EU proposes scheme to share out asylum seekers
Turkish president says IS is in for heavy losses
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the Islamic State group will suffer heavy losses if it continues attacking Turkey.
Libya's east tests muscle with oil shipment, troop dispatches
By Aidan Lewis and Ayman al-Warfalli TUNIS/BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - By defiantly attempting to export their own oil and dispatching troops towards the centre of the country, Libyas eastern factions may be gambling on force as they bid for a
Cameron backs down over Syrian child refugees, Britain to take more
Poland says EU migrant quota proposal 'makes no sense'
WARSAW (Reuters) - A European Commission proposal to systematically distribute asylum seekers across the EU makes no sense and violates member countries rights, Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Wednesday. Earlier on Wednesday, the European Commission proposed a system
South Africa's EFF party ejected from parliament ahead of Zuma address
US trade deficit in March smallest in 16 months
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South Africa protesters torch schools
Protesters burn 13 schools in South Africas northern Limpopo province in a violent dispute over district boundaries, police say.
NYSE owner rules out bid for LSE
The owner of the New York Stock Exchange, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), says it will not make a takeover offer for the London Stock Exchange (LSE).
Morricone cancels Rome concerts
Italian composer Ennio Morricone cancels concerts in Rome because of health concerns.
Mercedes deny favouring Rosberg
After criticism on social media, Mercedes have written a letter to deny favouring Nico Rosberg over Lewis Hamilton.
'Media try to paint picture of fear'
Manchester City are right to be confident for their Champions League semi-final, says Match of the Day pundit Jermaine Jenas.
Expert regrets Bitcoin 'creator' blog
A Bitcoin expert expresses regret about the way he blogged support for an Australians claim to have invented the crypto-currency.
Papa Wemba funeral held in Kinshasa
The funeral is held for Papa Wemba, one of Africas biggest music stars, in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Entire city of 53,000 flees fire
The sky in Fort McMurray now looks like a wall of fire and smoke as a mammoth inferno swallows the Canadian city.
31 injured by severe turbulence
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GOP wakes up to Trump victory -- and plenty of questions
A once unthinkable idea is now the Republican Partys new political reality: Donald Trump is its presumptive presidential nominee.
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CNN/ORC Poll: Clinton leads Trump by 13% nationally
As Donald Trump captures the mantle of presumptive Republican nominee, a new poll finds he begins his general election campaign well behind Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
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Tensions surface between Turkish president, prime minister
Long-denied tensions between Turkey’s president and prime minister are beginning to surface publicly, leading to speculation from political observers that the country’s powerful leader may be considering replacing the premier with a figure more willing to take a backseat role.
Turkish president says IS is in for heavy losses
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the Islamic State group will suffer heavy losses if it continues attacking Turkey.
The fireman’s pole is history — at least in Vienna
The fireman’s pole is history — at least in Vienna.
Malta PM makes lightening visit to Libya
Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has become the first head of government to visit Libya since the formation of a Libyan unity government following a United Nations-brokered agreement.
People holding blanket save mom, kids from fire in S. Korea
Residents in a South Korean city rescued a woman and her three children from a fire by safely catching them with a blanket as they fell four floors, fire department officials said Wednesday.
NATO alliance gets new supreme commander
NATO has a new supreme allied commander, the former top American general in Korea who has said the Western alliance must stand up to Russia and give Ukraine weapons to defend itself.
Russia to boost troops levels along borders to counter NATO
Russia says it will form new military divisions to be stationed along the country’s borders with Europe to counter a planned NATO buildup.
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EU proposes scheme to share out asylum seekers
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission proposed a system to distribute asylum seekers across the EU on Wednesday that aims to ease the load on states like Greece and Italy but drew immediate condemnation from governments in Eastern Europe.
Brazil's prosecutors hit Vale, BHP with $44 billion civil lawsuit for dam collapse
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Mining companies Vale SA and BHP Billiton were hit with a 155 billion-real ($43.5 billion) civil lawsuit for the collapse of a dam at a mine last year that killed 19 people and caused damage
Janus's Bill Gross: 'Helicopter money' is coming in a year or so
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The next big monetary and fiscal policy move should include an airdrop of money from helicopters to stimulate the U.S. economy, says Bill Gross, a portfolio manager at Janus Capital Group Inc .
China to carry out more military drills in South China Sea
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinas military will carry out more military exercises in the South China Sea this month involving advanced warships and submarines, state news agency Xinhua said on Wednesday, terming the drills routine.
U.N. peace talks on Yemen resume after three-day suspension: delegates
CAIRO (Reuters) - U.N.-backed peace talks to end Yemens civil war resumed on Wednesday after they were suspended by the Yemeni government for three days in protest at a Houthi assault on a military base near the capital Sanaa.
