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Islamic State blows up empty prison complex in Syria’s Palmyra – monitor | Reuters

BEIRUT Islamic State blew up a major prison complex in the central Syrian city of Palmyra on Saturday, according to a group monitoring the war. The prison was empty at the time of the detonation, said Rami Abdulrahman from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights #Africa #Business #Copyright #Economy #Entertainment #France #India #Latin America #lifestyle #markets #Middle East #opinion

24 mins ago

China tells workplaces they must have Communist Party units | Reuters

SHANGHAI China has passed a regulation ensuring government organisations and private companies have Communist Party units so that party policy can be implemented across society, the People's Daily, the official party mouthpiece, said on Saturday. The regulation was passed on Friday at a meeting of the Politburo, one of the Communist Party's elite ruling bodies, with President Xi Jinping in attendance. It was unclear if the regulation, the latest in Xi's campaign aimed at strengthening party discipline, extended to foreign organisations operating in China. #Argentina #Business #France #India #Mexico #Middle East #opinion #Sports

39 mins ago

U.S. to bring Japan under its cyber defense umbrella | Reuters

TOKYO The United States will extend its cyber defense umbrella over Japan, helping its Asian ally cope with the growing threat of online attacks against military bases and infrastructure such as power grids, the two nations said in a joint statement on Saturday. #Business #China #Economy #Entertainment #Health #India #Japan #Mexico #Middle East #United Kingdom #United States

54 mins ago

Rollback of U.S. spy powers would mark post-9/11 watershed | Reuters

WASHINGTON At 3:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, the National Security Agency and telecommunications companies will begin mothballing a once-secret system that collected Americans' bulk telephone records, shutting down computers and sealing off warehouses of digital data. If the U.S #Economy #Entertainment #France #Health #markets #Middle East #science #Sports #United States

May 30, 2015

More flooding in Texas after week of storms | Reuters

Rain showers caused flooding on roads in parts of Texas early on Saturday, an official said, after severe weather killed at least 21 people earlier in the week, prompting U.S. President Obama to declare a disaster in the state #author #Careers #China #Entertainment #India #markets #Middle East #Obama #Pakistan #science #Texas

May 30, 2015

Russian aircraft head off U.S. destroyer in Black Sea – RIA | Reuters

MOSCOW Russian military aircraft were scrambled to head off a U.S. warship that was acting "aggressively" in the Black Sea, state news agency RIA reported on Saturday, citing an anonymous source in Russia's armed forces in Crimea. The source was quoted as saying that the U.S #Business #Economy #France #India #Mexico #Middle East #Russia #science #Ukraine #United Kingdom #United States

May 30, 2015

With tough words for Wall St, O’Malley launches White House bid | Reuters

BALTIMORE, Maryland Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley blasted social injustice and Wall Street excesses on Saturday as he announced he will seek the Democratic Party's 2016 presidential nomination as an alternative to frontrunner Hillary Clinton. "We cannot rebuild the American Dream here at home by catering to the voices of the privileged and the powerful," said O'Malley, who has aggressively courted the Democratic Party's liberal wing #Africa #Business #democratic #Entertainment #France #India #markets #science #Sports #United Kingdom #United States

May 30, 2015

With tough words for Wall St, O’Malley launches White House bid | Reuters

BALTIMORE, Maryland Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley blasted social injustice and Wall Street excesses on Saturday as he announced he will seek the Democratic Party's 2016 presidential nomination as an alternative to frontrunner Hillary Clinton. "We cannot rebuild the American Dream here at home by catering to the voices of the privileged and the powerful," said O'Malley, who has aggressively courted the Democratic Party's liberal wing. He launched his 2016 White House campaign at a waterfront park in downtown Baltimore, where he began his political career first as a member of city council and then as mayor. #Entertainment #France #Hillary Clinton #Latin America #lifestyle #Mexico #Sports #United Kingdom

May 30, 2015

Myanmar lands seized migrant boat on island | Reuters

HAINGGYI ISLAND, Myanmar A boat packed with more than 700 "boat people" seized off Myanmar's coast was stopped on a small island on Saturday, as officials gave mixed signals about its final destination. Myanmar's navy discovered the boat with 727 migrants off the country's southern coast on Friday, but have since been tight-lipped on the identity of those on board, as well as their fate. Myo Win, the township administrator of Hainggyi Island, in the country's south, told Reuters the boat was taken to nearby Leik Island and the migrants were kept on board while they were provided with food, water and medical help. #Bangladesh #Business #Economy #France #India #markets #Mexico #science #Sports #United Kingdom