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Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of 'extermination' - U.N. | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of 'extermination' - U.N. | Reuters

GENEVA Detainees held by the Syrian government are being killed on a massive scale amounting to a state policy of "extermination" of the civilian population, a crime against humanity, United Nations investigators said on Monday. #Russia #Iran #Crime #Latin America #chinese
U.S. stepping up push for ceasefire, aid in Syria - officials | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

U.S. stepping up push for ceasefire, aid in Syria - officials | Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will push to secure an immediate Syrian ceasefire and aid for civilians ahead of a crucial meeting in Munich this week as he seeks to keep a fragile peace process alive, U.S. officials said #Middle East #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #crisis #chinese
Four killed in crash of Russian military helicopter | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Four killed in crash of Russian military helicopter | Reuters

MOSCOW Four people were killed when a Mi-8 helicopter owned by the Russian Defence Ministry crashed on Monday in the Pskov region of northwest Russia, local news agencies reported, quoting the ministry. TASS said the helicopter was on a training flight when ground control lost contact with it. Accidents involving Mi-8 aircraft are frequent in Russia, which has been criticised for its poor air safety record #India #Business #Middle East #Russia #markets #Entertainment
Syrians flee to Turkish border as Aleppo assault intensifies | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Syrians flee to Turkish border as Aleppo assault intensifies | Reuters

BAB AL SALAMA, Syria/BEIRUT Russian and Syrian government forces on Saturday intensified an assault on rebel-held areas around the Syrian city of Aleppo that has prompted tens of thousands to flee to the Turkish border to seek refuge. The assault around Aleppo, which aid workers have said could soon fall to government forces, helped to torpedo Syrian peace talks in Geneva this week #Syria #Technology #Middle East #Russia #Europe #United Kingdom
Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, sixth man to walk on moon, dies at 85 | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, sixth man to walk on moon, dies at 85 | Reuters

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon as module pilot on the record-setting Apollo 14 mission in 1971, has died at the age of 85, the U.S. space agency said on Friday. Mitchell died in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday, on the eve of the 45th anniversary of the lunar landing, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said. #Middle East #Russia #science #United Kingdom #lifestyle
Pentagon releases photos tied to Afghan, Iraq detainee abuse | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Pentagon releases photos tied to Afghan, Iraq detainee abuse | Reuters

WASHINGTON The Pentagon on Friday released 198 photographs linked to allegations of abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them showing close-ups of cuts and bruises to arms and legs of prisoners held in U.S. facilities. The Pentagon said the photos came from criminal investigations into 56 allegations of misconduct by U.S. #India #Technology #Russia #Latin America #Iraq #opinion #article
Syrian government not serious about political solution - rebel leader | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Syrian government not serious about political solution - rebel leader | Reuters

BEIRUT Intensifying military offensives show the Syrian government and its allies are not serious about finding a political solution to the five-year-old conflict, the new leader of a major rebel group said on Friday. In his first interview since becoming leader of Syrian insurgent group Jaish al-Islam after the former chief was killed in December, Issam Buwaydani said it was clear "the regime and its allies are not convinced of a political solution." "The biggest proof is that they continue to bomb Syrian cities and impose sieges on hundreds of thousands of unarmed civilians," Buwaydani said in the interview with opposition activist news website Syrian Revolution Network. United Nations-sponsored Syrian peace talks stalled this week after the opposition delegation objected to intensified Syrian government offensives supported by Iranian allies and heavy Russian air strikes. #Business #Technology #Russia #Argentina #opinion #article
Texas 'affluenza' teen transferred to adult jail, held without bail | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Texas 'affluenza' teen transferred to adult jail, held without bail | Reuters

FORT WORTH, Texas The Texas teenager who was derided for an "affluenza" defence for killing four people while driving drunk was transferred to an adult jail on Friday from the juvenile centre where he has been held since he was deported from Mexico in late January. Ethan Couch, 18, was in custody in a single cell, for his own protection, at an adult jail in Tarrant County, Sheriff Dee Anderson said. #United States #Russia #Argentina #Mexico #opinion
Bahrain says ready to commit ground forces to Syria | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Bahrain says ready to commit ground forces to Syria | Reuters

DUBAI Bahrain is ready to commit ground troops to Syria as part of a U.-S.-led coalition against Islamic State, the Gulf island state said on Friday, a day after its larger neighbour and close ally Saudi Arabia announced a similar pledge. Bahraini ambassador to Britain Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammed al-Khalifa said in a statement that Bahrain would commit troops to operate "in concert with the Saudis" under what he called the international coalition against terrorism. He added that the United Arab Emirates, a fellow member of the Saudi-dominated Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), was also ready to commit troops, echoing an assertion made late last year by UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash. #United States #Middle East #Russia #United Kingdom #crisis