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Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap 100 women, children in Nigeria

Dec 19, 2014

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap 100 women, children in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 other people on Sunday during a raid on the remote northeast Nigerian village of Gumsuri, a security source and resident said on Thursday. Although no one has claimed it yet, the attack bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, which abducted more than 200 women in April from a secondary school in Chibok, only 24 km (15 miles) from this latest attack #China #France #Arabic #Argentina #Nigeria #Latin America #Entertainment #author #opinion
At U.N., Iran urged to show more flexibility in nuclear talks

Dec 19, 2014

At U.N., Iran urged to show more flexibility in nuclear talks

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran has not demonstrated sufficient flexibility in nuclear talks with six world powers aimed at ending a 12-year standoff with the Islamic Republic over its atomic ambitions, France and Britain said on Thursday. The remarks, at the United Nations, came just after the completion of another inconclusive round of negotiations in Geneva this week between Iranian officials and the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China. "In spite of insufficient flexibility demonstrated at this stage by Iranian negotiators, we'd like to believe that Iran does seek a long-term agreement," senior French diplomat Philippe Bertoux told the U.N #Business #facebook #United States #China #Japan #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Latin America #author #opinion
Cameroon army kills 116 Boko Haram militants, defence ministry says

Dec 19, 2014

Cameroon army kills 116 Boko Haram militants, defence ministry says

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon's army killed 116 Boko Haram militants on Wednesday when they attacked a base in the Far North region of the country, said defence ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Didier Badjeck. Militants ambushed a column of army vehicles using an improvised explosive device and then hundreds attacked in the region of Amchide, 65 km (40 miles) north of Maroua, at around 10.30 a.m #facebook #United States #India #China #Technology #Arabic #Russia #Mexico #opinion
Tropical deforestation threatens global food production

Dec 19, 2014

Tropical deforestation threatens global food production

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tropical deforestation in the southern hemisphere is accelerating global warming and threatening world food production by distorting rainfall patterns across Europe, China and the U.S. Midwest, a study released on Thursday said. By 2050, deforestation could lead to a 15 percent drop in rainfall in tropical regions including the South American Amazon, Southeast Asia and Central Africa, the study published in the journal Nature Climate Change said. #India #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Amazon #author
Myanmar says workers innocent of murdering Britons in Thailand

Dec 19, 2014

Myanmar says workers innocent of murdering Britons in Thailand

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar investigators said on Thursday they believe two Myanmar men accused of murdering two British tourists in Thailand are innocent, but witnesses who might be able to prove their innocence will not testify as they fear the Thai police. Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, were found dead on Sept #Business #facebook #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
U.S. considers 'proportional' response to Sony hacking attack

Dec 19, 2014

U.S. considers 'proportional' response to Sony hacking attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday a cyber attack on Sony Pictures was a serious national security matter and the Obama administration was considering a proportional response, although the White House stopped short of blaming North Korea. U.S #United States #Obama #India #China #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Thailand welcomes China's Li as US ties cool over coup

Dec 19, 2014

Thailand welcomes China's Li as US ties cool over coup

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will be the most high-profile foreign leader to visit Thailand on Friday since a May coup, signalling, Thailand says, its return to normal and a boost for trade in a region where the United States and China vie for influence. Li attends a two-day summit in Bangkok of leaders of Mekong River region countries - Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam - the biggest international gathering in Thailand since its military seized power. #Business #facebook #India #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #markets #Argentina #Latin America #author #opinion
White House does not dismiss idea of Castro visit

Dec 19, 2014

White House does not dismiss idea of Castro visit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House does not dismiss the possibility of an eventual, precedent-shattering visit to Washington by Cuban President Raul Castro as part of President Barack Obama's plans to normalize relations with Havana. "I wouldn't rule out a visit from President Castro," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Thursday, a day after the two governments announced they would restore ties and open embassies after half a century of hostility #facebook #United States #India #Brazil #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Iraqi Kurds liberate besieged Sinjar mountain, freeing hundreds

Dec 19, 2014

Iraqi Kurds liberate besieged Sinjar mountain, freeing hundreds

ZUMAR, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish peshmerga fighters have fought their way to Iraq's Sinjar mountain and freed hundreds of people trapped there by Islamic State fighters, a Kurdish leader said on Thursday. "The peshmerga have managed to reach the mountain. A vast area has been liberated," said Masrour Barzani, head of the Iraqi Kurdish region's national security council, adding that 100 Islamic State fighters had been killed. #Business #United States #India #China #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico
U.S.-led air strikes focus on Islamic State Kobani in Syria

Dec 19, 2014

U.S.-led air strikes focus on Islamic State Kobani in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes in Syria focused on the contested city of Kobani near the Turkish border on Thursday, with six air strikes that destroyed seven Islamic State fighting positions, a building and a tactical unit, the U.S. military said. #Business #India #Japan #Technology #Arabic #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico #author #opinion