian pro

1 hour ago // Time

world See Photos of Last Nights Supermoon

One of the three largest full moons of this year rose in the sky last night

1 hour ago // Reuters

world French PM says to stick to reforms despite party heckles

LA ROCHELLE, France Reuters - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told ruling Socialist party members on Sunday he would stick to pro-business reforms, despite heckling and booing by activists showing the divisions over economic policy.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Malaysians gather for second day of anti-government protests video

Protests in Malaysia calling for the resignation of the prime minister, Najib Razak, continue for a second day as thousands attend a peaceful festival on Sunday. Protestors wear the yellow t-shirt of the Bersih movement, which campaigns for electoral reform, despite the garments being banned by the home minister. Razak has come under increased scrutiny in the country following a financial scandal

1 hour ago // ABC

world Plane Crashes at Austrian Air Show, Fatally Injuring Pilot

Small plane crashes during maneuver at air show in southern Austria, fatally injuring pilot

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Small plane crashes during maneuver at air show in southern Austria, fatally injuring pilot

Authorities say a small plane has crashed at an air show in southern Austria, fatally injuring the pilot.

1 hour ago // The Times of India

world Tropical storm Fred forms in eastern Atlantic off Africa

Tropical storm Fred formed in the eastern Atlantic off the coast of Africa on Sunday, the US National Hurricane Centre said.

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

world Hundreds of Russians protest destruction of demon sculpture

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia About 500 people have held a protest in Russia's second-largest city over the destruction of a century-old bas-relief of the demon Mephistopheles.The sculpture was a small landmark in St. Petersburg, a city noted for its striking architecture. It is not clear who removed it last week, although a group which identified itself as Cossacks claimed responsibility. City authorities said they have found fragments of it amid construction refuse.