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Williamson century gives New Zealand the edge at Lord's
Kane Williamson's century and a typically dashing innings from skipper Brendon McCullum helped give New Zealand a first-innings lead on the third day of the first Test against England at Lord's on Saturday. New Zealand were 407 for four when rain led to an early lunch minutes before the scheduled interval, a lead of 18 runs after England made 389 in their first innings. Williamson was 112 not out, having shared stands of 189 with Ross Taylor (62) and 66 with McCullum (42).
Sat, 23 May 2015 10:48:06 -0400
Veterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq war
California beach town cleans up after pipeline rupture
A small army of clean-up workers toiled Friday to scoop up crude oil deposits from a picturesque California beach, three days after a pipeline rupture unleashed thousands of gallons into the ocean. The scenic Refugio State Beach and its neighbor El Capitan would usually be swarming with tourists over America's Memorial Day weekend, but were closed until further notice following Tuesday's spill. "The beaches are starting to look a lot better than they did a couple of days ago, but still it will be a long process," said David Mosley, a Coastguard spokesman.
Sat, 23 May 2015 10:40:34 -0400
UN envoy: IS poised to become 'serious threat' in Libya
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) Islamic State extremists can pose "a very serious threat" to divided Libya if rival governments there fail to reach a unity deal quickly, the United Nations envoy to the North African country said Saturday. Sat, 23 May 2015 10:38:35 -0400
El Salvador hosting beatification of slain Archbishop Romero
Thousands attend Italian nun's beatification in Kenya
Rugby-Bad weather ends Japan's Asian Championship winnings streak
Japan's decade-long winning run in the Asian Rugby Championships was finally halted in Hong Kong on Saturday -- by the weather. Despite Japan, who had already taken a 10th consecutive title, leading 3-0 thanks to a penalty from Ayumu Goromaru, the result will go down as a draw, ending their winning streak at 35 matches. It was the first time since drawing 19-19 with South Korea in the Asian Rugby Series in 2004 that Japan had failed to win a match in the tournament, which has also been branded the Asian Five Nations at that time. Sat, 23 May 2015 10:25:40 -0400
German woman, 65 and mother of 13, has quadruplets
A 65-year-old German woman, who already has 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in Ukraine, RTL television reported early on Saturday. Annegret Raunigk had three boys, named Dries, Bence and Fjonn, and one girl, Neeta, who were born premature at 26 weeks in a Berlin hospital but have "good chances of surviving," according to RTL. RTL said the new arrivals make her the world's oldest mother of quadruplets.
Sat, 23 May 2015 10:17:54 -0400
What will get Europe's economy rolling again?
Love battles revenge in Audiard's refugee drama 'Dheepan'
Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage, both sides say
Nigerian airlines cancel flights amid fuel crisis
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) Nigerian airlines grounded flights Saturday as a months-long fuel shortage worsened, aggravated by a strike disrupting fuel deliveries in Africa's biggest oil producer. Sat, 23 May 2015 10:49:39 -0400
Countries approve plan for $100M health emergency fund
BERLIN (AP) Diplomats have approved the creation of a $100 million fund to help the World Health Organization respond rapidly to emergencies. Sat, 23 May 2015 09:54:36 -0400
Congo electoral commission updates voter list
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) Congo's national electoral commission has updated the country's electoral list ahead of local and provincial elections later this year, the commission said. Sat, 23 May 2015 09:54:00 -0400
Saudi clerics urge calm as village hit by Islamic State seethes
By Noah Browning DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's top Sunni cleric on Saturday branded a deadly attack on Shi'ite Muslims a bid to sow chaos, after villagers targeted in the bombing vented their anger at what they saw as the Sunni-dominated government's indifference to their safety. Thousands of protesters took to the streets of al-Qadeeh town on Friday evening, hours after a suicide bomber killed 21 worshippers in a packed Shi'ite mosque, the first attack in the conservative kingdom to be claimed by Islamic State militants. Demonstrators mourning the victims said security forces had left their communities unprotected, arguing that the official Wahhabi school of Sunni Islam inspires Sunni militants and encourages intolerance of the kingdom's Shi'ite minority. Sat, 23 May 2015 09:45:38 -0400