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Car bomb explodes in Yemeni capital, killing and wounding people - state news agency| Reuters

Jul 08, 2015

Car bomb explodes in Yemeni capital, killing and wounding people - state news agency| Reuters

SANAA A car bomb detonated near a hospital in the Yemeni capital Sana on Tuesday, killing and wounding people, according to the state news agency which is controlled by the country's dominant Houthi group. "A security source in the capital told the state news agency Saba that a car bomb exploded this evening, leading to the martyrdom and injury of numerous citizens," the agency said. Islamic state in Yemen has claimed responsibility for a string of recent deadly attacks against the Shi'ite Muslim group which runs the capital, calling them apostates deserving death. #United States #India #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
South Carolina Senate votes to banish Confederate flag to museum| Reuters

Jul 08, 2015

South Carolina Senate votes to banish Confederate flag to museum| Reuters

CHARLESTON, S.C. South Carolina's Senate passed legislation Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state house, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a symbol of slavery. A bill to banish the flag from the Capitol grounds to a museum easily passed a third and final vote in the Senate by a 36-3 margin and is now headed for debate in the state's House of Representatives #Economy #Middle East #science #United Kingdom #Entertainment #opinion
Eritrea sees UN scrutiny, migrant exodus as part of conspiracy| Reuters

Jul 08, 2015

Eritrea sees UN scrutiny, migrant exodus as part of conspiracy| Reuters

GENEVA A top Eritrean diplomat said human traffickers, not rights abuses, were driving people to leave the impoverished African country, after a U.N. body accused the government of presiding over forced labour, torture and other rights violations. Ambassador Tesfamicael Gerahtu told Reuters in Geneva on Tuesday there was an international "conspiracy" to tarnish Eritrea, saying Western nations had in part been swayed to act against it by regional rivals. #India #Technology #Middle East #markets #Africa #United Kingdom #Entertainment
Air attack possible lead in 1961 U.N. chief plane crash - inquiry | Reuters

Jul 07, 2015

Air attack possible lead in 1961 U.N. chief plane crash - inquiry | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS A United Nations inquiry into a 1961 plane crash that killed then Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold found that new information pointing to an aerial attack or threat bringing down the aircraft warrants further investigation. #India #France #Australia #markets #Africa #United Kingdom #Zambia
South Carolina bill to remove Confederate flag advances in legislature| Reuters

Jul 07, 2015

South Carolina bill to remove Confederate flag advances in legislature| Reuters

CHARLESTON, S.C. South Carolina lawmakers took a step on Monday toward removing the Confederate battle flag that flies at the state house in Columbia, long denounced as a symbol of slavery by critics. A bill to banish the flag from a Civil War memorial on the capitol grounds to a museum passed a crucial second reading in the state Senate by an overwhelming vote of 37-3 after an emotional debate. #Economy #science #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Donald Trump says some of his comments about Mexico distorted| Reuters

Jul 07, 2015

Donald Trump says some of his comments about Mexico distorted| Reuters

WASHINGTON After days of outrage, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Monday that some of his criticism of Mexico has been distorted but stuck to his stance that many illegal immigrants coming across the Mexican border are criminals.A new statement from the billionaire real estate developer came as his empire took a fresh blow. Sports broadcaster ESPN announced it would move the upcoming ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump National Golf Club to Pelican Hill Golf Club in the Los Angeles area #United States #India #Technology #United Kingdom #Entertainment
Air strikes kill nearly 100 in Yemen, cast shadow on truce talks| Reuters

Jul 07, 2015

Air strikes kill nearly 100 in Yemen, cast shadow on truce talks| Reuters

DUBAI/ADEN Nearly 100 people were killed on Monday in air strikes across Yemen, the Houthi-run state news agency reported, as a Saudi-led coalition stepped up attacks that are likely to weigh on efforts to broker a humanitarian truce. The United Nations has been pushing for a halt to the air strikes and fighting that have killed nearly 3,000 people in Yemen since March when the Saudi-led coalition intervened against the Iranian-backed Houthi forces to try to restore exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi #Business #United States #Middle East #Greece #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Former kickboxing champ turned jihadist dies in Syria-Swiss TV| Reuters

Jul 07, 2015

Former kickboxing champ turned jihadist dies in Syria-Swiss TV| Reuters

ZURICH A former world champion kickboxer who left his home and family in Germany to join up with Middle East jihadists has died in Syria, Swiss television reported on Monday, citing his brother. #Business #India #Middle East #United Kingdom #opinion
Kuwait detains 26 over Islamic State suicide attack on mosque - newspaper| Reuters

Jul 07, 2015

Kuwait detains 26 over Islamic State suicide attack on mosque - newspaper| Reuters

KUWAIT Kuwait has detained 26 people suspected of involvement in a suicide bombing on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque last month that killed 27 people, a local newspaper reported on Monday, quoting the public prosecutor. The June 26 attack by Islamic State militants jolted Kuwait, raising the spectre of sectarian strife in the Gulf Arab oil exporting state. The attack prompted the government to declare it was at war with Islamist militants and that it would strike at cells believed to be on its soil #India #Middle East #markets #Crime #United Kingdom #Latin America #Kuwait
White House - 'Certainly possible' Iran talks deadline could slip| Reuters

Jul 07, 2015

White House - 'Certainly possible' Iran talks deadline could slip| Reuters

WASHINGTON The White House said Tuesday's deadline for negotiators in Vienna to come to a final, firm agreement on Iran's nuclear programme could slip. When asked if President Barack Obama's administration expects the deadline "to slip," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday, "I wouldn't set any expectations at this point ... I would say that it's certainly possible." (Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Eric Beech) #India #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #opinion