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Bomber attacks Saudi Shia mosque 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 13:29:05 GMT 
    A suicide bomber strikes a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, leaving at least 10 dead, amid rising Sunni-Shia tensions in the region.

Key Iraq-Syria crossing 'falls to IS' 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 10:38:29 GMT 
    Islamic State militants reportedly seize the last Syrian government-controlled border crossing with Iraq, after taking ancient Palmyra.

Myanmar in first migrant boat rescue 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 13:57:05 GMT 
    Myanmar rescues two migrant boats with more than 200 people in its waters in the first such operation following criticism.

South Korea 'nut rage' woman freed 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 12:31:55 GMT 
    Former Korean Air executive Heather Cho, who was jailed for an outburst over macadamia nuts, has been freed after winning a court appeal.

Cameron 'confident' of EU success 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 14:17:39 GMT 
    David Cameron says he is confident he can get a better deal for the UK in Europe, ahead of meetings next week with Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker.

Ireland holds same-sex marriage vote 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 13:52:59 GMT 
    Voters in the Republic of Ireland are voting in a referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.

'Hope' for Nigeria death-row troops 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 10:12:13 GMT 
    Nigeria's incoming president may review the death sentences of 66 soldiers convicted for refusing to fight Boko Haram, a lawyer for some of them tells the BBC.

German pilots may get spot medicals 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 10:34:58 GMT 
    Germany's Lufthansa considers random medical checks on pilots, to help prevent any future disaster like the Germanwings crash.

EU agrees 1.8bn-euro loan to Ukraine 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 13:34:39 GMT 
    The European Union agrees a €1.8bn (£1.3bn; $2bn) loan to Ukraine - described as a landmark deal for a non-EU member.

Quarter of skin cells 'on road to cancer' 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 23:51:16 GMT 
    More than a quarter of a middle-aged person's skin may have already made the first steps towards cancer, a study suggests.

Colombia strike kills 18 Farc rebels 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 09:10:23 GMT 
    At least 18 members of the Farc rebel group die in an army raid - the deadliest attack since air raids resumed last month.

Eiffel Tower shut over pickpocketing 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 12:58:02 GMT 
    Staff working at the Eiffel Tower in Paris close down the iconic attraction in protest over a surge in pickpocketing gangs who roam in its area.

VIDEO: IS: 'We love death as you love life' 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 22:18:07 GMT 
    John Simpson examines the successes of Islamic State and the consequences for those affected and the wider region.

VIDEO: The liberal Turkish city trying to keep life secular 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 12:45:20 GMT 
    The governing Turkish AK party is pushing for a fourth term in office in the face of criticism from opponents that it is trying it to stifle dissent - Mark Lowen gets the view from Izmir.

VIDEO: Thailand's human trafficking trade 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 23:18:32 GMT 
    Jonathan Head has spent six months investigating the trafficking of humans in Thailand.

LDL Staff Picks

Elvis and the Dearly Departed
3 of 5 stars true
If you are or ever were an Elvis fan you will appreciate these books by Peggy Webb. Elvis is a hound dog (of course) who thinks he is the real Elvis. ~LDL Staff
Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, One Fast-Food-Fueled Car, and a Cross-Country Trip in Search of a Greener Future
3 of 5 stars true
Two friends set across the United States in their previously diesel-fueled car that was converted to run on cooking oil in order to examine alternatives for cleaner energy. The friends learn that Al Gore lives in an energy-hogging mansio...
Winter Garden
3 of 5 stars true
This book is beautifully written and I learned a great deal about what happened in Russia during the reign of Stalin. My favorite book, of late. ~LDL Staff
Poison Study
4 of 5 stars true
Fast-paced, this book is hard to put down. ~LDL Staff
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