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Nine drown when boat capsizes in Kenya | Reuters

Jun 26, 2016

Nine drown when boat capsizes in Kenya | Reuters

NAIROBI Nine people drowned on Saturday when a boat they were travelling in capsized in the Kenyan waters of Lake Victoria, an official said. The boat was carrying 17 people, mostly members of a local musical band, who were heading to an evening performance when it capsized, regional deputy commissioner Angeline Were said. "The boast was overloaded because it was also carrying heavy music equipment," she said #Sports #Business #Middle East #science #markets #United Kingdom #Entertainment
Belgium arrests two over terrorist activity | Reuters

Jun 26, 2016

Belgium arrests two over terrorist activity | Reuters

BRUSSELS Belgium arrested two people and charged them with "participating in activities of a terrorist group", federal prosecutors said on Saturday, part of wide-ranging investigations following the deadly attacks in Paris and Brussels that have been claimed by Islamic State. The prosecution said in a statement police searched houses overnight in the towns of Verviers and Tournai. #Economy #France #Middle East #markets #article
South Sudan forces, armed groups clash, displacing civilians - U.N. | Reuters

Jun 26, 2016

South Sudan forces, armed groups clash, displacing civilians - U.N. | Reuters

JUBA Fighting between government forces and armed groups around a town in the northwest of South Sudan has forced thousands to flee, the United Nations and an aid agency said on Saturday. The clashes around Wau, northwest of the capital, are the latest flare-up in a nation which was mired in conflict for more than two years until a peace deal was reached between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, now vice president. The peace deal was signed last year but took many months to implement #Middle East #science #markets #Argentina #Entertainment
Brazil's Temer says women should retire earlier than men - paper | Reuters

Jun 25, 2016

Brazil's Temer says women should retire earlier than men - paper | Reuters

SAO PAULO Brazil's interim President Michel Temer told local newspapers women should retire earlier than men, explaining why he did not support making a potential minimum retirement age equal for both sexes as his government tackles pension reform. "A little difference is reasonable," Temer said according to an interview published in O Globo newspaper on Saturday #Sports #United States #India #Middle East #Government #Argentina #United Kingdom
More than 2 million and rising sign UK petition for new EU referendum | Reuters

Jun 25, 2016

More than 2 million and rising sign UK petition for new EU referendum | Reuters

LONDON Just days after voting to leave the European Union, more than 2 million Britons and UK residents had signed a petition calling for a second vote, forcing lawmakers to at least consider a debate on the issue. Parliament has to consider a debate on any petition posted on its website that attracts more than 100,000 signatures. The proposal, posted before the June 23 referendum, said the government should hold another plebiscite on EU membership if the support for Leave or Remain in a referendum was less than 60 percent in a turnout of under 75 percent of eligible voters. #India #Middle East #science #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Foreign policy #european
West Virginia death toll at 23 in deadliest U.S. flooding this year | Reuters

Jun 25, 2016

West Virginia death toll at 23 in deadliest U.S. flooding this year | Reuters

West Virginia's governor on Saturday asked for a federal major disaster declaration for three counties devastated by the state's worst flooding in more than a century as the death toll rose to 23 and authorities stepped up search and rescue operations. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said he made an expedited verbal request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to aid Kanawha, Greenbrier and Nicholas counties, which were severely damaged by flooding that started with heavy rains on Thursday. Tomblin said the state would follow up with requests for other counties that also sustained significant damage #Business #Middle East #United Kingdom #Virginia #Entertainment
France says need quick start of Brexit talks, no cat and mouse game | Reuters

Jun 25, 2016

France says need quick start of Brexit talks, no cat and mouse game | Reuters

BERLIN Britain must quickly trigger the Article 50 clause that allows talks to start on its exit from the European Union, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Saturday after a meeting of six European foreign ministers in Berlin. It would not be acceptable for Britain to play a "cat and mouse" game, he told reporters #United States #India #Middle East #Argentina #Netherlands #european #article
Somali Islamist militants attack hotel in Mogadishu | Reuters

Jun 25, 2016

Somali Islamist militants attack hotel in Mogadishu | Reuters

MOGADISHU Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group launched a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the centre of Mogadishu on Saturday before fighters stormed inside, police and the militant group said. Police said at least seven people had died and 10 others were wounded. Gunfire echoed round the seaside city after the blast and ambulances raced to the scene. #United States #Economy #Business #Middle East #Africa #United Kingdom #article
Scotland seeks to remain in EU, ready for new independence vote | Reuters

Jun 25, 2016

Scotland seeks to remain in EU, ready for new independence vote | Reuters

EDINBURGH/BRUSSELS First Minister Nicola Sturgeon vowed on Saturday to protect Scotland's European Union membership and said a fresh independence referendum was possible after Britain voted to leave the bloc. "We will seek to enter into immediate discussions with the EU institutions and with other EU member states to explore all possible options to protect Scotland's place in the EU," said Sturgeon, speaking outside her official residence in the Scottish capital. #United States #Middle East #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Foreign policy
China media snidely criticise Brexit vote, but upbeat on UK ties | Reuters

Jun 25, 2016

China media snidely criticise Brexit vote, but upbeat on UK ties | Reuters

BEIJING Chinese state media on Saturday offered snide criticism of the negative consequences of democracy after Britain voted to leave the European Union, but vowed to stand by the "golden age" of Sino-British ties. Though China and Britain have a history of disputes over human rights and the future of the former British colony of Hong Kong, export-reliant China had valued Britain as a strong advocate for free trade within the EU. Relations between Britain and China have been warming over the past few years and economic links have multiplied, in what both countries refer to as a "golden age" in ties, a concept promoted by President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister David Cameron, who resigned followed the referendum #United States #Economy #India #China #Middle East #United Kingdom #Foreign policy