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North Korea Defies International Warnings with Nuclear Test

Voice of America - ‎31 minutes ago‎
By VOA News North Korea says it has successfully conducted an underground nuclear test, defying international warnings and raising concerns over its nuclear weapons program.

Powell fires back in debate over GOP's future

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Moderate Republicans to conservative Republicans: Turn down the volume - especially on Rush Limbaugh - and open your minds.

Obama heads to Arlington cemetery for Memorial Day

The Associated Press - ‎40 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama sought to dodge racial controversy on Memorial Day, sending wreaths to a monument for Confederate soldiers and other flowers to a memorial honoring more than 200000 African-Americans who fought for the Union ...
Memorial Day a time of reflection Cherry Hill Courier Post

Sri Lanka's Tigers acknowledge leader's death

Reuters - ‎42 minutes ago‎
By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO, May 25 (Reuters) - The Tamil Tigers have for the first time acknowledged the death of their founder and leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran, whose body the Sri Lankan military displayed as proof it had won a quarter-century civil ...

India can still join Iran-Pakistan gas deal - Iran

Reuters India - ‎42 minutes ago‎
TEHRAN (Reuters) - India can still join a natural gas deal between Iran and Pakistan, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Monday, a day after officials said Tehran and Islamabad signed an agreement on the exports of Iranian gas.

Austria: brawl in Sikh temple leaves preacher dead

The Associated Press - ‎9 minutes ago‎
VIENNA (AP) - A group of Sikh men armed with knives and a handgun attacked a temple in Vienna, touching off a brawl with worshippers that left one preacher dead and 15 others wounded, police said Monday.

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Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Amanda Jo Stott-Smith was picked up after her children were found in a river. Her daughter is expected to live. PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon mother has been arrested in the drowning of her 4-year-old son after the boy and his 7-year-old sister ended up ...

GOP keeps filibuster card ready for court pick

The Associated Press - ‎31 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Empathy isn't part of the job description for a Supreme Court justice, a top Republican says. As President Barack Obama prepares to name his pick for the high court, the Senate's No.

Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day

Washington Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
Members of the military are honored at Arlington Cemetery and around the rest of the Washington region during Memorial Day weekend.

Bharti Revives Talks to Acquire Stake in MTN Group

Bloomberg - ‎37 minutes ago‎
By Harichandan Arakali May 25 (Bloomberg) -- Bharti Airtel Ltd., India's largest mobile-phone operator, is in talks to buy 49 percent of South Africa's MTN Group Ltd.

Ban says US climate bill plan "not enough"

Reuters - ‎12 hours ago‎
By Gerard Wynn COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A draft US climate bill did not go far enough to cut greenhouse gases, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Reuters on Sunday, three days after the plan won a key Congressional panel vote.

Shirakawa Sees 'Mild Recovery' in Japanese Economy

Bloomberg - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Mayumi Otsuma May 25 (Bloomberg) -- Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said the economy is likely to experience a “mild recovery” as exports and production improve, though the outlook remains fraught with “considerable uncertainties.

Shuttle Lands in California After Storms Force Detour

Washington Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
AP EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., May 24 -- The space shuttle Atlantis brought its crew of seven astronauts safely back to Earth on Sunday, ending a 13-day mission to repair and enhance the Hubble Space Telescope.

Obama picks Bolden for NASA

ZDNet - ‎7 hours ago‎
So, it looks like manned spaceflight may yet have a future at NASA, with the selection this weekend of former astronaut Charlie Bolden to head the troubled agency.

Cartier to withdraw suit against Apple - WSJ

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
May 25 (Reuters) - Cartier International NV said it would withdraw a lawsuit against Apple Inc (AAPL.O) that alleged two applications for the iPhone infringed on the trademark for the luxury brand's Tank watches, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The 2009 Palme d'Or goes to Michael Haneke's 'The White Ribbon'

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Other top prizes are dominated by the French, including the grand prize, awarded to Jacques Audiard's 'A Prophet.' The US-made 'Inglourious Basterds' manages an acting prize for Christoph Waltz.

Unlikely UK sensation Boyle sings rousing `Memory'

The Associated Press - ‎2 hours ago‎
LONDON (AP) - Surprise singing sensation Susan Boyle made a new television appearance, showcasing once again her soaring voice - but refusing to compromise on the frumpy look that made her an Internet sensation.

'Idol' Strives to Sustain Its High Note

New York Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
By EDWARD WYATT LOS ANGELES - The confetti had not yet stopped falling in the Nokia Theater here on Wednesday night when the conspiracy theories began to emerge: The producers of “American Idol” wanted Kris Allen to win.

He's young and still learning, but Howard might have Magic touch

SI.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP ORLANDO -- This game was as much of a breakthrough for Dwight Howard as the other night had been for lebron James, and the contrast says everything about their styles.

MARINERS 5, GIANTS 4 Zito fails to protect the lead

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
(05-25) 04:00 PDT Seattle -- The screaming headline from the Giants' 1-5 trip to San Diego and Seattle was a comatose offense that general manager Brian Sabean now hopes to enhance, but the 5-4 loss to the Mariners that completed it Sunday was all on ...

Hardest Miles Behind Him, Castroneves Pulls Away to Win Indy 500

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
By DAVE CALDWELL INDIANAPOLIS - Wearing a red cap and a wreath of flowers, Helio Castroneves perched atop his car in victory lane late Sunday afternoon and, for the first time in seven years, took a jubilant swig from the bottle of milk that is handed ...

NYC woman in 50s becomes US' 11th swine flu death

The Associated Press - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) - A woman died over the weekend of swine flu, becoming the city's second victim and the nation's 11th. The woman, who was in her 50s, had other health conditions, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene spokeswoman Jessica Scaperotti said ...

A/H1N1 flu forces another school to close in Australia

Xinhua - ‎22 hours ago‎
CANBERRA, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Australia's Victorian state Health Minister Daniel Andrews said on Sunday a second school in the state was set to close this week after two more people were diagnosed with A/H1N1 flu in the state.

US soldiers infected with swine flu leave Kuwait

Xinhua - ‎25 minutes ago‎
BEIJING, May 25 (Xinhuanet) -- Eighteen US soldiers infected with A/H1N1 virus left a military base in Kuwait Sunday after necessary treatment.

Roh's suicide puts South Korean president in corner

Reuters India - ‎16 minutes ago‎
By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Lee Myung-bak faces a crisis this week on how to soothe political rancour that may threaten economic reforms, which spilled out on Monday after the suicide of his predecessor Roh Moo-hyun.

New Nepal prime minister sworn in

BBC News - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Veteran Nepalese communist leader Madhav Kumar Nepal has been sworn in as the country's new prime minister. President Ram Baran Yadav administered the oath of office to Mr Nepal at the president's office in Kathmandu.
New Nepalese prime minister sworn in Monsters and Critics.com

Queen concerned after Palace chauffeur triggers alleged security ...

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
Royal chauffeur Brian Sirjusingh has been suspended after he allegedly allowed undercover reporters posing as Middle Eastern businessmen into the grounds of Buckingham Palace.