Islamic State attack kills over 100 in Egypt’s Sinai

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July 02, 2015 01:28 pm

(REUTERS) Islamic State insurgents attacked several military checkpoints in Egypt’s North Sinai yesterday in a co-ordinated assault that killed more than 100 people – one of th...

Bangladesh arrests 12 suspected al Qaeda militants

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July 02, 2015 01:23 pm

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh security forces have arrested 12 suspected militants, including the chief of the al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), which claimed responsibility f...

Tunisia hunts for Libya-trained suspects after hotel attack

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July 02, 2015 01:14 pm

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian authorities have arrested 12 people they suspect are linked to the deadly Sousse beach hotel attack on foreign tourists, and are hunting for two men who ...

After wifi at the Taj, Modi revives campaign for 'digital' India

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July 01, 2015 02:01 pm

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India is reinvigorating an $18 billion campaign to provide fast internet connections for all, with a "digital week" aimed at popularizing Prime Ministe...

China adopts new security law to make networks, systems "controllable"

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July 01, 2015 01:23 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's legislature adopted a sweeping national security law on Wednesday that covers everything from territorial sovereignty to measures to tighten cyber secur...

U.S., Iran presidents issue warnings as nuclear talks extended

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July 01, 2015 01:03 pm

REUTERS  - Iran and world powers gave themselves an extra week to reach a nuclear accord, extending a deadline due to expire on Tuesday, while U.S. President Barack Obama said th...

Dubai says plans world's first 3D printed office building

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July 01, 2015 12:59 pm

REUTERS - Dubai said it would construct a small office building using a 3D printer for the first time, in a drive to develop technology that would cut costs and save time as the ci...

World Bank censures China for interfering in financial sector

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July 01, 2015 12:55 pm

(REUTERS) The World Bank on Wednesday censured China for the state's extensive interference in the financial system, saying it could stoke potential instability unless Beijing unde...

France cracks down on Uber after taxi driver protests

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June 26, 2015 11:16 am

PARIS (Reuters) - France ordered a nationwide clampdown on UberPOP on Thursday, siding with taxi drivers who blockaded major transport hubs in angry protests against the popular on...

China attacks U.S. rights record in annual report

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June 26, 2015 11:11 am

BEIJING (Reuters) - China accused the United States on Friday of being "haunted by spreading guns" and racial discrimination, in its annual tit-for-tat rebuttal to U.S. criticism o...

Malaysia jet makes emergency landing in Australia

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June 12, 2015 01:47 pm

MELBOURNE (AFP) - A Malaysia Airlines passenger flight made an emergency landing in Melbourne on Friday due to an engine problem, Australian authorities said. Flight MH148 depar...

World Naked Bike Ride: Hordes of nude cyclists set to descend on London for protest against car culture

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June 12, 2015 01:44 pm

Hundreds of cyclists in London are set to strip naked and mount their bikes for an unusual protest against car culture and oil dependency on Saturday. The London sta...

Rupert Murdoch's sons set to Fox trot

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June 12, 2015 01:26 pm

Media titan Rupert Murdoch’s reported plans to hand over the reins of 21st Century Fox Inc. to his two sons came as little surprise yesterday to analysts and people in the indust...

Sir Christopher Lee horror master and renowned film villain, dies at 93

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June 11, 2015 07:37 pm

Sir Christopher Lee, the British actor who mastered horror and Dracula roles before his turns as a Bond villain and the wizard Saruman in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, died th...

South Korea government says ready to counter economic impact of MERS

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June 08, 2015 01:56 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) - The South Korean government on Monday said it is ready to take swift measures to counter the negative effects on its economy from an outbreak of a deadly respirat...

Search resumes in Nepal trekking village, 53 bodies found

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June 08, 2015 01:26 pm

(REUTERS) Nepali soldiers and police have recovered the bodies of 53 trekkers and villagers buried in avalanches set off by an earthquake in April, and were digging through snow an...

Massive cyber attack hits U.S. federal workers, probe focuses on China

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June 05, 2015 09:51 am

(REUTERS) Hackers broke into U.S. government computers, possibly compromising the personal data of 4 million current and former federal employees, and investigators were probing wh...

Fresh cases, 900 schools closed in S. Korea MERS outbreak

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June 04, 2015 04:53 pm

AFP Hundreds of schools closed Thursday in South Korea as officials struggled to ease growing panic over an outbreak of the MERS virus that has infected 35 people, killed two and c...

New private zoo helps Ukrainians forget conflict

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June 04, 2015 02:35 pm

Demydiv (Ukraine) (AFP) - A young girl in a bright pink dress tiptoes around the edge of a cage containing a white Bengal tiger, as couples stroll by with pushchairs. It might be ...

3,000 evacuated as Indonesia upgrades alert over volcano

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June 04, 2015 02:32 pm

Jakarta (AFP) - Nearly 3,000 people have been evacuated from their homes after Indonesia upgraded the threat posed by a volcano on Sumatra to the highest possible level, an officia...

Vatican commissioner accuses Australian cardinal of 'disregard' for abused children

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June 01, 2015 03:21 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Catholic Church's commissioner for the protection of children has described the Vatican's finance chief as having an almost sociopathic disregard for abused ...

Arab air strikes pound Houthi strongholds across Yemen

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June 01, 2015 03:01 pm

SANAA (Reuters) - Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes on Monday against Yemen's Houthi militia positions in the north, centre and south of the country, reside...

Lawyer offers up sheep for marriage to President Obama's teen daughter

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May 28, 2015 11:36 am

Felix Kiprono said his dream is to marry 16-year-old Malia Obama - and he is ready to meet her father to discuss the matter when the president visits Kenya in July,  foreign meida...

Chief US negotiator in Iran nuclear talks leaving State Department: Report 

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May 28, 2015 11:01 am

WASHINGTON (REUTERS, AFP) - The chief US negotiator in Iran nuclear talks, Wendy Sherman, will leave the State Department shortly after the June 30 deadline for the talks between T...

U.S. hopes Chinese island-building will spur Asian response

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May 28, 2015 10:58 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - By releasing video of Beijing’s island reclamation work and considering more assertive maritime actions, the United States is signalling a tougher stance o...

Australia's search for Malaysian Air MH370 under scrutiny

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May 28, 2015 10:40 am

SYDNEY -- Nearly a year after embarking on a multi-million dollar quest to solve one of aviation's greatest unsolved mysteries, authorities and search teams are being criticized ov...

New Desperate mother pays for baby to be drugged, smuggled to Myanmar

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May 28, 2015 10:30 am

BANGKOK REUTERS: A Burmese woman working in Thailand hired a man to sedate and smuggle her 3-month-old baby across the border to relatives in Myanmar, researchers said, describing ...

German grandmother gives birth to quadruplets at age 65

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May 25, 2015 12:50 pm

(REUTERS) A 65-year-old German grandmother gave birth to quadruplets at a Berlin hospital this week, with the three boys and a girl born prematurely at 26 weeks being in good healt...

Zookeepers in India help hot animals beat the heat

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May 25, 2015 12:31 pm

As temperatures soar in India, zookeepers are doing their best to keep the environment cooler for animals at the Tata Steel Zoological Park. Rough Cut. Watch the video &n...

Argentine court weighs whether orangutan deemed 'non-human person' can be moved to sanctuary

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May 25, 2015 12:21 pm

A court in Argentina is set to decide if Sandra, a 29-year-old orangutan legally recognised as a ''non-human person,'' should be released from the Buenos Aires zoo to live the rest...



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