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Venezuela moves squatters from 'Tower of David' slum

Jul 22, 2014

Venezuela moves squatters from 'Tower of David' slum

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan soldiers and officials began moving hundreds of families on Tuesday out of a half-built 45-story skyscraper that dominates the Caracas skyline and is thought to be the world's tallest slum. The mass eviction from the "Tower of David", originally intended to be a bank center but abandoned since 1994 and later home to some 3,000 needy Venezuelans, proceeded peacefully. "Necessity brought me here, and the tower gave me a good home," said Yuraima Parra, 27, cradling her baby daughter as soldiers loaded her possessions into a truck before dawn #Business #Japan #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America
Indonesian president-elect Jokowi calls for unity after bitter election

Jul 22, 2014

Indonesian president-elect Jokowi calls for unity after bitter election

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia's presidential election on Tuesday, bringing the promise of major reforms to the world's third largest democracy. The Elections Commission, known as KPU, said the Jakarta governor had won by just over six percentage points, with 53.15 percent of the nearly 130 million votes cast on July 9. #United States #China #Business #Elections #Brazil #France #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
Israeli soldier missing, presumed dead in Gaza

Jul 22, 2014

Israeli soldier missing, presumed dead in Gaza

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Tuesday it had failed to trace any remains of one of its soldiers who it believes died in the Gaza Strip two days ago and whom Hamas said it had captured. The Israeli military named the missing man as Oron Shaul, 21, who was travelling in an armoured vehicle that was hit by at least one anti-tank missile fired by Palestinian fighters in Gaza on Sunday #facebook #India #China #Technology #France #Russia #Israel #Army #markets #Argentina #opinion
Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site

Jul 22, 2014

Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site

DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - The remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands on Tuesday as a senior Ukrainian separatist leader handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told a news conference on Monday that a train carrying around 200 body bags was on its way to rebel-held Donetsk and then to Kharkiv, which is in Ukrainian government hands, from where the bodies would be taken back to the Netherlands to be identified. #Business #Technology #Russia #markets #Argentina #Latin America #Ukraine #russian #opinion
China sends spy ship off Hawaii during U.S.-led drills

Jul 22, 2014

China sends spy ship off Hawaii during U.S.-led drills

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has sent a spy ship to international waters off Hawaii during a giant U.S.-led naval exercise involving 22 countries, even though Beijing is participating in the drills for the first time this year, the U.S. Navy said on Sunday. The Navy played down any U.S. #Legal #Middle East #markets #Italy #Latin America #Ukraine #chinese #opinion
Israel says kills at least 10 militants who infiltrated from Gaza

Jul 22, 2014

Israel says kills at least 10 militants who infiltrated from Gaza

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli forces killed at least 10 Palestinian militants who tunneled into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip to carry out an attack on Monday, the military said. "A short while ago two terror squads were detected infiltrating through two tunnels from the northern Gaza Strip into Israel," a military spokeswoman said. #United States #India #Business #France #Middle East #Russia #Israel #markets #Latin America #opinion
Malaysia Airlines flight over Syria reflects war zone challenge

Jul 22, 2014

Malaysia Airlines flight over Syria reflects war zone challenge

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia Airlines ( MASM.KL ) rerouted a flight over Syria on Sunday after its usual path over Ukraine was closed, reflecting the challenges airlines face in finding conflict-free routes between Asia and Europe. After Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down Thursday by a ground-to-air missile in eastern Ukraine, airlines began to avoid the airspace above where the Ukrainian military has been fighting Russian-backed rebels. #facebook #United States #China #Syria #France #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
Hoopsters put circus-inspired spin on cardio workout

Jul 22, 2014

Hoopsters put circus-inspired spin on cardio workout

NEW YORK (Reuters) - It has been a circus prop, a toy and a 1950s fad, and now the hula hoop is making a comeback as a workout tool that fitness experts say provides an effective cardio and even meditative workout. A new generation of hoop activists is putting another spin on the hoop, which ancient Greeks fashioned from grapevines and used to exercise the hips. Circus hooper Marawa Ibrahim, known professionally as Marawa the Amazing, lives a nomads life performing and teaching hula hooping around the world #United States #India #Japan #Technology #Middle East #Russia #markets #Italy #Latin America #Mexico
Malaysia's new transport minister thrust into unwelcome spotlight

Jul 22, 2014

Malaysia's new transport minister thrust into unwelcome spotlight

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Three weeks into his job as Malaysia's transport minister, Liow Tiong Lai was in Beijing to meet Chinese officials about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 when an aide phoned to tell him another passenger plane had crashed. Liow, a nutritionist by training, was a political appointee into a role that in normal times draws little - if any - international attention. This weekend he flew to Kiev and a geopolitical storm following the shooting down of another Malaysian jetliner over eastern Ukraine. #Airline #Brazil #Technology #Middle East #markets #Mexico #opinion #Flight
Ukraine says pro-Russian rebels tampered with airliner recorders

Jul 22, 2014

Ukraine says pro-Russian rebels tampered with airliner recorders

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman suggested on Monday that pro-Russian rebels had tampered with the black box flight recorders retrieved from the Malaysian airliner brought down in east Ukraine. He told a news conference that the rebels would give the flight recorders to international aviation authorities, but added that: "There is information that the recorders were in their hands all these days and they did certain things to them." Asked whether he thought the rebels had tampered with the recorders, Groysman concurred #facebook #United States #India #Technology #France #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #opinion