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world Lukoil Managers Charged for Money $1.95 Bln Laundering

Romanian prosecutors charge managers at Lukoil for money laundering worth $1.95 billion

15 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world On Kerry visit, Arab nations express support for Iran nuclear agreement

DOHA, Qatar Persian Gulf Arab states on Monday publicly endorsed the Iran nuclear deal during a visit by Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who said the United States would step up arms sales and intelligence-sharing to counter Irans destabilizing activities in the region

16 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Greek shares nosedive as manufacturing data reveals economy in shock

Banks lose 30% as Athens stock market reopens for the first time since late June The full extent of the damage caused by the Greek crisis was laid bare when the first day of stock market trading after five weeks of economic paralysis saw shares lose one sixth of their value.Bank stocks bore the brunt of a wave of pent-up selling that eclipsed anything seen in the past thr

19 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world French to Lead Initial Probe of Suspected MH370 Debris

A judge told authorities from four nations that the French would lead an independent investigation into a piece of aircraft debris suspected of being part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

20 minutes ago // BBC

world Cranes collapse on Dutch buildings

Two cranes restoring a bridge in the central Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn collapse onto buildings, with rescuers searching for victims.

20 minutes ago // NPR

world Wheelchair Beauty Queen Sings for Toilets

She's Miss Wheelchair Nigeria and an activist for the disabled. Today, she introduced President Obama as he spoke to young African leaders. But she still faces discrimination in public bathrooms.

21 minutes ago // NPR

world Wheelchair Beauty Queen Sings For Toilets

She's Miss Wheelchair Nigeria and an activist for the disabled. Today, she introduced President Obama as he spoke to young African leaders. But she still faces discrimination in public bathrooms.

22 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Texas attorney general turns himself in after securities fraud indictment

Republican Ken Paxton, 52, can keep working during caseOfficial draws throng of media and Democrats outside county jail Texass attorney general, Ken Paxton, turned himself in on Monday to face charges that he misled investors and didnt disclose money he made for referring financial clients as part of his private business before becoming the stat

26 minutes ago // CBS

world "Downton Abbey" producer open to big-screen adaption

The executive producer of "Downton Abbey" says there is "rich territory to be mined" for a big screen release

29 minutes ago // Fox News

world Activists say 27 killed after Syrian warplane crashes on bombing run

Government air raids in a northwestern town in Syria and a subsequent crash by a Syrian warplane that slammed into a residential area there killed at least 27 people on Monday, activists said.

30 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Former Afghan warlord says Taliban weaker amid infighting

KABUL, Afghanistan The confirmed death of the Taliban's reclusive leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has weakened the movement, giving Kabul an opportunity to step up the battle against the insurgency, an Afghan governor and one of the country's most powerful former warlords said Monday."Defeating the Taliban is a very real possibility right now and this is the right moment to fight against the Taliban," Atta Mohammad Noor told The Associated Press.

32 minutes ago // NPR

world Basketball And The NBA Try To Find Fans In South Africa

Soccer is the national sport. But this was a big weekend for hoops in Johannesburg. Two top local teams faced off and the NBA played its first African exhibition game.

34 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Public beach closed for king reopens

A French beach which was closed for the king of Saudi Arabia reopens to the public, after he cut his holiday short.

35 minutes ago // CBS

world Young "festies" rock out at Kidzapalooza

Three-day music festival Lollapalooza brought in about 300,000, some of whom were part of a new generation of fans

35 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Police in Colombia recover Faustino Asprillas missing horse

Former Newcastle strikers friend had given Lucas away while drunk Asprilla had offered a 1,090 for animals safe returnFormer Colombia striker Faustino Asprilla has recovered a £43,500 show horse that he lent to a friend who gave it away while drunk at a local fair, media reported on Monday.Valle del Cauca regional police chief Fernando Murillo said the horse named Lucas, which had been missing since 17 April, was found in a stable in the local town of F

37 minutes ago // ABC

world Venezuela Prevents Opposition Leader From Running

Venezuela rejects opposition leader Machado's bid to run in congressional elections

38 minutes ago // New York Times

world Update: After Killing of Cecil the Lion, Delta Joins Airline Ban on Game Trophies

The recent killing of a popular lion named Cecil has sparked outrage, but it has also brought to light the role airlines play in transporting trophy kills as cargo.

39 minutes ago // Fox News

world Venezuela rejects opposition leader Machado's bid to run in congressional elections

Venezuelan election officials have rejected a high-profile opposition leader's attempt to register as a candidate for upcoming congressional elections.

40 minutes ago // Time

world Syrian Air Raids and Warplane Crash Kill At Least 27, Activists Say

The air raids happened amid intense clashes between government forces and insurgents

43 minutes ago // BBC

world UK 'has a grip on migrant crisis'

The UK has "got a grip" on the migrant crisis in Calais, the foreign secretary says, as he confirmed 100 more guards would be deployed in its Eurotunnel terminal.

