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U.S. military may move Niger drone base to Sahara desert city

WASHINGTON/NIAMEY (Reuters) - The United States is preparing a possible redeployment of its drones in Niger to set up a forward base in the Sahara closer to Islamist militants blamed for attacks across the region, U.S. military and Defense Department officials said #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #Italy #Japan #Latin America #opinion #Russia #United Kingdom

23 mins ago

Dutchman praised for MH17 crash handling in race for top EU job

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Frans Timmermans, the Netherlands' nominee to join the European Commission, is an experienced Brussels hand who represents his country's last best hope of securing a top job in the European Union's executive. The Dutch foreign minister and career diplomat, who was entered as a last-minute candidate over eurogroup chair Jeroen Dijsselbloem, is a staunch pro-European and a talented linguist even by the standards of the famously polylingual Dutch. The most popular Dutch politician, he served as a junior officer at the Dutch embassy in Moscow and has worked at the European Commision before, serving on the private staff of a previous Dutch commissioner during the 1990s #Argentina #Brazil #european #facebook #France #India #Japan #Latin America #Mexico #Netherlands #Russia #United States

38 mins ago

Child abuse revelations divide "most shameful town in Britain"

ROTHERHAM England (Reuters) - Swapping cigarettes and chewing gum, the teenage girls outside Rotherham's Centenary Indoor Market are not engrossed in the conversations students should be having on the first day of term. Instead of timetables and summer gossip, theirs is a new school year dominated by revelations that as many as 1,400 children in this northern English town were sexually abused by gangs of predominantly Asian men over a 16-year period. An independent report last week exposed the scale and graphic nature of the crimes and raised difficult questions about whether timidity about confronting the racial aspects of the abuse had prompted authorities to turn a blind eye #british #Business #Entertainment #facebook #India #Italy #Japan #markets #Middle East #Russia #Technology #United States

38 mins ago

Child abuse revelations divide "most shameful town in Britain"

ROTHERHAM England (Reuters) - Swapping cigarettes and chewing gum, the teenage girls outside Rotherham's Centenary Indoor Market are not engrossed in the conversations students should be having on the first day of term. Instead of timetables and summer gossip, theirs is a new school year dominated by revelations that as many as 1,400 children in this northern English town were sexually abused by gangs of predominantly Asian men over a 16-year period. #Arabic #Argentina #british #Business #facebook #Japan #Latin America #Mexico #opinion #United States

53 mins ago

Death toll from Congo Ebola outbreak rises to 31

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Djera region of northern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 31, the government said on Tuesday, as the World Health Organization confirmed there was no link with an epidemic in West Africa. Previously, the government said there were 13 dead #Africa #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #Business #facebook #India #Japan #Latin America #Middle East #Russia #United Kingdom

Sep 3, 2014

Israel raises alarm over Islamist militants on its frontiers

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's frontier with Syria, where militants have kidnapped 45 U.N. peacekeepers, has become a magnet for Islamist activity and Israel itself is now a target, the defence minister and security analysts said on Tuesday. The Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda-linked group fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has established a major presence in the region, analysts said, and is poised to carry out attacks across the barren borderlands where Syria, Israel and Jordan converge #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #facebook #Japan #Latin America #markets #Mexico #Middle East #United Kingdom

Sep 3, 2014

Girl who fatally shot Arizona gun instructor said weapon was too powerful

PHOENIX (Reuters) - A 9-year-old girl who fatally shot a gun range instructor with an Uzi submachine gun last week told her mother immediately afterward that the weapon was too much for her to handle and had hurt her shoulder, said a sheriff's report released on Tuesday. The girl's family also did not realize right away that the instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, had been struck by a round from the gun, the Mohave County Sheriff's Office report said. Vacca had been showing the girl how to fire an Uzi at the Arizona Last Stop gun range in remote White Hills last week when the recoil caused her to lose control of the high-powered weapon, the sheriff's office has said. #Argentina #Business #France #India #Italy #markets #Mexico #Russia

Sep 3, 2014

U.S. strikes Somali militant camp in bid to kill al Shabaab leader

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A U.S. military airstrike in Somalia has targeted the leader of the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, Somali and U.S. #Business #China #Entertainment #India #Italy #Japan #Latin America #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom

Sep 3, 2014

Canada, China quietly hold top-level meeting on strained ties

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Senior officials from Canada and China met quietly in Ottawa last week to discuss relations that have deteriorated so badly that they could threaten Prime Minister Stephen Harper's planned visit to China in November. Canada sees China as an important trading partner and in early 2012 Harper went to Beijing to pitch the idea of Canada as a potential oil supplier. The closeness of the ties are in question after two high-profile incidents #Business #China #chinese #facebook #France #Latin America #Middle East #opinion #Technology #United States

Sep 3, 2014

London police put their Scotland Yard HQ up for sale

LONDON (Reuters) - London's cash-strapped police force put its New Scotland Yard headquarters up for sale on Tuesday with a 250 million pound ($415 million) guide price, as part of plans to re-invest in front-line policing and cut costs. The 1960s-era complex, home to the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) since 1967, is known for its revolving triangular name sign which has served as a backdrop to thousands of TV crime reports over the years. #Arabic #China #France #Italy #Latin America #opinion #Russia #Technology #United States