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Blast in Syria kills top al Qaeda commander, three others

Mar 06, 2015

Blast in Syria kills top al Qaeda commander, three others

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's official Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, announced on Thursday the death of its top military commander, who insurgent sources said fell victim to a blast targeting a high-level militant meeting. General Military Commander Abu Humam al-Shami, a veteran of Islamist militant fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, was the senior-most member of the group to die in the Syria war, an insurgent source said. Insurgent sources said a U.S.-led coalition air strike hit the meeting in the northwestern province of Idlib, but a coalition spokesman said it had not conducted air strikes in the province during the past 24 hours #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #aut #rch #cnt
Delta plane slides off runway at snowy New York airport

Mar 06, 2015

Delta plane slides off runway at snowy New York airport

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Delta Air Lines ( DAL.N ) jetliner landing during a snowstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday slid off the runway and struck a fence before coming to rest at the edge of Flushing Bay, but there were no serious injuries. All of the 127 passengers and five crew members aboard were evacuated safely from the aircraft on inflatable slides and moved to the airport terminal on buses, officials said #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Dozens killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in north Nigeria

Mar 06, 2015

Dozens killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in north Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - At least 45 people were killed by suspected Boko Haram militants at dawn on Tuesday in a remote village of Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, sources from the military and authorised vigilante groups told Reuters. The insurgents started shooting into houses in Njaba at about 5:30 a.m #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Ukraine's coal pits: dangerous in peace time, deadlier in war

Mar 05, 2015

Ukraine's coal pits: dangerous in peace time, deadlier in war

DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ivan Lazarenko, one of those pulled out alive after an explosion at a mine near the frontline in rebel-held east Ukraine killed 33 workers, lay in hospital on Thursday, still unconscious and in bandages. If he recovers, it will not be the first time this year he had escaped death at the mine: he was trapped once in an elevator when the mine was hit by incoming fire, cutting power in the pit, said his wife Tatyana Kosenko. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Exclusive - Scribbled note shows Nemtsov on trail of Russian deaths in Ukraine

Mar 05, 2015

Exclusive - Scribbled note shows Nemtsov on trail of Russian deaths in Ukraine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - It may have been the last note Boris Nemtsov ever wrote, a hurried scrawl in blue pen on a plain white sheet of A4 paper. A day before he was shot dead near the Kremlin last week, the Russian opposition figure and his close aide Olga Shorina were discussing a sensitive investigation he was preparing into Moscow's backing for separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine. Fearing their office was bugged by state intelligence, Nemtsov resorted to scribbling #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #cookie #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
China premier says confident of peaceful growth in Taiwan ties

Mar 05, 2015

China premier says confident of peaceful growth in Taiwan ties

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday that he was confident of the peaceful growth in relations with self-ruled Taiwan, an island China claims as its own, saying it was a historic trend that could not be reversed. Cross-strait business ties have surged to their most extensive in six decades, supported by the policies of Taiwan's China-friendly President Ma Ying-jeou. But Taiwan's ruling Nationalist party took a major drubbing in recent local elections largely seen as a referendum on ties with China. #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco #typeof-registered #cnt
China says military budget to be $141.45 billion this year, up 10.1 percent

Mar 05, 2015

China says military budget to be $141.45 billion this year, up 10.1 percent

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will increase military spending by 10.1 percent this year to 886.9 billion yuan ($141.45 billion), the government announced on Thursday, building on a nearly unbroken two-decade run of annual double-digit rises in the defence budget. Last year, defence spending was budgeted to rise 12.2 percent to $130 billion, second only to the Pentagon's proposed $534 billion base budget for the U.S. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #cnt
U.S. jury convicts Pakistani tied to al Qaeda bomb plot

Mar 05, 2015

U.S. jury convicts Pakistani tied to al Qaeda bomb plot

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistani man was convicted on Wednesday on U.S. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #cnt
U.S. jury convicts Pakistani tied to al Qaeda bomb plot

Mar 05, 2015

U.S. jury convicts Pakistani tied to al Qaeda bomb plot

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistani man was convicted on Wednesday on U.S. charges of conspiring with al Qaeda to bomb targets in Europe and the United States. Abid Naseer, 28, was found guilty by a federal jury in Brooklyn of providing material support to al Qaeda and conspiring to use a destructive device. #content #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Israel's Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress

Mar 04, 2015

Israel's Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Tuesday that it was negotiating a bad deal with Iran that could spark a "nuclear nightmare," drawing a rebuke from President Barack Obama and exposing a deepening U.S.-Israeli rift. Delivering duelling messages within hours of each other, Netanyahu made his case against Obama's Iran diplomacy in a speech to Congress that aligned himself with the president's Republican foes. Obama responded in the Oval Office, declaring in a frustrated tone that Netanyahu offered "nothing new." In its response, the Iranian government denounced Netanyahu's 39-minute speech as "boring and repetitive," the state news agency IRNA said #Yahoo! #wcnts #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #cnt