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With no peace, Ukraine is beset by humanitarian risks – U.N. | Reuters

GENEVA Ukraine's flawed ceasefire has left pensioners, infants and women mired in a humanitarian crisis that could get rapidly better or rapidly worse, the U.N.'s top representative in the country said in an interview on Friday. #function-check #function-shr #table #var-local #var-paragraph #var-symbol #var-web #WebTrends #webtrends-multi

23 mins ago

Swollen Texas rivers prompt evacuations after floods kill 21 | Reuters

DALLAS A new batch of heavy rain caused Texas rivers to overflow their banks and prompted widespread evacuations on Friday after a week of historic storms flooded Houston, killed at least 21 people and damaged more than 4,000 buildings. Thousands of cars were trapped for about six hours on a suburban freeway blocked by floodwaters near Dallas, where rainfall reached about 7 inches (17.8 cm) between Thursday night and Friday. The Red Cross distributed Girl Scout cookies and water to stranded motorists #Africa #Argentina #Entertainment #France #Health #India #Middle East #Technology #United States

38 mins ago

Agribusiness nervous as WHO cancer unit analyses popular pesticide | Reuters

The World Health Organization is set to examine a widely used pesticide and agribusiness is bracing for bad news, less than three months after the group classified another popular herbicide as "probably" cancer-causing. #function-check #function-shr #table #var-local #var-paragraph #var-symbol #var-web #WebTrends #webtrends-multi

53 mins ago

Gunmen kill 19 bus passengers in Pakistan attack | Reuters

QUETTA, Pakistan Gunmen killed at least 19 passengers they had forced off buses travelling from the western Pakistani city of Quetta to Karachi on the southern coast, said the home minister for the restive province of Baluchistan, where the attack took place. The assault occurred late on Friday in the town of Mastung, around 40 km south of Quetta. #Argentina #Economy #France #Health #Middle East #opinion #Pakistan #Sports #United States

May 30, 2015

France’s UMP party changes name to The Republicans, boosting Sarkozy | Reuters

PARIS French conservatives overwhelmingly backed renaming their UMP party "The Republicans" on Friday in a boost for former president Nicolas Sarkozy, who wants to use the re-branding as a springboard for the 2017 presidential election. With 83 percent of the party's more than 210,000 members backing the name change, the vote marked a new step in Sarkozy's political comeback, although it remains at risk from challengers within the party and his judicial woes. "We call on all Republicans to rally around us," Sarkozy said in a statement #Africa #Economy #Entertainment #Health #Latin America #Middle East #science #Sports #Technology #United States

May 30, 2015

France’s UMP party changes name to The Republicans, boosting Sarkozy | Reuters

PARIS French conservatives overwhelmingly backed renaming their UMP party "The Republicans" on Friday in a boost for former president Nicolas Sarkozy, who wants to use the re-branding as a springboard for the 2017 presidential election. With 83 percent of the party's more than 210,000 members backing the name change, the vote marked a new step in Sarkozy's political comeback, although it remains at risk from challengers within the party and his judicial woes. #Africa #Copyright #Entertainment #lifestyle #markets #Sports #Technology #United States

May 30, 2015

France’s UMP party changes name to The Republicans | Reuters

PARIS France's conservative UMP party backed former president Nicolas Sarkozy's proposal to change its name to "The Republicans" with an 83 percent majority on Friday, improving Sarkozy's chances of challenging socialist Francois Hollande in 2017 elections. The strong majority makes it more likely Sarkozy will win the party's nomination to run for president and weakens the position of his main challenger, former prime minister Alain Juppe. "We call on all Republicans to rally around us," Sarkozy said in a statement #Africa #Argentina #Business #Copyright #Entertainment #France #India #Mexico #Middle East #science #Technology

May 30, 2015

Six people killed, eight wounded in rocket attack in Libya’s Benghazi – official | Reuters

BENGHAZI, Libya/TRIPOLI Six people were killed and eight wounded when a rocket hit a residential district in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday, officials said. An army commander blamed Islamist fighters for the rocket strike. Fighting for control of the country's second-largest city has been going on for a year, part of a conflict between former rebels groups who helped topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 but now back two rival governments. #Africa #Copyright #France #Latin America #markets #Mexico #Middle East #opinion #science #Technology #United States

May 30, 2015

Five people killed, eight wounded in rocket attack in Libya’s Benghazi – official | Reuters

BENGHAZI, Libya Five people were killed and eight wounded when a rocket hit a residential district in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday, officials said. An army commander blamed Islamist fighters for the rocket strike. Both sides have been fighting for a year for control of the country's second-largest city. #function-check #function-shr #table #var-local #var-paragraph #var-symbol #var-web #WebTrends #webtrends-multi