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Apr 27, 2015

Baltimore man who died in police custody mourned at wake | Reuters

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Mourners gathered at a Baltimore funeral home on Sunday to remember a 25-year-old black man who died a week ago while in police custody, an unexplained death that brought thousands to the city's downtown to protest police violence. The wake for Freddie Gray on Sunday afternoon came the day after the largest demonstration yet since he died on April 19 and two weeks after a foot chase with patrol officers, his eventual arrest and his ride in a police transport van #function-check #function-shr #table #var-local #var-paragraph #var-symbol #var-web #WebTrends #webtrends-multi

Apr 27, 2015

Baltimore man who died in police custody mourned at wake | Reuters

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Mourners gathered at a Baltimore funeral home on Sunday to remember a 25-year-old black man who died a week ago while in police custody, an unexplained death that brought thousands to the city's downtown to protest police violence. The wake for Freddie Gray on Sunday afternoon came the day after the largest demonstration yet since he died on April 19 and two weeks after a foot chase with patrol officers, his eventual arrest and his ride in a police transport van. #function-check #function-shr #table #var-local #var-paragraph #var-symbol #var-web #WebTrends #webtrends-multi

Apr 27, 2015

Kazakh leader sails to re-election with stability mantra | Reuters

ASTANA (Reuters) - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev was set to renew his 26-year grip on power on Sunday, offering the multi-ethnic Central Asian state economic and social stability in return for what rights groups call systematic suppression of opposition. Nazarbayev, 74, officially titled "Leader of the Nation", called presidential elections more than a year early in a move that could quash any speculation about a successor #Argentina #Business #China #Entertainment #France #lifestyle #Middle East #opinion #science #Technology #Ukraine #United States

Apr 27, 2015

Malaysia foils attacks in capital by suspected militants | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police have arrested 12 people linked to the militant group Islamic State and seized explosives, foiling a plan to attack several locations in and around the capital city. #Africa #Argentina #India #Italy #lifestyle #Mexico #Politics #science #Sports #United Kingdom #United States

Apr 27, 2015

Ukrainian-born Blavatnik tops UK rich list, Queen falls out of top 300 | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Ukrainian-born billionaire Len Blavatnik has become Britain's wealthiest man, a "rich list" published annually by The Sunday Times newspaper showed on Sunday, but Queen Elizabeth slipped down the rankings despite her net worth growing. Boosted largely by rising stock markets, the newspaper said the super-rich had doubled their collective wealth since the 2009 economic crisis and that the wealthiest 1,000 people based in Britain were now worth 547 billion pounds ($830.67 billion), up from 258 billion in 2009, an increase of 112 percent. #Africa #Argentina #Business #India #Italy #markets #Mexico #Middle East #opinion #Politics #science #Technology

Apr 27, 2015

Eyeing Arab ties, Israel to observe nuclear pact meeting | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will take part as an observer in a major nuclear non-proliferation conference that opens at the United Nations on Monday, ending a 20-year absence in hope of fostering dialogue with Arab states, a senior Israeli official said. Assumed to have the Middle East's sole nuclear arsenal, and having never joined the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Israel has stayed away from gatherings of NPT signatories since 1995 in protest at resolutions it regarded as biased against it #Africa #Argentina #France #India #Israel #Latin America #Mexico #opinion #Technology #United Kingdom

Apr 27, 2015

Premier League: Chelsea close in on title after draw against Arsenal; Everton hammer Man Utd

Chelsea was frustrated to have three penalty appeals rejected in the first half at the Emirates Stadium. #Arsenal #Chelsea #EPL #Everton #football #KickingAround #Manchester United #Premier League

Apr 27, 2015

Demons on the mountain; survivors recall avalanche terror | Reuters

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - When Khile Sherpa opened his eyes, the snow around him was bright red, drenched with blood streaming from gashes in his body from the avalanche that catapulted him across Mount Everest's base camp at lunchtime on Saturday. Khile was among the first 15 survivors flown from Everest to Kathmandu on Sunday after a powerful earthquake hit Nepal a day earlier killing more than 2,460 people, at least 17 of them in the avalanche it triggered on the world's tallest peak. "It was a monstrous sound, like the demons had descended on the mountain," Khile told Reuters, a bandage wrapped around his head and covering half his face. #function-check #function-shr #table #var-local #var-paragraph #var-symbol #var-web #WebTrends #webtrends-multi

Apr 27, 2015

Philippines calls on ASEAN to urge China to halt land reclamation | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The Philippines called on its Southeast Asian neighbours to unite in urging China to halt reclamation of land in the South China Sea, but the call failed to raise widespread support ahead of a regional summit. China claims 90 percent of the South China Sea, which is believed to be rich in oil and gas. Its claims overlap with those of Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan. #Economy #Entertainment #France #lifestyle #Middle East #science #Sports #Taiwan #Technology #United States

Apr 26, 2015

Fighting escalates across Yemen, air strikes on capital Sanaa | Reuters

ADEN/CAIRO (Reuters) - Air raids, naval shelling and ground fighting shook Yemen on Sunday in some of the most widespread combat since a Saudi-led alliance intervened last month against Iranian-allied Houthi militia who have seized large tracts of the country. #function-check #function-shr #table #var-local #var-paragraph #var-symbol #var-web #WebTrends #webtrends-multi