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Man dies after shooting at Mexican consulate, other sites in Texas capital

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A man apparently upset about U.S. immigration policy was fatally shot early on Friday after firing more than 100 rounds of ammunition at the Mexican consulate, a U.S. federal courthouse and police headquarters in the Texas capital, police said. #aut #cnt #content #cookie #rco #typeof-social #undefined #values #wcnts

25 mins ago

Austrian police detain 13 in jihadist investigation

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian police detained 13 people in a dragnet on Friday aimed at suspected jihadis working to radicalise young people and encourage them to join militant forces in Syria, prosecutors in Graz said. Media said nearly 500 police searched mosques and prayer rooms in Vienna, Graz and Linz on Friday as part of the investigation, which comes amid a European crackdown on fighters who have joined up with radical forces in Syria and Iraq. #aut #cnt #content #cookie #rch #rco #typeof-registered #undefined #values #wcnts #Yahoo!

25 mins ago

China rebukes Turkey for offer to shelter Uighur refugees

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Friday lashed out at Turkey for offering shelter to roughly 200 Uighurs from the western Chinese region of Xinjiang who were rescued from a human-smuggling camp in Thailand. Thai police found the group in March and Chinese officials identified "dozens" of them as Uighurs, a Muslim people from Xinjiang who speak a Turkic language. Many Uighurs chafe at government curbs on their culture and religion #aut #cnt #cookie #rch #rco #typeof-registered #typeof-social #undefined #values #wcnts #Yahoo!

40 mins ago

Cameron tells EU: let us curb migrant welfare, or risk UK leaving

ROCESTER/LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron could campaign for Britain to leave the European Union if it stops him restricting EU migrants' access to his country's welfare system, he hinted on Friday, but said he was confident it wouldn't come to that. In a speech designed to breathe new life into his campaign to be re-elected in May, Cameron set out a blueprint for restricting EU migrants' access to welfare benefits but stopped short of proposing quotas on numbers or demanding Britain be allowed to halt inflows if it felt too many people were coming #aut #content #cookie #rco #typeof-registered #typeof-social #undefined #values #wcntn #wcnts #Yahoo!

55 mins ago

Japan military chief urges early "crisis management" pact with China

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's highest-ranking military officer on Friday urged an early start to a "crisis management" mechanism with China amid conflicting claims to a group of tiny East China Sea islands. #aut #cookie #rch #rco #typeof-social #undefined #values #wcntn #Yahoo!

Nov 29, 2014

Jail term of over 4 years sought for German Islamic State suspect

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A state prosecutor on Friday demanded a prison term of over four years for a 20-year-old German man accused of fighting with Islamic State insurgents in Syria, in the first trial of its kind in Germany. #aut #content #cookie #rch #rco #typeof-registered #undefined #values #wcntn #wcnts #Yahoo!

Nov 29, 2014

Bombs, gunfire kill 35 at crowded mosque in Nigeria’s Kano

KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the central mosque in north Nigeria's biggest city Kano, killing at least 35 people on Friday, witnesses and police said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants. "These people have bombed the mosque. I am face to face with people screaming," said Chijjani Usman, a local reporter who had gone to the mosque in the old city to pray #cnt #content #cookie #rch #typeof-registered #typeof-social #undefined #values #wcntn #wcnts

Nov 29, 2014

Ferguson police block clean-up brigade from entering damaged area

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - A group of people in Ferguson, Missouri, on Friday attempted to enter a main thoroughfare of the St. Louis suburb to clean up stores damaged in this week's racially charged rioting but a line of police blocked them from entering the area #content #cookie #rch #rco #typeof-registered #typeof-social #undefined #values #wcntn #wcnts #Yahoo!

Nov 29, 2014

Three expatriate workers kidnapped in Nigeria’s delta region

YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Three expatriate construction workers were kidnapped on Friday in Nigeria's Bayelsa state in the delta region, a witness and a security source said. The men, two Pakistani and one Indian, were seized at Emakalakala town in the Ogbia council area, a few miles from their construction base. The witness who declined to be named for fear of reprisals said he saw sporadic shooting in the air before the men were pulled into a waiting speed boat #aut #cnt #content #rch #rco #typeof-registered #typeof-social #undefined #values #wcntn #wcnts #Yahoo!

Nov 29, 2014

Christmas tree arrives at White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama received the annual Christmas tree delivery at the White House on Friday, heralding the start of the holiday season. Two horses pulled the nearly 20-foot (six-metre) fir tree to the front door of the White House late Friday morning as a small military band played the traditional carol "O Christmas Tree." The first lady, along with daughters Malia and Sasha, each walking one of the family's Portuguese Water Dogs, Bo and Sunny, accepted the tree, which was grown by Chris Botek on Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Pennsylvania #cnt #content #cookie #rch #rco #typeof-social #wcntn #wcnts #Yahoo!