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world Comic-Con 2014 brings out fans and long lines

Fans are camping out overnight just to get a chance to go inside the San Diego pop culture event

14 minutes ago // CBS

world Long lines to get into Comic-Con 2014

Fans are camping out overnight just to get a chance to go inside the San Diego pop culture event

14 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world UN sends aid to Syria without regime consent

Nine trucks aim to deliver humanitarian goods to areas difficult to reach amid conflict, as "over 10 million need help".

16 minutes ago // CBS

world Video premiere: Neulore's "Don't Shy From the Light"

Modern-folk duo unveils acoustic video for the song exclusively on

16 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Israeli strike on Gaza school kills 15 and leaves 200 wounded

UN condemns shelling of UNRWA school, saying it asked IDF for time to evacuate civilians, which was not given Gaza crisis: Israeli strike kills at least 15 live updates Continue reading...

16 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Democrats stand by senator accused of plagiarism in academic paper

The head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said the party "absolutely" stands by Sen. John Walsh D-Mont. despite a report that he plagiarized substantial portions of an academic paper seven years ago.

20 minutes ago // Time

world Russian Media Narrative on MH17 Tragedy Highlights Kremlins Grip on Public Opinion

Most Russians get their information about the world from television, much of which is controlled or influenced by the state

20 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Shakeup Could Strengthen Ukraine President

Ukraine's ruling alliance reshuffled itself, setting the stage for elections that could strengthen President Petro Poroshenko's hand as the country battles a separatist insurgency.

20 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Identifying Bodies Could Take Months

Officials leading the operation to identify the bodies of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash warned that the process could take months and that there was no certainty they would all be positively identified.

21 minutes ago // CBS

world Are you happy with your salary?

New survey looks at how much money it takes in order for a person to feel content or successful

22 minutes ago // CBS

world Kim Kardashian says daughter North is now walking

The reality star shared a new photo of the 1-year-old while announcing the big milestone

23 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Tablet giants Apple, Samsung feel heat as competitors gain steam

When a company saturates its home market with a once-hot product, expect it to pump up its presence in foreign lands to keep the momentum going.

23 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Gaza crisis: UN claims Israel did not allow evacuation from shelter before strikes - live

Israeli strike on UN shelter kills at least 15Israeli army says it allowed four hours for evacuationsUS says Israel 'could take additional steps to prevent civilian casualties'Protest marches unfold in West Bank and Tel AvivRead the latest blog summary

24 minutes ago // Reuters

world Russian court jails Putin foes on charges of inciting mass riots

MOSCOW Reuters - A Russian court sentenced two protest leaders to 4.5 years each in jail on Thursday on charges of inciting mass riots against President Vladimir Putin, in a case the opposition sees as part of a clampdown on his foes while all eyes are on Ukraine.

25 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Seals connect the dots to feed in offshore wind farms

As wind farms march out into coastal waters to meet energy demands, seals are learning to use them like local grocery stores, scientists say. A few wily individuals have been spotted prowling the grids of turbines, checking for fish congregating around individual pillars and stopping to feast...

26 minutes ago // NPR

world Four Theories About Why Wal-Mart Changed Its U.S. Chief

Wal-Mart, the nation's biggest company, affects the lives of millions of workers and shoppers. So its U.S. leadership change is attracting lots of interest. Here are some theories about what happened.

27 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Twin Nigerian Attacks Leave 17 Dead

Two attacks hundreds of miles apart by suspected members of Nigeria's Islamist insurgency Boko Haram killed 17 people, a vigilante leader and witnesses said on Thursday, highlighting the group's ability to strike both in its heartland and afar.

29 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world New Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin doesn't expect 'Linsanity' in L.A.

The Lakers finally got the point guard who intrigued them over the years.

29 minutes ago // ABC

world 2 Attacks in Nigeria's North Kills at Least 12

2 attacks in Nigeria's north kill more than 12, as death toll rises from Kaduna blasts

30 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Jeremy Hunt demands urgent inspections of chicken factories

Health secretary intervenes after Guardian investigation reveals strict hygiene standards can be disregarded in practice Continue reading...

30 minutes ago // BBC

world Suspect: Detroit shooting 'accident'

A man charged with killing an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch in November initially told police it was an accident, a jury hears.

33 minutes ago // Time

world As Israel Fights Hamas in Gaza, Egypt Plays the Peacemaker Once Again

Egypt craves Western and Arab approval but fears strengthening Hamas

37 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world IMF Cuts Global Growth Forecast

Weaker growth in the U.S., China and several important emerging markets forced the International Monetary Fund to downgrade its forecast for the global economy.

38 minutes ago // UPI

world ISIS suspected in attack on Iraqi prisoner convoy

JC FinleyBAGHDAD, July 24 UPI -- Militants affiliated with ISIS were suspected in an attack against an Iraqi Security Forces convoy transporting prisoners on Thursday.

42 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Brett Hundley tries to keep everything in perspective at Media Day

Of all the swarms at Thursdays Pac-12 Media Day, none were bigger than the one around UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley. He took a constant stream of questions about his leadership and growth, about how he was going to handle the national spotlight and the pressure of being one of the nations...

49 minutes ago // BBC

world Gaza shelter attack 'kills 15'

At least 15 people have been killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza came under fire, Gazan health officials say.

50 minutes ago // The Guardian

world How are execution drugs supposed to work?

A combination of midazolam-hydromorphone led to Joseph Wood 'gasping and snorting' for almost two hours during his execution on Wednesday night Continue reading...

50 minutes ago // VOA

world Death Toll from Israel-Gaza Conflict Surpasses 700

Gaza officials say Israeli tank shells have hit a compound housing a United Nations-run school in the Gaza Strip, killing more than a dozen people. Heavy fighting between the Israeli military and Hamas militants continued on Thursday, pushing up the death toll. So far, more than 730 Palestinians and 35 Israelis have been killed in the conflict. VOA's Scott Bobb has the latest from Jerusalem.

51 minutes ago // CBS

world "Transformers" built from scrap

Artist Danilo Baletic has made seven cartoon heroes from scrap metal and placed them around Podgorica, Montenegro

51 minutes ago // VOA

world Airbus Adds Metal 3D Printed Parts to New Jets

By the end of this year, European aircraft manufacturing consortium Airbus plans to deliver the first of its new, extra-wide-body passenger jets, the A350-XWB. Among other technological innovations, the new plane will also incorporate metal parts made in a 3-D printer. VOA's George Putic has more.

51 minutes ago // Fox News

world Washington Post journalist among 3 US citizens reportedly detained in Iran

Three American citizens, including a Washington Post journalist, are believed to be detained in Tehran, U.S. officials and the newspaper said.

52 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Israel-Gaza conflict: UN school shelled leaving 15 dead

At least 15 Palestinians killed sheltering inside UN school in Gaza, the first time Palestinians sheltering inside UN facilities

54 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Luke Skywalker actor on new Star Wars

Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker more than 30 years ago, has said it feels like an "unexpected gift" to be back on a Star Wars set.

55 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Air Algrie flight AH5017 vanishing brings week's air death toll to 450

Franois Hollande summons key ministers to crisis meeting after plane disappears with 116 people on board, 51 of them French Continue reading...

55 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Air Algrie flight AH5017 crash brings week's air death toll to 450

Franois Hollande summons key ministers to crisis meeting after plane comes down with 116 people on board, 51 of them French Continue reading...

56 minutes ago // Newsvine

world MAX HASTINGS: I've always loved Israel but this brutality breaks my heart

Some of the dead are Hamas fighters. But many others are women, children, the helpless old. Israel is exacting vengeance at its usual tariff for Hamas rocketing, and the murder of three Israeli students by terrorists. For each Israeli killed, the lives of many times that number …