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Iraqi forces retake most of Baiji refinery from Islamic State| Reuters

Apr 19, 2015

Iraqi forces retake most of Baiji refinery from Islamic State| Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces retook most of the country's largest refinery from Islamic State on Saturday, security officials said, reversing gains by the militants who seized parts of the sprawling complex this week. The insurgents attacked Iraq's Baiji refinery a week ago by blasting through the security perimeter around it and taking over several installions, including storage tanks. #Sports #climate change #Middle East #science #Africa #Latin America #Entertainment #opinion
Yemen government rejects Iranian peace plan| Reuters

Apr 19, 2015

Yemen government rejects Iranian peace plan| Reuters

ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen's government has rejected a four-point peace plan for the country that Iran submitted to the United Nations, a spokesman said on Saturday. Saudi Arabia and its Sunni Arab coalition partners have been bombing Iranian-allied Houthi rebels for three weeks in order to halt advances that could give the rebels full control of the country. The conflict, though rooted in local rivalries, has been described as a proxy war between predominantly Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite Iran, both top OPEC oil producers #Politics #Business #Sports #India #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Officers kill knife-wielding man near St Louis, police say| Reuters

Apr 19, 2015

Officers kill knife-wielding man near St Louis, police say| Reuters

(Reuters) - A 23-year-old African-American man who barricaded himself in his mother's house in a St. Louis suburb was shot and killed by police when he rushed at them with a knife in one hand and a Bible in the other, authorities said on Saturday. The St. #Business #United States #Technology #Health #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #House #author #opinion #city
Afghan blast kills 33; president blames Islamic State| Reuters

Apr 19, 2015

Afghan blast kills 33; president blames Islamic State| Reuters

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday, setting off a blast outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said. President Ashraf Ghani blamed Islamic State militants, without giving further detail. If true, it would be the first such major attack carried out by the group in Afghanistan, marking a significant step in its expansion into South Asia. #Sports #India #Technology #climate change #markets #Africa #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #lifestyle
Youth e-cigarette data prompts new calls to speed regulation| Reuters

Apr 18, 2015

Youth e-cigarette data prompts new calls to speed regulation| Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Public health advocates are stepping up pressure on the U.S. government to quickly regulate and restrict access to e-cigarettes after new data showed use of the products tripled among high school and middle school children last year #Politics #India #climate change #science #markets #Africa #Copyright #Latin America #opinion
Obama says will sign bill allowing Congress to review Iran deal| Reuters

Apr 18, 2015

Obama says will sign bill allowing Congress to review Iran deal| Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday a bill allowing Congress to review a deal concerning Iran's nuclear program was a "reasonable compromise" he planned to sign, and he expressed confidence it would not derail talks with Tehran. Obama told a White House news conference that Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Senator Bob Corker and the panel's leading Democrat, Ben Cardin, had agreed they would protect the bill from "poison pills" amendments that would be tilted toward trying to kill an agreement with Iran. #Politics #Sports #United States #climate change #Middle East #science #markets #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment #opinion #lifestyle
Obama says will sign bill allowing Congress to review Iran deal| Reuters

Apr 18, 2015

Obama says will sign bill allowing Congress to review Iran deal| Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday a bill allowing Congress to review a deal concerning Iran's nuclear program was a "reasonable compromise" he planned to sign, and he expressed confidence it would not derail talks with Tehran. #Business #Sports #India #Barack Obama #France #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #opinion #lifestyle
My, my! Many Britons ignorant about Battle of Waterloo | Reuters

Apr 18, 2015

My, my! Many Britons ignorant about Battle of Waterloo | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - As Britain prepares to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a survey shows that many Britons know little about the fight and associate the name with an ABBA song or a London railway station. The National Army Museum survey revealed that more than a quarter of the people surveyed - 28 percent - had no idea who won the battle and 14 percent believed the French were victorious over the British and their Prussian allies. One if five knew absolutely nothing about it. #Politics #Sports #India #Technology #climate change #science #Latin America #Belgium #Entertainment #Mexico #opinion
Russia's Putin says ready to work with United States - TV| Reuters

Apr 18, 2015

Russia's Putin says ready to work with United States - TV| Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it on a common agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday in a television interview. In his comments to the state-run Rossiya channel, Putin appeared to soften his anti-American rhetoric after being highly critical #Business #Economy #United States #India #Technology #Africa #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Ukraine #lifestyle