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Sandstorm leaves string of wrecks

CNN - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 12:05
A sandstorm in Lancaster, California, prompts the closure of a freeway and causes pileups.
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Open Mic: Same-sex marriage

CNN - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 12:03
French people step up to CNN's Open Mic in Paris and give us their take on the country's same-sex marriage law.
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Suicide on altar of same-sex marriage

CNN - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 12:03
The gesture couldn't have been more dramatic, nor the setting more grand: 78-year-old French writer and historian Dominique Venner chose the altar of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris to shoot himself in front of about 1,500 horrified visitors. Just before pulling the trigger, he had meticulously laid a letter on the altar for the police.
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Same-sex marriage: Day in the life

CNN - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 12:03
In one historic day in three world capitals the fight for same-sex marriage brought victory, defeat and sudden death.
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Justin Bieber's driving drama

CNN - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:57
HLN's Dr. Drew talks about Justin Bieber's recent behavior.
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US officials shot at strip club

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:55
Two US embassy officials have been injured in a shooting after a brawl at a night club in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, police say
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Rob Lowe to play JFK in US TV drama

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:51
The West Wing star Rob Lowe is to play John F Kennedy in a US TV movie marking the 50th anniversary of the American president's 1963 assassination.
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Warburton doubt for Barbarians game

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:30
British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton is doubtful for Saturday's tour opener against the Barbarians.
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SARS-like virus

CNN - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:29
The world needs to pull together its resources to properly tackle the virus, said the World Health Organization chief. The SARS-like virus, which is being called "a threat to the entire world," has killed 27 people. FULL STORY
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Why do England fans sing No Surrender?

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:27
England football fans are being asked not to sing "offensive songs" during the match with Ireland at Wembley. But why do they sing No Surrender anyway?
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Facebook bows to anti-hate campaign

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:26
After a large feminist campaign, Facebook admits it must make changes to how it deals with "hate speech" on the network.
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Joan Collins joins cast of Benidorm

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:22
Joan Collins heads back to the small screen to join the cast of ITV sitcom, Benidorm.
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OECD cuts eurozone growth forecasts

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:08
The OECD has again cut its growth forecasts for the eurozone and called on the European Central Bank to consider doing more to boost growth.
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UK confirms holding up to 90 Afghans

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:05
British forces are detaining 80 to 90 Afghans in a holding facility at Camp Bastion, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed, in what lawyers argue could amount to unlawful detention.
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Tenants' deposits 'must be safe'

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:57
A housing charity is urging tenants to check that their deposits are held in an official protection scheme.
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House destroyed in 'gas blast'

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:54
A house is destroyed and two more are badly damaged in a suspected gas explosion in Sheffield.
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Adventurer aims for Rockall record

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:44
Adventurer Nick Hancock is due to set out on his attempt to break the record for living alone on a remote rock of Rockall in the Atlantic.
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Surf legend: Life and death in the waves

CNN - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:38
Kelly Slater is the most successful surfer of all time. Despite losing friends to the sport, "surfing is my religion," he says.
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Banned Al Zarooni withdraws appeal

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:38
Former Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni drops appeal against the length of an eight-year ban for doping racehorses.
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Journalist 'killed by army bullet'

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:32
A Thai court finds that an Italian journalist shot during anti-government protests in 2010 was killed by a bullet used by soldiers.
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