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Egyptian court lists Hamas as terrorist organisation

Feb 28, 2015

Egyptian court lists Hamas as terrorist organisation

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court listed the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, judicial and security sources said on Saturday, one month after a judge listed the group's armed wing as a terrorist group. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #cnt
China military official booted from parliament in anti-graft drive

Feb 28, 2015

China military official booted from parliament in anti-graft drive

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has booted a senior military official who is embroiled in a corruption scandal from its parliament, state media reported on Saturday. The development, which comes as China's leadership pursues a campaign to weed out corruption and excess in its armed forces, is significant because it means Liu Zheng has been stripped of immunity from prosecution as a member of parliament, state media reported, citing a statement from the standing committee of the National People's Congress, the largely rubber-stamp legislature. Liu, a former deputy director of the powerful General Logistics Department of the People's Liberation Army, is under investigation, the Ministry of Defence said in January, accused of "seriously violating party discipline" - a common euphemism for graft #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow - government

Feb 28, 2015

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow - government

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov has been shot and killed by four shots in central Moscow, the Russian government said in a statement, according to the Interfax news agency. #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow - government

Feb 28, 2015

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow - government

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov has been shot and killed by four shots in central Moscow, the Russian government said in a statement, according to the Interfax news agency. (Editing by Larry King and Kevin Liffey) #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #cnt
U.S. begins vetting Syrian rebels for military training - Pentagon

Feb 28, 2015

U.S. begins vetting Syrian rebels for military training - Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military has begun vetting a group of Syrian rebels eligible for training and assistance in the fight against Islamic State militants, a step that paves the way for training to begin in weeks, the Pentagon said on Friday. #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #cookie #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt