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France's Hollande holds ground on contested labor reform bill

PARIS - President Francois Hollande said there was no turning back on a bill to loosen France's rigid labor regulations and that the principles behind ...

- Reuters - US

The Latest: An emergency landing with assist from motorists

PASCAGOULA, Miss. " The Latest on a small plane's emergency landing in south Mississippi on Interstate 10 :4 p.m.The pilot of a small airplane that ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Long struggle ahead in ISIS heartland battle

Popular: Radical Islam in America | Graham Opposes Republican Leader | Guns in America

- CNN Top Stories - US

'35% of Great Barrier Reef dead'

Rising sea temperatures have led to mass coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef, Australian scientists say.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Opinion: Judgement on Habre sets good precedent

It took far too long to put Chadian ex-dictator Hissene Habre on trial. Yet because the verdict was handed down by an African court, it sends a robust ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Dead whale found on bow of cruise ship entering Alaska port

ANCHORAGE, Alaska " A veterinary pathologist worked Monday to determine what killed a juvenile fin whale discovered Monday on the bow of a cruise ship ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Computer glitch resolved at JFK Airport after massive delays

NEW YORK " Officials say normal operations are expected at John F. Kennedy Airport's Terminal 7, one day after a computer outage caused massive ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

News24.com | SABC decision 'deeply patronising' - Cosatu

The SABC's decision to stop broadcasting images of violent protests smacks of autocracy and is deeply patronising, Cosatu says.

- News24.com - ZA

White House on lockdown after object thrown over fence

Allen ConeWASHINGTON, May 30 -- The White House was placed on lockdown Monday after a suspicious package was thrown over a fence at the North Lawn ...

- UPI - US

The root of all evil? How money corrupts democracy

Former Belgian Prime Minister and Secretary General of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance Yves Leterme tells DW what ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Singapore officials extend warm wishes to Duterte

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Tony Tan on Monday have extended their congratulations to President-elect Rodrigo ...

- GMA News - PH

Why I welcome the vile rants of racist trolls

This article first appeared on the Center for American Progress site. I took syndicated columnist and political pundit Pat Buchanan to task in a ...

- The Raw Story - US

Why water scarcity is a bigger threat to Pakistan's security than militancy

Pakistan is facing an acute water shortage and may run dry by 2025, according to a latest study. Experts say the water scarcity is also stoking ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Listen: Religious star shines in last single of debut album

Hanan Ben-Ari drops fifth single ahead of summer tour nationwide, solidifying his place as a household name with another instant classic.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Pueblo shield withdrawn from Paris artifacts auction

PARIS — A French auction house withdrew a Pueblo shield from a contested sale of Native American artifacts Monday after protests from the United ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Falluja: Families trapped as battle rages

- CNN Top Stories - US

Sunday, June 5

Today in HistoryToday is Sunday, June 5, the 157th day of 2016. There are 209 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On June 5, 1916, the ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Snoop Dogg just told his fans to boycott History Channel's 'Roots' reboot — here's why

The remake of Roots has earned wide acclaim from critics so far, but rapper Snoop Dogg isn't having any of it. In an Instagram video posted on ...

- The Raw Story - US

Iraqi army storms to edge of Islamic State-held Falluja; fresh bombings hit Baghdad

The Iraqi army stormed to the southern edge of Falluja under US air support on Monday and captured a police station inside the city limits, launching ...

- GMA News - PH

Jesse Ventura: I'm not running for president , because I'm afraid I might win

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura closed the door on any possibility he would run for the presidency in a statement posted on his Ora.TV show's ...

- The Raw Story - US

China protests to Indonesia over seizure of fishing vessel

China said on Monday it had lodged a “stern” protest with Indonesia after the Southeast Asian country's navy seized a Chinese vessel it ...

- GMA News - PH

Smugglers Modify Routes As EU Works To Stem Flow Of Migrants

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Elizabeth Collett, director of the Migration Policy Institute in Europe, about how the European Union's efforts to stem ...

- NPR - US

Noam Chomsky slams Trump: 'He's a clown , literally, he could be in the circus'

Author and MIT professor Noam Chomsky broke down how Donald Trump has used white supporters' “generalized anger” over becoming a minority ...

- The Raw Story - US

Watch NZ Herald Focus: Kiwi taken by crocodile

Today on NZ Herald Focus - The search for a missing Kiwi woman continues today after she was taken by a crocodile on a remote Northern Queensland ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Miami priest forced to quit after angry parishioners tar him with 'slanderous gossip'

A dispute between a Miami priest and his parishioners culminated in the priest resigning after churchgoers undertook an investigation into alleged ...

