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UN oficial to monitor Colombia peace tribunals closely

BOGOTA, Colombia " The United Nations' top human rights official says he will closely watch how special peace tribunals set up as part of Colombia's ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Google rebrands cloud business, adds more artificial intelligence

- Alphabet Inc's Google said on Thursday it renamed its business-to-business cloud computing brand and enhanced some enterprise applications using ...

- Reuters - US

75 years ago: 33,771 Jews slaughtered at Babi Yar

Ukraine is marking 75 years since the World War II massacre.         

- USA TODAY - US

Labor Department mandates paid sick leave for government contractors

Allen ConeWASHINGTON, Sept. 29 -- The U.S. Labor Department finalized rules requiring federal government contractors to provide sick leave for up to ...

- UPI - US

Police: Teen called grandparents before opening fire in playground

A minute before a teen allegedly opened fire at an elementary school playground in South Carolina, he called his grandparents' cell phone, sobbing and ...

- CNN Top Stories - US

'It's bull!': The View hosts give Trump manager Kellyanne Conway an epic grilling over tax returns

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway wasn't given many softballs during her interview on The View on Thursday. In particular, co-host Whoopi ...

- The Raw Story - US

The Interpreter: Russia’s Brutal Bombing of Aleppo May Be Calculated, and It May Be Working

Many analysts say Russia and the Syrian government could be massacring civilians as part of a strategy with aims beyond just one city.

- International NY Times - US

Voices: At Oktoberfest, beer mixed with security concerns

Despite tight security and smaller crowds, good times still roll at Oktoberfest.         

- USA TODAY - US

Feature: How Donald Trump Set Off a Civil War Within the Right-Wing Media

Since the candidate clinched the nomination, the green room has become a chilly place.

- International NY Times - US

Trump denies climate change as scientists fear we may soon cross the red line

A new scientific statement released Thursday that underscores the urgency of grappling with global warming presented a staggering contrast with the ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Joseph Harmatz, Who Led Jewish Plot to Kill Germans After World War II, Dies at 91

Harmatz, a survivor of the Vilnius ghetto in Lithuania, was the leader of a group that poisoned 2,200 imprisoned Germans by lacing their bread with ...

- New York Times - US

Saudis bristle over new 9/11 law , but Saudi government remains silent

A U.S. law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia over the Sept. 11 attacks met a stony silence from Riyadh on Thursday but some Saudis bristled, ...

- The Raw Story - US

Clinton says Trump may have violated U.S. law on Cuba

CHICAGO - U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said on Thursday that Republican opponent Donald Trump may have violated U.S. law, ...

- Reuters - US

'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda mocks this epic Trump sentence with a hilarious song

In a July speech, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke one of the longest, most rambling, epic sentences, perhaps in the history of ...

- The Raw Story - US

US Fed orders Chinese bank to tighten laundering controls

US Fed orders Chinese bank to tighten laundering controls...

- MENAFN - JO

Commuter train crashes at New Jersey station: 1 dead, 108 injured

A rush-hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

5 Things We Learned From Netflix's New Amanda Knox Documentary

Knox repeatedly smacked her ears when police made her look through a kitchen knife drawer

- TIME Magazine - US

NJ Train Crashes Into Station, Killing 1 Person And Injuring As Many As 100

A witness told CNN the train appeared to enter the station "much faster than normal" and "went airborne."

- VICE News - US

Chilling Effect: Calls to 911 From Black Neighborhoods Fell After a Case of Police Violence

A new study points to a possible link between mistrust of police officers and a community’s reluctance to report crimes.

- International NY Times - US

Mika explodes with disgust over Trump's fat-shaming buddies: They are 'just rotund as all get out'

Mika Brzezinski conducted a session of Consciousness Raising 101 on Morning Joe Thursday morning as she responded to Donald Trump's continuing ...

- The Raw Story - US

N. Korean soldier defects to South

South Korea's military said on Thursday that a North Korean soldier had crossed the border between the rivals to defect. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of ...

- The Hindu - IN

Trump-loving mayor urged to resign over insanely racist Facebook posts: 'Barry this rope is for you'

A Pennsylvania mayor is being urged to step down for repeatedly posting racist content and remarks on his Facebook page. Charles Wasko, the mayor of ...

- The Raw Story - US

Syria's war: US-Russia talks 'on verge of ending'

Kerry sees no sign of "seriousness of purpose" on part of Russia, which in turn terms US threat "emotional breakdown".

- Al Jazeera - QA

Is travel to Mars on the horizon?

SpaceX founder Elon Musk says his company is developing a large spacecraft to take people to Mars by 2024.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Unarmed black man killed near San Diego was pointing vaping device: police

A Southern California police officer who shot an unarmed black man pointing a vape smoking device had been at the scene for less than two minutes when ...

