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Attacker opens fire at Istanbul police post, no casualties - Turkish TV

Jan 31, 2015

Attacker opens fire at Istanbul police post, no casualties - Turkish TV

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A woman armed with a machinegun opened fire on a police post in Istanbul's central Taksim Square on Friday but initial reports suggested there were no casualties, Turkey's NTV television reported. NTV said the attacker left her weapon at the scene and escaped on foot, and that some police vehicles were damaged in the attack. #facebook #United States #Japan #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Six migrants drown off Morocco near Spanish enclave - state media

Jan 31, 2015

Six migrants drown off Morocco near Spanish enclave - state media

RABAT (Reuters) - At least six people drowned off Morocco after a boat carrying them sank close to a Spanish enclave that is a regular destination for migrants early on Friday, state media reported. Another ten people on the boat were rescued near the coastal enclave of Melilla, but there was no information on four others thought to be on the vessel, news agency MAP said. Spain has two enclaves in Morocco, Ceuta and Melilla, and migrants from all over Africa regularly try to reach them either by swimming along the coast or climbing the triple walls that separate them from Morocco. #Business #facebook #United States #India #Technology #Arabic #Russia #markets #Africa #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico
Ebola likely to persist in 2015 as communities resist aid - Red Cross

Jan 31, 2015

Ebola likely to persist in 2015 as communities resist aid - Red Cross

GENEVA (Reuters) - West Africa will be lucky to wipe out Ebola this year, as the local population remains suspicious of aid workers, especially in Guinea, the Red Cross said on Friday. The virus is "flaring up" in new areas in the region and not all infections are being reported, said Birte Hald, who leads the Ebola coordination and support unit of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. "We are also seeing that in places like Sierra Leone and especially in Guinea that it is flaring up in new districts all the time, with small new chains of transmission, which means that it's not under control and it could flare up big-time again," Hald told a news briefing in Geneva. #Business #facebook #United States #China #Technology #Arabic #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Republican Romney opts out of a 2016 run for president

Jan 31, 2015

Republican Romney opts out of a 2016 run for president

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Mitt Romney bowed out of the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Friday after considering a third run, and told supporters it was time for the next generation of party leaders to seek the White House. Romney's decision will probably boost the fortunes of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, a probable presidential candidate who, like Romney, is widely viewed as representing the Republican establishment. #Business #United States #India #Japan #Arabic #Russia #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
Air strikes alone not enough to defeat Islamic State - NATO chief

Jan 31, 2015

Air strikes alone not enough to defeat Islamic State - NATO chief

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Air strikes alone will not be enough to defeat Islamic State militants and greater Western help in building up Iraqi security forces could also play a role, the head of NATO said on Friday. #facebook #United States #China #Brazil #France #Middle East #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #author
Zimbabwean jailed for nine years for eating python meat

Jan 30, 2015

Zimbabwean jailed for nine years for eating python meat

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A Zimbabwean man has been jailed for nine years for eating python, a protected species, a Zimbabwean daily reported on Friday. Archwell Maramba said he had been eating the snakemeat for its medicinal value. "I wanted to eat the python to cure my spine and since I ate my first python I have seen remarkable improvement," NewsDay quoted Maramba as saying during his court case #Business #India #Brazil #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #author #opinion
Hezbollah: we don't want war with Israel but do not fear it

Jan 30, 2015

Hezbollah: we don't want war with Israel but do not fear it

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday his group did not want war with Israel but was ready for one and reserved the right to respond to Israeli attacks at any time and place. "We do not want a war but we are not afraid of it and we must distinguish between the two and the Israelis must also understand this very well," Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said. #United States #Brazil #Technology #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #author #opinion
Israel issues tenders for new settler homes ahead of election

Jan 30, 2015

Israel issues tenders for new settler homes ahead of election

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel published tenders on Friday for the construction of 450 new housing units in occupied Palestinian territory, a move that critics denounced as a political gesture ahead of a March general election. Ariel Rosenberg, spokesman for Israel's Housing Ministry, said the government was simply remarketing tenders that had failed to sell when they were initially offered last year. Israel goes to the polls on March 17, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeking a fourth term in office #United States #India #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Israel #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
Islamic State attacks Kurdish outposts across Iraq

Jan 30, 2015

Islamic State attacks Kurdish outposts across Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants struck at Kurdish forces southwest of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, while bombs in Baghdad and Samarra killed at least 21 people. Islamic State has frequently battled Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite militias further south and west, but attacks in and around Kurdish-controlled Kirkuk have been less frequent. Oil rose above $49 a barrel on Friday because of the violence in the oil-rich region. #India #China #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #United Kingdom #Latin America
U.S. Secretary of State Kerry fined for not shoveling by Boston home

Jan 30, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry fined for not shoveling by Boston home

BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was slapped with a $50 fine for failing to have a side street adjoining his Boston home shoveled following the blizzard that dropped more than 2 feet (60 cm) of snow on Massachusetts this week, a spokesman said on Friday. #Business #facebook #India #Brazil #France #Middle East #Latin America #Mexico #author #opinion