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7 minutes ago // USA Today

world 3 holdouts at Ore. wildlife refuge surrender; 1 balks

The 41-day takeover of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon appeared to be moving to a climax Thursday.

7 minutes ago // BBC

world Three Oregon armed occupiers surrender

One armed protester remains in an Oregon wildlife reserve, as three surrender after a 41-day stand-off over government control of local land.

8 minutes ago // CBS

world Planned Parenthood targets John Kasich

The Ohio House voted to strip funding from the organization and the bill awaits Kasich's signature

11 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Fyffes accused of disrespecting plantation workers' rights

Irish banana firm criticised by trade union over allegations of serious mistreatment of its Central American workers The Dublin-based banana company Fyffes has been accused of having no respect for workers rights, amid allegations that staff on Central American fruit plantations are being serially mistreated.The GMB trade union called for Fyffes to be thrown out of the Ethical Trade Initiative, which promotes labour rights, ove

16 minutes ago // ABC

world Watch: British Soldier Says He's 'Not a Hero' After He Trips Fleeing Suspect

Lance Sgt. Matt Lawson decided to "buy the lads a few seconds" when he saw three officers chasing a suspect.

17 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Brazil, Texas state hospital reach deal on Zika vaccine

Brazil has signed an agreement with a Texas research hospital to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus, the countrys health minister said Thursday, adding the goal is for the vaccine to be ready for clinical testing within 12 months.

17 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Canada says will seek United Nations Security Council seat

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country will seek a United Nations Security Council seat as vacancies come up.

17 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Israel appoints new head of Shin Bet security agency

Israel has appointed a new head of its shadowy Shin Bet internal security agency.

20 minutes ago // ABC

world Puerto Rico Pushes Tax Incentives for Wealthy Amid Crisis

Puerto Rico's government is trying to convince hundreds of wealthy investors to move to the U.S. territory, hoping they could help lift it out of a deepening economic crisis

21 minutes ago // ABC

world Official: Hamas Prevents Senior UN Staffer From Leaving Gaza

A United Nations official says the Islamic militant Hamas has prevented a senior employee of the international organization from leaving the Gaza Strip

21 minutes ago // Reuters

world Cypriot president says peace talks make progress but work needed

ATHENS Reuters - Peace talks in ethnically split Cyprus have shown progress on several fronts, but disagreements persist and work is still needed before a blueprint might be put to a public vote, the country's president said on Thursday.

22 minutes ago // Fox News

world Canada to seek UN Security Council seat

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country will seek a United Nations Security Council seat as vacancies come up.

25 minutes ago // Reuters

world Central Europeans need to do more to help refugees, U.N. agency says

PRAGUE Reuters - The United Nations agency for refugees called on central European countries to overcome public opposition and give more help to refugees from war-torn regions.

27 minutes ago // CNN

world Syrian refugees: We thought it would be better

Tantalizingly close to Turkish soil, thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing an upsurge in violence have gathered at their neighbor's border.

29 minutes ago // ABC

world Israel Appoints New Head of Shin Bet Security Agency

Israel has appointed a new head of its shadowy Shin Bet internal security agency

30 minutes ago // Reuters

world Former Pakistan military leader Musharraf hospitalized with chest pain

ISLAMABAD Reuters - Pakistan's former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf was taken to a hospital in the port city of Karachi on Thursday after complaining of chest pain and having difficulty breathing, a spokesman for his political party said.

31 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Bristol airport warns against devolved air passenger duty powers

Chief executive says giving powers to Welsh government would cost south-west England 843m and more than 1,500 jobsA move in next months budget to devolve air passenger duty APD powers to Wales could seriously damage jobs and investment in south-west England, Bristol airport has warned. Bristol, Englands third largest airport outside London, claims the south-west economy would lose £843m and more than 1,500 jobs if APD were devolved to the Wels

31 minutes ago // ABC

world Canada Says Will Seek United Nations Security Council Seat

Canadian PM says his country will seek UN Security Council seat as vacancies come up

31 minutes ago // The Guardian

world 30% of female rape victims under 16

Alarming picture emerges from first detailed breakdown of age and gender of victims of alleged sexual offences recorded by policeNearly a third of female rape victims are girls aged under 16, new figures indicate.The findings emerged as the first detailed breakdown of the age and gender of victims of alleged sexual offences recorded by police were published. Continue reading...

