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Sri Lankan asylum seekers in Australia limbo could sue government

Jul 29, 2014

Sri Lankan asylum seekers in Australia limbo could sue government

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The fate of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers held at sea for almost a month before being brought to a detention centre in Australia was stuck in limbo on Monday, as lawyers for the detainees said they might sue the government for illegal imprisonment. The interception and detention of the Tamil asylum seekers, including 50 children, has highlighted Australia's controversial policy of turning back boats carrying potential refugees, which has drawn criticism from rights group and the United Nations. The government made the decision to bring the group to Australia on Sunday after lawyers began legal action in the High Court to stop them being sent to Sri Lanka, and disputing the government's stated right to assess asylum claims at sea #United States #China #Brazil #France #Australia #Russia #Government #markets #Latin America #opinion
Lavrov says Russia will not respond in kind to Western sanctions

Jul 29, 2014

Lavrov says Russia will not respond in kind to Western sanctions

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will not impose tit-for-tat measures or act "hysterically" over Western economic sanctions, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday, trying to stake out the high ground amid growing tensions with the West. Speaking at a news conference, Lavrov said he hoped that an investigation into a downed Malaysian jet liner, which Western leaders say was almost certainly shot down by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, would be objective. #Economy #India #Japan #Brazil #France #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Ukraine
South Korean teens tell how they were left to escape sinking ferry

Jul 29, 2014

South Korean teens tell how they were left to escape sinking ferry

ANSAN South Korea (Reuters) - Six teenagers who survived South Korea's worst maritime disaster in 44 years told on Monday how classmates helped them float free as water flooded their cabins despite crew instructions to stay put even as their ferry sank, killing more than 300 people. The teenagers, whose names were withheld to protect their privacy, were giving testimony at the trial of 15 crew members, who face charges ranging from homicide to negligence for abandoning the sinking ship. "We were waiting and, when the water started coming in, the class rep told everyone to put on the life vests ... #India #Business #Japan #France #Arabic #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #opinion
After Iraqi army crumbles, Maliki turns to state TV for help

Jul 29, 2014

After Iraqi army crumbles, Maliki turns to state TV for help

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - State television is working overtime to persuade Iraqis to help Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki confront an al Qaeda offshoot that has seized wide tracts of the country, but its unifying call has been blunted by his sectarian reputation. Since the humiliating loss of much of Iraq's north to Islamic State insurgents, the official Iraqiya channel has been churning out patriotic videos of marching soldiers, heavily-armed commandos and even singers and actors to rally the public behind the government. The theatrics are reminiscent of life under Saddam Hussein, whose propaganda machine put a positive spin on disasters like his 1990 invasion of Kuwait or 1980-88 war with Iran #India #Technology #Middle East #Government #markets #Videos #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico #Muslim #opinion
Hamas stakes popularity on fight to break Gaza blockade

Jul 29, 2014

Hamas stakes popularity on fight to break Gaza blockade

GAZA (Reuters) - After three weeks of intense fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, Hamas Islamists seem determined to wring clear concessions before halting fire. A brief lull in the conflict on Monday to coincide with a Muslim holiday gave Gazans a rare chance to venture outdoors, but despite the death and devastation all around them, there was no sign of a clamour for an end to the battle. Having suffered so much, many would see a truce that returned Gaza to the status quo under a stifling Israeli-Egyptian blockade as a defeat that could shred Hamas's already dented reputation at home #India #China #Business #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion

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Hamas stakes popularity on fight to break Gaza blockade

Jul 28, 2014

Tyson to Sell Latin America Operations

Tyson Foods, as it raises money to buy Hillshire Brands, agrees to sell some Latin American chicken operations for $575 million to Brazilian meatpacking giant JBS, the company that Tyson beat for Hillshire... #Latin America #Tyson Foods
Hamas stakes popularity on fight to break Gaza blockade

Jul 23, 2014

Delta's earnings up with Latin America, domestic passengers

Airline passenger revenue rose the most from Latin America and domestic traveler... #Latin America #Tyson Foods
Hamas stakes popularity on fight to break Gaza blockade

Jul 21, 2014

Impressive exhibition tells the story of Latin America in pictures

An injured woman is pulled out of a protest in Peru in 1960. A boy lies next to a bent bicycle, a cinematic puddle of blood pooling next to his head in Mexico City, 1958. A crowd gathers before a hanged man at a plaza in La Paz, Bolivia, in 1946 — ye... #Latin America #Peru #Bolivia #La Paz #Mexico City
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