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Rival Libyan militias clash in Tripoli, Benghazi

Jul 25, 2014

Rival Libyan militias clash in Tripoli, Benghazi

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Heavy black smoke rose over southern Tripoli on Thursday after rival militias exchanged artillery and rocket fire in a battle over the Libyan capital's airport that has killed more than 50 people in nearly a fortnight of fighting. Sporadic blasts echoed across the city from the morning in clashes that have deepened fears of post-war Libya becoming a failed state, with a fragile government unable to control heavily armed brigades battling for power. #United States #China #France #Arabic #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
U.S. House committee votes to authorize lawsuit against Obama

Jul 25, 2014

U.S. House committee votes to authorize lawsuit against Obama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday took another step toward authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, claiming he has overstepped his executive powers. In a partisan vote of 7-4, the House Rules Committee approved the legislation, likely setting it up for consideration by the full House next week #Legal #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #markets #Argentina #House #opinion
Russian court jails Putin foes on charges of inciting mass riots

Jul 25, 2014

Russian court jails Putin foes on charges of inciting mass riots

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court sentenced two protest leaders to 4.5 years each in jail on Thursday on charges of inciting mass riots against President Vladimir Putin, in a case the opposition sees as part of a clampdown on his foes while all eyes are on Ukraine. Sergei Udaltsov, who shouted 'Freedom!" as he was led from the court room, and Leonid Razvozhayev were both accused of coordinating protests which turned violent on May 6, 2012, the eve of Putin's inauguration for a third term as president. The state prosecution had called for eight-year jail terms #China #Business #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Italy #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
At least 15 die in Israeli shelling of Gaza school as toll exceeds 750

Jul 25, 2014

At least 15 die in Israeli shelling of Gaza school as toll exceeds 750

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school on Thursday, killing at least 15 people as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict climbed over 750 and attempts at a truce remained elusive. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his horror at the attack on the school at Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza strip #United States #Business #Japan #Technology #Arabic #Russia #Israel #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Ukrainian prime minister quits, parties force new election

Jul 25, 2014

Ukrainian prime minister quits, parties force new election

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister tendered his resignation on Thursday, berating parliament for failing to pass legislation to take control over an increasingly precarious energy situation and to increase army financing. Earlier on Thursday, two parties quit the government coalition, forcing new elections to a parliament whose make-up has not changed since before the toppling of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovich in February. His successor, President Petro Poroshenko, supported the move, which one politician said would clear "Moscow agents" from the chamber. #facebook #United States #China #Business #Japan #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #United Kingdom #Ukraine
French warplanes search Mali desert for crashed Air Algerie plane

Jul 25, 2014

French warplanes search Mali desert for crashed Air Algerie plane

ALGIERS (Reuters) - An Air Algerie flight with 110 passengers onboard, nearly half of them French citizens, crashed on Thursday after the jet disappeared over northern Mali en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers, an Algerian official said. There were few clear indications of what might have happened to flight AH5017, or whether there were casualties, but Burkina Faso's transport minister said the crew asked to adjust their route at 0138 GMT because of a storm in the area. "I can confirm that it has crashed," the Algerian official told Reuters, declining to be identified or give any details about what had happened to the aircraft on its way north. #facebook #United States #India #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #United Kingdom #aircraft #Latin America #opinion
Iraq elects president as Ban urges unity to save nation

Jul 25, 2014

Iraq elects president as Ban urges unity to save nation

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament elected a senior Kurdish lawmaker president on Thursday, a significant step in a delayed process to create a government capable of uniting the country and countering insurgents threatenening to march on Baghdad. Visiting U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Iraq's very survival as a nation was at risk and told politicians to drop ethnic and sectarian differences and form an inclusive government to combat the nation's "existential threat" #facebook #United States #China #France #Arabic #Russia #Latin America #Mexico
Storm kills three, injures 20 at Virginia campground

Jul 25, 2014

Storm kills three, injures 20 at Virginia campground

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A likely tornado tore through an eastern Virginia campground on Thursday, killing up to three people and injuring as many as 20 as it overturned vehicles and downed trees, officials said. The storm swept across the Chesapeake Bay and slammed into the seaside Cherrystone Campground at Cape Charles, Virginia, in the midst of the busy summer season, bringing hail, high winds and heavy rain #United States #Japan #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico
Missing Air Algerie plane from Burkina Faso has crashed - Algerian official

Jul 24, 2014

Missing Air Algerie plane from Burkina Faso has crashed - Algerian official

ALGIERS (Reuters) - An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said. There were few clear indications of what might have happened to the aircraft, or whether there were casualties, but Burkino Faso Transport Minister Jean Bertin Ouedrago said it asked to change route at 0138 GMT because of a storm in the area #facebook #Brazil #France #Arabic #markets #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico #opinion #Flight
Bomb hidden in fridge kills 1, wounds 8 in bus park in Nigeria's Kano

Jul 24, 2014

Bomb hidden in fridge kills 1, wounds 8 in bus park in Nigeria's Kano

KANO (Reuters) - A bomb hidden in a refrigerator killed one and wounded eight at a crowded bus park in northern Nigeria's biggest city of Kano on Thursday, police said. Ike Chuku, a local trader who witnessed the blast, told Reuters by telephone that emergency services had arrived to rescue the wounded from the New Road bus park in Sabon Gari, an area of the mostly Muslim northern city with a high population of Christian southerners #facebook #United States #China #Business #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #opinion