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Islamic State chemical weapons expert killed in airstrike in Iraq  - U.S.

Jan 31, 2015

Islamic State chemical weapons expert killed in airstrike in Iraq - U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Islamic State chemical weapons expert was killed in a coalition airstrike last week near Mosul, Iraq, the U.S. Central Command said in a statement on Friday #Business #facebook #India #China #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Canada security bill provides new powers to combat terror

Jan 31, 2015

Canada security bill provides new powers to combat terror

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario (Reuters) - New anti-terror legislation in Canada would make it a crime for anyone to call for attacks on the country and give a much larger role to the government's main spy agency. The bill introduced by the Conservative government on Friday would give the spy agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the ability to disrupt attacks, by interfering with travel plans or communications, for example. In the past, CSIS has been limited to the collection of intelligence #Business #facebook #Technology #Arabic #Russia #markets #Argentina #author #opinion
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
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
Australia wants clear UN rules on extended searches after MH370

Jan 31, 2015

Australia wants clear UN rules on extended searches after MH370

TORONTO (Reuters) - Australia, which has led a nearly year-long hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner, wants the United Nations' aviation agency to issue clear guidelines on who should be responsible for such searches once rescue efforts are called off. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, with 239 mostly Chinese people on board, was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing last March when it went missing in the world's greatest aviation mystery. More than two dozen countries have been involved in the air, sea and underwater search for the Boeing 777. #India #Japan #Brazil #France #Australia #Arabic #markets #Argentina #Mexico #author #australian #opinion
Ukraine military blames separatists for attack on Donetsk cultural centre

Jan 30, 2015

Ukraine military blames separatists for attack on Donetsk cultural centre

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's military blamed separatists for a shell attack on a cultural centre in Donetsk where humanitarian aid was being given out and which it said killed at least seven people on Friday. #Business #United States #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Russia #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #author #opinion
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
City heatwaves more frequent, cold spells on decline - study

Jan 30, 2015

City heatwaves more frequent, cold spells on decline - study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Exceptionally hot days and rainfall extremes have become more common in urban areas in the last 40 years, while the number of cold spells has declined, said a study published on Friday. Heatwaves have significantly increased in more than 200 cities across the world, with the largest number of hot spells occurring in the last decade. #Business #facebook #United States #China #Italy #United Kingdom #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