- The Raw Story - US

Federal judge blocks Arkansas Planned Parenthood defunding

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. " A federal judge has temporarily blocked Arkansas from prohibiting Medicaid payments for Planned Parenthood patients, expanding her ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

News24.com | Winnie robbed of R83000 birthday gift money

Struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has opened a case of theft after discovering her R83 000 birthday cash gift had gone missing.

- News24.com - ZA

Scientists: Stop celebrating climate change progress. The work's not nearly done

A team of top scientists is telling world leaders to stop congratulating themselves on the Paris agreement to fight climate change because if more ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

September political cartoons from the USA TODAY Network

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- USA TODAY - US

Meet the man forcing the Government to reveal its plans for Brexit

Grahame Pigney hopes to "peel away" the secrecy of negotiations.  Not so long ago, the UK Government was blissfully unaware of Grahame Pigney, a ...

- New Statesman - UK

2016 Nansen Award winner pays her respects to refugees lost at sea

2016 Nansen Refugee Award Winner Efi Latsoudi has worked hard to provide Muslim refugees who have died at sea with proper burials in Greece.

- UN - INT

As Mosul offensive approaches, UNHCR planning intensifies

At least 700,000 residents from Iraq's second city and surrounding areas will need urgent assistance in the form of food, shelter water and medical ...

- UN - INT

Charlotte takes first public steps

Prince George and Princess Charlotte once more steal the show in Canada, with Charlotte taking her first steps in public | WATCH

- The Australian - AU

News24.com | WATCH: Springbok players play coach for youngsters

Some members of the Springbok rugby team traded in their match jerseys for coaching jerseys on Wednesday as they took time to share some skills with ...

- News24.com - ZA

Chaos at Hoboken Station After Train ‘Flew Through the Air’

Commuters said nothing seemed out of the ordinary as they approached the Hoboken train station. Then they were thrown from their feet and plunged into ...

- International NY Times - US

Surgical strikes: Pakistan rejects India's claims

Two Pakistani soldiers killed as tension surges following Indian attacks targeting "terrorist units" across the border.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Doctor uses spoon and toothpick to save man suffering from an epileptic fit on Air China flight

A doctor has been hailed a hero after helping save a man's life at 30,000 feet.

- Stuff - NZ

Wall Street falls sharply on worries about banks

- Wall Street dropped on Thursday, weighed down by Apple as well as selling in Wells Fargo, Citigroup and other major banks as investors worried about ...

- Reuters - US

Deutsche Bank shares sink 7% after report on withdrawals

Deutsche Bank shares sink 7% after report on withdrawals...

- MENAFN - JO

What removing both ovaries can do to aging

A surgery recommended to women as a way to prevent ovarian cancer is unethical in many cases, say Mayo Clinic researchers.

- CNN Top Stories - US

China says it is in touch with India and Pakistan

Describing itself as a 'friendly neighbour,' it moots direct bilateral talks to iron out the wrinkles.

- The Hindu - IN

Report of Trump spending in Cuba emerges as Florida remains a pivotal state

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came under intense scrutiny Thursday for allegations that he knowingly violated the U.S. embargo on ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

US warns pregnant women not to travel to 11 Southeast Asia countries over Zika

U.S. health officials on Thursday recommended that pregnant women postpone travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries because of the risk of Zika virus ...

- The Raw Story - US

Clinton visits Iowa as early voting gets underway

With early voting poised to play a bigger role in this year's election, Hillary Clinton was urging voters in Iowa to start casting ballots on ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Ghani formalises peace deal with 'Butcher of Kabul'

The Afghan President signed a pact that opens the door to the militant faction of Hezb-i-Islami, led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, playing an active role in ...

- The Hindu - IN

International Court Takes a Stand With Ruling on Destruction of Antiquities

The International Criminal Court in The Hague, in ruling that the destruction of cultural antiquities is a war crime, sent a signal, even if further ...

- New York Times - US

Moscow Journal: Muscovites Learn to Love Traffic Rules. Some See Proof of Dictatorship.

As with so much of what happens in Russia, interpreting the new civility on the roads depends on what you make of President Vladimir V. Putin.

- New York Times - US

Countries Gather For Wildlife Convention On Animal Trafficking

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Ginette Hemley of the World Wildlife Fund about the CITES meeting and the challenges in trying to protect endangered ...

- NPR - US

Lawmakers to Wells Fargo CEO: 'Why shouldn't you be in jail?'

For the second time in two weeks, John Stumpf, the longtime chief executive of Wells Fargo, strode into the halls of Congress and was pummeled by ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Political Memo: At Debate, Hillary Clinton Spoke to Black Voters Using Language of a Movement

During the forum Monday night, she adopted a lexicon that has been embraced by a new generation of young black activists and liberal whites.

- International NY Times - US