Obama visits Flint as questions linger on EPA role in water crisis
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday will visit Flint, Michigan, a city struggling with the effects of lead-poisoned drinking water, as questions linger over whether his environmental regulators could have acted more urgently to address the crisis.
Islamic State seeks news blackout in Mosul as Iraqi army nears
MAKHMOUR, Iraq (Reuters) - For Iraqis living in the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, news is dwindling about the U.S.-backed army massing to the south for an assault on the city that could begin this year.
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School-related civil rights complaints explode
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Carter: U.S. risks more losses in fight against ISIL
The SEAL has been identified as Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Keating.       
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Trump aide: Cameron should apologize for Trump comments
The British prime minister had described the presidential candidate as divisive, stupid and wrong.       
Raging wildfire forces 80,000 to flee Canadian town
More than 80,000 residents have been ordered to flee       
Bernie Sanders celebrates Indiana win, criticizes closed primaries
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Dad grieves for son slain during burglary at N.J. frat
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Prince Planned to Meet Doctor to Kick Painkiller Habit: Report
The pop star died the day before the supposed visit, according to a Minneapolis attorney who spoke with the Star Tribune.
One of Africa's Most Active Volcanoes Shows Signs of Life
The last time Mount Nyiragongo erupted — in 2002 — it killed 147 people and forced 400,000 people to flee the nearby city of Goma.
Three-Hour Gunbattle Rages After Drug Plane Downed
A Bolivian aircraft suspected of trafficking cocaine was shot down by drug enforcement agents in a remote part of central Peru.
Trump 'Confident' He Can Unite 'Much' of GOP
In a live phone interview with TODAYs Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie, Donald Trump says he was not expecting Ted Cruz to drop out of the GOP race.
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Navy SEAL Killed by ISIS Was Grandson of Notorious Banker
Keating IV, 31, had been advising and assisting Kurdish Peshmerga forces north of Mosul on Tuesday when he was killed.
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Donald J. Trump’s proposals to penalize nations like China could deepen economic pains for American workers, economists say. Sweeping tariffs would face international hurdles and would reverse a mainstay of U.S. policy.
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Senator Ted Cruz tried to change the minds of Trump supporters who were protesting his appearance outside a campaign event a day before the Indiana primary.
California Prepares for Long-Denied Star Turn in Presidential Race
The nation’s most populous state has almost always been an afterthought in the primaries, but this year’s Republican contest promises to change that.
For Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, Divergent Paths to Iran Nuclear Talks
The former secretary of state’s role in facilitating last year’s nuclear accord was complicated by Mr. Kerry’s comparative eagerness to engage.
Stricter Rules for Voter IDs Reshape Races
More than a dozen states will use the laws for the first time in a presidential election this fall, a step researchers say disproportionately affects minority voters.
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Canadian Wildfire Destroys 80% of Homes in Fort McMurray Suburb
One neighborhood of the oil sands city saw 80% of homes burned
Prince Harry Jokes That He Must Wear a Crown so American Children Recognize Him
The prince says he may dress the part of a royal during his American visit
Artist Whose Nude Painting of Donald Trump Went Viral, Says She Was Attacked by Trump Supporter
The 24-year-old says she painted her artwork in response to Trumps comments about his genitals
Stevie Wonder Calls Prince’s Music ‘So Picturesque That Even I Could See It’
Princes songs were that vivid, the images were that strong
Takata Expected to Recall 35 to 40 Million More Air Bag Inflators
This would more than double the existing recall
You Asked: Why Does My Face Turn Red When I Exercise?
Depending on your skin’s genetic makeup, you may experience a little or a lot of this workout-induced flushing.
How Air Pollution Became a Major Issue in London Mayoral Race
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Joan Jett, Wiz Khalifa celebrate National Concert Day
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts closed out the second annual National Concert Day with a rocking version of Bad Reputation at Irving Plaza Monday night.
Brazilian drug-trafficking suspect arrested on LI, police say
A Brazilian national stopped Tuesday by East Hampton Village Police for a traffic violation was turned over to a federal agency and faces up to 30 years in prison on drug charges in his native country, police said.
Blue Canoe Oyster Bar & Grill closes in Greenport
Blue Canoe has sunk.
Coram man seriously injured in 1-car crash, police say
Suffolk County police said they are investigating a single-car crash in Coram early Wednesday that seriously injured the driver.
Regents Chancellor visits LI district
Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa and Patchogue-Medford schools Superintendent Michael J. Hynes visit a dual-language class at Medford Elementary School. The Regents newly elected leader, on a listening tour of districts across the state, is introduced to students by principal Margherita
Star Wars Day: 'May the Fourth be with you' celebrates franchise
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