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No hope for survivors in Sri Lanka landslide, over 100 dead

Oct 31, 2014

No hope for survivors in Sri Lanka landslide, over 100 dead

HALDUMMULLA Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Hopes of finding survivors under the mud and rubble of a landslide in Sri Lanka ran out on Thursday, though a government minister cut the estimated death toll to over 100 from 300 the previous night. "I don't think there could be any survivors," Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera told Reuters after visiting the disaster site in the tea-plantation village of Haldummulla, 190 km (120 miles) from the capital, Colombo. "It is about 100 people who have been buried as there were some children and some estate workers who were not at their houses at the time of the disaster," he added, explaining why the death toll could be lower than feared the day before #Business #United States #India #China #Arabic #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Islamic State fighters kill 220 Iraqis from tribe that opposed them

Oct 30, 2014

Islamic State fighters kill 220 Iraqis from tribe that opposed them

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants executed at least 220 Iraqis in retaliation against a tribe's opposition to their takeover of territory west of Baghdad, security sources and witnesses said. Two mass graves were discovered on Thursday containing some of the 300 members of the Sunni Muslim Albu Nimr tribe that Islamic State had seized this week #facebook #United States #India #China #Arabic #Government #Argentina #Mexico #opinion #city
Thousands flee as Boko Haram seizes northeast Nigerian town

Oct 30, 2014

Thousands flee as Boko Haram seizes northeast Nigerian town

MAIDUGURI/YOLA Nigeria (Reuters) - Islamist Boko Haram militants have seized control of the northeast Nigerian town of Mubi, killing dozens of people and forcing thousands to flee, witnesses said. The insurgents stormed Mubi on Wednesday. Gunfire has been heard in the town ever since, witnesses told Reuters. #Business #facebook #India #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Russia #Bush #United Kingdom #Latin America
Ukraine says EU to be guarantor in any Russia gas deal

Oct 30, 2014

Ukraine says EU to be guarantor in any Russia gas deal

BRUSSELS/KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine and the European Union have agreed that the EU's executive arm will serve as guarantor in any agreement for Russia to supply Ukraine with gas, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Thursday. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, meanwhile, said Moscow and Kiev could sign a gas deal later in the day if all necessary documents were finalised. EU-hosted talks to unblock deliveries of Russian gas to Ukraine will resume on Thursday, the European Commission said, as Moscow reiterated its demand for advance payment for future supplies #Business #United States #China #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #european #opinion
Thai youth fear junta's school reforms will dim job prospects

Oct 30, 2014

Thai youth fear junta's school reforms will dim job prospects

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Sixteen years old and studying 13 hours a day, high school pupil Worapot doesn't have time to waste matching up to a military-led government's idea of what makes a good Thai. The generals who led a coup in May have prioritised school reforms to inculcate a strong sense of national identity - or Thai-ness - in a country whose traditional values hinge on unquestioning respect for the monarchy, religion and elders. For Worapot, the son of junior civil servants who together earn $1,800 a month, a more practical goal would be creating an education system that commands respect in the job market #Business #facebook #United States #India #Arabic #Russia #Italy #United Kingdom #opinion
UN peacekeepers free 67 hostages in Central African Republic

Oct 30, 2014

UN peacekeepers free 67 hostages in Central African Republic

BANGUI (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeepers in the Central African Republic freed 67 hostages who had been seized by militia groups, a spokeswoman for the U.N #Business #facebook #India #China #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Israeli far-right activist shot and wounded in Jerusalem

Oct 30, 2014

Israeli far-right activist shot and wounded in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli far-right activist was shot and wounded in Jerusalem on Wednesday outside a conference promoting a Jewish campaign to be permitted to pray at a flashpoint Old City compound holy to both Jews and Muslims, Israeli officials said. Police confirmed that a man on a motorcycle had shot and wounded a Jewish man in his 50s outside the Menachem Begin Centre complex located near the walled Old City. Jonathan Halevy, director of Shaarei Tzedek Hospital, identified the man as Yehuda Glick and said he was in serious but stable condition, undergoing surgery for gunshot wounds in the chest and abdomen. #Business #United States #Japan #Technology #France #Arabic #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #jewish
French soldier, about 20 Islamists killed in clash in Mali

Oct 30, 2014

French soldier, about 20 Islamists killed in clash in Mali

PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Wednesday a French soldier and about 20 Islamist militants were killed during a fierce clash in northern Mali near the Algerian border earlier in the day. Le Drian's office said in a statement that French forces had battled a militant group of some 30 fighters in the Tigharghar valley, part of the mountainous Adrar des Ifoghas area #Business #facebook #United States #India #Japan #France #Arabic #Russia #Italy #French
Ukraine's Yatseniuk sees himself staying on as prime minister

Oct 30, 2014

Ukraine's Yatseniuk sees himself staying on as prime minister

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday he expected to stay on as prime minister at the head of a new pro-Europe, reformist government as his party hung on to a slight lead in last Sunday's election with the vote count nearly complete. Power-sharing talks have been going on behind the scenes in Ukraine after the poll gave a resounding win to parties committed to European integration, shifting the ex-Soviet republic further away from the Russian orbit despite rebellion by pro-Russian separatists in the east. #India #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #european #opinion
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