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Japan’s top court orders retrial in "maternity harassment" case

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a retrial for a woman who sued a former employer over a demotion during her pregnancy, handing down a partial victory that could encourage others to come forward. The case was the first of its kind to make it to Japan's highest court, amid efforts by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government to boost the role of women in the economy. The Supreme Court invalidated a ruling in favour of the former employer, made by a high court in Hiroshima in western Japan. #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #China #Economy #France #Japan #Latin America #Mexico #Technology #United States

27 mins ago

U.S.-led air strikes killed 521 fighters, 32 civilians in Syria – monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 521 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday. #Arabic #Argentina #Business #China #India #Latin America #Syria #Technology #United States

42 mins ago

Lebanese army kills three men in raid – security sources

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's army killed three men and arrested several others during a raid on an apartment containing weapons and ammunition where authorities suspected an attack was being planned, security sources said on Thursday. #Arabic #Brazil #Business #France #markets #Mexico #opinion #Technology #United States

42 mins ago

Tunisian policeman killed in clash with militants – ministry

TUNIS (Reuters) - One Tunisian policeman was killed on Thursday when security forces clashed with Islamist militants on the outskirts of Tunis just days before the country holds parliamentary elections, an interior ministry spokesman said. The clash in Oued Ellil just west of the city came after police surrounded a house as part of crackdown on militants who authorities say planned attacks to disrupt Sunday's vote. It will be Tunisia's second free election since the fall of autocrat Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. #Brazil #China #Japan #Latin America #markets #Mexico #Middle East #opinion #Russia #Technology

57 mins ago

Turkey’s Erdogan says 200 Iraqi Kurdish fighters to enter Kobani

RIGA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday he had been informed that agreement was reached for 200 Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters to pass through Turkey to help defend the Syrian border town of Kobani against Islamic State militants. #Argentina #Brazil #Business #China #France #India #Italy #Japan #Mexico #United States

Oct 23, 2014

Eight Pakistani Shi’ites killed in sectarian attack

QUETTA Pakistan (Reuters) - Eight Shi'ite members of Pakistan's ethnic Hazara minority were killed and one wounded on Thursday, when gunmen opened fire on a bus in the volatile province of Baluchistan, police said. No one immediately claimed responsibility. #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #Business #China #India #Japan #markets #opinion #Pakistan #Russia #Technology

Oct 23, 2014

U.S.-led air strikes killed 553 fighters, 32 civilians in Syria – monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 553 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the vast majority of the deaths, 464, were militants from Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot which has grabbed large areas of Syria and neighbouring Iraq #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #China #France #India #Italy #Syria

Oct 23, 2014

Canada PM vows crackdown after capital shocked by fatal attacks

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to redouble the country's fight against "terrorist organizations" abroad after a reported convert to Islam rampaged through parliament, shocking the usually tranquil capital city. Shortly after a gunman shot dead a soldier at the National War Memorial in central Ottawa on Wednesday morning, a man armed with a shotgun burst into the Centre Block of Parliament, pursued by police. He died after dozens of shots rang out a few yards away from where Harper was talking to his legislators. #Argentina #Brazil #Business #China #France #India #Italy #Japan #Latin America #opinion #Russia

Oct 23, 2014

China says wants closer military ties with Iran

BEIJING (Reuters) - China wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese defence minister told the visiting head of the Iranian navy on Thursday, state media reported, reaffirming Beijing's diplomatic links with Tehran despite controversy over its nuclear plans. Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan told Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari that the two armed forces have seen "good cooperation on mutual visits, personnel training and other fields in recent years", the official Xinhua news agency reported. #aut #cnt #content #rch #rco #typeof-registered #typeof-social #undefined #values #wcntn #wcnts #Yahoo!

Oct 23, 2014

Bomb blast kills five at bus station in north Nigeria – police

ABUJA (Reuters) - A bomb exploded at a bus station in northern Nigeria's Bauchi state late on Wednesday, killing at least five people and wounding 12, police said. The blast, which struck the town of Azare, is likely to be blamed on Islamist Boko Haram militants, casting further doubt on government reports that it had reached a temporary ceasefire with the rebels in order to secure the release of more than 200 schoolgirls they are holding hostage #Brazil #Business #France #Government #India #markets #Mexico #Middle East #Nigeria #Technology