43 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Briton murdered and set on fire shortly after moving to Bulgaria, reports say

Attack on Jan Bennett said to have happened after walking her dogs in the village where she had moved only two months agoA British woman has reportedly been murdered and her body set alight in the Bulgarian village where she had recently moved.Jan Bennett, 67, is said to have been attacked in the town of Malomir, south-eastern Bulgaria, after she had walked her two dogs. She is understood to have moved there from Turkey with her 62-year-old husband, Nick, two months ago.

43 minutes ago // ABC

world Burundi Rights Activist Shot and Wounded in the Capital

Burundi rights activist shot and wounded in the capital, a day after assassination of general

43 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Jimmy Carter Has Small Mass Removed From Liver

The Center Center says he's expected to make a full recovery.

43 minutes ago // ABC

world 2 Men on Trial in Germany Accused of Joining Islamic State

2 men go on trial in Germany accused of joining Islamic State group

46 minutes ago // The Independent

world Art project turns Mexican barrio into a giant mural

A community project in central Mexico is bringing art to people's homes. Literally.

46 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world 1 in 6 killings in Rio de Janeiro are by on-duty police

Amnesty International report suggests officers have a "shoot first, ask questions later" approach, raising concerns about policing in the city a year before the Olympics

47 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Creators of destroyed hitchhiking robot mull rebuild

TORONTO The Canadian talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot that met its untimely end in the United States over the weekend might be given another chance at life.HitchBOT's co-creators Frauke Zeller and David Smith said Monday that they've been overwhelmed with support and offers to revive the robot since it was vandalized beyond repair and left on a street in Philadelphia on Saturday and they are considering rebuilding it.

48 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Population growth and climate change: fewer people does not mean more CO2 Letters

Your editorials argument about a causal link between slowing population growth and increased economic growth Fewer people means more carbon: the population paradox, 3 August is dangerously out of date.In its 2014 report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change showed how the reduction through efficiency of CO2

49 minutes ago // New York Times

world Observatory: Wild Uganda Chimpanzees Using Clay as Food

Researchers studying the chimps living in the Budongo Forest says the apes are eating clay because of the destruction of local raffia palm trees.

50 minutes ago // UPI

world China: Kim Jong Un seeking improved relations with Beijing

Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, Aug. 3 UPI -- Kim Jong Un's unusual tribute to China's fallen soldiers is attracting Beijing's attention, and China has suggested Beijing is open to improved relations.

51 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Murder investigation after body found in Belfast house fire

Jennifer Dornan was found dead in her home on the outskirts of west Belfast on Sunday morningPolice in Belfast have launched a murder investigation after the discovery of a womans body following a house fire.Jennifer Dornan, 30, was found dead in her home at Hazel View on the outskirts of west Belfast after the alarm was raised at 5am on Sunday.

51 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Murder investigation after body found in Belfast house fire

Jennifer Dornan was found dead in her home on the outskirts of west Belfast on Sunday morningPolice in Belfast have launched a murder investigation after the discovery of womans body following a house fire.Jennifer Dornan, 30, was found dead in her home at Hazel View on the outskirts of west Belfast after the alarm was raised at 5am on Sunday.

52 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Planned Parenthood defunding effort gets a Democratic backer in Joe Manchin

Republican push to withdraw funding for the group expected to fail in Senate vote on Monday despite West Virginia lawmakers supportSenator Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, says he will back a Republican bill cutting off federal aid for Planned Parenthood. Manchin is seen as a moderate and his decision on Monday was not a complete surprise. Even so, Republicans were still expected to lose a Senate vote later on Monday to halt federal assistance to the group.

52 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Planned Parenthood defunding effort gets a Democratic backer in Joe Manchin

Republican push to withdraw funding for the group expected to fail in Senate vote Monday despite West Virginia lawmakers supportSenator Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, says he will back a Republican bill cutting off federal aid for Planned Parenthood. Manchin is seen as a moderate and his decision on Monday was not a complete surprise. Even so, Republicans were still expected to lose a Senate vote later Monday to halt federal assistance to the group.

53 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Two cranes collapse in Netherlands town - video

Amateur footage shows two cranes collapse in the west Netherlands town of Alphen aan den Rijn, crushing houses and shops, and injuring more than a dozen people. The footage, aired by Dutch broadcaster NOS, shows the cranes on a pontoon on the Oude Rijn river when they began to shift and topple over. The cranes were being used for a bridge restoration project

54 minutes ago // NPR

world President Obama Set To Unveil New Power Plant Rules In 'Clean Power Plan'

Key elements of the Clean Power Plan include a requirement that would cut the power industry's carbon pollution by 32 percent below 2005 levels in the next 15 years.