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Catholic Church should not have ‘leaders for life’, Pope says | Reuters

VATICAN CITY The Roman Catholic Church should not have "leaders for life" in its ranks, otherwise it would risk being like a country under dictatorship, Pope Francis said on Friday. Francis, 78, has said before that he would be ready to resign instead of ruling for life if he felt he could not continue running the 1.2 billion-member Church for health or other reasons. "Let's be clear. #Christianity #India #Latin America #markets #Middle East #opinion

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Turkey’s Erdogan moots possibility of snap election | Reuters

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday raised the prospect of a snap election if coalition talks fail after his ruling AK Party fell short of a majority in a June 7 parliamentary poll. Erdogan is expected next week to mandate Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the AK Party leader, to form a coalition government but it remains unclear whether he will be able to build enough support for a stable parliamentary majority. "The formation of a coalition with a majority in parliament is my desire," he told a gathering of supporters. #Business #Entertainment #Europe #Latin America #markets #opinion

Jul 4, 2015

At least 25 Syrian al Qaeda members dead in mosque blast in Syria’s Idlib – monitor | Reuters

BEIRUT An explosion at a mosque in Syria's Idlib province on Friday killed at least 25 members of the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, the British-based Observatory monitoring group said. The blast in the town of Ariha in northwestern Syria went off as members of the Nusra Front gathered at the mosque for iftar, the meal with which Muslims break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan, Observatory, which tracks the war, said the explosion in Salem Mosque in Ariha, also killed a senior non-Syrian member of the hardline jihadist organisation. Opposition-based social media websites had conflicting casualty figures with some saying more than 40 people were dead. #crisis #India #Islam #Middle East #Syria #United Kingdom #United States

Jul 4, 2015

Car bombs explode in Libya’s Derma, at least six killed | Reuters

BENGHAZI, Libya At least six people were killed and 10 others wounded when several car bombs exploded in the Libyan city of Derna, a medical source said on Friday. #function-check #var-local #var-paragraph #var-symbol #var-web #WebTrends

Jul 4, 2015

Greek referendum poll shows ‘No’ vote at 43 pct, ‘Yes’ vote at 42.5 pct | Reuters

ATHENS Opponents of Greece's bailout terms have a 0.5 percentage-point lead over the 'Yes' vote, a poll by Public Issue for the Syriza-published newspaper Avgi showed on Friday. The poll, carried out between June 30 and July 2, found 43 percent of Greeks would vote 'No' in Sunday's referendum on bailout terms while 42.5 percent would vote 'Yes' and 9 percent were undecided. #Business #Foreign policy #Greece #Middle East #Technology

Jul 4, 2015

Vietnam Communist Party chief to meet Obama on landmark U.S. trip | Reuters

HANOI/WASHINGTON Vietnam's Communist Party chief will visit the United States next week in a landmark trip that could prove pivotal in Washington's bid to bolster its Asian alliances in the back yard of an increasingly assertive China. Nguyen Phu Trong will meet U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House as the former war enemies mark two decades of calibrated engagement since the normalisation of ties that have expanded rapidly in the past year #Business #Entertainment #Foreign policy #opinion #science

Jul 4, 2015

Videocon plans $2.5 billion Brazil oil and gas investments | Reuters

LONDON Videocon Industries Ltd ( VEDI.NS ) plans to invest $2.5 billion in oil and gas ventures in Brazil over the next two to three years, the consumer electronics-to-energy group's chief said, as part of its strategy to boost the business. "Brazil oil finding is four times higher than the largest oil field in India .. #Africa #Business #India #markets #United Kingdom

Jul 4, 2015

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents step up attacks in Nigeria | Reuters

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked the outskirts of a state capital in northeastern Nigeria on Friday, escalating their attacks after a week of bloodletting in which more than 150 people were killed, military sources said. Heavy gunfire was heard coming from the fringes of Maiduguri, the capital of Bornoa state, for about half an hour on Friday evening. Military sources said insurgents attacked a village on the edge of the city but were repulsed. #Argentina #Economy #Entertainment #India #Technology #United States

Jul 4, 2015

China’s services activity slows to 5-month low, jobs shed-HSBC/Markit PMI | Reuters

BEIJING Activity in China's services sector slowed to its lowest in five months in June, a private survey showed on Friday, suggesting the economy still needs further policy support despite some signs of steadying. Beijing has rolled out a suite of measures since last year, including interest rate cuts, to prop up growth, but economists worry that persistent weakness in exports and the property sector combined with high local government debt will keep the world's second-largest economy under pressure. #Business #China #Economy #Entertainment #India

Jul 4, 2015

At least 10 dead in explosion at mosque in Syria’s Idlib – monitor | Reuters

BEIRUT An explosion at a mosque in Syria's Idlib province on Friday killed at least 10 members of the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, the British-based Observatory monitoring group said. The blast in the town of Ariha in north-western Syria went off as members of the Nusra Front gathered at the mosque for iftar, the meal with which Muslims break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan, Observatory, which tracks the war, said the explosion in Salem Mosque in Ariha, also killed a senior non-Syrian member of the hardline jihadist organisation. No group announced responsibility for the blast, but supporters of Nusra Front blamed rival ultra hardline Islamic State militants who have fought the group on several frontlines in Syria. #function-check #function-shr #table #var-web #WebTrends