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U.S. attorney general visits Missouri town for meetings on fatal shooting

Aug 21, 2014

U.S. attorney general visits Missouri town for meetings on fatal shooting

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 11 nights of racially charged unrest. #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Gaza child, 2, woman, first deaths since truce breakdown - Palestinians

Aug 20, 2014

Gaza child, 2, woman, first deaths since truce breakdown - Palestinians

GAZA (Reuters) - A two-year-old Gaza girl and a woman were killed in an Israeli air strike on Tuesday, making them the first Palestinian deaths in the conflict since the breakdown of a truce earlier in the day, Palestinian health officials said. Palestinians said Israel launched 35 air attacks, one of them on a house in Gaza City, which killed the woman and the child, which officials initially said was five #Yahoo! #content #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Missouri racial violence recalls apartheid, U.N. rights chief says

Aug 20, 2014

Missouri racial violence recalls apartheid, U.N. rights chief says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Clashes between police and protesters in the U.S. town of Ferguson are reminiscent of the racial violence spawned by apartheid in her native South Africa, the top U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered
As Taliban push quickens, Afghan troops ordered take no prisoners

Aug 19, 2014

As Taliban push quickens, Afghan troops ordered take no prisoners

KABUL (Reuters) - As U.S. forces withdraw from Afghanistan, the battlefield they leave behind is changing dramatically and becoming more deadly. No longer pinned down by U.S #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds  retake strategic dam

Aug 19, 2014

Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds retake strategic dam

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq's biggest dam from Islamist militants with the help of U.S. air strikes to secure a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country, Kurdish and U.S. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds claim capture of strategic dam

Aug 19, 2014

Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds claim capture of strategic dam

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish forces said they recaptured Iraq's biggest dam from Islamist militants on Monday, as the United States launched air strikes to secure what has become a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country. An employee at the site, however, said Islamic State fighters still held the Mosul Dam, giving them control over power and water supplies and where any breach of the vulnerable structure would threaten thousands of lives #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Russian aid convoy checked; military vehicles mass near Ukraine

Aug 15, 2014

Russian aid convoy checked; military vehicles mass near Ukraine

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY Russia (Reuters) - Dozens of heavy Russian military vehicles massed on Friday near the border with Ukraine, while Ukrainian border guards crossed the frontier to inspect a huge Russian aid convoy. Kiev has said the humanitarian aid might be used as cover for a Russian military intervention, and has insisted that its forces check the convoy before it moves across the border. Moscow has denied any ulterior motives, but has allowed Ukrainian border guards to enter Russia and look at the caravan of trucks in an area opposite the frontier town of Izvaryne #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered
Britain ready to supply Kurds with arms

Aug 15, 2014

Britain ready to supply Kurds with arms

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain would consider "positively" any request for arms from the Kurds to help them battle Sunni militants who have seized much of Iraq, a spokeswoman for the prime minister said. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Corrected - Hong Kong lawyers take stand for independence from Beijing

Aug 15, 2014

Corrected - Hong Kong lawyers take stand for independence from Beijing

HONG KONG August 15 (Reuters) - (Corrects name of Law Society president in second paragraph to Ambrose) Hong Kong's Law Society has passed an historic vote of no-confidence in its president over pro-Beijing comments, revealing a determination by the traditionally conservative lawyers to confront perceived threats from China to the legal independence in the free-wheeling, global financial hub. President Ambrose Lam has angered many of the society's 8,000 members with his support of controversial statements from Beijing that Hong Kong judges needed to be patriotic, and his open support for the Communist Party of China. The vote late on Thursday night surprised even those behind the no-confidence motion such as lawyer Kevin Yam, who said some lawyers faced intense pressure from mainland-linked firms to back Lam and he was not confident of success ahead of the poll. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Ten dead in attacks on air force bases in Pakistan's Quetta

Aug 15, 2014

Ten dead in attacks on air force bases in Pakistan's Quetta

QUETTA Pakistan (Reuters) - Ten Taliban-linked militants were killed and 13 members of the Pakistani security forces were wounded in attacks on two air force bases in the strategic west Pakistan city of Quetta on Thursday, officials said. While the attackers did not get inside either facility, the raids marked the third time since June Pakistani airports had been targeted and will raise more questions about how secure such facilities are. Pakistan's military has been fighting an offensive against the Taliban insurgency in the remote, largely lawless region of North Waziristan on the Afghanistan border since June #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt