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U.S. missionary kidnapped in Nigeria freed, church says

Mar 07, 2015

U.S. missionary kidnapped in Nigeria freed, church says

SEATTLE (Reuters) - An American missionary who was kidnapped in central Nigeria in February was safely released to authorities and church leaders on Friday, her Free Methodist Church said in a statement. Reverend Phyllis Sortor, 71, a Free Methodist missionary to Nigeria, was safely handed over into the care of authorities and church leaders in Nigeria, the church said. "We are deeply grateful to all who prayed for Phyllis' safe return and praise God the family representative was able to secure her release," David W. #Business #China #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico
Militants attack Libyan oilfield, 11 guards dead

Mar 07, 2015

Militants attack Libyan oilfield, 11 guards dead

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Militant gunmen attacked Libya's al-Ghani oilfield on Friday, killing 11 guards, beheading some of them, before local forces fought back to retake control, an oil security official said. The al-Ghani attack illustrated Libya's growing instability where two rival governments battle for control while extremist militants profit from chaos to secure a foothold four years after civil war ousted Muammar Gaddafi. Libya's internationally-recognised government of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni has operated out of the east since a rival armed faction called Libya Dawn took over Tripoli in fighting last summer and set up its own administration. #Business #United States #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #author
Egyptian strikes kill 25 militants in two days - sources

Mar 07, 2015

Egyptian strikes kill 25 militants in two days - sources

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian military air strikes have killed 25 Islamist militants in Northern Sinai over the last two days, security sources said, targeting an insurgency that seeks to topple the Cairo government. On Friday, air raids hit two houses south of the Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid, killing 10 militants from Ansar Beit al-Maqdis - which renamed itself Sinai Province after pledging allegiance to Islamic State - the sources said. At least 14 other militants were injured in the strikes #Business #facebook #United States #China #Technology #Middle East #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment
Prosecutors in Colorado cinema massacre trial seek to restrict graphic images

Mar 07, 2015

Prosecutors in Colorado cinema massacre trial seek to restrict graphic images

DENVER (Reuters) - Prosecutors in the murder case against Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes are asking that crime scene and autopsy photographs and videos of victims be restricted at the upcoming trial, court records showed on Friday. In a filing, the prosecutors request that Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour rules the graphic images can only be shown to the jury, lawyers and himself, and not to the courtroom gallery or be broadcast by news media. "Although the photos ... #United States #China #Brazil #Technology #Middle East #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Iraqi forces clear Islamic State fighters from town near key base

Mar 07, 2015

Iraqi forces clear Islamic State fighters from town near key base

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraqi forces have cleared Islamic State fighters from the town of al-Baghdadi near a key base where U.S. troops are conducting military training, recapturing the police station and three bridges over the Euphrates, the U.S. military said on Friday #India #Japan #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Argentina #opinion
Libyan forces say they retake oilfields after attack

Mar 07, 2015

Libyan forces say they retake oilfields after attack

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Oil security forces said on Friday they had retaken control of Libya's al-Ghani oilfield after gunmen attacked the facility, killing seven guards. The official, Ali Hassi, said his forces were also now in control of Mabrouk, Bahi and Dahra oilfields in the central Sirte basin, which were reportedly attacked by Islamists over the last week. #facebook #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Bangladesh border guards clash with Muslim migrants from Myanmar

Mar 06, 2015

Bangladesh border guards clash with Muslim migrants from Myanmar

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladeshi border guards clashed with a group of illegal migrants who had crossed from neighbouring Myanmar on Friday, before deporting 136 of them, including women and children. A local commander from the paramilitary Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) unit, Colonel Mohammad Khalekuzzaman, said the migrants were from Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim community, a mostly stateless minority living in often grim conditions. According to Khalekuzzaman, at least 300 Rohingya crossed from Myanmar into Bangladesh and were making their way by road to the Kutupalong refugee camp near the town of Cox's Bazar when they were stopped at a BGB checkpoint set up after a tip-off. #United States #Bangladesh #Brazil #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom
Syrian army kills top Nusra Front leader - state media

Mar 06, 2015

Syrian army kills top Nusra Front leader - state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army carried out an operation that killed the military commander of the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front on Thursday in northwestern Syria, Syrian state media reported. Abu Humam al-Shami was killed by an explosion during a meeting of Nusra Front leaders in Idlib province. Insurgent sources said at least three other Nusra Front commanders were killed in the blast #facebook #United States #India #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #author
South Sudan peace talks adjourn without agreement

Mar 06, 2015

South Sudan peace talks adjourn without agreement

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Peace talks between South Sudan's government and rebels adjourned on Friday and there was no date set for the next meeting, a mediation official said. #facebook #India #Japan #Technology #Middle East #South Korea #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Iran hints might be open to 10-year partial freeze of nuclear work

Mar 06, 2015

Iran hints might be open to 10-year partial freeze of nuclear work

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister on Thursday suggested that a 10-year moratorium on some aspects of the country's nuclear programme might be acceptable to Tehran, though he declined to discuss the issue in detail. #United States #China #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #United Kingdom #Entertainment #author #opinion