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Obama says that after 9/11, 'we tortured some folks'

Aug 02, 2014

Obama says that after 9/11, 'we tortured some folks'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday the CIA "tortured some folks" after the Sept. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
For Gaza residents, ceasefire proves only a brief respite

Aug 02, 2014

For Gaza residents, ceasefire proves only a brief respite

SHEJAIA Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Gaza's agreed three-day ceasefire lasted only 90 minutes but for one Palestinian woman that was time enough to return to the street where she lives and find her home was a pile of rubble. "Oh God, oh God!" she cried, breaking down in tears at the site of her family's two houses. The buildings were once home to 75 people, testament to Gaza's crushing population density #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Experts recover human remains at Ukraine crash site despite new fighting

Aug 02, 2014

Experts recover human remains at Ukraine crash site despite new fighting

KIEV (Reuters) - International experts found the remains of more victims of the downed Malaysian airliner in east Ukraine on Friday but fighting nearby between government forces and pro-Russian rebels renewed security concerns around the wreckage. The expert group, which Ukrainian authorities said numbered 101 people, was the largest to access the wreckage since Flight MH17 crashed in rebel-held territory on July 17. All 298 people aboard were killed. #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Netanyahu vows to complete Gaza tunnels destruction

Jul 31, 2014

Netanyahu vows to complete Gaza tunnels destruction

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, said on Thursday he would not accept any ceasefire that stopped Israel completing the destruction of militants' infiltration tunnels. The Israeli military estimated on Wednesday that accomplishing that task, already into its fourth week, would take several more days. "We are determined to complete this mission, with or without a ceasefire," Netanyahu said in public remarks at a meeting of his full cabinet in Tel Aviv. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

Jul 30, 2014

Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets on Tuesday, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist militants in the enclave. Israel's Channel Two TV said progress was being made on such a deal in Cairo, where a Palestinian delegation is expected later on Tuesday, although the station retracted an earlier report that a truce had already been provisionally agreed. Health officials said at least 84 Palestinians died in some of heaviest bombardments from air, sea and land since Israel's offensive began on July 8 in response to rocket salvoes fired by Hamas and its militant allies. #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Police shoot dead dozens of attackers in attack in China's Xinjiang - Xinhua

Jul 29, 2014

Police shoot dead dozens of attackers in attack in China's Xinjiang - Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police shot dead dozens of knife-wielding attackers on Monday morning after they staged assaults on two towns in the westerly Xinjiang region, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday, citing local police. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
U.S. man arrested for sending hundreds of letters with white powder

Jul 29, 2014

U.S. man arrested for sending hundreds of letters with white powder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man charged with sending hundreds of hoax letters containing a mysterious white powder was arrested in Texas by U.S. law enforcement on Monday #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
U.S. officials defend Kerry from Israeli criticism

Jul 29, 2014

U.S. officials defend Kerry from Israeli criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obama administration officials rallied to the defense of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday after withering criticism in Israel of Kerry's failed attempt to secure a ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians. The critiques of Kerry centered around ideas that U.S. #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
West agrees wider Russia sanctions as Kiev says forces near crash site

Jul 29, 2014

West agrees wider Russia sanctions as Kiev says forces near crash site

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. and European leaders agreed on Monday to impose wider sanctions on Russia's financial, defence and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced towards the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Court orders Russia to pay $50 bln for seizing Yukos assets

Jul 28, 2014

Court orders Russia to pay $50 bln for seizing Yukos assets

MOSCOW/LONDON/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - An international arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay $50 billion for expropriating the assets of Yukos, the former oil giant whose ex-owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky fell foul of the Kremlin. Finding that Russian authorities had subjected Yukos to politically-motivated attacks, the panel made an award to a group of former Yukos shareholders that equates to more than half the entire fund Moscow has set aside to cover budget holes. Russia, whose economy is on the brink of recession, said it would appeal the ruling by the Dutch-based panel, which judges private business disputes. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
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