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Crude bomb blast kills woman in Bengaluru

Dec 29, 2014

Crude bomb blast kills woman in Bengaluru

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A crude bomb exploded outside a busy restaurant in India's high-tech capital of Bengaluru on Sunday, killing a woman and wounding a man, police said. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Airlift under way for hundreds trapped on burning ferry off Greece

Dec 28, 2014

Airlift under way for hundreds trapped on burning ferry off Greece

ATHENS (Reuters) - Italian and Greek helicopter crews prepared to work through the night to airlift passengers in pairs off a burning ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea, battling darkness and bad weather that hampered rescue efforts by other ships throughout Sunday. Helicopters were plucking passengers off the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic and transferring them to a nearby vessel, after a dramatic day that began when a fire broke out on its lower deck in the early hours #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
AirAsia flight carrying 162 people from Indonesia to Singapore missing - officials

Dec 28, 2014

AirAsia flight carrying 162 people from Indonesia to Singapore missing - officials

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An AirAsia flight with 162 people on board lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday after the pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, Indonesian officials said. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ 8501, an Airbus 320-200, lost contact with the Jakarta air traffic control tower at 6:17 a.m. (2317 GMT), officials said. #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #cnt
Strict sharia forces gays into hiding in Indonesia's Aceh

Dec 28, 2014

Strict sharia forces gays into hiding in Indonesia's Aceh

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Overwhelmed by fear, members of the main gay rights group in the Indonesian town of Banda Aceh started burning piles of documents outside their headquarters in late October, worried that the sharia police would raid them at any moment. Indonesia's northernmost province of Aceh had weeks earlier passed an anti-homosexuality law that punishes anyone caught having gay sex with 100 lashes #Yahoo! #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
AirAsia flight carrying 155 people from Indonesia to Singapore missing - officials

Dec 28, 2014

AirAsia flight carrying 155 people from Indonesia to Singapore missing - officials

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An AirAsia flight carrying 155 people from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday, officials in the region and the budget carrier said. Flight QZ 8501, an Airbus 320-200, lost contact with the Jakarta air traffic control tower at 6:17 a.m. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #aut #rch #cnt
Venezuela's Maduro moves foreign minister Ramirez to U.N

Dec 27, 2014

Venezuela's Maduro moves foreign minister Ramirez to U.N

CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro named powerful Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez to a new post as envoy to the United Nations on Friday, saying the appointment would strengthen Venezuela's voice on the world body's Security Council from Jan. 1. Venezuela's socialist government sees its imminent two-year seat on the Security Council as a chance to raise its international profile and counteract U.S. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #cnt
Sudan expels two senior U.N. officials - sources

Dec 25, 2014

Sudan expels two senior U.N. officials - sources

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has ordered two senior United Nations officials to leave, U.N. sources said on Thursday, in what appeared to be an escalation of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's move against U.N. activities in the country #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Out of tragedy, fortune for Sri Lankan tsunami village

Dec 25, 2014

Out of tragedy, fortune for Sri Lankan tsunami village

SEENIGAMA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - As towering waves came crashing into the southern coast of Sri Lanka on Dec. 26, 2004, Kushil Gunasekera gathered up his children and they ran for their lives to a nearby temple, the highest point they could find #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch
Baghdad's Christians gather defiantly for Christmas Eve mass

Dec 25, 2014

Baghdad's Christians gather defiantly for Christmas Eve mass

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Baghdads embattled Christian community worshipped defiantly Wednesday night at Christmas Eve mass. The pews filled at Baghdads Sacred Heart church, as people remembered the darkest year in memory. #content #wcnts #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Spain's Felipe VI condemns corruption in first Christmas speech

Dec 25, 2014

Spain's Felipe VI condemns corruption in first Christmas speech

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's King Felipe VI lashed out against corruption in his first Christmas Eve address but made no direct reference to his sister, Cristina de Borbon, who was ordered on Monday to stand trial for tax crimes. Felipe was crowned in June after his father Juan Carlos abdicated following scandals that hit his popularity, including tax fraud charges against his daughter Cristina, who is the first Spanish royal to face prosecution. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered