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CORRECTED - Suicide bomber kills 40 at volleyball match in Afghanistan

Nov 23, 2014

CORRECTED - Suicide bomber kills 40 at volleyball match in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - (Corrects province name to Paktika, not Paktia, throughout) A suicide bomber attacked spectators at a crowded volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 40 people, a provincial official said. Mukhles Afghan, spokesman for the governor of Paktika province, said at least 50 more were wounded in the attack in Yahya Khel district, where residents had gathered to watch a tournament final #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Pope declares sainthood of two Indians, four Italians

Nov 23, 2014

Pope declares sainthood of two Indians, four Italians

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis conferred sainthood on two Indians and four Italians on Sunday, praising their "creative" commitment to helping the poor. Francis added to the roster of Catholic saints a Keralan mystic nun, an Indian priest and social reformer, the former Bishop of Vicenza, and three members of the Franciscan order. "They responded with extraordinary creativity to the commandment of love of God and neighbour," Pope Francis told crowds in St. #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Suicide bomber kills 40 at volleyball match in Afghanistan

Nov 23, 2014

Suicide bomber kills 40 at volleyball match in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber walked into a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan and detonated his explosives vest on Sunday, killing at least 40 people, a provincial official said. Paktia provincial spokesman Mukhles Afghan said at least 50 more were wounded in the attack in Paktia province, where hundreds had gathered to watch a tournament final #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Lockheed, Pentagon ink $4.7 bln deal for 8th batch of F-35 fighters

Nov 22, 2014

Lockheed, Pentagon ink $4.7 bln deal for 8th batch of F-35 fighters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Friday it had awarded Lockheed Martin Corp a contract valued at $4.7 billion for an eighth batch of F-35 fighter jets that lowered the average price per jet by 3.5 percent from the last contract, and 57 percent from the first batch. The Pentagon's F-35 program office said the deal includes 29 jets for the United States and 14 for five other countries: Israel, Japan, Norway, Britain and Italy. Once production of those jets is completed, more than 200 F-35s will be in operation by eight countries, according to the office that runs the $399 billion F-35 program for the Pentagon. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Grappling with protests, Mexico president urges swift judicial reform

Nov 22, 2014

Grappling with protests, Mexico president urges swift judicial reform

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Embattled President Enrique Pea Nieto called on Mexico's states on Friday to swiftly adopt steps to modernize the justice system as he tries to defuse mass protests over the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers. Pea Nieto is facing the deepest crisis of his presidency after the students' abduction in late September by rogue police in league with drug gang members shone a light on chronic corruption and impunity #Yahoo! #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt