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Countdown to death: Bali pair given final notice

published about 3 hours ago
Bali nine organisers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were officially notified of their executions on Saturday.However Attorney-General spokesman Tony Spontana said no date had been set for the executions.

TV: 2 dead, 100 injured in Bangladesh from Nepal quake

published about 3 hours ago
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A TV report says that two people were killed and more than 100 injured in Bangladesh in an earthquake that originated in Nepal.

Violence Spurs U.S. Fear of ISIS Spreading Like a Virus

published about 3 hours ago
Violence Spurs U.S. Fear of ISIS Spreading Like a Virus
A spate of new incidents has sparked concern that the terror group's popularity is spreading well beyond Syria and Iraq.

Earthquake in Nepal - in pictures

published about 3 hours ago
Rescuers work to free people trapped by a powerful magnitude-7.9 earthquake, which hit near Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings• Follow the latest developments in our live blog Continue reading...

Crusaders beat Blues 29-15 in Super Rugby

published about 3 hours ago
The Crusaders scored tries in the opening minutes of both halves on their way to a 29-15 win over the Blues on Saturday which breathed life into their playoffs hopes in Super Rugby.


Powerful Nepal quake kills at least 108, toll expected to rise

published about 2 hours ago
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A shallow earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck west of the ancient Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Saturday, killing more than 100 people, ... more

Violence Spurs U.S. Fear of ISIS Spreading Like a Virus

published about 2 hours ago
Violence Spurs U.S. Fear of ISIS Spreading Like a Virus
A spate of new incidents has sparked concern that the terror group's popularity is spreading well beyond Syria and Iraq.

Indiana university cleared after report of armed person

published about 4 hours ago
(Reuters) - An Indiana university gave the all clear early on Saturday after being locked down for several hours over a reported armed person, possibly ... more

Time Lapse: Skyglow

published about 4 hours ago
Stunning short film imagines the galaxy over the glowing metropolis of Los Angeles through composited time-lapse and star trail astrophotography. Video courtesy of Gavin Heffernan ... more

Missing Indiana University student found dead

published about 5 hours ago
Police say the body of Hannah Wilson, 22, was found in a rural area of Indiana
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Election 2015 live: Cameron unveils vision for black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

published about 3 hours ago
The election campaign continues, with parties out in force trying to persuade the public to vote for them. 9.49am BST Here’s Cameron’s response when he ... more

Extreme fitness: are you tough enough?

published about 4 hours ago
Forget spinning and Zumba, gyms are now filled with chains, hammers and tyres. When did work-outs get so hardcore? Stuart Heritage joins the men and ... more

Are we failing parents whose children are taken into care?

published about 4 hours ago
Social services can remove child after child from the same mother, without her being offered the help she needs to become a good-enough parent. The ... more

Bringing oysters back home to Britain

published about 4 hours ago
Overfishing, pollution and disease destroyed them, but Andy Woolmer – a former postman with a PhD in marine biology – is determined to put the ... more

Museum of the Year 2015: the shortlist

published about 5 hours ago
David Attenborough’s into dodos, Johnny Marr digs an exploding shed and Kate Adie plumps for a country house. The great and the good champion their ... more
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The Chauvet Cave’s Hyperreal Wonders, Replicated

published about 13 hours ago
The Chauvet Cave’s Hyperreal Wonders, Replicated
A $59 million replica of the original cave, renowned for its prehistoric paintings, opens to the public on Saturday.

BlackBerry Mulls Closing Sweden Operations

published about 16 hours ago
BlackBerry is considering closing its offices in Sweden, a move that would put up to 100 employees out of work, as the company focuses on ... more

Poland to Block Russian Motorcycle Group at Border

published about 16 hours ago
Poland said it would deny entry to a Russian nationalist motorcycle group that plans to go to Berlin for the 70th anniversary of the end ... more

Europe’s Migration Crisis Cannot Be Solved at Sea, Analysts Say

published about 17 hours ago
Europe’s Migration Crisis Cannot Be Solved at Sea, Analysts Say
Europe is struggling with how to save lives on the sea, prosecute human smugglers and deal with the causes of the migrant surge closer to ... more

Video of Italian Terrorism Suspects

published about 17 hours ago
The Italian police released a video on Friday showing the arrest of several suspects in Sardinia officials said were thought to belong to a terrorist ... more

Lawsuit Over Banned Memoir Asks China to Explain Censorship

published about 3 hours ago
Lawsuit Over Banned Memoir Asks China to Explain Censorship
The book by Li Rui, a retired party official, has been ensnared in China’s increasingly aggressive effort to intercept critical publications being carried into the ... more

Strong Earthquake Strikes Nepal Near Its Capital, Katmandu

published about 3 hours ago
Strong Earthquake Strikes Nepal Near Its Capital, Katmandu
People in the capital described scenes of panic and collapsed buildings after the quake, with an estimated magnitude of 7.9, struck on Saturday.