32 minutes ago // CBS

world Kim Jong Un reportedly has his military chief executed

South Korean official tells AP that Ri Yong Gil was killed for alleged corruption, as Kim continues purge of top aides

32 minutes ago // NPR

world Polling Is Ubiquitous, But Is It Bad For Democracy?

New Yorker writer Jill Lepore examines the history of polling in America. She tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that today's polls may be less reliable and more influential than ever before.

32 minutes ago // CBS

world Officers rescue distraught woman from S.F. bridge

2 California Highway Patrol officers called "true heroes" after assisting possibly suicidal woman on ledge of the Bay Bridge

32 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world George Clooney hopes to meet Merkel to discuss refugees

Actor George Clooney says he plans to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the situation in Syria, which has contributed to the surge in refugees coming to Europe over the past year.

32 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Protests inside, outside during South African nation speech

Opposition members disrupted the South African presidents state-of-the-nation address on Thursday, with some lawmakers walking out of the joint session.

37 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Couple forced to have stillborn baby hit out at Northern Irish politicians

Gerry Edwards calls SDLP cowardly for joining with DUP to defeat abortion law amendment, 15 years after his wife was denied terminationA couple forced by Northern Irelands strict abortion laws to go through 22 weeks of a pregnancy despite knowing that their son would be stillborn have attacked the cowardly decision by two political parties to maintain their draconian stance on terminating pregnancies.The Social Democratic and Labour party SDLP aligned itself wit

39 minutes ago // Reuters

world Myanmar's outgoing president cancels visit to U.S.-ASEAN summit next week

YANGON Reuters - Myanmar's outgoing President Thein Sein has at the last minute canceled plans to attend the U.S.-ASEAN summit in California next week, his office said late on Thursday, giving no reasons for the decision.

39 minutes ago // VOA

world Dementia Rates Fall in US but Researchers Not Sure Why

Despite an aging population, a new study says dementia rates in the United States are dropping, but further research is needed to pinpoint the reason. Writing in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from Boston University say the findings may offer hope that some cases of dementia may be preventable or delayed. Using data from the Framingham Heart Study, or FHS, researchers found that over the past 40 years, there has been a decrease in the rates of dementia, with declines of 20

39 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Saudi Arabia confirms plans to send troops to Syria

The announcement, reported by the Saudi owned news organisation al-Arabiya, comes after several weeks of rumours the Gulf state would lead troops in Syria. A ground operation will likely anger President Bashar al-Assad, as well as the governments of Russia and Iran - who wi …

40 minutes ago // CBS

world Anti-Trump super PAC prepares attacks in South Carolina

The group claims it helped contribute to Trump's second-place finish in Iowa

40 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Oregon militia standoff: final occupier David Fry refuses to surrender live

Negotiations to surrender currently live-streaming from the scene on YouTubeNevada rancher Cliven Bundy arrested on way to Malheur wildlife refuge, will appear in court at 1.30pm PTRemaining militia members had tentatively agreed to walk off refuge at 8am PT after night of frantic negotiations

42 minutes ago // BBC

world Three Oregon armed occupiers surrender

One armed protester remains in an Oregon wildlife reserve, as three surrender after a 41-day stand-off.

42 minutes ago // ABC

world Iran Mocks US Sailors in Revolution Day Parade

Iran continued to publicly mock the U.S. sailors it detained last month.

43 minutes ago // USA Today

world Five years after revolt, Egypt has come full circle

On the anniversary of the Feb. 11, 2011, revolt, many old problems more entrenched.

44 minutes ago // CBS

world Can Obama help fix America's retirement crisis?

Roughly half of American workers lack a work-based retirement plan -- the White House says it has a solution

44 minutes ago // The Guardian

world EPA workers knew spill was possible before Gold King disaster in Colorado

An investigation of a mine waste accident that polluted rivers in three states has found evidence that government workers knew a spill could occurAn investigation of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three states with arsenic, lead and other toxic substances has found further evidence that government workers knew a spill from the gold mine was possible, a

45 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Russia Submits Syria Cease-Fire Proposal to U.S.

Russia has submitted a Syrian cease-fire proposal to the U.S., Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, as talks with world powers on how to resolve the conflict got under way in Germany.