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India PM brings 'Modi Show' to US for key trade visit

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in the US for an official visit to boost bilateral trade and court the investment of US firms.<p>He will address the UN General Assembly in New York, before heading to Washington for his first meeting with President Barack Obama.<p>The cost of his visit …

India

Suspect in Virginia student disappearance tied to 2002 rape probe

(Reuters) - The man arrested in Texas for the abduction of 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was the focus of a college rape investigation in 2002 and has a long history of arrests, records revealed on Friday.<p>Jesse Matthew, 32 appears before a judge during his extradition …

Anti-ISIS coalition grows, but that doesn't mean victory is near

The coalition is growing -- not just in words, but in action.<p>Just over two weeks after U.S. President Barack Obama vowed "America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat" posed by ISIS, more than 50 countries have signed up, so far, to support the fight.<p>They include new …

Bombing against Isis to start in hours as MPs back new Iraq war

David Cameron,Middle East and North Africa,Barack Obama,Liam Fox,World news,Politics,UK news,Syria,Islamic State (Isis),House of Commons,Iraq,Michael Fallon<p>Conflict meets little Commons resistance, as prime minister David Cameron claims this will not be shock and awe<p>Britain has embarked on a …

Woman beheaded in workplace dispute at Oklahoma food plant

A man suspected of beheading a woman he worked with and stabbing another was a convicted felon who had been released from probation this year, Oklahoma corrections officials confirmed Thursday.<p>Alton Nolen, 30, was released from probation in April, earlier than the original 2017 date, said Jerry …

Ukraine PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Putin Wants 'New Empire'

In an interview with NBC’s Ann Curry, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ultimate goal is to take over control of Ukraine and “recreate a new empire.”<p>“This is his personal goal,” Yatsenyuk said.<p>Sporadic shelling and mortar fire continues …

Britain goes to war against Isil

Bombing in Iraq is backed by 524 to 43 MPs after David Cameron said the “psychopathic terrorists” must be destroyed<p>Britain is poised to join the war against Isil after Parliament overwhelmingly backed air strikes targeting the terrorists in Iraq.<p>David Cameron said there was a “strong case” for …

Great Barrier Reef: government faces second legal challenge on dumping

The federal government is facing a second legal challenge over its decision to allow excavated seabed to be dumped in the Great Barrier Reef marine park.<p>Documents will be lodged with Brisbane’s federal court on Monday to challenge the dredging and dumping project that will expand the Abbot Point …

Texas oil spill blocks Houston Ship Channel, threatens wildlife

Oil spilled from a barge in Galveston Bay in Texas, blocking the busy Houston Ship Channel and threatening birds at a nearby wildlife sanctuary, officials and environmentalists said.<p>U.S. Coast Guardofficials said as much as 168,000 gallons of oil might have spilled.<p>Michael Lambert, spokesman for …

Deep freeze means rare rise in Great Lakes water levels

It looks as if there will be at least one positive from the deep freeze the Midwest endured this winter, and sportsmen, farmers, fish and the shipping industry all stand to benefit.<p>Water levels in the Great Lakes are expected to rise, and it isn't just because of all the melting snow. The ice that …

New Report Reveals U.S. Fisheries Killing Thousands of Protected and Endangered Species

A new report by Oceana exposes nine U.S. fisheries that throw away half of what they catch, and kill dolphins, sea turtles, whales, and more in the …

10 Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Carol

<b>1.</b> Dickens was inspired to write <i>A Christmas Carol</i> in 1843 after he spoke at a charity night to raise money for the Manchester Athenaeum in England—an …

Deep Frying

Al-Qaida Group Admits 'Mistake And Guilt' For Botched Raid

An al-Qaida affiliate has taken the rare step of apologizing to the families of victims killed in a botched attack in Yemen earlier this month.<p>The attack on the Defense Ministry in the capital, Sanaa, was meant to hit an area of the complex where al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) says U.S. …

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood branded 'terrorist group' after bombing

Car bomb outside security building kills 14 and injures 100<p>Egypt's prime minister has declared the Muslim Brotherhood movement a "terrorist" group, after a car bomb ripped through a police building and killed at least 14 people.<p>Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi's condemnation of the group comes just …

Pregnant woman kept alive against family's wishes in Texas

The last time Erick Munoz saw his pregnant wife conscious, she had gotten up before 2 a.m. to give their son a bottle.<p>When Marlise didn’t return to bed and with the boy still crying, Erick went in search of her. He found her unresponsive on the kitchen floor, her face blue from lack of oxygen. A …

Antarctic expedition scientists trapped in ice

A team of scientists and members of the public who have been retracing the footsteps of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) of 1911 have become trapped in heavy ice a few miles from the coast of Antarctica.<p>Passengers aboard the ship, the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, were informed on Christmas …

Phil Robertson: 'I Will Not Back Off from My Path'

“I will not give or back off from my path.”<p>So said a defiant Phil Robertson on Sunday, speaking to a Bible study group at his hometown church in West …

Bible

Prince George the star attraction at Royal family's Christmas

Four generations of the Royal family will celebrate Christmas together at Sandringham, and there is no doubting who will be the centre of attention<p>Prince George will spend his first Christmas at the Queen’s Norfolk residence after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge opted to spend the day there …

This Might Be the Most Beautiful Castle in the World

I'm never one to turn down a castle visit. From England's Windsor Castle to Namhansanseong in South Korea, if a travel destination has a royal residence -- currently inhabited or long abandoned -- I'll add it to my to-tour list.<p>But after spending time in Scotland earlier this fall, I think I've …

Scotland

America's first next-gen aircraft carrier takes high tech to sea

The world's most-advanced aircraft carrier should be meeting a bottle of champagne today. Head on.<p>The USS Gerald R. Ford will be christened during a ceremony in Newport News, Va., an event that will usher in the next generation of aircraft carriers. The Gerald R. Ford is the first of its class -- …

The Men Who Chased Shipwrecks

When a vessel went down off the Cornish coast, a Gibson would be there to document it.<p>For more than 100 years, nearly every time a ship ran aground off the coast of Cornwall, a man would arrive on the scene to document the wreckage.<p>That man, most likely, would have the surname of Gibson. The family …

Crater Burning for Over 40 Years is a "Door to Hell"

<i>Door to Hell</i> is an aptly named natural gas field in the Karakum Desert of Darweze, Turkmenistan that has been burning for over forty years. The flaming crater was originally a level surface identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area rich in gas resources. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed …

Natural Gas

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

Unkle - Ever Rest feat. Joel Cadbury

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Los Angeles Times’ images of President Kennedy [updated]

John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas.<p>Starting in the 1950s, Kennedy, a Democrat from Massachusetts, often visited Los Angeles. His sister Patricia was married to actor Peter Lawford.<p>Two of the Los Angeles Times’ most popular JFK …