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Libyan militia fire rockets into affluent Tripoli residential district

Aug 20, 2014

Libyan militia fire rockets into affluent Tripoli residential district

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libyan militiamen fired rockets into an affluent district of Tripoli early on Tuesday, moving a battle with a rival armed faction closer to the centre of the capital after fighters on one side came under air attack. Rebel groups who united to topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 have since turned their guns on each other, spreading anarchy in oil-producing Libya and raising fears it may become a failed state destabilising the wider North and West African region. An air force controlled by renegade General Khalifa Haftar were responsible for strikes on Islamist-leaning militia in Tripoli on Monday, one of his commanders said, after weeks of fighting for control of the capital and its airport. #United States #Business #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #Government #Argentina #Mexico
Netanyahu orders military to strike Gaza after rockets fired

Aug 20, 2014

Netanyahu orders military to strike Gaza after rockets fired

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday ordered the military to attack in the Gaza Strip in response to rockets fired from the enclave into Israel, a government source said, hours before a truce between the sides was set to expire. "In response to Hamas's violation of the truce, the prime minister and defence minister have ordered the IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) to once more attack terror sites in the Gaza Strip," a government official said. The Israeli military said three rockets fired from Gaza hit near the Israeli city of Beersheba, causing no casualties. #United States #Business #Japan #France #Arabic #Russia #Italy #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico #opinion
"No" from one Iraq villager triggered Islamic State mass killings

Aug 20, 2014

"No" from one Iraq villager triggered Islamic State mass killings

DOHUK Iraq (Reuters) - When Islamic State militants stormed into a northern Iraqi village and ordered everyone to convert to Islam or die only one person refused. But that did not satisfy the Sunni insurgents who are even more hardline than al Qaeda. #Business #Japan #Brazil #Technology #climate change #Middle East #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment
S.Arabia opens family courts, first step in wider legal reform

Aug 20, 2014

S.Arabia opens family courts, first step in wider legal reform

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday opened new courts focusing on family disputes, the first of a series of specialised tribunals aimed at making the kingdom's legal system faster, more transparent and predictable. #United States #India #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico
Pakistan protesters reach parliament in bid to force PM to resign

Aug 20, 2014

Pakistan protesters reach parliament in bid to force PM to resign

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan protesters reached the Islamabad parliament building in the early hours of Wednesday morning in their bid to force the prime minister to resign, but did not immediately go inside. Reuters journalists saw protesters on their way to parliament wearing hard hats and tough leather gloves using cranes and bolt cutters to move aside barricades of shipping containers and barbed wire #India #Business #Japan #France #Russia #markets #Entertainment #opinion
As Missouri violence flares, fingers point to outsiders

Aug 20, 2014

As Missouri violence flares, fingers point to outsiders

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - As darkness fell on Ferguson, Missouri, the crowd of several hundred people protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen quickly and radically changed. The crowd shrunk as many of the older people slipped away #United States #Business #Technology #climate change #Arabic #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Saudi court sentences one to death, 30 to jail for militant attacks

Aug 20, 2014

Saudi court sentences one to death, 30 to jail for militant attacks

RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced one man to death and 30 others to prison terms of up to 30 years for their part in a series of militant attacks against government and foreign targets since 2003, state media reported. The men were part of a group of 50 being tried as a single militant cell and accused of murder and kidnapping, as well as bombing cars, government buildings and foreign residential compounds and plotting to assassinate government officials and attack embassies. #United States #Business #Japan #Technology #France #climate change #Arabic #Russia #Government #Argentina
Climate change to cut South Asia's growth 9 percent by 2100 - ADB

Aug 20, 2014

Climate change to cut South Asia's growth 9 percent by 2100 - ADB

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Climate change will cut South Asia's growth almost 9 percent by the end of the century unless world governments try harder to counter global warming, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Tuesday. The region is home to a fifth of the world's population and is already vulnerable to climate extremes: seasonal floods, cyclones and droughts that ravage vast swathes of agricultural land and displace hundreds of thousands of people every year #Brazil #Technology #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico
Ukraine bans Russian TV channels for airing war "propaganda"

Aug 20, 2014

Ukraine bans Russian TV channels for airing war "propaganda"

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine has blocked 14 Russian television channels from its cable networks to stop them spreading war propaganda, an Interior Ministry official said on Tuesday. Television news has played a vital role in public perception of the conflict in eastern Ukraine where many of the largely Russian-speaking population watch Russian news #facebook #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #Mexico