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12 mins ago

Canadian pastor missing after aid trip to North Korea

TORONTO (Reuters) - A head pastor of large Canadian church has failed to return from a humanitarian mission to North Korea, and the Canadian government has reached out to try to locate him, his Toronto-based church said on Monday. Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim, 60, has made hundreds of trips to North Korea, where he helps oversee a nursing home, a nursery and an orphanage in the Rajin region, said Lisa Pak, a spokeswoman for the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in suburban Toronto. North Korea and China have clamped down on Christian groups in the last year, and several American Christians have been detained by North Korea. #author #Brazil #facebook #markets #Mexico #opinion #Russia #Technology

12 mins ago

Study finds gorilla origins in half of human AIDS virus lineages

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Revealing new details about the origins of AIDS, scientists said on Monday half the lineages of the main type of human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1, originated in gorillas in Cameroon before infecting people, probably via bushmeat hunting. HIV-1, which causes AIDS, is composed of four groups, each coming from a separate cross-species transmission of a simian version of the virus from apes to humans. #Arabic #author #Brazil #Business #France #India #Italy #markets #Mexico #opinion #Russia #United Kingdom

14 mins ago

European shares dip from seven-year highs, China rate cut lifts Asia

LONDON (Reuters) - European shares slipped from seven-year highs on Monday, weighed down by merger activity in the telecoms sector, while Asian stocks edged up after China cut interest rates at the weekend. The dollar hit an 11-year high against a basket of currencies on growing prospects of a rise in U.S. interest rates from the U.S. #Arabic #Argentina #author #Business #european #France #markets #opinion #United Kingdom #United States

14 mins ago

RBI revises priority sector lending norms

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) revised guidelines for lending to the priority sector on Monday, with loans to medium enterprises, sanitation and renewable energy sectors coming under the ambit of priority sector lending. "The target for lending to the redefined priority sector is retained uniformly at 40 percent of adjusted net bank credit (ANBC) or credit equivalent of off-balance sheet exposure, whichever is higher, for all scheduled commercial banks," the RBI said in a notification. #Arabic #Argentina #author #Business #facebook #France #Government #India #Technology #United Kingdom #United States

29 mins ago

Steelmakers hit by uncertainty over import duty hike

MUMBAI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Shares in steelmakers mostly fell on Monday amid uncertainty whether the government would raise import duties on the alloy and whether any increase would be enough to protect the industry. #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #China #Economy #India #Japan #Latin America #markets #Mexico #Technology

42 mins ago

Islamist militants shell two Libyan oilfields, port pipeline damaged

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Islamist militants shelled Libya's Bahi and Mabrouk oilfields on Monday, damaging a pipeline to the Es Sidra oil port, a spokesman for forces protecting energy infrastructure said. Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State have been blamed for attacks last month on an oilfield and pipeline in Libya, where two rival governments are battling for control #author #Entertainment #France #India #markets #Middle East #opinion #United States

44 mins ago

Brent tumbles on Iran, Libya; U.S. crude up on spread play

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brent crude tumbled more than 3 percent on Monday on speculation of a nuclear deal that could boost Iran's oil exports, and U.S. crude rose by around 1 percent as traders bet the gap between the two would narrow. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said a deal on Iran's nuclear programme could be concluded this week if the United States and other Western countries had sufficient political will and agreed to remove sanctions on Tehran. #Arabic #Argentina #author #Brazil #Business #China #Entertainment #India #Latin America #markets #opinion #Russia

57 mins ago

Bomb blast near top court building in Cairo kills two

CAIRO (Reuters) - Two people were killed after a bomb exploded near a top court building in central Cairo on Monday, the health ministry said, extending a series of such attacks in the Egyptian capital. #aut #cnt #cookie #rch #rco #typeof-registered #typeof-social #undefined #values #wcntn #wcnts #Yahoo!