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Iranian general killed by sniper bullet in embattled Iraqi city

Dec 28, 2014

Iranian general killed by sniper bullet in embattled Iraqi city

DUBAI (Reuters) - A sniper killed an Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander who was training Iraqi troops and Shi'ite militia fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in the Iraqi city of Samarra, official Iranian media reported on Sunday. Brigadier General Hamid Taqavi, a veteran of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, was killed by snipers hiding behind a power transformer in Samarra, an embattled city north of Baghdad and home to holy Shi'ite shrines, they said, quoting a Revolutionary Guards' statement. Several people with him were wounded in the rain of sniper fire, they said. #United States #India #China #Japan #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Latin America #author
AirAsia faces biggest crisis as jet goes missing

Dec 28, 2014

AirAsia faces biggest crisis as jet goes missing

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - AirAsia was built up from two planes in 2001 to an airline industry titan that operates more than 180 jets in just over a decade but now faces its biggest ever challenge. #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #Latin America
U.S.-led forces launch 13 air strikes in Syria, Iraq

Dec 28, 2014

U.S.-led forces launch 13 air strikes in Syria, Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces on Sunday conducted eight air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and five strikes on IS targets in Iraq, the U.S. military said in a statement. In Syria, air strikes centered on the town of Kobani near the Turkish border, the Combined Joint Task Force said. #Business #facebook #India #Japan #Syria #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom
Rise of Spanish populists overturns two-party system

Dec 28, 2014

Rise of Spanish populists overturns two-party system

MADRID (Reuters) - The sudden rise of a new anti-establishment party has transformed Spanish politics a year before a general election, forcing the centre-right government to veer away from austerity and the left-leaning opposition to scramble for new leaders. In just a year since its founding, the party "Podemos" - We Can - has overturned the two party system in place since Spain embraced democracy in the 1970s. #facebook #Brazil #France #markets #Italy #Argentina #Mexico #opinion
Indonesia halts search for missing AirAsia plane as night falls

Dec 28, 2014

Indonesia halts search for missing AirAsia plane as night falls

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia called off until first light a search for an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board that went missing on Sunday after pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from Indonesia's Surabaya city to Singapore. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501, an Airbus 320-200 carrying 155 passengers and seven crew, lost contact with Jakarta air traffic control at 6:17 a.m. (2317 GMT on Saturday). #Business #facebook #India #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #markets #United Kingdom #aircraft #Latin America #author #opinion
Rescuers struggle to reach burning ferry in heavy seas off Greece

Dec 28, 2014

Rescuers struggle to reach burning ferry in heavy seas off Greece

ATHENS (Reuters) - Passengers aboard a car ferry that caught fire off the coast of Greece early on Sunday pleaded for help as rescue vessels struggled to approach the burning vessel in high winds and rough seas. The Norman Atlantic, carrying almost 500 passengers and crew and more than 200 vehicles, was 44 nautical miles northwest of the island of Corfu when it sent a distress signal after a fire started in the lower deck, Greek coast guard officials said. #Business #facebook #India #Brazil #Greece #Russia #markets #Italy #North Korea #Argentina #United Kingdom #author
Hong Kong confirms first case of deadly bird flu this winter

Dec 28, 2014

Hong Kong confirms first case of deadly bird flu this winter

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A woman is critically ill in Hong Kong with the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu, the first confirmed case in the city this winter, the Hong Kong government said. The woman, 68, was admitted to hospital on Thursday after falling ill on Dec #Business #facebook #United States #France #Russia #markets #North Korea #author #opinion
Greek PM urges lawmakers to avoid snap election

Dec 28, 2014

Greek PM urges lawmakers to avoid snap election

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras warned lawmakers on Saturday against the snap election that will be called if he loses a key presidential vote in parliament next week, but said he was confident of winning if Greeks did go to the polls. Recent opinion polls show Samaras' conservative New Democracy party is narrowing the gap with the left-wing Syriza party, which wants to renegotiate Greece's international bailout and roll back austerity measures, but still trails by around three points. #Business #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
Number of Malaysians displaced by worst-ever floods reaches 160,000

Dec 28, 2014

Number of Malaysians displaced by worst-ever floods reaches 160,000

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The number of people evacuated due to Malaysia's worst-ever floods jumped to more than 160,000 on Saturday, as Prime Minister Najib Razak reached the worst-hit state after cutting short a vacation in the U.S. Najib arrived in Kelantan, which has the biggest problems among eight affected states, following his return from Hawaii on Friday after public criticism he had been absent as flooding worsened. On Saturday, Najib announced an additional 500 million ringgit ($143.31 million) will be spent to aid victims after the flood subsides, following an initial government allocation of 50 million ringgit two days ago #Business #facebook #India #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #markets #North Korea #Latin America #author