Open Source: Outpouring of Grief and Anger as Pakistani Activist Is Gunned Down

published about 10 hours ago
Sabeen Mahmud was killed just after hosting a seminar with critics of how Pakistan’s military fights a separatist insurgency in Baluchistan.

Activists Say Both North Korea and South Korea Approve Women’s Peace Walk

published about 11 hours ago
The women conceived the walk to punctuate their desire for a permanent peace treaty to replace the armistice that halted — but technically never ended ... more

President Obama Wrestles With War’s Trade-Offs

published about 11 hours ago
President Obama Wrestles With War’s Trade-Offs
The strike that killed two hostages by mistake has underscored that there is no such thing as near certainty in war, even one waged with ... more

Former Guantánamo Inmate Is Granted Bail in Canada

published about 14 hours ago
A Canadian court ordered that Omar Khadr, a Canadian who was captured in Afghanistan in 2002 at age 15, be released on bail pending an ... more

World Briefing: Flights Suspended After Chile Volcano’s Ash Moves Into Argentina

published about 17 hours ago
The ash traveled toward Buenos Aires after the violent eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile, leading to airport, road and school closures.

World Briefing: Chile: Volcano Spews Dangerous Ash

published 1 day ago
Twin eruptions from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile have sent vast clouds of ash into the sky, causing concern.

Cuba Moves Closer to Exit U.S. Terror List

published 1 day ago
A Republican who had threatened to lead opposition to President Obama’s decision to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism said Thursday ... more

Walking New York: Without Her

published 2 days ago
Walking New York: Without Her
Retracing the East Flatbush streets where my mother and I strolled.

World Briefing | Middle East: Iraq: ISIS Kills an Army Commander

published about 11 hours ago
Fighters from the Islamic State group ambushed an Iraqi Army convoy on Friday with a bulldozer packed with explosives.

American Naval Force Off Yemen Gets Credit After Iranian Convoy Turns Away

published about 12 hours ago
Pentagon officials said the deployment — and Iran’s apparent response — had lowered tensions in the regional proxy war between Tehran and Saudi Arabia.

Syria Remains Silent on Intelligence Official’s Death

published about 12 hours ago
Reports had simmered for weeks that Brig. Gen. Rustom Ghazali had been severely beaten in an internal government dispute.

U.N. Refugee Official Calls Situation in Syria and Iraq ‘Unsustainable’

published about 14 hours ago
António Guterres, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, and other officials painted an increasingly grim picture of the crisis in the region.

World Briefing: Saudi Arabia Says ISIS Helped a Militant Who Killed Police Officers

published about 16 hours ago
The man accused of killing two police officers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, received guns, cash and instructions from the Islamic State, Saudi officials said.

Rugby Union - Fijian flyer Nadolo guides Crusaders home over Blues

published about 2 hours ago
Rugby Union - Fijian flyer Nadolo guides Crusaders home over Blues
- A clinical Canterbury Crusaders kept the Super 15 play-offs in sight and left the Auckland Blues with little at stake for the rest of ... more

Powerful Nepal quake kills at least 108, toll expected to rise

published about 2 hours ago
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A shallow earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck west of the ancient Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Saturday, killing more than 100 people, ... more

Why Cecily Strong Is ???Terrified??? to Host WH Correspondents' Dinner

published about 2 hours ago
The ???Girl You Wished You Never Started a Conversation With at a Party??? is about to host Washington???s biggest party.

David Cameron blames 'brain fade' for getting his football team wrong

published about 3 hours ago
Prime minister said he supported West Ham United during a speech in south London when he is in fact an Aston Villa fan Continue reading...

A month in A&E: life, death and everyday miracles on the NHS frontline

published about 3 hours ago
The NHS is struggling after years of cuts; its future a key election issue. But what is the view from the wards? Novelist (and former ... more