- The Raw Story - US

Walking in big footsteps: Famous musicians and their children

From Dylan to Sinatra, a number of famous musicians have passed their talent down to their progeny. We take a look at the careers of musicians' ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Man gets head stuck in washing machine

This man's attempt at fixing a washing machine went very wrong.

- Stuff - NZ

Brazilian teen speaks out about brutal gang rape

- CNN Top Stories - US

Insiders At Bangladesh's Central Bank May Have Helped Cyber Steal $81 Million

Bangladesh initially blamed both the Fed and SWIFT for failing to detect the fraud at the time but are now changing their tune after an probe shows ...

- VICE News - US

Plans found for ISIS attack in France as England plays Russia

Captured terrorist's laptop reveals chilling plans for suicide bombings, shooting attacks and the use of drones to murder soccer fans.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Australian toddler rushed into surgery after swallowing button battery

It took six days and three hospital visits before an x-ray realised Australian mum Francesca Lever's worst nightmare.

- Stuff - NZ

WATCH: 12-year-old 'scientist' an online hit after hilariously trolling anti-vaxxer parents

A 12-year-old Mexican boy's Facebook page devoted to science has garnered widespread attention after he posted a vid mocking anti-vaxxers, Deadstate ...

- The Raw Story - US

Argentina's Macri to repatriate $1.3 million from Bahamas

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — President Mauricio Macri said Monday that he will repatriate $1.3 million in savings from the Bahamas and use the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Giant alligator roams around Florida golf course

There are enough hazards on a golf course as it is, let alone having to contend with a giant alligator roaming the course.

- Stuff - NZ

Everest rescuers abandon recovery of Indian climbers' bodies

Nepali rescuers abandoned plans to retrieve the bodies of two Indian climbers missing on Mount Everest on Monday, hoping instead to bring them down ...

- GMA News - PH

Payet helps Euro hosts France past Cameroon

West Ham's Dimitri Payet scored a last-gasp wonder free-kick to help Euro 2016 hosts France snatch a dramatic 3-2 victory over Cameroon on Monday. The ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Scottish leader: If Britain leaves the E.U., we'll leave Britain

Alex Salmond says in an interview that Scottish independence is inevitable.'

- Washington Post - US

Argentina's Macri to repatriate $1.3 million from Bahamas

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina " Argentine President Mauricio Macri says he will repatriate $1.3 million in savings from the Bahamas.Macri also said ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Iraqi army launches assault against ISIL in Fallujah

Special forces enter "second phase" in fight to recapture the central city from ISIL, as 50,000 people remain trapped.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Will US aid change?

A frank assessment from the world's largest humanitarian donor on everything from cash programming and the limits of ‘localisation’ to ...

- UN - INT

Taliban Overrun Afghan Police Checkpoints in Helmand Province

At least 25 policemen were killed over two days, officials said Monday, in the first major assaults in the province since the Taliban named a new ...

- New York Times - US

Search on for former Hamilton woman after crocodile attack

A former Waikato woman is feared dead after being taken by a crocodile in Australia.

- Stuff - NZ

Sexist, maybe? Extra wide, pink parking spots for women in China

The Chinese Internet was awash in debate over sexism Monday, spurred on by an unlikely subject: parking lots. On Saturday night, the Qianjiang Evening ...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Mexican Soccer Player Alan Pulido Is Rescued After Kidnapping

The authorities say that the carelessness of his kidnappers allowed the Olympiakos player to make a phone call to the police shortly after he was ...

- VICE News - US

Beijing Journal: Beijing’s Electric Bikes, the Wheels of E-Commerce, Face Traffic Backlash

On the congested roads of China’s capital, a conflict is playing out between increasing numbers of both car drivers and couriers on electric ...

- New York Times - US

With deadline looming, few expect aid to reach besieged Syrians

A U.N. plan to deliver food and medicine appears imperiled by government obstruction.

- Washington Post - US

Soldier stabbed by Arab terrorist in Tel Aviv

Victim lightly to moderately wounded in stabbing, civilians capture Arab attacker from Samaria. Police acknowledge terror motives.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

France posts better-than-expected growth

The French economy has expanded more than expected by analysts, the nation's statistics agency has said. Private consumption turned out to be a major ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Hitler's older brother was in fact younger and died early, historian says

A brother of Adolf Hitler's who was thought to be older was actually younger, raising questions about how his death might have affected the future ...

- Stuff - NZ

UNHCR delivers aid to Iraqis fleeing Falluja

- UN - INT