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Islamic State claims fatal stabbing of Bangladeshi Hindu - monitor SITE | Reuters

May 26, 2016

Islamic State claims fatal stabbing of Bangladeshi Hindu - monitor SITE | Reuters

DHAKA Islamic State claimed responsibility for stabbing an elderly Hindu businessman to death in Bangladesh, monitoring service SITE said on Wednesday, in what would be the second killing by the militant group in the country in less than a week. The Muslim-majority South Asian nation has witnessed a surge in Islamist violence in the past year in which members of religious minorities, liberal activists, academics and foreign aid workers have been killed. Debesh Chandra Pramanik, 68, a shoe trader, was found hacked to death in his shop on Wednesday in the northwestern rural district of Gaibandha, police said. #United States #Islam #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom #Copyright #Entertainment
Car bomb kills three security force members in Turkey's mainly Kurdish region | Reuters

May 26, 2016

Car bomb kills three security force members in Turkey's mainly Kurdish region | Reuters

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey A car bomb attack on a gendarmes station in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast killed three members of the security forces and wounded three others on Wednesday, Interior Ministry officials said. The dead included a soldier and two village guards who belong to a state-backed militia that fights Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels along with soldiers and special police units, security sources said. The attack occurred in the village of Anitli in Mardin province, which borders Syria #United States #Business #Middle East #Europe #Entertainment
Japan PM Abe to meet with Obama, Cameron ahead of G7 summit | Reuters

May 25, 2016

Japan PM Abe to meet with Obama, Cameron ahead of G7 summit | Reuters

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold bilateral meetings on Wednesday evening with U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of a summit of the Group of Seven nations, a Japanese foreign ministry source said. #Europe #markets #Crime #Argentina #Copyright #Entertainment
Estonian PM doesn't rule out taking refugees direct from Turkey | Reuters

May 25, 2016

Estonian PM doesn't rule out taking refugees direct from Turkey | Reuters

GRANSEE, Germany Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas said on Tuesday he would not exclude the possibility of his country taking in refugees directly from Turkey or other countries. Roivas said his country had agreed to take refugees from Greece and Italy and this was "ongoing work". "But I would definitely not rule out (taking them from) Turkey or any other country as well so we are willing to do that, of course," he told Reuters during a visit to Germany, where he took part in a meeting of Germany's cabinet at Meseberg palace 60 km (37 miles) north of Berlin #Economy #Business #United Kingdom #Turkey #Entertainment #Foreign policy
Thousands of migrants saved in 23 rescue operations off Libya | Reuters

May 25, 2016

Thousands of migrants saved in 23 rescue operations off Libya | Reuters

ROME Some 3,000 migrants were saved off the Libyan coast on Tuesday in 23 separate rescue missions, the Italian coastguard said in a statement. The coastguard said this meant more than 5,600 migrants had been rescued from various boats and dinghies in the southern Mediterranean in just two days, with every ship in the area being called on to help with the complex operation #Business #science #Europe #Argentina #Entertainment #italian #article
Portuguese, Russian espionage suspects arrested in Rome | Reuters

May 25, 2016

Portuguese, Russian espionage suspects arrested in Rome | Reuters

ROME A Portuguese and a Russian national were arrested in Rome at the weekend on suspicion of espionage, the European Union's judicial cooperation unit Eurojust said on Tuesday. Portuguese media said the arrested Portuguese citizen worked for the national SIS intelligence service and was suspected of being a double agent who was passing sensitive information about NATO and the European Union to Russia. #Business #Russia #Italy #United Kingdom #Entertainment #russian
Democratic presidential candidate Sanders seeks recount in Kentucky | Reuters

May 25, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Sanders seeks recount in Kentucky | Reuters

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Tuesday requested a recount in the close Kentucky presidential primary against front-runner Hillary Clinton, state election officials said on Tuesday. The recanvass will take place at all 120 county boards of election on Thursday, according to the Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Grimes. #Business #Middle East #Hillary Clinton #Copyright #Entertainment #democratic
Shaken Austrian government pledges action on asylum after far-right surge | Reuters

May 24, 2016

Shaken Austrian government pledges action on asylum after far-right surge | Reuters

VIENNA Austria's centrist government, shaken by a far-right, near-victory in an election for president, pledged on Tuesday to take fresh action on the asylum issue and to boost security in an effort to win back voters. The anti-immigration Freedom Party, whose candidate lost by a whisker to an environmentalist, meanwhile said it would examine what it called numerous reports of irregularities in the election even though it accepted its candidate, Norbert Hofer, had been defeated #United States #India #Middle East #Europe #Copyright #Entertainment