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Iran rejects West's pressure on nuclear probe, offers site access

Nov 21, 2014

Iran rejects West's pressure on nuclear probe, offers site access

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran dismissed Western suspicions of atomic bomb research as "wrong and fabricated" on Thursday and said it would be ready to prove this by giving the U.N. nuclear agency access to a site where explosives experiments allegedly had taken place. #Politics #Business #India #Technology #Russia #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
"Back boost" could help future-proof flu vaccines

Nov 21, 2014

"Back boost" could help future-proof flu vaccines

LONDON (Reuters) - An international team of scientists has found it may be possible to make seasonal flu vaccines more effective by using an idea known as "back boost" and pre-empting flu virus evolution. In a study published on Thursday in the journal Science, the University of Cambridge-led team said their finding should enable people to be immunised against future likely flu strains as well as ones currently circulating. "Rather than trying to play catch-up, it's better to anticipate and prepare for the likely next step of influenza evolution," said Sam Wilks, one of the study's lead researchers. #India #Technology #Middle East #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #opinion
Three Thais detained for handing out tickets to Hunger Games

Nov 21, 2014

Three Thais detained for handing out tickets to Hunger Games

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Three Thai university students were taken into police custody on Thursday for handing out free tickets to the latest film in the Hunger Games series, from which Thai protesters have borrowed a gesture of resistance to a totalitarian government. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha led a military coup on May 22. The military has quashed any public demonstration of resistance to the coup and a ban on political gatherings remains in place. #facebook #United States #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Middle East #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
Colombia rebels to free general, opening door to resume peace talks

Nov 21, 2014

Colombia rebels to free general, opening door to resume peace talks

HAVANA/BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian Marxist rebels agreed to release an army general captured by their comrades over the weekend, a move that may lead to a resumption of peace talks and defuse a crisis that threatened to extend five decades of war. #facebook #United States #India #Japan #Brazil #Technology #markets #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
EXCLUSIVE - U.S. to allow people from nations hit by Ebola to stay temporarily

Nov 21, 2014

EXCLUSIVE - U.S. to allow people from nations hit by Ebola to stay temporarily

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary protected status to people from the three West African countries most affected by Ebola who are currently residing in the United States, department officials said on Thursday. People from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone in the United States as of Thursday may apply for protection from deportation, as well as for work permits, for 18 months, said a Department of Homeland Security official. #facebook #India #China #Japan #Technology #Russia #markets #Africa #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Sri Lanka president seeks third term, critics want powers curbed

Nov 21, 2014

Sri Lanka president seeks third term, critics want powers curbed

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Thursday he would seek an unprecedented third term as president, prompting one of his lawmakers to join the opposition with a call to curb the presidency's "draconian powers". Rajapaksa, 69, came to power in 2005 and won a second six-year term in 2010 on a wave of popularity after the military defeated Tamil Tiger separatists, ending a 26-year civil war. #United States #Japan #France #Arabic #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
Iran nuclear talks deadline may be extended to March - officials

Nov 21, 2014

Iran nuclear talks deadline may be extended to March - officials

VIENNA (Reuters) - A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran's nuclear programme may be extended from Monday until March because of sharp disagreements between Tehran and Western powers, officials close to the talks said on Thursday. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive in Vienna later for what Washington and its allies had hoped would be the culmination of months of difficult diplomacy between Iran and the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China. #facebook #United States #India #Arabic #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Egypt's Sisi says pardon for Al Jazeera journalists "being discussed"

Nov 21, 2014

Egypt's Sisi says pardon for Al Jazeera journalists "being discussed"

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Thursday he was considering pardoning two of the three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in his country. The three journalists were sentenced to between seven and 10 years in jail on charges of spreading lies to help a "terrorist organisation", an allusion to the Muslim Brotherhood, in a ruling that sparked a global outcry. #Business #facebook #United States #China #Japan #Egypt #Technology #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Swedish appeal court upholds Assange detention order

Nov 21, 2014

Swedish appeal court upholds Assange detention order

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish court rejected on Thursday an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to revoke a detention order issued over allegations of sexual assault, but called on prosecutors to make more effort to question him. #India #Julian Assange #France #Middle East #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion #swedish
SC order on Ranjit Sinha is a lesson for govt while appointing CBI directors

Nov 20, 2014

SC order on Ranjit Sinha is a lesson for govt while appointing CBI directors

The most important question is whether Ranjit Sinha should continue to head the CBI until he retires on 2 December, writes former CBI chief RK Raghavan. #Supreme Court #CBI #InMyOpinion #2G Trial #Ranjit Sinha #Hawala scandal